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When I saw Makeup Forever’s Aqua Cream long-lasting, waterproof eye cream, I just about died. It’s available for $22 at Sephora. And while that might seem pricey for just one product, it is so breathtakingly pretty. Plus, you know that it will last just about foreverstylebakerbeauty:images:makeupforever:aquacream.jpg.

And I know you’re thinking, Wow, that’s bright! But this color will complement any skin tone and make any shade of eye-color seem just a bit more vivid and intense. So get ready to pretty up your peepers, with just one swipe of this perfect summer-shade on your lids for a cute, refreshing look (but don’t go above the crease).
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Aside from all of the high-drama looks at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday (*ahem* Katy Perry’s Blue wig and neon nails?) we couldn’t stop staring at Jessica Biel’s glossy locks. We were thrilled to find out that one of our faves, Dove Hair Care, was responsible for the look.

Hairstylist Mark Townsend used Dove products to style Jessica’s gorgeous hair:

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“For the MTV Movie Awards I wanted Jessica’s hair to be cool, modern, and beautiful, just like her. We were very inspired by Brigitte Bardot with her loose, full hair and sexy vibe so we added a spritz of Dove Heat Defense Therapy Mist to protect her hair from heat styling, then we used bit of Dove Body & Lift Volumizing Mousse to her damp hair. I absolutely love this mousse because it gives the hair body that I know will last all through the evening and I don’t have to worry about her hair falling flat before the awards show is over. I then blow dried her hair with a large round brush to give the hair some lift and movement, When all her hair was dry, I sprayed a good amount of Dove Flexible Hold Hairspray with Natural Movement all over to give the hair hold, but still allow movement without becoming too stiff or sticky.”

Mission accomplished! Biel’s hair has never looked better. We’ll definitely be scooping up these products to try it on ourselves!

Getting up in the morning is really hard for me; that’s why I always try to have great-smelling shower gels waiting for me. It’s like a little treat on top of my morning coffee. Scent can be so energizing that it really helps me to know that I have sniffy delightment waiting for me in the shower. And usually I go through phases and switch it up, but right now I keep reaching for
philosophy Field of Flowers™ Shampoo, Shower Gel and Bubble Bath ($16 at sephora.com). It’s so interesting and pretty; floral, but not overpowering or overwhelming. It’s light, refreshing and uplifting, and absolutely transports me to a lush garden with brightly colored flowers in bloom. And while the scent doesn’t last post shower, the tranquil and serene feeling absolutely does!




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Warm days are back, and so is the reemergence of bare skin and bikinis. Hiding fuzz under long sleeves and pants is no longer an option, so get your skin beach ready by choosing a method of hair removal that works for you…no matter your preference or price range!


leg-shaving-med.jpgShaving

Shaving is quick, inexpensive and pain-free. Start by softening hair in warm water and lathering on a moisturizing shave gel or cream (Bet bet is to shave in shower, near the end to allow time for the water and steam to open pores and soften hair completely). Use a sharp blade and avoid shaving the same area repeatedly to avoid irritation.



Tip:
Exfoliate beforehand to loosen trapped hair and dead skin cells for the smoothest shave.

Try: EOS Ultra Moisturizing Shave Cream, $3.50.Available at evolutionofsmooth.com, Target and Wal-Mart stores. It’s so moisturizing, it can be used wet or dry.





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Tweezing/Threading

These methods are best for areas of the face like brows and upper lip. Both involve hair being pulled from the root, resulting in finer regrowth. Threading involves a long piece of thin cotton thread that is twisted and then repeatedly run along an area, pulling out a line of hairs at a time,for a more precise shape. Both are great alternatives for those who get irritations from waxing, but can be painful to some people.

Tip:  
Apply a numbing cream before hand to minimize pain.

Try: Tweezerman Slant Tweezers, $20; Threading at most local salons, call for details.

Depilatory_Cream_Application.jpgDepilatories

Depilatory creams melt hair with chemicals that break down proteins that make up hair. They’re just as simple as shaving, and just as effortless. The newer formulations are designed for use in the shower, which makes using them even easier. Apply the depilatory in a generous, smooth thick layer, without rubbing in. After the recommended time, remove and viola! After using a depilatory, apply sunscreen to areas that will be exposed to the sun.

Tip:
Test the product on a patch of skin first to determine skin’s sensitivity. Chemical burns are not a good look!

Try: Nair ShowerPower Hair Remover, $7.50





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Waxing

Waxing is convenient to those who cant be bothered to shave every day, as the smoothing effects last up to 4 weeks. Although you can buy a DIY kit, leave major hair removal *ahem* bikini *ahem*) to the professionals.   Wax is spread over a patch of hair and covered with strips of cloth. Once the wax cools, the strip is quickly pulled away to remove the entire hair - root included.

Tip: Waxing does hurt a bit, but popping an ibuprofen about 45 minutes before helps dull pain and lessen swelling.

Try: At home- Bliss Poetic Waxing At Home Waxing Kit, $45 ; In salon- call your local salon/spa for details.
kim-kardashian-portrait.jpgKim Kardashian, known for looking breathtakingly glam at all times, has teamed up with Sony
Ericsson for a huge contest where the prize is a glam makeover with the starlet herself.

This is not the first time Kim has partnered with Ericcson to give fans an opportunity to glam it up. Last year Kardashian gave one lucky girl a makeover with her glam squad;  This time the makeover will be done by Kim herself.

To enter the contest, simple follow this link and leave a comment for Kim telling her why you think that you deserve to win. Kardashian will pick the best entry and the winner will be given a full makeover and the chance to attend an event Sony Ericsson is hosting for Kardashian in Hollywood.

Deadline for entries is June 15, you must be over 21, and winners will be announced shortly after the deadline.

Good luck. 

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