Category Archives: Beauty

Complete Your Valentine’s Day Look With This Hair & Makeup Tutorial

Yesterday, we shared our stylist’s picks for the perfect Valentine’s Day outfit. Today we are here to complete your look with this flirty, simple and beautiful hair and makeup tutorial by Teni of MissMaven.com. Teni uses the Urban Decay Naked3 palette (our fave!) and a curling wand to create the perfect date night look.

Still in need of Valentine’s Day outfit inspiration? Click here for some of our go-to pieces.

What are your plans for Valentine’s Day?

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Sparkling, Smokey & Easy New Year’s Eve Makeup Tutorial

As everyone already knows, New Year’s Eve is all about the glitter and glamour. We wear dresses that we wouldn’t normally wear on a typical night out, and the same goes for makeup. Teni of MissMaven came up with this beautiful and flirty makeup look using only a few eyeshadow colors. She even creates this entire New Year’s Eve look in less than five minutes!

Learn how to create this look above and be sure to shop our New Years Looks section for the perfect outfit!

What are you wearing for New Year’s Eve?

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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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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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DIY to Try: Coconut & Lavender Body Scrub

Nothing is worse than having dry, irritated skin especially during the colder months. Every girl wants her skin to be smooth to the touch and look radiant. When I came across this do-it-yourself body scrub by LEAF I immediately had to share. Sure, there are tons and tons of body scrubs we can find in stores but sometimes it’s nice to make an all-natural, homemade version for yourself instead of picking it off a shelf.

Learn how to make your own coconut and lavender body scrub minimal ingredients. Besides smelling amazing, this scrub will leave your skin soft and smooth. It also makes for a great gift. Here’s what you’ll need: (more…)

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How To Perfect a Neutral Smokey Eye

Most of the time smokey eyes are created using blacks and greys, but in this makeup tutorial Teni of MissMaven creates a beautiful smokey eye using neutral colors. She uses lighter and softer colors in the peach/brown family to create a lovely look that’s great for day or night. If you want to wear a smokey eye but don’t want the intense look that black/greys shadow create then try out this neutral smokey eye. Check it out above!

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Choosing the Right Eyeshadow for Your Eye Color

Eye makeup has a major influence in enhancing the beauty of a women’s face. Choosing the right eyeshadow shade to complement your eye color can really make your eyes pop and stand out. You need to choose shades that bring out your natural color and not diminish it. The key to this is the color wheel. As a general rule of thumb, the best eyeshadow hue for your eye color is the one on the other end of the color wheel. This shade will accentuate your eye color the best.  (more…)

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Fashion Week Through a Model’s Eyes Isn’t as Glamorous as You’d Think

Whenever I think of Fashion Week, I picture gorgeous models strutting their stuff down long runways showcasing beautifully crafted garments. I tend to forget, as I’m sure others do, that these models have to endure grueling hours of castings, fittings, hair and makeup, etc. Although the finished result is stunning, it’s hard to believe what models go through to walk the Fashion Week runway hoping to land a big campaign. Reading through the Huffington Post, I came across an interesting article about one model who almost lost a job because of her birth control. I repeat: birth control. (more…)

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Must Be 18 or Over…To Buy Nail Polish Remover?

It’s not unusual to hear that you need to be of a certain age or older to purchase cigarettes, alcohol and other obvious items. It makes sense to have an age limit regarding alcohol/cigarettes because, clearly, we don’t want young teens waltzing into a store buying cases of beer and cartons of cigarettes However, should there really be an age limit on buying nail polish remover?

It’s been reported by the New York Post and various online sources that CVS drugstores will be asking for proper identification when purchasing a bottle (note: there is a two bottle per-day limit) of acetone nail polish remover. (more…)

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How To: Upside Down French Braid Bun!

Lately I’ve been researching hairstyles for an upcoming wedding I have to attend. My dress is somewhat busy so I wanted to do something sleek like a sock bun. When I saw this tutorial I was instantly drawn in…and I’m kind of obsessed.

As stated numerous times, I wasn’t blessed with the natural skill of creating pretty hairstyles. The only thing I can do is throw my hair into a high ponytail or sock bun. Luckily for me, my sister has that natural ability and after seeing this tutorial I’m going to be her newest client. Like most girls, I’m loving sock buns because they are super easy and instantly transform your entire look. This hair tutorial by Luxy Hair kicks it up a notch and adds in an upside down french braid.

I’m so glad I found the Luxy Hair YouTube channel because these girls are so talented and have amazing, easy-to-follow tutorials. Sisters, Mimi and Leyla, started Luxy Hair after Mimi had a bad experience with hair extensions. Check out their site for premium Luxy Clip-In Hair Extensions!

Would you try this hairstyle?

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No More Tired Eyes! Try this Easy Makeup Trick by MissMaven

“You look so tired today…” is probably one of the most annoying comments someone can say to me. You are basically telling me I look like crap, but in a nice way. Gee thanks. Listen, we all have those days when our eyes are puffy and under-eyes are dark from lack of sleep. (more…)

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Rihanna’s Summer MAC Collection Released Today at 12PM EST!

In just a short amount of time Rihanna’s second MAC collaboration, RiRi Hearts MAC will be up for purchase exclusively online at MAC Cosmetics. Rihanna announced she’d be releasing four MAC collections throughout 2013. If this five-piece summer collection is anything like the previous one, you girls better be waiting at your computer screens with credit cards in hand. Ready, get set, go! (more…)

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Love Lace? Get the Look on Your Nails!

I’m constantly on the hunt for easy and cute nail art ideas. Keyword being easy. I honestly can’t stand having a solid-colored manicure because I get bored of it in less than a day and everyone else has the same thing. Nail art allows your personality to shine through in a different way than the obvious hair and style choices. Plus, everyone will be jealous of your pretty nails and will never believe you did them yourself! (more…)

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Summer-Ready Hairstyles You Have to Try!

The weather is starting to heat up outside which only means one thing: frizz. I tend to think my hair is naturally frizzy and always looking like a mess, so summertime makes it worse. Unfortunately, I wasn’t blessed with the skills of doing awesome up-dos and other effortless hairstyles that my sister, of course, has a knack for.

Now that frizzy-hair weather is about to be in full swing, it’s time to start thinking about hairstyles that are easy, quick and versatile. Here are three of my favorite summer-ready hairstyles every girl needs to try! (more…)

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Rachel’s Radar: Four Summer Makeup Trends

Being a lifestylist, there is more to it than just styling with clothing and accessories. Makeup is a huge aspect to consider when making your look complete and polished. Makeup is just as important as carrying the latest bag and strutting in heels. Here are four makeup trends to try this summer. (more…)

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