Archive for September, 2012

Friday Fashion Poll

Let’s talk about gold, shall we? I LOVE it right now. Flip through any fashion magazine and it appears that I’m not alone!

I feel a little guilty since for years I gave my mother a hard time about her gold jewelry. “How tacky! Get out of the 80s!,” I’d say, as I bought yet another pair of silver hoops. Now I raid her jewelry box every time I’m home to see what fun, vintage pieces I can “borrow.”

Lately I’ve been seeing this gold trend not only in clothing and accessories, but also in makeup. Red lips get a fabulous update with ombre gold centers, and I’ve even seen people using gold eyeliner.

I’ve yet to try it myself, but I think gold would be amazing layered over winged black liquid eyeliner.

What about you? Will you dare to wear this trend?

Please take a moment to vote and let us know your thoughts in the comments!

Gold Eyeliner

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Heel to Toe Giveaway – Winners

Congratulations to our Heel to Toe Giveaway winners!

We will be contacting you shortly by email.

1) Cheryl

2) Stefanie

3) Tyiece

4) Lamia

5) Samantha

Heel to Toe Giveaway

What: We’re giving away 5 sets of Heel to Toe pedicure products to 5 lucky winners!

Why: Because we’re absolutely giddy that fall is finally on its way!

When: Visitors can enter September 24-25. Five winners will be chosen at random on September 26, 2012.

How: Just leave a comment on this post between September 24-25 to be entered for a chance to win. Limit one comment per person.

CONSUMER DISCLOSURE: NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Open only to legal residents of 50 US states and DC, 18 or older, who have Internet access and a valid email address prior to 9/24/12. To enter, access Sally Beauty Blog at from 4pm CT on 9/24/12 to 11 pm CT 9/25/12 and post a comment to the Heel to Toe Giveaway blog entry and provide your screen name and valid email address. Entries must be received by 11 pm CT on 9/25/12. Limit one entry per person. 5 prizes to be awarded in random drawing on or about 9/26/12. Prize is a set of Heel to Toe products. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited by law. For official rules and winner’s list (after 9/26/12), visit or mail request to: Sally, Attn: Blog Promotion, PO Box 490, Denton, TX 76202. Sponsor: Sally Beauty Supply LLC.

Friday Fashion Poll

Leopard print seems to fade in and out of popularity quite often, doesn’t it? It’s been on the fashion radar again for awhile now, but is here in a big way for fall.

I’m sitting here writing this wearing leopard print flats, so you can guess which way I’m going to vote. Personally, I’m not a fan of head to toe leopard (Hello, Jungle Chic!), but I do love incorporating pieces of it in the form of accessories.

What about you? Are you a fan of leopard print, or do you think it’s tacky?

Please take a moment to vote and let us know your thoughts in the comments!

Leopard Print

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Have you ever wondered how celebrities get these luscious pony tails that are full of hair and bounce?? Let me let you in on a little secret… hair extensions! And it is easier than ever to achieve the long and sleek or curly and voluminous pony you desire. I was introduced to new clip-in styles called ExpressLocs and decided to try them out!

I found they have 4 cute clip-on styles -

* Waves and Sleek create long flowing ponytails.

* Chic and Swank add bounce and volume for a quick, fun updo.

It takes no time at all to clip one of these into my hair and I am out the door. The best part is the compliments keep rolling in. People actually think I took hours to curl or perfectly straighten my hair. I certainly don’t have time for that. And when I tell them the ExpressLocs secret, they are shocked!

Just pull your hair into a ponytail and clip on the curly or straight hair piece and that is it! Sometimes I add a cute hair scarf or headband to add a little more glamour. ExpressLocs also have a variety of pony wraps that add just a hint of curl or spike to a bun style. Finding these little treasures ended up being the easy way to spice up a bland hairstyle.

Deals! Deals! Deals!

Sally Beauty is running TONS of special promotions right now so I thought I would highlight a few of my favorites!

Which deal with you be taking advantage of?

FREE Gifts (online only)!

Buy 1 Get 1 Free !

  • Buy one FingerPaints polish, get one free! (Excludes FingerPaints Striping Polish) Promo code 555374.
  • Gigi 13-14oz Wax is buy one get one free! Promo code 555375.
  • Buy one Beyond Belief full size skin care product, and get one free! Promo code 555376.

Buy 2 Get 1 Free!

  • Buy 2 get 1 free (of equal or lesser value) on all brushes and combs!


Friday Fashion Poll

Mascara can be a little overwhelming for me. There are just so many formula options and until recently I had a hard time deciding what type of brush I prefer. Because of this, I tend to change mascaras every time I need a new tube. Maybe I’m flakey? :)

Although I spent much of my makeup wearing life bouncing from mascara to mascara, I have figured out that I love how my lashes look with a large, bristle wand. These types of wands (pictured on the left) are perfect for giving your lashes curl and lift. The downside is that they’re a little difficult to maneuver in the corners of your eyes.

On the flip-side, there are smaller, rubbery wands that have short nubs instead of bristles. They’re great for lengthening, providing separation and make coating your bottom lashes a breeze.

What about you? Do you have a mascara wand preference? Please take a moment to vote and let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Mascara Wands

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NEW Silk Elements Heat Protection Crème

Hello my name is Kelly and I’m addicted to soft, smooth hair. It feels good to get that off my chest! :)

Whether I curl or flat iron my hair, I can’t stand when I cannot run my fingers through it because it’s tangled! Dry, tangled hair can take me from happy to angry in an instant!

I naturally have frizzy, dry, wavy hair that no one in their right mind would ever describe as soft or smooth! I have to blow dry and then flat iron or curl to achieve the look that makes me happy. I have tried to stop and give up the heat, but that lasted all of 30 minutes before I caved!

If your addiction is strong like mine and you just can’t give up the habit, you need heat protection. I love the Silk Elements line of heat protectors because not only do they help to protect heat damage, but they also add shine, soften and increase manageability.A product thumbnail of Silk Elements Mega Silk Heat Protection Creme

This miracle in a bottle comes in different forms to suit everyone’s need (serum, spray and crème). The NEW Silk Elements Heat Protection Crème offers a little something different because it allows you to better control where the product is going for even distribution.

This formula is light-weight which makes it ideal for all hair types. When you smooth the crème in your hands you know your hair is going to feel and look like silk after blow drying, which is perfect for smooth hair addicts like me!

What’s your beauty addiction?

Clairol Professional Pro 4Plex

 A product thumbnail of Clairol Professional Repair Daily ShampooWith fall around the corner, it is time for change!

Summer often leaves my hair dry from chlorine, damaging UV rays, and highlighting since I love being lighter when it’s warm.

After the fun days of summer have gone, I usually do two things to get my hair ready for fall: Repair and Reinvent.

Repair, for me, usually means trying new products that help undo damage.  Reinventing happens with a fresh, new fall color. A product thumbnail of Clairol Professional Liquicolor Permanente Hair Color

Clairol Professional has my agenda fully covered with their extensive color selection and their new line of Clairol Professional Pro 4Plex  hair care products . Think of it as the perfect accessory to the LBD (little black dress).

There’s definitely something for everyone in this line and it makes repairing, styling, and keeping my color new so easy to do!

How are you planning to update your look for fall?

Friday Fashion Poll

For today’s poll I thought I’d ask about your personal style. Do you feel like your look is of the spicy, seductress variety, or are you more of the sweet girl next door? Does it change depending on the day?

I will occasionally spice up my makeup with a red lip or smokey eye for a night out, but my go-to style is pretty much the OPPOSITE of vixen. I won’t even tell you how many cardigans I own. What can I say? I love me a sweater set! =P

Please take a moment to vote on your look – Sweet or Spicy – and let us know your thoughts in the comments!

What's your look?

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