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  • Natural Red Carpet Beauty is NOT an Oxymoron! Get some French chic inspiration by way of Léa Seydoux

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    Cannes Do Chic Beauty: Let Léa Seydoux Teach You A Thing About French Beauty Looking natural, gorgeous, and knowing  how much makeup to apply can result in a fine line between looking overly made up (that K family) and washed out and frazzled (heeeeello, mirror). Instead of a makeup “how to look made up on the red carpet” tutorial, let’s look at how to look just as pretty as we would like in our everyday lives… maybe, even with a…

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  • No time for (much) makeup, try a matte red lip a la Marni


    Matte red lipstick for the love of color, a runway look you could STEAL right this minute… I don’t know about you, but there sure are days for me when a quick swipe of makeup is just what I need to look alive. Crazy on the go days with no time for makeup and plenty of desire to glam it up and not scare children with a pasty looking face. I’ve got a quick beauty solution. And, it’s a catwalk…

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  • Red Carpet Beauty: Adele keeping it real at the Oscars with drugstore hair products

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    We love the way Adele keeps it real and true to herself on the red carpet. We also love the way drugstore hair products were used to create her Bond girl hair at the Oscars. Adele‘s voluminous, half-up do was the right touch of glam to complement her Jenny Packham dress. Remember, Jenny Packham was one of the designer’s from our New York Fashion Week Red Carpet picks?! >>CHECK OUT: Oscars 2013 Red Carpet Arrivals… as it happens Hairstylist Michael Ashton created…

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  • Want a little sexy time with your fragrance? Agent Provocateur Pétale Noir, it is!


    How about a hint of leather with your mandarin, violet leaves, magnolia, and ginger? I told this was a sexy time scent. No stranger to the pretty and provocative, Agent Provocateur Pétale Noir Eau du Parfum, along with Luxurious Body Elixer, are out just in time for Valentine’s Day. The sweet and spicy scent bottle’s closure resembles a little handcuff and chain for some added naughtiness intrigue to your perfume shelf. Ooh la la, c’est magnifique for your favorite minx… could that be…

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  • Want to tame curly hair to super straight? Look no further than Nicole Kidman at the SAG Awards for styling tips

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    Rewind, rewind, aaaaall the way back to Nicole Kidman’s corkscrew curls. Well, it’s been a long time coming and Nicole is rocking super stick straight hair at tonight’s 19th Annual Sceen Actor’s Guild Awards. We’ve got the down low on how YOU can switch up curly hair to super straight like Nicole’s for a night. >>MORE: Red Carpet Here’s the 411 on how to tame curly hair to super straight, like Nicole Kidman: Hairstylist David Babaii spotlighted Nicole’s new bob cut…

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  • Do you want something that YOU really can takeaway from Paris Couture Fashion Week? Red Lipstick, it is!

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    We all dream about haute couture, but few, very few, of us can ever get close to it. But, by way of a little beautiful people watching from the Spring/Summer 2013 Haute Couture collections in Paris, there is ONE thing that we can all take away. At least from watching the glammed up attendees. A blast of red lipstick!  A very strong red lip, in all the shades from orange reds to blue reds, were the must-have celebrity beauty takeaway…

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  • Beauty Tips: Here’s how to look like Beyoncé. Well, her makeup at the Inauguration, at least.

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    With the lipsyncing brouhaha aside, Beyoncé did look stunning as she sang the National Anthem at the Inauguration. We were able to catch up with her makeup artist, Mally Roncal who worked with Beyonce for this special event and used products from her Mally Beauty line at QVC to share makeup tips from yesterday’s event. This look “works on all ages, skin type and color,” says Mally. Now, if we look at the photo above of Beyoncé with Mally, they kinda sorta really…

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  • Michelle Obama’s Bangs, Oh Yes! The First Lady Keeps To Ageless Chic With A New Hairstyle

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    A quick little reminder about staying youthful and keeping your personal brand both modern and vital. Case in point: Michelle Obama turned 49 today with a few new things: @FLOTUS  (First Lady Of The United States), her Twitter handle where we got a first look at the First Lady’s new hairstyle, BANGS! Yup, there is nothing like a new hairstyle to refresh your style, like Michelle Obama’s bangs and layered do.  It sets your look ahead of the curve and creates…

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  • Red Carpet Beauty: Kerry Washington Goes Straight For The Golden Globes with Drug Store Hair Products

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    Kerry Washington went for super sleek straight hair at the Golden Globes by way of John Frida drug store products…. talk about cheap chic paired with her MiuMiu dress! >>MORE: Red Carpet Here’s how to get the red carpet look while the show is still airing: Step 1 – Prep Spray Frizz-Ease 3-Day Straight Semi-Permanent Styling Spray ($9.99 at drugstores), throughout wet hair and comb through to distribute the product evenly. Step 2 – Style Blowdry hair straight. Take a flat…

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  • Red Carpet Beauty: How to Get Kate Hudson’s Golden Globe Hair

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     Whilst Kate Hudson’s Alexander McQueen dress looks like she raided Jennifer Lopez’s closet, her hair is just stunning on her. Before the show is even over, she can try these styling tips at home to look just as fetching tomorrow. “I wanted to show off Kate’s healthy, shiny hair in a style that emphasizes her true Hollywood beauty. As the perfect “Muse” and my inspiration, Kate is my generation’s Brigitte Bardot showing off soft voluptuous hair that is touchable, glamorous…

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  • Beauty Advice- How to make my eyes stand out?

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    We’ve got a repeat reader asking for some beauty advice. Always glad to help! Dear Sharon: I’ve contacted Focus On Style about a year ago and it helped me to change my style completely. I really am quite confident in what I wear now and it’s quite fun. Thank you again! I just have a quick question regarding my eyes. I have very small eyes that don’t really grab attention (that’s why I wear quirky glasses *giggles*). I was wondering is…

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  • Holiday Nails- Manicures, Pedicures & Festive Glam, Oh My


    Go ahead, take a gamble. There’s a party somewhere and holiday nails will get you there. Even if you have not partaken in the not-so-classic nail polish bandwagon, there’s no excuse now not to dare to do something different. You have no excuse but to be bolder without being garish this season. An instant swipe of nail color is a quick fix splurge up tzuj up your look. Where else can you get the sublime nuance of  the chicest of…

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