China Glaze The Giver Collection

China Glaze The Giver

China Glaze The Giver is a limited edition collection for the blockbuster adaptation of Lois Lowry’s book. There’s 12 new nail shads inspired by “The Giver” that will transition from summer to your fall must-haves.

We featured an easy mani earlier this month. Which of these shades are your favorites? Which have you purchased?


China Glaze The Giver





A New Twist On A Classic Accessory

A New Twist on a Classic Accessory #BobbyPins #SallyBeauty

Bobby pins first became widely used in the 1920′s (then called bobbing pins) to hold the new bobbed hairstyles of the time. Since then, they have become one of the most common hair accessories – a staple for any woman.

These days, the classic accessory may be used as the focus of a hairstyle, rather than hiding away, secretly holding hair in place. Here are some of our favorite ways to pile them up, use our super fun colorful pins and other new twists for this classic accessory.

The Half-up Triangle



1. Pull half of your hair back in two sections and hold with the side of your hand.
2. Place one bobby pin in horizontally where your hair overlaps, then place one at an angle to hold the side in place.
3. Repeat angled pin placement on opposite side to hold in place and complete the look.

Pro Tip: You have to have thick hair to pull off this look!


Add Color To Your Braid



1. Create a braid.
2. Place bobby pins where you have bumps or short hairs sticking out.
If you are lucky enough to have a perfect braid with no escapee hair or accidental bumps – go to town placing pins at your will for a fun color accent.

Pro Tip: A great way to hold back shorter layers!


Chevron Pull Back



1. Insert one bobby pin at an angle then place another other pin through the hoop at the end creating a secure “V”.
2. Repeat the steps at least three times to create a chevron design.

Pro Tip: This design looks great with hair pulled back in a low pony tail or bun. Also a great trick to secure long bangs from face!


Happy bobby pinning,



Skin Repair

dermaeDo you ever look at pictures of yourself and think, “What is happening to my skin and when did I get this old?”  That’s been me lately. It’s been a long summer and my face has paid the price for days spent by the pool, and too many nights where I gave into the temptation of skipping my makeup removal routine. Summer is on it’s way out so I’m now getting serious again about my skincare, and reversing some of this damage. And if I can up my selfie game, well that’s just an added bonus.

Sally Beauty recently started carrying derma e, which is the #1 natural skincare brand in America. Of course I want to look good, but it’s important to me that my products be safe for the environment as well as my skin, so I love that this line is vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free, gmo-free, and contains  no parabens, phtalates, petrolatum, mineral oil, lanolin or artificial colors. None of the bad stuff, and all of the good stuff like vitamins A, B, C and E and green tea, as well as so many great, natural ingredients.

There are two solutions to choose from – Evenly Radiant and DMAE. Since I’m…a little older…I’m using the DMAE line for added firming and anti-aging. I use the whole line but I have to say one of my favorites Dead Sea Salt Scrub, which makes my face super smooth and bright.  I’ve tried about every scrub out there (#exfoliationaddict) and this is one of the best!

Another stand-out for me is the Firming DMAE Serum with Alpha Lipoic and C-Easter aka fancy serum that make me look younger and my skin firmer. Definitely recommend trying this one!

Have you checked out derma e yet? I’m interested to see what you think!