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April 2012 Archives

Jamie-Chung-Knife-Fight-Premiere.jpgActress Jamie Chung was all smiles at the premiere of Knife Fight at the Tribeca Film Festival last week. And we can see why—her bold red lip and chic black nails certainly stood out on the red carpet! But it’s her gorgeous sideswept curls that really have us talking.

We’re loving the deep side part and sleekness at the crown. The severeness really contrasts nicely with her tousled, just below the shoulder curls. This hairstyle is a great way to add a youthful spin to her otherwise grown-up look.
Givenchy-Hydra-Sparkling-Balm.jpgWe’re all about customized color—a color that’s truly ours, no matter what. So is it any wonder that Givenchy Hydra Sparkling Magic Lip & Cheek Balm has completely stolen our hearts?

This innocent little tub is filled with a pink balm that magically gives lips and cheeks the prettiest flush. It’s formulated with pigments that react with the skin’s humidity to create a personalized hint of color! And not only that … Hyaluronic acid and Luffa oil moisturize and soften the skin.

But, really, we’re just completely enamored with the fact that the balm creates a different color and glow for us than it does for anyone else. And, really, what’s more special than that?

Givenchy Hydra Sparkling Magic Lip & Cheek Balm retails for $31 at
There is a fine art to applying to eyeliner under the eye. If the line becomes too thick your look can go from classy to nasty really quick. Mila Kunis popped up with the best under eye liner job I’ve seen in recent months. To copy Mila’s look you’ll need a flat tip eyeliner makeup brush and a gel eyeliner. A super-sharpened eye pencil can do the trick, but it also can go on too thick really easily.
butter-LONDON-Trout-Pout.jpgWhile we normally shy away from cantaloupe if it’s not in a fruit salad, in the case of butter LONDON Trout Pout, we can’t help but fall immediately in love!

This nail polish is the perfect shade of creamy cantaloupe. It screams 50’s but with a modern feel, which is just so cool.

And here’s the best part—it looks equally good on fingers as it does on toes! We can’t wait to show it off all springtime long.

butter LONDON Trout Pout retails for $14 at
One of the things I love to do most with my extensive nail polish collection is layer the colors to make my own colors. There are times when my efforts have resulted in failure, some colors just don’t mix the way you thought they would. But sometimes they result in beautiful colors that are completely custom and really quite stunning. One of my most recent combinations was Essie Mambo and Essie Curtain Call for a beautiful bronzey-nude color. 

I always start with a primer of some sort and then follow up with one coat of the base or primary color. In this case, my base was Mambo, a pretty nudish-tan. As long as you applied the base evenly, it’s time for the next coat, which is going to be your second layer. I usually opt for something shimmery or slightly sheer, as the point is to let the base layer show a little and to allow them to mix. I applied one even and slightly thin coat of Curtain Call right over the Mambo. Lastly I follow up with my go-to finishing touch Essie Good to Go top coat.

You can get Essie Mambo and Curtain Call nail polishes for $8 each at

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