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    Get Ready For DC Gala Event Season With These Beauty Services

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    Gala Event Season Is In Full Effect

    DC’s gala event season is quickly approaching and what a perfect time to see and be seen. The city will be abuzz with the who’s who of the DC social scene—from socialites, entrepreneurs, politicos and celebrities—all of whom will be out and about to support their favorite causes. While giving back is an awesome undertaking, looking great while giving back is even better.

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    The Latest In Fall Beauty Trends

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    The Best Fall Beauty Trends for 2015

    Autumn.  I love this time of year. It’s around this time that we realize that the year is almost over and we re-evaluate our progress through the year. It is also the time of year that we assess our wardrobes and our beauty routines. We look to our favorite magazines to find out what’s hot this season. Many of the following beauty trends are not new. But there is always a different way to spin many of our beloved looks, especially the looks that walked this season’s runway shows. To find out which beauty trends are hot on the runway this season, keep reading.

    The Red Lip

    This classic beauty staple shows up on many runway shows season after season. Of course, we like to experiment with other colors like the nude lip. We also love those daring colors such as purple and hot pink. But there is something special about the classic look of red lips. Now it’s all about various shades of red—bright, dark, and sultry. There are also the various formulations of creamy or matte. The key difference this season is the full-bodied finish as opposed to tints and glosses.

    Lashes

    The current trend in lashes is not quite what you would think. It’s really about that wide-eyed doll lash look that’s created with a lot of mascara and yes, lashes clumped together. I must say this look may not be for everyone (myself included) but makeup is about self-expression. So if you are digging that look, go for it! If you want lashes that are equally impactful but less clumpy, go for a faux lash. It’s a bit more voluminous and sexy.

    Metallics

    Metallics are one of my favorite beauty trends. From lipsticks, to nail polishes and eye shadows, metallics can add a luxurious vibe to your look. The key is balance. If you want to use metallics, I would suggest choosing one feature to highlight. As opposed to highlighting all features and look like the Tin Man. If you are wearing this trend on your eyes, try a metallic liner. If you choose to do your lid, opt for a matte shadow in the same tone or shade family in the crease to ground the look. If you choose to focus on the lips, use a liner in a complementary shade to give shape and definition to the lips.

    Hair Accessories

    Using hair accessories is a great way to elevate your hairstyle. From barrettes and headbands to scarves and bows, the options are endless. You can also experiment with different textures and finishes such as leather for a chic rocker vibe or crystals which can create a glamorous finish to your look.

    Graphic Eyes

    Go beyond your usual cat eye and experiment with an extra flick of liner to create a double-winged liner. Take it a step further by layering another color on top of your black liner to create and exciting pop on the eyelid. If you are feeling extremely daring, experiment with different shapes or even draw a graphic line in your crease like they did for the runway shows at Suno and Rochas.

    Flushed Cheeks

    Flushed cheeks are a great way to finish off a minimalist makeup look. This season’s looks are unstructured and easy going in hues of rosy and brownish pinks. Cream blushes applied with your fingertips are perfect for getting this fresh, easygoing glow.

    Feathery Brows

    Brows are more feathery and relaxed this season. There’s a focus on grooming and light control which can be achieved with a brow brush and brow gel.

    Nail Art

    Nail Art is one of those beauty trends that I don’t see going away. The look on the runways varied from lines to color blocking and even geometric shapes to adorn the nail.

    Deep Rich Polish

    I absolutely love the deep rich hues of fall including copper, deep gray, blue, plum, and burgundy. These shades give way to a beautiful, sophisticated and daring vibe.

    What’s your favorite beauty trends this season?

     

    Best Hair Products: 6 Amazing Products Your Hair Will Love

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    The 6 Hair Products You Need in Your Life

    Do you have the right hair products for the season? Seasonal changes can wreak havoc on our hair. It can cause your hair to become dry, brittle, dull and unmanageable. These hair issues do not discriminate based on hair type, length or color. After all, hair is hair. Don’t fear. I have the answer to your hair worries as we head into hat and scarf weather. These fabulous dry hair products are perfect for all hair types. You can add or swap out some of these hair products into your already existing routine.

    Multipurpose Cream

    This lightweight CC cream is a personal favorite. As the name implies, it does it all. It adds moisture, shine, provides heat and UV protection, light hold and much more. This cream provides all you need for beautiful tresses. It can be used on wet or dry hair. It can also be used as a primer for your other hair products or as a finishing product.

    Hydrating Mask

    If a rich mask is what you need, this mask is it. Not only does it provide intense moisture but it will also improve elasticity, shine and the overall health and appearance of the hair. What’s even better is that it’s one of those hair products that you only need to leave on your hair from 3-5 minutes.

    Cleansing Conditioner

    This five-in-one cleansing conditioner is an excellent low suds alternative to traditional shampoos and conditioners. Chaz Dean obsessed over creating the best hair products for all women. Perfect for every hair type, this cleansing conditioner will not strip the hair of its moisture or shine. It’s also sulfate-free and great for color treated hair.

    Leave In Treatment

    This leave-in spray locks in moisture and eliminates frizz. Although it is primarily for those with wavy and curly hair, those with fine, straight hair will benefit from it’s lightweight composition.

    Hair Oil

    A clear, lightweight hair oil that works on all types of dry hair. Made from a blend of oils and extracts, it manages frizz and increases shine over time. This hair product also has UVA/UVB filters protect hair from the environment. It offers heat styling protection and is great for color-treated hair.

    Serum

    This non-greasy hair serum is formulated with argan oil which is known for hydration and repair. It will add shine and even seal split ends. It can be used on wet or dry hair.

    Tell us about the hair products that you love to use when the weather turns cold. Drop us a line below or hit us up on Facebook.