GIVEAWAY: Splat Hair Color 1 Wash Temporary Hair Dye

Welcome to Spring, the season of renewal, the season of change and rebirth. What better time to celebrate the season of growth than with a change. And what’s the most fun thing to change? Your haircolor! So we thought why not do a giveaway. Seeing how the 2018 Pantone Color of the Year is Ultra Violet, and the color is perfect for Spring, we’re giving three lucky readers the opportunity to win the Splat Hair Color 1 Wash Temporary hair dye in Vivid Velvet. Let’s get to know this collection of temporary bold colors.

The Splat Hair Color 1 Wash Temporary hair dye, which retails for $6.99 each, is specifically formulated to work on curly, kinky, or straight hair. This water-based formula is easy to apply, stays where you put it, and washes out with warm water when you are done. It also works amazingly on hair extensions and wigs too. Splat Hair Color 1 Wash Temporary hair dye is available in Vivid Velvet, Eclectic Green, Scorching Scarlet, Piercing Pink, Mango Mash, Red Pop, Imposing Purple, and Impulsive Indigo. The Splat hair color kits are made for having fun and expressing yourself, plus it gives you more vivid color without fully committing to a permanent color. All Splat formulas are also cruelty-free, vegan, gluten-free, ammonia and parabens free, as well as non-GMO.

As we stated above, we’re giving away three Splat Hair Color 1 Wash Temporary hair dyes in Vivid Velvet so you can express yourself with beautiful, bold color. This cool color will also give you the chance to celebrate Pantone’s 2018 Color of the year, Ultra Violet, and the spring season. For a chance to be one of the three winners, enter through the Rafflecopter entry form below:

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Are you ready to try the Splat Hair Color 1 Wash Temporary hair dye and enjoy a vibrant haircolor that works on all hair colors?

The Oscars Hair: Lupita Nyong’o’s Amasunzu Hairstyle by Vernon François

All queens must wear crowns and that is exactly how we can describe Lupita Nyong’o’s stunning Academy Awards hairstyle. To coordinate with her gold and black Custom Atelier Versace, celebrity hairstylist and textured hair whisperer, Vernon François created an elegant and regal Amasunzu inspired hairstyle. These elaborate hairstyles are traditionally worn by Rwandan men and single women noted for their crescent shapes. An Amasunzu hairstyle designates a wearer’s social status and Lupita’s Oscars red carpet hairstyle clearly displays her regality.

“Lupita’s look was inspired by images of Amasunzu hairstyles, which are traditional to Rwandan culture. We wanted something clean and sculpted to accent her dress and show off the neckline.” – Vernon François

To recreate Lupita’s look, Vernon washed her hair with the Pure~Fro Shampoo and Pure~Fro Conditioner which contains keratin to help the hair retain moisture. Vernon then prepped Lupita’s hair with the Mist~Nourishing Water, and Scalp Nourish~Ment Braids and Locs Spray to soothe and protect strands before blow-drying with a round brush. Next, Vernon smoothed her ends using a flatiron, leaving roots authentic. Using only his hands, Vernon molded her hair to create the clean, contoured structure and setting with hairspray. To complete the look, Vernon weaved a gold thread through her hair using a classic stitch technique for a touch of glamour & shine.

We loved how this hairstyle celebrated the texture of Lupita’s hair, as well as celebrating the traditional yet ostentatious  Rwandan hairstyle. The Vernon François products used on Lupita are available now. Retail costs for the Vernon François hair products are as follows: Mist~Nourishing Water -$18.00, Pure~Fro Shampoo -$26.00, Pure~Fro Conditioner – $28.00, and the Scalp Nourish~Ment Braids and Locs Spray – $24.00. All of the hair products are available on www.Sephora.com, select Sephora retailers, and on www.VernonFrancois.com.

What are your thoughts on Lupita Nyong’o’s stunning Academy Awards hairstyle? Are you ready to rock an Amasunzu inspired hairstyle?

Backstage Beauty: Glamsquad at the JUST IN XX NYFW F/W 2018 Show

Fashion Week shows are not just about the fashion trends walking down the runway, we also anxiously await to see what makeup and hair trends will take center stage next season as well. This season, we journeyed with the Glamsquad beauty team as they did makeup, hair, and nails for a select few runway shows. First up was Glamsquad at the JUST IN XX NYFW F/W 2018 Show where Kelli J. Bartlett created the fresh-faced beauty looks, Giovanni Vaccaro celebrated easy hairstyles, and Christina Quercia has nails looking super elegant in a barely-there hue.

GET THE LOOK: MAKEUP

For the Glamsquad at the JUST IN XX NYFW F/W 2018 makeup, the team prepped the skin with a refreshing spray and Chanel Hydra Beauty Serum, followed by hydrating the lips with a nourishing lip balm. To add brightness, apply Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer concentrating the product under the eyes and on the center of the face. Next, neutralize the eyelid with the concealer by applying lightly with your finger. Add structure to the face by applying a cool-toned contour from the Urban Decay Naked Skin Shapeshifter Palette in the hollow of the brow bone and cheekbone. Curl the lashes and create definition by bumping L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Mascara in the base without pulling through to the ends. Create a perfect ruby-stained lip by using a mixture of crushed plum and red velvet in the Bobbi Brown Lip Palette. Mix the lip colors on your hand, and then press on to the lip with your fingers for a natural look. Highlight the cheekbone with a glossy translucent highlight followed by applying Kevin Aucoin The Pure Powder Glow Blush to seal the look.

GET THE LOOK: HAIR – Natural Texture

Apply Ouai Dry Shampoo Foam to the roots of the hair and blowout towards the face using your hands
Next, spray Kerastase VIP Volume in Powder throughout the hair from mid-shaft to ends in order to create an airy, lived-in texture. Create a natural look by tucking some hair behind the ear with a few pieces left out around the face.
Finish with L’Oreal Elnett Hair Spray and Ouai Hair Oil if needed on the ends.

GET THE LOOK: HAIR – Braids

Create a strong center part all the way from the crown of the head to the nape of the neck. Apply Ouai Hair Oil combined with French Girl Sea Spray from roots to ends. Brush the hair flat and tuck behind the ears on both sides securing with an elastic. Pull a 1-inch thick piece of hair out of the ponytail and wrap around the elastic. Create a three-strand braid on both sides, secure with an elastic and spray with L’Oreal Elnett Hair Spray.

GET THE LOOK: NAILS (not pictured)

File the nails into a natural round shape with soft edges. Next, hydrate the cuticle with oil followed by a quick hand massage using Essie ‘Many Many Mani’ lotion to soften. Apply one coat of Essie Base Coat, ‘First Base‘,  followed by two coats of Essie ‘Brides To Be’. Finish the look with Essie Topcoat, ‘Good To Go’ and quick dry drops.

What are your thoughts on the beauty looks from the Glamsquad at the JUST IN XX NYFW F/W 2018 Show?

New Beauty Launch: Palmer’s Coconut Oil Zero Break Hair Care Collection

Like us, most of you have lavished your skin in Palmer’s Cocoa Butter products all your life, and most recently Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula skincare products. Well, your hair is about to enjoy the same Palmer’s indulgence your skin has been lavishing in. Palmer’s has launched its new Palmer’s Coconut Oil Zero Break range that works to protect hair so tresses can grow longer, stronger and healthier. Featuring a powerful formulation infused with nourishing Coconut Oil and Palmer’s innovative new Hydro-Ceramide Technology, the Palmer’s Coconut Oil Zero Break line works to replenish the natural lipids of the hair cuticle, helping to improve the strength of the overall follicle while reducing breakage, damage or splitting.

First of all, it smells amazing, and your hair will thank you for drenching it in this tropical healing fruit. For those of you prone to hair breakage, get ready to say goodbye to damaged hair thanks to Palmer’s breakthrough ceramide technology. This hair loving trio of products also boasts no sulfates, no parabens, no phthalates, no mineral oil, no gluten, no dyes, and no silicones.

Palmer’s Coconut Oil Zero Break Cleansing Oil Shampoo

 

Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Zero Break Cleansing Oil Shampoo contains ethically and sustainably sourced extra virgin coconut oil and Tahitian monoi in addition to a hair-healthy blend of sweet almond, macadamia, jojoba, and avocado oils. This silicone-free formula fortifies hair optimal growth and shine without buildup or weighing hair down.

Palmer’s Coconut Oil Zero Break Strengthening Oil Conditioner

Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Zero Break Strengthening Oil Conditioner also contains ethically and sustainably sourced extra virgin coconut oil and Tahitian monoi in addition to a hair healthy blend of sweet almond, macadamia, jojoba, and avocado oils. This silicone-free formula fortifies hair for optimal growth and shine without buildup or weighing hair down.

Palmer’s Coconut Oil Zero Break Reconstructor

The Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Zero Break Reconstructor blends protective oils + ceramide-infused cream for hair that is stronger and less prone to breakage.

The Zero Break Cleansing Oil Shampoo and Zero Break Strengthening Oil Conditioner retail for $7.95 each, and the Zero Break Reconstructor is available for $9.95. Get this nourishing and hair protecting trio now at select Target stores.

The 75th Annual Golden Globes Beauty: Red Carpet Glow Up

We all know iconic red carpet looks starts with perfectly prepped skin and hair. We’re sharing three stunning Golden Globes beauty looks from the 75th Annual Golden Globes red carpet that are sure to turn heads. From This Is Us’s Susan Kelechi Watson fabulous natural and curly bob, drama series Outlander’s Caitriona Balfe’s slick back low bun, and Downton Abbey and Cinderella’s Lily James’s glowing skin, these Golden Globes red carpet beauty glow ups are effortless, chic, and totally attainable. Read on for the tips and tricks to replicate the three Golden Globes beauty looks.

Susan Kelechi Watson’s “bobfro” by Vernon François 

TIPS/TECHNIQUE: To recreate Susan’s “bobfro”, start by prepping the scalp with the Scalp Nourish~Ment Braids and Loc Spray followed by the Leave~In Conditioner from root to ends for a dose of hydration and protection. Part and section the hair and create two strand twists and then set under a diffuser or hood dryer. Next, split & separate the twists, concentrating on the bottom to reveal carefree body and volume. To complete the look, pin the sides to hold the hair in place & top off with the Dazz~Ling Spritz Shine Spray for a touch of shimmer.

The Vernon François products used on Susan Kelechi Watson, available on www.Sephora.com and select Sephora retailers, include Scalp Nourish~Ment Braids and Loc Spray ($24.00), Leave~In Conditioner ($28.00), and Dazz~Ling Spritz Shine Spray ($24.00).

Caitriona Balfe hair by Harry Josh for Joico 

Inspiration: “We wanted to keep hair on the modest side, as there’s an important message being portrayed by the women on the carpet tonight. That’s why we decided to go with a tight, slicked-back bun and kept it simple, sleek and chic.” – Harry Josh

TIPS/TECHNIQUE: “Prep is super important to a finished look – the battle of healthy looking hair begins in the shower. To ensure moisturized and healthy hair, Harry Josh started Caitriona’s hair by using the Joico K-Pak Luster Lock as he washed the hair. This deep-penetrating system was left on her hair for minutes before washing out and is a great 3-minute miracle for dehydrated hair, as it gave the high-wattage shine needed for tonight’s red carpet or is even great for day-to-day life.

Harry Josh decided on a very sleek bun for Caitriona’s red-carpet look. First, he started blow drying the hair, making sure to apply the Joico Heat Set Blowout Perfecting Crème to her still wet hair – this helped to diminish frizz or any heat damage, which was important for the sleekness of the look. It was also vital to blow dry the hair downwards using a flat brush, this made sure hair was illuminated and lent to the shininess we were trying to achieve. Once her hair was dried, Harry made sure to apply the smallest drop of the Joico K-Pak Protect & Shine Serum to the ends of Caitriona’s hair to create an ultra-healthy finished look.

To start the styling, Harry created a zig-zag part at the top of her head, then secured all her hair into an extremely tight ponytail in the back using an elastic band. He then started to twist the ponytail around the elastic band until he felt it buckle. Once he felt that buckle, he secured the hair with bobby pins to keep the bun in place. To finish off the look and make sure it appeared extra-glossy, Harry used the Joico Power Spray which not only ensured the hair would stay in place, but also give a high-gloss, almost wet-look finish. Finally, for an extra hint of flair, he decided to use chain-metal panels on the side of the head to create a fun, a-symmetrical look.

PRODUCTS: Joico K-Pak Color Therapy Luster Lock ($19.99), Joico Heat Set Blowout Perfecting Crème 03 ($14.99), Joico K-Pak Protect & Shine Serum ($17.49), and Joico Power Spray Fast-Dry Finishing Spray ($16.99). Get them all at www.LoxaBeauty.com, Ulta, and www.Ulta.com.

Lily James Makeup by Katey Denno for Biossance

Green beauty expert and celebrity makeup artist Katey Denno worked with Biossance to give British beauty Lily James a golden glow for tonight’s awards. Before creating her effortless makeup look, Katey prepped Lily’s skin by pressing in 5-6 drops of Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil to brighten and even out her skin tone. On the areas where Lily needed an extra boost of hydration, Katey massaged a few drops of Biossance Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer. For an all-over glow, Katey added a few additional drops of the Gel Moisturizer to her decolletage, back and arms.

All of Biossance’s products are made with the brand’s 100% plant-based and sustainable Squalene Oil, a weightless oil that hydrates and locks in essential moisture.

What do you think of these Golden Globes beauty looks? What were your favorite Golden Globes beauty red carpet moments?

More Black Friday and Cyber Monday Beauty Deals to Enjoy

Here are some more great holiday deals some of our favorite luxury beauty brands, Leonor Greyl, Votre Vu, Antonym Cosmetics, and Sassy Lips. There is still plenty of time to take advantage of these Black Friday, and of course, Cyber Monday is around the corner, so the savings continue. Here’s your chance to save on these international brands’ most revered beauty products, we promise you won’t be disappointed with these great products, and their incredible Black Friday and Cyber Monday discounted prices.

From amazing haircare products,  indulgent skincare must-haves, certified organic makeup, and standout lipsticks, you will definitely want to take advantage of these Black Friday and Cyber Monday beauty deals.

VOTRE VU

Starting Thursday, November 23rd to Wednesday, November 29th you can get 25% off all Votre Vu products and when you spend over $100 you will receive 30% off the offerings from this great French beauty brand. What’s more, you will enjoy free shipping on everything you purchase.

SASSY LIPS

Starting Friday, November 24th to Tuesday, November 28th when you buy two Make the Moment Flower Lipsticks from Sassy Lips, the chicest lipsticks you’ve ever seen, you will receive 2 FREE matte Keep em Guessing Lipsticks and FREE shipping.

LEONOR GREYL

Starting from now until Monday, November 27th Midnight with any purchase over $149.00 you will receive a FREE Hair for the Holidays Styling Kit from Leonor Greyl, valued at $200.00. This amazing kit includes Eclat Naturel, Natural bristle brush, Golden hair barrette, Detangling comb, Classic nubuck clutch, Samples of shampooing Reviviscence & Masque Quintessence! In addition, on Cyber Monday, Leonor Greyl will be offering their Crème de Soin a l’Amarante at 50% off.

ANTONYM COSMETICS

Starting Friday, November 24th to Monday, November 27th midnight you will receive 30% off any Antonym Cosmetics products, plus you will enjoy FREE shipping on all this organic cosmetics brand famed offerings.

Are you taking advantage of any Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals? Could you benefit from these beauty deals?

Save on Your Favorite Beauty: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals

Can you believe it’s that time again? It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is almost upon us, which means it’s almost time for those amazing Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals. Today we’re bringing you all kinds of wonderful deals on some of your favorite beauty brands. Feast your eyes (and budgets) on the latest and greatest Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals from Dermalogica, La Roche-Posay, LashFood/BrowFood, and Bed Head Hair Tools! These deals are perfect to grab some must-haves for the beauty lovers on your list.

Bed Head Hair Tools – hair takes center stage but only in looks, not because of your budget with this awesome deal from Bed Head and Ulta Beauty. The Clamp-free wrap-and-go hair styling tools are already offered at an astonishingly low price, but thanks to this deal, you may find yourself buying one of each (there are six different styling irons available). Check out this great Black Friday and Cyber Monday deal below:

  • ALL Curlipops Styling Irons 50% off promotion at Ulta from 11/23 through 11/25

Dermalogica – love getting extras? This Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the more money you spend at Dermalogica, the more you receive. Check out this deal:

  • Buy $50 – $99- Receive 2 travel sizes/deluxe samples
  • Buy $100 – $149- Receive 3 travel sizes/deluxe samples
  • Buy $150 – $199- Receive 4 travel sizes/deluxe samples
  • Buy $200+- Receive 5 travel sizes/deluxe samples (+ cosmetic bag on Cyber Monday)

La Roche-Posay – if you’re the type who loves getting extras but also love a discount, you will love what La Roche-Posay is offering on their Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals. Check out what this luxury skincare brand is offerings:

  • 11/24- Black Friday 30% off all orders
  • From 11/25 – 12/1 Cyber Week, La Roche-Posay is offering 30% off ALL orders + 4 DELUXE SAMPLES on orders $75 or more (samples PLUS a makeup bag with orders $75+ on Cyber Monday 11/27 only!)

LashFood/BrowFood –  restore the look of your lashes and eyebrows with these powerful beauty products whose formulas have been clinically demonstrated to give the appearance of longer, thicker lashes, and enhance the look over over-plucked, thin, and uneven brows.

  • Black Friday get 30% OFF ALL LASHFOOD/BROWFOOD
  • Cyber Monday get 20% OF ALL LASHFOOD/BROWFOOD

So fellow beauty lovers, what are your thoughts on these Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals? We’ve queued up our calendars and synchronized our watches. Will you be doing the same to take advantage of these wonderful shopping deals?

GIVEAWAY: Enter to Win Hair Tools from Bed Head and PRO Beauty Tools

This season’s hair trends are all over the place, there are lots of waves, raked out big loose curls, multiple textures, updos, large low buns, etc. Basically it’s almost anything goes, which is wonderful news for celebrating how you want to wear your hair. Two of the biggest trends we’re seeing are waves and very loose, large curls and we will be giving two lucky My Life on and Off the Guest List readers the opportunity to enjoy these hair trends all season long. We’re giving away these hair tools – the PRO Beauty Tools 1 ¼” Professional Gold Curling Iron, or the Bed Head Wave Artist Tourmaline Ceramic Deep Waver, to keep your tresses looking fab for fall.

PRO Beauty Tools and Bed Head bridges the gap between Salon Professional and retail hair appliances by offering a line of high performance, top quality styling tools at retail friendly prices. These professional, yet affordable hair tools are the must-have beauty tools to create your hair, your way.

PRO Beauty Tools 1 ¼” Professional Gold Curling Iron

Create long-lasting bouncy curls and waves with PRO Beauty Tools Professional Gold 1 1/4″ Curling Iron.  The professional-performance of it’s gold barrel lock curls in place for up to 24 hours.  It’s gold barrel conducts high, even heat up to 430°F. It’s variable heat settings makes it great to use on all hair types, from fine to coarse. It boasts rapid heat recovery, a patented pulse technology that ensures optimum heat levels and consistent performance. It also features a cool tip, ergonomic handle design, a professional 8” swivel cord, and along with this 1 1/4″ barrel, it’s also available in a 1″ and 1 1/2″.

Bed Head Wave Artist Tourmaline Ceramic Deep Waver

Masterfully sculpt waves that everyone will notice with the Bed Head Wave Artist Tourmaline Ceramic Deep
Waver. It’s Deep Waver Plates gives hair distinctive, masterfully sculpted waves. It’s Tourmaline Ceramic Technology leaves your hair softer, with shinier waves without any frizz. It boasts a Rheostat Dial with multiple heat settings and a 30 second fast heat-up to 400⁰F. The Wave Artist also features instant heat recovery, a locking switch, and a tangle-free swivel cord.  You’ll be on your way to the perfect wavy hairstyle whether your hair is short, medium length, or long.

Both hair tools retail for $29.99 each, but as we stated above, we’re giving away one of each to two lucky readers. For a chance to win either the PRO Beauty Tools 1 ¼” Professional Gold Curling Iron, or the Bed Head Wave Artist Tourmaline Ceramic Deep Waver, enter via our Rafflecopter entry form below:

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