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Over at the Banler Blog, I read an awesome spotlight on Kim Vo, whom I affectionately call a Celebrity Color Guru.  Starting out as a painter, Kim has moved on to become a world class hair stylist and colorist.

He’s just come out with his own line of hair care products, and it’s definetly something I’m going to check out.

Here are some of his tips from an interview he did in Allure in August.

Kim’s GOLDEN RULES

*Vo has celebrity clients that bounce from color to color until hair starts to break off.  “Starting with strong hair is my first rule,” he says.  But he’s got 4 more:

  • Go Low – “Hair color fades faster in the summer, so I do half lowlights and half highlights to make sure it keeps tis dimension.  For blonds, mix in some caramel shades; for brunettes, try chestnut hues.”
  • Learn the Lingo – “When conveying how thich you want your highlights, avoid subjective words like ‘natural’ or ‘bold.’  I like pasta analogies-truly.  My New York clients like highlights the width of angel-hair, my L.A. clients like spaghetti, and my Vegas clients like lasagna.  Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of fettuccine highlights around the part.”
  • Take Cover – “I actually like facial sunscreen sprays for hair- they won’t weigh hair down.”
  • Get to the Root – “If you need to touch up your roots, buy a hair color in your natural shade – not your highligted color- and smudge it on the roots for 30 seconds.  This will take the dullness off of the regrowth.”

I’m really excited about his new line of products. I mean, we are talking about the Shear Genius guy here.

Hey Chica’s! Sorry I’ve been away so long, but I’m here to give you guys the scoop on what has to be the best sales on the net, BAR NONE!

My favorite store in the world is having a massive sale on:

Cellex-C – 15% OFF

GoSmile – 20% OFF

Kinerase – 20% OFF

Peter Thomas Roth – 20% OFF

Janson Beckett – 20% OFF

June Jacobs – 20% OFF

MD Skincare – 20% OFF

Atopalm – 15% OFF

and what is probably the most impressive sale of all, Natura Bisse, one of the most exclusive and expensive brands in the skin care industry, is on a special 15% OFF Sale. Now I can get my favorite, Natura Bisse Diamond Extreme Anti-Aging Cream! I know that rumblepup will get it for me. ;P

Equally surprising is the sale on ultra exclusive Z.Bigatti Skin Care, 10% OFF! Chica’s, these products are NEVER discounted!

And here it is, HOLD THE PHONE! One of the hottest skin care lines of last year, Dr. Brandt, released a special KIT, for both Poreless and Lineless lines. Well, to top off their BADASS SALE, banler.com has come out swinging with something special for everyone.

The Dr. Brandt Lineless Essentials Kit, which normally sells for 65.00, is on sale for 32.00!

Add to that the Dr. Brandt Poreless Essentials Kit, for 30.00, when it normally sells for 55-58.00 anywhere else, and you’ve got a special skincare offering that just doesn’t come along every day.

I know I’ve harped on and on about them again and again and again, but it’s sales like these that make’s banler.com my absolute favorite, and why I hate skinstore.com

Bring out the Plastic!

Hi, I’m back. Aren’t you glad you waited? This time let’s get honest about a woman’s lips. A woman’s lips are a beautiful thing. They come in all shapes and sizes from thin to Angelina- pouty (hate the perfect bitch goddess). But that’s okay, I guess…I’m getting over the Angelina thing, I promise….now we girls can change or should I say enhance our lips with all kinds of stuff, lip injections, lip serums ( I tried one once, the lip serum that is, I looked like I had a permanent pucker for a week!) But in all honesty, me being the natural girl that I am and wanting to enhance that natural goddess-like beauty I possess, I choose to enhance my in-between thin and somewhat pouty lower lip with the more conventional products. Don’t get me wrong ladies, these two products are up their in their own class.

Like most goddesses, I am a M.A.C. lipstick and Lustreglass (M.A.C.’s more sophisticated alternative to simple chunky, sticky lip gloss) devotee. Even on those days when I can’t bear to wear makeup (a rare day for me), I must leave the house with two things: My M.A.C. lipstick in Viva Glam V and then at night I top it off with a light coat of M.A.C. Lustreglass Lip gloss in Pinkarat. These two products rock, let’s face it, they’re neutral shades that every gloriously gifted color of skin woman can wear and wear them well. The Viva Glam V is a really sweet pink, subtle yet makes a statement. No, it’s not that tacky shit pink that only really pale women can wear. The Lustreglass lip gloss in Pinkarat gives you sheen and a sophisticated pearlized finish perfect for those club lights that shine on your face as you rock the night away!

I have to tell you that besides being absolutely flattering to every woman’s color palette, I am in love with the Viva Glam V also because every cent, yes every cent raised by purchasing this $14.00 tube of lipstick goes straight to support the fight against HIV/AIDS. Spread the love my friends, but spread it wisely.

Acne bites.

Acne blows.

Acne sucks.

Let me not keep my feelings in here. I’ve hated acne since that very first little zit showed up on chin when I was twelve, and it’s been a solid, red hate since then.

I mean, there you go, a pretty girl with nearly flawless skin, strutting around making all the girls without flawless skin jealous (we’re terrible when it comes to comparisons, or did you guess?) and up pops this zit that screams out at the world “Oily skinned bitch here!”

FTS.

Acne is the enemy. Acne must die a terrible, painful death. We must all do our part in wiping out zits, blackheads, white heads, in-growns, blemishes, red volcanic inflamed pimples from hell, so that we, the silky lotus flowers of the world, can continue to strut without worry of what the other bitch thinks.

Luckily, there’s science and technology to come to the rescue. That rocks! I mean, finally all the chemicals and solutions and testing and mixing have come together to bring us….

wait for it….

Rodan + Fields.

The creators of Proactiv have a line of skin care that’s really something to stand back and give praise about. The UNBLEMISH line of products is actually a regimen that this chichibeauty has come to love. Although I’m usually a Murad girl, especially at great prices, I can honestly say that I’m impressed.

The Unblemish Regimen has to be my favorite. A full line of products, this package includes:

  • acne medicated cleanser
  • facial toner
  • acne medicated lotion

That should be used together to get the best effect.

So now I can be the perfect chichibeauty, and kiss my rumblepup, without any sicko zits. Of course, I’ll go out and show all the other girls my cool, smooth skin, just to be the A Numero Uno BIATCH in my hood, but that’s another topic.