I had the pleasure of attending a CND event yesterday in the presidential suite of Chicago’s Waldorf Astoria. Creative Nail Design is the brand for nails. They do the nails at practically every show during fashion week and set the trends. Celebs like Rihanna, who’s talons stand out on the red carpet, have CND to thank. Read More
I dropped by the studio (which is surprisingly small!) the night before to deliver my props.
Getting all the beauty products in order, thanks to the wonderful prop stylist.
I had so much fun dancing on the plaza while Flo Rida performed. Definitely knocked out any jitters.
Moments before the live tease that shows viewers my segment is coming up next.
60 seconds until I go live! I always thought there would be tons of people in the studio. Actually, it was very low key. Just me, Tamron and a couple of camera guys. Amazing how quickly 4 minutes and 30 seconds goes by when you're having fun.
Did you like the segment? Is there a beauty or style segment you’d like to see on TV? I wanna know…it could end up being the topic of my next segment.
There’s a reason there are tons of magazine articles and TV segments devoted to finding your perfect pair of jeans. Fit can be tricky. When we heard about a new kiosk going up in malls that literally tells you what jeans will look good on you, we had to share the news. Read More
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.
I’ve never been an advocate of the traditional French manicure. Not sure you’ll ever find a beauty editor who is. While the original should be locked away in the ’80s, I never said I wasn’t open to a twisted version of it.
I designed my own “nouveau French mani” (that’s my hand on the right) at the nail salon with a teal polish on my nails and a deep navy on the tips.
My neighbor Taryn (that’s her hand on the left) went for a plum-based mani pairing a purple polish that almost looks black with a raspberry color on the tips.
We tried to record the names of the OPI polishes we used but they weren’t readable on the bottles. Hopefully, you’ll use this photo as inspiration to create your own postmodern French mani. If/when you do, send me the pics!
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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
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.
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).
Have you heard of dermaplaning? More and more peeps have been asking me about it, so here’s the deal. It’s not terribly new. It was quietly introduced in the ’90s when med spas were getting hot. Dermaplaning is a technique that exfoliates the skin and removes peach fuzz on your face.
Beauty sampling programs are blowing up. Birchbox has generated the most buzz, and now it seems everyone is doing it. If you’re interested in discovering new brands, testing products before buying the full-size bottle or getting a special delivery every month, this may be worth it. Each program is slightly different—click through the gallery to see what’s out there. We’ve highlighted some of the most promising. posted by Cody
Request a subscription invitation on their website and sign up for monthly deliveries of the Birchbox. For $10 a month, you will receive trial-sized samples of beauty products from indie brands and large cosmetics companies alike. A different selection of products comes each month and they’re kept a secret until you receive your package. Yearly and monthly subscriptions are available. Fall in love with a sample from your Birchbox? Buy the regular retail size on the Birchbox site and receive points that’ll go towards future purchases.
Nicole Pearl, The Beauty Girl, has written for national publications including Allure, Cosmo, Marie Claire, Self, In Style, Seventeen, and more. She appears as a beauty and style expert on TV for shows like TODAY, Windy City LIVE, and more. She's covered NYC and LA Fashion Weeks, has been a guest speaker for corporations, hosts events and offers services. The Beauty Girl blog is Nicole's exclusive insider notebook, sharing her V.I.P. access to the latest in beauty. Welcome! Still curious about Nicole? Click here.
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