Top 5 Fall Fashion Trends

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Summer’s gone and cooler weather may just be here to stay -- and for us, the name of the game is layering! Transitioning between the seasons can be super difficult -- especially if your wardrobe doesn’t allow constantly switching into new clothes.

It’s always good to keep a few fabulous pieces from the summer and wear them into the fall in new and exciting ways -- this may mean mixing them with deeper, richer colors like wines and burgundy or darker grays and blues.

And with the right staple pieces, the transition from summer to fall style can be easy -- just include these must-have fall fashion trends in your wardrobe:

Layer, but be neat and polished

The center of my fall (and year-round) wardrobe is a great pair of dark jeans. There’s nothing more versatile than dark denim, and it can look great with your summer sandals and your new fall boots.

As the weather begins to change, consider these jeans with everything from your favorite white t-shirt to a great long black cardigan.

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MoroccanOil Smooth Line!

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I absolutely hate frizz and fly-aways, but many products leave my hair feeling heavy or even greasy. Moroccanoil's Smooth line takes care of what I hate most about my hair and leaves it feeling light, smooth and beautiful. Not to mention, it smells absolutely incredible. Who knew four products could give me hair I'd actually be proud of? It all starts with the Moroccanoil Smooth Shampoo and Smooth Conditioner.

All the products contain the proprietary AminoRenew ingredient to help restore essential amino acids to your hair to make it stronger. Plus, the line is infused with argan butter and argan oil for smoother, healthier and more manageable hair. When you use both the shampoo and conditioner, the results can last up to 72 hours.

If your hair's really frizzy, start with the Smoothing Mask. It adds in coconut-derived fatty acids for even deeper hydration. To help with styling and frizzies from blow drying, try the Smoothing Lotion. It also contains Vitamin E. Even though it offers a medium hold, hair stays light-weight and frizz free. Starting at just $28 for the shampoo and conditioner, it's an affordable way to finally get manageable hair, even on the most humid days. If you're like me and hate constantly trying smooth away frizz, try a line that finally smooths without weighing your hair down.

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Contour Makeup for Hiding a Wrinkled Neck

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Today we're going to be talking about contour makeup for a wrinkled neck. Now, if you're feeling insecure about any type of wrinkles on your neck, it's very easily fixable with contour makeup, which helps to shadow any fine lines and highlight the areas that you want to enhance.  Please make sure to use a soft application with this, and practice until the look is barely noticeable, and just a soft enhancement!

  • Step one, use a darker contour color along the outer corners of your jawline and under your chin, take a softer, warmer color as well to blend that together.
  • Step two, take a darker color along the outer parts of your neck where the wrinkles tend to sometimes be a little bit more prominent.
  • Step three, use a highlighter color down the center of your neck to soften any wrinkles and to make the neck look elongated. And, there you have it, contour techniques to hide a wrinkled neck.

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Give Yourself A Personal Reboot!

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Lately, I have been feeling such a shift in how we all are feeling. Too much stress, not enough care for ourselves.  Makeup can be fun, but at heart it is what is going on inside us that counts.  As I have always said, no amount of makeup can mask a sad heart.  The times in my life that I have felt the most beautiful have always had to do with how much I am laughing...not how much makeup I had on.  So, in the spirit of this, I will be starting to share more stories and tips on the blog of how we can create beauty...starting from the inside!  Because being beautiful is not just about makeup.  It is so much more. 

xoxo  Christina 

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 by Lambeth Hochwald for Life & Beauty Weekly

If you’ve been feeling a little crabby lately -- maybe you feel more stressed or extra burdened than ever -- it is possible to give yourself a personal reboot and be the kind of person others admire.

Our experts offer seven ways to increase your generosity, patience and tolerance -- starting today.

Tip No. 1: Fill Your Personal “Pitcher”

Before you can be bighearted towards others, you have to do what certified health and wellness coach and registered dietician Adrienne Raimo calls “filling your pitcher” first. “This means taking care of yourself and your body,” says Raimo. “To be the best you can be, do your best to eat well, exercise and reduce stress. Otherwise, you’ll feel depleted.”

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Tria Age Defying Laser Review and Results

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I am always on the hunt for a product or treatment that will help me retain a youthful glow, and keep my skin in check. At the age of 36 my skin has a mind of its own and never seems to be happy with anything. I have battled with adult acne, uneven skin tone, and pores that seem to resemble a crater. Some days it looks great, and other days…not so much.

So, three months ago, when I was asked to try out a new Tria Age-Defying Laser, I jumped at the chance. Since I have never been able to try the laser treatments at the dermatologists office due to cost, I was thrilled that there was an at home version to work with. My fellow beauty lovers, I am pleased to say I was not disappointed! The 12 week program worked, and I have loved the results.

In the video above, you will see how the program works, and get a look at the products for yourself. The benefits range from helping to erase fine lines, skin discoloration, and uneven skin texture, all while imparting a gorgeous luminosity to the skin.

For $495 you are able to receive the same benefits as the professional dermatologist treatments. This FDA-cleared approved Age -Defying Laser should be used 5 days a week during your nightly routine over the course of 12 weeks to achieve the optimal results. At first I thought that that sticking to a nightly schedule would be difficult, as most nights I can barely have the energy to wash off my makeup. But, after the first week, I found myself looking forward to the routine, and relishing the time to unwind and pamper myself.

For 12 weeks I followed a nightly routine that consisted of their Priming Cleanser, and amazing Finishing Serum. I loved how gentle it feels. Every night I completed my treatment by placing the tip of the laser flat against your my skin, and moving it in horizontal motions. The program sections the face into 4 “zones,”, and beeps when it is time to move onto the next zone. It is extremely easy! I loved completing every treatment with the Tria Finishing Serum which helped to hydrate and nourish my skin. I enjoyed being able to actually feel the laser working! The laser has a pain-free “heat” that your skin adjusts to with each level. It felt to me like tiny little pin pricks. When my skin became too dry, I added some jojoba oil to the serum to give it an added hydration boost. I also make sure to exfoliate in the morning, which has helped to alleviate any extra dryness. One of the most important things was to make sure to use a sunscreen with a minimum of 30 SPF to protect my new, beautiful skin! After the first few weeks, I noticed that my skin was smoother, and my pores seemed more refined. I still can’t get over how touchable my skin is. Think baby soft!
The most noticeable difference for me has been with the texture of my skin. I feel like I have become “poreless.,” My face needs less foundation than usual, and has a stunning glow. It looks healthy, and dare I say….radiant? Another bonus, the deep forehead crease is almost gone! I even see that my freckles have softened. I am hooked.

The Tria Age-Defying Laser treats multiple signs of aging on the entire face, all within 10 min a night over the course of 12 weeks. These treatments have been clinically proven to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, improve overall appearance and deliver a more youthful and radiant complexion. And the best part? You’ll notice improvement in your skin’s appearance within 2 weeks!
Truly, this treatment has made a wonderful difference in my skin, and I am confident that it could do the same for you!

DISCLOSURE: This post is sponsored by Tria Beauty and Style Coalition. All opinions are my own.

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Revealed Techniques in Recreating 1960’s Hairstyles

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Key hairstylist Agathe Dupuis reveals her techniques on recreating the glamorous 1960’s hairstyles with Leonor Greyl products on the set of the film ‘Grace of Monaco’ starring Nicole Kidman! ‘Grace of Monaco’ opened the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival and we can’t wait to see all the amazing costume, makeup, and most of all hair!‘Grace of Monaco’ will opened the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival and we can’t wait to see all the amazing costume, makeup, and most of all hair!


“Thank you [Leonor Greyl] for helping me create all these hairstyles from the 60’s. I used a lot of Leonor Greyl’s Gel a l’Hibiscus on the men’s hair for the party scenes such as “The Ball of the Red Cross” to keep their hair in place.

I also really love the Leonor Greyl Tonique Hydratant and Spray Algues et Fleurs which do not need to be rinsed out, are very practical while filming, and give the actors’ hair good texture.

But my little darling is the Éclat Naturel which I use for everything from scalp massages to the treatment of the ends of the hair. I can leave it all day long on the hair of the actors, it is perfect!”

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Crest Sensi Stop Strip Giveaway!

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How many times have you gone to enjoy that ice cream cone, only to be shocked by a tooth pain.  It happens way too often!  I always thought it was just a normal side effect, but now realise that I am one of the many people who suffer from sensitive teeth!  Luckily for me, P&G sent me some products that help out my sensitive teeth (here comes the ice cream!!) and generously shared with my readers a giveaway for all the Crest Sensi products, and a $75 gift card to Walgreens! 

Now, I have to admit that I am a sucker for a good toothbrush and toothpaste....I honestly have a little weird obsession. The Sensi-Soft Toothbrush does not irratate my gums, and yet still leaves me feeling clean.  Love that! The Sensi-Repair & Prevent Toothpaste helps to immediately help with sensitivity, all while working to fight off gingivitis.  

The Crest Sensi-Care AntiCavity Fluoride Rinse has a very mild, which is another bonus since I can't stand that burning mouthwash feeling.  This is one of my favorite products in the bunch. I know I am not the only one who will love a fresh mouth without the nasty alcohol sensation! 

Here is the breakdown!

· What it is: Crest® Sensi-Stop™ Strips are thin, flexible strips that contain an active ingredient used by dental professionals.
· How it Works: Unlike toothpaste, Crest® Sensi-Stop™ Strips are applied directly to sensitive areas, providing targeted delivery of the key ingredient that allows for longer contact time on the surface of the tooth. Within minutes, strips build a lasting barrier that helps stop sensitivity pain by blocking tubules, relieving symptoms of dental sensitivity for up to 30 days (*With the use of similar oxalate products, some patients reported sensitivity relief for periods of up to one month, while others reported relief for shorter periods).

The main man behind the new line, Paul Sagel, Procter & Gamble Research Fellow and Inventor Crest Sensi-Stop Strips said: 
“It took an entire team of dedicated R&D professionals to create Crest Sensi-Stop Strips. Beginning with innovative technology found in Crest 3D White Whitestrips, we then fine-tuned the product architecture featuring the same ingredient as some professional tooth sensitivity treatments until it met our rigorous efficacy, safety and quality demands.”

Now, you can try these amazing products as well! On Saturday, September 27th, stop by your local Walgreens Saturdate event and pick up a box of Crest Sensi-Stop Strips™ for $17.99! There will be additional coupons and deals throughout the event and even samples of Crest Sesni toothpaste.

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by P&G, but all opinions are my own

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