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Get The Look: Zoe Saldana’s Undone Ponytail, The Words LA Premiere.

Celebrity hairstylist artist Mara Roszak created Zoe Saldana’s look for last night’s The Words premiere in Los Angeles. Taking inspiration from Zoe’s lace Ellie Saab dress, Roszak created an “undone and sexy, yet effortless low messy ponytail” for the red carpet.

Get Zoe’s look in three simple steps:

Step 1 – Prep and Texturize
Achieving the undone quality of Zoe’s hair relies on creating texture while preventing flyaways. Start by evenly applying John Frieda Frizz-Ease Curl Reviver Styling Mousse ($5.99 at drugstores) through towel-dried hair to tame frizz, boost shine and build texture. For added volume, spray roots with a texturizing spray and rough dry.

Step 2 – Secure the Style
To create the perfect natural wavy texture, loosely braid hair and let it dry. Once hair is completely dry, take out the braid and break up the waves by running your fingers through your hair. Gently tease the crown for a bit of height. Next, pull hair from each side of the face to the back of the head, allowing one section of hair to overlap the other and pin in place with bobby pins. Continue this all the way down the back until all the hair is wrapped into a pony tail shape. Allow the pieces around the face to naturally fall out for a soft feminine look.

Step 3 – Polish and Perfect
To finish the look, mist a thin coat of John Frieda Frizz-Ease Moisture Barrier Firm-Hold Hair Spray ($5.99 at drugstores) in an even, all-around motion.

Cool Down with Arbor Mist Frozen Cocktails!

 

As a member of SheSpeaks, I was chosen to participate in this review for Arbor Mist.

I am new to the drink pouches and was really excited to give these a try. These are available in most grocery stores and run $1.99 per pouch. I love wine but when its really hot I crave something cool and icy and the Arbor Mist Frozen Cocktails are perfect! We hit the beach for the long weekend and I pulled these from the freezer and we were able to enjoy ice cold, frozen cocktails on the sand! Heaven!

Just toss them in the freezer for about 5 hours then squeeze to loosen and pour the slushy mixture into your glass and enjoy! The mixture is a fine consistency which you can eat with a spoon or straw. I like to let mine sit for a minute or two so its easier to drink. They are a little on the sweet side, I hope they add a low sugar option but for a cool treat on a hot day they are perfection.

My favorite the Blackberry Merlot!

Arbor Mist Frozen Wine Cocktails are a new way to enjoy great-tasting wine with a splash of fruit, frozen! Great for a backyard party, pool day, barbecue or casual get-together with friends and family – simply freeze, squeeze and enjoy. Arbor Mist Frozen Wine Cocktails require no mixing of ingredients, ice or blenders. Simply place the liquid pouch in the freezer for five hours, gently massage, tear open the top, squeeze to pour into a glass and enjoy a smooth frozen wine cocktail with all the great taste and same alcohol level as Arbor Mist Wines.

I was sent 2 each of the three flavors that Arbor Mist offers:
Blackberry Merlot
Bursting with aromas of ripe blackberries and fresh guava, this naturally flavored frozen Merlot adds a new twist to the classic Arbor Mist wine. This was the first one I tried…delicious! It was very thick and sweet.
Strawberry White Zinfandel
Strawberry White Zinfandel is redefined in this new spin on an Arbor Mist classic. Aromas of fresh-picked strawberries create an enticing bouquet that integrates perfectly with this well-balanced and smooth, naturally flavored frozen wine. I love strawberry drinks, this one was sweet too and tasted fruity.
White Pear Pinot Grigio
Refreshingly smooth, this frozen wine has a taste that is rich with natural flavors of ripe pear and hints of apple and citrus.

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Disclosure: All views and opinions with regard to the Arbor Mist review, products or the company are my own and were not influenced by the company. The cocktails have been provided by Arbor Mist through SheSpeaks.

Oscar de la Renta Nail Lacquer Collection

Straight off Oscar de la Renta’s Fall 2012 runway, this limited edition nail collection captures the designer’s passion for color. Available in Red Carnation (vibrant red), Aubergine (rich plum) and Larimar (ice blue). This sophisticated formula dries rapidly to a long-lasting, chip-resistant and high gloss shine. Toluene, Formaldehyde, and DBP free. Sold exclusively in partnership with WHO WHAT WEAR on oscardelarenta.com.
Red Carnation: As seen on the Oscar de la Renta Fall 2012 runway and national ad campaign. A classic, vibrant shade inspired by the designer’s favorite flower, the carnation. Limited Edition. All Oscar de la Renta nail products are Toluene, Formaldehyde and DBP free.
Aubergine: As seen on the Oscar de la Renta Fall 2012 runway. A deep plum that captures the rich and luxurious fabrics from the designer’s ready-to-wear collection. Limited Edition. All Oscar de la Renta nail products are Toluene, Formaldehyde and DBP free.
Larimar: As seen on the Oscar de la Renta Fall 2012 runway. A trendsetting shade that captures the designer’s love for Larimar, a rare blue gemstone found only in his native Dominican Republic. Limited Edition. All Oscar de la Renta nail products are Toluene, Formaldehyde and DBP free.

Nail Lacquer $22.00 9 mL / 0.3 fl. oz.
Available August 2012


Extend Your Summer Glow with Anastasia Beverly Hills!

I would show you the before photo but my camera refused to capture that look! 

 

I lucked out with an end of summer cold, besides the sniffles I was starting to look like I live under a rock.  I had a last minute invite to girls night I couldn’t pass up. Dinner and cocktails heal all right? My only worry was  how I was going to hide the look of a nasty head cold. Enter a beautiful gift that arrived in the mail from Anastasia Beverly Hills.

I started with the Highlighting Crème Duo, I love how light it is and how it instantly brightened my face. I have to say the blush shade was a little on the light side but I loved the creamy texture. Then to add a little color I swept the Ilummin8 Bronzer on my T zone and under my cheek bones. Low and behold I was starting to look like a real live girl!

The piece de resistance was the HydraFull Gloss. At first glance I thought the color was pretty but it was just another gloss. Well that must have been the Nyquil talking this stuff is AMAZING! The color wasgreat but the real benefit of this gloss is how amazing it feels on my lips. My lips get so dry in the summer with the sun, wind and outdoor activities and a lot of my glosses seem to only make it worse. Within minutes of applying HydraFull Gloss my lips felt smoother and really hydrated. I noticed hours later my lips still felt soft even after the gloss had faded. I am really excited about this gloss if you know me prepare for me to hold you down if need be to make you try it!

 

Extend Your Summer Glow with Anastasia Beverly Hills!

So long sweet summer? Summer may be ending, but that doesn’t mean your sun-kissed look has to! Anastasia Beverly Hills has the perfect trio of products to extend your summer glow well through the Fall.

Ilummin8 Bronzer
Rival a day at the beach without the sun! Illumin8 Bronzer is the first clinically and consumer-tested bronzing powder that hydrates the skin and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Perfect for all skin tones, this bronzer will become your Fall makeup go-to. ($29)

Highlighting Crème Duo
(in “St. Tropez” and “Aspen”)
Formulated with Anastasia’s exclusive antioxidant rich Balkan Botanical® Infusion, which is known to help soothe and soften the appearance of the skin, this Highlighting Crème Duo is the perfect pick-me-up for your makeup routine. First, dab on liquid shimmer to hydrate highlighted areas without a hint of greasiness or chalkiness. Top off with a sheer warm glow by blending the cream blush for a flawless finish that compliments any skin tone. The duo boasts light diffusing pigments reveal a subtle glow worthy of the heart of July. ($26)

HydraFull Gloss
Complete your look with this bold, high-shine gloss that wears all day without drying or sticky residue. These Hydrafull Glosses are clinically proven to smooth the texture of lips in 4 weeks flat! Plant extracts increase volume and fullness of lips while this pop of color polishes off your bronzed, glowing look. ($18)

 

Disclosure: MHU received complimentary samples of the above mentioned products for review. All opinons are 100% my own and honest.

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