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Ombre at any age?

If you haven't yet tried the ombre trend of dying your hair darker at the roots and lighter on the ends, it's still a thing, and yes you still can. I've been working with Hermosa Beach hairdresser, Dana Terrian, to…

New Beauty – mix it up!

I didn't think I was in a beauty rut at all, even though I hadn't really changed my make-up style since high school! I had started to lightly fill in my brows in recent years with a dark blond pencil,…

DIY (negative space) nail art

There were some cool new looks for nails showing on the Fall/Winter 2015 runways, many of them geometric, and involving matte finishes and negative space designs. Here is one I did myself, using a good clear base coat (let it…

10 hot new nail trends for Fall/Winter 2015

Essie's 'Smokin' Hot was combined with their 'Matte About You' in an edgy geometric look for Wes Gordon (source: Essie/Huffington Post) The weather is finally cooling down in L.A. I'm pretty sure it's because I just took delivery of a…

drybar DIY

I still haven't made it to the drybar yet. This clever business idea from entrepreneur Alli Webb now has more than 40 stores in 8 states, and counting. It's easy to make a booking online and the menu is streamlined. Remember,…

DIY sea foam & silver mani

I've been wearing my nails a little longer lately. It's funny how easy they are to grow when you take better care of them (see caring for your nails post here)! I love the dark polishes but they tend to…

diy nail sparkle

Just when we all thought embellished nails were fading from the spotlight, metallic designs, vertical color-blocking, and negative French manicures were among the many styles coming down New York's Fashion Week runways last week. (more…)

NY fashion week (beauty) – links

Tess Giberson - a twist on a French manicure (eonline) With New York Fashion Week wrapped up for another year, we're left with lots of great ways to freshen up our own style. By watching the way the top designers have…