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If you’ve already purchased the perfect Mother’s Day gift for this Sunday, bravo! For the rest of the us who haven’t had the chance to shop for mom and are planning a stroll through a local department store this weekend, here are three classic fragrances you can’t go wrong with for mom.

Isaac Mizrahi’s Fabulous: The fashion designer created his Fabulous fragrance with his own mother in mind. His mother only had a few, classic perfumes and he captured the essence of his mother’s timeless scents in the fragrance, down to the retro pink atomizer. What it smells like: a blend of citrus, peony, and musk.

Coco Mademoiselle Parfum Chanel: With the rich history behind Chanel’s fragrances, you really can’t go wrong with Chanel anything as a gift. The bottle is designed in a vintage style that is meant to be shown off on a dresser or vanity. What it smells like: Sicilian oranges, bergamot, rose, patchouli and grapefruit.

Prada Infusion d’Iris Eau de Parfum: A subtle but sophisticated scent, Prada’s d’Iris was inspired by gardens in Tuscany. If pink isn’t your mother’s thing, go (light) green with this fragrance. What it smells like: Iris, neroli, violet and Virginia cedar.

Gisele Bündchen looked radiant at the Met Gala in New York City this week. But glancing away from her the industrial metal adornments and her daring hemline for a moment, Gisele’s hair looked radiant. And she had John Frieda International Creative Consultant, Harry Josh, to thank for that. Thanks to Harry Josh and the folks at John Frieda, we have a run down of just how to copy this va-va-va-voluminous look.

Step 1 - Prep: To prep hair, Harry applied John Frieda Frizz-Ease Curl Reviver Styling Mousse ($5.99) to add texture. He then blowdried hair with his fingers to dry hair, but ensure it had a messy feel.
Step 2 - Style: Next, Harry applied a 1 ½ inch curling iron to small sections, then brushed through the curls to loosen them into relaxed waves.
Step 3 - Perfect: To finish the look, Harry gave Gisele a severe side part, then spritzed John Frieda Frizz-Ease Moisture Barrier Firm Hold Hairspray ($5.99) to hold the sexy, undone style.
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StyleBakeryTeen posted an eye-opening article today about the safety of sunscreen. We all know how essential it is to wear SPF every day — even when it’s cloudy, even in the winter. But did you know that there are some commonly used ingredients in your sunscreen that can actually cause skin cancer? Find out four things you need to know when shopping for sun care.

For someone who declared that “the Met Ball is the most terrifying red carpet in existence,” model and actress Brooklyn Decker sure seems to hide her nerves well.  While she looked great from the neck down, wearing a beaded Peter Pilotto dress to the PUNK: Chaos to Couture themed Met Gala, what she had going on above the neck particularly caught our attention. The deep side part in her hair stayed glam with waves cascading down one side while still managing to keep true to the evening’s punk theme with studded hair pins holding the hair in place and also showing off her ear cuffs. 

In her Met Gala Diary for ABC’s News’ blog, Brooklyn Decker shared that she and hairstylist Patrick Melville discussed the hair together and came up with the “pretty side part with a punk twist”. Patrick Melville, an Aveeno celebrity hairstylist with over 20 years of industry experience, has a way of putting together gorgeous red carpet looks that can actually be replicated at home. He shared the steps he took to create the look for us to try a little punk couture hair of your own. 

  • Blow dry hair straight
  • Use large barrel curling iron to create texture; for hair closer to the face, curl towards the face
  • Once hair is curled, spray hair with a Dry Shampoo like the Aveeno Pure Renewal Dry Shampoo to break apart the curls and amp up the texture
  • Part hair towards the left side of the head and wrap the hair from the left side of your face across your scalp towards the right
  • With bobby pins of your choice (in Brooklyn’s case we used these really cool studded pins), fasten hair creating this asymmetrical look
The eyebrows are often the most neglected facial feature on a woman (and a man — but that’s a whole ‘nother post for a whole ‘nother blog). I learned several years back how critical a role a good eyebrow pencil should have in your beauty routine and to this day I almost never leave home without a swipe of Laura Mercier’s Eyebrow Pencil. But when I’m looking to take my look to the next level I turn to Benefit High Brow. This thick oyster-pink pencil is meant to be swept right under the eyebrow line then blended gently into skin. The luminous color adds life to your brows and even seems to add a little lift to the arches, too. 

You can buy Benefit High Brow for $20 at

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