In a world of luxurious haircare, there's the world of luxurious hair extensions and Fabulace Hair is at the top of the list. The days of Brittany Spears raggedy, stringy hair pieces are over. With celebs like Jessica Simpson and Daisy Fuentes fronting their own hair collections, the options are tremendous. But, whats quality and whats not? It can become confusing and when you're throwing down $300-$600, you need to know whats worth your time and wallet.
Fabulace is a new standard in hair. The company doesn't just create high quality hair extensions, they also create real hair wigs, clip on pieces, and karatin fusion extensions. All hair is 100% virgin Indian hair and is never chemically treated and to prevent tangling, all the hairs are placed with the cuticles in the same direction. The hair comes from India and abroad. Fabulace Hair makes it number one priority that all hair is preserved and carefully monitor to ensure consistent high quality of their products.
I got my hands on the Fabulace Hair and at first glance, the hair extensions are soft and manageable. Easy to comb and brush without a lot of shedding. After a few tough strokes from my brush, only about two-three strands were left in the bristles. The hair can be washed normally and blow dried at low heat. I pressed the hair with a pro hot flat iron, which actually made it extra silky. The hair is affordable compared to other brands and better quality hair than the hair found at most local beauty supply stores. All pieces can be used multiple times, if taken care of properly. So changing your style for the holidays or new year is simple and commitment free. For more information about Fabulace Hair go to www.thefabulacehair.com
Now that Thanksgiving is approaching, everything is starting to feel much more festive and tasty. Here in New York, the streets are starting to change and there is this wintery feeling around that makes me think of red wine and cookies. Even the colors that generally represent this period become deeper, sultrier and cozy. Has anyone picked their favorite one yet?
I noticed a tendency towards deep red shades, and these are my favorites so far. This color reminds me a little of Baroque too, especially since I have been really inspired by the Dolce et Gabbana winter collection. It seems royal and chic, yet modern and a little more to the rocker side. Would you choose any of these shades?
World- renowned dermatologist, Zein Obagi, MD and creator of ZO Skin Health has a new ZO Medical 3-step Stimulation Peel. Created for all skin problems including dark spots, sun damage, skin texture and wrinkles, this peel delivers skin-smoothing results that last longer than the average chemical peel. Even though theres three steps, this peel is very mild and even unnoticeable by many patients. It’s designed to be repeated every three to four weeks by a trained medical professional.
How does it work? Check this out:
Step One: ZO Medical ZO Peel Solution Remove outermost layers of skin (that’s where you see glowing, smooth skin) with a blend of potent exfoliants including salicylic acid, trichloracetic acid and lactic acid.
Step Two: ZO Medical Stimulating Retinol Crème Stimulate deeper skin layers to rev cellular function with a 6% retinol crème.
Step Three: ZO Medical Calming Crème Post Procedure Skin Relief The formula, packed with ceramides, antioxidants and peptides, helps rehydrate skin and suppress inflammation that can be caused by peels, sun, hormones and pollution post-procedure.
We all love perfume bottles and essences, right?
Well, Chanel shot this video about the history of one of the most historical and famous senses in the fashion world.
It’s amazing to see the story behind this perfume through the eyes of the Chanel House itself! Did you know that its creation is believed to be a lab accident? I say, that was one great mistake.
But this is a very unique scent and though everyone aknowledges it, not everyone would actually wear it. So, let’s discuss! What types of perfume dou you love?
What scent do you have on now? I’m wearing the Galliano, slightly spicy yet very flowery with a touch of powder.
Everything that comes out of the house of Chanel starts with Karl Lagerfeld his sketches, his ideas, even where he walks. “The inspiration was actually the floor in Karl’s new studio, which is a metallic parquet,” Peter Philips explained of the beauty look for the Spring show. “The one key word [Karl] used was shine,” the Chanel creative director of makeup continued, pointing out that the direction got him thinking about skin textures and color consistency, which led him where these conversations often do: to Chanel’s incomparable Illusion d’Ombre Long-Wear Luminous Eyeshadow.
The soufflé-like cream pigment that can be worn sheer or built up for more opacity debuted in a brand-new color today, a forthcoming platinum hue that Philips blended all the way up to brows, which were elongated a bit for proportion with its Crayon Sourcils Sculpting Eyebrow Pencils. “I actually applied the mascara first,” Philips pointed out of Chanel’s Inimitable Intense wand in Noir, which went on in one swipe after skin was prepped with its Vitalumiere Satin Smoothing Fluid Makeup, left to dry, and then reapplied three times for added drama. “It’s kind of heavy-handed but in this kind of big venue, we need to do something that can be seen,” Philips elaborated, duly tracing lids with a thick etching of its Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Ebene while lining the inner rims with its Le Crayon Kohl in Graphite, a dark gray. The shine theme was revisited on lips, which Philips treated to a quick slick of Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Satin Lipcolor in Gracile, a soft pink, and then promptly lacquered with its Lèvres Scintillantes Glossimer in Plaisir, a sheer peach. “We’re going to oil them up a little bit, too,” Philips added of models’ exposed limbs, which his team greased down right before they hit the runway for an extra glisten.
In what was perhaps the greatest testament to Spring’s dominating neutral nail trend, Philips eschewed more statement colors, which are often customary here, in favor of the most classic polish protocol there is: the French manicure. “We’re using Ballerina and Eastern Light,” he explained, big-upping the full-coverage white varnish that will launch as part of his as-yet-unreleased Hong Kong mini collection.
Heading to Vegas this fall? Between partying like a rock star, shopping and gambling your mortgage payment away, get a little R & R at the Reliquary Water Sanctuary & Spa at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
Located inside the luxurious HRH Tower, Reliquary is a destination spa experience which has recently recreated their menu to further reflect the hotel’s deeply rooted ties to rock and roll. With amazing facials like the Nirvana; an 80 minute treatment that includes an anti-aging facial, a warm paraffin mask on the face, hands and feet, or the Drum Sticks; a massage ritual using bamboo reeds for drumming, tapping and rolling to rebalance the body’s energy flow or the Satisfaction, which is a 50 minute body wrap that includes a firming mask. After spending a day at Reliquary spa you will be ready to go on tour or at least go back to your crummy 9-5 gig.
Besides the new beauty treatment menu this 25,000 sq. ft. spa includes a lounge area, 21 treatment rooms, fitness center, a swanky men’s and women’s locker facility complete with lounge, fire place, Jacuzzis, and saunas. Did I forget to mention the co-ed Roman Bath?
To check out all of the new menu or book an appointment call The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino at 702.693.5520 or visit www.hardrockhotel.com.
Attending a dinner for choreographer husband Benjamin Millepied’s L.A. Dance Project, the Oscar winner debuted her lighter locks (which managed to outshine her white Dior gown) at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
She rarely makes drastic hair changes, but she’s not the only one who’s recently ditched her brunette roots: Perhaps she’s taking a style cue from, say, Miley Cyrus?
Portman actually had L.A. colorist Tracey Cunningham switch up her ‘do for a role.
“My mom says I’m like a different person,” the Black Swan star, mom to 1-year-old Aleph, told The Hollywood Reporter. “I did it just a couple of days ago.”
“Natalie makes a beautiful blonde!” Cunningham says of the switch-up, which she achieved with Redken’s Blonde Dimensions. “She needed to make the change for an upcoming movie role, so we achieved a gorgeous, multi-dimensional golden honey blonde.” Tell us: Do you prefer Portman as a blonde?
In a world where food decisions are based just as much on nutrition as they are on taste, you might be tempted to skip that delicious morning latte in favor of something more hydrating or full of vitamins. However, new research suggests that coffee may actually be one of the healthiest drinks around. Read on to learn about four of the major health benefits from your morning cup of coffee.
1. It Can Help You Avoid Alzheimer's
Most people just drink coffee to wake up and begin a productive morning, but it can actually help drinkers to fight off Alzheimer's as well. A growth hormone called granulocyte colony stimulating factor, or GCSF, is believed to reduce the onset of Alzheimer's. When you drink a cup of coffee, the caffeine combines with other ingredients to boost the levels of GCSF in the brain. Keep in mind that this health benefit only applies to caffeinated coffee.
2. It Can Reduce the Chance of Diabetes
Coffee drinkers who consume several cups a day might be happy to learn that heavy consumption of coffee, whether it is decaffeinated or caffeinated, can reduce the chance of Type II Diabetes in individuals. This is a result of the combination of antioxidants, magnesium and chromium. The greatest benefits were proven for people who drank between six and seven cups of coffee each day.
3. It Can Increase Happiness and Reduce Depression
For women, a simple cup of coffee can go a long way in making the day just a little bit better. Not only does the warmth, energy and taste of coffee come as a pleasant way to start the day, but coffee can actually decrease a women's risk of depression by 20 percent. The caffeine in coffee releases transmitters in the brain that signal endorphins and happiness, improving your mood. For the best results, women should consume four eight-ounce cups of coffee each day and remember to drink caffeinated rather than decaffeinated.
4. Can Significantly Reduce the Risk of Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer is a major illness that threatens millions of men around the world each year. Although eating nutritious foods, staying at a healthy weight and avoiding smoking can help reduce your chances of prostate cancer, the number one way to avoid it is to drink coffee. In fact, men who consumed six cups per day of coffee were able to reduce their likelihood of prostate cancer by a staggering 60 percent. Although research is not yet clear on what it is in coffee that causes this, the relationship is clearly documented.
Those who worry about their regular coffee consumption can rest easy knowing that there are many benefits to the beverage. Says Frank Hu, of the Harvard School of Public Health, "There is certainly much more good news than bad news, in terms of coffee and health.” It is important to keep in mind, however, that not all coffee is created equally. While five cups of coffee may be great for your prostate, five cups filled with sugar and cream won't necessarily be great for your waistline.
Owner & lead stylist of recently voted Best of Boston SalonCapri, Nick Penna, is leaking all of the hottest and newest hair trends this fall. Last summer the pixie cut was popular, but this season many of Penna's clients are requesting an elongated version of the look as their hair has grown out. This longer vesion on the pixie is hot for fall with its bold cut and texture. ThinkGirl With The Dragon Tattoo meets fashionista Victoria Beckham to get a sense of this fierce but “posh” cut.
For our Planet Fashion TV readers, Nick has given us the scoop on a coiled braided bun style that is apropriate for daytime and evening. This slicked back style is the perfect transition into fall from the laid-back braids of summer.
1. Begin this look in the shower with a protein-spiked shampoo for extra strength and shine. Nick swears by Kerastase Nutritive Bain Satin Complete Nutrition Shampoo, which adds extra nutrients into your looks and leaves hair soft and shiny with a lightweight finish.
2. Before blowdrying, run a volumizer through your hair using your fingers. Nick likes Shu Uemura’s Fiber Life Protective Volumizer for natural shine, lasting support, and protection from heat and external agressors.
3. Use a round brush for the smoothest blow out. Nick’s tip: blow-dry small sections of hair, beginning at the back of your head. This section is always the dampest, so tackle it first and then move to the front.
4. This look is all about how you style the cut. As you grow out your pixie cut, ask your stylist to add extra texture, so you can play up your hair’s layers and angles with your blow-dry and brush.
5. To finalize this look, you’ll want to use a weightless spray to define and hold. Nick’s go to spray, Shu Uemura’s Sheer Lacquer Finishing Spray, won’t disappoint!
COILED BRAIDED BUN
1. Starting this polished, sexy look is simple: carefully brushing out all the knots in wet hair. Nick recommends that this hairstyle is easiest to start on smooth, untangled hair. When you’re in the shower, apply a dime-size drop of your favorite conditioner so that when you go to comb your wet hair, it doesn’t get caught in knots and break easily.
2. Apply a shape paste or gel to towel-dried hair. This product will help to keep the style in place and stop pieces from falling out as you begin to create the look. Nick’s go-to is Shu Uemura’s Shape Paste.
3. Use the a paddle brush to pull hair back into a tight ponytail and secure with an elastic; you want to make sure that you don’t miss any loose pieces of hair.
4. Begin braiding the ponytail into a regular braid and secure with another elastic.
5. Coil the braided ponytail around the base of the ponytail to form the bun and secure with bobby-pins every ½ inch of hair.
6. To make sure that the look stays sleek-and-chic, Nick uses his favorite spray, L’Oreal Professionals Infinium 3 Strong Hold Working Spray, which keeps hair in place for a night out on the town!
Twenty years after MAC Cosmetics firmly planted its flag backstage at ready-to-wear shows, the brand is continuing its quest for fashion week domination by expanding its nail sponsorship from New York to Europe and by co-branding events for the upcoming rtw shows.
“We are reinforcing our position that we are the [beauty] brand of record for fashion,” said John Demsey, group president of the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. “It’s about living fashion every day. Fashion week has always been an important part of MAC’s DNA even back when fashion week was basically a trade show and these new initiatives help show why.”
The brand will kick off New York Fashion Week on Sept. 6 with a Fashion’s Night Out performance by hip-hop artist Azealia Banks at the brand’s MAC Cosmetics SoHo store. DJ Cosmo, Banks’ favorite DJ, will be on hand to spin tracks at the store as well. Banks is also creating a limited-edition lipstick, Yung Rapunxel a deep blackened purple for the brand. Retailing for $15, it will be sold in all New York City MAC stores beginning Sept. 6 (it hits maccosmetics.com from Sept. 5) through Sept. 20.
On Sept. 5, the brand will sponsor a book party for Mauricio and Roger Padilha’s new book “Antonio: Fashion, Art, Sex and Disco,” which celebrates the work of the late fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez. Cabaret singer and drag artist Joey Arias will perform at the gathering.
As well, MAC will host a private party on Sept. 8 for Carine Roitfeld’s new magazine, CR, and Roitfeld’s 23-piece color cosmetics collection for MAC, which hits U.S. counters Sept. 6 and international doors in October. On Oct. 2, MAC and Roitfeld will hold a similarly lavish party in Paris to celebrate both entities. The brand is also backing André Leon Talley’s “Little Black Dress” exhibit, which will open in October at the Savannah College of Art and Design. The brand is creating a supplement to the exhibit catalogue that features beauty looks.
MAC will sponsor nails in New York, London, Paris and Milan, noted Demsey, and for the seventh consecutive season will be the official cosmetics sponsor of Made, the fashion shows held each season at Milk Studios. MAC will do backstage for 20 Made shows and roughly 80 overall over the course of New York Fashion Week. Globally, the brand averages 840 fashion shows in 23 fashion weeks each year.
As has happened in many past seasons, MAC will test-drive a number of product prototypes backstage, said Demsey. Those slated for the shows in September and October include a new moisturizing lipstick, a brow gel and pencil, new moisturizers and palettes of what MAC artists are projecting as the season’s hottest lip and eye shades, Demsey noted. “Our artists backstage are using products sometimes years before they are launched to the public,” said Demsey. “It’s a real-world test. If there are tweaks needed — particularly with the texture, color, application and finish the team lets the product development team know.”
Subscribers to MAC’s Tumblr account, maccosmetics.tumblr.com, will be able to view exclusive beauty visuals and backstage videos which will be updated daily from New York, London, Milan and Paris, said Demsey. On Facebook and YouTube, subscribers will be able to view profiles of makeup artists, which are intended to give a first-hand look at the realities of being a backstage artist. “We are continuing to delve even more deeply into social media this season,” said Demsey. “Our artists will be backstage tweeting continuously in 10 different languages from the shows about trends, forecasts and fashion. We’ll be making our followers more than 100,000 on Tumblr, 3.6 million on Facebook and 80,000 on Twitter feel like they are right there through an extensive media platform. Fashion week is a major driver for us in the success of
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