Monday, January 31, 2011

Power Week: DHC Deep Cleansing Oil (review)

Happy Monday everyone! I’m in a really good mood. Instead of my usual over-thinking, over-worrying, over-everything tendencies; this weekend, I decided to let go of the controls and trust that things would be as they should. And they were. In the right circumstances, surrendering is a very simple and powerful thing.

Hmmm…I think I hear a tie-in approaching. Maybe two tie-ins (see below).

Here’s another simple and powerful thing. From DHC.

Deep Cleansing Oil

Blurb: Superstar. Try this amazing cleanser and you’ll see why it’s our most popular product worldwide. Dirt, excess oil, makeup—even waterproof mascara—and other pore-cloggers dissolve easily, leaving your face a grime-free zone that is soft to the touch. Its unique water-soluble formula rinses completely, so you’ll never see a greasy residue. Olive oil and vitamin E help ensure you won’t see dryness either.

Love this stuff! I got a few samples of this a while back and decided to try one on an overnight trip. I figured it would be easier than hauling around cleanser and makeup remover for just one night. I gave it a try, and now I’m a huge fan.

I put the oil on my hands, rubbed it all over my dry face, and rinsed. That’s it. And my face was absolutely thoroughly clean. It removed all of my makeup, and rinsed off easily and completely. My face was clean, soft, and not a bit greasy. My hands also felt really nice afterwards. I want to take this everywhere now.

DHC has a fabulous website. And their catalogue usually comes with samples. There’s also a great sale section, and…Fine Foods (I’m not kidding).

Besides the cheesy tie-in above, there’s another reason I labeled today’s post “Power Week.” Last night while I was driving home, I heard a song that fit my mood perfectly. Don’t you just love when that happens? (Answer: of course you do.)

I’m hoping you’ll still love it when you find out the song was from 1984. It’s a serious power ballad, and I’m going to embed it here for your listening pleasure. I also decided to make this a whole week of power ballads. So get out your air guitar, sing along on your hairbrush microphone, and stay tuned…

(ftc disclosure: received sample with purchase)

Friday, January 28, 2011

Hair Care Friday: Mixed Chicks Leave In Conditioner (review)

This is especially for all the curly (and kinky) girls. Since I’m spending the day getting caught up on cool launch info, I thought I should also post my review of a product I absolutely love, and am finally getting around to featuring. It’s a spectacular hair care product from Mixed Chicks.

Leave In Conditioner

Blurb: 10oz of the curl-defining formula designed for us. And when we say, "us", we mean many. Even if you are not mixed, you may have frizz and unruly curls, right? Use this to tame frizz and define curls on many hair textures & weaves (synthetic or human).

That blurb simply does not do this product justice! If you’re a curly girl, you owe it to yourself to give this leave-in a try. It’s easy to use, smells great, softens hair, adds shine, holds style, nourishes, controls frizz, shapes curls, and makes your hair just plain better.

And it’s reasonably priced. What’s not to love?

The website is full of tempting curl-friendly products to browse. You can also meet the original chicks, and find out where to buy in person.

And since it’s Friday…Here’s a bit of the groove (what on earth did we do before youtube?)

(ftc disclosure: purchased myself)

Catching Up: Lorac Multidimensional Beauty Collection for Spring

More loveliness from LORAC! I love their stuff and this new Spring Collection looks thoroughly fab. (It’s available in early February at ULTA, Sephora, and online.) Check it out…

LORAC's 3D Multidimensional Beauty Collection

Multiplex 3d Lashes Mascara: This volumizing and thickening mascara takes your lashes to the next level by instantly delivering 3 times the volume. MULTIPLEX 3D LASHES has a buildable, smudge-resistant and multidimensional formula that creates a dramatic lash look. Featuring beneficial ingredients like silk and keratin to nourish and condition. The professional curved brush easily grabs, lifts and curls for maximum coverage and length.

3d Liquid Lustre: A shimmering top coat that lets you amp up your look. This paraben-free, long-lasting, shimmering coat can be applied over eye shadow or worn alone on eyes and cheeks for a luminous, prismatic 3-Dimensional sparkle and shine.

3-In-1 Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil: Get sexy, smoldering, defined eyes with this no-smudge, no-budge waterproof eyeliner pencil. This new eyeliner features a creamy, velvety-smooth texture and intense rich color that easily glides on for a clean, precise line. This transfer-resistant retractable pencil is equipped with its own sharpener and “smudger” for effortless, versatile application. Available in Ultra Black, Chocolate and Eggplant.

Multiplex 3d Eye Shadow Palette: This Sephora Exclusive Limited Edition Palette contains high-wattage 3-Dimensional color with 6 velvety-smooth shadows infused with luminous, prismatic, holographic lustre, long-lasting pigments and versatile color. The shadows can be worn dry for a soft, natural finish or wet for a more intense color pigment. It can even be worn wet or dry as an eyeliner. The faux animal print palette fits perfectly in your purse or clutch and is very on-trend for the season!

Multipex 3d Lip Gloss Duo: Get two glam and gorgeous shades of our popular Multiplex 3D Lip Gloss for the sexiest lips ever! This innovative, paraben-free lip gloss contains holographic pigments, long-lasting color and high-lacquer shine. The duo features 2 shades – 3D (Rose Bronze with glitter) and 4D (Bubble Gum Pink with glitter).

Multidimensional Beauty Collection: This ULTA Exclusive Collection contains everything you need for MULTIDIMENSIONAL eyes and lips. Featuring 3 prismatic light-reflecting shadows for dramatic shimmering color and MULTIPLEX 3D Lip Gloss in ULTA GLAM for super glossy 3D lips. All enclosed in a metallic mesh makeup case that can double as your evening clutch.

Catching Up: FACE Stockholm Spring 2011 Collection

This looks like another awesome, awesome collection from the always…wait for it…awesome FACE Stockholm. Check it out…

For Spring 2011: A Bohemian Rhapsody

Spring breezes in with a Bohemian twist on a classical theme, inspired by the ethereal, innocent beauty of the paintings of the Pre-Raphaelites.

Roz Lip Pencil
Romance Lipstick
Lip Gloss #1
Rio Crème Blush
Black Eyeliner
Sophisticated Matte Shadow
#26 Pearl Shadow
Sensitive Eye Dust
#28 Nail Polish

All products available at all FACE Stockholm locations from 888.334.FACE and

Catching Up: Bobbi Brown Pretty Powerful Collection & EXTRA Repair Serum

Just in time to still talk about this…look what Bobbi Brown has for us in January!

Pretty Powerful Collection

“I really believe that when you feel good about yourself, there’s no limit to what you can do in your life—and that’s pretty powerful stuff.” - Bobbi Brown

The launch of the Pretty Powerful Palettes marks the first anniversary of Bobbi Brown’s iconic Pretty Powerful Campaign. Inspired by her favorite look—a fresh and healthy one—Bobbi’s palettes are designed to be universally flattering.

“I’ve always loved a natural look but that doesn’t have to mean nude color, and it certainly doesn’t mean washed out color. The Pretty Powerful Palettes are filled with pink tones that range from soft to warm and even a shot of bright to create a healthy look because nothing is more beautiful to me than a healthy complexion,” says Bobbi.

Offered in two shade ranges designed with all complexions in mind, each palette contains four neutral eye shadows and complementary pink shades for lips and cheeks.

EXTRA Repair Serum

“I created Extra Repair Serum for women who want moisturization and repair in one. It not only feels great the moment it goes on but also helps skin look better day after day.” - Bobbi Brown

TLC for winter-weary complexions, Bobbi’s new Extra Repair Serum is the ultimate solution for dry skin. With its luxurious milky texture, this skin nourishing serum gives an immediate feeling of comfort on contact.

Over time, it works to help improve skin’s texture and moisture barrier. Infused with anti-aging ingredients, it helps smooth the look of lines and wrinkles while giving skin a firmer, more lifted appearance.

Ingredients & Benefits

Wheat, Bran & Olive Extract Complex helps strengthen skin’s natural barrier, improving its ability to lock in moisture and prevent future damage.

Vitamin C and a powerful peptide help soften the look of lines and wrinkles while firming skin.

Clary Sage Extract encourages skin cell turnover and sweeps away dull surface cells to reveal a fresh, radiant surface.

Magnolia Bark Extract, Sucrose and Caffeine help reduce visible redness caused by irritation.

Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycerin and Meadowfoam Seed Oil infuse skin with moisture—instantly and over time.

How to Use: Apply to clean, dry skin in the morning and evening. Follow with your choice of Extra moisturizer.

Available January 2011 from Bobbi Brown counters and

Catching Up: Anastasia Beverly Hills Line Erasing Crème

Wow – this is a mightly interesting launch. Mighty interesting indeed!

Line Erasing Crème Advanced With InstaLift™ Goji

The next level of skincare. Features an advanced blend of Instalift™ Goji, Tocotrienols and High Performance Moisturizers. Improves skin’s overall health and appearance while fighting to reduce the signs of fine lines, wrinkles and aging.

Instalift™ Goji – Tibetan Goji berry, clinically proven to give the appearance of reduced fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin.

Derived from the Tibetan Goji Berry, Instalift™ Goji is an isolated active glycopeptide that combines the skin’s lifting and firming strength of both proteins and polysaccharides. This powerful antioxidant provides immediate lift and, as discovered by clinical studies, improves the appearance of skin firmness by 26.8% within one hour of application.

Balkan Botanical® Infusion – our exclusive antioxidant rich complex, helps soften, soothe and hydrate skin.

Tocotrienols - perhaps the most important part of the Vitamin E family, Tocotrienols are known as extremely effective antioxidants. Tocotrienols are about 50 times more potent than tocopherols as antioxidants.

High Performance Moisturizing Blend – Organic Jojoba Oil, Rosehip Oil, Black Currant Seed Oil

PhytoCellTec™ Malus Domestica (Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture) – Cells cultivated from a rare Swiss apple that enhances skin vitality while reducing the appearance of crows feet and skin appears firmer.

· Paraben Free
· Clinically tested non-irritating formula
· Dermatologist tested

Catching Up: Borghese’s Romantic Whispers Gift Set

How gorgeous is this? And it’s never too early to start dropping Valentine’s Day hints. Just sayin…

Valentine's Day gift Idea - Borghese's Romantic Whispers

This Valentine’s Day “whisper” that you love her with this romantic gift set. Borghese created Il Bacio (Italian for the kiss) to celebrate the joy of love with its fruity, floral and sensual fragrance. The Romantic Whispers Set contains three intoxicating Il Bacio products that will stir the senses and delight the heart: Eau de Parfum Spray, Bath and Shower Gel, and Body Lotion. And there’s more, a Labbro Più Paffuto Lip Plumper, Lumina High Shine Lipcolour in Milano Merlot and B Gloss Lip Gloss in Crimson Kiss plus Superiore State-of-the-Art Mascara in Black. Packaged in a Bowler Bag, she wouldn’t miss the message…even if it’s only a whisper. A $132.00 value for $39.50.


• Il Bacio Eau de Parfum Spray, 1.7 fl oz
• Il Bacio Bath and Shower Gel, 3.4 oz
• Il Bacio Body Lotion, 3.4 oz
• Mini Labbro Più Paffuto Lip Plumper
• Lumina High Shine Lipcolour – Milano Merlot
• B Gloss Lip Gloss – Crimson Kiss
• Mini Superiore State-of-the-Art Mascara – Black
• Bowler Bag

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Catching Up: Let Kohl’s Help You Kick The Winter Blues

I’m already a big fan of FLIRT! (especially their mascaras); but check out all of the other ways to brighten up January…

Catching Up: 2011 Glamour from Girlactik

This was in my in-box as suggestions for a dramatic new look for New Year’s Eve. Oooops. It’s a little late for that, but these products looked so awesome, I needed to post the info…

Get Gorgeous with Girlactik Beauty

If you are looking for something that will match your stylish ensemble for that upcoming party, here are a few choices from Galit Strugano, celebrity makeup artist and founder of Girlactik Beauty:

Girlactik Beauty Skin Glow
Make Your Skin Glow: There's a new secret in town and it's called Girlactik Beauty Skin Glow in Glamorous. It's a velvety, warm nude pink shine that makes every skin tone absolutely luminous. This multipurpose product can be applied to your face including eyes, below eyebrows, cheeks, bridge of nose or on your shoulders, décolletage, and legs for a natural glamorous glow. Apply a tinted moisturizer on top for a beautiful, healthy looking skin. Girlactik Beauty Skin Glow is infused with vitamin e and white tea along with Jasmine Green Tea for a subtle, sexy fragrance. The skin glow is packaged in a portable compact that is easy to travel with and there is no spillage.

Girlactik Beauty Chic Shine
Highlight Your Cheekbones: Girlactik Beauty Chic Shine is a beauty must have for New Year's! Apply it on your cheekbones over blush or foundation to add dimension that will leave you shimmering all day. This beauty must have plays with light and shines just perfectly. Beauty Bonus: It photographs perfectly too!

Girlactik Beauty Sparkle Eyeliner Kit
Make Your Eyes Sparkle: Wearing Girlactik Beauty's Sparkle Eyeliner will sure get you a lot of compliments this New Year's Eve! It's a 2-step sparkle eyeliner that is easy to use and stays on ALL night. The best part is that it comes right off with eye makeup remover and a cotton ball so you don't need to worry about next day glitz. Girlactik Beauty's Sparkle Eyeliner Kit includes a creamy base, sparkles, and a sponge applicator. Beauty tip: For a fun play on sparkles, apply mascara and before it dries, dip a disposable mascara wand into the sparkles and apply to lashes. $20.00 with base, $10.00 for each additional color

Girlactik Beauty Star Gloss - Color: Ooh la la Red
Try Red Lips: For those daring enough to stick-out, try a bold red shade or lip stain. Girlactik Beauty has a sheer rosy red gloss that makes you say Ooh la la when you apply it to your lips. The gloss will give you full luscious lips that will be stunning!

Girlactik Beauty products are a favorite among celebrities including Miley Cyrus, Marcia Cross, Odette Yustman, Alicia Keys, Kristen Bell, Karina Smirnoff and more.

Catching Up: Daily Moisture

Tonight I’m catching up on things like my mani/pedi. Here’s something pretty cool – a daily treatment for nails…

A Winter Warrior For Nails

It’s a known fact that winter air completely zaps the essential natural oils found in skin and hair but unfortunately, attention to the nails has long been neglected. Due to the sub-zero effects outside and the bone-dry heat that is pumped indoors, the nails take a real beating – quickly becoming dry and brittle which results in cracks, painful splits and very short-lived manicures (the shame!)

In order to prevent and combat these harsh effects, protect nails with Perfect Formula’s Daily Moisture – a tried and true treatment that keeps nails long, strong and healthy. Formulated with Keratin, the main protein that makes up nails, Jojoba Oil, an excellent moisturizer that is similar to the natural lubricant of skin, and Vitamin E, this product instantly nourishes and strengthens dry, thirsty nails even in the most treacherous conditions.

“Nails needs to be nourished daily to stay at their most vital and healthy state,” says Shari Gottesman, CEO and Founder of Perfect Formula. “During the winter months, I like to heat up Daily Moisture in warm water and as soon as I am done showering I apply it to my nails and cuticles for an extremely effective hot oil treatment and it’s therapeutic too!”

Simply brush Daily Moisture on top of nails, under nails and on cuticles daily. Can be used on polished or natural nails.

Daily Moisture retails for $29 at or

Catching Up: GoodSkin Labs Extends a Hand to the Over-Extended

I got a little over-extended during the holiday season, and I'm finally getting caught up. Today is all about sharing some of the great beauty news that's been piling up in my in-box. And speaking of overextended...GoodSkin Labs is reaching out to over-extended women everywhere with the GoodSkin Labs Circle™. It’s a group of ten “real” from across the country who have created a list of simple life and beauty. Check out the full info (and a sampling of the tips)…

GoodSkin Labs Circle™ Lends a Hand to Over-Extended Women Everywhere

Everyone knows a super-woman. She may not wear a cape or soar through the air, but she does have the power to perform multiple daily tasks in the blink of an eye. These women – our sisters, daughters, mothers and best friends – have such hefty to-do lists that they seemingly never have time for themselves. To lend a hand to these over-extended, multi-tasking mavens, top global anti-aging skincare brand GoodSkin Labs is launching a “sponsorship” program that celebrates these busy women and provides encouragement, inspiration and tips.

According to a recent study*, more than 80 percent of working mothers are also responsible for groceries, meals, laundry, cleaning and household administration. With women “leaping tall buildings in a single bound” and simultaneously managing countless tasks, it’s no wonder many women feel over-extended. As part of the “sponsorship,” the GoodSkin Labs Circle™ – a group of real women brand ambassadors – will provide simple life and beauty solutions to help women flawlessly solve some of life’s little daily dilemmas and fit in some well-deserved “me” time.

“As a brand that is dedicated to providing women with solutions that deliver both instant results and long term skincare benefits, it only seems right to help these same women find the instant time-saving tips that will yield them more “me” time in the future,” says Julie Howard, Senior Vice President, Marketing of GoodSkin Labs. “We are now bringing together our products, skincare expertise, and real women ambassadors to help over-extended women, not just look better but feel better.”

The GoodSkin Labs Circle™ features ten women from across the country that were chosen from thousands of submissions to review and test GoodSkin Labs skincare products and share real results. A dedicated page on the GoodSkin Labs website features the GoodSkin Labs Circle™, special time-saving information for over-extended women, tips from GoodSkin Labs Global Dermatologist Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank and special skincare product news. The Facebook page ( is a home for visitors to voice encouragement, frustrations, and share their own time-saving quick fixes and unique beauty tips.

A Sampling of the Tips:

KITCHEN SAVER - Sort your silverware in the dishwasher by type to save a few minutes when unloading: all spoons in one compartment, knives in another, etc. Bobbi, Chicago, IL

SPEEDY BLOW OUT - Speed up your blow out by only drying the front pieces with a round brush. Just gather the rest and twist into big sections. Blow dry each section while continuing to twist. You’ll have sultry looking locks in minutes. Cheryl, Miami, Fl

KNOT ANYMORE - Sick of wasting time trying to get tiny knots out of necklaces? Apply a bit of baby powder to the area to absorb the excess oil. Then gently pull at the knot with a tweezer and watch it unravel. Rory, Miami, Fl

Catching Up: Remington and Lady GaGa – Win This!

Check out the fabulousness! All you have to do is “like” the new Remington Red Chair Ready beauty community on Facebook...


Paparazzi Alert: Remington’s latest sweepstakes is GAGA! Two randomly drawn winners will receive a VIP trip for two to NYC valued at $4,000, including tickets to see Lady Gaga live from a luxury suite at the world’s most famous arena – Madison Square Garden!

No need to “Telephone”, you can enter to win online! Simply “like” the new Remington Red Chair Ready beauty community on Facebook. Forget about painting the town red – its time to paint the town Red Chair Ready.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

A Brighter Day: Exuviance Brightening Bionic Eye Cream

I’m feeling mighty perky today. The storm finished in the middle of the night, and I woke up to a gorgeous, sunny, bright white snowy morning. And most special of all…a snow day. So I opened up my curtains and spent the day enjoying both the view outside and the coziness inside.

I think it’s nice to have a visual reminder that chaos and upheaval are often followed by a bright, peaceful day. Of course there’s still hard work to be done – so I’ll extend the metaphor by including the image of me digging out my car this afternoon, a couple of false starts, driving through a slippery street, but eventually arriving at a clear safe parking space.

And to all of my friends reading this…you can stop rolling your eyes now. :)

Aneeeeway…just to keep it all going; here’s something bright from Exuviance.

Brightening Bionic Eye Cream

Blurb: 83% of users saw improvement in dark circles after 4 weeks of using this essential eye cream with Vitamin K and Lactobionic Acid. Targets under eye dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles, and puffiness. After four weeks of twice daily use, clinical studies indicate that: 90% of users saw a reduction in puffiness and increased elasticity; and 87% of users saw an improvement in fine lines.

I love the way this cream feels. Smooth, creamy and very soothing. It also absorbed quickly and hydrated extremely well. The skin around my eyes looked softer right away (for some reason, this is always more noticeable in the winter). I used it for a short time, so I can’t say how it will perform over the long haul; but as a daily/nightly eye treatment, it was excellent.

As I’m fond of saying; check out the website. I recommend taking a look at their Best Sellers, and/or requesting a catalogue. There’s also a retail locator.

And…Just in case my “brighter day” concept hasn’t completely penetrated, here’s some seriously cheerful grooviness from The Brady Bunch. What? Too much? Well, at least I didn’t focus on the “bionic” aspect (you know there’s a 70’s show for everything).

(ftc disclosure: sample/product received from manufacturer or representative)

Golden Globes: Halle Berry and Revlon

Halle Berry rocks it again. Check it out…

Halle Berry Steals The Spotlight At The Golden Globes

Halle Berry’s performance in Frankie & Alice scored her a nomination for best performance by an actress in a motion picture-drama. The fresh-faced star rocked the red carpet and attended the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.

To capture her glamorous look, Revlon recommends the following products:


Revlon Aqua Mineral Makeup in Medium Deep- Loose powder that holds the healthy, hydrating benefits of coconut water for luminous skin with a smoother texture.

Revlon Matte Blush in Perfectly Peach - Soft matte blush that gently defines and contours cheekbones.


Revlon Fabulash Mascara in Black- Provides 400% fuller lashes with clump free definition.

Revlon Luxurious Color Smoky Crayon in Black Smoke Mistake-proof smoky eye in a creamy bendable formula that complements the statement-making shadow perfectly.

Revlon CustomEyes Shadow in Smoky Sexy - The silky, lightweight formula containing jojoba and shea butter glides effortlessly on lids and blends easily to offer the greatest versatility to achieve any desired look.


Revlon Colorburst in Soft Nude – Revlon ColorBurst Lipstick- Elasticolor™ technology distributes rich color pigments evenly over lips and allows the formula to move comfortably with lips – like a second skin.

Golden Globes: Olivia Wilde, Julianne Moore and Kérastase

Check out the two looks created for Olivia Wilde & Julianne Moore (thanks to Terry Mullet & Giannandrea using none other than Kérastase products.)

Kérastase at the Globes

Olivia Wilde
Overall Look: chic French Girl look

Began by applying Kérastase Volumactive Mousse & Care Kérastase Volumactive to wet hair prior to blowdrying to give texture and volume. From there, Terry blow dried her hair with his hands, only using a round brush at the ends once almost dried to give the hair a clean, healthy, just washed type of look. Once the hair was dry, he finished with Kérastase Oléo-Relax Serum on the ends and a veil of Kérastase Double Force Hair Spray for hold.

Julianne Moore
Overall Look: "modern, romantic" look

Began by applying Kérastase Volumactive Mousse & Kérastase Nectar Thermique to her wet hair. This created volume and texture while protecting the hair from the heat of the blow-dryer. He then parted her hair down the middle to create a modern aesthetic. Following, he twisted the hair to the side and created a pony/tail twist style. He finished with Kérastase Elixir Ultime to create a healthy, finish that had a touchable, healthy shine.

All products available at

Golden Globes: Lea Michele, Jennifer Lawrence and Dove

Check out Mark Townsend’s hair looks for nominees, Lea Michele and Jennifer Lawrence (using Dove Hair Care)

Celebrity Stylist, Mark Townsend, and Dove Hair Care at the Globes

Lea Michele (Nominee for Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Comedy Or Musical for her breakout role in “Glee.”)

Dove celebrity hairstylist Mark Townsend created a modern and fresh hair look for Lea Michele. “I wanted to give Lea a young and modern look. I played off the movement and ruffles of her gorgeous gown to give her a loose chignon that was all about soft, subtle glamour.”

Here’s how to get Lea Michele’s look:

“One of the best parts of my job is I get to take home products before they’re available on shelves. I gave Lea the new Dove Nourishing Oil Care System a couple of weeks ago – her hair goes through a lot on her show. When using the whole system it can smooth up to 100% of roughness and frizz.

“I told Lea to arrive with clean, just washed hair. I started her look tonight by applying Dove Nourishing Oil Care Serum to wet hair to smooth any frizz and add shine.

“Next, to add a bit of texture and volume rake a pump of Dove Curl & Sculpt Defining Mousse throughout damp hair and blow dry with a round brush.

“Then wrap two inch sections of hair around a ¾ inch curling iron to create big, loose curls. This will help create soft texture around the face.

“Rub a pea sized amount of the new Dove Nourishing Oil Care Leave-In Smoothing Cream between hands. Rake fingers through the hair to distribute the product evenly and create definition and shine.

“Pull the sides and back into a low, messy chignon at the nape of the neck and secure with bobby pins.

“Carefully pull out pieces in the front of the hair to frame the face.

“To finish Lea’s look I sprayed Dove Unscented Extra Hold Hairspray with Natural Movement (Aerosol) throughout the hair to give it hold without looking frozen in time. It’s a soft, “up-ish” do that looks like it could fall down at any moment, but really it’s not going anywhere!”

Jennifer Lawrence (Nominee for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture for "Winter's Bone")

To go with the excitement of Jennifer Lawrence’s first Golden Globes, Dove celebrity hairstylist Mark Townsend created a textured chignon with subtle glamour. “The ruffle in her dress goes from top to bottom, but the gown is still very fitting so to complement that I kept her hair close to her head but with a few purposely placed flyaways – I didn’t want it to be slicked back,” said Townsend.

Here’s how to get Jennifer Lawrence’s look:

“Jennifer’s changed her hair color so many times for X-Men so she’s been using the Dove Nourishing Oil Care System to get it back in shape. It turns what could be dry and unmanageable hair into soft and smooth hair. I love the Nourishing Oil Care Daily Treatment Conditioner to give hair a treatment in the time it takes to condition your hair.

“To start this look take a drop of the new Dove Nourishing Oil Care Serum and rake through wet hair to start out with soft and smooth hair and then blow out the hair with round brush to get optimal volume at the roots.

“Spritz Dove Heat Defense Therapy Mist throughout to protect against styling damage.

“Take 1 inch sections of hair and wrap it around a ½ inch curling iron in alternate directions to create texture in the bun.

“Rub a dime-sized sized amount of the Dove Nourishing Oil Care Leave-in Smoothing Cream throughout the hair. The weightless oil blend gives amazing shine and texture.

“ Spray a dry texturizing spray all over the hair and pull hair back into a ponytail in the middle of the back of the head – not into a low ponytail. Then wrap into a chignon and secure with bobby pins.

“Jennifer is energetic and young, so to complement that I used a pomade with shimmer for some subtle sparkle.

“Finish the look by spraying Dove Flexible Hold Hairspray with Natural Movement (Aerosol) to set the style but still allow movement.

Golden Globes: Elaine Irwin and Almay

Here’s Elaine Irwin at her first event since she and John Mellencamp separated…

Elaine Irwin Celebrates The Golden Globes At The Weinstein After Party

Elaine Irwin celebrates at the Relativity Media and Weinstein Company Golden Globes after party presented by Marie Claire in Los Angeles.

To capture her glamorous look, Almay recommends the following products:


Almay Bronzer in Sunkissed: Exceptionally light powder has a velvety texture which applies smoothly and evenly to your face.

Almay Smart Shade Smart Balance Pressed Powder in Medium: Utilizes Almay’s patented technology to transform your ideal shade upon application and keeps your skin balanced with a soft matte finish and light coverage that minimizes the appearance of minor flaws and imperfections.

Almay Smart Shade Anti-Aging Makeup in Medium: Uses shade sensing beads that transform to match skins exact skin tone and works to instantly reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.


Almay One Coat Get Up & Grow Mascara in Black: Almay’s first anti-breakage, pro-vitamin formula instantly lengthens the look of lashes and defends against breakage so lashes can grow to their healthiest and longest.

Almay Intense i-Color Smoky-i Kits for blue eyes: Lightweight powder formula blend effortlessly with its velvety, suede-like texture and expertly coordinated combinations instantly intensify your unique eye color bringing out its natural brilliance.


Almay Ideal Lipstick in Bronze: Infused with peppermint for a refreshing, minty sensation upon application.


Dress: Marchesa / Shoes: Barneys Co-Op shoes / Jewelry: Lorraine Schwartz

Golden Globes: Selena Gomez and Anastasia Beverly Hills

In addition to her gorgeous gown, Selena Gomez was Anastasia Beverly Hills all over. Take a look…

Get the Look: Anastasia Beverly Hills for Selena Gomez

Celebrity make-up artist, Karan Mitchell, created selena gomez’s red carpet look for the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards using exclusively Anastasia Beverly Hills products.

Inspiration: For the Golden Globes, Selena chose a beautiful Catherine Deane coral colored gown with golden chain accents. Karan Mitchell wanted the make up to be complimentary to her dress so she focused on the coral and golden shades.

Steps To Achieve Selena’s Show Stopping Eyes & Lashes:

For the base of the lid, Mitchell used the first two shades from the ILLUMIN8 with YOUTHFUL SYNERGY™ COMPLEX EYE SHADOW PALETTE #1, blending on the eyelid as well as from the crease to the brow as a highlight.

Then she blended the soft plum accent shade 4 from ILLUMIN8 with YOUTHFUL SYNERGY™ COMPLEX EYE SHADOW PALETTE #1on the crease as well as blending up and outward all the way to the eyebrow on the outer edges.

Next, Mitchell wet the deep onyx shade from ILLUMIN8 with YOUTHFUL SYNERGY™ COMPLEX EYE SHADOW PALETTE #2 and used it as a liquid liner on the top lashes.

Treat your eyelashes as you do your hair. You want to round-brush Lash Lifting Mascara into the root of your upper and lower lashes for definition.

Steps To Achieve Selena’s Fierce Brows:

To define brows begin with sketching in Brow Wiz (Selena used Medium Ash) over brows using light upward strokes, filling in brows completely, as if you were drawing little hairs.

Then use the wand brush on the other end of Brow Wiz to blend the brow color through. This will soften the product and create a natural effect.

To highlight the brow bone apply Brow Duality (Selena used Camille/ Sand) highlighter pencil on the brow bone starting above the iris to the end of the brow and blend using the fingertip.

To ensure longevity brush Clear Brow Gel in short upward strokes, being sure to apply in the same direction of hair growth. This will lock it in!

Steps To Achieve Selena’s Gorgeous Lips & Cheeks:

Using the amazing wand, swipe HydraFull Gloss across the lips.

Using your ring finger gently tap the crème cheek color from the Highlighting Crème Duo (Selena used St Tropez) to apples of cheeks, blending to hairline.

For a sexy glow and highlighted cheekbones apply a small amount of the liquid highlighter along the cheekbones and blend on to your shoulders too!

Snap Shot

BROW WIZ: Easily mimic brow hairs with this skinny brow pencil. Available in 3 shades in Sephora, Nordstrom, Ulta, &

BROW DUALITY: Bring subtle focus to the brow bone with this dual ended pencil. Features a matte highlighter on one end and a shimmer highlighter on the other. Available in 2 dual ended shades in Sephora, Nordstrom, ULTA &

CLEAR BROW GEL: Clear gel keeps unruly brows in place all day without flaking. Available in Sephora, Nordstrom, ULTA &

ILLUMIN8 with YOUTHFUL SYNERGY™ COMPLEX EYE SHADOW PALETTES: Unique clinically and consumer tested eye shadows proven to illuminate, firm and smooth the appearance of skin. Available in 5 shades in Sephora, &

LASH LIFTING MASCARA: Deep black mascara adds full volume thickness and uplifting curl in one stroke. Available in Sephora, Nordstrom, ULTA, &

HIGHLIGHTING CREME DUO: Liquid shimmer and sheer crème blush duo feature light diffusing pigments to reveal a beautiful subtle glow. Available in 2 shades in Sephora &

HYDRAFULL GLOSS: Clinically tested gloss proven to help maximize and maintain lip hydration and fullness. Unique paddle applicator smoothes product across lips. Available in 8 shades, in Sephora stores and on in Summer 2011.

Golden Globes: Fab Makeup Trends

In addition to all of the oohing and ahhing about the hair; I need to balance things out. With the makeup…and nails...and stuff...

Makeup Trends from the Golden Globes

Trend #1 - The Perfect Glow

Emma Stone and Michelle Williams were fresh-faced and dewy, in peach tones and subtle shades. Both actresses chose peachy-pink lips and cheeks paired with long, luscious lashes for a naturally stunning look. Try FusionBeauty SculptDiva Contouring & Sculpting Blush in Crave and LipFusion Micro-Injected Collagen Color Shine in Sweet. Available at Sephora.

Trend #2 - Bright Lips

January Jones paired a glossy red lip with a striking red dress to achieve a “Hollywood Glam” feel. To get this look, try jane iredale Lip Fixation in Rapture, a timeless and long-lasting red stain with a gloss on the other side for subtle shine. At

Trend #3 - Striking Eyes

Megan Fox
complimented a pale pink dress with siren-like smoky eyes. Get the look with jane iredale Mystikols – a dual-ended eyeliner with a powder eyeliner on one end and a shimmering highlighter on the other. Smoky eyes can be achieved without a whole makeup bag of products. Mystikol in Onyx. At

Trend #4 – Neutral Nails

January Jones’ chose the classic French manicure to contrast her statement gown and glossy red lips. To achieve the perfect French manicure in 4 easy steps—try Orly’s French Manicure kit. At

Globe winner Natalie Portman chose to downplay her nails for the evening with a demure gray polish. China Glaze in Avalanche adds a finishing touch to high-fashion looks. At

Golden Globes: HBO Luxury Lounge and L'Oreal Paris Beauty Suite

I’m surprised anyone ever makes to the actual show. I would end up spending the whole evening in the Luxury Lounge. Check out L’Oreal Paris’ divine suite…

HBO Luxury Lounge featuring the L'Oreal Paris Beauty Suite at the Golden Globes

L’Oreal did it again this year at the Golden Globes – taking over a suite at the HBO Luxury Lounge in the Four Seasons Hotel and transforming it into an intimate refuge for A list celebrities to come and be pampered – a hideaway among the fray going on this busy weekend.

The L’Oreal Paris Beauty suite at the HBO Luxury Lounge offered manicures, pedicures, hair styling, make-up application, men’s mini facials and tutorials on their newest products including:

· Youth Code Serum and Moisturizer both fighting stress, fatigue, and aging;
· Double Extend Eye Illuminating Mascara that complements all eye colors;
· Hydra-Energetic Ice Cold Eye Roller, which fights dark circles and under eye bags;
· EverSleek sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner providing 48-hour frizz control;

Celebrities that stopped by included:
· Ali Fedotowsky
· Taylor Armstrong
· Melissa Joan Hart
· Gilles Marini
· Members from the cast of True Blood
· Members from the cast of Boardwalk Empire
· Jessica Lowndes
· Sarah Rue
· Kate Flannery
· LL Cool J
· Perrey Reeves
· Natalie Morales

Golden Globes: Anne Hathaway, January Jones, Emma Stone and Alterna

Alterna was responsible for one of my favorite looks of the evening. Anne Hathaway’s sophisticated 70’s-inspired look was amazing. January Jones and Emma Stone were rocking their looks too.

Alterna Helps You Get Red-Carpet Ready Hair in a Flash

From sleek and sophisticated updos to gorgeous flowing waves, the stars showed off a number of stunning hair styles during the Golden Globe Awards. Alterna Professional Haircare has helped some of the biggest bombshells turn heads on the red carpet and the catwalk – and they’re here to share some tips on how to “get the look”.

Get a Smooth & Sleek Look like Anne Hathaway:

· Blow dry hair straight and spray Alterna’s Kendi Dry Oil Mist to eliminate frizz, shield hair from heat styling tools, enhance shine and protect color.

· Separate hair into small sections and use a 1-2 inch barrel curling iron to create soft curls throughout the entire head

Get a Voluminous Look like January Jones:

· Shampoo and condition hair as usual. Apply Alterna’s Maximum Volume Styling Cocktail containing the perfect mixture of Hemp Thickening Compound for Volume and Caviar Full-Body Volume Crème for Hold.

· Blow out with a round brush and set the crown of the hair with hot rollers

· Finish with hair spray, and Ta-Da – you’ve got yourself some VOLUME

Get an Up-Do like Emma Stone:

· Finish any updo with Alterna’s Bamboo Smooth Anti-Humidity Hair Spray (available February 2011) an ultra-dry, humidity-resistant, flexible hair spray that locks out frizz while locking in style

· Made with organic Bamboo, the results are amazingly smooth, sustainably stronger and healthier hair

Golden Globes: Tina Fey and Remington

More old Hollywood glamour from the thoroughly modern Tina Fey (using thoroughly modern tools)…

Tina Goes Glam

Best Actress nominee and presenter Tina Fey was stunning at last night’s Golden Globe Awards in a navy L’Wren Scott gown and a chic updo. The velvet column dress and curly chignon channeled elegant, old Hollywood glamour. We got the red carpet secrets to achieve this gorgeous look straight from her stylist, Remington's Richard Marin:

Apply a texturizer or curl enhancing mousse to wet hair and blow dry using the diffuser attachment to create frizz-free curls and waves (Try the
Remington T-Studio Pearl Ceramic Dryer with exclusive pearl technology for extra shine!)

Use a small barrel iron - Marin recommends the
Remington Style ¾ inch curling iron - to curl random sections of hair

Shake hair several times (do NOT brush!) and mist hairspray throughout

Pull hair into a loose low ponytail and twist into a loose bun at the neckline. Secure with bobby pins, spritz shine spray and you’re ready for your close-up!

Golden Globes: Megan Fox and Phyto

Another stunning trend was the sophisticated old-Hollywood look. Check out how Megan Fox pulled it off…

Megan Fox’s old-Hollywood look - Megan Fox in an Armani Prive gown and soft old-Hollywood waves.

Megan Fox looked stunning with her side-swept classic ‘do, with the help of hairstylist Andy Lecompte and Phyto. Below is Lecompte’s step-by-step to achieve Fox’s winning look.

Hairstylist Andy Lecompte was inspired to create a classic look for Megan Fox with a glamorous vibe to complement her stunning one-strap gown.

To achieve this look, Lecompte started by applying Phyto Professional Intense Volume Mousse before blow drying. He set her hair using a 3/4-inch barrel curling iron and then pin curls. Once he released the pin curls, Lecompte brushed out her hair and gave the hair a deep side part.

Golden Globes: Amy Adams and Moroccanoil

Amy Adams looked fabulous at the Globes, didn’t she? Check out how she got that gorgeous look…

Red Carpet Alert: Amy Adams Hair Look at Golden Globes

Golden Globes nominee for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Feature Film, Amy Adams, looked radiant as she wore a gorgeous strapless Marchesa gown with her fabulous red hair worn in a flowing, back-braided updo created by celebrity stylist Laini Reeves.

Laini Reeves explains how the look was styled:

I wanted to create a soft 20’s mood, but in a different, modern way. We started by changing the texture of her hair before we went on to loosely braid and roll the chignon.

Amy has a beautiful, full and thick head of hair and a nice, natural wave. We started by washing her hairwith Moroccanoil® Moisture Repair Shampoo which infuses the hairwith argan oil, keratins, fatty acids, and proteins. Combined with Moroccanoil® Moisture Repair Conditioner, it immediately controlled the hair and left itsmoother, frizz free and easy to manage and style.

I then applied Moroccanoil® Hydrating Styling Cream while it was drying, from root to end to give soft hold while further smoothing the texture and adding definition and shine. I rough-dried the hair with my hands to get the water out and created a bit of a messed up texture with a slight touch of wave for a more modern, freer look. The hair was air dried except at the roots, where I used a blow dryer.

Next, I used a 1” curling iron to make curls in different parts of the hair that needed to be filled in and then smoothed and blended them in. I made a side part and prepared some pieces from the front of the hair to frame her face, pinning them in an “S”-shape and away from the rest of the hair.

I gathered and pulled back the rest of hair, made a loose braid that I doubled up, rolled upwards and pinned at the nape, with the cross texture side of the braid showing. Only five thick bobby pins were used to secure the style in place.

Finally, I released the “S”-shaped sections in the front and pinned them behind the ear to open her face up and to show off her cheek bones. I then sprayed the look with Moroccanoil® Luminous Hairspray to keep everything in place with movable shine, without looking like it was sprayed.

Products used to achieve Amy Adams' look:

Moroccanoil® Hydrating Styling Cream gives beautifully hydrating and natural-looking hold while eliminating frizz, and adding definition and shine.

Moroccanoil® Luminous Hairspray is argan oil-infused for lasting, healthy and natural-looking hold with shine.

The originator and industry leader of luxury, professional argan oil-infused styling, finishing and conditioning products for the hair, the Moroccanoil® brand is world renowned for its proprietary lightweight, instantly absorbed formulas and unparalleled results.

Moroccanoil’s argan oil is harvested under a free trade program, which provides substantial socio-economic support to thousands of families in the Southwest region of Morocco. Moroccanoil® products are sold exclusively in fine salons. Consumers can find the nearest salon by visiting

Golden Globes: Heidi Klum and Astor

Here’s Heidi doing the glam thang with more of that 70’s awesomeness. I’m mad curious about Astor too…

Heidi Klum Looks Glam At The 2011 Golden Globes

ASTOR Brand Ambassador and Artistic Advisor, Heidi Klum, attended the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California.

Heidi rocked the red carpet with glamorous 70’s inspired makeup. She emphasized her eyes with a playful combination of plum and chocolate hues, while her extra long lashes added a hint of drama to this sophisticated look. The soft and subtle peach cheek and lip kept Klum looking radiant and fresh faced, providing an all over glow, perfect for the red carpet.

To capture her glamorous look, Heidi wears the following products:


ASTOR Mattitude HD Anti Shine High Definition Foundation: Mattitude HD provides an even matt natural looking finish with 16 hours of shine control. The oil free and light gel formula leaves skin feeling soft and supple and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.


ASTOR Colour Vision Eyeshadow Palette - Tropical Velvet (shade 010): This easy to apply eye shadow with a crease resistant formula provides a long lasting, flawless look.

ASTOR Big and Beautiful False Lash Look Mascara: The unique, extra-soft brush plumps and fans lashes to look 5 times thicker while the customized formula enriched with Natural Cotton, Silk powders and Keratin moisturizes and pampers eyelashes.


Perfect Stay Lip Tint – (shade 400):
The new 2-step Perfect Stay Lip Tint & Balm offers weightless colour that won’t rub off or smear. Lips are tinted with transfer proof colour so light you’ll forget you’re wearing it – but your lips won’t.

Golden Globes: Beauty Trends from

The Golden Globes were gorgeous this year (oh yeah, and people won awards and stuff). I’m all about the 70’s groove right now, so I’m starting with two faves (you can check out the rest at

Top 2011 Golden Globe Beauty Trends

Leighton Meester’s half-updo was loose and au naturel, giving it a carefree seventies vibe.

Anne Hathaway paired her sequined seventies-esque gown with a likeminded hairstyle: According to Frédéric Fekkai stylist Adir Abergel, her waves merged 1970s glitz with old-Hollywood glamour.

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