Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Best Dressed at the Golden Globes

Hey everyone!
So the 2012 Golden Globe Awards recently aired on television and I have to say that there were some amazing fashion choices made by many of the top celebrities. Major trends on the red carpet included bold colors and patterns, nude dresses, metallic, and mermaid dresses. These are the ones that I noticed the most while watching it.
So without further ado, let's go over my top choices for style at this year's awards!

Reese Witherspoon

Wow is all I have to say. Reese Witherspoon looked effortlessly flawless in this beautiful red Zac Posen gown. The strapless style really flattered her figure and I loved the bold red color in comparison to all the nude colors that were constantly coming up on the red carpet. Her hair was so perfectly beachy and undone. I absolutely loved it. She had minimal makeup on but still seemed to have this beautiful bronze glow about her. Deffinitely a 5 star look in my book! This look suited her perfectly.

Sofia Vergara

My favorite take of the night on the mermaid dress trend! This dress is stunning and looked great against her pretty tan skin and long straight hair. I love the navy color and the beautiful detail at the bottom of the dress. The fabric is beautiful and gives off such a rich texture. Vera Wang never ceases to amaze me! The dress suited Sofia's curvy shape beautifully.

Nicole Richie

I have admired Nicole Richie's style for a while now and this gorgeous gown is no exception. I loved her hair and makeup with this outfit. Her half-up half-down hair is so pretty with full bangs. I also loved the little clutch from House of Harlow that she was carrying; it went perfectly with the dress without overpowering it. This dress is the perfect take on the metallic trend and I love it! Call me predictable but I was in love with this sequin-y metallic number.

Angelina Jolie
She looked so glamorous that I just had to add her to my best dressed list! I love the chic red lips and pulled back hair. The gown is form fitting and has a nice flow to it at the same time. I love the red detailing as well as the clutch she wore to go along with it. The silky material makes her look glamorous and very chic.

Claire Danes

What appeared to be a simple clean cut dress deffinitely wasen't. When Claire Danes turned around I gasped. I absolutely adored the back of her J. Mendel dress and the detailing on the shoulders of it. Her hair looked beautiful in a simple updo. She certainly made clean cut look good. Loving it!

Charlize Theron

Talk about rocking the Dior! I love the crazy detail on this dress. The low v-cut is classy and gives her a beautiful feminine look without looking like too much skin is showing. I loved the giant ribbon coming down from the waist and the slit at her leg which flowed eloquently off to the side in a gorgeous train. The shoes were pretty simple but that's really what you need with this statement making dress. Headbands were deffinitely a trend I noticed a lot on the red carpet and she manages to pull it off effortlessly with such a formal gown!

Ella Macpherson

Beautiful glowing skin seemed to be a huge thing on the red carpet and Ella Macpherson was deffinitely sporting it! I love her effortless bombshell blowout as far as her hair goes and her dress was just as eye catching. The ruffles are beautiful and I love the many layers that the dress has. The detailing on the bust is eye catching and this mermaid style really suited her. Loved the accessories as well!

Emma Stone

This girl certainly knows how to dress. She has had an amazing year of fashion and this dress to ring in the new year is proof that this year will be no different. I love the plum color and the cut of the shoulders on this gown. The color suits her fair complexion and hair so well. Her makeup was a little bold for my taste and I did not really like the way she did it in relation to the dress she was wearing (however that's the only negative comment I have to make!). The dress looks flawless on her and Emma Stone is deffinitely a style star of this generation.

A few other notable mentions:

Evan Rachel Wood
(Although I'm not a huge fan of the halter neck, this dress is breathtaking. So much detail!)

Kate Beckingsale
(Simple and classic, this dress is the perfect red carpet number!)
Jessica Alba
(I LOVE LOVE LOVE this dress!)

Salma Hayek
(Loving all the detail and pattern on the dress!)

Sarah Hyland
(Despite a wardrobe malfunction, this dress really stunned! Love the texture and the beautiful lace waist)

Lea Michele
(Sequins...need I say more? Although this dress is really revealing, I think she pulled it off really well and I have to admit that I am completely in love with all that metallic detailing around the bust and the waist)

As always, with the fabulous and the beautiful comes the not so great outfit choices. Here are a few of the celebrities who's outfit choices made me cringe a little. These guys are at the top of my list as far as worst dressed goes:

Zooey Deschanel, Natalie Portman (suprisingly!), Madonna, Jodie Foster, Amanda Peet, Kelly Osborne, and Sarah Michelle Gellar. Sorry ladies, but you all get a thumbs down in this blogger's books!

So what was your favorite look from The Golden Globes?
Which lady had the most beautiful gown?
What was your favorite hair and makeup look?
Let me know at
Love hearing from you guys!
- Gen

Monday, 9 January 2012

Got dry, damaged hair? Look no further!

Hey guys!
So I know that seasonal changes and winter can be pretty brutal on our hair. I know my hair gets unruly and dehydrated especially in the winter so I try to use the right products to help keep it looking full of life and full of shine. Our hair also gets a ton of damage from the tools we use on it and the things we do to it (I recently added a ton of new highlights to my hair so I know aaaall about this!) Today I wanted to show you guys my absolute favorite products for dry and damaged hair. I've got a ton of favorites because for a long time I had very damaged hair. I dyed it, I constantly tried new things with it, and I did not take care of it properly. So to help you guys avoid all of the dehydration mistakes I have made in the past I bring you....My top products for dry, damaged hair.

Moroccan Oil
This has got to be the most amazing product on the market. I am in love with this stuff and have been using it for years ever since I used to work in a hair salon. It is quite pricey but well worth the cost I can promise you that. You only need a very small amount and it deffinitely goes a long way. This is my all time favorite hair product because it gives my hair incredible shine and lots of much needed moisture. I use this on my damp hair almost everytime I get out of the shower. I promise you will not regret this incredible purchase! It is a miracle product. Macadamia Oil is another product that is similar and makes your hair soft and shiny!  Both can be purchased at places like Trade Secrets or at salons near you.

Herbal Essenses Hello Hydration Shampoo & Conditioner
These are two great drugstore products that have an amazing price and give great results. They smell so good that you feel as though you just left a tropical beach. They really hydrate your hair and keep the moisture locked in. It's rich and creamy and does not leave your hair feeling dry and brittle once you get out of the shower. For approximately 4$ a bottle, you really can't go wrong with this one!

Aussie's 3 Minute Miracle
This is a great mask for dry and damaged hair. It is inexpensive and properly gives your hair that extra moisture it needs. It is made to be a moisture treatment and deffinitely does what it claims to do. It leaves your hair looking soft and shiny. This is one of my favorite deep conditioners and deffinitely the best one that you will find at a drugstore.

Schwarzkopf BC Moisture Kick Spray
This is my favorite leave-in conditioner. I just spray a little all around in my hair after I am done my shower and before I use a wide-tooth comb to brush out my hair. It is great for detangling and leaves your hair feeling healthy and strong.  If you don't believe me, check out these great Makeup Alley reviews on it!

It's a Ten Miracle Leave-In Product
This product claims to do 10 different things and wow it certainly does. It is a great leave in product that leaves your hair less dry and feeling more healthy. Your hair feels so silky after you use this! Once you start using it you will never want to stop! It makes your hair shiny and takes away any frizz you might have since it conditions the hair so well. It also says that it protects your hair and locks in your color which I do believe that it does. This product seriously does what it claims to do and I can't get enough of it! It may seem pricey at first but trust me you will not regret it!

Macadamia Oil Mask
This is such a nice intense hydrating mask. It locks in moisture and really restores your hair. It smells yummy and I love it for when my hair really needs an intensive treatment. This is perfect for anyone with really damaged hair (especially chemical damage!). It's not heavy on your hair and it leaves your hair feeling light and silky. Deffinitely a must-try!

I hope this gave you guys a good little peak into some incredible moisturizing products for your hair!
Now I know you will all have fabulous soft and silky hair!
- Gen

P.S Your favorite blogger is heading to NYC this weekend and I want to know your absolute favorite stores there! I will check out your shop recommendations and will come back to you guys with all of my favorites. I will be writing a post of my top fashion and beauty stores in NYC so look out for that and send any recommendations my way at