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Emmys 2014: Claire Danes

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 in Beauty |

Celebrity hairstylist Peter Butler created the look for Claire Danes for tonight’s Emmys Awards using Leonor Greyl products and breaks down for us how to get the look at home:

“Claire is wearing a red, Givenchy dress tonight that it a bit low in the front with crystal dragonfly jewels around the neckline. It is such a focal point that we wanted the hair up, and since there is something romantic about the dress , I wanted to do a braid. We did a soft, low side-part, with her hair away from the face and left pieces framing her face and covering her ears.

I started with her hair damp and ran the Leonor Greyl Mousse au Lotus Volumatrice all through her hair and then blow dried it up and away from her face using a large, round brush. To give more volume and direction to the roots, I went back in with the Voluforme and sprayed it around the face and hairline while blowing it out.

Next, I pulled her hair into a low ponytail using a bungee elastic with hooks on the end to secure it in place. Then, I created a fishtail braid and pulled it out to make it a bit wider and sprayed it with a generous amount of Leonor Greyl Laque Souple to give it texture while still keeping it structured.

I pinned the fishtail braid into a low chignon which I redid three times, but the third time was the charm! I fit it until it was situated just right to exhibit the texture of the braid as strongly as possible. I made sure she was standing while I pinned the braid into place to get a better idea of what it would look like throughout the night.“

Leonor Greyl (@LeonorGreylUSA) products are available at www.leonorgreyl-usa.com.

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VMA 2014: Winner – Miley Cyrus

Posted by on Aug 25, 2014 in Beauty, Celeb-essence |

Cyrus  took home the Video of the Year award for her hit song, “Wrecking Ball and looked fabulous in her pixie cut doing it, thanks to Wella celebrity stylist Andy LeCompte (who was also busy styling winner Lorde).

Step-by-Step Styling:

  • Start with freshly washed and conditioned hair using Wella Professionals LuxeOil Keratin Protect Shampoo and Keratin Restore Mask which helps hydrate, nourish and strengthen hair
  • Prime the hair by applying 1-2 pumps of Wella Professionals LuxeOil Reconstructive Elixir to the palms of your hands and distribute evenly throughout
  • Blow dry hair in all directions and alternate using your fingertips and a small ceramic brush
  • Add a few more pumps of LuxeOil Reconstructive Elixir to your hands then begin shaping and sculpting hair into the desired look
  • Finish the look by spraying hair with Wella Professionals Light Oil Keratin Protection Spray leaving it smooth, shiny and red carpet ready

Credit Info:
Stylist: Wella Professionals Celebrity Ambassador Andy LeCompte

Hair Products:

Wella Professionals LuxeOil Keratin Protect Shampoo
Wella Professionals Keratin Restore Mask
Wella Professionals LuxeOil Reconstructive Elixir
Wella Professionals Light Oil Keratin Protection Spray

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VMA 2014: Winner – Lorde and her luscious Wella locks

Posted by on Aug 25, 2014 in Celeb-essence, Tutorials & Swatches |

The Look:
Lorde looked bold and beautiful at the 2014 VMA’s and her 1960’s Jerry Hall inspired hair look was the perfect finishing touch. Lorde also became VMA royalty when she won Best Rock Video for her hit song “Royals.”

Step-by-Step Styling:

  • Start with freshly washed and conditioned hair using Wella Professionals Brilliance Shampoo and Conditioner
  • To create the perfect foundation for styling, spray damp hair with Wella Professionals LuxeOil Keratin Boost Leave In Conditioning Spray then blow dry using a large ceramic brush to create natural volume
  • Create a deep side part in the hair, then curl the entire head with a 1 ½ inch ceramic curling iron to create long loose waves
  • Apply 2-3 pumps of Wella Professionals LuxeOil Reconstructive Elixir to the palms of your hands, and then gently run fingertips through the curls to add shine and definition
  • Finish the look with Wella Professionals Stay Essential Finishing Spray, lightly misting hair to prevent flyaways

Credit Info:
Stylist: Wella Professionals Celebrity Ambassador Andy LeCompte
Hair Products:

Wella Professionals Brilliance Shampoo and Conditioner
Wella Professionals LuxeOil Keratin Boost Leave In Conditioning Spray
Wella Professionals LuxeOil Reconstructive Elixir
Wella Professionals Stay Essential Finishing Spray

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Swarovski Bling for a Cause Ribbons for September and October

Posted by on Aug 23, 2014 in Fashion, Lifestyle, Nails |


Design by Gina Silvestro

Crystal Culture, the Swarovski backed international nail design team, has just released a limited edition of crystal sets called “Bling for a Cause.” Four designs in total, the low-profile, authentic crystals come two to a kit and can be applied by a manicurist in salon for the longest lasting wear (4-6 weeks) or for the DIYer can be done at home. Beautiful and meaningful! Each design can be saved to be used again and again.

 

SEPTEMBER – TEAL HOPE/OVARIAN CANCER (hard to find)
on Square Market
OCTOBER – PINK HOPE/BREAST CANCER on Square Market

GENERAL – PURPLE HOPE
on Square Market
GENERAL – CRYSTAL HOPE on Square Market

I’m personally very excited about these kits and how quickly Crystal Culture responded to the requests. I’m looking forward to teal nails, myself! Nail professionals, if you would like to add these to your service menus, please contact me for that pricing. Bling it on!

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Emmys 2014 and Dove – tweet to try #OneShowerChallenge

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 in Beauty, Celeb-essence | 0 comments

Dove is putting skin in the spotlight at the 66thEmmy Awards. In partnership with E!, Dove will debut the One Shower Challenge during the network’s “Live From the Red Carpet” coverage of the Emmys on August 25, inviting millions of women around the country to try the new, advanced body wash formula that provides softer, smoother skin after just one shower.

To show women the importance of beautiful skin on the red carpet and every day, Dove has partnered with beauty expert and founder of BeautySweetSpot.com, Jeannine Morris, and leading red carpet stylist, Micaela Erlanger. Morris will provide an insider’s take on how every woman’s beauty routine actually begins in the shower, and Erlanger will share the scoop on how great style starts with beautiful skin. Together, Morris and Erlanger are being featured on E! in the weeks leading up to the big night discussing red carpet beauty and style, making predictions for what will be seen at the Emmys and teasing exciting news from Dove.

Real Women Receive the Ultimate Emmys Experience
Dove will select two real women to be the first to take the One Shower Challenge, and with the help and expertise of Morris, will surprise them with the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to show off their softer, smoother skin on Emmy night. Women across the country will witness their whirlwind experience during E! Live from the Red Carpet Show, which will show how beauty routines for any occasion – from the red carpet and beyond – start in the shower with Dove. Through the E! Twitter feed @eonline, in conjunction with the E! Live from the Red Carpet Livestream featured on eonline.com, viewers will also be able to submit all of their red carpet beauty questions to Morris and find out how they too can get red carpet ready skin.

Tweet to Try New Dove Body Wash
Throughout Emmy night and while supplies last, viewers can request a sample of new Dove Body Wash by following @Dove or by tweeting @Dove using #OneShowerChallenge. Also beginning on August 25, women can visit Dove.com to sign up for a free sample to take the One Shower Challenge. Getting softer, smoother skin has never been so easy!

“For decades, Dove has been providing real beauty benefits to real women. We look forward to inviting women all over the country to try our new body wash, which not only sets a new level in care with its mild formula, but also improves the feel of skin after just one shower,” said Jennifer Bremner, Brand Building Director of Skin Cleansing at Unilever. “In partnership with the Television Academy and E!, Dove will show women all over the country how their beauty routines actually start in the shower with Dove and how they can feel the difference for themselves by taking the Dove One Shower Challenge.”

New Beauty Breakthrough from Dove Body Wash
The new Dove Body Washes feature an advanced formula that combines the brand’s mildest cleansers with NutriumMoisture® technology, offering 10 times more skin natural nourishment than other leading body washes. In the past, women had to choose between a body wash that was gentle on skin and one that had great lather, but new Dove Body Wash has broken this paradigm, providing women with both the mild cleansing their skin needs and the rich, luxurious lather they want. The difference can not only be seen but felt after cleansing as the new body wash formula gives softer, smoother skin after just one shower.* In stores now, the new formula is available in best-selling Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash, Dove Sensitive Skin Body Wash and Dove Gentle Exfoliating Body Wash as well as to the entire Dove go fresh and Dove Purely Pampering Body Wash collections.

Tune in to E!’s Live From the Red Carpet on Monday, August 25 at 6:00-8:00 PM ET/3:00-5:00 PM PT to learn more about the newest beauty breakthrough from Dove Body Wash and visitwww.Dove.com/OneShowerChallenge to get a free sample and experience the difference for yourself. Then tell us what you think @Dove using #OneShowerChallenge.

Beauty begins in the shower with Dove.

*Compared to skin before cleansing

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Isaac Mizrahi and Band-Aid Brand: Fashionable coverups

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 in Beauty, Celeb-essence | 0 comments

Band-Aid Brand Adhesive Bandages by Isaac Mizrahi

Band-Aid has collaborated with designer Isaac Mizrahi to continue the tradition of making boo-boos more beautiful.  Joining the ranks of most recent designer Cynthia Rowley, Mizrahi’s touches on past and present collections filled with hearts, camo, watercolors, flowers and his familiar name as logo.

With 14 different designs, there is something to please both stylish kids and adults alike, without having to turn to putty.

Band-Aid Brand Adhesive Bandages by Isaac Mizrahi are available August 2014 for $2.99 for a box of twenty at Walgreens and www.walgreens.com.  It’s a small price to pay for fashion.

 

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