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11.12.14 Beauty, Hair

Get The Look: Karolina Kurkova’s Valentino Sala Bianca 945 Braided Bun

Celebrity hairstylist Jennifer Yepez worked with Karolina Kurkova for the Valentino Sala Bianca 945 Event on Wednesday (December 10) in New York City.

Explaining her beauty inspiration, Jennifer said, “Karolina’s Valentino dress was beautiful and romantic so we wanted the hair to be modern and strong. We felt a centre part with sleek shine would work best. We also wanted something special in the back so I created a beautiful braided bun.”

Here’s how to get the look.

Jennifer began by spraying PHYTO Phytovolume Actif Volumizer Spray section by section and blew the hair dry using a Mason Pearson brush. She made sure to spray from roots to ends in order to get a better grip on the ponytail and to make the hair thicker for the braid.

Once the hair was dry, she created the centre part. She used the Mason Pearson to smooth the hair and make the ponytail, securing it with an elastic hook. Once secured, she sprayed Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray throughout the ponytail to give it volume and a bit of texture.

Next she braided the ponytail and secured it with a small elastic band. She carefully shaped the braid to Karolina’s head and used small hair pins (matching her hair colour) to pin it in place. She sprayed a bit of Kerastase Laque Couture Hairspray to tame flyaways. She also used a tail comb on the back of the braid to tuck in any loose ends and a small teasing brush (a toothbrush works well, too) to smooth the front of the hair.

The look was finished with Kerastase Touche Finale for extra shine, and she was carpet-ready.


PHYTO Phytovolume Actif Volumizing Spray
Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray
Kerastase Laque Couture Hairspray
Kerastase Touche Finale

Credit: Jennifer Yepez instagram

09.12.14 Beauty, Makeup

Beauty Spot.

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Stuck for Christmas gift ideas? Why not treat your sister, friend, colleague, mother to a Charlotte Tilbury gift set.

You will find everything you need to recreate one of the ten Charlotte Tilbury celeb inspire looks. Each coming with a complimentary make-up bag printed with the fabulous lip prints of some of the most iconic women in fashion.

The Ingénue: Inspired by Mia Farrow, Alexa Chung and Kirsten Dunst.

The Golden Goddess: Inspired by Ursula Andress, Elle McPherson, Gisele and Kate Moss.

The Uptown Girl: Inspired by Grace Kelly, Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Middleton

The Sophisticate: Inspired by Audrey Hepburn and Natalie Portman.

The Rock Chick: Inspired by Brigitte Bardot, Anita Pallenberg, Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne.

The Dolce Vita: Inspired by Sophia Loren, Penelope Cruz and Beyonce Knowles.

The Bombshell: Inspired by Marilyn Moore, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Scarlett Johansson.

The Vintage Vamp: Inspired by Lauren Bacall, Louise Brooks and Rihanna.

The Glamour Muse: Inspired by Jerry Hall, Beyonce Knowles and Jennifer Lopez.

The Rebel: Inspired by Debbie Harry, Grace Jones and Lady Gaga.

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04.12.14 Beauty, Hair

Get The Look: Karolina Kurkova’s Easy-Looking Rimowa Opening Event Hair

Get The Look Karolina Kurkova's Easy-Looking Rimowa Opening Event Hair

Celebrity hairstylist Bryce Scarlett worked with Karolina Kurkova for the Rimowa opening event on Wednesday in Miami, Florida.

Explaining his beauty inspiration, Bryce said, “Karolina’s Delpozo look was strong yet feminine so we wanted to go with feminine, easy-looking hair. We decided on a very low loose pony.”

Here’s how to get the look.

Bryce blew her hair out with Leonor Greyl Mousse Au Lotus Volumatrice, set it in soft waves and then brushed them out.

He secured the pony with a very small clear elastic band slipped over the hair (not doubled up) so that it just barely held the hair together and sat very low on her shoulders, giving the appearance it was barely secured.

The look was finished with a few drops of Leonor Greyl Eclat Naturel through the ends.


Leonor Greyl ‘Au Lotus’ Volumizing Mousse
Leonor Greyl Eclat Naturel

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25.11.14 Beauty, Nails

Christian Louboutin Rouge Louboutin Starlight

Christian Louboutin Rouge Louboutin Starlight

Earlier this year Christian Louboutin debuted their beauty range with a line of nail polishes, first a signature red shade before launching more colours ranging from bright colours to nude and rich autumn shades.

Those cylinder-shaped polishes started at a budget-friendly £36, but their latest offering, the Rouge Louboutin Starlight, costs a lot more – £495/$675 to be precise.

And here’s why: the Rouge Louboutin Nail Colour has been transformed into a rare exquisite jewel with 1,500 two-tone Strass crystals hand applied with the utmost attention to detail, creating a reflective garment that magnifies the architecture of the faceted glass bottle and extreme height cap, glorifying the iconic red nail colour.

The glimmering Rouge Louboutin is preciously encased in a velvet soft black insert, sitting in a jewellery-like box with a black lacquered finish, showcasing a red reveal. Two leather and Strass flowers borrowed from Fall 2014 ‘Pensamoi’ rest delicately as a decorative accent on the box cover.

Only 1,000 pieces have been made available worldwide due to the intricate handcrafting of the process Rouge Louboutin Starlight.

You can buy the Rouge Louboutin Starlight from Christian Louboutin boutiques and online, Harvey Nichols, Nordstrom and Sephora.

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25.11.14 Beauty, Makeup

Get the Look: Kylie Jenner’s AMAs Makeup

2014 American Music Awards - ArrivalsKendall Jenner may be the it-model of the moment, but it’s her little sister Kylie Jenner who also turns heads on the red carpet. The family’s go-to makeup artist, Rob Scheppy, worked with worked with Kylie Jenner for the 2014 American Music Awards on Sunday.

Her skin was evened out using the Makeup Forever Foundation Palette in Medium. With 11 shades in one kit, this set ensures you’ll receive flawless coverage no matter your complexion. Scheppy added depth to Kylie’s face with the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow. Makeup Forever Super Matte Loose Powder was applied over foundation to set the look.

The eyes were lightly smoked with Eyeko Me and My Shadow in Chocolate. A shadow that doesn’t crease is a must for long award shows. Scheppy filled Kylie’s brows with Eyeko Brow Liner and locked strands in place with Eyeko Brow Gel. Lashes are key to Kylie’s look, so he added length with Eyeko Lash Wardrobe. The faux corner lashes offer a more natural look than whole strip options. Scheppy finished the eyes with a coat of Eyeko Black Magic Mascara.

For added moisture, Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Nourishing Lip Balm was smoothed over Kylie’s pout. To create the lip color, which complimented Kylie’s Alexandre Vauthier Couture dress, Scheppy didn’t use lipstick at all. The hue is simply MAC Lip Pencil in Burgundy.


Makeup Forever 11 Foundation Pallette in Medium
Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow
Makeup Forever Super Matte Loose Powder in Translucent Natural
Eyeko Me and My Shadow in Chocolate
Eyeko brow liner
Eyeko Brow Gel
Eyeko Lash Wardrobe
Eyeko Black Magic Mascara
MAC Lip Pencil in Burgundy
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Nourishing Lip Balm

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