Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Back to School Style

Style'n Kids for Back to School

As we begin to say farewell to summer, we look forward to the start of school and all of the fun opportunities for style statements. Kids, much like their adult counterparts, want to wear all new looks, from first-day fashion and new kicks to the absolute latest in hairstyles. For a little first-day hair inspiration, check out these style'n mini adults by hairdressers Amparo Fernández and Jesús Vázquez.

See the full collection here...

Hair Care Travel Sizes

Travel Sizes for Hair Care

With the travel season in full force, we all look to ways to lighten our load while staying true to our haircare regime. Whether taking a well-deserved vacation or traveling for business, it all comes down to carrying smaller products that either pack the same benefits or offer new ones while out on the road. Here are some of our less-than-pint-size go-to products to keep your hair looking its best.

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Root Touch Up by Madison Reed

Madison Reed Root Touch Up

A titanium dioxide-free, oil-absorbing powder for the hair Madison Reed Root Touch Up hides roots and greys while locking in color.

Give your hair a quick pick-me-up between full color sessions with the Madison Reed Root Touch Up. This long-lasting, oil-absorbing powder covers roots and greys and stays put until your next shampoo—even through workouts and rainstorms. It is formulated with a triple care complex of keratin, argan oil, and ginseng root to help hair lock in color. The easy-to-use powder formula does not require drying time and delivers a light, fresh scent while the slim mirrored compact and wide brush allow easy application.

How to use:

-Apply Root Touch Up to dry/pre-styled hair.

-Sweep the brush over the powder.

-Instantly disguise your roots by first applying to your part area and then the hairline.

-For best results, lightly pull your hair away from the scalp and brush color on until you get the look you want.

-Pro tip: apply a light mist of hairspray before application for best coverage on very smooth or freshly washed hair.

We found it at Sephora.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, August 7, 2016

New @ Makeup Revolution USA

Makeup Revolution USA Launches Multi-Tasking “Stick” Makeup Line

The One Contour - The One Highlight - The One Blush

Makeup Revolution USA One Sculpt Contour Stick

The One Sculpt Contour Stick is a matte cream contour stick with high impact color for effortless sculpting and contouring. Use dry for a high intensity color finish or use wet for a smooth sheer finish. Apply directly to the cheeks and then blend with fingertips or our advanced complexion sponge for a flawless finish.

Tips & Tricks:
Apply the One Contour Stick down the sides of your nose and blend; under the cheek bone and/or the jawbone.
Blend evenly with a contour brush for a flawless illusion.

Makeup Revolution USA One Sculpt Highlight Stick

The One Sculpt Highlight Stick has a creamy, shimmery finish that highlights with ease. To highlight features and create a natural glow, use across the top of each cheekbone, down the bridge of the nose, in the middle of your forehead and in the center of your chin.

Tips & Tricks:
Use the One Stick along tops of cheekbones, down the bridge of the nose, center of the forehead, chin & under the eyebrow
The key is blending to give a soft natural glow.

Makeup Revolution USA One Blush Stick in Matte Rush & Matte Malibu

The finest blusher in a stick is now available in 2 bold, matte shades. Use strong and vibrant, or sheer with this creamy, long wear blush that provides buildable coverage in just a few swipes. Designed for multiple use across cheeks and lips, each stick can be applied dry for hi-intensity color or applied wet for a smooth, sheer finish.

Tips & Tricks:
Swipe the One Blush Stick from the center of your cheek to your temple
Using the tips of your fingers in circular motion, gently blend product

All Makeup Revolution USA products available at 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. 


Thursday, August 4, 2016

Determining Your True Hair Type / Texture

Determining Hair Type = Texture + Density

Do you know your hair type? Is your natural texture stick straight, sort-of wavy, wavy curly, or super curly? Is it a mix of several textures? Do you know if your hair density (how much hair you have) is fine, medium or thick?

Also, did you know that hair texture and density work together to form a ‘hair type’? You might be surprised to find out that there are actually 12 distinctly different hair types that are categorized based on a combination of hair density from fine to thick and textures ranging from super straight to ultra-coarse, kinky curls. Who knew!

Originally developed by Andre Walker, a celebrity hairstylist known for his work with Oprah Winfrey and Halle Berry, this scale has seen several revisions over the years, but the core values remain the same. His method involves identifying the type of texture, which is dictated by the individual hair shape through the length, coupled with the amount or density of hair. Think in terms of what each individual hair strand looks and then how many of those hair strands you have overall.

Knowing your hair type really is the cornerstone to determining your hair care and daily styling regime. To discover where your tresses fall on the scale, follow these easy steps. Simply wash your hair as you normally would, skip the styling products and let your hair air-dry. Take a good look in the mirror from all angles and then find the descriptor below that fits your hair texture and density the best. Let’s take a look…

To see the full article, please visit our hair magazine at: Focus on Hair.