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It’s #TMITuesday #hair #art gross or nah?

It’s #TMITuesday #hair #art gross or nah?

Travel Beauty: How I Tamed My Tresses On A Road Trip In Texas!

Just this week I embarked on a road trip across Texas! The goal of the trip was visit 3 major cities: Dallas, Austin and San Antonio; try new things and make new friends along the way! 

I was so excited to partner up with my girl Lizza aka XOXOLizza on our awesome travel and beauty adventure. We took turns in the driver seat of the Toyota Corolla, Prius and Camry. During our travels we got to check out a Best Western Hotel in each city.

Of course we made time for beauty, trying out some favorites and new products from John Frieda to tame out tresses! We put our hair to the test on this trip and cant wait to share tip and tricks (and cheats) we used on the road. 



For details on my road trip journey see the bottom of this post for links.

I was so excited to partner up with my girl Lizza aka XOXOLizza on our awesome travel and beauty adventure. We put our hair to the test on this trip and cant wait to share tip and tricks (and cheats) we used on the road. 

As soon as I landed in the Dallas-Fort Worth airport I realized that keeping my hair under control would be a huge challenge. Texas in the summer months is hot and humid with temps averaging 97-102 (at least while I was in town). Over the next week I was on the road driving with precious little time for getting glam. However pretty much every night there were networking events, parties and even a gala. The name of the game would be humidity defying style!

Here is my in-flight before photo.



And here is my 1st night party look!



Want to know my recipe for luscious curls on the road? 



1.       I created a great foundation for the hairstyle by washing my hair with John Frieda Frizz Ease Smooth Start Shampoo and Conditioner.

2.       While my hair was still wet, I applied John Frieda Frizz Ease Original Six Effects Serum for a frizz-free base, since this multi-purpose product has six different benefits in each drop. I love that it not only smooths and hydrates hair but also provides heat protection, which is so essential.

3.       Afterward, I untangled my hair with a vent brush and blow-dried it using a big, round brush. (Note, this is the part I am not so good at but I also let it partially air dry to cut down on time with the blow-drier).

4.       I divided the hair in different sections and used John Frieda 1 inch curling iron to create tight soft curls to harmonize with my makeup and dress. 

5.       After I curled each section, I applied a couple drops of John Frieda Frizz Ease Nourishing Oil Elixir, which is a personal favorite of mine to eliminate frizz and add shine. 

6.       To finalize the look and lock in the waves I used John Frieda Luxurious Volume All Day Hold Hairspray, perfect to fight the humidity that was present and also to keep the look intact.



Stay tuned for more tips and tricks on EverSoPopular on Facebook!

Its A Twitter Party With @Birchbox & @MindyKaling & You’re Invited


We heard from a little bird that Birchbox Book Club pick for August is chilarious memoir, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns).

I read this book when it first came out and loved Mindy Kaling even more. Ms. Kaling openly talks about her youth, and being a comedy writer and her launch to Hollywood stardom. 

Yes, it was possible for me to love her even more than when she was shaving her arms before a big date in a episode of ‘The Mindy Project’.

Whether you’ve read it or not. This Friday, August 22  @Birchbox and Mindy herself will be having a little chat on twitter. Make sure you follow @birchbox & @MindyKaling for more details.

For more fun happening on twitter follow yours truly @LeAuraLuciano!

I am always running out of room on all my #devices…but I hate backing up/or moving things over to a hard drive bc for me that’s where data goes never to be found again…💃 LyveHome from @lyvemindsinc offers 2TB of space for video and photos that are easily accessed via the Lyve app. FINALLY a solution for photo and video storage for heavy users shout out to content creators) and lighter users (hey gurl I see you have 2 photos on FB now). Full review to come…#tech #gadgets #bloggers #journalist #style #data  (at New York, New York)

I am always running out of room on all my #devices…but I hate backing up/or moving things over to a hard drive bc for me that’s where data goes never to be found again…💃 LyveHome from @lyvemindsinc offers 2TB of space for video and photos that are easily accessed via the Lyve app. FINALLY a solution for photo and video storage for heavy users shout out to content creators) and lighter users (hey gurl I see you have 2 photos on FB now). Full review to come…#tech #gadgets #bloggers #journalist #style #data (at New York, New York)

Want to know how to get #frizz free #curls check out these tips using @JohnFriedaUS now on #EverSoPopular #JFfrizzease #JFluxuriousvolume

Want to know how to get #frizz free #curls check out these tips using @JohnFriedaUS now on #EverSoPopular #JFfrizzease #JFluxuriousvolume

Luxury Beauty For Less: Sonia Kashuk Celebrates 15 Years at Target

Sonia Kashuk and Target have been the power couple of the beauty aisle for 15 years. That’s what we call a pretty impressive relationship.



Back in 1999 the goal was to create an affordable, accessible and oh-so-beautiful collection. Fifteen years later, the line has evolved into a complete lifestyle beauty brand, offering luxury for less and breaking new ground in retail.



To celebrate her milestone anniversary with Target and thank guests for their support, Sonia created a limited-edition collection, available now in Target stores and online at Target.com.


The special collection brings back fan favorites from throughout the years — the Sonia cosmetic bag in a red and Bordeaux color-blocked design with lux gold zippers, a comprehensive 15-piece professional brush set that includes Sonia’s top-selling brushes, and a 15-piece (catching on to the theme here?) mini nail colour set featuring her award-winning formula in shades for any occasion.



All right, we’ve gushed enough — shop the Sonia Kashuk at Target 15th Anniversary collection available now!




Lust List: Totally Glossed Out @Nike Womens Blazer

In 1972, a decade before the introduction of the beloved Air Force 1, Nike made its first venture into the world of basketball with the Nike Blazer. The strikingly simple shoe featured a leather, suede or canvas upper anchored on a cupsole — leading innovations for the time. The detail that catapulted the Blazer off of the court and onto the pavement was the oversized natural suede Swoosh — easily made customizable with a permanent marker. 

It was one of the first models to receive a women’s specific version. Celebrating the genesis of Nike Basketball, Nike Sportswear will release a resplendent version of the original basketball sneaker just for women.

While instant customization made the Blazer stand out on the court, the latest fabrication will make it shine on any surface. Upping the ante with color, Nike Sportswear’s newest version features a completely iridescent upper, combination white/ice outsole and metallic laces. 

Nike Sportswear’s Women’s Nike Blazer Mid sneaker will be available on nike.com/sportswear and at select retailers beginning Aug. 16.

Lust List: Totally Glossed Out @Nike Womens Blazer

In 1972, a decade before the introduction of the beloved Air Force 1, Nike made its first venture into the world of basketball with the Nike Blazer. The strikingly simple shoe featured a leather, suede or canvas upper anchored on a cupsole — leading innovations for the time. The detail that catapulted the Blazer off of the court and onto the pavement was the oversized natural suede Swoosh — easily made customizable with a permanent marker. 

It was one of the first models to receive a women’s specific version. Celebrating the genesis of Nike Basketball, Nike Sportswear will release a resplendent version of the original basketball sneaker just for women.

While instant customization made the Blazer stand out on the court, the latest fabrication will make it shine on any surface. Upping the ante with color, Nike Sportswear’s newest version features a completely iridescent upper, combination white/ice outsole and metallic laces. 

Nike Sportswear’s Women’s Nike Blazer Mid sneaker will be available on nike.com/sportswear and at select retailers beginning Aug. 16.

Is Kate Mara Quitting Acting?


Not true at all! But H&M has just announced a collaboration with actress Kate Mara and celebrity stylist Johnny Wujek to kick off New York Fashion Week. 

In celebration of the launch of the H&M Studio Fall 2014 collection, Kate and Johnny will personally curate H&M windows in nine New York stores as well as rolling out their fashion picks across the U.S. in select stores and online. Known for their incredible eye for fashion, both Mara and Wujek’s vision for the window design will focus on their personal style and a love for New York City. The duo’s chemistry shines through their work and will be unveiled with an exclusive event and panel discussion for fashion students on September 4th at H&M’s new Fifth Avenue flagship store.



The windows vignettes will echo Kate Mara’s innately chic and approachable sense of style, bringing to life her favorite pieces while showcasing the collections accessibility. Celebrity stylist, Johnny Wujek will complement Mara’s fashion nods, weaving in his quirky, bold personality and keen eye for style to the window canvasses. 

"I am thrilled to collaborate with H&M and bring this collection to life with the help of my best friend and inspiration Johnny Wujek. It was a no brainer for us to work together on this as we both have a true appreciation for accessible high fashion and our favorite city of New York," says Kate Mara.



Kate and Johnny’s hands-on creative process was captured on camera, where they exchanged sketches, mood boards and runway shots. Their main inspiration for the windows stemmed from black and white photography of the cityscape along with light projections, glowing bridges and building windows, which enlivens H&M’s fall fashion trends.



"Immediately I said yes to work on this incredibly creative project with H&M and Kate. H&M is a pioneer in the field of fashion and being asked to Creative Direct their store windows for the opening of New York Fashion Week was my Mannequin dream come true – one of my favorite movies growing up. I can’t wait for people to walk by and see the beauty we make in the H&M windows," says Johnny Wujek

H&M Studio is the new name for H&M’s key fashion looks, shown on the runway during Paris Fashion Week. With its own dedicated design team, H&M offers limited-edition of high fashion looks and statement pieces specially curated each season.

I already have @usopen fever so I’m totally excited about the @nike looks that #Serena will wear at day and night matches! #tennis 🎾 more details on #EverSoPopular (link in bio)

I already have @usopen fever so I’m totally excited about the @nike looks that #Serena will wear at day and night matches! #tennis 🎾 more details on #EverSoPopular (link in bio)