There's no doubt about it, summer is here. As temperatures rise, women will start to wear less and less in order to stay cool. Beauty expert Melanie Gilliland helps you get ready to look your sexiest this season.

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As soon as the temperatures get to be borderline unbearable, I know it's time to do two things immediately.

1. Manicure and Pedicure
2. Make appointment to wax...EVERYTHING!

So this is the perfect time to check-in with European Wax Center beauty expert Melanie Gilliland, who is always happy to share her favorite tips for the season. "Summer is one of my favorite seasons! What’s not to love, sunshine and fresh air? While many of us enjoy the outdoors, we also dread some of the beauty “must-dos” that come with the season, from dieting to revitalizing dull complexions and tidying up the hair down there. But getting glam in time for summer doesn’t have to be a hassle!"

Here is her "no sweat guide" to revealing beautiful skin from head-to-toe with the help of European Wax Center.

  • Goddess Glow: Beauty starts from the inside out. There is no need to go on an intense diet or cleanse, summer is all about fun and setting such rigid restrictions can be uninspiring and counterproductive. Instead, just incorporate more fruits and veggies to your meals and substitute sodas and juices with water. Drink plenty of water! In the hot weather you’ll actually crave these eats and H20 since they are refreshing. Not only will they provide hydrating relief, but when you incorporate these regularly into your diet you’ll notice a more luminous glow and BONUS: reduced bloating. 
  • Tidy Up: Say farewell to the hair down there with a bikini wax. A bikini wax ensures you’re a smooth sight and lets you feel free to bare it all at the beach or any other setting that requires a little less attire. Be sure to reveal the beautiful skin around other areas of the body which are usually undercover like you’re under arms and legs. For a full list of services visit: http://www.waxcenter.com/waxing/women
  • Show Off Those Curves: Hit the beach and strut your stuff! Go roller blading, enjoy a bike ride, just embrace your body and get active. Exercise releases toxins, again enhancing beautiful skin and it puts you in a good mood. When you feel good, your confidence shines through allowing you to have a fun, fabulous and carefree season. Share “Summer Lovin”: This summer when you head to EWC to get glam, all first time visitors get a complimentary wax and even if it’s not your first time, anytime you share the “Summer Lovin” by referring a guest, you get $5 off your next service. They say sharing is caring, so what are you waiting for? Go get your summer waxing on!
**This post is a sponsorship post in partnership with European Wax Centers. All thoughts and ideas are my own, unless otherwise noted.**
Eli Roth makes his directorial return with, "The Green Inferno," in theaters September 25th. This film promises to take you into the dark and primitive customs of the amazon jungle where you'll see cannibalism and unspeakable acts of violence. FUN!

"The Green Inferno" (c) Universal
The "Hostel" series, solidified Eli Roth as a scary genius worthy of many nights suffering from nightmares. What? Am I alone? Did his films not make you terrified? This fall, he's ready to test your limits again with his latest project, "The Green Inferno."

Let me preface this story by saying I've been to the amazon. As beautiful as it is, you can tell it has some pretty haunting secrets and creatures that come out at night. I slept that whole week with my ears covered with my pillows!

According to the official description, the film follows a group of college students who take their humanitarian protest from New York to the Amazon jungle only to be taken prisoner by the indigenous tribe they came to save. Roth tells the story of what happens when “slacktavism,” the well-meaning social media response to global catastrophes, turns into terror in the depths of the Amazon rainforest.

You will notice that some of the actors in the film, have worked with Roth in the past. Including his new wife Lorenza Izzo and one of my favorites, Ariel Levy.

Check out the trailer below:


Celebrating your quinces is one of the most important moments in a Latina’s life. Gone are the days when you have to spend buckets of money in order to have a beautiful event. With the help of Pantene and their selection of high quality yet affordable products, you can achieve the hairdo of your dreams--- right now. All you need is the following four products, a hair iron and comb.

Pantene Products for your Quinces Look

Pantene Blow Dry Creme Pantene 
Pro-V Daily Moisture Renewal Shampoo & Conditioner 
Pantene Stylers Flexible Hold Hairspray 

With the help of celebrity hairstylist and Pantene spokesperson Gabriel Samra, I am able to break down how to style the perfect loose curls for your big day. I like this look because it is classic and extremely versatile. Plus it is easy to change up and transform into two other looks, a side ponytail and messy chignon should you want to change up your look easily throughout the night or want a different look all together.

I teamed up with my good friend and celebrity makeup artist Milena Gomez to help me out with this project. She has naturally long, wavy hair, but anyone can achieve this look with these tips from Gabriel.


LOOSE CURLS 

1. Before starting your hairdo, it’s important to wash your hair so that it’s clean, soft, and manageable. I recommend Pantene Pro-V Daily Moisture Renewal Shampoo and Conditioner because it goes deep into the hair’s core to strengthen it from the inside out, making it ready for any hairstyle.

2. Once dry, part your hair in half and start working from the bottom.

3. Separate a wide section of hair and, with a curling iron, wrap the hair around the barrel toward the top. Then, turn your wrist and gently begin to release the section of hair downward. It is best done slowly rather than repeating the action two or three times in a hurry because the curls will not be well-defined.

4. This same process will be done to the rest of your hair. Remember to always use a heat-protectant, such as the Pantene Pro-V Smooth Blow Dry Crème to protect your hair from the high temperatures of the curling iron.

5. When you have reached the crown, start the process at the middle point of your hair and work your way down, to avoid marked, bulky and unmanageable curls. Repeat the same process with the hair on the other half of your crown.

6. As a final touch, run your fingers or a wide-toothed comb through your curls so that the curls look more natural and do not remain stiff. To complete the style, do not forget to use a hairspray like Pantene Pro-V Stylers Flexible Hold Hairspray to give hair a natural hold and ensure the look stays in place throughout the night.


Wasn’t that easy? Gabriel's "Loose Curl" tutorial is a great base to create other looks as well. If you want to take this and turn it into a super stylish side ponytail, follow these steps.

1. Comb your hair to the side, after first separating a small piece at the front of your hair. Use a hair tie in the color closest to your hair color and tie your ponytail.

2. Take the piece you separated and pin it with bobby pins.

If you want something a bit fancier, you can turn that side pony, into an messy chignon. Follow these simple steps:

1. Take the side ponytail and wrap it around loosely as if you were making a bun.

2. Use bobby pins to secure the ends in and you’ve got a whole new look!

Make sure you keep your Pantene Pro-V Stylers Flexible Hold Hairspray nearby as this will become your best friend. To finish off the look, you can add a beautiful flower or a tiara if you prefer. It’s your day and you should look and feel beautiful.

***This is a sponsored post in partnership with Pantene. All thoughts and ideas are my own, unless otherwise stated.***
Miami crowds gathered on 11th and Ocean Drive to get a glimpse of Kylie Jenner as she helped celebrate the grand opening of the Sugar Factory at The Hotel Victor on Friday. Guests who made it inside listened to DJ Irie while sipping on candy-themed cocktails.

Kylie Jenner at Grand Opening of Sugar Factory on Ocean Drive (c) World Red Eye
The last time I saw a crazy crowd of tweens was when Kim Kardashian visited Macy's for her fragrance launch. So it was no surprise her younger sister Kylie had young ladies crying while snapping photos and Snapchatting at the event.

This is the perfect location to visit whether you're a local or in town visiting. It's conveniently located at The Hotel Victor, 1144 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, Florida 33139. For reservations call: (786) 620-2800. Kardashian fans are probably already familiar with the area since it's pretty close to DASH Boutique.

P.S. Even though Sugar Factory is known for their delicious food, they have tons and tons of candy for sale at the Candy Shop. Yummy!

Candy Shop at Sugar Factory (c) World Red Eye

Selena Gomez was announced as the new face of Pantene this morning. The actress/singer will front the "Strong is Beautiful" campaign starting in August 2015.

Selena Gomez for Pantene (c) Business Wire
With hair as gorgeous as Selena has, it was only a matter of time before a haircare brand nabbed her. I must admit, I'm glad it's one of my favorites. Pantene worked the best on my thick, course hair. My hair type is actually quite similar to Selena's.

In a statement released by her publicist, the multi-platinum singer admits she's a long time user too!

"I’ve always loved using Pantene, so it’s a dream come true to be the brand’s newest ambassador. Not only because Pantene stands for strong, healthy hair but also because it encourages women to be their best selves,” says Gomez. “My style is constantly evolving and I love to take risks, so I’m always changing my hair style. I rely on Pantene to keep my hair strong and healthy so I can take on each day with confidence.”

To learn more about her new role with the brand, check out the behind-the-scenes video below: