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Beauty: Matte Summer Lipstick

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BITE Beauty’s latest lipstick collection. The all-natural makeup brand uses only food-grade ingredients to formulate its wildly popular high-impact pigments—and its new matte crème lip crayons are no exception. Available in six buildable shades of strawberry, raspberry, peach, and currant, the moisturizing hues can be painted on easily to create a perfectly matte mouth, or better yet, patted down to a fresh-picked stain that lasts for hours. You are going to want them all.

BITE Beauty Matte Crème Lip Crayon, $24; sephora.com

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Beauty: Summer Nail Colors

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What better to complement sun-kissed skin and bare feet than the perfect summertime mani-pedi!? Whether you prefer to stick to a neutral nail (think: crisp whites) or paint on a bright, bold hue (hello, cobalt blue), the 12 best polishes for you to wear before the warm weather ends!

1. Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer in “Walking On Sunshine” ($18)
2. Julep Color Treat in “Eva” ($14)
3. Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in “Mirabella” ($27)
4. Butter London Nail Lacquer in “Trout Pout” ($15)
5. JINsoon Nail Lacquer in “Dolly Pink” ($18)
6. Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer  in “Funny Girl” ($18)
7. Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Extreme Wear Nail Color in “White Out” ($2.99)
8. O.P.I. Best Of Summer Nail Lacquer in “Kiss Me I’m Brazilian” ($9.50)
9. Sephora Color Hit Nail Polish in “Psychedelic” ($5)
10. Yves Saint Laurent La Lacque Couture Nail Lacquer in “Bleu Majorelle” ($27)
11. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Nail Lacquer in “Pool Boy” ($10)
12. Essie in “Ruffles & Feathers” ($8.50)

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Beauty: Romantic Summer Hairstyles

French-Braided Bun:

1. Do a dutch french braid (a braid that is braided under vs. over) starting from one temple and braiding down the length of your hair.
2. Wrap your braids toward the middle of your head and pin down.
3. Tuck the rest of your hair into the braided strand and pin down, securing completely.

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Knotted Bun:
1. Gather your hair and split into two even sections.
2. Tie a knot.
3. Twist each end and wrap around the base of the knot.
4. Pin down to secure.

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Braid-Wrapped Up-do:
1. Gather a V-section of hair from the front part of your head.
2. Tie the rest into a high ponytail.
3. Take one strand from the front part of your head and two strands from the ponytail, and begin braiding them.
4. Continue adding strands from the front part of your head and the ponytail to create a braid that wraps around the ponytail.
5. When there are no strands left from the front of your head, continue braiding the rest of the strands from the ponytail onto one side of your head.
6. Tie off the braid and tuck the ends into a nook of the braid.
7. Pin hair down and you’re done!

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Health: 10 Health Benefits Of Lemon

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1. Clears Skin:
Lemon is an effective way to treat pesky breakouts. Before bed, use your finger or a cotton ball to apply lemon juice to problem areas. Rinse off with water the next morning to reveal glowing skin, thanks to that vitamin C!

2. Cures Calluses:
After a long day, help ease the pain of tired, callused feet with a little lemon. Mix together two tablespoons of lemon juice with two tablespoons of olive oil. Add a bit of baking soda to make a thick paste. Rub on your feet and rinse to reveal soft, supple skin!

3. Freshens Breath
Instead of chewing gum, freshen your mouth and breath by rinsing with freshly squeezed lemon juice (or chewing on a lemon slice!).

4. Helps You Fall Asleep Faster:
When combined with a calming herb like chamomile, lemon increases calmness, reduces anxiety and promotes sleep. Try a chamomile tea with a squirt of freshly squeezed lemon before bed. Sweet dreams!

 5. Gets Rid Of Varicose And Spider Veins:

To prep for warmer weather (and the showing of a bit more skin), massage 2-3 drops of lemon oil over affected areas to help reduce the appearance of those pesky veins.

6. Cures Sore Throats:
For instant relief, combine the juice of one lemon with one teaspoon of sea salt and one cup of warm water. Gargle with mixture three times a day for one minute.

7. Decreases Bloating:
Lemon water is known to help decrease bloating and aid in weight loss. Start your day off right by drinking a glass of lukewarm water and lemon before (or in place of!) your morning coffee.

8.Makes Nails Stronger And Brighter:

Lemon is essential for making brittle or yellowed nails beautiful again! Apply a mixture of lemon and olive oil to nails for strengthening and brightening benefits.

9. Cures Hangovers:
Did you indulge in one too many glasses of champagne last night? A glass of lemon water will stimulate the liver and help kick that hangover to the curb!

10. Whitens Teeth:
Teeth-whitening treatments can be super expensive. Try this homemade alternative instead! Mix lemon juice with baking soda and apply to your teeth with a Q-tip. (Warning: this is a strong solution, so make sure to only leave it on for a minute!) Gently scrub off with your toothbrush to reveal whiter teeth!

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Beauty: Highlighting Products For Radiant Skin

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 I am a huge advocate of anything that gives me that ‘glow’ factor.  That being said, spring is finally here to stay, and summer is right around the corner. So, what better time than now to get glowing? I’ve rounded up our favorite highlighters so that all of you beauties can easily achieve this luminous look. Go ahead, get your glow on!

NARS Orgasm Multiple ($39): This multipurpose glow-giver is a perfect peachy-pink shimmer that can be applied anywhere for mega-luminosity.

Dior Glow Maximizer Primer ($42): A primer that amplifies the skin’s natural light and boosts radiance? Yes please! Use alone or under foundation for a dewy complexion.

RMS Living Luminizer ($38): This best-selling cream highlighter is 100% natural and gives the skin a stunningly sheer glow. 

Benefit High Beam ($26): An oldie but a goodie. This light pink luminizer gives an ethereal radiance that’s so perfect for spring!

Revlon PhotoReady Skinlights ($12.99): Revlon brought these babies back because they are that good. Mix a few drops into your base for maximum glow factor.

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Nectar ($42): Give your cheeks a dose of luminescent color with this five-bar brick. We especially adore this gorgeous peach shade for the ultimate springy sheen.

 

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Beauty: Trend Alert – Scented Polishes

Have you heard about one of the latest beauty trends? It’s scented nail polish, and we couldn’t be more intrigued! Brands are beginning to use fragrances to mask those unappealing fumes typically associated with the average lacquer. Instead, it’s as if your digits have been dipped in a subtle perfume! Without a disturbing aroma to worry about, you may be able to give yourself a mani just about anywhere!

Revlon Parfumerie Nail Enamel ($5.99): This scented varnish is like Eau de Parfum for your fingertips, available in 24 color-rich shades. The polishes are even split into three scent families: fresh ‘Fruit and Floral,’ leathery ‘Sweet and Spice’ and breezy ‘Fresh.’

Anna Sui Nail Color ($15): Deeply pigmented shades contain extracts of peony and rose to counteract the usual unpleasant smell of normal nail polish.

STRANGEBEAUTIFUL Richly Perverse Nail Perfume ($26): This top coat—perfect for finishing off your mani—contains leather, violet, tobacco and ylang notes for a rich, intoxicating aroma.

 

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Beauty: Nordstrom + NARS ‘FINAL CUT’

Casual makeup lovers and all out beauty aficionados both know that NARS Cosmetics is the gold standard when it  comes to quality products in great colors. We’ve got drawers full of their lipsticks and blushes, whose shades have achieved practically iconic status, so when we heard about their new ‘Final Cut’ collection, we were all ears! The collection, which you’ll find exclusively at Nordstrom, includes a cream illuminator plus blush and lipstick in four different shades to satisfy anyone with a fondness for pink. We love the mix of bold and playful tones alongside sophisticated hues — a perfect palette for gals who love mixing up their looks without going overboard. We’ve got our eyes on their lip pencil in Torres del Paine for a flirty statement pout this spring, and we’ll definitely be making their blush in ‘Love’ part of our classic, natural make-up looks! – glitterguide

1. NARS ‘Final Cut’ Illuminator in Adelaide ($30)
2. NARS ‘Final Cut’ Blush in ‘Sex Fantasy’ ($29)
3. NARS ‘Final Cut’ Blush in ‘New Attitude’ ($29)
4. NARS ‘Final Cut’ Blush in ‘Love’ ($29)
5. NARS ‘Final Cut’ Blush in ‘Final Cut’ ($29)
6. NARS ‘Final Cut’ Satin Lip Pencil in ‘Stourhead’ ($25)
7. NARS ‘Final Cut’ Satin Lip Pencil in ‘Villa Lante’ ($25)
8. NARS ‘Final Cut’ Satin Lip Pencil in ‘Descanso’ ($25)
9. NARS ‘Final Cut’ Satin Lip Pencil in ‘Torres del Paine’ ($25)

Nordstrom + NARS.

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