Beauty

ReNue Salon & Spa

You may have been reading about my Red Carpet Events such as the Iron man 3 Event I attended in LA. Knowing I am from Oklahoma and that I am as white as a ghost I knew I needed to do something but I am deathly afraid of tanning beds and I can never get  self tanners to work. ReNue Salon & Spa in Moore had contacted me after seeing my post and said honey, we need to make you over! We want you looking your best for the red carpet. They talked to me about a spray tan and I was very hesitant. I mean who wants to look orange on the red carpet if something goes wrong? After literally asking a million questions I agreed and boy am I glad I did. It was AMAZING. Let me tell you these gals know what they are doing. Shauna is AWESOME!!!!! I got so many compliments on my tan and they left me feeling comfortable about being totally undressed while getting my spray tan. (You can also wear your bra and panties but I recommend going totally nude). She also gave me a product called ______ to put on every day to help my tan last longer and it works great and it’s not to greasy and it doesn’t smell bad either. I would recommend using it if you self tan. Obviously I couldn’t take a pic of me getting a spray tan so I’ll just show you a pic of Shauna and I. Isn’t she just cute as a button?

ReNue Salon & Spa

Shauna from ReNue Salon & Spa also gave me my first facial. Yep that’s right I had never had a facial either and it was very refreshing.

ReNue Salon & Spa

While I was there I also got a massage by magic hands Kristyn Cooper. I had, had a stressful week and boy did she work those knots out. She used some essential oils that were wonderful and I even got to choose my own scent.

ReNue Salon & Spa

Of course you can’t forget about the hair right? When I went in to have this full spa day I had no idea what I wanted to do with my hair so I just told Rachel, I trust you so Just do what you want. I know crazy right? Well let’s just say she did an amazing job. She thinned out my hair and gave me some highlights that totally changed the way I look. She even gave me tips on how to style my hair. I posted a photo right after to my instagram and Facebook and immediately people were commenting on how good it looked.

Hair before

hair after

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Teresa gave me a manicure and pedicure. I chose a french for my nails and a silver polish to for my toes to match my dress. After all I need to look stunning for the red carpet right?

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OKC Thunder nails

Disclaimer: I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client.

nail art

My daughter has been searching Pinterst for months and is obsessed with nail art but has been too chicken to try it out herself. Painting your own nails can be hard but when you have the right tools it can be a lot easier. I finally decided to take my daughter to Walgreens to pick out some nail polish to create some street nails. We decided on the Sally Hansen Nail Pens  and Extreme Nails which were all buy one get one 50%. That is a steal! Of course we grabbed a few extras as well like their new Fuzzy Coat nail polish. The sale ends 6/29. You can see my Google + album with all of my photos here. Then pens were great because they have so many colors and you create all kinds of designs. We decided to do an Oklahoma City Thunder theme.  Feeling inspired? We’ve created a tutorial to create your own Thunder Nails. Not a Thunder Fan? Get creative and design your own street nails.

Thunder Nails

You start with one coat of blue, let dry and add a second coat.

blue nails

Then take your white Sally Hansen Nail Pen and add dots to every other nail and let dry.

Sally hansen nail pen

 

nail art

Next you’re going to add orange to the other set of nails at a diagonal. Let dry.

Thunder Nails

One your nails are dry you’re going to  your black Sally Hansen Nail Pen and decorate. We chose to add O-K-C to just the nails with blue and Orange on them.

Thunder Nails

 

Here in Oklahoma we are HUGE OKC Thunder fans. So you can see why this outfit inspired our nail art idea. My daughter is sure to be the envy of all her friends. Thunder Up Baby!

Thunder Up!

Fashion Show
My daughter and I were given the opportunity to try Suave’s Professionals Moroccan Infusion Moroccan Argan Styling Oil and House of Harlow 1960 Sunburst Stud Earrings with White Stingray Leather as a Princess Perk (this means Suave sent it to me in exchange for a review).  We took this as an excuse to have our own Mother/Daughter fashion show at home.  My daughter is 4 so her picture taking skills are not the best but we had fun playing dress up and trying to do our hair different than we normally do.

I sampled Suave Professionals Moroccan Infusion Moroccan Argan Styling Oil.  I have to say it has a very pleasant smell and the oil calmed my frizzy hair and made it very manageable.  My hair had a very nice shine to it and felt very soft.  I have to say I was concerned about putting an oil in my hair but was surprised by the way it worked and made my hair more manageable and soft and shine as if I was one of the models in Fashion Star.

The House of Harlow 1960 Sunburst Stud Earrings with White Stingray Leather were beautiful and they gave great detail to how they were put together.  The earrings themselves were rather heavy but once I put them in they were comfortable and I did not notice how heavy they were.  I usually only wear small stud’s so this was a change for me.

I have to say that the most impressive thing out of the two products was the Suave Moroccan infusion line.  I will be looking into it when I go to the store.  I would like to try the entire Suave Moroccan Infusion line because I loved how it made my hair look and I really loved the smell.

My desire to try the entire line must have been told to Suave by a fortune teller.  They actually emailed me and asked me if I would be willing to give away a complete set of the entire Suave Moroccan Infusion line to a lucky Red Carpet Mamas reader.  In exchange for hosting that contest they would send me a complete set also!  Win-Win!!  (See the Rafflecopter below for how to enter)

My daughter and I enjoyed watching Fashion Star and we were so happy that Hunter won.  We were watching and saying what we thought each other would look pretty in.  It was a nice night of mother/daughter fun and entertainment.  My daughter has asked each evening since if we can have another fashion show.

Disclosure:  I was given a bottle of the Suave Moroccan Infusion Moroccan Argan Oil and the House of Harlow earrings in exchange for writing this post.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.  I am additionally receiving the entire Moroccan Infusion line in exchange for hosting the giveaway.

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Eye

Unusual beautyiItems crop up from time to time. Some new beauty items are wonderful inventions and some….well, they just make you scratch your head and wonder WHY. Here are some of the newer items out there…have you ever used any of these? What do you think of them?

Have you ever tried the new Lip Tattoo Transfer ?  It works similar to those rub on tattoos you had when you were a child; however, they have all kinds of designs for your lips.  They also have the same thing for your eyes called Eye Appliques or Eye Tattoos.  While these are not something to wear everyday they are unusual enough that an evening at a club or a costume party would be a great place for them.

I have always known that eating healthy was a good way to keep my hair and face looking their best; however, now you able to just apply the products to your skin and hair to get the results. There is a Yes To Tomatoes 3 Step Acne System; a Yes To Carrots Body Butter (which I honestly LOVE to times when my skin is super dry!) and even Colloidal Oatmeal Soap! Have you ever sat back and wondered how bored people were to come up with some inventions or what exactly made them even try things to see if they worked?

One of the new things that I personally really like and admit to originally getting at a salon is the new Gel Manicure.  Yes, they are more expensive; however, I loved that my nail polish lasted 3 weeks rather than less than a week.  I must be very hard on nail polishes since I cannot make it last longer than a week….with the new gel manicures it lasts much longer and looks great.  (I did buy a kit to do my own at home now though).  Another new nail item is Nail polish strips.  I have not personally tried them; however, I can understand the reasoning behind them.  I am just worried that if they go on so easy and mess free, that they would come off just as easy.

So what new and unusual beauty items have you tried?  How were they?  Have you tried any of the above (and below items)?  What did you think?

 

 

   

Hair Trends for 2013

by Red Carpet Shopper on January 27, 2013

Hair Trends for 2013… will the most popular haircuts and colors from 2012 stick around or are they already passe?  Behind the Chair has issued their Hair Trends for 2013 Report.

Ombre seems to be on its way out to be replaced by rainbow highlights instead.  Creative color is staying as are the shorter cuts; however, they feel that the we will see more short sporty cuts or “bob’s” rather than pixie style cuts.  The newest hairstyle is expected to be “the Chop”.

So…..do you agree with their predictions?  Do you change your hairstyle year to year to go with the trends or do you stick with your tried and true do?

Image credit: Behind the Chair

We all know that celebrities have stylists that do their hair for them for public appearances; however, did you know sometimes these looks are very easy to do at home?

Here is how you can replicate Nicole’s red carpet look by Suave Professionals® Stylist, Jenny Cho:
1. Wash hair with Suave Professionals® Moroccan Infusion Shine Shampoo  and Conditioner, and then blow dry hair using a large paddle brush.
2. Part hair on the side and begin curling with a one-inch barrel curling iron. Be sure to hold the curling barrel horizontal to the head.
3. After curling each section, use bobby pins to hold in place.
4. Blast hair all over with a hot dryer for 1-2 minutes to help set the curls.
5. Remove the bobby pins, lightly brush the hair to soften curls and finish with Suave Professionals® Touchable Finish Super Hold Hairspray
6. Place 1-2 drops of the New Suave Professionals Moroccan Infusion Styling Oil in palms and rub hands together. Avoiding the roots, gently run hands over the surface of the hair to add a radiant shine.
7. Place the Suave Professionals Moroccan Infusion Styling Oil in your clutch for touchups on the go.

Disclosure: I was provided with Moroccan Infusion samples in exchange for my time in creating this post.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Katie Holmes seems to be doing very well for herself lately. She recently signed on to be the Co-owner and the spokesperson for Alterna Haircare products. Katie Holmes is also going to be featured in Alterna’s first ever print advertising. Kathie Holmes is with Alterna because “I love that Alterna uses natural and organic ingredients and stays away from harsh chemicals like sulfates and parabens,” she said. “It’s good for my hair and good for the earth, so I feel good using it.” [recent quote from WWD and taken from Behind the Chair article]. Alterna is happy to have Katie since they feel she is their ideal customer.

With new launches for Alterna in early Spring and Holmes’ new fashion line Holmes & Yang, I expect we will see a lot more of Katie Holmes in 2013.

(Thanks and image credit to Behind the Chair)

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Just the other day my daughter was telling me that I needed to look online for new ways to do her hair…she’s 5!! lol

Here are some cute hair video tutorials inspired by the new Tinker Bell Movie, Secret of the Wings.

Periwinkle lives in the Winter Woods and has a frosty cool updo, see how to achieve her chic style.

 

Light fairy Iridessa is cheerful but practical and is a perfectionist when it comes to her hair. See how she tames her tresses into an elegant bun.

Check out how to channel Fawn’s tomboy no-nonsense attitude with her up and out of the way braid.

Christian Louboutin Shoes

by The Paparazzi on September 7, 2012

Would you wear Loub’s new Cinderella shoe?

Some people say handbags are a girls best friend, but I think SHOES are! … What shoe’s do you want for Fall 2012?

 

 

 

 

Here are my favorite shoes from Louboutin collection.