The Glitz, Glamour & Golden Globes

Our Favourite Hairstyles from Hollywood’s Big Night
The glitz and glamour of the Golden Globes are always a must-see swoon-fest for those of us who adore drool-worthy fashion and all the latest hairstyles. From the red carpet to the afterparties, these celebrity starlets sparkled from head to toe, smiling and sauntering through an unforgettable evening sparkled with Hollywood magic!
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Classic Flowing Waves
Priyanka Chopra’s perfectly crafted waves defined vintage Hollywood glam. She boasted an overall fierce meets feminine vibe which was topped off flawlessly by a Cristina Ottaviano gown she chose for the evening.
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That J-Lo Glow
Jennifer Lopez reigned with a very detailed braided bun that was pinned just right to reveal her stunning backless Valentino ball gown. This updo (and gown) gave us all the feels as Ms. Lopez made her way down the red carpet.
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Short & Oh-So-Sweet
Zoey Deutch opted for an uber sexy and completely chic parted style while donning a stunning canary Fendi jumpsuit. Her smoothed, slick hairstyle perfectly accented her above-the-shoulder locks.
Plans to get glammed this weekend? Share your Golden Globe-worthy looks with us on social with #MONATstyle!
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Reset Your Hair This New Year

Give your locks a fresh start in 2020!
You’ve made it into 2020 looking and feeling incredible! With the holidays locked-in as a complete whirlwind of family, friends, parties and maybe even some mistletoe moments, it’s time to recharge and reset your day-to-day routines to ensure a prosperous and healthy new year.
A great way to start is from the top by getting your hair in its best shape ever! Here are some great ways to reset your hair for the new year.

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Say Goodbye to Damage
Damaged hair is sooooo last year! Now is the time to repair, strengthen and rebuild your locks. To do this, choose products that offer restructuring action to help re-build strength from within. We love the Restructuring Hair Care Collection because all four of its products work together as an advanced, high performance program that result in a softer, smoother, shinier, healthier-looking finish.

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Unmask Healthy Hair
A good mask is great for removing impurities in your hair. We love the Charcoal Gelée Hair Masque, designed with an activated charcoal, which works as a magnet to help remove impurities without stripping or drying the hair.

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No Heat Zone
We know it’s still winter, but keep the heat to the cozy confides of your living room! Giving your hair a break from the heat of styling tools (think blow dryers, flat irons, curling wands) helps your hair breathe and allows damage to lessen. Heat free doesn’t mean you have to miss out on style! Try an Air Dry Cream before styling naturally and let those locks breathe! We love MONAT STUDIO ONE™ Air Dry Cream.
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New Year, New Routine!

Choose Your 2020 Skincare Routine
The new year is around the corner which means that it’s resolution time! New Year’s Resolutions are generally about making healthier lifestyle choices like working out more, eating clean and generally taking more time for self-care. We’re definitely believers in making healthy lifestyle choices. Healthy aging occurs from the inside out, and MONAT Skincare perfectly complements your “new year, new you” lifestyle choices! Let’s take a look at how MONAT Skincare routines will help you put your best face forward in 2020!

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Cleanse
Clean skin is clear skin. Nothing draws impurities out like our Be Gentle™ Creamy Cleanser and Be Balanced™ Foamy Cleanser! Each of these cutting-edge cleansers purify and soothe your skin for the clean, soft, smooth-looking skin you deserve. For best results, choose Be Gentle™ Creamy Cleanser if you have dry, sensitive skin or Be Balanced™ Foamy Cleanser for normal and combination skin.

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Prepare
Perfect skin begins with perfect pores. And if you want perfect pores in 2020, you’ll have to find your essence. MONAT Skin Revitalizing Essence™ is a lightweight, hydrating miracle water that prepares your skin for MONAT Skincare products. Skin Revitalizing Essence™ features the ideal blend of hydrating, skin-replenishing and anti-aging ingredients to leave your skin looking smoother, softer and brighter in 2020!

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Target
Turn back the clock with supercharged serum! Rewind™ Age Control Nectar helps correct and transform your skin, reversing signs of aging. Rewind™ Age Control Nectar is a fast-absorbing serum that targets age spots, fine lines and wrinkles to revitalize dull-looking complexions!

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Replenish
Before you finish, replenish. The right replenishing moisturizer infuses your skin with nourishment and nutrients that provide all-day hydration. Be Gentle™ Nourishing Moisturizer and Be Balanced™ Lightweight Moisturizer are your go-to moisturizers to unlock and maintain your shine. Like Be Gentle™ Creamy Cleanser, Be Gentle™ Nourishing Moisturizer is ideal for anyone with dry, sensitive skin. Be Balanced™ Lightweight Moisturizer is ideal for normal and combination skin!
Are you ready to make 2020 your healthiest year yet? We hope the Be Gentle™ Routine or the Be Balanced™ Routine are part of your journey! Happy New Year!
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Holiday-Ready Hair

Styles for dinner parties, holiday parties & everything in between!
The holiday season is in full swing! If you’re like most of us, that means you’re hopping between multiple parties and events all month long. While we love few things more than getting dolled up from head to toe to bask in the holiday glow, this can be a lot of work! Especially because coming up with fun, new holiday hair styles can be a bit tough. Don’t worry, though, this is why we’re here! Here are 3 cute styles to carry you through the remainder of the season!
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Half Up Holiday Hair
Half up hair styles are a cute way to mix things up for the holidays…plus it’s a SUPER versatile style. Whether you’re headed to dinner or an office party, this look just works! Best of all, this style is easy to create yourself, and all you need is a good flexible-hold hairspray to keep it in place!
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Side Swept Curls
We love curly styles and side swept curls is one of our FAVOURITE ‘dos! Make this style yours by combing a deep side part into your hair to add fullness and depth to your look. The cooling winter weather can be tough on curls, so you may want to try the new MONAT Super Nourish™ Oil Crème Duo to infuse locks with additional moisture and make this style POP!
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Fishtail Braids
The great thing about braids is they’re always fashionable. But you don’t just want to be fashionable at your next holiday party—you want to standout! A nice fishtail braid is a great way to do that. It’s as cute as it is elegant, and that’s just what we want to be this holiday season.
Do you think you’ll be trying one of these styles for the holidays? We’d LOVE to see it! Share your picks on social with #MONATstyle!
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To Gift it or to Keep it…That is the Question

Say Hello to 3 New Skincare Products!
December is here…and that means it’s time to fully embrace the spirit and traditions of the holidays! That means ugly sweater contests, baked goodies, holiday lights and carols, and of course, working on your shopping lists.
December is the most wonderful time of the year—and it just got even better! MONAT released THREE new skincare products, and we’re already in love. Whether you’re shopping for loved ones or yourself, these products are set to light up your holidays.

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30 Second Miracle™ Instant Perfector
If you don’t believe in holiday miracles, you surely will once you try this amazing new product! 30 Second Miracle™ Instant Perfector reduces fine lines, dark circles and puffiness in the blink of an eye! Results last 6 to 12 hours, and best of all, it’s portable, so you can show your best face anywhere you go! This little miracle-worker makes an amazing stocking stuffer for your friends and family—or a treat for yourself!

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C. Radiance™ Illuminating Serum
Brighter days are ahead with C. Radiance™ Illuminating Serum! This new serum is infused with 15% vitamin C from MONAT’s Kakadu plum complex and is designed to help brighten and enhance your complexion! C. Radiance™ Illuminating Serum helps prevent and improve the signs of aging by helping to reduce the appearance of age spots and uneven pigmentation to improve skin tone. Keep your holiday glow year-round with this amazing serum!

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Night Haven™ Overnight Age Control Cream
Night Haven™ Overnight Age Control Cream ensures you get your beauty sleep. This luxurious night repair cream melts into the skin, providing the nourishment and hydration you need to treat wrinkles and loss of elasticity while you sleep. Night Haven™ Overnight Age Control Cream ensures you wake up each morning looking refreshed and renewed!
Plus, the new Brighten & Recover Duo pairs Night Haven™ with C. Radiance™ Illuminating Serum for a full day and night’s worth of hydration, nourishment and a beautiful glow!
Do you think you’ll be adding one of these exciting new products to your shopping list? Whether you gift them or keep them, there’s a lot to love about these wonderful new products!
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Essential Holiday Self-Care Tips

Four Ways to Treat Yourself During the Holidays
The holidays are here! Which means a few of our favourite things are in season: cooler weather, cozy sweaters, shimmering lights, freshly baked treats, and neatly wrapped gifts. Unfortunately, the blissful spirit of the season can be dampened by things like travel obligations, long lines and other stressors. We don’t want anything getting in the way of you soaking up the full holiday experience—that’s why we’re listing four ways for you to mix a little self-care into your holiday season hustle and bustle!

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Spa Days
While the holidays are an opportunity to reconnect with loved ones, a little “me” time is still much-deserved. Spa days are relaxing, full-body experiences that are refreshing for your mind, body and soul. Good massages not only ease physical pain, they’re also a time to reflect on life and detach from the daily holiday frenzy.

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Eat Well
You are what you eat! That old saying stands the test of time for a reason, and the holidays are an ideal time to be conscious of what you’re putting into your body. The holidays are filled with big feasts, drinks and late nights, so we all expect to splurge a little (or a lot) more than usual this time of year. Try to work more fruits and veggies into your meals, and also don’t feel obligated to stuff yourself during those extravagant holiday dinners.

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Winter Hair Treatments
Most of us enjoy the changing seasons. We love watching the leaves turn red and brown in the fall and winter’s first snow flurries. However, the cooling weather can dry out your hair, so you’ll probably need to adjust your routine. If you have a stylist, be sure to let them know your concerns about the effects the cooler weather has on your hair. If you prefer to do it yourself, we recommend the Advanced Hydrating Hair Care Collection to keep treat parched strands. For you curly girls, MONAT Super Nourish™ is just the thing for dry to ultra-dry hair.

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Take a Walk
Fall and winter are among the most beautiful times of year. From decorations to music and the smell of fresh baked goods, the holiday season is a beautiful experience for all your senses. Make the most of it! We spend so much time preparing that sometimes we don’t soak in the beauty around us. Take a few walks a week around your neighbourhood with family and friends and truly soak in the beauty that makes the holidays so special.
Will you be adding a little extra self-care into your routine this holiday season? We’d love to hear about it! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram and share your self-care practices with us!

We’ve Got the Word on Skincare

Vital skincare terms you NEED to know!
Everyone loves stepping out into the world feeling like a million bucks from head-to-toe! We like calling that feeling your MONAT Glow, and with the launch of MONAT Skincare, so many of you are lighting up your neighbourhoods and our social media timelines. But before you get to sharing and posting your vibrant glow with friends and family, you’ve got to know the lingo!

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Caffeine
Caffeine isn’t just for giving you a kick in the morning! It’s also an important ingredient in many skincare products. Caffeine constricts blood vessels to reduce redness and puffiness. This can help improve the appearance of puffiness around the eyes, as well reduce the appearance of cellulite. Ah, yes…music to our ears!
Hyaluronic Acid
Restoring properties naturally produced by your body is essential to a healthy skincare regimen. Hyaluronic Acid is one of those properties. It’s actually a sugar molecule naturally found in your skin and helps increase moisture content and prevents water loss. If you’re interested in keeping your skin radiantly hydrated for a softer, smoother appearance, look for products infused with Hyaluronic Acid, which is a key active ingredient in our Rewind™ Age Control Nectar.
Micellar Water
If you’re a haircare nerd like us, you’re probably familiar with micellar water. It’s a key ingredient in a number of products known for deeply cleansing with a mild touch. Micellar water is loaded with cleansing molecules and is also effective as a makeup remover prior to washing your face.

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Peptides
Peptides are tiny protein fragments that promote collagen growth and repair skin. Like hyaluronic acid, peptides are already present in your skin, so the right skincare product infused with peptides gives you a power boost often leading to the smoothing of expression lines and wrinkles. Peptides are an active ingredient Be Gentle™ Creamy Cleanser. Try it out and put some pep in your step!

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Plant Stem Cells
Mother Earth provides many gifts! Plant Stem Cells are one of them. Plant Stem Cells boost collagen and have HUGE healthy aging benefits for your skin! Plant Stem Cells extracted from Moss are featured in many of our skincare products and offer a powerhouse of benefits to help skin look brighter and more youthful.

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REJUVENIQE S™
This one probably looks familiar. REJUVENIQE S™ is a MONAT-exclusive ingredient featured in many of our haircare products. The formulation includes the revitalizing powers of 17 botanical oils and other essential oils that hydrate, plump and nourish your skin! REJUVENIQE S™ is featured in many of our new skincare products including Be Balanced™ Lightweight Moisturizer!
VItamin C / KAKADU PLUM
Vitamin D gets all the attention when it comes to skincare, but don’t forget about Vitamin C! Kakadu Plum is an Australian-native superfood containing a high concentration of Vitamin C and soothing anti-fungal properties. Kakadu Plum has benefits for all skin types which includes brightening skin, reducing hyperpigmentation and protecting skin from impurities found in the environment.
So now you’re full of skincare terminology and recommendations you can share with your friends and family! Plus you know exactly what type of ingredients to look for to achieve the best results.
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Give the Gift of Self-Care

Self-Care is a gift that keeps on giving
The holiday season is filled with as much hustle and bustle as tinsel and twine. It can be enough to make even the nicest on our gift lists occasionally feel like a holiday Grinch. We think this is something to keep in mind when you’re drafting your holiday list—and checking them twice! Thoughtful gifts to loved ones are always appreciated—and adding some self-care to your options will surely be appreciated! Here are three easy ways for you to spread good cheer to your loved ones amid all the hustle and bustle.

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Sampler Tea Kits & Tea Clubs
Tea is useful for more than just boosts of caffeine and fighting off colds. Tea is also a great remedy for anxiety and stress—which holiday shopping and commitments often bring. You can’t go wrong with gifting a loved one Green Tea, Peppermint Tea, Lemon Balm Tea as a hot, soothing relaxant. Give your loved one a large supply, or better yet, a tea club membership so they can sample and enjoy a variety of flavours!

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Pet Goodies
Dogs are loyal and proven to enrich our lives whether they’re the family’s fur baby or emotional support animal. That means keeping them happy is also essential to our own self-care. If there are pet lovers in your life (and we hope there are), then a special gift for their best friend is a great idea. Anything from doggy treats, clothes and toys are great options. The MONAT Happy Pawlidays set is another great idea for dog lovers on-the-go with its bonus Doggie Weekender Bag!

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Skincare Sets
Whether its wrinkles, fine lines or age spots, your face usually shows the first signs of stress. So, how about giving your friends and family the gift of youthful skin with premium skincare products? A complete skincare routine is a great self-care gift that will help your friends look great and feel good!
Do you think you’ll be adding a self-care element to your gift-giving this year? We’d love to hear how you’re spreading helping spread positivity and happiness with your gifts. Follow us on Instagram or like us on Facebook to share your pics and ideas with us!

Halloween Hairdos From Spooky to Sexy

Try These Easy, Halloween-Ready Styles
Costumes get all the attention when Halloween approaches. But whether you’re a Wicked Witch or a Naughty Nurse on Oct. 31, no costume is complete without the right hairstyle! With Halloween creeping up fast, we’ve got just the thing for you. Check out these four Halloween hairstyles sure to complete your costume. No tricks, just treats!
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Zombie Cheerleader
While “sexier” costumes have increasingly grown in popularity, we still think there’s a place for scarier looks…while still keeping things cute! This zombie cheerleader look is a perfect example of that. It’s scary, creative, and requires the right TLC on your locks to create pin curls for that perfect “undead” look!
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The Marilyn
Halloween is an opportunity to pay homage to icons of pop culture! Few women are more iconic than Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn captured eyes and hearts with her confidence, vigor and always-perfect hair. The Marilyn Monroe is timeless, so you could probably wear it any time of year. But it’s sure to make you pop this Halloween! Plus, all you need for this look is rollers (applied to wet hair) to get the wavy look and a comb to part your hair. Hold your style in place with a flexible hairspray. We love MONAT STUDIO ONE™ Strong Flexi-Hold Hairspray with REJUVENIQE™ to keep things in place with long-lasting hold.
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Harley Quinn
Harley Quinn has enjoyed a surge in popularity (especially around Halloween) due to the recent films in which the character has been featured. Spunky and sarcastic with a heavy sprinkle of dangerous, Harley Quinn is the perfect choice for those seeking edgier costumes. Pigtails and a good dry shampoo like MONAT STUDIO ONE™ THE CHAMP™ Conditioning Dry Shampoo are all you need to achieve the ideal second-day hair to properly rep the Harley Quinn.
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Greek Goddess
Ancient Greece is known for many things, their intricate braided hairstyles and pantheon of gods among them. How about bringing both of those together this Halloween? Choosing the right braid and dress combination is an easy way to create an eye-popping costume. Plus, with so many Greek goddesses like Artemis to Aphrodite, there are plenty of options from which to choose when people ask who you’re dressed as!
Will you be trying one of these styles for Halloween? Share your pics on social with #MONATstyle! We’d love to see them!
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Glowing Skin From the Inside Out

Find Your Inner Glow Sippin’ on Smoothies
Skincare Smoothie Sunday? Yes, Please!
Skincare Smoothie Sunday is our favourite! Who doesn’t love a refreshing smoothie to start the day or as an energy boost? Fresh fruit and veggies are nature’s candy, after all…so taking advantage of their powerful impact on our skin from the inside out is a no-brainer.
If you aren’t already setting aside time each week to show yourself a little extra love from the inside out with some healthy treats—especially ones that double as an amazing boost for healthy skin—then the time is now!
When you think of skincare, you probably think of your daily routine of cleansers, essence, serums and moisturizers. Of course these are vital to obtaining and retaining healthy-looking, beautiful skin. But remember…you are what you eat! So be sure to feed your skin right!
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It’s All Good
So what is it exactly that makes a smoothie so great for your skin? There are so many benefits to feeding your glow other than the taste bud bliss.
First, you’ll be using fresh fruits and veggies, which are an incredible and natural source of vitamins and nutrients. Artificial ingredients please step away from the blender! And forget about adding any processed sugars to your blend, too. Fruit has natural sugars built right in, so no need for anything extra!
Most of the ingredients you will use are compliments of Mother Nature—and a great source of and antioxidants—something your skin will definitely thank you for. Take raspberries for example, not only can they protect your skin from the damaging effects of the sun, they can reduce signs of aging and help treat inflammation. Sign us up!
Nourishing your body with the essential nutrients of a homemade smoothie has never been tastier! This delicious Glowing Skin Smoothie recipe made from raspberries, dates, bananas, flax seeds is a fan fave!
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Glowing Skin Smoothie
Ingredients

  • 2 cups water (500 milliliters)
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds
  • 2 bananas
  • 2 cups frozen raspberries
  • 6 dates
Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. It’s as simple as that!
Of course you don’t have to limit your smoothies to Sundays, but it’s a great start to a new and tasty habit designed to help give you that incredible glow you’ve been craving…from the inside out!
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