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Clover Canyon and Stila at Miami Swim Week

Clover Canyon and Stila at Miami Swim Week

I think I could spend some time lounging around a pool in Miami and looking at pretty bathing suits. But instead, I’m here in Virginia, watching from afar. But I always keep my eye on the beauty looks, and while they often look simplistic during Swim Week, every now and again one catches my eye. This look was created for Clover Canyon by Stila.

Sarah Lucero, Celebrity Makeup Artist and Global…

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Spa Day: The Flowering Almond Spa in Virginia Beach

Spa Day: The Flowering Almond Spa in Virginia Beach

Thanks to a very generous gift from Neutrogena, I was able to visit the Flowering Almond Spa here in Virginia Beach, located in the Founders Inn.

Walking in, there is a spacious  lounge with products and a modern bench. This was a good thing, as I had to wait some time for the receptionist to get me to the back. Apparently it was an important phone call.

In the locker room, you had your standard…

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Makeup Wars: Favorite Skin Savers

Makeup Wars: Favorite Skin Savers

Skin savers – everyone has their go-to products that keep their skin in line. While I have different picks for face and body, today I’ll just talk about everything that keeps my 40+ skin on my face in peak shape.

I am a huge fan of Mario Badescu. HUGE. I’ve been to their spa (and want to go back every time I’m in New York City), and when I faithfully use my products, my skin looks the best it’s…

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Style Saturday: 10 rompers that are perfect for summer

Style Saturday: 10 rompers that are perfect for summer

Welcome to Style Saturday where we are going to talk all things stylish. Could be clothes, like it is today, could be decor, could be just about anything that I think is stylish. Let’s jump right in with these 10 carefree rompers – there isn’t anything easier to wear on casual summer days.

style saturday: 10 easy care-free rompers for the rest of the summer

  1. French Connection Sandy Stripey Romper: Comfy and perfect for a coverup or day out of doors. $38.11
  2. Old…

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Smoky Eye Friday: BAStar Spicy Neutrals Palette

Smoky Eye Friday: BAStar Spicy Neutrals Palette

So today I have another palette by BAStar, and I’m really happy with it. For $8.75, they make some seriously pigmented colors! I don’t know how it’s possible.

I really only used two shades in this one, the lightest cream and the darkest brown. I used the cream all over the lid, right up to the brow, then used the brown in the crease. I also used the brown as a liner with my angled brush, and it…

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Calling all NARSissists - the Smoky Eye palette is coming!

Calling all NARSissists – the Smoky Eye palette is coming!

All you NARS fanatics, or NARSissists, have a reason to celebrate! The Smoky Eye palette is on it’s way, and it looks beyond beautiful.

The set includes a compact with three shades designed to give you the perfect fall smoky eye, including Madrague I (left side of duo), Bali, and Mekong. The set comes with a mini Via Veneto Larger Than Life eyeliner, and a travel sized wide Contour Brush #43. The…

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Pantene styles Shakira for 2014 FIFA World Cup Closing Ceremony

Pantene styles Shakira for 2014 FIFA World Cup Closing Ceremony

Shakira and her gorgeous hair closed out this year’s FIFA World Cup Closing Ceremony. Do you think she was bummed that Brazil didn’t take home top honors? If so, her hair didn’t show it. The textured style was created by celeb stylist Kim Kimble, and she has generously shared the details with us.

  1. Wash and condition hair with the Pantene Pro-V Daily Moisture Renewal Nourishing Shampoo and…

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DIY Wednesday: Oatmeal and Honey Face Mask

DIY Wednesday: Oatmeal and Honey Face Mask

Have you caught the DIY craze yet? I blame Pinterest. But I’ve always been rather crafty in my own way, so every Wednesday we’re going to try out a new DIY. They might be beauty related, but not always. There is so much stuff to make out there!

This week, we’re doing something that I have totally done before – a homemade face mask. Now, I’m a fan of every fancy face mask out there, I’m sure, but…

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Mani Mondays: ModCloth’s Nail Klub and Dresses Challenge

Mani Mondays: ModCloth’s Nail Klub and Dresses Challenge

ModCloth contacted me and asked me to pick a dress and create some nail art that is inspired by it. There were too many to choose from, so I stuck with what I know best – newsprint. It inspired me to do a newsprint mani.

start spreading the mews dress by  modcloth

The newspaper mani is really quite easy to do. I’ve included a quick tutorial below.

The dress is the Start Sprading the Mews dress, and it retails for $69.99. Anyone who wishes…

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