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Valentine’s Day Make-Up Tutorial: Pretty In Pink

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I love the idea of doing a special makeup look for Valentine’s Day. Pink is the obvious color choice, but dramatic pink makeup has a tendency to look more like an eye infection than a fashion statement, so I challenged my makeup artist friend Aileen to come up with a wearable pink makeup look. She insisted I model since I have pink hair, and I love the way it turned out. The coolest thing about it? You don’t need to invest in pink eyeshadow — Aileen used pink blush instead. Click through for step-by-step instructions!

14 Dumb Valentine’s Day Traditions

Let’s just say it. Valentine’s Day is dumb and everyone knows it. The problem is, that doesn’t make it any easier to avoid. 

You go into the drugstore to get some gum? You’re reminded that you should be in a relationship. You want to drink champagne alone in a dark room? You’re reminded you should be doing that with a loved one. You can’t win! 

But you can take comfort in this list of 14 Dumb Valentine’s Day Traditions. And in that whole ‘drinking champagne alone in a dark room’ thing. No judgment. Read more…

Girl Talk: The Sexiest Valentine’s Gift

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Stop Hating V-Day
How one woman stopped hating Valentine's Day. Read More »
Skipping V-Day?
How to ignore Valentine's Day should you choose to. Read More »

It was Valentine’s Day, and I didn’t have a boyfriend, which I was telling myself was actually pretty nice. The last boyfriend had gotten me a heart-shaped box of chocolates. I don’t like chocolates. I don’t like hearts. He had also written some ill-conceived poetry, comparing my face to the moon, or something. Or maybe he was comparing my boobs to the sun. Whatever. Keep reading »

The Diamond Myth: How Diamonds Became A Girl’s Best Friend

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We ask the guys on our IM what they think about V-Day. Read More »
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It’s almost Valentine’s Day, which makes us think of romance, relationships and engagements — and the sparkly glare of a diamond engagement ring. Yes, diamonds are pretty, precious, and these days, cost a zillion dollars. But it wasn’t always so — and you can thank a concerted effort on the part of diamond mines, the advertising industry and Hollywood for mercilessly inflating the price of these glittery gems. Here’s how a stone with little intrinsic value became the most important gem in the world.

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Valentine’s Day Style Inspiration: Hearts And Ruffles And Reds, Oh My!

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Love is in the air. Why not dress accordingly? Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to deck yourself out in heart print sweaters, flirty dresses, and gorgeous shades of red. Here are a few of our favorite Valentine’s Day-inspired pieces. Shopping details after the jump! Keep reading »

The Foolproof Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

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Disclaimer: I have very little interest in Valentine’s Day. I’ll admit, the idea of it is nice, and the Valentine’s cup from Starbucks is maybe the cutest thing ever, but my appreciation for the “holiday” ends right about there. I never even really think about it, and when the day rolls around, I’m none the wiser. However, this year I’m beginning to rethink my position, only because there are so many lovely love-y things that I want, and wouldn’t Valentine’s Day be the perfect time for me to receive them? Wink wink, nudge nudge, and all that; boyfriend, ye be warned! I’ve put together this handy guide of essentially foolproof gifts that I think (almost) any woman would love to receive. Whoever you’re buying for, you know your girl better than I do, so exercise judgment when deciding on presents (for example, if she has arsonphobia, candles may not be the best choice). Read on!

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