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Sneaky Tips For Prolonging Your Hair Color

My biggest beauty expense has to be my hair color. Each year, I willingly give hundreds and hundreds of dollars to salons. However, I’ve been in a weird situation lately where I am looking to cut back on my expenses, but not willing to give up my super blonde locks. My answer has been to reduce the frequency of my salon visits for dye jobs, and rely on some tricks for prolonging a natural yet pretty shade. Keep reading »

Janelle Monae’s Surprising Beauty Secret

We couldn’t possibly be any more obsessed with Grammy-winning artist and new fashion It Girl, Janelle Monae. Seriously, this gorgeous chick not only literally rocks, she’s got a mean sense of style and can moonwalk like a champ. What’s not to love? We’re waiting with bated breath to meet her at the MAC store on Fashion’s Night Out, but in the meantime, we’re spying on her unusual beauty regimen. While we can agree that some of her favorite products, like MAC’s Studio Finish concealer and #35 lashes are indeed superb, we were surprised to learn that when it comes to her “off” days, she has a rather unique source for blush and lipstick: “… when I am with family or running errands, I use Whole Foods’ organic raspberries for blush and dark cherries for stained, moist lips. There’s nothing like having genuine natural colors on your face,” she told our friends over at the Beauty Counter.

Seriously!? I have never heard of that, have you? And ya know what, I am so totally intrigued that I need to run to the grocery store ASAP. [Beauty Counter] Keep reading »

A Collection Of Creatively Displayed Collections

When I still lived by myself in Chicago, before I moved to New York and in with my then-boyfriend (now husband), I had a collection of coffee cups gathered from thirft stores, garage sales and inherited from friends, that I displayed on my kitchen walls in much the same way as the cups in this photo. The photo is part of a larger collection itself on Apartment Therapy of unique ways in which various collections are displayed. I got rid of all but three of four of my favorite mugs (two people can only squeeze so much into a one-bedroom Manhattan apartment), but seeing all these fun collections has me itching to start a new one. Even more reason to move to a bigger apartment in more spacious Brooklyn! [via Apartment Therapy] Keep reading »

A Mask That’ll Bring Out Your Inner Sex Kitten

We’ve seen something like these kooky masks before. Designer Ilya Fleet created a similar series for sex boutique Coco de Mer. But shoe designer Minna Parikka‘s line of masks is a little less fetishistic, and they’re made out of deconstructed and repurposed shoes. While Parikka typically designs pretty-in-pink, retro-style footwear, these colorful, playful masks are equal parts lucha libre and sex kitten. What do you think: totally insane or Halloween potential? [Style Bubble]

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Crave: Furoshiki Card Holder

Giving your card to someone can easily go wrong. Especially in a casual situations, you can come off as too business-y. That’s why we love this card holder imported from Japanese company Furoshiki, which is neutral with just a touch of pep. Made of a single piece of vinyl, the unpretentious pouches come in hot pink, punchy lime green, or an electric yellow. Now you’ll actually want to get carded. [$16, Gessato.com]
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Dark Jewelry For Divorcées

London jewelry designer Gisèle Ganne has created a line of divorce jewelry, because people who are giddy with love shouldn’t be the only ones allowed to wear a nice-looking ring. “I use union and marriage symbols and subvert them to show the inevitability of the breakup, but also show that from these ashes may raise new life,” Ganne writes on her website. This, along with her reminder that 42 percent of U.K. marriages end in divorce, kind of depresses us. If breakups are inevitable, then what’s the point in starting a new relationship? But wearing her eerie jewelry, which Edgar Allan Poe would have appreciated, the next time we split up with someone could be a good consolation prize to go along with a broken heart. [Gisèle Ganne via Trendhunter] Keep reading »

Bite-Sized Food On A Stick Is My New Diet

Second only to my love of food on a stick is food that is bite-sized. I love going to a party and noshing on little morsels of yumminess, especially if the yumminess is piled on some sort of flat vessel or stuffed inside something. So seriously, these little pie lollipops are making me absolutely ravenous right now. Find out how to make them for dessert at your Labor Day barbecue here. [via NotCot] Keep reading »

Feet Too Tired To Wear Heels? Put Them Around Your Neck Instead

High-heeled shoes have gotten pretty artsy lately, with naked goddesses, guns, and even a lack of heel replacing the basic pump. But design duo Azumi and David (A’N'D) have recognized the beauty of the regular ole heel, removed it from its usual companion, the shoe, and hung it on a chain, creating these delightful, tongue-in-cheek necklaces. We don’t know about you, but we have a particular pair of shoes that keep failing us. The next time they do, we might have to rip off the heel and make a necklace out of it as payback for breaking on the way to a job interview and a first date. [Azumi and David] Keep reading »

American Apparel Tries To Make Tie Dye Happen

Sure, I had a tie dye kit … when I was 11. But American Apparel‘s come up with the idea to sell bottles of dye for $4 so crafty daredevils can artfully stain their own tights, men’s briefs and zip hoodies. Tanks, harem pants, and tube bras which have already been tie dyed are a safer bet if you’re worried about turning your fingers swirly purple, blue and green. Hmm, will hip hippies hop on the love bus? Somehow, I don’t see this one happening as a trend for fall. Maybe a pride of hipsters who all look like they wandered home from a Phish concert will prove me wrong. [American Apparel Tie Dye] Keep reading »

Style Buzz: Outfit Inspiration, Plus Models To Watch This Fashion Week

  • Filled with photos of trendsetters from Jackie O to Chloe Sevigny, we can’t wait for the book I Love Your Style to hit shelves Sept. 15. [Fashionista] — After all, we need a little inspiration for our own outfits.
  • Dancers at an Australian fashion lunch performed in what are practically exact replicas of a black see-through ensemble worn by Right Said Fred. [Stylist] — We know the ’90s are having a moment right now, but this?!
  • AnOther Magazine is doing an aughts fashion retrospective. Check out the sneak preview… [Style.com] — Um, wonder when all those crazy T-shirts from ’01 will come back? What a year.
  • Model/it girl Daisy Lowe is doing a line of jewelry for Swarovski, to be released in January, that relates to the stars, moon, and planetary movements. [W Editors' Blog] — Will there be waxing gibbous earrings?

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