March 20th, 2014

Happy first day of Spring!!!

Images: Elle Vietnam

February 27th, 2014
The best way to really make hair last and minimize styling time is by maximizing your blow outs … thus the secret to amazing two day (three day?) hair. Since I’m not looking to do this everyday during the winter … ahem … I’ve found that it’s completely achievable with a combination of great products + 30 minutes + reasonable arm strength + high blow dryer tolerance. (And nearby source of cold air when you begin to overheat.)
                    

We are giving away the new Keratin Smooth Collection from TRESemme to help maximize your blowouts for Two-Day-Hair-Perfection. This includes Keratin Smooth Shampoo, Keratin Smooth Conditioner, Heat Activated Treatment, and (bonus) new Fresh Start Dry Shampoo, valued at $21.96. Read below for instructions to enter. Good luck!
1. Do ONE of the following — follow Cult of Pretty on Bloglovin’ OR follow Cult of Pretty from your Tumblr account OR subscribe via email.
2. Leave a DISQUIS comment below [click through if you are reading this post in your Tumblr feed] and tell me your secret for beautiful two day hair. NOTE: Please don’t comment in the ‘Ask Me Anything’ or ‘Fan Note’ area of Tumblr. If you do we will not see your comment and not be able to enter you into the contest! — Please everyone click through and leave a comment on Cult of Pretty itself.
3. You must be 18 or older to enter. If you happen to be under the legal age of 18 you can have someone else enter for you. Just remember that the product will be sent to their attention.
4. This giveaway is for US Residents only - unfortunately we are unable to ship outside of the USA. Sorry!
Contest ends next Friday March 7th at 11:59PM. NOTE: If you subscribe or follow to enter, you must still be subscribed or following at the time of the drawing to win. Multiple comments do not increase your chances of winning.
Products c/o the brand, Image via 
-Kristin 

The best way to really make hair last and minimize styling time is by maximizing your blow outs … thus the secret to amazing two day (three day?) hair. Since I’m not looking to do this everyday during the winter … ahem … I’ve found that it’s completely achievable with a combination of great products + 30 minutes + reasonable arm strength + high blow dryer tolerance. (And nearby source of cold air when you begin to overheat.)

                    

We are giving away the new Keratin Smooth Collection from TRESemme to help maximize your blowouts for Two-Day-Hair-Perfection. This includes Keratin Smooth Shampoo, Keratin Smooth Conditioner, Heat Activated Treatment, and (bonus) new Fresh Start Dry Shampoo, valued at $21.96. Read below for instructions to enter. Good luck!

1. Do ONE of the following — follow Cult of Pretty on Bloglovin’ OR follow Cult of Pretty from your Tumblr account OR subscribe via email.

2. Leave a DISQUIS comment below [click through if you are reading this post in your Tumblr feed] and tell me your secret for beautiful two day hair. NOTE: Please don’t comment in the ‘Ask Me Anything’ or ‘Fan Note’ area of Tumblr. If you do we will not see your comment and not be able to enter you into the contest! — Please everyone click through and leave a comment on Cult of Pretty itself.

3. You must be 18 or older to enter. If you happen to be under the legal age of 18 you can have someone else enter for you. Just remember that the product will be sent to their attention.

4. This giveaway is for US Residents only - unfortunately we are unable to ship outside of the USA. Sorry!

Contest ends next Friday March 7th at 11:59PM. NOTE: If you subscribe or follow to enter, you must still be subscribed or following at the time of the drawing to win. Multiple comments do not increase your chances of winning.

Products c/o the brand, Image via 

-Kristin 

February 12th, 2014

Sky high buns #backstage at Carolina Herrera

Hair by Orlando Pita with Bio Sleek

Image via kristindee_ with Cult of Pretty

February 11th, 2014

Scarves on braids on scarves

#Backstage at HONOR

Hair by James Pecis using PHYTO for Beauty.com

Image: Rachel Scroggins for Cult of Pretty (The Greyest Ghost)

February 9th, 2014

Dolled up #Backstage at the Erin Fetherston preview #NYFW

Hair by Salon Grafix & Clairol Natural Instincts; Makeup by Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics; Skincare by Skyn Iceland; Nails by KISS Products Inc. 

Photo via kristindee_ with Cult of Pretty 

Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram! @Cultograms 

January 31st, 2014

one word. FRIDAY.

To my NYC ladies - have plans this weekend? 

TIGI is hosting a Pre-Fashion Week Partay.. called The Private Client. Mingle with TIGI beauty experts, as well as designers, and have the opportunity for a 1-on-1 image consultant. Yes there will be cocktails and h’orderves too. 

What: TIGI The Private Client Event
Where: TIGI SOHO | 466 Broome St. 2nd FL | 10013
When: Friday 1/31 5-9PM and Saturday 2/1 1-6PM

Event c/o the brand, Image Via 

January 14th, 2014
If I could indulge in a beauty treatment once or maybe three times a week, it would be blowouts. Hands down.
The DreamDry/Dry Bar concept is not cultish, in fact it’s pretty mainstream. Regardless. The way these stylist can make hair look flawless for days in a mere 40 minutes for $40 - blows. my. mind. 
I went to the Rachel Zoe curated DreamDry on West 21st Street for an NYE do. I was greeted by a woman name Tudy with coffee and an iPad to scroll through their full selection of styles. I chose the super sleek, retro glam Veronica (inspired by the beautiful Veronica Lake, above). A little doubtful that my hair would come out as perfect as Veronica’s, I was thrilled when Tudy was finished working her magic - my hair and Veronica’s were close to identical. 
                 
Here was Tudy’s method: 
(1) After blow drying she took small sections of hair and sprayed with Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray. (2) She curled each with a curling iron and then pinned the perfect circular sections of hair back to my head. (3) Once my entire head was pinned and cooled, she took a few sections out at a time, brushed them together, and twisted them into one big curl with her finger.  (4) Brushed, tamed and sprayed with Oribe to keep every strand in locked down and curled position. 
Veronica. May our locks match again soon.
PS. Happy New Year! 
-Kristin 
Image via

If I could indulge in a beauty treatment once or maybe three times a week, it would be blowouts. Hands down.

The DreamDry/Dry Bar concept is not cultish, in fact it’s pretty mainstream. Regardless. The way these stylist can make hair look flawless for days in a mere 40 minutes for $40 - blows. my. mind. 

I went to the Rachel Zoe curated DreamDry on West 21st Street for an NYE do. I was greeted by a woman name Tudy with coffee and an iPad to scroll through their full selection of styles. I chose the super sleek, retro glam Veronica (inspired by the beautiful Veronica Lake, above). A little doubtful that my hair would come out as perfect as Veronica’s, I was thrilled when Tudy was finished working her magic - my hair and Veronica’s were close to identical. 

                 

Here was Tudy’s method: 

(1) After blow drying she took small sections of hair and sprayed with Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray. (2) She curled each with a curling iron and then pinned the perfect circular sections of hair back to my head. (3) Once my entire head was pinned and cooled, she took a few sections out at a time, brushed them together, and twisted them into one big curl with her finger.  (4) Brushed, tamed and sprayed with Oribe to keep every strand in locked down and curled position. 

Veronica. May our locks match again soon.

PS. Happy New Year! 

-Kristin 

Image via

December 20th, 2013

IT’S HERE ! 

Happiest of happy giftaway #Giveaway Friday’s - you are in for a treat.

Over the past year we have collected a stash of goodies from some of our cult favorites. Instead of being holiday hoarders (though tempting) we are gifting it all away… to two of you ! 

Find the detailed product lists below. After gawking at all of the beauty goodness, skip down for the instructions to enter. 

                    

Inside Giftaway #1: Eos Hand Cream: $3.26  | Benefit Lip Gloss: $16 | Benefit Live It Up Set: $25 | Sparitual Polish: $12 | Savon Olivina Napa Valley Natural Oatmeal Soap (Orange Peel and Clove $9 each): $18 | Shu Uenura Art of Hair Volume Maker: $48 | Memoire Liquide Fleur Liquide Reserve Edition 1.7oz perfume: $95| Tarte lights, camera, flashes mascara: $23 | Tarte complexion brightening lipstick: $15 | Mario Badescu Peptide Renewal Cream: $35 | AG Colour Care Texture Spray: $24 | We See Beauty MAKE Post Impressionism Matte Eye Shadow ($25 Each): $50 | butterLONDON Lippy Tinted Balm: $20 | butterLONDON Wink Colour Mascara: $20 | butterLONDON Wink Eye Pencil (black and brown $18 each): $36 | Ardency Inn Americana Custom Coverage Concentrate: $48 | Ardency Inn Americana Ultra Lightweight Skin Perfecting Primer: $34| Ardency Inn Eyes Like Fire Shadow: $21 |Ardency Inn Long Play Lip Vinyl: $23 | Ardency Inn Semi Goth Lip Gloss: $18 | Ardency Inn Light Catching Eye Powder: $32 | c.booth Honey Almond Nourishing Dry Oil Mist: $5.99 | NYX Love in Paris 9 Color Eye Shadow Palette: $9.99 | NYX Lip butter gloss: $4.99 | NYX butte lip balm: $3.99 | NYX Wonder Pencil: $4.49 | Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette: $59 | Urban Decay Illuminated Illuminator: $29 | Urban Decay Nail Polish: $15 | Guinot Vital Lip Care: $34 | Victorias Secret Make Up Bag: $22 | Victorias Secret Bombshell Roller Ball: $18 

Total Value: $842.71

                    

Inside Giftaway #2: Eos Hand Cream: $3.26 | Benefit Lip Gloss: $16 | Benefit Groovy Kind-a love! Set: $36 | Sparitual Polish: $12 | Savon Olivina Napa Valley Natural Oatmeal Soap (geranium and pear $9 each): $18 | Shu Uenura Art of Hair Volume Maker: $48 | Memoire Liquide Fleur Liquide Reserve Edition Crème de la Crème: $24 | Tarte lights, camera, flashes mascara: $23 | Tarte complexion brightening lipstick: $15 | Mario Badescu Peptide Renewal Serum: $45 | AG Colour Care Texture Spray: $24 | We See Beauty MAKE Post Impressionism Matte Eye Shadow ($25 Each): $50 | butterLONDON Lippy Tinted Balm: $20 | butterLONDON Wink Colour Mascara: $20 | butterLONDON Wink Eye Pencil (black and brown $18 each): $36 | Ardency Inn Americana Custom Coverage Concentrate: $48 | Ardency Inn Americana Ultra Lightweight Skin Perfecting Primer: $34 | Ardency Inn Eyes Like Fire Shadow: $21 | Ardency Inn Long Play Lip Vinyl: $23 | Ardency Inn Semi Goth Lip Gloss: $18 | Ardency Inn Boom Base Lip Balm & Base: $24 | c.booth Honey Almond Nourishing Dry Oil Mist: $5.99 | NYX Love in Paris 9 Color Eye Shadow Palette: $9.99 | NYX Lip butter gloss: $4.99 | NYX butte lip balm: $3.99 | NYX Wonder Pencil: $4.49 | Clayspray Face Mask: $59.95  | Urban Decay Shattered Face Case: $44 | Urban Decay Ocho Loco 2 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set: $59 | Urban Decay Nail Polish: $15 | Guinot Polished to Perfection Nail Set: $40 | Victorias Secret Victora Gift Set: $32 

Total Value: $837.66

Yes this is a whopping $1,680.37 worth of product… Happy Holidays! To enter to win one of these two giftaways follow the simple instructions below. Best wishes to you all!

1. Do ONE of the following — follow Cult of Pretty on Bloglovin’ OR follow Cult of Pretty from your Tumblr account OR subscribe via email.

2. Leave a DISQUIS comment below [click through if you are reading this post in your Tumblr feed] and tell me EITHER the holiday song you can’t stop listening to on repeat OR the holiday movie you’ve seen 50 times and counting, or both if you’d like. For this girl - Mariah and Love, Actually. Done and done. NOTE: Please don’t comment in the ‘Ask Me Anything’ or ‘Fan Note’ area of Tumblr. If you do we will not see your comment and not be able to enter you into the contest! — Please everyone click through and leave a comment on Cult of Pretty itself.

3. You must be 18 or older to enter. If you happen to be under the legal age of 18 you can have someone else enter for you. Just remember that the product will be sent to their attention.

4. This giveaway is for US Residents only - unfortunately we are unable to ship outside of the USA. Sorry!

Contest ends next Friday December 27th at 11:59PM. NOTE: If you subscribe or follow to enter, you must still be subscribed or following at the time of the drawing to win. Multiple comments do not increase your chances of winning.

Products c/o the brands Image via 

- Kristin & Ann


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