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Earth Friendly Products

Happy Earth Day everyone!

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No flowers were harmed in the making of my hair wreath :)

Today is about making the world a better place by protecting our environment and making choices that will benefit the future of our earth. Here are companies who have made a conscious effort to make hair, makeup, and skin products sustainable and eco-friendly. They are passionate about beauty and beautifying the world with their wonderful products.

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100 Percent Pure: Have you ever heard of makeup that is good for your skin and the environment? 100 Percent Pure is just that. The company makes products that help beautify your skin and hair, while using natural, organic, and vegan ingredients. Their colors come from fruits and vegetables, not from chemicals and dyes. Try their products, your hair and skin will thank you for it!

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Nuema: This company that cares for your hair and the world. They use clean and green ingredients, as well as recycle resources. Neuma partners up with companies that support fair trade and reusable energy. It’s a win-win situation for your hair and our environment. Nuema’s amazing hair products will leave your tresses looking shinier and healthier.

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Ecotools: “Looking beautiful and feeling beautifully is what Eco Tools is all about”. Their makeup brushes made from synthetic bristles and bamboo are cruelty-free, soft, and applies seamlessly. Since Bamboo is a renewable material easily grown at an exponential rate, it is the perfect sustainable material for a brush handle. These fast growing plants can keep up with demand, so get yours today!

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Bdellium: This company carries professional eco-friendly brushes with bristles that are soft, vegan, and synthetic. Similar to Ecotools, it comes with a bamboo handle. No animals are harmed during production. The hypoallergenic properties of the brush makes it compatible with sensitive skin. The Bambu line comes in 3 fun colors: green, yellow, and pink. Pick your color!

Try these products out if you haven’t already. They will change your life and help the environment!

Please let me know of any eco-friendly cosmetic and hair care lines that you love and respect!

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Spring Collection: Hair and Makeup Trends

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Natural Makeup and Maiden Braid

For spring it’s all about looking so fresh and so clean clean, yes I ripped that line from an Outkast song. Fresh and minimal are key to creating the latest spring looks.

Makeup: Barely there makeup is a trend this spring with minimal eye makeup and a natural pout.

How-to: Dab a bit of concealer and BB cream to give you a natural skin glow. For this look you won’t even need powder, you want a dewey finish. Skip the eyeshadow and go straight to lining your lash line and plumping your lashes up with mascara. My new favorite mascara is Loreal’s Voluminous Original, which gives me ohh la lashes. Get those rosy cheeks by dusting on some pink blush. Butter those lips with lip balm and a light pink lipstick. For this look I prepped my lips with the ohh so smooth Smith’s Minted Lip Balm and topped it off with Revlon Colorburst in Candy Pink.

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Hair: Braids are the new hair accessory. They’re fun, chic, and versatile. Brides are even incorporating them into their hairdos. I decided to go for a maiden braid, which is easy and simple to do.

How-to: Part you hair into two sections. Start by braiding one side and then do the other side. Once you have two braids, grab one braid and lay it on the the opposite end of your head and pin it and do the same with the other braid creating a headband.

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Orange Lips and Messy Bun

Makeup: Orange is this seasons must have lipstick color, so trade it in for your reds of last season. Don’t get me wrong, I love my reds, but orange is a little more fresh and fun for spring and can also be paired with a cat eye.

How-to: For this look I’m using NYX lip pencil in the color Orange and then smothering my lips with Revlon’s Kiss Me Coral. To get the true color, first cover your lips with a concealer and then line your whole lip with the pencil. This technique will keep your color on longer as well as make it pop. Apply the lipstick and smack your lips together. I paired this bold lip with a subtle cat eye, which is another trend that is seen on the runway. Apply a little powder under the eye to prevent smudging. For the cheek I went with a bronzer for a subtle sun-kissed glow, using Nar’s Irresisitiblement, which I’m so in love with.

Hair: Ballerina buns can be messy or neat, but they always look sophisticated. It’s a style that can fit practically anything in your wardrobe, from jeans and a white tee to a little black dress. For this look I went with a semi-messy bun.

How-to: Start by apply pomade or your product of choice to make a sleek high ponytail. Next wrap the rest of the hair around the ponytail and use bobby pins to secure it in place.

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Wedding Hair Forecast

Wedding season is on it’s way! New trends are making the cut and some classics are here to stay. Here are a few looks that I say “I do” to.

Braids – This bohemian up-do creates texture and elegance when paired with curls.

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Bun – This ballerina look is a no fuss, chic, and elegant wedding trend that will last throughout your night. Try to dress up your bun with flowers or an accessory of choice.

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Waves – This classic look is timeless, elegant, and glamorous. You can’t go wrong with soft waves decorated with an antique hair brooch to finish this look.

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Beach Inspired Look

I want summer to come sooner! Maybe this beach inspired look will help:)
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Flash Palette

If you want glitz and glamour try this palette. It has sparkle, plum, and pink. These colors are perfect for a first date or your wedding day.

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Travel And Be Beautiful

Look what I found! Jetblue in JFK caters to hamaholics! Perfect for those who forgot a product or want to add to their collection.

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Neutral Eye and Voluminous Lashes

Simple yet glamorous. You can never go wrong by dressing your look up with lashes.

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Lipmate Part

I got these Stila lip glazes as a gift and I’m loving all the colors! I can’t decided which I like most. Help me find the perfect lip gloss color.

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Go For The Gold!

Create a glamorous neutral smoky eye with this Smashbox palette Sparkle. You’ll shine the brightest with this look.

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I’m Blue

For this smoky blue eye I used my Smashbox Cosmic palette. Try these colors, they’re out of this world.

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Ready For The Weekend

You can’t go wrong with a neutral smokey eye and lashes.
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DIY Tomato Mask

Want glowing skin? Try this mask.
Ingredients:
1 Tomato
1/2 lime
1 Tablespoon

Directions: Blend all the ingredients together till it becomes a purée and apply to your skin with a makeup brush. Leave the mask on your skin for 20 minutes and your skin will magically start to glow.
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Rockabilly Inspired

With some curls, a pompadour, and pin curls you can recreate this retro hairstyle. Top your look off with red lipstick. Voilà you’ve got this look.
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Timeless Look

This look was inspired by Veronica Lake, an iconic actress in the 1940′s. Her peek-a-boo bang and waves are still seen on the red carpet.
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If you want to achieve this look all you need is a 1 1/2″ curling iron and hair clips. Start in the back and take 1 1/2″ sections and curl them to the left, and clip it once its curled. Take the next row and curl them to the right. Once you’re done with the back take the left section and curl towards the face. Make a deep side part on the left and curl the rest of the hair on the right towards the face. Now you’re ready for your close-up.

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Rapunzel Got Her Wish

Shhhh, can you keep a secret? Make extensions look like natural hair by cutting face framing layers and layering the back. This will give these extension some life, movement, and body.
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Traveled Back In Time

My model, Debbie, was magically whisked back to the 1940′s with a touch of my magical hair wand.

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Subtle Chalklights

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If you want to add a bold color to your locks without the commitment hair chalk is the way to go!

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Psssst! Want to know a secret?

Dry shampoo is one of the best post workout products to use since it makes the hair smell wonderful, absorbs the oil and moisture, and gives you volume. You’ll look like you just had a blowout with just a few sprays. Psssst away!

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