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Tuesday, December 28, 2010


Kevin Ryan- Lead Hairstylist for Rsession Tools

Prep strands with Aveda’s Volumizing Tonic, blow-out, and add workable texture with Oribe’s Dry Texturizing Spray. 

Pull hair into two side-by-side ponytails, with the elastic wrapped just a couple inches away from the ends. 

Then tie both sections over one another into a knot, adding bobby pins for security. 

Continue to tie knots on top of one another and adding bobby pins with each layer until you’re finished. 

If you have two hanging bits left over, which Ryan terms “dog ears,” use forceps or pliers to pull one end through the other.

“You can find a lot of beauty uses for stuff you buy at Home Depot,” said Ryan.


Monday, December 20, 2010


A limited-edition cover of the December issue of Harper's Bazzar features its cover girl, Katy Perry, sporting a rather bold makeup look: a crystallized pout.

For the cover, Katy's lips were covered in 150 red Swarvoski crystals.
A spectacular look for the holidays!

Monday, December 6, 2010


Makeup by Lucia Pieroni for MAC
The Makeup Look: 
“She’s an Amazonian girl in the desert – very dusted, matte and sculpted in monochromatic sepia tones.”-Lucia Pieroni.

How-to with MAC products:
MAC pro clove powder blush, rule eye shadow and deep dark mineralize skin finish natural – mixed and blended over the eyes and out towards the temples. 
Eye shadows in omega (for blondes) or espresso (for brunettes) – used to fill in the brows where necessary.
Select moisture cover concealer – applied where needed. 
Studio fix powder plus foundation – all over the face. 
Pro clove powder blush, rule eye shadow and deep dark mineralize skin finish natural – mixed and blended across the cheeks, deep below the cheekbones and around the temples to create a strong orange toned bronze contour.
MAC pro orange cream colour base – pressed onto the lip for a matte stain.

Thursday, November 4, 2010


Here are some of my newest favorite hair trends for fall! 
Perfect for waking up late and throwing together your half-dried bed head! 

The Side Twist 

The Tip:
Capture the romantic style at Sophie Theallet's fall show by starting with a volumizing cream or spray, then adding a dry shampoo to create a matte texture. Next, backcomb the hair at the top of the head, then separate into top and bottom sections in back. Secure the top section loosely with a ponytail holder, then divide the bottom into two sections. Twist the right section around the ponytail (over to the left side) and secure with bobby pins, then twist the left bottom section over the ponytail and secure with bobby-pins. Finish with hairspray. For extra volume, tease both left and right bottom sections before twisting and pinning.
Sophie Theallet fall 2010 images via Aveda.

The Loose Knot
The Tip: 
Reconstruct the soft, feminine bun at Jason Wu by applying a glossing straightener or cream to damp hair then blow-dry with a flat brush. Pull hair into a loose ponytail at the nape of the neck. Wrap a long bungee elastic around the ponytail, creating a criss-cross pattern from top to bottom, then twist into a flat chignon and secure with bobby-pins. Finish with hairspray. 
Jason Wu fall 2010 images via Aveda.

The Toosie Roll

The Tip: 
An offshoot of the Sophie Theallet side twist, this look is perfect for shoulder or chin-length hair. Use a volumizing or thickening spray, and tease your hair at the roots. Pull the upper half of the hair back and secure into a loose ponytail. Roll the ponytail up toward the ponytail holder and secure with bobby-pins. Spray with a strong hold hairspray. 
Sophie Theallet fall 2010 images via Aveda.

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Thursday, September 16, 2010


DIY Ombre Nails
I found this awesome fashion post on and had to share it with you!! As you know probably know, Ombré is a huge trend right now — in fashion and in beauty and nails are the latest accessory to get the cool gradiated color look! Patti Yankee, Celeb Nail Technician of Dashing Diva, showed me how to do my nails Ombré-style with purples. 
Check out the video and the DIY steps below!
Steps to get Ombré nails:

1. Start with four little paper plates and toothpicks.
2. Apply base coat on nails.
3. Clean off an empty polish bottle brush with nail polish remover.
4. Paint pinky the darkest color.
5. Then apply a couple drops of the dark color on a plate and add one drop of white. Mix color together. 6. Paint second nail.
7. Allow each nail time to dry before applying second coat of color. Clean off polish brush each time.
8. For third nail, use 2 drops of white mixed into the dark color. Paint nail.
9. Continue adding more white to dark polish for each nail you paint, making the color more gradiated as you go along.
10. Finish with top coat.
11. Enjoy!

 Thanks for your tips Seventeen Magazine !!!

Monday, September 13, 2010


Newest favorite product line!!
BigSexyHair products have been around for quite a while now, but I never used them. I recently purchased the BigSexyHair Spray & Play Volumizing Hairspray, the BigSexyHair Root Plump Plus and the Extra Big Volume Shampoo. I have tried and loved all of the products and thought a post about BigSexyHair products would be perfect this week to match the HeartsAndHairspray home page post : ) 
What do you think about BigSexyHair?? I always love trying new products, what are your favorite hair care lines? 


Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Ombre is a French term meaning "Shaded." Usually a multicolored stripe with colors graduating from light to dark. In the fashion world, ombré usually refers to a fabric dyeing process that produces a pale-to-dark gradation of color. Ombre hair is one of my favorite beauty trends at the moment. I must say it is taking me a while to get used to, but I am currently rocking this "Ombre" look.Not only it this trend new and fresh, it is convenient and tremendously easy to keep up with. If you have highlights or low lights in your hair, simply let them grow out for a few months and you will be on your way to the newest beauty trend! 

Below are some of my favorite beautiful Ombre looks!
I am definitely loving this trend and have been wearing it for quite a while now.
Below is a photo from my SeeThruBlack post in July.
I have heard some talk and see reviews that this trend looks dirty and lazy, but I could not disagree more, I think it is something new and original and I love it : ) 

Would you be see wearing this Ombre trend??

Tuesday, August 31, 2010


I never used heat protection before I dried or styled my locks.
After reading numerous reviews on heat protection products, it seems that this product is extremely important when styling your hair.
One of my favorite sites,, has many protection sprays to choose from, including my favorite, the CHI 44 Iron Guard Thermal Protection Spray.

Chelle Morrison, Owner Urban Betty Salon (Voted Best Salon) in Austin Texas said, "Protectants help create a barrier between your hair and the flat iron to guard the cuticle from straight heat." 

Hair protectants come in a variety of forms including sprays, serums, creams, lotions and gels for different protection needs. When choosing the protectant for you, look a formula that smoothes frizz, adds shine, infuses strands with healthy ingredients and acts as a buffer against damage. If you have straight or fine hair, stick with sprays, mists or lightweight lotions. For longer, thick or curly locks, try richer nourishing serums or creams.
Protection NeedsReasons to UseHelpful Ingredients
Heat, thermal stylingHeat protectants form a buffer between your locks and styling tools to add shine and prevent frying your hair at high tempsSilk, natural oils, wheat protein
Color, chemical processingBalance your scalp, prevent color fade out and condition exposed strandsSunflower seed extract, sunscreens
Sun, UVProtect your strands and scalp from the sun with sunscreen enhanced protectants that filter UVA/UVB raysMineral oil, soy protein, vitamin E, sunscreens
Humidity, frizzSimple chemistry combats humidity and frizz from damaging hair, an oil-based product to repel waterCopper peptide, natural oils
Chlorine, environmentYour locks are porous and tend to absorb the world around you, keep them safe from chlorine, smoke and dirtVitamin C, panthenol

Be sure to check out for more information regarding Hair Protection Products!!!

<3 K

Thursday, August 26, 2010


Style may save some things, but it sure doesn't save crazy bed head! 
I posted this shot in beauty because it doesn't show a complete outfit. 
I woke up yesterday morning and was checking e-mails and relaxing in bed before I got ready for work when I clicked on PhotoBooth instead of Safari. I snapped this photo and kind of liked. Although it's not the most beautiful of photos, it's something different from the usual smile and pose photos. I enjoy trying different make-up, hairstyles and outfits, but sometimes you don't need any of that to take a cool picture. 


Friday, August 6, 2010


I stumbled across this photo from one of my first shoots this past winter. 
I just love this coat and lighting. 

Want to see the rest of the photos from the shoot??
Go back to the beginning and check out my second post! :)

Stay Beautiful.


Saturday, July 24, 2010


Gaga never ceases to amaze me with her continuous creativity through fashion.
I was determined to figure out a way to create the "hair bow" without using a false hair bow.
(You can find false hair bows at
To create the 'real' hair bow follow these few easy steps!
Simply put your hair in a bun with one piece of hair left outside of the bun, then wrap the bun in half with the loose piece of hair!
Ta Da! 
Looks just as good as Gaga!

Kaitlyn McCall's version
Gaga's Version

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

What Makes A Beautiful Picture?

These are just some fun photos I had :)
I love trying new make-up and hair styles and playing with lighting and backgrounds.
Photography is such a great way to record my love for anything fashion or beauty related!
Hope you enjoy!

Any fun ideas for a beauty shot?!
What do you think creates a beautiful photo?

Soft Nudes-Spring 10'

Tinted Lipglass _ MAC Icescape
Eyeshadow _ MAC Phloof & White Frost
Eyeliner _ Maybelline Unstoppable Onyx
Mascara _ Diorshow Blackout
Foundation _ L'Oreal True Match Buff Beige

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


UrbanBeauty was made just for you!
This is a place for your questions, comments, and concerns on anything beauty.
You'll find videos, make-up tips, hair styles, and my favorite beauty secrets!

Stay tuned, and hope you enjoy!