spring beauty

DIY Beauty Refresh: No Salon Needed


Why spend hundreds of dollars at the salon or spa on your beauty regimen when you can do it yourself and save?  Well, DIY to a certain extent.  Here are some of our favorite beauty buys that'll keep you looking fresh this spring.

Hair: Refreshing your color at a hair salon with a gloss can run you about $80. At home, try John Frieda Color Refreshing Gloss for only $11.99 at drugstore.com. Available in six shades, the glosses refresh and liven up your hair color even matching the tone. Just apply it in the shower after you shampoo and let it sit for 3-5 minutes before rinsing.

Nails: Fan of gel manicures? They can run you upwards of $40 a pop at the salon. Instead, try Sensationail at home. The starter kit is $59.99 and then you’re set. It includes the LED lamp and everything you need to get a chip free manicure for up to 2 weeks over and over again.

Smile: Professional teeth whitening can cost about $500! At home, try the new GoSmile Sonic Blue Whitening System for a professional whitening each time you brush thanks to the LED light paired with vibrations that polish your teeth.

Now, how's that for a spring beauty refresh?

My Intern Pushes Boundaries at the Spring Sonia Kashuk Event, Her Story

Last week, I had the pleasure of going to Sonia Kashuk’s event where she unveiled her 2013 spring collection. The Sonia Kashuk team (who are the nicest ever!) led me over to a makeup chair where the makeup artist added a pop of color on my lips.  Something I'm always a little shy about, but as soon as I looked in the mirror I fell in love!  The color was perfect and I was totally impressed with how long it stayed on after the event. The shade: Velvety Matte Lip Crayon in Rosie Nude.  Sonia's new collection is packed with fun colors and bold prints for spring. I can’t wait to get my hands on a cosmetic bag featured in one of the many gorgeous prints. These bags come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors that even match some of the new brush sets. Her A Kiss on the Cheek Lip and Cheek Palette was also one of my favorites, which includes four colors you can mix-and-match that can be used on both your lips and cheeks, leaving you with a bright and dewy finish.

Spring is officially here and color has found its way back into my wardrobe and my makeup bag.