First celebs were lightening their strands with ombre hair color
. Now, they’re taking it a step further using pastel hues. Popular colors are baby blue, cotton candy pink, and lavender.
Click through the gallery to see how to rock this trend. And if you’re not up for a permanent dye job, we’ve included a few DIY products that will allow you to play with pastels temporarily.
So Right: Lauren Conrad
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LC dyed the tips of her underneath layer of hair a peachy-pink and it looks gorgeous. It’s a little bit of an ombre twist on the trend. It works because her natural color is still framing her face—bringing crazy colors too close to your skin can throw off your complexion.
TAGS celebrity beauty trend, Chanel beauty, Chloe Moretz, Clip-n-Dipped Ends, Colorsmash Hair Shadow, feather hair extensions, hair color trend, Kelly Osbourne, Lauren Conrad, pastel hair color, The Color Bug
At one of the biggest fashion events of the year, hair, makeup and nails
are just as important as the dress. The verdict is in: here are some of the beauty (and style) hits of the night. Hair how-tos and product details are in the captions! posted by Cody
Jessica Alba: structured, elegant waves
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HOW TO GET THE LOOK: On wet hair, hair stylist Renato Campora applied Fekkai Coiff Bouffant Lifting & Texturizing Spray Gel throughout and then formed a strong side part. He dried the hair with a round brush to create volume and shine. Next, he used a one-inch curling iron to create the body and shape of the look. Renato then brushed through the curls to build waves starting from the side-part. After, he applied a small amount of Fekkai Advanced Brilliant Glossing Cream to define the waves of the hair and add a lasting shine. To finish the look, Renato sprayed Fekkai Coiff Sheer Hold Hairspray.
TAGS Camilla Belle, chanel, Elizabeth Banks, Emily Blunt, essie, Frederic Fekkai, jessica-alba, Karolina Kurkova, Kate Bosworth, Met Ball 2012, nars, Rachel Zoe Collection, Ralph Lauren Collection, Sebastian
The high-low skirt is a cross between a maxi and a mini: short in the front, long in the back. The lengths and shapes differ from one skirt to the next, but one thing is for certain: they’re darn flattering. The high-low cut creates a lengthening effect that gives even the shortest girls legs for days. The trend can be styled every which way, depends on your own personal taste, and there are tons of cute options for less than $100. From solids to prints, sheer to silky, there’s a skirt for everyone in this gallery. Take a looksie!
Anthropologie, $49.95, anthropologie.com (I personally own this skirt. It's comfy, flattering, and goes with everything. I'll be living in it this summer).
TAGS anthropologie, bloomingdales, bluefly, ella moss, forever 21, high-low skirt, macys, style, summer style trends, tobi.com, top shop, trends
Today I interviewed Whitney Port. Our convo was easy, fun and cool – all the words I’d used to describe the 27-year-old reality star turned fashion designer and then some.
I’m not gonna lie. I was excited for our phone date. I’ve been following Whit on TV since she first appeared on “The Hills” working with LC
as an intern at “Teen Vogue.” I watched her breakup with Jay on “The City” and struggle to create her first fashion collection. Sure, you can say the launching pad of her success had a lot to do with being in the right place at the right time. She admits that.
“I was working as an intern in the same offices as “Teen Vogue.” I heard about a job opening there and while applying I found out about this new TV show. They asked if I’d send in a casting tape, which I did, and on my first day the cameras were there.”
While driving to a photo shoot, Whitney, who talks and sounds just as she does on TV (not sure why I was happy/relieved about this) was open and friendly as I asked her about dating, fashion, beauty and other good stuff. Read More
TAGS celebrity, cle de peau, crest, Fashion, fresh, it's A 10, Moroccan Oil, ointment, Star Beauty, style, Whitney Eve, Whitney Port
Compared to the booger-freezing weather
we’re used to, this winter has been a joke. With March approaching, the finish line is near! Until then, boots remain king. Here are 3 styles that get me through all of my activities.
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Restoration Hardware Luxe Faux Fur Booties
. When I’m at home, I live in these. They are as cozy and toasty as they look. Plus, they’re on sale for only $12 (normally $39)!
are the answer for every woman who wants to get a pedicure in the winter. They turn into open-toed boots just by pushing down a flap. No more wearing flip flops home or being stuck at the nail salon until your polish dries.
. Boot shopping can be tricky because I have narrow calves and find myself swimming in most styles. These offer a snug fit, are extremely comfortable, and are weatherproof, which makes them a cute and practical buy.
We expected Adele to be this year’s Grammy darling, but who knew her nails would be the topic that blew up on twitter. The singer surprised us sporting dagger-shaped nails inspired by Louboutins. Here’s how to do it yourself, courtesy of Nailtini.
1. Trying to paint the underside of your natural nail might be difficult and too messy to work with, even for skilled professionals. Use artificial nails or tips instead. Trim or file your natural nail down so it can’t be seen over the tip of your finger. Size artificial nails to all 10 fingers and set aside.
2. Paint the underside of each nail/tip with two coats of a classic red lacquer and allow the polish to dry completely. Apply 1-2 drops of nail glue to artificial nail and press onto nail bed holding in place until it sets. Repeat for all nails. Quick tip: Be careful not to use too much – you don’t want it seeping out the sides.
3. Paint tops of nails with your choice color, and then embellish with rhinestones or a glitter topcoat like Nailtini Sparkler.
This photo isn’t just an excuse to show off my big man (Rex is 5 months old!). It also serves a more practical purpose, which is to introduce you to one of my favorite baby brands PaigeLauren (paigelaurenbaby.com).
Rex is very happy “modeling” this classic hoodie jacket and sweatpants for many reasons. First off, he’s very particular like his father and appreciates attention to detail. From the cute polka-dot pockets to the cozy fabric, which is seriously as soft as his blankie, this has become one of our favorite outfits.
What’s also exciting is that one lucky reader has the chance to win a PaigeLauren baby design!
We’re giving away this newborn sac in emerald.
To enter this giveaway, “like” thebeautygirl.com on facebook or “follow” me on twitter (twitter.com/NPTheBeautyGirl) and RT this message.
P.S. PaigeLauren baby ruby and quartz pieces are on sale through the end of February (30% off) for Valentine’s Day.
Make Up For Ever’s Rouge Artist Natural lipstick in Folk, a creamy peach limited-edition color from the brand’s spring LA Bohème collection.
Native Union Pop Phone is not only cool, it keeps you safe from all that cellular energy. Found it at West Elm and gifted it to family members and myself over the holidays.
KeepCup makes my Starbucks runs easy and eco friendly because it fits under standard espresso machines. You can create any color combo you want when you order it. Cheers to KeepCup for sending me mine in The Beauty Girl grey and pink colors.
There’s nothing quite like the exhilarating rush you get from scoring a great designer deal. Many of my favorite pieces, like my Proenza Schouler for Target dress, are the ones I’ve been snatching up since the beginning — when Target first launched its now hugely popular designer collections
. Other companies like JCPenney have wisely followed in this lucrative trend, and the spring Nicole by Nicole Miller line at JCPenney has some new additions and adorable looks. Nicole Miller has been doing the line for JCPenney since 2005, but sleepwear, sunglasses, fine jewelry, and bridal jewelry have just been added to the collection. See what we’re lusting over. (P.S. It’s all under $100!)
Jewelry designer, interior designer, fashion icon extraordinaire, Iris Apfel, has teamed up with MAC Cosmetics to create a makeup collection inspired by her eccentric style. The spunky lip, eye and nail colors ooze Apfel—especially the hot pink, orange and red lipsticks. There’s a clear emphasis on color (think teal eye shadow and magenta nail lacquer) but there are a few nudes laced throughout to balance the quirky colors. At first glance the collection looks like it’d be suited for a younger crowd, but hey—the ninety year old is painting on the fun and we think she looks damn good doing it. posted by Cody
(The collection is currently available at MAC locations and www.maccosmetics.com)
posted by Cody