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Studio Sounds: Young the Giant – Crystallized

Band: Young the Giant

Genre: Alternative/indie rock

Origin: Irvine, California

You can preorder their newest album Mind Over Matter on iTunes, which comes out on January 21st. Click here for their upcoming tour dates.

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Because it’s Wednesday & We All Need Hump Day Inspiration

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This morning as I was driving into work this song by Baz Luhrmann came on the radio. I haven’t heard it since high school and it instantly brought a smile to my tired face.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Everybody’s Free To Wear Sunscreen, here’s a little background: In 1997, columnist Mary Schmich wrote an essay for the Chicago Tribune giving much-needed life advice to youths. The advice from this famous essay serve as the lyrics to Luhrmann’s song.

Take an extra five minutes out of your day to listen to this song. It’s some of the best life advice I’ve ever heard. Of course, never take anything for granted. I hope this gets you through the rest of your workweek.

Happy Hump Day, everyone!

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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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Studio Sounds: John Newman – Losing Sleep

Band: John Newman

Genre: Pop

Origin: Settle, North Yorkshire, England

Pre-order his new album Tribute on iTunes!

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All Hail Queen Bey!

The morning of Friday, Dec 13th all Beyoncé fans round the world woke to an epic surprise. As if she couldn’t set the bar any higher than she previously had, Beyoncé released her fifth, self-titled “visual album” on iTunes complete with 30-second previews of each song’s very own music video plus three bonus videos. The album features 14 new tracks with collaborations with Jay Z, Drake, Frank Ocean and more.

Beyoncé said in a press release of the new, completely unexpected album:

“I see music. It’s more than just what I hear. When I’m connected to something, I immediately see a visual or a series of images that are tied to a feeling or an emotion, a memory from my childhood, thoughts about life, my dreams or my fantasies. And they’re all connected to the music. I didn’t want to release my music the way I’ve done it. I am bored with that. I feel like I am able to speak directly to my fans. There’s so much that gets between the music, the artist and the fans. I felt like I didn’t want anybody to give the message when my record is coming out. I just want this to come out when it’s ready and from me to my fans.”

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Studio Sounds: Wild Belle – Another Girl

Band: Wild Belle

Genre: Indie rock, reggae, pop

Origin: Chicago, Illinois

Click here to follow Wild Belle on Twitter!

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United States of Pop 2013 – Living the Fantasy

It’s that time of year again when DJ Earworm releases his United States of Pop mashup video including the 25 most popular songs from 2013. This year’s title is ‘Living the Fantasy’ joining songs like Lorde’s Royals with hits from Justin Timberlake, Robin Thicke, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Rihanna and many more.

For a look back at last year’s mashup ‘Shine Brighter’ – click here!

What do you think of Living the Fantasy?

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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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Studio Sounds: Icona Pop – All Night

Band: Icona Pop

Genre: Dance, electro-house

Origin: Stockholm, Sweden

Click here to follow Icona Pop on Twitter!

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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

Click here to follow Jhené on Twitter!

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside: Layer Up!

Layers For those of you on the East Coast, we assume you’re well aware of the recent temperature drop we’ve been experiencing. The weather has been crisp, cool, fresh and an all-around perfect fall season as of yet. If you haven’t already done so, it’s officially time to break out your layering pieces.

Oh, layering. Where do we even begin? We think of layering as a type of art. If done properly, you can look so effortless and chic like you quickly threw together this masterpiece of an outfit. Someone will always pay you that compliment of, “Oh my god you look so cute today!” and the response is generally, “Really?!! I just threw it on and ran out the door.”

Bottom line: once you know how to properly layer your garments the outcome will always be compliment-worthy. We put together four different layered-up outfits for daily situations all girls encounter.

Watch the video to see how we layer up! (more…)

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‘Blurred Lines’ Model Named Esquire.com Woman of the Year

Of course, by now everyone has seen Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’ music video. The face above has been plastered all over the Internet recently and with over 201 million YouTube views for ‘Blurred Lines’ (and that’s just the censored version!) it’s likely that everyone knows who this model is, or uh, what her body looks like.

Emily Ratajkowski was just named Woman of the Year by Esquire.com, beating out the insanely awesome Jennifer Lawrence with a 64.6% of readers’ votes after a 5-round bracket tournament. So, what makes her so special? Get to know a little more about Emily after the jump. (more…)

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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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