Surya Brasil Protects Your Hair Color

Surya Brasil Color Fixation

Want your hair color to last? The Surya Brasil Color Fixation Collection—comprising six miracle hair products—makes it easy to repair and hydrate battered, thirsty locks at home without spending your entire paycheck. Created with nutrient-and-antioxidant-rich ingredients from the Brazilian Amazon like Buriti Fruit Oil (nourishes and improves elasticity), Cupuaçu Seed Butter (moisturizes) and Essential Oils of Rose Flower, Jasmine, Ylang-ylang and Sandalwood, these 100% vegetarian and paraben/sulfate/artificial fragrance-free products will restore lifeless strands and protect against harmful UV rays. Infuse your hair with the rainforest’s finest ingredients to create a silky head of hair for fall!
For best results, use the Restorative Shampoo and Conditioner together daily and apply the treatment products weekly or on an as-needed basis. The products are:

Restorative Shampoo ($9.99 USD) — Perfect  for chemically treated hair. It reconstructs hair fibers and repairs damaged and split ends, while lengthening the vibrancy of color and protecting it from fading away. 

Restorative Conditioner ($9.99 USD) — Like the Restorative Shampoo, the Restorative Conditioner reconstructs hair fibers and repairs damaged and split ends, but it doesn’t stop there: this gentle conditioner also increases hair strength and shine, ensuring healthy, lustrous locks.

Leave-In Cream Conditioner ($7.99 USD) — Keep color vibrant and protect it from fading, while simultaneously hydrating and detangling stubborn strands.  This leave-in beauty also adds shine and strengthens hair while softening.

Restorative Serum ($7.99 USD) — Repair split ends and reconstruct broken hair fibers for an easily manicured mane with this little miracle.  It lays frizz to rest and, in the process, gives extra shine to your newly smooth hair.

Single Application Intensive Treatment ($3.99 USD) — This 5-minute treatment breathes life into washed out color by closing cuticles and restoring shine. Add a single drop to hair after washing or mix with your favorite conditioner.

Maximum Hair Treatment Mask ($8.99 USD) — Enriched with rice protein and 15 hair-centric herbs extracted from India and the Amazon Rainforest, this mask hydrates and renews.  Use once a week to help color last longer!

What I think: I really like the shampoo and conditioner, but it is very moisturizing and thus not good for oily hair. I also really love the serum. A little goes a long way and makes hair very shiny. The intensive treatment turns very dry hair soft. The only product I didn’t care for was the Leave-In conditioner. It didn’t make much of a difference in my hair. 

Find Surya Brasil products at Whole Foods nationwide or on

Give A New Fragrance This Christmas

Do you need a fragrance for a unique lady who doesn’t want to smell like everyone else? Try a fragrance from one of the companies below and the lady will love being different! Try:

Rosie Jane Leila Lou Holiday Gift Set ($52.00) includes 2 oz. Body Lotion, 12 Hour Candle and 5ml fragrance oil. Made with 100 percent essential oils and certified organic ingredients, the Leila Lou Body Lotion offers an easy-to-wear fragrance with hints of fresh cut grass and notes of tangerine and pear. The scent became a cult-classic with the 2009 launch of Leila Lou’s Roller Ball Oil Fragrance – a favorite of celebrities including Jennifer Garner, Rachel Bilson and Vanessa Hudgens. Available at

Krigler Extraordinaire Camelia ²09 (100ml: $265; 50ml: $185) — Created in 2009 to celebrate Krigler’s 105th Anniversary, Extraordinaire Camelia ²09 gathers two sorts of Camellias flowers, corsican lemon, pink peppercorn from florida, indian cardamom, Bourbon Vanilla, Musc de Baur, Cedar, Chinese Tea. In the flower’s language, Camellia symbolises excellence, pride, abnegation and modesty. To offer Extraordinaire Camelia ²09 means to declare the perfect love, to recognize an ideal relationship. Visit to purchase.

Alvarez Gomez Madrid is synonymous with tradition, distinction, fine quality, unique style and the authenticity of the Spanish perfume industry.  Family owned and 100% Spanish the company has reigned Spain’s number one perfume house since 1899.   A pioneering brand harnessing the benefits of essential plant oils and floral essences, clean and natural combining Mediterranean plants, flowers and fruits. Agua De Colonia Concentrada ($28.00 100ml) — Their signature perfume combining extracts of Lemon, Spanish Lavender, Geranium and Eucalyptus with essential oils of Rosemary, Thyme, English Lavender and Bergamot.  The line is expanded into a full line of bath and body from soaps to deodorants.

Enjoy your new scent!

Give The Gift Of Relaxation With Comfort Zone, Dr. Hauschka and AHAVA This Holiday Season

Looking to give the gift of relaxation (or to or purchase some for yourself) this holiday season? Below are three natural and spa brands that you may never have tried before, but each one includes wonderfully smelling and calming products that will help you get through the busy and stressful holiday season. 

Comfort Zone Tranquility Shower Cream ($38.00 USD). Transform your shower into your very own blissful oasis by using this Tranquility Shower Cream. Specially formulated with vanilla and rose oils, this shower cream provides a two-in-one process of cleansing and moisturizing the skin while relieving stress and muscle tension. I love the soft scent and the fact that the cream makes my skin so soft. It works well for shaving, too. Visit to learn more. 

Dr. Hauschka The Aromatherapy Bath Kit ($19.95 USD) has everything to create the ultimate bath experience. A perfect gift for anyone your list who deserves a little indulgence and at under $20, it won’t break the bank.  It contains travel sizes of Lavender, Lemon, Sage, Spruce and Rosemary Bath products that help calm and soothe. I like to combine a few drops of Lemon and Sage in my bath. So nice! This is available at

AHAVA Mineral Sparkles Holiday Gift Set ($20.00 USD). Put a little sparkle into your Holiday beauty routine with AHAVA’s Mineral Sparkles gift set. This exclusive set features three effective treatments to pamper and address the needs of the body and hands. These unique formulas are clinically proven to restore skin’s natural moisture balance for healthy and radiant skin. Powered by 21 essential Dead Sea minerals including potassium, calcium and magnesium, these treatments will renew your skin with soothing moisture. Includes Mineral Body Lotion, Mineral Hand Cream, Mineral Shower Gel and AHAVA’s Deluxe Chenille Bath Puff. Available at


Try STEAMCREAM, A New Natural Hand Cream

Have you been searching for a new hand and body lotion that is natural and incredibly moisturizing? STEAMCREAM offers the latest concept in skin-care. High quality, natural, traceable and ethically-sourced raw ingredients are bound by a steam-infused manufacturing process to create a hydrating, easily absorbed and luxurious vegan cream for face, body and hands. 

STEAMCREAM has pioneered the use of a steam technique to create this unique, gentle, and loosely-bound compound. This looseness allows each ingredient – including a blend of moisturizing and soothing oatmeal infusion, orange flower water and calming lavender oil – to break down and deeply penetrate areas of the skin that other creams find hard to reach. 

The scent is a natural blend of pure essential oils that are extremely effective on the skin. The blend includes Orange Blossom Absolute, Neroli Oil and calming Chamomile Blue Oil. Uplifting Rose Absolute adds toning and soothing qualities.

These fab creams comes in eco-friendly limited edition aluminum tins give a funky twist to an otherwise serious cream.The tins are available in a growing array of design choices making each tin a collector’s item. The perfect on-the-go product for today’s busy lifestyles – it’s even hand luggage friendly at just 2.6 oz!

What I think: The cream is glossy and light and is absorbed into the skin right away. The tin is gorgeous, and perfect for traveling. I’m going to Mexico in about a week and I plan on taking my STEAMCREAM with me. The scent is very soothing and reminds me of lavender.

You can purchase STEAMCREAM at Enjoy!