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Friday, June 29, 2012

Blake Lively: Get Her Gorgeous Look!

Photo Credit :thesuperficial.com

GET THE LOOK Hair: Courtesy of Celebrity Hairstylist Angelo David ofAngelo David Salon
Make up : Courtesy of Celebrity Makeup Artist Piper Cline ofAngelo David Salon
1) Spray hair with the Angelo David Long and Strong Detangler, followed with the Angelo David Sea Silk Styling Mousse to prepare for styling
2) Begin blow drying hair by sections using the Angelo David Round Brush, bringing hair all the way to the back.
3) Gather hair and begin your fish braid. Divide hair into two sections. Take a small portion of hair from one side then bring it to the other, repeating this process back and forth. We want a clean, yet effortless feel, so it is ok if strands of hair starts sticking out.
4) Continue braiding until you reached desired length, then secure the braid with an elastic
5) Finish the look with a great hairspray, like L'oreal Tex Infinium Professional, for a firm hold without creating stiffness
Make up
- Dior SkinFlash Primer all over face
- Follow with Dior Dior Skin Nude Natural Glow Hydrating makeup all over face using a foundation brush.
- Conceal problems areas using Dior Nude Skin Perfecting and Hydrating. With a concealer brush, apply product under the eye area and blend with your fingertips..
- Use Dior Rosy Glow Health Glow around the apples of the cheeks to give you that subtle rosy glow.
- Apply Dior Smoothing High Impact Eyeshadow Crystal white 006 all over eye and on the tear line.
- Line the ends of the eyes with Dior Style Liner in Jet Black
- For voluminous lashes, do 2 coats of Dior DiorShow Extase to top and bottom lashes
- Line both top and bottom lips with Dior Dior Rouge Liner Automatic Lip Liner in Tourbillion Pink
- Finish the lips with Dior Addict Lip Polish

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Looking Polished With Duri Cosmetics & NCLA Nail Colors

Summer is the perfect time for all of the gorgeous bright hues I'm seeing everywhere!  Since I'm fairy certain I can't (confidently) pull off those cute vibrantly colored blue or yellow skinny jeans I'm seeing all over the place, I plan to express my colorful self via bright nail polishes.  Duri Cosmetics has just released their 2012 Summer Collection, "Strictly Summer" and I can't get enough of them!  My favorites of the collection are the minty green, Summer In The City, the sunshine yellow, One Summer Dream and the electric pink, Summer Turns To High.  All of Duri's polishes are only $5 so you can stock up on all of them!  Just make sure you grab the "Strictly Summer" collection soon since it's a limited edition and only available for a short time!  Check out www.Duri.com

Another hue I'm loving is Eight Days A Week by NCLA Los Angeles Nail Lacquer.  From the Summer of '69 collection this steel blue/purple shade is perfect for toes!  Once it's dry, it reminds me of a cement color.  I added a single layer of silver glitter as a top coat and it sparkled like crazy!  If you've not familiar with NCLA Los Angeles Nail Lacquer go to their website (www.shopncla.com) and take a peek!  Not only do they offer some awesome colors, but they also have dozens of different nail wrap designs.  My favorite of the nail wraps is the The Ray & The Ro because they look Missoni inspired!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Santa Margherita Nail Polish? A Perfect Pairing!

Santa Margherita has been making my beloved Pinot Grigio since 1979 and now they are making nail polish?!  Oh happy day!  Known for their delicious wines and sparkling wines, Santa Margherita has introduced a fun, match-your-nails-to-your-drink, limited edition nail polish collection and I'm in love!

Sparkling Rose', Chianti Classico, Prosecco and, my favorite, Pinot Grigio are the four magnificent shades Santa Margherita has released inspired by their famous wines.  As soon as I received the set I painted my nails with Pinot Grigio and at the last minute decided to paint my pinkies with the fun, sparkly shade, Prosecco.

The fun polishes have great staying power and remained chip-free for almost a week!  I was already a huge fan (and drinker) of  Santa Margherita because of their crisp and delicious Pinot Grigio and now with nail polish under their belt, I'm hopelessly devoted!  I'm hoping for a lip gloss collection next!  Hint, hint!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Lash Out with Lash Control Volumizing Mascara

Forget flakes, clumps and raccoon eyes!  Lash Control Mascara is the sanitary, non-irritating way to get bold, defined,
va-va-voom lashes!  

A botanically enriched mascara, Lash Control gives maximum impact with minimum waste.  Forget wiping off excess mascara on a tissue or on the rim of the tube!  The squeezable Lash Control tube allows you to control just how much mascara is on the brush, so you always end up with just the right amount!

Simply squeeze the color in the middle of the tube as you pull out the wand and the excess mascara stays in the tube.  Lash Control conditions lashes and keeps them healthy with a hydrating beeswax base, essential proteins, and nutrient rich botanicals including Gingko Biloba, Chamomile Flower Extract, Aloe, Keratin, Amino Acids, Aloe Bargadensis Leaf Extract and Panax Ginseng Root Extract.

Lash Control is available in three different, color coded squeeze tubes:
  • Pink Squeeze:  Classic black formula with tapered brush
  • Purple Squeeze:  Intense black formula with zig-zag brush to build volume
  • Clear Squeeze:  Clear coat formula for taming wayward brows, minus the "wet" look.  It's also the perfect top coat to layer over your black mascara to seal in the pigment.

I've been using the Purple Squeeze and love it!  Squeezing the excess mascara off of the wand is genius.  Lash Control doesn't clump at all and lasts all day long without smudging or flaking off!

Go check it out by clicking here or by going to www.LashControl.com

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Get a Spa Facial at Home With Haan Therapeutics and Romi Beauty

Luxuriate in spa-quality facial care at home with the Romi Beauty Deep Cleaning Facial System!  Achieve the ultimate in deep cleansing and hydration with the Haan Therapeutics Deep Cleansing Facial.

The SAI Complex Activator is the only device of its kind. This state-of-the-art Activator was specifically designed to complement the Haan Therapeutics line of skincare products containing the revolutionary SAI Complex. The facial tool, which is exclusive to the brand, delivers the optimal steam dosage and temperature necessary to open pores and activate the SAI molecule in Haan Therapeutics skincare products for maximum skin benefits. The Haan Therapeutics signature "5 Minute Facial" represents the most advanced at-home skincare regimen to date.

Haan Therapeutics has designed a state of the art Activator for its line of skin care products containing the revolutionary SAI Complex. This one of a kind facial tool was engineered to deliver the optimal steam dosage necessary to activate the SAI molecule in Haan Therapeutics skin care products for maximum skin benefits. The Haan Therapeutics Signature "5 Minute Facial" represents the most advanced at home skin care regimen to date. In 5 minutes you have the benefits of a professional medi- spa facial. The SAI Activator supports more efficient transportation of beneficial skin care ingredients to the skin in an optimal dose and time. Our patent pending design advances the "amount" of steam used during our treatment, as in comparison to a professional facial where one can sometimes feel claustrophobic and under the steam to long. For best results, use with Haan Therapeutics SAI Complex products - 1 to 3 times per week.

Developed through quality engineering with stringent manufacturing standards to deliver proven results, our SAI Activator brings salon professionalism into your home. Set at the optimal steam frequency to activate our SAI Complex, just 3 to 5 minutes and you will see a more youthful, more radiant and healthy looking skin!

This awesome at home spa facial is available by going to RomiBeauty.com or HSN.com

Friday, June 15, 2012

Get Softer & Younger Looking Skin With L'Oreal Youth Code Youth Regenerating Skincare Foaming Gel Cleanser

L'Oreal's Youth Code line is quickly becoming one of my favorite brands. I'm in love with L'Oreal's Youth Code day/night cream already and now I'm in love with the Youth Regenerating Skincare Foaming Gel Cleanser

First, I will start off by saying that I love cleansers that come in handy pump form. When I wash my face, it looks nothing like a face wash commercial. Half of my bathroom is underwater when I'm finished so a cleanser with a pump is crucial to the state of my bathroom and my husband if he is within 3 feet of my sink.

Youth Code Regenerating Skincare Foaming Gel Cleanser removes any impurities and gently exfoliates leaving skin smooth, luminous and younger looking.  It's oil-free and completley safe to use for removing eye makeup.  It even removes my 5 layers of mascara!

As I say in almost of my posts these days, the drugstore is where it's at for skincare and cosmetics right now!  All L'Oreal Youth Code proudcts, including the Youth Regenerating Skincare Foaming Gel Cleanser can be found at any drugstore and is under $10!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Schwarzkopf Professional Presents BLONDME

New York, New York June 4, 2012The ultimate for blonde hair colour and care,Schwarzkopf Professional, a leader in the hair care industry, has hit the US market with their newest product line,BLONDME, for all inner blondes, including brunettes. Major beauty editors and bloggers gathered to celebrate the launch of the innovativeBLONDME at the Soho House with celebrity hair colourist and BLONDME Ambassador, Kim Vō. Kim used BLONDME products on models to portray the many tones aBLONDME blonde can be.

BLONDME’s philosophy is premium hair care from start to finish. With a clever range of shades and intelligent polymers, the BLONDME line balances moisture and proteins for lasting luminous colour, eliminating unwanted brass, red, and orange tones. While other hair care lines can leave hair dry,BLONDME conditions hair while processing. Each range is blended with Keralumière Infusion for deep conditioning care keeping hair healthy, silky, and shiny.BLONDME also offers a premiere White Blending ability which blends up to 90% of white hair, creating beautifully toned blondes on grey hair like Helen Mirren’s coif.

At-home blonde maintenance is the core ofBLONDME. Blondes know better than any other hair colour that their home hair care routine is just as important as keeping up with their colour.BLONDME’s professional at-home products allow blondes to maintain their colour and investment longer than ever before, and keep them looking salon ready, every day. The at-home line consists of shampoos, conditioners, a leave-in conditioner, magnifying spray and an intense treatment masque. In three different ranges, BLONDE BRILLIANCE,ILLUMI LIGHTS and ALL BLONDES, BLONDME is the perfect fit for maintaining healthy, shiny hair for each blonde hue.

BLONDME All Blondes Shampoo, $55
BLONDMEShine Magnifying Spray, $24
BLONDMEIllumi Lights Leave-In Conditioner, $23
BLONDMEIllumi Lights Shampoo, $20
BLONDMEBlonde Brilliance Intense Treatment, $25
BLONDMEBlonde Brilliance Shampoo Warm Caramel, $20
BLONDME Blonde Brilliance Shampoo Cool Ice, $20
BLONDME Blonde Brilliance Conditioner, $23

About Kim Vō: Master colourist to Hollywood’s most elite and named “the best blonder in the business," Kim is the new Ambassador to Schwarzkopf Professional's latest innovation, BLONDME.’s celebrity clientele includes Hollywood blondes such as Kate Hudson, Katherine Heigl and Britney Spears. “Blondes are everything to me -- it's what I'm known for! With 1 in 4 women being blonde, I've been searching for years for the perfect colour system that creates the multi-dimension my clients crave, the intense care they need and maximum coverage," shares Vō. "Schwarzkopf Professional’sBLONDME gives this and so much more; it's blonde perfection in a bottle!"

To find out whereBLONDME is available in your area, please call:
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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Charlize Theron at The MTV Movie Awards: Get The Look With MAC!

Courtesy of Celebrity Hair and makeup Artist Stacey Ellis ofByuTi Salon

BYU-TI Salon Santa Monica
510 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
310 587 2207
BYU-TI Salon Brentwood
11740 San Vicente Blvd
Suite 203
Brentwood, CA 90049
888 99 BYUTI
Get the look with M.A.C Cosmetics

The trick to achieving this warm summer fusion is to keep the colors on the eyes, lip and cheek in the same tonal family. Especially matching the warm tone on the cheek with the lip.

1. Create a clean even skin tone with Mineralize Satinfinish Foundation and set with the Select Sheer Pressed Powder on a large powder brush.

2. For a soft warm coral on the cheek apply Powder Blush in the color, Style. Dust on the cheek, back to the ear.

3. Highlight the eye with Metal X Cream Eyeshadow in the color,Fusion Gold. Apply this to the inside corner and under the brow.

Apply the Eyeshadow color, Motif across the eyelid and blend into the crease. For added pigment dab the color onto the lid. Also apply this under the eye starting at the outer corner with a fine brush.

4. Line the top lash line with Technakoh Liner in the color Photogravure. This pencil is soft so it can be blended and smudged.
Finish the eye with Black Studio Fix Lash Mascara.

5. Create a clean lip line with Cream Stick Liner in the neutral color, Summerfruit and top with Tinted Lipglass color, Check This Out.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Get Manageable Hair with Klorane Papyrus

Are you plagued with dry and unruly hair?  Then you need to try Klorane Papyrus Shampoo, perfect for smoothing and deeply nourishing your over-worked tresses!  Klorane Papyrus is a calming and replenishing shampoo, designed to smooth, nourish and hydrate dry, out of control hair types.  It features a special botanical milk harvested from the Cyperus Esculentus L. plant, a perennial plant of the Papyrus family. This ancient ingredient is rich in fatty acids and polar lipids that rejuvenate, repair and soften hair with each cleanse. Frizz is banished, shine is restored and the hair is easy to manage and incredibly beautiful.
Something else your hair will thank you for?  Klorane Hair Mask with Papyrus Milk.  This deep conditioning hair mask provides in depth nutrition to restore the intracellular cement of the hair fiber.  Its key ingredient, papyrus milk, is composed of essential fatty acids and phospholipids that nourish and smooth.  Hair is left smooth, frizz-free and manageable.  Just apply generously to towel-dried hair and leave on for five minutes.  Then comb through and wash hair once more.  You won't believe the noticeable difference in your hair after just one use!