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Afternoon Delight: Kevin Murphy Shimmer.Shine is a bottle of sparkles and happiness

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Are you into sparkles, joy and things that smell good? If yes, then you’re in luck today because you can buy all those things in pretty little bottle. (If not, I’m not sure what advice to give you, honestly.) Kevin Murphy‘s Shimmer.Shine is a finishing spray that smells musky yet sweet, and is enriched with Vitamins A, C and E, Baobab, Immortelle and Bamboo extracts, so it treats your hair as it styles and maintains smoothness. It’s essentially a leave-in conditioning spray (so skip your oil treatments if you’re using it) that has light-reflective technologies to make your hair shimmer in the sun.

Kevin Murphy Shimmer.Shine Spray ($28, kevinmurphy.com.au)


Curly vs. straight hair: 6 Beauty Panel tips for straying from your natural texture in the summer

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At one point or another, we’ve all wished for hair different than what we were born with. Which straight-haired gal hasn’t deemed her hair lifeless some mornings and prayed for bouncy curls? And show us a curly-haired lady who hasn’t dreamt of effortlessly sleek strands? Let’s face it; we all want we don’t have. With celebrities these days, being the hair chameleons that they are, rocking envious curls one day, and silky smooth, straight hair the next, we’d be lying if we said we weren’t totally jealous.

But without a hairstylist on hand 24/7, jumping from one spectrum to the other on our own is no easy task. Sure, many of us have learned to be okay with the fact that our hair tends to do what it wants , but when you feel determined to step over to the other side, we’ve turned to our panel of beauty gurus to help you out. So, for those who are born with curly hair, Beauty Panel has tips and tricks for keeping it straight. And for those with straight hair who like it curly? Don’t worry, we’ve got the answer to that too.

Challenge 70: How do you maintain a hair texture that isn’t the one you were born with ? See the answers now! »

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Kim Kardashian goes faux-blonde, breaks the Internet

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Kim Kardashian had a busy night on Instagram, posting selfies of her newly blonde locks. Last winter, Kardashian’s hair was a gorgeous, sandy blonde shade and once she went back to her natural colour, she tweeted her regret, saying: “I’m so annoyed I dyed my hair dark! I wanted to switch it up since I feel everyone went light, and we started filming a new season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, so [I] wanted a fresh look. BUT now I am missing my light hair!”
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Afternoon Delight: The Neutrogena hair mask that will bring your hair back to life

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I was THIS close to starting this post with a Kanye-inspired “I’mma let you finish but this is the best hair mask of all time” but decided against it because this cult classic deserves more respect than that. That being said, Neutrogena’s Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask really might be the best mask ever. As someone with wavy hair that used to be subjected to dyes and heat styling tools on the regular (#noregrets…okay, #afewregrets), masks have always been a pretty crucial part of my hair care routine. I’ve tried everything from DIYs (coconut oil, avocados, olive oil) to expensive blends, and honestly, they all work, but to varying degrees. I’ve yet to slather on a mask only to wash it out and see zero results. Any hair mask is better than no hair mask, obviously.

However, Neutrogena’s silky smooth blend, which is enriched with olive extract and meadowfoam seed that seep into your hair to moisturize, and sweet almond extract to lock in that moisture, is pretty hard to beat. It’s only a fraction of the price of many of the other guys, and while a lot of masks can feel a bit slimy on your hands, this one is smooth to the touch and feels (and smells!) heavenly. The directions on the container say to use only a small amount and leave it in for a few minutes, to which I throw my head back and laugh maniacally, because I like to use a handful each time and leave it in for a couple hours (if not overnight) but that’s only because I have a ton of hair, and you might not, so do you!

Use it once or twice a week for hair that’s smoother, shinier and stronger. I’ll leave you with this fun fact: I once went to see a movie with this mask in and just wore a baseball cap to cover it up. YOLO.

Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask ($16, amazon.ca)


Celebrity wedding day beauty: 10 A-list bridal looks to add to your Pinterest board

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See our 10 fave celebrity wedding beauty looks »

With Kimye’s extravagant Florentine wedding a distant memory and behind-the-scenes photos of John Legend and Chrissy Teigen’s wedding surfacing, it’s hard not to be swept off our feet with summer wedding fever. And with our favourite A-listers happy to share pics on social media, it’s as if we were actually there (but not really). While the wedding dress usually gets all the attention (it is the most important dress a girl will ever wear), the makeup and hair plays just as much of a crucial part in the overall look. With wedding season in full swing, what better way to inspire your upcoming (or future) wedding than looking to the people who do it best? From bohemian styles to full-on glam, we round up our 10 favourite celebrity wedding beauty looks. Read more »


Now trending: Kelly Osbourne’s safety pin-adorned hair from every angle

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Kelly Osbourne has really stepped up her sartorial game, but it’s her beauty choices that have truly impressed us lately. We can’t help but credit her with starting the lavender hair trend that Nicole Richie and Katy Perry have since popularized, and last week, she debuted what may be our favourite Kelly look ever: purple hair shaved on one side, adorned with safety pins and several messy braids throughout.
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Beauty fix: How to curb shine once and for all, a miracle brush for thin hair and more

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Every week our Beauty Fix columnist takes on your questions about makeup, skincare, hair and more. Have a beauty question we haven’t answered? Email us at beautyfix@fashionmagazine.com or ask away in the comments below.

How can I curb shine without powdering repeatedly throughout the day?
There’s obviously an argument in favour of luminous skin in summer, but that usually means being in control of the areas that are radiant and glowing. If your rendition of “radiant and glowing” veers more towards “shiny mess,” then you probably should enlist the help of a product to reduce shine. Powdering your face is a bit high maintenance, and it’s also bound to lead to product build-up if you’re touching up throughout the day. Avoid that heavy look by misting your face with Face Atelier Ultra Matte ($40, faceatelier.com) instead. It can be used before or after makeup to minimize shine. The formula contains silicones that are heat-, moisture-, and sebum-resistant, which eliminates shine while giving skin an optical blur effect that softens the appearance of fine lines and pores. This stuff is a must-have for brides!
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Getting Gwyneth Paltrow’s hair is now easier than ever: She’s now a partner in Blo Blow Dry Bar

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Fans of Gwyneth Paltrow’s perma-perfect blond locks take note: the actress, lifestyle expert, cook, author and Goop sensei has added another job to her portfolio: blow dry aficionado. Along with hairstylist David Babaii, Paltrow has been announced as partner and creative director of Blo Blow Dry Bar. The blow dry bar chain has carved itself something of a niche since launching in 2007 with its no cut, no colour, just blowouts philosophy. With Paltrow and Babaii’s input, the chain hopes to expand further, bringing red carpet glam to Gwyneth-devouts worldwide.

“I cannot wait to grow Blo with Gwyneth and David. They are the perfect fit for our company,” said Ari Yakobson, Blo Blow Dry Bar’s CEO via press release. “This combination and a proven business model is exciting. This is a tremendous benefit for our current and future Franchise Partners; our loyal guests are going to love this collaboration.”
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