TMG Faves: Bumble & Bumble CitySwept Finish…

Bumble & Bumble CitySwept Finish [$29] is a FANTASTIC new finishing spray that gives you second (or third in my case) day hair on the first day.  This makes my hair look like, “Oh…I don’t care….” or “I woke up like this…”

I am a huge Bumble & Bumble fan….and now that my hair is shorter, I wanted something that gave it some STYLE.  I’ve been using Brilliantine for AGES and I love it but I was looking for something that gave my hair something that was, messy, yet defined….shiny but not too shiny.  I know, impossible right??  Not so much! CitySwept Finish is my Goldilocks finishing spray, it was JUST right!  It gave my brushed out waves great texture, style, separation and shine without being greasy, sticky or crunchy.

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Season after season, the always coveted ‘cool girl’ look is revived on the runways – always with a fresh take, courtesy of the Bb.Backstage team. Spring/Summer 2014 was certainly no exception as our hairdressers took cues from the streets of our beloved New York City, crafting lived-in looks with street-styled texture.

Cityswept Finish is a unique hybrid product.  It sprays like a hairspray, defines like a wax and softens like a cream without ever feeling weighty or crunchy. An ultrafine mist creates buildable texture and separation while enhancing and defining all hair types and textures (especially wavy and curly types), while adding moisture, softness and taming fly-a-ways.

You can also layer this over other bumble products like Thickening Dryspun Finish to give a bit of natural sheen and separation to a big, airy look or layer over Prêt-à- powder for a lived-in look with a touch of soft volume.

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There is also a method to using this product.  First you shake it well, then spray through dry hair.  Directions say to lift longer hair and allow strands to fall through the mist. I did this too with awesome results.  Or, try one of these Bb.Stylist tips:

  • Use after a blow dry to break it down and make it your own. Twist, turn and twirl hair, misting as you go.
  • For an easy updo, sweep hair into carefree twists, casual knots or spontaneous buns, then mist Cityswept Finish over hair and loosen the look with your fingers.
  • After heat styling with a flat or curling iron, mist through hair then rake fingers through to break apart the style and play down perfection.
  • For a focused application, spray into hands then apply to dry, styled hair for detailing and finishing.

Cityswept Finish is available at Bumble and bumble New York City Salons, Bb.Network Salons, Sephora, Bluemercury, Space.NK and bumbleandbumble.com.

Style Pretty!!

Beauty News: Urban Decay Discontinues Lip Junkie..

Urban Decay Discontinues Lip Junkie.  Oh what a sad day. I have confirmed through the brand’s PR representative that Urban Decay is discontinuing the Lip Junkie line.  I love everything about this gloss…the minty taste….the non sticky feel….the FANTASTIC colors.

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From UD:  You want a super-shiny gloss, but can’t stand the sticky texture, right? Wait till you feel the soft, cushiony texture of this gloss! Lip Junkie stays put longer than other glosses, but never feels gummy or gooey. It comes in a range of pretty amazing shades (if we do say so ourselves), and the color payout is amazing. Take your pick from sheer pretty neutrals, kick-ass brights, or glimmering near-black. And the flavor? Think yummy wedding mints… a sweet mint with a little zing that makes breath feel fresh. Our bonus ingredient, Maxi-Lip™, even plumps lips an average of 40% when used daily for a month. (Maxi-Lip is a non-irritant plumping ingredient that don’t sting or inflame your lips like other short-term plumpers can.) Our superstar ingredient can actually help your lips become better defined, super hydrated and full. YES, PLEASE! Our sleek gloss tube is molded, not crimped, no more worrying about lip gloss explosions in your bag. (Finally!) We finished it off with a soft angled tip that lays down a smooth, precise application without mess. This gloss will hook even you jaded junkies.

The glosses are already out of Sephora stores (they went when they did an update recently and the NAKED product line (including the new glosses) are now squarely in the lower center shelf where the lip junkies used to live.  Sephora still has them online, BUT if you REALLY want to grab the good, head over to urbandecay.com where they are only $8.

Here is a list of the shades still available for sale on the UD website (why buy at Sephora when you can get it for 60% off here?)

The Rundown:

  • Obsessed creamy baby pink
  • Flushed creamy mauve pink
  • Trashed bright pink shimmer
  • Naked2 light sheer beige
  • Strip medium mauve nude
  • Streak light sheer peachy nude
  • Naked pinky neutral
  • Jilted deep pink sparkle
  • Love Junkie sheer dark red
  • Crush bright hot pink
  • Peroxide light pink
  • Wallflower nude creamy pink
  • Midnight Cowboy sheer nude sparkle
  • Red Light bright pinky red

Whether they discontinue or simply reformulate (highly doubtlful) the lip junkie as we know and love it is gone. So buy all your backups now!

Gloss Pretty!!

 

TMG Faves: Dior Addict Fluid Stick…

My latest favorite lippie is Dior Addict Fluid Stick [$35].  Amazing comfort and super shiny color that is BUILDABLE. It feels strange going on because it’s a liquid.  Once it sets, it stays.  Long wear lipstick with the look of a gloss!  Hallelujah!! It feels weightless and leaves a stain on your lips for longevity. Also, it’s formulated with water not wax so it feels SUPER light.

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Dior Addict Fluid Stick, the first all-in-one lip hybrid by Dior. Dior creates Dior Addict Fluid Stick, its first lip hybrid that can do it all in a single stroke. Not a gloss, not a lipstick… Dior Addict Fluid Stick is a totally new kind of lip product. A spectacular fluid that you can barely feel… What it does is combine maximum color impact, glossy shine and a “no-makeup” feel in a lip color boasting sensational color, wear and comfort.
  • Whisper Beige nude beige
  • Frisson coral beige
  • Tiny Pink rosy pink
  • Mirage coral
  • Rieuse coral pink
  • Kiss Me Baby pink
  • Magique hot pink
  • Aventure tomato red
  • Wonderland fuchsia pink
  • Artifice true red
  • Vertigo clear pink
  • Open Me deep blue red
  • Pandore deep true red
  • Vie d’Enfer berry red
  • Trompe L’oeil deep berry
  • Minuit warm berry red
  • Intrigue deep berry violet

From the outside, it looks like a lipstick but as soon as you open it up, a tear shaped foam applicator emerges drenched in color.  Since it is made with water, once the water evaporates….all you have is  color color COLOR.  Weightless color that saturates your lips.  Speaking of water, it feels REALLY fresh on your lips, like nothing I have ever felt in a lip color before.  The color materializes in a thin veil that delivers weightless feel (it feels like you have on lip balm but with POW color)  How do they do it?  Intense lip stain pigments directly encapsulated in spheres of gloss for long-wearing results.  If you like glossy stains – these will rock your world.  They do feel a bit tacky on the lips once they dry but you will get about 4 hours of wear before you have to re-apply. The colors are super bright too (even the nude one is more coral than nude) So if you like bright – then these are all the way up your alley. Available in 17 gorgeous shades…You can get yours at Dior.com Stay Pretty!! Dior is a fashion-forward, fun and playful brand, that delivers cutting edge, innovative products for everyone to fall in love with. Shop Dior.com to discover the products that every Fashionista needs. AuthorLogo TMG Faves:  Dior Addict Fluid Stick...

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Dior via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Dior.

TMG Faves: AG Hair Color Care Deflect & BB Cream…

AG Hair Color Care BB Cream and Deflect Heat Protector Spray

AG Hair Color Care Deflect & BB Cream are my new hair muses.  If you are not familiar, AG Hair is a brand out of Vancouver.  It's creators (a husband and wife duo) started out by hand filling jars and bottle in their home, they got so popular … [Continue reading]

TMG Faves: Rodial Stem Cell Superfood Cleanser…

Rodial Stemcell Super Food Cleanser

Rodial Stem Cell Superfood Cleanser [$40] is my JAM.  Okay....my 47th birthday is rapidly approaching.  I have always been about skincare, but these days, it's all about elevated clinical levels of skincare.  This year, I started using an anti-aging … [Continue reading]

Spring 2014: MAC Proenza Schouler Collection…

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Yesss! the MAC Proenza Schouler Collection is almost here! It's been a while since MAC did a really good warm weather designer collaboration. This one has OMBRE...yes ombre (in blush form of course) and some pretty badass shades to get you hyped for … [Continue reading]

Happy 8th Anniversary TMG!!

Happy Anniversary

Happy 8th Anniversary TMG!! Here we go again!!  Can you believe it has been 8 years?  I certainly can't.  It seems like only yesterday that I started this little blog. There have been so many rewarding experiences that I am 100% grateful for.  This … [Continue reading]

Beauty News: NARS Lipgloss Reformulation…

NEW NARS Lip Gloss

The beauty world has been abuzz about the NARS Lipgloss Reformulation.  They have overhauled the entire lipgloss line, with a new formulation and packaging.  The new NARS Lip Gloss contains a full spectrum of shades with sophisticated natural shine – … [Continue reading]

Spring 2014: NEW! NARS Contour Blush…

NARS Contour Blush

The brand spanking new NARS Contour Blush [$42] is the ultimate essential in makeup artistry and the secret weapon to creating natural-looking definition with a luminous finish.  This is something that can switch up your whole look for spring!  These … [Continue reading]

TMG Faves: Favorite High Coverage Concealers…

Favorite High Coverage Concealers

Here is another TMG Fave to add to the list, my Favorite High Coverage Concealers!  High coverage concealers are a must if you have any darkness under your eyes, but the trick is application.  If you try a high coverage concealer (or any concealer … [Continue reading]

Red Carpet Beauty: Kate Mara at the Transcendence Premiere Premiere

Kate Mara

Have you been watching "House of Cards"??  I am completely ADDICTED.  Unfortunately Kate Mara's character met her demise at the start of season two.  I had no idea that #1 she was such a good actress and #2 that she was Rooney Mara's sister.  Anyway, … [Continue reading]

Must Have: Bliss Firm, Baby, Firm Gel Cream Moisturizer…

Bliss Firm Baby Firm Moisturizing Gel Cream

Remember how much I loved Bliss Firm, Baby, Firm Serum? Now there is Bliss Firm, Baby, Firm Gel Cream Moisturizer. This new lightweight feeling moisturizer is perfect for the warmer weather that is around the corner.  It is packed with FAB … [Continue reading]

TMG Faves: 5 Ways to Relax for Spring…

5 Ways to Relax for Spring

I think we made it!  Winter is finally gone (good riddance!) and I have 5 Ways to Relax for Spring!  In related news, April is also National Stress Awareness Month.  While your boss may not recognize the occasion, I know that we could all use a … [Continue reading]

Red Carpet Beauty: Shawna Thompson of Thompson Square at the ACM Awards…

Shawna Thompson Rodarte Inspired Manicure

My girl Tracylee created a VERY cool mani for the Rodarte show back in February for NYFW.  Shawna Thompson of Thompson Square wore the look which was an  ombre french mani that breathed life into the tireder than TIRED french mani at the Academy of … [Continue reading]

Beauty News: Lupita Nyong’o is the new Face of Lancome

Lupita Nyong'o for Lancome

The fashion and beauty world's love affair with 31 yr old Lupita Nyong’o continues as the Oscar winning actress has just been named the new face of Lancome.  She is the first black woman to represent the brand with the current roster made up of Julia … [Continue reading]

TMG Project: I’m Speaking at The Makeup Show in NYC & Chicago…

The Makeup Show Chicago

Hello lovelies!! Just a quick note to tell you that I am going to be speaking at The Makeup Show in NYC and Chicago this year!  So exciting!  This is  the first time I have EVER done anything on a TMS stage ALONE...I have always participated in … [Continue reading]

Giveaway: 6 Ways to Win MAC Heroine Liner & Lipstick…

Win MAC Heroine Lipstick & Liner

Updated - Contest has ended.  Please check back for another one soon! Here is another one pulled from the TMG archives!  I am giving you the opportunity to win MAC Heroine Liner and Lipstick from last summer's hugely popular Fashion Sets … [Continue reading]

TMG Faves: My Top 5 Face Oils…

Top 5 Face Oils

Here are my top 5 Face Oils.  If you don't know or haven't heard, face oils are everywhere these days.  If you are not well versed you can make a wrong turn.  Alternatively if you know nothing, you might end up passing up something that could be very … [Continue reading]

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