One of my favorite perks of being an established beauty blogger is that I periodically get invited to experience some of the most coveted and talented beauty professionals in Los Angeles. My most recent indulgence was scoring an appointment with celeb stylist Mika Fowler at Gavert Atelier one of the hottest and hippest hair salons in LA.
Mika Fowler is one of the most sought after hair stylists in Beverly Hills, especially among some of Hollywood’s A-List celebrities. Why all this fuss about Mika you ask? Mika is a super sweet, trend savvy and uber talented stylist who specializes in the art of the DRY CUT, a cutting technique that she has developed and mastered over the years which takes a person’s natural hair chemistry, flow and bounce into account to perfectly shape each creation. This unique and finessed haircut is done on dry hair so that Mika can precisely see how your hair falls and moves and then she customizes your cut to the unique shape of your features and flow of your hair. Her inspiration for each hair creation comes directly from the client – the client’s face, style and bone structure are all taken into account prior to the first snip of the sheers.
I loved Mika’s bohemian chic outfit!
Last night I hosted an Oscars Viewing Party for some of my besties and we had a fabulous time sipping bubbly, enjoying tasty morsels, getting glam, watching the Oscars and gossiping about our favorite looks of the night. We were lucky enough to have celebrity makeup artist and stylist Saisha Beecham join us for part of the evening to help us get glam and recreate some of our favorite celebrity looks of the night using the latest products from COVERGIRL and Pantene.
Being a musical theater buff, I really enjoyed the musical theme of the Oscars show and the entertaining star-studded numbers, however this beauty junkie was a lot more focused on the hottest beauty trends of the night! Here is my take on the top two beauty trends that I loved last night:
LESS IS MORE: USE PRODUCTS THAT ENHANCE YOUR NATURAL BEAUTY
As I watched the Red Carpet arrivals before the Oscars, I noticed that celebrity after celebrity was wearing lighter more natural looking make-up and softer eye make-up. It was a look that enhanced their natural beauty without being overdone and I LOVED it! This is more the kind of look that us regular women tend to wear in our daily lives. Well, I was lucky enough to have a celebrity makeup artist on hand to recreate this Less Is More Look with COVERGIRL’s New Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation
This brilliant new foundation is a primer, foundation and concealer all-in-one so it smooths your skin, evens your tone, covers imperfections and even has SPF 20 – All in ONE product! As you can see from the picture above, my skin looks flawless yet not overdone and my eyes are enhanced but not overly ‘made-up’. It mirrors this more natural-like trend that I saw many of the starlets wearing on the red carpet.
I LOVED the way my skin looked and was amazed that I didn’t need a separate concealer and that this 3-in-1 product provided enough coverage of my dark circles. And Saisha also shared a great tip that she uses on celebs and that she used with me: Use one shade lighter foundation in the center of your face (cheeks & nose) to add dimension and illuminate your face.
Also as part of this trend, I noticed a lot of sexy backless dresses last night. Well, in order to keep my skin soft, youthful and hydrated (especially when I am showing more skin), I love using a hydrating cleanser in the shower like Olay Ultra Moisture Body Wash This emollient body wash contains shea butter which allows you to cleanse and moisturize your skin at the same time. Two products in one, FAB!
Are you as excited as I am for the Academy Awards this coming Sunday night February 24, 2013? There were so many amazing movies and stellar performances this season, I just can’t wait to see who scores the coveted gold statues! Speaking of GOLD, did you know that this gorgeous sparkly hue is one of the hottest color trends for Spring? Well, that’s what I’m here for, to keep you on the pulse of the latest trends in the beauty world! I’d love to share a few fabulous beauty products that will help you capture this gorgeous radiant trend. Let’s drawn inspiration from the esteemed Academy Awards gold statue and tap into the GOLDEN GIRL in all of us.
Let’s start off with COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss in Golden Opportunity
This amazing nail polish comes in 45 fabulous colors and provides up to a week of high gloss color in one easy step, no top coat necessary! I’ve worn this polish several times and am amazed at how easy it is to apply, the amount of shine that you get without a top coat and how long it lasts. And Golden Opportunity is that perfect swoon worthy shade of GOLD with just the right amount of warmth and sparkle to look good on every skin tone. Keep your eyes open to see which Hollywood starlet will rock the Golden Girl look on her nails on the red carpet.