Winner Announced! John Frieda and Laura Merkin Holiday Must Haves!

Congrats to our winner #13 Sahara! Please watch your email inbox.

TWO LEADING NAMES IN STYLE UNITE:
JOHN FRIEDA® HAIR CARE AND LAUREN MERKIN

THINK: Style to go.

WHAT IT IS: A fashion-forward partnership between hair care authority John Frieda® and design maven Lauren Merkin. Her name is synonymous with the clutch, so it was only fitting that John Frieda® hair care came to Lauren Merkin to design the perfect bags to house two of the latest style breakthroughs from the John Frieda® brand: Luxurious Volume Anytime Volume Refresher and Full Repair™ Touch-up Flyaway Tamer. Both trendsetters in the style universe, John Frieda® hair care and Lauren Merkin are joining forces to create the ultimate style accessories: exclusive Lauren Merkin clutches with must-have John Frieda® stylers inside. Whether you want to pump up the volume or smooth down flyaways on the go, now the chic style solution is at your fingertips—and in a covetable clutch.

To house Luxurious Volume Anytime Volume Refresher, John Frieda® hair care’s instant oomph infusion to revive style that falls flat, Lauren Merkin created a soft pouch clutch in gold snakeskin-embossed leather to match high-volume hair. Ideal for fine hair prone to flatness, Luxurious Volume Anytime Volume Refresher recreates volume at the roots by absorbing oils, instantly taking weight out of hair to give it lift. The translucent formula blends effortlessly to refresh hair and revive volume without a hint of residue. The result? Fresh, full, high-volume hair, any time.

For a sleek way to stash Full Repair™ Touch-up Flyaway Tamer, Lauren Merkin designed a slim, rectangular taupe color patent leather clutch with red suede lining to complement glossy, smooth hair. Touch-up Flyaway Tamer polishes broken strands, smoothing flyaways and frayed ends with Inca Inchi oil, an omega 3-packed oil that weightlessly restores dry, damaged hair. Just brush the wand over dry, styled hair for on-the-go touch-ups and an instant boost of shine.

Each of these must-have clutches includes the corresponding John Frieda® hair care product when purchased online at laurenmerkin.com. Available beginning November 2011, the clutches are the perfect way to stay chic at the season’s parties.

WHAT IT COSTS: Volume Refresher Clutch, $295; Flyaway Tamer Clutch, $275

WHERE TO FIND IT: laurenmerkin.com

LAUNCH DATE: November 2011

Kao Brands Company is a leading manufacturer of premium beauty care brands that are recognized around the world for their innovation and quality. Kao Brands Company’s portfolio includes Ban® antiperspirants; Jergens® and Curél® hand and body lotions; Bioré® facial care; John Frieda®, Frizz-Ease®, Root Awakening®, Luxurious Volume, Sheer Blonde®, Brilliant Brunette®, Radiant Red® and Luminous Color Glaze® professional hair care. Founded in 1882, Kao Brands Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kao Corporation.

MakeHerUp CONTEST:

  •  There will be 1 winner.
  • Winners will win receive a John Frieda Luxurious Volume Anytime Volume Refresher and a Lauren Merkin Volume Refresher Clutche ($295 value)!
  • To enter Like ”John Frieda” and “Lauren Merkin” on Facebook and tell us “What are you doing on New Years Eve?” Then leave your name and email info in our comments.
  • Contest runs Friday, 12/23/11 to Friday, 12/30/11
  • US  residents only
  • After the winner has been announced, you will have 48 hours to respond.

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Winners Announced! L’Occitane Shea Butter Hugs and Kisses Duos.

Congrats to our winners #2 Lisa S, #4 Trinh and #9 Marta. Please watch your email inbox.

L’OCCITANE unveiled its first-ever flagship store on December 1, 2011 in the historic Flatiron District of New York City. The new Flagship location, a 2,500 square foot space is located across from the iconic Flatiron building, a classic New York landmark. The new location is filled with touches that evoke the Provencal roots of the brand.

The Flatiron boutique is the largest L’Occitane store in the world. It features an in-store greenhouse along with a mini-facial and skincare bar, giving customers a preview of Provençal hospitality and beauty. The Flagship location is designed to be a welcoming and relaxing retreat in the heart of the New York City.

SHEA BUTTER HUGS & KISSES DUO ($19) is the perfect nourishing moisture embrace in a stocking-loving size! Each set features a Shea Butter Hand Cream (1 oz.) and Shea Butter Lip Balm (0.5 oz.), available in Desert Rose, Hibiscus, Cocoa Flower and the #1 best-selling classic Shea Butter at L’Occitane stores and online.

MakeHerUp CONTEST:

  •  There will be 3 winners.
  • Winners will win receive a L’Occitane Shea Butter Hugs 7 Kisses Duo!
  • To enter Like L’Occitane on Facebook and tell us “What are you hoping to get from Santa this year? Then leave your name and email info in our comments.
  • Contest runs Monday, 12/19/11 to Friday, 12/23/11
  • US  residents only
  • After the winner has been announced, you will have 48 hours to respond.

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Dakota Fanning’s gorgeous Elle cover!

Dakota Fanning has landed the February 2012 cover of Elle UK, and she looks absolutely gorgeous!

On her youthful age of 17-years-old:
“I feel like I’ve lived a long time, but then I realize, ‘Oh, I’m actually only 17.’ I don’t think there should be an age limit on an interest, do you know what I mean?”

On not wanting attention outside of her acting:
“I just want to be an actress. I don’t really do anything attention-grabbing. Famous just sounds so pretentious. Who am I to call myself that word?”

On not letting talk about her physical appearance affect her:
“People are always talking about this person who looks great and that person who doesn’t. It’s there, if you let it in. I let it in to an extent. I just don’t let it affect the choices I make.”

On her younger sister Elle:
“She is incredibly free-spirited and totally wears her heart on her sleeve, you know exactly what she is thinking by taking one look at her. She’s just incredibly… I don’t know, I wish I could be more like her sometimes.”

On not comparing herself with her sister:
“We see ourselves as to completely different entities. I mean, we don’t even look alike.”


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Check out David Beckham’s new H&M Underwear ad!

I know this has nothing to do with Making HER Up, but hey… sue me.

Thank you, 2012, for this post-Christmas gift: a new David Beckham underwear ad.

David Beckham poses in H&M’s new ad, which promotes his new H&M bodywear line. I mean who better to promote his line of boxers – than the man himself!

Ok now back to your regularly scheduled girlie posts.


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