Friday Faves {March 27, 2015}

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1. Target collabs. For a while I felt like there were so many Target collaborations going on that I stopped paying attention to them, but the upcoming Lilly Pulitzer and  Of a Kind shops caught my attention. Just when I thought I had officially outgrown the Lilly trend, they come out with pieces like this perfect pink and white chevron bikini and I’m sold. { &}

2. Celeb lifestyle sites. It can’t be a coincidence that so many of my fav celebs – Gwyneth Paltrow, Blake Lively, Lauren Conrad and now Reese Witherspoon –  all launched lifestyle websites. LC’s has been one of my favorites for a while (this may or may not be an indirect result of my Laguna Beach and Hills obsession) and now I’m pretty excited to see what’s to come on Reese’s new Draper James site, which sounds like it will be more of a shopping experience than editorial. {}

3. Life tips: how to remove any stain. Real Simple created an infographic that tells you exactly how to get any stain imaginable out – coffee, wine, salad dressing, lipstick, paint and more. I learned from my mother-in-law that Lestoil is one of the best stain removers out there, but I’m no expert, so this will come in handy for sure. {}

4. A Jell-O shot machine. For real. It’s called Jevo and it’s apparently an “automated shot maker that can crank out 20 of your beloved Jell-O shots with the push of a button.” We could have used that in college… or now. {}

Celebrity Hair Styles from Butterfly Studio Salon {Get the Looks}

It’s no secret that Blake Lively has amazing hair. If I had to choose one celebrity with the best hair, it would be her. Her effortless, yet glam hair styles are always perfect, from effortless waves to a ponytail that works for both day and night. Butterfly Studio Salon senior stylist Stacey Guerra has some great tips for creating looks like Blake’s that require minimal product, prep or time.

Get the Look: Blake Lively's Ponytail

Pretty Ponytail

  • Upgrade a worn ponytail from day to night by taking out that pony and shaking it as hard as you can just to create some body.
  • Grab your purse-size dry texturizing spray (key for reworking fullness into limp hair) and apply through entire head, roots to tips.
  • Shake hair out, using your hands as well to break up, lift, and activate your spray.
  • Pull hair back, taking one section at a time to create a super textured look (versus slicked back and smooth).
  • Secure above or at the curve of the head with a hair tie (the positioning makes it more playful.)
  • Gently pull on the hair to create height and adjust the look.
  • Wrap a small section of hair around the base of the pony and tuck for a messy, sexy ponytail or add a metallic pony cuff for a chic way to accessorize the look.

Get the Look: Julianna Hough's Top Knot -

Effortless Top Knot

  • To create the perfect, no-frills top knot, you need a little grit or dirt in your hair which requires applying as much dry shampoo as you can.
  • In the AM, hold your breath and spray through hair before creating your top knot.
  • Then in the PM, release your work knot and shake it out by flipping your head over and mussing for volume and texture. The product will have prepped the hair and controlled the day’s oils.
  • Take a fine size amount of molding paste, like Oribe Rough Luxury between your palms and rub through your hair.
  • Follow with hairspray for grip and a shine finish and flip back over.
  • Recreate your morning knot, but placing it more forward, towards the front of the head. (TIP: On the crown is more for a day look whereas more forward is nighttime-ready!)

Get the Look: Selena Gomez's Waves -

Glam Waves

  • Go for the two pigtail twist trick.
  • Part dry hair into two pigtails and spray each one with a dry texturizing spray.
  • Take each pigtail and section into two braids, securing at the ends with a hair tie.
  • Twist braids tightly into two buns right above each ear, securing with a hair tie.
  • Sleep overnight and upon rising in the morning shake out and apply more dry texture spray for volume. Voila! Easy, beachy waves.

**Images Butterfly Studio Salon.

Reese Witherspoon at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards {Get the Look}

One of my favorite parts of any awards show is watching the celebrities walk the red carpet in the latest in fashion and beauty. The 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards was no different, and this year some of my favorite celebrity looks were Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, Jenna Dewan Tatum and Gwyneth Paltrow.

While we don’t all have the luxury of wearing couture gowns to awards shows, you can recreate Best Actress in a Motion Picture nominee Reese Witherspoon’s makeup with the help of her friend and makeup artist Molly R. Stern. Read on for more on Reese’s Golden Globes makeup, which Stern called a “statuesque and golden” look to complement her silver gown by Calvin Klein Collection (which I loved on her!).

Reese Witherspoon at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards - Makeup Look at

Photo by Getty Images via Laura Mercier

FACEClean and photo-ready skin

EYES:  Golden wash of colour

LIPS: Wine-stained lips

What were your favorite looks from the Golden Globe Awards? Let us know in the comments below!