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Get Your Fashion Hunt On!

We love free stuff. You love free stuff, too, right? For minimal work? Even better. That’s why we’re super into “All On the Line”‘s Fashion Hunt Sweepstakes. Hosted by Joe Zee, the Sundance Channel’s “All On the Line” helps down-on-their-luck designers get back on top of their game. Their Fashion Hunt is simple and easy to play. Just click here and follow the simple and easy directions, and you could win a prize pack worth $500! (Pro tip: You may have to clear your cache in order to get the application to work.) If you win, you have to promise you show us your fashion goodies!

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Eyebrows Are The Windows Of The Soul

Women — and I too am guilty of this — have often underestimated the sheer power of their eyebrows. We over-pluck or under-groom our eyebrows. We fail to shape, we don’t shade or color in, we over-arch or forget to wax. Ladies, take care of your brow situation. It’ll change your face entirely! Check out these iconic brows for proof. [Another Magazine] Keep reading »

Guy Talk: The Man Repeller Isn’t About Men

I don’t know that a formal survey’s been done, but I think it’s safe to say that in the eyes of most straight men in America, turbans on a women’s head aren’t hot. Neither are ostrich-feather miniskirts, utility pants, or capes. To many guys, tight, form-fitting, and revealing fashions constitute “sexy.” And isn’t that what fashion is supposed to be all about? Getting us to look at one woman rather than another?

According to Leandra Medine, young designer and creator of The Man Repeller, the answer is no. Her site (which has been the subject of worldwide buzz) celebrates fashion that “proudly obstructs the male gaze” (The New York Times) and acts (in her own words) as “sartorial contraceptives.” (Think creative use of bow ties and harem pants, and you’re just getting started.) The fashion press has embraced Medine’s “man-repelling” aesthetic. Judging from the comments on sites that cover the beauty and clothing industries, The Man Repeller is a hit with many women. Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: Are Sally Hansen Salon Effects Strips Worth The Money?

There have been few innovations in how fingernails are decorated in the last few years–but Sally Hansen Salon Effects strips are one of the best. Salon Effects strips are made of real nail polish; they adhered rather well to my nails and chipped like regular nail polish. The Sally Hansen Salon Effects were really easy to apply, and even my right hand, the hand I write with, looked just as good as the left one — with no dry time! As the name suggests, the nail polish strips are available in salon-caliber nail designs (I used “Cut It Out,” a white and black ’60s flower power design), but there are also beautiful, design-free colors available. I wore the Salon Effects for a week and had a few minor chips in the polish. The strips were easy to remove with regular nail polish remover, too. I can’t wait to try these again. Plus, they’ll cut down on my trips to the nail salon. Check out pics of my nails after the jump. [$9.99, Ulta Beauty] Keep reading »

A Candle That Makes It Christmas Year Round

Conundrum: we hate when it’s cold and dark and snowy outside, but we do love the smells of wintertime: fresh-baked cookies, mulled cider and fir trees. So, Thymes’ Frasier Fir candle is right up our alley; it smells just like the holiday season without making us have to bundle up against the elements.

[$46.00 Thymes]

Unlikely Style Icon: Young Hillary Rodham Clinton

If I had access to a time machine, I would head straight back to the ’70s and befriend young Hillary Clinton. The girl had it goin’ on: she was (and still is) smart, funny, ambitious, and passionate about women’s rights. The main difference between Hillary then and Hillary now? The amazing hippie wardrobe she abandoned a few decades ago. After the jump, a modern take on Hill’s casual hippie look… Keep reading »

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