Monday, November 21, 2016

Beauty at the American Music Awards

Beauty at the AMAs

Last night, at the American Music Awards, our favorite singers hit all the right notes when it came to their beauty looks. Below are products from Palladio and Keratin Complex to get these red hot red carpet looks at home.

Jewel-Toned Lips
Taraji P. Henson, Hailee Steinfeld and Ariana Grande were some of the celebs that rocked a jewel-toned pout on the red carpet. Recreate Taraji’s on-trend saturated purple pout with Palladio’s Dreamy Matte Lip Color($7) in Magnificent Magenta. For Hailee’s bold berry, try the High Intensity Lip Balm ($7) in Blooming Berry for a rich shade pay-off, or add some shine to really sizzle like Ariana by coating lips with the new Velvet Metallic Matte Lip Color ($8) in Lavish.

Natural Face
Some of the stars like Selena Gomez, Ciara and Oliva Munn opted for a neutral look with a glowing complexion. To recreate this look at home, use Palladio’s Silk FX Eye Shadow Palette ($12) in Rendez Vous for a subtle smoky eye, add a light pop to complexion with the Matte Blush ($7) in a soft pinkish shade like Chic and finish by highlighting and strobing with the new I’m Glowing ($8) creamy stick luminizer.

Sleek Straight Hair
Julianne Hough and Chrissy Teigen went sleek and chic with straight long locks. Start with Keratin Complex’s Infusion Keratin Replenisher ($29), a hydrating styling cream that replenishes and revitalizes hair for a silky, shiny finish to deliver immediate smoothing results that locks out humidity all day. Finish with a light hairspray like Flex Flow ($25) to smooth any fly-aways and give hair a light, brushable hold.

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. 

Hair Dryer Buyer's Guide

Hair Dryer Buyer's Guide

Hair dryers come in a very wide range of shapes, sizes, weights, colors, finishes, and prices and offer various features in order to help make the task of drying hair easier. When looking to purchase a new hair drying appliance it’s important to understand some of the basic technology and to weight out the many features that you may or may not need, that way you can determine how much of an investment to make.

Features to Consider

The Motor & Heater

Hair dryers have either an AC or DC motor, both of which offer a variety of wattages. In general, the higher the wattage, the more forceful the dryer blows, however with the efficiency of some of the newest technology, less wattage can be used to achieve the same results. Less wattage also means less power consumption...

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Kat Dennings' Best Hairstyles

Kat Dennings' Best Hairstyles

Kat Dennings is the beautifully curvy actress originally known for her role in an episode of the HBO dramedy series Sex and the City. She has since appeared in films such as The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Big Momma's House 2, The House Bunny, and both Thor movies but it’s her role in the CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls for which she is known best.

We’ve assembled some of her best red carpet looks, to show off fun ways to style naturally curly tresses. Read on curly girls, read on….

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Break the Wall - What is Normal Campaign

Break the Walls
Leading natural beauty brand continues to knock down the walls that divide, moving forward on a path to inclusive beauty where Everybody Gets Love!

On the heels of success from part one of its highly-acclaimed #BreakTheWalls national awareness platform and call-to-action, SheaMoisture, manufactured by Sundial Brands, announced the next phase of its transformative effort to highlight the divisive constructs of beauty. This time, the brand is launching a direct challenge to the beauty industry’s concept of standardized ideals by posing the short, yet powerful, question – “What’s Normal?”

This phase includes a complete suite of assets designed to collectively support the effort across all media platforms and on-the-ground activations. The elements include a 60-second short film; a 30-second spot; a first-to-market custom hair recognition tool ; digital and social assets; and behind-the-scenes and interview footage that capture perspectives on what is considered normal in beauty, especially regarding hair type, texture and style, from cast members, prominent beauty vloggers including Naptural85 and StyledByAle, and everyday women who have made headlines for defending their hair in the workplace, including Sgt. Jasmine Jacobs, who petitioned the U.S. military to change its policy banning natural hairstyles, and meteorologist Rhonda Lee, who was fired from the ABC affiliate in Shreveport, LA for responding to a comment about her natural hair. In the coming weeks, the Perception Institute will separately release a first-of-its-kind national study measuring implicit bias linked to differences in hair texture.

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