One of the newest and latest hair coloring systems is John Frieda's Precision Foam Color System. With a very generous color selection, fast application, and its ability to bring out the amazing shine you thought you never had, going for this method is irresistible!
I was somewhat confused about this idea because we are all very used to going to the salon and spending a lot of money to get the right color. In addition, I never thought doing an at-home color would give the same salon effect --it was actually better!
The foam coloring kit provides thorough instructions on applying the color with ease. Along with the easy to-do instructions, the tools needed to obtain the perfect color is the "foam" producing bottle, high quality salon gloves, the color/glaze activator, and a conditioner that adds a nice finishing touch to your hair.
After some experimenting and hard researching, we've come up with the products that will make your skin feel silky smooth and won't melt off your face in 100 degree weather.
These foundations will easily battle the heat + oily skin in one shot. Here are our favorites!
1. BareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation
Our personal favorite. Buff your way to flawless skin that lasts all day. Plus it's got SPF! Great for combination skin.
-Go to www.bareescentuals.com for more details on the foundation and to make your purchase.
One of the prettiest, hottest, & simplest hair styles this summer is the french braid. The cooled out style is not an easy one to conquer but a style to rock for anywhere you go this summer. Bonus: Once the braid is unraveled, you've got some awesome luscious waves which didn't take long or required any effort to perfect!
The trick behind a perfect French Braid is to have your hair dampened slightly! This creates the perfect hold without the extra product. If you really want the perfect hold- try this style straight out of the ocean. The combination between the salt water and the sun drying your hair is perfect. A Natural Hold!
Check out the video for thorough detail on the French Braid- How To.
This must-have is all you really need to transform your daytime to look to a sexy night look without all the extra makeup.
What does one look for in a liquid eyeliner? Smudgeproof, easy application, precision, definition, and shape. Specifically, the Penultimate provides a bold and rich solid color all in one stroke.
Personally speaking, the Penultimate from M-A-C is probably one of the only pieces in my makeup bag that can't and never will be replaced. The "Pen" has been in my makeup bag for 2 years now, simply because it is awesome. The "pen" transforms the look of your eye from a basic natural look to a sexy kitty cat with just one easy swoop.
It's amazing what you can find as you take a stroll through Barnes & Noble on your day off. An amazing read to come across is Harper's Bazaar Fashion- Your Guide to Personal Style. The guide is reported by the lovely Lisa Armstrong, who is The Times fashion editor -so she knows her stuff! Reading through this and studying all of the pictures, you may begin to feel envious in a way that may even make you question if you've got style at all. If you're feeling a little lackluster in the fashion department, this guide is a must-buy! Until you can go out and get your own copy, here are a few key points in the book.
Bare Escentuals has done it again. Although this eye makeup tutorial has been around for some time, some of our makeup lovers have yet to master the smoky eye look.
The Bare Escentuals Smoky "V" tutorial delivers a shockingly professional look with ease. The key is their amazing dual tapered brush and the mini cheat-card with how-to instructions.
What's included and how it works:
The Double-Ended Smoky "V" Brush, has two ends, one end is a single-point end which goes on all-over your lid. The unique V-cut end creates depth by separating the color exactly where the "V" begins. The result is shaping all in one magical stroke! Obviously, it's all about the colors as well. You've got your light and dark colored shadows that are 100% organically safe --which is an added bonus. Additionally the kit includes one of our faves, the classic color, 'Pacific Heights.'
The condition of our hair during the summer changes a lot more than we realize. As much as we may like to be in the sun and water for hours on end, protecting your hair is key. Not only is it wise, but using a product for your hair type is essential.
Sure, there are endless products that could do the job, but sometimes you've got to mix this with that and that with this --and then before you know it you're spending a fortune on becoming your own mixologist!
Bumble and bumble's hair line makes life somewhat easier. One of their best products is Bumble is the Leave in Conditioner. A leave in conditioner is your friend mostly all year round --but during the summer it's a life-saver.
The verdict: Your Face + MakeUp + Mascara + Heat/Sweat= Bad News! It's definitely the time of year where you're going to need waterproof makeup. Luckily, there's a wide range of cosmetics that will keep you from melting. Afterall, no one likes the Wicked Witch of the West!
Here are a few of our favorite picks for outsmarting the sun...
Perfect for highlighting your lashes length, volume, and intensifying those eyes without dripping or smudging after a dip in the pool.
Did a double take? You guessed right. A waterproof makeup for your face and your body. The Face and Body Liquid goes on smooth and stays put. First let it dry, pat excess, then get dressed or jump in a pool!
A major must-have this summer is Bobbi Brown's Beauty Rules. Beauty may be the headlining title, but the underlying message goes far beyond the exterior. As we read her words, we were astonished at how frequently she emphasizes the small factors in life and how they play into everyone's natural beauty. We also loved the foreword by Hillary Duff!
Bobbi Brown not only focuses her profession on make-up, but she channels her most heartfelt beliefs through her art. In this book, you will definitely become a bigger Bobbi Brown fan than ever! A few things Bobbi Brown focuses on are her ten basic life rules, which center around the simplest things in life such as being nice, working hard, taking risks, never giving up, telling the truth, and being open.
Moxsie.com is a shopping site that not only has great brands, but donates a portion of proceeds to charity. They carry popular indie brands such as Dolce Vita, Dear Creatures, Turk + Taylor and Dusen Dusen. If you love smaller, youthful brands Moxsie is the place to shop! They also make the donation process simple: once you're done shopping and ready to checkout, you simply select a charity to donate to. How sweet is that? Plus, your donation does not cost you extra -it comes from the purchase price.