April 15th, 2014

We love BB’s because they are an all-in-one solution to multiple different products. Here is a new one for you..

BB Cream for thy tresses. 

(DISCLAIMER: it doesn’t turn your hair to above color, though we wouldn’t mind if it did..)

                    

Ecru Acacia Protein BB Cream is an all-in-one styling solution for hair. Upon first squeeze, I found a light and airy conditioning formula that is quadro powered to strengthen, tame, moisturize, and protect. Star ingredients include Acacia Collagen™, Silk Protein, Jojoba Oil, and Monoi Oil.. which we lusted over not too long ago. An unstoppable combination that smells lovely. 

I have some pretty ill-behaved flyaways around the front of my face that become especially noticeable whilst blow drying.. they are no match for this BB. 

Does This: All-In-One BB Cream for hair
Is This: Ecru Acacia Protein BB Cream
Get This: OpenSky
Price: $30.00

Product c/o the brand. Image via 

-Kristin 

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 

October 1st, 2013

Like that beautiful softness of a zebra’s mane.

Image: Elle

September 24th, 2013

You aren’t supposed to judge a book by it’s cover, right? Admittedly on occasion … I do. As a lover of typography/art/packaging I think at times it’s safe to assume a creative cover is a reflection of creative content. Same goes with beauty products.

Notice anything funny in picture below? 

                    

How about now? 

                    

This label was too quirky to pass up. A true reflection of it’s name, I can’t think of many things more natural than bathing outside in a wooden water basin. 

Natural Organic Edible Cosmetics creates cosmetics in their purest form. I was even able to read and make sense of the ingredients list on this shampoo. (Not an easy thing for me to say as I am far from science-savvy.) This shampoo in particular utilizes fruit sugars to cleanse, repair and hydrate the scalp - ideal for people with sensitive skin and fine hair. 

And it adds a little flare to the shower setting, n’est-ce pas?

Does This: Provides hair with a natural, gentle clean 
Is This: Pure Naturalist Shampoo
Get This: Noecosmetics.com
Price: $9.32 

There is still time to take our survey! 30 seconds and you could win 1 of 3 $100 dollar gift cards to Sephora

-Kristin 

Product c/o the brand Portrait via Sue Bryce

September 24th, 2013

The hair … is this like a front ponytail?

Image: Elle Czech

August 13th, 2013

For the last installment of the easiest hair ever with AG Hair and their new Texture Spray, we just … unpin stuff … and magic happens.

Last week’s look was a messy top knot (two), and with the hold and volume lent by the texture spray, getting beachy waves was as easy as taking the hair down. 

                    


If you’ve done the top knot for evening, you can actually sleep in it and wake up the next day like you woke up on the beach, except without sand in your underwear. 

If you want to do this quickly before bed, it helps to dampen your hair a bit and then mist in the texture spray. Just throw it up in a twisted bun with a scrunchie (yes, a scrunchie) and awaken to waves.

Special thanks to AG Hair for partnering with me on this, Wesley O’Meara for teaching me these awesome looks, and Cameron Krone for a super chill shoot.

There’s tons more inspiration for textured looks over on AG Hair’s blog, which is overall a sweet site for hair inspo.

Does This: Look 3 - Day after beachy waves
Is This: AG Hair Texture Spray
Get This: At a salon nearest you
Pay This: $24

Image: Cameron Krone

August 12th, 2013
Can you tell me something rumored to be glamorous but actually isn’t?
Riding in a convertible with long hair flying behind your head. At least, not when you have the hair shown above. I know because I have it - long and Fine. The perfect formula for tangles. Especially when wind is involved. 
(All hail the top knot.)
                    
I would like to shake the the hand of Shaun P, professional hair colorist and inventor of the Tangle Teezer. He sought to find a solution to every Rapunzel’s problem - a brush made to detangle hair without leaving her threatening to cut it off. 
The Tangle Teezer is the compact/sleek little nugget shown above. Besides its nugget-esk shape, what makes it special? Well.This brush was thoughtfully constructed to comb through tangles. Each bristle is strategically sized and placed (which must have taken a lot of time to figure out). I used it on my dry un-styled hair and was quite impressed with the results. It was pain free and untangled all my fine strands with relative ease. Success.!
The Tangle Teezer also comes with a cover that protects the bristles and prevents rogue hairs from escaping. Yes, this little brush is handbag worthy. 
Does This: Detangles hair frustration-freeIs This: Tangle TeezerGet This: at Look Fantastic Pay This: ~$16
Photograph by Enrico Boccioletti 
-Kristin 

Can you tell me something rumored to be glamorous but actually isn’t?

Riding in a convertible with long hair flying behind your head. At least, not when you have the hair shown above. I know because I have it - long and Fine. The perfect formula for tangles. Especially when wind is involved. 

(All hail the top knot.)

                    

I would like to shake the the hand of Shaun P, professional hair colorist and inventor of the Tangle Teezer. He sought to find a solution to every Rapunzel’s problem - a brush made to detangle hair without leaving her threatening to cut it off

The Tangle Teezer is the compact/sleek little nugget shown above. Besides its nugget-esk shape, what makes it special? Well.This brush was thoughtfully constructed to comb through tangles. Each bristle is strategically sized and placed (which must have taken a lot of time to figure out). I used it on my dry un-styled hair and was quite impressed with the results. It was pain free and untangled all my fine strands with relative ease. Success.!

The Tangle Teezer also comes with a cover that protects the bristles and prevents rogue hairs from escaping. Yes, this little brush is handbag worthy. 

Does This: Detangles hair frustration-free
Is This: Tangle Teezer
Get This: at Look Fantastic 
Pay This: ~$16

Photograph by Enrico Boccioletti 

-Kristin 

August 7th, 2013

Ok, time for the next installation of the easiest hair ever with AG Hair and their new Texture Spray! 

After Wesley O’Meara and I did the sleek-yet-bedheady look (see it here), we swept everything up in a messy top knot. This is the type of “simple” that hair goddesses can do in their sleep - but if you aren’t one of those and/or you have fine hair like mine, wakey wakey, here is how you do it: the key is to create some messy volume and texture throughout the hair with the texture spray, so when it’s pulled back it doesn’t flatten into ballerina bun territory.  We pulled out a few pieces around the front, pulled the rest up into a ponytail, and wrapped it in a loose circle held by pins.

                    


Moral of the story is that sometimes the simplest “less is more” looks actually need justalittle more to make them come to life.

Also, as I already had product in my hair from the straight look, throwing the above together was super easy - so keep that in mind for day to night transitions.

Does This: Look 2 - Bun hair, don’t care effortless top knot
Is This: AG Hair Texture Spray
Get This: At a salon nearest you
Pay This: $24

Image: Cameron Krone


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