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Saturday, November 30, 2013



1973 - 2013
Paul Walker has died at age 40, killed when the Porsche GT he was a passenger in, crashed and exploded in Santa Clarita, California.

The driver of the car also died. Truly devastating news right after Thanksgiving.

Wreckage of Paul Walker's car

Statement by Universal Studios

Facebook announcement by Paul Walker's PR Team

I am am SUCH a fan of the Fast & Furious films and this is truly heartbreaking. I remember this past summer at a P&G Cover Girl event, how I couldn't contain myself when I met Jordana Brewster - I love the entire Fast & Furious team, they're the reason I learned to drive stick 12 years ago. As a TRUE car enthusiast, I couldn't shut up!
Jordana Brewster of Fast & Furious at P&G Cover Girl
Deeply devastating and ironically eerie, how the actor who in the Fast & Furious films, drove "fast & furious" died. Rest in peace Paul Walker, you rocked, I don't know HOW "Dom" (Vin Diesel) and Fast & Furious can go on without you....

The scene that led me to get my blue SUV

~Evelyn Lugo

Zap Zits with TANDA Zap Power

TANDA ZAP POWER: Clear Acne Blemishes without Drying

TANDA Zap Power ($79) 
What do you do when you have a special day coming up (date, wedding, job interview, prom or picture day) and suddenly that pesky pimple pops up? TANDA ZAP POWER ($79 at Tanda.com and prestige retailers nationwide) to the rescue! We've all been there, whether you're dealing with constant breakouts or that underground mountain forming (like I did on my chin recently), well here's the solution:

Friday, November 29, 2013

Black Friday & Cyber Monday: E-Gift from MOROCCANOIL


Listen up Dolls, celebrate the most beautiful time of year with Moroccanoil®, the brand that pioneered premium oil-infused hair and body care. This holiday season Moroccanoil is introducing its first-ever Black Friday and Cyber Monday program where consumers can earn over $150 in complimentary full-sized products from the luxurious body collection.

From midnight on Thursday, November 28th through 11:59 pm on Monday, December 2nd, Moroccanoil is gifting loyal consumers with complimentary full-sized products with the purchase of a Moroccanoil.com e-Gift Card. In addition, Moroccanoil.com will offer free shipping on all purchases $55 and up.

This limited-time-only Moroccanoil holiday promotion is structured in tiers, with e-Gift Cards available in values ranging from $50–$500. Consumers can purchase any combination of e-Gift Cards in order to receive the maximum value in complimentary products, with no coupon code necessary. Promotions are available as follows:

~Evelyn Lugo

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Tom Ford MEN'S Skincare & Grooming Line


Designer Tom Ford (image LATimes.com)

Get set for an long-awaited skincare and grooming line by TOM FORD, for MEN! Ladies this is definitely one holiday wish-list for that special man in you life! 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

*PREVIEW* to my Naked3 Review


All beauty junkies already KNOW that the much awaited Urban Decay Naked 3 palette arrived last week. ($52 at http://www.urbandecay.com/naked3/ ) 12, never-before-seen rose-hued neutrals, that go from pale, shimmery pink....to deep black matte - with rosy red micro-glitter; make up NAKED3. By the time many dolls realized it, it was SOLD OUT! Well, rest assured that this Curl~Gurl definitely got her claws on one, thanks to my friends over at UD Corporate, in California! (if that's not determination, I don't know what is!)

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

HOLIDAY: Clarisonic MIA First Limited Edition $99


$125 value for $99 for a limited time 

Can't wait until mine arrives - EXCITED! What is it? b-glowing.com, a leading online specialty beauty retailer is thrilled to introduce the Mia First limited edition Clarisonic Mia. Perfect for gifting or a little bit of

Monday, November 25, 2013

VIONIC Shoes: "Walk. Move. Live."

Get ready for "a shoe with addictive support!" A new collection is set to launch Spring 2014, with cutting age innovation, in orthopedic shoes. When I got an invite for a shoe preview I was excited, but when I heard it was for orthopedic shoes, I thought to myself "do I LOOK like I  need clunky ugly shoes?.. I'm only 36.." Well I was WRONG!

La Prairie Holiday Lookbook

 La Prairie Luxe Skincare

La Prairie Holiday 2013 Lookbook

I've had the pleasure to use 5 La Prairie products and I am hooked. Being 36 years old (and not looking like it) is a blessing! I need to make sure my skin stays in tact and wrinkles stay AWAY! They don't call La Prairie luxury for anything. La Prairie Lookbook has launched and I can't wait to share all that's in store. Here's what my friends at La Prairie sent me: 

Juicy Couture Spring 2014: IT Cosmetics, T3, Phyto, Erno Laszlo & Deborah Lippman

GO WEST: Juicy Couture Spring 2014
When I attended the Juicy Couture Spring 2014 preview at Milk Studios last month, the hair, make up and nail teams were going in hard on the models, 

Sunday, November 24, 2013




Last December I had the pleasure of attending the beauty launch for the Kardashian gals, (back when it was KHROMA) with

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Scar Care: KELOIDS

SCARS: My top 5 Scar care top picks!

In an industry where beauty is skin deep, scars aren't considered pretty and many hide them. I've never been ashamed of mine, despite being  "blessed" with keloid scarring (raised, dome-shaped scars.)  I have 3: my chest, right arm and right groin and I go strapless JUST like any model on the RUNWAY! 

Smiles for Miles! You can see the difference on each half of my scars.
Back in June 1997 while I was 2 months pregnant, I was shot in the arm that left me with a bullet lodged in my chest today. I endured a 6-hour, life-saving surgery that required a bypass and a vein transferred from my groin, to my arm and chest.

OUIDAD: Keep Calm & Curl On

The Curl~Girl with Hair to Share©: OUIDAD holiday kits, Black Friday & Cyber Monday deal!

OUIDAD "Keep Calm & Curl On Holiday Kits" Are here! Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel has been my "go-to" staple for 3 years, despite the weather and whether my hair is straight or curly - long or short! It's rare for my hair to be straight, because honestly I LOVE my curls, they suit me better and straight locks are saved for really cold weather (and I want to wear a hat.)

Friday, November 22, 2013

PREVIEW *NEW* REDKEN Color Extend Magnetics!

REDKEN'S new Color Extend Magnetics Haircare Line!

I love me some REDKEN 5th Avenue (and they love me right back!) Launching January 2014, stay tuned for advanced color care with COLOR EXTEND MAGNETIC, Sulfate-free shampoo ($18.00 10.1 oz), Conditioner ($19 8.5 oz.) and Deep Attraction Mask ($20 8.5 oz)

I love REDKEN products and by now I feel like a veteran, having reviewed many recent new products: (click here for my article Curvaceous Curls on BeautyStat.com: REDKEN Curvaceous Curl/EvCurlGurl) and their Diamond Oil line (see review, also on BeautyStat.com: REDKEN Diamond Oil/EvCurlGurl) and the Modern Minimalist, where I met REDKEN'S Creative Director GUIDO: BeautyStat.com/REDKEN/GUIDO . REDKEN Rock!

GUIDO and Me, he loved my curls

Stay tuned for many more reviews for REDKEN, by me.

~Evelyn Lugo

NYFW SS' 14: Admired & Desired

Hey Dolls, 

In the 2 years I've been writing, I've come across HUNDREDS of beauty products to the point where I feel as if I LIVE IN A WALK-IN BEAUTY CLOSET, have made tons of contacts and have certainly endured my share of disappointments. What really makes me smile, is having "higher-ups" not only recognize me, but REMEMBER ME and come to my aid when I need them the most. Many remember my creative antics at NYFW backstage, when I'm crawling around or under make-up artists - just to "get that shot!" That has earned me my very own "cheering squad" at the MBFW Office (love ya!)

Vogue's Grace Coddington


Ev Curl Gurl: "Curl~Gurl with Hair to Share!"

Hi Dolls, it's about time that I finally launched my OWN blog. Yes, after years of many asking me "when are you going to start your own page?"- well HERE IT IS, lol! Many of you (PR reps, Companies, designers and followers alike) have been such a beacon of support, that I simply couldn't put it off any longer.