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Start Picturing Sunny Pool Days with the NARS Summer 2014 Adult Swim Collection

NARS Summer 2014 review

This Summer I’m going to be all over the States. I’ll be in Massachusetts for most of it, Seattle for a month for my internship and then home in California for another month before heading back to school.

It’s going to be a hectic, new experience since I usually stay home for the entirety of Summer. Why go anywhere when you live in Southern California and can drive ten minutes to the beach?

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All Access: Backstage at Novis A/W ’14

Novis beauty fall 2014

Although New York Fashion Week is hectic, I didn’t stress, just because I felt so fortunate to be there at all! If there was an iota of stress involved, it was only from having to figure out how to navigate Manhattan to get to each show on time.

But I even got that remedied at Novis, where Aveda had set up a little space on the side to provide hand massages using their Stress-fix line. The calming lavender scent and soothing hand massage was like a little oasis of paradise in the busy backstage atmosphere.

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Editing Down the Smoky Eye for Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day smoky eye

Whenever my friends ask me to do their makeup for special events, it’s the classic, sexy smoky eye that gets the most requests. And while my friends love the look, admiring their dramatically defined eyes in the mirror, they often tell me that they wish they could recreate the look on their own.

As a good friend, I’m not about to tell them that yes, they can master the ultimate smoky eye in a New York minute. It takes time, practice, patience, and most importantly, a bottle of makeup remover. However, I do make a point to let them know that they can reinterpret the smoky eye in a simplified, easier way. It’s a fast look too that’s just perfect for Valentine’s Day.

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Go Rose Gold with Urban Decay's Naked3

urban decay naked 3

If I have to name my favorite makeup brands, Urban Decay definitely steals a spot on the list. Like everyone else in the world, I’m a big fan of the Naked palettes. So of course, the Urban Decay Naked3 ($52 US) topped my Christmas wish list last year.

I must have been a good girl this year, because that’s exactly what Santa brought me. I’ve been playing with it for a couple days now and already love it. Personally, I consider the Urban Decay Naked palettes collectable items now, and with three already created, I’m hoping we will see another edition in the future!

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The Gift of Beauty this Holiday

clarins the essentials palette

Honestly, the malls are a nightmare during the holiday season. Online shopping makes it easier for me to buy all my gifts, and with free shipping codes and special online-exclusive promotions, there’s no reason that shopping in-person is necessarily better.

If you’re still looking for the perfect gifts for those special people in your lives, check out these picks below. And if you’re already done, how about treating yourself after being so generous this year?

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