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Monthly Archives: May 2018

Weekly Must-Have: Londontown Lakur

For whatever reason, I feel completely ungroomed if my nail beds are bare. I truly don’t mind it on other people, and I often even notice nicely buffed bare nails on friends, but I, personally, can’t stand having unpainted fingertips. What bothers me the most, however, is chipped nails. This causes such deep-seated anxiety that I keep nail polish remover pads in my desk drawer at work.

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Red Carpet Glam… Elliot Sailors

If you are just discovering the brilliant Elliot Sailors for the first time,  they are a model, actor, activist, speaker, co-creator of @tomisnotaboy and the founder of @beyoubetrue. movement. Note: My frequent collaborator Sheridan Ward gave Elliot these perfectly done / undone waves. I am absolutely crazy about the “almost vintage but just textured enough to feel modern” style… trying to recreate it in my hair but so far have only managed to make a mess of uneven curls.

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Banter Babe: Meghan Markle

We interviewed Meghan Markle back in the day when she played Rachel on Suits. And now, the actress-slash-philanthrpist has left her Hollywood job behind for a life of love and royalty in London, England. To celebrate Saturday’s royal nuptials, we’re taking a look back at Prince Harry’s soon-to-be bride’s (like, tomorrow) favorite beauty products, as told to us exclusively by Meghan. Here, Meghan answers our most pressing beauty questions, dishing on her must-have products and insider tips.

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Pixi X Dulce Lip Candy Palette

There are few drugstore lip products that rarely make it into my usual routine. But this Pixi x Dulce Lip Candy Palette might be the exception. This palette was sent to me, along with a bevy of other palettes and products. Pixi collaborated with three beauty influencers and this Pixi lip palette caught my attention immediately.

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Summer’s Sexiest Hairstyle

Sun, sea, chlorine — who has time for full hair and makeup during summer months? Both we still want to look done up without actually having to do ourselves up. So we asked TRESemmé Stylist, John D, who works with celebs like Greta Gerwig and Evan Rachel Wood (he tamed both ladies tresses for the Met Ball last week), for the sexiest — and easiest — summer hairstyle for all hair types that everyone can achieve in minutes. “Probably the easiest summer hair that is always in style is… a ponytail! Pony’s are classic and fun. And a great way to get hair off of your neck during hot summer days,” explains John.

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Bitten Berry… Jesse Somera

Lip oils are having a moment, no doubt in reaction to the past few years of painfully dry, matte, liquid lipstick. And while I confess to loving a bright red matte, my lips are really really excited about the moisturizing potential of oil based tints! Of all the lip oil products, my favorite are the Tom Ford Lip Slicks. They come in four flattering shades that work on just about every complexion and are perfect with a nude face or a dramatic berry eye like the one on Jesse above. Note: Yes, Jesse is incredibly handsome and yes, he looks equally attractive in a full face of makeup or with a 5 o’clock shadow.

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#Shelfie: Christina Kassi Of Beauté Défilé

“I’ve been on a wild journey with skincare since I turned 21 and started showing signs of hormonal acne. I’ve lived with acne my entire twenties and I was able to overcome it this past year. After really digging into what my skin actually needed to function, and of course fundamentally changing my diet and lifestyle, I was able to see clear and glowing skin. I’ve actually documented my progress through my Instagram account, and I’ve been sharing my skincare routines on there since February 2017.

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How To Get Your Best Lips

Oh, the joys of a plumped, pretty pucker. Just like with your complexion, lips need a thorough prep prior to applying makeup. Sloughing away dead skin, treating dry, cracked lips, and nourishing with a sheen balm are all par for the course when it comes to lip prep. You want a smooth canvas so that your lipstick applies effortlessly and actually accentuates your lips, instead of hindering them.

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Poppy Lips… Lilliya

A bright red lip works for any season but paired with a soft pink-hued glow and completely nude eyes, it’s the perfect look for Spring. In my opinion, every woman ought to try a version of this style (bright lip / nude face) at least once. It’s incredibly flattering and easy to do! The secret is to find the perfect statement lip color so if you haven’t already discovered yours, this is the season to experiment!Note: This was the first time I  got to play with products from the new Estée Lauder by Violette Poppy Sauvage collection.  Really lovely textures and colors, I wouldn’t expect anything less from Violette!Note: Lilliya twisted her hair up into this lovely messy chignon in about three seconds flat! A bit jealous!.

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