Monday, January 28, 2013

SAG Awards 2013 Get the Look

This year's SAG Awards showcased some of the most stunning, sought after looks of the season.  Pureology’s Global Artistic Director, Wendy Bélanger has put together some step by step tips using Pureology’s Colour Stylist styling products so you can recreate the red carpet glam on your own!


Long hair look as seen on Jennifer Lawrence:
Step 1
: On damp hair, layer a dime size of Nourishing Nectar sculpting gel with a quarter size of Root Lift spray hair mousse.
Step 2: Blow dry hair using a round brush for volume and smoothness.
Step 3: Set hair with a 1" curling iron. Let hair cool, and then brush out with a soft paddle brush.
Step 4: Twist back the right panel of hair and secure with a bobby pin
Step 5: Finish the look with Radiance Amplifier anti frizz shine spray for added shine and Strengthening Control zero dulling hairspray for long lasting hold.

Medium hair look as seen on Claire Danes:

Step 1
: Apply a quarter size of Root Lift spray hair mousse and Lustrous Volumizer bodifying glaze to damp hair.
Step 2: Create a deep right side part, and blow dry hair using a paddle brush.
Step 3: Gather hair into a low, loose pony tail. Wrap a section of hair around the pony tail and secure with bobby pins.
Step 4: Finish the look with Supreme Control zero dulling hairspray for long lasting hold and fly away protection.

Short hair look as seen on Anne Hathaway:

Step 1
: Apply a quarter size of Silk Bodifer voluminizing mousse to damp hair.
Step 2: Using a vent brush, blow dry hair in the direction of the front of the head.
Step 3: Emulsify a small amount of Control Twist high hold liquid wax for texture, and create a small pompadour in the front of the head.
Step 4: Set the look with Supreme Control zero dulling hairspray.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Free Beauty Events January Contest

Hello, beauties, it is our favorite time of the month!! In case you have missed my past posts, one of my absolute go-to site is .  It is an amazing way to keep up on all the beauty happenings in areas all over the country, and best of all, your own back yard!  Simply visit the website and type in your area code to generate events providing free makeovers and free samples.  The site also gives you the chance to win beauty products in their monthly contest.
For the month of January, FBE is giving 10 lucky winners a fabulous beauty bundle including: Adidas Moves for Him Eau de Toilette Spray, Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razor, and Scope Outlast Long- Lasting Mint Mouthwash
The Contest runs from 1/1/2013 to 1/31/2013, winners will be chosen on 2/1/2013 and notified by 2/15/2013.To enter, all you have to do is go to and supply their name, email (only used to contact winners), and zip.
On January 26th, Walgreens will be having their Glamour event in select cities. Demonstrators will be talking about the latest Tresemme products like Split Remedy Sealing Serum and Platinum Strength Heat Protect Spray. At some of these events there will also be hair stylists giving complimentary hair styles with the Tresemme products. Information like this is available on our website where spas and retailers can promote their events.

 On January 19th, check out the Rite Aid Winter Skin Event at select stores. Demonstrators will be educating customers on Olay Regenerist, Dove Body Wash, and Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion. It’s also a great opportunity to score free samples and coupons. Anyone who would like FBE to know about their beauty event can make a posting for free on our site and submit it here .  To find out if this event will be near you, just enter your zip code and voila!
Good luck and enjoy!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

butter LONDON on QVC

Hello my beauties!! I have some fab news you absolutely don't want to miss out on.   butter LONDON's Global Colour Ambassador, Katie Hughes, will be on QVC tomorrow, January 18th at 7AM EST, sharing their latest QVC exclusive: Lips & Tips.

With the exclusive offer to purchase your favourite LIPPY and get the matching Lacquer for FREE!

I just love butter LONDON and their colour selection is amaaazing!!

Check them out on QVC  to get a heads up on colours and to start picking out your favs ;)

Tweet along with the event and follow butterLondon on twitter  and keep up with QVC tweets as well!
Event Hashtag: #qvcbeauty

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Press Release- Sally Hansen: The Ultimate Golden Globe Accessory

At the 70th annual Golden Globes, glamorous nails were the ultimate accessory. Three of the night's biggest stars --Naomi Watts, Jennifer Lawrence and singer Adele -- manicurists turned to Sally Hansen to create their signature nail looks for the red carpet.

Naomi Watts
Celebrity nail expert Tracey Sutter created the look for Watts, nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture--Drama. Tracey used Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Arm Candy to create a natural effect.

To get the look, Sutter filed down Naomi's nails
very short before applying Sally Hansen's Cuticle Instant Remover. Next, Sutter applied 2 coats of Sally Hansen's new Complete Salon Manicure

Nail Color in Arm Candy - giving Watts just the right amount of color she wanted.

Jennifer Lawrence

April Foreman was the expert behind Lawrence's nail look, using Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Sheer Ecstasy for the Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture--Comedy or Musical nominee.

To get the look, Foreman shaped Lawrence’s nails “sqound” giving both a square and round look. Keeping her hands hydrated, Foreman applied Sally Hansen Smooth and Perfect Hand Crème before applying 2 coats of Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Sheer Ecstasy.

Celebrity Manicurist, Kimmie Kyees used on Adele a sheer coat of Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in So Much Fawn with two coats of Complete Salon Manicure in Copper Penny layered on top. Kyees finished off the look with an exclusive topcoat created for tonight that had gold in it to help enhance the color in Copper Penny for the best Original Song, Film nominee.

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure is an all-in-one formula that combines all the 7 benefits of a professional salon manicure—a base coat, a strengthener, a growth treatment, rich color, top coat, gel-like shine and chip resistance —in a single multi-tasking polish ($7.99).



Golden Globes 2013: Get the Look

Pureology PureArtist Sandra Joseph gives her top two hair trends of the Golden Globes and includes how to achieve these looks with Pureology ColourStylist products:

• Bombshell waves as seen on Jennifer Lopez
• Curly, Braided Updo as seen on Jennifer Lawrence

Bombshell Waves:

Step 1. On damp hair layer a dime size Colour Stylist Control Twist high hold liquid wax and a quarter size amount of Colour Stylist Lustrous Volumizer bodifying glaze for texture and volume.
Step 2. Blow-dry roots to midshaft with hair brush for volume and smoothness. Blow-dry remainder of hair with a round brush.
Step 3. Create a left side part. Apply a small amount of Colour Stylist Control Twist to left side, smooth hair to the nape area and secure with pins.
Step 4. Emulsify a small amount of Colour Stylist Control Twist to remaining hair for shine and hold. Wrap hair around a 1 inch curling iron towards the face. Pin curls and allow to cool.
Step 5. Remove pins and brush hair. Finish with a mist Colour Stylist Supreme Control zero dulling hairspray for long lasting hold.

Curly, Braided Updo:

Step 1. On Damp hair apply a quarter size of Colour Stylist Illuminating Curl 24 Hour Shaping Lotion. Begin by drying hair with a diffuser to enhance natural wave.
Step 2. When hair is about 80% dry, apply a small amount of Colour Stylist Antibreakage Twist shine texturizer to accent color and define waves.
Step 3. Braid random sections of hair along the hairline loosely.
Step 4. Gather all of the hair loosely, twist into a low bun and secure with pins.
Step 5. Finish with Colour Stylist Supreme Control zero dulling hairspray for lasting hold.

Golden Globes 2013 Get the Look: Naomi Watts

There's no denying that the red carpet at this year's Golden Globes was truly on fire.  Everything from their locks to their lashes, their finger tips to their toes were decked out and sparkling.  Hair stylist Giannadrea Marongiu walks us through her look for actress Naomi Watts using products from Matrix 

HAIRSTYLIST: Giannandrea Marongiu
INSPIRATION: Going into the night, both stylist Giannandrea Marongiu and Naomi Watts knew they wanted to create a classic look. He turned to old Hollywood greats, such as Carole Lombard, for inspiration, creating a faux, side-swept bob. Describing the look as “a bit more modern than old-Hollywood,” Giannandrea gently brushed out the curls for an updated take on a classic style.

STEP 1: Starting with wet hair, sprayed Matrix Total Results Blonde Care Flash Filler ($16, Available in February)evenly throughout the hair before blow drying in order to “enhance and bring out Naomi’s blonde color”
STEP 2: Applied Matrix Total Results Amplify Foam Volumizer ($15) throughout the roots and partially down the length to create volume and all-night hold
STEP 3: Using a medium round brush, blow dried hair in sections to create soft fullness
STEP 4: Created a deep side part
STEP 5: Curled hair using a ½ inch curling iron, gently spraying Matrix Total Results Amplify Hairspray ($15) on each section before curling to gently and softly hold the curls while also providing shine
STEP 6: Gently brushed out hair so waves were soft, feminine and modern
STEP 7: Put Matrix Design Pulse Mega Dust ($15) on a boar bristle brush and brushed through hair very gently in order to stretch the waves and give it texture
STEP 8: Taking a pea-size amount of Biolage ExquisiteOil Replenishing Treatment ($22), gently ran hands over hair to tame flyaways and provide a subtle, weightless shine
STEP 9: Tied rubber band halfway down the length and folded hair up and under in order to create a faux bob; pinned hair in place at the nape of the neck so pins did not show
STEP 10: Shaped the waves around the face in order to finish off the classic Hollywood look

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Winter Skincare Tips From Dr. Jody Levine

Hello my beauties! I want to apologize because I know I haven't had a chance to post in a while.  I was feeling a bit under the weather and have since been trying to catch up on things.  Below is are fabulous winter tips that was passed along to me, so read up and enjoy!  

As the Director of Dermatology at Plastic Surgery & Dermatology of NYC board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Jody Levine knows winter is rough on our delicate skin, so she has put together some fantastic tips to help us brave those treturous months.  Using some key products from Algenist and healthy tips, you can keep your skin soft and glowing this season. 

Cleanse: Your skincare routine each day should start and end with the use of a cleanser, so it is crucial to use one that is both dependable and hydrating. Often times cleansers can be too aggressive which can cause short-term and long-term damage to skin. It is important to use a gentle face wash to awaken the skin and leave it clean and restored. The Algenist Gentle Rejuvenating Cleanser ($25, digs deep to remove makeup and dirt, but remains gentle enough not to dry out the skin. Skin is instantly left smoothed, revived and radiant while the protective cells skin needs are left in place. (Review to come!)


Reduce Wrinkles: We all know that skin needs to be cleansed, moisturized and exfoliated on a regular basis, but the addition of a power-house serum into your skincare regime can quickly and effectively improve your skin’s health, in addition to solving a number of cosmetic problems. Serums not only moisturize, rejuvenate, lift and nourish skin; they also fight wrinkles and lines and help diminish the appearance of dark spots – all in just a few drops a day. Serums can also help boost the amount of collagen within the skin and provide much-needed nutrients to help counteract the signs of aging. Algenist’s Concentrated Reconstructing Serum ($95, is a favorite among many experts due to the clinically-proven decrease in wrinkles and increase in skin density and radiance which you’ll see in just 10 days of use. It is a staple in my daily skincare routine.
Moisturize: You don’t have to be a dermatologist to understand the importance of using a moisturizer, but what’s harder to recognize is the importance of finding the right moisturizer for your skin type. During the winter months, skin inevitably becomes dry, thus bringing to life a number of unwanted issues – from cracked skin and dehydration, to aging and wrinkles, dry skin is an issue that cannot be ignored. The Regenerative Anti-Aging Moisturizer ($90, Algenist is a moisturizer like no other. The luxurious and moisturizing formula hydrates skin while also rebuilding firmness and elasticity. With regular use, the Regenerative Anti-Aging Moisturizer is proven to minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and pores leaving skin revived and hydrated.
Bright-Eyed: Eyes are one of the first places that aging really shows, and unfortunately fine lines and wrinkles begin to appear in the delicate areas around your eyes much sooner than expected, taking many by surprise. But fear not! These lines can be slowed – or stopped – with the use of topical creams designed to moisturize, protect and reduce wrinkles. Build the usage of an eye cream into your routine each morning and evening as they really can improve the quality of skin around your eyes within weeks. Algenist’s Complete Eye Renewal Balm ($65, the perfect cream to lock water into the skin keeping it moisturized and firm, help diminish dark circles, puffiness and eye contours in just four weeks of daily use.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Julep's Latest "No Mess Moisturizer"

Is it just me or does Julep's  newest "No Mess Moisturizer"  look incredibly mouth watering?  (Maybe it's my obsession with pink) but I can't wait to get my hands on it!  A nourishing blend of vitamins C & E, combined with shea butter and sweet almond oil, this "hand and cuticle stick" sounds almost too good to be true. 
I love the idea of it's convenient (pink) packing and it's promised yummy scent.  Easy enough to apply to the backs of hands and your cuticles, it must make for easy travel and application.  I have yet to try it but I imagine it must make manicures easier as well.  Instead of going over your nails with a cloth to remove excess lotion from your massage, before your apply your polish, you can strategically apply it around the cuticle without hitting the nail.  Your hands and nails can stay soft and smooth without the added fuss. 
Retail: $22.00
I totally want to try this!  What do you think?  Will you be trying Julep's newest "lip balm" for the hands??

Wednesday, January 2, 2013


Hi beauties! I wanted to share with you a new site I've recently discovered and was invited to be an affiliate of.  After some research I learned is a fabulous website that has an enormous selection of trendy clothes, jewelry, deliciously luxe nail lacquers and bath products.  The styles range from vintage with a modern twist to fabulously chic and elegant.  Whether you're a jet setter heading off to Paris, a city gal dashing to an after work soiree, or a stay at home mom with an eye for fashion, there is a look for everyone and I have already found myself drooling over just about every one!  I can't help but wish my schedule would get busier so I would have enough places to wear them all!  The incredibly large selection offers styles for many shapes and even offers up- to-the- minute looks for the expecting mamas to be :)  Check out Dresses from Shabby Apple (my newest guilty pleasure) and see if you can't pick a favorite to try! 
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