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I’ve been growing my hair out for a while now, but then I see a pic of a celeb, like Cameron Diaz, with a hot cropped ‘do, and I just drool. For the What to Expect When You’re Expecting premiere, the incomparable Ms. Diaz stepped out with her hair in a soft and sleek bob with sideswept bangs. This is definitely one hot style for when the temperatures rise. I’m not sure I’m ready to cut my hair yet, but one of these days I’ll stop longing for shorter locks and go for it.
Zooey-Deschanel-Kat-Graham-Tomato-Red-Lips.jpgWe love a bright lip as much as the next girl. And, recently, celebs are embracing not just a bright lip, but a bright color specifically—tomato red. Both Zooey Deschanel and Kat Graham have been spotted with bright tomato red lips that are perfectly painted and perfectly bold.

MAC-Lady-Bug-Lipstick.jpgWant to get the look yourself? It’s easy, thanks to M.A.C Lipstick in Lady Bug! This lipstick ($14.50 at maccosmetics.com) is the perfect shade of yellow tomato red that will make your lips look exactly like Zoe’s and Kat’s.
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I have to give Taylor Swift props - she did several of things right with her beautiful Elie Saab gown. Among them were, how she opted for a stunning smokey eye under her fringe bangs but left her lips light and almost nude. And best of all, she chose a deep, almost violet shade of dark nail polish to set her manicure off. With a dress of that color, many will choose to match it with nail polish and/or lipstick, which only creates an overstated look. Taylor’s sense of style has keenly developed over the years and she got it all right this time in my book.
Love-Life-Skin-Aromatherapy-Candle.jpgWe’re always looking for ways to relax and destress. And, now that we’ve found the Love Life Skin Aromatherapy Candle, it’s certainly gotten easier.

This candle is formulated with a mix of sweet lavender oil, spicy ginger and rose oil, each of which contains different properties to soothe the soul. The lavender calms the senses, the ginger provides anti-nausea benefits and the rose oil uplifts the spirits. What could be better, right?

Add to that the fact that this candle is made from natural soy based wax that burns down evenly and slowly, and we’d say this candle is pretty darn near perfect. Especially since we feel our soul getting calmer each and every time we light it.

The Love Life Skin Aromatherapy Candle retails for $60 at lovelifeskincare.com.
We’ve all been there. The manicure we’re trying to do on ourselves goes horribly awry, and we don’t have time to repaint our nails! Or the manicure we got was perfect, and we screwed it up somehow! Thankfully, those scenarios can be a thing of the past with these three tips guaranteed to keep your nails looking absolutely perfect.

Wear rubber gloves while washing the dishes.
Every manicurist has told us to do this. Seriously, it’s in their top 3 nail tips! Wearing rubber gloves while you wash the dishes keeps your nails looking perfect much longer, and it makes your skin so much better not to be in that hot, soapy water.

Clean up stray polish with a cotton-wrapped orange stick.
So, you’ve given yourself a pretty amazing manicure … and then disaster strikes. Your cuticles are covered in red/green/blue/purple/(insert other color here) nail polish. The easiest way to clean them up? With an orange stick wrapped in cotton and soaked in remover! Simply swab it over your cuticles and the excess polish will come right off.

Deborah-Lippmann-Fashion-Nail-Polish.jpgWhen in doubt, start simple.
So you’ve never really been that great at doing your own nails, but you want to get better. Start small! Rather than jumping right into dark, hard to apply colors like red, blue or black, start with a pale pink or nude that won’t show up as much if you make mistakes. We recommend a color like Deborah Lippmann Fashion ($16 at deborahlippmann.com), which not only is indistinguishable if you make a mistake but is such a gorgeous nude.

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