PILLOW TALK: BEACH WAVES WITHOUT THE HEAT

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When we think of our ideal sleeping environment, we picture a soft down comforter, an array of fluffy pillows, and perhaps some soothing flute music to lull us to sleep. Nowhere in this scenario does sopping wet hair make an appearance—but in real life, it just might. If you shower at night and are sick of blow-drying before bed, there’s hope yet. Here’s some advice on how to sleep on damp strands and wake up with beachy waves.

Start by flipping your head upside down—it dries faster this way—and blasting it with a hairdryer until it’s damp, not wet. Then, twist your hair into four loose buns (secured with scrunchies, of course), and call it a night. (A single bun will give you a looser wave.) Or, if you want more of a rock ‘n roll look, you can braid instead of twist you hair. We recommend a loose French braid, starting just behind the front layers of your head.

Whatever you do, remember to keep it loose and messy. “Your inability to make a perfect braid or perfect curl is working in your favor when you’re styling before bed. It’s what makes the final outcome look cool—don’t worry about making it look fancy or perfect.

xxK.L

SPOTLIGHT: GOLDEN GLOBE HAIR – SIENNA MILLER

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When Sienna Miller stormed onto the red carpet at Sunday night’s Golden Globe Awards it wasn’t just her plunging Miu Miu frock that has us obsessed! It was her beautiful, sweeping hairstyle. This look is youthful, edgy and seemingly low-maitenance. While we’re guessing Sienna had a team of hair & make-up artists to get her red-carpet ready, we believe you can easily recreate this look at home.

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Start by blow drying with volume throughout, using a medium sized curling iron to create a bend from the mid-length to the ends of the hair

Finish by using texturizing spray to create the perfectly disheveled edge. Mist all over whilst running your hands throughout.
xxK.L

THE LOW CHIGNON

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Whether you’re gearing up for a party or just looking to switch up your hair look, a chignon is an easy way to look pretty and polished. Amp up the classic updo with this chic twist!

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1. Gather your hair as you would if you were making a half-pony, with 2/3 of your hair in the ponytail. Clip this top section away.
2. Twist the remaining bottom section of hair (section 3) into a bun and secure in place with bobby pins. For a fuller appearance, tease this section and give a spritz of texturizing spray (we love Blo Pro Beach Blow Texturizing Mist) before creating the bun shape.
3. Unclip the top section of your hair and divide it in half, split diagonally down the middle from left to right.
4. Taking the right section (section 2), wrap it over and around the bun in a counterclockwise direction and pin it in place. Repeat this step with the section 1, crossing it over the bun in a clockwise direction and pinning it in place.

Finish with a strong-hold hairspray like TIGI S Factor Vivacious Hairspray to set everything in place. If you have any tendrils left in the front, use a 1-inch barrel curling iron to create pretty, face-framing curls.

And there you have it – a simple, chic and elegant chignon you can wear on the daily or save for special occasions.

xxK.L

MEGA METALLIC EYES

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We hope you’re into heavy metal because I know we are! Shades of silver, gold, platinum, and bronze add a hint of glimmer and shine to your eyes. We recommend keeping these colors concentrated on your lids only.For a sultry smokey eye, you can opt for warmer hues of bronze and brown. #GETTHELOOK Start by lining your whole eye with a black pencil. Brush a metallic shadow on your lids. Create a V shape on the crease of your eye and extend past the outer corners and come back under your lower lashes. Finish with tons of mascara, tawny blush and lip balm.

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xxK.L

 

New Year – New Look

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There’s something about the turn of a calendar year or a change in season that makes everyone crave dramatic change, especially when it comes to physical appearance. But you don’t have to dye your hair red or max out your credit card to reinvent your image—smaller changes can add up to a big impact. Here are 4 almost-effortless ways to update your appearance. They’re quick, inexpensive and unlike the many trendy diets the season brings, require nearly zero willpower.

1. Try A Different Part
Experimenting with a new look can be as simple as flipping it to the opposite side of your head. The simple switch can add new volume at the roots and alter the way the front sections frame your face. Changing your part is an especially great way to get long hair out of a rut without sacrificing any length. Move your part before bed using a comb and a bit of styling cream, then put on a wide, no-slip elastic headband. Slip folded tissue beneath the band to keep it from leaving crease marks in your hair.

2. Red Lipstick
Don’t be scared off by its boldness—the truth is, red is one of the most universally wearable lipstick shades, and it’s a classic way to add both impact and femininity to your look. In general, reds that are more blue-based are flattering on all skin tones, and they make your teeth look whiter. When shopping for one, trust your instincts. Choosing a red lipstick is like choosing a great piece of jewelry—you should go for the one you’re immediately attracted to.

3. Modernize Your Manicure
Your nails may seem like minor details, but they say a lot about you. For example, oval-shaped tips painted with pale-pink polish are pretty, but a little predictable. Try this of-the-moment twist instead, and watch your nails suddenly spark attention: Instead of rounding off the tips, file them straight across and then round off just the corners, creating what manicurists call a “squoval” shape. When it comes to color, the chicest choices right now are warm brownish-beige shades, like OPI “Over The Taupe” Or, try one of the new palest-gray hues, such as OPI “Ballet My Point Exactly,” which is soft and subtle, but still thoroughly modern.

4. Get Glowing
Get your skin glowing! Foundation isn’t the most thrilling makeup topic, but it makes a huge difference to your overall look. To get the most flawless finish, take your application technique up a notch with Youngblood. The subtle shimmer in this foundation gives skin a youthful, dewy look, and by reflecting light, helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and other flaws.

xxK.L

HAUTE HALLOWEEN CONTEST 2014

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Our Haute Halloween contest is now LIVE!

HOW TO ENTER

1. Become a follower on Instagram (@thebeautyplace)
2. Comment on the Instagram post for “Haute Halloween”
3. Tag @thebeautyplace in a photo sharing your favorite beauty product from TheBeautyPlace and how you plan to incorporate it into your “Haute Halloween” look
Contestants must enter by October 22nd, 2014 11:00AM Standard Eastern Time.
The winner will be announced after 12PM Standard Eastern Time on October 22nd, 2014.

THE PRIZE

CHI is one of the leading and most trusted brands in hair styling tools that can be found backstage for fashion shows, beauty shoots and are the trusty tools for stylists across the nation.
The CHI Auto Digital Ceramic Waver, a truly unique styling tool that gives the freedom to crimp, wave or curl hair with precision using a three-barrel, is this year’s Halloween giveaway.

RULES 

Winner is responsible for contacting TheBeautyPlace.com with the shipping address to obtain the prize. Must redeem by October 24th, 2014 4:00PM Standard Eastern Time. No purchase is necessary to win. Valid for U.S. entries only.

Good Luck!

xxK.L

HALLOWEEN INSPIRATION – DARK EYESHADOW

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Black eyeshadow is one of those colors that can add major drama to your makeup. With black eyeshadow we love creating a smokey eye look with a matte finish. Application is very important, its all about blending and building the color.

TOOLS: black shadow, eye definer brush, angled eyeshadow brush

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Step 1: The best spot to start application for black eyeshadow is “in the crease” of your eyelid and the outer corners of the eyes. This will give your lid deep definition without overpowering your eyes.

Step 2: Using an angled brush, apply the black eyeshadow onto your lash line acting as an eyeliner.
Step 3: It is very important to blend the black eyeshadow well into the lid in sweeping motions. By blending the black in, a softer smokey look is created. The color will remain matte black, but look polished to perfection.

Finish the look with our favorite mascara Lashes To Die For by Peter Thomas Roth!

xxK.L

HAUTE HALLOWEEN

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We want you to be prepared for the season—and enjoy it! That’s why the editors at The Beauty Place put together a ten-day Halloween beauty plan, packed with smoky-eye tricks and ways to get your skin glowing. Follow us on Instagram and “Like” us on Facebook to learn about our flash sales, giveaways and a chance to win our Halloween Haute items.

This year’s Haute Halloween contest is live now!

HOW TO ENTER

1. Follow us on Instagram (@thebeautyplace).
2. Comment on the Instagram post for “Haute Halloween.”
3. Tag @thebeautyplace in a photo sharing with us your favorite beauty product (from TheBeautyPlace) and how you plan to incorporate it into your Halloween look.

Your prize? The CHI Auto Digital Ceramic Waver, a truly unique styling tool that gives you the freedom to crimp, wave or curl your hair with precision using a three-barrel design. Perfect for the Disco Diva!

RULES

Contestants must enter by October 22nd, 2014 by 11:00AM Standard Eastern Time.

The winner will be announced after 12PM Standard Eastern Time October 22nd, 2014.

Winner is responsible for contacting TheBeautyPlace.com with the shipping address to obtain the prize. Must redeem by October 24th, 2014 4:00PM Standard Eastern Time. No purchase is necessary to win. Valid for U.S. entries only.

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xxK.L

Tutorial Tuesday – Quick Updo

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Have an event or holiday party coming up? Do you already have the perfect outfit? Is your hairstyle still up in the air?

Then try this quick updo that looks fun and elegant at the same time! In just a few easy steps you’ll be ready to strut your stuff with a hairstyle that looks like it took hours to perfect.

  • Pin back your bangs, or the front section of your hair and add a little volume for some oomph.
  • Take a section from each side of your hairline and bring together into a twist at the back of your head.
  • Twist the section around your finger and pin into a small bun. Pin and hold your  hair in place with bobby pins.
  • Repeat steps 2 & 3 until all your hair is twisted and pinned into a line down the back of your head.
  • Shown are five small buns but you can adjust this to suit your hair thickness and length.

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