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Ashlee Simpson-Wentz is not necessarily a stranger to changing up her look, and changing it often. She’s gone from blonde, to black, to red, to ombre (as we mentioned here) and now back to blonde, and super short. 

Her platinum pixie cut with lengthy sweeping bangs is certainly a departure from her super long gradient locks she was rocking as of late. Her hubby, Pete Wentz tweeted earlier this week: “Ashlee Simpson-Wentz (@ashsimpsonwentz) new blonde haircut is cute.”  Cute, indeed!

We think the key to her fun, sassy and still young look is the color and the style. Keeping her bangs super long and side-swept give the cut a fun and fearless quality, while the golden blonde leaves her looking fresh and vibrant. 

Now, we’ve told you how we feel about Ashlee’s new coif. We think it’s super precious. What do you think about Ashlee’s hair? Would you chop off your locks and drastically change the color? Leave a comment and chime in! 
Sultra The Bombshell 1Celebs like Rachel Zoe, Kate Hudson, and Jessica Simpson have long had many of us longing for those seemingly effortless, loose, beachy waves they all have in common. If you’ve ever tried to get said waves, you know that “effortless” really isn’t so effort-free after all. Whether your hair is fine or thick, long or short, you’ve surely spent a socially unacceptable amount of time curling and twirling your locks with an iron, only to have your waves fall flat five minutes after leaving the house.

Enter Sultra’s Bombshell iron. This iron has already gained quite the cult following, and after testing it, deservedly so. The 1 inch curling iron styles hair in half the time of traditional irons, utilizing Japenese Kyocera ceramic technology, and features a clampless barrel design: simply wrap hair around the base for perfect, kink free waves and curls.

To use, grab a small section of hair, hold wand vertical to head, wrap length of hair around the barrel, and release after a few seconds. Perfect waves! As an added plus, the Bombshell comes with a cute hot pink glove to protect fingers while curling around the rod.

When tested, the Bombshell was a winner by our criteria: It heats instantly, is easy to use, quick, and creates perfectly smooth waves or curls, no matter your hair length or texture. We were able to attain surfer girl waves on medium length, super thick hair in less time than it takes to blowdry. A+!

$130, at Sephora.



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Stila’s new Holiday Collection 2010 is, in one word, spectacular. For one, the value in the Color Wheel Eye Shadow Palette ($38), is insane. It comes with 37 colors in a case the size of a small dinner plate. Two brushes with four different tips sit on each side of the wheel, and they come in super handy to accomplish one of the 12 looks included in the step-by-step, color-by-number book. Our favorite was the lavender look, that gave us numerous “Omg, where’s your eyeshadow from?” comments on our first night out. Really, the options and color combinations are almost endless. 

Taking up a little less room in our makeup drawers was the Eye for Color Eye Shadow Palette ($18). It’s all the fun of its larger sister, but in about half the size, and a third of the colors. No love is lost, though. It has some seriously beautiful metallic hues, and a great mix of neutrals and vibrant. All colors work wonderfully wet or dry (just like in the larger wheel), and last all night. We didn’t even use an eyeshadow primer, and we got no creasing. Success, right? Right. 

And we can’t leave this post without thanking the Brush Set Essentials ($28). The bristles are super soft (some synthetic, some pony hair), and there’s one for every area of your face. We have taken to using the concealer brush every day (it does an amazing job at blending!), and love the #9 all over blend brush for highlighting our brow bones and the inner corners of our eyes. 

Bottom Line: The value, color options and fun of Stila’s new Holiday Collection 2010 are endless. Don’t pass these up! You won’t regret it. 

Keira Knightly debuted a chic new bob at the Paris Chanel show on Tuesday, stirring beauty editors into a frenzy. Personally, we LOVE it… it’s the perfect angle, length, and makes her color pop.

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Love it? Hate it? Want it?

Here are a few tips to keep it looking as great as Keira’s:

-Blow dry in small pieces, layer by layer, and use the blow dryer at an angle from the root down.
-Use a flat iron to work out any kinks and seal shine
-For volume, set hair in large rollers and blast roots with heat
-To keep bob from looking too precious, twist ends with texturizing paste for a roughed up, sexy look.


OPI-Breast-Cancer.jpgFor the fourth year in a row, O.P.I. has released its exclusive nail color for Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Pink of Hearts

In support of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation, O.P.I. will donate $25,000 as well as $5,000 to Rethink Breast Cancer in Canada. 

Until this year, each exclusive lacquer has been a cream, light pink color. This year, they threw in a “shimmer of hope.” Though we normally prefer cream colors that aren’t pearlescent (since they tend to streak more when applying), the light, silver undertone in Pink of Hearts 2010 doesn’t really streak all that badly, to our surprise. Two to three coats (depending on your preference) gives you a light, neutral pink that has a nice, pearly sheen (especially in sunlight). 


Available right now throughout the rest of October, pick up a bottle and make a difference for all women everywhere. $6.29, amazon.com



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