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Femme Couture Color Drench Liquid Lipstick


These new liquid lipsticks from Femme Couture are the best of both worlds. They give you full, opaque coverage like a lipstick, but are shiny like a lip gloss. We’re currently obsessed with Liquid Coral and can’t wait to wear The Perfect Crimson once the weather cools off.

Have you tried them yet? Be sure to tag your swatches with #sallybeauty for a chance to be featured on our Instagram.

Locker Worthy Essentials

It seems like there’s nothing in the world that’s more important than getting your look on fleek for the first day back to school. What about the other days? Here’s a list of locker-sized essentials to keep your face, hair and nails looking fab all year.


Freshening up your look between classes is totally doable when you focus on the right areas. Give yourself a quick sweep of Sally Girl Mini Mascara in Jet Black for eyes that pop. Then brush on a shiny shade from the Mini Lip Gloss Wand, and beam bright as you strut from class to class.

Sally Girl Mini Mascara Jet Black – $0.99

Mini Lip Gloss Wand – $0.99

We all have this problem—you spend too much time curling your hair only to have it fall flat within a few hours. Yep, been there, done that. Make sure you have a hair pick-me-up so your look is on point all the way through last period. In just a minute or two, the Plugged In Tourmaline Mini Curling Iron can take your hair from flat to all-that with just a few twists. Make sure you brush it out with the Sally Girl Folding Pop-Up Travel Brush for that, “I woke up like this” hair.

Plugged In Tourmaline Mini Curling Iron 1 Inch 1/2 Inch – $15.99

Sally Girl Folding Pop-Up Travel Brush – $0.99

Handling stress and heavy books all day can wreak havoc on your nails. From chips to breaks, be prepared for any dilemma. The Beauty Secrets Mini Mani Kit includes nail clipper, scissors, tweezers and a file—it’s the perfect way to stay polished when you have a nail situation at school. In case of emergencies, keep your locker stocked with Sally Girl Mini Nail Color for any unexpected touchups.

Beauty Secrets Mini Mani Kits – $1.99

Sally Girl Mini Nail Color Chillax – $0.99


10 Steals Under $10

August is a time of transition for me. After months of fun in the sun, it’s time to move into the fall season—and that means examining the damage I’ve done. From dry skin and split ends, to needing a chic fall look transition, everything must be assessed in August. Luckily, at Sally Beauty I can get everything I need to repair my look, all with products under $10 each.


Ion Swimmer’s Leave-In Conditioner – $6.99

From sun-drenched beaches to the chlorine-filled pool, baking my hair until it’s completely dried out is not a good look. Thankfully Ion Swimmer’s Leave-In Conditioner exists. A few spritzes protects my tresses from the long-term effects of sun and water damage, while totally obliterating the dreaded swimmer’s green. 

One ‘N Only Argan Oil Treatment 3.4 Oz. – $9.99

I love fall and cooler temps because I can let down my thick mane. However, that’s when I discover the damage from the easy, breezy ponytail I’ve rocked during the hottest months of the year. No problem! I just turn to my favorite go-to, One ‘N Only Argan Oil Treatment. It smoothes down my frizz and deeply conditions my compromised locks. Essential fatty acids, Omega 6 and Vitamin E let me know it’s up for the challenge of bringing back my favorite sleek look.

Generic Value Products Tea Tree Oil Shampoo Compare To Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Special Shampoo 16 Oz. – $5.99

A hot shower with the fresh scent of tea tree seems to wash all my worries away. Along with its distinctly invigorating scent, Generic Value Products Tea Tree Oil Shampoo Compare To Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Special Shampoo enlists high doses of conditioners and moisturizers to bring my hair back to life. And I love how its leaves my scalp tingly and clean—the perfect way to wash the summer damage away.

Femme Couture Monster Lash Mascara Primer – $8.99

Coming off a summer of easy hairstyles and light makeup, there’s nothing more fun than bringing back a little drama to my look. My first move is to amp up the volume of my lashes. I’ve tried countless mascaras and they can all be improved with the Femme Couture Monster Lash Mascara Primer. Not only does it help mascara last longer but it separates the lashes—giving them a bigger, fuller look.

Real Colors Whip Lash Mascara – $9.99

If you’re like me and want your eyes to pop, you’ll love the dramatic transition you get from Real Colors Whip Lash Mascara. This longwearing formula nourishes lashes for a beautiful fall look, while the cool applicator adds length and creates volume.

Palladio Herbal Baked Eye Shadow Trio – $8.99

Warm up your color palette and put bold, beautiful colors back on the roster for fall style. I gravitate towards rich, earthy colors with golden overtones. The Palladio Herbal Baked Eye Shadow Trio is perfect because of the warm colors and gold accents that are so easy to blend. The best part is I don’t have to worry about the feared fade, because each shade is baked on an Italian terra-cotta disk that guarantee luscious, long lasting colors. 

Femme Couture Ultra Hydrating Lip Colour Runway Red – $7.49

Even though I drink my weight in water during the summer months, I’ve never been able to stay hydrated enough to beat the chapped-lip blues. That is, until I stumbled upon Femme Couture Ultra Hydrating Lip Colour. I get twice the benefit with this lip color that serves as a double agent in the beauty and hydrating departments. The extra-creamy formula is lightweight and leaves my lips smooth and moisturized. Fabulous Fuschia is my go-to shade for a night out, while Nude Kiss is my everyday fave.

Palladio Herbal Lipstick Coral Punch – $6.49

When I go out at night, I want my look to be on point. The bright shade of Palladio Herbal Lipstick draws attention, while the rich, creamy coverage keeps the fine lines at bay. It comes in must-have colors, and contains major moisture to keep my lips from drying out.

Fingerpaints Nail Color – $5.49

Nothing finishes off a perfectly put-together look than fresh polish. Bring high shine to your nails while cranking up the color with Fingerpaints. They come in several eye-catching colors and have a one-coat application, perfect for any on-the-go girl.

Body Drench Original Moisturizing Lotion – $8.99

From sun-bathing to too much time in sand and chlorine, my skin really feels the effects of summer. Luckily, I found the cure for scaly skin. I use Body Drench Original Moisturizing Lotion from head to toe to fight back against summer damage. The botanical extracts and much-needed vitamins soak in, and I can see the extreme moisture going to work—leaving me with softer, healthy-looking skin.




Hello lovelies! Lauren here – fashion blogger and color addict behind the little blog, Vandi Fair. As a blogger who celebrates color, lipstick is undoubtedly my favorite part of applying my make-up. Whether to complement a color I’m wearing or add a pop to a neutral look, I wear it everyday (except for those yoga-pants-all-day kind of days). It’s hard to believe that there was a time not long ago when lipstick, especially the bright ones, frightened me. Blame it on the big-hair-blue-eye shadow-sky-high-hair photos of my mother from the 80’s, but I just avoided the stuff altogether and opted for neutral glosses. Once I started working in the real world, however, I traded my sticky lip gloss for a collection of fresh, vivid lipsticks and never turned back.

I had the pleasure of perusing my local Sally Beauty and picking out my favorite lipsticks for the summer so I could share them with you all. I narrowed it down to six sumptuous shades that I absolutely love, and styled each of them with a look so you can get some ideas on how to wear bold, bright lipstick this summer season.


Palladio Herbal Lipstick in Petal Pink

To say I’m obsessed with powder pink this season would be an understatement. I had to find a lipstick that created that soft, feminine hue and Palladio herbal Lipstick in Petal Pink delivered. I fell in love with this lipstick the second I took off the cap—it smells just like cotton candy and goes on smooth, with a moisturizing effect. Just one coat provides a visible light pink tint with a hint of a luminous shimmer. I styled it to bring out the light pink petal print in this teal maxi dress and it is the perfect finishing touch.


Femme Couture Shiny Color Crayon in Cherry

This luscious color is, in a word, classic. Having a go-to red lipstick is essential for every season, and the Femme Couture Shiny Color Crown in Cherry is the perfect candidate. This lip shade goes on so smooth with the feeling of a lip balm and the finish of a gloss. It’s definitely one you’ll want to keep in your purse because it will need to be re-applied every few hours, but the creamy, moisturizing feeling makes it well worth it. I paired a classic look to go with this timeless lip color. Red accents navy and yellow effortlessly and adds to the sweet, 1950’s-feel of the dress.


Femme Couture Prime Wear Diamond Color in Twinkling Tulip

This lipstick is the perfect mix of pink and coral with a subtle shimmer. Since it’s not too far-off from natural lip color, it’s a great choice to spice up a casual outfit. What’s even better–the subtle shimmer of the lipstick twinkles even more in the sunlight. I styled it with a colorful summer weekend look to give it that extra color pop.


Palladio Herbal Lipstick in Coral Punch

This lipstick is the brightest, most beautiful shade of poppy red that I’ve ever seen. Although it’s called coral, it’s more of an orange-meets-red hue in my book. It goes on bright and smooth with just one application and is perfect for adding some zest to a little black dress or for accentuating color, like I did. I paired it with a vivid orange and pink color block dress to continue the bright color story.


Femme Couture Glossy Prime Wear Long Lasting Lip Cream in Pink Sizzle

This pretty shade is more fuchsia than it is pink and I absolutely love it. It goes on with just the right amount of shine and is the ultimate statement shade. I paired it with red flowy pants to bring out the purple-pink flowers in the print and add an unexpected touch of color against the crisp white top.


Femme Couture Ultra Hydrating Lip Colour Matte in Flirty Flamingo

This bright shade had me at flamingo. The skinny lipstick goes on easy and has a hot pink matte finish that lasts for hours. I absolutely love this lipstick and have a feeling it will be one of my go-to’s this summer. I paired it with a playful printed navy off-shoulder dress to bring out the bright pink flamingo print.


Fair-well xx,

L. Vandi


Summer Switch

With the summer heat coming in hot, our makeup bag calls for a summer makeover. From a beach day to everyday wear, these 5 products will help you get set for summer and transition into the perfect summer look.


Femme Couture Get Corrected CC Tinted Moisturizer Fawn: Blemishes and blotchy skin don’t vanish in the hot weather, but the wrong concealer, foundation and powder definitely can. This lightweight tinted moisturizer works great on normal to dry skin, instantly camouflages imperfections to create a flawless natural look while also keeping your skin hydrated throughout the summer. Trust me – your skin will thank you!

Femme Couture Color Made Easy Shadow Effects Blush/Bronzer Pink Glow: Instead of sticking to your dark matte blush, this summer try Femme Couture’s perfect combination of a bronzer, highlighter and blush. These 4 shades work together to illuminate your skin and create an effortless summer glow.

Femme Couture Shimmer Stick Champagne Glow: Transform your dark smoky eyes into soft and sparkling with this versatile eye shadow stick that can be used as an all-over eye shadow color or liner. Its smudge proof formula makes it ideal for all day wear and traveling days!

Palladio Herbal Tinted Lip Balm Cotton Candy: Switch out the heavy dark lips for this long-lasting color lip balm. Palladio’s tinted lip balm is one of my personal favorites this summer because not only does it offer great long-lasting summer colors, but also because it is enriched with UV filters that protect the lips while also moisturizing and adding a pop of color!

Palladio Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner:  Black will always be a classic color, but this summer make a colorful statement with this Ocean Blue Waterproof Eyeliner. It is easy to apply, has “no smudge” formula, and it’s waterproof making it perfect for the pool or beach days