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Matthew Williamson collabs with Benefit for awesome ’70s-inspired kit

Matthew Williamson collabs with Benefit for awesome ’70s-inspired kit

 Matthew Williamson has partnered with Benefit cosmetics to launch a super fun makeup kit inspired by the 70s and Studio 54 available starting right now!  Called The Rich is Back, includes an eyeshadow palette, mascara, gimme fever cheek powder with brush and lip gloss. Find it here on Sephora.com for $34. Williamson chats about the kit in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, saying his philosophy on beauty for women is the same as his clothes. “It’s not about forcing a square peg in a round hole, it is about individuality, accentuating what feels right for you. Makeup is a tool to help women feel confident and positive and I don’t think there’s one right way. I don’t have one defined checklist because I don’t have...

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Breathing air into our skincare routine

Breathing air into our skincare routine

It may sound hokey to reiterate, but air is life. It’s oxygen that keeps us alive – from a baby’s first breath to a (hopefully) older adult’s last. And so it makes sense that infusing air — oxygen, as it is — into our cells is the best way to keep our skin young and healthy. In theory, at least. But is that the actuality?  There’s much in the land of oxygenated beauty and skincare products – many that promised improved skin elasticity, skin brightness and youthfulness. We may even call it a a trend – but above all, we just want to know if it works! (And the best products to try!) Check out the story I did this week for LovingYou.com on just that – oxygen-infused skincare! I also ask some of my beauty...

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Brightening up life (starting with your eyelids?)

Brightening up life (starting with your eyelids?)

Neon lids are a super fun look — and rather popular right now. What better way to have fun in the soon-to-arrive sun (note it’s snowing in late-March in NYC right now) than with bright yellows and blues popping from your eyes? But even with the spring refusing to make its arrival official, neons are a godsend, amazing to snap us all out of the haze of dismay the constant freeze can propel us into. Whether you’re lining your lids with bright colored liners or blending bright pops of shadow on your lids is up to you — I have tried a little of both lately and it’s awesome. Not sure how to rock the look without going overboard – check out this guide I wrote to achieving a neon eyelid, this week for...

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Estee Lauder Launches Mad Men Makeup Collection!

Estee Lauder Launches Mad Men Makeup Collection!

Are you counting down breathlessly for the April 7th premiere of Season Six of  Mad Men? Obviously — that’ll be an extra long Passover, waiting for the week to pass! – but to pass the time, we now have Estee Lauder’s new  three piece, limited edition makeup collection inspired by the Mad Men era to play with. The collection includes See-Thru Blush compact in Light Show with a blue, yellow and white psychedelic cover ($50), Rich Rich Lipstick ($30) and Nail Lacquer in a pale “innocent” pink ($24) — though I have a feeling I’ll be anything but innocent in it. Check out more on the Estee Lauder site here – I can’t wait to try it...

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5 Post Labor Day Back to Work Beauty Distractions

5 Post Labor Day Back to Work Beauty Distractions

Whether it’s a fabulous spa treatment, new lashes, or a sexy new pedi — there’s lots of ways to distract yourself from being back to the grind. (And most involve, obviously, being pretty.) Check out my latest post for StyleUnited, full of tips for back to work beauty distractions!

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How do you beat the beauty blues?

How do you beat the beauty blues?

Whether you are always using the same bag or wearing the same lipstick, or have had the same hairstyle since Bill Clinton was in office, chances are you have a bit of a rut going on. If you are guilty of singing the beauty blues, it may be time for a change! I just wrote a piece on breaking out of the rut, and it includes tips from the awesome Carmindy (of What Not to Wear!) and the brilliant  Dr. Rosemarie Ingleton of Ingleton Dermatology. Check out at...

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What’s in YOUR beach bag?

What’s in YOUR beach bag?

OK, so after an amazing few days in Mexico, my trip is winding down and tomorrow I head to sunny south Florida (which will include a few days of fabulous beachy fun with my good friend Sarah Conley!) We’ve both, despite all the right tools and lessons, dreadfully overpacked – but I’m hoping to, for our beach forays this week, par it down to ONLY the beach essentials. A weekend at that beach means days spent lounging in the sun and summer nights spent celebrating. Here’s a recent LovingYou.com article I wrote about  what to fill your beach bag with for a perfect beach weekend. Need more guidance? Well, once you’ve packed your bag – and chosen the right products – check out my recent StyleUnited.com Sense of Style post - on...

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Worth Traveling For: Hello Kitty Beauty Spa Launches in Dubai

Worth Traveling For: Hello Kitty Beauty Spa Launches in Dubai

One of my favorite parts of travel is visiting spas and trying unique treatments — and if my travels ever take me to Dubai ( a girl can dream!), I’m all about visiting the world’s first Hello Kitty Beauty Spa! The spa is decked out Hello Kitty colors and features Hello Kitty decor and furniture — how incredibly adorable, right? SmartOman reports that the spa also offers beauty services, such as Kitty-cures, Kitty Beauty face masque and Kitty Glam facials. AMAZING. EVEN more adorable? The spa also includes a Kitty Cafe, which sells Hello Kitty cupcakes, cookies, juice and tea. You can find out more about the spa on the website at hellokittybeautyspa.com/. One must do for anyone lucky enough to visit this spa? OBVI get the Hello Kitty bow...

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Beauty bargain alert: Free Lancome samples!

Beauty bargain alert: Free Lancome samples!

As far as I’m concerned, switching up our beauty bar is among the most important aspects of spring cleaning. Just in time, Lancome is offering a deal today that’s blowing my (lets face it…) If you’re a Lancome fan, take some time to shop today – spend $35 and get 7 free samples (a $112 value) with codes SUMMER and MAY12 (apply both codes at checkout). This is a one-day offer and ends when today ends. So, not a good time to...

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And my Lauren Conrad girl crush continues…

And my Lauren Conrad girl crush continues…

Even if I didn’t have a perpetual Lauren Conrad girl crush, I’d have to acknowledge she looks super-hot on the cover art for her new beauty book, Lauren Conrad Beauty. Topics covered in the book include tips for creating a strong foundation by maintaining healthy skin, diet, exercise, as a her fave makeup techniques and more. (Including, one hopes, a section on looking LIKE Lauren.) Lauren is also releasing a novel on the same day as her beauty advice book. Starstruck, a sequel to The Fame Game, and Lauren Conrad Beauty will both be released on October 12. Photo:...

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