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.

Monday, July 6, 2009

to the rescue

Fresh air, sunshine and cool blue water are some of the signs of summer. Dry, brittle hair is another. Chlorine, salt water and the scorching sun are just a few of the culprits...but thankfully, Cutler has come to the rescue with a complete line of shampoos, conditioners and treatment products to help hair feel a little less ravaged. They're packed with good-for-you ingredients like deep penetrating and conditioning pro-vitamin B and panthenol, jojoba protein to protect against moisture loss, vitamins A, C and E which offer antioxidant properties and UVA and UVB protection from the sun. I tried the Extra Gentle Shampoo ($16) which smelled subtly like fruit and flowers and gently washed away the remnants of a hot and sticky day. It also rehydrates color-treated or damaged hair. Then I treated my hair to the Intensive Conditioner ($17), complete with moisturizing, conditioning and reparative properties that are gentle enough for color-treated hair or hair that's been at the beach too long. Another favorite is the Protectant Treatment Spray ($21). It's designed to add a layer of protection between your hair and the heat of the blow dryer, but also moisturizes, detangles and helps hold your style. They all come in cool blue and green striped bottles that conjure up images of a tranquil Caribbean ocean and look great in your shower. Try any of these, or some of the other Cutler styling products, at ULTA stores,,, and

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