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Apr 21
country rose makeup
Makeup, Spotlight

Trend Alert: The Country Rose

Pink has never looked prettier. Goth and punk may have their moments, but spring is the season to rediscover the beauty of the awakening world. Before “proper” women wore cosmetics, they took brisk walks in the countryside to put color in their cheeks; only fresh air could impart the flush that spoke of good health [...]

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Apr 21
eco friendly improvments
Spotlight, Tips And Tutorials

Easy Eco-Friendly Improvements to Your Daily Routine

Nope, we’re not talking about tossing out your makeup stash and dressing yourself in hemp. But there are a few simple things that you can do to make your daily beauty regimen more amenable to Mama Nature. Bonus karma points: These tips will totally do wonders for your look, too. 1. Avoid using disposable applicators. [...]

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Apr 19
braiding trick
Hair, Spotlight, Tips And Tutorials

The Back-to-Basics Braiding Trick

We know most everyone learns to braid about the same time they learn to tie their shoes. But that doesn’t necessarily translate into the beautiful, elegant braiding techniques that are so hot these days. Sure, you know how to braid, but does it look like one soft, sinewy rope when you’re done or is it [...]

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Apr 18
applying makeup with your hands
Spotlight, Tips And Tutorials

Brushless Beauty: Applying Makeup With Your Hands

From brushes of all kinds to wands to fingers, there are many different techniques when it comes to applying and blending makeup. While brushes are often best, sometimes we don’t have enough time to use them or can’t quite invest in a full set. Here are some great tips on how to get flawless makeup with [...]

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Apr 18
wearing pastels
Makeup, Spotlight

The Grown-Up Girl’s Guide to Wearing Pastels

If you think the pastel look is a beauty trend better suited for the under-sixteen set, think again. Semi-saturated tints are back in a big way and they’re making a segue from Sunday church dresses to the cosmetic cases of beauty’s best and brightest. Whether you’re color-shy or color-obsessed, there’s a way to make the [...]

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Apr 17
festival waves
Hair, Spotlight, Tips And Tutorials

Festival-Friendly Waves

Coachella is in full swing, and this year’s festival lineup is just getting started, with Electric Daisy Carnival, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza (and so many more) on the way. If you haven’t quite nailed down your festival-ready look and don’t want to spend an hour curling your tresses only to sweat it out during the first set, [...]

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Apr 17
pastel pinstripe nails
Nail, Spotlight, Tips And Tutorials

Manicure Tutorial: Pastel Pinstripe Nails

 If you’ve ever mixed a floral skirt with a polka-dotted top, you know that unlikely combinations can yield beautiful results. While pinstripes may have first come onto the scene in the form of stuffy office attire, it seems they are better suited for the sunny days of spring. Of course, the pastel-on-pastel trend pretty much [...]

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