Get the Look: Reese Witherspoon at the ‘Wild’ premiere!

We’ve got all the details about how to get the hairstyle that celebrity hairstylist Adir Abergel created for Reese Witherspoon at the Wild premiere in Los Angeles.

THE LOOK: Modern yet classic – accented with a 60’s inspired heavy side swept bangs and a simple chic bun

THE BREAKDOWN:

· To begin, Abergel created a very deep side part on towel dried hair and applied John Frieda Frizz Ease Nourishing Oil Elixir to create beautiful shine and pliability.

· Next, he applied John Frieda Luxurious Volume Root Booster Blow Dry Lotion from the roots through mid shaft to create volume.

· Then, he blow dried the hair smooth with a round brush creating side swept bangs for a 60’s feel.

· Once the hair was dry, he took a fine tooth comb and teased the crown making sure to smooth it with a paddle brush. Once the shape was achieved, he locked it in by spraying John Frieda Luxurious Volume All-Day Hold Hairspray.

· He tamed any fly aways by rubbing a dime size amount of John Frieda Frizz Ease Secret Weapon Touch-Up Crème and running it through the hair.

· Abergel then pulled the hair into a low ponytail staying about 4” above the nape of the neck and secured it with an elastic. He then twisted the hair into an “S” shape knot and pinned it in place.

· To finish, he sprayed John Frieda Luxurious Volume All-Day Hold Hairspray to set the look.

Have any of you read this book? I know Erin has and she loved it. I’m about 100 pages in, and I don’t want to put it down! What a story!


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Zoya Matte Velvet Holiday 2014

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I was exited to get a sample of the Matte Velvet line and check out this beautiful new collection. This 6 color collection of matte polishes are to be worn on their own no base or top coat needed. Once the color dries it finishes with a velvety matte finish. Check out the colors from this collection all the photos are taken with two coats of polish.

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Dovima is a smoky charcoal-black with strong silver shimmer and a velvety matte finish. I love the way this looks on, it looks like chalkboard paint. Would be a great base for nail art.

Harlow is a rosy plum shade with a metallic shimmer and a velvety matte finish. I thought this shade would be too pinky but it has the most gorgeous plum base. Definitely a standout color from the collection.

zoya savita and verushka

Savita is a bold, vibrant medium with strong red and gold shimmer. I am not usually a fan or purple nail colors but the matte look mixed with the depth of the red and gold shimmer make this a standout purple I would wear anytime.

Veruschka is a deep evergreen shade with a a strong metallic shimmer in a  velvety matte finish. Could this be anymore perfect for Christmas? This is such a beautiful color on and I find myself loving it more every time I wear it.

 

zpya posh and loredana

 

Posh  is a  cool toned wine red shade with metallic red shimmer and a velvet matte finish. This is a classic shade with a matte twist.

Loredana is a medium gunmetal grey packed with silver shimmer and a shimmery matte finish. This is not a shade I was choose on my own so I am suprised how much I love it. I love the depth of the color and found it very wearable.

Overall I am very impressed with the Zoya Matte Velvet collection. I loved the matte finish and found this still wore for 3-4 days without chipping or fading. Some colors even lasted a bit longer. This is a beautiful collection and would make great stocking stuffers or a secret Santa gift.

You can learn more about Zoya and purchase their amazing nail polish as www.zoya.com.

Disclosure: I was sent complimentary samples for potential review. I was not compensated to write this review and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

 


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Train Your Curls Spiral in Place with Carol’s Daughter

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Transform your hair with Carol’s Daughter’s new Marula Curl Therapy Collection. This collection focuses on renewing your dry, unmanageable curls to transforming and training your curls to spiral into long-lasting perfection, Carol’s Daughter has used the super-softening, rich Marula oil. Marula Oil is a rare ingredient, harvested in South Africa, bringing moisture and nourishment to curls for 12,000 years.

The Marula Curl Therapy Collection is formulated to deeply rejuvenate each curl so they are trained to always be what you want them to be: soft, shiny and beautifully free.

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A must have for the dry winter weather. I have naturally curly hair that is also very fine so products that can tame the curls usually weigh my hair down leaving it looking limp or greasy. That is until Marula Oil Softening Serum. The oil is so lightweight just a few drops and it hydrates my curls and leaves them frizz free without weighing them down.

My curls have been so great since using this product I started to think it was my hair. Then I forget to finish with a bit of the oil one day. And let me tell you it wasn’t my hair that’s awesome, without the oil by midday I looked like Animal from the Muppets. Oh and it also has the most soft and wonderful rose smell that makes my hair smell gorgeous. If you have curly hair prone to winter frizz be sure to check this one out.

Marula Oil Softening Serum ($18.00): With the star ingredient of Marula Oil, curls will transform into glossy, spiral curls making it easy to soothe and shine on instant.

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I love this so much I want to sleep with it under my pillow. Anyone with curly hair knows the fight to make naturally curly hair look good for more the 30 minutes. The new Marula Diffusing & Styling Lotion is just what the doctor ordered.

The lotion is light and smells like heaven. A small dollop and I just scrunch it into my curls after showering. This works for heat or air drying and leaves my curls silky smooth and with bounce. If you hit your local store and they are sold it it’s because I am stocking up so I never run out.

Marula Diffusing & Styling Lotion ($20.00): Conditioning Marula Oil and moisture-enhancing Almond Oil leave hair hydrated, healthy, and super shiny.

 

marula after

Now my hair usually has some clumps of curls and the rest goes straight or just wonky. This is my hair after I used a dollop of Marula Styling and let it air dry. Not fancy tricks no multi step process. Once its completely dry I warm a drop of the Marula oil in my hands and gently scrunch up into my curls. And my curls are left soft and bouncy and they last and last and last. The best part I can put my hair up in a bun then take it down and the curls are still great!

After trying these two fantastic products I will definitely be checking out these other items:

Marula-Hair-Mask

Marula Softening Hair Mask ($24.00): Rejuvenate your hair with this Marula Oil based mask, this rehydrates every strand and gives the extra moisture you need.

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Marula Gentle Cream Cleanser ($18.00): Manage your curls by pampering them with this rich, gentle cream cleanser.

 

You can learn more about the Marula Curl Therapy line and purchase at www.carolsdaughter.com.

 

Disclosure: I was sent complimentary samples for potential review. I was not compensated to write this review and all thoughts and opinions are my own.


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GIVEAWAY: Do you know someone who needs to be blessed this Christmas?

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Erin and I are blessed to have a job that allows us an abundance of amazing beauty products. Products that we’d never pay for ourselves, products we can give to family and friends. We have been talking over the last week or so about wanting to share our goods with a couple of you.

We want to open this giveaway up to you guys. We would really love to send out a couple care packages this holiday season to women who could really use some encouragement. Do you know someone who has been down on their luck lately? Do you know someone who doesn’t get much for Christmas – but always provides for everyone around her? Do you know a woman who could use a little something special for Christmas? I think each of us know that one special person in our life who could just use something really wonderful….and that’s who we’re looking for.

We would love for you to nominate that person to receive a special beauty gift box from Make Her Up.

Here’s how to nominate your special woman:

In the comments below, please include: (You can also email your nominations to makeherup[at]hotmail.com

  • Your woman’s age (will help us determine which products to send)
  • How you know the woman
  • Why you feel this woman should receive the gift box
  • Please DO NOT include their name. We will reach out to you and get that info at the end.
  • YOUR CURRENT EMAIL ADDRESS

We will pick 2 women, an older woman and a younger woman (because of the product types). 

We will send a boxed gift to your woman, and include your letter/comment that won them the gift.

We’ll give this a couple weeks, because we’d really like to choose the winner carefully.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

 


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