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Ramble: My beauty picks for Interview magazine, the Foo Fighters, Redken All Soft, and Brazilian Blowout legal update

Posted Nov 20 2011 10:49pm
Tom Ford Violet Blonde perfume

Lara Stone stars in the Tom Ford Violet Blonde fragrance campaign - I am currently LOVING this perfume

Interview Magazine is super cool (like, actually cool), so I was beyond psyched when they approached me to take part in a Beauty Blogger round up of holiday must-haves . Check out my picks here ! (Hint: they include Tom Ford Violet Blonde, Bare Escentuals Clear Radiance, Crest 3D 2 Hour Whitestrips, and CoverGirl lipstick 320 in Soulmate.)

Pearl Jam is my favorite band, as longtime Jolie readers know, but Foo Fighters has been steadily nipping at their heels for the past several years. Once their latest album Wasting Light came out this spring, the Foos cemented their #2 spot. If you don’t already have it and like good, hard, melodic, turn-it-up rock, I can’t recommend more highly. I finally caught their Back and Forth documentary this weekend–such a fascinating look behind the scenes! (And check ‘em out below: how’s that for some serious hair? I feel like Taylor Hawkins especially spends time making sure his locks are just so.)

Foo Fighters Back and Forth documentary

And it wasn't even Movember when this photo was taken.

Moving on: I get a lot of skincare from various beauty brands, but not quite as much haircare. This is annoying, because haircare is easy to test: you lather it up or throw it on your dry ends, and bam! You can instantly tell if it works. (Skincare, on the other hand, takes weeks if not months of testing…and once you find a product or line you love, you’re loath to swap it up just for the sake of being a beauty guinea pig. I love you guys, but I also love not stressing out my finicky, acne-prone skin!)

Anyhow, Redken sends me a lot of products to test, but most of them are things I’m not really interested in–you know, for thinning hair and the like. So, when their new All Soft line arrived last week, I was super jazzed. My strands have been fried all summer after dying my hair myself, and I’ve been living in intensive conditioner land. I’m happy to report that the 1-2-3 punch of All Soft Shampoo, All Soft Heavy Cream intensive mask (one step up from the conditioner) and All Soft Supple Touch Lightweight Spray resulted in GORGEOUS hair this weekend. I’m impressed and recommend the line enthusiastically for those with dry or damaged hair.

Redken All Soft for dry or damaged hair

Currently using: Redken All Soft for dry or damaged hair

Finally, for those of you who’ve been following the Brazilian Blowout scandal (see here to catch up), some legal documents in the case were released Friday filed by Kamala Harris, the Attorney General of California. What I found particularly interesting was the following sentence:

“Under oath, not one of GIB (Brazilian Blowout)’s principals have been able to explain how, or even whether, its product formulation changed from 2008 to 2010 so as to render truthful its new ‘formaldehyde-free’ claim.”

Fairly damning stuff. (And to those who say lawyers don’t have a sense of humor, comes this:

“Saying that Brazilian Blowout does not expose people to formaldehyde because it contains methylene glycol, not formaldehyde, is like saying a match cannot burn people because it contains sulfur, not fire.”

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