Give the Gift of Fragrance This Valentine'​s Day Giveaway

Create romance this Valentine’s Day with brand new fragrances from GUESS, Halle Berry, Heidi Klum and Faith Hill and Tim McGraw.

GUESS Girl is the perfect sexy and irresistible fragrance for your ladies’ Valentine’s night out. Sensuous, captivating and fresh, GUESS Girl is a celebration of bold, beautiful women everywhere. This fragrance has top notes of Raspberry Nectar, Melon and Bergamot, combined with middle notes of Brazilian Paradise Orchid, Provence Acacia Flower and Lily. Finished with base notes of Australian Sandalwood and Madagascar Vanilla, this fragrance will make your Valentine's Day one to remember.

Add an element of surprise to your date night with Heidi Klum’s new fragrance. Surprise! is a tantalizing fragrance that captures Heidi’s fearless spirit, sophisticated glamour and irrepressible sense of fun. Surprise! by Heidi Klum is a sexy floral fragrance that opens with a joyful burst of juicy mandarin extracts and spicy pink pepper for a luminous and dynamic top note. At the heart, an ultra-feminine bouquet of rose petals and magnolia creates a refined radiance. Finally, the magnetic dry down of benzoin and milk of sandalwood delivers a warm, sensual and unforgettable trail.

Celebrate your journey as a couple this Valentine’s Day with SOUL2Soul Vintage by Faith Hill and SOUL2SOUL Vintage by Tim McGraw. SOUL2SOUL Vintage is comprised of two compatible scents: one for him, and one for her; like Faith and Tim, the two scents complement each other to create a harmonious bond. SOUL2SOUL Vintage by Faith Hill is confident and sophisticated and exudes elegance and femininity. SOUL2SOUL Vintage by Tim McGraw evokes intimate masculinity.

Get closer before your Valentine’s Day date with Halle Berry’s latest fragrance. Closer by Halle Berry is a fresh floral fragrance that blends the traditionally masculine fougere accord with tantalizing floral notes. The result of this fusion is a woodsy floral fougere that’s ideal for the fall season. Utterly beguiling and seductive, Closer by Halle Berry marks a rare, unique approach to women’s fragrance.

Prize(s): Five winners will receive one of the following fragrances: Surprise! by Heidi Klum, GUESS Girl, SOUL2Soul Vintage by Faith Hill, SOUL2SOUL Vintage by Tim McGraw, or Closer by Halle Berry.

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Disclosure: This giveaway opportunity is sponsored by Tractenberg & Co.

Get Old Hollywood Glam Look at Home

• Nicholas Penna, Jr. of SalonCapri Boston recommends starting with clean and dry hair. • Gently comb through hair.

• Set part to the desired side.

• Use (at least) a 1 ½ inch curling iron and wrap hair around the barrel.

• Curl hair away from the face and as you unravel, twist the iron for the fullest effect.

• When curling is complete, re-direct the hair to the side of your choice and apply product for a light hold.

• To finalize, use a light bristle brush for a smooth and shiny effect.

• Gently rake through the curls with fingers for volume and finish with your favorite holding product. Nick recommends L'Oreal Texture Expert Infinium 3 Strong Hold Working Spray for a long-lasting effect.

SAG Awards: Anne Hathaway by Adir Abergel for Fekkai

Anne Hathaway made another fashionable awards show appearance at the 19th Annual SAG Awards. The actress was nominated for the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actress award for her moving portrayal of Fantine in Les Miserables. Hathaway stunned in a sheer black Giambattista Valli Haute Couture gown and an effortless, swept up pixie created by Fekkai stylist Adir Abergel. Follow Adir’s tips to recreate Anne’s look using Fekkai products.

THE LOOK: A modernized, effortless take on 1940’s glamour inspired by the strong lines and retro feel of Anne’s Giambattista Valli dress.


1. Begin with wet hair and apply Fekkai COIFF Bouffant Lifting and Texturizing Spray Gel to roots. Create texture at your ends with Fekkai COIFF Oceanique Tousled Wave Spray.

2. Using a comb create a deep part to your preferred side.

3. Next, dry hair with a diffuser to work with hair’s natural texture. Gently run fingers through hair and sweep it back from the face to create lift at the roots.

4. Finish with a light misting if Fekkai COIFF Sheer Hold Hairspray to keep the effortless look in place all evening.

Jessica Chastain's SAG Hair Look

The Look: Classic, Hollywood Glam with a Natural Feel

Renato and Jessica went for a classic and glamorous look with a soft, natural feel. This effortless glam style evokes a Hollywood sophistication that complements her Alexander McQueen strapless gown and Harry Winston jewelry.

Here’s how Renato created Jessica’s look:

1. First start by prepping wet hair with Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Boost & Lift Foaming Air Mousse for lightweight volume.

2. Then spritz Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Heat Protect & Shine Spray to protect hair while blow-drying it.

3. Blow dry hair with a round brush until it’s dry. Then, part the hair on the side to give hair extra volume.

4. Using a 1 ½ inch curling iron, curl the ends for 10 seconds and remove for a soft wave. Once the hair cools, brush the curls out with a thin comb to soften the look.

5. To finish, spray a brush with Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Extra Firm Hold Hairspray and smooth back the hairs around the face. Finally, mist with hairspray to hold hair in place while leaving it with lots of natural movement.

January Jones' SAG Hair Look

The Look: Rock n Roll, Pompadour Up-Do

January and Renato chose to do a modern take on a up-do that was very rock n roll. January’s pompadour hairstyle paired with her Prabal Gurung dress added a fun and cool vibe to the SAG Awards. January’s striking look was the biggest fashion statement on the red carpet!

Here’s how Renato created January’s look:

1. Starting with damp hair, apply Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Mega Firm Hold Gel to all the hair and brush through so it’s evenly distributed.

2. Using a comb, blow-dry gelled hair to create a sleek, wet look.

3. Once hair is mostly dry, use a round brush and blow dry hair up and back to create volume.

4. In the back, tease hair with a rat tail comb to create all over volume, especially at the ends.

5. To hold the style in place, apply Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Extra Firm Hold Hairspray to sculpt and lift the hair for a look that will last all night.

Tantalizing Tresses with TRESemme

■ Find a well lit room that is quiet.
■ Write down the questions you would like to ask before starting, because you only have 10 minutes to interact with the stylist.
■ Arrive 10 minutes early for your session. This will give you plenty of time to check your webcam settings. If you're having any technical difficulties, you can use the "Questions" tab to submit your issue.

■ An appointment
■ Webcam
■ Working microphone
■ Desktop or laptop computer (mobile devices are not supported)
■ A Facebook account
■ An internet connection

Not a sweat! You're more than welcome to reschedule your session up to 30 minutes prior to your confirmed appointment. If you're unable to attend, simply reschedule for another time or cancel on the web-site to help keep the stylists in the loop.

Each stylist has been hand-selected for this program and has a ton of experience dealing with a variety of hair types. You can ask the stylist questions such as:

"What’s the best hair length or style for my face shape?"

"Which TRESemmé products are best for my hair type?"

"I have an upcoming event, can you recommend an updo for me?"

I'm usually not one to make ultimate plans for the New Year, but my mind is set differently for this year. I'm ready for some ch-ch-changes! Even though I took the plunge at getting highlights a couple of times over the last few years, my hairstyle hasn't really changed that much. I'm not thinking of a short hairstyle anytime soon, even though that is one of the biggest hair trends, but I want something that is sassy and flirty without being over the top.

Disclosure: I received compensation from LUNCHBOX on the behalf of TRESemme for this post, but these opinions are exclusively my own.

Nicole Richie Rocks the 'Cut of the Year'

As you know, “the Chop” has quickly become the cut of the year. The swingy, low-maintenance style is one-length, with a slight layer in the front, and has been turning lots of heads – including that of Suave Professionals® spokeswoman Nicole Richie. The ‘do was most recently spotted on Nicole, who took to the salon chair yesterday to get “chopped.”

Here are Suave Professionals® Stylist Jenny Cho’s tips for creating the unstructured look that is full of shine:

· For hair that needs an extra boost of shine, use the Suave Professionals® Moroccan Infusion Styling Oil as a shine treatment on dry hair before you shampoo. Divide hair into three sections and apply 2-3 pumps of the Styling Oil to each section. Leave in for 5-7 minutes and shampoo as usual.

· If your hair has some natural wave and texture, blow dry hair so that it’s only halfway dry, using fingers for a more natural look. If you need some help with the wave, blow dry hair completely and wrap 1-2 inch sections of hair around a curling iron (alternating each section away from the face and towards the face), leaving ends out for a “messier” texture. Front sections of hair should be curled away from the face. Tousle curls after they have cooled.

· Part hair to the side, so that it hangs just slightly in front of face, and finish by adding 1-2 pumps of the Suave Professionals® Moroccan Infusion Styling Oil over the surface of dry hair for radiant shine.

Fekkai Recreates Michelle Obama's New Bangs

First Lady Michelle Obama kicked off the new year with a bang (literally!) She updated her signature layered bob with a face-framing fringe that just like her fashion sense, is setting a new bar for White House-chic. Fekkai stylist Lindsay Block gave us her insider tips on how she recreated FLOTUS’s look on their very own Fekkai model:

1. Start by washing hair with a protein-infused shampoo and conditioner. Lindsay used PrX Reparatives Shampoo and Conditioner to nourish strands and ensure sleek, soft hair.

2. Lindsay recommends having a stylist cut bangs that will frame and compliment your face. Complete the the cut by trimming split ends and requesting long layers to add volume and body.

3. Blow dry hair straight using a large round brush and go over strands with a flatiron once hair is completely dry for a sleek look.

4. Using your hands, apply Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Crème to keep bangs looking shiny without weighing them down.

5. Lightly spray the entire head with Fekkai COIFF Sheer Hold Hairspray for a flexible hold on your new look!

From the World's Most Pristine Waters: Osea Ocean Cleansing Mudd

OSEA is the industry innovator of high-tech, all natural, marine-based skin care. The OSEA product range is found in luxury spas and shops across the globe. Nutrient rich seaweed from the pristine waters of Patagonia and the purest organic botanical ingredients combine to create results that you can sea for a lifetime.

All OSEA products are vegan, biodegradable, and 100 percent guaranteed. Osea was the first company to sign The Compact for Global Production of Safe Health and Beauty Products. Our products are free of genetically modified ingredients, endangered plants, petrochemicals, synthetic fragrances, parabens, and sulfates.

Consistency plays a factor in keeping my skin healthy and clear as possible, so I adhere to a strict skincare regimen. Even though I have few favorite cleansers, I don't stay loyal to one brand since I love to discover new ones. My new favorite is the Ocean Cleansing Mudd ($42).

The Ocean Cleansing Mudd is the perfect way to amp up my A.M. routine since the Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) gives the skin the right amount of zing by perking it up and purifying the pores, speeding the healing of breakouts, and preventing future ones. Tea Tree Oil helps promote a healthy pH balance, while improving your skin's appearance. This cleanser also contains Macrocystis, Laminaria, and Fucus; ingredients that are deeply rich in minerals, trace elements, amino acids, and vitamins. I also love using this cleanser after a vigorous workout, because it is very cooling and refreshing on the skin. Not only you can use it as a cleanser, but you can use it as a makeup remover or shave emollient, as well.

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Disclosure: The product(s) in this review was provided to the reviewer for keeps and the purpose of writing a review. This in no way effects the quality of the review provided. No monetary exchange occurred in exchange for the writing of the review. The views expressed in this review are strictly that of the reviewer. All reviews provided here are the work of the reviewer and remain completely unbiased.

How to Achieve Nikki Reed's Casual Hair Look

On Wednesday, January 16th in Times Square, Twilight actress Nikki Reed hosted the ‘Kiss and Tell’ Event for Gillette while looking casual in a Tory Burch jacket complemented by easy, everyday curls crafted by Sebastian Professional Lead Stylist Design Team Member Thomas Dunkin.

To achieve Nikki’s casual hair look, follow Thomas’ tips:

1.) Start by washing hair with Sebastian Professional Trilliance Shampoo and Conditioner and blow-dry hair until slightly damp.

2.) Spritz the roots with Sebastian Professional Volupt Spray and apply Sebastian Professional Thickefy Foam to the lengths of the hair for added volume.

3.) Blow-dry large sections of the hair and as each section is dry, put it into a pin curl.

4.) Once the whole head is dry and cooled, remove the curls and brush through using a vent brush to allow the wave to remain soft and natural looking.

5.) Spritz hair with Sebastian Professional Shaper Hairspray for lasting power and beautiful shine.

Get the Look: Ultra-Slee​k, Sexy Hair

Ultra-sleek, stick-straight hair parted right down the middle is making a huge comeback. Celebrities including Ashley Greene, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Jennifer Garner have been spotted wearing this must-have look of the moment.

This look is so easy, yet sexy, that it can take you from a day at the office to a Saturday night out with the girls.

To get the look, first apply KMS California Silk Sheen Styling Creme to towel-dried hair to give it shape with lightweight control. This amazing Styling Crème provides all-day frizz control, which is a must for this look.

Then, divide your hair into four or five sections. Blow-dry each section with a large round brush and Amika’s Power Cloud Repair + Smoother Dryer, keeping the nozzle a few inches from the brush at all times and directing it down to the floor to keep the cuticle flat and smooth. This lightweight NRG dryer uses tourmaline-infused ceramic components to emit maximum negative ionic and far infrared energy, which eliminate frizz, static and drying time while infusing moisture into the hair shaft. Repeat with the other sections until hair is completely dry.

To complete the look and get that pin-straight style, use a flat iron, such as Amika’s Digital Pro Styling System. The heat from the iron will lock the sleekness in place. Create a center part and lightly apply a frizz-fighting formula, such as KMS California Silk Sheen Polishing Serum, over your hair for a long-lasting smooth finish.

Nail the Look: Anne Hathaway’s White Beaded Nails

Created in London, this one-of-a-kind nail art innovation brings avant-garde catwalk nail styling to your fingertips. Featuring pearlescent beads for a 3-D effect, this kit includes everything you need to express yourself with your hands and become an instant nail connoisseur.

Ciate’s Mother of Pearl Caviar Manicure

Valentine'​s Day Tips from Mally Beauty

Whether you’re a single lady, in a committed relationship or just celebrated an anniversary, let’s face it – we all want to look our best this Valentine’s Day. So, if you’re spending it with your closest girlfriends or with your soul mate, here are three looks to choose from:

Pretty Pink Lips: A pink pout looks good on every skin tone and every age. If you want to choose a light pink, try the Mally Beauty Lip Defender Volumizing Lip Gloss in Pink ($29) that creates plumpness to your lips. If you want a more intense pink, try the Mally Beauty Lip Magnifier in Fierce, a bright fuchsia. No matter which pink you choose, start by exfoliating your lips with the Mally Beauty Perfect Prep Lip System ($35) that conditions the lips so they look and feel soft and smooth throughout the day.

Smokey Emerald Eyes: A smokey eye doesn’t have to be just gray or black – play with color! The hottest color this year – Emerald – is just the trick. Use the Mally Beauty City Chick Smokey Eye Kit in Central Park ($40), follow the easy-to-use palette that includes all of the steps to creating an intense smokey eye.

Black Liquid Liner and Red Lips: A sultry eye and lip are the perfois combination for a night out with the girls. Start by applying the Mally Beauty Professional Ink Liner ($23.64) and creating a slight wing tip at the corners of your eyes. To find the right rouge lip to match, try Mally Beauty’s Red Lip Kit ($35) that comes in three shades: Cool Red, Neutral Red and Warm Red.

Golden Goddess: Create that glow, by using a bronzer that is 1-2 shades darker than your natural skin tone. Apply it to the following areas: concentrate on the perimeter of your face and start behind the ear, working down along the jawline. Then, go across the top of the forehead (along the hairline). Lightly sweep across the forehead, bridge of the nose, cheeks, and tip of the chin. To prevent your face from looking "muddy" or "dirty", make sure that you also apply a great pink blush on the apples of the cheeks, and a sweep of highlighter on the tops of the cheekbones. Try Mally Beauty Believable Bronzer ($40). Next, apply a shimmery champagne eyeshadow all-over eyelids. Try Mally Beauty Evercolor Shadow Stick in Saddle Shimmer ($25) and finish off with a nude lipgloss. Try Mally Beauty Super Natural ($20).

Golden Globes Hair: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Cervando and Rosie went for a modern, chic hairstyle, inspired by the fashion runways of Paris. Rosie’s hair gives an effortless elegance to her Saint Laurent Paris gown.

Here’s how Cervando created Rosie’s look:

1. First start by prepping wet hair with Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Repair & Finish Spray to protect hair while blow-drying it.

2. Rough blow dry hair until it’s 75% dry. Starting at the nape of the neck, blow dry hair in small sections using a medium sized boar bristle round brush. 3. Starting at the part, twist hair along the hairline until the temple, and then create a small roll. Place a small metal hairpin in the roll to build height. Spray the area with Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Extra Firm Hold Hairspray and let it set for 20 minutes, allowing the hair to take form around the pin. Remove pin and spritz with hairspray for control.

4. Apply a small amount of Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Extreme Smooth Combing Crème to smooth hair and tame flyaways.

5. To finish, sweep hair over one shoulder and spray Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Extra Firm Hold Hairspray to hold in place while leaving it with lots of natural movement.

Golden Globes Awards: Anne Hathaway by Adir Abergel for Fekkai

Les Miserables actress and nominee Anne Hathaway attended the 70th Annual Golden Globes looking absolutely stunning in a sparkling strapless Chanel gown. Hathaway, who was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, worked with Fekkai stylist Adir Abergel to create a romantic hair style that was inspired by her ensemble. Follow Adir’s tips to recreate Anne’s look using Fekkai products.

THE LOOK: A loose, romantic style inspired by Anne’s gown and vintage Chanel advertisements from the 1990s and early 2000s (featuring model Stella Tennant)


1. Begin by applying Fekkai COIFF Bouffant Lifting & Texturizing Spray Gel on freshly washed hair. Spray the hair from roots to ends to create maximum volume and add texture.

2. As hair begins to naturally dry, finger-comb it into place. Finish drying the hair by blow drying it with a diffuser, using only your hands to create soft, natural waves.

3. Next, apply Fekkai COIFF Nonchalant Piecing & Forming Wax to add additional texture and intensify the look.

4. Finish the look with Fekkai Sheer Hold Hairspray for strong, yet flexible hold that will last all night.

Golden Globes Hair: Rachel Weisz

Ben and Rachel channeled the 1930s with sexy, sleek waves that complement her Louis Vuitton dress.

Here’s how Ben suggests getting the look:

1.Starting with damp hair, apply Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Heat Protect & Shine Spray and blow-dry hair straight.

2.Once hair is dry, tuck hair behind left ear. On that same side, take small sections and curl hair down a 1-inch barrel curling iron. After 20 seconds, remove the iron and pin the section in a roll while it cools. Repeat this process until the whole head is curled.

3.Then, on the untucked side, repeat the same process but with a ½-inch curling iron to give a stronger wave around the face. Once all the hair cools, remove the pinned sections and brush hair into a soft, sexy wave.

4.To keep hair tucked behind the ear, apply a small amount of Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Mega Firm Hold Gel.

5. Lastly, lightly mist with Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Extra Firm Hold Hairspray to hold the style in place, leaving it with a sleek, finished look.

Golden Globes Hair: Rosario Dawson

Rosario and Kylee Heath chose to do a voluminous wave with a subtle side part to play off the modern glam of Rosario’s Antonio Berardi dress. He tucked her hair on the right side to showcase the gorgeous Lorraine Schwartz drop earring and the beautiful cut of the neckline.

Here’s how Kylee created Rosario’s look:

1. First, he started out by prepping damp hair with Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Boost & Lift Foaming Air Mousse, specifically at the roots, for lightweight volume.

2. Then, he spritzed sections from the mid shaft through the ends with Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Heat Protect & Shine Spray.

3. Kylee then took sections, starting at the nape of the neck, and blow-dried hair with a medium sized boar bristle round brush, mainly focusing on getting lift at the roots while smoothing out the ends.

4. He then curled 2-inch sized sections of hair using a 1¾-inch curling iron. After removing the iron, he lightly sprayed each curl with Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Flexible Hold Hairspray and then pinned each section in place. After curling all her hair and letting it cool, he unpinned and brushed each section out with a Mason Pearson brush.

5. To finish, he lightly teased the roots to create volume and sprayed her hair with hairspray to add sheen and to hold the look for the night.

Golden Globes 2013 Trend Alert: Nail Art

Celebs like Zooey Deschanel, Julianne Hough, and Sarah Hyland all accessorized their manis with metallic, glitter, and custom designs to add that ‘something extra’ for the red carpet.

Introducing VIVA by Fergie Eau de Parfum Spray

VIVA by Fergie Eau de Parfum Spray, regularly $30, yet is selling at the introductory price for just $19.99, is a sexy contradiction of captivating cool herbs spiked with fresh lavender and intriguing vetiver.

Jonathan Adler for bareMinerals

In this kismet collaboration, award-winning bareMinerals Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 gets all decked out in the enthusiastic design of renowned potter, designer, author and personality Jonathan Adler. Revolutionaries together at last —“you’re extraordinary”…“no, you’re extraordinary” (you can almost hear the reverence). This partnership celebrates two iconic brands that revolutionized their respective industries by bucking convention, staying true to themselves…and having lots of fun along the way. bareMinerals and Jonathan Adler strive to challenge the status quo with a shared belief that even the simplest product has the power to change the way you feel and the way you live your life.

bareMinerals makeup is designed to bring out your true beauty, because when you feel beautiful you wield enormous confidence, and there’s no limit to what you can do. Jonathan Adler’s designs are dedicated to bringing style, craft, joy and a general feeling of grooviness to your home. This fun, playful spirit of irreverent luxury shines through with vivid, unabashed colors, splashes of pattern and tongue-in-cheek humor. Experience the best of both worlds with this luxe foundation, brush and uber-chic box, guaranteed to make you feel lovely inside and out — ALL IN THE NAME OF HAPPINESS.

Discover beautifully luminous skin with bareMinerals foundation. It provides all the flawless coverage you want with a natural look and no-makeup feel, and is clinically proven to deliver clearer, healthier-looking skin. This esteemed collection will become available in February, and it will include their limited-edition, luxury-sized foundation, Handy Buki Brush and signature collectible box—all exclusively designed by Jonathan Adler for bareMinerals. Available in 5 shades: Fairly Light, Light, Medium, Medium Beige, and Medium Tan.

OSEA Undaria Algae Oil

An exotic, omega-rich cocktail, OSEA’s lightweight marine-based body oil is loaded with luscious seed oils - acai, babassu, passion fruit, sesame, and Undaria algae, to deliver powerful antioxidant vitamins and essential fatty acids to dry, sun-damaged skin.

Their certified organic Undaria Algae are hand-harvested off the coast of Patagonia, from the most pristine waters on the planet. It is then soaked in organic seed oils for six months at the OSEA seaweed farm on the southernmost tip of Argentina.

Undaria Algae (common name: Wakame) is composed of molecules known as Fucoidan, which play a unique role in maintaining skin cells. Undaria inhibits the activity of hyaluronidase - an enzyme that breaks down the hyaluronic acid in our skin. Hyaluronic acid makes skin smooth, elastic, firm, and flexible, without it - elastin and collagen lose their ‘glue’ and skin sags and wrinkles.

OSEA Undaria Algae Oil ($38) contains concentrated sea minerals, rich in B vitamins, to firm and tone. Potent omega fatty acids minimize redness and inflammation. Vitamins A, C, and E along with hydrating sea minerals, help repair environmentally damaged, sensitive skin and restore a healthy glow. OSEA Undaria Algae Oil absorbs easily with no greasy finish and carries nutrients deeper into the skin.
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