Monday, February 27, 2017

Hailee Steinfeld's Sleek, Sculpted Oscar’s Hairstyle x TONI&GUY

Presenter Hailee Steinfeld stunned on the Oscar’s red carpet tonight. Celebrity Stylist Chris Appleton was inspired by the intricate detailing of her dress to create a sleek and sculpted modern updo style. “We went for a bold style to complement the mixture of classic and modern vibe given from her gown.”

 Get the Oscar’s Look: Sleek and Sculpted Wrapped Bun




  • Prep wet hair with TONI&GUY Prep Heat Protectant Spray and blow dry hair backwards away from the face using a paddle brush.
  • Once dry, section off the top half of the hair and gather the lower half into a ponytail at the back of the head.
  • Apply TONI&GUY Style Spray Wax throughout the top section for a high-shine effect and begin curling hair using a 1-inch curling iron.
  • Once cooled, gently brush the curls out and join to the existing ponytail.
  • Wrap sections of hair from the pony tail in a clockwise motion above and below, twisting into a flower shape. Secure with pins.  
  • Set the look with TONI&GUY Medium Hold Hairspray.


Get The Look Oscars | Castillo Styles Halle Berry's Hair

At the 89th Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, California, Halle Berry shined on the red carpet in her sparkling gown and voluminous curls. Her go-to stylist, Castillo, used MOP salon haircare products to create this glamorous and whimsical look. See below for his step-by-step:


Hairstylist: Castillo
Inspiration: Natural beauty, natural curls
Look: Asymmetrical Curly Afro




“It was a joint process, that took around two weeks to decide on. Halle’s been wearing her hair natural lately and we really wanted to create a style that embodied her whimsical spirit. She was blown away with the finished look, she said she felt absolutely amazing.”


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Beauty essential for fashionistas on-the-go!

Whew! Having survived yet another NYFW (FABULOUS, by the way!) I want to share a few on-the-go beauty tips garnered from the week of whirlwind glamour and back-to-back shows. These travel size beauty essentials will fit perfectly into any purse or clutch to ensure that you’re fresh and photo-ready!   

In need of a sweet-smelling fragrance that doesn’t take up too much room in your bag? Try Lavanila Laboratories The Healthy Roll-On Fragrances for a quick way to smell great! Each fragrance starts with a warm base of Madagascar vanilla and layers on a unique blend of pure essential oils. Hailed as the world’s first healthy fragrance, natural technology infuses organic sugar cane alcohol with skin-saving botanicals and antioxidants for a modern twist on the classic art of perfumery. 



Repair and protect when walking from show to show with Mandarin Lip Butter Sticks from KORRES. This deeply nourishing lip treatment is formulated with a luxurious blend of softening oils, butters, and waxes. Mandarin oil refreshes and soothes dry, chapped lips while rich shea butter and sunflower waxes deeply nourish for long-lasting care and comfort. Each healing stick also features Vitamin E, known for its advanced antioxidant properties. 



Take your Cuvée Essentials wherever you go. A three-piece travel set to help prolong any style. Shampoo, Conditioner and Styling Balm are the basics for the girl on the move. Shampoo and Conditioner to gently cleanse, add shine and hydration. Styling balm will help protect, tame frizz, without weighing hair down. Now that’s glamour on the go! 


Touch up your hairstyle with Phillip B’s Russian Amber Imperial Dry Shampoo. This luxe twist on dry shampoo technology lets you create serious volume and texture without sacrificing shine. This Dry Shampoo can extend the life of your blowout by absorbing oils and neutralizing any product build-up, while leaving your hair smelling warm and sensuous like Pure Russian Amber. ($32; PhillipB.com) 




Thursday, February 09, 2017

Celebrity Beauty For The Grammys

It’s showtime! This Sunday will be the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, and when the celebrities hit the red carpet, we’re always left wondering what their beauty secrets are. Our favorite brands are here to help with some tips on how to look your best.

Lavanila Laboratories The Healthy Fragrance Collection has an award winning scent for everyone. Each fragrance starts with a warm base of Madagascar vanilla and layers on a unique blend of pure essential oils for an exquisite expression of nature that captures a mood, a memory, or a moment in time. 



Cuvée Essentials is a three-piece travel set to help prolong your style until the final award. Shampoo, Conditioner and Styling Balm are the basics for the girl on the move. Shampoo and Conditioner to gently cleanse, add shine and hydration. Styling balm will help protect, tame frizz, without weighing hair down. Now that’s glamour on the go! 



Prep and prime your skin with the KORRES Greek Yoghurt Smoothie Priming Moisturiser. This weightless, protein-packed booster preps, hydrates, and strengthens skin with 26 percent Greek yogurt proteins in every serving for deep nourishment and flawless makeup application. Formulated with three types of hydrating hyaluronic acid and powerful skin-saving antioxidants and extracts, the blend gives skin inner strength for healthy-looking skin on the surface.


For a sexy pout fit for the red carpet– without the needles -- use Violent Lips' newest innovation – the InstaPlumper. Created by sisters Isabella and Sophia Haddad (19 and 15 years old), the InstaPlumper is a safe, new alternative to lip fillers, and the first-ever lip plumping appliqué. It lasts up to 8 hours and will leave you with lips that rival the look of professional injections. 


Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Warby Parker + Amanda de Cadenet Introduce Stylish #girlgaze Frames

Spring is just around the corner (or so I'm told as I watch snow flurries from my window!) and while we probably have a few more weeks of fleecy sweaters and fuzzy boots it's the perfect time to start our spring style recon!

The perfect way to up your spring style is with great accessories - specifically a chic new pair of eye frames.  Whether optical or sunwear, your eye frames make a direct statement about your personal style.  This season I am in love with the new style collaboration between Warby Parker and Amanda de Cadenet (fashion and portrait photographer, she writes, directs, creates and hosts TV and online shows, and oh, she runs her own production company. It seems like there is nothing she can’t do!) 

Warby Parker has collaborated with Amanda to create Silvan and Ella, a single frame in optical and sunwear versions (both crafted in cellulose acetate) named after Amanda’s twins. Ella is an optical frame in Jet Black with bold, gold accents on the frame’s temple. Silvan, my personal fave, comes in Peony - a nod to #girlgaze’s signature pink -- in eyeglasses and with a silver reflective lens in sunglasses.





Monday, February 06, 2017

Who do you love?

This Valentine’s Day, Apolis is setting out to help us spread the love— not just to that special someone, but for those who could really use some help, too.

To start, they've just launched the customizable, special-edition “I Heart” Market Bag. Handcrafted in Bangladesh and available here, the bags give you the freedom to choose what goes beneath the "I ❤️". Retailing for $68, they'll be delivered in time for Valentine's Day as long as you order before Wednesday.

If you'd rather feel the love offline, you can also take or mail an old, unwanted sweater to your closest Apolis store between January 29th and Valentine's Day. It’ll be passed along to a local homeless shelter, and your good deed will be rewarded with a 25% discount towards any new Apolis sweater. 

In case that's not reason enough to pay Apolis a visit, they'll also be hosting their second Valentine's Day Flower Shop in both the NYC and Los Angeles locations. Grab a bouquet and card on the go for a stunning and simple gift for your boo. 

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Prep For Fashion Week

With NYFW quickly approaching, it’s essential to be skin and health ready! Whether you’re on-the-go or wanting to experiment with the different beauty looks that are trending on the runway, it’s time to put all these skincare and fashion trends to the test.

AQUIS Waffle Luxe Hair Towel

Waffle Luxe sounds like she might ‘go on a bit’. Indeed, with increased surface area from the layered fabric, Waffle Luxe loves thicker hair requiring more water wicking. Great for African and Asian hair. New generation Aquitex improves absorbency and comfort. Wraps and tucks easily leaving hands free while hair dries. Dries fast with less friction, to minimize frizz and damage.



This two-in-one accessory and styling tool is a great way to add some instant glamour to any hairstyle. In just three easy steps it gives you a trendy, half-up/half-down look, with hidden Velcro to add volume and keep hair in place. 


Infiniti PRO by Conair Ultimate Root Booster Collection

A collection of six root-boosting brushes, each designed with a vented barrel for up to 50% more airflow for ultra-fast drying. The Triangle Airflow Bristle™ design lifts hair right at the roots, creating unparalleled volume, bounce, and body. 

Lumene Sisu Defend & Replenish Antioxidant Mist 

Instant recovery of your skin with a refreshing mist face. Arctic Pure spring water rich in minerals and birch sap to nourish the skin, charging it with energy with instant moisture. Antioxidant Vitamin B3 and nourish the skin while preserving its natural radiant appearance, and our cutting-edge technology that prevents pollution, saves the results, protecting the skin from the negative effects of daily. For Charging instantaneous energy and health of the skin. Bring your skin a natural radiant appearance.




DDF Advanced Firming Cream

Advanced formula contains the breakthrough Tumeric Complex, with glycerin, zinc and copper, that hydrates to firm and tighten, provides antioxidant protection for the moisture barrier, and promotes rapid surface cell turnover to help reverse the appearance of aging for younger looking skin.



MALIN+GOETZ Recovery Treatment Oil 
Our luxurious facial treatment combines nine natural oils to help protect skin from free radical damage and renew skin’s appearance. Evening primrose, argan and jojoba oils help to boost hydration, reinforce skin’s moisture barrier, and soften the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Grapeseed and rosehip oils deliver essential vitamins C and E to prevent free radical damage, improve elasticity, and restore a healthy complexion. Geranium and borage oils help to reduce inflammation and balance skin by normalizing oil production. When applied daily, skin feels softer, looks smoother and takes on a youthful radiance.

The Silicone Makeup Applicator was designed to completely eliminate wasted makeup. While sponge applicators soak up large amounts of makeup during application, the MakeupDrop™ perfectly applies and blends your foundation, blush, highlighter, and concealer without absorbing one drop! Only half the amount of product is needed as compared to a traditional sponge or brush applicator. 


How To Use:
Simply apply primer, foundation, powder, cream blush or any other complexion product directly to either side of the MakeupDrop™ and blend across the face for flawless results. 

How To Clean:
The MakeupDrop™ is easily cleaned with soap and water, and is perfect for those who hate messy makeup fingers!