Monthly Archives: November 2013

Full Review of Urban Decay Naked3 & Tutorial

If you haven’t heard the amazing news by now…Urban Decay finally released their highly anticipated Naked3 palette. The Urban Decay Naked and Naked2 palettes are extremely popular, containing bronze-hued shadows that allow you to create almost any look you want. Being that the Naked and Naked1 are very similar to each other color wise, we are so excited about Naked3.

This beautiful palette of twelve rose-hued shadows is all you need for the upcoming holiday season. Create daytime and nighttime looks with ease that will steal everyone’s attention. The classic Urban Decay packaging is perfect size for traveling, and, as usual comes with a double-sided brush.

Take a look below at the full review, swatches and tutorial using the Urban Decay Naked3 palette from Sona Gasparian of Makeup by Sona. (more…)

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Adam Levine Named People’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ of 2013

Say hello to People’s newest Sexiest Man Alive, Mr. Adam Levine! The Maroon 5 heartthrob  takes Channing Tatum’s place as Sexiest Man for the next year. Adam Levine seems like an obvious choice with his rugged, yet polished look, amazing style and swoon-worthy personality. However, Mr. Levine didn’t really see it coming. (more…)

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The Beauty Department Breaks Down the Bun

One of my favorite beauty blogs The Beauty Department posted an amazing tutorial to take your prim work bun into a full-out party bun. In my opinion, buns are (or should be!) a go-to hairstyle for every girl. Think about it: you’re rushing and don’t have time to wash and style your hair. What’s better than throwing it up in a sleek sock bun, messy bun or top knot? Nothing!

Head over to The Beauty Department to check out the full tutorial.

What’s your go-to hairstyle?

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Must-Read Tips for Shopping the Isabel Marant x H&M Collection Online

Ladies, clear your schedules! The highly anticipated Isabel Marant x H&M collection is ready to shop in select stores at 8AM local time and online at 12PM EST tomorrow, Nov. 14th! Of course H&M has done awesome collaborations in the past, but this one is quite different. As we all know, H&M launched their e-commerce site this past August, so if you can’t take off of work (or bear the cold weather) to stand in line at your local H&M then fear not! U.S. customers will be able to shop the entire Isabel Marant x H&M collection online.

Here are some important details you need to know to prepare yourselves for this shopping experience. Also, keep in mind this designer collaboration will be the first of many to be available online at H&M.com for U.S. customers. (more…)

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Introducing GQ’s Men of 2013…

Okay so there’s no surprise here that the oh-so-perfect Justin Timberlake made the list of GQ’s Men of the Year. Alongside Mr. Timberlake, Matthew McConaughey, Kendrick Lamar, Will Ferrell and the late James Gandolfini will each get their own GQ covers that will hit newsstands on Nov 19. Check out a bit of Justin’s interview and the rest of the GQ covers after the jump. (more…)

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Add These Meaningful Beaded Accessories to Your Collection ASAP!

There’s nothing better than cute, wearable jewelry that has an empowering message behind it. Enter the Kwagala Project. The Kwagala Project is an organization dedicated to empowering women who have been victims of human trafficking and/or the commercial sex trade. In Uganda, Kwagala means love, which is the strongest force against evil. (more…)

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Studio Sounds: Icona Pop – All Night

Band: Icona Pop

Genre: Dance, electro-house

Origin: Stockholm, Sweden

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Shop Our Holiday 2013 Look Book: City Chic

Look BookAs of November 1st, Starbucks officially traded out their signature white cups for their (highly-anticipated) red holiday cups. And we all know, once this switcheroo happens the holiday season is in full swing. It’s hard to believe that just a couple of months ago we were lounging on the beach soaking up the sun. Since the holiday season approached pretty fast, we can only assume your wardrobe isn’t fully prepared for all the parties, dinners and family gatherings. That’s where we come in.

Our 2013 City Chic Holiday Look Book will surely influence you for this joyous season. Our inspiration? Gritty meets beautiful: taking bold, elegant pieces and allowing their natural beauty pop out amongst the crowd. There’s no need to be a wallflower, ladies. Show off your style and stand out!

Shop our look book after the jump and watch our behind-the-scenes video from our holiday photo shoot. (more…)

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Studio Sounds: Jhené Aiko ft. Childish Gambino – Bed Peace

Band: Jhené Aiko

Genre: R & B

Origin: Los Angeles, California

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