This Sunday in Santa Monica, Chrissy Teigen will serve as the celebrity model for Mane Addicts’ latest University Series, focusing on all things extensions. Priscilla Valles is known among Hollywood A-Listers as the go-to girl for extensions, and Sarah Conner is a colourist famous for her expertise in custom-coloured, taped, and hand-sewn weft hair extensions. As if these industry greats alone weren’t worth the price of admission, Teigen will be on hand for the stylists to demonstrate their talent on, and all three will be able to answer your burning beauty questions. Make sure to score your ticket today—we can’t imagine they’ll be available much longer. [Mane Addicts]
So, you're making a surprising mascara mistake: not bringing the mascara wand close enough to the roots of your eyelashes. The next time you’re applying the good stuff (we love Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Mascara, $32), bring the wand as close to the roots as possible and wiggle it left and right as you pull it though your lashes. This will coat the entire lash evenly from root to tip, resulting in a thicker-looking fringe. [SheFinds]
Jessica Alba, one of our favourite #girlbosses, just launched an exciting new social media campaign to celebrate diversity in beauty today, and you can join too! With Alba leading the charge on the #LetsBeHonest initiative, you can now see real-life beauty looks from the maven’s day-to-day world, with Alba revealing everything from her “Almost Woke Up Like This” to “Front Row Ready” beauty must-haves. The goal is to inspire other women to show how they use beauty to bring out their best selves and celebrate that in each other. Additionally, you can try on and share Honest Beauty looks live with the new Honest Beauty app! [Honest Beauty]
What does a real breakfast of champions look like? According to Huffington Post, exercise, meditation, and a healthy breakfast help successful entrepreneurs like Sir Richard Branson or ClassPass founder Payal Kadakia get their day going. The routine of our very own boss lady Katherine Power is featured as well, explaining that she starts her day with one egg on avocado toast and then heads straight to the gym for a workout. If one of these healthy breakfast recipes can help us lose weight and put us on the path to founding the next big Twitter- or Birchbox-esque idea, we’ll certainly give them a try. [Huffington Post]
Learning how to properly apply a smoky eye, contour, or strobe can be a tough learning curve. But the one thing we should all master in Makeup 101? Blending! Why? Well, according to Makeup.com, blending is so important because it applies to absolutely everything: eye shadow, foundation, blush, etc. Thanks to the site’s latest tutorial, you can now ensure your blending skills are at expert status and that everything from your eye shadow to your blush is on point every time you leave the house. [Makeup.com]
Essential oils have amazing healing properties that can greatly benefit our basic beauty needs. But have you ever considered oils to assist with your health? InStyle shed light on the idea and explains that certain oils, like Thieves, peppermint, and DiGize, can help heal illness and ailments like colds, heartburn, and stomachaches respectively. Our favourite method? Spilling a few drops of Now Foods Lavender Oil ($15) into our diffuser to calm down and unwind after a stressful day or episode of How to Get Away With Murder. [InStyle]
PureWow uncovered six different baby products women really should be using for themselves. For example, did you know that Aquaphor Healing Ointment ($5) can help with diaper rash but also double as a great brow gel or long-lasting lip balm? And we’re all guilty (mums and non-mums alike) of using a dollop of Johnson’s Baby Shampoo ($5) when we see it in the shower, but did you also know it can bring your shrunken sweaters back to life? It’s true! [PureWow]
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