2012 Olympic Beauty: Women’s Swimming Takes the Gold in Nail Art


This year’s Olympic Swimmers have some of the best nail art we’ve seen in awhile. Designs range from the Olympic rings to aquatic themes, with all of them adding a personal flair to an otherwise strict uniform.

Our favorite? France’s Coralie Balmy’s patriotic red, white, and blue flag nails are a pretty way to make a strong statement!


Photo credit: People Magazine/Daniel Ochoa De Olza/AP. Inset: Michael Sohn/AP

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Death of the Ombre? Khloe Kardashian Odom Debuts Deeper Hue


Has the popular hair trend of sun kissed ends and dark roots seen it’s last day? If looking at Khloe Kardashian Odom yesterday is any indication, the answer is yes.

On Wednesday she paid a visit to Joico’s Celebrity Stylist George Papanikolas at Andy LeCompte and requested to get rid of her light tips and go completely dark like her Kardashian sisters. To get the multidimensional brunette color George Papanikolas incorporated 3 different tones to create the rich chocolate effect.

Are you thinking about ditching your Ombre for a deeper hue in time for fall? Is the Ombre over?

Insider tip: Geroge Papanikolas suggests and advises anyone who is going through any transformation to damaged hair or in order to achieve healthier hair to pull of darker colors you want to make sure to maintain a steady routine with an intensive deep conditioner. Try Joico’s K-Pak Revitaluxe Treatment


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NARS Fall 2012 Collection Preview


Bold. Breathtaking. Seductive.

These are the adjectives used to describe the new Fall 2012 Color Collection, now available from NARS!

**With brand new product names like, “Undress Me,” for their shimmery multi-purpose highlighter stick, the racy description fits. This ballerina pink highlighter with silver shimmer can be used on eyes, face, lips and body and was recognized by InStyle as the ‘Best Overall Highlighter’ noted as “mistake-proof color, quick and easy to apply.”

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Undress Me, $39

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New Wave Palette, $55

You’ll also find in the new collection, deep rich eyeshadow shades in their ‘High Society’ trio featuring Lavender, Matte Forest Green, and Irridescent Amethyst.

** Or if you’re looking to edge up your look this Fall, pick up their New Wave Eye Palette, with 6 vibrant eyeshadows in violet, chartreuse, electric blue, and black.


** I’ll be looking to treat myself to their new lip colors in ‘Autumn Leaves,’ sheer lipstick and ‘Rouge Tribal,’ lip gloss. I love a great red shade and it seems Autumn Leaves will give you a sheer, long lasting natural tint that I recommend topping off with a gloss like Rouge Tribal for a high impact shine. I always say a little gloss can go a long way for your sex appeal.

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Autumn Leaves, sheer lipstick $24 …… Rouge Tribal, Large than Life lip gloss $26

So many new products, so little time! I foresee polish like Storm Bird, taking over the nail trend for Fall. At Summer’s end I’m usually ready to trade in the fun neon shades for something more subdued. The gray shade should go nicely with my fading tan. Pickup all the latest products at Sephora, its never too early to prep your Fall makeup bag.

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More, hydrating velvet gloss lip pencil $24

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Storm Bird, opaque nail polish $18

Check out more from NARS here: Fall 2012 Collection


<3 Stephanie

Why This New Salon Service Will Keep You Frizz Free for Your Next Vacation


I don’t know what I was thinking. I guess getting caught up in honeymoon bliss, I temporarily forgot that my natural hair texture’s worst enemy is hot and humid weather. Did I think that Cancun’s humidity was somehow different from New Jersey’s and I could go au natural with no product and still have amazing hair?

Saying I was wrong was an understatement. After a long day of shopping, my new husband looked at me..well, my huge head of hair that had swelled 3x it’s size, and said “woah.” My attempts to braid it into submission with a side braid  was futile. Oh well…the wedding was over and he was stuck with me and my big hair.

Fortunately for those with upcoming honeymoons and vacations in hair killer weather now have options. Redken developed a new smoothing treatment called Smooth Lock perfect for a semi-permanent hair smoothing treatment leaving hair frizz free for up to 10 shampoos or more.


  • Semi-permanent smoothing service
  • Provides smoothness that lasts up to 10 shampoos
  • Can be extended to 13 shampoos when used with Stay Sleek leave-in cream
  • Reduces daily styling time as hair is more manageable

WHO IS smooth lock for?

  • Frizzy, medium hair type
  • Curly, wavy or straight hair textures
  • People concerned with frizz who want increased manageability, lasting smoothness and reduced styling time
  • Not recommended for bleached or chemically relaxed hair

The treatment, according to Redken, is formaldehyde free for those concerned with some of the health risks that are associated with other smoothing treatments.

For more information or to find a redken salon near you go to http://www.redken.com/salon-services/smooth-curl/smooth-lock/.

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