SPRING CLEANING: CHIC’S GUIDE TO CLEANING OUT YOUR MAKEUP BAG

As we move into warmer temperatures and more colorful palettes…it’s important to also take care of your cosmetics arsenal. Here are a few tips to help you clean out your makeup bag:

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1. Separate your products. 

Whether or not we like to admit it, bacteria loves to thrive on our faces, and one of the easiest ways to keep germs from spreading is to keep your brushes, face makeup, eye makeup and lipsticks/glosses all separate.

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2. Don’t underestimate the power of rubbing alcohol.

Cleansing products are essential, but one of the simplest methods to clean products is with a bit of rubbing alcohol (and gauze pads). Dip lipsticks right into alcohol and lightly pat dry with gauze pads.

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3. Clean out your pumps.

Flush bacteria out of pumps by running alcohol and warm water through until clear.

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4. Know when to say good-bye.

If pressed powders, shadows or bronzers show any sign of oil markation…toss them. Consult with your beauty professional, but make sure to also throw away old mascaras and eyeliners every three months at least.

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4/24: Welcome to CHICSTUDIOS: A peek at our new session

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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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4/10: SPRING CLEANING: CHIC’S GUIDE TO CLEANING OUT YOUR MAKEUP BAG

SPRING 2015: HAIR DO’S AND HAIR DON’TS

With the extreme weather that’s been sweeping the East Coast, Spring isn’t as much in the air…but it’s definitely on our minds! As you start dreaming of warmer times to come, we wanted to guide you through a few of the best hairstyles to try…and a few more to leave in the past (with the cold!).

DO: Loose Waves 

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DON’T: Overly styled curls 

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DO: Sleek Pony Tails 

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DON’T: High Cheerleader Pony’s 

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DO: Bombshell Volume 

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DON’T: Crazy Long Extensions

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DO: Loose braids 

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DON’T: Tightly Braided Details

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3/12: 5 CHIC Ways to Incorporate Green for St. Patrick’s Day

3/19: CHIC Icon: Elizabeth Taylor

3/26: Love It or Hate It? The Half-Bun Hairdo

CINCO DE MAYO & SPRING EVENTS

CINCO DE MAYO

White Cosmo

For a CHIC Cinco de Mayo celebration, we highly recommend this White Cosmopolitan recipe from Style Me Pretty. The cocktail incorporates a wonderful blend of flavors as the hint of lime adds an extra zing to the white cranberry sweetness.

NEW YORK SPRING EVENTS

NYC Spring

  • NYC Ballet Family Saturdays  Starting at 11:00am on Saturday, May 10th, the NYCB guides you through a one hour preview of their diverse repertoire. 
  • Les Miserables at the Imperial Theater – This classic story has won over 100 international awards, with the Oscar-winning movie being one of the most successful movie musicals in cinema history.
  • The Manhattan Cocktail Classic – Returning for the 5th year and running from May 9th through May 13th this event is an “annual celebration of the intersection between cocktails and culture.”

LA Spring

  • 2014 IFS Film Festival – The 19th Annual Independent Filmmakers Showcase will run through May and June at the Beverly Hills Music Hall. 
  • Tea by the Sea – During the month of May, enjoy an ocean-view lunch at the Getty Villa for only $36 a person. Lunch is followed by a private tour of the Villa’s gardens and exhibitions. 
  • Generation Beauty by Ipsy – Join other beauty lovers and professionals at this 3 day event held from May 31st through June 1st at LA Live. 

Next up… 

5/8: MOTHER’S DAY GIFT GUIDE

5/15: OUR FAVORITES: SKIN CARE PRODUCTS

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Maybe growing up, your mom was your first beauty influence. After all, who always let you borrow their hot rollers and lipstick and who’s closet did you always raid as a fashionista-in-training? With Mother’s Day right around the corner (May 12th!), it’s time to show your stylish mom how much she really means to you! We’ve created gift guides in three of summer’s hottest hues so pick your mom’s favorite color and get her a gift she will adore!

Mother's Day Gift Guide Pink

1.“Pack a Picnic” Champagne Box 2.Miss Dior Parfum 3.Kendra Scott “Danielle” Earrings 4.Anthropologie Embellished Pouch 5.Kate Spade “Skirt the Rules” Coffee Mug

Mother's Day Gift Guide Yellow

1.Crystal and Neon Chevron Bracelet 2.Lipstick Holder 3.Kate Spade “Mom Always Said” Idiom Bangle 4.Yellow and Grey Scarf 5.Conde Nast Traveler Photographs: 25th Anniversary Collection 6. Yellow and White Chevron Oven Mitt

Mother's Day Gift Guide Blue1.Vince Camuto Floral Pillow 2.“A Tale of Two Cities” Clutch 3.Cobalt and Turquoise Earrings 4.Tory Burch Tie Dye iPhone Case 5.Alexander McQueen Cosmetics Case 6.Flowy Cobalt Top