Beauty Launches & Trends for Fall!

I’m  back in town and on TV  here in sunny Florida with some bewitching ideas for this Halloween eve and Halloween.photo RCL

I am sharing NEW FALL beauty and finger food (pardon the pun) trends to do with your girlfriends with my good friend Glamour Gourmet!

She created an awesome Halloween Snack box for ONLY $10.00  Invite your besties over for a beauty bash. Or it makes the perfect gift! Mummy rice krispies anyone?GLAMOUR Gourmet Halloween

Check her out on Instagram!

Don’t look like a witch! Take care of your skin! Be Bewitching this Halloween.

  • Try a new Vitabird Vitamin C  product that is knocking the heels off of woman who buy it. It will make your complexion brighter and more radiant. Available at Barney’s NYC. I just discovered this Asian beauty and my skin loves it so.
  • Don’t ever go to sleep with a dirty face! Use the latest skin sensation by whish and it is called a cleansing oil. So silky! Don’t let the word oil fool you.
  • Veil Cosmetics Mattifying base and touch-up powder. Free of the bad stuff and weightless on the skin.VEGAN LOVERS you will love it. http://www.veilcosmetics.com
  • Farmhouse Fresh Goods has you covered for crepey creepy hands. I love the Whoopie Cream but the new Honey Chai lotion makes me want to scream with delight. http://www.farmhousefreshgoods.com
  • CHI AIR Spin n Curl Is my latest go to for a quick curl in my hair.So easy to use! I am a makeup artist NOT a hairstylist and have never been good with using hair tools. BUT THIS is awesome! If it’s CHI it’s for ME!

CHI Spin

Who doesn’t love to burn a candle on Halloween? I’ve discovered. Blood Orange candle by Ao Fragrances the mood and perfumes the air. BLOOD ORANGE IMG_5264

What a fun time again on River City Live TV!

I hope I inspired you to throw an intimate last minute party  and gather up your girlfriends and have a yummy beauty BASH!

To see my segment on today’s show go to http://www.rivercitylive.com http://www.news4jax.com

Enjoy!

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Backstage Beauty Pass from Miss USA …

MISS USA image1I spoke to my friend who is the firm behind the brand on what happens behind the scenes for HAIR at the Miss USA pageant and wanted to share how the stylist created this awesome hairdo on the winner last week Deshauna Barber

As the official hair care sponsor for the 2016 Miss USA Pageant, Farouk Systems (aka CHI hair products )Artist, Nik Martel was responsible for creating Deshauna Barber’s crowning look. To achieve her look, Nik Martel shares her step by steps, tips and products used.

Products used:

  • BioSilk Natural Hold Hair Spray
  • CHI Royal Treatment Pearl Complex
  • CHI Royal Treatment Rapid Shine

Step by step:

Preparation: First take a few drops of a CHI Royal Treatment Pearl Complex and evenly distribute it throughout the whole head lightly with hands and a CHI Paddle Brush. This adds moisture and shine as well as heat protection to the hair before styling.

Tip: When working in an air conditioned arena combined with a dry desert climate such as Las Vegas, moisture is key to tame fly-a-ways and static electricity. These can be your worst enemy with HD television.

  1. Section hair into four sections (sides, top and back) and secure with clips.
  2. Starting in the back nape area, take a 1 1/4-inch sub-section and spray both sides with BioSilk Natural Hold Hairspray. This is going to keep your set smooth, bouncy and under control while adding extra moisture and heat protection.

3.Using the Dura CHI 1 1/4″ Marcel Curling Iron roll your first sub-section at the bottom of the nape upwards clip into place.

  1. Using the same sub-sectioning technique, Dura CHI Curling Iron and BioSilk Natural Hold Hair Spray, curl the next subsection downward and clip.  Keep working up to the crown in this manner rotating the direction for each sub-section.
  2. On the sides, use the same technique as at the nape. The first sub-section at the bottom of the sides will be upward while the remaining will be curled downward.
  3. The top section will be curled and pinned horizontally back and clip.
  4. Let hair cool to room temperature before removing pins. In this case, Deshauna needed to return to rehearsals which allowed the hair to cool and set for additional time. This is always ideal to secure a stronger curl.
  5. After removing clips, spray the hair lightly with CHI Royal Treatment Rapid Shine. Use an oval small style CHI Paddle Brush to gently brush out curls and start forming into place.
  6. To finish, spray one last time with BioSilk Natural Hold Hair Spray. This will lock in the moisture and shine while letting the hair still flow with a natural bounce.

Photo Credit: Instagram @nik_martel

 

About NIK MARTEL – FAROUK SYSTEMS:

Nik has worked in the beauty industry for over 20 years with a passion for color.  She has worked as a color technical manager and regional trainer for one the biggest chain salons in the industry.  She is currently works in a salon and is a member of Farouk Systems Educational Team for 8 years as well as a CAT member. Nik loves to share her passion for hair at classes and hair shows demonstrating her cutting, coloring, styling and style finishing.

Time to upgrade your Blow Dryer!

Bright-Pink-CHI-Touch-Blow-Dryer A new year calls for you to clean your blow dryer filter or toss it away if it is has seen it’s day. MY hair’s new BFF is this NEW blow dryer by CHI. Just blow drying with it makes me so HAPPY. IT’S FOR ME! CHI TOUCH is the world’s first touch screen hair dryer!

  • 1800 watts gives you 50% less drying time
  • Light ergonomic design
  • Infrared technology to control frizzies,this ceramic hair dryer reduces static and rehydrates dry damaged hair.
  • Temperature settings to control how you want to blow
  • There is even a setting for hair type!

Don’t you just LOVE this lipstick pink shade? This shade is a limited edition so if you love the way this sounds go find one! A new year a new blow dryer too! Start fresh!

Want HOT looking Celebrity Hair?

keratin-bannerToday I want to share with you some hot tips and celebrity stylist hair care secrets! It isn’t just about the celebrity it is about the stylist behind her hair and what she or he uses on it.

David Babaii: Is the stylist behind actress Kate Hudson’s hair.He has some awesome products she loves. One is called Root Lifter and contains volcanic ash.It works to lift her root hair and gives her bouncing beautiful hair.

Peter Coppola: is the stylist behind many celebrities and the girl next door.He created a hair mask.Yes mask for your hair not for your face.This hair treatment acts like what a face mask does for your face.It is a creamy and dreamy products and I use it once a week.

CHI is THE HOT BEAUTY TOOL company and so on trend.They are used on celebrities and on super models too. They recently came out with a styling iron that I simply had to own. It was introduced to the world at MERCEDES-BENZ fashion week in New York. It is called the CHI Escape cordless iron.

Hair Secrets for fabulous hair: Lisa Marie, VP of Education and shows for CHI says for thin hair,a blunt cut is best to give the appearance of fullness. For coarse/thick hair,have your stylist texturize them removing some bulk plus soften ends to create a light airy finish. The “heavy bang” compliments most face shapes.It provides a young fresh look that women of any age can experiment with.

Fake it…there are lots of smoke and mirrors when it comes to hair in Hollywood,New York and beyond. What you see may not be real. There are clip on bangs,clip on trends,hair weaves,hair extensions and more.All of these enhance the hair and make it look longer,shorter,fuller,with bangs one day and no bangs tomorrow kind of hair.Halo is the company many A-listers use as well as the girl next door.It comes with a CD and seems pretty easy to use.

Celebrities and personal trainers embrace healthy and good for their body,skin and hair.

Biotin Bursts by NEOCELL is  company that I have fallen in love with. This is like candy for your hair. They come in a yummy gourmet chew that help your hair look its best.

They also have a vitamin for healthier looking hair and it is called Keratin Volumizer. If you have hair that is not what you want it to be or lacking luster. Maybe you want to look for these at your local drug or health food store.I take them daily.

strong>Professional stylists also like to use dryer sheets to calm down static cling hair.And they use a baby’s toothbrush or comb with Moroccon oil to control fly aways or wiry out of control hair when on a photo shoot or at a red carpet event.

YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT. It is also about what you eat. For healthy fabulous hair. Add a few things to your diet.Dark green vegetables,walnuts as a snack or in your salad and having eggs for breakfast all really helping your hair.

Want watch me show these and watch a TV clip too? Got to http://www.firstcoastnews.com and click on the left of the screen for the show called THE CHAT.