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With a very successful award season under her belt, it seems to been Jennifer Lawrence’s hair that has been taking center stage lately. After cutting her long hair to a shoulder-length bob (the J. Lob if you will) about a month ago, the new look has given the actress a chance to show that fun “trip while getting an Oscar” side that we all seem to love about her. 

This weekend took J. Lob to the French Riviera both literally and figuratively with her tousled beachy waves at the premiere of “Jimmy P: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian” at Cannes Film Festival. J. Law’s bright lip color and bronzed cheeks finished off this perfectly polished beach look that we’re totally stealing for upcoming summer parties. 
Maria Menounos’ hair on the red carpet for Star Trek: Into Darkness definitely sparked vivid memories of 80s style for me. But where a bright scrunchy and teased bangs were missing, a classic and stylish twist on a staple hairstyle was taking shape. 

To get the look, you’ll need a small elastic band and a lightweight styling spritz, like Philip B. Self-Adjusting Hair Spray. Begin by separating the crown of your hair from the rest and pull it into a high ponytail. Secure the ponytail with the elastic, but try not to over adjust or tighten it too much, as doing so will create unseemly bumps in the hair style. Take some of the strands from the ponytail (a very small section will do the trick) and wrap them around the ponytail. You will wrap the ends into the ponytail holder to ensure they stay. Lastly, to ensure the front strands stay in place, spritz some of the finishing spray on your hair. You don’t want helmet head, so just a couple spritzes will do the trick — take it from me, the Philip B. Self-Adjusting Hair Spray acts as the perfect thin mist hair spray! 

Of course we knew the stars of the Great Gatsby would bring their A-List beauty game to the highly anticipated premiere of the film at Lincoln Center in New York City on May 1. But what we didn’t expect was that Gatsby co-star Isla Fisher would steal the spotlight with her deep hot pink lip, retro black cat eyeliner, and super glam deep side part and waves. Ok! Magazine spilled the full details on the retro look straight from Fisher’s makeup artist Katye Denno. With the exception of one product, the look was done completely with organic and natural makeup brands. Denno’s inspiration for the look was to make Isla look like an “old-time, glamorous Hollywood movie star.” Mission definitely accomplished. 

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It feels like we’ve been waiting our whole lives for The Great Gatsby to come to life on film. Or at least a good part of the year. What’s not to love about the upcoming big screen adaptation: the actors, the music, and most importantly — the fashion. The 1920s represent a time when women were empowered to take control of their clothing, hair, and makeup, leading to styles that became timeless, like the bob, bright red lips, and detailed hair accessories.  

With the film premiering on May 10, you can finally indulge in your 20s era obsessions with a geometric, feathered or beaded headband. Turban headbands are an easier way to try the turban trend without spending hours on YouTube trying to figure out how to tie one. The hair accessories are an easy way to pull a little Gatsby into your wardrobe without going full on flapper or breaking the bank, since they are all under $20.  
Landing in a Sephora near you on April 30th, British beauty brand Illamasqua explores the supernatural side of beauty in their summer Paranormal collection. The collection includes a vibrant water resistant Paranormal eyeshadow palette ($46.50) featuring four colors ranging from Vivid Cerise (reddish pink) to Cool Green, Warm Copper and Soft Violet. The Paranormal collection also includes a lightweight highlighter ($26) that “creates a glow of extraordinary light wherever applied” and the Precision Ink water-proof liquid liner ($27.50) that goes on with a sheen and stays put all day, and then a little longer. Rumor has it that the liquid liner can also double as a nail art pen. 

The real stand out in Illamasqua’s Paranormal beauty world is their limited edition collection of UV nail varnishes ($17). To the world your nails will be bright and colorful with a slight metallic finish, but to those in the know (with the assistance of a black light) all of your nail art secrets can be revealed. That’s right… these colors glow under black light. Even just saying the colors will freak people out, with names like Omen (bright green), Séance (bright violet), and Ouija (bright pink). One of the most impressive products is the UV top coat Geist, which turns every nail polish you own into a color that will glow under black lights. Next up on the agenda: plan your weekend around places that use black lights.

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