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May 2013 Archives

Hopefully at this point we have all learned the importance of sunscreen for our faces, our bodies, and don’t forget the tops of the ears (I always seem to, unfortunately). But what about the delicate skin under and around the eyes? Since most SPF comes with a warning to “avoid eye area”, and we’ve all at some point felt the sting of not heeding to these instructions, our eyes can be left vulnerable to sun damage.
Sun spots, redness, and horror of all horrors, wrinkles are all caused by leaving the eye area unprotected. For the fight against crow’s feet, here are five eye creams with SPF (amongst other anti-aging and hydrating properties), that will protect you where you need it most.
You can’t ignore the trendy deep part that’s taking over red carpet hairstyles, and there’s been a resurgence of ponytails, too — Isla Fisher found a crafty way to merge them into one style. Her ponytail looks chic and stylish with her bangs swept into a deep part. Both trends are really easy to copy, the only trick to a deep part is using a styling product like a volumizing spritz or texturizer and blow dry hair while styling the bangs into the deep part. Use a light hairspray to help lock your locks in place.
Berenice Bejo: The French-Argentine actress was just was awarded Best Actress at Cannes Film Festival, but we have been big fans of her — and her amazing hair — since she starred as a lady in waiting in A Knight’s Tale. This milkmaid wrap-around braid harkens a bit back to her medieval hair in the film, though we prefer the modern take.

Nicole Kidman: After debuting not one but two intricate braids at Cannes Film Festival, the debate of whether braids are appropriate past a certain age has been answered with a very sophisticated sounding “Yes!”. Managing to create an elegant updo that is both flattering for her face in the front and even more impressive from the back, I have a feeling this look will be going on all of our Pinterest pages. 

Tilda Swinton: Now, copying this look may not be for everyone. But you have to take a step back and appreciate the height she was able to achieve with her bouffant/mohawk hair and the grace she carries herself, and all of that hair, down the red carpet. Most impressive? Tilda Swinton manages to make over six inches of hair standing up straight on her hair look good. 
Easy to pack, easy to store and even easier to use, the Conair AdjustaCurl Self Grip Rollers make hair styling a cinch. First of all you select the size you want the roller to be — small for tighter curls or large for looser waves — then place them in hair and blow dry as needed. 

You can buy Conair AdjustaCurl Self Grip Rollers for $14.99 at


Finding the perfect colored eyeliner for your summer beauty look just got a whole lot easier with the Sumita Color Contrast Eyeliner Kit. Experimenting with different eyeliner colors can be fun, but who making a commitment to just one shade? Now you won’t have to. The convenience of multiple colors in a (commitment-free) mini version is what makes Sumita’s eyeliner kit the next item on my summer beauty list. Sumita’s eyeliners are made a soft, wax formula that applies smoothly but manages to stay put for at least a good eight hours with minimal bleeding.  The kit includes four neutral shades of color, including classic black Suman, plum Jamun, grey Raina, and navy blue Saletti. Available for sale exclusively at Birchbox for $21. 

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