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Emma Watson’s New Bad Girl Gig, Bumble and bumble Introduces A New Surf Shampoo and Conditioner, And More

—Charisse

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4 Swimwear Designers’ Beach-Ready Beauty Must-Haves

We fell hard for Natalie Alcala last fall, when the LA-based writer and blogger spent a week guest blogging for us. In fact, we loved her posts so much that we asked her to be a contributing editor. In addition to blogging for us once a week, she’ll also be writing for the Birchbox Magazine and keeping us up to speed on all things fashion, beauty, and fun.

Now that we’re in the final weeks of summer, it’s time to squeeze in your last-minute beach jaunts and exotic getaways. I checked in with some of today’s most in-demand swimwear designers to see what trusty beauty products they never hit the waves without.

Daniella Sredni of Aquarius (above)

1. SkinCeuticals Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50: “Apply bronzing powder on top of this protective sunscreen to offset the white tint and you’re good to go!”

2. MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Bronzing Powder: “My shade is called Give Me Sun. It’s a mineral powder that leaves a sheer finish, which is the perfect look for direct sunlight.”

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Most Unsurprising Survey Find Ever: You Love Blake Lively’s Waves

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We are obsessed with beachy waves and unsurprisingly, it turns out that you are too. Over 10K of you took the time to fill out our Beauty Pulse Survey, and when asked which celeb hairstyle you like the most, an overwhelming majority of you (52%) chose Blake Lively’s tousled tresses. This style easily won out over the competition, which included the Olsen twins’ boho locks and Nicole Richie’s sideswept bangs. If you’re interested in getting the surfs-up look yourself, check out our  "Gossip Girl" Waves video tutorial starring the show’s lead hair stylist, Jennifer Johnson. 

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The Best DIY Beauty on Pinterest: Guest Blogger

We’re big fans of this week’s guest blogger, Natalie Higdon. Not only is she a Tennessee resident and a connoisseur of all things Memphis; she’s also a contributor to the Birchbox magazine! (Don’t miss her stellar article on 5 Surprising Facts About SPF). This week, she interviews a hot new singer, reveals her favorite two-in-one products, and schools us on how to trim our own bangs.  

I love DIY and looking at pictures of dessert, so naturally, I love Pinterest. My latest obsession is finding ways to create my own beauty products. Here are a few of my favorite finds:

DIY Lip Stain by The Beauty Department
I have a confession to make: I’m not really a lip gloss or lipstick girl. Getting your hair stuck in your super sticky gloss on a windy day? The worst. That’s why I love lip stains. This homemade version is super easy; plus you can totally play around with the recipe and use different fruit combinations to get different shades.

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4 Memorable Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Hairstyles

We fell hard for Natalie Alcala last fall, when the LA-based writer and blogger spent a week guest blogging for us. In fact, we loved her posts so much that we asked her to be a contributing editor. In addition to blogging for us once a week, she’ll also be writing for the Birchbox Magazine and keeping us up to speed on all things fashion, beauty, and fun.

Photos: InStyle, E! Online, KLG, Just Jared

Today is Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s 26th birthday! Through the years, we’ve seen these twin stars rise from style-setting entrepreneurs to CFDA award-winning designers, providing the world with first-rate fashion inspiration all along the way. In addition to their enviable garments, their flair for statement-making hair has been just as fun to watch. Here are four pioneering Olsen hair trends that are sure to stand the test of time.

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Undone Summer Hair: Guest Blogger

Blair Badge is one multi-talented lady: she’s a social media manager, a beauty editor for fashion site Chictopia, a model, a newlywed and an all-around awesome gal with a penchant for witty banter. Her dreamy blog, love, blair, is a heady mix of all her talents in one and we can’t get enough of her style and beauty advice. This week, she’s sharing her DIY beauty tips, like how to create a pretty custom lip color and how to get perfect beachy waves.

For you gals who prefer a simplified morning routine, this undone summer hairstyle is especially for you!

Step #1: Give your second-day “bed head” hair a boost with Redken’s Powder Refresh Dry Shampoo. Spray directly at roots throughout the crown section and rub in for extra lift.

Step #2: Smooth out the front sections by creating a gentle wave with a flatiron. I get this effect by rock the flatiron back and forth along the hair shaft.

Step #3: Lightly flatiron the bottom two inches of hair to rid your mane of any scraggily pieces.

Step #4: Spray TIGI Session Series Salt Spray generously from ears to ends and tousle with fingertips. Twist a couple bottom pieces with your index finger for the finished boho-effect!

For surfer girl waves, we love Oribe’s Apres Beach Wave and Shine Spray.

Dream Hair: Gisele in Isabel Marant’s Spring 2011 Campaign


Gisele stars in Isabel Marant’s spring 2011 ad campaign. Photo: Fashionologie

Sure, every woman has had a moment where she envies Gisele’s perfect supermodel body. But her latest ad campaign for Isabel Marant, one of my all-time favorite designers, has me wishing not that I had her flawless figure, but her hair. I cut my super-long locks back in August after a panic-inducing subway ride with no AC because I couldn’t take the heat—literally. Lately though, I’ve been having regrets about my chop and the Brazilian beauty’s beachy, tousled tresses in this ad make me so jealous. I can’t wait until my hair grows out again so I can try and replicate this wavy look, perhaps with a little help from, of all things, a flat iron.

—Meredith

If you want sexy, voluminous hair, you’ll have to try Blow’s Daily Volumizing Shampoo.