Winner Announced! Win the Amazing Ouidad Climate Control Collection

Congrats to our winner Peggy! Watch your inbox.

Do you ever feel like you can’t escape a bad hair day? Ouidad understands this feeling and created a video to express the frustration of a frizzy hair day. In the video, Ouidad also introduces the new addition to their award winning Climate Control Collection, the Ouidad Frizz and Flyaway Fighter. This revolutionary product will help tame frizz so that measures, like those seen in the video, can be avoided.

Ouidad’s Climate Control Collection are specifically formulated for the unique needs of curly hair. The products are gentle, deeply moisturizing and help achieve healthy hair. The formulations are lightweight and water soluble leaving hair free of residue, product build up and frizz.

The Ouidad Climate Control collection includes:

Climate Control Defrizzing Shampoo
An extremely gentle shampoo for normal or chemically treated hair that protects curls and maintains color without stressing the hair
Sulfate free formula cleanses hair without stripping hair of its natural oils
· Shea Butter, Ceramide 2, Glycerin, and Sodium Hyaluronate (Ouidad’s Humidity Shield Complex) provide a residual layer of microspheres that remain attached to the hair for longer lasting benefits; the complex also helps balance hair’s humidity resistance and control frizz
$18 at

Climate Control Defrizzing Conditioner
A luxurious, sulfate free conditioner that hydrates and nourishes dry, thirsty curls
Safe for color treated, permed, and straightened curls
Rich Amino Acids penetrate the hair shaft and infuse strands with the hydration necessary for well defined curl formation and smoothness
· Shea Butter, Ceramide 2, Glycerin, and Sodium Hyaluronate (Ouidad’s Humidity Shield Complex) provide a residual layer of microspheres that remain attached to the hair for longer lasting benefits; the complex also helps balance hair’s humidity resistance and control frizz
$20 and

Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel
A must have styling aid that works with the humidity to be the ultimate frizz preventer
Wheat Protein complex has a shielding effect on the hair that “breathes” with the humidity, protecting the hair shaft and helping to prevent hair from expanding
$22 at

Climate Control Frizz & Flyaway Fighter
Fosters long lasting shine and protects curls from the elements
Can be layered over any product for the perfect finishing touch
Use as a pre styler on damp hair to stop flyways before they start
Safe for chemically treated hair
$22 at


  •  There will be 1 winner.
  • Winner will win receive  a Complete Ouidad Climate Control collection valued at $88.
  • To enter Like “Ouidad” and MakeHerUp on Facebook and follow Ouidad on Twitter and tell us “What is your favorite part of Spring?” Then leave your name and email info in our comments.
  • Contest runs Friday, 03/23/12 to Friday, 03/30/12
  • US  residents only
  • After the winner has been announced, you will have 48 hours to respond.

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Sephora & Pantone Color Of The Year Nail Enamel Set.


What it is:
A playful collection of four nail lacquers in tangerine-inspired shades.

What it does:
Flaunt a variety of gorgeous nail looks in the 2012 Color of the Year, Tangerine Tango, with this set of bold polishes. Adorn your fingers and toes with the vivacious reddish-orange in four different finishes, from creamy and matte, to glitter and shimmer. The rich color provides beautiful payoff with just one coat and the formula is formaldehyde-free. Combine polishes to create your own unique design and dance your way into the New Year with this spirited shade.

This set contains:
4 x 0.5 oz nail lacquers in:
– Tangerine Tango Cream, Pantone #17-1463
– Tangerine Tango Shimmer, Pantone #17-1463
– Tangerine Tango Glitter, Pantone #17-1463
– Tangerine Tango Matte, Pantone #17-1463

What else you need to know:
United by a passion for color, Sephora and Pantone combine their expertise to become beauty’s leading authority on color. Sharing affection for how color can transform a face, mood, or even an attitude, this breakthrough beauty partnership will change how you wear, feel, and think about color. Be introduced to playful shades that will inspire experimentation and exhilarating new products you’ll impulsively want to call your own. Awaken and invigorate your own passion for color or ignite a newfound love. Join us in celebrating Color of the Year: Tangerine Tango!


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Charlize Theron’s gorgeous May Vogue UK cover!

Charlize Theron covers this month’s Vogue UK, and the Oscar-winning actress has never looked better! These are by far the prettiest pictures I’ve seen of her in a long time (photos by Patrick Demarchelier).

After taking some time off, Charlize has been back in the spotlight. First was last year’s ‘Young Adult’ (LOVED IT), and this year she has ‘Prometheus’ and ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ coming out. I can’t wait to see both of them!

She surprised fans this year with the surprise adoption of a baby boy, named Jackson.

She says she’s been planning on becoming a mother for a long time.

“I’ve always been very honest in saying I wanted a family. I’ve always known I wanted a family. I don’t think my mom could wait any more!”

On her son:

“Jackson is incredible, the greatest gift. He is the coolest kid ever.”

On what kind of mom she hopes to be:

“I hope to be like my mom. Fair, tough, loving and supportive. My mom has made it possible for me to be who I am. Our family is everything. Her greatest skill was encouraging me to find my own person and own independence.”

On why she was never a model, and how she stays in shape:

“I was too tall, too big, too late for the supermodel look of the Eighties. Kate Moss and all the tiny, grungy girls had just become fashionable, and I didn’t fit the bill. I’m sure there are women who never have to worry about what they eat. But I do. I exercise a lot, and I hike a lot. My mom and I hike at least three times a week.”

I just love these pictures of her! She’s so gorgeous!

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Shocking new study claims you feel prettier when you drink.

Gee, you don’t say! (How do I get myself on the list to be a test dummy for this study!)

Apparently, the geniuses over at The Agence France-Press conducted two experiments that prove the more alcohol you think you’ve had in a day will increase how you view your appearance – even if you haven’t been drinking.

The Agence France-Presse reports the scientists conducted one experiment in a local bar where 19 people were asked to assess their attractiveness on a scale of one to seven. Their alcohol levels were then measured, and the results were pretty interesting: the higher the amount of booze that was drunk, the higher the self-confidence of the testee.

But what’s even more interesting is what happened in phase two.

The scientists asked 94 men to taste-test a new fruit cocktail and deliver a filmed message. The testers told the volunteers that half would be given an alcoholic version and the others would be given a placebo.

Those who believed they had drunk alcohol gave themselves high self-assessments, regardless of whether they had actually ingested any booze, while those who had believed they hadn’t had a sip of alcohol gave themselves a low assessment, even when there had been a hefty amount of liquor in their drinks. So, basically, believing is feeling! Said lead psychologist Laurent Begue:

“Our study shows that the mere fact of believing that you have drunk alcohol makes you feel more attractive. The alcohol dose has no effect in itself.”

So, why is it that we feel sexier with a glass of wine in our hands? According to the article, it’s “alcohol-related expectancy,” meaning the more we drink, the hotter we think we are, because we’re more at ease with others:

“The concept of alcohol is linked to social lubrication, to making you feel at ease with others.”

Well, we’re not sure whether to cheers to that or not (we most likely will!). What do you think?

What do you think? Feel sexier once you drink?


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