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OSIS and Trend Spotting at Coachella – Spine Braid

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Image Source Instagram Bridgetbragerhair

The Spine Braid, first spotted on Kate Bosworth during weekend 1 of Coachella, has been a huge hit on the festival front.

For a guaranteed stop and stare style, follow this style breakdown:

Step 1: ​To add texture, ​start by prepping the hair with OSiS+ Refresh Dust ​​($22 at LoxaBeauty.com)​ and run OSiS+ Thrill ($23 at LoxaBeauty.com) through the hair that will be braided​ to keep it intact​.

Step 2: Take a half inch wide section from the center of the head back to the top of the crown, clipping down the sides for control.

Step 3: Create an inside out cornrow braid, securing with a small elastic.

Step 4: Comb OSiS+ Volume Up ($21 at LoxaBeauty.com) through the length and ends, softly shaking to loosen up ​locks and add bounce.

Step 5: Finish and polish the look with OSiS+ Elastic Flexible Hold Hairspray ($19 at LoxaBeauty.com).

Sally Hansen and NYC New York Color for Spring!

Sally Hansen and NYC New York Color are releasing amazing new products with fabulous shades for spring. Sally Hansen is releasing new shades and an improved formula of their much adored Insta-Dri Nail Color and NYC New York Color is releasing their City Proof Complete Eye Collection, which has everything you need to get flawless eyes!

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SALLY HANSEN® INSTA-DRI™ GETS A MAKEOVER WITH IMPROVED FORMULA AND
14 NEW FASHIONABLE, FAST-DRY COLORS

The nail polish you already love just got better! Millions of women know that Sally Hansen® Insta-Dri™ nail polish gives them a quick-drying, high-shine manicure that lasts. Now, an improved formula delivers extended wear and enhanced shine — still with the one stroke, one coat convenience that has made Insta-Dri™ a cult favorite since 2009.

Insta-Dri’s three-in-one formula combines base coat, color, and top coat in one bottle, making it even easier to have a glossy manicure in a minute. It dries in just 60 seconds, creating full-coverage color and shine without the wait.

Along with an improved formula, Insta-Dri™ also features 14 new, must-have shades that incorporate the season’s standout runway trends. Rich chocolate and champagne add cashmere-like coziness to any manicure. Or go bold with fiery tones of red and orange — three different hues allow you to turn up the intensity as much as you like. Lilac, cherry, and plum tap into fall’s purple moment, while blue and teal provide a cooling effect. Meanwhile, the season’s new neutrals (think: the inkiest black, steel gray) are the nails’ answer to Normcore. These anything-but-boring basics prove that colors don’t need to shout to stand out. And with 40 total fast-drying shades to choose from, there’s no shortage of variety.

Even the appearance of Insta-Dri™ is getting a boost. A new, sleek logo freshens up the packaging for a more contemporary style — a fitting look for a nail polish made for today’s on-the-go pace.

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I was sent a sample of #370 Show Steel-er and #421 Cherry Fast. I have always loved Insta-Dri but the new formula really brings it to the next level. The brush is so easy to use even for someone like me who paints their whole finger tip in the process of painting my nails.

The swatch below is one coat! I love that one quick swipe and I have great coverage and shine and only 90 seconds of dry time. I love painted nails but rarely have the time to sit and wait for them to dry Insta-Dri is perfect for a great nail look without the wait.

 

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THE SHADES: Re-teal Therapy, Plummet, In Nude-tral, Cherry Fast, Navy Fleet, Show Steel-er, Making Mauves, Leapin’ Lilac, Black to Black, Ablazing!, Quick Fire, Set Sail, Cocoa A Go Go, Orange Zest

THINK: Everything you need for the ultimate eye looks.
WHAT IT IS: Make your gorgeous peepers pop with the new City Proof Complete Eye Collection from NYC New York Color. From the first touch of primer to the last swipe of mascara, you will look flawless from lid to lash. Go big and bold with colored liners, or make a dramatic statement by mixing different shades of shadows.

THE CITY PROOF COMPLETE EYE COLLECTION INCLUDES:

 

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24 HR Waterproof Mascara $2.99: This 24-hour long-wearing, volumizing mascara available in black is smudge-proof, flake-proof, and water-proof. Keep lashes flexible and comfortable with this gentle mascara, with a quick-drying formula that sets in a flash.

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24 HR Eye Primer $2.99: A perfect base, this primer makes your shadow shine. Available in one global shade, the primer comes in a convenient retractable chubby for creaseless, long-lasting color.

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The new NYC 24HR Waterproof Eye Shadow is just in time for the warmer months. The super creamy formula glides on smoothly and stays put all day. I love using this to create and all day smoky eye look. And if you have Spring  allergies like me you will love that this formula is waterproof and stays put no matter what the pollen is doing to me.

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24 HR Waterproof Eye Shadow $2.99: This retractable chubby has a unique, pigment-packed formula for 24-hour waterproof wear. Color glides on smooth and stays crease-proof all day and all night. Try using it as a liner, or smudge with your finger for a smoky effect.

Available shades: Wall Street Bronze, Brooklyn Mocha, Tribeca Taupe, 5th Ave Gold Rush, Murray Hill Champagne, Rockefeller Center Snowflakes, Empire State Building, New York At Night, Central Park Tulips, East River Romance and Madison Square Park.

Grab these new Spring beauty items at your local drugstore or mass retailer.

 

Disclosure: I was  provided  a sample for review. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are my own.

Dove Challenges Women to Choose Beautiful

Wow, this film gave me goosebumps. I know I would choose the average. And it seems however a woman chooses she would feel self concious about her choice. I love this movement by Dove and their whole push to help women love themselves just as they are. I love Dove products but the company behind them makes me even more happy to purchase their products.

Dove launches Choose Beautiful
A fresh perspective on women’s relationships with their own beauty – one that truly captures women’s perspectives on a global scale, and hinges on mindfulness.

96% of women do not choose the word “beautiful” to describe the way they look. Choose Beautiful encourages women to understand that they have the power to choose to feel beautiful for themselves every day. The film was shot in five international cities, but the same concept remained: presenting women with a choice regarding the way they view themselves. Each woman had the opportunity to choose “average,” or the frequently avoided “beautiful” as their personal descriptor. Through the results of the film, Dove hopes to encourage women to reconsider the choices they make about their beauty.

Choose Beautiful will culminate at Tina Brown’s Women in the World Summit in NYC (April 22-24), where Dove hopes to further a multi-dimensional discussion on beauty and self-esteem.

Dove believes that when a woman chooses beautiful, she radiates happiness and confidence that help her reach her full potential, so choose beautiful every day, and encourage every woman and girl in your life to do the same.


AcneFree Energizing 3-in-1 Acne Wipes

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Summer is a coming ladies and gentleman, and we all know what that means. Time to pay the piper for eating freely from Halloween to New Years Day.. wait I am not the only person who declares those diet free months am I? I am mostly back on the wagon save an arm I leave hanging off the side to grab some Cadbury mini eggs or the occasional slice or 4 of pizza. Along with trying to not eat every pretty thing that passes in front of me I have been doing the Insanity Max 30 program. I love the results and that I can do it in 30 minutes. The only downside is sweaty workouts always tend to lead to breakouts for me. Between my morning workout and weekend hiking I have been fighting to keep my skin clear.

I have just found the most amazing cleanser that not only feels great but has really cleared up my skin. I have always been a fan of cleansing wipes they are great for the gym or camping but these AcneFree bring my love to a new level. First thing is the scent combo, Iced Orange and Mint! It smells so good and I love the fresh tingly feel while I am cleansing my skin. And after a hard workout nothing feels better than a shower and one of these energizing wipes. I wash my face first then my chest and neck, all the areas that are prone to breakout post workout. In the last week my skin has been clearing and I haven’t had any new spots pop up and even with sensitive skin I have had no issues with it drying out.  These will definitely be a staple for me this Spring and Summer!

 

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AcneFree Energizing 3-in-1 Acne Wipes $6.99
Cleanse, treat and energize anytime, anywhere

Cleanse your skin, treat your acne, and energize your senses with our new medicated wipes. Disposable and convenient for on-the-go use, our Energizing 3-in-1 Acne Wipes contain invigorating Iced Orange & Mint and 0.5% Salicylic Acid for a powerful clean, anytime.

Learn more at: www.acnefree.com

 

Disclosure: AcneFree sent a complimentary sample for review. I was  not paid to write this post and all opinions are my own.