Oscars Nail Art Tutorial AND Giveaway

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The Oscars are coming and my friends at Hot Designs have kindly shared a simple star-struck mani idea to get everyone red-carpet (or couch party) ready.

With Hot Designs nail art pens, adding festive flair to your nails is easy! These dual-sided nail art pens have nail polish on one side and a fine-tipped pen on the other for precision drawing.

Each set of 6 colors is available for $14.99 or as single pens at for $5.99.

Want to win a Hot Designs prize pack? Keep reading to find out how!

GIVEAWAY DETAILS:

1 lucky winner will receive a 6-color Hot Designs prize pack.

Open to US entries only.

HOW TO ENTER:

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CONTEST ENDS February 24, 2015 at 11:59 PM EST.

Winners will be picked at random and will be notified on Facebook. Prize will be fulfilled by the sponsor.

How to Copy Katy Perry’s Perky Super Bowl Ponytail

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Katy Perry wowed the audience at the Super Bowl XLIX with a perfect perky pony during her halftime performance. Celebrity stylist, Clyde Haygood, said the inspiration for the look was that “Katy specifically asked for the perkiest pony you’ve ever seen!” Clyde created the pony with extra bounce so it went with the choreography and allowed Katy to helicopter it around while performing with Lenny Kravitz.

The ponytail was constructed using a human hair Velcro pony with hair in various lengths sewn onto the inside and outside for added volume. With the added weight, in ordered to create a comfortable support system, Clyde sewed an elastic band to the base on the inside of the pony and put a toggle closure to make the ponytail retractable and actually open and close around Katy’s own hair.

To set the ponytail, first Clyde took five 3-inch sections and curled them with a 2-inch iron to create an “S” wave. Each section was sprayed with KMS California FREESHAPE 2-in-1 styling + finishing spray ($20.99) before curling. Clyde used this spray because it’s heat activated and perfect to use with irons for setting dry hair. It also brushed out beautifully giving him the bounce he wanted for the performance.‬

‪Next, Clyde worked on slicking Katy’s own hair back with his “go-to” gel product, KMS California HAIRSTAY styling gel ($16.50). This gel has impeccable hold and gave Clyde the glass-like shine he wanted for Katy’s hair.

Once the ponytail was attached Clyde took a small amount of KMS California HAIRPLAY gel wax ($19.75) into the palm of his hands then top-coated Katy’s pony to tame any flyaways and give added support to the style. Clyde likes this product because it has the hold of a gel, yet has flexibility and lets hair move naturally. ‬

How to Fight Dry, Itchy Skin in the Winter

Do you suffer from dry and itchy skin in the winter? I do too. That’s why I put together a list of products that help me get through the cold months and keep my body moisturized, from head to toe.

Selsun Blue Scalp Itch Treatment

Selsun Blue Scalp Itch Treatment
An anti-itch liquid with hydrocortisone and healing aloe. Apply the product directly to your scalp. It works really fast to eliminate the itch.

Visine Original Redness Relief

Visine Original Redness Relief
My beauty routine starts with applying eye drops. Cold winter air and dry indoor heat cause my eyes to appear red and tired. Visine’s original formula alleviates the discomfort and makes me appear alert and fresh.

Clarisonic Mia

Clarisonic Mia
An essential first step in a healthy skin care ritual. The device (with interchangeable brush heads for every skin type) removes dry skin flakes and preps the skin for better face cream absorption.

Murad Oil-Control Mattifier

Murad Oil-Control Mattifier 
I have combination (dry, oily and sensitive) skin so for me this product is a Godsend. It provides non-greasy moisture, reduces shine and protects my skin from harmful sun rays with SPF 15.

Nivea In-Shower Nourishing Body Lotion

Nivea In-Shower Nourishing Body Lotion
A truly genius invention! This skin pampering lotion with almond oil, nourishes very dry skin right in the shower. Available in hydrating, nourishing and smoothing formulas.

Vaseline Jelly Original

Vaseline Jelly Original
Take care of your footsies with the tried and tested moisturizing formula of Vaseline. Apply the jelly to your feet, slip on a comfy pair of socks and head to bed. You’ll wake up with renewed skin in the morning.