Source: Legendary Stylist José Eber Talks Summer Trends and Tips
José Eber has styled everyone from Farrah Fawcett to Elizabeth Taylor throughout his 40-plus years in the business, so you could say he knows a thing or two about hair. The founder of José Eber Salon in Beverly Hills, Eber says, "There is nothing more attractive than a woman who knows who she is. I believe beauty comes from inside." But when it comes to the outside, Eber has a few tips for achieving your best summertime hair yet.
Summer trends: "I love braids and buns; there are so many variations, too, so play around and have fun with it," he explains. Of course, you can never go wrong with beachy waves. "They are so easy to do and they give you a very sexy and carefree look," says Eber, who recommends using his Trio multibarrel curling iron ($169) for easy-to-form curls that alternate in size.
Pool- and beach-worthy hairstyles: "Again, braids, buns, and ponytails are all quick and easy hairstyles to wear to the pool
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Source: 7 Places You Might Forget to Apply Sunscreen - But Shouldn't
Even the most careful of sun protection applications can result in unwanted burns and irregularly shaped tan lines (sports bra "tan," anyone?). And while it probably goes without saying that most of us are thorough with our shoulders, backs, necks, arms, and legs, there are a few places you might want to double-check before heading out into the intense heat.
- Upper ears: Peeling, blistery ears? Ouch. Believe what you hear: if it happens one time, you'll never let it happen again.
- Hair part: The top of your head is often the first place the sun's rays hit. Be sure to apply sunscreen to any exposed skin on the scalp - especially your part. Better yet, wear a cute straw hat.
- Under arms: Falling asleep in the sun with arms stretched behind your head leaves plenty of exposed skin. Pay close attention to the back and underside of the arms to avoid an unpleasant burn that could leave you immobile.
Source: 5 Easy Steps to a Side French Braid
This side-swept braid is something of a cross between a waterfall braid and the French braid Katniss Everdeen wore in The Hunger Games movie. Not only are braids a chic way to keep hair out of your face on a hot day, but it also looks elegant on a night out. See step-by-step photos, along with instructions on how you can re-create this side French braid yourself, when you keep reading.
- Part slightly damp hair on the right side. Optional: add a little mousse or gel to keep hair intact and to prevent fly-aways. Next, take about a two-inch chunk of hair from the front of the right hairline, and begin a French braid.
- To start a French braid, section this portion of hair into three even strands, keeping them separated with your fingers (whichever ones feel most comfortable to you). Now, start a normal braid; take the right strand and cross it over the middle strand. Next, take the left strand and cross it over the middle strand.
Source: 10 Weird but Wonderful Hair and Nail Secrets
When you're in a jam and desperate for hair or nail help, the perfect fix can come from some highly unexpected places. Whether you tore a nail and can't get to the salon, need a manicure to dry fast, or forgot your curling iron before a big event, there's slightly bizarre but excellent assistance for you when you keep reading.
- Weak or chip-prone digits? Dump a teaspoon of finely chopped garlic in your base coat. It strengthens nails really well (some people claim it also helps them grow faster) for a fraction of the price of drugstore nail hardeners.
- Want curls, but forgot your iron and rollers? Put a paper bag on your head. Seriously. "Paper bag" curls work on the same principle as rag curls. You just tear a big paper grocery bag into strips, then roll your towel-dried or slightly dampened hair up in them. You can sleep on them or, for faster results, blow-dry and then spritz with hair spray.
- Use Pam to set
- BellaSugar | Beauty on Shine – Mon, Jun 18, 2012 6:25 PM EDT
Source:Get Ashley Greene's Plum-Perfect Smoky Eye Makeup LookRead More »from Get Ashley Greene's Plum-Perfect Smoky Eye Makeup Look
Ashley Greene wore a natural-toned makeup look at the Young Hollywood Awards last night, but it was a pop of purple on the lids that provided a fresh, perfect-for-Summer feel. "I wanted to create a soft, smoky eye, to offset Ashley's gorgeous black bustier and slim pants," said celebrity makeup artist Vanessa Scali. To do this, Scali applied a bronze base on Ashley's lids and just underneath the lashes. Then, to make her blue eyes pop, Scali added a dab of plum shadow (the purple hue from Mark's nine-shade On the Dot Color Compact ($16) on the lids as a highlight. The look was finished with black liner on top and bottom lashes and multiple coats of mascara.
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- BellaSugar | Beauty on Shine – Mon, Jun 18, 2012 6:19 PM EDT
Source: From Novice to Advanced: 3 Ways to Fix Chipped Nail PolishRead More »from From Novice to Advanced: 3 Ways to Fix Chipped Nail Polish
So you just got a shiny new manicure on your lunch break, perhaps you tried one of our June nail polish picks, but by the time you're headed out later that night, you look down and notice there's a blasted chip. While it's not the end of the world, luckily there are a few quick tricks for patching it right up.
For the beginner (or time-deprived): Use a toothpick as your "brush" to dot on polish to the inside of the chip. Then simply allow it to dry.
For the intermediate: Apply polish remover to the pad of one of your fingertips (it's easiest to go with the hand opposite of the one with the chip). Then, using a circular motion, dab the remover-soaked fingertip on the chip to gently smooth it out. Once dry, fill any exposed nail areas with polish. Finish by sweeping on a fresh coat of lacquer over the entire nail to set. Tip: in lieu of using polish remover to diffuse jagged edges, you can always sand over the chip
Source: 6 Stories of Bridezillas Gone WildRead More »from 6 Stories of Bridezillas Gone Wild
We sounded the call for your tales of beauty bridezillas, and you answered. Here, six stories of brides whose behavior turned a bit monstrous. Have a horror story of your own? Send it to email@example.com. (Anonymity guaranteed.)
Color coordinated A friend of mine was obsessed with getting her wedding featured on a popular wedding blog. Every detail was meticulously planned, and everything had to be exactly how she wanted it. Lots of brides choose color palettes, but she sent out the precise Pantone colors of the bridesmaids' dresses - along with suggested complementary colors for our jewelry and lipstick. A little picky, but not a big deal for the wedding party, right? But then she advised guests on what to wear, sending out a PDF with color combinations and her preferred fabrics. In the end, the wedding blog published her photos, but she developed a new reputation among friends as Mrs. Control Freak.
Blond redhead I'm a brunette;
BellaSugarSource: 5 Braided Styles to Envy From Game of Thrones
You may be hooked by the intricate plot turns and magical mystery of Game of Thrones, but it's the weaved and twisted hairdos that keep us coming back. Rev up for this weekend's season finale with a close-up look at some of the most intricate styles from the show. These braids are so complex, though, you'll need a lady-in-waiting to assist.
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- BellaSugar | Beauty on Shine – Mon, Jun 4, 2012 3:43 PM EDT
Source: MTV Movie Awards Trend Alert: Just Peachy Eye MakeupRead More »from MTV Movie Awards Trend Alert: Just Peachy Eye Makeup
The MTV Movie Awards proved to be a playground for Tangerine Tango, Pantone's Color of the Year. Julianne Hough, for instance, chose a sparkling metallic orange eye shadow above and below her lids, and paired it with a soft pink gloss on the lips. Charlize Theron went for a shimmery peach shade, which added a bit of glitz and glimmer to her otherwise natural makeup palette. For Leighton Meester, her love affair with tangerine didn't just stop with the eyes, as the star also wore the bright shade on her lips and cheeks.
If the first half of the year is any indication, expect to see this fiery shade on red carpets everywhere well into the holiday season.
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- BellaSugar | Beauty on Shine – Mon, Jun 4, 2012 3:02 PM EDT
Source: The Foolproof Way to Get a Kissable, Smudge-Proof Lipstick LookRead More »from The Foolproof Way to Get a Kissable, Smudge-Proof Lipstick Look
A lot of smooching goes on at weddings (and we aren't just talking between the bride and groom). So make sure when your photographer catches candids that your smile is smudge-free and looking just as great as when you first applied your lipstick. Celebrity makeup artist Ashunta Sheriff has all the steps you need to ensure your guests remain unbesmirched by your transferred lip color.
First line the lips with a pencil in a shade close to your natural lip tone. Fill in, and then apply a long-wear lipstick in the shade of your choice. Sheriff recommends a bright orange, pink, or red to add a pop of color to a classic, neutral makeup palette. Stay away from lip gloss for the wedding ceremony, though; "It can get on your veil and smear easily," she explains. Finish by topping off with some loose translucent powder over the lips, reapplying your color on top. "This will matte-ify the lips and help lock the color on."