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nicole-richie-12052013.jpgWe have celebrity stylist Renato Campora to thank for Nicole Richie’s sleek and modern french twist hair style at the American Music Awards.   Renato Campora gladly shared his tricks to achieving this fun and functional hairdo — I’m thinking it might make an appearance during that office holiday party.
  • First, Renato applied Frizz-Ease Hair Serum Original Formula ($9.99) to Nicole’s wet hair to set a smooth foundation for her look.
  • Next he applied Frizz-Ease Heat Defeat Protective Styling Spray  ($6.99) to her towel dried hair before blowing her hair straight with a round brush. Once dry, he applied Frizz-Ease Secret Weapon Flawless Finishing Crème ($5.99) for a smooth texture. 
  • He then pulled the two sides of her hair to the back of her head, twisting each side and securing the hair with bobby pins. Focusing then on the middle/top part of her hair, he added some mousse to create volume and give her the modern element to her hairstyle. To finish the look, he twisted the rest of her hair down the back of her head, again securing the look with bobby pins.
  • To finish the look with a little touch of shine, he misted a little Frizz-Ease 100% Shine Glossing Mist ($6.99).

  • You can buy Frizz-Ease products online or in your local grocery or drug store.


    We are programmed to automatically think oils are bad, but what if they aren’t? When I first heard about cleansing oils I thought, “Why would I ever want to use that? It’s definitely going to make my oily skin break out.” Then I did a little research and discovered that cleansing oils are actually a good thing. Cleansing oils work by attracting the other oils already on your skin. When you rinse your face after application, all the excess is washed away. Also, unlike traditional bar soap or cleansers, neutral cleansing oils will have minimal effect on your skin’s pH levels, which means they will remove the impurities without taking away your skin’s natural moisture.

    The minute I found all of this out, I went on a search for the best cleansing oil and came across Boscia Makeup-Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil ($26). The deep cleansing blend of botanical oils will not only get rid of your impurities, but it will always dissolve and break down makeup. Also, the cool scent will immediately refresh your skin.

    When I first discovered Yes to Grapefruit Even Skintone Moisturizer, I was sure I had found the perfect moisturizer. Then fall hit and as the temps have plummeted, my complexion has become ruddier and ruddier. So when I found Yes to Grapefruit Correct and Repair CC Cream I knew I had the perfect moisturizer for my pale and dry skin. This cream nicely balances out my skin tone while adding the right amount of moisture. While I found the skin perfecting qualities of the generic daily moisturizer to be just what I needed — this CC cream will help keep me balanced for the next couple months.

    You can buy Yes to Grapefruit Correct and Repair CC Cream for $15.99 at


    As the holidays approach it is even more important to find the perfect nail color for all the parties and dinners you’ll have to attended. Luckily for us the Essie Winter 2013 Collection ($17 for 4 colors) provides all the color essentials for this winter. A dark gray, sparkles, and most importantly a deep scarlet color, Shearling Darling, that is perfect for the most wonderful time of year. This colors will help get you through the holidays and bring you right into 2014 with flare.

    katy-perry-nailpolish-11272013.jpgKaty Perry asked Sally Hansen celebrity manicurist, Kimmie Kyees, to give her a custom nail art manicure for the AMAs and it resulted in polka-dotted perfection. Kimmie said Katy’s strapless, black tulle and white sequin polka dot Oscar de la Renta gown was the inspiration for the mani. 

    To create Katy’s nail look, Kimmie used two coats of Sally Hansen Triple Shine Nail Color in Slick Black as a base color and Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear in White On to create the dots. For a flawless finish, Kyees used Sally Hansen Triple Shine Top Coat to seal the nail art and enhance shine.

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