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Beauty Gadgets

When I named Bionic Beauty, I never imagined there would be actual “bionic” makeup!  Women have applied makeup in a similar fashion for hundreds of years using brushes, fingers, sponges, cotton, and natural fibers.  Since 1930 women have had the option of permanent makeup – a tattoo that is applied to your face, eyes, or lips – but the process never grabbed mainstream attention until the 1980s.  The drawback of tattoo makeup is the lack of changeability.

Makeup needs a game-changer!  Turns out, it is here. Now.
Pax Color Change Cosmetic Implants - color changing permanent makeup

Blue Sun Research Group has developed Pax Cosmetic Implants. My best friend and research director at Blue Sun Research Group, Dr. Kate Jones, sent me an overview of their new permanent makeup cosmetic implants.

Pax implants are placed under the facial dermis during a quick, outpatient procedure and allow a woman to alter makeup colors on her cheeks, eyelids, and lips through a wireless interface. Basically you can change your makeup look from smokey eye with a nude lip to old Hollywood glamor in just a few minutes!

Pax, short for G-23 Paxilon Hydrochlorate, uses micro-dermal transduction of bio-luminescent liquid crystals to produce color visible on the skin’s surface. Currently there are 147 doctors in the United States authorized to perform Pax Cosmetic Implants; but the amount of doctors performing the procedure should be widespread by the middle of May.

To top it all off, this summer you’ll be able to change color on-the-go, with the Pax smart phone apps!

Will you be visiting your doctor to get the new Pax Cosmetic Implants?  And how often do you think you’d change your makeup through the day?

And after this leap forward, what’s next in the world of makeup?

Stay bionic y’all,
Jami - author and editor of the Bionic Beauty blog

Pax Cosmetic Implant side effects can include: redness, itching, swelling and discomfort at the implantation site(s); permanent or random color changes of the skin; personality changes such as aggression, akathesia, and insomnia; abnormal growth of the first bicuspids; excessive hunger; swelling of the pituitary gland, adrenal gland, and ears; and restless leg syndrome (RLS).

When I need hair products and styling tools, I turn to Their customer service, prices, and selection are absolutely fabulous. I have two Hana flat irons currently (the mini for travel and a full size one for home use), and they are worth every penny!

Now I have even more respect for the Misikko and Hana Salon team… Check out the messages below from John at Misikko; and Hana Salon owner, Stephen Voudouris, on how they are helping us all reach out and assist in the Haiti earthquake relief efforts.

Dear friends,
I hope your New Year has been going well despite all the things that are going on in the world right now. Haiti is in need right now… here at Misikko we are trying to give back! We have been contacted by the CEO of Hana Salon, Steve Voudouris who is helping us achieve this goal. For every Hana hair styling appliance that is purchased between January 20 and February 28, 2010, he will personally send a $25 blank check to the customer along with a stamped envelope for the customer to send a donation to the charity of their choice. You can see the letter he wrote to us down below.
John (from

Letter from Hana hair salon owner - how to help Haiti relief efforts with Misikko flat iron purchase

Click the image for a full size version of the letter...

So Bionic Beauties, if you’ve been considering a new flat iron, now is the time to buy. Hana’s are exceptional in quality and you’ll be supporting a great cause, too!

For more on how to help Haiti, here’s my previous article that outlines the myths, true charities, and ways to donate.

You all know my infatuation with my beloved PedEgg. Well, it’s still my favorite pedicure product, ever. And now, it’s even closer to my heart! PedEgg has released a special, limited edition Pink PedEgg.

The Pink PedEgg sports the Breast Cancer awareness ribbon and $50,000 of the proceeds will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. That’s a HUGE chunk of change that can really make a difference!

The limited edition pink PedEgg sells for $10 online at or in your local drugstore (I’ve spotted them at Sally’s Beauty Supply, Walgreens and CVS).

The Zann Clip is one of my favorite beauty gadgets. What is it, you ask? It’s a pretty kick-butt hair clip that doesn’t slip, slide, pull or break your locks. Head over to my review for photographs of it in action and my full thoughts.

And now here’s the main reason for this article… a coupon code!
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Free cosmetics and beauty samples found by Bionic Beauty

“Ladies, it’s been brought to my attention that this may not be a true free treatment. Apparently, you will receive a $300 coupon good towards a treatment. I wanted you all to know that as you proceed forward.” ~Bionic Beauty

This summer American Laser Centers is offering one free trial treatment of any of the services the company offers included in the list below.

While this isn’t a typical “beauty freebie”, I figured it might be an easy way to try something you’ve been considering.

Treatments that you can pick from…

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