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pretty ponies

9f62d438637850b68f531785511aaa78I popped into J Crew the other day and spotted these pretty ponytail holders like the one below, which got me all inspired in the hair department, which ultimately led to Pinterest perusing, and finally to this post. I’m bad at doing my own hair. You? Mine is pretty wavy/curly and can get quite frizzy (especially if it’s humid, then I’m like Monica from Friends episode when they were in Hawaii!) so I tend to just put some sort of smoothing cream in it, air dry and hope for the best, or else I go to Dry Bar which is an expensive habit, but worth it to me since I can make it last a few days.

I wish I was the kind of girl who could do those amazing braids and interpret runway looks (like Amber), but unfortunately it’s just so not my thing. But ponytails! Ponytails I can get behind. There are a zillion tutorials out there, but I think I might just use that little J Crew thingie or play around myself to try to achieve one of these looks.

Thoughts? Are you into the fancy ponytail, or not so much?
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all image via Pinterest

get the look: taylor schilling’s emmy’s hair

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Did you watch the Emmy’s last night? I missed most of it but did spend some time checking out all of the red carpet looks, which is probably the most fun part of the event, anyways! I’m a big fan of Taylor Schilling (she just seems really smart and like she has a good head on her shoulders in every interview I’ve ever read) and I really liked her whole look, from her playful yellow dress to her classic red lip and her simple, chic hairstyle – so I was excited to open my inbox this morning and see an email all about how her hairstyle was achieved, and the inspiration behind it:

John Frieda International Creative Consultant Harry Josh gave Taylor an elegant, voluminous look for the EMMYS, “Taylor’s dress has a bohemian Grecian vibe and strong color so we thought it would be cool to take something classic and make it more modern – the volume on the sides gives a contemporary pyramid shape and the relaxed waves evoke glamour,” he says

Here is his step-by-step breakdown:

  • To begin, Harry applied John Frieda Luxurious Volume Volume Building Mousse on towel dried hair for maximum volume and width.
  • Then, Harry loosely blow dried sections of her hair with a round brush.
  • After blow drying, he used the Harry Josh Pro Tools 2-in-1 Ceramic Marcel Curling Iron to create waves – making sure to wrap the hair around the iron in the same direction.
  • Once the curls set, he finished off the look with John Frieda Luxurious Volume All-Day Hold Hairspray to give the hair some shine and to keep it from falling flat.

hot pink lipstick

hot pink lipstick I love bright pink lipstick. I didn’t even really realize that I did until I mentioned the color I typically wear (Bobbi Brown’s Pink) to the makeup artist at my wedding, and she acted surprised and was impressed that I liked such a ‘bold lip’. Who knew?

I don’t wear much eye makeup besides mascara, so maybe I feel like I can get away with having a ‘statement color’ on my lips – I also have a bit of a trick, which is to first apply a thin layer of lip balm before the lipstick, and then to blot away any excess pigment to make it super matte and tone down the color a bit. It makes even the most intimidatingly bright lipstick seem less daunting, and looks a bit less ‘done’, which I like.

My favorite colors are actually all by Bobbi Brown, as I think her colors are so saturated and well made; besides Pink I also love Mod Pink, Pink Lily, Hot and Ibiza Pink. The one shade I have that isn’t by Bobbi (God I wish I was actually on a first nam basis with her, wouldn’t that be cool?) is Carthage by Nars, an extremely bright, matte shade of extremely hot pink. It definitely looks a little scary at first but is so pretty with a bit of a tan and a very natural rest of the face. Trust me!

Alright, I’m off to go get ready for the day…we might be picking up a new puppy today. Wish me luck!bright pink lipstick cara delevigned916b002b512735aad7f3ebaa6446d7dhot pink lipstick bright pink lipstick blake livelybright pink lipstick emma stone

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