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We admit it: Sometimes we’re not in the mood to go through our entire cleansing routine before bed. Of course, we’d feel guilty going to bed without washing our faces, so on those nights we’re looking for something quick, yet effective, to remove our makeup, we reach for Neutrogena’s Make-up Remover Cleansing Towelettes. They are a great way to take off all traces of our makeup, including regular and waterproof mascara, so we can go to bed— guilt free. $8.99, drugstore.com 

If you tend to stay away form blue eyeshadow because you don’t want to look like you’re stuck in a time warp, have no fear. It is ok to wear blue shadow, you just need to know what shade will suit you and your eye color best.

too faced Lockdown Ultimate Creaseless Cream Eye Shadow.jpg“Blue can be gorgeous or a little ’70s prom, so it must be dealt with cautiously,” remarks Too Faced Founder and Creator, Jerrod Blandino. “Brown eyes tend to look better in brighter hues like teal, peacock, or turquoise. Green eyes look great in a plumy or lavender based blue, (think iris or periwinkle), and naturally Blue eyes look best in navy or smoky cobalt.”

Our Brown eyes would love the New Too Faced Lockdown Ultimate Crealess Cream Eyeshadow. The formula combines deep metallic pigments with an anti-crease base to create the ultimate in staying power. Beautiful and long-wearing, this shadow is easy to apply and your peepers will be protected from dreaded creasing, fading, and smudging. $18.50, sephora.com
Q. Is there any way that someone could tell me the brand and name of the nail polish that Ginnifer Goodwin was wearing in the movie He’s Just Not That Into You. Thought you would be able to help us!!!

A. Makeup artist Tina Roesler Kerwin used Pasadena Purple from the toxin-free brand Nubar. A pretty polish that’s in hot demand since the movie came out!

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Getting a manicure is great, but sometimes we need to save money, so we opt to do it at home. This is our quick and easy recipe for a DIY manicure.

 

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Begin by removing any existing nail polish so your nails are clean and dry.Try Cutex Quick & Gentle Nail Polish Remover, $2.09, drugstore.com

 

 

 

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Use a cuticle remover to help remove any dry cuticles and clean up the skin around the nail without having to cut anything. Try Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover, $5.99, cosmeticmall.com

 

 

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Apply a base coat (especially important if you’re going with a darker color. A base will protect your nails from stains). We like Nubar Foundation base coat ($6.99, bynubar.com), it really helps polish last.

 

  

 

zoya malia.jpgNow it’s time to apply your color. Apply a thin layer of nail polish over the base coat. Placing the brush about half-way down your nail, push downward (which fans the bristles out) until you almost touch your nail bed. Then reverse and sweep upward. Repeat on each nail. Our pick right now? Zoya Malia, a gorgeous violet cream, from the new Twist Collection, $6, zoya.com 

 

 

After your first coat is nearly dry (this prevents bubbling), sweep the brush horizontally across the top of your nail to create an edge of polish and help prevent chipping, then proced to apply a second coat to the nails. 

 

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After a few minutes, go over your hands with the polish remover soaked Q-tip ($4.99, drugstore.com), removing any excess smudges or paint from around your fingers.

 

 

 

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Finally, apply a clear top coat over each nail to protect and seal the color. We love Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat, $9.99, drugstore.com

 

 




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We really love Dove Cream Oil Body Wash because it never leaves our skin feeling tight after using it. While some so-called “moisturizing” body washes leave us darting out of the shower to the nearest bottle of lotion, this one does not. It leaves skin feeling silky soft and smelling great. Another plus? A little goes a long way— you don’t even have to squeeze the bottle very hard to get the product out— and it lathers up beautifully. Available in 5 fabulous scents. 8.49, drugstore.com

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