June 13, 2015

10 days with Jessica

“Colour is a personal style, it defines who you are” -Jessica Vartoughian

Never truer words have been spoken when it comes to your nail polish. Jessica Vartoughian, known as “The First Lady of Nails”, redefined the overall way we look at the structure of our nails. That’s when she found her true calling and discovered a regimen for nails made with the individual in mind. That’s right, when you visit one of her many successful salons her her manicurists , called nail cultivists, will help you get the perfect regimen just for you. Opening the first ever Nails Only Salon in 1969, Jessica educated herself on the anatomy of the nail saying that just like the skin and hair, it must be maintained. To this day she is always coming up with the newest and best thing to make sure that all of us can have beautiful nails, the natural way.

Jessica Cosmetics Logo

Jessica Cosmetics Logo

Out of all of Jessica’s lines and of all the beautiful colors, I had the pleasure of trying the new Phenom line. Alot like a gel polish, Phenom is a complete 10 day chip free manicure in just 3 easy steps. But the catch is you do not need a UV light like your normal gel polishes. Simply apply the whole system of base, color, and top coat. Then let the top coat dry in natural lighting & ten minutes later, beautiful gel shine! The color will dry faster or slower depending on what kind of lighting you happen to be in. Ex. sunlight will be faster than the light in your bathroom but never more than 10 minutes. Lately I have found that my nails would get to a certain length then just break off but with the Phenom I have achieved my goal of having long beautiful nails with no chipping. The colors I was gifted are three of the most perfect colors. They are incredibly vibrant and yes it has lasted me ten days. No matter where I was, the nail polish lasted with no knicks and my manicure looks brand new everyday.

10 day Jessica Journey

10 day Jessica Journey

For the first time in a long time I feel in love with my nails all over again. Just like me, Jessica wants you to love your nails again. Jessica is truly a nail goddess and I can thank her for this. I know you will want to thank her when you first try out her Jessica Cosmetics nail colors. Check out www.jessicacosmetics.com to see where you can find a Jessica salon near you. Love your nails, love your color, bring out your personality.

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May 5, 2015

Dakota Johnson red carpet hair how to

Dakota Johnson Dazzles in 50 Shades of Sequins at Met Ball 2015

Dakota Johnson took the red carpet by storm in her sequined mini dress at this year’s Met Gala. The Chinese themed ball inspired the short Chanel mini dress. For Dakota’s look, celebrity hairstylist, Jen Atkin, styled a short wavy bob on the actress, which is quite a change from the star’s usual long haired looks. See below for steps from Jen on how to get Dakota’s look using KMS California.

Dakota Johnson

Dakota Johnson

Jen created this look by first prepping Dakota’s wet hair with KMS California ADDVOLUME volumizing spray to provide heat protection and boost volume in her hair. She then scrunched sections of the hair and clipped with duckbill clips all around head to create an S-shaped pattern.

Jen blew the hair dry with a GHD dryer using her fingers while keeping the clips intact. Afterwards, she removed the clips and curled 1’’ sections of hair alternating between a 1″ flat iron to create waves and a 1 1/4″ GHD curling iron, while keeping the ends straight.

Next, she rubbed KMS California HAIRPLAY messing creme between each section.

KMS hair play

KMS hair play

Jen finished the look by misting KMS California FREESHAPE 2-in-1 styling and finishing spray over hair for lasting hold and added shine.

KMS free shape

KMS free shape

For more info on the products used on Dakota check out http://www.kmscalifornia.com/en-US/default.aspx

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April 8, 2015

Britt Robertson: Get the look

Inspiration: Christian was inspired by the star’s Christian Dior dress, which featured an embellished, high neck screaming to be shown off.

Britt Robertson

Britt Robertson

The Look: Modern Rock Goddess

How-to:

· Create a center part. Flat iron hair at the root to remove any bumps and help create a smoother, sleeker ponytail.
· Using a flat brush, gather the hair into a low ponytail, securing with two bungee elastics
· Next, take a small section of hair from the ponytail and wrap around the base to cover the elastic, pin underneath
· Using a blueberry sized amount of TONI&GUY Casual Forming Spray Gel on fingertips and smooth out any fly aways and stray hairs. Apply along the part as a hair highlighter to give the effect of super glossy hair without using tons of products.
· Next, spray TONI&GUY Casual Sea Salt Texturising Spray to the ponytail and let it dry to give the hair great texture and volume. Add waves to the ponytail using a medium size curling iron and alternate directions.

For more info on the products visit www.shoptoniguy.com

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