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SOPHISTICATE’S BLOG: Instagram Beauty Hits – The Coachella Edition!


Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide loves beauty and we love selfies. Put the two together and you can see why Instagram is one of our favorite places! Here’s a round-up of the week’s most fabulous mane moves from the photo-sharing site…

Kylie Jenner, Selena Gomez & Kendall Jenner

“Day 1″
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Ashley Benson

“Obsessed with the vibe at the @McDonalds pool party, I’m pumped to see passion pit killing it!!”
Screen shot 2014-04-17 at 10.22.07 AMInstagram.com/itsashbenzo

 

Emmy Rossum

“last night fun at H&m dance party #coachella”
Screen shot 2014-04-17 at 10.25.34 AMInstagram.com/emmyrossum

 

Ellie Goulding

The gorgeous songstress (who killed it onstage at Coachella) looks Boho chic!
Screen shot 2014-04-17 at 10.28.58 AMInstagram.com/elliegoulding

 

Emma Roberts

“@ks_saturday #saturdayis #coachella2014″
Screen shot 2014-04-17 at 10.29.53 AMInstagram.com/emmaroberts6

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Indulge your futuristic fantasy with these bold and ultra-sleek silhouettes from Abby Smith at D&J Ambrose in the U.K. “I wanted to create a very modern, forward thinking and futuristic feel, inspired by the different tones of colour created by using refraction of light,” says the colorist. Ready to rock an out-of-this-world style? Your new mane awaits…
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Allow yourself to be a modern-day muse with a glistening-smooth, asymmetric bob that features sideswept bangs and a bright pop of crimson.
Screen shot 2014-04-07 at 10.20.13 AMPurple Perfection ↑
You’ll be futuristic fabulous with this carefully crafted, coffee-hued crop! Sleek, light-reflecting strands that fall forward from the crown while interwoven purple and magenta highlights help create a dazzling finish.
Color: Abby Smith/D&J Ambrose, United Kingdom; Stylist: Melissa Yates; Makeup: Nicola Hamilton; Photos: Aaron Dunsworth.

Sophisticate’s Blog:                 Cindy’s Blow-Out


george&cindyOprah Winfrey opened up the “Oprah’s Lifeclass” studio to Cindy Crawford, making her the first ever guest teacher on the series. For her hosting duties, celebrity hairstylist George Gonzalez, owner of George The Salon, styled the star’s hair for the live episode filmed in Chicago on April 2nd. This is the second time George has done Cindy’s hair in Chicago.

“I made sure to round brush starting at the bottom to build weight,” explains Gonzalez about creating Cindy’s look. “Then, I finished the blow-out by styling the sections at the top to minimize volume. The result is soft and natural.”

The super stylist offers up great tips for how you can achieve a great blow-out…

♦ For a blow-out, women often put the dryer directly against the hair because they think that’s the way to get it straight. This why there is damage and frizz, especially when paired with a metal brush.

♦ The worst thing we can do is use old blow-dryers or not clean out their air vents. When lint or hair build up, air cannot flow through and the pressure goes down.

♦ If one part of your blow-out does not look good, spray it with water and redo it. Never keep going over it while the hair is dry; this will make it worse.

♦ A dusting of dry shampoo at your roots will really kick start the staying power of your blow-out.

♦  To further preserve your style, sweep tresses up and use large bobby pins to create loosely sculpted pin curls before you go to bed; 4-6 large sections will do the trick. When you release and shake out in the morning, you’ll feel like you just left your stylist’s chair.

Sophisticate’s Blog:                 The Muppets!


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Inspired by Disney’s star-studded Muppets Most Wanted movie, OPI’s new limited edition nail lacquers are sure to spice up your digits this season! And, if you’re in need of a nail art fix—you’re in luck! OPI teamed up with the popular nail blog Chalkboard Nails to create some adorable designs, so you’re able to celebrate your fave Muppets characters and sport fabulous fingertips. Cue: Kermit’s Kollar!

KERMIT’S KOLLAR 
1 1.  Stick a hole punch protector at the base of a clean & prepped nail. (You can get hole punch protector paper stickers at any office supply store.)

 

 

 

22.  Polish on two coats of I Love Applause, leaving the cuticle bare.

 

 

 

 

33.  Make an arc of 5 tiny dots about midway up your nail using Miss Piggy’s Big Number. You can use a nail art brush or a toothpick for this.

 

 

 

44.  With a thin nail art brush, draw 2 lines up from your sticker guide to each dot, creating 5 triangular points.

 

 

 

 

55.  Fill in your triangles.

 

 

 

 

 

66.  Remove your hold punch protector sticker guide carefully. (TIP: Gently pull from one side of your nail to the other, never pull directly up.)

 

 

 

77.  Finish with top coat.

 

 

 

 

 

Photos: Chalkboard Nails for OPI.

Sophisticate’s Blog:                 Kelly O. Is A Cartoon!


KELLY OSBOURNE

29862CFF1-E2E2-25A8-AD9F4F2ACD29695BSnow White and the Seven Dwarfs is getting a modern day makeover in Disney’s new The 7D animated series. Kelly Osbourne is set to lead the voice cast as Hildy Gloom, a novice witch with grandiose plans to overthrow the kingdom.

This twist on the classic children’s tale is set in the world of Jollywood. Your favorite dwarfs, Happy, Dopey, Bashful, Sneezy, Grumpy, Sleepy and Doc, will be hard at work assisting Hildy’s self-professed nemesis Queen Delightful.

“I’m having a blast voicing Hildy, who I’ve now come to think of as my alter ego—she is my Sasha Fierce,” Kelly said.

The Fashion Police host is known for her on-trend style and purple mane that many other celebs have mimicked in recent months. Now, her Hildy character will be sporting a similar purple-hued coif. Coincidence perhaps?

The 7D is slated to air on three networks this summer: Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD.

 

Sophisticate’s Blog:                 Instagram Beauty Hits


Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide loves beauty and we love selfies. Put the two together and you can see why Instagram is one of our favorite places! Here’s a round-up of the week’s most fabulous mane moves from the photo-sharing site…

Gwyneth Paltrow

“Moses Bruce Paltrow Martin turns 8 today. We love you!”

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Instagram.com/gwynethpaltrow

 

Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting

“Why I love Saturdays. Obsessed with this dog. He’s sick of me smothering him but I don’t care :)”

Screen shot 2014-04-10 at 5.24.07 PMInstagram.com/normancook
 

Beyoncé

The superstar shows off her natural beauty!
Screen shot 2014-04-10 at 5.20.04 PMInstagram.com/beyonce

 

Ashley Tisdale

We wonder who the actress is talking to with that fab phone accessory!
Screen shot 2014-04-10 at 5.26.17 PMInstagram.com/ashleytisdale

 

Catt Sadler

“All about that PINK lip on tonight’s @enews // MAC PatentPolish Lip Pencil in Fearless by @themariavee #nofilter”
Screen shot 2014-04-10 at 5.35.15 PMInstagram.com/iamcattsadler

Sophisticate’s Blog:                 Portfolio Presentation


Be bright, bold and beautiful with these eye-catching silhouettes from the Servilles Summer 2014 Collection. Inspired by the Seven Deadly Sins, the must-have manes combine seductive flavor with a playful spirit.

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green goddess

double trouble

Hair: The Servilles Creative Team/Servilles (New Zealand); Makeup: Virginia Carde; Styling: Karen Inderbitzen-Waller; Photos: Andrew O’Toole.

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