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Miracle Hair Softener, Shimmery Summer Eyes & The Key to Eternal Youth

By   |   June 3, 2011   |   Gal Approved, Lifestyle

SATURATE. I’ll admit it; I like to enhance my hair with braid extensions and weaves. Of course, I have to take them out every once in a while, only to discover (every single time!) that my natural hair is begging for moisture. Little did I know I would find the elixir from Phillip Kingsley Elasticizer, a super-softening agent from the famed British trichologist. The treatment, which is applied on the hair before shampooing, is good for all hair types, including my course, kinky and fine strands, and says it adds elasticity, manageability, bounce and shine. I left the gooey white substance on for about 30 minutes with a plastic cap to really let my strands soak it up, then hopped in the shower to shampoo. Immediately, I felt the difference; my hair was softer and easier to get my fingers into. But the real proof came when it was time to blow dry. I was able to blow out the full length of my strands with a heated comb attachment. Heavenly! With Phillip Kingsley Elastizer, I just may add a new look to my repertoire: my locks au naturale! You can get your own Phillip Kingsley treatment products here. In New York? Visit the Phillip Kinsgley salon on 52nd St. and Madison Ave. to get a hair and scalp analysis and specific products recommended just for you.

SHADE. Summer’s here, so it’s time to put the smoky eye to rest. But how will you style those eyes? Something simply elegant and classy that will have all eyes on you: the gold goddess glare. Try Estee Lauder’s “Sizzling Copper” ($15), or if you’re on a budget, you can substitute with Milani’s “Bronze Doll” ($7). Don’t forget to apply your eye primer first. If you’re the type of girl who likes to ask “why” before you buy, then check out sugaRushtv’s product review for the sizzling copper!

WATCH. Think you’re too old to do something? Then you need to see Raul: The Movie. Raul Lopez Barrera is 77-years-young, married to a 37-year-old wife and competes in decathlons in his spare time. “He’s the only Latin person in the world who is doing this,” exclaims John Case, who produced the documentary after learning of Raul’s extraordinary life feats. “The movie shows him training and competing in the World Masters Athletic Championships that took place in Finland in 2009.” FYI: the decathlon consists of ten events: shot put, pole vault, hurdle, discus, javelin, high & long jump and 100, 400 and 1500 meter run. “Raul competed as a young man, but then he ate and drank too much,” John shares. “He changed his lifestyle 20 years ago,” and hasn’t looked back — even when he’s seriously injured during training, which becomes one of the movie’s most haunting moments. “His trainer, everybody tells him to quit… he sucks up and he’s in insane great pain. It’s a whole drama, a whole other roller coaster of emotion.” What we really wanted to know is how Raul keeps the flames burning with wife Susana, who is less than half his age. “They are walking ahead of me and holding hands,” John relays. “Raul knows how to treat a lady, and he acts like a teenager with a big smile on his face. His motto is overcoming adversity with the right attitude, and going as hard and as big as you can while you’re alive.” Learn more about the documentary here.

photo credit: LAMU FILMS, Phillip Kingsley, sugaRushtv

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