MUSIC FESTIVAL HAIR 2015

With Ultra Music Festival 2015 and Miami Music Week in sunny South Florida, we found the best hairstyles for music festivals for you to try!

Fishtail Pigtails

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Chic, easy and manageable this hairstyle will keep your hair out of your face so you can enjoy the music and good vibes.

Part your hair in the center and use a dry shampoo to add texture. Back-comb the sides and crown. Start two fishtail braids. Here you can add a twist and braid them only halfway of the pigtails or all the way down as in the picture. Tie them off with an elastic. Massage the fishtail braid to make it look tousled.

 

Goddess Crown

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For all the long-haired beauties, this is one of our favorite styles. The braided crown allows you to accessorize your hair with flowers to match the feel-good festival feel. Section off two sections of hair – one section from the right and one from the left. Braid these two sections and then wrap them around the crown of your head. Pin the two braids in place.

Mini Braids

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Mini braids are accessories in themselves. Braid small sections of hair and tie it with an invisible elastic.

Waves
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You can never go wrong with beach waves or textured waves. Follow the instructions here to achieve this look.

Are there any other styles you love?

Happy Miami Music Week!

HOW TO APPLY MAKEUP WITH OILY SKIN

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We covered how to apply makeup with dry skin already. For those with oily skin types, makeup application and remaining shine free is a struggle.

The first step is always skin preparation. It’s important to have a toner that will balance out the oiliness of your skin.

Look for products with two-in-one benefits or more. You want to avoid applying too many layers. Choosing foundations with SPF protection or primers with SPF protection are great options to eliminate the SPF protection layer you apply before foundation. Dermalogica Age Smart Skin Perfect Primer SPF 30 will help avoid the greasy feel of some sunscreens while providing a base for foundation.

Powders and matte primers, period.  Matte primers will help absorb oils all day long. You should also keep a powder with you for quick touch ups. This Glo Minerals Matte Finishing Powder can be used once done with makeup application and then throughout the day  whenever needed. Peter Thomas Roth Max Anti-Shine Mattifying Gel can be used as a primer instead and it will leave your skin shine-free and oil-free. Note that primers should be applied anywhere where makeup is applied, including your eyelids.

Consider using matte blushes and bronzers. We agree that minimal amount of layers is important but that does not mean you cannot add definition and color to your makeup look!

Show your beautiful, no matter the skin type!

FACE MAPPING AND BREAKOUTS 101

Your body’s largest organ is your skin. The epidermis, the top of your skin, is the fastest growing organ. In Chinese Diagnosis, problematic skin or new skin concerns can actually be a reflection of internal organ health. Becoming familiar with areas of your face that are linked to certain organs can help address the reason behind breakouts that are occurring.

skinacea-acne-map1. Above the brows. Chinese medicine specifies this area as being linked to your gallbladder and liver. Frequent breakouts in this area may mean that you need more water and eating healthy foods to eliminate and filter out waste better.

2. Between the brows. This area is also related to the liver. Heavy consumption of alcohol, rich foods and even food allergies will trigger breakouts in this area.

3. Nose. The nose is connected to your lungs and heart. Breakouts may also signify lack of vitamin B or high blood pressure.

4. Left cheek. Differentiating between left and right is important in Chinese medicine. Concerning the cheeks, the associating to internal organs is different. The left cheek is associated with your liver. Cooling foods are suggested like cucumber , green beans and melon.

5. Right cheek. The right cheek is associated with your lungs and respiratory system. People with allergies or that smoke will experience congestion in this area. If you have a high intake of sugar, consider cutting back as well.

6. Mouth. Breakouts occurring in this area reflect poor dieting. Associated with your digestive organs, it’s suggested to cut back on spicy and fried foods. Try out eating more fiber, fruits and vegetables.

7. Chin. This area screams of hormones. Frequent breakouts may require a visit to the doctor or gynecologist to check your hormone levels. Try and relax as well. Stress can be a huge factor in breakouts. Some suggest drinking spearmint tea or taking omega-3 to soothe breakouts. For women, breakouts occurring on the sides of the chin typically will occur during that time of the month.

As you can see, many of the breakouts can be reduced with a change in diet. Make sure to have proper hygiene as well and you should notice a reduction in breakouts.

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BEST GROOMING ESSENTIALS FOR 2015

Good grooming will help you feel like a million bucks and look like a million bucks. With an array of products to select from in drugstores, retail stores and online stores, the options are seemingly endless!  With men’s grooming and fashion  on the rise, TheBeautyPlace.com editors have selected the top grooming products for 2015.

Face Cleansers

Steer clear from bars of soap. The best facial cleanser is one that does not contain soap and that won’t strip the skin of essential oils that keep your skin healthy looking. Anthony Logistics Algae Facial Cleanser is the top product for this category. Ideal for dry, sensitive or mature skin it is a gentle cleanser that won’t dry skin.

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Moisturizers

Use it. Period. Moisturizers help ensure skin doesn’t age prematurely and prevents blotchiness and dryness. A daily moisturizer that will not clog pores is ideal. Anthony Logistics Oil Free Facial Lotion hydrates skin without leaving an oily residue. To protect against wrinkle-causing UVA rays, moisturizers with SPF protection are suggested even for cloudy days. Anthony Logistics Oil Free Facial Lotion SPF 30 soothes and tightens skin while providing sun protection. Murad Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF 20 is great for those with acne-prone skin.

Murad_Anti-Aging-MoisturizeHair Styling 

From pastes to gels, there are many products to choose from designed to style your hair with various degrees of control. One of the favorites is TIGI Bed Head For Men Separation Workable Wax. It adds extra texture and definition with medium styling.

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Shaving

There are many shaving products available on the market. Dermalogica’s Shave Kit guarantees the closest shave while protecting skin . With a facial scrub, pre-shave guard, shaving cream, post-shave balm and a SPF protectant this will be the best shave yet.New-Shave-Kit-HR

Fragrance

Scent is crucial to proper grooming. Hugo Boss’s Boss Bottled is masculine and clean while exuding elegance and style all in one bottle.

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Happy grooming!

 

HOW TO AIR-DRY HAIR

mary kate ashley olsenIt has become clear that working with your hair’s natural texture, as opposed to molding it with heat, will give you perfectly tousled, imperfect hair. Save time and save your hair from damage with these tips. Who knew air-drying hair required so much planning!?

After washing your hair, towel drying hair properly is a must. It’s important to try and get most of the water out so it can be dry by the time you get to work, school, meeting, etc. Don’t be too rough with your hair to avoid knots. If needed, comb through your hair once at most.

Add some product to your hair as well to tame it some during the drying process. You can use a salt spray for some texture, hair oil if you have fine or straight hair but keep it minimal. Try teasing your hair around the crown and then leave it alone. Don’t play with your hair – it’ll ruin the finished product.

If you’re looking to get additional waves in your, tie it in a low bun while hair is air drying. Once your hair is dry and you let it loose, it will have textured waves that look effortless.

We want to know: Will you give this look a try? Or is blow drying the only way to go?

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CELEBRITY SPOTLIGHT: OSCARS MAKEUP – ROSAMUND PIKE

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Gone Girl actress Rosamund Pike looked classic and beautiful in a fire-red, custom Givenchy gown at the Oscars. With her dress as the statement, her makeup look had to be timeless. With contouring and earthy tones, we agree that Pike looked timeless all night.

Pike got ready for the awards show with a facial a few days prior. Make up artist Melanie Inglessis focused on prepping the star’s skin before applying makeup. Inglessiss used a gentle cream cleanser, a mist spray and moisturizer before applying a gel mask and lip balm. After ten minutes, she wiped off the mask and balm and used a mattifying primer.

Though there was no statement feature in Pike’s look, her cheekbones were accented. Inglessis used a matte cream bronzer on her cheekbones, nose, jawline and forehead to contour.  This allowed Pike’s upper cheekbones to appear lighter and defined without piling on too much product.

Lips were kept simple with a pinkish nude lip color.

Inglessis used a vanilla shadow over the lids, brown liner on the upper and lower lash lines. To add subtle definition, she used a matte brown in the eye’s crease and around the eye to the lower lash line. She finished with black mascara on the top lashes and brown mascara on the bottom lashes.

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We want to know: Did you like the subtle makeup for the Gone Girl actress? Would you have done anything differently?

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BEST NATURAL HAIR CONDITIONERS

MEET THE INGREDIENTS

AVOCADO

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For moisture and growth

EGG

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Protein for strength, volume, shine and texture

HONEY

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For damage control

BANANA

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The remedy for thinning, dry, or frizzy hair

MAYONAISE

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Think of this as a food lovers conditioner

OILS

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A trifecta of olive, jojoba, argan and coconut oils to strengthen, moisturize and rid your hair of any dandruff

xxK.L

HOW TO APPLY MAKEUP WITH DRY SKIN

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When you have dry skin on your face, it can be difficult to wear the makeup that you want. Take these skincare tips and apply them to your makeup routine when your dry skin refuses to behave. Here’s how to ensure an all-day, flake-free complexion.

Trying to apply makeup to your dry skin is no easy task. The dreaded no peeling, foundation flaking, concealer cracking, well good news! It’s all preventable. Here’s how to ensure an all-day, flake-free, perfect complexion.

It’s All in the Preparation

1. Begin your routine by using a creamy exfoliating cleanser like Skinmedica AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleaner with gentle beads to sweep away any dead cells sitting on the skin’s surface.

2. Use a fast-absorbing SkinCeuticals serum in place of your moisturizer, so that the product can quickly work its way into your skin, delivering immediate relief and hydration.

3. An essential step in prepping your skin for a flawless makeup application is primer. The creamy texture will keep skin moisturized and act as a “blur,” smoothing out pores and any imperfections. We love Youngblood Miner Primer.

The RIGHT Formula
Dry skin is practically begging for nourishment (with flakes acting as tears!), which is why liquid or textured makeup is the only way to go. Anything heavy or cakey will almost instantly cause irritation and botch your beautiful makeup job.

Opt for lightweight foundation and apply it with a synthetic foundation brush since it’s gentle enough to keep your skin from flaking. The same goes for blush! Use a creamy compact or liquid stain instead of powder for added hydration that won’t crack.

xxK.L

#NYFW LOOK OF THE DAY: THE CRYSTAL “EYELINER” AT RODARTE

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Textures are no new concept in the beauty world. From leather-inspired nail polish, to metallic gold hair spray, I think we’ve seen it all.  This season, we can’t get the crystal “eyeliner” at Rodarte out of our heads.  Makeup artist James Kaliardos was exploring a new way to do natural, transparent makeup. He’s calling it “Reflective Makeup” gluing strips of Swarovski crystals under the lower lashes in a straight line to highlight the eyes. “The Swarovski crystal effect on the eye adds depth and shine to the lower lash and the glossy lip reflects light” It’s a new, sparkly way to decorate our lower lashes.

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This may be the most glam way to cover up under eye circles.

xxK.L

CELEBRITY SPOTLIGHT: KENDALL JENNER

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Despite any opinions we may have on a matchy-matchy beauty, we love Kendall Jennder’s siren look at this years amfAR Gala in New York City. She paired a bright, reddish-orange dress with vibrant lips (For a similar hue give TIGI Cosmetics Decadent Lipstick in Luxury a whirl) While matchy-matchty can definitely feel dated, when done correctly, it reads sophistication and class. When matching your lipstick to your outfit, first decide if you want to go with a shade that is complementary or an exact match. Next, look at the undertone of the lipstick and of your outfit to ensure it’s a match. Your complexion will also play an important role in this decision. For a flawless look, try to match cool lipsticks with cool skin tones and warm lipsticks with warm skin tones.

Tell us: Are you a fan of this look?

xxK.L

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