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My Rain Bonnet Has Gone Modern

My Rain Bonnet Has Gone Modern

I don’t think it comes as any surprise that I’m immoderately obsessed with my hair. Blame my mom (my inspiration in most things), but I’ll risk life and limb to protect a blowout. True story: My mom once shattered an elbow running to beat out the rain. It’s her only broken bone ever. And while I’ve had many non-hair-related injuries, in the situation, I’d have done the same. Because of this — bones aren’t very easy to fix, you guys! — we’ve been trained to carry disposable shower caps with us at all times. And I do. They are in my purse. I take them out on a rainy day, in case a hotel bathroom has a shoddy shower cap situation, at a dentist office, on water rides…really, you never fully know when...

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Steal the Look: Julia Louis-Dreyfus at the Emmy Awards

Steal the Look: Julia Louis-Dreyfus at the Emmy Awards

If you are watching the red carpet of the Primetime Emmy Awards right now, you may just have caught a glimpse of the ageless Julia Louis-Dreyfus, in hair by David Gardner. “Julia’s dress, a classic silhouette, combined with her amazing cheekbones became the inspiration for her Emmys look,” said David Gardner. David created a shorter, choppy layered look for the actress to help exaggerate her beautiful bone structure and help achieve a clean, healthy and effortless style perfect for a strong, confident woman like Julia. Here’s how to recreate the look at home: Start by shampooing and conditioning hair from mid-length to ends with Oscar Blandi Jasmine Smoothing Shampoo and Jasmine Smoothing Conditioner ($22 each). For high shine, add a few drops of Oscar...

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Steal the Look: Chloe Grace Moretz at the VMAs

Steal the Look: Chloe Grace Moretz at the VMAs

Chloe Grace Moretz looked adorable on the red carpet last night at the VMAs. Want to steal the look? Celebrity makeup artist Mai Quynh shares the intel. Chloe was wearing Louis Vuitton pink pants and lacy burgundy top with LV monogram accents. While Chloe typically favors a sophisticated bold lip, this time the emphasis is all on the eyes and skin for a final look that Mai described as simply creamy and pretty. Mai prepped skin with moisturizer containing cucumber for a cooling, calming effect. Then she tapped on TEMPTU’s Undereye Concealer inFair 104 where the skin needed extra coverage, including under the eyes and around the nose. After prepping the skin, she used TEMPTU AIRpod Foundation in Ivory and blended the color down through the neck area for even...

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Steal the Look: Lucy Hale at the MTV Video Music Awards

Steal the Look: Lucy Hale at the MTV Video Music Awards

mark. Brand Ambassador Lucy Hale is hosting the MTV VMA pre show tonight, and looks absolutely gorgeous. Want to steal the look? Celebrity Makeup Artist Kelsey Deenihan explains how! Face: “To start I applied La prairie Cellular Creme Platinum Rare Ultimate Rejuvenating Cream all over Lucy’s face followed by Armani luminous silk foundation in #6 for a flawless base. Next I set the base with mark. Great Finish Pressed Perfecting Powder in Light. After the face was set I applied mark. Glowdacious Illuminating Powder in Amped Up. The darker slightly shimmer powder works great as a contour and adds subtle color to Lucy’s cheeks. I finished the cheeks with mark. Touch & Glow Shimmer Cream Cubes to really catch the light and illuminate the...

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Steal the Look: Chloe Grace Moretz at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards

Steal the Look: Chloe Grace Moretz at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards

At last night’s Teen Choice Awards, Chloe Grace Moretz was wearing Valentino, and it was a pretty daring, baroque-inspired choice. “Her hair is down and natural so we went with a semi-smokey eye and light lips to play off of the dark colors that she’s wearing,” said celebrity makeup artist Mai Quynh, who created the look for Chloe for last night’s Teen Choice Awards using Votre Vu cosmetics. Eyes “After prepping her face with La Mer Moisturizing Cream, I started with her eyes.  I first smudged Votre Vu’s Le Joli Crayon in Charbon into her lash line. Then I rubbed a bunch of the pencil on the back of my hand, took a stiff, synthetic eye shadow brush and applied it like a cream eye shadow all over her lower lid fading up to the...

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Steal the Look: Selena Gomez at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards

Steal the Look: Selena Gomez at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards

For this weekend’s Teen Choice Awards, Selena Gomez’s look was created by John Frieda Hair Care celebrity stylist Lona Vigi. Always adorable on the teen scene, this was a pretty grownup look for Selelan, one that, according to Vigi “weaves confident, youthful, sexy, a hint of bold, but still very sweet. To start, Vigi misted Selena’s hair with an Evian atomizer in order to prep her hair and keep it in the cleanest condition. Next, she applied a dime sized amount of the John Frieda Frizz Ease Original Six Effects Serum into her hands, and rubbed them together before going into Selena’s hair, starting at the roots and pulling all the way to the ends. “This serum is like a BB Cream for the hair,” said Vigi. “It covers...

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Check Out My Vente-Privee Summer Beauty Twitter Giveaway!

Check Out My Vente-Privee Summer Beauty Twitter Giveaway!

Great news! I’ve teamed up today with vente-privee USA to make your summer a bit more beautiful! We have these great summer beauty gift bags to give away courtesy of vente-privee. To win? o   Follow @ventepriveeusa  and @AlyWalansky on Twitter o   RT my tweet about the giveaway (be sure you include the hashtag #vpsummergiveaway) o   I’ll select three followers at random, and announce the winners at the end of the day! Winners will receive a prize pack worth over $350, which includes premium beauty products from Nuxe, Institut de Karite and Lierac plus a stylish Carlos Falchi summer beach tote. Good luck! Terms and Conditions: I will select winners (3) at random from all retweets of initial tweet on the same day of the initial...

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Giveaway: Join Philosophy (AND ME) at QVC This Weekend — and more!

Giveaway: Join Philosophy (AND ME) at QVC This Weekend — and more!

This month, Philosophy and QVC celebrate 15 beautiful years on air together! They are all about throwing a party to mark the occasion (and I’m all about celebrating, always), and will have special offers,  a live show with amazing audience giveaways and limited-edition products and sizes! In extra fun, I’m helping spread the word in a few exciting ways! If you visit my Twitter right now, I’m having a few fun giveaways. I’m giving away exclusive products that are not available anywhere yet (and will be available exclusively on QVC very soon), and also an opportunity to come with me to the big 15th-anniversary celebration at QVC headquarters in PA this weekend, Sunday, July 27! Philosophy is the #1 best-selling beauty brand on QVC —...

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Steal the Look: Chrissy Teigen at the 2014 ESPY Awards

Steal the Look: Chrissy Teigen at the 2014 ESPY Awards

For last night’s ESPY awards, Avon Global Celebrity Makeup Artist Lauren Andersen created the always fabulous Chrissy Teigen’s look. Love her fierce edge? Here’s how to get Chrissy’s look: Lauren groomed Chrissy’s brows with Votre Vu Brow Wax, and then lined her eyes with Avon Glimmersticks Eye Liner in Blackest Black and smudged it out with Avon Eye Dimensions Eye Shadow in Sultry Smoke. Because it’s summer and everyone is all about the natural sun-kissed glow, Lauren applied Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation and added Lorac Baked Bronzer to her cheeks. To complete the look, Lauren gave Chrissy a nude lip with Avon Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Caramel...

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Steal the Look: Jordana Brewster at the 2014 ESPY Awards

Steal the Look: Jordana Brewster at the 2014 ESPY Awards

Last night for the ESPY awards, mark Global Celebrity Makeup Artist Jamie Greenberg worked with the adorable Jordana Brewster. Jamie created a look that was clean and fresh  – perfect for a humid summer night! Here’s how to get the look: Jamie applied Tom Ford Traceless Foundation all over the face, then added warmth with Avon Glow Bronzing Powder. Next, Jamie dusted mark Touch & Glow Shimmering Cream Cubes on the apple of Jordana’s cheeks and set everything with a translucent powder. Next, Jamie mixed mark On the Dot Neutral Color Compact shades together for a pink-taupe color and applied all over the eye, blending upwards into the crease of the eye. Jamie defined the eye by applying mark On the Edge Hook Up Liquid Eyeliner in Medusa along the...

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