Monthly Archives: April 2014

Beauty - "The Lovely"

Mally Roncal talks Beyonce’s gorgeous new cover

April 23, 2014

I recently got to talk to makeup artist Mally Roncal on how she got Beyonc√©’s beautiful look on the latest cover of Out magazine at recent spring soiree with Birchbox. The post went up on today, so check it out!

Mally Roncal. Credit: Birchbox


Products she mentioned using
Evercolor Shadow Stick in Saddle Shimmer
Mally Beauty Volumizing Mascara
Mally Beauty High Shine Liquid Pen in Nude Light
Mally Beauty Super Natural Highlighter
Mally Beauty Evercolor Poreless Face Defender

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Cezanne: The new wash-and-go salon keratin treatment

April 15, 2014

I feel like all my friends who have indulged in keratin hair treatments unanimously swear by it. Up until now, I never tried it mostly because I wasn’t sure I even needed it for my sometimes wavy/sometimes straight hair, thinking it was reserved mostly for coarse or curly hair types. Keratin treatments are, in case you don’t know, smoothing treatments, generally done in the salon to banish frizz and cut your blow drying time in half. Imagine letting your hair air dry to look like it was treated to a blow out. Pretty much a miracle for most of us. That’s what keratin treatments do for people who feel like they’re spend wayyy too much time on their hair.

Keratin treatments in a nutshell

There are different kinds of keratin treatments available, and the process can be a bit tedious: the stylist will apply the solution that you have to keep it in your hair for at least three days (no washing it out!). In the mean time, you’ll likely seek refuge from any social events lest anyone sees your hair which by day three will normally culminates to a a greasy, helmet-head looking mess.

Its other criticism is the formaldehyde found in many treatments (a chemical emitted during the process, and another reason I was weary to get one for myself). Although now, salons are offering options to get the treatment containing formulas made without it, there’s one that has arguably one up’d them all: Cezanne is the new kid on the block that is 100% formaldehyde-free, with zero ‘down time,’ meaning you can immediately wash or color your hair right after. Plus, while some keratin treatments smooth your hair out straight, this will still allow your hair to be curled.

Cezanne products

All that was enough to catch my attention and I signed up to get my hair done by Taylor at The Butterfly Studio in NYC and see for once what it’s all about.

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Oh hey.

April 2, 2014

This has probably been the longest I’ve gone without writing anything on the blog since I launched it. I keep getting little emails from FB saying my followers haven’t “heard from me in a while.” Even FB is noticing. The long list of excuses begins with not really being in one place (or city, really) for more than a couple weeks at a time, as well as transitioning into a new role. I’ve been freelance for so long, I can’t remember what this was like. But I’m ecstatic about all the new developments! I might have to change a couple ways I cover things on here, but I’ll try to keep you guys posted. Sorry for the absence, I’ll get back on it!

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