New 2015 Lipstick Shades

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What does this year hold in store for our lips? It looks like this year is the year of taupe, browns rose, and purples. From high end brands to the drugstore – try out these new 2015 Lipstick Shades.

LUSH - Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color/1 oz. - Deep Mink

Tom Ford Deep Mink

To Tom Ford a perfect lip is the focus of the face and it has the power to define a woman’s whole look. Each lip color has rare and exotic ingredients, including soja seed extract, Brazilian murumuru butter and chamomilla flower oil, create an ultra-creamy texture with an incredibly smooth application. 

LUSH – Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color/1 oz. – Deep Mink – $50.00, 8.00 shipping – Available at Neiman Marcus

MAC Cosmetics - MAC Lipstick Smoked Purple (M) One Size

MAC Lipstick Smoked Purple

MAC Cosmetics – MAC Lipstick Smoked Purple (M) One Size – $26.47, 3.50 shipping – Available at Marketplace

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wet n wild - Megalast Lipstick: Mocha-licious #914C

Wet n wild – Mocha-licious

This 4 hour, long wearing lip color leaves a semi-matte, creme finish in one stroke. Glides on easily with rich, velvety color that doesn’t cake, feather, or bleed. Made with hydrating skin-care ingredients – Hyaluronic Microspheres provide extraordinary adhesion to lips, an exclusive polymer complex offers cushion-like feel and texture, and natural marine plant extracts Coenzyme Q10 and Vitamins A & E help smooth lips.


wet n wild – Megalast Lipstick: Mocha-licious #914C – $4.89, 5.48 shipping – Available at Marketplace

Almay - Almay Smart Shade Butter Kiss Lipstick - 10 Berry - Light

Almay Smart Shade Butter Kiss Lipstick

Sepia - MAC

MAC Styled in Sepia

Estee Lauder - 'Pure Color Envy' Sculpting Lipstick Intense Nude

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Intense Nude

Xtreme - NYX Xtreme Lip Cream - Skin Tone - XLC 08

NYX Xtreme Lip Cream Skin Tone

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wet n’ wild Valentine’s Day Make-Up Trio Set Reader Giveaway

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Valentine’s Day will be here soon! Do you have plans for “the day of love”? If you have a hot date planned (or just a night out with the girls) wet n’ wild’s trio make-up set will help you get ready for your big V-Day night.

Mega Slicks Balm Stain in Made You Pink, Fergie’s 10 Pan palette Milano Collection and Wild Shine Nail Color In Ready to Propose make the perfect set that will make you irresistible! From casual to glam wet n’wild Valentine’s Day trio set is the ideal cosmetic color collection to complement your outfit and to make you feel sensual and sexy!

Reader Giveaway: One lucky Jinxy Beauty reader will win a wet n’ wild’s trio make-up set. To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59pm ET on 12/13/15. Good luck!

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Better Home Hair Color Tips

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Do you color your hair at home? If you have been nervous to color your own hair – it’s so easy!! While I do usually like the results of salon coloring, it involves so much time and expense that I appreciate the convenience and the savings of doing it at home. The more you understand it, the more control you’ll have over the results. Our friends at Madison Reed have five easy tips to get and keep better hair color.

1. Just the Roots

Permanent hair color works by opening your hair cuticle, lifting out the current color, and depositing a new one. If you repeat this process over and over on the same hair, it will begin to lose protein and become more porous. This affects how your hair color applications turn out: porous hair will take on a lot of color easily, but not hold on to it well. If your hair gets really dark when you first color and then fades very quickly, you have porous hair.

The best way to prevent this is by only coloring your roots, the new hair growth, after your initial application of a new color or shade. That way, you will avoid reprocessing hair that has already been colored. Wait until you can see a clear band of outgrowth for a more accurate application, about every 3-4 weeks. Overlapping when touching up can cause variations in color. If you’re worried about your roots showing between applications, use Root Touch Up to get great color coverage that lasts from shampoo to shampoo.

To refresh color on your lengths and ends, pull permanent color through your hair every fourth or fifth coloring session. Or you can refresh with semi-permanent color, which corrects tone and acts as a long-lasting stain on hair that has already been opened.

2. Gloss it Up

Semi-permanent color, also known as hair gloss, is a beautiful hair multi-tasker! You can also use clear gloss to deep condition and add light-reflecting shine, or tinted shades to brighten faded color and add shine, tone and dimension. Check out all the new Color Reviving Gloss from Madison Reed – available in 8 great shades.

3. Use it or Lose It

I know what you’re thinking: will I have to throw away all that extra hair color if I only color my roots? This is very important: only mix the developer and color that you are using immediately. Do not keep any color that has been mixed with developer.

When they are mixed together, it sets off a chemical reaction. Mixed color will not be effective, and it can also be dangerous to store.

Now for the good news. Unmixed, both developer and color have a longer shelf life: 3 years unopened and 6 months after package has been opened. Just be sure to keep them separate until you’re ready to use them!

4. Cut the Harsh Chemicals

A healthier formula makes all the difference when frequently coloring your hair. Harsh chemicals damage hair, making it stripped, dry, brittle, and dull. Color that is free of ammonia, resorcinol, and PPD is much easier on the scalp and hair shaft. That’s why the Madison Reed Radiant Color Kit is free of those harmful ingredients and packed with nourishing elements that repair and strengthen hair, leaving it soft, shiny, and bouncy.

5. Protect Your Color

Picture your hair color as physical pigments that need help to stay in your hair. Madison Reed’s nourishing color enhancing Shampoo and Conditioner Set is designed to extend the life of hair color by being more gentle and healthier for your hair. This enables the color pigments to stay longer because they’re not being stripped out of your hair. Over time, using haircare that repairs and protects your hair also helps it become less porous (remember my explanation at the top?). All of these things work together to help your hair look and feel better the more you use healthier products!

Find your perfect hair color now with Madison Reed.

Good Earth Beauty Chocolate Dipped Strawberries Body Cream Review and Giveaway

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Valentine’s Day will soon be here and we have a gift you can give your own body with luscious smelling skincare from Good Earth Beauty. I just have to say I was so surprised when I removed the lid of the Good Earth Beauty Chocolate Dipped Strawberries Body Cream and smelled (yes, you guessed it) chocolate dipped strawberries! This may not be a product for dieters – although I heard that strawberries dipped in dark chocolate are actually pretty high on the scale of decadent treats that are good for you.

Whatever the real story is with the chocolate dipped strawberries you eat, the Good Earth Beauty Chocolate Dipped Strawberries Body Cream is definitely good for your body. It is full vitamins and nutrients for your skin. Although it has a light and fluffy texture, it provides a deeply moisturizing luxurious experience. The body cream revitalizes the skin by enhancing its firmness and elasticity, providing a youthful look and feel. It isn’t tacky or greasy – it just leaves an invisible layer on your skin that absorbs quickly.


Those are the good things it DOES have, but it’s also important what it DOESN’T have. It is free of:

propylene glycol
artificial colors

To top it all off, it’s made in the USA!

So whether you’re treating yourself, your friend, your sister, your mom or another loved one this Valentine’s Day, keep in mind Good Earth Beauty Chocolate Dipped Strawberries Body Cream.

Reader Giveaway:  One lucky Jinxy Beauty reader will win their own Good Earth Beauty Chocolate Dipped Strawberries Body Cream. To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59pm ET on 2/13/14. Good luck!

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Tips for Curly Hair – Love those Curly Tresses!

Tips for Curly Hair
Curly hair can be lots of fun and very beautiful! With the help of these easy tips from Tamika Claridy, Manager & Senior Stylist at Symbols Salonm curly girls can embrace their tresses and maximize their natural beauty!

1. By nature, curly hair bestows a very porous texture so it requires lots of moisture. Claridy recommends cleansing with a hydrating or moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. It’s best to shampoo on alternating days or even every two days as shampooing every day can cause dry hair and scalp.

2. Use a leave in conditioner and make sure the hair gets fully saturated. This will keep the hair conditioned, soft and moisturized.

3. Use a dime sized dab of product for especially created for curly hair such as curl creams or balms. Claridy recommends creams and balms because they won’t dry the hair out and they leave the hair soft and natural looking.

Bonus tips: Always use a shampoo formulated for curly hair. Claridy does not recommend using hair gel or mousse because it can cause the hair too be dry.


Located in Downton Miami, Symbols Beauty Salon is a 2,500 square foot full service salon and day spa that provides a harmonized and creative and inviting environment for all things beauty and head to toe pampering. Taking a cue from European Salons, Symbols merges the glamourous worlds of beauty fashion and style for a one stop shop beauty concept. The sleek, state of the art salon is equipped with the most innovative beauty technology for the ultimate in luxe pampering including touches such as shampoo chairs that provide massage and soothing light therapy to reduce stress and calm the mind.

Winter Means Wedge Booties! Splurge vs. Steal

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What looks good but is still functional for the winter.? Wedge booties! Compliment your favorite winter fashions with the perfect wedge bootie and heat things up a bit. I love the booties with laces for a casual look! Here are some great choices – both with and WITHOUT laces!

Sperry Top-Sider Harlow Wedge Bootie ($89.99)

Tom Sperry Wedge

Dr. Scholl’s Bethany Wedge Bootie Boots ($56.97)

Dr. Scholl's - Bethany Wedge Bootie Boots (Brown) - Women's Boots

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Julep’s High-Tech Luxe Lip Treatment Delivering Super Soft Lips

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Am I the only one who thinks that winter seems to drag on foreeeeeeeeever? Not only is it un-fun to hang out in the cold weather it can also make a mess of our skin, hair, nails and lips! Combine the frigid cold with the dry air inside from the heat pumping all day and night and our bodies can totally dry out.

Julep’s Luxe Lip Treatment is created with a high-tech zamac tip to soothe dry chapped lips and promote micro-circulation, while the omega-rich pumpkin seed formula boots lipids and helps lips retain elasticity. “I love how it feels to put Luxe Lip on as much as I love how it feels to wear it” says Jane Park, Creator/CEO. “It’s a lip-spa moment you can treat yourself to anytime.”

“I’m thrilled to announce that we responded quickly when our customers told us they loved this product and needed it in more shades – so we’re launching 4 new shades this month,” says Park.

Ready to try this customer-favorite conditioning treatment? Get two Luxe Lip Treatments for $24 (a $48 value) when you enter codeTWOLUXE at checkout. (Also good on the original Luxe Lip Conditioning Treatment, too).

Here’s what other customers are saying:

So Moisturizing!

This winter has wrecked HAVOC on my lips! I’ve constantly been battling chapping, splitting, and dehydration. After only using the Luxe Lip Conditioning Treatement ONE DAY I can tell a marked difference!


Super Soft Lips

I ordered this lip treatment as an extra with my Maven box…soooo happy I did! I absolutely love it. My lips feel super soft, as if I had exfoliated them and moisturized. Also, I really love the applicator. It gives this really refreshing feel to the product. I had to make my mom try some because I was so into it. You’re not wasting your money with this one.


Don’t miss out—this offer ends on January 31, 2015.

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Sweater Dresses from Karina Dress – Snuggle Up and Save!

Have I ever mentioned how much I love sweater dresses! Living in the COOOOOOOLD climate of Minnesota, it is a great way to stay warm, but still look good! When it is so cold outside almost all you want to do is cuddle up inside. Karina Dresses are the fashion equivalent of a cuddle, and from 1/6 to 1/7, they are putting their coziest fabrics on sale for only $88.

So head over to their Karina Classics Collection and grab a dress in their ponte or sweater fabrics. Because sometimes we do have to brave the cold after all, and you might as well look good doing it!

Karina Dresses was founded in 2007, based upon fashion industry veteran, Karina Cousineau’s, vision of creating dresses for every woman. She knew there was a real need for a fashion line that makes every body (and everybody) feel and look great no matter what shape or size. A line that made every woman feel like a Frockstar™. Handmade in New York from limited edition fabrics, Karina Dresses creates a custom collection that is both classic and fashion-forward. Through a deep dialogue with retailers and direct clients, Karina takes a “slow fashion” approach, patiently nurturing dresses with artisanal attention to fit, fabric and construction.

Braid Tutorials – Learn How to Make a Plethora of Plaits!

Braid Tutorials

Braids are all the rage and Miami based Master Stylist Raphael Reboh, owner of Femme Coiffure Salon, is providing us with the simple steps necessary to add a spin to your everyday hair styling with a plethora of plaits. Reboh has styled a-list tresses including Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Joan Collins, Adriana Lima, Bianca Jagger and even the late Joan Rivers.

Fishtail French Braid

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This look is also called the new Dutch Braid and it’s a fresh departure from the traditional French Braid. This style is easy to do and great on both thick and thin hair. Naturally, you just need length to for this style.

1. Start by taking a section of the hair near the part on the heavy side
2. Divide that into two halves
3. Now take a small piece from the edge of the right side, cross it over the top and add it to the left side.
4. Do the same from the left side, crossing it over the top and addition it to the right side.
5. Now repeat step three but after crossing the strand over the top, add in a section of hair from that side of the head.
6. Repeat these steps until you reach the top of the ear then begin pulling in hair from the opposite side of the head, stretching it around the back, and adding it into the braid.
7. When all the hair is pulled in, finish with a basic fishtail braid and gently loosen the braid by pulling out the edges. 8. Tie off the end with a clear plastic band and add a pretty hair clip to finish it off.

Side French Braid

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1. Part slightly damp hair on the right side. Optional: add a little mousse or gel to keep hair intact and to prevent fly-aways. Next, take about a two-inch chunk of hair from the front of the right hairline, and begin a French braid
2. To start a French braid, section this portion of hair into three even strands, keeping them separated with your fingers (whichever ones feel most comfortable to you). Now, start a normal braid; take the right strand and cross it over the middle strand. Next, take the left strand and cross it over the middle strand.
3. Once you have this small foundation braid, begin adding more hair with each crossover. To do this, gather a small bit of hair from the hairline, add it to the rightmost strand, and then cross it over the middle strand. Pull it tight, but keep the strands separated at all times. Repeat on the other side by gathering a small bit of hair closest to the side part (away from the hairline), adding it to the leftmost strand, and then crossing it over the middle strand.
4. Continue this braiding pattern until you are about one inch away from the right neckline. At this point, start to braid horizontally across to the left neckline. Tip: keeping the braid tight and separating the three sections of hair at all times will help you control the direction of the braid.
5. Try to gather all the hair into the French braid by the time you hit the bottom of the left ear. Once all the hair is incorporated, finish braiding traditionally. Secure with an elastic band.

Half French Braid Wrapped Ponytail

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1. Begin by parting the hair off center on the right. Part further back on the top of the head.
2. Part it down to the ear and secure all the rest of the hair hanging down in the back for now.
3. At the top on the left side of your part, start plaiting a braid.
4. Once you’ve plaited one round of the braid, grab some hair from the top & add it in, like you’re French braiding.
5. Only add hair in from the top as you’re plaiting the braid.
6. Once you run out of hair to add & have reached that back part …
7. Stop adding hair but continue doing a regular braid down to the end of the hair. Secure temporarily with a clip.
8. Flip that braid up out of the way and smooth all remaining hair around to the left side of the head.
9. Make a low side ponytail and flip your braid back down.
10. Wrap the braid under your ponytail and bring it back around the top. *If you wrap it over the top it tends to make your French braided part pucker so I have more luck putting it under the ponytail.*
11. Loop the end of your braid back around and under itself so it’s close to the head. I’ve done it the other way too, but this is the way I did it when I documented it all!
12. Wrap it as much as want, but I just do 1 full wrap at the base of the ponytail. Secure the braid to the ponytail with a clear rubber band.
13. Cinch the rubber band up and it’ll disappear under the braid.
14. Unbraid any leftover braid that is hanging down into the ponytail below that clear rubber band.

Headband Braid

Headband Braids –
Headbands and braids are two hair trends that never go out of style. This boho chic hairstyle is great because it will keep hair out of your face and doesn’t give you that horrible headband headache. Begin by making two parts, one of each side of the head near the ear. Comb the remaining hair backwards into a ponytail. Then take the right side of the hair and braid, lifting it around the head. Wrap a hair elastic at the bottom of the right braid and repeat on the left. Lift both braids and wrap them around your head, positioning them toward the front. Secure both braids along the bottom of the head with a bobby pin. Release the hair in the back. This look is versatile enough to go from everyday errands to a glam night out.

Loose Headband Braid

Loose Headband Braid –
Braided headbands continue to be one of the most stylish ways to hide the effects of humidity, frizz and winter hat head all year long.
Start by taking a 2-inch wide section of hair from right behind of your right ear. Tie the rest of your hair back with a hair tie in order to keep it out of the way – we’ll come back to this part later!
Comb the 2-inch section of hair towards the left ear, over the top of your head so that it’s primed to go in the direction you will be braiding. If needed, use a blow dryer or hair spray to help pull hair in the right direction.
Divide the 2-iinch section into 3 pieces and begin braiding a simple braid, going over your head to form a headband. Aim for the headband to rest between 1 and 1.5 inches back from your hairline. Having it loose or tight is your choice. When you reach the end of your braid, secure the braided section behind the left ear with either just a hair pin or both a hair elastic and hair pin.
For a more polished look, use booby pins to tuck-in loose hair around the braid. For a boho vibe, keep the loose pieces as is. Spray the braided headband with hair spray before untying the non-braided portion of your hair and styling as desired.

About Raphael Reboh, Femme Coiffure
Raphael Reboh, Owner of Femme Coiffure in Miami Beach moved from Paris, France to Montreal Canada with his siblings to open their first salon. All of the brothers had a special knack for hairstyling. About 20 years ago, Reboh saw an opportunity to open a salon in prestigious Bal Harbor, Fl and later Miami beach. Years of talented styling have granted to the hair expert an A-list clientele with stars including Jennifer Aniston and Cameron Diaz. Femme Coiffure boasts a modern interior design approach with a monochromatic white color scheme and hints of baby blue furnishings. Femme Coiffure offers a range of services including cuts, blow-outs, color and special offerings like Brazilian Blowout Smoothing Treatments. For more information about Raphael Reboh and Femme Coiffure, please visit