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Get The Look: Met Gala 2015 Hairstyles with T3

Cassie Ventura – The Look A Modern Twist on A Classic Pony
1.Beginning with damp hair, Roddried the hair using the T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i Dryer ensuring the roots of the hair were completely dry and smooth.
2.Next, he pulled the entire head into a high ponytail and securedit with a bungee elastic band,wrappinga piece of hair around the hair tie to hide it.
3.Once secured, Rod generously back-combed underneath the start of the ponytail to create fullness.
4.Holding the ponytail high in the air, he then brushed the back of it and used the T3 BodyWaver 1.75” Styling Iron to create a slight bend in the ponytail.
5.Then, Rodbrushed through the curls in the ponytail and used a small amount of ReneFurterer Styling VegetalFinishing Spray before starting the braid.
6.Once complete, he then pinched and pinned the hair at the nape of the neck and proceeded to braid until the end of the ponytail securing with an elastic.
7.Rod finished the look with the Rene Furterer Wax Finish at the hairline and nape of the neck.

Tools used:T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i Dryer, T3 BodyWaver 1.75” Styling Iron, ReneFurterer Styling VegetalFinishing Spray, ReneFurtererStyling Wax Finish

Kate Beckinsdale – The Look Classic Hollywood Waves with an Edge
1.Starting with damp hair, Creighton used the T3 Featherweight Luxe2i Dryer and a blowout spray to rough dry the hair1.Expert tip: If you have straight to wavy hair, and want your curls to last through the night, rough dry it instead of blowing out with round brush. This will ensure the cuticle stays intact, and the curlswill last longer!
2.Creating a deep side part, Creighton sectioned the hair into 4 parts. Starting with hair at the back/bottom of the head, Creighton took 1’’ horizontal sections and curled using the T3 BodyWaver1.75”Styling Iron all in the same direction. After each curl, he pinned with a bobby pin to hold in place.
3.Next, moving to the front/top sections, Creighton curled 1” horizontal sections with the T3 SinglePassTwirl1.25” curling ironall in the same direction,continuing to pin the curls as he went.
4.Once her hair was set, he took pins out and spritzed whole head with brushable hairspray and lightly brushed out with T3 Paddle Brush.
5.Next, Creighton brushed back oneside of the hair and smoothed and secured with bobby pins.
6.To keep waves in place while her makeup was being finished, Creighton placed aluminum clips horizontally, going along with the waves. 1.Expert tip: Aluminum clips are best for these purposes because they won’t create marks in the hair.
7.To finish, Creighton sprayed whole head with hairspray andremoved pins.

Tools used:T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i Dryer, T3 BodyWaver 1.75” Styling Iron, T3SinglePass Twirl, T3 Paddle Brush



Keri Russel: Sleek, Chic, Soft, Romantic
1.Prior to styling the hair, Brian used a small amount of Brazilian Blowout Acai Daily Smoothing Serum to ensure the naturally curly hair remained smooth, sleek and frizz-free.
2.Next, beginning with damp hair, he dried the hair in 2” sections using the T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i Dryer and set the entire head in T3 Voluminous Hot Rollers.
3.Once he removed the cooled hot rollers, Brian then used the T3 BodyWaver 1.75” Styling Iron to add additional curl around the head and to create a more finished look.
4.To relax the curls, he then brushed through the hair.
5.For a modern, youthful look, he incorporated a small amount of Brazilian Blowout Acai Restorative Sculpt & Define Polish and pulled the hair back into an imperfect bun, leaving some pieces out in the front to create a long, sexy, swooping bang that can be left out or tucked behind the ear.
6.To finish, Brian spritzed the hair with Brazilian Blowout Acai Shine & Shield Shine Spray.

Tools used:T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i Dryer, T3 BodyWaver 1.75” Styling Iron, T3 Voluminous Hot Rollers, Brazilian Blowout Acai Daily Smoothing Serum, Brazilian Blowout Acai Restorative Sculpt & Define Polish, Brazilian Blowout Acai Shine & Shield Shine Spray


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Murad #ShadeAmerica Sun Safety Set

Press Sample: Disclosure a sample of the products in this post were sent for review for this post. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are my own.


murad sun safety duo

Spring is warming up and summer is just around the corner. With more time outdoors its even more important to make sure our skin if protected. While a little sunburn might not seem like a big deal, as few as five sunburns in your life can dramatically increase your risk for skin cancer.

Not to fear Murad skincare has launched the Shade America Sun Safety Set. Two special products to protect your skin and keep it beautiful all year long. Even better Murad has teamed up with the American Academy of Dermatology with the goal to shade 1 million children over the next 5 years by building shade structures in parks and playgrounds across America. Every purchase of the Shade America Sun Safety Set supports the Shade America initiative.

I have 3 immediate family members who have had skin cancer so this is a cause close to my own heart. And not only protecting my own skin but protecting my kids through learning sun safe habits and keeping them in shaded areas during the most dangerous house of the day.




What is Shade America?
Murad has teamed with the American Academy of Dermatology with the goal to shade 1 million children over the next 5 years by building shade structures in parks and playgrounds across America. By providing shade and sun-safety education programs, Shade America will help protect a new sun-smart generation from sun damage and skin cancer.

What is a shade structure?
Shade structures are permanent installations, similar to canopies, built to create shade in outdoor locations that are not protected from the sun, such as playgrounds, pools or recreation spaces.

Murad Shade America Sun Safety Set
This protect-and-correct Sun Safety Set pairs the bestselling Essential-C Day Broad Spectrum SPF 30 moisturizer with the sun-damage correcting Advanced Active Radiance Serum in an exclusive, full-size cosmetic bag featuring an original painting by Dr. Murad reproduced on fabric and printed on the inside.


murad sun safety kit


The dreaded sun spots have started to show up from sun damage done in my younger sunbathing days and just lots of hours spent in the sun. I adore the Murad Advanced Active Radiance Serum, its so light and refreshing my skin feels fantastic when I apply it.  It not only feels great its starting to lighten the sun spots on my cheeks. I apply every morning after I wash my face and per the instructions let it set for 60 seconds before using my moisturizer. With combination skin this feather light formula is perfect,  hydrates without feeling heavy and leaves my skin feeling and looking radiant.

Advanced Active Radiance Serum (0.5 fl. oz) – With a faster-acting formula, the Advanced Active Radiance Serum boosts skin’s radiance and clarity and reverses visible signs of environmental damage with Resilient-C Complex™, a stable Vitamin C technology that delivers 50 times the collagen-building, skin-brightening power of topical Vitamin C.

Hexapeptide-2, a skin brightening peptide and Indian Fig boost skin clarity and encourage cell renewal to keep skin radiant.
Ectoin and Green Tea Extract jump start the cellular defense system by helping cells resist drastic environmental stresses including UV exposure and chemical aggressors


A must have moisturizer for combo skin. I have breakout problems with quite a few daily moisturizers but the lightweight Essential-C Day Moisture is hydrating without being greasy or heavy. The ultra light formula has a great citrus scent and absorbs quickly leaving my skin hydrated and protected with SPF30.

Essential-C Day Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30 | PA +++ (1.7 fl. oz) – This antioxidant-rich broad spectrum sunscreen provides powerful protection against sun damage, prevents free radical damage and improves skin’s appearance and elasticity.

Ectoin, a protective substance produced by organisms called extremophiles that thrive in the harshest conditions on the planet, improves skin’s barrier function by reducing trans-epidermal water loss to preserve deep hydration. Contains MuraSol™ Antioxidant Defense, a proprietary blend of powerful antioxidants that penetrate the skin’s top layers and create a protective barrier of encapsulated free radical neutralizers


Through the sales of this set, Murad will donate $125,000 to the American Academy of Dermatology to build shade structures across America. The Shade America Sun Safety is a great value set for only $68 ($105 value!) and is available on, Ulta and Massage Envy Spas nationwide.


New! Kiehl’s Precision Lifting & Pore-Tightening Concentrate

keihls lift

I have always struggled with enlarged pores and was really excited for a chance to review Kiehl’s Precision Lifting & Pore-Tightening Concentrate. This product smells amazing and I love how light it feels on my skin. It doesn’t feel heavy or greasy and absorbed quickly.

Within the first two weeks I noticed my skin was definitely looking firmer and it did wonders for the skin on my neck. And after 6 weeks I can see how it has perfected the look of my skin. It has really reduced the appearance of my pores and left my overall skin looking much better with or without makeup.



kiehls precision before and after

Precision Lifting & Pore-Tightening Concentrate $64
A clinically tested serum that restores elasticity for more toned, uplifted skin.

  • Visibly Lifts Facial Skin
  • Tightens and Reduces Pores, Lines and Wrinkles
  • Re-Defines Facial Contours

How to Apply:
-Cleanse skin thoroughly prior to application
-Apply lifting and tightening serum over entire face twice daily (avoiding the eye area)
-Can use alone or under your usual moisturizer
-In case of contact with eyes, rinse thoroughly


Available for purchase at Kiehl’s stores and online at



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

Celebrate National Fragrance Day this Saturday March 21, 2015

This Saturday, March 21, 2015 is National Fragrance Day.  Check out a few great ideas below to restock your fragrance supply!



Lancome La Vie est Belle Eau de Parfum
The fragrance that makes life more beautiful. La Vie est Belle introduces the first ever iris gourmand. The juice is made with the most precious natural ingredients, a modern interpretation of an oriental fragrance with a gist of gourmand. It entwines the elegance of iris with the strength of Patchouli and the sweetness of a gourmand blend; for an incredible scent with depth and complexity.
Price: $80
Available: Lancôme counters nationwide and


ERH1012 deadofnight Perfume Oil
Captivating unisex perfume oil featuring the hypnotic ingredient that has the world mesmerized: Oudh. Prized for centuries for its deeply complex scent and aphrodisiac affects, precious Oudh is a rare, aromatic resin from the ancient East. Warm and sensual, deadofnight opens with green top notes. The complexity of the Oudh heart is balanced with light, floral hints of Jasmine and Rose, and finishes with nuanced Sandalwood, Amber, and White Musk. The sophisticated, unique fragrance finishes with a lingering hint of mystical allure. Handcrafted in small batches, the exceptional oil is slowly absorbed into the skin, combining with the wearer to create a deeply personal, unique scent.
WHAT IT COSTS: 20 mL, $595; 10 mL, $355; 1.25 mL, $55; 1.25mL Fragrance in (18k) Gold Plated Flower Necklace, $295
Perfume oil 1.25mL


Le Couvent des Minimes Eau Aimable- Botanical Cologne of Love
Treat those dear to your heart to an exquisite fragrance experience with Eau Aimable, the Botanical Cologne of Love, from Le Couvent des Minimes. Sparkling and delicious, this floral-fruity blend combines sweet orange blossom, citrus fruits and five beneficial plants to evoke sweet memories. The scent transports you to a springtime stroll through Mediterranean orange trees and conjures the fresh, juicy scent of summer fruits.
Price: 3.4 oz, $38 ; 8.4 oz, $49


outspoken fresh Fergie

Outspoken Fresh by Fergie Eau de Parfum Spray from Avon
Exotic, bold and voluptuous like Fergie, the woman behind this fragrance, the intoxicating scent opens with a blend of sparkling citrus notes and crisp orange flower, enlivened with lush lychee-rose and vibrant blackcurrant flowers to transport you to a lush, exotic escape. Warm vetiver brings depth and sensuality to the fragrance as precious white iris and creamy sandalwood add an addictive, lasting signature.
Price: $34

Available: or through Avon representatives