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At the Keep a Child Alive Blackball Gala, many of Hollywood’s humanitarians turned out to show their support. Elegance was an obvious theme, and Paula Patton’s own elegant look really caught our attention.

Ursula Stephen, Celebrity Stylist for Motions hair products, created Paula’s gorgeous pompadour-esque hairstyle, proving once again that red-carpet looks never have to break the bank. Here’s the inside scoop on how this show-stopping style was created:

 

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Ursula applied a Motions Light Styling Foam ($5.99, amazon.com) all over Paula’s hair, then blew it dry in an upward direction for volume.

Using a 1 1/4” curling iron, waves were created throughout her hair.

With a fine-toothed comb, emphasizing on the crown, Ursula teased the hair.

 

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The look was finished with Motions Light Hold Working Spritz ($4.99, drugstore.com).

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As beauty-loving women, we like to have our tips and toes polished. We love experimenting with the latest color trends as well as sticking to the classics. But as busy women, we don’t always have the time to sit and wait for our nails to dry. Thankfully, Sally Hansen created a great solution that we love: Insta-Dri Fast Dry Nail Color.  Available in 24 colors, it says it dries in 60 seconds. We, however find that after a little less than 2 minutes it’s completely the-polish-isn’t-going-anywhere dry. Once it is, we enjoy a lasting, good-looking finish that is strong and wears 3-5 days without chipping. Available in 24 shades. $4.99, cvs.com

In Our Makeup Bag

Our love for beauty products is never ending— we can’t get enough. We do, however, use products that, no matter what, we have with us at all times. From a mascara that makes our lashes look like falsies, to a powder that eliminates shine without making our skin look cakey and fake, to a creamy blush that can be applied without a mirror (it’s flush looks sheer and natural) — these are our makeup bag must-haves, and yes, they’re that good.

Take a look:

 

 

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Celebrities like Lauren Conrad, Rachel Bilson, Eve Mendes and Michelle Tractenberg all have something in common— they love to rock blue nails. Wearing everything from deep navy to aquamarine, these ladies prove that you can go bold without going over-the-top. Another lesson to be learned? If you want to experiment with a more daring look, the best place to start is on your nails. Check out a few of our favorite blue hues.

 

1. Chanel Blue Satin is bold, yet classic and elegant— did you expect it to be anything but? $23, nordstrom.com

2. Sparitual Surreal, a sapphire blue creme, is 100% vegan and 100% fabulous. $10, skinstore.com 

3. Zoya Akyra is a frosty blue metallic that keeps us cool and calm even while we practice our most challenging yoga poses. $7, zoya.com

4. OPI for Sephora Ocean Love Potion, a mediterranean turquoise, looks cool with everything we wear. $9, sephora.com

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Love Spell Refreshing Body Mist, from VS’s Secret Garden Collection, is a sweet and fruity body spray that leaves skin lightly scented with notes of Cherry Blossom, Peach and White Jasmine, moisturized with Aloe Vera and calm thanks to the infusinon of Chamomile. Though quite sweet in smell, we find a couple of sprays of this is just the right amount of lush sweetness to keep our mood positive and carry us through the day. $9, victoriassecret.com

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