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Head-to-Toe Beauty Essentials

It’s not hard to get overwhelmed in the beauty aisle. With endless options to choose from, shopping for something as simple as mascara can prove itself to be quite a challenge. It can also be challenging to figure out what you need to get the look you want.

Well fear not. To make your life easier, we’ve rounded up the top products to make your beauty shopping experience a little more pleasant and help you create the exact look you’re going for.

From tousled waves to clear skin to gorgeous nails, these essentials will keep you gorgeous from head to toe. [continue reading…]

Heat Wave: Top Tools for Your Tresses post image

With endless options for hair care and hair styling on the market, some products really shine (and make your hair do too) while others don’t come close to delivering the amazing results they promise. Whether you’re a beginner or a near-professional, these tools and products are great additions to any girl’s vanity.

Below are some key categories to ensure your locks are sleek, shiny and that they stay put! [continue reading…]

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Summer Haircare Must-Haves

There is only one month left of summer which means it’s time to squeeze in as much time outside, either in a park, by the pool, or at the beach. However, all this time spent in the sun or water can wreak serious havoc on your locks and can lead to moisture loss, unruly frizz, breakage, and color changes.

We are all well-versed on the importance of sun-block, but few people realize that UV exposure has a similar effect on hair as it does on skin. According to hair expert and Curl Talk author Ouidad, “UV Exposure can dry hair out, making it vulnerable to breakage much the same as the sun makes skin flake and peel from too much exposure.”

In addition to damage caused by the sun, salt water and chlorine can deplete hair’s moisture levels, leaving it flat, dry, dull and prone to breakage. And we can’t forget other issues like frizz and excess oil buildup- just some other lovely side-effects of nice weather!

There’s no need to worry though. With the right products, your hair can withstand any environmental abuse and become healthier and more radiant than ever!

Read on for my top summer haircare must-haves! [continue reading…]

Head to Toe Summer Beauty Essentials post image

I love the summer months but it can be really tough to look good in the face of the sweltering heat. First, you’re makeup doesn’t stay put, you’re all shiny, your hair gets dry, your skin can be uneven from too much tanning. And it’s not only hard to look good during the summer, the damaging effects it can have on your appearance will cause you years of not looking good after- think damaged hair, age spots, wrinkles.

Right now we’re deep in the summer trenches and you may have found yourself in need of a beauty overhaul. To keep you protected and beautiful all summer long, and thereafter, I’ve rounded up the absolute best summer beauty essentials. [continue reading…]

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WHO: John Frieda and BCBG.

WHAT: The John Frieda Style On Site Tour. The team is hitting the road (literally) making style accessible to real women everywhere with their mobile salon via a 10-city tour. Led by celebrity stylist Harry Josh (who works with some of the biggest names in the industry: Blake Lively, Sarah Jessica Parker, Gwyneth Paltrow, Gisele Bundchen, Amanda Seyfried, Ellen Pompeo), the John Frieda expert team will be providing complimentary 15-minute consultations and styling lessons to address every hair issue with targeted John Frieda solutions.

Following the hair session, visitors can complement their new style at the BCBG mini boutique where BCBG must-haves will be on display and fashionistas can log on to BCBG shopping kiosks and order style essentials for the season online with an exclusive John Frieda discount.

New York- April 27-29
Philadelphia – May 2-3
Atlanta – May 7-8
Miami – May 13-15
Houston – May 21-22
Los Angeles – May 28-30
San Francisco – June 3-4
Minneapolis – June 11-13
Chicago – June 17-19

*Consumers who can’t make it to the Style On Site Tour can still benefit from Harry Josh’s expert knowledge at home: while on tour, Josh will be giving women virtual transformations via Skype video sessions, allowing women nationwide to log on and experience his expertise from home. Select Skype sessions will also be posted on the John Frieda site, giving women everywhere access to Josh’s step-by-step tutorials.

For more info, visit johnfrieda.com/salontour2010

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There are few things worse than a bad hair day, especially one that strikes when you have an important event/party/date yikes! I have a collection of hair products that rivals the drugstore aisle and of these countless items, there are only 5 that I reach for time and time again to get my locks back into shape. Whether your hair is prone to frizz, oil, flatness, and so on,I’ve got the products that will take you from blah to beautiful in no time.

Check out my top 5 hair product picks after the jump! [continue reading…]

Get Luscious, Luminous Locks With Redken Chemistry post image

Ladies near and far know that when it comes to hair, luscious, healthy, and luminous is in. Drab, lifeless, and flat, not so much. Given this standard, you can only image how pleasantly surprised I was by the discovery of a new treatment that restores hair to its former glory, undoing the effects of color treatment, blow-dryers, flat irons, curling irons, and all the other tools we use in an attempt to get the mane we crave. Now grab a pen and write this down. The system is called Redken Chemistry and it’s so amazing that I’ve already gotten done 3 times in less than a year.

Before I go on, I want to say that this is not an advertisement. Redken is not paying me to write this – I am sharing this with you guys because I truly believe in this amazing system.

Details after the jump.

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