PASTEL PALETTE: MUST-HAVE PRODUCTS

After a frigid, record breaking winter season it is probably safe to say we’re all ready to bounce into more spring reminiscent palettes. Here are some of our favorite floral hued products to wear this season!

EYES & CHEEKS

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Giorgio Armani SS 15 Palette

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Laura Mercier Watercolour Mist Eye & Cheek Palette

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Stila Masterpiece Series Eye & Cheek Palettes

LIPS

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NAILS

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CHIC CHRISTMAS INSPIRATION

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! We’re thrilled to share with you what’s giving us the most CHICspiration during this Holiday Season.

BEAUTY & FASHION INSPIRATION

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FOOD & DECOR INSPIRATION

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Holiday Champagne Cocktail

2 parts Champagne

A splash of cranberry juice

raspberries + mint leaves for garnish

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YOUR CHIC THANKSGIVING GUIDE

It is time again to get out your boots, scarves and craving for pumpkin spice lattes! With Halloween already over and Thanksgiving coming up in two weeks, we’re constantly looking for CHIC holiday inspiration to share. Grab your favorite holiday drink to sip (or make the Pumpkin Pie Martini recipe included below!) while browsing through some of the ideas we will be incorporating to make sure our holiday is extra CHIC.

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BEAUTY & FASHION INSPRATION

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FOOD & DECOR

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PUMPKIN PIE MARTINI RECIPE:

2 PARTS RUMCHATA CREAM LIQUEUR

1 PART VANILLA VODKA

1 PART PUMPKIN LIQUEUR

CINNAMON (FOR GARNISH)

POUR ALL INGREDIENTS INTO A COCKTAIL SHAKER FILLED WITH ICE. SHAKE WELL AND STRAIN INTO A CHILLED COCKTAIL GLASS. SPRINKLE CINNAMON ON TOP FOR GARNISH.

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SUMMER BEAUTY OBSESSIONS

All Natural

Summer is the perfect time to go all natural with your look, but don’t forget sun protection! We love Control Corrective’s Oil-Free Sunscreen.

Baby Blue Tips and Shadows

A simple blue shadow or polish adds just the right touch of cool! We simply adore Stila Jewel Eye Shadow in Aquamarine and Essie polish in Truth or Flare.

Beautiful braids

Instead of a pony tail try an elegant braid! Here is a great tutorial to help you get inspired. 

Bold Pink Lips

Bright pink lips are the perfect compliment to a simple eye. Yves Saint Laurent’s Rouge Pur Couture in Fuchsia Tomboy is the perfect summer pink!

Flash Tattoos

For your next pool party or concert, accessorize with Flash Tattoos. The jewelry-inspired designs add an amazing sparkle to any outfit!

Fun Hair Bands

Incorporate pops of color with great hair accessories! We could not believe the amazing selections available at ShopLately.com.

Luscious Lashes

 Go glam with extra-lucious lashes! We recently discovered Lashes In A Box and fell in LOVE with their hand-made lashes.

Subtle Pastel Hair

If you are feeling extra-daring then try a subtle pastel hue on your hair! For temporary color, we recommend using hair-chalk.

The Perfect Brow

A natural, but defined brow always wins! Billion Dollar Brows has all the tools needed to help ensure that your brows stay on point all summer long.

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SUMMER MANICURES, CHIC MANI’S WE LOVE

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We love this creamy red Watermelon Polish by Essie.

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Go extra bold with Chanel’s Le Vernis Polish in Mimosa.

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Hot pink polish is flirty and fun! We are loving Chanel Le Vernis Polish in Rose Exuberante!

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How adorable are these neon polka-dots? Recreate this look with Revlon Nail Art Neon Pens.

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Try a gold reverse french manicure combined with a pale pink base for a super glam look. We recommend ELF Essential Nail polish in Gold Goddess and Prissy Chrissy.

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A silver accent nail adds extra shimmer! Try this look with Sally Hansen Gem Crush Nail Color in Showgirl Chic.

Stripes and Solids

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An artistic way to express yourself. Try it yourself with silver striping tape and two colors of choice from China Glaze’s City Flourish collection.

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Make an even brighter statement with neon stripes. We are loving American Apparel’s Yellow Neon Nail Polish for this look.

Trendy Nudes

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For an ultra-sophisticated and natural look, it is hard to beat a nude nail. We love OPI Soft Shades Nail Polish in Bubble Bath.

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SUMMER 2014 BEAUTY TRENDS

EYES

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Colored eyeliner adds a beautiful summer-touch to any look! We recommend Lime Crime Eyeliner in Lazuli or the Urban Decay Electric Palette

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White eyeliner is the perfect way to freshen up your makeup! We love the Makeup For Ever  Aqua Eyes in White and Dior Kohl Eyeliner Pencil in White.

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Nothing says summer quite as well as a bold orange lip! Our current obsessions are MAC Lipstick in Tangerine Dream and NARS Lip Gloss in Wonder.

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If your style is more classic, then a pink or coral lip is perfect for you! For a brighter pink try Stila After Glow Lip Color in Party Pink or for a more coral hued shade go for Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense in Satin Coral.

SKIN

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For the perfect dewy glow try adding a bit of NARS Illuminator (in your shade of choice) to foundation or tinted moisturizer.  

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Achieve perfectly bronzed skin without the sun-damage by using St. Tropez Bronzing lotion. Accentuate your new tan with Eve Pearl’s Bronzer Highlighter Trio.

NAILS

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Orange Nails are another great way to add a pop of color to your look! Essie Nail Color in Orange, It’s Obvious is the perfect shade.

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Another way to celebrate the season is with primary colored polish, such as Ciate Paint Pot in Big Yellow Taxi.

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2014 NEW YORK FASHION WEEK – BEST OF BEAUTY

1We can’t help but be inspired by runway season, especially in our own beloved city. New York is a flurry with long-legged models, street style darlings and gorgeous makeup and hair looks. Check out our favorites during 2014 New York Fashion Week and let us know yours!

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Mirrored Mani at Delopozo

Pattie Yankee for Patricia Nail Lacquer created this metallic color exclusively for the Delpozo runway. We predict mirrored manicures will be one of the hottest nails trend this fall!

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Makeup artist Val Garland for Temptu created a “futuristic, robotic woman” with skin highlighted in just the right places and a double flick of eyeliner.

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Mara Hoffman Gold Tipped Braid

Whoever said braids were for lazy hair days? Stylist Nick Irwin for Catwalk by TIGI loosely braided models hair at mid-back then dipped the ends of the braid into super shiny gold hairspray. Talk about making an exit!

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Two Toned Nails at Nicole Miller

The two toned nails spotted at Nicole Miller were right on trend for fall. Lead manicurist Katie Jane Hughes first used Butter London “Union Black Jack” followed by a matte topcoat. Next she brushed Butter London “Knees Up” from the cuticle almost to the tip.

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Jason Wu Sculpted Cheeks

“Softer glamour” was the vibe at Jason Wu. Makeup artist Diane Kendal went for very little makeup and instead focused on strong brows and super sculpted cheeks.

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Burgundy Lips at Rebecca Minkoff

The look at Rebecca Minkoff was “mod maven” thanks to bold burgundy lips done in Stila Stay All Day Lips in “Amore”. We have makeup artist Sarah Lucero to thank for perfecting and continuing the burgundy lip trend!

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VALENTINE’S DAY INSPIRATION

Whether you’re celebrating single or have plans with that special someone in your life, Valentine’s Day is all about love. With our one true love being all things beauty and makeup, we are sharing looks that are inspiring us for February 14th 

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For more bold beauty lovers, play up your eyes! Super smoked out copper and chocolate shades will keep the look from being harsh and over done. A subtle highlight on the cheeks and a glossy nude lip will let your eyes stay the focus.

CHIC PICK: Laura Mercier Shimmering Neutrals Eye Trio

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This angelic look comes straight from the Diane von Furstenberg A/W ’13 runway. Line and fill lips with MAC Chromagraphic Pencil in “Process Magenta” and leave skin dewy and fresh. Big, bouncy hair completes the feminine look.

CHIC PICK: MAC Chromagraphic Pencil in “Process Magenta”

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If red is the color of love, why not wear it on your lips? Add color to other key areas of the face like cheeks and a pop of white in the inner eye corner.

CHIC PICK: Sephora Collection Color Lip Last in “All You Need is Red”

Don’t leave your nails out! Here are 3 Valentine’s Day-inspired manis that we can’t get enough of!

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