OSIS and Trend Spotting at Coachella – Spine Braid

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The Spine Braid, first spotted on Kate Bosworth during weekend 1 of Coachella, has been a huge hit on the festival front.

For a guaranteed stop and stare style, follow this style breakdown:

Step 1: ​To add texture, ​start by prepping the hair with OSiS+ Refresh Dust ​​($22 at LoxaBeauty.com)​ and run OSiS+ Thrill ($23 at LoxaBeauty.com) through the hair that will be braided​ to keep it intact​.

Step 2: Take a half inch wide section from the center of the head back to the top of the crown, clipping down the sides for control.

Step 3: Create an inside out cornrow braid, securing with a small elastic.

Step 4: Comb OSiS+ Volume Up ($21 at LoxaBeauty.com) through the length and ends, softly shaking to loosen up ​locks and add bounce.

Step 5: Finish and polish the look with OSiS+ Elastic Flexible Hold Hairspray ($19 at LoxaBeauty.com).


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Sally Hansen and NYC New York Color for Spring!

Sally Hansen and NYC New York Color are releasing amazing new products with fabulous shades for spring. Sally Hansen is releasing new shades and an improved formula of their much adored Insta-Dri Nail Color and NYC New York Color is releasing their City Proof Complete Eye Collection, which has everything you need to get flawless eyes!

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SALLY HANSEN® INSTA-DRI™ GETS A MAKEOVER WITH IMPROVED FORMULA AND
14 NEW FASHIONABLE, FAST-DRY COLORS

The nail polish you already love just got better! Millions of women know that Sally Hansen® Insta-Dri™ nail polish gives them a quick-drying, high-shine manicure that lasts. Now, an improved formula delivers extended wear and enhanced shine — still with the one stroke, one coat convenience that has made Insta-Dri™ a cult favorite since 2009.

Insta-Dri’s three-in-one formula combines base coat, color, and top coat in one bottle, making it even easier to have a glossy manicure in a minute. It dries in just 60 seconds, creating full-coverage color and shine without the wait.

Along with an improved formula, Insta-Dri™ also features 14 new, must-have shades that incorporate the season’s standout runway trends. Rich chocolate and champagne add cashmere-like coziness to any manicure. Or go bold with fiery tones of red and orange — three different hues allow you to turn up the intensity as much as you like. Lilac, cherry, and plum tap into fall’s purple moment, while blue and teal provide a cooling effect. Meanwhile, the season’s new neutrals (think: the inkiest black, steel gray) are the nails’ answer to Normcore. These anything-but-boring basics prove that colors don’t need to shout to stand out. And with 40 total fast-drying shades to choose from, there’s no shortage of variety.

Even the appearance of Insta-Dri™ is getting a boost. A new, sleek logo freshens up the packaging for a more contemporary style — a fitting look for a nail polish made for today’s on-the-go pace.

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I was sent a sample of #370 Show Steel-er and #421 Cherry Fast. I have always loved Insta-Dri but the new formula really brings it to the next level. The brush is so easy to use even for someone like me who paints their whole finger tip in the process of painting my nails.

The swatch below is one coat! I love that one quick swipe and I have great coverage and shine and only 90 seconds of dry time. I love painted nails but rarely have the time to sit and wait for them to dry Insta-Dri is perfect for a great nail look without the wait.

 

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THE SHADES: Re-teal Therapy, Plummet, In Nude-tral, Cherry Fast, Navy Fleet, Show Steel-er, Making Mauves, Leapin’ Lilac, Black to Black, Ablazing!, Quick Fire, Set Sail, Cocoa A Go Go, Orange Zest

THINK: Everything you need for the ultimate eye looks.
WHAT IT IS: Make your gorgeous peepers pop with the new City Proof Complete Eye Collection from NYC New York Color. From the first touch of primer to the last swipe of mascara, you will look flawless from lid to lash. Go big and bold with colored liners, or make a dramatic statement by mixing different shades of shadows.

THE CITY PROOF COMPLETE EYE COLLECTION INCLUDES:

 

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24 HR Waterproof Mascara $2.99: This 24-hour long-wearing, volumizing mascara available in black is smudge-proof, flake-proof, and water-proof. Keep lashes flexible and comfortable with this gentle mascara, with a quick-drying formula that sets in a flash.

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24 HR Eye Primer $2.99: A perfect base, this primer makes your shadow shine. Available in one global shade, the primer comes in a convenient retractable chubby for creaseless, long-lasting color.

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The new NYC 24HR Waterproof Eye Shadow is just in time for the warmer months. The super creamy formula glides on smoothly and stays put all day. I love using this to create and all day smoky eye look. And if you have Spring  allergies like me you will love that this formula is waterproof and stays put no matter what the pollen is doing to me.

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24 HR Waterproof Eye Shadow $2.99: This retractable chubby has a unique, pigment-packed formula for 24-hour waterproof wear. Color glides on smooth and stays crease-proof all day and all night. Try using it as a liner, or smudge with your finger for a smoky effect.

Available shades: Wall Street Bronze, Brooklyn Mocha, Tribeca Taupe, 5th Ave Gold Rush, Murray Hill Champagne, Rockefeller Center Snowflakes, Empire State Building, New York At Night, Central Park Tulips, East River Romance and Madison Square Park.

Grab these new Spring beauty items at your local drugstore or mass retailer.

 

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


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Mother’s Day Gifts from Lavanila

May 10th is just around the corner and Lavanila has the perfect gifts to pamper mom this Mother’s Day! Spoil her this year with a gift that will let her indulge from head-to-toe!

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Lavanila Laboratories The Healthy Vanilla Grapefruit Collection is an invigorating blend of sparkling grapefruit, crisp cedarwood, lime and Madagascar vanilla created by master natural perfumers who use only the finest pure essential oils. Kissed by sunshine, this unique scent lifts the spirits. This collection features a Fragrance, Body Butter, Deodorant and Roller-Ball Fragrance ($14-$48; Lavanila.com).

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Lavanila Laboratories The Healthy Mini Roller-Ball Fragrance Collection is a stunning, 5-piece collection of perfectly portable mini roller-ball fragrances. Inspired by nature, each exquisite fragrance pairs a beautiful blend of pure essential oils with a warm base of Madagascar vanilla for a unique experience that captures a mood, a memory, or a moment in time. Wear individually or layer for a signature scent. This set includes 5 x 5ml roller-balls: Pure Vanilla, Vanilla Grapefruit, Vanilla Coconut, Fresh Vanilla Lemon, and Vanilla Lavender ($36; Lavanila.com).


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Limited Edition Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado

One of my favorite Kiehl’s products now has a limited edition line that can do good for your skin and the environment at the same time.

This limited edition container of the Kiehls Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado is part of Kiehl’s program to feature artwork by socially conscious friends of Kiehl’s, Elizabeth Olsen and Maggie Q.

All net profits from the sale of Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado, up to $50,000, will benefit Recycle Across America. To date, Kiehl’s has raised $250,000 for Recycle Across America, supplying recycling labels to over 3,800 schools throughout the country.

Check out my review here to see why this is one of my favorites. And grab one of these limited edition tubs before they are gone!
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Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado – Elizabeth Olsen (Limited Edition)

Gently moisturize the delicate eye area with our #1 customer favorite eye treatment, formulated with Avocado Oil

Limited Edition artwork by socially-conscious friend of Kiehl’s, Elizabeth Olsen
100% of net profits, up to $50,000, from the sale of this product will benefit Recycle Across America™. To date, Kiehl’s has raised $250,000 for Recycle Across America™, supplying recycling labels to over 3,800 schools throughout the U.S.

-Apply under-eye moisturizer gently with fingertip along the orbital bone, without pulling the skin

Kiehl’s Insider Tip:
Tap delicately around eye area until you feel the quick-burst release of hydration.

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Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado – Maggie Q (Limited Edition)

Gently moisturize the delicate eye area with our #1 customer favorite eye treatment, formulated with Avocado Oil.

Limited Edition artwork by socially-conscious friend of Kiehl’s, Maggie Q
100% of net profits, up to $50,000, from the sale of this product will benefit Recycle Across America™. To date, Kiehl’s has raised $250,000 for Recycle Across America™, supplying recycling labels to over 3,800 schools throughout the U.S.

 

You can grab these limited edition Creamy Eye Treatments at your local Kiehl’s store or online at www.kiehls.com.

 

Disclosure: Kiehl’s provided me a sample for review. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are my own.


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