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NuNaat Real Me Curl-to-Coil Hair Care Collection Gives My Hair Well Deserved TLC

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When the NuNaat Real Me Curl-to-Coil hair care collection came to my attention, my naturally curly hair did the dance of joy. Happy curls, happy girl.

NuNaat Real Me Curl-to-Coil Results

You see, my hair is always in need of TLC after Summer and I have to say I was thrilled to try out a suite of hair care products designed for curly hair types.

NuNaat Real Me Curl-to-Coil

I’ve reviewed NuNaat hair products in the past and have always been pleased with the results. My hair generally needs lots of moisture, so I anticipated good results when I learned the Real Me Curl-to-Coil hair care products that are designed with the exclusive Join Complex especially to deliver moisture to dry hair.

The NuNaat Join Complex formula is a blend of natural argan, avocado, coconut, macadamia and pracaxi oils and green collagen. The NuNaat Real Me Curl-to-Coil hair products are free from sulfates, parabens, and sodium chloride and have no harsh chemicals, making the collection ideal for those with curly hair, transitioning hair, and chemically treated hair. I also found that the products don’t have a heavy scent, which is a plus. The products in the NuNaat Real Me Curl-to-Coil collection include:

  • Lather Up & Hydrate Shampoo

NuNaat Real Me Curl-to-Coil Shampoo and Conditioner

  • Real Moisture Conditioner
  • Blast Of Shine Hair Mask
  • Natural Coil Activator

NuNaat Real Me Curl-to-Coil Natural Coil Activator

  • Perfect Do Pomade

NuNaat Real Me Curl-to-Coil Perfect Do Pomade

  • Pick Me Up Sheen

NuNaat Real Me Curl-to-Coil Pick Me Up Sheen

While I enjoyed this collection as a whole, the standout product is the Blast Of Shine Hair Mask which makes my hair look incredibly nourished. I do wish this came with some kind of a pump because I don’t enjoy opening containers in the shower – its is a messy proposition!

NuNaat Real Me Curl-to-Coil Blast Of Shine Hair Mask

To style my hair I’ve been alternating between the Perfect Do Pomade and Natural Curl Activator mixed with a bit of hair gel for hold. Both are great and offer shine and manageability, but I do definitely need to mix them with a gel for the structure my hair requires.

The one product I would skip from this line is the Pick Me Up Sheen as it contains dimethicone. I’ve found that over time any hair product with dimethicone tends to build up, so this is one I would use sparingly.

NuNaat Real Me Curl-to-Coil Pick Me Up Sheen 1

My Final Thoughts: If you are the possessor of curly hair, I think you will really enjoy products from the NuNaat Real Me Curl-to-Coil hair care collection, which are my main hair care products at the moment. The winner in the set is the Blast Of Shine Hair Mask and it’s definitely worth checking out.

Rating: A

Price: $10 and under.

Availability: Walgreens stores, visit the NuNaat store locator for locations.

Cruelty-free? Yes

Paraben-free? Yes

Get Great Beauty Gifts At Your Fingertips Over At HSN

Holiday shopping is one of my favorite things to do, especially when it’s done at my convenience–sitting at home with my laptop in peace and quiet. HSN is one of my favorite places to seek out beauty products for the makeup lovers in my life…and myself, of course!  And now there is the HSN Gift Store for the holidays!

HSN Beauty Gift Guide

There really is something to be said about the ease of avoiding crowds and confusion at stores during the bustling Holiday season with online shopping. I also love having centralized online locations that allow me to buy gifts for everyone on my list without having to make a zillion different transactions. Thank you, technology, for being awesome like that! HSN has so many great options in their beauty category with many well-loved brands available. There truly is something to meet every need for the beauty lover on your list! For the newbie beauty lovers in your life, I love Benefit Cosmetics Fun-Size Flirts, which at $38 offers you a chance to try a variety of Benefit products. I’m definitely going to have to get one for myself, as well! benefit-fun-size-flirts-d-20141006174912257~384916 For the serious beauty fanatic in your life (aka, yourself, ahem!) I am loving Benefit’s Box O’ Powders. Benefit is known for their box powders and this set offers 5 full-sized powders at $110 which is a fantastic deal considering they’re $28 individually. benefit-cosmetics-box-o-powder-collection-d-20141014172944767~387299

The nail care lovers on your list will adore the Deborah Lippmann I’ve Gotta Be Me 6-Piece Nail Lacquer Collection ($34.95) with a variety of six beautiful, high quality nail lacquers. deborah-lippmann-ive-gotta-be-me-6pc-nail-lacquer-set-d-20141021142536693~366998

I’ve heard so many great things about Jouer and have always wanted to try this brand. My gift pick is the Joeur Naturally Radiant 4-Piece Collection ($59) which comes with a blush, highlighter, eyeshadow duo, and lip gloss.

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One of my favorite purchases from the past year was the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette. It smells divine and is filled with gorgeous shadows that are universally appealing. The Too Faced Everlasting Chocolate Set ($49) comes with a primer and I guarantee you it will be a loved present.

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A good set of makeup brushes is always an appreciated gift and you can’t go wrong with the 5-piece Too Faced Pro-Essential Teddy Bear Hair Brush Set ($65) which is super soft and luxurious and comes with a cute carrying case.

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I’ll admit that I want one of everything on my gift guide, which is why FlexPay is such a great deal. One of the best options HSN has to offer is their free FlexPay program. This is such a great deal and it makes it possible to get your gift list taken care of without having to worry about stretching your budget too far. With FlexPay you get your items now and split the cost into interest free monthly payments with your debit or credit card. Get your items home now, and pay over time. This is definitely a great option for big items on your wish list.

For one lucky Painted Ladies reader, I have a $100 HSN gift card to giveaway! To enter, check out the gifts at the HSN Gift Store and leave a comment letting me know which item you’d love to give or receive this year. I know I’ll be spending a lot of time on HSN.com in the upcoming weeks. Happy shopping!

Sweepstakes Rules:

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You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:

  1. Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post
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  3. Blog about this promotion, including a disclosure that you are receiving a sweepstakes entry in exchange for writing the blog post, and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post
  4. For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry. 

This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. The notification email will come directly from BlogHer via the sweeps@blogher email address. You will have 72 hours to respond; otherwise a new winner will be selected.

The Official Rules are available here.

This sweepstakes runs from 11/25/14 – 12/26/14.

Be sure to visit the HSN brand page on BlogHer.com where you can read other bloggers’ posts!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Makeup Of The Day 52 With The Anastasia Beverly Hills Tamanna Dress Your Face Palette

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The Anastasia Beverly Hills Tamanna Dress Your Face Palette is giving me such life! Here’s one of many makeup looks to come with this gorgeous collection of shadows.

FOTD Anastasia Beverly Hills Tamanna Dress Your Face Palette

Anastasia Beverly Hills Tamanna Dress Your Face Palette FOTD

EOTD Anastasia Beverly Hills Tamanna Dress Your Face Palette

Anastasia BH Tamanna palette

Face

Cover FX Mattifying Primer

Illuminare Moisturizing Mineral Foundation in Sienna Sun

NYX HD Concealer in Glow

Cover FX Cream Concealer in G Medium-Deep

Smashbox Halo Loose Powder in Light

IT Cosmetics CC+ Radiance Palette

Eyes

Base: BA Star Eyeshadow Primer

Inner Lid: Tamanna Palette China Rose

Lid: Tamanna Palette Sangria

Crease: Tamanna Palette Bengal

Outer Corner: Tamanna Palette Chocolate

Browbone: Tamanna Palette Fresh

Liner (upper lid): Urban Decay Zero

Liner (lower lid): MAC Powersurge

Brows: Paula Dorf 2 + 1 For Brows in Brunette

Mascara: L’Oreal Miss Manga

Lips

Milani Nude Lip Pencil

NYX Butter Gloss in Apple Strudel

The Anastasia Beverly Hills Tamanna Dress Your Face Palette Is Worth The Splurge!

I Bought It

‘Tis the season for gifting others as well as ourselves, and I’m sure glad I took the leap and recently purchased the Anastasia Beverly Hills Tamanna Dress Your Face Palette.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Tamanna Dress Your Face Palette Revew

The Anastasia Beverly Hills Tamanna Dress Your Face Palette is a collaboration with makeup artist Tamanna Roashan, who is best known on Instagram as Dress Your Face. She has a large following and creates gorgeous, dramatic eye makeup looks. I have been wanting this 10-pan eyeshadow palette filled with sumptuous, warm colors ever since it was first released a few months ago. Armed with a generous coupon code, I splurged and I’m sure glad I did.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Tamanna Dress Your Face Palette Mirror

Anastasia Soare of Anastasia Beverly Hills has been building her brand beyond her focus on eyebrows and the results have been fantastic. I commend the brand for reaching out and working with makeup artists to create a series of eyeshadow palettes with a moderate price point. The shadows in this palette work out to being around $3 each, which is a great deal altogether.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Tamanna Dress Your Face Palette Inserts

The packaging is sturdy cardboard and includes a generous mirror, a dual-ended shadow brush, and inserts with complete tutorials for 5 different eyeshadow looks.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Tamanna Dress Your Face Palette Brush

What I really like about the Tamanna palette is that it’s versatile. The possibilities are rich with colors that can be used to create looks from natural to smoky. Four of these shadows (Fresh, Bengal, Chocolate, and Noir) are matte, the rest are shimmery.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Tamanna Dress Your Face Palette

The shadows are all highly pigmented and I will admit to being surprised – I had the assumption I’d have to deal with at least a couple that were overly powdery, but not so! I love the way these colors work together and can’t quite pick a favorite, but I’m really loving Bengal as a crease shade. It’s a perfect brown with a hint of orange.

Here are the shadows swatched without primer:

Anastasia Beverly Hills Tamanna Dress Your Face Palette Swatch No Primer

Anastasia Beverly Hills Tamanna Dress Your Face Palette Swatched Without Primer

Here are the shadows swatched with primer:

Anastasia Beverly Hills Tamanna Dress Your Face Palette Swatch With Primer

Anastasia Beverly Hills Tamanna Dress Your Face Palette Swatched With Primer

And here’s one of many “Makeup Of The Day” posts you’ll be seeing featuring this lovely set of colors:

FOTD Anastasia Beverly Hills Tamanna Dress Your Face Palette

My one knock against the Anastasia Beverly Hills Tamanna Dress Your Face Palette is that it’s nearly impossible to keep open and I need to lay something on the mirror side in order to keep it flat and not closed. A minor problem, but definitely an annoyance!

My Final Thoughts: Offering 10 richly pigmented eyeshadow colors, the Anastasia Beverly Hills Tamanna Dress Your Face Palette is a new favorite and definitely worth the indulgence.

Rating: A

Price: $29

Availability: Sephora, Ulta, and Dermstore.com (free shipping!), and anastasiabeverlyhills.com

Cruelty-free? Yes

Paraben-free? Yes

Gluten-free? Contains Tocopheryl Acetate

My Instagram Life, 11/23/2014

A look at the past week on Painted Ladies and a peek behind the scenes, as seen on my Instagram account.

Early in the week I sneak peeked an EOTD I created with ColourPop Super Shock shadows.

Painted Ladies Instagram 11-23 a

My Ipsy bag arrived and I was really happy with it!

Painted Ladies Instagram 11-23 b

Granny Smith Apples are my love language.

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ColourPop has stolen my heart! I’m in love with their I Heart This Lippie Stix and Lippie Pencil.

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Rolling with his homies.

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A trek to a creek that’s nestled in between a bustling city.

Painted Ladies Instagram 11-23 f

Cuteness found at Target. Who can resist?

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BFTE is selling Red Cherry lashes for $1 each. It’s a great deal!

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I wish I had an entire afternoon to read the Little House books. They are perpetual favorites.

Painted Ladies Instagram 11-23 i

Another EOTD created with the ColourPop Super Shock Shadows.

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This week I talked about a couple of hairstyling books inspired by Disney princesses.

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A behind the scenes look! Lot’s ‘o polishes!

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My Christmas shopping is complete.

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Wouldn’t this wall of carpet samples make a fab eyeshadow palette? Get on this, any makeup company!

Painted Ladies Instagram 11-23 n

Here’s to a blessed week ahead!

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Disney Princess Hairstyles Offers Hair Inspiration For All Textures Of Hair

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When the new book Disney Princess Hairstyles came across my beauty desk, I had two thoughts: a) Where were awesome books like this when I was in my early formative beauty junkie years?, and b) When can I find some free time to try some of these beautiful hairstyling techniques on myself?

Disney Princess Hairstyles

Little known fact: I am a Certified Disneyholic. Need proof? I have a Pinterest board with that very title, Certified Disneyholic. Makes me all kinds of official, right? I’ve loved Disney for as long as I can remember. It’s amazing how so many little girls connect to Disney princesses and I love that the Disney Princess Hairstyles book exists.

Disney Princess Hairstyles Book Review

This beautifully designed book brings you tutorials for 40 hairstyles inspired by Disney Princesses. The photographs are easy to follow and every hair texture is represented in this book.

Disney Princess Hairstyles Hair Techniques

From Ariel to Aurora and Mulan, each princess is represented with at least 3 unique hairstyles.

Disney Princess Hairstyles The Litle Mermaid

Disney Princess Hairstyles Ariel

Disney Princess Hairstyles Jasmine

Disney Princess Hairstyles Rapunzel

Three cheers for including curly hair in the Merida (from Brave) and Tiana (from The Princess and the Frog) sections because as a child I so often felt left out with my head full of corkscrew curls.

Disney Princess Hairstyles Merida

Disney Princess Hairstyles Tiana

Disney Princess Hairstyles is sure to rank high with the Disney princess fans in your life, and besides that, it’s a great instructional book for anyone who is looking to learn how to create braids and updos. I give this book high marks for the beautiful photography and clear instructions.

Do you have a favorite Disney princess? I’ve always been fond of Snow White, Belle, Jasmine, and I can’t deny I love the curly hair factor represented by Merida.

My Final Thoughts: As with the Disney Frozen Hairstyles: Inspired by Anna and Elsa book I reviewed yesterday, I adore the fact that the models in this book look like little girls and are not made up to look years older than their actual age. Disney Princess Hairstyles is an excellent book and gift for little girls and also to anyone who is interested in learning hairstyling techniques.

Rating: A

Price: $10

Availability: Amazon.com

Makeup Of The Day 51 With ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in Sequin

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a) I’m in love with ColourPop Super Shock Shadows, b) I want all the ColourPop Super Shock Shadows, c) I think ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in Sequin is a must have! Enjoy!

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in Sequin FOTD

FOTD ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in Sequin

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in Sequin EOTD

EOTD ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in Sequin

ColourPop Lippie Stix in I Heart This and J. Cat Beauty Wonder Lip Paint in Mad Splatter

PicMonkey Collage

Face

Cover FX Mattifying Primer

Illuminare Moisturizing Mineral Foundation in Sienna Sun

NYX HD Concealer in Glow

Cover FX Cream Concealer in G Medium-Deep

Smashbox Halo Loose Powder in Light

IT Cosmetics CC+ Radiance Palette

Eyes

Base: BA Star Eyeshadow Primer

Lid: ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in Empire

Outer Corner: MAC Fake

Browbone: MAC Vanilla

Liner: Rimmel Scandaleyes in Sparkling Black

Brows: Paula Dorf 2 + 1 For Brows in Brunette

Mascara: L’Oreal Miss Manga

Lips

ColourPop Lippie Pencil & Lippie Stix in I Heart This

J. Cat Beauty Wonder Lip Paint in Mad Splatter

Disney Frozen Hairstyles: Inspired by Anna and Elsa is A Great Book For The Hair Lover In Your Life

Frozen fever is in full effect. It’s amazing how the recent Disney film has captured the hearts of so many, which makes the new book Disney Frozen Hairstyles: Inspired by Anna and Elsa a perfect book for anyone who likes hair and Frozen.

Disney Frozen Hairstyles Inspired by Anna and Elsa Book Review

Now, don’t go throwing a snowball in my direction, but I still haven’t managed to see Frozen. I know the plot, I know the songs, but I still haven’t seen the film in its entirety. However, I know enough about Anna and Elsa to clearly see their appeal and love that this book was created and inspired by the two sisters.

Disney Frozen Hairstyles Inspired by Anna and Elsa Intro

Besides being entirely cute, this is book is an excellent instructional book and I think it’s something anyone who is interested in hairstyling can learn from. The introduction to the book demonstrates basic braid styles the the rest of the book builds on.

Disney Frozen Hairstyles Inspired by Anna and Elsa Braid Tutorial

Braids and updos have always mystified me and I’m glad there are resources that make creating them that much easier. It’s definitely a book to consult for prom and wedding updos. This book is filled with 28 hairstyles that are clearly and beautifully photographed and broken down step-by-step.

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Disney Frozen Hairstyles Inspired by Anna and Elsa 3

I have to say I love that the models in this book look like little girls and not overly made up beauty queens.

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Disney Frozen Hairstyles Inspired by Anna and Elsa 8

Disney Frozen Hairstyles Inspired by Anna and Elsa 5

Disney Frozen Hairstyles Inspired by Anna and Elsa 6

My Final Thoughts: I think this is a great book and a great buy for anyone who loves hair and loves Frozen. Best of all, the price is right!

Rating: A

Price: $10

Availability: Amazon.com

 

Nab Red Cherry False Lashes for $1!

False lash lovers! Deal alert for Red Cherry false lashes which are currently listed for $1 at BFTE Cosmetics.

Red Cherry False Lashes Sale

Red Cherry lashes typically sell for $2.50, so this is an exceptional value. The lashes are beauty industry favorites and I give them my personal seal of approval. I just placed an order and can’t wait to use the lashes.

My favorites are the 747M which give a gorgeous, flutterly look to lashes. Nab these while you can! BFTE charges $4 for shipping in the US  an d the company is notorious for super fast delivery.

Need help with lashes? I’ve got you covered!

Here’s my tutorial for applying false lashes.

A tutorial for removing false lashes.

And here’s all you need to know about individual false lashes.