December 20th, 2014
Accessory Report: Alexis Russell



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1. Arc Diamond Stud Earrings, $188

2. Arc Diamond Ring, $148

3. Natural Rose-Cut Diamond Cage Ring, $228

4. Open Cuff Necklace, $118

5. Chevron Hand Piece, $112

6. Pave Diamond Eclipse Bracelet, $188

7. Arc Diamond Necklace, $198

8. Short Bar Stud Earrings, $48

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December 17th, 2014
Two Beauty Storage Solutions We Love!



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Ceramic Vanity Set Kit, $30

A cute and simple way to corral necklaces, nail polish and makeup, this handy kit includes a ceramic tray & bowl, painter’s pens and painter’s tape so you can DIY your very own Ceramic Vanity Set | VIA Brit + Co

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Beauty Station, $110

This bamboo Beauty Station is a complete makeup organizer, display center and universal docking station for iPhone, iPad & most phones & tablets. The open and modern design provides display and viewing space for over 20 to 30 makeup products, including the hand mirror and multiple mobile devices | VIA Iskelter



December 16th, 2014
Four Solutions to Thinning Locks



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Thinning hair can be psychologically destabilizing, which is why it’s important to treat the problem at the first signs of it. Hair loss is never an irreversible phenomenon but it can be halted by specific treatment. First though, it’s important to know what exactly causes your locks to thin out.

  • An extremely oily scalp (meaning too much or poor quality sebum) can result in an over-developed cutaneous microbial flora. This makes hair limp and hard to manage as the sebum acts like a veritable hair remover.


  • A poorly irrigated scalp causes the capillaries to become strangled by the nerve fibers. This results in the malnutrition of the papilla and thus causes the new hair produced to become increasingly finer and more fragile.


  • A dry and anaemic scalp with a lack of oil causes water to evaporate from the tissues and results in the malnutrition of the papilla mother cells.


  • Scalps with a dandruff condition is stifling to the scalp, causing hair to fall out.

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One of the best product lines for hair loss? J.F. Lazartigue’s Hair-loss collection is both paraben-free and yields visible results after three months of treatment in most cases.

1. Stymulactine 21 Shampoo, $35 - A compound derived from silanol helps to combat skin aging and improve hair density. The stymulactine 21 shampoo also contains anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and repair products to enhance hair vitality.

2. Revitalizing Hair Nutrients, $41 - The ideal nutritional supplement to compensate and complete dietary deficiencies, which all too often cause hair disorders and imbalances (hair loss, limp, lifeless or dull hair, etc.). This compound is based on energizing plant extracts (lemon zest, wheat germ, horseradish), protectors of the scalp in the form of trace elements (zinc), keratin precursors (sulphured amino acids of Cystein and Methionine), “anti-hair loss” vitamins of the B group (B2, B5 and B8) and “stimulating” vitamins (A and E).

3. Stymulactine 21 Spray, $74 - Silanols and amino-acids, the high-tech ingredients contained in Stymulactine 21, vigorously fortify the production of healthy hair and improve capillary density.

4. Intensive Scalp Revitalizer, $41 - This treatment is suitable for scalps which are normal, dry, irritated, or prone to dandruff. It contains Plant Placenta, a powerful regenerator which stimulates hair growth and strengthens the hair. The extract acts on the scalp and by capillary action nourishes the root, providing it with all the amino acids, trace elements, and vitamins essential for cell renewal.

For more information, check out jflazartigue.com.


December 15th, 2014
Oxygenate Your Skin in an Instant



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Need an instant beauty boost? Our favorite new solution for plumped and refreshed skin, the Essential Mask from Karin Herzog is hydrating, cleansing and energizing. Formulated with 2% active oxygen and vitamin A, the patented formula works in minutes and provides immediate lifting and toning while reducing visible signs of fatigue.

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As the world leader in oxygen-based skincare, Karin Herzog is the only brand on the market to utilize patented-active oxygen in skincare products. We love her new nourishing mask for instant refreshment. The Karin Herzog Essential Mask retails for $60 online. Click on the link below to purchase or to learn more.

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December 12th, 2014
Beauty Flashback!



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December 9th, 2014
Splitting Ends: How to Repair Your Hair



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No matter your hair type, we all deal with split ends at some point. Make your locks come alive with a holiday trim from your stylist and some extra help from some of our favorite styling products. Read on to learn more.

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1. Use a treatment oil - rejuvenate dry, damaged hair with a treatment oil that provides shine. Our favorite is Drybar’s 100 Proof Treatment Oil, $35.

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2. Use a moisture-treatment hair masque - apply a couple times a week to achieve soft ends and a soirée-worthy shine. Try GLOSS Moderne - High-Gloss Masque, $65.

3. Try a co-wash - maintain natural oils and color with a sulfate-free, cream-based cleanser that effectively yet gently cleanses the hair. We like Be Gentle, Briogeo’s Be Kind Avocado + Quinoa Co–Wash, $20.

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4. Mend your ends - restore hair’s strength with a product routine. Use Sebastian Split End Mend Holiday Box Set, $13 this season.

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5. Repair damage by conditioning - hydrate and repair damage with a deeply nourishing conditioner. We love The Organic Pharmacy’s Intensive Rose Conditioner, $51.


December 8th, 2014
Accessory Report: Samantha Grisdale



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1. Dreamleaf Cream clutch, $275

2. Black thorn cuff, $155

3. Black Romany Dreamleaf bag, $475

4. Minitwisty bronze cognac belt, $189

5. Serpent belt, $213

6. Cognac miniskate cuff, $155

7. Miniskate Belts, $189 each

8. Emerald skate cuff, $165

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November 30th, 2014
How to Get Perfect Holiday Hair



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Want to achieve the perfect holiday hair for any occasion? Of course you do – and thanks to Dove celebrity stylist Mark Townsend, you can look and feel your best all throughout the soirée season. From office party to New Year’s eve bash, take a cue from Townsend by studying up on his curated holiday hair tips and how-tos below.

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Tip 1: Braids are all the rage these days, so try a festive fishtail for this year’s family holiday party! Keep it simple and sophisticated, or pull some pieces out around your face and loosen the braid for a more laid back look.

-Part dry hair to one side and gather in front of the shoulder; create two even sections

-Begin the braid by taking a small piece of hair from the outside of the first section, crossing it over and adding to the inside of the opposite section.

-Continue until the braid is complete and secure with an elastic.

*Bonus Tip! For next-day texture, remove the braid and shake hair out. Apply Dove Invigorating Dry Shampoo to roots and lengths to absorb oil and refresh and revive hair

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Tip 2: A textured bun is a great alternative to the side chignon, and an elegant yet fun look for your holiday office party. Take the look from the office to the after party by adding a touch of sparkle with a beautiful holiday hairpin!

-Take small sections of dry hair, beginning at the hairline, and twist upward – continue picking up hair as you go until you reach the back of the head.

-Secure each twist with a bobby pin and repeat 4-5 times.

-Gather the remaining hair and blend it with the twists, twisting all of the hair into a loose bun – secure with additional pins as needed.

-Finish with Dove Style + Care Strength & Shine Flexible Hold Hairspray to keep the style in place all day!

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Tip 3: All it takes is one good hair day (or night) to send your confidence through the roof, so start the New Year off right with a timeless style and own the night with a shiny, voluminous blowout!

-Towel-dry clean hair and spray Dove Oxygen Moisture Root Lift Spray directly on roots.

-Separate into 2-3 sections and blow dry using a large round brush, lifting each section at the root to create volume.

-Once head is set, remove the pins and add 1-2 drops of Dove Pure Care Dry Oil Nourishing Treatment from mid-length through the ends.

-Once dry, wrap each section around 3 fingers creating a barrel roll; secure at the root with a pin.

-Once head is set, remove the pins and add 1-2 drops of Dove Pure Care Dry Oil Nourishing Treatment from mid-length through the ends.

-Finish your look off with Dove Style + Care Strength & Shine Extra Hold Hairspray to ensure that your gorgeous hair lasts well past midnight!

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Tip 4: If soiree season has you strapped for time, opt for a trendy top knot for a sleek and sophisticated look!

- Apply 1-2 drops of Dove Pure Care Dry Oil Nourishing Treatment to damp lengths and ends; blow dry and gather into a high, tight ponytail at the crown.

-With another small drop of Dove Pure Care Dry Oil Nourishing Treatment on fingertips,braid the ponytail and secure with an elastic.

-Wrap the braid around the base of the ponytail, tucking the end underneath to create the “knot;” secure with a bobby pin.

-Finish with Dove Style + Care Strength & Shine Extra Hold Hairspray to hold the style in place.

*Bonus Tip! Spray hairspray on a reusable mascara wand and use it to smooth down any flyaway hairs, especially around the ears and at the nape of the neck.


November 29th, 2014
What We Love: Fragrances from Peacock Parfumerie



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We love Peacock Parfumerie’s concentrated blends of essential oils with precious perfume accords in a base of natural coconut oil. The lineup includes seven refreshing scents called Allure, Daydream, Grace, Hope, Morning, Spirit and Uplift. While the oils don’t have the initial impact of an alcohol based spray perfume, the scent will last longer on your skin. Apply your Peacock Parfumerie fragrance to your wrists, behind the ears, the nape of the neck, even your elbows and knees. Your pulse points will warm the perfume and release the fragrance continually.

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November 27th, 2014
Accessory Report: Twenty Two Hours



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1. Deco Ring, $28

2. Wave Necklace, $160

3. Dot and Wave Ring, $35

4. Deco Half Necklace, $120

5. Halfsies Cuff, $130

6. Baby Halfsies Necklace, $130

7. Line Cuff, $125

8. Mountain Bangle, $125

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