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amanda-seyfried-080713.jpgWhile Amanda Seyfried is out doing red carpet promotions for her new movie, Lovelace, she is apparently testing out new looks. On Aug. 4 (pictured left) she hit Las Vegas and went with a bold, deep red lip color and slightly subdued eye look. The strong lip paired with her light locks and white ensemble looked a bit garish against her fair skin, but hey she was in Sin City after all! Then on Aug. 5 (pictured right) she stepped out in Los Angeles with a more subtle, barely noticeable lip color that was in stark contrast to yesterday’s can’t-miss-it color. This time, the emphasis was clearly on her eyes, as she went for a deep, smoky eye look and pulled her hair back in a high chignon that created a more dramatic effect to her look. 

Personally I preferred her in the more natural lip with the darker eye … what about you? Post a comment and share which version of Amanda Seyfried’s look you preferred.
Great-Lash-LE-Colors.jpgAs a makeup artist and all around fashion-obsessed girl, I adore anything new and trendy. Bright colored eye shadows, purple lipstick and bright blue eyeliner — it’s all good. However, there always seemed to me that there was something missing: colored mascara. Unless it was Halloween time no one really wore colored mascara because, to be honest, it seems a bit tacky — but that’s all about to change. 

With house and EDM music becoming a bigger obsession of Americans and music festivals where people dress up like superheroes, animals and wear bright color tutus in the middle of the day, it’s about time that a company decided to take the challenge and add color to a seemingly black world, and who better to do than the iconic Maybelline? Their classic Great Lash Waterproof Mascara has gone technicolor — for a limited time only. The product comes in an array of colors and multiple shades of pink, green, blue and purple. Not only will pairing the right color with your eyes make them pop, but it is also a great way to be a little daring. 

Finding the best eye makeup remover formula can be a tricky task — I’ve had some that were too greasy, some that caused stinging and some that gave me reactions around my eyes. Pixi Waterproof Makeup Remover is one of the best I’ve tried in a long time. It removes my mascara with just a couple swipes and doesn’t cause any sort of reaction. In fact the other day I got some in my eye by accident and nothing happened at all. I also like that it doesn’t leave any residue behind so my eyes feel clean and refreshed instantly.

You can buy Pixi Waterproof Makeup Remover for $14 at your local Target stores and online at


No one likes to be pale during any season let alone the summertime when everyone seems to be a perfect bronze color, but I am always so nervous when using a “a tan in a can” because, from experience, you either come out striped or orange — neither of which are attractive. Fortunately, I discovered Bliss- A Tan for All Seasons ($36), a colorless self tanner. Yeah, you read that correctly: this bronzing spray has no color, which means no streaks, no orange tone to your skin, and most importantly, no orange stained hands! On top of the color being a negative with typical self-tanners, the smell is usually unbearable, but Bliss took care of that too. The product has a citrus smell that is just light enough that will make your skin feel awake and refreshed. Also, the antioxidant formula helps product your skin from environmental damages, like pollution and dirt. Most importantly, your tan comes on gradually. Unlike other self-tanners that give you color right away, this one will bring it on gradually so it appears more natural.

I was blessed with a stepmother who is a hair dresser, so fighting split ends and damaged hair has never really been a problem for me. Since I know not everyone has the same advantage, I wanted to share three of the best products to fight the damage that heat, pollution and daily blow-drying can cause your hair. Truthfully, the only way to fix split ends once they occur is to cut them off, but there are ways to prevent the damage from occurring and here are the products that do that!

Hair Oil
As annoying as your oily hair can be, it is what keeps your hair looking fresh and rejuvenated. Unfortunately, due to environmental stress, blow-dryers and flat irons, these oils are extracted from you hair so reapplying them is essential. The Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque combines tea tree and chamomile oils to add those essential oils right back into your hair, preventing the ends from splitting. 

Erasing Balm
Let’s be honest, most women color their hair or blow dry it every day, which means damage is expected, so what can we do to reverse this once it’s already happened? The L’Oreal Total Repair 5 Damage Erasing Balm is the answer. This reconstructing balm once applied instantly repairs the five signs of damage, split ends, weak, rough, dull and dehydrated, leaving the hair shiny and healthy. It is specifically designed to treat hair that has been over-processed and chemically treated.

Correction Conditioner
Conditioning your hair properly is probably the most important step in fighting split ends and damage. Nexxus Pro Mend Split End Treatment Daily Shampoo is proven to bind 86% of split ends in just three washes. In order to keep your hair looking healthy, it is essential to use this product every day, on top of your other shampoo and conditioner. The most important step in applying this product is to make sure you mainly apply it to the ends of your hair and leave on for three minutes, that way it has time to bind the existing damage. 

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