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How to Achieve the Perfect Top Knot!

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The Top Knot is the ideal style for any occasion as it can easily be paired with a dressed up or down ensemble for the perfect look. Jenny Balding, NYC Cutler/Redken Stylist, shares how to achieve this look:

  • For best results, start with day two hair onwards as your hair will be easier to manage with an already ‘lived -in’ texture.
  • Mist hair with dry shampoo, focusing primarily on the roots mainly – this will give your hair more texture, grip and volume.
  • Then mist a light hairspray throughout for some hold and grip.
  • Sweep your hair into high ponytail. Keep checking what it looks like from your profile so you position ponytail in the most flattering point of your head for your face shape.
  • Take the ponytail and back-brush from the underneath lightly – this creates a slight disheveled texture.
  • Sweep around the base of the ponytail and pin using U shaped hairpins. These really anchor the hair best which means you will only need 2 or 3 to secure.

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This creates perfectly disheveled topknot that looks ultra stylish and works for any event.

 

About: Jenny Balding
As one of New York City’s most sought after hairstylists, Scottish born Jenny Balding brings nearly two decades of experience in both the UK and NYC. Her salon, Fashion Week & editorial experience have shaped her into the expert stylist she is today.

Review: L’Oreal Visible Lift Blur Foundation #VLBlurfection

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Ok I will admit I’m a foundation snob. I have always felt with foundation you get what you pay for and if you go cheap its going to wreck your skin or simply not work. So when I was asked to review the new L’Oréal Paris Visible Lift Blur Foundation I might have had some preconceived notions about how it would work.

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After my first use I realized I was very wrong thinking you had to break the bank to get a great foundation. The word Blur might make you think heavy, silicone like foundations but this is a very lightweight foundation. It felt incredibly light on my skin and left my skin feeling hydrated and smooth.  I love how it made my pores nearly disappear and evened out my skin tone. Just a pea sized amount it enough to perfect my skin and I finish with a setting powder. A great foundation and under $15, I can’t wait to check out more from the L’Oréal Paris Blur line!

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About L’Oréal Paris Visible Lift Blur Foundation
L’Oréal Paris Visible Lift Blur Foundation is L’Oréal Paris’ first makeup with exclusive blur technology formulated to instantly blur lines and wrinkles. Signs of aging disappear as Visible Lift Blur Foundation hides dark spots, large pores and smooths uneven texture so you get a flawless finish you can see and feel.

L’Oréal Paris Visible Lift Blur Foundation retails for approximately $14.99 for 1.4 fl oz. and is available at mass food and drug retailers nationwide starting July 2014.

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/L’Oréal. All opinions are my own.

Hot Designs Nail Art Pens

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I love all the fun nail art I see but I always figure my hands weren’t steady enough to give it a go. I have a hard time just keeping regular polish on my nail and not all over the tips of my fingers. I had the chance to check out Hot Designs Nail Art Pens and they are a lot of fun!

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I reviewed the Basic Beauty collection which is 3 wands with 6 colors total. Each pen has a color on both sides an you can brush the color on with a typical nail polish brush or use the little pin tip to create nail art with your pen. I thought the pen tip was really easy to use and I was surprised how easy it was to make designs.  When I used the color as a main polish I found it chipped really quickly but the pent tips are so great I can use a different polish and use this strictly for the pen tip for creating designs.

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I was able to create some cute hearts, polka dots and write my daughters name on her nails. Still practicing my hand so I can move up to more intricate art but I am having fun. This would be a great gift for any girl on your shopping list.

 

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Everyone is finally showing off some colorful summer style at barbeque parties, poolside, and at the beach. For creative and easy DIY mani/pedi designs to match, new Hot Designs dual-sided nail art pens are the perfect tool! I’ve included some information below – would you be interested in reviewing this product for your readers? Happy to send a product sample based on your interest.

· The 2-in-1 pens include nail polish on one side and a fine-tipped pen on the other for precision drawing
· Each set of 6 colors is $14.99
· Available in retailers like Walmart nationwide

Right now, Hot Designs is giving you the chance to win the ultimate beach package including a $250 Target gift card!

Win the ultimate beach package including a $250 Target gift card by entering here at GetHotLooks.com/contest! Just submit an original photo of your summer style using the hashtag #WinHotLooks and at-tag @GetHotLooks on Twitter/Tumblr/Pinterest or @Get_Hot_Looks on Instagram. Entries can be submitted daily!

 

 

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

 

 


Get Italian Inspired Lips with Milani

Although you might not be able to make it to Italy this summer, there’s no reason why you can’t rock these lip looks inspired by some of our favorite cities. Look like a local with Milani Cosmetics Color Statement Lipstick ($5.49 each) without ever stepping foot in the foreign country.

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Modeling in Milan
Known as one of the fashion capitols of the world, Milan will inspire you to strut your stuff and get in-tune with the season’s hottest trends. Feel like a model in Milan with Color Statement Lipstick in Rose Hip, a bold and bright on-trend color for the summer season.

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A Roman Classic
Modern-day Rome juxtaposes the rich history and tradition of ancient Rome with the contemporary urban style of its locals. What better place to try Color Statement Lipstick in High Voltage, offering a modern twist on a classic red shade.

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Very Venice
The locals of Venice are relaxed, romantic and creative. Color Statement Lipstick in Plumrose is a passionate and easy-going color, featuring a subtle rose hue perfect to set sail in a gondola down the winding canals with your love.

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Fabulous in Florence
Florence, a city filled with priceless art and statues from the likes of Michangelo put you in touch with your artistic side. Be inspired to experiment with shades like this bright hue, Color Statement Lipstick in Violet Volt.

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Colorful Capri
Let this beachy island bring out your getaway persona. Once the sun goes down, add a touch of tropical glamour to your outfit with Color Statement Lipstick in Sweet Nectar, a citrusy hue that pops perfectly against a golden tan.