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Monday, September 24, 2012

CLEAR Scalp & Hair Beauty Therapy Hits the Red Carpet with Sofia Vergara at The Emmys!

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Jen Atkin, CLEAR SCALP & HAIR THERAPY Celebrity Stylist went for a glamorous look inspired by the texture of her Zuhair Murad dress. "I wanted the hair to flow with the dress so we chose a bombshell wavy look. Sofia is a sexy woman who can work a full volume look so we did a twist on a 60s style and made it modern by keeping it long with loose sexy waves and volume at the crown," said Atkin.

Follow Atkin's tips below to recreate the look:

1. Always start with the right foundation. Begin by washing with Clear Scalp & Hair Beauty Therapy Volumizing Root Boost Shampoo and Conditioner to nourish the scalp and hair while also getting the volume and body from root to tip necessary to carry this style.

2. Use a volumizing mousse at the crown of the hair. Use a round brush to create volume and set the hair with velvet rollers.

3. Next, spray a texturizing spray throughout the rest of the hair and blowdry using a medium round brush for volume.

4. Once hair is dry, spritz an anti-humidity spray all over and brush through.

5. Use an 1 1/4" curling iron to set the hair. Wrap big sections of hair and curl up and away from the face.

6. Finally, comb the waves through with your fingers. Tease a little at the crown and finish off the look with a light spray of hairspray. If needed add a spray gloss to the ends.

CLEAR SCALP & HAIR BEAUTY THERAPY nourishing shampoos and conditioners are $5-$6 each at mass retailers, select drugstores and supermarkets nationwide. For more info, visit Facebook.com/ClearHairCare or join the conversation on Twitter @ClearHair.

Simple on the Red Carpet with Lena Dunham

As you may have seen, Lena Dunham (multiple award nominee for "Girls") looked amazing on the red carpet last night. Now, celebrity makeup artist Jo Strettell, the talent behind Lena's fresh face, shares her behind-the-scenes tips on how to recreate her look at home.

1. Start with a fresh canvas. Clean healthy skin allows makeup to go on evenly so natural beauty can shine through. Cleanse skin with Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes and follow with Simple Hydrating Light Moisturizer. Both products are perfect even for sensitive skin and have no dyes, artificial perfumes or harsh irritants that can upset skin.

2. Apply a thin layer of foundation to even out the skin tone. After moisturizing, foundation will spread easily and can be effortlessly blended using a foundation brush. Follow with a touch of translucent powder to set the makeup.

3. For an element of drama, build out a strong eye by lining the lash line with a gel liner and fine brush. Use the liner to trace the crease of the eyelid and connect it to the outer corner of the eye and then sweep upward to create a "wingtip" effect.

4. Fill in the lid with a jumbo waterproof black liner that will stay put all evening long. Blend outward to soften lines and follow by coating lashes with several applications of deep black mascara.

5. Compliment the strong eye with a nude lip. Dab just a bit of concealer on the lips and follow with a touch of nude lip gloss in the center of the bottom lip for a polished look.

All Simple products are available at mass retailers, select drugstores and supermarkets nationwide. 

Friday, September 21, 2012

Add Some Shimmer To Those Lids With Cargo Eye Bronzer!

The sunny glow of a bronzer made especially for the eyes! 

Cargo Eye Bronzer is is a brilliant and shimmering pure shadow pigment the gives some serious bronze impact for your eyes.  The sponge-tipped wans applicator makes for fool-proof application every time you use Eye Bronzer

I've been adding Cargo Eye Bronzer to different colors of eye  shadows all week.  It gives my deep purples a gorgeous summery  bronze finish and my browns a rich, earthy look with some shimmer.  I've also experimented with adding just a dab of Cargo Eye Bronzer to the center area just under my brows.  It gave my brows a little more depth and a warm sun kissed glow to my eyelids.

It couldn't be easier to apply.  I just dab the spongy wand in the center of my lids, then use my finger tips to distribute shimmer any where I want it!  Perfect for summer!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Protect Your Heat Styled Hair With Redken Duo Shield 07

Give your color treated hair twice the benefits!  Redken's Duo Shield 07 dual formula gel cream boosts blow dries with shape and shine while guarding against heat damage and helping to keep color fresh. 

Redken Duo Shield 07 is a duo of nourishing pearlescent cream and a ceramide-rich fixing gel that fuse together to provide heat protection and to help preserve color vibrancy. It adds a touchable, shiny finish with perfect control.  Just apply to damp, towel dried hair and style as usual!  The heat guard complex helps to protect hair from heat and helps preserve color vibrancy. 

Yours truly has had a busy month so I've been blow drying and using heated hair tools almost every day, which I normally try to avoid doing.  To give my locks some added protection, I've been using the Duo Shield 07 and it really seems to be helping!  I've noticed a lot less fly-aways and breakage, things I normally get when I'm over working my flat iron and curling iron.  Duo Shield 07 also has a nice smell, reminding me of the salon!  Duo Shield 07 is around $20 but absolutely worth it!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Delicious Summer Scents for him & her by LACOSTE, Calvin Klein & Marc Jacobs

 It's a summer of scents this season!  With favorite famous designers such as LACOSTE, Calvin Klein and Marc Jacobs releasing yummy summer scents, you and your main squeeze will be smelling good in the sun!

LACOSTE has just released a limited edition summer scent called "Beauty of the Game" inspired by a season of sports and competition.  This scent is for men and opens with a fresh, woody and herbal blend of grapefruit, rosemary, cardamom and cedar leaf.  The "heart notes" of the fragrance blend with a uniquely masculine, floral heart accord compromising a natural tuberose, ylang ylang and oblibanum that gives the scent its purity.  The base of LACOSTE's "Beauty of the Game" merges cedar wood and georgywood with fresher notes of vetiver.  The result is a timeless classic but with a masculine and woody tenacity!

We all know and love Calvin Klein's jeans and fragrance collection.  When CK One first came out in the 90's my best friend and I wore it religiously.  CK One now introduces it's sibling fragrance "One Summer" and it smells just like a beach day.   I love the appeal of a fragrance that can be worn by men and women, why is the the only one out there?

Calvin Klein's Eternity is another fragrance we all know and love.  Sometimes you just have to stick with the classics!  The new Eternity "Summer" collection smells as good as you remember Eternity smelling, only it now has an added air of summertime in the bottle.  With Eternity "Summer" fragrances available for both men and women, you and your love can smell great on your steamy summer dates!

My final summer favorite scent is Daisy by Marc Jacobs.  I've been a fan of Daisy for a while but had not smelled Daisy "Eau So Fresh" until just a few weeks ago.  I love it!  It smells fresh and floral and not even a little bit over-powering.  This scent is perfect for summer but will carry over into fall, winter and spring too since it has such a clean and innocent smell. 

All of these fragrances can be found in department stores and anywhere fine fragrances are sold.