Spring/Summer Hairstyle Trends 2014: 4 Best Prom Styles How-To: Faux Hawk Updo, Bob, Side Braid, Waved Texture

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Spring/Summer Hairstyle Trends 2014: 4 Best Prom Styles How-To: Faux Hawk Updo, Bob, Side Braid, Waved Texture

Looking for a statement-making hairstyle to help make your prom night perfect? Or are you just looking for a new style to rock this spring? Whether you want a chic style, romantic waves or a classic updo, Pureology has a variety of beautiful, ready-to-wear looks to help make you the belle of the ball.

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Inspired by fabrics, patterns and fashion silhouettes, the latest collection of Expressions & Expertise, created by Pureology Artistic Ambassador Ruth Roche, features a variety of hairstyles to help you create your perfect prom look. From Faux Bobs and Faux Hawks to Side Braids and Buns, this inspiring new collection showcases the beauty, luxury and inspiration of Pureology.

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Waved Texture

Spring/Summer Hairstyle Trends 2014: 4 Best Prom Styles How-To: Faux Hawk Updo, Bob, Side Braid, Waved Texture
1. Prime hair with Pureology Colour Fanatic, create texture, grip and hold in the hair by blow-drying equal parts of Pureology Control Twist high hold liquid wax and Pureology Anti Breakage Twist shine-texturizer.

Spring/Summer Hairstyle Trends 2014: 4 Best Prom Styles How-To: Faux Hawk Updo, Bob, Side Braid, Waved Texture

2. Using a ¾” iron, start two inches below the part line on the right side, insert the iron with the spoon towards the scalp a slight diagonal towards the back of the head.

3. Create a wave by pulling the iron to the right as you are pushing the hair over the spoon to the left side, slightly rotating the lip of the spoon toward the ceiling. Continue this technique around the head. This creates a 20s-like wave ridge.

4. Insert the iron directly under the created ridge on the left side at a slight diagonal toward the back. Once the iron is in, push the iron to the right as you push the hair over the spoon to the left, slightly rotating the lip of the spoon toward the ceiling. Continue this technique all the way around the head.

Spring/Summer Hairstyle Trends 2014: 4 Best Prom Styles How-To: Faux Hawk Updo, Bob, Side Braid, Waved Texture

5. Finish with a mist of Pureology Supreme Control maximum hold zero dulling hairspray.

6. To refresh, use Pureology Fresh Approach dry shampoo at the roots and dry-condition on the ends below the ridge curls. Hot Tip: The deeper you want the ridge, the more you can rotate the spoon up toward the ceiling.

Undone Updo/ Faux Hawk

Spring/Summer Hairstyle Trends 2014: 4 Best Prom Styles How-To: Faux Hawk Updo, Bob, Side Braid, Waved Texture

1. Blow-dry with Pureology Root Lift spray foam mousse and Pureology Lustrous Volumizer bodifying glaze using a medium round brush.

2. Section a horseshoe-shaped section, from high point of the brow to the back of the crown, out of the way. On both sides, take a diagonal section from bottom of the crown to the back of the ear.

3. Take 1″ horizontal sections (starting in the nape) and lace sections with a low elevation, directing each section toward the nape. Smooth surface using the side of a boar bristle brush and secure ponytail with an elastic 3″ from the bottom hairline. Holding a few strands from inside the ponytail, push elastic up toward the nape, creating a square shape.

Spring/Summer Hairstyle Trends 2014: 4 Best Prom Styles How-To: Faux Hawk Updo, Bob, Side Braid, Waved Texture

4. Using diagonal sections, lace hair at the roots away from the face, keeping sections close to the head. Smooth the surface, brush hair to just underneath the horseshoe and secure with two criss-crossed bobby pins (closed fasteners). Repeat on other side and pin on top of the previous section.

5. Using 1″ horizontal sections, lace hair at the roots for volume and slightly lace out to the ends. Brush top section back, keeping it the width of the section. Once past the crown, hold the hair in position with large hair pins. Allow hair to drop over the ponytail section and pin a few strands around the elastic to cover.

6. Spray with Pureology Strengthening Control zero dulling hairspray to lock in the look.

Side Braid

Spring/Summer Hairstyle Trends 2014: 4 Best Prom Styles How-To: Faux Hawk Updo, Bob, Side Braid, Waved Texture

1. Prime hair with Pureology Colour Fanatic, blow-dry with Pureology Anti Split Blow Dry and Pureology Cuticle Polisher to create a smooth finish.

2. Section hair off, leaving the right side out approximately 2” at hairline to back of the ear.
Lace hair 1” at base all over.

3. Form a pony on right side back at hairline, flat as possible. Braid the pony and secure with an elastic. Release front section, pin top half away, lightly lace the bottom half at the base to create a cushion, Smooth with a soft brush and wrap this section around pony thickly, covering as much of the braid as possible.

Spring/Summer Hairstyle Trends 2014: 4 Best Prom Styles How-To: Faux Hawk Updo, Bob, Side Braid, Waved Texture

3. Break this last section into 4 or 5 sections, whatever the hair allows.

4. Using an open fastener and needle, weave hair draping a flat panel down and insert at a diagonal behind the braid to start the pattern. Consistency is key for this look.

5. Take the next panel and bring it ¾” closer to the hairline than the previous panel. Continue until you run out of hair.

6. Wrap the ends around the braid where it has been wrapped by the previous section.
Finish with Pureology Strengthening Control zero dulling hairspray.

Faux Bob

Spring/Summer Hairstyle Trends 2014: 4 Best Prom Styles How-To: Faux Hawk Updo, Bob, Side Braid, Waved Texture

1. Prime hair with Pureology Colour Fanatic and directional blow-dry with a Denman at the base of hair to create a gentle lift at the base.

2. Set a U-shapde section top of head with a 1” barrel iron in a brick lay pattern.

3. Set the rest of hair with a 1” barrel iron, wrapping hair around barrel holding ends with fingers. Using Pureology Sea-Kissed Texturizer salt-free tousle mist to create natural texture, alternate sections, one forward and one backward.

Spring/Summer Hairstyle Trends 2014: 4 Best Prom Styles How-To: Faux Hawk Updo, Bob, Side Braid, Waved Texture

4. Section top and sides of hair above occipital using large clip to get hair out of the way.

5. Lace the nape section to create a cushion using small closed fasteners to secure longer length into cushion. Next, move to side sections using the vertical section with low elevation and lacing to create texture.

6. Use small fasteners to secure long hair into a bob length. Take clip out of top section then tousle hair using Pureology Density Definer medium hold crème wax. Fasten loose ends if needed.

7. Using a plastic sewing needle, weave the front section into the top side of hair to pull back from face.

8. Finish with Pureology Strengthening Control zero dulling hairspray.

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Review: 2 Best Drugstore Eye Creams: Yes To Cucumbers Soothing Eye Gel, Blueberries Eye Firming Treatment – How To Fight Wrinkles, Puffy Eyes

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Review: 2 Best Drugstore Eye Creams: Yes To Cucumbers Soothing Eye Gel, Blueberries Eye Firming Treatment - How To Fight Wrinkles, Puffy Eyes
If you are familiar with some of my previous articles, you will know how much I love products by Yes To. This article will be a continuation of my love of all their products, as I was fortunate enoughto be able to try their eye treatments this time around.

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The first product every gal with swollen morning eyes should have is Yes to Cucumbers Soothing Eye Gel. This eye gel is different from every other gel I have ever tried; it not only reduced swelling, but it felt hydrating on my eyes. My concealer applied flawlessly, unlike most eye gels that don’t leave the under eye area well hydrated for makeup. Some important ingredients in this gel are:

Cucumber – Rejuvenating vitamins to soothe and soften the skin

Spirulina Algae: Contains proteins, nutrients and vitamin B that protect skin against irritants.

Chamomile – Soothes and moisturizes delicate, tired skin.

Green Tea:­ Contains anti-inflammatory properties that protect skin against free radical damage.

Dead Sea Minerals – Exfoliate, detoxify and rejuvenate the skin. This exclusive blend of minerals allow for easy penetration to fortify cells and increase the skin’s ability to retain moisture.

Review: 2 Best Drugstore Eye Creams: Yes To Cucumbers Soothing Eye Gel, Blueberries Eye Firming Treatment - How To Fight Wrinkles, Puffy Eyes

If puffy, dehydrated eyes are what ails you, Yes to Blueberries Eye Firming Treatment is the product for you! If you are more concerned about premature aging and want to nourish the eye area, perhaps you would like to try this eye cream.

This formula is made with paracress flower, which helps to restore and smooth skin while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in 28 days! How awesome is that? All the while this product also has 95% natural, paraben-, petroleum- and SLS-free ingredients.  This lightweight lotion contains:

Blueberries – Rich in antioxidants such as vitamin C and anthocyanins to help fight free radicals.

Paracress Flower — Proven to help restore and smooth the skin within 28 days.

Beeswax – An emollient that helps soften skin and promotes the retention of moisture.

Olive Fruit Oil – Rich in oleic acid to help regenerate skin cells and attract moisture to the skin.

This lotion can also be used day and night and I have to say, in all my years of buying expensive
and inexpensive eye creams, this product can stand up to any $50 product on the market easily.

I always tell my clients, if you are going to start using one piece of skincare at a young age, make
sure it’s an eye cream of some sorts. You will not regret it. I’m 40 and luckily look like I’m in my late 20s — and I’m convinced using eye cream is the reason. Between these two products, you might use one or be like me and use both. Your eyes will thank you in 10 years!

You can purchase all reviewed and mentioned items using our site, www.BeautyStat.com!

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Preview: Sofia Vergara Debuts New Fragrance Perfume On HSN – Sofia by Sofia Vergara

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Preview: Sofia Vergara Debuts New Fragrance Perfume On HSN - Sofia by Sofia Vergara

If you’re staying in tonight, make sure to check out HSN at midnight to see Sofia Vergara debut her NEW fragrance Sofia by Sofia Vergara. It’s a juicy oriental floral scent with notes like Colombian rose and orchid, blackberry and earthy vanilla. The actress created it to make women feel glam and irresistible.

Preview: Sofia Vergara Debuts New Fragrance Perfume On HSN - Sofia by Sofia Vergara

Sofia by Sofia Vergara is a fine fragrance developed by the Hollywood icon to help women feel their most glam and irresistible. The bottle is inspired by Columbia’s native gem stone – the emerald – and the glass has been carved into a brilliant multifaceted form that radiates the extraordinary glamour for which Sofia is known. Beautiful soft blush and metallic pink colorations were used to accurately reflect her femininity and iconic style.

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$55 for 3.4oz and $48 1.7oz; Available at HSN in April and all mass retailers in September 2014.

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Review, Ingredients: Colbert MD Skincare – Triad Facial – Intensify Facial Discs, Stimulate The Serum, Illumino Face Oil

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Review, Ingredients: Colbert MD Skincare - Triad Facial - Intensify Facial Discs,  Stimulate The Serum, Illumino Face Oil

“With the right products, the skin’s ability to heal itself is amazing.”- Dr. David Colbert

I have friends that swear by this man! They go to him for their skincare needs and look up to him as a nutritional skin guru of sorts. My friend, Linda Rodin, Founder and Creator of Olio Lusso, first debuted her collection there years ago and I remember thinking, “Why haven’t I tried his products before?”

Review, Ingredients: Colbert MD Skincare - Triad Facial - Intensify Facial Discs,  Stimulate The Serum, Illumino Face Oil
David Colbert, MD, (seen above) founder of New York Dermataology Group in Manhattan, introduces his debut skincare line: Colbert MD. This line is said to be extraordinary, as it features 3 core daily products that are needed for youthful, healthy, radiant skin.

I know that he is one of the most sought-after dermatologists, also being an accomplished author. My closest friends go to him for fillers, doing so with a natural touch. They never look like anything was “done” — they only look as if they are well-rested.

Review, Ingredients: Colbert MD Skincare - Triad Facial - Intensify Facial Discs,  Stimulate The Serum, Illumino Face Oil
It was my pleasure to review and use the Intensify Facial DiscsStimulate The Serum, Balance Purifying Cleanser and one of the most touted about oils: Illumino Face Oil.

These signature products are intended for daily use. The Stimulate The Serum supposedly replicates the results one would get from a chemical peel and/or laser toning; Nutrify & Protect Day protects against environmental damage and Heal & Soothe Night reduces inflammation — when used all together it is known as the Triad Facial.

The Intensify Facial Discs are to be used in conjunction with this Triad Facial regimen 2-3 times a week. To me, these discs are amazing as they act as an exfoliant that mimics a microdermabrasion effect.

Review, Ingredients: Colbert MD Skincare - Triad Facial - Intensify Facial Discs,  Stimulate The Serum, Illumino Face Oil
Apply discs to a clean, damp face and move them in a gentle, circular motion for anywhere from 30 to 60 seconds. You then rinse immediately with warm water and follow with Stimulate The Serum. Use discs morning or night; you must rinse thoroughly with water and avoid your eye area. Never use these on damaged or irritated skin. For my sensitive skin, they work!

My skin did not get irritated or burn in any way, as the ingredients are less harsh than the glycolic pads I’ve tried in the past where my skin literally rubbed off after using them. Products that are too strong are not good for such sensitive skin such as my own.

Review, Ingredients: Colbert MD Skincare - Triad Facial - Intensify Facial Discs,  Stimulate The Serum, Illumino Face Oil

Stimulate The Serum felt cool when applied on my cleansed skin after using the Intensify Facial Discs. It is said to instantly boost collagen reproduction by working deep within the skin to restore its vibrancy and youthful radiance. The Serum is patented with QuSome (TM) Technology to facilitate the regeneration of healthy, supple skin. You can apply it once a day, morning or night — and I saw immediate evenness in my skin’s coloration upon application.  

Review, Ingredients: Colbert MD Skincare - Triad Facial - Intensify Facial Discs,  Stimulate The Serum, Illumino Face Oil

Balance Purifying Cleanser has anti-aging benefits and gently removes oil and surface impurities, leaving behind soft, smooth and clean skin that is ready for the Colbert MD regimen. There is ginko biloba, lasctic acid, allanton and bisabolol — key ingredients all working together to exfoliate, purify, condition and act as anti-irritants for the skin. This cleanser can be applied in a circular motion to a damp face. Rinse well with warm water and pat (don’t scrub!) dry.

Review, Ingredients: Colbert MD Skincare - Triad Facial - Intensify Facial Discs,  Stimulate The Serum, Illumino Face Oil

Finally, the ever-so-popular face oil among celebrities and skincare lovers alike: the Ilumino Face Oil. It’s intended to instantly soothe and improve skin’s overall tone, texture and glow. I can tell you that retinol and vitamin C esters work at the topical level to soothe the skin, while the patented QuSome (TM) Technology delivers the oil deep into the dermis for optimal results.

This is known as the “oils of oils”, and can be massaged into cleansed, damp skin for best results. Key ingredients include: yangu oil, borage seed oil, marula oil, passion fruit oil and argan oil to improve skin’s elasticity, aid in cell repair and improve skin’s overall tone and texture.

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People who know me well know I have been using Olio Lusso for years, yet I do agree that this oil is wonderfully lightweight, evens out my skintone and certainly generates an overall glow. With that being said, I can see why people flock to his offices and buy his brand. He also seems like a lovely and charming doctor who takes interest in all of his patients… or so I’ve heard! Wink, wink — I won’t reveal names. I promise! Also available at www.ColbertMD.com.

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Review, Swatches: Tarte Golden Days & Sultry Nights Summer 2014 Collection – Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing, Volumizing Brow & Hair Powder, Maracuja Bronzing Serum, LipSurgence Lip Gloss

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Review, Swatches: Tarte Golden Days & Sultry Nights Summer 2014 Collection - Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing, Volumizing Brow & Hair Powder, Maracuja Bronzing Serum, LipSurgence Lip Gloss

Now that the weather has finally stopped being moody (and starting to warm up), I’ve totally got summer on the mind lately! Okay, so maybe I’m not breaking out the flip flops just yet, but you best bet that I’m seriously ready (buh-bye, snowpocalypse) for that golden and glowy makeup season.

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Thankfully, Tarte is already indulging my thirst for everything Summer 2014, and I couldn’t be more ecstatic, especially since the Golden Days & Sultry Nights Summer 2014 Collection is definitely worth writing home to mom about. Boasting bold color and handy water-proof favorites, it’s time to channel your inner mermaid and test out any of these goodies for a true seasonal finish.

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I’m all for some ah-mazing glam-and-go products, so I’m proud to say that while using the Fresh Eyes Maracuja Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover Wipes, no traces of stubborn makeup were left behind, as these maracuja-infused makeup removing wipes cleanse the skin while leaving it dewy and radiant.

Equally fast yet effective comes the Not So Slick Oil-Absorbing Blotting Papers, which remove excess shine from your face, pronto. I just love sticking these babies inside my purse at all times, as its green tea and polyphenol-rich formula gets me camera-ready in a flash. And when my complexion is looking a bit dull, the Maracuja Bronzing Serum always comes to my aid, as its hydrating and glow-enhancing formula gives my skin a necessary dose of healthy-looking color whenever I need it.

Review, Swatches: Tarte Golden Days & Sultry Nights Summer 2014 Collection - Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing, Volumizing Brow & Hair Powder, Maracuja Bronzing Serum, LipSurgence Lip Gloss

To glam up my peepers, I’ve been crushing hard over the Limited-Edition Lights, Camera, Splashes Waterproof Mascara, which takes my sparse lashes to sky-high heights with its volumizing and conditioning formula. Plus, this baby is totally water-proof, so it’s totally worth wearing when you’re poolside later this year.

While we’re still talking about water-proof must-haves, the Lights, Camera, Lashes Precision Long Wear Liquid Eyeliner lines your eyes gorgeous with a special-tipped applicator. With continued use, be prepared to achieve only the most precise cat-eyes with this liquid liner alternative. Finally, the Frame Worker Double-Ended Brow Powder Brush helps me achieve that fuller-brow look, as its dual-sided brush easily defines brows immediately.

Review, Swatches: Tarte Golden Days & Sultry Nights Summer 2014 Collection - Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing, Volumizing Brow & Hair Powder, Maracuja Bronzing Serum, LipSurgence Lip Gloss

Don’t let me forget to mention how awesome the Brazilliance Skin Rejuvinating Maracuja Self Tanning Face Towelettes work to get you that irresistible faux tan! I mean, application couldn’t be easier, as these facial towelettes can be easily wiped onto the face for a sexy, golden color. To set in your bronze even further, the Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder uses Amazonian clay to set in makeup and skincare favorites for some heavy-duty long-wear. Additionally, Amazonian clay also finds its way inside the Amazonian Clay Volumizing Brow & Hair Powder, which helps create the illusion of fuller brows (and scalp!).

Review, Swatches: Tarte Golden Days & Sultry Nights Summer 2014 Collection - Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing, Volumizing Brow & Hair Powder, Maracuja Bronzing Serum, LipSurgence Lip Gloss

Left to Right: True Love, Tipsy, Natural Beauty, Fearless, Flush, Exposed, Blushing Bride, Park Ave Princess, Blissful

Review, Swatches: Tarte Golden Days & Sultry Nights Summer 2014 Collection - Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing, Volumizing Brow & Hair Powder, Maracuja Bronzing Serum, LipSurgence Lip Gloss

And if you’re like me and love some juicy gloss for the summertime, the LipSurgence Lip Gloss glams up lips with a brightening pop of color you won’t find anywhere else. Promising a bombshell shine, your lips will be sure to thank you, as this tube of goodness uses vitamin E and jojoba oil to plump up your lips.

Review, Swatches: Tarte Golden Days & Sultry Nights Summer 2014 Collection - Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing, Volumizing Brow & Hair Powder, Maracuja Bronzing Serum, LipSurgence Lip Gloss

Orange lips are totally a hot trend this spring season, so try Blissful to deliver a warm-peach hue to your pucker.

Review, Swatches: Tarte Golden Days & Sultry Nights Summer 2014 Collection - Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing, Volumizing Brow & Hair Powder, Maracuja Bronzing Serum, LipSurgence Lip Gloss

However, if you are more of vibrant lippie lover, then Flush dresses up lips in a bold and bright berry-rose shade.

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