Monday, September 15, 2014

Get the Look: Spring's Perfect Low Retro Ponytail from Sherri Hill

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Get the Look: Spring's Perfect Low Retro Ponytail from Sherri Hill

For the last week or so I've received hundreds of "get the look" emails with backstage information and pics, all straight from the runways of New York Fashion Week. Some of the looks are decidedly perfect for the runways, and would look not right in the "real" world. But some of the looks are perfect for every day life, or maybe a special occasion.

Today I wanted to share this low retro ponytail, the extra volume and contained perfect messiness seem perfect for a fun night out or a party.

Get the Look: Spring's Perfect Low Retro Ponytail from Sherri Hill


This look was created by stylist Tammy Mixon for the Sherri Hill Spring/Summer 2015 Collection using the new CHI Miss Universe Style Illuminate line, “I designed this hairstyle to allow the dresses by Sherri Hill to stand out. Since it is her Spring/Summer Collection, I wanted a look that would be universal but fresh looking.”

low retro ponytail tutorial products

What You'll Need:
CHI Miss Universe Style Illuminate Flexible Hair Spray
CHI Miss Universe 1 1/4" Curling Iron
• CHI Miss Universe Style Illuminate Restage Dry Shampoo (alternative here)
CHI Miss Universe Style Illuminate Rock Your Crown Firm Hair Spray


How to Get The Look:
1. Begin the look at the top creating a side diagonal part.

2. Starting at your crown, take 1” sections and spray with Flexible Hair Spray, then curl the section and leave the last 1-2" of the hair free. Release the curl and hold it in your hand for a few seconds while it cools, then clip it up to hold the curl while it finishes cooling.

3. After the hair has cooled, remove pins and brush lightly to release the curls.

4. Next with your fingers lift multiple sections throughout the head spraying each one lightly with Dry Shampoo for texture.

5. At the back of the head, part-off a triangle section from the crown to the nape. Back brush this section loosely and allow the hair to fall naturally.

6. Leaving this triangle section free, begin to gently back brush the top and sides for volume smoothing the surface with your fingers allowing any shorter sections to cascade around the face naturally.

7. With your fingers, begin to comb the hair back including the sides and create a low ponytail. The key to this style is keeping the triangle section out of the ponytail. Leaving this free adds length and fullness to the pony. While styling, also make sure to keep the volume, texture and fullness. Use your fingers to piece and pull small sections. Secure with a rubber band.

8. To hide the elastic tie, take a small section from underneath and wrap around to cover. Spray with Firm Hair Spray.

9. To finish, back brush the triangle section from underneath and also back brush the ponytail blending the two together for fullness. Arrange pieces and spray with Firm Hair Spray.


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ULTA's 21 Days of Beauty: Day #9

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Today's Steals:
Lorac Front of the Line PRO 50% off I've been curious about this liner, so I'll probably be picking one up!

Juice Beauty Skincare Sets 50% off

ULTA's 21 Days of Beauty
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Sunday, September 14, 2014

The Beauty Spotlight Team: Weekend Reads

While Helen from Lola's Secret Beauty Blog loves many luxury face oils there are four that she reached for more than anything else in the month of August! Can you guess which one's made the list?

15 Minute Beauty is a hoarder of eyeliners, but she's always looking for more! She asked pro makeup artists for their favorite eye liners, and they really gave her a great list!

Lisa from Beauty Info Zone goes all Amazonian snakeskin with a review and swatches of the new tarte Cosmetics Fall 2014 collection!

Prime Beauty's latest Splurge vs Steal: WEN Cleansing Conditioner vs L'Oreal EverPure Sulfate Free Color Care Shampoo. Who's the winner? Find out!

You demanded it! Phyrra has the all new Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette to show you!

Carrie from eyeliner on a cat still has lavender on the brain. This time, she wants to tell you about Heaven + Urth Beelieve Hydration Balm, which satisfies her grouchy skin AND her sensory greediness for the beauty of natural lavender.

Have you seen NYC New York Color's Crystal Couture Topcoats? Find out why Jessika is going ga-ga over these $1.99 glitters over on polish insomniac!

Sunny from Mostly Sunny is a Dior girl at heart, but is she embracing the new Dior Rouge Dior Baume? Read about her experience here!

Christa from Perilously Pale reviews a few shades of the new MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Liner. Does this new eyeliner offering from MUFE live up to her expectations from this high quality artistry brand?

Have you seen the gorgeous new assortment of MUA product at CVS? Pammy Blogs Beauty tries out some lippies and brushes from this fabulous new-to-CVS line!

Wondering what to wear on your next dungeon raid? The Painted Rogue has you covered with eyeshadow looks from the Sleek Arabian Nights and Storm Palettes that vary from everyday adventuring chic to Magical Flamboyant Peacock Butterfly Thing!

ULTA's 21 Days of Beauty: Day #8

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Today's Steals:
Pür Minerals Chateau Kisses Lip Gloss $8 (usually $18)
Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara 50% off

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

ULTA's 21 Days of Beauty: Day #7

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Because of the Butter London deal, this is usually the most popular day! I recommend picking out your colors in advance and shopping quickly (and early) if you're shopping online.

Today's Steals:
Butter London Nail Lacquer 2 for $15, see my Butter London Posts

My faves: Come to Bed Red, Diamond Geezer, Dodgy Barnett, Gobsmacked, HRH, Lucy in the Sky, Marrow, Royal Navy, Primrose Hill Picnic, Yummy Mummy

Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleansing Cloths

ULTA's 21 Days of Beauty
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