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braids

A Plethora of Plaits: 5 Braided Hair How-tos

A chic departure from your everyday look, braids are versatile and glam. Got the end-of-summer hair blues? Change is a coming but in the meantime, while you ponder your look for fall, keep hair under control with a braided creation. The fierce “Hunger Games” look has taken a softer, messier approach for the season, making […]

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Embracing His Man Beard: Billy Jealousy’s Beard Envy

With a little man maintenance and effortless styling products, your man’s beard will seem like less of an unruly facial nuisance and more like the refined accessory of a dignified gentleman. Let me tell you a secret about what us men think beards can do for us. We believe they give us magical powers. We […]

summer-skin

Summer Skin Survival: 4 Things You Need

Save your skin and soothe your spirit with these summer skincare picks. Oh gourd, another summer of sweaty britches, patchy itches and precipitous breakouts. Gear up girlfriends! It’s going to be a long, hot summer and your best defense is an arsenal of soothing salves. From scalp to tootsies, we’ve rounded up everything you’ll need […]

Facial Mists

Cool it Down: The 10 Best Facial Mists

Our pick of the cooling mist crop: Top 10 best facial mists. Cue the cooling summertime facial mists! With summer temps on the rise, keep your cool with a refreshing spritz. Tuck one in your purse, keep one at your desk and stash one by your bedside. Use a facial mist to tone skin, set […]

beach beauty

Blah to Tada: Your Head-to-Toe Beach Beauty Transformation

Every two to four weeks, the Western Banded Geckos of the desert Southwest shed their skin. These sprightly desert dwellers are nocturnal so despite the tan pigment of their supple surface, they hide out under rocks during the day, not daring to let in a slender toe taste direct sunlight. Seems we could learn a […]

formula x press pods

New Nail Obsession: Formula X Press Pods

Hold on to your nail files, ladies, there’s a new mani cure in town! The new Press Pods from Formula X are about the coolest thing I’ve seen since glitter nail polish. The set of single-use, squeezable nail lacquers come in a pack of 24 bestselling shades and is now available at Sephora stores and sephora.com […]

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Faux Your Glow: 6 Skin and Hair Essentials

After a bitter winter and one too many days stuck inside because of uncooperative weather, the sun beckons us like a beacon to soak in its warming rays. But don’t go burning that pretty skin we’ve worked so hard to protect. Stock up on these essentials, slather on the sunscreen and get your glow on […]

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formula x press pods

New Nail Obsession: Formula X Press Pods

Hold on to your nail files, ladies, there's a new mani cure in town! The new Press Pods from Formula X are about the coolest thing I've seen since glitter nail polish. The set of single-use, squeezable nail lacquers come in a pack of 24 bestselling … [read more]

spring nail colors

Nail It: Match Your Mani to Your Spring Getaway

Our favorite spring nail colors for your next weekend away with the girls. You know what they say: "You can tell a lot about a girl by her nail polish color." OK, maybe not, but for many chicas, manis and pedis are as big of deals as shoes and … [read more]

Radiant Orchid

Pretty in Radiant Orchid: 2014 Pantone Color of the Year

Finally, a color we can get behind: Radiant Orchid is named Pantone Color of the Year 2014. A departure from jewel tones of years past, 2014 is all about the bold and the beautiful orchid. Not far off from our signature Spa Girl shade, we couldn’t … [read more]

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SKINCARE GUIDE

summer-skin

Summer Skin Survival: 4 Things You Need

Save your skin and soothe your spirit with these summer skincare picks. Oh gourd, another summer of sweaty britches, patchy itches and precipitous … [read more]

Facial Mists

Cool it Down: The 10 Best Facial Mists

Our pick of the cooling mist crop: Top 10 best facial mists. Cue the cooling summertime facial mists! With summer temps on the rise, keep your cool … [read more]

microdermMD

Trophy Skin MicrodermMD Home Microdermabrasion System Review

Does the Trophy Skin MicrodermMD have the same power as an in-clinic microderm treatment? Here's my review. Somebody pinch me. My skin has never … [read more]

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HAIRCARE GUIDE

braids

A Plethora of Plaits: 5 Braided Hair How-tos

A chic departure from your everyday look, braids are versatile and glam. Got the end-of-summer hair blues? Change is a coming but in the meantime, … [read more]

Palladio-Baked-Bronzer

Faux Your Glow: 6 Skin and Hair Essentials

After a bitter winter and one too many days stuck inside because of uncooperative weather, the sun beckons us like a beacon to soak in its warming … [read more]

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Hair How-to: The Perfectly Messy 5-Strand Braid

How to do a perfectly messy 5-strand braid. The Bohemian-inspired, 5-strand braid is easier to "do" than you might think. "It’s really just a … [read more]

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