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Beauty Test Drive: Can Bra Shopping At Home Really Work?

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For me, dating and bra shopping are analogous. I enter both scenarios with excited anticipation and high hopes of finding a good fit only to be met with similar disappointments. The attractive ones often end up making me uncomfortable. The seemingly sensible ones offer little support. Usually, both end up in either a figurative or quite literal let down. Dating and bras; my success rate with both has led to some serious lamenting with lady friends. “Will I ever find the one?”

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Romy & Michelle Rock Dresses Made From Post-It Notes

It’s been almost 15 years since the release of  “Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion,” starring Lisa Kudrow and Mira Sorvino. And if you’ll remember, Post-It Notes played a pivotal role in the plot of the film (the girls claimed they invented the handy note-writing tools). So to commemorate the classic 1997 comedy, Entertainment Weekly designed special dresses made out of multi-colored Post-Its. Rather glamorous, wouldn’t you say? [Entertainment Weekly]

Girl Talk: Why Is It So Hard To Go Without Makeup?

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Why is it so freaking hard to go without makeup? What exactly am I afraid will happen if I don’t smear on some foundation and douse my lashes in mascara before going to a bar—or even, geesh, before getting coffee in the morning? You’d think I’d be over this by now. I’m a 24-year-old woman who is married and generally happy with the way I look. So why, when I think about not wearing makeup, does a voice inside of me scream, “Noooooooooo!”

A year ago, I decided to explore this. So I challenged myself to go without makeup for a week. But I wasn’t about to do it alone—I’m not that naive—so I blasted e-mails to fellow bloggers, challenging them to do the same. The project was called No Makeup Week and the idea was to blog about our makeup free experiences, submitting photos of ourselves as we went. As news of the project spread online, so did the photos of my unpainted face. (That’s me, sans makeup, above.) And after a few days, it started to feel comfortable. I even (randomly) went on Korean television to talk about the project. At that point, I was more embarrassed about the cameraman shooting the contents of my makeup bag, with its dirty lipsticks and used up eyeshadows, than I was about him capturing my makeup-less face.

And yet one year later my gut reaction of “nooooooooo!” is still there.

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Geek Girls Unite!

“What do Amy Poehler, Bjork, Felicia Day, Martha Stewart, Miranda July, and Zooey Deschanel have in common? They’re just a few of the amazing women proving that ‘geek’ is no longer a four-letter word.” So introduces the incredibly hilarious book Geek Girls Unite, a guide to the different types of women who are making geekdom not only an acceptable thing to embrace, but an awesome one to proudly celebrate. Author Leslie Simon explores the different iterations of geek girls — from music geeks to book nerds and everything in between — through their heros and interests, and offers required reading, playlists, and movies to unlock the inner geek girl hiding inside of you. Geek girls unite, indeed!

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Home Style Inspiration: Marie Antoinette

I’m reading a book about Marie Antoinette and I can’t decide if I want to be her best friend or if she was basically an 18th century version of The Real Housewives of Versailles. Maybe both? One thing’s clear though: this queen had an amazing sense of style. Her palaces were filled with sumptuous fabrics, rich colors, and intricately detailed decorations. Here are some modern day pieces to bring a little Antoinette opulence into your home… Keep reading »

Chanel’s Spring Nail Polishes Keep You Feeling Punchy

Can’t afford a Chanel bag? That’s okay, just wear the brand on your nails instead. Chanel’s just revealed three of its new colors for spring 2012–titled April, May and June. Perfectly fruit punchy, wouldn’t you say? [Fashionista]

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