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.
If you’ve spent a lot of time outdoors in the sunshine and the heat this summer, chances are you’ve encountered breakouts from sweating, or dehydrated skin from the damaging heat. Even though summer is winding down, the breakouts can still be there Repair your skin with the secret ingredient of All-Natural Born Skincare.
Every day, people unknowingly expose themselves to hundreds of chemicals with a daily average of 500 synthetic chemicals that is lathered onto their bodies. Approximately 60% of those chemicals absorb into the skin. Beat summer breakouts and the heat without exposing your skin to toxins and chemicals with Born’s full range of chemical-free skincare products.
The key ingredient used in Born’s skincare products is grape seed oil, which they derive from a various selection of grapes, adding to the uniqueness of their products. Grape seed oil absorbs faster than any other seed oil, and is full of vitamins C and E, essential fatty acids and antioxidants. Each ingredient gently nourishes the delicate skin of the face while packing a potent punch.
The oils found in Born skincare products are cold-pressed and minimally refined without the use of chemicals, and is processed in small batches by hand to ensure the oils’ integrity. In just a few days, Born users will see that the oils are pure, and and rich with nutrients. Even the preservatives used are organic, Certified Toxic-Free and PETA-approved Vegan and Cruelty-Free.
Born offers a comprehensive line of products that include the following:
- The revolutionary Glow – facial serum ($90)penetrates the deepest layers of the skin and repairs the appearance of past damage caused by environmental pollutants, daily stresses and sun damage. Glow provides instant results and protection to the skin along with a 15-minute wrinkle reduction.
- The rich, luxurious Essence – facial moisturizer ($55) is a powerful blend containing CoQ10 and grape seed oil designed to absorb quickly and fortify the skin’s resiliency, leaving skin feeling smooth and hydrated. This daily lotion restores and replenishes the essential moisture to the skin and slow signs of premature aging, firm skin, eliminate dryness, reduce dullness and protect skin.
- Pure Foaming Cleanser ($28) – can be used morning or night! Use to wash away sunscreens, sweat and make-up after long summer days. Made for even the most sensitive skin for both men and women, Pure foaming cleanser is gentle, yet strong enough to remove dirt and make-up. This cleanser won’t dry out your skin, and will leave your face feeling hydrated and fresh.
- The Source for Skin ($45) – is a nightly facial moisturizer. This is pure grape seed oil which contains natural SPF. The Source or Skin is an anti-inflammatory, and is perfect for sunburns and helping reduce redness and swelling. Use for tightening the skin, closing pores, hydrating the skin and reducing wrinkles. One pump on your face and neck is all you’ll need to feel its full affects!
Julep The Greatest Hits Polish Mystery Box!
Who loves a good mystery? If YOU do and are ready to grab yourself a great surprise, check out Julep’s “The Greatest Hits POLISH Mystery Box” available THIS WEEK ONLY! Do metallics make your heart sing? Shimmery and glittery more your thing? OR are you a brights are just right girl? Julep has THREE different mystery boxes to suit your nail fancy this month – which one will you choose? – – OK, you don’t have to choose only one – you CAN choose one of each!
The Greatest Hits Polish Mystery Box – $100 value for only $19.99
Details: Offer expires on 8/19/16 at 11:59 PM PT, or while supplies last. Purchase of multiple units of the same type of mystery box will result in polish or product overlap. There is no overlap between different types of mystery boxes. Offer may not be combined with any other promotional offer or discount (e.g Maven 20% discount). No exchanges or returns are possible on Mystery Box or individual items. Estimated full retail value is at least $100. Taxes vary by location.
While the calendar might say we are headed into the last “real” month of summer, it still feels like the season is in full swing, and hopefully, so is your summer fun! With outdoor summer activities exposing us to all the sun, chlorine, sweat, dirt, and other grime that goes along with them, chances are your face is due for a freshening. Back to school is coming up and it’s the perfect time to stock up on all your face care needs. Walgreens has you covered. Join us for a fun twitter party to chat about skin care and savings.
Walgreens has everything you need for face care, including all the “classics” – the brands many of us grew up using. Some of these skin care products have even been passed down over generations. I remember being first introduced to most of these brands when I was in high school and they have stood the test of time! We will tell you how to stock up on them all with some serious savings during the party, so be sure to join us!
#FreshFaceSavings Twitter Party
Date: Thursday, August 11th
Time: 1pm CT / 2pm ET
CoHosts: @DawnChats, @EllenBlogs, & @ThriftyJinxy
Easy to Follow Twitter List: http://bit.ly/facesavings
Prizes: Five (5) $50 Walgreens Gift Cards
Official Rules: Find the rules here.
RSVP for the #FreshFaceSavings Twitter Party on August 11, 2016
Don’t forget to mark your calendar, because this is sure to be a fun chat!
Let us know if we can look forward to tweeting with you!
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