Introducing Zoella Beauty- a wide array of primarily bath and body care products curated by popular lifestyle YouTuber Zoe Sugg, better known as her online/public persona Zoella. The brands offerings include products such as the Fizz Bar (Fragranced Bath Fizzer) and the Wondrous Whip Body Cream- creating a unique, Zoella-fied bath and body experience. Zoella Beauty was initially launched in the U.K. over two years ago and first made a trip stateside in 2016 upon the release of a limited edition holiday line. However Zoella Beauty is here to stay and now has an American line comprised of fan favorites from past collections. This beauty brand is a direct reflection of Zoella’s personality- cute, whimsical and created in hopes to help alleviate anxieties by providing an all-around pleasant experience. Zoella knocked the packaging out of the park with this one. Some products are so pretty it pains us to unwrap them or break the seal- but not only is this brand aesthetically pleasing, it is also extremely affordable. There is not one product in the line that exceeds $15 in price, meaning you can buy two of everything. After indulging yourself in an array of Zoella Beauty products, you’ll feel rather dainty and delightful without breaking the bank. Beauty Plus Salon carries the following Zoella Beauty products:
Zoella Soap Pop – Fragranced soap on a stick with ingredients to help keep skin feeling smooth
Zoella Blissful Mistful (Solid Fragrance) – A solid fragrance in a portable container for easy on the go use
Zoella Soak Opera – Bath and shower cream that can be used directly on wet skin or as bubble bath
Zoella Creamy Madly Dreamy – Body lotion with skin-loving ingredients to soften and condition the skin
Zoella Pretty Polished – Sugar scrub used to exfoliate and rid your skin of dull and dead skin
Zoella Blissful Mistful – Fresh and floral scented fragrance
Zoella Wonder Hand Cream – Hand cream packed with moisturizers to keep your hands soft and smooth
Zoella Scooper Dooper – Foaming bath soak with ingredients to keep your skin feeling soft
Zoella Wondrous Whip – Lightly whipped body cream to condition and soften the skin
Zoella Fizz Bar – Eight small cubes of bath fizzers to create a relaxing bathing experience
All of us aspire to have giant hair from time to time … Okay, maybe all the time. Whether you dream of beachy, textured hair or just plain big and voluminous hair, Redken has just the products for you. Recently, they launched the newest members of their family, Beach Envy Volume and High Rise Volume. Your hair will certainly rise (literally) above the rest.
For those who are curious, yes, Redken did in fact discontinue the Body Full line, and these products will be taking its place. High Rise is your more volumizing line if you want a polished but still big and voluminous look, especially those who have finer hair types and need some lift and body. The High Rise Lifting Shampoo is your starting point for cleaning and lifting your hair all at once. It will give you body and a beautiful, silky finish. It is perfect for those who have flat and fine hair types that need a boost. Need a volumizing conditioner? Look no further than the High Rise Volume Lifting Conditioner. No one wants big voluminous hair with knots, am I right? This volumizing conditioner will not only give limp hair lift, but it will also detangle at the same time for big hair without the hassle. Hair is left soft and easier to style and work with, making the process a lot more manageable when styling. Speaking of styling, after washing hair you need a product to coordinate with your shower routine. That’s where the High Rise Volume Duo Volumizer comes in. This product is unique as it is a gel-cream, so you get the long life of the gel and the manageability of a cream to make your hair unbeatable. It combines the power of both products to give you unbelievable lift, body and volume. Let’s say you don’t exactly want huge hair, but you want the appearance that you just stepped off of a beach and your hair is wavy, textured, and just gorgeous. You either want to go big or beachy, and we talked about big already, so let’s go beachy, shall we? The Beach Envy line will be your best friend if you dream of summer waves. The Beach Envy Volume Texturizing Shampoo is your starting point. It gently cleanses hair as it gives volumizes and gives texture to the hair all at once. It will give amplified, loose and just downright beautiful waves. To further add to the summer look, follow with Beach Envy Volume Texturizing Conditioner. What’s interesting about this conditioner is that it has a unique consistency; it is a gel-lotion conditioner but it will not give a weird feeling to the hair. It gently conditions and detangles hair while it gives body and texture and sets the hair up for beautiful waves. If you need a product to further help achieve those waves without the sand, look no further than the Beach Envy Wave Aid Spray. This salt-free styling treatment spray contains a blend of minerals to infuse hair with texture and movement without feeling crunchy. It is perfect for using before styling or air drying. Spraying on wet hair before air drying, blow drying or diffusing will give it an effortless look. If you want to use it on dry hair, use before curling or waving hair for a knockout look.
Would you want to go big, or go beachy? What type of hair would you prefer? Leave a comment below, or if you have already tried either line!
Great hair is something almost every woman dreams of. Whether your idea of great hair is smooth, soft, shiny, full - it doesn't matter - it's something we all strive for. Here at Beauty Plus, that is our goal - to help you customize your hair routine to achieve your goals of beautiful hair. The most basic steps to great hair are 1. Wash and Condition, 2. Repair and Hydrate, 3. Prep and Protect, and 4. Style and Finish.
Lets start with washing and conditioning... It seems so extra basic that I shouldn't have to mention it right? WRONG! There is more to picking the right shampoo and conditioner than meets the eye. You must truly understand what your goals (and hair needs) are before choosing a shampoo and conditioner. Don't get me wrong, there are no "one size fits all" shampoo/conditioner duos out there - but some come close. One of my favorites is Redken's Color Extend Magnetics duo. It is color safe - and, lets be honest, most woman today color their hair - so finding a color safe shampoo is extremely important. (You don't? that's ok, this shampoo and conditioner are still great for you!) The shampoo is sulfate free, gentle and lightweight (which is great, it won't weigh you down if you are looking for volume!). The conditioner has targeted repair properties that will help restore your hair. It will leave your hair feeling soft and smooth but never weighed down.
Next is the step that most woman skip - mostly because they are unaware of this step or scared of it. You have to, I repeat - HAVE TO - use a mask treatment on your hair at the very least bi-monthly (I use one weekly). Masks help repair everyday damage to your hair - like heat styling and environmental - and add much needed moisture back to your locks. Yes, it is true that some masks could leave your hair a little oily afterwards, but that's ok! That oil is helping moisturize your hair - moisturized hair is healthy hair! One of my favorite masks (and if you've read the blog before - I've mentioned it before) is the Redken Diamond Oil Deep Facets Intense Treatment Mask. It is an oil infused mask that provides nourishment for dull/damaged hair. It also adds a layer of oil for protection for further damage! It will leave your hair with a luster of shine, and smoothness that you've always been looking for!
After you've washed and conditioned (or washed and treated) - comes prep and protect. This is probably the most important step of the four basic steps. Why you ask? Because everything you do to your hair after this point is DAMAGING! Brushing your hair is damaging. Blow drying your hair is damaging. Curling/flat ironing your hair is damaging. Riding in your car with the windows down is damaging. And yes, just leaving your house and getting fresh air is damaging! We all know about the first few and how heat can ruin your luscious locks, but people rarely think about the environmental stressors for your hair. The sun, wind, and dry air can wreak havoc on your hair if you aren't protecting it. That's where this step comes in! The Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer Cream is sort of a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to heat protection. It will not only protect your hair from heat up to 450 degrees, but it will reduce drying time, prevent breakage, and it will leave your hair stronger and healthier. But, I'm going to be honest with you - I always find that I need two leave in products when it comes to my own prep and protect step. Before I even worry about blowing out my hair - I first need to detangle it from the shower, right? After I've towel dried my hair, I spray in Redken's One United All-In-One Multi-Benefit Treatment. I use this to protect my hair from my brush - helping to eliminate friction and pulling. You could argue that any detangling spray would work - but I'm going to tell you why you need this one! This spray has 25 benefits in one little bottle - that's 15 more benefits than an It's a 10 product! It will give your hair increased manageability, protection, and beauty. It can be used as a leave-in spray to condition, nourish, reduce dryness and detangle to make hair stronger and healthier. It will also prime your hair before hot styling to prevent heat damage, split ends, and color fade. Also, it will help give hair a silky touch to help smooth, control frizz and add a luxurious shine to the hair. Using both will give your hair the ultimate amount of moisture and protection for anything that comes your way for the day!
Lastly, you style and finish your look. Picking the right product to finish of your style could be the make or break for long lasting looks. Luckily, Redken has a whole family of finishing sprays - from quick dry to extreme hold - there's a spray for everyone. Control Addict 28 is a hairspray I always have on hand!
Getting tired of your normal hair care products? Need something new to give your hair exactly what it needs? Beauty Plus Salon is excited to introduce Milkshake into our line up! This hair care line will give your hair exactly what it needs. It is formulated with some of the most professional ingredients, such as milk protein, which is fitting for the name. All of their products are also suitable for all hair types. Let’s explore some of the products, shall we?
Color Maintainer Shampoo: Milkshake created this shampoo to care for the beauty of color treated hair. It is a hydrating and protective shampoo that will maintain the vibrancy of hair color. It will also repair the hair cuticle and protect color against radicals and harmful UV rays.
Color Maintainer Conditioner: Similar to its sister shampoo, the color maintaining conditioner will hydrate, detangle and protect color treated hair. It will also maintain a healthy balance of moisture and leave hair soft, radiant and smooth.
Energizing Blend Shampoo: Where are my ladies with fine or thinning hair? You need this shampoo in your life. This energizing shampoo will deeply cleanse while being gentle on the scalp. It will purify, stimulate and fortify hair all at once.
Energizing Blend Conditioner: Those with fine and thin hair all desire a conditioner that will hydrate, detangle and soften the hair without the added weight. This conditioner is perfect for all those needs. Combined with the shampoo, these will give hair a foundation for new hair growth.
Silver Shine Shampoo: Blondes like me LOVE shampoos like these. With the deep purple pigments found in this shampoo, yellow and brassy tones are instantly removed from blonde and gray hair tones. This shampoo will refresh and brighten these hair tones and eliminate any unwanted pigmentation.
Leave-In Conditioner: Any hair type will benefit from this leave in conditioning spray. It is for either normal or dry hair types that gives manageability and a healthy moisture balance to hair. It will also give hair strength, shine and protection against UV rays. It also smells like cake batter. Yes please!
Incredible Milk 12 Effects: When this intense leave-in treatment has won awards, it has to be good. It is the only leave-in that you need. It gives hair 12 different actions such as heat and UV protection, detangling, controlling frizz, strengthener, among many others.
Whipped Cream Leave In Foam: The leave in foam is Milkshake’s best-selling item. This no rinse, leave in conditioning foam is a deep and protective leave in formula that will condition and restructure the hair. It also gives it softness and manageability, all without weighing the hair down.
Shop the Milkshake line --> [shop]
The winner of our Instagram Giveaway will win $450 worth of our top products! They include the CHI Rocket, Olivia Garden Thermal Brush, Babyliss Nano Titanium Curling Iron 1 1/4", Lanza Healing Haircare Glossifying Shampoo [10.1 oz] and Conditioner [10.1 oz], It's a 10 Leave In [4 oz], Moroccan Oil Treatment [.84 oz], Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Intensive Treatment [3.4 oz], Batiste Dry Shampoo Original, OPI Taupe-Less Beach, Essie Starry Starry Night, Ardell Demi Wispie Lashes, NYX Highlight and Contour Palette, and Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge.
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Contest ends August 15, 2016 and winner will be picked
Winner will be announced August 19, 2016
Contest open to US residents only.
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Summer is here… and with that comes heat and humidity! We all know that heat and humidity can wreak havoc on your hair, causing it to be dry, frizzy and hard to tame. Summer also brings the fun in the sun-hanging at the beach or the pool. It’s no secret that the salty water of the ocean or the chemicals in the pool can damage your hair. So what can you do to beat the summer hair blues? I’ll share my top three tips and tricks below!
We all know to beat dry hair, you need to use a weekly, or biweekly, mask - that’s no surprise. Sometimes deciding which hair mask to use is the challenge. My favorite for summer is Redken’s Diamond Oil Deep Facets [grab it here]. Not only will it hydrate your parched locks, but it will prevent damage and breakage while enhancing natural shine. Each strand of your hair will feel replenished, softer and smoother, and more fortified after the first use!
Choosing the right brush to detangle can make all the difference in the texture of your hair. I ONLY brush my hair with The Wet Brush [shop brushes here]. They make a few different sizes – I carry the mini in my purse at all times! Let be honest, in the summer your windows are down causing tangles in your hair anytime you go somewhere – you will need to detangle when you get there. They are perfect for beach bags or by the pool too. The Wet Brush bristles are thin but strong and flexible allowing it to glide through any hair type combating tangles effortlessly and reducing breakage. Since the bristles are flexible, it enables protective and pain-free detangling.
One of my favorite tricks to saving my hair from becoming dry in the summer is always keeping a leave in conditioner in my beach bag (or when I’m by the pool). Spraying your hair with a leave in conditioner before playing in the waves or swimming the in the pool will help protect your hair from the damaging effects of salt and chemicals. I usually always reapply when I leave the water as well. My favorite leave in conditioner is It’s a 10 [shop It's a 10 Leave In with Keratin here], I do alternate between the one with keratin and the blonde (as I bleach my hair). I love how soft the Leave In with Keratin leaves my hair while the one for blondes as UV filters in it. *Don’t forget to use a clarifying shampoo when you return home from the beach or pool – just remember to not clarify too often as this will dry out your hair even more! I always deep condition when I use a clarifying shampoo – this is a great time to use your mask!
How do you prevent and repair summer damage? Comment below!
If you have curly hair, chances are you have either tried or at least heard of Redken’s Curvaceous line. A best seller for those with any type of curly hair, their line has recently upgraded its packaging and introduced a few new products to their already popular line. Don’t fret if you can’t find your favorite products! Here’s a little information on the line, for those who don’t know:
-It is formulated for all curly hair types, ranging from wavy to even the most spiral curls.
-Thanks to the curl memory complex, it strengthens, moisturizes and reactivates the shape of curls for an unbeatable look.
-The most important ingredients to help you achieve a perfect look are sugar crystals (to reactivate your shape), moringa oil (to restore moisture), and a UV filter (to help protect from UV rays).
Although they have kept some of their products, including the Conditioner (which can still be left in or rinsed out), the Cream Shampoo (still the same product, it is now called Low Foam Shampoo), as well as the popular styling products Full Swirl (for curls), Ringlet (for spiral curls), and Wind Up (for waves), there are a few newbies in the market. The only discontinued product in the line is the Wave Ahead Texturizing Mousse.
Let’s talk about some of the new products, shall we?
High Foam Cleanser: It is a lightweight but high foam cleanser that will give moisture from top to bottom. It is still sulfate and paraben free, which protects color treated hair as well! It will define and give your curls bounce without being too heavy.
No Foam Highly Conditioning Cleanser: Cleansing conditioners are becoming more popular (check out our blog post [here] talking about this!). This specific cleansing conditioner will cleanse curly hair and give you moisture from top to bottom.
Curl Refiner: Your go to primer before styling curly hair. It is a moisturizing and priming cream for prepping your hair before styling. It will define curls before you style for a disciplined but perfect look.
CCC (Climate Control Caring) Spray: The name says it all! This spray gel is a climate-controlling product to help define and refine your curls with one step. It can be used throughout the day as well for a refresher.
Spiral Lock: This is perfect for those with kinky and spiral curls. It is a high hold gel that is perfect for knocking out those kinks and defining tight curls to block out humidity.
Comment below if you have curly hair or if you use any Curvaceous products! If so, what is your favorite product?
What’s a good makeup kit without good makeup brushes? The key to a flawless face is having good quality tools to help you achieve the look you want. Having good brushes at an affordable price makes it even better! Royal & Langnickel recently came out with a new line of affordable and quality brushes, MODA. Here’s a breakdown of some of our favorite brushes and their purposes:
Powder Brush: This bigger, fluffy brush will flawlessly apply loose or pressed powder all over the face. It can also be used to bronze the whole face with a few quick sweeps.
Blush Brush: This slightly smaller but still fluffy brush will apply blush color to the apples of the cheeks to give a nice wash of color to the face.
Multi-Purpose Powder Brush: This brush is truly the multi-purpose brush. It can do anything you need to do! It can not only apply mineral or loose powder, but it can be used to set under-eye concealer, apply blush to the apples of the cheeks, or it can be used for contouring. Its smaller and denser shape makes it easy to get into the hollows of your cheeks for precise contouring. Since it is smaller brush, it can also be used for highlighting the face and applying glow to the higher points of the face.
Stippler Brush: Stippling brushes also can be multi-purpose; they can be used for a number of reasons. One of the most popular uses for a stippling brush is applying and blending out cream and liquid foundations, along with BB and CC creams, for a blended look. It can also be used for blending out powder products to blend them in seamlessly.
Complexion Brush: This denser brush is perfect for applying cream, liquid or even powder foundations for a full coverage and flawless look. It can also blend out concealer underneath the eyes.
Contour Brush: This small and precise brush is perfect for giving you a chiseled and defined face instantly. It will contour your face, nose, jaw and forehead instantly to slim down the face.
Crease/Smudge Brush: Crease brushes are the ultimate do-everything brushes. They can do everything necessary to create natural or dramatic eye looks. They can be used for applying a wash of color on the lids or applying a wash of color into the crease. When applying color to the outer crease or all on the eyes, it can be used to blend out shadows effortlessly. Blending brushes do all of the work for you.
Highlighting Brush: Lately, highlighting has become a huge trend in the makeup world. To get an unbeatable glow, a good brush makes it easy to place your glow where you want it. The Highlight & Glow brush is just what you need to create that look. Its soft and round tip makes it easy to add dimension and a soft glow with just a few quick strokes and a great highlight!
Total Face Kit
If you're a beginner, the Moda Total Face Kit belongs in your hands! It contains 6 different brushes and a case to store them in, making it the perfect kit to start with. It contains a beginning brush for everything:
Powder Brush: Perfect for applying powder products all over the face.
Foundation Brush: Your go to brush for applying any liquid foundation, cream foundation or BB cream.
Angle Shader Brush: Allows you to apply eyeshadow precisely and evenly.
Smoky Eye Brush: Any smoky eye look starts here; this will apply your darker shadows close to your lash line and creating a sultry look.
Brow Brush: Sculpt your brows and create your perfect shape with this brush.
Lip Brush: Apply your favorite glosses or lipsticks effortlessly with this brush.
Friday the 13th is full of old wives' tales and mischief.
We gathered our top 5 favorite beauty superstitions and we want you to tell us yours in the comment box below!
#1: If you pluck your gray hair, three more will sprout from it's place.
#2: When a eyelash falls out, place it on your fingertip and make a wish as you blow it away.
#3: Keep hair from baby's first haircut to bring them good luck in the future.
#4: 7 years of bad luck when you break a mirror.
#5: Cutting your hair will make it grow faster.
What beauty superstitions do you believe?
Intergalactic styles under 10 minutes proves that the force is actually with you. In honor of May the Fourth our beauty advisors came up with a quick Star Wars inspired hair style to incorporate your inner Leia on a daily basis. This look is also great for social events to look put together but not spend time and money in the process.
Step 1: Section hair into 4 sections. Use a clip, hair tie, bobby pin, or whatever you have laying around, to keep sections from running into each other.
Step 2: Start by braiding the sections and securing ends with an elastic band. Our beauty advisors did a 3-strand braid for the front braids, and to add dimension the back braids were started as a french braid and ends were fishtailed. Feel free to do all the braids as a regular braid if you find it a little too difficult to do on your own, you'll get the same kind of feel either way.
Step 3: Now that you have all 4 braids, you're going to gently pull out the braid from the sides to add volume. This step is totally optional, if bigger braids aren't your thing you can skip this step.
Step 4: We're going to start pinning up the braids to create our up-do. Take one of the middle braids and take it across to the opposite side. We started ours on the left side, so we took the second braid on the left and pinned it to the right side of the head. Follow this step for the other middle braid, in our case we would be taking the right braid and bring it to the left side of the head. It's okay for the braids to slightly cover each other. Step 4a: At this point you should have Yoda tails, you're simply going to fold them back them and pin.
Step 5: Take the front braids, starting on whatever side you prefer and pull them to the back section and use them to cover your existing pins; pin the braids in place by sliding your bobby pin in behind your braid to conceal it. Do this to the following side and your look is almost complete.