Hot Designs Nail Art Pens Giveaway

Hot Designs Glitz & Glam: Sparkling Silver/Paradise Pink, Purple Pizzazz/Lemon Yellow, Crushed Berry/Hot Orange

Hot Designs Glitz & Glam: Sparkling Silver/Paradise Pink, Purple Pizzazz/Lemon Yellow, Crushed Berry/Hot Orange

For creative and easy DIY mani/pedi designs, new Hot Designs nail art pens are the perfect tool!

Hot Designs are dual-sided nail art pens with nail polish on one side and a fine-tipped pen on the other for precision drawing. Each set of 6 colors is $14.99 and available in retailers like Walmart nationwide. Choose from two color sets:

  • Basic Beauty: Midnight Black/Royal Blue, Kelly Green/Red Flame, Hot Pink/Star White
  • Glitz & Glam: Sparkling Silver/Paradise Pink, Purple Pizzazz/Lemon Yellow, Crushed Berry/Hot Orange

Right now, Hot Designs are giving you the chance to win the ultimate beach package including a $250 Target gift card by entering here at GetHotLooks.com/contest! Just submit an original photo of your summer style using the hashtag #WinHotLooks and at-tag @GetHotLooks on Twitter/Tumblr/Pinterest or @Get_Hot_Looks on Instagram. Entries can be submitted daily!

Keep reading to find out how to win Hot Designs dual-sided nail art pens from My Beauty Source! I will pick 3 winners.

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Mary Kay Smokey Emerald Makeup Giveaway

GET THE SMOKY EMERALD “PROJECT RUNWAY” LOOK

THE SMOKY EMERALD “PROJECT RUNWAY” LOOK

In an all new season of Project Runway, Mary Kay Global Makeup Artist Luis Casco demonstrated how to translate chic, fall-inspired, jewel-toned smoky eyes and bold dark lips from the runway to your way!

Take a look at Luis’s sketch to check out his tips for creating the ‘Emerald Smoke’ look or watch his tutorial here.

Would you like to recreate this look at home? I partnered with Mary Kay to offer the products used in the Smoky Emerald “Project Runway” look to one lucky winner. Keep reading to find out how to enter!

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3 Essential Summer Fragrance Tips

Calvin Klein Eternity Summer

Calvin Klein Eternity Summer

I recently had a chance to learn helpful summer fragrance tips from Patti Kapla, beauty aficionado and V.P. of Business Development at FragranceNet.com

From tips on choosing the best fragrance for summer, to keeping perfume from wearing off in the humidity, to choosing fragrances that help repel pesky mosquitoes, Patti covered it all.

What are the most popular fragrance notes for summer?

Citrus, exotic flowers, island fruits, Jasmine, Rose, and Apple are some of the more popular notes for summer fragrances.  Some of my top picks are Prada Infusion D’Iris ($73.19) which has notes of mandarin, cedar, iris, benzoin, and orange as well as Eternity Summer ($34.19) which is composed of a perfect balance of musk, tangerine pulp, wood, frangipani and pineapple.

What are some key areas on the body to spray with a fragrance so the scent is likely to last during the hot days of summer?

You’ll definitely want to spray your wrists as well as little dabs on your neck.  Sometimes if you spray places that tend to sweat, your perfume will continue to smell strong throughout the day.

Are there any fragrances that help repel pesky mosquitoes?

Floral and fruity fragrances will naturally attract mosquitoes.  If you want them to stay away I would recommend essential oils such as Citronella, Peppermint, Clove, Eucalyptus, Lemongrass and Marigold. Aura Cacia makes a variety of essential oils that could help, like Citronelle Java Essential Oil ($3.79).

L.A. Looks Model Search and Product Giveaway

LALooks

Do you have head-turning hair and get complimented on your hair style? If you have the “L.A. Look,” you could be the next L.A. Looks® model! Starting today, the leading hair gel brand is asking its Facebook fans to submit a photo with their best “L.A. Look.” Male and female fans will vie for the chance to win a trip to L.A. for a professional photo shoot and a surprise VIP experience, including airfare, L.A. car rental, hotel and a trip stipend.

Women and men 18 and older can enter by visiting the L.A. Looks Facebook page, becoming a fan, and submitting a photo through Sept. 6, 2014. Entries will be judged on originality, creativity, quality of photo and overall appeal.

To help get you ready for your close up, I have partnered with L.A. Looks to giveaway products from their Red Carpet Collection. Keep reading to find out how to enter!

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Retro Summer Fashion Ideas

retro summer

1.       Zinke www.shopzinke.com; $68

2.       Zinke www.shopzinke.com; $88

3.       Zinke www.shopzinke.com; $88

4.       TOKYObay www.tokyobayinc.com; $110

5.       Julie Brown www.juliebrowndesigns.com; $162

6.       Ziera www.zierashoes.com; Price available Upon Request

7.       Ban.do www.shopbando.com; $20

8.       Ban.do www.shopbando.com; $20

Hair How-to: Kendall Jenner’s Sleek and Shiny Ponytail

Kendall Jenner at the Vogue Foundation Gala

Kendall Jenner at the Vogue Foundation Gala

Celebrity hairstylist Christian Wood worked with Kendall Jenner for the Vogue Foundation Gala at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week. Here’s how to get Kendall’s sleek look.

BEAUTY INSPIRATION:

“As soon as I saw the dress I thought a super slick and shiny ponytail would give a tough modern edge to the gorgeous Balmain dress.”

GET THE LOOK:

To achieve this look, first blow dry hair straight using a Babyliss Pro Hair Dryer. Next, part hair in the center using a pin tail comb. Rub Moroccan Oil onto the top and sides of hair and using a Mason Pearson brush, slick the hair into a low tight ponytail. Secure with a bungee elastic. Wrap a small piece of hair around the elastic and secure with a pin to cover.

Spray Frederic Fekkai Sheer Hold Hairspray all over the head and quickly comb the hair into the ponytail to create a super slick, tight and fly-away free look.

Spray Frederic Fekkai Glossing Mist on the part, almost the same way one would use makeup highlighter to really pick up the shine under lights.

Quickly run a T3 Straightening Iron over the ends of the pony for a poker straight glossy finish.

Follow Christian Wood on Twitter @CWoodHair

Review: Bai5 is Full of Antioxidants for Summer Hydration

Bai5 Variety

Bai5 Variety

*Samples were provided in exchange for an honest review. No compensation was received for this post.*

I recently had the opportunity to try a delicious, healthy drink called Bai5. My health-nut friend (you know the type who has 2 kids and still finds time & energy to work out 2x a day) has been raving about Bai5 for a while now. Based on her recommendation, I decided to give Bai a try.

Bai5 is all-natural, with only 5 calories and 1 gram of sugar per 9 oz serving. It’s made with coffee fruit, the juicy red covering that protects the coffee beans while they grow. This fruit is incredibly rich in antioxidants, shown to fight free radicals that cause aging symptoms, as well as protect against heart disease and inflammatory skin problems.

Here are my thoughts on the mouthwatering Bai5 flavors I got to try.

Tanzania Lemonade Tea

Tanzania Lemonade Tea – what a fun spin on half-tea, half-lemonade! The 18 oz bottle packed refreshing flavor that wasn’t sour or too sweet. I can sip this one all day without the calorie guilt.

Malawi Mango

Half Lemonade & Half Iced Tea
Half Lemonade & Half Iced Tea

Malawi Mango – invigorating, light and delicious are some of the adjectives that come to mind after trying mango Bai5. I really liked that there was no icky after taste that’s present in many fruit-flavored diet drinks.

Molokai Coconut

Molokai Coconut – if I had to pick a favorite, this one would be it! It was creamy, pleasantly sweet and reminded me of the piña colada drinks I had on my last vacation. Now excuse me, while I go pour some rum into my Bai5 coconut bottle.

Fun fact: All Bai5 drinks are great mixers for skinny cocktails. Just add your favorite alcohol, give the bottle a shake and voilà – a delicious, low-calorie drink for your next girls night out party.

To learn more about Bai5, please visit their website, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest pages.