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Toast to the Golden Globes: Movie-Inspired Drinks from Skinnygirl Cocktails

The 72nd Golden Globe Awards are almost upon us and while we can’t personally be present at the illustrious event to indulge in (and critique) the red carpet fashions, award winners, and losers, we can fawn over and snark from the comfort of our home, and away from the freezing temperatures (what’s with the single digit temperatures, Mother Nature?), while relishing in a few delicious cocktails. We are already envisioning ourselves savoring a cocktail or three, inspired by some of the most talked about Golden Globe-nominated movies while we share our favorite fashions, and moments via Social Media; and since these low-calorie cocktails are made with Skinnygirl Cocktails, we need not worry about our waistline expanding. Fans of the fan favorites, The Theory of Everything, Gone Girl, and Interstellar, may want to pay special attention to the following cocktail recipes:

The Theory of Thyme (For the Theory of Everything)

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1 ½ parts Skinnygirl® Cucumber Vodka
1 ½ parts lemonade
1 ½ parts watermelon juice
Leaves stripped from a 2-inch sprig of fresh thyme, plus a small sprig for garnish
Fresh watermelon ball/slice for garnish
Combine the vodka, lemonade, juice, and thyme leaves with ice in a cocktail shaker and shake until well chilled. Double-strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish on the rim with the thyme sprig speared into the melon ball.

Disappearing Act (For Gone Girl)

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1 ½ parts Skinnygirl® Meyer Lemon Vodka
¾ part orange or citrus liqueur
1 ½ parts lemon sour mix
3-4 fresh (or thawed frozen) raspberries
Lemon wheel for garnish
Muddle the raspberries in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add the vodka, liqueur, sour mix and ice. Shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a lemon wheel on the rim.

Galaxy Gimlet (for Interstellar) 

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1 ½ parts Skinnygirl® Bare Naked Vodka
Splash of dry vermouth
Fresh olives for garnish
Shake ingredients with ice. Pour into martini glass and garnish with fresh olives.

For those who want to keep it simple, toast to the red carpet with Skinnygirl Cocktails’ newest offering, Skinnygirl Pinot Noir!

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At less than 100 calories per serving, the delicious Skinnygirl Pinot Noir, a 750 mL bottle which retails for $11.99, has soothing flavors of dark cherry, toasted oak and vanilla with a long silky finish that is perfect for sipping while you relax and watch the show. what do you guys think of these Skinnygirl Cocktails?

2013 Golden Globes Red Carpet Hair | The Updo’s

My other favorite Golden Globe red carpet hairstyles were the updos and semi-updos featuring Julianne Moore’s classic and very chic 60’s chignon, Adele’s bouffant and Jennifer Garner and Jennifer Lawrence’s messy low buns (a style I wished Claire Danes Opted for….along with cleaner eye makeup but back to the topic at hand) – the updos:

Julianne Moore’s style seemed to be everyone’s favorite and she has Jennifer Aniston’s and Living Proof’s Celebrity Hairstylist, Chris McMillan to thank for that. Chris talks about his inspiration for Julianne’s hair using Living Proof Prime Style Extender ($20.00), No Frizz Weightless Styling Spray ($26.00) and Firm Hold Hairspray ($24.00) to create the look:

“It all started with the dress, Julianne showed me what she was wearing yesterday and I had 24 hours to figure out how to style her hair. Overall it was a ‘60s look – I have been watching a lot of Hitchcock lately. I took inspiration from the graphic clothing styles that are a trend this season paired with the hair I saw on the runways of Luis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs.”

“First, I applied Living Proof Prime Style Extender, it gave me the sleek, smooth, healthy hair I needed for styling. I then applied No Frizz Weightless Styling Spray to the crown to keep the hair looking smooth. I dried the hair straight with a large round brush. I created a deep side swept bang, and then pulled the hair back into a classic French twist with an uneven seam. Everything else about the look was so perfect and sleek that I wanted the seam to be a little deconstructed. Finally, I secured the look and added Firm Hold hairspray to keep the hair in place.”

To achieve Julianne’s look, grab your Living Proof haircare products at www.livingproof.com, Sephora, www.sephora.com, Ulta and Nordstrom

2013 Golden Globes Red Carpet Hair | The Classic 40’s Old Hollywood Glam

I usually try to just live tweet the red caret beauty and fashion for award shows because everyone else is writing a “my (insert award show here) beauty/fashion/etc” features but I find that I cannot escape because for the first time, I prefered the red carpet beauty to th red carpet fashion….though I must say I loved Naomi Watts’s deep red gown. My favorite aspect, all the vintage glam-inspired hair…those soft, sultry curls that celebs like Nicole Richie, Connie Britton, Rachel Weisz, etc rocked.

Out of these ladies, my favorites were Rachel Weisz and Connie Britton. Celebrity hairstylist Rod Ortega created Connie Britton’s classic 1940’s old Hollywood look by prepping with Leonor Greyl’s Serum de Soie Sublimateur on the ends and Leonor Greyl’s Mousse au Lotus Volumatrice on the roots. Try his below instructions to achieve this look:

Rod then began blow drying the hair with a round boar brush, smoothing out the hair and finished drying it. Before using a heat styling tool, he recommends using Leonor Greyl’s Spray Structure Naturelle. “This setting spray is very important because it’s going to give the hold for the style.” Using a 1-inch curling iron and setting the hair with the setting spray, he let Connie’s hair cool and brushed the waves out with a large paddle brush into beautiful, shiny waves. He then secured the waves with Leonor Greyl’s Lacque Souple, a couple of pumps of the Leonor Greyl Spray Structure Naturelle… “and voila, you have a finished red carpet look!”

Leonor Greyl is available at www.leonorgreyl-usa.com.

Toast to the Winners | Golden Globe Inspired Cocktails

The Golden Globes are only a few hours away, you may be attending a viewing party or just enjoying a few drinking games with friends. Why not make it more fun by enjoying a few cocktails inspired by the funny lady hosts, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, as well as some of this year’s top nominees made with Kilbeggan® Irish Whiskey and Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon.

Inspired by Funny Lady Hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler – Kilbeggan® Last Laugh

1.5 parts Kilbeggan® Irish Whiskey
.75 part Cruzan® Black Cherry Rum
Iced Tea
Combine ingredients in Shaker with ice. Shake and serve in a tall highball glass.

Inspired by AMC’s Mad Men – Basil Hayden’s® MadHattan (Created by Damian Windsor)

2 parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
3/4 parts Dolin® Blanc Vermouth de Chambery
1 bar spoon Luxardo® Maraschino Cherries
1 dash Orange Bitters
Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with ice and stir until combined. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with an orange twist.

Inspired by NBC’s The Office – Basil Hayden’s Nine to Five Punch (created by Max Toste)

1/2 Bottle Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
5 parts Pineapple Juice
3 1/2 parts Lemon Juice
4 parts Maple Syrup
5 Dashes Bitters
33 parts Club Soda
Add Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon, pinapple juice, lemon juice, maple syrup and bitters in a medium punch bowl. Stir ingredients until maple syrup has fully dissolved. Add a few large ice cubes, sparkling water and float lemon and pineapple slices on top.

Inspired by HBO’s Boardwalk Empire – Basil Hayden’s® Nucky’s Weakness

1½ parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
¾ Part Fresh Lemon Juice
2 Basil Leaves
¾ Part Honey Syrup
Muddle lemon juice, basil and honey syrup in a mixing tin. Add Basil Hayden’s® bourbon and shake lightly for 5 seconds. Strain into a double old-fashioned glass. Add ice and garnish with a thick grapefruit rind.

Honey Syrup
Combine 3 parts honey with 1 part hot water. Stir until completely combined.

Easy Tricks To Create Golden Globes Hairstyles!

The stars may have spent hours in hair and makeup before hitting the red carpet, but we have the scoop from the Wella Professionals hairstylists, who created some of the evening’s most glamorous hairstyles, on how to get these looks at home without breaking a sweat.


Want red carpet hair? We’re giving away 10 packs that retail for $100 of Wella Professionals hairstyling products that were used to create these glamorous looks. Just tell us in the comments area below which red carpet hairstyle you like best to be entered to win!

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 Michelle Williams
“Michelle looks incredible with this short, modern Mia Farrow inspired style,” says LA stylist Chris McMillian, who created her look. “It’s a retro ’60s combined with Flapper flair type of look that shows there’s still a lot of glamour and versatility with short hair.”

To Get The Look: First, apply Wella Professionals Natural Volume Styling Mousse to wet hair, then use your hands to shape your hair while it air dries. Once dry, lift up your roots and blow dry upward to create extra lift at the crown. Then, apply Wella Professionals Mirror Polish for a glossy finish and to help smooth hair into shape. Add a simple black headband with a jeweled brooch to give this retro look a modern spin. Push bangs to the side where the jewel is positioned for a heavy fringe effect.

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Claire Danes
Claire Danes looked every bit the belle of the ball in a gorgeous black and white J. Mendel gown and a soft, swept-back chignon. Hairstylist, Peter Butler, created Danes’ look by envisioning a modern-day Grace Kelly.

To Get The Look: The trick to creating a soft, flattering updo to is to first create a lot of volume. Butler used Wella Professionals Extra Volume Mousse on damp hair, then blow dryed it. Next, curl hair with a large barrel curling iron for extra volume, then pull hair back into a high pony and wrap it into a tight knot. (Danes’ look was only secured with TWO hair pins!) Lastly, comb back hair with fingers, coated with Wella Professionals Mirror Polish Shine Serum for a soft sheen. Spritz with Wella Professionals Stay Essential Hairspray for a hold that will last all night.

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Madonna
The perfect look for Madge to compliment her flowing Reem Acra dress? Effortless, soft waves, of course. Wella Professionals celebrity stylist, Andy LeCompte created this stunning ‘do for the diva and winner of this year’s Golden Globes’ Best Original Song for a Motion Picture.

To Get The Look: Rough dry hair to manipulate and emphasize natural texture. Then, mist hair with Wella Professionals Thermal Image Heat Protection Spray to protect it from thermal heat while also adding texture. Use a 1-inch flat iron on hair to create soft S formations and add a natural wave texture. Finish with a mist of Wella Professionals Ocean Spritz Beach Texture Spray.

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Busy Philipps
Busy Philipps looked radiant with a voluminous bouffant, thanks to McMillian’s expert hairstyling.

To Get The Look: Prep wet hair with Wella Professionals Natural Volume Styling Mousse and loosely dry for a textured finish. Then, spray Wella Professionals Stay Essential Finishing Spray while hair is nearly dry so it’s slightly piece-y and pull into an imperfect, textured French twist. Add a headband at the top of the head to complete the look for an added touch of elegance.

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Shailene Woodley
Shailene Woodley is only 20 years old, but the talented actress looked poised beyond her years in a Marchesa gown and sophisticated updo, created by Wella Professionals stylist, Campbell McAuley.

To Get The Look: First, prep wet hair using Wella Professionals Velvet Amplifier and then let dry naturally with a diffuser. Once nearly dry, lightly mist hair with Wella Professionals Thermal Image Heat Protection Spray before using a 1 3/4 inch curling iron to enhance natural waves. Once hair is prepped, then take a section from crown to ears to divide hair into a front and back split section. At the back section, pull hair back into a ponytail, not pulling it too tight so that there is still a natural hair movement. Spray Wella Professionals Shimmer Delight Shine Spray in the front section to give the best glossy finish for the red carpet. Then, sculpt hair into a side parted wavy style with hands moving into a beautiful twisted bun. Finish off with Wella Professionals Stay Essential Hairspray.

Don’t forget! You have to tell us in the comments below which hairstyle you like best to be entered to win $100 worth of the Wella Professionals products that were used to create these looks! See full rules and regulations.

Stay tuned to Wella Professionals on Facebook and follow @WellaHairUSA on Twitter for red carpet news and how-to’s this season!

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THE GOLDEN GLOBES 2012 | Look For Less with Dalia McPhee

As stars glided down the red carpet of the 69th Annual Golden Globes on Sunday in their fabulous gowns, it was impossible not to yearn for their fresh off the runway looks. Realistically, not everyone can afford a one of a kind Gucci confection, or a Dior Couture, but designer Dalia MacPhee has made red carpet looks much more accessible. Check out these great looks all for under $400 with Dalia MacPhee!

Sofia Vergara – one of my favorite looks and colors of the night

Mila Kunis – I would have loved to see Mila Kunis in this beautiful Dalia MacPhee than what she actually wore

Natalie Portman


Paula Patton

Reese Witherspoon – though I loved Reese’s dress, I didn’t like it on her. I really love the Dalia MacPhee version

View the entire collection at www.daliamacphee.com!

About Dalia MacPhee:

Dalia MacPhee is a Los Angeles-based eveningwear line known for its luxe fabrics, quality craftsmanship, and affordable price points. One of a kind beading, alluring details, and rich fabric blends lend exceptional glamour to each Dalia MacPhee gown. The line’s impressive craftsmanship comes at an affordable price point and is now available at Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus locations nationwide.

2012 Golden Globes Hottest Hair Trends

The Golden Globes are nearing, and while some are excited to see which movies and miniseries win, we’re excited to see the celebs, dresses and ‘dos! We talked to Wella Professionals Celebrity Hairstylist Andy LeCompte and Wella Professionals Color Ambassador Aura Friedman about their predictions on what hairstyles will make their way down the red carpet on Sunday night. They’ve had the pleasure of working with Golden Globe stars, including Penelope Cruz, Jennifer Lopez, Fergie, and Megan Fox.

Daily Makeover will host a big giveaway with some of Wella’s amazing styling products that were used to create red carpet hairstyles! To find out the details, “Like” the Wella Professionals USA Facebook page where we’ll announce how and when to enter the contest. Plus, they’ll have LIVE red carpet coverage from top celebrity stylists.

Charlize Theron is likely to sport a look that is understated and chic

Effortless Elegance With A Glossy Finish
“I think we’ll see a peak in fluid textures that suggest effortless elegance, like very healthy and sleek hair that shows a lot of movement. This style will be popular with soft and light tones with a warm glow that emphasizes healthy, shiny hair representative of the Wella Trend Vision look aptly named, Grace,” says LeCompte. Another great example: Charlize Theron’s shiny, sleek blowout with gentle waves.

To get the look, first, apply a good amount of hair primer, like Wella Professionals Velvet Amplifier, to wet hair. This will create an even surface on each hair follicle, improving the evenness of your overall end look. Then, while your hair is still wet, apply a smoothing balm, such as Wella Professionals Flowing Form, to dramatically enhance the manageability and smoothness of your blowout. One you’ve finished blow drying your hair, finish with a spritz of shine spray. Wella Professionals Shimmer Delight helps keep hair healthy and shimmering, despite the heat of a blowout.

Statement-Making Tones And Daring Definition

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To the contrary, we can also expect to see daring, modern styles made possible by the evolution of high tech hair tools and high pigment color. Wella Professionals Color Ambassador Aura Friedman says, “We can look forward to the soft introduction of this very bold hair color trend at the Golden Globes this year. Inspired by the Trend Vision look, “Roxy,” this is an attention grabbing style where color plays an integral role. We will especially see a shift to cool red tones and bursts of violet, statement-making colors with an edge of sophistication.”

“A perfect color,” says Aura, “should complement the person who’s wearing it…but also suit their personality and lifestyle. It should enhance, but not overpower.” To keep vibrant hues looking their best, Aura suggests to avoid shampooing too much and use a color-safe shampoo and conditioner, like Wella’s Brilliance Line. If your hair is very dull, she also recommends getting a clear gloss to add instant vibrancy and seal the cuticle of your hair for added shine. As for the style, this look does not shy away from shape or definition. Tight curls and gravity-defying shapes can be expected. With such “atypical” styles being created with styling tools, it’s very important to prepare your hair with a heat protectant spray before styling, such as Wella Professionals Thermal Image Heat Protectant Spray. You’ll need to finish the look with a strong-hold hairspray, such as Wella Professionals Stay Firm Finishing Spray.

Chat LIVE with the hair experts during the award show’s red carpet arrivals! “Like” Wella on Facebook to get tips, tricks and commentary from several celebrity stylists on their favorite looks of the night.

For the latest on hair trends and styling tips, follow Wella on Facebook and Twitter!

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Celeb Hairstylist Scott Cunha Recreates Golden Globes Best Looks

While tweet-watching the Golden Globes last night one of my friends and fellow bloggers, Lisa of Beautybybenz, twitted “January Jones has such shiny hair” and she did.

I was on the fence on her dress but her hair was super glossy and definitely had one of the best hair on the red carpet – totally enviable. Now, thanks to Celeb Hairstylist Scott Cunha, who will show you how to recreate this look using Leonor Greyl products

Scott Sunha also recreates another Golden Globe red carpet hair favorite, Natalie Portman, again using Leonor Greyl products (note: minus the large rose, I would’ve liked her dress)

I adore her as an actress and I loved Black Swan but this dress made her look a bit frumpy (pregnancy doesn’t mean you have to dress frumpy) but back to the hair – I loved that she put her hair up in a chignon. I’m happy she didn’t do the severe ballarina bun as many expected.

Scott Cunha, of the Andy Lecompte Salon in West Hollywood, has worked on Emma Stone, Miley Cyrus, Nicole Richie and Diane Kruger and is a huge fan of Leonor Greyl products – in his words, he’s “obsessed”.