What's more Australian than a gorgeous girl leaving the beach with sexy, salty, textured hair? We say: nothing. With Australia Day fast approaching (um, it's tomorrow), we've got your nails covered and your fun outfit sorted out nicely, but the easiest way to amp up your Summer sex appeal and overall cool-girl beauty look is by spritzing a good quality sea salt spray through your locks. A few of us here at Sugar are big fans at the stuff, so we've tried and tested most of these. And let us tell you, they've got the goods. They don't weigh your hair down or leave it looking greasy, and they actually give you that sexy hair you've always wanted — think Lara Bingle, Sienna Miller and Jodi Gordon. Click through to see which ones we recommend, then spritz your way into your Oz Day delecbrations!
So you know we're going a little loco on the Australiana theme this week — but what better time to celebrate all that is great about Aussie celebs and products made Down Under than the lead-up to Australia Day? We always look forward to events like the Logies and any Australian film premiere, because we get to see stars including Jodi Gordon, Lara Bingle and Rose Byrne flexing their makeup muscles. We asked the Sugar eds to pick their all-time favourite Australian beauty moment; plus the product they'll be purchasing to get thy look at home.
Aside from the festive season and festival action (more on that later), we've got Summer beauty on the brain. With each new season, we try to experiment with different trends and beauty products because, well, it's very fun. We asked the Sugar editors to tell us what they'll be wearing on their pretty faces, legs, lips, in their hair and on their eyes. Ready for some inspiration?
Model Erin Wasson made an appearance on Extra last night, sporting tousled waves that were perfect for our approaching Summer. Lucky for us, this casual look is easy to create. After washing your hair, create a part and rough-dry your hair with your hands (or let it air-dry). Once your hair is just slightly damp, spritz in a sea salt spray like O&M Surf Bomb Sea Salt Spray ($24.95) and work through with your fingers. Next, gently separate your hair into two halves and create loose buns on each side. Make sure to twist away from your face to get a flattering result. Just let dry overnight and wake up to effortless waves. For a dry-hair version, simply use the beach spray on dry locks, twist into buns, and use a blow dryer to set the look. Let your hair cool while you do your makeup, and there you have it: perfect waves.
This week has been all about high voltage glamour. From the Venice Film Festival to the MTV Video Music Awards, we've been oogling everything from up 'dos and beachy waves to edgy rock looks and punchy lips; so we're dedicating this week's budget beauty buys to products that'll have you red carpet ready in a flash. Whether you've got a friend's wedding coming up or you're preparing for a big birthday bash, click through to see our round-up of makeup, tools and self tan — each one amazing and all under $20.
From the Spring '11 runways to the strands on a slew of celebs (think: Gossip Girl's Blake Lively), tousled beach waves are a foolproof style for Summer — and the good news is you need just one product to recreate the look at home if you don't fancy an ocean dip. Adding sea salt spray to hair instantly adds texture and body without weighing it down, leaving you with sexy, natural-looking waves to leave loose and flowing or to tie up in fuss-free ponytail.
Spotted. The cast of Gossip Girl around les rues de Paris, filming season four of the hit TV show. But lucky Blake Lively managed to sneak out of some scenes to catch the Chanel and Christian Dior Paris Haute Couture A/W 2011 collections. Noice. For Chanel, she was all about showing off that Calfo glow of hers, teaming it with sea salt spray locks and a wash of gold around the eyes. It was young and fresh, but not very Chanel, I felt. The day before, at Christian Dior, it looked as though Serena van der Woodsen was off to Flemington, dontcha think? Pretty headpiece; check. Loved her curled hair but she could've totes done with rocking a bit of frizz control to tame those flyaways. But, 'tis down to you, not me, which look do you like best?