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The pixie cut has made a prominent show this fall, and it’s certainly a fresh crop for a fresh season. Jennifer Hudson and Jennifer Lawrence each popped up recently with barely there hair that showed just what lengths they were willing to go to be stylish. The question is whether these leading ladies will stick with the cut, let it grow out naturally or turn to extensions to phase it out quickly. Of all the trends this fall, this was one I didn’t anticipate — are you planning on trying a pixie on for size this fall?

A blast of heat from a hair dryer can often turn your shiny, smooth locks into what feels like hay. After asking several stylists for a healthy hair solution, I seemed to get the same answer: the best place to make a change is with your hair dryer. The one that seemed to get the most votes and was said to have the best results was the T3 Tourmaline ‘Featherweight 2’ Dryer ($200). This ionic dryer eliminates charged particles which helps cut drying time in half, while allowing hair to retain moisture for healthier results. It is clinically proven to reduce frizz by 73%, increase body by 86%, increase shine by 19%, increase the comb ability by 33% and increase style retention by 48%. With results like this, it’s worth the hefty price tag!

Lucy Hale presented an award at the Country Music Awards and looked ravishing as she did it. Because she’s a mark Celebrity Brand Ambassador, Lucy’s look was primarily done with mark cosmetics — Kelsey Deenihan, the makeup artist responsible for the look, shared all the details. First the look began with an inspiration. “Lucy is wearing a gorgeous pastel flowy dress and we knew her makeup had to be glamorous and standout, but not overpower the sweetness of her overall look. We decided on a fresh look focusing on her eyes and drew shadow inspiration from the colors of her dress,” Kelsey explained.

Step 1: Face and Cheeks
Kelsey began by prepping Lucy’s skin with Nourish Moisturizer by Lancer Skincare. She explained, “{Nourish moisturizer} soaks into the skin leaving it hydrated throughout the night allowing the makeup continually look even and fresh.” 
Next she mixed Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in 5 and 5.5 and applied it with a fluffy brush working from the center of her face outward. For any areas that needed extra coverage and to brighten under the eyes, she used Cle de Peau Concealer in Ivory. 
Lastly, Kelsey applied mark Just Blushing Powder Blush in Cameo to create a deep contour and topped off the cheeks with the pinks of the mark Wonder Glow Blush & Glow All Over Face Palette. “I swept it high across Lucy’s cheekbones allowing the subtle shimmer to illuminate her skin,” Kelsey commented on the finishing touch.
Step 2: Eyes
Kelsey used the mark 10 Year Anniversary Eye Shadow Palette to really make Lucy’s eyes pop. She started with the left two colors (the M and A) all over Lucy’s lid. Then, she lined the top and bottom with both mark No Place to Run Longwear Eyeliner in Jet Set and Foxy Brown. As a finishing touch, Kelsey described how she highlighted Lucy’s eyes even further, “For the inner corners of her eyes, I used the white shade (on the far right) of the mark 10 Year Anniversary Eye Shadow Palette. The brightness in the corners or her eyes allows the shadow to catch the light and reflect it and makes Lucy’s eyes appear larger.” As a finishing touch Kelsey applied two generous coats of mark Scanda-Lash mascara in Blackest Black to Lucy’s lashes.
Step 3: Lips
To finish Lucy’s look, Kelsey applied mark Make It Rich Lip Crayon in Naturally, “This sweet peachy pink allows the focus to be on her eyes, but also compliments her dress and her overall look.”

Photo Credit: Instagram/lucyhale

Every year around this time, my hands become super dry and chapped and no matter what I do to prevent or cure it nothing helps — until now. I recently was browsing around The Body Shop and I came across their Hemp Hand Protector ($10 on sale). This dermatologically tested lotion is formulated with Community Trade hemp seed oil to treat and prevent extremely dry skin, which is most of the time caused by cold weather. This lotion will not only soften your hands, but it will help protect against the toughest weather, even after washing!

Back in September, I told you about two hair products I was testing out: Dove Daily Moisture Shampoo + Conditioner. And guess what? I’ve been using the products ever since. They tick all my favorite boxes when it comes to washing my hair: they make my hair look great without weighing it down or leaving any residue, and they’re super affordable and easy to find at most any drugstore. Here’s a picture posted on Instagram of me — you may not be able to tell how refreshed and moisturized my hair is since I have curly hair, but trust me, it is.

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