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chanel_khakicollection002.jpgFresh off of the greige trend, with Fall comes a new hot neutral for your nails: khaki.

In celebration of Vogue’s Fashion’s Night Out, CHANEL Makeup’s Global Creative Director Peter Phillips has created LES KHAKIS DE CHANEL. The three color nail lacquer collection includes Khaki Rose, Khaki Brun and Khaki Vert, which can be worn alone, or combined for a camouflage effect.

Chanel is always at the forefront of polish trends, and if the past success is any indication (do the names Jade, Vamp, or Nouvelle Vague ring a bell?), these will sell out before you can whip out your credit card. Get them while you can!

The collection will be available on September 10th and will retail for $25.00.
The Teen Choice Awards are always fun for celebs; being the teen sister of those big awards shows, they’re way more relaxed and stars are free to be a bit more playful with their looks. A funky pony or bright blue lip go a long way here,  much to the delight of many fashion trendsetters watching along.

Tonight was no exception. Some of young Hollywood’s finest were out in full force, and here are some of our favorite looks:
 

ashleygreen.jpgAshley Greene kept it fresh with natural eyes, full lashes, and rosy cheeks and lips. Her loose waves complimented the natural look.

katarina.jpgKatarina Graham took a chance with bold pink lips and jewels accenting her eyes. She accented her fun, funky look with an edgy side swept hair style.

kristenbell.jpgEverybody’s favorite Cali-girl Kristen Bell kept it fresh faced and low key, down to her windblown ponytail. She added a hint of glam with a subtle cat eye and loads of gorgeous lashes.

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 Lucy Hale is a natural beauty, and played that up with gorgeous waves, tawny skin, and rosy cheeks, offset by heavily lined eyes.

selenagomez.jpgSelena Gomez tried an edgier, grown-up look than we’re used to, and it totally worked! We love her errant curls and smoky shadow.

Do you agree with our picks? Who was your fave?
Stars everywhere have been embracing a new trend in haircolor: Ombre highlights…darker haircolor and roots offset by painted on, sunkissed ends. Ombre is not a new technique, but the abundance of stars sporting them lately had brought new focus to the trend.

Most recently, fashion and beauty insiders went gaga when Jessica Biel debuted perfectly placed ombre streaks at the A-Team premiere in Madrid this week. Lauren Conrad, Ashlee Simpson-Wentz, and Rachel Bilson have all embraced the trend, and Sarah Jessica Parker famously wore it as her alter-ego Carrie Bradshaw on Sex & The City.

ddfd7c4352981a06_Untitled-1.jpgThe highlights are easier on your wallet, since they are supereasy to maintain (roots are encouraged), and depending on the variation of colors you choose the effect can be either subtle or intense…it’s totally up to you!

Super chic, and less upkeep? Sign us up. We officially love this look!
We don’t know about you, but in this weather it’s hard to get motivated to put clothes on, nevermind style your hair. And what’s the point, anyway? In the battle of cute hair vs. humidity, your strands don’t stand a chance.

We can’t beat the heat for you, but we can give you tips on how to trick your hair into submission. Here’s a few insider tricks to smooth, polished hair even during a heatwave. Best yet— you don’t even have to leave the beach!

1. Lace Braids- braids are a great way to keep hair in check and still look cute. Stray pieces that don’t want to behave? Humidity causing formerly sleek strands to frizz? Braid ‘em back!

celebbraids4.pngThe best part of this style is that it’s nearly effortless - braiding requires no drying, straightening, or styling to work, and actually looks best on messier or second day hair. Too hot to shampoo and style? Just throw a lace braid or two in front, a few braids in back if you feel like it, and pull any length into a messy bun or chignon. Cute and keeps you cool!

2. Dry Shampoo- One of our favorite tricks is to carry around a small can of spray dry shampoo to tackle grease and frizz. Spray into roots, finger comb through, and leave down or pull back.
dss.jpg (Spray shampoo also gives a great second day texture, making ponytails and buns seem fuller.) It also works great to counteract suntan oil that may have seeped into hair from a day at the beach. If you don’t have time to shower after hitting the sand, this is a great way to look fresh!


3. Salt Water - if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em as they say! next time you go to the beach, fill a spray bottle with ocean water to bring back home with you (or create your own DIY salt spray at home.) 

surin-beach.jpgNext time you shower, spray towel dried or even dry hair with salt water for a tousled, just-been-at-the-shore texture. We’ve been known to use it during the colder months to achieve a perfectly windblown look. 

4. Slicked Back Pony- Another take on the greasy hair and dry shampoo? Let the oil be your styling aid.

00140m.jpgPull back oil slicked hair into a sleek pony (add more tanning oil if need be!) and secure tightly. Leave the pony sleek, or use the dry shampoo to give texture and fullness to the tail.

michael-kors-jac.jpgWho says that summer makeup has to be boring and neutral? Freshen the smoky eye trend with a pop of metallic to make eyes stand out. Metallics not only brighten the eye, but are a fun way to play with color without looking too precious. Tip: Find shadows that complement your eye color— like silver for hazel eyes, pink for blue, violet for green, and navy for brown.

How to get the look:

  • Apply shadow base to help your eye makeup have staying power.

  • Line the inner rims of upper and lower lids with black or brown liner.

  • Line lashline top and bottom, smudge.

  • Then cover entire lid with metallic shadow. For dramatic impact use a lighter shade in the center of lid and around tear duct..

  • Apply shadow over liner with a small, angled brush, and blend into crease for depth.

  • Curl lashes and apply 2 coats of black mascara to finish the look.

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