Showing posts from October, 2016

Splish, splash I was taking a dreamy bath with FarmHouse Fresh

Company creates heavenly scents for bath buffs By Patti Pietschmann
Well with all the election angst going around plus our normal stress filled days a bath  could prove the perfect panacea. Add to that a packed of FarmHouse Fresh Mineral Bath Soaks and you'll enter a state of  pure bathing bliss. No  to mention how  lovely your lav with smell. Think Rosemary Mint, Lavender with Hibiscus and Green Tea spiced with marigold--all available for $23 in 16 ounce packages.
It's a in-home spa experience “These Mineral Bath Soaks bring the luxury spa experience to you, specifically the aromatherapy-infused spa baths that beckon us to spend hours soaking in,” states Shannon McLinden, CEO of FarmHouse Fresh®. “Instead of bathing in plain hot water, these Bath Soaks infuse the bath with a therapeutic blend of soothing organic teas, flowers and mineral-rich exotic salts, which render stress-relieving benefits that calm tired muscles and nerves.

Eachof the soaks s  a combination of Atlan…

Deck the halls with glittery gifts of beauty from iT Cosmetics

Simply fab gift sets for BFF's by iT Cosmetics By Patti Pietschmann OMG iT's outdone itself with glitter gifts created for  holidays 2016 that any woman would love. And they are easy  to snap up at
IT Cosmetics Holiday 2016 Collection IT Brushes for Ulta All That Glitters Brush Set just $58,, you can actually use the tote as an evening bag or just carry your brushes in it. I'm taking it and the one below on a cruise on the Queen Mary2 to use at night FYI.IT Brushes for Ulta City Chic Brush Set for $68 at IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream Holiday Ornament $16 at, yup took the brushes out and using this as an evening bag. The brushes fyi are sooooo soft and elegant. Throw in the Confidence in   a Cream (I love it), a  Superhero Mascara Holiday Ornament; $12, and  Your Je Ne Sais Quoi Complexion Perfection; $42.  Also bringing the makeup on my cruise, it comes in a nifty compact.

Holliday gift sets of beauty from Pureology that put the bounce back in your hair

Give gifts that make women beautiful  By Patti Covello Pietschmann
It's beginning to look  a lot like Christmas is coming as beauty companies begin to offer special holiday gift packages. And iT Cosmetics as well as Pureology have just the right glitter and glitzy gift sets for all the gals on your shopping list.
Pureology’sLimited Edition Holiday Gift Sets contain the brand’s best-selling shampoos and conditioners paired with three complimentary petites.
Moisturizing hair care for dry colour-treated hair Includes: Hydrate Shampoo (8.5 oz)Hydrate Condition (8.5 oz)NEW! Colour Fanatic Instant Conditioning Whipped Cream (1.8 oz.)Colour Fanatic Multi-Tasking Beautifier (1 oz.)Colour Stylist Supreme Control maximum hold zero-dulling hairspray (2.1 oz.).Price: $58.
Reparative hair care for micro-scarred, damaged, colour-treated hair includes: Strength Cure Shampoo (8.5 oz)Strength Cure Condition (8.5 oz)NEW! Colour Fanatic Instant Conditioning Whipped Cream (1.8 oz.)Colour Fanatic Multi-Ta…

Wash that dirt right out of you hair for National Shampoo Day

October 20 celebrates shampoo By Patti Covello  Pietschmann
Of course you don't have to wait three more days to wash your hair. But you might want to consider using a few good shampoos designed  for all budgets. Here they are from cheap to splurge: 

DESSANGE Professional Hair Luxury PurifyingClay Balancing Shampoo--this is the second step to the Purifying Clay system. The pro-vitamin b5 enhanced shampoo helps to minimize oily roots and produce soft, perfectly balanced hair. After using the pre-shampoo mask, rinse hair with the regulating shampoo to help balance hair. Costs $9.99;available exclusively at Target nationwide. I haven't tried this yet.
Garnier Whole Blends RefreshingShampoo with Green Apple & Green Tea Extracts--invigorating formula blooms with a fresh, crisp fragrance of green apple and green tea, bringing to life their wholesome care that revitalizes hair and boosts shine. Massage into wet hair, lather and rinse thoroughly. Follow with the conditioner…

Dermalogica solves your makeup problems with a dash of Phyto Replenish Oil

A little oil added to foundation keeps the lines from showing By Patti Covello Pietschmann

Don’t you hate it when makeup seeps into your fine lines making it more noticeable than before? I've been there and it  isn't pretty.  But I just got word of a nifty solution from Dermalogica  that advises adding a  few drops of Dermalogica®, Phyto Replenish Oil into your concealer or foundation for a balanced, hydrating finish. What's more it also helps with dry or chapped skin. I'm going to do it asap.

NEW Dermalogica® Phyto Replenish Oil , which sells for $75 at authorized Dermalogica® spa, salons and skin centers nationwide, Ulta Beauty, Bluemercury and is made up of plant-based active ingredients to cthat strengthens and restores the skin’s natural protective barrier, shields against environmental stressors, smooths visible lines, and locks in critical moisture for all-day dewy skin.

For a dewy look  apply 4-6 drops of Phyto Replenish Oil in the palm…

Pureology puts the bounce back in your hair

Just in time for Halloween Pureology introduces great masks By Patti Pietschmann
Okay, you're pranked. We're not talking masks  for faces but rather treatments for for tresses that  magically work to restore the bounce and shine especially on over-processed, damaged or  dry hair Think of them as a Halloween treat, no tricks.
Committed to a Color? If your new icy blonde or fresh vibrant hues need some extra TLC, Pureology’s Colour Fanatic Mask has 21 essential benefits to restore, protect, and perfect colour-treated hair. This multi-tasking mask fills in damaged areas, instantly detangles, and restores hair’s hydrated feel.
Wig it out on Halloween
Although a  wig or hairpiece is the no-commitment way to emulate your favorite character, friction against one’s natural hair can damage locks long after. Pureology’s Strength Cure Restorative Hair Masque intensely fortifies and reduces breakage to help prevent further damage.
Maximum flash  That intricate up do or never-ending bra…

Niucoco shampoo and conditioner review by Patti Pietschmann

Niucoco Hydrating Shampoo =5 Stars
Niucoco Smoothing Conditioner= 5 Stars Okay so a couple of days ago my husband says, "Your hair looks shiny but dry." OMG.  I hate that. Not that he said it.  Then it happened. Two products arrived in the mail to test. The Nicucoco Hydrating Shampoo and the Smoothing Conditioner. It was the perfect time to sample them.
So into the shower I went but I forgot to read the instructions that says to shake well. When I realized to do this the shampoo, which contains coconut oi, Vitamin E and extracts of watermelon, orchid, rosemary and green tea, came out thicker. I foamed and rinsed twice. Then I applied the conditioner,  which also contains coconut oil, hydrolyzed rice protein, extracts of watermelon, orchid, rosemary and green tea.  It was a warm afternoon in Los Angeles so I let the air dry my hair and after it did my tresses shone and according to my husband no longer looked dry.  I love these products, which to be honest I'd never heard…

What do I love about iT?

A few of my favorite iT picks
By Patti Covello Pietschmann
iT Cosmetics keep your face looking young and lovely, says goodbye to redness,  lines, pores and flaws. All with this:
and much more at
Patti's Picks:
Bye Bye Under Eye Illuminator--full coverage, anti-aging properties $24 Bye Bye Makeup $38--makes makeup  disappear Bye Bye Under Eye Cream-smooths,brightens and eliminates puffiness $48 Je Ne Sais Quoi--hydrates and brightens $34 Anti-Aging Armour--protects with SPF50 and more $38 Bye Bye Lines Serum--does what it says for $58 CC Skin-Perfecting Brush, so soft, ground breakin anti aging for $48

iT goes pink for breast cancer awareness with new foundation brush

Ultra chic brush for the iT girl By Patti Covello Pietschmann

iT Cosmeticsis spreading the love (and the news) for breast cancer awareness with iT's  NEW Love Beauty Fully Love is the Foundation brush. This must-have makeup accessory comes features an  ultra-chic brush with a  beautiful ombré pink handle and a specially designed heart-shaped head, perfect for applying powder and liquid foundation.
It's a limited-edition, exquisitely crafted brush that also supports a good cause--for every Love Beauty Fully™ Loveis the Foundation Brush purchased, IT Cosmetics™ will donate one to the American Cancer Society’s Look Good Feel Better® program to help women face the effects of cancer with dignity and  confidence.
Buy some for yourself and your friends to give the gift of joy and beauty to another woman, and to yourself, and that’s a beautiful thing.

Read more about iT Cosmetics here.

Ramp up your walk with Tone-yBands

Tone those cans while you walk or run with new wrist weightsBy Patti Pietschmann Do you walk regularly for fitness? If so add a little challenge to  your trod while toning your arms with new Tone-y-Bands which just launched on Kickstarter. The look cool, are adjustable, help burn a few extra calories and work those upper arm muscles.   "We started with certified fitness professionals in group exercise and personal training. We knew if Tone-y-Bands passed the test with them, that it would be a hit. Working out just once, the instructors felt an increased intensity in their workout and arms, and their activity trackers showed they were burning more calories. Their students began to wear them all the time – at home and the office, while walking the dog, running, pilates, Zumba, barre, aqua and even playing drums in a band. People began to use them in physical therapy or to calm tremors to assist with activities of daily living.  Across a diverse group of customers, the compliments…

Flaw fading makeup from iT Cosmetics

How I covered up  the flaws with iT by Patti Covello Pietschmann
During my prep for a afternoon affair today I decided to sample some of the iT makeup products that were given away during a press event for the launch of  an exclusive  iT collection at Sephora.  The results were awesome.
First I applied iT Bye Bye Pores Primer which worked magic on my skin leaving it smooth and almost line-free. Then I used iT Under Eye  Illuminator. Wowie, this stuff really works to fade the dark circles and lines. Then I applied Bye Bye Foundation, applied with my new super soft iT brush,  which truly covers what you want to hide. Next I  added some extra touches with my trusty YouSculpted and a dash of blush on the cheek bones. Then I accentuated the positive (I do have big eyes) with Superhero Mascara which makes you look like you have fake ones. I just love how iT makes me look.