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Posts for December 17th 2011
Raise your hand if you wear pencil eyeliner. Now raise your hand if you hate the smudges you get around your eyes from it. Yes, we feel your pain, too. Pencil eyeliner can define your eyes and give them a sexy, smoldering look, but it can also come at the price of getting raccoon eyes sometime around noon. Luckily, there's a little trick that will help solve the smudging. Watch the video now to find out more.
Lovely Old Hollywood star Constance Bennett (you may know her from Topper, Moulin Rouge, and It Should Happen to You) teamed up with director Hal Roach, the man behind iconic comedy duo Laurel & Hardy, for this 1937 educational film shot in gorgeous and expensive Cinecolor. It's fascinating to see what the makeup and hair of the era really looked like, and even more interesting to see how relatively straightforward the skin care was — no serums, no scrubs, just a waterless cleanser and a mask you leave on as long as you can. Even the makeup is pretty simple (although it does make us wish rouge was still the norm). And her tips aren't bad, either.
Every look needs some icing on the cake. Viva la Juicy by Juicy Couture is the cherry to your couture top. With the alluring scent of wild berries and mandarin, honeysuckle and gardenia, Viva la Juicy really inspires. The beauty of this scent doesn’t end there…Viva la Juicy finishes with the scent of rich amber, warm caramel and creamy vanilla. Bonus: It's packaged in a sassy bottle and decorated with your much-loved Juicy charms (a perfume that fulfills form AND function?).
For a weekend project, you can attempt this manicure at home. Make your own glitter nail polish by combining your favorite fine-sized-flake craft glitter with clear nail polish. Apply several coats, then finish with a top coat. Or, you can achieve this shimmering look by trying out this fade-to-gold manicure. Use a bright, opaque color as a base, then add a few sheer coats of gold nail polish on the bottom half of the nail. Finish it off with glitter nail polish like Essie's Luxeffects across the whole nail. Rock on.