Second City Style’s 2009 Beauty Olympics Part 3: Nails, Haircare, Fragrance, Gadgets and Green Beauty

April 24, 2009 • Magazine

Second City Style's 2009 Beauty Olympics Part 3: Nails, Haircare, Fragrance, Gadgets and Green Beauty

Second City Style's 2009 Beauty Olympics Part 3: Nails, Haircare, Fragrance, Gadgets and Green Beauty

Sun, 2009-04-26 11:00

Need to extend your manicure, tame your hair or just want to know what unexpected beauty products every femme should have? Look no further! These items are an absolute must for any savvy woman (or man).

Nail Polish
Gold: OPI
Gold: Essie
Gold: Dazzle Dry Nail Lacquer

Foot Scrub
Gold: Abrioné Brown Sugar Strawberry Gel Scrub
“Heaven in a jar! My feet look (and smell) fabulous!” —Alicia S., Boutique Manager

Callus Remover
Gold: VB Cosmetics Be Silky Callus Spray with Lemongrass
Silver: Ped Egg

Shampoo (fine and limp)
Gold: Alterna Life Solutions Volume Restore Shampoo

Shampoo (Coarse and/or Curly)
L’Oréal Professionnel Liss Ultime Smoothing Shampoo for Unmanageable Hair
“This saturates hair with moisture. My clients noticed that their hair was softer and more manageable.” —Jackie, Part-Owner of Atria Hair Studio

Shampoo (damaged hair)
Gold: L’Oréal Professionnel Absolut Repair Repairing Shampoo for Very Damaged Hair

Shampoo (color-treated)
Gold: L’Oréal Professionnel Lumino Contrast Radiance Shampoo for Highlighted Hair

Conditioner (fine and limp)
Gold: Wen by Chaz Dean Cucumber Aloe Cleansing Conditioner

Conditioner (Coarse and/or Curly)
Gold: DevaCurl One Condition
I have been using the Deva Curl Products for over a year and swear by them. I now love my curls instead of trying to fight them. This conditioner is a must for gorgeous curls. —Lauren Dimet Waters, Editor-in-Chief of Second City Style

Conditioner (color-treated)
Gold: L’Oréal Professionnel Lumino Contrast Radiance Masque for Highlighted Hair
Silver: Nectar of the Gods
Bronze: Redken Color Extend

Styling Gel
Gold: Deva AnGéll

Styling Cream
Gold: Mizani H2O Intense Night-Time Treatment

Gold: Deva Set Up & Above
“ ..the perfect hold with flexibility, that doesn’t make my hair hard…” Kelley Epps-Woods, Beauty Writer and Makeup Artist

Shine Enhancer
Gold: Defining Shine Drops by Davines

Taming Serum
Gold: Ellin Lavar Liquid Glass

Straightening Anti-Frizz
Gold: Alterna Hemp Straightening Balm

Gold: Absolute Volume Keratin Volumizer
“Of these products, which would you award Gold? Keune Care Line Keratin Volumizer. I instantly became a fan of Keune Volumizer as a replacement for volumizing mousse. Not only did it give my hair more volume, but also a very shiny glaze. And it smells great too!” —Andra Naylor, Fashion Editor, Second City Style

Gold: Alterna 10 Ultra Fine Brushable Hair Spray

High-Powered Blow-Dryer
Gold: Bespoke Featherweight

Travel Blow Dryer
Gold: Bespoke Overnight Hair Dryer
“Nothing else comes close to this overnight hair dryer! The power is like it’s full-size counterpart…Phenomenal!” —Natayle Henry, Beauty Editor

Travel Flat Iron
Gold: T3 Pro Mini

Flat Iron
Gold: FHI Heat Technique G2 Styling Iron
“I am like the goldie locks of flat irons. I’ve gone through several to find one that works well and lasts…doing hair for a living, I can’t settle for mediocre… and there is nothing mediocre about this!” —Stephanie Bates, Hair Stylist

Curling Iron
Gold: Barbar Tourmaline Barrel

Round Brush
Gold: FHI Heat
“The perfect size, sturdy bristles without the unnecessary pain of feeling like your hair is being pulled while styling, and overall a fantastic standard.” —Rachel Yeomans, Fashion Editor, Second City Style

Paddle/Flat Brush
Gold: Mason Pearson

At home laser hair removal/Hair Remover
Gold: TRIA
I can’t believe I spent thousands on hair removal. Where has this product been all my life? It’s easy and permanent. Totally worth the initial investment. —Lauren Dimet Waters, Editor in Chief of Second City Style

Zit Zappers
Gold: ThermaClear
Silver: CLEAN & CLEAR Advantage Blackhead Eraser

Cleansing Aids
Gold: Clarisonic
“All I can say is OMG! This is the most wonderful gadget-I can’t live without it! My pores are cleaner, my skin smoother and my confidence is through the roof! —Simone, Event Planner
Silver: Supracor Spacells

Dental Care
Gold: Crest SpinBrush Swirl

Gold: Artemis Woman Eye Define Lighted Tweezers

Hair Removal (non-laser)
Gold: Artemis Woman Personal Groomer

Callus Remover
Gold: Artemis Woman Heel Smoother Optimum
“A great sanitary way to remove calluses. My feet are so smooth.” —Debbie Reynolds, Writer

Gold: Nu Skin Galvanic Spa System II

Makeup Brushes
Gold: MAC
“These are a staple in my makeup bag.” —Mequilla L., Makeup Artist

Gold: Bond No. 9 Andy Warhol Lexington Avenue
“All of the Bond no.9 scents I tested were intriguing and lovely in their own way, but I have to go with this one. It was sweet, spicy and reminded me of black licorice.” —Andra Naylor, Fashion Editor, Second City Style
Silver: Givenchy Absolutely Irrésistible
Bronze: Jil Sander Scent 79

The products below are all Gold winners! These are MUST haves for any green lover, woman and the manscaper!

1. Tarte Lash Hugger Eco Friendly Natural Mascara
2. Tarte Recreate
3. Tarte Natural Cheek Stain
4. CARGO Plant Love 100% Organic Eye Shadow
5. SoftLips Pure
6. Mixology Mineral Veil
7. Mixology Eyeshadow
8. Mixology Lip Balm
9. Larénim Mineral Silk
10. Larénim Mineral Airbrush Pressed Foundation
11. Yes To Carrots C Me Smile Lip Butter
12. Yes To Carrots C Me Smile Lip Butter
13. Green By Nature Chamomile Rose Lip Butter

1. Aviva Labs Light Sunless Self-Tanner for the Face
2. Aviva Labs Light Sunless Self-Tanner for the Body
3. Om Aroma Extrait de Caviar Eye Cream
4. Om Aroma Elixir de Beaute
5. Om Aroma Crème Luxe 3
6. Yes To Carrots Body Gel
7. Green by Nature Mint Green Tea Hand Cream
8. Green by Nature Mint Green Tea Body Scrub
9. Abrioné Plantasia Green Complex Masque with Plantasta Essential Oils
10. The Healing Seed Body Wash
11. The Healing Seed Body Lotion
12. The Healing Seed Facial Cleanser

Hair care
1. Jonathan Green Rootine Nourishing Shampoo
2. The Healing Seed Conditioner
3. The Healing Seed Shampoo

New Category: MANSCAPING
Body Wash
Old Spice Double Impact Body Wash

Spa Treatment
Eye Slices

Electric Razors
Remington Flex 360 with Titanium

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