Archive of ‘beauty’ category

Naked 3 Palette Giveaway

Naked 3 Palette

We’re giving away a ridiculously fabulous and amazing eyeshadow set over at 30A Street Style. As a devoted Naked 2 palette user, I can tell you that this one is positively perfection and (I think) even better than the first two. I’m a sucker for rose gold these days and these shades are rosy neutrals with a few shimmers and deeper shades to balance. Buzz, Trick, Factory and Darkside are my favorites. You have to hurry! The giveaway ends Friday with the winner announced on Saturday. Click here to enter!

Style Inspiration: Amber Heard in The Rum Diary

On a lazy weekend afternoon, I found myself watching Johnny Depp and the gorgeous Amber Heard in The Rum Diary. Have you seen it? Add it to your list. The simple yet glamorous coastal style throughout is mesmerizing and beautiful. The style cues include clean bright white, soft shell tones, vivid red lips, bronzed shoulders and perfectly coiffed hair — at the beach, no less! The outfits are drool-worthy and the makeup is perfection. Those red lips stuck in my head so long I couldn’t help but run right out and stock up on bold lip color. Watch it. You will, too.


Plenty of Fish at NYFW

photo credits: style.com

I’ve been green with envy while fabulous fashionistas have been “taking in” the shows at New York Fashion Week over the past several days. Living vicariously through Instagram, Twitter and street-style blogs has helped calm the fashion craving and given a little insight into what we can expect for spring and summer.
One trend that couldn’t be missed: the perfectly imperfect fishtail braid that made its way down the runway on every single Tory Burch model. The braids were tightly woven then fussed up a bit for a look that is part fresh from the farm and part fresh out of bed. In fact, with a little bedtime braiding you could probably wake up with this exact hair style.

Lucky magazine served up some great backstage shots via Instagram of the models getting braided and ready. I love the combination of intricate weaving and messy flyways shown here.

credit: @luckymagazine Instagram
credit: @luckymagazine Instagram

If you need a little brushing up for your next fishtail, check out this video tutorial from Lauren Conrad and the fabulous ones at The Beauty Department here. It takes a little practice keeping the sections in place as you go, but before you know it, you’ll have runway ready hair a la Tory Burch SS 2013!

ombre – hair do?

I’m considering something a little different with my hair and keep coming back to ombre. What do you think? Still a thing or totally over? Is it a hair do or a hair don’t?
Ashley Tisdale
Drew Barrymore
Whitney Port
Rachel Bilson
Jessica Biel
Images via google and pinterest

dip-dye hair

I’m not sure I could ever bring myself to do this to my hair, but perhaps cutting a few inches has given me a new wild streak. Even Lauren Conrad, who has become somewhat of a beauty icon known for classic, simple, girly styles, infused some crazy color into her blonde extensions (below left). It may only be temporary, but it looks like fun. What do you think? Would you ever do it?
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Images: thebeautydepartment & pinterest, flickr & Hair Colors Ideas

sparkling toes

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Ordinarily, I am opposed to all things glitter. (Shimmer, an entirely different category, is not included.) I made an exception for my toes today since nail color is low commitment, and so far I’m loving it. A little sparkle for the toes is fun every once in a while!

obsessed with the beauty department

I just discovered Lauren Conrad and company’s blog all about hair, makeup, and beauty. I think I’m a little obsessed. (I’ve also been watching old episodes of The Hills on the TV Guide channel during the day, much to Hunter’s dismay. He doesn’t get it and asks questions like, “So the bleach blonde and Lauren used to be friends? Who is that stupid Spencer guy?) Anyway, I immediately started reading all the previous beauty department posts and realized they just launched it April 19th. So much good stuff in such little time. Not only are there beauty trends but also specific how-tos to copy Lauren’s style, which I certainly plan to do. She always looks gorgeous and I’m glad they’re setting her beauty secrets right out in the open for people like me to steal. Don’t mind if I do!
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to lob or not to lob

Long hair is like my security blanket and outside of my toddler years of growing it out, I think I’ve only ever cut my hair near my shoulders once. I wore it curly almost all the time back then and needless to say, the look wasn’t a hit. I had a lot to learn about styling and fighting frizz and the poodle look just didn’t suit. Now that Emery is here and I’m learning (at lightning speed) that selfish time in front of a mirror really isn’t realistic, I feel like a cut might be a solution. Less hair = less time spent on hair, right?
I just came across this spread on the lob (long bob) and am actually considering it. Who doesn’t want Jennifer Aniston hair? I love the texture of January Jones’. Maybe even a slightly longer version. Would that be a long lob? I can possibly, potentially, maybe, somewhat see my hair like this. So … to lob or not to lob? That is the question.
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the grand opening

Since work wasn’t cancelled due to Sephora’s grand opening in Destin Commons last week, I’ve had to wait until yesterday to check it out. Finally, I got to see all the great products in person I had been scoping on the screen for so long. It was heaven!
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Just a few of the goodies I picked out. Must. Return. Soon.
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Wedding Hair Inspiration

When it comes to the beauty side of weddings, there’s no better place to find inspiration and up-to-date styles than on the red carpet. Celebrities have access to the best hair and makeup artists who prime and primp pretty faces and fabulous hair practically every day for big events — maybe not weddings, but movie premieres and awards shows require the best of beauty. (Wouldn’t you love to have a celeb stylist make you over just once? I would!)
Since the temperature will be near 100 degrees and the girls will be wearing shorter bridesmaid dresses, I want to keep the look casually elegant with relaxed styles and not much fuss. Nothing too tight or slicked back. I like hairstyles that seem effortless and easy, but still look styled and in place — beachy but under control. I think I’ll be wearing my hair half up, half down with a few curls along the lines of one these lovely hairstyles:

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No offense to Deb, but I think Jessica Alba, Kate Hudson, Lauren Conrad, Miley Cyrus, Molly Sims, Brittany Snow, Angelina Jolie and Carrie Underwood have the right ideas. Just lovely!

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