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Rose Revival!

By Kate Martel This season, fragrance has followed fashion down an ornate path—right into a floral frenzy. We’ve seen flowers splashed across dresses, crafted in jewelry and fastened to shoes. Now it’s time to wake up and smell those roses in the sweetest new scents of the season. Rose, the classic aroma that has adorned necks of women for generations, has taken on a slightly less...

Bright Eyes

By Kate Martel This season, the makeup world has opened its eyes and finally seen the light—literally! The hot summer months have melted away the dark hues that were once considered sexy and replaced them with scorching shades light enough to pop against your perfect tan, but bright enough to light up the night. Until the days cool down, step-up your eye routine by swapping out black mascara,...

How to Save Money On: Purple Eyes For Spring Under $8

By Kate Martel This spring, nothing is more smoldering than peepers lined in purple. The wildly popular smokey eye is pumped up with pretty purple and amethyst hues that sweetly compliment this spring's hottest fashions. We’re seeing this striking shade in some leading makeup collections like MAC, Giorgio Armani and Bobbi Brown—but what’s even more amazing is that you can illuminate...

Ask The Nail Salon Expert: Do Pricey Nail Files Work Better?

By Kate Martel Fine, it’s not rocket science, but we’ve always wondered whether it’s worth spending $20 on a nail file fit for the poshest nail salon. Turns out, the answer’s no. We got with a nail care expert who told us the right emery board to use for every purpose. And the good news is her recommended boards start at about $2, and not-a-one’s more than $8. If you’re...

Day to Night in 4 Products!

By Kate Martel You spend all day being a makeup minimalist—as you should during the summer months. But once the sun goes down don’t be afraid to turn up the heat with hues too dramatic for daytime. Whether it’s lining your lids in vibrant pops of color or streaking your cheeks with brilliant blush or bronzer, there are quick changes you can make to effortlessly transform your look...

Mineral Makeup: 4 Easy Products for Flawless Skin!

By Kate Martel Here’s the deal—you love the look of a flawless face but hate the idea of caking on pounds of makeup to get it. Luckily, women nowadays have another option. Once thought to be a "high-end" luxury beauty product, this natural, lightweight formula is now more readily accessible (we’re talking your local drugstore) and affordable (starting under $10!) than ever. So before...

We Copy 3 Luxe Spas' Pedicures For Under $10

So we checked out three of the best spas in the country, in New York, LA and Boston, with an eye toward their best signature foot treatments. And then we figured out how to knock them off for way less! Go ahead and indulge your senses in some of this season's must-have spa secrets.

Runway to Real Life: Summer Makeup

Some of the trends on tap for fall faces won’t look quite right until temps cool back down—think plum lips, blood-red nails.

Skip the Expensive Facial

“Mirror, Mirror on the wall who’s the fairest of them all?” It isn’t just Snow White’s stepmother who wants a good response. We’d all like to look in the mirror and see beautiful, clear, smooth skin wouldn’t we?  RedPlum has five easy inexpensive ways to help you get just that. Hydrate. Water isn’t only there to quench your thirst; it also hydrates...