Each season there seems to be one It nail polish shade or texture, like the great greige rage of '10, or the crackle finish craze of '11. And this Summer, the options ran the gamut. In terms of the rainbow, however, each color had its own individual on-trend tone. So before you bust out your darker, more muted shades for Fall, play up the season's brightest nail hues spanning the entire color spectrum.
Waterproof mascaras can be a girl's best friend or her worst enemy. Sure, they stay put all day and don't melt down your face (if you're lucky), but they can also leave you with dried-out, flaky lashes. But somehow Stila has given these major mascara faux pas the one-two punch. The brand's Stay All Day mascara ($22) clings to your lashes for hours while leaving them soft and supple. No crunchy, spidery eyes here.
Not only does the mascara stay budge-proof from morning to night, it brushes on without any clumps. The triangular brush also lifts and lengthens, leaving you with lashes that frame your eyes in a glamorous, flattering way. Sound too good to be true? There is a small downside; the wand traps a lot of the product, pulling more out of the tube than you need. This can lead to a messy application if you don't wipe the excess off before you swipe it on. But for long, thick lashes that last and last? We'll take the extra step.
See How Bloggers and Fellow Shoppers Are Gifting on a Shoestring — and Show Us Your Favorite Picks Under $20
It’s easy to get caught up in the generous spirit of the season, but that doesn’t mean you need to start the New Year in the poorhouse. The secret to great gifting is heart and soul, not dollars and cents — so think about who you’re buying for, get creative, and have fun!
For this week’s holiday shopping mission, we’re inviting readers and bloggers to hit their local T.J.Maxx, Marshalls, or HomeGoods stores in search of the best holiday gifts for under $20. Challenge yourself to stretch every cent by scouting out a creatively affordable gift combo, like a colorful cookie jar with biscottis and specialty tea hidden inside or a spa lover’s basket containing a soap, lotion, and candle. With something for everyone on your list at up to 60 percent off department store prices every single day, these stores are your one-stop resource for gifts that are low on price but high on creativity and style.
Be sure to show or tell us about your under-$20 choice by sharing a photo or tweet using the hashtag #TheGifter. You will automatically be entered for a chance to win a $500 gift card and be featured on #TheGifter holiday gifting hub!
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We’ve all seen red carpet photos of celebrities dashing into private events and wished we were on the inside. But who says celebrities get to have all the fun? When your hair is looking as fab as the stars’ picture-perfect locks, you’re bound to have your #BestNightEver.
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Since her emergence last year, Lana Del Rey has had a signature style all her own: a nude lip color, claw nails, winged eyeliner, and retro hair. Now she's bringing her one-of-a-kind look (and voice) to the H&M Fall fashion campaign. Keep reading to get tips to achieve her style from the new lookbook — and get ready for big hair, little bows, and plenty more to inspire.
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Bella Heathcote is on top of her bang game, and it's not just because her hair always looks flawless. The actress proves time and time again that a striking style needs a great makeup palette to complement it. At last night's GenArt party at the Chateau Marmont, Bella pulled off a fresh-faced look, which her glossy fringe framed faultlessly. Since her bangs already drew plenty of attention to her big blue eyes, Bella opted for a shimmery beige eye shadow and a swipe of black mascara to add just the right amount of brightness. To balance out her heavy bangs, Bella swiped a light pink blush onto the apples of her cheeks and finished off the look with a light coral lipstick with just a touch of shine. Try MAC Vegas Volt ($15) for a similar shade. When it comes to pairing your makeup with your bangs, take a page from Bella's book. Balance is the key, so play up one feature at a time to avoid looking too chaotic.