Curls Coconut Sublime Conditioner + MakeHerUp Discount!

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One thing I have learned about curly hair is to keep it looking good its all about the correct balance of moisture. I have recently started using the Curls Coconut Sublime conditioner and it really has the prefect balance for curly hair.

The conditioner is thick and rich, and the coconut scent is amazing. I leave it on my hair for about 5 minutes making sure I have thoroughly coated the ends. The formula rinses away easily without leaving and heavy feeling or residue on my hair. My hair is soft and silky smooth post shower and my curls are completely free of frizz.

Curls hair products are free of nasty ingredients like sulfates and parabens. Instead they focus on ingredients that can improve your overall hair health with moisturizing, emollient ingredients. If you have curly or wavy hair check out the Curls line of hair care products to make everyday a good hair day.

Check out this fantastic conditioner with a special discount for MakeHerUp readers. Head over to curls.biz,  select your product and enter promo code makeherup for 35% of your purchase. Which makes the Coconut Sublime Conditioner only $10.40!

 

Curls Coconut Sublime Conditioner $16
Looking for a conditioner that provides MAXIMUM moisture and softness for your dry curly tresses? Look no further, Coconut Sublime Conditioner is the BEST conditioner for dry hair. It is guaranteed to soften the kinkiest curl, moisturize the driest lock, and detangle the most unruly tresses. Great for all curly hair textures especially dry, damaged, and chemically treated kinky, medium or coarse curly hair.

Ingredients: Purified Water, Cetyl Alcohol (derived from coconut) Stearalkonium Chloride, Cetearyl Alcohol (derived from coconut), Polysorbate 60, Virgin Coconut Oil (Cocos Hucifera), Panthenol, Certified Organic Arnica Flower Extract, Certified Organic Chamoile Flower Extract, Certified Organic White Tea Extract, Monoi de Tahiti, Methylheptyl Isostearate, Hydroxypropyltrimonium, Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Natural Fragrance, Caramel.

Key Ingredients Breakdown:
Cetyl & Cetearyl Alcohol – Fatty alcohols that acts as a gentle humectant (promotes the retention of moisture) and emulsifier. Naturally derived from fatty acids from coconut oil. Panthenol – Vitamin B complex that adds strength and body to hair by filling in cracks on the hair shaft. Certified Organic Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract – Green tea – Soothes and moisturizes dry hair and scalp. Certified Organic Coconut Oil – Natural oil rich in lauric acid and full of triglyerides (great moisturizing fatty oil). Benxophenone-4 – Sunscreen to protect against harmful UV rays Caprylyl Glycol – One of the most, if not the most, effective humectants available today.

Disclosure: A complimentary sample of this product was sent to me for potential review. I was not paid to write this post, all opinions are 100% my own.


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Get The Look: Hailee Steinfeld at the Ender’s Game Premiere

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Last night, Hailee Steinfeld walked the red carpet at the premiere of her latest film Ender’s Game. Hailee looked as glamorous as ever with help from Celebrity Makeup Artist Steven Sollitto. The Oscar nominee sported a fantastic, white sequined Yves Saint Laurent top with playful red lips, paired with tailored black pants for a polished, stunning look.
Here, Steven Sollitto spills his secrets to achieve Hailee’s flawless look as she walked the red carpet last night!

“Nothing can be taken for granted on such a big night,” Steven explains. “So, to make sure Hailee’s skin looked its best we started by using Bioré Pore Unclogging Scrub to exfoliate and refine the skin. I can’t express how important a clean healthy canvas is for makeup. The Bioré Pore Unclogging Scrub feels fresh, lathers beautifully, and smells clean. A little attention to your skin before a big night goes a long way.”

Here are Steven’s tips for creating the look:

  • To make sure Hailee’s skin looked its best, we started by using Bioré Pore Unclogging Scrub to exfoliate and refine the skin. I can’t express how important a clean healthy canvas is for makeup. The Bioré Pore Unclogging Scrub feels fresh, lathers beautifully and smells clean. A little attention to your skin before a big night goes a long way.
  • For moisturizer I used a Light Cream before applying a MAC Face and Body foundation, which I find works well on most women. Plus, this foundation allows me to go light or heavy depending on the area of the face.
  • Originally we were going to do a wet glossy red lip to match the top. We all loved it but then thought about the longevity of the look. I didn’t want her worried about her lips as she was doing interview after interview, so we used the Jouer Riviera Gloss to help mimic the sequins of her top.
  • To highlight the eyes, I used purples hues to bring out the gold in her eyes. To start her eye, I brushed shadow a bronze all across her lids and underneath her bottom lashes from Votre Vu called Copper Suede. Then, in order to give her some definition at her lashes, I used NARS Gel Liner in Tatar (this is a purple that reads black to most people, but it is softer) as well as MAC’s Strong Willed Pencil, which I smudged back and forth for a softer look. Next, I took a small but wide eye shadow brush and swept MAC Red Violet under her lashes and out at the corners of her eyes. I lined her inner bottom lids with Laura Mercier’s Violet Pencil. Two Coats of Benefit Bad Gal Lash in Black and her eyes were ready for those flashes on the red carpet.
  • On Hailee’s cheeks, I can’t help but use Laura Mercier’s Praline Creme Cheek Blush – I just love the color. A very up-to-date choice in all its peachy apricot.
  • With her hair pulled tight up in a sleek high pony, Hailee looked the young star she is.

Pore Unclogging Scrub

Bioré Pore Unclogging Scrub

A soap-free, creamy pearlized formula designed to lift away pore-clogging dirt and oil. The cleanser contains exfoliating microbeads to unclog pores and salicylic acid to prevent blackheads and breakouts from forming, keeping your summer complexion fresh and clear. $5.99; Select food, drug and mass merchant stores. www.Biore.com


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5 Ways to Turn that Pumpkin Into Beauty Products!!

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It’s pumpkin season!! Pumpkins are EVERYWHERE! Do you like to eat pumpkins? I’m probably the only person in America who doesn’t. I don’t like pumpkin pie, and I don’t like pumpkin spice latte’s from Starbucks. I know I’m weird. I also don’t like avocado’s (I just use them for masks like THIS!). So sue me.

What I DO love is turning pumpkins into fabulous beauty products! I’m always trying to find ways to come up with clean, natural, organic beauty products/treatments I can do right at home. Why spend $50+ dollars in a salon for something you can put together at home – all by yourself! Put that pumpkin mask on and wear it with pride! At home…. in the privacy of your own four walls. :)

Here are 5 ways you can turn pumpkin into beauty products! Did you know pumpkins are loaded with vitamins A, K and C? They’re also full of zinc, copper, magnesium and potassium! These nutrients hydrate your skin, and stimulate hair growth! Beta-carotene is what gives pumpkin it’s gorgeous orange color, and it converts to vitamin A in the body – providing skin with another layer of protection from sun damage!

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Pumpkin Face Mask: Dermatologist Dr. Ted Lain shares a simple facial mask recipe that could be used on all skin types. You’ll need: one cup of pumpkin, two tablespoons of brown sugar, one tablespoon of honey and a half cup of yogurt.

Spread on a thin coating with your fingertips or a facial pad. Leave on skin for 8-10 minutes. The brown sugar and yogurt are exfoliants that will slough away dead skin cells, while honey is a humectant that absorbs water from the air and naturally moisturizes skin. “This is an added benefit in the fall, when the air is dry and our skin needs the extra moisture,” said Dr. Lain.

Exfoliating Scrub:  (Full Body) Mix pureed pumpkin and brown sugar with oatmeal, and spread onto a loofah or cloth. Scrub into your skin in circular motions. The scrub stimulates lymph nodes and helps to drain toxins from your body.

Pumpkin Hair Mask:  If your hair is feeling dry – and needs a little extra lovin’ this fall – try this beautiful pumpkin hair mask!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups pumpkin (chopped and cooked)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon yogurt

Directions:

  1. In a food processor or blender, puree the pumpkin and yogurt.

  2. Next, add the coconut oil and honey, blending until the mixture is totally smooth.

  3. Apply the mixture to damp hair. Cover hair with a plastic cap, and let it sit for fifteen minutes.

  4. Wash out thoroughly using your everyday shampoo and conditioner, and style as usual.

Pumpkin Brown Sugar Body Scrub:

Supplies:

  • 1/2 cup real pumpkin (can be canned or fresh, but not pumpkin pie filling!)
  • 1 cup Imperial Sugar Dark Brown Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons safflower oil
  • 3-4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice (add more or less depending on preference)
  • Small, decorative 4 – 6 oz jar

Directions:

  1. Puree pumpkin in a blender. In a small bowl, gently mix brown sugar, spices and pumpkin until smooth.

  2. Carefully scoop mixture into decorative jar.

  3. Pumpkin Brown Sugar Scrub can be used on the face, hands and body. Gently scrub for 2-3 minutes before washing off.

  4. Because all ingredients are natural and perishable, Pumpkin Brown Sugar Body Scrub should be used within 4-6 weeks.

  5. Refrigerate leftovers.

Pumpkin Pie Lip Balm:

Ingredients needed:

  • 2 tablespoons sweet almond oil
  • 1 teaspoon beeswax
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ¼ teaspoon pumpkin spice mix
  • Lip balm container

In a double boiler combine almond oil and beeswax until melted together. Remove from heat and stir in the honey and pumpkin pie spice. Once mixed, then carefully pour the mixture into a lip balm container. Let it harden and cool.


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PHOTOS: Glamour Magazine chooses Lady Gaga as their “Woman of the Year”

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Glamour Magazine chose Lady Gaga for their December issue, naming her the “Woman of the Year.”

Gaga wore a beautiful gold Gucci wrap for the cover. Inside the magazine, Gaga opens up about how she doesn’t consider herself “conventionally beautiful,” but she’s grown to love who she is on the inside, rather than the outside.

“If there was some sort of mathematical equation for beauty, I don’t know if I would be the algorithm,” Lady Gaga tells Andy Cohen, who interviewed her for the Glamour story. “I’ve always been OK with that. I’m not a supermodel. That’s not what I do. What I do is music. I want my fans to feel the way I do, to know what they have to offer is just as important, more important, than what’s happening on the outside.”

“I’m confident in who I am,” she adds. “I’ve come to a place in my life where I’ve accepted things that are me, as opposed to feeling pressure to explain myself to people around me. That’s just the way I’ve always tried to be. It didn’t change when I became a star.”

Speaking of becoming a star, Lady Gaga didn’t just leave behind her normal day-to-day life, she let go of her real name: Stefani Germanotta. The “Applause” singer admits she only allows family and close friends to call her Stefani.

“I’m both all the time. Gaga and Stefani are my nicknames. I guess when people meet me for the first time and call me Stefani, it bothers me. Because it’s something that’s reserved for only the people who are closest to me,” she explains. “It’s not because I don’t like my given name; it’s that I became somebody else. I became somebody else for a reason, you know. This is part of what my message is — you can become whoever you want to be, to escape your past.”

I think she looks great on the cover, believe it or not. I think she can be so much MORE beautiful when she’s not looking like this. I don’t know why she tries so hard to be “artsy,” it just comes off as plain weird. But in these pictures, she looks great!

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