Monthly Archives: June 2010

Beauty - "The Lovely" - Hair

Miley Cyrus lays down $24,000 for new hair extensions

June 30, 2010

Recently, it somehow made big news that teenage pop star Miley Cyrus removed her hair extensions. Photos began floating around the internet with her new, cropped ‘do.

But that was short lived. CocoPerez is reporting Miley threw down $24,000 for new hair extensions at Gemini 14 salon in NY soon after:

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Beauty - "The Lovely" - Hair

Moroccanoil to the rescue

By Melissa Stephans

Since moving to L.A., I’ve visited numerous salons and beauty supply stores that have waxed poetic about Moroccanoil (yes, it is spelled correctly). I figured the excitement over this line was just the result of overzealous salespeople, and since I bolt at the first sign of a sales pitch, I’ve ignored much of the hype — that is, until now.

Desperate times call for desperate measures, and thanks to my last dye job, now is one of those times. But before I decided to try anything new on my hair, I asked my friend Tiffany — who is notoriously difficult to please when it comes to haircare — if she has heard of the line. In the 13 years I’ve known Tiff, she has repeatedly shot down any products I’ve brought up, saying that nothing works to calm her dry, course hair. So naturally, I was stunned that she formed the exact same twinkle in her eyes as all of those overzealous salespeople. According to Tiff — who raves about Moroccanoil’s Intense Curl Cream — the product gives hair enough moisture to deliver a “soft, and natural feel,” but is light enough so the curl isn’t weighed down or straightened.

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Beauty Trivia: Cinched waists

June 29, 2010

I went to Ripley’s Believe It or Not! museum in Times Square recently and came out with a whole bag of random beauty trivia (like the one above). Here are some more history on the fashion of cinched waists: read more

Beauty - "The Lovely" - Nails

Minx offers World Cup Nails

June 28, 2010

If you’ve been keeping up with the World Cup, and really want to show your team spirit hit up a salon offering Minx — they’re offering your team’s flag for your nails!

Go to their website to see more designs (thanks Sabrina for the tip!).


BATF Giveaways - Face

E.L.F.’s Two Million Contest PLUS Mini Makeup Palette giveaway!

e.l.f. mini makeup palette

e.l.f., the super-affordable makeup brand, is about to reach two milestones–its 2 millionth online order and its 6th anniversary. To celebrate these, e.l.f. wants to give away some seriously hefty prizes with its Thanks A Two Million campaign. The lucky customer (e.l.f.’s 2 millionth purchaser) will win various prizes totaling $3,500, which include the following:

–All-expenses-paid trip to New York City for two people, with accommodations at an NYC Affinia Hotel
–1-year supply of e.l.f. products
–Tour of the e.l.f. office and studio
–Makeover provided by Achelle Dunaway, the Creative Director and lead makeup artist for e.l.f.
–iPad (!)

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