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July 4th Beauty!

Beauty Stars: July 4th Beauty Loot
Show off your national pride this Independence Day with these patriotic picks from Anastasia, BITE and Too Faced! Be well-equipped for a long weekend of beach, BBQs and fun in the sun with celebratory statement eyes, lips and even hair!

I am head over heels for this new BITE Beauty Lush Fruit Lip Gloss! The formula feels amazing on my lips its hydrating and smells delicious. The color is really buildable I can go light and get a soft red like my swatch above or do a second coat and get the full candy apple red look.

This gloss stays on my lips for an exceptionally long time and even after the gloss has gone my lips have a touch of color and stay soft. Love it!

BITE Beauty Lush Fruit Lip Gloss in “Apple”
Make “Apple” your dessert of choice this July 4th! Infused with real fruits, BITE Beauty Lush Fruit Lip Gloss is a superfruit smoothie for your lips. Make your statement pout a patriotic one with highly pigmented color and intense shine. This luscious lip treatment delivers the perfect pairing of hydration and intense color for a beachside BBQ or a backyard fete. ($22 at Sephora)


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Get The Look: Elizabeth Banks and Miranda Kerr at the 2013 Met Ball

Elizabeth Banks by Hairstylist Matthew Monzon

About: “Elizabeth wore an amazing Versace gold chain dress with a custom pair of Brian Atwood Shoes (her date). With the drama of the outfit, we didn’t want her hair to be too insane, so we tried to downplay it a little bit, but keep the punk effect. We came up with a cool, sleek ponytail that had a sculptural effect when fused to the head with barrettes in the back.“ — Monzon


How To Get The Look:

  • Spray a generous amount of Davines Melu Shied ($31.50/ onto damp hair. Follow by putting a healthy amount of Davines For Wizards No 3 Universal Mattering Mousse ($26/ throughout the hair along with a few pumps of Davines OI/OIL ($39.50/ on the ends.
  • Blow dry with a big paddle brush to try to maintain the sleek straightness, avoiding any “bend.” Add extensions, when desired.
  • Create a masculine, sleek square look in the front. Once the squareness is established, pull hair into a ponytail at the crown of the head. Do this by first focusing on pulling hair from the nape, then the sides, and lastly the top. Secure with a bungee band and take a 1/4 inch of hair and wrap it around to hide the band.

Oh Brother! How to get the Joe Jonas look

Oh Brother! How to get the Joe Jonas look

From an early age, Joe Jonas has constantly been in the spotlight. Ever since he first shot to fame as one of the Jonas Brothers, he’s found it hard to avoid the glare of publicity as millions of young fans swooned at the merest sight of him. Now, he’s come of age and could become a future fashion icon!

Joe was recently spotted with his girlfriend at a music festival rocking a cool new look comprising of a neat little porkpie hat, skinny jeans and some nice accessories. Festival season is coming up soon, and so is the time to get the outfit that’s perfect for rocking out in. You could do much worse than take a leaf out of Joe’s book!

Hat’s amazing

I went to the fashion section and found quite a few bargains on hats like the one Joe wears. Hats can be expensive, but not if you do a little online browsing, because you can never be too sure where the next amazing deal is coming from.

This Kangol porkpie hat (£35.95) is identical to the one Joe wears, and is pretty snazzy. As for the glasses, they’re available for just £8.99 here from ARK (they’re fake, but geek chic is in right now), but you’ve got to be quick.

The shirt is everything

Even though Joe does look pretty dashing, for anyone trying to achieve his look, you’ve got to get a shirt that grabs attention, preferably something with a funny but cute slogan. You can be creative with your t-shirt choice, and Topman sell a wide range that would go great with the hat, glasses and some skinny jeans.

Speaking of skinny jeans, they don’t have to cost the earth either. For £29.99, these ones from H&M are great, but remember to roll the ends up a little if you want to look like Joe. Also, you don’t want them to get caked in mud, as that can happen at festivals!

Shoe thing

Casual walking shoes are ok if the ground’s firm and dry. These from Clarks cost £44.99 and work really well with those H&M Jeans. To complete the festival look, you’ll want some wristbands. If you don’t already have some from a festival you’ve been to, you could always order some personalised ones.

The Joe Jonas look isn’t for everyone, but, if like Joe, you’re tall and skinny, then you’ll be able to rock this look without even trying, but feel free to put your own unique spin on it.

INTRODUCING…Acai Brazilian Dry Oil!

Acai Brazilian Dry Oil by Brazilian Blowout is an amazing new nourishing, non-greasy and residue-free formula that can be used daily to smooth, reconstruct and improve the health of ALL hair types.

I’ve been using this for about a week now, and OMG what did I do before it? I rub a small amount on my damp hair before blow drying, and after my hair is styled, I can FEEL the difference. I love the stuff. It makes my hair softer, shinier and feel more healthy. I can’t imagine how long this bottle will last me – it takes so little each time! It’s amazing!

I’m not the only one in love with it – ‘Twilight’ actress Ashley Greene loves it too!

We have long envied her glossy, long locks for quite some time now, and just recently discovered one of her newest hair obsessions.

Turns out, the adorable actress coats her hair in Brazilian Blowout’s Acai Brazilian Dry Oil, a hydrating mix of annatto seed, Camu Camu berry and (you guessed it!) acai oils.

Not only does this nourishing combination help heal fried follicles, but it also protects hair from oh-so-harmful UVA and UVB rays, which are just as bad for your hair as they are your skin!

So, if you’re anything like Greene who’s constantly trying out fancy new styles that can wreak havoc on your hair, try this fancy formula to strengthen your strands!

Here’s more about this product!

  • Unique fast-absorbing, light weight formula
  • Features a blend of Acai Berry Oil, Annatto Seed Oil, and Camu Camu Berry Oil that
  • Penetrates the hair shaft to heal and hydrate dry, damaged hair
  • Strengthens hair, enhances elasticity, and locks in moisture to create lustrous shine
  • Helps repel heat and other environmental elements, increasing the life of color treated hair
  • Will not weigh the hair down or alter hair color
  • Reduces drying time
  • UVA/UVB protection from the sun and indoor incandescent or halogen lighting
  • NOT tested on animals
  • 3.4 OZ – MSRP $26.00
  • Available nationwide late January/February 2013

Directions: Rub a small amount of Acai Brazilian Dry Oil into your hands and pull through damp or dry hair. For best results, start at the base of the head, pulling hands down through the hair then working back up towards the top.


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