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03.09.13 Beauty, Makeup

Beauty Spot: Welcome Fall

Beauty Spot Fall

Whether you consider the start of September the first sign of fall, or whether it’s the American holiday of Labor Day, or even the start of New York, London, Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks, they’re all upon us–fall is here (even if the season hasn’t officially begun yet).

Here are some of the best fall collection shades that you should plan to work into your autumn beauty looks.

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Guerlain Rouge G de Guerlain in Madame Batifole
Deborah Lippmann nail polish in Fake It Til You Make It
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Denim Ink
Chantecaille ‘Wild Horses’ Eyeshadow Palette

27.08.13 Beauty, Makeup

Beauty Spot: Bright Eyes

Beauty Spot Eyes

GlamGlow BrightMud Eye Treatment

There’s a reason everyone in Hollywood is obsessed with this three-minute eye treatment–it really works! Brighten dark circles, diminish puffiness and plump up wrinkles in less time than it takes to listen to your favorite song.

Butter London Wink Mascara in Indigo Punk

Plenty of women are afraid of coloured mascara, but it’s remarkably wearable and is a great way to add some pop to your normal makeup look.

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Tarte EmphasEYES Inner Rim Brightener
Rimming your waterline with a nude liner is one of the quickest ways to look awake and rested, and this eyeliner stays in place all day, so you can stay looking bright and beautiful from dusk til dawn.

Jane Iredale Eye Highlighter
Use this two-sided pencil in the inner corners of your eyes for an instant wake-up, or under your brow for an instant lift.

bareMinerals Remix Ready Eyeshadow 4.0 in Wild Things
These true-to-colour shadows offer a wide variety of eye play: Get a modern smokey look by using all four shades, or get creative and line your top lids with the electric chartreuse and the lower lids with the aqua–edgy and fun.

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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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Neiman Marcus

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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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