Beauty Trends: Top 4 Hairstyles for Fall 2012

Pinterest Find - Upside Down French Braid with a Bow

On Pinterest, the Hair and Beauty category sees thousands of pins a day! Here we feature 4 of the hairstyles trending for fall and the styling products perfect for that hairstyle. Do you think there is another hairstyle that should be featured? Let us know! We will put it up right away!

The “Chic Ponytail” is a sleek and polished high crown ponytail and requires a small amount of effort and styling. First, a hair serum that protects against frizz and humidity is needed as the hairstyle is to look smooth. Rebecca, lead beauty specialists of approves of the TIGI Rockaholic Rock Out Shine Blaster for its non-greasy delivery of shine and control of frizz. A flat hair brush is needed to smooth hair back, and a band to secure the hair. A lightweight finishing spray can be used to maintain all day form and for avoiding flyaways.

In 2012, magazines all over the world saw Beyonce, Zooey Deschanel, and Jessica Biel sporting bangs of all styles. Bangs are the latest hair accessory equal to a fabulous mani-pedi done with the latest nail art designs. Whether bangs are full and thick or swept to the side, bangs frame the face and accentuate eyes. To style bangs, a hair dryer with ionic technology will prevent frizz and keep bangs looking smooth all day. The online company’s best-selling styling tool is the Bio Ionic Powerlight Pro Dryer. At 1875 watts, it is one of the most powerful hair dryers ever made, and its infrared and negative ion technology allows for faster drying and eliminating frizz and static.

The upside down French braid is a favorite among beauty bloggers. Wear this hairstyle on the weekends when running errands to keep hair tidy. It is done by flipping hair upside down and brushing hair from the nape of the neck and up. While keeping hair upside down, starting at the nape of the neck, a small chunk of hair is used to begin a French braid. The French braid should be continued until reaching the crown of head and hair is secured with a band creating a high ponytail. Next, hair is twisted into a bun and secured with another band. A hairspray with a flexible firm hold like Agadir Argan Oil Hairspray is applied to prevent flyaways.

The ombre is a French term that features darker more natural shades at the roots and a more highlighted shade at the ends. It’s a hair trend that gives more flexibility in-between visits to a hair colorist. The beauty specialists stated they have numerous clients donning this trend. There is the ombre mani, the ombre hair, and most recently ombre lips! This look on hair is very versatile and whether hair is curly or very straight it looks great. Examples of the ombre trend are Khloe Kardashian going dark to light and Gwyneth Paltrow going light to dark.

Tips on Styling Tool Use for Healthy Hair

Healthy Hair and Proper Styling Tool Use

Many of us have a love and hate relationship with our styling tools. They help us achieve straight, curly or wavy hairstyles, but since flat irons and curling wands can reach temperatures of up to 450 degrees they can easily damage our hair in under a week! Damaged hair is frizzy, dry, and with split ends. Is your mane showing signs of damage? Follow our styling tips on proper thermal styling, and display your gorgeous hair with pride.

Tip 1: A styling tool uses heat to manipulate hair and shape it, but hair is not meant to withstand 450 degrees worth of heat. Tune your flat iron to 410 degrees. At this temperature it is still really hot to wave or straighten any hair type.

Tip 2: Do you know heat sucks moisture out of hair? When hair is dry it is tight and can break easy, when hair has moisture it is flexible, and tougher to break. Think about this next time you curl or blow dry hair, and reach for a silk-infused hair serum like CHI Silk Infusion. Its alcohol-free formula will not dry out hair instead it will leave it incredibly soft. How does it protect hair from heat? It coats every hair strand with a silk ingredient that delivers strength and shine with no build-up. Another hair serum that does the same work is BioSilk Silk Therapy.

Tip 3: Unless your flat iron is a wet-to-dry iron do not iron damp hair! A sizzling sound does not mean it is working. It means your hair is frying!

Tip 4: Any styling tool that features ceramic, tourmaline or ionic technology is perfect. These really smooth surfaces are usually smoothed in a way that prevents frizz and damage.

Tip 5: Give your hair a break a day or two. Second day hair still looks great!

Follow all of these tips so you can use your flat iron guilt-free! If you are looking for styling products to create any look go to and find the beauty industry’s top brands at affordable prices!

4 Must-Have Makeup Products Every Girl Should Own


Every makeup artist has their go-to beauty essential. They know which concealer will hide dark under-eye circles the best, the eyeliner that achieves the perfect cat eye, and the best makeup tool for contouring (hiding), and highlighting facial features.

We are not makeup artists, but we still want to look professional at work, polished for every day, or if going to the once a week catch-up with the girls, we want to look glam! Here we feature wallet-friendly makeup products every girl should have in their cosmetic bag.

You may have seen a “real housewive” whip out this brush roll-on. Who knew that applying sunscreen could be so chic? Peter Thomas Roth Instant Oily Problem Skin Mineral SPF 30 is a mineral foundation powder with SPF 30 sunscreen. It fits perfectly in any cosmetics bag, and the mineral makeup is dispensed with just a simple shake. We love how practical it is. No makeup tools or sponges needed! Why is this a must have? Applying sunscreen is a daily beauty ritual we all have to practice, and this brush roll-on gives our skin the protection it needs and it doubles as a foundation!

The perfect cat eyeliner features eyes in a very sexy way. What is great about the cat eye look is the different ways you can wear it. There is the bold line, the classic style with a bold red lip! or the funkified-looking cat eye courtesy of Bows and Curtseys, (it looks like rainbow colors). Whichever your style or your mood, TIGI Cosmetics Precision Eyeliner is a must-have! It is a fine, easy-glide felt tip liquid eyeliner for super-perfect precision. It dries quickly to prevent smudging, and its waterproof long-lasting formula makes it a winner anywhere.

Contouring and highlighting is the perfect way to accentuate features you like and hide features you don’t like. Glo Minerals Bronze Duo includes two shades to help you achieve a sunless tan. If this bronzer duo intimidates you, go to our blog post: How To Apply A Dual Bronzer. Highlight your forehead, chin, and underneath your eyes with a blush powder brush. Contour the sides of your face, and the sides of your nose. Voila! Now, you have a healthy glow, and look made up with just bronzer!

A tinted lip balm we are in love with is a 2-in-1 lipstick and lipgloss. TIGI Cosmetics Lip Creme is loaded with antioxidants and lip moisturizers to keep your pucker super soft and healthy-looking. You can find these lip crème in 6 shades, and each shade is named after a metropolitan city meant to symbolize each respective city’s allure. Our favorite? Lip Crème in Miami is in a warm hue that has us thinking of sand, beach, and cocktails.

Labor Day Sale 2012

We Can Do It!

Labor Day is not just a day off work or a no school day for the kids. It is an American federal holiday that celebrates the economic and social contributions of workers. It also reminds us that summer is almost over! Before you go out to have fun and celebrate, check out the awesome Labor Day Salewe are having. It is a great opportunity to grab your favorite top brands at affordable prices. We created a gift guide with a selection of hair care and skin care items. We even included Amika styling tools, the uber-popular Clarisonic Mia, and Macadamia hair care! Here we list our favorites!

Clarisonic Mia sonic skin cleansing system is to us what the face washcloth is to your grandma. This super effective cleansing system cleanses your face of dirt, oil, and makeup every day. It will help you achieve clear and smooth skin. It is gentle on sensitive skin and alleviates acne-prone skin. $94.99

Macadamia Natural Oil Luxe Travel Set includes the brands best-seller’s in travel size for your weekend away. It includes everything to wash, condition, and style your hair! $19.98

Travalo Refillable Perfume Spray easy fill system allows you to carry your favorite scent without having to lug around a fragile bottle. It is perfect for travel or simply to carry in your purse. We are proud of this wise investment! $9.94

Check out our Labor Day Sale Gift Guide at!

How to Do an Upside Down French Braid with a Bun

Upside Down French Braid

If you’ve noticed, the braids being posted on Pinterest or on your favorite blogger’s website are not like the braids your mom used to do when you were little. The braid we are in love with, and want to share with you is called the “Brunch Braid” or the upside-down French braid with a bun. You can wear this braid anywhere you go, and it’s much more interesting than your go-to hairstyle – the ponytail. This amazing hairstyle keeps your hair tidy and makes you look polished! Here are the step-by-step instructions and what styling tools you will need! Enjoy!

1 strong pony holder
1 thin pony holder
1 sock
Bobby Pins

We are pretty sure you have all of these materials at home. Let’s get started!

Step 1: If you are on 2nd or 3rd day hair, great, if not, it’s ok. But it will be great because your hair has had time to spring back if you have styled it in anyway.

Step 2:Flip your head upside down and brush your hair.

Step 3:While upside down, grab a small chunk of hair from the nape of your neck and begin to French braid.

Step 4:Continue the French braid untill you’ve gone two-thirds of the way up your head. Fasten the braid with a thin pony holder.

Step 5:Flip right side up and brush through the top of your hair. Take a strong pony holder and and create a high pony.

Step 6:Take your sock and cut off the toe. Then roll the sock into itself until you have a donut. Then slide the donut over your pony.

Step 7:Pull your hair around the pony so you have the shape of a bun. Begin to fold the excess hair under the bottom of the bun and fasten with a pony holder.

Step 8:Pin bun into place.

Step 9:Spray flyaways with a hairspray like TIGI Rockaholic Fun Times Hairpsray. The hairspray gives awesome hold, yet your hair stays soft and not crunchy!

Step 10:….and there you have it!

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TIGI Rockaholic Fun Times Hairspray

TIGI Rockaholic Fun Times Hairspray

Long gone are the days when your hairspray made your hairstyle look like a helmet. Imagine hair so stiff it had to be washed everyday and once in place you could not change the hairdo. Hairspray is very different now and TIGI Rockaholic Fun Times Flexible Hairspray true to its name. Style your hair with confidence because this hairspray holds your hairstyle in place while keeping your hair soft with no crunch or sticky feel. So effective, you can brush your hair and your hairstyle won’t lose its shape. An added bonus, for all the curling iron users, apply the hairspray before using any styling tool, and it will protect hair against thermal damage. Any method that saves you time when styling your hair is alright with us! Try this super versatile styling product. It will have a hold on you! The best beauty products at discounted prices are at

How To: Wake Up To Gorgeous Hair

Wake Up to Gorgeous Hair!

Leave your hair wet overnight? What results do you see in the morning? Not good. Before going to bed try one of these quick how to’s to eliminate bed head! 😉

Wake Up To Waves

1. Spray on BioSilk Beach Texture. It contains silk, moisturizer, and texturizers to help achieve beach waves.
2. Section your hair in quadrants and tie hair into tight little buns.
3. Take ponytails off in the morning and scrunch hair a little bit. Like the waves?

Wake Up To Less Frizz

1. Sprits on a hair treatment like Agadir Argan Oil Spray Treatment.
2. Comb thought with a detangling comb. You will find the argan oil in this hair treatment makes hair soft and manageable.
3. Wrap your hair in wide curlers or secure hair with bobby pins wrapping hair around two fingers width first.
4. Take pins off in the morning. Notice hair is less poofy with light waves?

Wake Up To More Volume

1. Apply Bio Ionic Thermal-Active Bodifying Blow-Dry Spray. It contains a nano-ionic formula that produces natural negative ions and promotes soft, shiny hair and prevents frizz.
2. Blow dry your hair before going to sleep. (Just trust us.) Tie your hair into a low ponytail to avoid dents or reach for a scarf and secure hair so that it doesn’t get bent when you are tossing and turning.
3. The next morning, reach for the dry shampoo, and spray some on your roots. Part your hair the opposite way from the night before. This will give you more volume and save you some time in the morning! Yay!

Like our tips? Comment below and let us know all the beauty questions you need answered. Find the best beauty products at discounted prices at

How To: The Perfect Smokey Eye

The Smoky Eye Kit

Do the smokey eye look with Glo Minerals Smokey Eye Kit. Smokey Eyes are alluring, sexy, and mysterious. It’s the perfect way for your eyes to do the talking. Here we give you a step-by-step on the perfect application! Enjoy!

Step 1 – Apply a primer around the entire eye area. Your makeup will glide on and stay crease-free.

Step 2 – Apply a concealer around the eye area. Pay attention to the inner corners of the eyes.

Step 3 – Using an all-over lid brush, apply a neutral color (think vanillas, butterscotch, bisque and champagnes) from lash line to brow bone.

Step 4 – Line eyes with a dark pencil (We absolutely love TIGI Cosmetics Eyeliner – Black eyeliner), gel, or cream liner – something you can smudge. Line the top and bottom. Don’t apply near the inside corner of eye.

Step 5 – Use a Q-Tip or the smudgie of the TIGI Eyeliner and gently smudge. No hard lines should be seen.

Step 6 – Apply a shadow that reflects light. One that you see is shiny on your makeup palette. Apply in the corners of your eyes, and sweep it right underneath your eyebrow.

Step 7 – Use an eyeshadow that is in the same color family as the eye shadow on your lid, but lighter. Apply it above your lid, on the outer edge of your crease. Then, using a loose blending brush, blend the shadow in a circular motion. Blend the crease shade slightly up and inward. The crease should be darkest at the outermost corner – gradually getting softer as you move towards the brow and the center of your lid.

Step 8 – Finish your look by defining your brows. A strong eye look needs a defined brow. Try TIGI Cosmetics Brow Sculting Duo – Brunette.

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TIGI Cosmetics Mineral Tint

Due to their multi-tasking properties as a moisturizer, primer, foundation, and sunscreen; BB creams became a hit in the 1980’s mainly in the East and Southeast Asia. Recently, they are being introduced on our side of the world by some major big brands.

Any makeup that “multi-tasks” can be called a BB cream. Take a look at TIGI Cosmetics Mineral Tint. We are in love with this 3-in-1 formula. It acts as a foundation, sunscreen, and provides anti-aging benefits with its antioxidant ingredients. The fact that it is water-resistant and provides SPF 20 protection means it can become a beauty regimen staple on busy mornings.

Apply about a dime-size amount on fingertips or damp sponge. When you first apply TIGI Cosmetics Mineral Tint, it may appear to be overly bronze, but the color changes as it dries and sets (2 to 3 minutes). It will work as a primer so you can apply the rest of your makeup. If you choose not to apply makeup, it’s alright! You have to apply sunscreen anyway!

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Get a Healthy, Shiny Hairstyle

We love our styling tools for the hairstyles they help us achieve, but do we love our hair? We tend to forget that our flat irons and curling irons reach temperatures of up to 400 degrees. Have you ever burnt your forehead or your fingertips by accident? We bet your skin didn’t take it too well. Your hair doesn’t either, so what are you applying to your hair to offset the heat of your blow dryer or ceramic styler?

Oils, serums, and hair treatments are wonderful choices, but some do not multi-task. This is why we are totally in love with TIGI S-Factor Dream Drops Shine On!. It is a lightweight shine serum enriched with vitamins and Jojoba oil helping to protect and nurture hair before and after styling. This hair serum also detangles and conditions hair without weighing it down, and adds brilliant shine with no greasiness! Have you noticed that sometimes the perfect, most beautiful hairstyle is sometimes missing something? It’s shine! Shine adds depth, and makes hair look healthy.

Use TIGI S-Factor Dream Drops Shine On! even if you are not using a styling tool. Your hair will still be soft, smooth, and conditioned and with a healthy shine! Find the best beauty products at discounted prices at

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