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Backstage at #NYFW with Red Door & Vivienne Tam

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Recently I was able to take a peek behind-the-scenes with Red Door Spa during the Vivienne Tam Spring 2017 show. If you’ve ever been backstage during New York Fashion Week, then you know that it’s an absolute whirlwind of controlled chaos. There’s such a flurry activity going on and so many models in various stages of readiness that you wonder how they’re going to pull it off in time. Yet somehow, everyone manages to do their part and pull everything together just in time for a few magical moments on the runway. It truly is a sight to behold… just make sure you stay out the makeup artists’ and hairstylists’ way!

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As you can see, getting the models ready is clearly a team effort. The Red Door Spa squad had multiple hands on deck to create the perfect hair and nail looks to complement Vivienne Tam’s Space Cowboy Meets Rodeo-themed collection.

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A few of my favorite looks from the show via Vogue.com

The clothes were an interesting mashup of textures and colors done in intricate lace and embroidery. I also noticed a lot of fringe and heavy use of metallics which are both trending for this fall as well. You can view more pictures from the full collection online at Vogue.com.

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Pro Tips for the Perfect Facial: Red Door Spa #GalSquad Review

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Today I have some super exciting news to share…

I’ve recently become a #GALSQUAD ambassador for Elizabeth Arden’s Red Door Spas which means over the next year, I’ll be sharing my reviews on a new spa treatment each month and offering you guys a special discount so that you guys can experience it too! I just had my first treatment: The Pro Renewal Facial, and it was AWESOME!

Check out the video to get the full scoop plus a few Pro Tips on the perfect facial that I picked up from my aesthetician during my treatment. I’d love to hear your skincare tips in the comments as well!

BE SURE TO VISIT RED DOOR ONLINE at http://thereddoor.com and BOOK using the code “GSFANJULY9” to get 20% off now through August 31st!

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Irresistible Me Rotating Curling Iron Review + Bohemian French Braid Tutorial

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I’m definitely a no-fuss, no-muss kinda gal when it comes to my hair. So I’m always on the lookout for styles and products that can have me out the door and looking great in the shortest amount of time possible. Well, I think I’ve hit the jackpot with this simple, yet elegant up ‘do. Tune in to my french braid tutorial video to see how I achieve this look, plus check out my full review of the Ruby Auto-Rotating Hair Curler, courtesy of the generous folks over at Irresistible Me.
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I love wearing my curls of all shapes and sizes, from loose tendrils to tight corkscrews… and EVERYTHING in between. Over the years, I’ve tried all sorts of gadgets on my mane – like steam hot rollers, flexi-rods, flatirons, curlformers, and more – but never a rotating curling iron. I was intrigued when I first saw it online, and thought to myself “Why not?”. It took me a few tries to get the hang of it. But once I did, it was smooth sailing from then on out.

I love how it easy it was to create these loose, romantic tendrils framing my face – the perfect finishing touch to my bohemian style. And I can’t wait to try it out again for a head full of curls!

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This style only takes me a few moments in the morning to recreate. And you can bet I’ll be rocking it throughout this spring and summer.

And what do you guys think about the Ruby Auto-Rotating Hair Curler? Would you try it for yourself? Let me know in the comments. Plus, I’d love to hear about your favorite beauty gadget!

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