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Jennifer-Lawrence-Hunger-Games-Premieres.jpgJennifer Lawrence certainly has her look for the various premieres of The Hunger Games down pat. Glowingly bronzed skin, nude lips, heavily lined eyes, an updo with flyaway pieces falling around her face … she basically did the same thing for both the Los Angeles and London premieres this week. Add in the gold gowns she wore to both premieres and we’re definitely seeing a trend.

What do you think of Jennifer’s premiere looks? We’re loving the dark eye makeup and nude lip, but her skin looks a little too golden orange and her hair is a little too messy for us. Let us know what you think!
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From her shimmery lips to her gilded lids to her simply styled hair, Elizabeth Banks looked absolutely stunning on ‘The Hunger Games’ red carpet. The best effect was definitely her half updo that pulled her hair up and out of her face and left attention on her eyes and mouth. Her blonde locks looked sleek and shiny and had just the right amount of poof at the crown. 

Frederic Fekkai’s celebrity stylist, Adir Abergel, created the look for Elizabeth by first applying Fekkai Ironless Straightening Balm from the roots to the ends of wet hair. He then blow-dried the hair with a round brush until it was completely straight. Adir backcombed the top of the hair to add height and then smoothed it back into a sixties half back style. He secured the hair with a few bobby pins. To give the hair a mirror finish, Adir applied Fekkai Advanced Brilliant Glossing Cream to the ends of the hair. He finished the look by spraying Fekkai Sheer Hold Hairspray for an all night hold, with a natural feel.
Avalon-Organics-Peppermint-Glycerin-Hand-Soap.jpgThere’s just something about peppermint. The second we smell it, we’re instantly refreshed, revived and reinvigorated. And that’s exactly what happened when we started using Avalon Organics Peppermint Glycerin Hand Soap.

One whiff and we were completely, utterly, head over heels hooked. Glycerin and peppermint combine to moisturize and condition the skin with every wash—and would you believe us if we say we’ve been washing our hands a few extra times a day just for the lingering peppermint aroma?

Plus, it’s green, which is perfect for St. Patty’s Day this week!

Avalon Organics Peppermint Glycerin Hand Soap retails for $7.99 at avalonorganics.com.
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Nicki Minaj may not generally be my cup of tea, but I was speechless when I saw her fabulous line of nail colors for OPI. Each color is more marvelous then the next, beginning with Pink Friday and ending with her own special shatter shade, Super Bass Shatter. Leave it to Hip-Hop’s current “It Girl” to be a part of nail colors so amazing they ALMOST make me rethink my stance on acrylic nails — I’m sure they’ll look just as good on my natural nails, though.


Essie-Navigate-Her.jpgWhether or not you really celebrate St. Patrick’s Day seems to be beyond the point these days. But if you want to add a little green to your beauty routine this week, do it with Essie Navigate Her.

This green polish packs a major punch. It’s a bright celadon shade of green, which we love not only for its yellowish gold tinge but for the fabulous color name. (Really, is there a better color name out there than celadon?)

Two coats slick on creamy, glossy and completely opaque. Essie nail polish also has fantastic staying power, so as long as you paint your tips by Wednesday, they’ll be good to go for a little St. Patty’s Day fun!

Essie Navigate Her retails for $8 at cusp.com.

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