Older Girl Beauty

Beauty Spotlight 1/20/13

Beauty Spotlight Team See swatches of the Spring Burberry Colleciton, take a look at a new beauty subscription service, find out how to tint your brows at home, get a how-to for Rachel Bilson’s smoky eye, meet The Wild Thing and enter to win cosmetics and hair care in this weeks Beauty Spotlight Team!! What are you waiting for? Start reading NOW!

If you have been waiting with bated breath to see swatches of the entire Burberry Spring 2013 Collection , then hop on over to Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog to see the lovely and vibrant collection!

Pink Sith is truly impressed by her second sample bag from ipsy. Find out why this beauty subscription service is fast becoming her favorite.

Paula, from Older Girl Beauty tries out an organic line of haircare called DermOrganic and is giving away a set for a US reader to try, too.

The Beauty Info Zone girls perk up their skin with It Cosmetic’s Hello Light Radiance Powder. Enter to win one for yourself!

Everyone know that Jessika from polish insomniac loves Syrup Mani’s, but this time she has outdone herself! Check out her Syrup Glitter Sandwich!

Will 2013 be the Best Year Ever? Birchbox sure hopes so! See what is inside Pammy Blogs Beauty’s January 2013 Birchbox!

Visionary Beauty had high expectations for Tom Ford’s cheek colours, but did they live up to the claims?

Thanks to the Beauty Spotlight teams Desert Island series, Modesty Brown discovered home brow tinting. Despite the disaster potential, this bit of DIY has been a major time saver!

Perilously Pale has more shades of her favourite cream eye shadow formula to share with us. Make Up For Ever Aqua Creams in Satin Brown, Taupe, and Plum are staples that everyone should have and Aqua Creams will never let you down!

Lisamarie from Beauty Crazed takes the new L’Oréal Telescopic Shocking Extensions Mascara for a test drive – check it out and see if you love the results!

15 Minute Beauty has the scoop on how you can get Rachel Bilson’s Smoky Eye from Hart of Dixie. You only need 1 palette!

Prime Beauty steps out of her safe neutral zone and becomes a Wild Thing with the new bareMinerals Remix Collection. See if you think this new persona suits her!

London MakeUp Girl has been using Chantecaille Faux Cils Longest Lash mascara for a month now. Has it given her lashes to rival Elizabeth Taylor’s? Read her review of Chantecaille Faux Cils Longest Lash mascara to find out.

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*Giveaway* New Beauty, New You with QVC and StriVectin

Today, January 18th, QVC is having a 25-hour event to help you start of the new year with new products. Every hour they are going to be debuting a new product, from brands like Josie Maran, WEN by Chaz Dean, philosophy, Algenist and more. (*Trust me, my DVR is already set for the shows I will miss while I am at work).

strivectin advanced overnight resurfacing serum And, since you guys know I am always on the look out for new skin care, especially from brands I already like, you won’t be surprised to hear that I’m looking forward to hearing more about the StriVectin-SH Advanced Overnight Resurfacing Serum that is launching during “Friday Night Beauty” (*which I watch live every week!). I’m already a fan of the StriVectin-SD Power Serum for Wrinkles, so I’m expecting great things from this exfoliator. It’s an overnight treatment of their NIA-114™ molecule that works from the inside, and Prickly Pear and Willowbark plant extracts that work on the surface to loosen the interlocking of cells, which help boost our skin’s natural exfoliating enzymes. It will be sold for the QVC Exclusive Feature Price of $64.98 for a 1oz bottle (retail value $79).

I’ve also have a chance to let one of my US readers try this out for FREE by giving away a bottle for them to try, too! Just comment on this post telling me if you exfoliate on the regular and if so, with what and ‘Like’ the OGB FB page (*and confirming on the Rafflecopter widget!) to enter! Good luck!

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*Disclaimer: These products were provided by the company’s PR for editorial consideration.

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*Giveaway* DermOrganic Haircare Line

DermOrganic haircare

You would think that after all this time, and as someone that colors my hair on the regular, that I would already be on the sulfate-free train. But, I’m not. I still like to try the latest and greatest hair care lines, in my never ending quest to find something that controls my frizz and makes my color last longer. So, when I had a chance to try an organic, sulfate-free line called DermOrganic, I was game to try it – especially when I found out it was Argan oil based. I love hair oils, so, I was in!

I have been using the line for the last few weeks – the shampoo, conditioner, masque (once a week) and the leave-in treatment oil have been my routine. Now, I don’t use heat tools very often, but I have used the Spray Therapy, the one time I straightened my hair for a party. Anyway, since I don’t use heat on my hair, that means that I air dry my hair a lot. And, since the weather has been so cold, it usually frizzes out like a mid-Roseanne Rosannadanna do. Since I have been using this line, I can honestly say that my hair has been drying more silky and flat, (*but not in a lack of body way) and that leave-in treatment smells *ridiculously* good. There may be something to this sulfate-free stuff after all, because I am not certain that I’m ready to go back to any other line any time soon.

The only downside I have with this line, which can be worked around for sure, is that I am not a big fan of the pump dispensers on the shampoo/conditioner/masque bottles. The product is so thick and rich, that it doesn’t always pump out. Luckily, the bottles are flexible, so I just unscrew the top and squeeze some out. Easy peasy.

Anyway, I want to give you a chance to try this line for yourself, so I am giving away a bottle of shampoo, conditioner, masque and a leave-in spray to one of you lucky readers (*in the US, unfortch). I just want you to tell me in the comments if you are sulfate-free, or if you choose your haircare for a different reason, and to go like the OGB FB page. Make sure to enter in the Rafflecopter box below after you take care of those things. Good luck!

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Emily Blunt at the 2013 Golden Globes

Emily Blunt Golden Globes 2013

Hair

Hair stylist Laini Reeves, for Moroccanoil, created Emily Blunt’s hair look for the 2013 Golden Globes. Her inspiration: “Emily’s dress was so amazing and sexy that I wanted to create a minimal look that showed off her beautiful features, with simple lines and an unstructured texture with lots of shine.”

To create the look, per Laini:

“I started by shampooing the hair with Moroccanoil Extra Volume Shampoo and Moroccanoil Extra Volume Conditioner.

I applied new Moroccanoil Volumizing Mousse to give light volume and shine, and for a flexible, natural-looking hold.

Next, I added a small amount of Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream from roots to ends, then flipped her hair over and rough dried it upside down. I used my fingers to separate and define strands for texture as they dried.

I brought Emily’s hair into a high ponytail, still using my fingers to keep the texture messy, and secured it on the crown with a hair band.

I held the ponytail out and sprayed it from base to ends with Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Medium.

Twisting the hair around my fingers, I made a loose bun held around its base with bobby pins. It was important not to make it too large or too tiny, but the right size to suit Emily’s bone structure and profile. Once it was in place, I tweaked and pulled at the bun to create the right texture.

To finish, I sprayed my comb with Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Medium and used it to smooth the hairline.”

Makeup

In a gilded dress by Michael Kors, Emily Blunt more than lived up to her reputation as a Hollywood golden girl. The actress, nominated in the Best actress, Musical or Comedy category for Salmon Fishing In The Yemen, “definitely had something in mind as far as the look,” says makeup artist Jenn Streicher. “Emily wanted smoky eyes paired with soft pink lips that echoed her Lorraine Schwartz ruby earrings.”

Skin
Jenn began by using Kate Somerville Quench Hydrating Face Serum, La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Cream and La Mer Eye Concentrate. She then primed the skin with Hourglass No. 28 Primer Serum, and followed with Hourglass Illusion Tinted Moisturizer in “Ivory”. She used two shades of Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer: “Fair”, a light shade, was used around the nose and as a highlighter, and “Sand”, a slightly darker shade, was applied under the eyes. Jenn completed the skin by applying the new Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in “Radiant Light” all over the complexion. Available in six different lighting settings, Ambient delivers a multi-dimensional luminescence to the complexion by capturing, diffusing and softening surrounding light. “It softens and enhances everything,” says Jenn.

Cheeks
Jenn applied Hourglass Superficial Waterproof Bronzer all over the face and neck to create a radiant glow. She then used the bronzer shade from Hourglass Illume Crème-to-Powder Bronzer Duo in “Sunset” to contour the cheeks and jaw line. The blush shade from Illume was applied onto the cheekbones.

Eyes
She started by lining eyes with Hourglass Film Noir Kohl Eye Pencil in “Espresso” and softened the line with a brush. Jenn then applied the shell shimmer shade from Hourglass Visionaire Eye Shadow Duo in “Gypsy” as a highlight on the brow bone and followed with a matte brown eye shadow on the lid. Hourglass Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara was applied to the lashes to volumize, lengthen and separate them. She then amplified the brows with Hourglass Arch Sculpting Brow Pencil in “Soft Brunette”.

Lips
Lips were infused with a beautiful wash of color courtesy of Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Crème Lipstick in “Edition”, a soft pink shimmer.

Nina Dobrev at the 2013 Golden Globes

Nina Dobrev Golden Globes 2013
Nina Dobrev hair back GG 2013

Stylist Riawna Capri, of Nine Zero One Salon, created the hair look for Nina Dobrev at the 2013 Golden Globes. Her inspiration: “Nina’s dress was very feminine so we wanted to compliment to the look with her hair.” Make it “sweet and polished with a unique twist”.

1.)    In order to smooth Nina’s hair and add shine, her hair was prepped with U LUXURY Shampoo and Conditioner, which are infused with crushed pearl, Hawaiian white honey and Argan oil. Next, Riawna used UNITE 7SECONDS Conditioner to detangle condition and protect hair.

2.)    Next, she blow-dried hair using the UNITE 9-Row Denman Brush to smooth the cuticle of her hair.

3.)    Nina then flipped her head upside down while Riawna completed a classic braid from the nape to the crown of her head.

4.)    All remaining hair was pulled up into a ponytail.

5.)    UNITE BEACH DAY Spray was spritzed throughout the dry ponytail to add density to the hair.

6.)    The hair was wrapped and pinned into a classic bun.

7.)    The final look was held in place using UNITE GO365 Hairspray and polished off with UNITE SHINA-Mist.


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