Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Get the Look: Miss Universe 2015’s Hairstyle


Photo from missuniverse.com 

Miss Universe 2015’s Hairstyle by CHI Hair Care: Step by Step Tutorial 

To achieve Miss Universe 2015’s (Paulina Vega) crowning look, official hair care sponsor CHI took center stage creating her styles, along with the hair of all 88 contestants from around the world. During this year’s pageant, CHI used this global platform to launch their product line with the organization: The Miss Universe Style Illuminate Hair Care Line. 


Tammy Mixon, Farouk Systems Global Board Artist and lead Hair Artist for Miss Universe, shares her step by step tips for how to re-create the winning Miss Universe hairstyle at home. Her looks were all done by CHI Hairstylist, Julian Macias last night.

  • Begin by spritzing the hair with Miss Universe Style Illuminate’s Set the Stage Blow Dry Spray for intense heat protection from damage and breakage while eliminating frizz and resisting humidity. The lightweight formulation detangles, smoothes, and softens, while dramatically decreasing blow-dry time. This is especially needed to get each contestant ready quickly for each event.
  • Comb through to evenly distribute and with the Miss Universe CHI Professional Hair Dryer, dry hair with your hands to remove the bulk of moisture, lifting hair at the base to provide ample volume. 
  • When hair is still slightly damp, section the hair into 4 parts (top, sides, back and nape). 
  • Starting at the nape area with a large CHI round ceramic brush, finish blow drying by again lifting the hair at the root area. 
  • Continue to dry the rest of the section by smoothing and rounding the ends under. 
  • Continue throughout the entire head. 
  • Next, take a medium round CHI Ceramic Brush and wrap larger sections throughout the head, twirling them around the brush. Give each section a blast of hot air followed by cool air to set in the curl. 
  • When releasing each section, continue to twist as you remove the brush. By unwrapping the twirl, this helps to create those soft sultry waves. 
  • For added curl definition and volume, the Miss Universe CHI 1 ¼” Titanium Curling Iron was used to bump the ends under and add several more defined curls. The base was sprayed with Restage Dry Shampoo for added lift and texture. This will also absorb any perspiration and oils from the warm temperatures of Miami. 
  • To finish, spray with Rock Your Crown Firm Hair Spray for the perfect hold during quick changes while a misting of Spotlight Shine Spray is needed to add shine and glisten to hair just like her crown. 

For additional information visit farouk.com or to purchase any of the CHI Miss Universe Style Illuminate Line, go to ulta.com.


Disclosure: No compensation was offered or taken in exchange for this feature article. I have no affiliation to any of these brands or retailers mentioned and any opinions expressed are my own. 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Hypersilk Smoothing Balm by Lasio

Lasio Hypersilk Smoothing Balm

For signature strands, defense is key. Hypersilk Smoothing Balm by Lasio is a heat protectant lotion designed to eliminate frizz, soften tresses and restore manageability to hair in need of moisture and volume. Select to experience exclusive care with trademark-worthy body that moves you.

Benefits: Keratin infused, heat protection.

How to Use: Apply a small amount to wet hair before heat styling. Can also be applied to curly hair to tame and define soft curls.

Quick Tip: Combine with Advanced Serum to create a lightweight blow drying lotion.




Disclosure: No compensation was offered or taken in exchange for this feature article. I have no affiliation to any of these brands or retailers mentioned and any opinions expressed are my own. 


Thursday, January 22, 2015

BC BonacureHairtherapy Oil Potion by Schwarzkopf


Schwarzkopf BC Bonacure Hairtherapy Oil Potion Light Finishing

A lightweight oil from 
Schwarzkopf's BC Bonacure line, Hairtherapy Oil Potion Light Finishing treatment is ideal for all hair types. This formula adds moisture and smoothness while speeding dry time. Hairtherapy Oil Potion Light Finishing treatment contains marula oil, which infuses hair with shine and softness without over-burdening or weighing hair down.

After playing with this product for about a week, I found the oil to be very light for my coarse hair and it absorbed quickly. I styled as usual and found that it amped up the shine, especially after straightening my hair with a flat iron. I used a little more over the surface to take down flyways too. I used it once to style my hair curly and it helped keep the frizz down a bit. My favorite part, I have to admit, was the light scent. 


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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Heat Seal by Paul Mitchell

Paul Mitchell Heat Seal

Heat Seal by Paul Mitchell styling spray and thermal protectant guards strands from damage caused by heat styling; builds body, provides light hold and enhances shine. Clean, flexible styling agents and essential fatty acids add shine and memory. Humidity resistance ensures a longer-lasting style—curly or straight.

DIRECTIONS
Spray a small amount onto clean, damp hair. Style as desired. Heat required to activate.



Disclosure: No compensation was offered or taken in exchange for this feature article. I have no affiliation to any of these brands or retailers mentioned and any opinions expressed are my own. 

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Sweet Somethings Nail Lacquer Collection by Butter London

Butter London Sweet Somethings Nail Lacquer Collection

Ever The Fashionista, The Butter London Bride Is A Head-Turner With Sweet Somethings Nail Lacquer Collection. Features highly pigmented, chip resistant, quick-drying formula that offers consistent coverage. This Vitamin enriched formula also promotes nail strength.

Fashion Size Set includes:
Doily "Something Old" (Light-pink lace overcoat) (0.2 fl. oz.)
Alabaster Gaze "Something New" (Opaque, pearl-white shimmer) (0.2 fl. oz.)
Pink Ribbon "Something Borrowed" (Sheer pale-pink créme) (0.2 fl. oz.)
Petticoat "Something Blue" (Periwinkle-blue shimmer) (0.2 fl. oz.)



Disclosure: No compensation was offered or taken in exchange for this feature article. I have no affiliation to any of these brands or retailers mentioned and any opinions expressed are my own. 

Friday, January 16, 2015

I Think You Are Wonderful Gift Set by Philosophy


I Think You Are Wonderful

What can be more wonderful than indulging in fresh cream?  I Think You Are Wonderful Gift Set features Fresh Cream Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath (8.0 oz.) and Fresh Cream Body Lotion (8.0 oz.) by Philosophy. These moisturizing formulas leave skin hydrated, soft and delicately scented with a touch of sweet fresh cream. It's the perfect gift to let someone know how wonderful they are by showering them with sweetness.

Disclosure: No compensation was offered or taken in exchange for this feature article. I have no affiliation to any of these brands or retailers mentioned and any opinions expressed are my own. 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Beard Lube Conditioning Shave by Jack Black


Beard Lube Conditioning Shave

An entirely new way to shave. Unlike traditional shaving foams and gels, which can dry out skin, Jack Black's award-winning Beard Lube Conditioning Shave is a pre-shave oil, shave cream and facial skin treatment in one easy-to-use product. The unique formula contains phospholipids to bind moisture to the skin and support the natural skin barrier. The lightweight, penetrating formula not only helps prepare your beard by penetrating and softening whisker growth, it holds in moisture so your shaving blade glides easily. Refreshes skin, too, for an easier, smoother shave and less razor burn. The unique see-through texture lets you see where you're shaving, helping to prevent nicks and cuts - especially great for shaving side burns, moustache and head. Won't clog your blade, because it's super light and rinses easily.

To use, spread a quarter-size amount of Beard Lube onto your slightly moist face. Beard Lube has built-in moisture, so you don't need a lot of water. Shave. Rinse with warm water. Tip: Always shave during or after a shower. The warm water and steam soften your beard, making it easier to cut.



Disclosure: No compensation was offered or taken in exchange for this feature article. I have no affiliation to any of these brands or retailers mentioned and any opinions expressed are my own. 

Monday, January 12, 2015

Pür Minerals 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup SPF 15


4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup SPF 15 

Pür Minerals enhanced formula has everything you love about the original 4-in-1 and more - same great coverage, same lightweight feel, same no-mess mineral makeup, but now with built-in skincare ingredients, clinical results and sophisticated packaging.

 Never tried Pür? There's never been a better time than now. With this one compact, Pür Minerals enhanced formula has been clinically proven to: Correct, prevent and interrupt your skin concerns, smooth away the look of lines and wrinkles, plump, lift and firm the skin's appearance, and balance uneven skin tone.



Disclosure: No compensation was offered or taken in exchange for this feature article. I have no affiliation to any of these brands or retailers mentioned and any opinions expressed are my own. 

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Marula Curl Therapy Collection by Carol's Daughter


Carol's Daughter Marula Curl Therapy Collection 

We love our curls to be bouncy, shiny and flow freely, but they get a bad reputation when they start misbehaving, naturally becoming dry, hard and unmanageable. Take control and train them to spiral into perfection, staying soft, manageable and easy to define. This 3-piece trial kit is perfect for travel and packed with Marula - a rich oil harvested for 12,000 years in Madagascar that instantly restores and softens your curls.

Kit includes:
Marula (Curl Therapy) Gentle Cream Cleanser (2.0 fl. oz.)
Marula (Curl Therapy) Diffusing & Styling Lotion (1.7 oz.)
Marula (Curl Therapy) Softening Hair Mask (2.0 oz.)



Disclosure: No compensation was offered or taken in exchange for this feature article. I have no affiliation to any of these brands or retailers mentioned and any opinions expressed are my own. 

Thursday, January 8, 2015

EverSleek Intense Smoothing Conditioner by L'Oreal


EverSleek Intense Smoothing Conditioner

L'Oreal's EverSleek Intense Smoothing Conditioner helps improve texture and leaves hair beautifully sleek and manageable. Free of harsh sulfates and heavy silicones, EverSleek Sulfate-Free Smoothing System with Argan, Sunflower and Olive oils, weightlessly smoothes hair for 48 hour frizz control. Unlike some silicones, which can coat hair, these natural oils penetrate the hair while natural botanicals invigorate the senses.

After using EverSleek Intense Smoothing Shampoo, apply to wet hair and massage gently. Leave in for 1-2 minutes. Rinse. For added smoothing, use one of EverSleek's advanced treatments.

Disclosure: No compensation was offered or taken in exchange for this feature article. I have no affiliation to any of these brands or retailers mentioned and any opinions expressed are my own. 

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Lunatic Fringe Hair Pomade by Billy Jealousy


Lunatic Fringe Hair Pomade

Subdue that wild mane of yours with Lunatic Fringe, a medium-strong hold, humectant-rich pomade that offers excellent control, manageability and anti-frizz benefits. Apply to damp or dry hair. Squeeze, slap, then smack down your hair into submission. It will love the results and beg for more. Runner-Up Best Styling Product 2008 Men's Health Grooming Awards!



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Sunday, January 4, 2015

Wave Artist Deep Waver


Wave Artist - Sculpted Waves 

Get the Look!  Bed Head's Waver will create distinctive, masterfully sculpted waves while leaving your hair soft, shinier without any frizz. It includes deep waving plates that lock in place for easy storage, multiple heat settings including high heat for course, thick or difficult hair, instant heat recovery with Tourmaline Ceramic Technology. There's even a handy Style Guide included so get to waving right away!



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Friday, January 2, 2015

Pop & Lock Crystallite Shellac by Color WOW


COLOR WOW 
Pop & Lock Crystallite Shellac

The Pop & Lock Crystallite Shellac locks in color and makes it pop! This lightweight glosser helps seal the cuticle to trap color and moisture and lock out dryness. Creates a crystal clear matrix that dries to a glossy, mirror-like shine that gives hair that wow factor. Use on wet or dry hair. Apply evenly and style as usual.


Disclosure: No compensation was offered or taken in exchange for this feature article. I have no affiliation to any of these brands or retailers mentioned and any opinions expressed are my own.