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Beauty Trend – Orange Lips

Beauty Trend - Orange Lips

Orange is the new lip trend for spring/summer 2014.

While it’s a little premature to bust out the short shorts and crop tops, we’ve found a way to inject some summertime ease into our lives thanks to our new favorite beauty trend: orange lipstick. Featured at shows like Rag & Bone, Creatures of the Wind, Prabal Gurung and DKNY, summery shades like tangerine, coral, apricot and carrot were all on display.

Want to rock orange lips? Here’s some tips on how to make it work for you.

- Even out your skin tone. As the weather warms up, heavy foundations for day are something that most of us should push to the side. A good BB or CC Cream mixed with a small amount of illuminator will give you a fresh glow, allowing your skin to show through.

- Lightly apply a bronze eyeshadow in either a cream or powder formula. You just want a washed look, not an opaque look.

- Right at your lash line apply black eyeliner. Make sure to keep the line at your lash line. The point is to not look like you have black eyeliner on, but to rather look like you were born with it.

Spring 2014 Lip Trend - Orange Lips

- Move on to your cheeks. Use a cream bronze blush to give a dewy, not so made up makeup look. Ladies, this is great for those of use who cannot leave the house without a bit of facial contouring. You can also follow up with a tiny bit of powder bronzer lightly dusted around the hairline, jawline and sides of your nose. Remember to blend these out… nothing worse than a streaky face.

- Apply a couple strokes of mascara. Remember, this is a daytime look. You don’t want the mascara to be the focus.

- Last, apply your orange or variation of orange lipstick. I like to apply a layer, then blot. Apply another layer, then blot. Kissing the back of your hand is also effective just in case there is no blotting tissue available.

The Beauty Stop Suggests: Maybelline Colorsensational Vivids in Vibrant Mandarin; Yves Saint Laurent Rogue Pur Couture in Indian Orange; Lancôme Rouge in Love in Miss Coquelicot

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Get The Look: Jessica Alba at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards

Jessica Alba at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards

Celebrity hairstylist Davey Newkirk gave actress Jessica Alba glossy, simple loose waves for the 2014 MTV Movie awards red carpet tonight.

In order to recreate this look, follow these steps from Newkirk using products from John Frieda:

· Newkirk started by applying John Frieda Luxurious Volume Fine to Full Blow-Out Spray all over Jessica’s wet hair.

· Then he blew out her hair using a large round brush to give her tons of volume and a lot of shine.

· After blow drying, Newkirk parted her hair into 2 inch sections (starting from the nape and working up).

· Then he curled the hair with a large 1 ½ inch curling iron, making sure to secure each section with a duckbill clip, allowing each curl to set.

· Once curls were set, he removed the hair clips and with a flat brush, gently brushed out each curl.

· Newkirk placed a small amount of John Frieda Frizz Ease Secret Weapon Touch-Up Crème and smoothed it through Jessica’s hair to achieve a perfectly smooth look.

· After, with a large comb, he parted the hair and smoothed it down with a touch of John Frieda Frizz Ease Clearly Defined Gel.

· Finally he manipulated Jessica’s curls with his finger and a brush. To finish and lock the style he sprayed John Frieda Luxurious Volume All-Day Hold Hairspray.


Lancôme Lip Lover Lip Perfector

Lancôme introduces a whole new way to protect your lips.

Now for the first time, get three luxurious, lip perfecting benefits in one with Lancôme’s newest addition, Lip Lover.

Lancôme Lip Lover Lip Perfector

This revolutionary formula drenches lips in eight hours of moisture, smoothes fine lines, and adds an eye-catching dose of shimmering color in 18 saturated shades.

Oh how I love this gloss!

Lip Lover has a balmy texture of a thick lip balm, a glossy high shine of a lip gloss, and a saturated color of a lipstick. The formula is lightweight, extremely hydrating and applies with a cushiony feel. It glides on smoothly and provides an incredibly shiny finish without being sticky. I love how it instantly makes my lips feel so soft, plump, and moisturized, in just one quick pass.

Your lips’ new best friend, Lip Lover leaves lips utterly kissable.

Lancôme Lip Lover Formula


First, a balmy base delivers eight hours of lip softening moisture. Then, a smoothing layer of dewy shine reduces the look of lines and leaves lips looking smooth and flawless. Finally, saturated pigments infuse lips with intense, high-impact color for lips that will leave your lips saying je t’aime.

Lancôme Lip Lover Shades


Casse-Noisette – Lip Lover – Bouquet Final – Belle de Rouge* – Violette Pirouette – Rose Contre-Temps – Rose D’eau – Ambre Arabesque* – Bordeaux Tempo – Rose des Cygnes – Orange Manège – Rose Des Nymphes – Fuchsia Attitude – Rose Attrape-Coeur – Beige Adage – Pointe de Rose – Rose Ballet – Framboise Étoile.

Price: $23 – Sephora


Available now exclusively at Sephora, Nordstrom and Lancô – Available May 2014 at Lancôme counters nationwide – *Nordstrom exclusive

Disclosure: A complimentary sample was sent to The Beauty Stop for this review. No compensation was received and all opinions are that of the author.


Giveaway – Cate & Chloe Jewelry Box!

Do you love jewelry?

Cate & Chloe have launched a VIP Membership program that you are sure to love. It’s what Birchbox and Ipsy are to makeup, but to jewelry instead!

If you decide to join, for only $39.99 per month, you will receive $200 worth of designer jewelry!

Giveaway - Cate and Chloe Jewelry Box

One of Cate & Chloe‘s expert stylists will hand pick two of their most popular pieces for you every month. One of the pieces will be an exclusive pre-release item that will only be available to members. You also get a bonus piece in your first month!

What better way to stay ahead of the trend than with a VIP service that directly delivers unique, high-quality pieces?

Cate & Chloe sent me these absolutely STUNNING earrings!

The Devin “Divine” Stud Earrings are CZ stones surrounded by an exquisite circle of smaller CZ stones.

These fabulous earrings were immediately spotted by both of my daughters.

I love how the outer circle of smaller CZ stones is detachable, making it essentially two pairs of earrings. Furthermore, you can wear the circle of smaller CZ stones around any other stud earrings you may already have in your collection.

Talk about being red carpet ready! We were all impressed by the quality and exquisite beauty of these Cate & Chloe‘s earrings.


Cate & Chloe is giving one Beauty Stop reader a fabulous piece of jewelry of their very own. Use the form below to enter.

This giveaway is open to US residents only. Be sure to include a valid email address, that is how the winner will be notified.

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Disclosure: A complimentary sample was sent to The Beauty Stop for this review. No compensation was received and all opinions are that of the author. Prizing for the contest was provided by Cate & Chloe.

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MUPPETS Most Wanted Nail Colours For OPI

In celebration of the MUPPETS Most Wanted release last month, global nail brand OPI has launched eight limited edition nail lacquers inspired by the film.

“The Muppets are a fun-loving, colorful cast of characters. These eight new nail lacquers were inspired by their latest adventures in Disney’s Muppets Most Wanted, which include a glamorous international stage tour – and lots of surprises,” said Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder & Executive VP.

MUPPETS Most Wanted Nail Colours For OPI

“Fashionable Miss Piggy is represented through soft pink, peach and pearlescent hues, as well as a frosty sapphire blue – Miss Piggy’s Big Number – to match her fabulous tour gown. The remaining four shades highlight the film’s unexpected elements and include a color-shifting mauve and three sparkle-packed lacquers – including my personal favorite Gaining Mole-mentum, a gold and rose chunky shredded glitter.”

OPI nail lacquer is available in over 200 shades in over 100 countries and, aside from their lacquers, they also provide other nail care items such as treatments, lotions, files, tools, gels, and even acrylics.

The colors, which are available at salons and retailers now, will run you $9 each.

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Lauren Conrad Is Pretty In Purple

Lauren Conrad is pretty in purple!

The former “The Hills” star is the latest celeb to rock lavender locks.

Lauren Conrad Is Pretty In Purple

Conrad took to her website to share a photo of her new purple tresses:

“As I’ve mentioned before, I keep temporary pink hair dye in my shower for whenever I’m in the mood for a fun beauty look. Sometimes on a Friday I’ll work some pink dye into my mane and enjoy pink-tipped tresses until Monday when I wash my hair again. It’s a fun off-duty look for the weekend.

But this time, I decided to take the plunge and try a semi-permanent color. This one stays in for 6 to 8 weeks before washing out. I really didn’t think that purple was my color, but after seeing several others wear it recently, I decided to give it a try. I also tested out the dye on a small section of hair underneath, before coloring my whole mane—which I always recommend. It just goes to show that you should never knock a trend until you try it… ”

The tools.
Photo: @kristin_ess Instagram

Just in time for Easter!


Rock A Fishtail Braid

Rock A Fishtail Braid

From the runways to the red carpet, the fishtail braid is always a hot trend.

The fishtail braid, also known as the herringbone braid, has quickly become my go-to summer hairstyle. It’s playful yet sophisticated, and you literally cant go wrong (even if you don’t know how to do the braid, but you try, you can end up coming up with your own messy fun version).

How to do it:

1. Pull hair back into a ponytail. If this is your first time trying a fishtail, start by securing your hair with a disposable clear elastic or a hair bungee.

2. Divide the ponytail into two smaller, equal-sized ponytails.

3. Separate a half-inch section of hair from the outside of the left ponytail.

4. Pull this piece across the top of the left ponytail over to the right ponytail. Don’t twist the hair as you bring it across.

5. Next, separate a half-inch section of hair from the outside of the right ponytail.

6. Pull this piece across the top of the right ponytail over to the left ponytail.

7. Repeat steps 3-6 until you run out of hair. Don’t worry if it’s messy. That’s part of the charm.

8. When you’re finished braiding, secure the ends with a second elastic.

9. If you used an elastic to start at the nape of the neck, cut it out. If you used a hair bungee, simply remove. Be sure to adjust the hair so that there’s no crease.

If you want to dress it up, braid in some feathers or a string of beads.

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Getaway with Korres

Getaway with Korres

Are you ready for summer? I am!

If you’re day dreaming of sparkling blue seas and sunny destinations, transport your basic shower into an island escape with Korres Natural Products Showergels.

Korres Natural Products Showergels: These beautifully scented, rich showergels provide a moisturizing effect and help maintain the natural moisture level of the skin.

They contain emollients and humectants that provide a lasting moisturizing effect and help to maintain the natural moisture level of the skin.

Available in Basil Lemon, Guava, Fig, Jasmine, Japanase Rose, Vanilla Guava

Korres Natural Products Showergels

Korres Natural Products Showergels – Sephora – $19.50

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