It’s Fashion Flash Monday!

fashion flash logoThis week, Cindy of Prime Beauty is hosting Fashion Flash!  She is that rare blogger that  knows how  to ask all the right questions to  develop truely valuable lifstyle posts.  I  have  seen her in action and  she is uber  impressive. Interviewing  a brand Cindy drills down to uncover the unqiue   properties of each  beauty product, how  it works, how to use it and  which  skin type would benefit. Before I  do some retail therapy at Sephora, I  check out reviews on Prime Beauty to help me pick exactly what I  need.  If you already subscibe to Prime Beauty, you know what I am talking about.  If not,  sign up  so that you don’t  miss  a single post.

What’s Wrong With Wen?

Problems with Wen Wen hair care products have replaced Retin A as the   #1 beauty issue I get at  No-Nonsense Beauty Blog.  Online and off, the news has been  filled  with reports of injuries from these popular  hair care products.

What is Wen?

Wen cleansing conditioner is distinctly different  from a traditional shampoo.  Usually we wet  our hair and rub  in a soapy shampoo that foams up to clean both the hair and the scalp.  By contrast, Wen is  described as a cleansing conditioner that is applied  to the hair, but does not foam up.  Directions recommend  using  a generous handful that is massaged  into wet hair and scalp, leaving it on thru the rest of  a shower. Then it   should be combed thru … Continue Reading…

A Role Model for Beauty Service

Now that I have embarked on  an  all out attack on my puffy eyes and dark circles  I charged the  Clarisonic Opal treatment disk and  per  their directions, prepared to patch tested the serum  on the inside of my arm.  But when I squeezed out a few drops, it was a sludgy amber colored  goo rather than the clear gel that I had seen  in the samples.  In addition, the container seemed practicallyempty, although I had  just opened it.  Something was wrong. 

I went back to Sephora to buy a replacement.  But when I explained the situation  to   sales associate and asked  which one  I should get, she  went to speak to her manager.  After looking at my  serum, the manager  went to a drawer and replaced the cartridge  free of charge.  I was blown away.  … Continue Reading…

Anti-Aging Skin Care- The Fabulous Fourteen

When I started exploring anti-aging options a few months go, I had  just three go-to products.  It wasn’t that I didn’t care — I just didn’t know what my skin  truely needed. Too many times  I would be vulnerable  to  great sales pitch and find that the expensive “miracle cream”  either did nothing or  made my face break-out.  Now that I am testing out wrinkling fighting tools and techniques, I had to try out  an endless buffet of skin care products.  Trial and lots of error  has resulted in a group of cleansers, moisturizers and sunscreens that deliever on their  promises.  I call them my “Fabulous Fourteen” and today I have uploaded that list in the blog tab ” Beauty Tool Kit”.  I explain  how to use  them, how they  work and  how much they cost.  I have only one face and can’t try out everything, so I would love to hear about your go-to products.