Friday Find: Kérastase Cristalliste

Long hair is lovely and I am definitely a long-haired lady for life. But when it comes to caring for long hair, I’m often a little overwhelmed by the amount of choices out there and underwhelmed with the results once I try them. Until now.

Kérastase Cristalliste for Long Hair

Kérastase Cristalliste is a line specifically designed to care for long hair. It promises to leave your hair shiny, luminous, smooth and radiant with a natural, lightweight feel. The unique Liquid Light Complex features an Anti-Oil Solubilization System – a dual system designed to trap and dissolve impurities, Anti-Dry Magnet-Like Polymers which are eco-friendly agents attracted to dry and sensitized zones, restoring evenness to the fiber’s cuticles protecting the hydro-lipidic layer and polishing the lengths (that’s a mouthful!) and an Aloe Vera Illuminator – a powerful natural moisturizer concentrated in essential amino acids and vitamins to enhance hair’s natural glow and shimmer. This all sounded great and Kérastase always delivers but, after a string of let-downs with my locks, I just wasn’t so sure that the results would live up to the pretty, pretty promises!

Well, after last Tuesday, consider me the newest long-haired devotee of Kérastase Cristalliste! And how could I not be?! I experienced the full Cristalliste line at Warren Tricomi in West Hollywood – with the lovely Whitney – and watched as my frizzy, dull hair was transformed into a head of shiny, luminous locks!

Experiencing Kérastase Cristalliste at Warren Tricomin in West Hollywood


Before Kérastase Cristalliste at Warren Tricomi and AFTER!!!


And, honeys, I’m in dire need of a haircut – as I’ve been growing out my locks and it’s been almost a year since I’ve had a trim – so if it can make mine look this good, imagine what it can do with your sexy strands?

The best part? My roots were as light as a feather and my hair had ooh-la-la-oomph when it came to volume. The blowout lasted three days with these fierce, fresh, featherweight products. And don’t even get me started on the sensuous scent!

Shine on, sister!!! You'll do just that with Kérastase Cristalliste

As I caught my plane the next day from LAX to DFW, I swear more heads turned as they caught a glimpse of my shiny head of hair. This single lady thanks you for that, Kérastase. And thank you, too, for keeping us long-haired lovelies in mind with this new line. The results are as beautiful as the promises!



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Skincare Superhero: Dermalogica Ultrasmoothing Eye Serum – POW!!

I had the pleasure of being one of the first to try Dermalogica’s new Ultrasmoothing Eye Serum at the launch party in Santa Monica last week. Between delicious bites, vino and the charming Dermalogica staff, I was utterly delighted to sample this exciting new product!

At the Dermalogica Ultrasmoothing Eye Serum Launch Party in Santa Monica


I have tried hundreds of eye treatments in my day but this one was different with dramatic results. With a pin-sized application, my delicate eye area was immediately left feeling lifted and tightened. And with the cooling and soothing effect, my little bags underneath seemed to instantly vanish.

The folks at Dermalogica are such perfectionists that they had this product ready in 2011 but after a few people had a reaction to it, they knew they had to rework it to work for their most sensitive of customers.

Now, they have created the perfect Ultrasmoothing eye serum ($50) for those who need the effects of antiaging properties while being sensitive to those with sensitive eyes.


By my Bedside: Dermalogica Ultrasmoothing Eye Serum ($50)

The magic ingredient of yeast – the same ingredient found in the old pageant standby, Preparation-H, contains hexapeptides that reduce lymphatic fluid. Lucky for us, that means our baggage can be checked and stowed away anywhere else but under our eyes. 

Also, the cross-linked hyaluronic acid attracts 5000 times more moisture than other ingredients alone. Other ingredients that pack the pow in this powerful product?
Carrot oil (MVP when it comes to reducing sensitivity and redness and is a a natural form of retinol), vitamin C (brightening & lightening), algae (which retains a lot of moisture and is soothing to sensitive skin) and seaweed and golden chamomile all pack the power.

As for the unique bottle, the needle nose delivery can confuse people but but it’s designed to keep the product contamination-free. Don’t untwist the grey lid – just the white cap on top!

Ideal for women, and men alike, this serum dries fast and is the perfect priming surface for your eye cream. I seriously saw immediate results with no irritation to my sensitive skin.

I deem it the superhero of my skincare regimen today! POW!!!!!