On The Scene:  Live in Color With L’Oréal Féria

Summer Sunset at Milk Studios NYC

What’s more fun than a rooftop in the summertime? Nothing. L’Oréal Féria threw one of the hottest parties of the summer recently when they asked me to LIVE in Color. They weren’t kidding! The event was at Milk Studios in Manhattan (only the hottest events and fashion shows are held here!) As we checked into security, Carmen of […]

Meet Me at Sally Beauty Supply in Woodbridge VA Tomorrow!!!

Sally Beauty Supply - TheMakeupGirl

Hello LOVAHS!!!!!!!! THIS SATURDAY April 11th I’m hosting a FANTASTIC beauty event at Sally Beauty Supply in Woodbridge, VA. I am super excited because I love connecting with everyone and sharing my love of beauty and most of all beauty and hair PRODUCTS!  This event is sponsored by Beautiful Textures and I will have some fantastic giveaways […]

Red Carpet Beauty: Gwyneth Paltrow at the 2015 Oscars…

Gwyneth Paltrow - 2015 Oscars

Gwyneth Paltrow at the 2015 Oscars was elegant, polished and refined in a Ralph & Russo gown featuring a shoulder with a huge rose embellishment. Her hair and makeup were equally sleek. INSPIRATION:  Inspired by Penelope Tree’s pre-fringe look, celebrity hairstylist Blake Erik gave Gwyneth Paltrow a simple, chic, and beautifully sleek look. The Rundown: To […]

3 Ways to Keep Your Highlights Looking Fresh…

3 Ways to Keep Your Highlights Looking Fresh

Did you get highlights recently?  Perhaps an Ombre or Balayage?  I have 3 ways to keep your highlights looking fresh with little or no effort. I just had Balayage done recently and I have to work hard to keep it in check  otherwise it can turn brassy. My best combo is  washing my hair as little […]

TMG Faves: Balayage Hair Color at Ian McCabe Studio…

Balayage at Ian McCabe Studio DC

I have been wanting to do something with my hair for a while now.  I settled on Balayage Hair Color at Ian McCabe Studio located in DC.  When I arrived, their senior colorist Jessica Dunaway (who I have known forever..) took one look at my hair and knew exactly what she wanted to do.  I am pretty […]

Red Carpet Beauty: Anna Kendrick at the 2015 Grammy Awards…

Anna Kendrick at the 2015 Grammy Awards

Presenting at the event, Pitch Perfect actress Anna Kendrick at the 2015 Grammy Awards had her hair in some loose pretty waves that were achieved by using T3 Styling tools.  The look was…effortlessly beautiful, sexy Parisian hair and a chic, timeless look with a little bit of rock-n-roll.   Stylist Craig Gangi has the hair look you can […]

NEW: Shea Moisture Superfruit Complex for Hair…

Shea Moisture Superfruit Complex

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by SheaMoisture via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of SheaMoisture. I’ve teamed up with SheaMoisture (a brand I have long been a fan of) to tell you a bit about their newest range SheaMoisture Superfruit Complex. This range […]

Salon Love: Ian McCabe Studio in Washington DC…

Ian McCabe Studio

Ian McCabe Studio throws down the gauntlet to make it one of the rising salon stars among DC elite for cut and color (we needed some new blood here so this is a welcome change!) I love talking to people that are passionate about what they do. This is evident when you spend 5 minutes […]

TMG Faves: Blo Blow Dry Bar…

Blo Gaithersburg

Blo Blow Dry Bar has opened a new location!  Few things make me happier in life – one of them is getting my hair blown dry by someone else!  It’s always straighter, smoother and lasts longer than any at home blow dry I give myself (I’m good…but I’m not THAT good!)  So imagine my surprise […]

Red Carpet Beauty: Blake Lively at the 2014 Met Ball…

Blake Lively 2014 Met Ball

Blake Lively at the 2014 Met Ball was GORGEOUSLY stunning and it didn’t hurt that her hunky husband Ryan Reynolds was GLUED to her side.  NARS worked with celebrity makeup artist Elaine Offers to create the beauty look for Blake Lively at the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute Gala celebrating the unveiling of its newest exhibit, […]

TMG Faves: It’s A 10 Miracle Leave in Potion with Keratin…

It's A 10 Miracle Leave in Potion with Keratin

It’s A 10 Miracle Leave in Potion with Keratin [$19.99] saved my hair from being a soggy mess!  Anything that makes my hair smoother and more manageable always merits a second look.  It’s A 10 is a brand I hadn’t heard of but I started seeing it pop up all over the place. This made […]

TMG Faves: L’Oreal Preference Ombre Touch Haircolor…

L'Oreal Paris Ombre Touch After

I loove L’Oreal Preference Ombre Touch Haircolor [$9.99]!! I have been WANTING some summertime hair for a minute.  After I got my last professional ombre – my hair was pretty damaged, which led me to lopping off about 5 inches last month. I love the dimension that a few highlights give though….so when I saw […]

TMG Faves: Bumble & Bumble CitySwept Finish…

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 […]

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 they had to move to a full […]

TMG Faves: Bumble and Bumble Brilliantine…

Bumble and Bumble Brilliantine

Bumble and Bumble Brilliantine [$24.00 for 2 oz.] is the very first product EVER made by the line and it is my holy grail for that perfect second day hair look.  Don’t get me wrong, I love a good clean blowout, but there is something about that “dirty hair looks better” look…it kind of does.  […]

TMG Faves: Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo Invisible Spray…

Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo

Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo Invisible Spray [5oz for $25 or 1oz for $11 ] is on my fave list.  I LOVE dry shampoo…it makes life so much easier and it’s nice to be able to spray and go.  This particular one is a grand departure from the first version I bought back in 2007 […]

TMG Faves: Conair Infiniti Pro Curl Secret

Conair Infiniti Pro Curl Secret

Conair Infiniti Pro Curl Secret [$99] is my new best friend!!! I had seen this on TV, but I had always wondered how the heck it worked!!  I had the opportunity to review this and now I am hooked.  It does take a bit of time to get used to the operation BUT once you […]

Fall Hair Care: Organix Awapuhi Ginger and Hydrating Macadamia Oil Formulas…

Organix Macadamia Oil

Fall Hair Care:  Organix Awapuhi Ginger and Hydrating Macadamia Oil formulas.  In the fall your hair is a little drier AND needs a little more love after a long hot summer filled with salt, sand and chlorine.  Quench, revitalize and transform hair from the inside out with Organix Repairing Awapuhi Ginger and Hydrating Macadamia Oil […]