Golden Globes “Get The Look”: Lily Collins and Anna Kendrick with John Frieda Hair Care

For last night’s 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards John Freida hair care gurus did their magic on Hollywood celebrities such as  Lily Collins and Anna Kendrick .

Inspiration: Gregory Russel was inspired by Lily’s beautiful beaded Zuhair Murad gown to create a voluminous textured updo with braided details

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Step-by-step:

  • To start, apply a golf ball sized amount of John Frieda Luxurious Volume Perfectly Full Mousse on the roots for lasting volume, and then another golf ball sized amount to the lengths of the hair for body
  • Then, brush through and begin blowing the hair out with a multi-bristle brush and setting the “mohawk” section on velcro rollers securing each with a duckbill clip
  • Once cooled, start curling hair with a 1.25″ barrel, spraying each section with John Frieda Luxurious Volume Forever Full Hairspray before curling
  • Then, curl the mohawk section away from the face and fasten each curl with a duckbill clip
  • While the hair cools, spray the roots with the new John Frieda Luxurious Volume Volume Refresh Dry Shampoo to add lift and texture
  • Next, remove the clips, brush out and section out 1″ of the perimeter of the hair all the way around the head
  • Add a pearl sized amount of John Frieda Frizz Ease Secret Weapon Touch-up Creme to the remaining hair and secure it with a bungee hair tie at the crown of the head
  • Then, work through the lengths to define and pin the curls up to create a voluminous messy bun
  • Take selected pieces from the perimeter and pin back, leaving some wispy face framing pieces out
  • Braid the remaining hair into a fishtail pulling it slightly apart for texture and shape. Fasten it around the bun with hair pins
  • Finally, spray John Frieda Luxurious Volume Forever Full Hairspray to lock in the style

Craig Gangi gives Anna Kendrick’s hair polished elegance.

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Inspiration: The Grecian Vionnet gown inspired Craig to give Anna a more polished, sleek look that would show off the one-shoulder silhouette

Step-by-step:

  • To prep the hair for the sleek style, use the new John Frieda Frizz Ease Daily Nourishment Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Next, apply John Frieda Frizz Ease Straight Fixation Styling Creme on damp hair and then blowout the hair straight
  • Use a rat-tail comb to create an extreme side-part and pull the hair behind the ears. For extra smoothness, flat iron the top of the hair from roots to mid-length
  • Then, without sectioning off the hair, start wrapping the hair around a 2” curl barrel to create an elegant wave. Secure the look with John Frieda Luxurious Volume Forever Full Hairspray
  • To prevent an flyaways and frizz, finish by applying John Frieda Frizz Ease Secret Weapon Touch-up Creme on the hands and combing through the hair

Visit  John Freida to see their full range of products

Last Minute Beauty Gifts For The Holiday Season

Are you ready for Christmas and New Year’s? If you are searching for any last minute holiday products, I gotcha covered! Below are gift ideas for your mom, aunt, grandma, sis or uncle. These makeup/skincare products will be sure to change your holiday gift giving game for the better.

Urban Decay Full Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette

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When color is your drug of choice, you know where to get the good stuff. Introducing a limited edition palette featuring 21 shades of UD’s iconic Eyeshadow (the most ever in any UD palette!) organized by color family to create a rainbow of ombré trios: pinks, oranges, yellows, greens, blues, purples and even a wildcard row that goes from white to black. The 18 NEW shades, three exclusives from past palettes and a wide range of finishes come housed in a sleek black case with tonal, spectrum-like lines that alternate from matte to shiny and a rainbowed-out, faceted “UD” jewel. Full Spectrum comes equipped with a huge mirror and a double-ended brush. And of course, each Eyeshadow in Full Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette features their Pigment Infusion System™, the proprietary blend of ingredients that gives every shade its velvety texture, rich color, serious staying power and blendability.

Available at Sephora/Sephora.com, Ulta Beauty/Ulta.com, select Macy’s stores/Macys.com, and UrbanDecay.com

Ralph Lauren Fragrances Romance Trilogy Holiday Coffret

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This gift set includes three 30mL bottles of your favorite Ralph Lauren Women’s fragrances: Midnight Romance, Romance and Tender Romance.

Available at RalphLauren.com

ILUMINAGE SKIN REJUVENATING EYE MASK

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In a festive red for holiday, this luxurious satin-soft eye mask is specially woven with copper infused fibers to help maintain skin’s youthful appearance. Proven to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles for smoother, younger-looking skin in as little as four weeks, it can be worn each night to help achieve results. Hand wash with mild detergent and lay flat to dry.

Available at iluminagebeauty.com in November

ILUMINGE DELUXE ANTI-AGEING GIFT SET

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Experience next generation skin rejuvenation with the Iluminage Deluxe Anti-Ageing Gift Set. Utilizing high-tech copper technology which is clinically proven to help improve the appearance of skin, the set combines anti-ageing gloves and socks with a rejuvenating eye mask to leave skin feeling youthful, smooth, soft and replenished.

Available exclusively at Neiman Marcus

Urban Decay All Nighter Liquid Foundation

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You know UD is all about giving you the tools to stay up all night (who has the time – or the space in their clutch – to reapply makeup at 2AM?) For makeup that has as much stamina as that hottie on the dance floor, Urban Decay introduces All Nighter Liquid Foundation. The waterproof, oil-absorbing formula provides full coverage with a modern matte finish, but never looks overdone. (How much coverage is full coverage, you ask? It’s got three times the pigment of NAKED Skin Liquid Makeup.) Perfect for all-night affairs and other scandalous activities, the revolutionary formula is comfortable enough to wear every day. With 24 meticulously calibrated shades in the line, it’s easy to find a perfect match; the formula applies beautifully whether you use your fingers, a sponge, or one of UD’s Pro Brushes. It contains a high-tech polymer gel system to provide long-lasting wear, and a combination of 25% light-diffusing pigments and next-generation silicones provide a full-coverage, matte finish for blown-out, beautifully perfected skin.

Available at Sephora/Sephora.com, Ulta/Ulta.com, Macy’s/Macys.com, Beauty.com and UrbanDecay.com

 

Urban Decay NAKED Illuminated Trio

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Want that gorgeous just-got-naked glow all over? Urban Decay introduces a limited-edition set containing three new shades of their coveted illuminator for face and body with a double-ended brush sized just right for the powders. Each shade contains light-reflecting particles that give skin a luminous look using a sophisticated, microfine shimmer. Simply dust on this smooth, silky powder wherever you want to create an instant glow for a radiant look from head to toe. NAKED Illuminated gets baked on a terra cotta disc for 24 hours, then finished by hand. Baking the powder gives it a high level of just-perfect shimmer (without the metallic look of cheaper formulas). It also provides the color payoff of a loose powder, the convenience of a pressed powder and the feel of silk.

Available at Sephora/Sephora.com, Ulta Beauty/Ulta.com, select Macy’s stores/Macys.com, and UrbanDecay.com

L’Oréal Paris Limited Edition Colour Riche La Palette Lip

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Palettes, or portable-beauty, have become the new ‘must-have’ product on the market. Combining alluring shade ranges and the iconic Colour Riche formula, each palette allows women to put their makeup artistry techniques to work.  Available in limited-edition Red and Nude color collections – the palettes features eight vibrant shades with multiple finishes.

  • Cream – immediate color and shine with an advanced pigment dispersion system.
  • Matte – maximum pigment with a matte finish using hard and soft waxes.
  • Highlighter – enhances lip appearance by adding shimmery, metallic tones.          Available at lorealparisusa.com and drugstores nationwide

 

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Vintage Capsule Collection

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Can you believe it’s been 20 years since UD launched their first collection? To mark this huge milestone, they’re bringing back the cult-fave old-school shades you thought you’d never see again. This limited-edition capsule collection features nine shades from the original lip lineup, but now in the creamy, addictive new Vice formula. The perfect mix of vintage UD and modern luxury, these shades haven’t been available in years! Get your hands on shades like UV-B (a shifty blue that Wende wore all the time in the ‘90s) and Pallor (a modern, frosty lavender gray that’s extremely flattering). And let’s not forget their most-requested vintage shade, Bruise, a deep wine red with a green shift. Even the case is a throwback – they resurrected and modernized the original shotgun shell tube.

Available at Sephora/Sephora.com, Ulta Beauty/Ulta.com, select Macy’s stores/Macys.com, and UrbanDecay.com

L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Bright Reveal Collection

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After hours of wearing heavy makeup, be sure to cleanse the skin thoroughly. L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Bright Reveal is the brand’s first dermatologist-inspired skincare line powered with Glycolic Acid and Vitamin C. The collection delivers anti-wrinkle and brightening skincare benefits to reveal brighter, younger-looking skin. L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Bright Reveal consists of four unique products to complete your daily routine:

  • Brightening Daily Scrub Cleanser
  • Brightening Peel Pads
  • Brightening Dual Overnight Moisturizer
  • Brightening Day Moisturizer

Available at lorealparisusa.com and drugstores nationwide

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water All-In-1 Waterproof Makeup Remover & Cleanser

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This all-in-1 bi-phase, oil-free cleanser is surprisingly powerful yet gentle to skin. Like a magnet, micellar technology captures and lifts away dirt, oil and waterproof makeup without harsh rubbing, leaving skin perfectly clean and refreshed without drying or irritating.

Available at mass retailers nationwide or garnierusa.com

Sally Beauty ion™ Magnesium PRO Styling Tools

Go from 0 to 450 in 70 seconds flat. Sally Beauty welcomes the next generation of heat styling with the exclusive launch of ion™Magnesium PRO Styling Tools. Harnessing the power of Korean Magnesium – a natural element with extraordinary heat conductivity – styling is faster and requires fewer strokes. The result? Less damage. Less time. Salon-quality finish. Adding to Sally Beauty’s portfolio of over 10,000 salon-quality products, this collection maintains a consistent temperature, leaving hair looking and feeling its healthiest.

 

  • ion™ Magnesium PRO 1800W Hair Dryer has a high-performance DC motor with suburb airflow for a fast dry time. Operating at three speeds, with three heat and one cool setting, drying results are amplified for shiner, softer hair
  • ion™ Magnesium PRO Flat Iron delivers optimal heat transfer for an effortlessly polished style. With the ability to reach 200°F – 450°F in 70 seconds, the flat iron promises smooth strands in less stokes
  • ion™ Magnesium PRO Curling Iron reaches temperatures up to 430°F in 90 seconds, leaving curls shiny and sleek

Available exclusively at Sally Beauty nationwide and online at SallyBeauty.com beginning November

Cruising just got HAUTE on Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas

I was invited on behalf of my blog, My LIFE | Mi VIDA as a guest amongst a group of Influencers carefully selected by Royal Caribbean to experience Harmony of the Seas as it prepared for it’s inaugural ship naming ceremony voyage. Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas can hold up-to 6,780 guests and is the cruise line’s biggest vessel. You can expect a blend of people similar to that found on other Royal Caribbean cruises. Everything from multigenerational families to couples looking for the perfect getaway and all can find exactly what they’re looking for on-board. This type of cruise is usually less appealing for couples like my husband and I which prefer vacations without children. Don’t get me wrong, we love kids and are kids at heart & we enjoy having fun doing many of the activities that kids like to do. We just have a preference for adult only vacations. With that being said, we really did have an amazing time and would do this again! I’m going to skip the corporate videos and statistics which can easily be found on the following Harmony of the Seas link. My focus is to share why my husband and I enjoyed the cruise. Our idea of vacationing includes blissful getaways from life’s daily stressors complete with leisurely dining, lots of quiet time, reading, relaxing in the sun and of-course, cocktails!  The size of this ship is so incredible, so grand and magnificent that you, me and anyone can really enjoy whatever level of experience they are accustomed to. Even the most discerning traveler is sure to have an amazing time on Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas.

The following are some personal videos highlighting the things that we enjoyed most on our cruise along with links to all my faves on Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas

MEET ALL MY FELLOW INFLUENCERS

 

WONDERLAND RESTAURANT 

 (http://www.royalcaribbean.com/anthemoftheseas/dining/restaurants/wonderland/)- Venture down the rabbit hole and ask yourself: What is real and what is imagined? At Wonderland, their chefs twist their culinary kaleidoscopes to invent an elaborate dreamscape of never-before-seen fare. The story begins as you open the menu and find your element – Sun, Ice, Fire, Water, Earth and Dreams – each with a selection of small or shareable fantasies. And magical elixirs that whisper “Drink me” amidst amorphous mirrors, mystery and sensory surprises. The intention of it all becomes more certain with each maddeningly delicious bite.

150 CENTRAL PARK BY CHEF MICHAEL SCHWARTZ

 (http://media.royalcaribbean.com/content/shared_assets/pdf/menus/150centralpark_AL.pdf) invites you to experience farm-to-ship cuisine, the genuine way. The six course tasting menu has been created by James Beard Award-winning chef/restaurateur Michael Schwartz, using distinctive ingredients, some sourced locally from small South Florida farms, with pairings selected from 150 Central Park’s comprehensive wine tasting program by Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink sommelier Eric Larkee.

FLOWRIDER

The surf’s always up at our two FlowRider® surf simulators. Whether it is your first time or you’re already a “hang 10” pro, grab a board and ride the waves. http://www.royalcaribbean.com/harmonyoftheseas/onboard-activities/

Bon Voyage! I hope you choose Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas for your next vacation!!

All video content produced and edited by Romina Nabhen

 

 

 

 

Luxury In A Bottle – Van Cleef & Arpels Collection Extraordinaire Moonlight Patchouli Fragrance

Gift giving has officially started for the holiday season. What better way to pamper your special someone than with an amazing fragrance. The luxurious brand : VAN CLEEF & ARPELS   launched their new scent, Van Cleef & Arpels Collection Extraordinaire Moonlight Patchouli

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Parfums Van Cleef &Arpels enters the world of magic and enchantment giving women the wonderful gifts of radiance and dreams through luxurious fragrances, made with the noblest raw materials. Richness, sophistication, refinement, originality: the new Collection Extraordinaire Moonlight Patchouli fragrance is aimed at demanding women, searching for a unique and distinctive fragrance created with the most beautiful and refined essence of Patchouli.

Van Cleef & Arpels Collection Extraordinaire Moonlight Patchouli retails for $185.00 (2.5 oz EDP) at Neiman Marcus, NeimanMarcus.com and Bergdorf Goodman

 

 

 

 

Beauty Experts Are Going Crazy For Marula Oil

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When I heard through the great vine that celebrities like Jessica Alba use Marula Oil, I had to find out what all the fuss was about. I have combination skin, more towards oily and I have a hard time finding products that don’t sit on my skin like an oil spill. That is, until I discovered the benefits of Marula Pure Beauty Oil,  a premium brand of highly effective, doctor-endorsed beauty products derived from pure, sustainable Marula oil. Marula oil is the #1 best anti-aging skin care and hair care with the highest concentrations of the omega fatty acids critical for rapid absorption, hydration, and age-defying elasticity.

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Every single marula nut used for Pure Marula Oil is sustainably harvested from wild marula trees. Each marula nut is carefully hand-cut, and only the purest blonde kernels are cold pressed with no heat or chemicals. This superior process ensures our Pure Marula Oil is the highest-quality, highest benefit beauty oil.

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Marula Pure Beauty Oil also empowers women in rural communities through a Fair Trade program, providing sustainable income for families in Swaziland, Namibia, and Madagascar. Marula Pure Beauty Oil subsidizes the families’ earnings, building day care centers and schools in key areas.

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Celebrating a New Chapter of the Vera Bradley Story – It’s good to be a girl!

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Vera Bradley believes there are a million reasons it’s good to be a girl.  Not a handful. Not some. One million. And they’re ready to prove it!👍👌💐

 

The goal is to flood the world with reasons womanhood is an advantage. Let’s make women love their femininity. And perhaps even make a few men jealous they aren’t part of the club.

Let people hear from you. Be part of our campaign and tell us what you love about being a woman. You’re the kind of gal other gals love learning from. We know that having you join the conversation will inspire and encourage others to love and value their femininity.

Vera Bradley gave women a choice, a place, and a voice where it didn’t exist. In 1982, the founders, Patricia R. Miller and Barbara Baekgaard, realized the serious lack of feminine luggage options. Weeks later they disrupted the industry with a line of iconic patterned bags and the rest is history. Or, you know…herstory.

Let’s prove the value of femininity by celebrating all the reasons why it’s good to be a girl.

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Share your own reason it’s good to be a girl on Twitter or Instagram with the video or images below using the hashtags #itsgoodtobeagirl, #verabradley and #VogueSweepstakes for a chance to win one of 15 Vera Bradley bags.

See the official sweepstakes rules here. We can’t wait to hear your reasons!