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Kérastase @ Jill Stuart S/S 2012

Kérastase @ Jill Stuart S/S 2012
Kérastase @ Jill Stuart S/S 2012

Kérastase @ Jill Stuart S/S 2012

Textured, messy waves with a side-swept twisted bang
“To complement the bright, playful colors of the collection, we wanted to create an innocent and youthful look for the hair.” – Odile Gilbert
“For hair we wanted it to look like she had been playing with it all day.” – Jill Stuart

Beauty Breakdown

Steps:

  • Massage a generous amount of Kérastase Mousse Volumactive throughout hair
  • Spray Kérastase Lotion Densitive to add texture to the lengths and ends
  • Scrunch hair and blow-dry, infusing body and texture
  • Part hair on the side and pull forward toward the face
  • Sweep hair across forehead to create a side-swept bang without cutting hair
  • Twist hair loosely and secure in place with a bobby pin
  • Spray Kérastase Double Force Hair Spray to set the style

Kérastase Products Used:

  • Mousse Volumactive – amplifying mousse for added substance and full, long-lasting volume
  • Double Force Hair Spray – buildable hold hair spray with a protective UV filter
  • Lotion Densitive – texturizing spray for added volume and body

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China Glaze Halloween 2011 Collection

China Glaze Halloween 2011 Collection

Halloween is all about over-the-top style and China Glaze has just what every girl and ghoul needs to complete their costume. Put the finishing touches on any look with the new China Glaze HAUNTING collection – a six-piece set of mysterious colors and effects perfect for All Hallows Eve, including a glow-in-the-dark Top Coat and a ‘crackling’ top coat for a cobweb effect.

China Glaze captures the spirits lurking in the dark in six sexy, sophisticated shades that are on trend, exciting and will be on every costume crafter’s “must have” list. Whether a look is dark and mysterious, or bold and dramatic, China Glaze’s HAUNTING collection pulls together any ensemble and will undoubtedly make heads turn – just like China Glaze’s celebrity followers (Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Nicole Ritchie and Dita Von Teese, to name a few)! Colors in this collection include:

  • Haunting Shadowy black with shimmering silver glitter
  • Crimson Deep purple crème with a hint of blood red
  • Near Dark Rich mossy green crème
  • It’s Alive Vibrant green glitter
  • Ghoulish Glow Glow-in-the-Dark top coat
  • Black Mesh Crackle Glaze top coat for a cobweb-like crackle effect

availability: September/October 2011

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Rescue Beauty Lounge Black Russian Nail Lacquer


Rescue Beauty Lounge Black Russian Nail Lacquer

Rescue Beauty Lounge Black Russian Nail Lacquer

Rescue Beauty Lounge Black Russian Nail Lacquer ($18.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as “layers of ruby red flecks suspended in black polish.”  This shade was recently voted to be brought back, which is a very cool concept on its own. I originally reviewed this shade here but thought I’d check out the rereleased version for comparison.

It’s a brown-tinged black with ruby red sparkles. It never reads fully black in the color base, and I’ve always found the red sparkle to standout quite nicely. It’s opaque in two coats and wears extremely well–a full week with very minimal tip wear–with a proper base/top coat (of course!). It seemed to be the same in color and formula to the original bottle I have. Not too thick or thin so it gives good color coverage and flows well across the nail.

A+

Limited Edition

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total

Items of Intrigue, Vol. 003


Items of Intrigue, Vol. 003

I’m totally loving being able to share with you some of my own personal ooh and ahh products each week. As always, I look forward to hearing fro you if you’ve tried any of these products yourself!

  • NARS Night Series Eyeshadow Palette ($55.00) brings so many of the famous Night shades into one palette, which makes it a great deal, but I wonder how everything works together.
  • Chanel Recourb Cils de Chanel ($34.00) looks so sleek in its black metal dress. I wonder if it outperforms my Shu Uemura curler…
  • Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Mascara ($30.00) is something I haven’t yet tried but am always hearing rave reviews for!
  • Jo Malone Oud & Bergamot Cologne Intense ($135.00) is one of several new Cologne Intense scents. I’m totally drawn in by the black bottles. I picked this particular one because of my love for Tom Ford’s Oud Wood.
  • Dior Adhesive Eyeliner Patches ($59.00) just look interesting. I’d love to see these actually worn.

What new (or old!) products have caught your eye recently?

NARS @ Thakoon S/S 2012

NARS @ Thakoon S/S 2012
NARS @ Thakoon S/S 2012

NARS @ Thakoon S/S 2012

“It’s the ideal of the iconic American cowboy gone multi-cultural. The color story came from India, inspired by the spice market — but with a cowboy flair,” said designer Thakoon Panichgul. “Because the collection is so colorful, I wanted to focus on a classic, strong brow. I kept the face natural, with a little pink on the cheek for healthy color. On the eyes, I focused on contouring to show strength and attitude, a cowboy attitude that is,” said makeup artist Diane Kendal for NARS Cosmetics.

Beauty Breakdown

  • Face: Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer – new for Spring 2012! For a similar affect try a light application of Sheer Glow Foundation, Zen Blush, Gaiety Blush – new for Spring 2012! For a similar affect try Desire Blush
  • Eye: Bengali Eyeshadow, Portobello Duo Eyeshadow, Laguna Bronzer, Bali Eyeshadow, Blondie Eyeshadow, Snow Loose Powder
  • Lip: Belle de Jour Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

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