Thursday, May 21, 2020

Leonor Greyl : Helps To Keep Platinum Locks Platinum

Something I have done during quarantine is not wash my hair often which in turn is extending the color of my hair. Leonor Greyl has such wonderful products and the one's below are intended to do just that- extend the life of your color. 

As I don't have the products yet, I am taking the cues from one of my closest friends that is in fact a platinum blonde like myself. She has been using color enhancing conditioner Leonor Greyl Soin Repigmentant in Icy Blonde for 2 months now. Plus she washes her hair once a week with Leonor Greyl Shampoo Sublime Mèches for Highlighted Hair color and swears her blonde color has yet not disappeared.  

I cannot wait to update you all on how it works on me as my colorist has just sent me my color to DIY and I have been doing pretty well on my own! The thought of extending the color maintenance in between has me very excited! Stay tuned for my update yet always a fan of the Leonor Greyl brand.

Friday, May 15, 2020

Launching Today at CVS: PopBand

Silly as it may sound- I have been wearing my hair up almost everyday since quarantine and love a hair tie that does not dent my hair.  PopBand, known as “the world’s kindest hair tie” is launching today at CVS and I wanted to share the news! These soft, stretchy, no crease bands hail from the UK and come in a rainbow of solid colors and fun prints as you can see below. There are so many more colors options to choose from so be sure to check out their site as well.

The hair ties are made of soft, stretchy Elastic and Polyester and also double as cute arm candy when not worn in the hair. MSRP $4.99 for an essential set of 4 at CVS “Beauty on the go” checkout barriers. 

Competition time! Today is a chance to win a pack of our best selling Tye Dye Popbands, and a Starry Eyes self heating Popmask!For a chance to win please do the following1.Follow both accounts @lovepopmask and @lovethepopband2.Tag 2 special friends3.Like this postThis is a one day competition! Good Luck!Yesterday’s winner is @emmyhamilton ������#competition #competitionseason #competitions #free #freebie #freebies #win #winwin #winner #winnerwinnerchickendinner #winners #entertowin #giveaway #giveaways #relax #helpsanxiety #sleep #hair #beautybloggersHappy Tuesday everyone!Today we want to give away a  La La Land Popband pack and a Jet Setter mask!1. Tag two of your favourite people in your life2.Like this post3.Follow both @lovepopmask AND @lovethepopbandGOOD LUCK!!!Yesterday’s winner is @jenjane93 ��������#competition #competitiontime #win #winwin #winner #winwinwin #winnerwinnerchickendinner #giveaway #giveawaycontest #giveaways #giveawaytime #giveawayalert #giveawaytime #inittowinit #free #freebie #freebies #freestuff #freegoodiesHappy Tuesday!!!Today you have a chance to win the popular Cocoa pack of Popbands AND Jet Setter self heating eye mask!1.Like this post2.Follow both @lovepopmask AND @lovethepopband3.Tag the person you are missing the mostYesterday’s winner is @juleseley123 ��������#win #winner #winnerwinnerchickendinner #winwin #inittowinit #competition #competitiontime #competitions #competitionseason #giveaway #giveaways #giveawaycontestIt’s the Sunny Sunday!! Today we want to give away a Sunny neon Popband pack to brighten your dayand a Starry Eyes Popmask!1. Tag two of the people that always brighten your day2.Like this post3.Follow both @lovepopmask AND @lovethepopbandGOOD LUCK!!!Yesterday’s winner is @justmumofsuperheroes ��������#competition #competitiontime #win #winwin #winner #winwinwin #winnerwinnerchickendinner #giveaway #giveawaycontest #giveaways #giveawaytime #giveawayalert #giveawaytime #inittowinit #free #freebie #freebies #freestuff #freegoodies #beautybag #beautytips #beauty

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Heathmade Los Angeles Offers Wonderful Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Mother's Day is vastly approaching and I would like to introduce you to young entrepreneur Heath Wilson and his brand Heathmade Los Angeles. I really enjoyed reading about his story and the products he has to offer. They make for wonderful Mother's Day gifts or any day of the week, day, month, year, etc. for that matter!


In five years, his apothecary interests transformed into something much bigger—a mission to craft cleansing and soothing skincare products out of simple and plant-based ingredients. Not to mention, they’re so sleekly packaged and effectively formulated that you wouldn't think they came from a kid-owned brand.

A special note from Heath, the founder: Heathmade is donating April product proceeds to No Kid Hungry.

“While I have been fortunate to keep busy during this uncertain time, I recognize many businesses and schools are suffering. After talking it over with my family, I decided to make a donation to No Kid Hungry, a non-profit organization that ensures kids who count on the meals they receive at school, continue to get the food they need to be healthy.”

The Curiously Crafted Gifts for Mother’s Day, from Heathmade Los Angeles

Mom no longer has to worry about moisturizers and hand creams leaking in her purse, or squeezing too much or too little out of bottles or tubes. Have her try the stick formula that glides right on and easily rubs in. Nourish and soothe dry skin with a combination of argan oil, avocado butter, candelilla wax or white beeswax, and essential oils. 

Choose from signature scents: 
  • Aware –  A bright blend of citrusy lemongrass and cool spearmint. 
  • Awaken – Fresh coffee is combined with sweet orange, and creamy vanilla.
  • Devote – Relaxing, bright and clean scents of lavender, citrus, juniper and rosemary.
  • Be True – The woodsy scent of sandalwood and the soft, warmth of vanilla.
  • Relax – Escape the day with the rich, floral aroma of ylang-ylang and the spicy and exotic combination of ginger and orange.
For more information, please visit

About Heathmade Los Angeles: Heath Wilson’s entrepreneurial journey began at four years old as he attended a week-long potions lab to learn about the healing power of plants, herbs and aromatics. His first sales began at a school fair as he sold hand-crafted, alcohol-free hand sanitizer. He quickly acquired apothecary-like skills crafting products with ingredients such as essential oils, plant butters and other natural ingredients. Heath traded the fair booth for a business venture founding Heathmade. Today the brand carries an array of natural, cruelty-free products including lotion bars, lip balms, deodorant, a healing balm for the face and body, and Heath's signature hand sanitizers.

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas from Saints & Sinners

It's a Mother's Day for the ages. Mother's everywhere are feeling this quarantine - whether they have small kids, adult children and/or fur babies. The deep concern is real - and so is the laundry, cooking and keeping all things in order mentally as well as physically. 

Let's give Mom a much needed break! Let her languish in the shower for a little longer. And then help her look fabulous and give her the tools she needs for the Ultimate Blowout thanks to Saints & Sinners. And when she's done with her little luxury, have a glass of wine, tea, coffee, water or whatever beverage preferred ready and toast the most incredible woman in your world!

Trying to figure out how to show appreciation for the most important woman in your life can be daunting. Throw in a stay at home order and it seems impossible. But it’s the little things that Moms love – thoughtful gestures throughout the day will make her feel special, appreciated, and loved. 

Saints & Sinners has some tips to make Mom feel like the Queen she is – all while protecting your family and keeping you all safe and healthy.

Made with Love

Before Mom lifts her head to start the day, prepare her favorite breakfast or try out a new recipe. We are loving the new trend of pancake boards - they are delicious, super easy to make, can take all diets and allergies into account, and you most likely have all the ingredients on hand. Make some coffee and she’ll be instantly drawn into the kitchen. Don’t forget to clean!

A MOMent of Peace

The chores don’t stop just because it’s Mother’s Day so make sure to lighten the load for Mom. Don’t wait for her to ask you to help clean the house, do a load of laundry, or take out the garbage. Instead set up a zen spot somewhere in the house with a yummy candle, plush pillows, and a calming meditation streaming. Check out the Peloton app – it’s free for 90 days – and set her up for a meditation. Tell her you’ve got all the housework, shut the door behind you, and gift her 30 minutes of peace.

Bring the (Virtual) Stylist to your Home

Countless studies have been done surrounding the mood when you have a great hair day. Being cooped up inside her house has Mom undoubtedly wishing she can see her stylist. So the next best thing? Give her the tools she needs for the Ultimate Blowout from Saints & Sinners utilizing the Velvet Divine Styling Potion® – a unique, humidity resistant styling potion that conditions, eliminates frizz, adds shine, seals ends and smooths flyaways, and Illuminati Divine Shine Holographic Serum® – a holographic treatment serum that provides brilliant humidity-resistant shine, smooths frizz and protects color. Mix two parts of the Styling Potion and one part Illuminati. Apply with a wide tooth comb. Have Mom blow dry (or help her) and style as desired. Voila!

Velvet Divine Styling Potion®, SRP $22.50/3.4 fl oz

● Ideal for all hair types – wet or dry hair
● Humidity resistant
● Conditions, eliminates frizz, add shines, seals ends and smooths flyaways
● Protects against thermal and environmental damage
● How to use: Apply throughout damp or dry hair and style as desired.

Illuminati Divine Shine Holographic Serum®, SRP $27.50/4 fl oz

● Holographic treatment serum provides brilliant shine
● Thermal and environmental protection offers humidity-resistant shine
● Smooths frizz and protects color
● Infused with botanicals
● Designed for all hair types
● How to use: Shake well. Apply sparingly throughout wet or dry hair. Style as desired.

Both products are cruelty-free and made WITHOUT gluten, parabens, phthalates, iron oxides, mineral oil, synthetic colors, nut ingredients and palm oil. All Saints & Sinners provides Mom with luxury performance, no bad stuff and is cruelty free.

Finish the Day with a Beverage of Choice and the Perfect Meal

“What’s for Dinner” is the question that Mom should be asking YOU rather than the other way around! So, after Mom feels beautiful and styled with the perfect hair cocktail from Saints & Sinners, encourage her to put her feet up and sip her favorite beverage as you step into the kitchen.

Throughout the day play some games, color in some coloring pages, reminisce by taking out photo albums, play some great music and don’t forget to take some pictures of Mom rocking her gorgeous blow out! It’s curious that Mother’s Day comes only once a year. Celebrating the woman that gave birth to you and takes care of your every need should be a daily ritual.

Saints & Sinners products are available on, as well as in select Sinnergy™ Salons and Spas nationwide. 

Happy Mother's Day to all from B.I.O.A.!

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Earth Day: Companies That Continue To Help The Planet

We are all in this together. It's been harder for me writing articles these days with having published thousands over the years yet we must focus on positivity whenever and wherever possible. It is Earth Day tomorrow and so many brands are doing wonderful things to help support the planet's well being. Below are a few prime examples.

According to USA Facts, 2019 was the second warmest year globally in the 140-year record, with temperatures 1.71 degrees warmer than the 20th century average. That should give us all pause for concern. The good news is that collectively, if we all make little changes, the effects will be widespread. Being aware of our carbon footprint is important. Both businesses and consumers can make a difference to help protect this remarkable planet for generations to come.

New World Natural Brands – parent company of nügg Beauty, Suki Skincare, Baebody, Baetea, and 18.21 Man Made – believes sustainability drives accountability. In celebration of Earth Day, New World Natural Brands is working with their portfolio to extend special offers to consumers and make donations where it counts. New World Natural Brands’ commitment to the planet is strong and unwavering: clean, green, and blue. Clean: formulas. Green: packaging. Blue: a deep concern for the care of our ocean.

From a New World Natural Brands perspective, the portfolio is focused on:

Safety – all ingredients and products are safe to use Natural – we strive to bring our consumers the best in natural and vegan formulations. Suki Skincare products are 100% natural, nügg Beauty products are 93%+ natural and all nugg lip products are vegan, Baebody products are 80%+ natural. And, 18.21 Man Made is transitioning to more natural formulations, most recently with the launch of their all-natural deodorants.

Cruelty-free – all New World Natural Brands products are cruelty-free
Sustainable – New World Natural Brands strives to use recyclable, recycled or reusable materials for all of their products to decrease their footprint on the Earth. 

We choose to partner with manufacturers and suppliers who align with these values. And, although our company-wide Earth Day Clean Up was canceled we are still doing our part and have asked our teammates to go pick up trash in their neighborhoods (from a socially safe distance, of course) or donate to a cause they are passionate about to celebrate the day,” says Shannon Curtin, CEO of New World Natural Brands.

nügg (pronounced like nugget) Beauty is cute but serious about skincare and helping the environment, nügg’s products are Leaping Bunny certified, cruelty-free, vegan and proudly made in the USA. There are no petrochemicals, parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances or colors in any nügg products. 93% to 100% natural, nügg products are cute and colorful on the outside, but with serious clean formulations on the inside.

Recommended for Earth Day: Deep Clean – a cleansing and soothing mask that deeply, yet gently cleanses and purifies pores to reveal a soft, smooth and matte complexion. Contains cucumber extract and aloe juice. Skin type: all, especially sensitive and acne-prone skin (SRP: $17.99 for a 5-pack and $3.99 for single use pod)

nügg is offering customers 20% off site wide + a free deep clean mask with every order with the code CLEAN20. The promotion ends April 30th at midnight CST.

Baebody & Baetea
– their message is clear:

We believe in the power of small business
We believe in being cruelty-free
We believe in using natural and safe ingredients
We believe in giving back to our community
We believe in Mother Earth and Her Inhabitants

This Earth Day, we believe.

From the company that brought you the #1 Eye Gel on Amazon, Baebody is a safe, natural and effective brand that offers a versatile line of cleansers, moisturizers, serums, hair care essentials and body scrubs. All products have 4+ stars and many are “Amazon Choice” winners.

Recommended for Earth Day: Baebody Eye Gel – formulated with top ingredients including Peptide Complex, Matrixyl 3000, Gotu Kola, Jojoba Oil, and an Amino Acid Complex, Amazon’s #1 selling eye gel with over sixteen thousand reviews boosts collagen, hydrates and firms skin around the eye. This safe and effective eye gel is designed for use morning and night to help reduce the appearance of puffiness, dark circles, under eye bags and wrinkles. (SRP: $24.95)

Recommended for Earth Day: Baetea Hemp Oil Multi-Vitamin Gummy – an all-in-one action-packed gummy vitamin formulated with Hemp Oil to boost immunity, support digestive health and reduce inflammation (SRP: $19.95)

Baebody & Baetea are offering 30% off their entire collections in celebration of Earth Day from April 22 through April 24th. Must use code EARTHDAY at checkout.

*Perfect for Amazon Affiliate Members 

Suki Skincare – a special company with deep roots in clean beauty and strong, safe solutions, Suki is other level skincare the way it was meant to be: 100% Clean. 100% Effective. Simple. Committed to providing 100% clean, synthetic free, scientifically advanced skincare solutions.

Suki is cruelty free, vegan, synthetic-free, toxin-free, organic ingredients, Leaping Bunny Certified, contains organic ingredients, sulfate-free, paraben-free, petro-chemical free, natural fragrance, natural, pure, clean, and safe for sensitive skin.

Recommended for Earth Day: Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser – purifies pores, reducing toxic build-up & debris. Promotes radiant, smooth, even skin tone. Smooths & softens complexion. Reduces dry skin build-up & blemishing of all kinds. Stimulates cellular renewal & jumpstarts collagen production. (SRP: $12/1 fl oz., $37/4 fl oz., $45/6.76 fl oz.)

Suki Skincare is donating 10% of all sales on April 22nd to the Earth Day Network.