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Dark eyeliner always seems to make itself known during the fall, and during Milan Fall 2013 Fashion Week, this was no exception. Multiple designers (like Roberto Cavalli, below) showed collections where the models’ eyes were heavily rimmed in black kohl—sometimes winged, sometimes smudged up over the crease, always dramatic and eye-catching. We especially love it with the mulberry stained lips seen everywhere, and we mean everywhere. The end result? Cool, chic and sophisticated with a touch of edge.


Want to get the look? We recommend using a fairly heavy (but steady!) hand and either a cream or liquid eyeliner.
We’re always on the lookout for fun new beauty trends. And the one that really has us excited right now is speckled nail polish. This basically means a bright nail color base that’s—you guessed it—speckled with lots and lots of glitter in various sizes. It’s such a fun, easy way to create nail art—and it’s guaranteed to garner tons of compliments! Here are the three brands that have really gotten this trend right.

Deborah Lippmann Candy Shop Nail Polish
This was one of the very first speckled polishes out there, and it snagged our attention right away! We love the bright pink base and the multicolored rainbow glitter held within, especially since it’s both fine and hexagonal shaped. It really does make us feel like we’re in a candy shop! This is definitely a color that will have you staring at your nails incessantly. And, surprisingly, it’s not too hard to remove!
$19 at

Nails Inc. Special Effects Sprinkles Nail Polish
This is definitely our favorite of the three. All of the colors in this collection are vibrant, gorgeous and so different—plus, they have sweets-inspired names, which is just so cute! We love the raised like texture and the subtle matte finish. Our favorite of the colors is definitely Pudding Lane (seen above), a turquoise-teal hybrid with navy and gold glittery sprinkles.
$9.50 at

Illamasqua Speckled Nail Varnish
The latest in the speckled trend is, appropriately named, this collection from Illamasqua! The five colors in this collection are a bit more muted, but no less stunning or eye-catching. Our favorite is Speckle, a pretty lilac with grey and black glitter. We can’t wait to add this one to our speckled stash!
$16 at
Heart-Beauty-Products-Valentine's-Day-Image.jpgValentine’s Day is tomorrow, and we’re really in the spirit now! We’re planning on spending the day with some good girlfriends, eating lots of yummy food (read: cupcakes) and watching tons of rom-coms. How about you? In any case, these three heart-printed beauty products really have us head over heels.

Avon Skin So Soft Signature Silk Replenishing Hand Cream
One of four Valentine’s Day-themed hand creams by Avon, this one is formulated with nourishing argan oil and smells of gardenia. Oh, and it makes your hands feel INCREDIBLE.
$0.79 (yes, you read that right!) at

Sephora Love At First Sight Glossy Gloss Duo
The heart-emblazoned package contains two gorgeous pink glosses—one light, one dark—deliver the prettiest pop of juicy color without an annoying tacky finish.
$14 at

Lush The Kiss Lip Gloss
Is there anything cuter than this packaging? We love the heart with the silhouettes about to kiss in the middle. We’d actually classify the formula as a balm rather than a gloss, and we love the spicy mandarin flavor.
$8.95 at
Valentine’s Day is coming up! And whether you like the holiday or not, we just think it’s fun to embrace the pink and red products that seem to explode onto the scene during this time. Because, really, what’s cuter than a pink lipgloss or red nail, right? Up this week is our red edition!

Pacifica Persian Rose Soy Candle
Exotic and sensual with notes of Bulgarian rose, violet and myrrh. Plus, its burn time is around 30 hours!
$4.80 at

Sephora Love At First Sight Ruby Eyelash Curler
Curl those lashes in style with this limited edition curler. The heart-printed package even includes mascara!
$16 at

The Body Shop Strawberry Body Butter
Thick, rich, lush and—you guessed it—with a consistency like butter. But our favorite part is the delectable, fresh-picked strawberry scent.
$20 at

Desert Essence Organics Red Raspberry Shampoo
Anything that promises to enhance shine is fine by us, and this shampoo definitely delivers. Oh, and it smells fruity and delicious.
$7.99 at

21 Drops 19 Will Power Essential Oil Rollerball
There’s just nothing more fun than a rollerball … and this one has fun completely locked down, with its innovative rubber-covered design and blend of notes guaranteed to strengthen your willpower and resolve.
$29 at

Essie Sssssexy
Essie’s the latest brand to get in on the magnetic trend, and we’re loving this bold burgundy with a sexy snakeskin print.
$8 at

Kevyn Aucoin The Lipgloss in Pasiflora
The design of the tube is beautiful, we’re obsessed with the baked in almost holographic shimmer, and the gloss has a gorgeous jelly-like finish. Seriously, what’s not to love here?
$29 at

Make Up For Ever Blush Powder in Scarlet 99
Want to really go for bold? Try this bright red blush for a just-pinched, come-in-from-the-cold look.
$20 at

M.A.C Veronica Lipglass in Strawberry Malt
Rich, highly pigmented color inspired by Veronica from the Archie comics. And the packaging is adorable, FYI.
$16.50 at

Ciate Paint Pot in Love Letter
A mix of superfine microglitter and larger hexagonal glitter in the most gorgeous ruby red hue, finished with a golden glow for major glam.
$15, check for store availability

NCLA Designer Nail Wraps in Killing Me Softly
Want fun nail art in a snap? Enter these amazing rose-printed nail stickers.
$16 at

Valentine’s Day is coming up! And whether you like the holiday or not, we just think it’s fun to embrace the pink and red products that seem to explode onto the scene during this time. Because, really, what’s cuter than a pink lipgloss or red nail, right? Up this week is our pink edition!

The Body Shop Peppermint Cooling Foot Lotion
It may seem like you don’t need a cooling lotion for your feet in the middle of winter, but we’re here to tell you this lotion ROCKS. We love the cooling properties and the zingy peppermint scent-and how great it makes our tootsies feel!
$16 at

Sephora Pink Ombre Seamless Hair Ties
Perfect for everything from tying your hair back at the gym to creating a cool stack of bracelets on your arm!
$8.50 at

Essie Luxeffects Glitter Top Coat in A Cut Above
If you’re looking for a true nail polish stunner, this is it. We love the various sizes of pink glitter within the clear base. And although it’s marketed as a top coat, we actually like to wear it on its own with two to three coats!
$8 at

Kate Somerville EradiKate Acne Treatment
Want those pesky pimples to disappear? Dip a cotton swab into the pink sulfur-based solution and dab onto your problem spots. Head to bed, wake up and notice a vast difference! We swear!
$22 at

CoverGirl Jumbo Gloss Balm in Watermelon Twist
The deep melon-pink hue is super flattering on a variety of skin tones, plus it’s super moisturizing!
$8.99 at

NARS Bouthan Eyeshadow Duo
We normally don’t think to put pink eyeshadow on our eyes, but in the case of these two stunners—one light pink, one darker pink with tons of shimmer—we’re making an exception.
$34 at

Willa Smile Butter in St. Tropez Strawberry
An ingenious design with a pop top, and it holds the most delicious strawberry lip balm with just the tiniest hint of tint.
$7.50 at

Weleda Wild Rose Smoothing Eye Cream
Relax those tired eyes with this nourishing cream, which smells fantastic and sinks in immediately.
$28.50 at

Dior Cherie Bow Palette
We would love this for the chic packaging alone. It’s just a bonus that the interior is just as incredible. It includes three eyeshadows, a liner and—the piece de resistance—a sparkly lip balm behind a Dior-emblazoned door.
$80 at

The UNII Palette
Need a place to store all your loose shadows and blushes? This is the palette for you! We love the oversized mirror and the sparkly pink case.
$29 at

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