Tag: Nexxus

Budget Beauty Buys

Budget Beauty Buys // Belle Belle Beauty

I’m back on Great Day Green Country on Tulsa’s FOX23 this morning to share all my new favorite finds from the drugstore aisles. Everything from a new awesome mascara to some seriously revolutionary hair care lines, there are some great beauty finds at low prices.

CeraVe Facial Sunscreen Face Lotion SPF 50 will have fans of this dermatologist recommended brand thrilled. This sunscreen is powered with physical only blockers, limiting irritation. It also comes in stick form, which dries clear, preventing that dreaded white cast.

L’Oreal EverCurl is the first ever drugstore hair care line especially designed for curly hair. Check out my giveaway here to win the entire line! I’m giving away three gift baskets. Did I mention Jordin Sparks is a fan?

Simple Skincare Radiance Cleansing Wipes have become such a staple for me. This new version promotes a radiant complexion. And they are so perfect for those nights when you are just too darn tired for the whole skin care routine.

Nexxus Youth Renewal is part of one of the hottest beauty topics these days. Backed by some serious scientific research, these formulas adresss the eight signs of aging hair. The Elixir is especially exciting as a versatile styling agent that can give immediate results.

Rimmel Scandaleyes Mascara was recently introduced to me by my dear friend, Jessica. Whoa – she was right! This mascara blew me away. The large fluffy brush gives you soft and full lashes that go on for miles.

The Nexxus Art & Science of Hair Exhibition – Attention NYCers

The Nexxus Art & Science of Hair Exhibition - Attention NYCers // Belle Belle Beauty

Vogue and Nexxus have teamed up for quite the event this week in New York City. The Nexxus Art & Science of Hair Exhibition, celebrating the launch of Nexxus’ Youth Renewal hair care line, is quite timely. The buzz lately seems to be all about the aging of hair. Check out the Wall Street Journal’s article, Are You Having an Old Hair Day?. Women are just now starting to think about how their hair changes and questions abound on how to combat the eight visible signs of aging hair: volume loss, breakage, less shine, roughness, dryness, brittleness, unruliness and loss of color vibrancy.

Yesterday, I had a chance to take a first look at the VIP event to kick off the event. I interviewed Nexxus Creative Director Kevin Mancuso and we chatted all about styling tips for aging hair. Kevin was trained at Vidal Sassoon, followed by nearly thirty years with hair icons including John Dellaria, Oribe (where he held the position of Creative Director) and Pierre Michel. He has worked as contributing editor for Allure, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle and American Salon. Needless to say he’s a classic stylist and a texture wiz.

Kevin point out that the Youth Renewal line is unique in that it solves the problems like dryness and brittleness without weighing down hair, allowing women to manage changing texture. Kevin pointed out that often women with aging hair turn to frizz-fighting formulas when actually texture and flyaways are the problem. The specific holistic approach of Youth Renewal really addresses thickness and the diameter of the strand. The formulas  are infused with Nexxus’ unique VITA-8 COMPLEX™ (containing Omega 3, Vitamin E, Wheat Protein, Benzophenone-4, Keratin, Essence of Pearl, Argan Oil, and CoQ10), which helps to improve color radiance, shine, strength and volume, as well as reduce frizz. The line has five products:

  • Rejuvenating Dry Shampoo
  • Rejuvenating Shampoo
  • Rejuvenating Conditioner
  • Plump & Lift Blow Dry Spray
  • Rejuvenating Elixir

The rockstar, Rejuvenating Elixir provides moisture and support with polymers acting as a detangler and styling aid. And the dry shampoo uses fewer dry particals, preventing stress on the hair. All of these innovative products are thanks to Kevin’s close work with the lab in developing the products and Nexxus’ long-time scientific approach to hair care.

During my interview with Kevin, I got a sneak peek of the venue for the event. Think hi-tech, sleek, interactive and sophisticaed. New York based readers: the event is today and tomorrow Friday 4/26 and Saturday 4/27 and open to the public at 30 Gansevoort Street at Hudson Street. Why stop by? Because you can receive a personal hair consultation from Kevin and styling from Nexxus stylists. Plus there is lots of good exhibits to check out, telling us how and why hair ages. And of course, my favorite, a photo booth.

Nexxus ProMend Styling & Frizz Defy

Talk about a breakthrough. I have never seen something work so well against the dreaded frizz. Nexxus just launched two collections: Pro Mend and Frizz Defy. Frankly, I love all the products but there was definitely a standout. The Nexxus Frizz Defy Frizz Protection Conditioner leaves my hair smooth, hydrated, healed and without one bit of unwanted fluffiness. In fact, I didn’t even dry my hair – just threw it up in a bun. When I took my hair down, it was full of smooth bouncy waves. I even earned a compliment or two. This stuff is going is going to be a lifesaver during the humid summer months.

The other collection, Pro Mend, comes in handy when you are a week or two overdue for a hair cut (or months as was my recent situation). While it doesn’t “repair” split ends, it does bind them together using molecular technology for a quick fix. My favorite products from the collection are the  Nexxus ProMend Split End Binding Smoothing Shine Serum and  Nexxus ProMend Split End Binding Straightening Lotion. They definitely give the illusion of shiny, healthy hair.

The whole product line from both collections:


  • Nexxus ProMend Split End Binding Bodifying Mousse
  • Nexxus ProMend Split End Binding Curl Defining Crème Gel
  • Nexxus ProMend Split End Binding Smoothing Shine Serum
  • Nexxus ProMend Split End Binding Straightening Lotion

Frizz Defy

  • Nexxus Frizz Defy Frizz Protection Shampoo
  • Nexxus Frizz Defy Frizz Protection Conditioner
  • Nexxus Frizz Defy Frizz Protection Styling Crème
  • Nexxus Frizz Defy Frizz Protection Leave-in Oil Shine Treatment
  • Nexxus Frizz Defy Frizz Protection Hair Spray
You can find these products at drugstore.com, where this product qualifies for free shipping and it is on sale. Yay!