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Beauty How-To: Color Your Roots

Coloring your un-coated roots is a costly necessity, but not when you take matters (or a bottle of hair dye) into your own hands.
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Beauty How-To: Remove A Callous

For women with ticklish feet, a pumice stone scrubbing can feel more like torture than a treatment. Luckily, there are home remedies that can de-callous your feet without the invasive tingle of a pedicure. (Those who have diabetes or poor circulation should avoid these procedures)

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Beauty How-To: Choosing The Right Bangs For Your Face Shape

Bangs are like denim: one size does not fit all. If you want to add bangs to your ‘do, make sure you know what kind your face shape takes. Not sure where your bangs should fall? No problem! We’ve got your go-to guide for choosing the right bangs for you. Keep reading »

Beauty How-To: Give Yourself a Manicure

Manicures are an easy way to drop a lot of dough on something you can do at home. No matter how unsteady you think your hand may be, with the right tools and our tips you’ll be polishing your way to perfection in no time.

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Beauty How-to: Fill in Eyebrows

Eyebrows frame your face and enhance your best features. If there are bald spots, or sparse areas in your brows, no one is going to notice your almond shaped eyes or defined cheekbones… trust us. Take up a pencil and follow our instructions.

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No Car Is Complete Without A $57 Marc Jacobs Air Freshener!

Marc Jacobs wants you to get laid in your car! Wait, scratch that … he wants you to get lei-ed in your car. Slight difference. Oh, well. Anyway, Marc is hawking a flowery perfume-scented lei for fashionable drivers to hang from their rear view mirrors — and it can be yours for a whopping $57! (True, the air freshening lei comes with a bottle of Marc Jacobs Daisy In The Air eau de toilette spray, which is the real cost behind the $57.) As much as we think Marc’s scents are lovely, we will stick with those $3 air fresheners you can get at Pep Boys, thank you. [Fashion Indie] Keep reading »

Beauty How-To: Apply Pencil Eyeliner

How to Apply Pencil Eyeliner:
Eye liner is a cosmetic essential. Without it eyes would be undefined, unappealing, and even unnoticed. This makeup standard is the key to a pulled-together face, and both pencil and liquid applications can be a breeze.

Select a Quality Pencil Liner:
A decent pencil will leave a solid, dark line without much pressure being applied. Test the application on the back of your hand before you purchase a product if your store allows for testers. Waterproof liners are also great because they are long lasting and smudge-proof.

Prep Your Space and Your Face :
This ain’t no lipstick trick- you do need a mirror. Good lighting is also a plus, and eye shadow should be applied before the liner.

Pull Your Lid Taut:
With your eye closed, use your free hand to pull the far corner of your eye outward so that the lid is tight and uncreased, sort of life the “after” of a bad face lift.

Line Your Eyes:
Starting from either corner, draw sort and soft dashes of liner across your lid, keeping the line as close to your lash line as possible. All of the small stroke should blend into the next one so that the small dashes are attached to each other.

Increase the Impact:
Draw one seamless and fluid line across the one you just made, keeping the pencil close to the lash line, thickening toward the outer corner.

Blend Your Line:
For a more natural appearance, use a sponge tool, cotton swab, or finger to blend the liner, creating a softer look and the impression of a more defined lash line.

Line Your Lower Lid:
Move from the outer crease of your eye on the lower lash line and create the same soft, light sweeps of eye liner under your bottom lid. Note: this will make your eyes look smaller.

Lock in the Liner:
Apply a light coating of eye shadow over the eyeliner to set it and prevent it from smudging.
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Beauty How-To: Use Eyeshadow To Line Eyes

Eye shadow is the Jekyll and Hyde of a makeup case. When it comes to eye lining with shadow, a punchy color and intense application leaves your peepers lined with drama, while a soft sweep of powder creates a softer look.

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Beauty How-To: Get Through an Overplucked Period

How to Get Through an Overplucked Period:
We’ve all been there. It starts with one stray hair and a tweezer-rampage later it look like you took a John Deere to your eyebrows. Luckily it’s nothing a little makeup, and a lot of time, can’t fix.

Draw on eyebrows:
Elizabeth Arden’s Dual Perfection Brow Shaper and Eyeliner comes in two shades and retains your brows’ shape until it grows back in. Another option is to grab an eyeliner that matches your brow color and fill them in with soft, light strokes, checking the shape in natural light.

Keep existing eyebrows in shape:
Use a brow brush or comb to brush over-plucked eyebrows into place. Think of it as an eyebrow comb-over. Use a clear eyebrow gel to keep them in place.

Try an eyebrow stencil:
Purchase an eyebrow stencil. Place it around your eyebrows to see where your best shape lyes, and when you pluck in the future to avoid going overboard.

Camouflage over-plucked eyebrows:
There is always the sheild-from-sight approach. This entails a new haircut complete with brow-reaching bangs, and Holly Golightly oversized sunglasses.

Get professional help:
Visit a beautician to give you a lesson on how to properly shape your eyebrows so you don’t go through this again! It will be worth the financial investment.
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Beauty How-To: Curl Eyelashes With A Spoon

While our preferred tool of choice is an eyelash curler, there may be a time when you’ll have to Macgyver your way out of a stubby eyelash situation. In that case, grab a spoon, these instructions, and get ready for betty-boop worthy batties.

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