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Friday, January 4, 2019

New Year New Hue: Color Expert Tips To Help You Achieve Your 2019 New Year’s Resolutions



We’ve all made our 2019 resolutions, and day four into the New Year you’re probably finding those goals as challenging to keep as we are! Fortunately, internationally renowned Color Expert Kate Smith has shared her knowledge with us on how color can help guide 2019 into a New Year and a New You. Scratch that -- it’s a New Year, New Hue! And Team TME has Kate’s tips that we’re sharing with our amazing readers!

Knowing that color can have a direct impact on your emotions, behavior, and mood, we’ve identified the top eight common New Year’s resolutions. Kate offers tips on the best colors for each resolution and how to best utilize color to help achieve these goals in 2019.


The most popular New Year’s resolutions:
  1. Get Fit and Stay Healthy
  2. Spend More Time with Family and Friends
  3. Fall In Love
  4. Lose Weight and Eat Healthier
  5. Find a New Hobby
  6. Live Life to the Fullest
  7. Spend Less, Save More
  8. Get Organized

Kate Smith’s Tips for Achieving Your New Year’s Resolutions Utilizing Color




1. Get Fit and Stay Healthy: Wearing red will make you more productive when doing an activity as it represents the color of physicality, which stimulates muscular movement and strength. Green will boost your mood and decrease your perception of the exertion level, making you more likely to exercise, and to exercise more vigorously. Winning colors: red & green!





2.  Spend More Time with Family and Friends: If spending more time with friends and family is a priority for you in 2019, the colors yellow and orange will help to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Yellow makes you feel happier and will stimulate two-way conversations while orange is uplifting, optimistic, and inspires spontaneity. Whether it’s accenting your home with a yellow lamp or orange rug, or setting the dinner party tablescape with these accent colors, using one or both of these colors in your home will encourage people to gather and talk. Winning colors: yellow & orange!





3. Fall In Love: Red is known as the color for attracting attention but did you know that it could also make you more attractive to others? Surrounding yourself with the appeal-enhancing power of the color of love and romance may be all it takes to woo someone new. Winning color: red!





4. Lose Weight and Eat Healthier: There are a few simple steps that will go a long way if weight loss is your goal. The color green inspires healthy food choices and triggers you to think of vegetables and fresh foods. Even better, green food on a green plate will encourage you to take larger portions of these nutritious, healthy foods. Another simple way to alter your eating habits is to use plates with colors that contrast to the colors of the food you are eating. Portions appear larger against a contrasting background color, and in turn, you tend to eat less. Winning color: green!





5. Find a New Hobby: If you’re looking to ignite a new passion, blue is the color for you! The color blue makes you more imaginative and encourages innovation and risk-taking. Combine soft, muted blues to calm your mind with bright, intense shades that get your creativity flowing. Stimulating the brain will open your mind up to finding a new interest or learning something new. Try painting the walls of your office or workspace blue -- or buy wall art in this color. Winning color: blue!






6. Live Life to the Fullest: Want to achieve this New Year’s resolution in 2019? Yellow and green are colors that help you feel upbeat and balanced. A bright shade of yellow is optimistic and enhances happiness while nature-inspired green is refreshing and encourages harmony. Try an activity you’ve been longing to experience or plan a trip to a desired destination to live life in full color! Winning colors: yellow & green!





7. Spend Less, Save More: The best advice for anyone looking to spend less and save more this year is to give your wallet a colorful, wealth-attracting makeover. Color has energy that can trigger your desire to save and the top colors for this are green, gold and red. Green correlates with growth, wealth and cash, gold relates to building a fortune, abundance, and positive feelings, and red is a color of success, strength and good luck. Carry a smart, organized wallet in a color that supports your saving goals. Winning colors: green, gold & red!





8. Get Organized: The best motivator to getting organized in 2019 is setting deadlines. Orange and red make you feel like there is an urgent problem that needs to be solved. Use these colors to spur yourself into action and put your resolution into action. Winning colors: orange & red!

You can find many of the amazing treasures, mentioned above, at T.J.Maxx and Marshalls and more color tips from Kate Smith online at Sensational Color!




Monday, November 12, 2018

Fall Cleaning Tips For Your Precious Gems


There is no doubt on days like today that Fall 2016 has arrives. While many of us think of “Spring Cleaning” as the time for cleaning everything from cleaning our closets to washing widows, you really should be doing a Fall Prep for winter and that prep should include your precious jewels. After all, holiday season will be upon is and you know that you’ll be wearing your sparkles at all of the season parties!

There is however, a proper way in which to clean your jewels and TME reached out to the experts at Ritani, who provided a few simple tips and tricks to clean your diamonds, and other gems, with ease and care. The best part about these tips is that you can employ these simple cleaning methods with regular household products.

Freshen Up: Baking Soda is a staple is every kitchen. Not only does baking soda make for tasty cookies and a fresh-smelling refrigerator, this versatile substance can also keep your ring clean. In fact, baking soda's mild, non-abrasive consistency makes it a great choice for cleaning all manner of metals and precious stones. For platinum rings, mix a dash of baking soda with water to create a simple cleaning solution. Rub along the band and around the setting, then use a lint-free cloth to wipe dry.

Minty Brilliance: Another common household item, toothpaste, also cleans engagement rings in a pinch. Take a bit of toothpaste -- the non-gel, chalky kind is best -- and apply it to a soft-bristled toothbrush. You might even want to invest in a child-size brush; they have smaller heads and softer bristles that are perfect for ring cleaning. Gently rub toothpaste along the band and around the setting with a soft bristle toothbrush. Rinse with water and it will look brand new!

A Deeper Clean: For an even deeper clean, simply squirt a bit of liquid dishwashing detergent on a toothbrush. Again, the small size and soft bristles of a child-size brush come in handy for ring cleaning. Add a tiny bit of warm water and scrub your stone and setting gently. Using dishwashing detergent and a small toothbrush, scrub your ring until it sparkles. Rinse with warm water and wipe dry.

Extra Shine: If you want to up the shine factor even further, clean your ring using one of the above methods. Then let the ring soak in a mixture of one part ammonia to three parts water for half an hour. Take the ring out and let it air dry to a bright sparkle.

Bring In The Professionals: If your ring has become really dirty over time, it may be best to visit your local jeweler. They will restore your ring to its true brilliance.

Our personal reminder is to check your gems. Often, we do not notice that a stone has loosened from its setting and from our personal experience, nothing is worse then losing a gem from a beloved piece! 


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

MAC Announces Collaboration With Puma


M∙A∙C joins forces with PUMA to introduce three special-edition Suede sneakers in the hues of its most legendary Lipsticks. Kick back with the sweet peachy beige of Crème d’Nude, the dramatic coral red of Lady Danger, or the daring burgundy of Sin as they take their place on sneakers steeped in old-school cool. Beauty meets movement to create style that will always move us.

PUMA SNEAKERS:

LADY DANGER


CRÈME D’NUDE


SIN

PUMA X M∙A∙C Sneakers ($90) will be available, in the US only, beginning May 2018 at online at PUMA and select Puma locations. Lipsticks ($18.50) available in all M∙A∙C locations.





Monday, February 12, 2018

MAC Cosmetics NYFW Daily Face Chart Report Jeremy Scott and Tadashi Shoji



MAC Cosmetics NYFW Daily Face Chart Report February 8





INSPIRATION: “A FEELING OF 80S FUTURISTIC POP DONE PRETTY AND FRESH.” -KABUKI

FACE
MINERALIZE TIMECHECK LOTION and PREP + PRIME SKIN REFINED ZONE applied over the face to instantly hydrate, refine and smooth skin. M·A·C STUDIO WATERWEIGHT SPF 30 FOUNDATION blended over the face for a dewy and natural perfection to skin. M·A·C JEREMY SCOTT CHEEK X 3: ACOUSTICA in HEAVEN IN YOUR SMILE swept over the high planes to subtly highlight, followed with BRONZING POWDER in ACOUSTICA through the low planes for a bit of warmth and contour.

EYES
The lashes were curled but left clean without mascara, and the brows were naturally groomed. Handmade clear plastic “wings” were outlined in ACRYLIC PAINT, with the design continuing onto the skin like pixels. The inner half of the eye continued this shape with colors selected from the M·A·C JEREMY SCOTT EYE SHADOW X 29: LO-FI collection in hues of orange, turquoise, pink, yellow and green.
  • ORANGE LOOK: ACRYLIC PAINT in GENUINE ORANGE used with M·A·C JEREMY SCOTT LO-FI in DISCO THERAPY. TURQUOISE LOOK: ACRYLIC PAINT in HI-DEF CYAN used with M·A·C JEREMY SCOTT LO-FI in MORNING TICKET, OLDIE BUT GOODIE and POWERFUL PERFORMANCE.
  • PINK LOOK: ACRYLIC PAINT in PROCESS MAGENTA used with M·A·C JEREMY SCOTT LO-FI in BIRD’S EYE VIEW and HAPPY SONG.
  • YELLOW LOOK: CHROMALINE in PRIMARY YELLOW used with M·A·C JEREMY SCOTT LO-FI in MEMORIES OF SPACE.
  • GREEN LOOK: ACRYLIC PAINT in LANDSCAPE GREEN used with M·A·C JEREMY SCOTT LO-FI in OLDIE BUT GOODIE, ELECTRIC EEL and AT THE TURNTABLE.

LIPS
LIP X 9: FUTURE EMOTIONS in VIOLETTA and BREATHING FIRE (for deeper skin tones), and HAPPY SONG (for fairer skin tones) to finish.





INSPIRATION: “THE WOMAN HAS CONTROL AND POWER THROUGH A STRONG LOOK WITHOUT FEELING OVERLY DONE OR HEAVY. SHE IS CONNECTED TO LUXURY AND POWER THROUGH THE GOLD EYE AND BOLD RED LIP.” - PEP GAY

FACE
M·A·C STUDIO FACE AND BODY FOUNDATION blended over the face to even and tone skin, using the 187S DUO FIBRE FACE BRUSH to apply. M·A·C STUDIO FINISH SPF 35 CONCEALER sparingly applied as needed with the 242S SHADER BRUSH to perfect, for a natural, flawless look to skin. MINERALIZE BLUSH in FLIRTING WITH DANGER (available Spring 2018) softly applied to the cheekbones with the 116S BLUSH BRUSH and then buffed with the 129S POWDER/BLUSH BRUSH to diffuse.

EYES
The lashes were well curled and applied with EXTENDED PLAY LASH in ENDLESSLY BLACK through both top and bottom lashes to define. The brows were subtly enhanced with M·A·C EYE BROWS and EYE SHADOWS, keeping the shape naturally groomed. BLING THING in TIME TO WERK! (available Winter 2018) buffed into the eyelid with the heaviest concentration on the lash line, blended all the way up to the brow for a brilliant wash of gold over the eye, using the 242S SHADER BRUSH to apply.

LIPS
M·A·C TREND FORECAST FALL18/LIP in DRUNKEN CHERRY (available Spring 2018) applied for the perfect red lip to finish.



All MAC products, except where noted, are available online and in-store.


Thursday, March 23, 2017

How To Find The Perfect Swimsuit Online

Melissa Liebling-Goldberg of Spring

Although it may not feel like it -- Spring 2017 is here. And with it begins the preparation for swimsuit season. Was that a collective “ugh” that we heard? Yeah, we feel the same! Most of us do not have hours to spend at the boutique searching for the perfect suit and turning to the Internet, while a logical avenue for saving time, can be a futile endeavor. Seriously! How many times have you purchased swimwear only to receive it and find that the suit is nothing like what you’d expected? Of course, there’s also the hassle of returning the suit and starting the process all over.

Well, buying a swimsuit online doesn't have to be a dreadful experience. The Makeup Examiner checked in with VP of Editorial at Spring, Melissa Liebling-Goldberg, to pick her brain for foolproof ways to find that perfect swimsuit online. Melissa states that finding swimwear online is as easy as sticking to a few basic rules.

1. Keep your “in-store” frame of mind

We usually choose realistic styles, sizes, cuts, and colors that look best on us when we are about to confront a mirror. Apply that same reasoning as you add items to your online cart. Choose styles and sizes that work with your body type and that you’ve been wearing consistently. And if you’re anticipating a smaller or bigger size this season, make sure to take your measurements and compare them with the brand’s sizing chart.

2. Narrow your search

Discovery is endless on the web! As an online shopper, you are exposed to millions of options, which can be confusing and overwhelming once approaching checkout. Choose 3-5 cuts and styles you’ve worn in the past and that flatter your frame.

Styling Tip: To play up your chest try using a halter style, print or color, or a push-up. If you have a larger bust, try picking a suit that allows for cup sizing on top. Choosing a string bottom means you can adjust it to fit you, no matter what your shape is.

3. Follow the KLT Rule -- Know, Love, Trust

If you are nervous about buying online, try sticking to brands that you already know, love and trust. Chances are that will leave you feeling great and worry-free about your online purchase. Visit Spring for a plethora of brands and options.

There you have the rules to stick with to increase the opportunity of easily finding the perfect swimwear online! Note: A special thank you to Melissa Liebling-Goldberg for taking the time to share her expertise. Oh, if you’re worried about not being “swimsuit” ready, we have you covered on that point too! Checkout some bangin’ tips from our favorite Fitness Guru, Brooke “The Sculptor” Taylor!




Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Kendall Jenner's 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Party Look GTL


It’s that time of year again when we watch the most gorgeous women strut their stuff down the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show runway! Now, you too, can achieve the look that Kendall Jenner sported at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show after party, at-home, with help from celebrity hairstylist, Sarah Potempa, and official hair partner, The Beachwaver Co.!
 
Kendall Jenner VS Get The Look:

Step 1: Create a natural center part and start bisectioning the back from the bottom up with The Beachwaver Co. Limited Edition Swarovski-embellished Darby Clips.

Step 2: Using The Beachwaver Co. Limited Edition White BEACHWAVER S1, curl the hair away from the face throughout the entire back and side section.

Step 3: Smooth the front pieces with The Beachwaver Co. Coast Pro Ceramic Styling Iron.

Step 4: Spray the Ouai Texture Spray throughout the back and the smooth the front with the Ouai Finishing Crème.




All products are available online at The Beachwaver Co. and select retail locations like Ulta


Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Fashion Bargains For Fall 2016


We thoroughly enjoy a good bargain, and upon invitation, we were was sent to the off-price retailer T.J. Maxx. In complete honesty we never expected to be impressed, nor were we overly enthusiastic about this particular endeavor. While bargains are always a fabulous find, our preconceived notions about T.J. Maxx left us tentative.

Despite our hesitation we set out on what we’d intended to be a brief excursion. Several hours later, we were thrilled that we’d been given the opportunity to do a little “secret” shopping. The fact is that with Fall 2016 and the festivities that come with the season, it’s past time to switch up your wardrobe and home décor for the new season. T.J. Maxx -- which is part of The TJX Companies and includes US stores Marshalls, HomeGoods, and Sierra Trading Post -- offers an incredible array of upmarket items for up to 80 percent off what those items would cost at other retail outlets.

As we perused the store, we found everything from leather jackets to fringe booties to faux fur scarves and amazing beauty items! All of which are very hot for fall and winter (well beauty items are always hot!). We also found an amazing selection of unique home items. Of course if you want to get the very most for your money, you do need a strategy. 

Tips To Get The Most From Bargain Shopping:
  1. Make a list of your must-have items
  2. Plan on taking your time in the store, there’s a lot to see
  3. No matter how inexpensive the item may be, it’s not a bargain if you’ll never use it

Monday, September 12, 2016

NARS Beauty Report Alexander Wang and Novis SS17



“The beauty inspiration is surfer, beach girl. It's that look and natural color that someone gets if their skin has been kissed by the Sun.” -Diane Kendal


  • FACE: NARSskin Luminous Moisture Cream, NARSskin Total Replenishing Eye Cream,
  • Sheer Glow Foundation, Stick Concealer
  • CHEEKS: Cappadoce Matte Multiple, Altai Matte Multiple, Vientiane Matte Multiple,
  • Portofino Multiple
  • LIPS: Stick Concealer



 Novis SS17


          
“The designers and I decided to bring an element of color to the look that would make a statement without being overpowering. Burnished glossy golden-orange eyes against nude luminous skin and lips complement the collection's bold color blocking, geometric floral prints and soft feminine silhouettes.” -Uzo, NARS International Lead Makeup Stylist



  • FACE: NARSskin Luminous Moisture Cream, NARSskin Aqua Gel Luminous Oil-Free Moisturizer, NARSskin Total Replenishing Eye Cream, Radiant Creamy Concealer, Soft Matte Complete Concealer (New for Spring 2017, for now try Stick Concealer), Sheer Glow Foundation, All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation, Soft Velvet Loose Powder
  • CHEEKS: South Beach Multiple, 413 BLKR Illuminator, Hot Sand Illuminator (for deeper skin tones), Jubilation Dual-Intensity Blush
  • EYES: South Beach Multiple, Belle-Île Velvet Shadow Stick (New for Spring 2017, for now try Mediteranee Duo Eyeshadow), Triple X Lip Gloss
  • BROWS: Brow Gel, Brow Defining Cream
  • LIPS: Belle-Île Velvet Shadow Stick (New for Spring 2017, for now try Mediteranee Duo Eyeshadow), Istria Lip Gloss

All products, except where noted, are available at NARS


Wednesday, August 31, 2016

GLOSSYBOX Partners with Artist Antonio Soares for “The Fashion Edition”


Announced earlier this month and just in time for fashion’s biggest month of the year, GLOSSYBOX, the leading luxury beauty box subscription service, has collaborated with Portuguese artist Antonio Soares for “The Fashion Edition.” Starting September 1st, during international fashion month where the Spring collections will be showcased, GLOSSYBOX will launch this special box.

This stunning box will feature a variety of the prestige products fashion insiders have been keeping in their beauty bags for last minute touch-ups between runway shows at Fashion Week, including KORRES Modern Greek Apothecary’s Volcanic Minerals Twist Eyeshadow and Twist Lipstick, MODELLAUNCHER’s Brow Duo Pencil, Vince Camuto’s Capri Eau De Parfum, Sally Hershberger’s 24K Supreme Stylist Dry Shampoo and Borghese’s Superiore State-of-the-Art Mascara. Subscribers will receive an assortment of these offerings, among other products. 

The September box will feature designs by internationally acclaimed illustrator Antonio Soares. Soares’ unique, fashion-inspired art has captured the eye of tastemakers around the world and landed him collaborations with prestigious fashion purveyors, including Chanel and Dolce & Gabbana. On this collaboration in particular, Soares has made his foray into the beauty space to design a box that embodies the undeniable connection between both the beauty and fashion worlds. 

GLOSSYBOX “The Fashion Edition” ($21) will be available on September 1st and this Special Edition is the best way to treat yourself this season! To find more information about the September GLOSSYBOX, please visit GLOSSYBOX online!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Backstage Beauty Summer of Love at Frankie's Bikinis Summer 2017


Frankie’s Bikinis Summer 2017 Collection has a fun, California vibe that is still sexy in nature. The collection is complete with flirty pastels, floral prints and the crochet accents the brand is known for. TRESemmé Stylist Tyler Laswell created voluminous, beachy waves to compliment the playful aesthetic of this collection.



Flirty Beach Waves:


  1. Split hair into four even sections on the top, bottom, right and left sides of the head.
  2. Rake TRESemmé TRES Two Climate Protection Mousse through one section at a time, then blow dry using a diffuser to protect against humidity and bring out natural wave.
  3. Twist each section around itself to create a rope braid, wrap into a loose bun and secure with bobby pins.
  4. For added hold and texture, blast each bun with heat from the blow drier. 
  5. Once cooled, release the braids, shake out with fingers and set the look with TRESemmé TRES Two Climate Protection Hairspray.


Products Used: TRESemmé TRES Two Climate Protection Mousse and TRESemmé TRES Two Climate Protection Hairspray




Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Off-the-Shoulder Summer 2016 Fashion


Everyone knows off-the-shoulder fashion is very “in” this summer but now … it’s even trendier since Kate Middleton has jumped on the bare shoulder train! Kate recently wowed in two cutting edge gowns fit for the queen (of fashion, that is) so we wanted to share some off-the-shoulder options from TJMaxx to help you stay on trend this season without breaking the bank!




Inspired by Kate, but uniquely yours! Check out TJMaxx online or find a store near you. 


Friday, June 24, 2016

Summer 2016 Sunglasses Trends


In anticipation of the “International Sunglasses Day,” Edel-Optics reveals the shapes, colors and features that are on trend this year. “This summer, we shall see glasses in panto or butterfly styles everywhere,” says Phil Thomas, vision specialist at the online opticians Edel-Optics. Men and women alike are going for round frames with lenses that are slightly flattened at the top. “Ladies like their glasses a little larger and more feminine. But this year, the glasses will not be quite as over-sized as last year,” Thomas says about this year’s trend for the lifestyle accessory, which even has June 27 dedicated to it as International Sunglasses Day!

Matte Colors and Tinted Lenses

In addition to rounded shapes, frames in matte colors are playing a large role -- in line with the matte vehicle colors that have become popular of late. “This makes the model appear softer and more understated,” explains Thomas. Models with mirrored lenses are a totally different matter. While the colors blue, orange and green continue to dominate, the new thing this year is the so-called graduated mirror finish, which means that the glass becomes gradually more transparent towards the bottom … a small help to all those who are desperately trying to look the other person in the eye.


Sustainable and Vintage Sunglasses

According to Edel-Optics expert Phil Thomas, (and Team TME) there is also a new trend emerging with respect to the materials used in the manufacture. The frame of a pair of 2016 sunglasses is no longer made from a single material. The arms could be made from plastic, for instance, but the rims and bridge from metal. There are even sunglasses for vegans this year, which do not involve any animal products in their manufacture. Fair-trade wood is being used instead. While Mr. Thomas states that the “this market is still very limited,” The Makeup Examiner completely disagrees. Wooden frames have gained mass popularity! Gaining momentum are people recycling their grandmother’s "vintage" sunglasses. Yep, apparently granny was hip long ago and this trend proves it.



Monday, March 28, 2016

What The Top Spring 2016 Patterns Say About Your Personality


Whether or not it feels like it, spring is officially here! T.J.Maxx and Marshalls have surveyed women across the country to uncover the top spring patterns that women are most excited about and have partnered with renowned clothes-ologist, Dr. Jennifer Baumgartner, to share what each pattern says about your personality.

The results are in! The most popular spring patterns ranked in order are: florals, plaid, stripes, tie dye/acid wash, paisley, animal print, Aztec, and geometric. Dr. Baumgartner shares her rather interesting (and accurate) insights into what each pattern says about you.

Number One Pattern: FLORALS! Women are romanticizing about floral prints this spring. In fact, according the recent survey from T.J.Maxx and Marshalls, this feminine, classic pattern ranked top of the list. That’s no surprise given that wearing florals means you are someone who is not afraid to accentuate your beauty and femininity.

Number Two Pattern: PLAID! If you’re mad about plaid, you may be a true traditionalist at heart. Plaid was once limited to domestic woolen textiles, but has made its way into our everyday wardrobes, becoming one of the most versatile styles today. What does all this say about you? It means that you value stability and endurance in yourself and others. Make your fashion trademark by choosing a signature plaid top in soft hues and pairing it with your best denim to achieve an effortless yet fashionable look. Or take a more subtle approach by introducing the pattern into your wardrobe via accessories like a designer neutral handbag.

Number Three Pattern: STRIPES! Stripes are a standard choice for all types of everyday settings and activities from suiting to sporting. If you like to wear stripes, you are as practical as you are stylish, and confident by nature. Crisp, clean and classic, stripes channel your inner drive and show you are a true go-getter.

Number Four Pattern: TIE DYE AND ACID WASH! Tie dye and acid wash are making a comeback in a big way. If you choose to wear these patterns it means that you are someone who tends to break boundaries and are keen on charting your own course. With its blurred lines and soft edges, tie-dye and acid wash both boasts colorful, unique prints that are perfect for a casual look. Throw on a tie-dye t-shirt or an acid wash button down top to truly embody this playful style.

Number Five Patterns: PAISLEY! (Tied in 5th place with animal print) Paint the town paisley: Are you an adventure seeker who dreams of exotic and faraway places? If so, you probably admire the whimsical pattern, paisley. The lover of this print has a heart full of adventure and an appreciation of mystery. Paisley asserts a feeling of movement, helping to unleash your inner passion for journey and discovering the wonders of life. Rock a bright paisley dress this spring and book your summer getaway.

Channel your inner cheetah! ANIMAL PRINT! Tied with paisley, animal print is an equally important pattern that women are excited to wear this spring. The woman who wears animal print possesses ambition and craves success, from the boardroom to the dressing room. You exude sheer strength and are an unstoppable force no matter what life throws at you.

Number Six Pattern: AZTEC! Inspired by ancient spiritual symbols, Aztec represents a connection to the natural world. If Aztec is your pattern of choice, you tend to focus on meaning, depth and a greater power. You embrace the world and all its nature and glory. As one of the biggest trends this season, this is the perfect print to flaunt your inner ancient goddess. Try an Aztec printed bag or a Navajo style fringe cardigan for a stylish, easy look.

Number Seven Pattern: GEOMETRIC! With an eye on the future, the lover of geometric patterns has a great appreciation for its attention grabbing shapes and bold, sharp lines. Even if you didn’t ace geometry in school, you can understand the perfect blend of science and art that forms your favorite pattern, which is a direct correlation to the balance you strive for in life.

Stores like T.J.Maxx and Marshalls have a large selection of quality fashion and accessories in all of the fabulous prints – carrying items such as designer skirts, blouses and accessories like clutches and scarves at prices that can’t be beat!



Friday, September 18, 2015

PHYTO NYFW Get The Look from J. Mendel and Theory


SHOW: J. MENDEL

INSPIRATION: Japanese paintings and printmaking, both are which done by hand and delicate.  The hair reflects the SS16 collection which light, airy and super-feminine. - James Pecis

GET THE LOOK:

Step 1: Prep hair with PHYTO Phytovolume Actif Volumizing Spray. Work in from root to ends

Step 2: Curl with a 1 1/2" curling iron and part hair slightly off to the left

Step 3: Apply PHYTO Phyto Professional Matte Texturizing Paste from root to ends to create separation

Step 4: Start a very loose braid from the crown down, adding hair as you go. Braid to end then secure with an elastic.

Step 5: Roll braid up inside and pin. Secure with bobby pins.

Step 6:  Finish with PHYTO Phytolaque Soie Light Hold Hairspray.


SHOW: THEORY

GET THE LOOK: 

Step 1: Spray by saturating the hair to give it strength. Blow dry back, then split hair into three sections.

Step 2: Spray PHYTO Phytolaque Soie Light Hold Hairspray section by section. Blow dry hair with a burst of cold air.

Step3: Pull the sides back and down and the top back to avoid parting. Once in place, tie at the nape.

Step 4: Apply PHYTO 9 to the ends to hydrate and finish.



Friday, September 11, 2015

Marissa Webb SS16 Backstage Beauty


Pulling inspiration from a 1950’s black and white photograph of her grandparents, Marissa Webb Spring/Summer 2016 Collection combines the structure of military uniform with the femininity of delicate dresses. TRESemmé Stylist Jeanie Syfu found her inspiration for the two hair looks from the juxtaposition of the soft fabrics and structured lines of the collection.


Side-Swept Bun:
  • Prep wet hair with TRESemmé Perfectly (un)Done Wave Creation Sea Foam and rough-dry or diffuse, using fingers to bring out natural texture.
  • Create a deep side part using a tail comb and clip away a 2-inch wide section from the part.
  • Spray TRESemmé Fresh Start Volumizing Dry Shampoo on to hair to absorb excess oil, then pull hair into a low, messy side bun, securing with an elastic and bobby pins.
  • Apply TRESemmé Extra Firm Gel along the hairline and behind the ear on both sides to create a glossy finish.
  • Release 2-inch section and tease with a comb, then sweep the section across forehead and tuck behind the ear.
  • Finish the look with TRESemmé TRES Two Extra Firm Control Hair Spray.



Side-Swept Down-Do:
  • Prep wet hair with TRESemmé Perfectly (un)Done Wave Creation Sea Foam and rough-dry or diffuse, using fingers to bring out natural texture.
  • Create a deep side part using a tail comb and clip away a 2-inch wide section from the part.
  • Apply TRESemmé Extra Firm Gel along the hairline and behind the ear on both sides, and pull loose hair back into a half-up low ponytail at the nape of the neck, securing with an elastic.
  • Release 2-inch section and tease with a comb, then sweep the section across forehead and tuck behind the ear.
  • Set the look with TRESemmé TRES Two Extra Firm Control Hair Spray.

PRODUCTS USED: TRESemmé Perfectly (un)Done Wave Creation Sea Foam, TRESemmé Fresh Start Volumizing Dry Shampoo, TRESemmé Extra Firm Gel, TRESemmé TRES Two Extra Firm Control Hair Spray

TOOLS: Blow dryer, diffuser, tail comb, teasing brush, flat hair clips, and bobby pins.