Curly Girl CollectiveWe stopped by a speed dating event hosted by the Curly Girl Collective, where women got to share their tricks and mingle with the experts. Here Hair Rules master curly stylist, Dailey Greene, gives us her top three secrets to a good hair week.
Water Weekly: A hair routine high in H20 will help your curls stay springy and hydrated. "Would you go a week without washing your face?" Greene asks. "Your scalp is an extension of that skin. It needs water at least three times a week." We recommend using a suds-free cleansing conditioner like Hair Rules Daily Cleansing Cream to help detangle and clean hair without stripping it of essential oils.
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More is More: When you spend $30 on the latest cream, it is instinct to savor every drop. But with a head full of curls more is necessary to ensure every strand is saturated (think handful, golf ball, half-dollar sized portions). "Curly girls have a lot of hair to cover - a quarter size of anything isn't
Curly Girl CollectiveWe stopped by a speed dating event hosted by the Curly Girl Collective, where women got to share their tricks and mingle with the experts. Here Hair Rules master curly stylist, Dailey Greene, gives us her top three secrets to a good hair week.Read More »from 3 Rules for Kinky, Curly, Natural Hair
Skinny Skinny Coffee ScrubNothing will ever replace a healthy diet and active lifestyle. But we could all use a little extra help from time to time with looking and feeling our best. Here's our cheat sheet to the best beauty products that offer a shortcut to a slimmer-looking physique. Shh...just don't tell anyone!Read More »from 5 Slimming Beauty Products that Really Work!
1. Your daily brew (pictured left): Take a deep whiff of SkinnySkinny Black Coffee Organic Body Scrub ($30 at SkinnySkinny.com) and you'll feel as if you're sipping a warm cup of java. But the organic ground coffee beans in this stimulating scrub are better at fighting cellulite than fatigue. Caffeine's dehydrating effects tighten the skin and improve the appearance of the detested "C" word. In a circular motion, apply the scrub to your cellulite-plagued body parts, and get ready to be wowed by the results.
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St. Tropez Tan2. Sneaky shimmer (pictured left): No time for calf raises? St. Tropez Instant Shimmer Stick ($22.50 at StTropezTan.com) offers a
- Oprah.com | Beauty on Shine – Thu, Dec 15, 2011 6:37 PM EST
Photo: ThinkstockBy Amber KallorRead More »from 3 Beauty Tricks to Hide the Signs of Holiday Stress
A calendar full of holiday parties, last-minute shopping and a house brimming with guests can leave you looking less than refreshed. Try these makeup tips for an instant pick-me-up.
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Camouflage Dark Circles
You might have noticed that applying concealer that's a few shades too light to cover up the effects of a late night (or two...or three) gives the appearance of reverse raccoon eyes. For a natural-looking solution, try a brightening concealer to reflect light instead, says makeup artist Carmindy. If you're fair, look for a pink shade; if you're medium to dark, opt for an apricot color. (Try Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Fast Fix Concealer, $9.) Instead of using your fingers to apply (which Carmindy says can tug on delicate skin), you'll have more success using a synthetic brush to sweep the brightening concealer under your eyes and up into the inner corners, which are prone to shadows.
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Do Up Your Hair for the Holidays
Ok, I admit it. I love to splurge from time to time as much as the next girl. And I have to tell you, my new favorite splurge is going to see celebrity stylist Ryan Crupi at the Andy LeCompte Salon here in West Hollywood, CA. But since I am Fabulous AND Frugal, there is no way I can go to see Ryan to prep for all of my holiday festivities - so I asked him for D.I.Y. tips on how to do holiday hair at home. It turns out, that you can recreate the salon experience - with you as your own on call stylist!
Ryan is known for doing the hair of celebrities like Kate Walsh, Rachel Bilson and Emanuelle Chriqui. Having long hair myself, I wanted to know how to re-create their natural, sexy beach-y look at home. Here are Ryan's easy steps. In just 15 minutes you too can get the look I WISH I had when I roll out of bed!
Ryan's 15 Minutes To Fabulous Hair
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Bizarre beauty trends of 2011...It was a bold, bold year in the world of beauty, with significant trends that we loved, hated, and were just plain scared of. From bizarre color combinations to stick-on makeup, we aren't really sure where these trends even came from! As 2011 comes to a close, we decided to take a look back at some of the most memorable ones. Here are our top 8 picks ... some more bizarre than others.Read More »from 8 Bizarre Beauty Trends of 2011
Stamped-on Hair Color
1. Stamped-On Hair Color
Hairstylist Brig Van Osten (winner of Bravo's Shear Genius) introduced the technique of stamping hair in vivid colors.
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2. Lipstick Tattoos
Stick-on lip tattoos come in a wide range of varieties, from animal prints to polka dots to glitter. They come in a set of 3 for $9.99 and are designed to last for up to 8 hours.
Find out where to get it
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3. Stick-On Eyeliner
Designed by Dior, these "adhesive eyeliner patches" work like a temporary tattoo for your eyes. One
Marc Jacobs Oh, Lola is one of 1,200 fragrances launched this year.Ever wanted to see a list of every perfume on earth? "Fragrances of the World" is an annually updated book that covers every scent young and old, and they just added 1,200 new ones from 2011. That means on average three new fragrances were launched every day this year. Jeez, who needs that many perfumes?!Read More »from 1,200 Fragrances Launched in 2011
"Fragrance houses and perfumista's alike seem to have an insatiable appetite for new fragrances," fragrance expert and author Michael Edwards told Basenotes. "We have seen an explosion of launches in the past ten years, with a record high of 1,200 new launches in 2011, compared with 372 launches in 2001 and just 76 in 1991."
Edwards explains that limited edition fragrances and flankers (aka spinoffs like J.Lo's Miami Glow and Love at First Glow) have exploded over the years to capitalize on popular scents people already enjoy. Celebrity scents also have created a boom in the market. This year 73 fragrances launched with a famous name attached, including Justin Bieber's Someday, the
- StyleCaster | Beauty on Shine – Thu, Dec 15, 2011 1:40 PM EST
First rule of Fight Club: Lather, rinse and repeat.
If anyone in your life is a Fight Club freak (we all know 'em), I have the perfect gift for them this holiday season: Fight Club soap! Based off of the original prop from the 1999 film, the soap is identical to the one a rather rugged Brad Pitt wields (see above).
I'm shocked that it took 12 years for someone to come up with this, and as a side note, who else is floored that it's been over a decade since the damn movie was released? Oh, the passage of time...
Anyway, click here to snag the soap, and please take note that it is caffeinated. What exactly are the perks of caffeinated soap? No idea. I'm not complaining though, I could probably use a little more pep when I'm getting sudsy.Read More »from Want to Get Clean like Brad Pitt? 'Fight Club' Soap is Here!
- Astrology.com BeautyScopes | Beauty on Shine – Thu, Dec 15, 2011 1:32 PM EST
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Before you take that photo in to your next salon appointment, think about it. The model in the picture has thick, wavy dark brown hair, while yours is blonde and baby-fine. This style may not come out as you anticipated.
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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
If you haven't already, think about putting away seasonal clothes. Properly cleaning and storing hot-weather items like bathing suits, linen dresses and sandals will make sure they're pretty as a picture for next year.
Today's Taurus Reading: Free Sample Chinese Luck Prosperity and Longevity Reading
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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
If a little works, a lot must be better, right? Not so fast -- especially when it comes to your skin. Try exfoliating once or twice a week instead of pouring
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