Around the beauty blogosphere: The 8-bobby pin updo, cheapie exfoliators and a great new frizz fighter

Mary-Kate Olsen loose updo hair

Since it’s wedding season and all, I’m very happy to see this tutorial from Andrea Claire on how to create a simple updo with just eight bobby pins (!!). Now repeat after me: stiff, formal, “prom” hair bad. Loose, low updos good. [Beauty & The Blog]

I may not be a fan of hair extensions (remember our friend Brandi?) but lash extensions? Hells to the yes. I am mesmerized by this pair—the work of Beverly Hills-based lash guru to the stars Daniel Dinh. [Nadine Jolie]

Even though, after 5+ years in this business, I have enough of a product stash to open my own Sephora, I’m always fascinated by kitchen beauty treatments. Jessica has a great (and inexpensive) idea for at-home exfoliation. [Beauty Woo Me]

I’ve been testing this new frizz-fighting product from Avon for a magazine story that will be out this fall. I’ll share more about it soon, but in the meantime, read about how amazing it is here (yes, even for fine-haired gals like me). [15 Minute Beauty Fanatic]

I first heard of Mixed Chicks, a hair range for naturally curly hair, via Afiya from The Style House. Though I won’t be reviewing it anytime soon (my hair is as far from curly as it gets), you can check out this review of the cult line here. [Beauty Crazed]

5 Comments

Maria
Monday, July 26/2010 at 9:49 pm

I’ve just discovered Fekkai glossing cream, which is a godsend in this hot summer weather. It fights frizz soooo well. Will look in to the Avon product, though.

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Tuesday, July 27/2010 at 10:10 am

I have the Fekkai one too and I know lots of people love it but I do find it’s a little greasy on my hair. What I love about the Avon one is that you don’t even know it’s there – it’s totally weightless and non-greasy. And that NEVER happens with me and de-frizzing products because my hair is so fine + straight.

Too bad because Fekkai is definitely sexier than Avon! I think it just has more moisturizing oils (avocado oil I think?) whereas Avon is just silicones.

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Nicole
Thursday, July 29/2010 at 8:31 pm

So anything even close to lash extensions like those amazing Beverley Hills in the GTA area?

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Saturday, August 21/2010 at 6:11 pm

I haven’t tried them myself but there are a few options listed here: http://www.fashionmagazine.com/beauty/regulararticle/64/
Let me know if you try them, would love to hear about your experience!

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