07.11 THE PULSE BEAUTY BAG

By Elise French

This month features:

  • Red Hot Hair from Streekers
  • Equinox has the only beach bag you’ll need this summer!
  • Sexy summer scents for him and her
  • Göt2b powder’ful ~ 10 seconds to volume!
  • Head to toe moisture and protection are your best summertime friends!
  • Touchback is the cure for annoying roots!
  • Moonlight serenade ~ curves are sexy, too!
  • Eco-luxe bags from evolve45
  • Get a burst of color with zach’s wax
  • BryceTM florida key lime with hawaiian virgin coconut moisturizing body mist!
  • Flower cocktail rings from bloom from belle et bonne jewels!

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untitled14untitled16RED HOT HAIR!

This summer it’s easier than ever to heat up your hair color with the hottest new hue: fire engine red. With Streekers, eye-catching color no longer means hours spent in the salon chair and committing to permanent results. Simply select your favorite Streekers hue and brush through strands for bold, show-stopping color that washes out when you’re ready.

The formula looks just as vivid as a permanent color, but shampoos out in a single wash.

It comes in a sleek portable bottle with a sponge-tip applicator to ensure neat, even application.  For best results, apply Streekers to dry hair in small sections, from root to tip,  and wait to dry before brushing. 

AVAILABLE IN: Red, Pink, Blue, Purple, Green, Yellow, Orange, and Ultra Violet.

WHAT THEY COST: $10.95 each

WHERE TO FIND THEM: All ULTA stores or www.streekers.com.

EQUINOX HAS THE ONLY BEACH BAG YOU’LL NEED THIS SUMMER!

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Equinox is now carrying an exclusive summer tote by De Rigueur for women. The canvas beach tote is stylish, versatile, and has plenty of room for all our essentials, from that naughty novel we’re reading to a luxurious towel to our won’t-go-outside-without-it sunscreen. It comes in two soft shades ~ weathered navy or a light grey ~ and the interior adds pop with a fun striped lining.  Scoop up a De Rigueur tote by visiting any of The Shops at Equinox nationwide (to locate a shop near you, visit www.equinox.com) or via phone at 212-677-6384.

SEXY SUMMER SCENTS FOR HIM AND HER

Summer time has just arrived ~ so why not get ready to take on the heat with a new, refreshing scent?  No matter if you’re feeling sexy, cool or adventurous, there’s the perfect scent for you and your guy to try this season:

If you’re feeling a bit naughty ~ Hit the beach with a sexy scent that is sure to turn heads on the boardwalk:

For Her: GUESS Seductive Wild Summer (1.7 fl oz./$52: www.guess.com<www.guess.com)

sexy-summer-scents-for-him-copyFor Him: Playboy New York (1.7 fl oz./$16: Available at drug stores nationwide)

If you’re feeling cool and laid-back ~ Sail through the ocean breeze with one of these light and refreshing scents:

For Her: Faith Hill True (1.7 fl oz./$31.50: Available at drugstores nationwide)

For Him: Pure Nautica Discovery (3.4 fl oz./$65: Available at

drug stores nationwide)

If you’re feeling adventurous ~ While exploring all that summer has to offer, try one of these scents:

For Her: Baby Phat Dare Me (1.0 fl oz./$28: Available at drug stores nationwide)

For Him: Adidas Moves Pulse for Him (1.7 fl oz./$26: Available at

drugstores nationwide)

got2b-powderful-copyGÖT2B POWDER’FUL ~ JUST 10 SECONDS TO VOLUME!

10…9…8….The countdown to incredible volume begins with Europe’s best kept styling secret: styling powder! göt2b POWDER’ful volumizing styling powder is the game-changing, quickest way to you’ve-got-to-see-it-to-believe-it volume. The formula contains virtually weightless micro-particles that help texturize the hair’s surface, giving hair radical root lift in only ten seconds. Just shake some into your palm, rub your hands together, and apply it to your roots once you’ve dried your hair…and BAM! ~ more volume than you ever thought possible regardless of whether your hair is fine, curly, wavy, long or short.  Best of all, long-lasting hold agents keep these unbelievable effects going all day long. Use göt2b POWDER’ful in the morning before work or school, or use it on your daytime look to turn it into a super-sexy nighttime look.

göt2b POWDER’ful volumizing styling powder retails for $5.99 & is available at Walgreens, CVS, Rite-Aid, Ulta and Meijer stories nationwide.

untitled17HEAD TO TOE MOISTURE AND PROTECTION ARE YOUR BEST SUMMERTIME FRIENDS!

Protect your skin with the new Smart Girls Who Surf SPF 30+ Mineral Sunscreen Lotion! Unlike synthetic sunscreens that contain potentially dangerous chemicals such as Oxybenzone and Homosalate, Smart Girls Who Surf offers only certified chemical-free, paraben-free formulas, created with natural active ingredients Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide to provide powerful broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection. $14.99 at www.smartgirlswhosurf.com.

Your skin isn’t the only thing susceptible to the sun and other summer elements.  untitled18Make sure the Davines SU Sun Oil: Moisturizing for Hair and Body is safely packed in your beach and overnight bags!  This multi-tasking hair and body essential nourishes and protects with a powerful blend of Argan and Jojoba Oils, Vitamin E and UV filters. With its innovative

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anti-aging formula, the lightweight oil preserves the integrity of hair color and skin tone, protecting against the drying and damaging effects of salt, sun and chloride for an all-over healthy shine. $28 at www.davines.com.untitled20

Be sure to have your favorite moisturizing lip tint on hand. Each of the four shades of Clark’s Botanicals Ultra Rich Lip Tints provides sheer color that will keep your lips looking plump, while acting like mini water reservoirs for intense, long-lasting hydration!  $19 at www.clarksbotanicals.com

Atopalm’s Moisturizing Hand Treatment helps fight the visible signs of aging and provide anti-oxidant protection while softening and smoothing your skin.  Your skin will be left more supple and looking brighter – definitely a must for when the sun reflects off of your bracelets and rings.  $18 at www.atopalmusa.com.  Atopalm also offers a Moisturizing Body Lotion ($30; it’s a  lightweight, paraben free lotion that’s quickly absorbed and employs Atopalm’s patented MLE formula to revitalize and moisturize by restoring your skin’s protective barrier system.  Vitamin E helps to defend the skin from environmental stresses, while Allantoin calms and soothes.

TOUCHBACK IS THE CURE FOR ANNOYING ROOTS!pulse-beauty-bag-touchback-copy

The last thing you should worry about on your summer vacation is gray roots ~ or really, roots of any color. TouchBack offers real hair color in a travel-friendly marker. No matter where your travels take you this summer, keep grays at bay with TouchBack, the mistake-proof marker designed to camouflage gray (or even the nasty blonde roots for those of us who’ve experimented with going red or brunette) between salon visits. The ultra-portable marker is the perfect way to instantly touch up color on the go, letting you focus on fun and forget about your roots.

TouchBack delivers true, temporary hair color on contact. The pocket-sized, beveled Fiber FlowTM applicator makes for easy application when you want it, where you want it. Unlike mascara and crayons, TouchBack won’t flake or rub off with brushing because it bonds to the hair in a minute and stays true until shampooed out. The marker is available in eight shades that blend perfectly with permanent color.

Rich Black                             Ash Blonde

Dark Brown                          Golden Blonde

Medium Brown                     Light Auburn

Light Brown                          Dark Auburn

TouchBack makes covering roots an easy part of your routine. Gentle ingredients-no harsh chemicals like ammonia or peroxide ~ leave hair looking and feeling natural. TouchBack is compatible with all styling products, so you can brush, gel, and spray away.

TO USE: Slide the skin-shielding comb under dry hair as close to the scalp as possible, then apply TouchBack to gray roots.  For resistant gray hair, hold the marker on the hair for a few seconds to deposit additional color. To remove color, just shampoo.

WHAT IT COSTS: $29.95

WHERE TO FIND IT: www.TouchBackGray.com and all Ulta stores.

MOONLIGHT SERENADE ~ CURVES ARE SEXY, TOO!

MoonLight Serenage Fall Catalog 2010Moonlight Serenade believes that “the plus size woman is sexy too,” and they take curvy girls from sexy to va-va-voom with their line of elegant boudoir apparel ~ chemises, camisoles, and gowns.  All items are stylish and upscale, from the flirty lingerie to the luxurious loungewear; they’re created from georgette, chiffon and charmeuse fabrics and are available in tastefully blended and playful prints including floral, paisleys, stripes and solids. Vibrant color combinations like fiery red, delicate pink, powder blue and fuchsia, as well as deep burgundy, violet, rich black and brown in opaque, sheer and burn-out woven fabrics pop with accents like glitter, sequins, silky ruffled skirt edges, and flat and lace-styled trims.

Moonlight Serenade Designer Kara Oguschewitz spent many years designing for top-name international clothing brands and now brings her own vision, craftsmanship and romantic style to legions of women who she feels get a short shrift from designers. “Everyone should love their body, and part of that is finding beautiful colors, shapes and patterns to accentuate your figure and personality,” Kara says. “So many plus-sized manufacturers have a one-size-fits-all mentality that offers less in color, cut and creativity for women who want and deserve more.”

Moonlight Serenade Apparel designs are available in sizes 14, 16, 18 & 20 and are affordably priced from $25 to $44. Check out all the styles at www.moonlightserenadeapparel.com.

ECO-LUXE BAGS FROM EVOLVE45

the-pulse-beauty-bag-evolv-copyEvolve45 (the company was built on the premise that if we all evolve 45 degrees, then collectively we can make a big difference) brings us eco-luxe bags that are one of the most environmentally-friendly leather options: their vegetable tanned leather is achieved by combining natural tannin extracts (like chestnut and quebracho tree) with other plants to create a unique and easily recognizable satin finish.   Found in bark, leaves, roots and fruit, natural tannin extracts make the vegetable-tanned leather unique and easily distinguishable from leather tanned by other methods; the unique natural process gives the bags a highly lustrous baked enamel appearance and warm vintage color shades.

While vegetable tanned leather products have a reputation for becoming older without ruining, the natural characteristics make evolve45’s bags easy to recycle at the end of the bag’s life.

Whether you’re out on the town or running a few errands, Evolve45 is an eco-chic way to carry the essentials.  Bringing the “sexy little, black dress” concept to all of its bags, Evolve45 uses luxuriously refined 100% organic cotton linings and rich, natural materials.  Each handbag is crafted with natural fabrics, including Genuine Italian Vegetable-Tanned LeatherTM Consortium. Evolve45 also offers the sleekest, environmentally responsible fabrics to make sure that your wallets, iPods®, and other necessities ride first class.

If everyone could evolve their consumption slightly, say forty-five degrees, the resulting contribution to a cleaner, safer, environment would be enormous.” ~ Evolve45 Designer Sara Marston

www.evolve45.com

GET A BURST OF COLOR WITH ZACH’S WAX

Want to spice up your look but don’t want to commit to a hair color for the long haul? Zach’s Wax has the perfect solution ~ their outrageously bright Extreme Color Gels. Make your hair a work of art for the day, and then reset the canvas with just one shampoo. It goes on just like any other gel and keeps hair staunchly in its place, even through workouts and nights on the dance floor. A portion of the Zach’s Wax proceeds is always marked for donation, no matter the product or the time of year. In honor of breast cancer they donate a portion of each sale of their Pink Extreme Color Gel to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Visit www.zachswax.com to choose your fave colors!

BRYCETM FLORIDA KEY LIME WITH HAWAIIAN VIRGIN COCONUT MOISTURIZING BODY MIST!

BRYCETM organic skin care products are made fresh to order on the South Coast of MA, without any mass production, from fresh, hand-selected fruit and vegetable purées specific to individual states and regions ~ many from American farms.

The products do not contain any toxic chemicals, cancerous parabens, fillers, artificial preservatives, petroleum products or additional additives of any kind. Instead, vitamins and minerals are captured in their fresh organic base, offering dramatic results as actual seeds, pulps and peels begin the regenerative and healing powers that can only be produced by nature. You will notice immediate results while feeling the obvious effects from the extremely high fruit content and high level of active, organic ingredients ~ Bryce believes that fresh is best!

Experience the one-of-a-kind trademark secret  texture of products that you won’t find duplicated anywhere, all while benefitting from powerful antioxidants, anti-aging vitamins and minerals ~ which is what sets BRYCETM organic skin care products apart from the pack.

pulse-beauty-bag-florida-key-lime-body-mist1This summer, make sure you have BRYCETM Florida Key Lime with Hawaiian Virgin Coconut Moisturizing Body Mist!

It rejuvenates dull, tired skin, soothes it, and helps bring back a beautiful, youthful appearance ~ plus it smells absolutely delicious!!!

Ingredients: organic Hawaiian virgin coconut extract, organic virgin Hawaiian coconut oil, organic key lime extract, organic key lime juice, organic extra virgin olive oil, organic apricot kernel oil, organic  avocado carrier oil, lime mineral water, A, C, D, E, K, B1(Thiamine), B2(Riboflavin), B3(Niacin), B5(Pantothenic Acid), B6, Selenium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc, Calcium, Phosphorous

The Body Mist is available online at www.bryceorganics.com ~ and while you’re there, check out Hawaiian Virgin Coconut Facial Polishing Scrub, Hawaiian Virgin Coconut Body Polishing Scrub.

ringFLOWER COCKTAIL RINGS FROM BLOOM FROM belle et bonne JEWELS!

belle et bonne designs are fashion forward with classic appeal. This season they’ve brightened their color palette to reflect their love of spring and summer!  The line is popular among news anchors, radio personalities and other celebs ~ like Grammy winning pop singer Colbie Caillat, who has the Sterling Silver Dogwood Cuff Ring in Buttercup Yellow.  b et b not only sells their jewelry to a star-studded audience, but also makes sure that their business has a strong charitable component.  They support The Nature Conservancy through their 100% recycled sterling silver “Tree of Life” medallion necklace and the Tigerlily Foundation, a breast cancer awareness organization, through their sterling silver “Pink Dogwood” pendant necklace and matching cuff ring. A portion of the proceeds are donated to these charities.

Visit www.bellebonne.com  to browse and order!