Luke and Rona O’Connor Dish about Hair

As I mentioned, Daisy scored me an interview with her colorist and stylist of ten years, Rona and Luke O’Connor. The two are married and are also the owners of Lukaro (a combo of their names), a salon in Beverly Hills.

Rona O’Connor has been imparting various shades of blondes and darker browns on Daisy for years. Right now it’s sunflicked, meaning that she painted the color on her hair like a starburst across the whole surface so it looks like sun streaks. “If you pick the hair up, it’s sort of like a canvas,” Rona, a painter and drawer from a young age, informed me. “You see small streaks of color all around.” Sunflicking is great, because there’s no need to touch up the roots as often. I’m so sold on the entire process, BTW. Roots are the bane of my existence. She simply “tips” the hair, meaning she paints highlights on the ends of the strands. She focuses the lighter area around the hairline with foils to make it a lighter hue than the rest of the hair.

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Exclusive Daisy Fuentes Interview: Dianoche Ocean Day & Night

I’m on the left interviewing Daisy at the Gansevoort Hotel. This was clearly not my most photogenic moment, but OBV, I have to post a pic of myself with Daisy.

With its interlocking stacked packaging and oceanic color palette, this perfume bottle will sexify your boudoir in addition to your scent. See all the way below for what’s in the perfume. I was beyond excited to be asked to meet with Daisy for an exclusive blogger interview at her fragrance’s launch party last night at Ono at the Gansevoort Hotel. I totally agonized over my outfit choice (it had to somehow be business casual – I’d come from work – yet worthy of interaction with a supermodel… not so easy, right?) but was totally delighted to meet one of my fave TV personalities face-to-face. And? Daisy rocks blue like no one else can.

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Hayden Panettiere on the Cover of the June/July Issue of Teen Vogue

From Hayden’s cover story in the June/July issue:
On her life as a celeb, Hayden says, “Nothing is private,” she continues, “and when they write about you, it’s almost always completely false.” Does that include her romance with SUPERCUTE Heroes co-star Milo Ventimiglia? Hayden refuses to confirm or deny their relationship. “I’ll not comment until the day I die! Denial,” she concludes, with a wide grin.

The June/July 2008 issue of TEEN VOGUE is on sale nationwide May 20, 2008. Get exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and the inside scoop on Hayden’s cover shoot with TEEN VOGUE at: teenvogue.com/go/hayden.

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Lime and Yogurt: Not Just Diet Fodder

Hi, girls!

Happy belated Mother’s Day! BTW, check out my friend Erika’s tribute to several bloggers’ mothers (including Car! I didn’t have a digital pic of her, sorry) on Makeup Bag.

As much as I love products that show instant beauty results (i.e., lip glosses, eye makeup, masacara, etc.) some of my favorite products are the ones that yield no demonstrable change (except for a fresh scent). Here are my two fave shower gels of late.

Kings & Queens George III Lime Shower Gel, $9
I picked up this little gem whilst “supermarket sweeping” a major fashion magazine’s beauty closet a couple weeks ago with Erika. It was pretty much one of the better days of my lifestyle thus far. I love a monarchy and absolutely anything having to do with the British court, so I was intrigued when I saw that this lime-scented gel was created with this story in mind:
“One of the most dreadful enemies of the British navy was scurvy, which is caused by a lack of vitamin C. But in the early 18th century, sailors were saved by simply consuming daily lime juice, following orders given by King George III.”

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Weekend Beauty Reads from the Beauty Blog Network!


Product Girl is giving away 4 goodie bags from the upcoming Sex and the City movie! Check out Product Girl for more information.

StyleBell shows you how to make some serious waves with your flat iron.

Beauty Anonymous reveals the jelly pinkness of the Tracy Reese for Sally Hansen Spring 2008 Salon Collection !

Raging Rouge announces the MAX Factor May Makeover giveaway. Over $750 of MAX Factor products will be divided up between TEN winners on May 17th. Good luck!

SugarShock Beauty has a newfound love for foundation: the makeup artist- and Madge-approved Face Atelier Ultra Foundation.

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No Need to Compromise, Even if you Have Sensitive Eyes

I wear contacts because I am totally skeeved out/squeamish to the max about anything having to do with eyes. The idea of LASIK surgery makes me so nauseated. But, the beauty downside of all that is that a lot of regular eye makeup irritates my contacts. When I wear more eye makeup, say, for a night out or a black tie event, the potential for contact irritation increases.

To ensure my eyes will look fly as opposed to red and irritated, I’ve been on a major Clinique kick as their products are ALWAYS allergy tested and fragrance free. My favorite event eye look lately includes their Brush-On Cream Liner in Bronze, $14.50. This color is LIMITED EDITION, dolls, so stock up. The formula is long-wearing and looks absolutely gorge on green- and blue-eyed girls. I am loving it applied with a larger brush (although it comes with its own which is divine for lining) up to the crease for a smoky eye.

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LOST Analysis: Eyeliner Richard Returns!

Okay, so last week’s analysis plum never happened. Sorry. It was a cra weekend. Let’s just leave it at I adored how much shirtless Jack there was. And did you notice the Johnny-Castle-emerges-naked-from-the-bed in-Dirty-Dancing-esque scene where Jack MAY have flashed a little bit of somethin’ somethin’? (You and I both know my friends and I weren’t the only ones who rewound that part of Dirty Dancing ad nauseum).

Last night’s LOST episode catered to the obsessive cultists out there. And by obsessive cultists, I mean me. Locke episodes are always so packed with symbolism. I have to discuss this one with bullets. There’s no other way. I’m simply not that organized today.

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MAX Factor on Tour This Spring with Celeb Makeup Artist Jake Bailey

Do you live in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Chicago, Houston or Dallas? Celeb makeup artist Jake Bailey (pictured, left) and his team will be in-store to give gorge summer makeovers, share tips and tricks, and help women find the best shades for their complexions. Some of Jake’s clients include Paris Hilton, Brittany Snow (LOVE HER) and Kyra Sedgwick.

Click here for more info about the tour.

LOS ANGELES
Friday, May 16th 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Long’s
18441 Ventura Boulevard
Tarzana, CA

Saturday, May 17th 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
K-Mart
6310 W. 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA

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