• Beauty,  Style

    How to Get Loose, Bouncy Waves

    Effortless, loose curls and glamorous, retro waves ruled the Red Carpet at the 2015 Oscars. The secret to achieving these coveted looks at home only takes one, easy-to-use tool. Celebrity hairstylist Sarah Potempa shows you how to get-the-look with her new BEACHWAVER S1 rotating curling iron, exclusively on sale at Ulta Stores in the US. Loose Waves Naomi Watts stunned on Sunday’s red carpet in a beaded Armani Privé gown. Her blonde, textured lob swept her shoulders and her berry lips added a pop of color. Here’s how to get her glamorous, loose waves: Step 1: Apply a volumizing product to damp hair. Step 2. Loosely blow dry while twisting…

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    Lupita Nyong’o: Get Her Oscar’s Look!

    Lupita Nyong’o illuminated the Oscars Red Carpet in a white pearl embroidered Calvin Klein dress and naturally soft hairstyle to match. Smooth ‘N Shine Celebrity Hairstylist Larry Sims worked his magic to create tiny, individual ringlets to complement the artistry and technical beadwork of the dress. Here’s how did it! Look: Diamonds & Pearls “We went for a classic, more rounded look that played off the pearls and texture of her dress, avoiding asymmetric, angular lines and edges.” 1. Dampen hair with a warm towel to soften the texture 2. Apply Smooth ‘N Shine Smooth Olive & Tea Tree RevivOil Wrap & Set Mousse paired with Smooth ‘N Shine Argan…

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    Cocktail Bling Nails It!

    Forget your cocktail rings and save your doorknocker earrings for another day. The only accessories you’ll need this season are the new Essie Winter 2011 collection, trust me.  Try out the six shade collection! From left to right: Cocktail Bling is a creamy gray with blue undertones, Brooch the Subject a mannequin nude, Bangle Jangle a lilac, School of Hard Rocks is a muted forest green, Size Matters is a dark red cream and Bobbing for Baubles is a rich deep navy. A note: Brooch the Subject looks different on each person. Most of them were opaque on one application – but I’m a loyal two-coater. I chose Bobbing for Baubles because I thought it looked the most interesting out of the bunch. It’s so pretty…