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Posted by on Jul 31, 2010 in Uncategorized | 5 comments

Events, Chicago: Wella Color Tour Hits Midwest

92%* of wella_colordiscoverytourwomen admit they’ve colored their hair at some point in their lives but 42%* have never had a color consultation with their stylist!

Wella Professionals is providing women across the country inside access to professional colorists who will demystify salon color brands and educate and inspire women to discover their best haircolor.

Take advantage and visit the Wella Professionals Color Discovery Tour professionals!

Old Orchard Mall

Skokie Blvd & Old Orchard Rd
Skokie, IL
Saturday, July 31: 11am
Sunday, August 1: 6pm
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Posted by on Jul 31, 2010 in Uncategorized | 7 comments

Events, Milwaukee: Miss Universe Signing at Diamond Nexus Labs, Mayfair Mall

missuniverse_stefaniafernandez Reigning Miss Universe, Stefania Fernandez, will be at Diamond Nexus Labs in Mayfair Mall today from 1:00pm – 5:30pm.

Here is your chance to take photos, ask questions, sign autographs and see the Diamond Nexus Labs crown that viewers helped select.

Located on the lower level main entrance, several doors down from Panera Bread.

Diamond Nexus Labs Retail Store at Mayfair Mall

2500 N. Mayfair Road
Wauwatosa, WI
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Posted by on Jul 30, 2010 in Uncategorized | 11 comments

Model Search: Free Keratin Smoothing Treatment

allnutrient_keratin_treatmentWe are all about making beautiful hair at Harpo’s!  We’re looking for someone with curly hair that would like to experience a healthy way to smooth, manageable, shiny hair.  We’ll be using All-Nutrient Keratin + Treatment with your choice of control:

  • Frizzy, Course, Wiry Hair: 1-2 weeks
  • Curl & Frizz Control:  3-4 weeks
  • LT Control: 2-3 months

The long term control treatment normally runs upwards of $300.  Here is your chance to experience at no cost to you!

All-Nutrient Keratin products are formulated sulfate-free, sodium chloride free and paraben free.  Your service will be performed by an expert stylist who is also an educator.

Interested?  Send an email to solessencenews @

This service will be performed in the next 4-6 weeks.  We’d love for you to get beautiful with us!

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Posted by on Jul 30, 2010 in Uncategorized | 5 comments

Cover Girl Outlast All Day Lip Color

Last week was a crazy one!  Monsoon-like rains hit Milwaukee the day before our filming for AOL’s and wreaked havoc just streets over.  It made the national news.  Thankfully, everyone is okay (except for a few good stories I’ll share later) and the salon didn’t suffer any water damage.  We have definitely sent up the prayers and help for friends and clients that have had some very bad experiences.

With all that happened it seems trivial to mention I couldn’t make it to Sephora because I was essentially trapped in the salon until around 8:30pm.  Then it took me 2 hours to get home.  I was doing makeup for Peggy and our model Anne, and they had dutifully picked up the Makeup Forever HD Foundation the day before.  I really needed to make sure they had some lippy and Diamond Shine, mascara – you know the drill.  What’s a girl to do in a panic?

I went to Walgreens.

covergirl_outlast_allday_lipcolorOne of the first things I loaded in my basket was Cover Girl Outlast All Day Lip Color.  I had never tried this product before, but the colors and packaging were great.  A promise to last 16 hours?  Yeah, that works too.  I had a mix of lighter colors/complexion matches already pulled so I tried a plumier color (name was only on packaging, but tube reads #555).  As I suspected, both were better with the lighter colors.  I decided to try it for myself.

I am in love!

This has apparently been on the market for years, undergoing one or two formulation changes.  The set comes with two tubes: One color, one clear overshine.  The color is applied with a doe-foot applicator, and looks very glossy.  When lightly applied, it dries very quickly to a matte shade. The overshine is a simple balm that adds back moisture and sheen to the lips – “comfort” as the packaging states.

I’ve used this type of system before and had mixed results.  Often the product would dry to the point of pain.  It would begin peeling off.  It didn’t really last all day.

This product does it all!  The coverage is even and beautiful.  The color is flattering (I even press my lips after applying).  Obviously the shine takes a beating, but my preference was for the color, and I actually like the matte version.  A little too dry to wear solo, but I can put up with a lot.

Does it last all day?  The color lasted through meals, drinks and I didn’t make great effort to remove it going to bed.  In the morning, there was still some stain left.  In a way the staying power is better than my Chanel that I love.  The Chanel keeps the shine, but I’m all about the color.

Have you been able to outlast Outlast?

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