Mornings are not the best time for me. After waking up at 5:30 a.m. for yoga, I’m usually ready for a nap by 7:30 a.m.—which is when I should be blow drying my hair, applying two coats of Yves Saint Laurent mascara, and changing outfits approximately four times. So when I heard about the beGlammed iPhone app, which just started offering hair and beauty services in Dallas (it’s already available in Los Angeles and Las Vegas), I wondered if my mornings were about to get a whole lot easier. And a whole lot more glamorous.Full Story
Michael Flores is the mane man in charge of the salon at Neiman Marcus’ flagship location downtown. He let us into his world and gave us the scoop on what’s in (prepare the scissors), what’s over, and what trends to try. (We’ll be popping into the salon soon to order up a soft ponytail.) On the latest […]Full Story
Piermarini Launches Eponymous Beauty Line The Snider Plaza boutique has launched its own beauty collection. The 32-piece lineup includes everything from night cream to a perfect red lipstick and rings up between $18 and $48. The products come in smart black containers with the Piermarini logo and are formulated with water lily extract, avocado oil, aloe, jojoba, […]Full Story
Our favorite summer lacquers were given an imaginative treatment and sent back in time in our recent Toy Story nail polish roundup. We’re giving away a few of our favorites: Michael Kors “Audition,” Scotch Naturals “Kiltlifter,” Lancôme “Golden Riviera,” and Deborah Lippmann “Video Killed the Radio Star.” Enter here to win.Full Story
Ladies, we’ve got you covered. When you’re in the market for an airbrush tan that won’t leave you orange, a consistent blowout, a good spot to get your eyebrows tweezed to perfection, or the most fun nail art haunt, you can turn to our picks in the Best of Big D. Visit this page, select “services” […]Full Story
Back in 2000, Maryann Mihalopoulos, a seasoned attorney turned part-time entrepreneur, converted her passion for ambrosial fragrances into a sweet side business she called Xela Aroma. The brand peddles a dreamy lineup of candles and diffusers, each made and manufactured with essential oils, right here in Dallas. This week, one lucky winner will be able to take home the Classic White Linen Candle. The serene blend of chamomile, patchouli, cyclamen, jasmine, violet and musk promises to soothe your senses; and if the aroma on its own doesn’t suffice, the candle’s lovely packaging and 14-ounce, gold-trimmed jar might do the trick.
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Katherine Burks is a ShopTalk intern.Full Story
Which glow-in-a-box is the best in our fake bake-off? Four sunless tanning formulas go head to head. See the editors’ notes.Full Story
This week’s giveaway is a delightful medley of L’Occitane goodness in one of the best-ever scents, rose. A yellow mini suitcase holds the beauty brand’s latest Roses et Reines collection. In it, you’ll find an pretty container of body milk, eau de toilette, and a tube of hand and nail cream. A jar of bath salts accompanies the […]Full Story
I’m already a fan of Lavanilla, a brand that aims to make the fragrance experience a healthier one. Perfumes, if you are unaware, are full of chemicals. Lavanilla, on the other hand, focuses on essential oils and leaves out the mineral oils, synthetic dyes and fragrances, chemical sunscreens, aluminum, and sulfates. Typically, with perfumes on the natural end of the spectrum, I find they don’t last long without the powers of synthetic ingredients, but Lavanilla leaves a lingering sweetness that lasts all day. Everything the brand makes is vanilla-based (Vanilla Grapefruit, Vanilla Blackberry, etc). I wear the Pure Vanilla perfume almost daily and slather on the Vanilla Lavender body butter nightly. The limited-edition Vanilla Summer variation has me drooling. The list of the notes alone should sell you: tropical mango, juicy pineapple, creamy coconut milk, island sugar cane, and Madagascar vanilla. That’s a serious vacation elixir. I’ve got one to give away. Enter here to win.Full Story
CALVIN MAHONE at Drybar Weapon of choice: Buttercup Why he loves it: “In the hair industry, there are many options when it comes to choosing the perfect hairdryer. I always tell my clients to opt for a nano ionic dryer. Nano ionic dryers use negative ions to neutralize static-causing positive ions, yielding less frizz while restoring moisture to the […]Full Story