If you’re a fan of Girl Meets World’s Sabrina Carpenter and her gorgeous wavy hair, we have a step-by-step how-to tutorial thanks to Celebrity Hairstylist Laurie Heaps. Follow them to get effortless waves just like Sabrina’s!
1. Rough dry hair for volume at the root.
2. Part hair into 4 sections.
3. Take a 1-1/2 inch piece in horizontal section and spray with White Sands Liquid Texture Medium Thermal Spray. Then, straighten a few inches of hair in a bending motion with a flat iron.
4. Straighten the next few inches of hair bending the flat iron in the opposite direction, continuing this pattern all the way down the hair.
5. Go over the hair with the flat iron tapping gently on areas that have too much wave. Less is more!
6. Finish with a light mist of Redken Wind Blown Hairspray. Laurie used a T3 micro flat iron for this look.
The lazy, hazy days of summer means it’s time to drag yourself out of your poolside lounge chair and hit the road for a fun summer adventure! These long summer days and plan-free weekends are the perfect time for camping or a summer road trip. What type of adventure do you prefer? Do you love the outdoors or are you merely “outdoorsy” and choose only to camp when it’s glamorous glamping?
No matter what type of summer adventure you like best, we have the perfect tees (3 NEW Styles!) along with Summer plaid to get you through this Summer Adventure season and express your own unique travel personality in all your favorite ways.
The upper midwest is welcoming the Midwest Makeup Show, Minnesota’s first Beauty Expo and Pop-Up Shop on Sunday, July 24 at The Commons Hotel on the U of M campus – and you’re invited! Enjoy beauty services, demonstrations, shopping discounted products, and more!
At the show you can shop from more than 50 discounted makeup, hair, skin and nail brands. Watch beauty demos and enjoy beauty services and makeup lessons throughout the day.
The star-studded Main Stage, emceed by The Voice Season 6 contestant, Kat Perkins, will include presentations from Emmy Award-Winning national makeup artist Kevin James Bennett, NAHA Award Winner Heath Bryant, celebrated hairstylist Charlie Brackney, and a panel of pro artists moderated by one of the bridal industry’s best, Brett Dorrian.
Reader Giveaway: Head on over to our sister site Thrifty Minnesota for a chance to win a 4-pack of Midwest Makeup Show VIP tickets which includes complimentary admission, champagne, and an extra swag bag! Enter HERE!
If you are lucky, you just may have a Bluemercury shop-in-a-shop recently opened in a Macy’s location near you. They have opened over 80 of these specialty stores in 20 states and also online at bluemercury.com. (See the locations here.) Last month I was invited to visit the new Bluemercury location at Southdale in Edina, MN. It is beautiful!
Bluemercury was founded in 1999 and is widely recognized as the nation’s largest and fastest-growing luxury beauty products and spa retail chain. Bluemercury offers a unique shopping experience where clients receive unparalleled technical product knowledge, expert advice and friendly service. In addition to skincare, makeup, haircare and fragrance products, clients can be pampered by skincare experts in Bluemercury spas. The spas are home to the ultimate results-oriented treatments, including world-renowned oxygen facials, glycolic peels, waxing and microdermabrasion.
During my early morning pre-store-opening visit, I had a chance to speak with some of the extremely-knowledgeable staff and take a look at the carefully curated selection of brands and products available. I had time for a bit of pampering while being introduced to new items from brands I already love, as well as to some brand new ones I had never heard of.
M-61 is Bluemercury’s own technical skincare product line from co-founder Marla Malcolm Beck. It combines the best of technical skin science and power-packed naturals while leaving out undesirable ingredients. Marla took Bluemercury’s thirteen years of experience of performing nearly 100,000 spa treatments every year and combined that with input from more than 300 makeup artists and estheticians in Bluemercury stores. The result is this power-packed treatment line providing maximum results with minimal time.
Another line created by Marla Malcolm Beck is lune+aster, Bluemercury’s own makeup brand. Says Marla, “For years, my time-starved friends have asked me which makeup products they should use and how to apply them. With this in mind, I created a quick, easy line that takes the guesswork out of makeup application and gets you out the door looking polished in minutes.” I was excited to bring home a few samples from this new-to-me collection and am anxious to see my results!
Find your nearest Bluemercury in Macy’s location here.
Looking for a new dress for a summertime event? I’m loving this gorgeous Boho Bell Sleeve Dress, available in 2 different color schemes. This dress is beautiful, full, flowy, and perfect.
Normally $56, we can order one for just $29.99 and save 47%! It tends to run a big large, so consider ordering a Small if you normally wear Size 0-6, a Medium if you normally wear Size 8-12, or a Large if you normally wear Size 12-14. This dress is made of 100% high quality rayon and can be either machine washed or hand washed but should be line dried to keep the shape. Order one now!
Before we know it, the 4th of July will be here! Are you looking for a bit of red-white-and-blue inspiration to decorate your nails for Independence Day? Try one of these super-cute nail looks from Julep. You can get the polishes used in these looks for FREE in the Star Spangled 8-Piece Beauty Gift when you join Julep’s beauty box subscription program. Or, if you’re already a Julep subscriber, then use code LETSGET20 to save 20% on any Julep polish or beauty purchase.
Easy – Patriotic Dots: (Above) Create your base with two coats of Myriam, a red crème polish. Let dry, then use a toothpick or a dotting tool to make dots with Brigette (the white polish), let dry completely, then add additional dots with Paulina (a peacock blue polish). Remember to extend the life of your lovely new manicure with top coat!
More Challenging – Stars and Stripes: On all nails, paint two coats of Myriam, your red polish. Let dry. On your accent nail, use scotch tape as a guide to paint even stripes of Brigette (your white polish). I always make guidelines with scotch tape for my lines, or else they often get squiggly! Let your lines dry, then with a toothpick, draw blue stars on your accent nail with Paulina (your blue polish).
For a Pro – Red, White & Blue Waves: Slightly more advanced. Paint half of your nail with Myriam, your red polish, and add a scalloped edge. Let dry, then apply the white scalloped paint layer with Brigette. Let dry, then finish with a third scalloped layer of Paulina (blue). Optional: Add a touch a sparkle on top of the blue with Kirby. Be sure to finish with a top coat to make your mani last and shine!
Get all of the polishes above (plus 3 beauty products) in a free Star Spangled 8-Piece Beauty Gift today! Use promo code FIREWORKS to get your free gift when you pay for your first month of Julep ($24.99).
Are you looking for a new fragrance for summertime? Something that fits the season just perfectly? Capri Vince Camuto is a perfect blend of spontaneous summer days and sultry summer nights. Capri Vince Camuto embodies a spirit of freedom and discovery. “A wanderlust at heart, the Capri woman is in love with the world and all it has to offer. When she’s traveling, colors seem brighter, sounds sharper, senses ignited with a zest for life.”
The invigorating citrus top notes of the fragrance wash over a floral bouquet of peach blossom and violet flower to reveal a rich heart of musk and vanilla. Like a cool Mediterranean breeze, this floral-fruity fragrance transports your senses to your ideal summer getaway.
Capri’s bottle and packaging extend Vince Camuto’s iconic signature fragrance collection design. The scent is decanted in a sea glass-inspired bottle reminiscent of the Mediterranean’s blue waters. Sealed with a satin silver cap adorned with a vibrant turquoise bow, the bottle is embellished with the collection’s signature crest medallion.
Reader Giveaway: One lucky Jinxy Beauty reader will win Capri Vince Camuto Eau de Parum (ARV $82). To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59pm on 7/5/16. Good luck!
Capri Vince Camuto Giveaway
Unless you possess superhero powers that can style your hair into sleek perfection in the blink of an eye, you need to know about the Luma Hair Straightening Ceramic Brush!
The Luma Hair Straightening Ceramic Brush is a new way to straighten your hair in just a fraction of the time by combining the actions of a flat iron and a styling brush. Instead of using a traditional flat iron that squeezes hair between two flat heating elements to straighten your hair, you simply brush it. Now gorgeous, sleek and smooth hair can be achieved in minutes with just a few strokes from your roots to your tips. If it takes you about 20 minutes to straighten your hair with a flat iron, it’ll take you about two minutes with Luma!
Designed with a wide, 3D hot ceramic surface and spring-backed, plastic heat-insulated bristles that contour to your head, Luma brush is faster, gentler and more effective on hair. There is no more need to section hair using clips, go over the same part again and again, or burn your scalp in order to get close to the roots.
Luma Brush heats up to a constant temperature of 185/365 F in 60 seconds. Luma Brush is available at www.LumaBrush.com for $59. With Luma Brush, you can make straightening your hair the easiest part of your day.
There’s nothing that offers up simple style and comfort for summer like a swing dress. It’s the perfectly adaptable style. You can team it up with canvas shoes and your hair in a top knot for errands or with heels and pearls for a night out.
However you chose to style it, the stripe swing dress can be worn multiple different ways. Don’t you want one in every color? (It comes in 4!). It’s perfect to pair with all of our favorites. Even better? This particular dress is from the Cents of Style Let’s Be Adventurers collection with & Apparel. There have been great reviews on this collection! Needless to say, we’ll be wearing our swing dress(es) all summer long.
For Style Steals Monday, May 9th, the striped swing dress is only $27.95 with FREE SHIPPING when you use code SWINGTHING. To make the deal EVEN BETTER you will be offered a FREE bracelet at checkout! Order HERE.
A few months ago I was at the dentist’s office for a checkup and a cleaning. I didn’t have any cavities and my wisdom teeth haven’t changed position at all, so I thought things were going rather smoothly, until my dentist’s hygenist started cleaning my teeth and gave me her unsolicited sales pitch, telling me that I’d be the “perfect candidate” for professional teeth whitening.
I don’t take criticism or advice too well so I wasn’t really thrilled when she told me this. I hadn’t even thought about the color of my teeth. I thougth they were fine! But, that comment left me feeling self conscious. That is why I am SO GLAD that Luster Premium White sent me a package full of goodies to try out!
I received the Luster Premium White Smile Illuminator Instant Whitening Kit AND the Luster Premium Pro Light Dental Whitening System, plus they threw in a bonus: the Luster 2 Minute White. I’ll admit that I haven’t been very religious with using it (it has been a crazy month), but I really have noticed a difference from the times I’ve gotten to use the whitening.
Here’s a little more info about the different systems, plus the scoop on how you can grab them for yourself (they are actually very affordable – a LOT cheaper than getting your teeth whitened at the dentist!):
Luster Premium White Smile Illuminator Instant Whitening Kit ($17.99) – Perfect for that last minute spring smile touch up, the Smile Illuminator Instant Whitening Kit is not only a quick fix for last minute whitening, but it also includes a bonus Whitening Serum to lift surface and deep stains that fits right in your clutch! The Bluverite® in the Electrifying Blue Toothpaste and Brisk Rinse deposits blue micro-particles onto your teeth to offset the yellow, creating the optical effect of whiter teeth.
Luster Premium Pro Light Dental Whitening System ($43.99) – The Pro Light Dental Whitening System is perfect to help you prepare for spring and summer and get that pearly, white smile you’ve been dreaming of. With the Strongest competitive claims on the market, whitening teeth 2x faster than strips and trays, this system works to reverse years of stains in just 30 minutes using the same light technology used in dental offices. Get this – it is clinically proven to brighten your smile up to 6 SHADES and reverse years of stains in just 30 minutes with ZERO tooth sensitivity. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED!
I’m not the only one who loves these products. They have been featured in high-end magazines like Allure! Head over to their website, http://www.lusterpremiumwhite.com/, for all of the details!