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16.08.13 Beauty, Makeup

Hair Trend Alert: The Modern Beehive

Hair Trend Alert The Modern Beehive

A huge trend in the 60s, the beehive is a classic, albeit dated, updo.

But recently, several actresses (and their hairstylists!) have been experimenting with the classic look and updating it in various ways.

‘Scandal’ actress Darby Stanchfield made her ‘hive modern by finishing it into a low ponytail.

Minka Kelly interpreted the look by only pulling up half her hair, and leaving the rest down in gorgeous, loose waves.

Rachel McAdams kept her beehive the most authentic–a complete updo–but still kept things fresh by keeping some pieces around her face loose.

Lily Collins (and hairstylist Mara Roszak) perhaps got the most creative, by extending the volume that’s synonymous with the beehive look down the back of the head, finally tucking the length of the hair under, at the nape of the neck. The black headband breaking up the height at the crown also adds interest.

Of course the key to any kind of beehive style is volume, volume, volume, and the best way to get that is teasing. Use Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Teasing Dust to add the gritty, voluminous texture you want, and also protect the hair. Then use a teasing brush like the 100% Boar Bristle Brush from Wigo to backcomb your hair into your big, beautiful hive.

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16.08.13 Beauty, Hair

Beyonce Knowles Debuts New Do In Miami

Beyonce Knowles Debuts New Do In Miami

As the world knows, Beyonce Knowles cut her hair last week into a cropped pixie ‘do which is the shortest style we’ve ever seen her rock, freeing herself from the trademark long blonde locks we have associated her with for so long.

The singer is due to headline V Festival in Chelmsford and Staffordshire in England this weekend, so I was excited to see how she would adapt her style to her new look.

So colour me disappointed when the first pictures of Beyonce having lunch in Miami yesterday following the big reveal see the star sporting a longer asymmetrical bob, much like the Pob (the Posh bob).

Such a hoopla was made about the cut – even her hairstylist sent out a press release about the crop – so why make all that noise if the first thing you are going to do is add hair extensions?

I will be interested to see how the look evolves.

Beyonce Knowles' Citizens of Humanity 'Chloe' Distressed Shorts & Tabitha Simmons Tie-Striped Flat Espadrille Sneaker

Citizens of Humanity shorts
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Tabitha Simmons sneakers
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15.08.13 Beauty, Hair

Hair Trend Alert: The Pixie Cut

Pixie Cut Trend

When Beyonce chopped off her hair last week, it was one of the most shocking celebrity haircuts in quite a while. In all honesty, the cut was likely a combination of removing extensions and cutting some hair, but the results were surprisingly (Sasha) Fierce, and I’m excited to see Queen Bey rock her shorter ‘do–especially since many people associate her entire persona with her gorgeous long hair.

And right on Mrs. Carter’s heels was another dramatic hair change: Model Coca Rocha cut her mid-length tresses into a edgy cut–super short around the sides with a bit more length on the top. Keeping the extra length on the top will allow for lots of variety at photoshoots (as Coco has already revealed via Instagram), and the shorter length shows off the model’s striking bone structure far more than her previous look.

By cutting off their locks, these two ladies have joined the ranks of stars who have dared to go super short.

Robin Wright has been rocking a pixie for about a year now, and she showed off her low maintenance crop once again this week on the red carpet.

And Ginnifer Goodwin, who has one of the most famous (and long-lasting) pixie cuts in Hollywood loves her short cut so much that she actually writes it into her filming contracts–she gets to keep the hair short and wear wigs for roles!

To keep your own pixie looking chic day after day, use Short Sexy Hair Quick Change Shaping Balm to create a style that is easily reactivated the next day, and to shape your hair and hold it in place, Oscar Blandi’s Pronto Dry Sculpting Pomade is a great option. If it’s moisture and shine you want, try Carol’s Daughter Mimosa Hair Honey.

So what do you think? Are all these ladies rocking the short hair, or do you prefer them with longer locks?

Piixe cut products

Short Sexy Hair Quick Change Shaping Balm
Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Sculpting Pomade
Carol’s Daughter Mimosa Hair Honey

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14.08.13 Beauty, Makeup

Keri Russell’s Must Have Hot-Pink Lip

Keri Russell's Must Have Hot Pink Lip

Keri Russell’s lust for head-to-toe black at the ‘Austenland’ New York screening was punctuated with a hot-pink lip colour.

Satisfy your lip gloss craving with her Marc Jacobs Beauty ‘Lust for Lacquer’ in Boom Boom, the champagne-grape-infused lip vinyl with lust-worthy, full coverage.

This gently plumping formula wears like no other, while the unique pillowed applicator is an experience that leaves you lusting for more.

Marc Jacobs’s beauty line is relatively new; stocked in Marc Jacobs stores and Sephora, plus on Friday Marc Jacobs opened its first standalone beauty store, located at 385 Bleecker Street, which will stock the 121-piece colour cosmetics collection, as well as his MJ’s signature fragrances.

Look out for an ad campaign modelled by Edie Campbell in the future.

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14.08.13 Beauty, Nails

Hailee Steinfeld’s Teen Choice Awards Starburst Nail Art

Hailee Steinfeld's Teen Choice Awards Starbust Nail Art

During Comic-Con, Hailee Steinfeld’s nail art managed to even upstage her all-eyes-on-you Kenzo dress, and she was at it again for the Teen Choice Awards.

At first glance it would appear that the nail art was merely replicating the colour and starburst print on her House of Holland dress, but there is more to it than first meets the eye: Hailee was sending out an important message.

The teen had seen an anti-bullying campaign in a magazine where young girls were asked to make a “pinky swear” promise to be kind by wearing blue polish on their pinky fingers, so that’s exactly what she did.

Chanel celebrity manicurist Ashlie Johnson created the look, starting off with two coats of Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in Elixir before coating the actress’s pinkies with Chanel’s Le Vernis Nail Colour in Blue Satin.

The blue was also used to replicate the starburst pattern seen on her frock on the ring fingers, with a layer of Chanel’s Extreme Shine Nail Lacquer Top Coat and a sprinkle of glitter for added shine completing the look.

Chanel Nails

Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in Elixir
Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in Blue Satin
Chanel Extreme Shine Nail Lacquer Top Coat

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14.08.13 Beauty, Skincare

Diane Kruger for Chanel: Where Beauty Begins

Chanel Diane Kruger

Back in April it was announced that Diane Kruger was going to be the face for Chanel’s cosmetics campaign.

The success of the campaign can be seen here with images captured by Peter Lindbergh, seeing the German actress looking very elegant posing against a beach backdrop.

Chanel’s Resynchronizing Collection features the Le Jour de Chanel, La Nuit de Chanel and Le Weekend de Chanel creams, which are all made to re-energize the skin – and who would disagree when Diane looks so refreshed here?

Le Jour De Chanel Morning Reactivating Face Care promises to reactivate and strengthen skin using a combination of jasmine extract and salicylic acid. Your complexion will appear smooth and radiant, and ready to face the day.

La Nuit De Chanel Evening Recharging Face Care is designed to repair and recharge once the sun goes down. Frankincense extract from the resin of the Boswellia serrata tree soothes the skin, while hyaluronic acid provides a plumping effect. Your complexion will appear supple upon awakening, with no signs of dullness.

Le Weekend De Chanel Weekly Renewing Face Care enhances renewal and replenishes hydration to give skin a much-needed weekend break. Combined with relaxing rose water, a gentle glycolic acid complex is gradually released for ideal exfoliation and lasting moisture. Skin is softer and more luminous for the week ahead.

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You can buy Chanel’s Resynchronizing Collection from Nordstrom, Harrods or Selfridges.

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13.08.13 Beauty, Makeup

Get The Look: Lucy Hale’s Teen Choice Awards Makeup

Teen Choice Awards 2013 - ArrivalsLucy Hale was just announced as the new brand ambassador for mark cosmetics back in June, following in the footsteps of previous mark ambassadors Lauren Conrad and Ashley Greene.

The ‘Pretty Little Liars’ actress will not only be the face of the brand but she will also be the spokesperson for the m.powerment by mark campaign, the brand’s effort dedicated to breaking the cycle of dating abuse and partner violence against young women.

mark celebrity makeup artist Fiona Stiles created the luminous makeup for the star, who hosted the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday.

On her face, Fiona used Yonka Pamplemousse moisturizer as a base, followed by a light application of mark. Got the Goods foundation and mark. Save the Day concealer, which evened out her skin. Adding a little mark. Just Blushing powder blush in Charmed and Hourglass Ambient Light as a highlighter to add life and light to the face, Fiona finished with mark. Set Things Right loose powder.

To bring out the bambi-brown eyes, Fiona used Anastasia Brow Wiz in Brunette on Lucy’s brows, then applied i-mark eye shadow in Minx over the lid up past the crease and swept it softly under the lower lid. Then she used i-mark eye shadow in Moss over the Minx, but kept it closer to the lashes.

Finally she pushed i-mark eye shadow in Tabac into the lash line for depth. mark’s No Place to Run eyeliner in Black was applied on the lash line, on the outer third of the lower lashes as well as in the waterline, followed by mark’s Get in Line liquid eyeliner in Painted Black smudged into and just above the lash line. Finishing the eyes, Fiona applied mark. Scanda-Lash Go-To mascara in Blackest Black on the top and bottom, opening up the eyes.

To create the pretty pout, Fiona went for soft-pink on the lips, using mark’s Lipclick in Cupid.

Mark

Yonka Pamplemousse moisturizer
mark. Got the Goods foundation
mark. Save the Day concealer
mark. Just Blushing powder blush in Charmed
Hourglass Ambient Light
mark. Set Things Right loose powder
Anastasia Brow Wiz in Brunette
i-mark eye shadow in Minx, Moss and Tabac
mark’s No Place to Run eyeliner in Black
mark’s Get in Line liquid eyeliner in Painted Black
mark. Scanda-Lash Go-To mascara in Blackest Black

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