Behind the scenes grooming image of Nina and Riawna is courtesy of Celebutopia.net.
We've been recapping the Golden Globes and it wouldn't be complete without highlighting what was worn at the parties! Nina Dobrev attended the 2013 Warner Bros and InStyle Golden Globe Awards After Party last night. She looked so adorable and sugary sweet in turquoise from Oscar de la Renta's spring collection. This dress was further accessorized with a fab silver belt and stunning Jimmy Choo heels.The attention to detail continued with this super cute twist created by stylist Riawna Capri of Nine Zero One Salon and of course you can create this look as well.
The past few weeks have allowed me to be inside a lot more than normal. Not only do I get a lot of work done but I am also able to play with a number of items that have come my way! Within the scrub category, I'm a huge fan of Archipelago Sugar Body Scrub for the body in the grapefruit scent! As we're heading into the winter, I love having this great scent as citrus is perfect to get you moving. It's all about keeping your skin soft and refreshed! Many times, people think that since we start wearing a lot of layers, you can leave you can relax your skin routine. As someone who travels a lot, you never know whether you have a segment or an impromptu trip. Continuing to pamper your skin even when it's the "off season" keeps you ready for anything as well as not having to do the massive upkeep when it's "body season". Another scrub that's a must - Fresh Sugar Lip Polish. This is something that you can do when you're staying in and plan on doing a spa day or when you have an extra 20 minutes! When your lips look fabulous, pop on this fun lipgloss from Flirt which comes in a number of hues and you can wear alone or layered with another color.
Taking a shower becomes fun again with Lush and their new product - Fun! Fun can be used to wash your hair, your body in the shower, to make bubbles in the tub AND you can mold it to play with it! What I love most is that there are a number of colors and fragrances and it's easy to break a piece off to use it.
Finally, I love getting my pedicures but there are times when I like to do it at home as it's relaxing or I may not have time to go to my favorite salon. Growing up, I had a footbath that I was in love with and then I moved on to a foot tub. Lately, I have not found a good tub or foot bath but I saw this Heel to Toe Heel To Toe's inflatable pedi bath! At the very least, it's a great novelty!
There is something that many of your celebs have in common when it comes to hitting the red carpet, they have great skin or the appearance of that sunkissed look! I believe that your beauty regimine is a total system and not just something that you do for a specific time period. When I'm traveling, doing segments and more, I utilize a number of items that ensures that I am always red carpet ready! From Burt's Bees, Gud is a complete skincare line. I have to say that my boyfriend is hooked on their Orange Petalooza Shampoo which has a fab smell that is perfect for clean hair! I'm obsessed with L'Occitane's Immortelle brightening system which includes their Hand Care which has SPF15 included, Brightening Essence which is mixed into the Moisturizing Cream which is perfect for the face. I have been taking two drops a day of IO Beauty's Beauty Booster which tastes like berries and can be taken straight or mixed in your favorite beverage. It's a quick way of nourishing your skin whether it's first thing in the morning, or later on in the day. Of course great skin is all about lotion and Jergens ensures that regardless of the season, you're protected. I too have jumed on the Beauty Balm wagon! I love that Dr Jart's BB cream can be mixed into my foundation that I apply onto my face when I am prepping it for my makeup routine or can be worn alone. I love the water base of this particular one as I feel that it spreads on evenly and makes my skin radiant. Finally, when you're running around, you can't allow a headache to keep you down. Migralex was introduced to me a few years ago and although it was explained to me that it helped those with chronic migraines, I have found that it is perfect for light headaches, stress headaches, hangovers, cramps or those annoying headaches I get when I have been flying for a number of hours. It's fast and effective which is perfect for keeping that well maintained look! Together, all of these items keep me going and are apart of my routine.
Everyone loves when we have long days and warm nights! Nothing is better then having the opportunity to have a staycation (hello having the opportunity to stay at a friend's penthouse) or to head out to the Hamptons or wherever your destination takes you! Now whether you're thinking that you should say thank you to your friend's generosity of giving you a change of scenery OR you want to thank your guests for coming all the way to you - I rounded up some must have items that are not only easy to throw in your tote but will make you look amazing and are fun to share!
In the upper hand corner, I'm loving the refreshing Clean and Clear Morning Burst which has a fab citrus smell to it! This is also great for unisex sharing as well. If you're gifting, you can throw in this vibrant Essie and a complementary hued eyeshadow, by Maybelline, as eyes look phenom in shades of green regardless of the skin tone! On the right hand corner, we love making sure that your hair looks phenomenal and I love olive oil so this shampoo and conditioner is perfect by Palmer's. I'm a huge fan of Palmer's as a cocoa butter for the body so why not continue using this fab brand for as much as possible! Of course, to make sure your girls look phenomenal this is a fab very pale robin's egg color by Essie - once again perfect for sharing!
Finally, we always need to have more items in our beauty arsenal so why not ensure that everyone's lips and eyes look phenom by having Rimmel London on hand! I'm loving the eyeshadow which is perfect for the weekend as you can make a number of sexy cat eyes with this look as well as their Moisture Renew which comes in a number of hues with SPF that is included! It's all about keeping it simple and beautiful!
There is nothing better then a guy that's fit whether you're built like Daniel Craig (Mr 007) or simply stay in a decent build, I definitely love seeing a guy with a gym bag who actually uses it. It always makes me wonder what they carry in there as they go from taking off their hipster, wall street or preppy gear and slip on sneakers and their iPod to get into their routines. As a side, I have to say that recently, David Beckham was seen in the Adidas Originals shoes above having dinner with his family. Not only did he look fit but we all know he's pretty fab. While you could be hitting it at the gym or in Any Park, USA - this doesn't mean that you can't bring some items to not only freshen up in but those that really make you smell amazing! Above are items that I envision as the perfect compliment to a well done workout!
During Fashion Week, many of you may remember the video that was captured by Kitten Lounge about Decleor which has a men's line. What I loved was that many of the notes smelled like cloves, thyme etc. There is nothing better then smelling great while having that natural aroma which isn't overwhelming. The product line is extensive but after a workout which leaves you looking aglow, you can continue to revitalize the skin with this! Acqua di Parma's new scent has a bottle that is a shape of a tuxedo but has that great spicy sophistcated "manly smell". Of course hair is always an issue so Axe keeps it simple by having shampoo and a styling aid. Finally, lip care is essential - if you're guy be he friend, lover or family has always been shy about this - no shine is his friend. Having coverage keeps his lips soft for all the places they go and there is no excuse for not using it. His bag is full of goodies that keep him in shape and also desirable after he's done!
Sometimes it's nice to keep it simple and back to basics and that's what Lush is all about! They know about making you look clean, smelling fabulous and ensuring that you don't need to have unnecessary packaging as we throw it away anyway. Make sure that this Father's Day, you keep dad in the loop by giving his a beauty basket. I love these Solid Shampoo Bars that are in a number of scents. Think about not having him worry as he travels that his bag will have liquid all over it since it's in a solid. Of course shaving is super important for every guy, Shave the Planet Gift set is fabulous. Dad will find Bamboo Soap, Shaving Cream made from bamboo, Cosmetic Lad moisturizer and Business Time massage bar - what a fab amount of items and much better than resorting to the tie and other gifts that we have all done at one time or another. Think of dad or your father figure and make sure he stays well groomed!
I received an amazing box that came in the mail a few weeks ago from Peter Lamas of Lamas Beauty from their Chinese Herbals and Naturals (which has rice and soy within the line) line. I love that there were a number of products within this collection that allows you to volumize, stimulate, regenerate and more all while doing so in the most healthy way as possible. I had no idea that there is a lack of regulation on beauty products and that many of them have harmful ingredients. As someone who eats organic foods, cleaning prodiucts and believes in incorporating natural elements, it made me wonder why I was ok with using hair care that had these chemicals in them! With such a diversified collection, I have truly enjoyed using all of the items! I absolutely love the Rice Volumizing Conditioner and Shampoo! Take some time to check out the entire collection as it also includes skincare as well. Ultimately, I truly enjoyed reading more about Peter Lamas, the creator of this product - his honest approach and journey to creating this line really makes you excited to continue adding it to your daily routine!
We don't always have a lot of items for children on here but when we do, you know it's big (or that we have the Holiday Gift Guide!). As I sat in the theater watching previews prior to Michael Jackson's 'This is It', I was reminded that Disney's Princess and the Frog is coming out soon! I love Disney cartoons and am very fond of the princess series. A few months ago, I read in WWD that Carol's Daughter had received the license for a line of hair care products! So if you haven't seen it for yourself, take a peek and pre-order if you can as it is being offered as a limited edition! You can buy the Magical Beauty Collection as a set or items individually (shampoo, hair detangler, conditioner and bubble bath)!
I am so excited to share this with you! Today we kick of the 25 Days of Holiday Glam which means Giveaway opportunities for you! Each day we will give a nail polish away courtesy of Dashing Diva who has graciously sponsored us for the Kitten Lounge Holiday Gift Guide. To win the Dashing Diva nail polish today and on any day let us know what you have your eye on this holiday season whether it's for you or someone you have on your list!
In addition to the daily giveaway, today there is another giveaway that we are kicking off for a lucky winner from Yes To Carrots! I have a hair care pack from their cucmber line which includes shampoo and conditioner. If you would like to have this, leave an additional note letting me know how do you wear your do when you head out to special events during the holidays? By the end of today I will have chosen a winner for the nail polish and another winner for the Cucumber hair products from Yes to Carrots.
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