HOPE TO SEE YOU AT SAKS ON MICHIGAN AVE! Enjoy wine, music, and, if you spend $100, an easy task when it comes to beauty products, you’ll leave with this hot snakeskin-print tote in turquoise or coral filled with deluxe samples.
Word of the Week: Ombre [Ohm-bre]
A fancy word for a hair coloring technique where the color goes on darker at the root and then fades into lighter and brighter highlights on the mid-shaft and ends. Note: Ombre hair color should NOT leave you looking like your roots have grown out. The key to getting this trend right is making sure the deeper shade at the root is soft and gradually bleeds out.
“The great thing about ombre is, it can be subtle and natural or bold and brazen,” says Marisa Moon of NYC’s Sam Brocato Salon. But let’s be real. Unless you’re like Niki Minaj (right) and performing in front of thousands of fans, if you take this style too far, no one will take you seriously. Instead, follow the lead of stars like Jessica Biel, Drew Barrymore and SJP, who rock gorgeous ombre highlights.
Wondering if you’re a candidate for this popular hair trend?
This past Thursday I did a live segment on “Good Day Columbus” sharing my tips for looking great and put together in just a few minutes.
Below are links to the products I featured on the NBC 5 TV segment:
After hearing the live performances on the American Music Awards, it became obvious you don’t have to be a good singer to be famous. You just need autotunes…and great hair. Celebrities were parting ways on the red carpet, showing off sleek locks slicked into harsh side and middle parts. While I’m a fan of Honor’s mom Jessica Alba’s strong ‘do and Katy Perry’s deep side part, Taylor Swift’s straight mane and edgy bangs win the award for best hair in my book. Which celeb style is your favorite?
- Katy Perry (40 votes)
- Taylor Swift (50 votes)
- Jessica Alba (15 votes)
If you missed my live segment this morning on WGN Midday News, I’ve included the clip so you can see all the beauty trends I talked about. I also listed my product picks to achieve the looks. Doing live TV is fun, but the highlight of my day happened right after I finished the segment. I returned to the green room to find Mike Ditka sitting there. Ha! He was really friendly, with a big grin. From beauty to football, this show really does cover it all.
Here are the products used for each runway trend Beauty Trend: Exaggerated Liner Splurge • Shiseido Accentuating Black Cream Liner; $26.00, Sephora • Guerlain Le 2 Black Volume Mascara; $36.00, Nordstrom Total: $62 Steal • Sonia Kashuk Dramatically Defining Longwear Gel Liner in Charcoal; $8.99, Target • L’Oreal Volumnious Mascara; $7.50, drugstores nationwide • EcoTools Angled Eyeliner Brush; $3.99, Ulta.com Total: $20 Beauty Trend: Blue Shadow Splurge • Estee Lauder Pure Color Five Color EyeShadow Palette in Blue Dahlia; $42, Nordstrom • MAC Lipstick in Nude; $14.50, Nordstrom Total: $56.50 Steal • L’Oreal Studio Secrets Professional Color Smokes Quad Eye Shadow in Cobalt; $5.99, drugstores • Revlon ColorBurst in Soft Nude; $6.50 Total: $12.50 Beauty Trend: Violet Lips Splurge • Dior Serum de Rouge in Violet; $32.00, Saks Fifth Avenue • Benefit Brow Zings brow powder in Light; $30.00, Macy’s Total: $62 Steal • CoverGirl Continuous Color lipstick in Vintage Wine; $5, drugstores • Maybelline Ultra Brow Brush-on Color in Light Brown; $6.00, Ulta Total: $11