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The 8 Bridal Beauty Mistakes I'll Avoid at My (Next) Wedding The 8 Bridal Beauty Mistakes I'll Avoid at My (Next) Wedding

I was a bride once. It was a sunny, lovely backyard ceremony in Montecito, Calif. But the pink dress I'd settled on (much like the groom himself) turned out not to have been the best choice. And, when I'm totally honest about it, looking back, lots of things were "wrong" with that day; my newly colored hair was too stark in the sunshine, the style too-sprayed and I went way too trendy with…  

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Virginia Pelley

Tags: Hair, Makeup, Summer

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Expert Q&A: "I have hooded eyelids. How should I do my eye makeup?" Expert Q&A: "I have hooded eyelids. How should I do my eye makeup?"

My Beauty Life's resident makeup pro, Sage Maitri stopped by recently to respond to a bunch of Facebook fan-submitted questions. Today, Sage addresses a query from reader Siriluck Qyattlaender who wrote, "I have hooded eyelids. How should I wear eye makeup?" Here's what our pro recommends: "The hooded lid can pose a few challenges, but once you're armed with these tips, it will open up…  

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Audrey Fine

Tags: Makeup, Summer, Sage Maitri

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How I Fake a Big, Gorgeous Bun How I Fake a Big, Gorgeous Bun

They say bigger is better, and when it comes to ballerina buns, I would have to agree. It's not that I don't love the trendy topknots celebrities have been flaunting it's just that I need the voluminous structure in a BIG bun to even out my slightly smaller head. Pinhead aside, is there anything more elegant than a thick, glossy bun? You know the kind that makes it look like you have tons of…  

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Cinya Burton

Tags: Hair, Summer

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This Line Filler Is My Favorite This Line Filler Is My Favorite

The fact that I'm testing "line fillers" bums me out (but that's a blog for a different day). However, the fact that I found one that seems to work cheers me up. So, it all evens out in the end. I've been reading about products that purport to temporarily "fill" facial lines and because I, a) have some that need filling and, b) don't have the money, or wherewithal, to get syringes stuck…  

Featuring:
Audrey Fine

Tags: Summer, Anti-Aging Skin Care

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The VIP (Very Impressive Product) Pick of the Week #50 The VIP (Very Impressive Product) Pick of the Week #50

The Product : M. STEVES RHSO POWER-PACKED ULTRA-NOURISHING BOOST The Price: $48 The Company Spiel: "Formulated for the modern woman to intensely hydrate and nourish skin, leave face feeling firmer, and enhance skin's radiance." The Real Deal: Around the Total Beauty offices lately, all the girls have been extolling the virtues of using oils to help their complexions. Stories of…  

Featuring:
Audrey Fine

Tags: Body, Summer

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