Ouai Smooth!

Fact: everything hairstylist Jen Atkin touches turns to gold—not in the actual sense, but the many styles she creates for stars like Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, and Kim Kardashian have the sort of shine that can be equated to that of a precious metal. The pro’s range of hair products have achieved somewhat of a cult status in the beauty world, reason being that they’re so good, it’s almost as if she’s made a house call.

Atkin added the Ouai Smooth Spray to the ever-expanding range of products, which promises to simultaneously serve as a heat protectant, detangler, frizz-fighter, shine booster, and leave-in conditioner.

Simply apply to damp hair before picking up the round brush and blow dryer, and experience the smoothest, friction-free blowout ever. The hydrolyzed proteins used in the formula provide add a protective shield against the heat, while a mixture of vitamin E, amino acids, and panthenol to condition your strands while preventing breakage.

Because of the lightweight texture, the fine mist won’t weight down equally-fine strands, though it proves to be hydrating enough to give curls of any structure the moisture they need.

I road tested the product on my dry, color-treated VERY curly hair and I was able to not only run my brush through it with ease but was able to blow dry it straight in a matter of minutes!

You can purchase it at Sephora or at Ouai.com

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Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair

For me, when I find a go-to skincare product I will cherish it forever (see Biologique Recherche) One such product is Estée Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II. You can call it ANR for short. ANR has been an Estée Lauder bestseller for years: with 25+ patents (and more pending), they’ve spent a great deal of time fine-tuning and researching the formula to make sure it does what it says. And trust me, it does.

While boosting cell turnover, ANR also evens out skin tone. Dark patches and sun spots are toned down and skin appears even all over. Plus, when you smooth the serum on (after cleansing, before moisturizer), you’ll feel hydrated and notice an instant glow.

A few drops are really all you need with each application, which means one bottle can last you months and months. If you’re not ready to take the leap, head to an Estée Lauder counter and ask for a sample. I can guarantee you’ll see results pretty quickly.

After a mere week of use, I felt that my skin was more supple and had a brightness that was lacking beforehand. The best way of explaining the results, because I have nothing very quantitative to measure, is to say that I look as though I’ve had a full 8+ hours of sleep and had just come back from a months long vacation. Now who doesn’t like that?

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Jenny Packham Fall 2017 RTW

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Erin Featherston Fall 2017 RTW

Erin Fetherston took a trip around the world for fall, a trek through different cultures and inspirations that were then mixed and matched in a chic, feminine collection. Moroccan references echoed in the color palette with warm spice tones, such as saffron, paprika and turmeric, as well in rich prints that were reminiscent of opulent Indian fabric and shoes inspired by North African pointed slippers. These ingredients helped Fetherston create a charming wardrobe, filled with breezy maxidresses and tunics embellished with tassels that were paired with wide-leg pants for an international globetrotter. The abundance of charming ethnic details were balanced by more urban pieces, such as a relaxed velvet suit and a ribbed turtleneck sweater worn with knitted pants. Despite the lineup’s Seventies’ Bohemian attitude, Fetherston avoided any nostalgic feeling and managed to translate her inspirations into an elegant collection for modern women.

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