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Earth-Friendly Hairspray

Written on April 25, 2011 at 7:24 am , by

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Hairspray was always one of those products we could never imagine going green. But in the spirit of Earth Day, we’ve compiled a list of Mother Nature-approved finishing sprays. Keep strands in line with these natural wonders:

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If you’re going for an au naturel look, Aubrey Organics NuStyle Hairspray is the spray for you. This hair-aid has a barely-there feel to it that will give your hair the hold that it needs without any crunchiness.

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Another light hairspray that’s gone green is TRESemme Naturals Finishing Spray. This long-lasting finisher is made with sweet orange extract to help fortify strands (and impart a nice scent). It’s also dye-free, and enhances hair’s natural radiance.

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If you’re more of a big hair gal, Nexxus Phyto Organics Absolute Firm Hold Finisher lends enough staying power to uphold even bold styles, and contains botanicals to nourish locks.

—By Lindsay Richardson, beauty intern

Splurge or Steal?

Written on April 18, 2011 at 7:29 am , by

One of the perks of being the intern de jour is that you get to try out all the latest beauty loot. With full access to the overflowing beauty closet, I’ve found a number of must-have products that I swear by. Here, I’m dishing about which are worth the splurge and which of these bargain beauty products are just as good as their high-end counterparts.

STEAL: L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara

Screen shot 2011-04-13 at 3.41.55 PMI have always lusted after thicker lashes and seem to be on a never-ending search for the best volumizing mascara. When I caught wind of a product that boasted “millionizing lashes”, I had to try it for myself. To my delight, L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara ($9) delivers exactly what is promised perfectly separated full lashes. This is a magic wand worth investing in!

SPLURGE: Givenchy Le Prisme Blush

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Being a poor college student, I try to resist spending temptation, but when you love something this much it seems worth the splurge. Givenchy Le Prisme Blush ($44) is the perfect mix of colors to brighten up more than just my dull skin, but my whole day: When you look better, you feel better!

STEAL: John Frieda Root Awakening Hair Spray

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After styling your hair, just a couple spritzes of John Frieda Root Awakening Non-Aerosol Hair Spray ($6.49) will keep it in place through the night. This lightweight, non-sticky spray is also enriched with vitamins that promote strong strands.

SPLURGE: Clinique Redness Solutions Targeted Corrector

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This is my skin crisis go-to stick. I have tried tons of concealers, and nothing compares to this handy little wand. The yellow tint helps neutralize redness on blemishes and around your nose. Although it’s a tiny tube, a little of Clinique Redness Solutions Targeted Corrector ($19.50) goes a long way.

STEAL: Victoria’s Secret Minerals Lip Gloss in Bare

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A swipe of gloss can work wonders, especially if you don’t have much time to spend on your makeup. One of my favorite finds in the beauty closet is Victoria’s Secret Minerals Lip Gloss in Bare ($10). It’s the perfect neutral hue to keep my look work-friendly yet pulled together.

By Lindsay Richardson, beauty intern

Want Nancy O’Dell’s Perfect Hair?

Written on May 12, 2010 at 3:10 pm , by

Entertainment journalist and former Dancing With the Stars cast member, Nancy O’Dell (here she is with her hairstylist who was sporting one cute bang braid), dishes on her favorite all-weather hairspray. p.s. You’d never know it looking at Nancy’s mane, but it was raining cats and dogs on this day!