Showing posts with label Alterna. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Alterna. Show all posts

Friday, May 26, 2017

Summer 2017 Beauty and Grooming Essentials Part Two

Hey! Before you run off to parts known and unknown to kick off what is going to be the best summer ever, we wanted to make sure that you had a whisper about the best beauty and men’s grooming essentials for Summer 2017. Check out “Summer 2017 Beauty and Grooming Essentials Part One” and read on for even more products that are going to make this season sizzle!

For The Guys: TME has always had a really strong male readership. We love that! And it was a specific endeavor on the part of Yvonne to bring the guys into the fold. We still find it kinda cute that the guys can be a little shy about asking questions. Don’t be! You deserve to pamper yourselves just as much as the ladies.

Our current favorites just for our guys … L’Occitane’s Cade Collection ($65) - rich with woody notes of juniper, sandalwood, pink pepper and rosemary, this set includes Cade Shaving Cream, Cade Shower Gel for Hair and Body and Cade After-Shave Balm. L’Occitane’s Mer & Mistral Collection ($75) – is bursting with zesty and sweet citrus, along with rosemary, pine and cypress! This is such a fresh and clean fragranced collection that had every member of Team TME in complete agreement that you need this for Summer 2017! The Mer & Mistral Collection includes Mer & Mistral Eau de Toilette, Shower Gel and Body Lotion. If you haven’t gotten one of Harry’s Shave Sets, treat yourself. A few years ago, Yvonne gave a Harry’s Razor to her “has everything, needs nothing” brother and he hasn’t used another brand since. Team TME’s Harry Pick; Harry’s Daily Face Wash ($7) and Harry’s Truman Razor Set ($15) that includes Truman Razor Handle, Foaming Shave Gel, 3 Blade Cartridges, and Travel Blade Cover. Rounding out our picks for the guys is the Evolutionman Sport Guy Kit ($80) that includes Nu Noir Face & Body Wash, Moisture Protect SPF 20, Lip Balm SPF 15, EVMAN Sport Bottle, and EVMAN Square Dopp Kit Bag.

Lovely Locks: Wouldn’t it be amazing if the summer breezes didn’t blow up our hair? Sun at the beach, chlorine poolside, humidity … oh vey! Before you resign yourself to donning that hat that you bought for Coachella, Team TME has a few other options for controlling unruly summertime hair.

Sun and After Sun Hair Care: Phyto Plage Protective Sun Veil ($30) – this lightweight sun mist protects hair and guards color from UV damage or Macadamia Professional Sun Shield Dry Oil Veil ($20) with its delicious coconut cream scent, this pre-sun treatment spray shields hair from harmful rays. When you’re done playing in the sun, Macadamia Professional After Sun Leave-In Repair ($20) is perfect, as it absorbs instantly and helps nourish summer hair.

Wash It Out: There are so many shampoos and conditioners, but a few new ones that we are loving for the summer are the TRESemmé Bontanique Collection that includes TRESemmé Bontanique Shampoo and Conditioner ($5.99 each) which are infused with coconut milk and aloe vera.  There is also Macadamia Professional Endless Summer Sun & Surf Shampoo and Conditioner ($20 each) that keeps hair protected against UV rays while you’re soaking up the sun … and against chlorine and salt while you’re splashing around in the pool and ocean. Our final recommendation is Phyto Plage After-Sun Rehydrating Hair & Body Shampoo ($24), which is the perfect one-step cleansing gel to wash away sand, salt, and chlorine from hair, leaving it deeply moisturized and super-soft.

Stylin’: Beachy waves are a timeless summer look. Actually, we saw a lot of beach waves during Fashion Week. The relaxed gentle wave seems to fit just about everyone – no matter face shape or hair length … and even hair texture. Beach or “Boho” waves are just as appropriate for the office as for the beach. To achieve the look, it begins with the correct styling products. Our current favorites; ALTERNA Haircare Bamboo Beach Summer Ocean Waves Tousled Texture Spray ($22) and the BEACHWAVER Pro ($199.99), an innovative professional rotating curling iron invented by celebrity hairstylist and TME favorite Sarah Potempa. If you’re looking for volume, Caviar Anti-Aging Miracle Multiplying Volume Mist ($28)! 

Protect and Hold: Of course your only option for beautiful summer hair is not bound to beach waves. Peruse our Summer Beauty section for hairspiration and the tools for achieving those easy styles are plentiful. Our current favorites; Kérastase L'incroyable Blowdry ($40) to complete protect your locks; Kerastase Elixir Ultime Oleo Complex ($58), Phyto Phytolisse Ultra Glossing Finishing Serum ($30), Alterna Bamboo Kendi Oil Dry Oil Mist ($25), and Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Perfect Texture Finishing Spray ($28). For on the go, we love Bosley Pro BosRenew Volumizing Dry Shampoo ($19) and Macadamia Professional Style Extend Dry Shampoo ($25).

The Tools: Anything that makes our lives easier is a major plus, especially when it comes to our hair or makeup during the summer. Perhaps, these two collections maybe oddly paired but we loved these so much that we had to mention them to our favorite people … our readers! Artis Fluenta 9 Brush Set ($450) and the invisibobble Original Secret Garden Collection ($25), which is a limited edition collection of hair rings that are perfect for a sleek ponytail or pinless chignon.

Have a safe and amazing holiday weekend! ~xo Team TME

Friday, May 1, 2015

Mother’s Day Beauty Gift Guide For Every Budget

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10 … did you forget? That’s okay. We won’t tell your mom. And you don’t have to worry if you, like us, have a hard-to-buy-for mother. Team TME has again searched to find amazing items that mom will love for our Mother’s Day Gift Guide. What we found is sure to satisfy any budget and these items are so delicious that you may buy something for yourself. Go ahead … we won’t tell mom about that either.

L’Occitane: With one of our absolute favorite brands, you’d be hard-pressed not to find something for mom. There are so many amazing Mother’s Day offerings from L’Occitane that we had to list them in another post! Our favorites are L’Occitane Verbena Collection ($72) and Loccibox Spring Collection ($48.50).

Yuzen: With boxes arriving quarterly, Yuzen's tagline of "Sending you a little Zen" reminds us to stop and take time for ourselves. Yuzen Boxes ($33/quarter) arrive each season -- winter, spring, summer, and fall -- and include high-end luxurious beauty, grooming, and lifestyle products that are carefully selected by Jen and Ted Ning, the owners of Yuzen.

Tata Harper: Be Well: Aromatic Mood Therapy Collection ($175), which includes Aromatic Stress Treatment; - A soothing and uplifting blend of florals and essential oils, including Linden Blossom, Aromatic Irritability Treatment; and Aromatic Bedtime Treatment. From May 1-8 get 15% off promotion code: MDAY!

HoMedics: Quad Shiatsu Massage Cushion with Heat ($199.99) - Your own personal masseuse. Target your full, upper or lower back with three different kinds of massage styles: percussion, kneading and rolling. Target specific tension spots or tight muscles. The soothing heat makes your massage more indulging. Use hand control to customize your massage. ParaSpa Paraffin Bath ($39.99) - Hydrate and soothe skin with hypoallergenic wax and gentle heat. Leaves skin baby soft. Get spa results at home! Comes with plastic liners and 3lbs of wax.

Skin and Body Care:

Teadora - Illuminance DualFunction Salt & Sugar Scrub Treatments ($36 ea.) are cruelty-free, 100% vegan, and free of sulfates, parabens and other harsh chemicals. These all-natural scrubs made with sustainably harvested ingredients from the Brazilian Rainforest that have been proven to increase not only smoothness, but also elasticity.

Bodycology Pure White Gardenia Moisturizing Body Cream ($3.99) is formulated with a rich butter complex containing Shea, Cocoa & Jojoba Butters - this luxurious cream penetrates skin to leave it feeling soft for hours.

Sulwhasoo Capsulized Ginseng Fortifying Serum ($150) - This potent ginseng serum boosts the resilience of the skin, restoring elasticity and reducing sagging and wrinkles. The ginseng capsules contain precious six-year-old ginseng, which restores skin’s youthful inertia and fortifies its resilience.

Piper’s Perfumery Body Mists ($4.98 each) are available in seven inviting scents. Sheer Blue, Sea Salt & Rosewater, Naughty & Nice, Delicate French Vanilla, Eye Candy, Love Spark, and Moroccan Dream.

Hair Care:

Cantu for Natural Hair Comeback Curl Next Day Curl Revitalizer ($6.19) will define, moisturize, and restore your curls, leaving them smooth, frizz free and full of life. Made with 100% pure shea butter and formulated without harsh ingredients, Cantu for Natural Hair restores your real, authentic beauty.

Alterna Caviar Moisture Travel Kit ($30) is a portable 4-piece set that instantly transforms, dull, damaged hair into silky strong radiant hair. Includes; Moisture Shampoo, Moisture Conditioner, Overnight Hair Rescue, Working Hair Spray, and a Chic Silver Cosmetic Bag.

RUSK Speed Freak 2000 Watt Ceramic and Tourmaline Dryer ($120) & RUSK Heatshift Re-Styling Cream ($18) – Just because mom could probably use a new dryer and paired with Rusk Heatshift Re-Styling Cream will complete this lock-loving gift.

Nail It – We’ve absolutely come to love KBShimmer! KBShimmer ($8.75 each) is bleaching more than just highlights with the Summer Collection 2015 Part 1 - The line of seven tropical inspired, sun-bleached neon cream polishes and two holographic glitter topcoats are giving the typical bright hues of the season a much-needed update. Summer Collection 2015 Part 2 is an explosion of glitter and tropic inspired, beach ready shades. Sparkle and shine from your fingers to your toes with fun combos and formulas.

Spa Time: Check out SpaFinder for a Luxe Spa near you.

PHYTO UNIVERSE - Unlike traditional salons, PHYTO Universe is the first of its kind and is a natural beauty oasis that offers hair analysis and treatments by PHYTO Hair Care, facials and body treatments by Lierac Paris Skincare and Haute Parfumerie by Caron Paris Fragrance. Mother’s Day Beauty Treatment Package ($295) includes the Intense Cleansing Facial and Botanical Bliss Hair Treatment, which indulges hair and scalp with essential oils to purify the scalp, stimulate circulation and balance the ecosystem (a blow dry is included).

TOWNHOUSE SPA - THÉMAÉ CEREMONY, Body & Face ($195), Your Themae Ceremony starts with a warm and soothing foot bath ritual, which prepares you for the treatment, while relaxing and purifying the body and mind. This all-over treatment combines body massage with the facial Hydration Strategy-Brilliance facial for head to toe well-being. After the welcome ritual, your back and scalp are deeply massaged before a facial, which alternates between skin stimulation, relaxation and smoothing.  Then, a mask is applied while your legs are massaged. This treatment results in a fresh, light complexion, while your body feels relaxed and recharged.
  • Townhouse Spa Shining Star Package ($405) includes: Hour Relaxation massage, Star Facial, Hair Blow Out or Townhouse Pedicure, Manicure, and Lunch.
  • Mother’s Spa Picks ($180) Choose two of the following at a Mother’s Day Promo Price: One Hour Massage, One Hour Glow Facial, Happy Hour Pedicure Manicure and 15 minute Chair Massage, or Body Scrub & Wrap 
  • Mommy & Me Treatment (Mother’s Day Promo Price: $260) Side by Side One Hour Massages, Side by Side Townhouse Manicures and Pedicures

Now if you are still out of ideas, check out TME's Gifts For Her and Fragrance Of The Month sections! 

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Katie Holmes 2015 Golden Globes Get The Look

Dressed in a stunning strapless, eggplant-colored Marchesa gown, Katie Holmes owned the Red Carpet at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards held tonight, Jan. 11 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Katie’s hair was coiffed by DJ Quintero for Alterna Haircare and TME has the exclusive on how to get the look!

INSPIRATION: DJ wanted to create a modern, clean look to compliment Katie’s dress. Katie wasn’t wearing any jewelry, so DJ created a deep-parted, low ponytail to compliment her striking features and elegant, bare neckline.


STEP 1: Katie had just arrived from the beach, so DJ treated her dry hair with a boost of hydrating Alterna Haircare Bamboo Smooth PureKendi Treatment Oil ($25), letting it soak for 10 minutes.

STEP 2: DJ washed Katie’s hair with Alterna Haircare Caviar Replenishing Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner ($32 ea).

STEP 3: On damp hair, DJ mixed a small amount of the Alterna Haircare Caviar Seasilk Oil Gel ($28) with the Alterna Haircare Caviar Anti-Aging Omega (+) Nourishing Oil ($38), and brushed it through with a Mason Pearson brush.

STEP 4: Using a large round brush, DJ blow-dried Katie’s hair on high-heat and parted it far to Katie’s left-hand side.

STEP 5: DJ prepped Katie’s dry hair with the Alterna Haircare Caviar Perfect Iron Spray ($28), and then used a thin Sedu Revolution Diamond flatiron, from root to tip, to create a super smooth look.

STEP 6: DJ gathered Katie’s parted hair low at the nape of her neck, and secured it using a hair bungee. He wrapped several small pieces of hair around the bungee to hide it, and secured those strands with bobby pins.

STEP 7: DJ finished by spraying a supple amount of Alterna Haircare Caviar Perfect Texture Finishing Spray ($28) to the top of Katie’s head, and applied a dime-size amount of Alterna Haircare Bamboo Smooth Kendi Dry Oil Micromist ($25) to her ends. 

Alterna Haircare can be found online at Alterna and select salons!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Alterna Caviar Glitterati Sparkling Champagne Spray Review

Indulge your style with a touch of golden luxury and elegance this holiday season! A super simple way to add a little festivity to your locks is to go for sparkle. The Makeup Examiner realizes that it’s not a new concept, but there are ways to add shimmer and be festive or look like a disco ball.

At first glance, the limited edition Alterna Caviar Glitterati Sparkling Champagne Spray ($20.00 USD 3.3 oz) looks like spray gel. And anyone who’s endeavored to use a shimmer hair product has probably encountered that scary, globby experience that leads to stiff, untouchable hair. But here you have no worries. The fine mist leaves hair shimmering, soft and holds your style.

The spray has Alterna’s signature Glitterati fragrance, which features notes of coconut, lime and citrus. So it smells delicious! The golden hue is flattering for all hair colors and provides lightweight, flexible hold, infusing hair with a dose of subtle shine. Alterna Caviar Glitterati Sparkling Champagne Spray is free of parabens, sulfates and phthalates, as you would expect from any Alterna Haircare product.

Just a reminder about the disco ball look. You do not need a lot of this product to achieve an angelic sparkle, so it’s a good idea to do a test run on your hair before you head out to a holiday party! The limited edition Alterna Caviar Glitterati Sparkling Champagne Spray is available at Sephora.