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    5 Must-Know Secrets from an Ex-Beauty Advisor

    Click on Brittany's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! My first job after moving to Chicago for college was as a beauty adviser. At first, I wasn't set on this job, but it's something I kept doing all throughout my time as an undergrad as an extra source of income.… Read More...
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    8 Ways to Start Your Makeup Collection on a Budget

    Click on Clarisha's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Getting into makeup can be fun, liberating, and empowering. But it can also be expensive; here are 8 ways to start your collection, while still maintaining a happy bank account. Purchase Maybelline Fit Me Matte +… Read More...
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    What’s the fascination of wearing layers of nail polish and other beauty products?

    Click on Jamie's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Nail polish: gotta love it. I have recently noticed an increase in fascination around nail polish and how it is being worn. There was recently a cascade of videos and images that stormed my different social media… Read More...
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    bSmart Summer Affordable Bronzed Make-up Routine

    Click on Meghan's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Purchase Clinique Rosy Pop Cheek Pop Blush here! Summer makeup can be a tricky ordeal. Here's my summer bronzed make-up routine to help you beat the heat and achieve that summer glow you've been searching for! The… Read More...
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    Redefine Your Skincare Regime with Poppy Stockwell

    Click on Gabriella's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Focusing on beauty from the inside-out and outside-in, Poppy Stockwell’s 360 approach to skincare redefines what every woman’s skincare regime should be. Born and raised in the Chicago area, Stockwell pursued… Read More...
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    5 Surprising Ways to Use Coconut Oil in Your Beauty Routine

    Click on Brittany's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Over the past few months, the media has been raving about the miracles of coconut oil. However, not many people understand how beneficial it is for the human body. As an avid supporter of the use of coconut oil,… Read More...
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    Asian Enough

    Click on Megan's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! ‘Asian enough’: a sentiment that elicits an outpouring of thoughts. What do those two words mean exactly? How does one person determine what is enough? Since I’m only half Asian, does that mean I’m only sort of… Read More...
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    9 Red Lipsticks Shades for a Bold, Confident, and Dynamic 2016

    Click on Sarah's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! When it comes to makeup, I like experimenting with different products and looks, but one item that’s a must-have in my collection is red lipstick. The holiday season has come and gone but that’s no reason to stop… Read More...
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    6 YouTube Beauty Bloggers Using their Platform to Inspire and Empower

    Click on Sarah's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Lipstick swatches, Sephora hauls, smoky eye tutorials, monthly favorites. If your heart skipped a beat just now, raise those mascara wands high in the air; you’re a beauty addict like me. While I strongly believe… Read More...
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    Becoming Self-Secure and Accepting You in the Mirror

    Click on Sydney's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Unless you’re one of the lucky few women who set beauty standards, you know what it’s like to live outside of what society deems conventionally attractive or acceptable. Chances are, you’ve had someone make an… Read More...
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    4 DIY Skin Care Remedies that Could be Harming Your Skin

    Click on Meerabelle's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! For a long time now, any discourse about wellness and health has been centered on what we put into our bodies—but what about what we put on them? Skin is your largest organ, and it can help fight disease as… Read More...
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    Calling All Post-Grads: Why You Need a Lob

    Click on Louisa's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! The transition from college to the real world is tough. Most new graduates are familiar with the angst that comes with leaving the cozy cocoon of your college life and being thrown into a new city, new routine,… Read More...
  • 8 Surprising Solutions for Adult Acne and Rosacea

    Click on Ashley's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Treating adult acne During my pubescent years, I battled various unwelcome physical changes: frizzy hair, sweat in all the wrong places (is there a right place, anyway?), greasy face, red skin, noticeable… Read More...
  • 5 Adorable Spring Hairstyles (That Are Easy to Recreate!)

    Click on Ashley's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Lord knows when I go on Pinterest and spot an ultra-chic hairstyle, I won’t be able to recreate it. I wasn’t blessed with crafty hands or skilled hair coordination, so I usually just leave my light brown layers… Read More...
  • 5 Statement Making Nail Polish Trends for Spring 2015

    Click on Mandy's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! I’m not joking when I say my nails are always painted a shiny gold. Twice a week I sit down, remove my nail polish, and re-apply the gold polish. I really dislike chipped nails, so yes, painting my nails twice a… Read More...
  • Winter Eyes: 3 Eye-Opening Looks to Brighten Your Beauty Routine

    Click on Michelle's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Eyes bright, bold, and beaming are the focal point of this year's winter beauty trends. From lashes to liner to lips - designers, makeup artists, and celebs are choosing products to enhance the eyes. A luminous… Read More...
  • #MakeUpYourDestiny with Charlotte Tilbury

    Click on Cara's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but makeup is a way to a girl’s heart. I do believe make-up extraordinaire, Charlotte Tilbury, would concur with this statement. Tilbury is a mother, mascara and high heel addict,… Read More...
  • Celebrity Treatment And Skincare Perfection With Erno Laszlo

    Click on Kim's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Hearing names like Grace Kelly, Jackie Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe conjures a certain type of woman and a very distinct era of New York history in my mind. As I step into the Erno Laszlo Institute, I feel like I might… Read More...
  • Body Image, The Media, and The Confusion for Millennial Women

    Click on Emma's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! As women we're told verbally it’s important to love yourself. But we’re told through images that more important than self-love is weight loss. Yes folks, this is going to be a body-image post. And sitting down to… Read More...
  • Treat Yourself to a DIY Spa Day

    Click on Sara's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! It’s hot out. We’re basically melting. So what’s more relaxing than spending some time in the good ol’ AC, and pampering yourself? Today I’m bringing you a few ways to treat yoself (Parks & Rec anyone?) to fun… Read More...
  • SUN-KISSED yet SUN-SCREENED: A Guide

    Click on Sara's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Dear 20-something Sara, Gone are the days of basking in the sun with little (or no) regard for your skin’s health. SPF 8 is not a good excuse for sunscreen. Your skin will be with you FOREVER, treat it accordingly.… Read More...
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    Summer Sun Skin Care Tips

    Click on Sarah's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! I remember the days when summer meant beachy sunkissed locks, a few extra freckles, and plenty of tan lines. I used to love removing my Swatch watch to remind myself of my winter shade. Days were spent in and out… Read More...
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    Beauty Trend: Summer Hair Do’s (and Don’ts)

    Click on Sara's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! It’s here again ladies. The beautiful days of bountiful sun, summer breeze, but also summer hair. If you’re anything like me, your hair does not always befriend the summer humidity. So instead of working against it,… Read More...
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    Healthy Lifestyle Tip: Coconut Oil

    Click on Leesa's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! For the last few beauty seasons, coconut oil has been in the limelight as a versatile health product. It’s the favorite child of the oil family, pushing olive oil to a distant second. Its variety of uses has made… Read More...
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    5 Ways to Develop Healthy Self-Esteem to Enhance your Natural Beauty

    Click on Adedayo's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Impulse shopping every time something goes wrong, feeling depressed from thinking "I'm just not good enough," counting calories and binge eating, fearing your boyfriend may ditch you once he notices you’ve put… Read More...
  • Beauty Trend: Multitasking For the Makeup Maniac, or Minimalist #bsmartguide

    Beauty Trend: Multitasking For the Makeup Maniac, or Minimalist

    Click on Polly's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! I am a chronic multitasker. It’s actually quite ridiculous. I can’t even sit and watch television because I constantly feel the need to be “doing.” Watching TV for me includes knitting, stretching and doing… Read More...
  • 5 Beauty Trends for Your Beach Bag and Bikini Body #bSmartguide

    5 Beauty Trends for Your Beach Bag and Bikini Body

    Click on Kim's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Thinking about my upcoming beach vacation is the only thing getting me through this most recent winter storm. However, some of us might be cringing at the thought of bathing suit shopping, let alone bathing suit… Read More...
  • Beauty Tips For How to Make a Cat Eye

    How to Make a Cat Eye With a little practice and the right products, you can learn how to make a cat eye that will last all day. My go to eye look is a day-to-evening cat eye, and I am frequently asked how to reproduce it. With years of product trial-and-error behind me, I've finally achieved a… Read More...
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    Spa Review: Bliss Spa's Triple Oxygen Facial

    Bliss Spa Review A less expensive yet reliable facial is the Triple Oxygen Facial at Bliss Spa. The aesthetician doesn't spend an hour on extractions (who does?), but the facials at Bliss Spa are always reliable. Your skin will look smooth and clear immediately afterwards. The great thing about a… Read More...
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    Tips for Beauty to Solve Your Blemish Blues

    Blemish Blues Do you ever feel like you are too old for blemishes? I'm not sure at what age they are supposed to never pop up again, but it's clearly not 30. I wouldn't say that I have problem skin. In fact, earlier in life I was thrilled that my skin dramatically improved as I approached my… Read More...
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    Spa Review: Olivia Palermo's Dermatologist & Alpha Beta Peel

    Spa Review If you're looking for a thorough cleaning and deep extractions and are willing to spare no expense, there is nothing like a spa facial at Dr. Gross Dermatology. Your skin will be clean and clear 48 hours after your visit (and your wallet $300 lighter). I first learned about Dr. Dennis… Read More...
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    Favorite Hair Drying Product: Revolver Force Hair Dryer

    Beauty Tips for Hair I am not one to invest money in hair drying products, or so I thought. A year ago, I knew very little about the benefits of owning a professional blow dryer for drying my hair. My at-home daily hair styling routine had consisted of 2-4 types of product (after shampoo and… Read More...
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    Tips for Beauty from Bliss Spa: Decléor's Aroma Night Balm

    Tips for Beauty with Dry Skin My skin has been breaking out since I was 12 years old. I've never been acne-free. I've always bucketed myself into the 'oily T-zone' category, and I only buy oil-free moisturizers. I used Proactiv for years, and that seemed to work. But, even greater than my fear of… Read More...
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    Beauty Tips for How to Tease Hair

    How to Tease Your Hair Teasing is a basic hair technique you should know if you are going to sculpt hairstyles with volume. When I say tease, I’m not suggesting we all have Snooki's 'do, but I must give kudos to Snooks, who clearly knows the proper tricks to teasing. There are many updos, ponys,… Read More...