Beauty is in the eye of the beholder...and those of us holding the mascara wand.

After two decades of covering the beauty industry, I've come to learn what makes it so alluring. Finding the perfect shade of makeup to match your skin tone, adding a swipe of eyeliner to give your tired eyes a lift, discovering an innovative new product line, or indulging in a totally luxurious spa treatment. My experiences have been documented in magazines, newspapers and websites worldwide. I've tested newly formulated products in the lab, explored hair removal options, shopped for lipstick, added shine to my hair and succumbed to massage marathons--all in the name of beauty. I've written press releases, hosted makeover events and co-authored a Do-It-Yourself Beauty book (Alloy). On this blog, I write about products and services that I come across every day as well as those that have been provided by publicists or the companies that make them. Either way, I write what I think. I hope to share some of my insights--and bring you the latest, greatest beauty news right here. Join me in the quest to find all things pretty.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

get your spa fix

You know the feeling when you walk out of a spa after a luxurious treatment? You're refreshed, revived, walking on air? That's what you get after using Aubrey's new Organics GPB (Glycologen Protein Balancing) Lavender Ylang Ylang Shampoo and Conditioner. Sure, the hair-nourishing proteins, emollients and shine boosters make your hair look clean, healthy and shiny... herbal oils, aloe and shea butter smooth and moisturize, soy and milk protein and strengthen and mend hair fibers and split ends (a great remedy in the dry winter air), and horsetail extract balances and fortifies your scalp. But it's the relaxing Lavender and Ylang Ylang scent that gives you that ethereal feeling. Just close the bathroom door, lather up and create your own personal spa ambiance. Check out for more info.

1 comment:

  1. I love Aubrey Organics, and I've been using their shampoos and conditioners for years. But Aubrey Organics's Glycogen Protein Balancing shampoo and conditioner set was a real disappointment to me. I have hair that's on the dry side, allowing to me wash my hair only twice or three times per week, but using this shampoo (ostensibly for "normal hair") made my hair so greasy that I felt the need to shower every day. No matter how well I rinsed, it always felt like there was still product in my hair when I stepped out of the shower, leaving me with that feeling that my hair would never even properly dry because of the sheer amount of grease clinging to every strand.

    I know lots of people who love this product, but it's certainly not for me. I'm sticking to Aubrey Organics's Honeysuckle Rose shampoo and conditioner set for dry hair - amusingly, their shampoo for 'dry hair' doesn't make my hair nearly as greasy as their shampoo for 'normal hair'.