12.08.14 Beauty, Hair

Hair Trend Spotting: Messy Braided Ponytails

Hair Trend Spotting Messy Braided Ponytails

Keeping your locks under control in the humid weather has never been easy; however, Nina Dobrev, Lucy Hale and Shay Mitchell found the perfect solution for their red carpet looks at the Teen Choice Awards: braided ponytails.

Last year braids were worn as tight and as sleek as possible, whereas this spring braids are going to be the complete opposite as this trend is more laidback and relaxed, reliving the romantic medieval style.

Opting for long, chunky, messy and romantic braids shows a much more youthful approach to a classic updo.

Other stars who have championed the messy, romantic braid this year, during Cannes, include Blake Lively and Eva Longoria.

Here’s how to create the look.

Create a side part and add texture with a wide-barrel curling iron, making sure to curl from the top. Lightly tease hair at the crown, then split your hair into two sections.

Keeping your hair on the side of the part, begin to braid by pulling a bit of hair from the outside of one section over to the centre of the other section, then repeat for the other side and continue until your braid is the desired length.

Once you’ve reached the bottom, fasten the braid with an elastic. Loosen the braid by lightly tugging on outer sections throughout.

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11.08.14 Beauty, Makeup

Get The Look: Nina Dobrev’s Let’s Be Cops’ LA Premiere Glow

Premiere Of Twentieth Century Fox's "Let's Be Cops" - ArrivalsCelebrity makeup artist Beau Nelson worked with Nina Dobrev for the Los Angeles premiere of ‘Let’s Be Cops’ last week.

“Nina and I wanted to do something simple and fresh to complement her Zuhair Murad beaded dress”, said Beau.

Here’s how to get the look.

Because Nina was so tanned from her recent vacation to Bali, Beau used M.A.C. Face and Body Foundation in C5 to even her skin tone on her face and match it with her body.

He then used Cinema Secrets Concealer where needed for extra coverage and By Terry Touche Veloutee Pen under her eyes to cancel out any darkness.

Setting with Laura Mercier Brightening Powder under the eyes and La Mer Powder all over the face, he brought back a glow by spraying M.A.C. Fix+ on the sides of the face, avoiding the centre completely.

On her eyes he used a simple wash of the taupe shade from the Chanel Tissé Rivoli Shadow Quad, and L’Oreal Voluminous Miss Manga Mascara in Black.

On her cheeks, Beau used Hourglass Cosmetics Crème Bronzer and Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate to contour her cheekbones and jawline, enhancing what she naturally has.

Lips were kept simple with just a coat of NARS Larger Than Life Lipgloss in ‘Paris Follies’.

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M.A.C. Face and Body Foundation in C5
Cinema Secrets Concealer
By Terry Touche Veloutee Pen
Laura Mercier Brightening Powder
La Mer Powder
M.A.C. Fix+
Chanel Tissé Rivoli Eye Shadow Quad
L’Oreal Voluminous Miss Manga Mascara in Black
Hourglass Cosmetics Crème Bronzer
Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate
NARS Larger Than Life Lipgloss in ‘Paris Follies’

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Nina Dobrev In Vionnet – 2014 Teen Choice Awards

Nina Dobrev In Vionnet - 2014 Teen Choice Awards

Nina Dobrev attended the 2014 Teen Choice Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on Sunday (August 10) in Los Angeles, California.

Never one to disappoint on the colour front, she wore a Vionnet Resort 2015 crop top and shorts look rendered in a watercolour blue, gold and pink print.

Styled with a pair of Kurt Geiger ‘Bond’ pumps in a vibrant shade of pink, the rest of her accessories included a MICHAEL Michael Kors ‘Elsie’ gold clutch.

Highlighting her Bambi-brown eyes, she completed her look with a nude lip colour and purposely messy side-swept braid.


You can buy Nina’s Kurt Geiger ‘Bond’ Pumps from KurtGeiger.com.

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Nina Dobrev In Zuhair Murad – ‘Let’s Be Cops’ LA Premiere

Nina Dobrev In Zuhair Murad - 'Let's Be Cops' LA Premiere

Nina Dobrev attended the ‘Let’s Be Cops’ LA premiere held at the ArcLight Hollywood on Thursday (August 7) in Hollywood, California.

The actress continued her rich vein of form wearing a Zuhair Murad Resort 2015 A-line mini dress enriched with tribal beaded details adding vivid colour to this red carpet look.

With her glossy brunette locks swept back off her shoulders, she opted for Ferragamo accessories including a black and gold clutch and suede ankle-tie pumps, with a selection of Tiffany jewels rounding out her look.

I absolutely love this, but I still feel her Naeem Khan look on ‘Jimmy Fallon’ was her best this week.

Which of Nina’s looks would you like to see up for BDOTW?

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Nina Dobrev In Naeem Khan – The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Nina Dobrev In Naeem Khan - Late Night Starring Jimmy Fallon

Nina Dobrev continued to promote her new movie, ‘Let’s Be Cops’, in New York City with a guest appearance on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ on Tuesday (August 5).

Working a body-con silhouette for an ultra-feminine feel, the actress wore a Naeem Khan black wool crepe short-sleeved cocktail dress with gold filigree embroidery from the designer’s Fall 2014 collection.

Her look was complemented by the most stunning pair of Carla Amorim yellow-gold and diamond earrings and gold and black glitter Brian Atwood ‘Alis’ studded suede pumps. This is easily my favourite look from the past two weeks.

Naeem Khan clearly works wonders for Nina, so it is no surprise that this is the third time ‘The Vampire Diaries’ star has worn Naeem Khan designs in the last two weeks. It’s a match made in fashion heaven.

You can buy Nina’s Brian Atwood Alis Studded Suede Pumps from Saks.com.

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