Secret has you covered this summer!

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Here in Oregon we don’t get much heat. We get some serious heat for a couple weeks a year, and I’ll TAKE IT. I love it! When you live in a state where it’s grey 80% of the time (don’t quote me on that) we’ll take sun and heat in any form we can get!

One thing I don’t want to have to worry about is sweat. I want to make SURE my deodorants are working, and it’s a brand I trust. I don’t go crazy and try new brands very often, because what if they DON’T work? I’ve been using Secret deodorant exclusively for about 20 years – well – it feels like 20 years. They recently sent me some new products to try – and I’m relieved to know I’m COVERED this summer!

First of all – try Secret’s 48 Hour Odor ProtectionDestinations Collection! Get 48 hours of fresh floral scent protection with Secret’s NEW Destinations Collection! Try Paris, Hawaii and Brazil!

Or – try Secret’s NEW Clincial Strength Deodorant in Invisible Solid! A refreshingly light scent with clinical strength protection that keeps up with you all day long! Now available in 2 forms: Invisible solid and Clear gel!

I know what I like – and I like and trust Secret!

*Disclosure: I was sent these products to review for the site, I was not paid to write this post, and I was not compensated for my opinions. The opinions you read here are mine alone.


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Can you let your hair down for 30 days?! #downfor30

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Okay ladies, how many days per month would you say you let your hair down? Once a week? Once a month? I am GUILTY AS CHARGED. I swear I let my hair down for a FULL DAY maybe once or twice a month. Every other day, I dry it down and then pull it up somewhere halfway through my day. What’s the point of having long hair if you can’t enjoy it? Well, so when we WANT to wear it down, we can! Right ladies? Who’s with me?

Well how about a hair down challenge? Make Her Up is teaming up with Frizz Ease® to challenge you and I to wear our hair down for 30 days! Can you do it? Insert hashtag: #downfor30 and #sweeps to enter!

What better way to inspire you – than with an almost unbelievable contest!

This May, Frizz Ease® fans will drop the top knot, bail on the ponytail, and tell the bun, “Sorry, you’re done.”

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Arm yourself with the frizz-busting, strand-smoothing power of your favorite Frizz Ease® products, and wear your hair #downfor30 days (or as many as you can). Show us all your fierce styles on Instagram with #downfor30 and #sweeps for the chance to WIN AN EPIC NYC ADVENTURE. Each new post with #downfor30 and #sweeps(up to one post per day) earns you another chance to win:

* Round trip airfare for two (2) to NYC

* Four (4) nights at the W Hotel Times Square

* Breathtaking helicopter tour of Lady Liberty, whose newly-liberated locks are featured in our video: A Girl’s Got to Be Free

* Ground transportation via private sedan

* Dinner at Stella 34 Trattoria with views of the Empire State Building

* Brunch cruise for two (2) around Manhattan

* Garment District Diva Trek for two (2)

* Makeover at the John Frieda Salon

* $750 cash to fund all your fun

* A year of Frizz Ease® products so you can keep putting your fiercest hair forward

And you can find out more about our Never Pull Back philosophy at www.neverpullback.com.

Did you catch all you win??? The challenge is ON! Post away!! #downfor30 and #sweeps!

Make Her Up is doing it too!

So I decided I was #downfor30! I challenged myself to take my hair OUT OF THAT hair tie, and style it! I like to call this my “Summer’s THIIIIIS Close” hairdo.

I’m going to walk you through how I achieved this look – using ONLY Frizz Ease products!

See this (below)? This is me on an everyday basis. C’mon girlfriend – let that hair down!

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I’m going to be honest. At this point I didn’t even have makeup on. So I stopped everything – let my hair down – and put makeup on!

Step 1: Wash hair.

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Step 2: I applied 10 pumps or so of Frizz Ease’s Go Curler to my damp hair and then blow dried my hair.  (See above)

  • Activated with the heat from your curling iron or hot rollers this breakthrough formula creates your best salon-smooth curls that last for up to 48 hours.
  • Defines and tightens curls for bouncy, salon-smooth style with a touchable hold.
  • Curls can be touched up the next day to reactivate bouncy style

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Here are the only two products I used on my hair! Frizz Ease’s Go Curler – and Frizz Ease’s Expert Finish Polishing Serum!

Step 3: Pick your favorite hot curlers. I separated my hair into two sections – top & bottom. I applied the hot curlers to the bottom hair first, and then finished with the top.

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Step 4: Time to let those curlers set! I grabbed myself a nice cooler, and went and sat in the backyard for a few minutes. It was a rare – beautiful afternoon in Oregon, so I thought I’d enjoy the nice weather!

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Step 5: Take those curlers out – and see what you’ve got! I was SHOCKED with how well the curls set. It had to have been the Go Curler I used on my hair before I dried it. The curls looked amazing!

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Step 6: I squirted a little bit of Frizz Ease’s Polishing Serum into my hand, and ran it through my completed hair to get rid of any flyaways I had! The end look was absolutely gorgeous! I will definitely use these two products again when curling my hair!

Frizz Ease’s Polishing Serum: Helps Stop Styling Damage

  • Controls Flyaways
  • Boosts Shine
  • Smoothes
  • Apply to Dry Hair

Finishes hair with a smooth, sleek look.  Guards frizzy hair against the style ruining effects of frizz, flyaways and humidity.

My husband was thrilled to see my hair down. It was so easy, and took so little time! I need to make this a habit! I challenge all of you to wear your hair #downfor30!

Frizz-Ease believes that when you pull your hair back, you also pull yourself back. So we’re challenging women everywhere to take on the world hair-first and wear their hair #downfor30 days straight with the help their favorite Frizz-Ease products. Join the movement at NeverPullBack.com.

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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by KAO via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of KAO.


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The gorgeous Angelina Jolie covers Elle Magazine!

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Angelina Jolie lands the June cover of Elle Magazine, and not just the US edition. She covers ALL of Elle’s June covers  – which includes 20 international editions. The actress is promoting her new movie, ‘Maleficent,’ which explains why she’s on 20 covers. It’s surprising to see her on the cover of a magazine, I feel like it’s been a while since we’ve seen her promoting a new movie. In the gorgeous photos, Angelina wears Yves Saint Laurent – exclusively. She looks amazing. I love that she only wears black. Girl after my own heart.

Whether she’s tackling films, family, or philanthropy, Angelina Jolie has never been one for small measures. As she prepares to terrify children worldwide as Disney’s deliciously evil Maleficent (the film opens on May 30th), the actress and director works with Saint Laurent creative director Hedi Slimane on a shoot that spotlights her stripped down, very real self for ELLE’s June cover—as well as a 16-page portfolio that will be featured in more than 20 editions of ELLE around the world.

Jolie spoke candidly with ELLE deputy editor Maggie Bullock about life with her fast-growing children (Shiloh’s got a half-pipe!), doing only the work that really matters (including the biggest passion project of her career), and why she and Brad are still passionate and “more interested in each other” than ever. In this exclusive preview, Jolie reflects on the perception of her early years in the spotlight:

The tumult of her twenties, was “misinterpreted as [me] wanting to be rebellious,” Jolie says. “And in fact it wasn’t a need to be destructive or rebellious—it’s that need to find a full voice, to push open the walls around you. You want to be free. And as you start to feel that you are being corralled into a certain life, you kind of push against it. It may come out very strange, it may be interpreted wrong, but you’re trying to find out who you are.”

MORE ANGELINA – PLUS MORE PICTURES – AFTER THE JUMP! More »


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Perfect Prom Hair with Herbal Essences!

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With prom season just around the corner, girls have already found their dream dress, but what about their dream ‘do?

The Herbal Essences Hydralicious Collection is essential for achieving picture-perfect prom hair, from taming curls or holding up an updo to mastering the sleekest of straight styles, it all starts with a beautiful foundation.

Herbal Essences’ Hydralicious Collection offers three shampoos and conditioners that allow teens to choose the product that’s just right for their hair type so they can play and experiment to create their perfect prom style. Whether her hair needs a boost of body, a silky shine or a bit of damage repair, Herbal Essences Hydralicious gives her a customized swirl of hydration for the boost her hair needs to protect it from future damage. When combined with water, the swirls release moisturizers for soft, smooth, touchable hair that’s the perfect foundation for any look.

Once she’s given her hair the boost it needs, Herbal Essences offers a variety of styling products will help set her prom style up for success. Try Set Me Up Heat Protection Spray to protect locks before heat styling, or Touchably Smooth Anti-Frizz Crème or Smoothing Serum to combat frizz and flyaways. And to keep her style in place all night long, Set Me Up Hairspray will set her locks as she hits the dance floor. But no matter which style she chooses, the Herbal Essences Hydralicious Collection will create the perfect swirl style that’s sure to give her a night to remember.

*Disclosure: I was sent these products to review for the site, I was not paid to write this post, and I was not compensated for my opinions. The opinions you read here are mine alone.


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