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Long hair can be made to look a little more sophisticated for evening by adding an elegant hair pin, headband or clip. If you choose to wear a ponytail, keep it low for a more classic evening look.
 

Shimmer, glitter, sparkle, whatever you call it, it’s perfect for the season. Fashion trends can often be translated into makeup looks, and glitzy glamour is definitely a “do” right now. Try adding a bit of sparkle to your look for your next bash, or, if permissible, this week at work. The rule of thumb is, of course, to only emphasize one feature at a time, and when in doubt, less is always more.

 

polishingnails.jpg Bubbles are fun, but not when they pop up on nails. This typically occurs with polish when base coat is skipped or polish is applied without allowing a adequate dry time between coats. Ji Baek, owner of Rescue Beauty Salons in NYC and the Rescue Beauty line of nail polishes shares her recommendation for correcting this all too common foible:

 “Dip the pad of your finger into nail polish remover and smooth over the bubbled area. That evens out the polish and redistributes the color.”

Apply a new topcoat and enjoy your bubble-free nails.

source: Good Housekeeping

Unfortunately, not everyone wakes up looking refreshed after a night’s rest. We’ve all been there — waking up to see the dreaded puffy eyes. In most cases, it’s caused by lack of sleep, consuming too much salt or not drinking enough water. When this happens, don’t panic. We have an age-old recipe for banishing them. 

Start by applying a cold compress to your peepers. Some at-home remedies include:

 

tea-remedy-for-puffy-eyes2.jpgCooled green tea bags: the caffeine and antioxidants in green tea will assist with reducing the swelling.

Cucumber slices: the cucumber has astringent properties which will reduce puffiness.

Ice pack— not too fancy, but the cold factor does reduce the puffiness. If you’re a mom of a baby, frozen teething rings work well, too.

 

 

 

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We also like Sephora Brand Pearl Ice Cooling Eye Mask by Inka: This mask is kept in our freezer for those “just in case” situations. Filled with tiny glass beads and enclosed in thermal plastic, this mask can also be warmed by placing it into a bowl of warm water. $26, sephora.com

 

 



After relaxing with one of these on for 10 to 15 minutes, follow with the application of a lightweight eye gel or cream  (steer clear of “hydrating” creams that will only trap the water under the skin).  Be sure to look for ingredients like caffeine, Vitamin K and chamomile

Great puff-banishing eye gels:

 

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L’Oreal Dermo Expertise Defense Eye— Our drugstore favorite, this gel treats our puffy eye symptoms with caffeine and other ingredients to sooth and combat signs of aging.  $13.49, drugstore.com

 

 

 

skyniceland_HydroCoolFirmingEyeGels.jpgSkyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels are perfect for travel when puffiness due to lack of sleep is common. Cooling and refreshing, your eyes will thank you for this de-puffing treat. from $45, sephora.com

 

 

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Benefit Depuffing Action Eye Gel soothes our eyes with chamomile and red raspberry extracts while a “secret” ingredient gives puffiness the boot. $28, benefitcosmetics.com

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As the summer months wind down, there’s no need to give up your glow. L’Oreal’s New Sublime Bronze Luminous Bronzer Self-Tanning Lotion is your key to a sun-kissed looks even when the sun shines less. Creamy, light, and fast-absorbing, Luminous Glow works instantly, so you can see where you’ve applied it as well as choose the depth of your “tan”. With light-reflecting micro-pearls and a delicious scent, summer never has to end. $10.49, ulta.com

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