Get the Look: BodyBuilder Waves

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By T3 Lead Stylist, David Lopez

This season is all about big, loose, voluminous waves that look natural and effortless, but still polished. T3 has created two new tools which I absolutely love, because they make creating this trending look fast and easy. The key to this style is waves that start lower down the hair section (at lip to chin level), which adds incredible body and movement to the bottom half of the hair. Here’s how to get the look:

Start by prepping hair with your favorite body building product (Mousse, Thickening Spray, Texturizing Spray), then rough dry hair until it is 100% dry.

Divide hair into four sections. Start with your part, divide hair all the way to the back and split into pig tails. Split those pig tails into two sections divided from the top right behind the ear.

Using the T3 Micro BodyWaver  wrap 1″ sections of hair flat along on the barrel, then gently unwind into a long coil. Pro Tip: Curl all hair with sections being fed over the barrel and towards the face, as pictured. This ensures perfect symmetrical waves on both sides.

After allowing coils to cool, gently rake through hair from roots to tips with a large comb or your fingers.  Detail the crown and hairline with the T3 Whirl Trio Interchangeable Wand using the 1” barrel attachment. Gently wrap 1/2″ sections away from the face to create more texture and polish.

Finally, spritz on your favorite texturizing spray.

You can find T3 products on SkinStore.com.

About David Lopez

T3 Lead Stylist, David Lopez, is a rising session and celebrity hair stylist based in NYC. David has lived all over the world and learned at an early age to appreciate the beauty of different cultures and hair types. He started out studying film but quickly transitioned to his true passion, beauty school. David was trained in the French technique of hair cutting and educated by Aveda, Goldwell, Redken & Wella, before going to work for New York’s top salons, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week and today’s most prominent magazines. David’s expertise is sought after by media outlets the world over from national television to web series, and is known for being  creative and always enthusiastic, with an infectious passion for his craft. He is represented by NEXT Artists in NYC & FORD Artists in Miami.




Respond to the Changing Seasons

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Elemental Herbology combines the ancient holistic healing know-how of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Five Element philosophy with high-performing and nutritious natural botanical ingredients. Each of the UK-based ranges mElemental Herbology Purify and Soothe Cleansing Balmeets your skin’s needs as the seasons change.

As we move into fall, nurture sun parched summer skin with Elemental Herbology’s star product, Purify & Soothe Cleansing Balm. This oil-rich cleansing balm deeply cleanses the pores without stripping the skin’s own natural protections. The natural oils penetrate the skin delivering vital nutrients and are super-hydrating, for silky, soft and glowing skin.

As featured on MSN GLO in “13 Skin & Makeup secrets from Kate Hudson” quoted “If I’m not wearing much makeup that day, I’ll use Elemental Herbology’s purifying cleanser at night.”

Elemental Herbology Purify and Soothe Cleansing BalmFollow with the go-to moisturizer throughout the fall & winter, Cell Plumping Facial Moisturizer, which is packed with moisture-boosting Royal Jelly, Argan, Sacha Inchi and Evening Primrose oils which plump, nourish and deliver instant hydration.

Post-summer and throughout the colder months skin can become dull and dry, so exfoliating weekly with the Facial Glow Radiance Peel to shed dryness and stimulate cell turnover is really important!

These three simple steps to create your at-home spa facial will leave your skin radiant, healthy and hydrated!

You can find Elemental Herbology products on SkinStore.com.



Anthony Logistics Shave Cream [GIVEAWAY]

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Anthony Logistics Shave CreamThe Anthony Shave Cream has a rich, dense, whipped formula that spreads easily over skin. It does the hard work for you and softens beard hair giving you the best shave ever! The Benzocaine free formula prevents skin numbness so you can’t over-shave and it cools on contact. The shave cream will also be your blade’s best friend as it does not clog.

Sounds awesome, right?! Now you can enter to win one! CLICK HERE to enter our giveaway!

 



Let the Giving Begin! Top 5 Holiday Gifts under $50

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‘Tis the season for gift giving! You can cross everyone off of your list because and we’ve got you covered. We have everything from beauty, relaxation, to luxury and with our wide variety of gifts. These are a few of our favorite things for under $50.Bliss Crown Jewels

1. Bliss Crown Jewels: A’skin’riching selection of our top selling cleansing, revitalizing, toning and smoothing sensations. The set includes Lemon and Sage Body Butter, Fabulous Foaming Face Wash, Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask, and Love Handler.

(Limited quantities. Available while supplies last.)

butter LONDON Steampunk Ball Lacquer Set2. butter LONDON Steampunk Ball Nail Lacquer Set:

Set the stage for a new realm in fashion with seductive shades inspired by the wondrous world of Steampunk. Create elegant looks with high-fashion color and shimmering textures that will make you the belle of any holiday ball.

3. Best of Juice Beauty Kit:Juice Beauty Best Of

The perfect gift for yourself or any beauty lover. Behind each door is a Juice Beauty surprise, open one every day or all once, the choice is up to you! Enjoy this daily treat of beauty treasures and discover some of Juice Beauty’s bestsellers from skin care to makeup.

(Limited edition. Available while supplies last.)

Billy Jealousy Wanderlust Travel Kit4. For the man in your life, Billy Jealousy WanderLust Travel Kit: While you are on the road, leave that crappy hotel stuff they supply you in the dust. Take the WanderLust Travel Kit instead. This Airline-Approved bad boy contains all the grooming essentials you need to look and feel your best.

5. Too Faced La Belle Carousel: This beautiful carousel of eye shadows, blushes, bronzers and the best-selling Better Than Sex Mascara is created from six individual sections that split apart Too Faced La Belle Carouselto create on-the-go looks or can be separately gifted to everyone on your list. Too Faced Co-Founder and Creative Director, Jerrod Blandino, carefully curated the palette, each offering a different way to own your holiday look.

(Limited quantities. Available while supplies last.)

With all these wonderful choices it’s hard to pick just one! You can find the products mentioned on SkinStore.com.

 



Hostess with the Mostess

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The weather is getting colder and the holiday season is quickly approaching. Soon your calendar will be full of fancy parties and beautiful dinners to attend that are a bit more elegant than the barbecues we went to all summer. It’s customary to bring a small gift for the host or hostess as a thank you. The most common and generic gift is a bottle of wine. YAWN!! Boring! Everyone brings wine as a gift, it has been way overdone. Instead show up to a party with an awesome gift that shows you put a little thought and effort into it! Here’s a few of our favorite party gift ideas that are sure to impress.Philosophy Thank You Set

Philosophy Thank You Set ($20) Raspberry sorbet shower gel and lip shine in great packaging, no need to wrap!

Molton Brown Black Peppercorn Festive Bauble ($15) This Christmas ornament is filled with the popular Black Peppercorn shower gel. Men will love this gift! It is also available in 7 other Molton Brown scents.

NEST Fragrances Scented Candle-HolidayNEST Fragrances Scented Candle – Holiday ($34) This candle smells like Christmas with a blend of Pine, Cinnamon, Amber and Vanilla. Classy gift for any party you attend.

Frederic Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Starter Kit ($15) Hair care set is great for that friend who travels often. Smells amazing and works with all hair types.

bareMinerals Magnificent Seven Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss Sampler ($18) Set of purse size lip bareMinerals Magnificent Seven Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss Samplerglosses in a beautiful array of colors.

These amazing hostess gifts will not disappoint! You can find the products mentioned on SkinStore.com.

 



NuFace Mini Giveaway

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NuFACE Mini nuface-giveawayis a petite, portable and powerful microcurrent facial toning device that’s FDA-cleared for facial stimulation. This natural, non-invasive solution uses microcurrent, a soft wave technology to target the core of the aging-process in order to improve facial contour, skin tone and reduce wrinkles. NuFACE Mini gently stimulates the larger surface areas of the face–such as the forehead, cheekbones, and jawline–to provide a five-minute facial-lift and help improve your appearance.

The NuFACE mini was built on the same microcurrent technology as the popular NuFACE Trinity Facial Trainer. However, the mini is more petite and portable. The mini delivers microcurrent only and does not offer various treatment attachment options like the NuFACE Trinity multi-solution device.

Sounds amazing, right?! Well, now you can enter to win this amazing device. Just answer three questions and you’ll be entered in today’s contest to win a NuFace Mini. Just one entry per person please—you will be included in every daily drawing occurring after the date of entry.

CLICK HERE to be directed to the giveaway page.



Best Masques: Halloween Edition

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BOO! Happy All Hallows Eve! While your bunnies, ghosts, princesses and pirates are out trick-or-treating, treat yourself to a masque of your own, here are our favorite skin treats… no tricks involved:
Oily and acne-prone skin types benefit from a weekly purifying masque. Purifying masques help to minimize the appearance of large pores while drawing out impurities and excess sebum. A purifying masque is typically clay based and contains anti-inflammatory and astringent properties. We recommend Astara Blue Flame Purification Mask.
Everyone should exfoliate! An exfoliating masque will remove dead skin cells from your skin. Exfoliating masques provide brightening, purifying and tightening benefits. After exfoliating, treatment products will penetrate deeper into the skin. We suggest June Jacobs Perfect Pumpkin Peeling Enzyme Mask.

Dull skin can benefit from a brightening masque. Brightening masques are infused with glow-getting antioxidant ingredients like berry extracts and vitamin C. We love Alchimie Forever Kantic Brightening Moisture Mask.

Dry skin loves a hydrating masque. Hydrating masques contain moisture-driving ingredients like sodium hyaluronate, essential oils, kernel oils and shea butter which soften the skin. Some of our faves are June Jacobs Age Defying Hydrating Masque and SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Masque.

Have a blast masquing! No costumes necessary!

You can find the products mentioned on SkinStore.com.



Kylie Jenner Inspired Lips

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Social media is buzzing with tuToo Faced La Creme Color Drenched Lip Cream-Spice Spice Babytorials and photos of the much sought after “Kylie Jenner” lip color, a very matte rose-mauve. Here at SkinStore.com, we have searched our inventory and believe the Too Faced Perfect Lips Lip Liner- Perfect Spice paired with the Spice Spice Baby La Crème Color Drenched Lip Cream is the perfect combination to achieve the 90’s style, Kylie Jenner look.

You can even over line the lips to achieve the infamous Kylie Jenner pout or pair the liner and Too Faced Lip Injection Extremelip color with the Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme for a super plumped lip. If you are going out on the town and want the look to last throughout the night, we suggest the Too Faced Lip Insurance to prime the lips and prevent creasing, fading or bleeding lip liner.



Hot Product! Anastasia Tamanna Palette

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As the seasons change, I like to be prepared. Come October, some of us aren’t ready to wave goodbye to our summer shadows; with Anastasia Tamanna Palettethe Anastasia Tamanna Palette, we don’t have to! Update your collection with new shades from the perfect fall and holiday palette designed in collaboration with celebrity makeup artist Tamanna Roashan and Instagram sensation @dressyourface.

The shades in this fabulous palette are the perfect combination of warm and cool tones combined to create anything from smokey eyes to intricate cut creases, all from a single palette. The specially formulated high-impact pigments in rich neutrals and shimmering jewel tones go on smoothly and eliminate the need for building when applying.

You can find this hot product on SkinStore.com.



Why Essential Oils Are So Essential

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Simply put, essential oils are like power boosters for the skin. They help the skin grow, flourish and maintain itself. Think of Marula Oilessential oils like a multivitamin for the hair, skin and body. Essential oils are finally getting the attention they deserve and aren’t just for the hippy dippy types. Much like the ingredients in our skincare, essential oils serve a purpose that makes them so vital to our overall health. Recently, oils derived from glamorous locations like Africa and South America are making headlines. Marula oil, derived from the Marula nut tree, was used widely by the Tsonga People of South Africa and Mozambique. Marula oil is packed with more omega acids & antioxidants than its predecessors, Argan or Grape Seed oil. Marula oil can be used on the skin to repair premature aging or on the hair to provide a smooth, frizz free appearance without a greasy finish.

You can find a variety of products that contain essential oils on SkinStore.com.




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