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?
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.
Prep Your Eyelids
“Start with an eye shadow base—something that’s tacky so that it holds the shadow,” says Linter, who used Lancôme Aquatique Waterproof Eyecolour Base in Nude. “If your eyelid is dry you can use a concealer, but if your lid is warm you really do need a base that will pick up moisture and keep your makeup looking smooth."
Lancôme Aquatique Waterproof Eyecolour Base, $25.50; macys.com
Urban Decay was one of the first makeup companies to put animal testing on our radar, labeling each and every product with a disclaimer: "We don't do animal testing. How could anyone?"
It turns out China can and it's stirring up trouble for the California-based beauty brand. Urban Decay announced last week that it will be selling its products in China, where animal testing for cosmetics is actually required. Other international beauty companies have done the same, rendering previously cruelty-free brands like Estee Lauder, Mary Kay, Yves Rocher, L'Occitane and Caudalie "non-cruelty free" in the eyes of activists. (Master lists of such companies can be found online.)
In a June 6 Facebook post, Urban Decay validated the concerns of its fans and attempted to clarify what will be changing:
We do want to address one FAQ: No, Urban Decay will not test on animals in China. However, the Chinese government may conduct a test using our products before they can be sold there. We absolutely realize that for many of you, it makes no difference who is doing the testing. But, animal rights are still very much important to Urban Decay, and our decision was a thoughtful one.
Urban Decay will also be hosting a live web chat with founding partner Wende Zomnir in about two weeks to discuss the matter with customers.
But Urban Decay's efforts have not mollified groups like PETA, which published a response titled "Urban Decay's Decaying Principles" on its website. A Change.org petition expressing similar sentiments, "Urban Decay: Refuse Animal Testing in China," currently boasts 5,986 signatures.
Alternative methods to animal testing are used elsewhere in the world and Urban Decay has stated that it "will give our all to help advocate alternative methods" in China. Yet until China incorporates these new methods into its testing regulations, companies like Urban Decay will have to decide: expand into China's lucrative beauty market or stick with their cruelty-free principles?
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