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Trend Alert: Playing with Matches

Looking for holiday beauty inspo? Here it is, thanks to Jessica Alba, who appears beautifully done-up without looking overly-fussy. The key is that she went semi matchy-matchy by opting to coordinate the hue of her geometric, ruby Bavna drop earrings with a slightly-shimmering berry pout.

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The Luxury of Beauty

The Luxury of Beauty: All About Eve by Eve’s

As much as I love the big box Sephora or Nordstrom experience, there’s a lot to be said for a well-curated boutique where you know that every last item in the store is of the highest caliber. Such is the case with Eve by Eve’s, a gorgeous shop located in the heart of Beverly Hills.

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Four Holiday 2015 Gift Sets to Shop Now

Four Holiday 2015 Gift Sets to Shop Now

Now is the best time of year to shop for beauty products; not only as gifts, but for yourself! Brands that ordinarily never discount offer value sets and limited edition gift sets this time of year, many of which sell out well before the holidays. Here’s a look at four favorites…

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Four Holiday 2015 Gift Sets to Shop Now
Top 5 Must-Try Primers

Top 5 Must-Try Primers: Prime-Time Slot

If you wear foundation without a primer, you may want to reconsider your beauty routine. You can wear primer by itself, but trust me, do not wear foundation on its own. Here’s why: If you wear foundation on naked skin, all of that foundation just oozes and sinks into your pores, fine lines, and wrinkles – and makes them bigger. It’s like pouring cement into sand! Okay, that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but it’s the same idea.

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Natural Beauty Buys You Can Feel Good About

Natural Beauty Buys You Can Feel Good About

Ever since I read that the FDA allows up to 80 synthetic ingredients to be included in gum, I’ve been perturbed. If there’s that much junk in our gum, what the heck is in the stuff we put on our faces and worse, our lips?!

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Natural Beauty Buys You Can Feel Good About
Holiday Gifts with Heart

Holiday Gifts with Heart

The oft-quoted statistic says that 20% of New Yorkers go to bed hungry, and that one in four children in New York goes to bed hungry. Horrifying. A close friend of mine was one of those kids, and to this day she has anxiety about ever returning to the times when creditors were knocking on her parents’ front door and dinner wasn’t guaranteed.

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Lift, Lift, and Away

Lift, Lift, and Away: Chantecaille Bio Lifting Cream is a Dream

I’ve seen just about every fad come and go (thanks to the Digital Age, trends get recycled as quickly as the seasons change!), but one thing never goes out of style: anti-aging – or more specifically, lifting products that claim to reverse time.

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Aveeno

Aveeno: A Lifetime Commitment

I started using Aveeno back in college. Whenever I had skin issues, switching to Aveeno helped get me on track; so after I gave birth, I wasted no time in making my baby boy a convert, as well.

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Your Tastefully Garish Halloween Look

Ricky’s NYC is Mecca for Halloween costumes, makeup, and accessories so I turned to their beauty pros to get some inspiration for a tastefully garish look. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to wear a pink wig…

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