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Bargain Dash: L’Oreal Advanced Haircare Total Repair Extreme

L'Oreal Total Repair Extreme

Confession time: It’s been about a year since I’ve let scissors near my hair. In my defense, my hair is pretty healthy and I like the undone, imperfect look. That said, I can’t explain away split ends, which I’m starting to see.

I’m stubborn about having long, healthy hair though so that means no coloring and keeping trims to a minimum. Quality products are absolutely a must both for preventing and treating naturally occurring damage. In short, salon results without actually stepping foot into a salon.

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The Summer Beauty Edit

Hum Runway Ready

Is it just me or did July fly by? I’m already back at the East Coast after my month-long internship at t+j Designs, but it seems like just yesterday that I landed in Seattle bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.

I guess being so busy and operating on a schedule has something to do with it, but I’m sad to see my favorite season gone so quickly. Of course, I couldn’t let the season go by without sharing some of my new beauty favorites.

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All Access: Alice + Olivia A/W ’14

Alice + Olivia Fall 2014

To finish off our coverage of NYFW A/W ’14, we have Alice + Olivia! Unfortunately, backstage access to cover the beauty looks was very limited so that by the time I was able to get inside, the models were already leaving to get dressed for the presentation. The good news is that I have photos of the presentation to share, so you can get a look at the beautifully done hair and makeup.

The set was fairy-tale themed and the hair was a dream-like vision of volume that complemented the doll-like makeup perfectly. TRESemme was in charge of the hair while Stila Cosmetics created the makeup look.

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All Access: Backstage at Vivienne Tam A/W ’14

vivienne tam backstage fall 2014

Being alone in a big city can be an intimidating experience, but personally I enjoy having the freedom not to have to compromise on my schedule. Walking around NYC and taking the subway or buses was a great experience to do alone for the first time this Fashion Week.

By now, I am much more comfortable recognizing and visualizing where certain places, like Midtown or Soho are. Of course, with covering trends backstage at New York Fashion Week, I knew my way around Columbus Circle and Lincoln Park pretty well. Moving on, check out what beauty trends are upcoming at Vivienne Tam.

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All Access: Backstage at Novis A/W ’14

Novis beauty fall 2014

Although New York Fashion Week is hectic, I didn’t stress, just because I felt so fortunate to be there at all! If there was an iota of stress involved, it was only from having to figure out how to navigate Manhattan to get to each show on time.

But I even got that remedied at Novis, where Aveda had set up a little space on the side to provide hand massages using their Stress-fix line. The calming lavender scent and soothing hand massage was like a little oasis of paradise in the busy backstage atmosphere.

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