Looking for a low cost dupe of Urban Decay’s cult favorite Eyeshadow Primer Potion? Try e.l.f.’s Essential Eyelid Primer for only $1.00!! The two are nearly identical in functionality. Great for the budget beauty babe.
Girls, you might want to save Ruby Woo for girls night instead of date night according to an impromptu survey done by the Huffington Post. When it comes to the beauty and fashion trends us girls love, guys revealed which of those they hate. What topped the beauty list?:
When I asked my own husband he said, “that bun” (top knot) and the “orange lipstick” (not my NARS Red Square!!)For the full list of trends guys hate on girls, check out the Huffington Post
Less is definitely more when it comes to applying hair products. For bouncy shiny hair with lots of movement,I live by only these three products:
Pureology Super Smooth Shampoo and Condition- I was recommended Pureology when I got my first Keratin treatment because it was sulfate free and helped extend the life of the Keratin. I’ve always gone back to it since then. I highly recommend using any sulfate free shampoo, as sulfates dry out and strip the hair of moisture. Some prefer “Poo” (i.e. lather), while some opt for no poo (a conditioning cleanse like Wen). Pureology lathers up clean, but leaves the hair soft and managable. Retails for appx. $27
Kerastase Serum Oleo-Relax- A powerful oil that helps tame frizz, add glossy shine, but is so lightweight, you can’t even tell you have anything in your hair. And it’s super concentrated so only 2 pumps are necessary each use. Retails for appx. $36
Mastering a blowout can be downright tricky, intimidating, and frustrating. But it’s a skill every woman should have on their bucket list.
So here are 3 simple steps anyone, but especially girls with very thick or curly hair, can use to get an awesome blow out at home:
***Just a word to the wise. It’s crucial to start with a great hair cut. When you have a great cut, your hair should be less maintenance, not more. Philly area girls need to check out Salon Vanity in Center City. Ask for Susan! Her hair cuts and blow outs are the best in the city***
1. Divide the hair into small sections. It’s so much easier to work with smaller amounts of hair at a time and it helps prevent frizz. I usually section my hair in 5–two in the back, one on each side, and one on top.
2. Reverse the brush. Hold the brush as if you are going to flip your hair up, not under. Why? You get the best tension, therefore straightest hair possible. This part is key in my blow drys since my hair is so curly and thick.
3. Curl the hair under. Once you have dried the section of the hair 3/4 quarters of the way using the reverse hold, finish drying the rest under.
And that’s it. Repeat until all sections are done! It will take a little bit to really get good styling your hair with a round brush and blow dryer, but its worth it. The finished result has so much more volume and movement then with a flat iron.
Stay tuned for the tools to use and products needed for a great blow out post this week!