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Nails-Inc-Trafalgar-Square-Magnetic-Polish.jpgWe’re fairly obsessed with nails. Color, art, intricate designs … the cooler and more out there, the better. But, unfortunately, we can’t ever do the fun stuff ourselves. Well, until Nails Inc. Magnetic Polish came along, that is.

This nail polish is seriously the coolest polish we’ve ever come across. You paint it on exactly like normal polish—and then the real fun begins. On top of the cap is a magnet. Flip the cap over, loop the hook over your cuticle and hold the magnet over your nail for about three seconds. (Be careful not to touch your nail.)

Once the magnet is pulled away from the polish, voila! A fun, swirly design that took exactly three seconds and no effort to create, and it’s completely compliment-worthy. Plus, the polish lasts for up to a week with minimal to no chipping!

(We’re wearing Trafalgar Square above, and this chrome hue is so stunning we couldn’t help but stare at our nails for hours on end!)

Nails Inc. Magnetic Polish retails for $16 at sephora.com.
Kate-Somerville-Clinic-To-Go-Resurfacing-Peel-Pads.jpgWell, if you ask us, peels aren’t usually very fun. If anything, they leave our skin red and raw for days. Not so, however, with Kate Somerville Clinic-To-Go Resurfacing Peel Pads.

This is definitely one of the more fun skincare products we’ve tried recently. Unwrap one from the package and you’ll see a mitt that you actually slip your hand into before gliding it across your skin! We’ve never seen another product like it, without a doubt.

But here’s the best part. These pads make your skin GLOW. A combination of Alpha Hydroxy Acids (more commonly known as AHAs), lactic acid, and both myrtle and safe leaf extracts work to diminish the appearance of pores, brighten, exfoliate, soften, calm and soothe the skin. And while they’re meant to do this within 28 days, we saw results in just one week!

In addition, they smell fresh, clean and totally divine. They make our skin tingle delightfully while we use them, and then it just feels so rejuvenated and refreshed afterward. And really, what more could one ask for?

Kate Somerville Clinic-To-Go Resurfacing Peel Pads are $48 for a package of 16 at cusp.com.
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Bangs are the hottest hair accessory around, the question is always how low (or high) will you go! This past week, Mena Suvari, Nicole Richie and Eve popped up at red carpet events rocking various lengths of bangs. I prefer Eve’s long swept to the side bangs, but no matter your preference, there are many ways you can go about achieving this popular style. 

There are several things to consider before running to your stylist and asking for bangs:
  • They take a while to grow back so choose carefully.
  • They require a bit of styling … I’m willing to bet Mena, Nicole and Eve’s stylists spent quite a bit of time with a brush and dryer to get them just right!
  • Bangs that hit at eye level can be a nuisance as they can fall in eyes easily.
My sage advice is simple, dare to change things up and just remember, it’s hair and it will always grow back.
Chloe-Moretz-High-Bun.jpgThe topknot was one of the big trends seen on the runways for Spring 2012. Luckily, it’s making its way to Hollywood much sooner than six months from now, as evidenced in this super high version from the adorable Chloe Moretz. For Elle’s 18th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute this week, hairstylist Gregory Russell was inspired by Chloe’s white structured dress and created a clean style with side bangs and a high textured knot.

To achieve this look, Gregory first sectioned out Chloe’s bangs and then slicked her hair into a high ponytail with Magic Move Medium Wax. He then back-combed the ponytail, twisted it and pinned it up before blowing out and setting the bangs into the ponytail. To finish and set the look, Gregory used Frederic Fekkai Brushable Hair Spray.

We’re loving the drama of the hair, especially teamed with Chloe’s simple eye makeup, rosy cheeks and pale pink lips.

Photo via justjared.com
lancome-golden-hat-powder.jpgKate Winslet’s Golden Hat Foundation has teamed up with Lancôme to create a truly beautiful limited edition holiday offering. The line features a shimmery face powder (Poudre Lumière), a stunning, bright red lipstick (L’Absolu Rouge Lipcolor) and petite-sized nail polishes (Mini Le Vernis) in pink and red. I’m sure these products are going to be a smashing success, and I have to admit I’m totally smitten with the golden fedora (the symbol of the Golden Hat Foundation) emblem on the Poudre Lumière. According to their Facebook page, “The Golden Hat Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating barriers for people with autism around the world, and creating an environment that holds these individuals as intellectually capable.” I commend Kate Winslet on her passionate service to the autistic community!

The Poudre Lumière is available for $42 from Nordstrom.com. Find out more about the Golden Hat Foundation by visiting their website.

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