Trend Report: Spring Gingham

trendreport-ginghamGingham is the trend for spring! A very versatile pattern,  it can evoke sweet innocence, an all-American vibe, or even sexy French style! The classic print is perfect for spring and summer.

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Morning to Night Guilt-Free Food

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Check out these delicious and easy to make recipes covering all you need for a healthy and hearty meal from Breakfast to Dinner and Dessert! Click below for the full recipes and to check out the amazing bloggers who have mastered these dishes!

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BREAKFAST: Quinoa Pancakes with Caramelized Apples

 

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LUNCH: Peanut Soba Spring Rolls 

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SNACK: Spinach Artichoke Dip

 

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DINNER: Chicken, Asparagus, and Wild Mushroom Stir-Fry

 

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DESERT: Greek Yogurt Cookie Dough

 

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Christine Teigen @ MTV Movie Awards 2014

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Christine Teigen looked like a sun-kissed goddess at the MTV Movie Awards. The beau of John Legend attended the awards solo but looked very polished! Achieve Christine’s perfect pout with our (1) Shine Luxe Lip Color in Sheer Mauve. To get her smokey eyes, apply taupe eyeshadow into the crease and highlight the brow bone with a shimmery white eyeshadow. You can get these shades in our (2) Fair and Square Eye Quad. Next, apply (3) Creme Blush in Petal and highlight the top of cheeks with our (4) Chic Luminosity Highlighter Stick in Sparkling Sand.

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Splurge Vs Steal: Lip & Cheek

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Here’s a must have this Spring/Summer: A multipurpose lip and cheek product for a gorgeous monochromatic face in coral and pink. Our new Dewy Luxe Lip & Cheek Balm has the most beautiful flushed finish and soft, cushiony texture to keep your cheeks glowing and lips juicy all season long!

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Festival Beauty!

festival_1Coachella 2014 is on its way and we want you to be ready with laid back festival style & beauty! The key is in picking items you can carry with you and apply with ease that are long lasting and weightless on your skin. The perfect boho look not just for Coachella but a day out in the park, road trip, day date or shopping- just casual but super chic. Start by applying sunblock to your skin at least 15 minutes before the rest of your makeup. Then grab your foundation and apply it as needed, evening out your complexion. Swipe some highlighter on your cheekbones and bridge of your nose for emphasis. Use a light tint on the apples of your cheeks for a natural dewy flush. Use a long lasting shimmer eyeshadow for that spark of light on the lids. Complete with winged liquid eye liner. Curl lashes and top with a coat of mascara.  Finish with a matte red-orange lip like our new Spring Velvety Matte Lip Crayon in Poppy Nude. Pair with a spring-toned mani-pedi!

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Make A Face!

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Here’s a look at our Spring 2014 Limited Edition ‘Make a Face 4 piece brush set! Get all the brushes you need for a flawless face, to apply highlight, blush, loose powder, foundation, cremes, powers and liquids plus contour!
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Available for a limited time in this set is our loved Core Tools Flat Top Sculpting Brush this time in fabulous aqua hairs perfect for spring!
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Trend Report: Spring Blue Shadow

trendreport-blueshadowFor this Spring and Summer rock BLUE eyeshadow like the model for the on the Fashion Week runways! From a wash of color to a bold stroke across the lids… Blue adds impact and looks amazing on any complexion. For an amazing blue eyed look check out this trend report for inspiration and grab the new Spring Eye Quad in Island Dreams for a beautiful cobalt! Keep the rest of your makeup to a minimum to let the eyes be the statement. Go graphic or classic as you experiment with application: Use a fluffy eye shadow brush like our Core Tools No. 112 for a wash of color over the eyelids. Use a large crease brush like our Core Tools No. 116 to pack on color along into crease and blend it on your lid for a strong vivid eye. A dense eye brush like our Core Tools No. 203 will also help you create an even bolder eye. Try applying the color with an eye liner brush or an angled eye brush like the Core Tools No. 202 and No. 108 to use the blue as a liner. Apply right over your upper lash lines or right under your lower for a graphic definition of blue.

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Aries Gift Guide!

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To the adventurous and fiery Aries! She’s the life of the party with her glamour and sex appeal, she deserves classically elegant gifts. Here’s our guide for the Aries Woman!

  1. Sonia Kashuk Red Promisa Bath and Body for silky smooth skin Absorbs easily, leaving skin soft and smooth.
  2. Aries Coaster Dish design by Thomas Paul for fun home decor
  3. Charlotte Olympia Red Aries Shoes with a gold hand-painted enamel Zodiac symbol, embellished with Swarovski crystals
  4. GaugeNYC gold necklace for the proud and confident Aries
  5. Valentino Garavani’s Aries Clutch, be complete with with Aries boldness in this red hot bag
  6. Sonia Kashuk Satin Luxe Lipcolor with SPF 16 Sunscreen in Classic Red
  7. Sonia Kashuk Spring Nail Color is Lotta Love
  8. Kenneth Jay Lane Ram Bracelet to sport your zodiac symbol of power
  9. MOET et Chandon Imperial Brut champagne to complete any night and top any party the way an Aries woman would
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Hillary Scott at the ACMs! Her MUA Terri gives the scoop!

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Hillary Scott at the ACMs. Makeup by Terri Apanasewicz. (1) Ultra Luxe Lip Gloss in Magical Mulberry (2) Eye Couture – Eye on Neutral Shimmer 3 Eyeshadow Palette (3) Sonia Kashuk Tiger Eye Cream Shadow (4) Creme Blush in Petal (5) Twist Up Longwear Eyeliner Pencil in Black Onyx

Hillary Scott, new mom and lead singer of Lady Antebellum was glowing last night at the ACM Awards. Celebrity makeup artist Terri Apanasewicz dishes on how to get her gorgeous makeup. For the perfect berry pout, Terry applied (1) Ultra Luxe Lip Gloss in Magical Mulberry on Hillary’s lips. “On the eyelids I used (3) Sonia Kashuk Tiger Eye Cream Shadow” says Terri. She then layered eyeshadow on top for staying power. Try our (2) Eye Couture – Eye on Neutral Shimmer 3 Eyeshadow Palette to get the look. For a finishing touch, Terri applied (4) Creme Blush in Petal to Hillary’s glowing cheeks and lined her top and bottom waterlines with (5) Twist Up Longwear Eyeliner Pencil in Black Onyx. 

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MAKEUP BAG DETOX

Spring cleaning your cosmetic collection is one of the most important things you must do. Old, expired products mean poor application and sometimes infections so use this guide to stay on top of when you should be replacing your beauty arsenal. TIP: buy a new cosmetic bag each season, it will force you to go through your products and get rid of any products that are past their prime.

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