Legendary beauty, Marilyn Monroe, once said, “My fans want me glamorous.  I won’t let them down.”  Neither will Morgan Taylor with its Forever Fabulous Marilyn Monroe Holiday/Winter 2018 collection!  Tap into your inner starlet with classic and vibrant shades, reminiscent of Marilyn’s legendary Hollywood glamour!  “Marilyn Monroe is one of a kind fashion and beauty icon,” says CEO and Founder of Morgan Taylor Lacquer, Danny Haile.  “We jumped at the opportunity to create a collection inspired by her as we feel like her timeless and trail-blazing attitudes fits with the energy of Morgan Taylor.”

The twelve-shade assortment embodies the vintage, yet modern, appeal of Marilyn Monroe, ranging from sultry reds (Wish Upon A Starlet, A Kiss from Marilyn), rich crèmes (Batting My Lashes, The Camera Loves Me, Blue-Eyed Beauty, Hollywood’s Sweetheart, She’s A Natural), glittery hues (Some Like It Red, Ice Or No Dice, Diamonds Are My BFF), a coppery plum (I Prefer Millionaires), and a snow blue shimmer (Wrapped In Satin).  Morgan Taylor’s multidimensional lacquers not only look great, but contain high-quality, rich, pigments and textures.  As always, consumers can preview each color before making a purchase at the company’s Virtual Salon.

Morgan Taylor Professional Nail Lacquer is offering a limited number of Beauty Undercover Subscribers an opportunity to SWAG its twelve-piece Forever Fabulous Marilyn Monroe Holiday/Winter 2018 collection of lacquers ($114), decorative box not included, simply by following them on Instagram (or, if you do not have, liking them on Facebook) and entering through the on-line form here.  This SWAG Alert is open to Subscribers 18 years or older with a valid US mailing address only (no PO Boxes, please!).  Delivery is anticipated within 3-4 weeks from notification.


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Kate Hudson stunned in her latest ad campaign for New York & Company.  Celebrity hairdresser David Babaii created her micro-textured look.  “I call this her Blondie meets Jetsons Bob, a great A-symmetrical bob that is a perfect look post baby and post her short hair.”  How did Babaii help Hudson get the los?

David started began with his luxurious n:p beautiful Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner. “Hydration is critical for many women after having a baby to replenish and renew their strands.” Next, he applied a small amount of Miracle Serum followed by  Volumizing Spray.  After all, “What woman doesn’t love fullness?” he asks.  To style, Babaii blew Hudson’s hair out, using his hands to create “micro-texture,” a combination of tiny waves, texture and picey strands made by twisting, pinching and roughing mini sections with his fingers.  To complete the look, he  sprayed with Beach Spray on one-inch sections and loosely wrapped these pieces around three fingers to create a large loop.  “The key to this step is to take random sections of hair to make the mico-texture pop,” he explains, as he pressed the n:p beautiful Vibrating Flat Iron around each circle, scrunching it in his hands as it cooled to  further enhance the mico-texture.


Seventeen Magazine is reducing its print frequency from a bi-monthly to occasional publication.  Following its “digital-first strategy,” the Hearst title is the latest heritage magazine to be put on life-support.  A spokes person says that nearly 75-year-old magazine will continue to publish “special stand-alone issues pegged to news events and key moments in readers’ lives.”  According to WWD, Seventeen‘s current media kit only offers a single prom-focused issue for 2019.

A Hearst spokesperson shares, “Seventeen is leading an authentic conversation with a growing audience — from social issues to important life advice, it is a resource and an ally for teens and young adults.  Continuing the digital-first strategy introduced in 2015, our focus will be on the brand’s two-plus million unique visitors and more than 12 million followers across social media.”