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I’m Convinced That Glittery Makeup Can Work In Real Life

We've talked about crazy makeup trends before—and even went to the source of this current glittery eyeshadow trend—but up until now, I was totally anti. Sparkle-related makeup was always one of those things that looked great on celebs or in photo shoots, but, for me personally, I couldn't be convinced of how to pull it…

By: Nina Carbone / November 5, 2009

DIY Style: Make New Shoes Out Of Your Old Ones

In today's shoe revamp news, we bring you two genius, DIY ways to jazz up your tired, old shoes. (Yesterday, we talked about boot add-ons, FYI.) The first DIY option seems a little hipster-y to me, but it's way adorable: Turn your Keds (remember those?) or similar sneaks into saddle shoes. Just be sure to…

By: Nina Carbone / November 4, 2009

Custom Dresses: A Fitting Option For Brides?

OK, so level with me here: What are your thoughts on custom dresses? What about custom wedding dresses? I'm 99.9 percent positive that I'm going to get a custom wedding dress, and before you call me fancy-shmancy, it isn't a made-for-me Vera Wang or custom Oscar de la Renta. Even better, as far as I'm…

By: Nina Carbone / November 4, 2009

It’s Jewelry … For Your Boots!

Boots are expensive, so why not get the most out of every pair you own and switch up your look instantly with shoe jewelry! Wha? New York City jewelry designers Erica Chan and Tamar Wider have created a collection of footwear accessories called The 2 Bandits. The newest addition to the rather expansive collection i…

By: Nina Carbone / November 3, 2009

Sneak Peek: J.Crew’s New Spring Line!

I'm not quite sure when exactly it happened, but at some point I fell in love with J.Crew. Anything J.Crew. Maybe it's the genius styling or the pared down yet pretty makeup on the catalog models, or the simple and comparatively well-priced wedding gowns, but I'm all about their ultra-wearable wares these days. It's becoming…

By: Nina Carbone / November 2, 2009

Are You Into The Uplighting Haircolor Trend?

So, what are your feelings on Alexa Chung and Cameron Diaz's two-toned hair in these photos? Personally, I'm digging it—I love that Cam rocked the bubble-gum pink Chanel with the un-did hair. She's not taking her look too seriously, which I love. And, well, Alexa can rock most any look and still come off a…

By: Nina Carbone / November 1, 2009

Gadzooks, We’re Putting Our Makeup On Backwards!

So, picture it, I'm putting on my makeup last night (fascinating right?)—mostly doing the same, exact thing I do every freaking time. Clearly, I need to change up my "look"—but that's a whole different post. Anyway, the application order goes something like this: Clarins Flash Beauty Balm, concealer, bronzer/powder, eyeliner (I'm way into navy liner…

By: Nina Carbone / October 31, 2009

The Strapless Wedding Gown—Are You Over It?

Last weekend, at the wedding of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, something of a style statement was made: Ivanka choose to wear a gown with sleeves. (Full disclosure: It was an orthodox Jewish wedding, so sleeves, depending on the rabbi doing the marrying, are sometimes required.) Immediately on Monday morning, Cathy Horyn, fashion critic of…

By: Nina Carbone / October 29, 2009

Smile! Creepy Hat Forces You To Grin At All Times

Just what we all need—a hat that makes us smile. Constantly. It's called "The Happiness Hat" (obviously) and you either smile in it or suffer the consequences—literally, from a jolt of pain it inflicts upon you. For some reason I don't think Bright-Sided author Barbara Ehrenreich would be feeling this contraption—because as she sees it,…

By: Nina Carbone / October 29, 2009

What I Want Now: Super-Shiny Hair

OK, here it is: I am dying, dy-ing for super shiny hair. Maybe it's because the weather's turning cold and depressing and it's only October, maybe it's because I'm not feeling all that purdy these days, or perhaps it's because I just came across this photo of Courteney Cox and can't stop obsessing over her…

By: Nina Carbone / October 28, 2009

Ever Bought Shoes You Couldn’t Walk In?

I very recently bought a pair of Christian Louboutin heels for $85 at a sample sale—ah-mazing deal, right? Well, turns out, not so much. They're a size too small and perilously high, way too high for my heel-walking abilities. But, yeah, I still went ahead and bought them even though I could barely walk around…

By: Nina Carbone / October 28, 2009

DIY Watch Brooch: Make, Don’t Buy

Old watches as brooches—kind of a cool, crafty idea, right? Well, it's being done by a company called Novelax based out of Japan. They've turned a variety of watch faces into minimalist brooches. Check 'em out, above. They're the sort of thing that, well, I feel like we all can do at home, no? Get…

By: Nina Carbone / October 28, 2009

Free Teeth Whitening (For Your Facebook Photos At Least)

It's like red-eye corrector but for your yellow teeth! According to a recent study (via Teen Vogue) white teeth actually make you hotter (no, uh, kidding), confident and more likely to get hired (legit, yo). So, let's get us some pearly whites—at least the after-the-fact photo kind! Did you know Crest has a Facebook tool…

By: Nina Carbone / October 27, 2009

How To Get The Layered Look Right

After looking through this blog post of all sorts of beautifully (and expertly) layered folks on the street, I came to the following sartorial realization: creating a slim and cohesive layered look ain't all that easy. (Though this girl, above, certainly makes it look that way!) So many people (myself included sometimes) end up with…

By: Nina Carbone / October 26, 2009

Twitter, The New Public Food Shaming Diet

You know how people say that being held accountable (to others, not just yourself, that is) actually helps weight loss? When you have to show up for a previously scheduled training appointment, you are way more apt to workout than if you just "try" to get to the gym every night. And when you head…

By: Nina Carbone / October 26, 2009

The Ultimate In Halloween Face Masks

So, I'm late to this train, but apparently, every year, MAC Cosmetics asks their artists from around the world to submit their fantasy Halloween makeup looks that can be recreated for you and me. (Sort of a great way to put in minimal effort on the Halloween front—they paint your face and you throw o…

By: Nina Carbone / October 25, 2009

Major Beauty Dilemma: Bug Bites Vs. Zits—Help!

I woke up this morning with two bug bites on my face. Yeah, my face. Not to be a negative Nelly, but c'mon—as if I don't have enough other "challenges" to getting a zit-free face, now I've got two big, red mosquito bites that look like hellacious pimples to contend with? Great. (Also, it's almost…

By: Nina Carbone / October 25, 2009

Your Grandpa Is A Total Supermodel

Fashion houses are getting creative with their models. First we saw kitties modeling United Bamboo dresses and skirts, then a U.K. dog model (with a contract to boot!) ... now, the newest "it" models: goofy grandfather types. For their fall/winter 2009 lookbook, UNUSED dressed up the sweetest older man to sell their clothes. That's him,…

By: Nina Carbone / October 22, 2009

What The Hell Are You Supposed To Do WIth Velcro Rollers?

Let's talk velcro rollers. When I read about how you could use them to cut down on blow-drying time and sleek-ify hair and add a little volume at the crown of your head, I was intrigued. Or shall I say, re-intrigued—I've always been on the verge of buying a few, just to play around with.

By: Nina Carbone / October 22, 2009

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