New! Zoya Ultra Pixie Dust Fall 2014

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Zoya has launched a new collection of Pixie Dust shades foe Fall. The new Zoya Ultra Pixie Dust is a collection of 3 shades perfect for Fall and the holidays.

They might look like another set of glitter polishes but these are actually quite different. The polish base dries to a matte finish and there are several sizes of glitter which make for a very unique and pretty look. And I generally hate removing glitter polishes but found this line was pretty easy to remove.

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(Yes I did get polish all over the bottle and my fingers. The results of trying to do a mani on the couch while I was exhausted.) 

Arianna – Arianna by Zoya can be best described as a blue-toned red wine textured PixieDust with Mega Hex particles. I have been wearing this shade for a few days and I love it. I had a lady tell me it looks like Dorothy’s ruby red slippers, perfect description.

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Noir – Can be best described as a deep, vampy plum textured PixieDust with red mega hex particles. I love the purple shade of this very grape like, perfect shade for Fall.

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Oswin – Can be best described as a true red textured PixieDust with crimson mega hex sparkles. Pretty basic, red base with red glitter and texture.  This shade dried the most matte of the three, a very pretty red this would be great for the holidays.

The directions say to use 3 coats but I had great coverage with just two coats. One trick this polish is make sure you let each coat dry before adding the next one. I found all three shades dried really quickly.

Learn more about Zoya nail lacquers and purchase online at Zoya.com.

 

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


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SEE IT HERE! Katy Perry goes Animal-red!

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Katy Perry has dyed her hair nearly all of the colors of the rainbow – and now the singer has gone flaming red!

The 29-year-old showed off her new ‘do on Instagram, comparing herself to Animal of the Muppets!

She’s been purple, green, blue, pink and black.
So it wasn’t a huge stretch of the imagination that Katy Perry might next select fiery red as her hair colour of choice.
The 29-year-old singer debuted the dramatic change on her Instagram on Wednesday and compared the look to Animal of The Muppet Show.

Captioning next to a side-by-side collage of the puppet and herself, she said: ‘Got dat hot wheels hurrr/play doe pink do by @majormoonn’ referring to children’s Play-Doh moulding clay and tagging her hair colourist Daniel Moon.

In the creative snap, which she titled ‘hairspiration’ with decorative Halloween pumpkins, Katy’s mane does indeed look wild, displaying jet black roots and bright pinky red ends.

The Firework diva can be seen wearing a diamond necklace and rose pink lipstick in the image which she paired with a picture of drumming puppet Animal, drumsticks in hand.

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What do you think of her new look?


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Straighten your hair naturally with Aveda’s Smooth Infusion Line!

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I have ridiculous hair. It’s neither straight nor curly. It falls somewhere in the annoying, frizzy middle. My entire life I’ve fought of the frizzy’s and have chosen to go the way of straightening my hair for the most part. It’s easier to go straight then to try and get perfect curls. I know some of you understand my pain.

When Aveda reached out to see if I’d be interested in trying their Smooth Infusion Line, I decided HECK YEAH! I’ve always been a fan of Aveda – and a line designed to help straighten sounds right up my alley!

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I started out by washing and conditioning my hair with Aveda’s Smooth Infusion Shampoo and Conditioner. I then applied the Style-Prep Smoother to my damp hair.

Followed that by adding Naturally Straight to my hair, and then began styling as normal!

The end result looked amazing! I am so frustrated because I took before/after pictures …. and the iOS8 update ate them up off my phone! You’re going to just have to imagine me dreamy and sexy and straightened. It was beautiful!

How to Use the Aveda Smooth Infusion™ Products:

Step 1: Wash hair with Aveda Smooth Infusion™ Shampoo and follow with Aveda Smooth Infusion™ Conditioner. Towel dry hair and comb through.
Step 2: Apply Aveda Smooth Infusion™ Style-Prep Smoother to damp hair, by working it through from the mid-shaft through the ends of hair.
Step 3: Apply Aveda Smooth Infusion™ Naturally Straight. Depending on hair length and thickness, start by using approximately a small coin sized drop of Smooth Infusion™ Naturally Straight styling creme on towel-dried, still-damp hair, applying it one section at a time.
Step 4: Blow-dry hair straight using the brush of your choice. Flat iron if desired.

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Go from naturally curly to naturally straight. Aveda Smooth Infusion™ Naturally Straight is a lightweight styling creme that progressively loosens curls every time you style. 

As you straighten your hair, Aveda Smooth Infusion™ Naturally Straight’s naturally derived plant fibers invisibly attach to hair to loosen curl and help lock in straightness. The formula’s humidity barrier of organic cassava extract and maize defends against frizz. The more you use it, the easier it is to create straight, smooth styles, so you can spend less time with a blow dryer and flat iron every day. It is safe for relaxed and color treated hair. After five consecutive applications of Naturally Straight, hair will stay straight for up to three washes.

Watch the Aveda Smooth Infusion™ tutorial below for more tips.

Aveda Naturally Straight retails for $26.00/5 oz., 150 ml and is available at Aveda stores and salons and online at aveda.com. To find a location near you, visit aveda.com.

Disclosure: Make Her Up received these products from Aveda and SheSpeaks for post purposes, but was not compensated. The opinions are 100% my own!


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Don’t Forget to Enter Our Dove #OneShowerChallenge Contest. Daily Entry Options

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A few weeks ago, Dove premiered the #OneShowerChallenge at the Emmys, inviting millions of women across the country to try its new, breakthrough body wash formula for softer, smoother skin after just one shower. Since then, women nationwide have been joining the One Shower Challenge movement to see the Dove difference for themselves.

I have always loved Dove body washes, I love how clean and smooth they leave my skin. And nothing beats how soft and hydrated they leave my skin.  I was interested to see how they could improve on a formula I already thought was pretty perfect.

Well I can say the body wash has made a difference in just one day for me. Lately my skin has been a bit dry and even after lotion it seems to be lacking moisture. After just the first days use my skin especially on my legs is smooth and hydrated. Instead of needing to glob on lotion post shower my skin already felt smooth and hydrated. I love how great the Dove body wash smells and the thick, luxurious lather it creates. A soothing and refreshing way to unwind after a long day.

Dove Body Washes are setting a new standard in care. With almost 25% more Glycinate, an ultra-mild cleanser primarily found in premium face products, NEW Dove Body Washes have become even milder and offer 10x more skin natural nourishment than other leading body washes. While mild cleansers have historically lacked the ability to produce great lather, the new formula has broken the body wash paradigm, allowing women to enjoy the rich lather they love and the mildness their skin needs.

Women can now feel the difference both during and after cleansing as NEW Dove Body Washes provide softer, smoother skin after just one shower.* The Dove Purely Pampering and Dove go fresh® collections are also now available in the new formula, so that all women can enjoy its beauty benefits no matter their fragrance preference.

NEW Dove Deep Moisture Nourishing Body Wash with NutriumMoisture® $4.49-$6.99

  • Mild body wash formula has even more of the brand’s gentlest cleansers, Glycinate and DEFI,combined with NutriumMoisture technology
  • Improved lather rinses cleanly and quickly
  • Provides softer, smoother skin after one shower*
  • Has 10x more skin natural nourishment than other leading body washes

NEW Dove Gentle Exfoliating Nourishing Body Wash with NutriumMoisture® $6.99

  • Mild body wash formula has even more of the brand’s gentlest cleansers, Glycinate and DEFI, combined with
  • NutriumMoisture technology
  • Contains exfoliating beads and smoothes away dull, dry skin
  • Improved lather rinses cleanly and quickly
  • Provides softer, smoother skin after one shower*
  • Has 10x more skin natural nourishment than other leading body washes

NEW Dove Sensitive Skin Nourishing Body Wash with NutriumMoisture® $4.49-$6.99

  • Mild body wash formula has even more of the brand’s gentlest cleansers, Glycinate and DEFI, combined with
  • NutriumMoisture technology
  • Hypo-allergenic
  • Improved lather rinses cleanly and quickly
  • Provides softer, smoother skin after one shower*
  • Has 10x more skin natural nourishment than other leading body washes

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Dove wants to help celebrate the launch of the #OneShowerChallenge by giving one lucky MakeHerUp reader some of their new body wash and a beautiful One Shower Challenge inspired necklace to show off your softer, smoother skin. Good luck, enter below on the Rafflecopter widget.

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The New Dove washes are now available in the new formula. You can purchase at your local drugstore or mass retailer or learn more about Dove and find coupons available at www.Dove.us.

 

Disclosure: I received a complimentary sample of the body wash for review. I was not paid to write this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own.


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