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Maybe it has something to do with my oily lids, but every shadow I try ends up creasing—especially cream formulas. So, although I usually don't believe in shadows that promise not to crease, I was pleasantly surprised when I tried Tarte Lock & Roll Creaseless Cream & Powder Shadow Duo ($17, tarte.com) because it didn’t budge all day.
It has to have been more than five years since I’ve replaced my blow dryer. I usually just wait until one dies to buy another. But I couldn’t resist trying the Barbar Eco 8000 Blow Dryer ($150, barbarartist.com) because it uses a ceramic device to create heat—instead of those metal coils found inside old-school dryers. It’s supposed to be more eco-friendly because it uses less energy and doesn’t give off as much radiation as traditional ones do.
Don’t let frizzy strands get you down. Sam Villa, Education Artistic Director for Redken, offers a good tip to control fly-aways on naturally curly hair. The Mexican stylist suggests, “Spray a makeup powder brush with Redken Vinyl Glam 02 Mega Shine Spray ($18, redken.com) and brush the hairline and curls [around your face] to reduce frizz and add shine.”
I’ve tried several self-tanners that have led me to either orange or streaky results—and sometimes even both. But last weekend I tried Hawaiian Tropic Radiance Self-Tanner Crème Lotion ($10 at drugstores) because I wanted a warm glow to attend my friend’s wedding.
It was recently pointed out to me that I have an interesting hair rotation. It all started when I was telling my colleague that I only detangle my hair in the shower with conditioner. She asked me how I get rid of knots in-between washes. Since I don’t wash my hair everyday, like most girls with curly hair (since our hair tends to be drier), I’ve developed a system: The first day after a shampoo, I wear my hair loose. The second day I either use a headband to push it back or rock a half-up, half-down style because this masks any droopy curls or frizzy strands.
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