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Dusty Simington said it once and Nexxus Creative Director/celebrity hair stylist Kevin Mancuso is saying it again:- “This season’s hottest trend is to work with what you’ve got. Don’t fight your natural texture… embrace it.”

With that in mind, Kevin created the following four modern looks that I want to share with you guys. I personally have long, straight hair and Sleek Look #1 is my favorite.

Curly Look #1
Mix two different textures for a contemporary and bold statement.

Step 1: Start by shampooing and conditioning your hair with moisturizing products that add a natural sheen and bounce.

Step 2: Towel dry hair, and spray locks with a leave-in conditioner to help lock out frizz and boost shine. Apply a mousse to the bottom half of hair to help accentuate natural curls.

Step 3: Create a side part, and comb hair behind ears. Lightly blow-dry the top and front sections of hair using your fingers to smooth out the texture from your crown to mid-ear level. Emphasize the sleekness of the top section of hair by fastening bobby pins in a half-moon pattern from ear to ear.

Step 4: Blow-dry the bottom of hair with a diffuser to add volume and texture. Use a large barrel curling iron to add a few structured curls. Allow hair to cool, and scrunch to build volume.

Step 5: Finish look by applying a volumizing hairspray.

Adding a bit of glitter onto your eyes can instantly glam up any look and as promised, here are a few ways you can wear glitter on the eye area:

1. On The Eyelid
To use loose glitter as an eyeshadow, you will first need to apply a cream eyeshadow as a base so the glitter has something to stick onto. Next, wet an eyeshadow brush with MAC Water Base Mixing Medium and dip into the glitter. Press or pat the glitter onto your eyelid until you have achieved the look you want. Never try to blend or the glitter will fall off. Finish with liner and mascara. Clean up any fallouts with a fan brush or scotch tape.


With Christmas nearing and a schedule crammed with parties and celebration, I am sure most of you are probably wondering what makeup to wear with your party outfits.

If you ask me, glitter is definitely the way to go. Why? ‘Cos glitter = instant glamor. You can wear it on the eyes, on the cheeks and even on the lips. The key is to focus on one feature and play it up. Glitter all over is simply an overkill.

Below is a FOTD of me wearing glitter on my eyes. I will also cover the different ways you can use glitter to play up your eyes shortly.