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Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Collection Makeup Look

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If you follow me on Instagram, you already know I’m obsessed with the new limited-edition Urban Decay Gwen Stefani makeup pallet. I created the above look using colors from the collection, which are absolutely gorgeous.

Here are the makeup details:
Eyes: blonde on the lid, danger on the crease and bathwater on inner corner
Lips: Rocksteady liner and lipstick
Cheeks: Easy from the blush palette

Review:

Eye shadow:  I was surprised at how pigmented the colors are, especially since there are a lot of muted colors in the palette. The brightest colors are deep blue and gold. There is a lovely soft pink and some purple hues that are light, but the rest of the palette actually reminds me of Urban Decay’s Naked palette with black, white and brown tones. Regardless, they are easy to blend and so versatile.

Lipstick: Many of the lip colors in the line have a matching lip liner. The liner glides on effortlessly and so does the lip color. I tested a bunch of colors on the back of my hand the night before and woke up the next morning and still saw residual color, even after I showered! These lips colors definitely have some serious staying power.

Cheeks: The cheek palette is great if you like a light flush of color. I tried to contour with it, but the colors are not contrasting enough; however, there are fabulous if you want a glow and you can deepen the colors depending on the type of brush you use and how many times you apply the product.

 

Target’s New Nail Polish Line Launches Today

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If you got a Target gift card for Christmas, then you’re in luck because you can spend it on Target’s new nail-polish line, Defy & Inspire.

The line consists of 38, yes, 38 shades, of Instagram-worthy nail colors and will retail for $7.49.

The polishes are five-free – meaning it’s free of 5 harmful ingredients: formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate, toluene, formaldehyde resin, and camphor.

Each bottle will retail for $7.49, and are named after reality TV shows. So, if you are a Bachelor junkie, there’s a cornflower blue polish for you, or, if you want to relive your teenage days, Laguna Beach (ocean blue) may be in order. Other colors include You’re Fired (red), Toddlers and Tiaras (baby pink), Made (coral), and Tribal Counsel (nude).

L’Oréal Paris wants to know what you think is #WorthSaying

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L’Oréal Paris is launching a new Twitter campaign during this weekend’s Golden Globes awards called called #WorthSaying, encouraging women to share thoughts and ideas that they feel need to be promoted. The campaign is rooted in the brand’s iconic tagline “Because You’re Worth It” and the belief that all women have something worthy to say.

Powerhouse celebrities have signed on to participate including, Julianne Moore, Karlie Kloss, Eva Longoria, Frieda Pinto and Liya Kebede, and will be tweeting their powerful words to spark dialogue and inspire women everywhere.

But, you don’t need to be a celebrity to get in on the action. All women are invited to take part in the conversation on Twitter during the broadcast on Sunday, January 10, 2016 from 5:00pm EST – 11:00pm EST by tagging @LorealParisUSA and using #WorthSaying.

According to new research from the brand, 3 in 4 women agree that powerful and motivating language makes them believe they can accomplish whatever they set their mind to, and the majority of women agree that powerful and motivating language gives them a stronger sense of self-worth.

Will you be joining the conversation?

2016 People’s Choice Awards Nude Lipstick Trend & How to Choose the Best Shade For You

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Celebrities arrived for the 2016 People’s Choice Awards looking glamorous, and while many may be focused on the fashions, I am completely fixated on the makeup…or lack thereof. The red carpet trended with nude lips, defined brows and full lashes. So, how do you get the nude lip look yourself?

1. Nude lipstick isn’t as forgiving as vibrant pigments, so make sure you exfoliate your lips and then apply some balm to make sure it’s super soft and flake-free.

2. If you have fair skin, chose something that looks warm, like peach colors. If you are medium to dark, select something that brightens your skin with golden and bronze undertones. If undertones mean nothing too you, just chose a color that closely matches your lip color. Most people with olive skin can get away with just about any shade of nude.

3. Nude lips can make you look washed out, so warm up your cheeks with some color, or do like the celebs at the People’s Choice Awards and intensify those lashes.

I’ve featured nude lip colors a lot on my Instagram. Check out the most recent nude lipstick look I did here.

Guide To Solve Common Bra Problems

We’re about to get really personal…and I mean really personal. I remarked to someone the other day that my favorite party of the day is getting home and taking my bra off. As a woman, there’s no greater feeling than releasing the material confining your chest and feeling free. Turns out, I’m not the only one who feels this way. A 20-second Buzzfeed video titled, “What It Feels Like To Take Off Your Bra” has over 700,000 views on Youtube. But, bras are here to stay and when sized correctly, the right one can enhance the appearance of your clothing, make you feel more confident and maximize your, eh-hem, assets.

Bras do come with a lot of tricky nuisances, though. I’ve learned for example, when buying a bra with padding, I personally have to get a size up to avoid the feeling of tightness and suffocation. I also spend an intimate 20 minutes with new bras adjusting the straps so they fit just perfectly.

Below, ThirdLove, a company that boasts a 100% fit bra guarantee, has created an infographic with some “bra-blems” and solutions, so that you can easily solve any issues that prevent you from feeling your best. You’re welcome.
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Essence’s December 2015 BeautyBox

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At some point in time, even though I am surrounded with tons of free beauty loot, I became a beauty box junkie. From subscription boxes that host all-natural, organic products to boxes filled with “indies” aka the next big thing in beauty, I need them all. The box I am most excited about this month is Essence’s Beauty Box, which is loaded with everything you need to get holiday ready with a gorgeous red lipstick and gold sparking eyeshadow. It also includes a bodywash, all-purpose moisturizer and luxurious hair products. Watch the video below to see the magazine’s beauty editors Deena Campbell and Nykia Spradley ‘unbox’ the December BeautyBox.

Statement Necklaces for Every Occasion, Plus Discount Code

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Close up of the Mirina Collections’ Ryan necklace

I was introduced to Mirina Collections on Instagram. After seeing the gorgeous photos of Mirina girls wearing these beautiful, one-of-a-kind statement necklace pieces, I knew I had to get my hands on them as soon as possible. The items in the collection are not for the timid; they are for the bold fashionista that doesn’t mind capturing the attention of everyone in the room. The best part of these necklaces, is that they are stackable, so you can wear just one for a chic and trendy look or wear multiple to be a complete head turner. If you follow me on Instagram then you have already seen we rocking some of these amazing pieces in the pictures below. Want to snag one of these hot necklaces for yourself. Use coupon code “delia20” for 20% off anything on the website. Happy shopping!

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Steal Whitney Port’s Wedding Day Skin Secret

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Photo Credit: Courtesy of UsMagazine.com & Hannah Costello

Whitney Port married Tim Rosenman over the weekend, and to prep for the big day she got her skin camera-ready with HydraFacial MD, a treatment that rejuvenates the skin in just 30 minutes. Forget harsh chemical peels, the secret of this facial is its vortex fusion technology, which acts as both a physical & chemical peel extracting imbedded oil and debris. The result is nourished and hydrated skin, giving that appearance of a flawless complexion.

Also unique about the treatment is it doesn’t cause irritation, so no downtime is needed.

Whitney has been raving about the treatment saying, “The HydraFacial MD has moisturized my skin in a way nothing else has, it really evened out my skin tone, particularly on my cheeks,” and that “it gives my skin an immediate glow that lasts for days!”

Fall Must Haves: Pumpkin Scented Beauty Products

Ever since I was a child, my favorite thing in the world to eat has always been pumpkin so I adore this time of year when you can find pumpkin flavored everything from coffee to pancakes. But, as a beauty enthusiast, more than food, I love pumpkin infused beauty products! Here are just a few of my top picks:

Lip Smacker Pumpkin Latte, $2.50

Lip Smacker Pumpkin Latte, $2.50

Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin Gentle Foaming Hand Soap, $6.50

Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin Gentle Foaming Hand Soap, $6.50

Spiced Pumpkin Soap, $6.80

Spiced Pumpkin Soap, $6.80

Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask, $58.00

Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask, $58.00

Desert Essence Pumpkin Spice Hand Repair Cream, $8.99

Desert Essence Pumpkin Spice Hand Repair Cream, $8.99

What are you comfortable saying no to?

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During the winter months legwear is an absolute must, especially if you want to wear stylish dresses and skirts all season to show off your gorgeous legs. Check out No nonsense, a brand that offers super trendy tights, boot socks, slip shorts, leggings and more to make sure that your legs not only look their best, but that you are as comfortable as you are stylish while wearing these essentials.

The brand just released their latest innovation, No nonsense NO Seamless Tights, which features a seamless technology, allowing for a sleek look, so you feel as if you are wearing nothing at all. Plus, your clothes will flow over it smoothly and you don’t have to work about any harsh seams and lines showing through. As part of the new launch, the brand is inviting everyone to answer the question, “what are you comfortable saying no to?” Details below and visit their Facebook page to enter.

Makeup on the weekend? Checking email on vacation? “Too tight” tights? We think there are times when it’s okay to just say no! No nonsense’s new NO Tights allow you to say goodbye to uncomfortable undergarments that ruin your day. So tell us, what are you comfortable saying no to? Upload an image on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #BeComfortableWithNO for a chance to win a $500 American Express gift card and No nonsense prize pack!