We adore the smell, we love the taste, but what about its beauty benefits? Here are a few ways coconut oil can transform your hair, your face, and your body:

If your hair spent a lot of time in the sun this summer, using coconut oil as a conditioner is perfect for restoring all that moisture lost to those wonderful sun rays. All you have to do is thoroughly apply the oil to your hair and leave it in for 30 minutes to an hour. Once done, rinse your hair with shampoo and enjoy your shiny locks!

Contrary to popular belief, oil is great for the skin - even if you have oily skin. Oil attracts oil, so using coconut oil as a cleanser before bed is a great way to keep skin clear and healthy looking (not to mention it can also double as a great makeup remover!)

Keep your skin soft and glowing by adding coconut oil to your skincare regimen. You can use it as a moisturizer by applying it your body. You can turn it into a body scrub by mixing 2 parts salt or sugar with 1 part coconut oil. And though the jury's still out, we’ve heard it’s a natural SPF and love to use it as tanning oil!


Lately, we can get enough of tiny tattoos. There's something so cute and girly about little tiny tats- with just a dash of punk rock spirit! Perfect for those with a fear of needles (or their parents wrath...) tiny tattoos are easily hidden and are workplace appropriate. Plus, they're like a chic accessory that you ALWAYS have with you! Here are some of our fave tiny tat looks as of late: 

Oh Miami Swim Week...how we miss you, so. In honor of #TBT we're throwing it back to Saturday night's L*Space runway show at the Raleigh Hotel; with a quick and easy tutorial on how you can re-create the siren of the sea inspired "wet hair"...without looking like you just stepped out of the shower ;) 

We had Jonathan Levi Powell, of Jonathan Products, and his glam squad backstage to create this mermaid-inspired hair look. Here's how you can get the same look at home!

1. Spray hair with moisture for easy styling. 

2. Run Jonathan Product Hydracurls Leave-In Conditioner through wet hair to increase moisture and prevent frizz. 

3. Part hair horizontally in three sections. 

4. Starting with the section closest to the nape of the neck, take 1 inch sections and run Jonathan Product Hydracurls Styling Gel Creme through the hair from the root to tip. 

5. Add waves to each i inch section by twisting hair between fingertips starting at the root and working down to the tips. 

6. Repeat until the entire section has been twisted piece by piece, then move to the next divided part working up towards the roots. 

7. Spray the entire section with Jonathan Product Hydracurls Reactivating Sea Mist to seal in moisture for the perfect beachy wave.


The most coveted style of any bikini babe is, of course, “the beachy wave”. You know the look; those perfectly tousled waves only made possible by lounging in the sun and swimming in the sea. We’ve tried and tried, again and again, to recreate this look without the aid the ocean, but to no avail….

UNTIL NOW. That’s right, ladies. We’ve found the holy grail of all products to achieve the perfectly un-perfect beachy wave- no trip to the beach required! 

It’s called Reactivating Sea Mist from Jonathan Product. Spray this stuff liberally throughout your towel dried hair. For a tighter beach wave, twist hair into a bun and  diffuse with a blow dryer. For a softer, more natural wave, simply scrunch your hair several times and let it air dry. Mermaid hair achieved!  


One of the simplest (and most affordable) ways to switch up your look is to try a fresh lip color! We asked Stila Cosmestics own Global Director of Education, (and make-up artist to the stars) Sarah Lucero, to give us the 411 on lip color trends for summer 2014. A girl after our own hearts, this season she’s into mixing and layering different colors and textures, and is inspired by bright “fruit punch-y” colors! Here are her tips for creating a killer summer lip:

1.“Stila Passion Fruit Crush Lip & Cheek Stain is a great universal base for a fruit punch inspired lip. Top it off with Stila Fruit Punch Lip Glaze for a citrus-y look!”


2.“Another punch inspired pout can be created by applying Stila Yumberry Crush Lip & Cheek Stain all over the lip and topping it off with Ultra High Glossy Stila Raspberry Lip Glaze


It’s THAT simple! Change your lip color & change your whole look. Isn’t it fun being a girl?! To learn more make-up tips from Sarah & get an insider’s view from her star-studded make-up chair, follow Sarah on Instagram and Twitter at @sarahluceroglam.