Posts Tagged ‘uses’

Olivia Munn Uses This $6 Drugstore Conditioner as a D.I.Y. Hair Mask

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

If you look up the word “glossy” in the dictionary, next to it, you’ll likely find a picture of Olivia Munn‘s hair. The 37-year-old actrss’s locks are coveted by legions of beauty lovers, who are dying to know the secrets behind her perpetually shiny tresses. Well, thanks to the “X-Men” star’s colorist, Cassondra Kaeding, we might be a little closer to achieving Olivia Munn-level hair.

In an interview with E! News, Kaeding—who has also worked with celebrity clients like Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Lea Michele, and Kate hudson—revealed that her best-kept secret for healthy, shiny locks isn’t a fancy-pants hair mask—it’s a $ 6 conditioner that can be found in most drugstores. The colorist touts Dove’s coconut oil-packed Color Care Conditioner, which she uses as a D.I.Y. hair mask on Munn and other celebrities, for its dual purpose of hydrating hair and extending the life of color-treated locks.

“The [Dove Color Care Conditioner] has coconut oil, so you can use it as a hair mask,” she said. “It has dual purposes.”

MORE: 10 Things No One Ever Tells You About Hair Masks

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Why not use a regular hair mask? Kaeding actually warns against them. She claims that the excess use of hair masks can reduce the product’s effectiveness and result in limp locks. She compares the hair to skin in the sense that it can only absorb so much product until it’s overkill. That’s why she recommends a conditioner as a D.I.Y. mask that’s easy on the hair, but can still provide red-carpet results.

“Less is more. Don’t overdo with too much protein,” she said. “Too much of a good thing can be a bad thing.”

MORE: Tina Knowles-Lawson Reveals the True Length of Beyoncé’s Natural Hair

There you have it. The secret to Munn’s sleek and shiny locks. Now, if you’ll excuse us, we’ll be heading to the drugstore ASAP.


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How Kourtney Kardashian Uses Green Tea to Help Keep Her Diet Balanced

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

As a mom of three, Kourtney Kardashian is always thinking about the healthiest options—not just for her little ones, but for herself. But as a mere human, the 38-year-old reality star knows how hard it is sometimes to fight cravings, which is why she’s picked up a smart trick over the years to resist less-healthy foods and stay on track with a balanced diet.

In a new post on her website, Kourtney revealed that bread baskets at restaurants are one of her biggest vices. And though bread isn’t bad (hello, we love it) devouring a whole basket’s worth before digging into an entrée that likely contains important nutrients like protein and fiber may not what be everyone’s body always wants or needs.

So, Kourtney said her first order of business when eating out is to a cup of green tea with almond milk and honey. Of course, the tea isn’t to replace her food; it’s simply to keep her hands and taste buds occupied with a healthy option until her real meal arrives. And while the fact that green tea is good for you certainly isn’t groundbreaking—it’s well-established and research-backed that the drink contains tons of antioxidants, nutrients, and can benefit your body in major ways—we like the idea of sipping on something sweet, satisfying, and good for you while waiting for an entrée.

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The post, titled “How I Eat Healthy Wherever I Go,” also delved into Kourtney’s other health tips, including the fact that she’s not afraid to ask point-blank where her food is coming from. “I talk to the restaurants in my neighborhood and find out where they source their food. I’ll ask if their meat is grass-fed, whether or not their produce is organic or local, things like that,” she wrote. “Being informed helps me choose the best local restaurants to go to with my family.”

As for times when there aren’t many healthy options around, like the airport, the “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star makes sure to pack a bag of Kourtney-approved snacks for her kids to munch on. “Bringing your own snacks—especially for the kids—is a great way to have healthy options that everyone likes,” she wrote. “Also, if we’re gone for a big trip, I’ll pack a bag full of gluten-free snacks to bring with us, so we have our pantry staples wherever we go.”

MORE: Kourtney Kardashian’s Skin Care Secret Is an Actual Potted Plant

Though Kourtney’s diet might seem strict to some, it’s important to note that she’s simply sharing a system that works for her, and everyone’s body is different. What works for Kourtney may not work for you. If restaurant bread baskets are one of your great joys in life (raises hand) then we certainly don’t advocate depriving yourself.


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NFL uses John Harbaugh to promote women's fashion line

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

NFL uses John Harbaugh to promote women's fashion line
It features fashion bloggers like Lindsey Calla, who publishes the Saucy Glossie blog, as well as the wives of NFL players Jason Witten and Ray Farmer."[Our women's apparel] is authentic to the NFL," Weston said. "We have such a emotional brand.
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Scenes from the New York fashion week photo diary of Barbara Anastacio.
At the Creatures of the Wind show earlier today, there was a western undercurrent from head (cowboy shirts and printed silk scarves around the neck) to toe (closed-toe shoes designed by Tabitha Simmons). With Elaphe water snakeskin and a chain at the …
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Fall 2013 Fashion For Women Entre Deux Ages
Despite being perceived as passé and unfashionable, department stores are where the business of women's fashion gets done. And they were …. Wide-legged cropped pants should be left to Man Repeller (a great blog, but not an aspirational look). Skirts.
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