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    13 lipstick shades to know and love | SheKnows.com

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    Nude

    Nude lipstick

    There is a nude for everyone. You can go with a brown nude (shown on me), pinky nude or peachy nude depending on your skin type. If you're wearing this subdued tone, be sure to pump up the blush and eyes to avoid looking washed out. This is a great color to wear with a charcoal smoky eye.

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    Peach

    Peach lipstick

    This tone looks great on fair, warm skin tones. If you have a cool skin tone, avoid this like the plague; you'll look ill. Pair this lip with warm brown and peach eyeshadows.

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    Coral

    Coral lipstick

    This lip color looks better with warm or neutral skin tones (Neutral: You have both pink and yellow in your skin). Warm browns, soft purples or soft charcoal eyeshadows look pretty with this lip.

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    Orange

    Orange lipstick

    Almost everyone can rock orange. It's an alternative to red if you're too scared to be bold. There are so many ranges of orange that you're bound to find one that will look great on you. Pair with vanilla, peach or soft brown eyeshadows.

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    Blue red

    Blue red lipstick

    Looks best with cool skin tones. When wearing red, it's a great time to throw on a thick cat eye eyeliner, curl your lashes and lather on two to three coats of mascara. Classic!

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    Orange red

    Orange red lipstick

    Looks best with warm skin tones and/or warm hair color. When wearing red, you can go classic with basic black eyeliner and bold eyelashes or, using matte eyeshadows and blending very well, you can be bold and rock a smoky eye too. Who says you have to choose between the eye or lip? That's nonsense. As long as your makeup looks classy, blends and looks clean, you can pair a smoky eye with a bold lip anytime.

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    Soft pink

    Soft pink

    You can choose from a ballet-shoe pink to a fun baby pink — there's an appropriate soft pink for every skin tone. Cool toned brown, purple, green and pink eyeshadows look lovely next to soft pink lipstick.

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    Hot pink

    Hot pink lipstick

    You must own this color if you're going to wear it. Combine striking black lashes and eyeliner. Because hot pink will be the main event on your face, don't distract with overpowering eyeshadow. Stick to soft pinks and browns.

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    Crimson

    Crimson lipstick

    This lip tone looks best on medium and dark skin gals. Not that a freckled-skin, red-head beauty can't pull it off — it will depend on your natural lip color. If your natural lip color has a purple or brown undertone, this color is for you. It looks amazing with both light and dark eyeshadows. Consider this lip color limitless.

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    Neutral color

    Neutral lipstick

    To find the perfect neutral pink for you, match the lipstick to your bare natural lip color. Whatever color that is is your neutral lip color. You can pair any eyeshadow colors with this lip. A neutral lip color will only complement your look, never overpower it.

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    Purple

    Purple lipstick

    This lip shade is not for the weak. Purple is a trendy color and will look best with cool toned skin. Pair with cool toned brown, charcoal gray or black eyeshadows. Good Luck!

    Read more: Celebs wearing purple lipstick >>

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    Mauve

    Mauve lipstick

    This lip shade looks great on most people. Mauve lips look pretty combined with almost any eyeshadow tones, too: green, purple, warm or cool browns, and charcoals and blacks will look best.

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    Brown

    Brown

    Brown looks beautiful on dark skin gals. It's best for anyone who is looking to pump the eyes and let the lips disappear. There are many different shades of brown. Light browns or beige look great on fair skin, medium browns looks great on medium and dark skin and dark browns are great with medium and dark skin. Bottom line, it's a beautiful alternative to nude.

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  • 04/03/14--05:00: Why you look so dang tired
  • Woman with bags under eyes
    Photo credit: Pixland/360/Getty Images

    We asked Dr. Adam J. Scheiner, world renowned in laser eyelid and facial plastic surgery, for his insight into under-eye bags and festoons. "One of the biggest problems with festoons and eye bags is that they occur around the most expressive area of the face — our eyes," he says. "The eyes speak volumes, but they can give off the wrong message if they are framed by festoons or eye bags." The message they give off is that you’re tired — even if you’re not.

    The different between bags and festoons

    "They both occur in the lower eyelid area and are often assumed to be part of the same condition," says Scheiner. He describes festoons as a medical condition in which the skin of the lower eyelid becomes significantly damaged, usually by the sun. "This damaged skin can result in folds in the lower eyelids and can lead to swollen mounds on the cheeks. They often occur with age and are more common in people with lighter skin types."

    Under-eye bags on the other hand, are caused by fat protruding through the skin in the lower eyelid area, while Festoons, which also protrude, are primarily on the upper part of the cheek, Scheiner says. "The two together can look like one large protrusion, but they’re separate issues."

    How to tell them apart

    "Bags" often appear as puffy circles directly beneath the eye. "If you touch them, they’re usually firmer, and you can’t easily move them from side to side. That’s an indication they’re ‘bags,’" Scheiner explains. He also notes that if you look up, they become more prominent.

    Festoons however, will be higher up on your cheek, although Scheiner says that they can extend to the lower lid area. "They feel squishy to the touch, and they can be easily moved from side to side and they don’t become more prominent when you look up."

    Festoons can also be a marker for pre-cancerous skin conditions on other parts of the face — another good reason Scheiner notes that it’s good to know the difference between festoons and bags.

    Why do we get under-eye bags and festoons?

    The aging process doesn’t help when it comes to looking more tired than you actually are. Scheiner explains that there is normal fat around the eyes which is there to help support the eye. "This fat is held back by a membrane called the orbital septum, and with age, this membrane bows forward and the eyeball can fall slightly as well," he says. This process causes the fat under the eye to push forward into the lower eyelid region causing puffiness. "This puffiness can make someone appear tired, sick or older even if they feel vibrant and young inside."

    Festoons are usually the result of damage. "Sun exposure, smoking and aging are among the possible causes, and the results can be worsened by the contrasting pull of underlying facial muscles over the years," Scheiner explains, adding that fair-skinned people tend to be more susceptible to festoons.

    Treatment options

    When it comes to bags, Scheiner says they are best addressed with what he refers to as conservative removal and/or relocation in the areas around the eye. "Effective treatments for removing bags have been available for quite some time, but physicians have struggled with removing festoons," he explains.

    Festoons are more complicated to treat but it can be done. "An ablative laser skin resurfacing technique I use called the Laser RESET® Festoon Treatment seems to work well to help treat lower eyelid festoons specifically and skin quality and skin health in general," Scheiner says.

    Whether you’re dealing with bags or festoons, or both, being told you look tired gets hard to hear, and as Scheiner notes, it begins to impact how you feel about yourself, as well as your energy level. He explains that the treatment he developed fundamentally changes the quality and the health of the skin. "It takes swollen, sun-damaged skin and makes it smooth, tight and younger. It cleans up the messages around the eyes so that people can appear well and rested."

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    3 updos that only require three bobby pins each | SheKnows.com

    Look #1

    3 updos that only require three bobby pins each

    How to get this look

    Lightly backcomb the crown of your hair.

    3 updos that only require three bobby pins each

    Grab two pieces of hair at the side of your head and bring back.

    3 updos that only require three bobby pins each

    Pin those two pieces in place.

    3 updos that only require three bobby pins each

    Take remaining loose hair and twist up and around into a bun.

    3 updos that only require three bobby pins each

    Use two more pins to pin the left and right side of bun into place.

    3 updos that only require three bobby pins each

    Tip

    Keep stray pieces around the face loose for a relaxed boho look.

    3 updos that only require three bobby pins each

    Up next: Look #2 >>

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    Look #2

    3 updos that only require three bobby pins each

    How to get this look

    Lightly backcomb the crown of your hair.

    3 updos that only require three bobby pins each

    With very loose hands, loosely gather hair to the back of your head.

    3 updos that only require three bobby pins each

    Twist hair up and into a loose bun.

    3 updos that only require three bobby pins each

    Use three bobby pins to secure the left, right and top of the bun.

    3 updos that only require three bobby pins each

    3 updos that only require three bobby pins each

    3 updos that only require three bobby pins each

    3 updos that only require three bobby pins each

    Up next: Look #3 >>

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    Look #3

    3 updos that only require three bobby pins each

    How to get this look

    3 updos that only require three bobby pins each

    Gather hair into a half-up, half-down style, dividing the top half of your hair from the bottom.

    3 updos that only require three bobby pins each

    Spin the top half of your hair into a bun, twisting as you go.

    3 updos that only require three bobby pins each

    Secure with a bobby pin.

    3 updos that only require three bobby pins each

    Now twist the bottom half of your hair into a bun, twisting as you go.

    3 updos that only require three bobby pins each

    Secure with a bobby pin.

    3 updos that only require three bobby pins each

    Take the last bobby pin and pin the two buns together so there's no space between them (they should look stacked one on top of the other).

    3 updos that only require three bobby pins each

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    Why I decided to break up with my long as heck hair

    I’d never actually considered cutting my hair until now. Sure, I’d thought about in my head, even said it out loud to my boyfriend a few times, mostly just to gauge his reaction. But going through with it was never part of the plan.

    Then I went through depression and it nearly tore me (and my entire relationship) apart. Surviving that and coming out on the other end OK gave me a whole new perspective on life. With the help of therapy, I grew as a person, stole back my happiness and strengthened my bond with my boyfriend. All I needed now was an outward change to reflect the new me on the inside. So I thought, why not cut my hair?

    Why I decided to break up with my long as heck hair

    Sitting in the chair at the Fred Segal Salon in Santa Monica, I was nervous but super excited at the same time. After all, it’s not too often that a regular gal like me has a renowned celebrity stylist like Matthew Preece tending to her locks. I was getting the star treatment.

    “So what are we doing today?” he asked in a friendly, upbeat tone.

    Why I decided to break up with my long as heck hair

    “I want to chop it all off and brighten it up a bit” I said cheerfully, using my hands to show him the shoulder length I was thinking. I’d also sent myself several images I’d snagged off Pinterest to help paint him a clearer picture of what I was after: natural highlights and a textured lob.

    “That’s going to look great on you, but why do you want to cut it?” he inquired, looking genuinely interested in what I had to say.

    I shrugged my shoulders. “I’m just ready for a change. I’ve had long hair my whole life.” I truly had.

    Why I decided to break up with my long as heck hair

    As soon as the hair started falling to the floor in large clumps, I felt like a huge weight had been lifted off my shoulders. I couldn’t believe how light and airy it felt already.

    Because my hair was so long, Matthew decided to cut it first and then he added some insanely natural-looking blond highlights (by far the most natural highlights I’ve ever had) that subtly brightened me up all over. A brighter look for a brighter mood. I was obsessed, and once I left the salon, the compliments didn’t stop rolling in. My boyfriend loved it, and so did all my friends and family.

    Why I decided to break up with my long as heck hair

    Arriving at my therapist's office the following Monday, even she couldn't stop raving about it. She also clued me in to the fact that, in psychology, a drastic haircut often signifies a new stage in a woman's life, a shift in her internal identity and how she sees herself. It was true. I saw myself (finally) as "me" again. The me I was before depression struck. The me that enjoyed getting out and doing fun stuff with her friends. The me that actually had energy and didn't want to just lay in bed all day. I was thrilled, ecstatic even. My short hair is giving me the fresh start on the outside I so desperately needed.

    Why I decided to break up with my long as heck hair

    Although there are still fleeting moments in which I yearn for my long locks, I have to say, I’ve never felt so alive and excited about this next phase of my life.

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    Shannon Bird

    With the weather being so unpredictable this spring, I find myself wearing transitional pieces. I am wearing a light pastel denim mixed with a pearl-collared light sweater. I decided a fun, white, woven purse would spring up this outfit. I am loving the nautical combination of navy, pink and white. The pearl accents give this outfit a preppy feel.

    Get Shannon's spring look

    Shop this look: Jeans: Signature Skinny in soft pink, Shoes: Cayte in Cognac, Handbag: Deville bag in white, Jewelry: Fine Shine earrings in gold, top is blogger's own.

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    Taliah Ferguson

    I styled my JustFab look around these darling lace-up heels that are now instantly my new favorite shoes. I promise you they are even better in person. I picked these JustFab distressed skinny jeans for an edgy look to bring a perfect balance for my fuchsia sandals. I think this color really pops against the denim wash.

    Bonus tip: When you have two or more shades of pastel colors, like my pale-blue knitted sweater, necklace and blush-colored bag, you should bring it together with a bold lip and shoe to avoid being washed out by light colors.

    Get Taliah's spring look

    Shop this look: Jeans: Signature Skinny Distressed in blue dream, Shoes: Emmey in fuchsia, Handbag: Deville in blush, Jewelry: Pastel Play in multicolors, blouse and vest are blogger's own.

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    Marcy Guevara

    These mint pants are perfect for spring since pastels are super in right now. For curvy girls: Size up in these jeans (from what you're used to). Who cares what the number on the tag of your pants says, wear what fits. Don't get caught up in numbers; there are so many different brands whose sizes vary that you just have to hunker down, try things on and go with what makes you feel good.

    Get Marcy's spring look

    Shop this look: Jeans: Signature Skinny in soft mint, ShoesCelestine in leopardHandbag: Marmont in nude, Jewelry: Geo Drama in gold, blouse is blogger's own.

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    Kara Endres

    Dress up your comfy and casual boyfriend jeans by adding a nice blouse in a punchy color, along with some girly heels. It's borrowed-from-the-boys in the best way. When springtime rolls around, you usually dress for the season by incorporating florals in your clothes. Switch it up with a cheerful pair of floral shoes and, if you're not the sugary-sweet kind of girl, but still want to rock a great pastel come spring, try adding it with an accessory. This bag is a bit more edgy with the metal corners and gold hardware accents.

    Get Kara's spring look

    Shop this look: Jeans: Sexy Boyfriend in dark indigo distressed, Shoes: Lotus in pink, Handbag: Critic in lemongrass, Jewelry: Link of an Eye in silver, blouse is blogger's own.

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    Kela Walker

    Boyfriends are the perfect item to transition from winter to spring and summer. And no longer just for students, backpacks are the new carry-all for all your style needs. Look for them in feminine colors and with cool details, like this blush-tone one with the tassel and chain details. This bag also fits into the pastel trend, along with the candy-colored statement necklace, which is all the rage this season.

    Get Kela's spring look

    Shop this look: Jeans: Sexy boyfriend in dark indigo distressed, Shoes: Vernon in nude, Handbag: Magnetic in blush, Jewelry: Pastel Play in multi color, top is blogger's own.

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    10 Different ways to tie a scarf in your hair | SheKnows.com

    1. Begin by folding a scarf, longways, so it's about 3 inches in width.
    2. Wrap the scarf around your forehead.
    3. Tie the scarf to the back of your head, not on the side, to avoid looking like the Karate Kid.
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    10 Different ways to tie a scarf in your hair | SheKnows.com

    1. Stretch out a large scarf around your forehead.
    2. Bring the ends of the scarf around to the back of your head.
    3. Tie off the scarf in a firm, but comfortable, bow in the lower back of your head (the scarf should rest at the nape of your neck). This separates the chic look from the pirate look.
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    10 Different ways to tie a scarf in your hair | SheKnows.com

    1. Run a long scarf through a clear elastic band. The band should be in the middle of the scarf.
    2. Spread the ends of the scarf.
    3. Wrap the scarf around the top of your head along the hairline.
    4. Tie off the scarf at the back of your head. Bring one end of the scarf around to rest on your shoulder. It adds more pizzazz to the whole look.
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    10 Different ways to tie a scarf in your hair | SheKnows.com

    1. Fold a long scarf, longways, and wrap it around your hairline.
    2. Tie off the scarf at the nape of your neck.
    3. Pull the end of the scarf to one side of your neck so you can see it when you look straight into the mirror. Tie the ends into a bow for an extra-cute look.
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    10 Different ways to tie a scarf in your hair | SheKnows.com

    1. Make a side braid.
    2. Take a short scarf and fold it, longways, so that it's thin.
    3. Wrap the scarf around your hairline and tie it off where your side braid begins. The tie will make the braid look "decorated."
    4. Add cute boho sunglasses or aviators to complete the look.
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    10 Different ways to tie a scarf in your hair | SheKnows.com

    1. Fold a large or small scarf longways.
    2. Wrap the scarf around your neck and bring the ends up to the top of your head.
    3. Tie the ends into a bow at the top of your head.
    4. Tweak the scarf so it sits a bit to one side and adds "sass" to the look.
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    10 Different ways to tie a scarf in your hair | SheKnows.com

    1. Fold a large scarf longways and rest it onto the back of your head.
    2. Wrap the ends to the front of your head and tie them on the hairline.
    3. Tightly twist the remaining scarf ends.
    4. Wrap the twisted ends to the back of your head and tie them into a double knot.
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    10 Different ways to tie a scarf in your hair | SheKnows.com

    1. Fold a large scarf in half to create a triangle.
    2. Place the largest straight end onto the top of your head.
    3. Bring the scarf ends forward and criss-cross them lightly under your chin.
    4. Take the ends back and tie them loosely or make a pretty bow = so old Hollywood.
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    10 Different ways to tie a scarf in your hair | SheKnows.com

    1. Fold a large scarf in half to create a triangle.
    2. Place the largest straight end over your forehead.
    3. Wrap the ends towards the back of your head and tie them once (do not make a knot).
    4. Bring the loose ends back toward the front of your head and tie them at the forehead.
    5. Tuck the remaining loose ends back into the scarf.
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    10 Different ways to tie a scarf in your hair | SheKnows.com

    1. Fold a large scarf in half and wrap it around the back of your head. Make sure some of the scarf is hanging out loosely (some of the scarf should be hanging on your neck).
    2. Bring the ends forward and tie them off at the hairline.
    3. Take the remaining loose ends and twist them tightly.
    4. Bring the twisted ends to the back of your head and tie them off above the nape of your neck.

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    Celeb Hairstyle of the Week: Cate Blanchett

    Is there ever a time when Cate Blanchett doesn't look red carpet worthy? I think not. This award season, the actress has wowed me with look after stunning look and I've taken some major hair inspiration from her red carpet beauty parade. One look I still can't get over? This sleek faux bob.

    Inspired by Grace Kelly's classic hair, stylist Robert Vetica created Cate's sleek look using Vidal Sassoon Pro Series products. Lucky for us, he's sharing his tips for scoring her style at home. Have fun, ladies!

    Get the look

    1. Start off by prepping damp hair with Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Boost & Lift Foaming Air Mousse. Apply the product throughout the hair for great lift and hold.
    2. Next, form a low side part. Starting in the back, use a medium boar bristle round brush and blow dry your hair down and away from the face, keeping it flat. To help shape your style and give it a bit of extra hold, apply a bit more mousse to the front of your hair.
    3. After hair is all dry, spritz Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Heat Protect & Shine Spray to protect hair before you curl it. Using your favorite 3/4-inch curling iron, take hair in the back of your head, separate it into 2-inch sections and curl. Editor's note: For sexy, soft curls, try some easy rollers like Remington's Ultimate Stylist Big and Bouncy Styler.
    4. Let your curls cool for a bit then backcomb to create texture. Roll locks up into an “underwrap” style, pinning the look into place. After all the hair has been rolled and pinned, pull a few random pieces of hair from the “underwrap” to give your style a natural look with a touch of texture.
    5. Finish your look with a bit of spray (Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Flexible Hold Hairspray) to give it long-lasting hold.

    More 'dos we adore

    Nicole Gale Anderson's cute bob
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    Photo credit: WENN.com

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    Emma Watson wearing menswear inspired look
    Photo credit: HRC/WENN.com

    Emma Watson

    Menswear never looked so good. Emma Watson proved she looks equally good in feminine frocks and menswear-inspired pieces when she worked this black pantsuit for a TV appearance in New York City.

    Sometimes, there's nothing more chic than boy-meets-girl style. Emma's crisp black blazer, form-fitting black pants and classic white button up look anything but stuffy because they're tailored to perfection. As is crucial with menswear, Emma kept the rest of her look clean with a sleek updo, rosy makeup and a metallic box clutch.

    The final verdict? Outfits borrowed from the boys are oh so cute, but make sure you throw an ounce of femininity into the mix to avoid getting lost in the trend. A red lip and strappy pumps like Emma's are just enough to maintain a touch of girly sass.

    Cameron Diaz wearing a grey fit and flare dress
    Photo credit: DJDM/WENN.com

    Cameron Diaz

    Cameron Diaz is back and she's looking better than ever. The actress showed off her sexy figure in this curve-hugging dress at a promotional event and caught our eye.

    Pleats are one of spring's most celebrated trends this year, and we love it when designers come up with new and innovative ways to incorporate them into our favorite clothing item: dresses. Cameron's gray fit and flare design features a cool asymmetrical hemline with a really neat surprise detail: subtle white pleats. Pleats and colorblocking? Color us impressed.

    The final verdict? Cameron accompanied her standout dress with textured locks, a bold lip and embellished pumps. We adore how simple and chic Cameron looks and you can just tell she's so happy these days — look at that glow.

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    Shop the look: Peter Som for DesigNation Mermaid Dress (available April 10) (kohls.com, $68)

    Shop the look: Peter Som for DesigNation Mermaid Dress (available April 10) (kohls.com, $68)

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    Lady Gaga celebrating her 28th birthday
    Photo credit: WENN.com

    Lady Gaga

    For their birthdays, some girls wear a party dress and a tiara. For Lady Gaga's 28th birthday, the "Applause" singer wore a nude bodysuit that totally resembled her birthday suit. But Gaga didn't want to show all of her goodies for once... she added some strategically placed red flowers to cover her lady parts.

    But since she had those flowers to hide her nipples and nether regions, why did she wear totally visible underwear underneath? We know Gaga has no problem going commando and showing skin so it seems like an odd choice to have VPL (visible panty lines) in this getup. All that aside, what's with the scarlet face mask? Was she inspired to dress up as a matchstick? If she was trying to go incognito, the whole "look at me" outfit is giving you away.

    The final verdict? Can the birthday girl please stop with the ridiculously high platform shoes, too? She tripped and fell in them this week, and if Gaga can't stay vertical in her shoes, she really shouldn't wear them. Eating pavement isn't in fashion, unless you're Jennifer Lawrence, of course.

    Jennifer Connelly at premiere for Black Swan
    Photo credit: Michael Carpenter/WENN.com

    Jennifer Connelly

    Jennifer Connelly attempted to channel her inner Black Swan for the London premiere of her new movie Noah, but ended up looking like an angry bird instead. The actress chose a sleeveless, feathered Alexander McQueen gown that can't decide if it wants to be more gothic or girly.

    The huge floral embellishments seem feminine but they're also interspersed with black roses that remind us of something evil queen Maleficent might get on Valentine's Day. The entire top of this dress looks like something is growing on poor Jen and she's about to get sucked into the forest of thorns in the Disney movie. The extensive plumage on the A-line bottom of the gown needs to be plucked, too.

    The final verdict? This look is too over the top for us. We'd suggest a more simple top with the ornately feathered bottom or a form-fitting material on the lower half if you kept the evil flower patch turtleneck top. We do like how Jen was smart enough to keep her hair sleek and her makeup simple in this statement dress.

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    Vanessa Hudgens

    Vanessa Hudgens

    Photo credit: WENN.com

    Hesitant to try the hot crop top trend? There's no better place to test the look than at Coachella. Take inspiration from Vanessa Hudgens' floral version and pair with short denim shorts, flat booties and a super cool hat.

    Get Vanessa's bombshell curls with Oribe's Surfcomber Tousled Texture Mousse (oribe.com, $22) and Remington's Ultimate Stylist Big and Bouncy Styler (remingtonproducts.com, $28).

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    Kaley Cuoco

    Kaley Cuoco

    Photo credit: JFX Images/WENN.com

    We all know Kaley's cutest accessory is her hot hubby Ryan, but that doesn't stop her from amping up the fashion factor with a flirty, airy maxi dress in an on trend blush hue. Simple sandals, cool shades and an oversized bag complete the look.

    Shop the look: Volcom Sneak Peek Sandals (volcom.com, $38)

    Shop the look: Volcom Sneak Peek Sandals (volcom.com, $38)

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    Jamie Chung

    Jamie Chung

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    Stand out from the crowds in a comfy romper with a bold print. Jamie Chung pairs hers with gray booties but for maximum concert-going comfort, try a thong sandal or canvas shoes.

    Protect all that skin you're baring with a strong SPF like Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Physical Defense SPF 30 (drunkelephant.com, $42) or Colorescience Sunforgettable Mineral Sunscreen Brush SPF 50 (colorescience.com, $62).

    Shop the look: Protect all that skin you're baring with a strong SPF like Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Physical Defense SPF 30 (drunkelephant.com, $42) or Colorescience Sunforgettable Mineral Sunscreen Brush SPF 50 (colorescience.com, $62).

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    Julianne Hough

    Julianne Hough

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    Stay cool and look chill with a breezy maxi skirt (slits are optional but totally encouraged), a simple black tank top and a sun-blocking infinity scarf. Julianne Hough looks like she's all set to hit Coachella in style and comfort, don't you think?

    Shop the look: Gypsy 05 Alligator Vat Dye Scarf (tjmaxx.tjx.com, $25)

    Shop the look: Gypsy 05 Alligator Vat Dye Scarf (tjmaxx.tjx.com, $25)

    5

    Selena Gomez

    Selena Gomez

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    Jumpsuits are pretty much fail-proof Coachella fashion. They're light and breezy, they offer coverage for cold days, and they shield your skin from the sun. You might get a bit sweaty if you wear yours with a leather jacket (like Selena Gomez) so skip that aspect and swap her pumps for some strappy sandals.

    Score Selena's bronzy glow with Physicians Formula Bronze Booster Glow-Boosting BB Cream SPF 20 (physiciansformula.com, $15).

    Shop the look: Score Selena's bronzy glow with Physicians' Formula Bronze Booster Glow-Boosting BB Cream SPF 20 (physiciansformula.com, $15).

    6

    Kourtney Kardashian

    Kourtney Kardashian

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    Be prepared for any weather surprises by dressing in layers, like Kourtney Kardashian. Her scalloped hemline soft pink romper and tan oxfords work equally well with or without her army-inspired jacket.

    Shop the look: Keds Boyfriend Oxfords (keds.com, $60) 

    Shop the look: Keds Boyfriend Oxfords (keds.com, $60) 

    7

    Nikki Reed

    Nikki Reed

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    You can never go wrong with a simple maxi halter dress for Coachella. Nikki Reed lets hers speak for itself with minimal accessories and pulled back locks, but you can have a bit of fun with yours with some boho-inspired jewelry.

    Shop the look: Banana Republic Patio Dress (bananarepublic.com, $130)

    Shop the look: Banana Republic Patio Dress (bananarepublic.com, $130)

    8

    Bella Thorne

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    Calling all hardcore festival fashionistas. Bella Thorne rocked out at last year's Coachella in an outfit perfect for the occasion. A mesh top, short shorts, canvas shoes and a flower crown look tres chic, not trashy, when worn at the right place and time.

    Shop the look: Black Orchid Black Star Cut Off Short (blackorchiddenim.com, $115) 

    Shop the look: Black Orchid Black Star Cut Off Short (blackorchiddenim.com, $115) 

    9

    Lucy Hale

    Lucy Hale

    Photo credit: Alberto Reyes/WENN.com

    Go a little bit country, a little bit flirty in a skin-baring bralet top and white eyelet skirt. Lucy Hale accessorizes her look with a straw hat, bold heels and some bangles. Cute, right?

    Shop the look: Horny Toad Hat Dizzie Straw Hat (shoebuy.com, $37) 

    Shop the look: Horny Toad Hat Dizzie Straw Hat (shoebuy.com, $37) 

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    Emmy Rossum

    Emmy Rossum

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    Some ladies just aren't into festival style, but that doesn't mean you can't hit the shows in a fun and comfy outfit. Emmy Rossum's chambray shirt and jeans combo looks fresh and summer ready thanks to a crisp cut and cool kicks.

    Shop the look: Bella Dahl Seamed Pocket Shirt in River Wash (singer22.com, $150) 

    Shop the look: Bella Dahl Seamed Pocket Shirt in River Wash (singer22.com, $150) 

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    Shapewear

    Shapewear's dirty little secret

    While shapewear is doing its doing its job making women look more svelte and boosting our self-esteem, it can also be doing some internal physical and mental damage if worn in excess.

    We're squeezing our insides

    In the name of a smooth shape, we're stuffing our bodies into a too-tight package. Compression wear has to be tight to do its job — but if it is too tight, it can literally squeeze our insides. ABC News reports that some doctors say "shapewear that is too tight can squeeze internal organs, cause digestive problems, affect breathing and cause bladder and bacterial infections."

    Dr. Orly Avitzur, practicing neurologist, medical writer and medical adviser to Consumer Reports shames shapewear in one article, writing, "Just a single layer of body slimming Lycra can create a host of health dangers, from painful, pinched nerves in the groin, to severe abdominal pain and digestive problems... Constrictive garments have also been implicated in bladder infections, vaginal yeast infections, contact dermatitis and blood clots in the legs."

    Dr. Charles Dietzek, founder of the Vein and Vascular Institute in Voorhees, Sewell and Vineland, New Jersey, supports this theory: "Wearing Spanx-type garments may result in impeded venous return from the legs if too tight from being sized incorrectly. No one can be sure that these garments cause varicose veins or blood clots. However, wearing tight pressured garments could possibly result in increased abdominal, groin and thigh pressure resulting in venous congestion in the legs with stagnation of blood flow. This could result in potential blood clots or varicose veins."

    Dr. Dietzek says wearing properly-sized shapewear can alleviate these issues. He recommends taking it off when not needed and avoiding sitting and standing for long periods of time. Doing so can enhance your blood flow and help prevent problems.

    Shapewear sacrifices our muscles

    Lisa A. Reed, MS, CSCS, USAW, owner of Lisa Reed Fitness LLC says shapewear actually causes your muscles to suffer if you rely on it for good posture and explains that shapewear is by no means a substitute for a quality workout: "Similar to exercising after you wear heels, you’d better be doing a post-Spanx workout to keep your abs toned and your body aligned." She suggests wearing Spanx only in moderation and combating the effects with a strong ab workout.

    How Spanx is shrinking our self-esteem

    Though it's hard to imagine getting through a first date or a high school reunion without the secret help of shapewear, we have to wonder if the constant need for Spanx has a negative impact on our mental health. Dr. Fran Walfish, psychotherapist and author of the Self-Aware Parent, relates wearing shapewear to wearing a wig to disguise thinning hair, and says it can actually make a woman feel self-conscious because there is a level of deception in making yourself look a different way.

    "The woman knows her body isn't exactly like the way it looks in the Spanx when she takes them off. When she disrobes, the guy will see something else and if she has discomfort about her body to begin with, this could cause shame and embarrassment," Walfish says.

    Instead of focusing on the parts of ourselves we don't like, Dr. Walfish suggests working on accepting our reflections in the mirror: "We all have to accept that no one is perfect. We are all imperfect. Our journey is acceptance of ourselves exactly as we are without trying to change things."

    Turns out, real women have a lot to say about the shapewear debate! We got a few readers to share their opinions: 

    Mom of two Sherri K. says, "For me, when I wear shapewear under my form-fitting clothes (especially those clingy maxi skirts!) I just feel more nicely dressed. It helps me relax a bit and not spend any time worrying whether or not I need to suck in my tummy. I only wear it when the outfit really needs that smooth look, otherwise it's too constricting."

    Rebecca B. says, "While I bounced back quickly from my oldest son, I’ve struggled with my weight since birthing baby number two. I’d like to be one of those women who is totally happy and comfortable in the body she has now, but truthfully I miss my flat stomach and skinnier thighs... I resisted buying shapewear for a while — thinking it meant I’d given up — but once I put those bad boys on and slipped a dress over my head I was hooked. I love the confidence they give me, the way my stomach looks when I have them on and how they help my once-apple bottom perk up a bit more from its sad, post-baby status.'"

    Angela A. calls Spanx her mental secret weapon: "Two c-sections, combined with two childhood abdominal surgeries, have left my midsection a little more rounded than I'd like. While it doesn't bother me on a regular basis, I love the way Spanx smooth out the part of my body about which I'm the most self-conscious. I feel like my dresses hang better, and I know I'm not awkwardly adjusting my clothes after standing or sitting or having fun on the dance floor."

    Tell us

    Would you ditch your Spanx to spare your internal organs? Or perhaps as a step in the right direction on the road to a better self-image? Share in the comments below.

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    Woman injecting botox

    How far would you go?

    Asia's known as the leading lady of innovative beauty trends, and no wonder — the average Asian woman uses 27 products daily. Not only did they invent our much-loved BB cream, they also have more skin care-related patents than any other country... and with oodles of success comes the inevitable blooper reel. Here's the 411 on some seriously wacky beauty devices currently trending in Asia.

    With Japan, Taiwan and South Korea being three of the top 10 plastic surgery dependent countries in the world, it's no wonder many Asian women are willing to experiment with their beauty routines — including taking potentially dangerous devices for a spin that claim successful, do-it-yourself plastic surgery results.

    "Plastic surgery, especially in Asia, is a booming business," says Anthony Youn, M.D., board certified plastic surgeon. "With many unable to afford the hundreds of thousands of dollars cosmetic procedures can cost, companies in Japan and even in the U.S. have taken advantage of the desire to look younger, and have developed products that promise a lot but deliver little."

    Eyelid trainer
    Double eyelid cosmetic beauty tool (Japan Trend Shop, $25)

    Dr. Vish Banthia, board certified plastic surgeon and founder and chief medical officer of ZendyBeauty, has heard of many of these devices, and while it's tough to consider them dangerous, they're more than likely a waste of money. There are glasses that apparently create eyelid folds without surgery, nasal casts that claim to reshape the nose with vibrational energy and devices that create facelifts using ribbons — to name a few — all of which can be purchased for a low, low price.

    "If something's only $9.99 and there's a chance it'll fix a major problem (even though there's no science to back these claims), then one might consider taking a risk and buying it," says Banthia. "But it's tough to imagine how they could deliver the results they claim." After all, what's $10 if it'll improve an aspect of yourself you've been self-conscious about for years?

    Nose lifter
    Electric nose straightener (Japan Trend Shop, $68)

    Experts agree that even though these products tend to over-promise and under-deliver, women jump on the bandwagon because they promise incredible results with little to no effort (meanwhile, when is that ever true?). "The only reviews I've heard from our visitors about these products were peppered with disappointment," says Ed Beardsell, a community manager from Clinic Compare. "Mostly they're poorly constructed, uncomfortable to use and require a heck of a lot of effort for even the tiniest glimmer of a result."

    However, bafflingly enough, regardless of these complaints, many visitors claim they are, in fact, happy with the results. "Even though there's no scientific proof, users claim they're happy with the workout their face received or at least the placebo effect the product delivered," says Beardsell.

    Scalp stretcher
    Anti-aging scalp stretcher (Japan Trend Shop, $33)

    Regardless, experts recommend you save your money: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Nothing beats going to a real dermatologist or plastic surgeon, since most DIY treatments that promise plastic surgery results are extremely underwhelming. However, there are a couple of dangerous beauty trends cropping up that prove the importance of doing your research:

    Discounted facial fillers. There's a growing black market, and according to Beardsell there are numerous complaints popping up from patients who've had an adverse reaction to an unregulated filler or one that hasn't been properly administered.

    DIY chemical peels. Dr. Matthew Schulman, board certified plastic surgeon, has noticed an uptick in do-it-yourself chemical peels. "Many women are purchasing strong chemical peels such as trichloroacetic acid (TCA) on the internet and performing at-home peels," he says. These peels should be reserved for plastic surgeons and dermatologists, since improper use can lead to permanent damage: infection, pigment irregularity and scarring.

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  • DIY Lemon-mint body butter

    The lemon essential oil in this body butter not only smells like springtime, but it is quite refreshing. Lemon oil is said to help maintain your concentration and alertness, too. Among a number of benefits (like its antibacterial properties), spearmint essential oil has a relaxing and cooling effect on your muscles — perfect for a body lotion, right?

    This is a luxurious body butter that is simple to make using coconut oil (make sure it’s solidified: You can pop it in the fridge for a bit if you need to), shea butter, a bit of sweet almond oil and essential oils. Store the finished product in a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid. I make about eight ounces of this body butter (a little goes a long way), but you could easily double the recipe for more.

    Note: If you’re pregnant, you should not use essential oils. For facts and safety information of essential oils and aromatherapy, check out the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy.

    DIY lemon-mint body butter

    Supplies:

    • 1/4 cup coconut oil (make sure it is somewhat solidified)
    • 3/4 tablespoon shea butter
    • 1 drop sweet almond oil
    • 10-12 drops lemon essential oil
    • 3-5 drops spearmint essential oil
    • Medium-sized glass bowl
    • Electric hand mixer
    • Rubber spatula
    • Glass container with a lid

    DIY Lemon-mint body butter

    Instructions:

    1. Place the coconut oil, shea butter and sweet almond oil in a medium-sized bowl.
    2. Use a hand mixer to beat the ingredients for a few minutes to combine them. Add the essential oil and continue to mix for 5 to 7 minutes, or until the mixture becomes fluffy. Use the rubber spatula to scrape down the sides of the bowl, as needed.
    3. Transfer the body butter to a glass container with a lid. If you live in a warm environment, you may want to refrigerate the body butter so it doesn’t melt.

    DIY Lemon-mint body butter

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    Get the look: Emilia Clarke's pretty work attire
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    Why we're obsessed

    You had us at pink blazer, Emilia! The hot hue adds an instant dose of style to this otherwise simple 9-5 attire and is the perfect way to brighten up a rainy spring day. Sophisticated accessories add a feminine touch to this boardroom-appropriate look, too!

    How to style the look

    A hot pink blazer will get you enough attention, so aim for mostly neutrals in the rest of your outfit. A striped top will add just enough extra attitude. Finally, sweep your hair up into a stylish updo and go for natural yet polished makeup, and everyone in the office will be envying your style!

    Get the look: Emilia Clarke's pretty work attire

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    Woman putting on facial lotion

    If you haven’t already, it’s time to introduce your skin to vitamin Q, or CoQ10, a powerful weapon in the fight against aging.

    Get to know vitamin Q

    Vitamin Q and your skin

    CoQ10 (also known as vitamin Q) not only makes skin look younger, it resets the biologic clock, says Dr. Michael Taylor, dermatologist and founder of Brightwater Bay Science. "It is a potent antioxidant, quenching the damaging free radicals created by ultraviolet light that are the major factor causing photoaging, as it regenerates new, therefore younger cells," he explains.

    Why we need it

    CoQ10 is found naturally in every cell of our bodies, but it doesn’t last forever. Stress and aging contribute to the decline in CoQ10 levels, says Taylor and this resulting decline in our ability to regenerate new cells results in skin losing its youthful glow and looking older. "Couple this with the decline in antioxidant function, and a decline in the ability to neutralize the free radicals caused by ultraviolet light, and the skin cells' ability to remain young is compromised," he explains. The result: older-looking skin.

    Vitamin Q to the rescue. Since CoQ10 is a lipid-soluble antioxidant, it’s able to penetrate deeper into the skin, into the dermis, which Taylor explains has a direct effect on collagen regeneration.

    What vitamin Q can do for you

    Regular use of a product with CoQ10 can provide antioxidants that protect the skin from further damage. "The effective boost in cellular regeneration restores not only the epidermis, but the deeper collagen layers," says Taylor. But regular use is key. It takes three months of daily use to get any visible effects of an anti-aging ingredient in topical products. "We know that the normal levels of CoQ10 decline in every cell with normal aging. Therefore, to maintain the benefits, daily use is necessary."

    Taylor will be launching a skin care product this spring, Ocean Elements Sheer Daily Moisture SPF 30™ which contains CoQ10 and tells us that in 1999, German scientists demonstrated that "crow’s feet" were significantly improved after using topical CoQ10 for three months.

    What to look for when you shop

    If you want to add vitamin Q to your skin care routine, there are other names for the ingredient that include "ubiquinol" or "ubidecarenone," so Taylor advises looking for those on the label. Unfortunately, he adds that there is no way to know from the ingredient list what concentration of CoQ10 is in the product, although he notes that the manufacturer could make that available on the website.

    In general, Taylor explains that it’s best to look for a skin care, anti-aging product that contains several antioxidants that work by different mechanisms, and at least one water- as well as one lipid-soluble antioxidant. "Otherwise, single antioxidant ingredients are used up in the process of quenching the free radicals, becoming free radicals themselves," he explains. "But with multiple antioxidants, the antioxidant power is sustained by recycling of active antioxidants."

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    Graphic T-shirts are all about showing off your personality and making a statement. Make them the focal point of your ensemble, or let them seamlessly and quietly finish your look. You can pair a tee like these with jeans and sneakers or patterned pants and statement jewelry to dress it up. Either way, a graphic T-shirt is sure to edge up your look.

    Head to a vintage store and load up on band T-shirts.
    Head to a vintage store and load up on band T-shirts.

    Let your T-shirt be the focal point of your look.
    Let your T-shirt be the focal point of your look.

    Sometimes it’s all about the mix, not the match.

    A graphic T-shirt makes a cool outfit even cooler.
    A graphic T-shirt makes a cool outfit even cooler.

    Incorporate your favorite art right into your outfit.

    A graphic T-shirt doesn’t have to overpower the rest of your look.

    Make a statement, literally.
    Make a statement, literally.

    Graphic T-shirts were made for layering.

    Sometimes you just have to believe in the magic of graphics.

    A graphic sweatshirt will spice up an otherwise average ensemble.

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    A girl and her clothes

    So maybe I'm a little bit biased — I do work in the fashion industry, after all — but I have always had a special relationship with my clothes. Ever since I was a little girl wearing dresses to school every day (and getting questioned by the mean girls for it), I felt that my clothes helped me express my personality and better yet, they made me feel more confident.

    Sure clothes can be outwardly pretty, and they can even make your physical body look great. But the way clothes make you feel on the inside can be even more important than the way they make you look outside. And as superficial as it may sound, that killer dress or stunning pair of heels can be just the extra boost you need to rock that first date or boardroom presentation.

    The double-edged sword of fashion

    Every story has two sides, though, and while the clothes the fashion industry creates can certainly boost confidence, a lot has been said about the negative impact the industry has had on women's body image. After all, when little girls grow up seeing waifish models cover the pages of magazines, a certain message gets ingrained in their heads: If you want to be successful and happy, you need to look like this, too.

    The fashion industry still has a long way to go when it comes to positive body image messages, but it still possesses an inherently great goal: the empowerment of women. So how can we learn to love our bodies and boost confidence in a culture that's constantly sending us mixed messages? That's easy: learn to celebrate your shape with clothing that makes you feel confident and unique without conforming to stereotypical societal standards.

    It's up to us as educated women to filter out all the negative images and stereotypes saturating the industry because if we can do so, we can see fashion for what it should be: a beautiful way to help us all add a boost of confidence to our daily lives.

    Researching the issue

    "Always wear a smile. A pleasant expression makes your clothes look even more beautiful on you."

    I've always been fascinated by body image and fashion's role in our lives. So when I got the chance to meet up with the folks at Marshalls, celebrity stylist Elizabeth Stewart and body language expert Dr. Lillian Glass to explore confidence and clothing during a private styling session, I jumped at the chance.

    A recent survey conducted by Marshalls revealed that 75 percent of women have said "no" to an activity or opportunity due to a lack of confidence. With the help of Stewart and Glass’ expertise, they’re hoping to change that.

    As someone who works in the fashion industry, I've definitely learned a lot about highlighting my assets and boosting confidence with clothing, but I was ready to take things a bit further and find out just how useful fashion can be in the quest for increased confidence.

    My first goal? Talking about vanity sizing. Ask any woman what size she is in a few different stores and you’re sure to get varied answers. A size 8 in one store might be a 12 in the next and whether we admit it or not, that can take a toll on how confidently we approach the task of dressing. But when we let vanity sizing rule our view of ourselves, we sabotage the way we interact with clothing. And when we fail to arm ourselves with useful knowledge about our body type we can also become our own worst enemy. "Learn your body, learn what looks good on you. One of the tips I’ve been giving today is [to] find a celebrity icon that matches you, that has your body type or a style you like and use them as an example," Stewart says.

    Another way to tackle dressing in a more self-assured way? Find your signature look and the clothing items that make you feel the most confident, Stewart says: "Pick your go-to pieces. Again, learn from yourself. There must be something in your wardrobe that you always go to and I really believe in getting repeats of those things — getting your favorite things in variations."

    I personally subscribe to this last piece of advice and it makes a big difference. Whenever I find a dress or a top that really makes my body look good, I love to pick it up in multiple colors because I know I'll wear it to death and know it'll boost my confidence.

    Owning your look

    If you’re still not feeling confident in your clothes or your skin, you can always pretend. Body language expert Dr. Lillian Glass says habits like poor posture, fidgeting and picking at your outfit can reveal a lack of confidence. And really it's no surprise because when we wear ill-fitting garments, they can lower our confidence.

    "Quality pieces fit better, and that affects your posture, which then affects the overall impression you make every day. More than half (58 percent) of the women [surveyed] agreed that the higher quality clothing they wore, the more confident they felt," Glass says. "Quality designer pieces from Marshalls can help you look and feel confident by providing the great fit you need, at an amazing price that you’ll love even more."

    For those days when you're just not feeling your best, Glass recommends boosting your look with certain tricks like rolling your shoulders back and focusing on a strong core to improve posture. When all else fails, a smile will always do the trick: "Always wear a smile. A pleasant expression makes your clothes look even more beautiful on you."

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    Your first look at Kate Moss's Topshop collection
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    Ever wanted to dress like Kate Moss? You're in luck. The famous British model and fashion icon is collaborating with British fashion fave Topshop on a spring/summer line. In other words, capturing Kate's signature cool girl look just got a lot easier (and more affordable).

    The Kate Moss Topshop collection arrives April 30 and will be sold globally in all Topshop stores and online at Topshop.com. Even better, you can also find it for a limited time in Nordstrom stores (at Nordstrom Fashion Square), Nordstrom.com and Net-a-Porter.com. "It's really exciting that it's going to be in 60 Nordstrom stores," Kate said, "because it's not just in New York and L.A. It's across the country."

    This isn't the first time Kate has worked with the store; she also had a collection seven years ago. So what's different this time around? The feel and aesthetic of the collection.

    For the current season, Kate worked with the Topshop design and buying teams to produce a more premium collection that reflects her 25 plus years of experience in the fashion industry as a model and fashion influencer: "My first collection was seven years ago and I have grown up since then and things that I want to wear are different. It is a natural evolvement. I learned a lot from my experience the first time around, so I didn't come in blind this time — I knew the process."

    Your first look at Kate Moss's Topshop collection
    Photo credit: Topshop

    The Kate Moss Topshop collection

    So what exactly can you expect to see when the spring/summer collection hits stores? Premium tailoring and details, luxurious fabrics (think silk chiffon, gold lamé and intricate lace) and most importantly, a cool take on Kate's personal style.

    Kate drew from her love of several areas of fashion and culture to produce the line. One thing she was particularly inspired by? The Balearic Islands. Her love for the location is evident in a series of embroidered smock-tops, silk blouses and a white kaftan that are featured in the collection.

    We can also look forward to some fun takes on the pajama dressing trend — luxe silk satin prints on blouses and trousers — and the ever classic cocktail hour look — slashed hemlines, intricate beadwork and vintage details. For those ladies who love the finer things, the Tailoring Noir-inspired pieces feature a selection of tuxes and trouser suits, a metallic lamé dress and lamé floral printed shirts.

    Much like other recent celebrity and designer collaborations, Kate's Topshop collection makes affordable luxury a thing of reality for fashion lovers everywhere. The only problem? Now we want one of everything!

    Cotton Dobby Sundress ($150)

    Cotton Dobby Sundress ($150)

    Embroidered Hearts Playsuit ($150)

    Embroidered Hearts Playsuit ($150)

    Floral PJ Trouser ($110)

    Floral PJ Trouser ($110)

    Paisley Scarf ($90) 

    Paisley Scarf ($90) 

    Feather Cocktail Dress ($250) 

    Feather Cocktail Dress ($250) 

    Studded Denim Short ($100)

    Studded Denim Short ($100)

    Deal alert

    Customers spending over $150 on the collection in Nordstrom stores will receive a limited edition Kate Moss Topshop tote bag! The first 50 customers to make a purchase will also get extra swag in their tote.

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    Speckled egg custom polish with glitter

    Supplies:

    • Martha Stewart fine neon glitter
    • Holographic chunky glitter
    • White polish
    • Silver glitter polish
    • Yellow polish
    • Tin foil
    • Brush

    Speckled egg custom polish with glitter

    Instructions:

    1

    Begin with a white base coat.

    Speckled egg custom polish with glitter

    2

    Rip off a small piece of tin foil and make a pile of all the glitter and polish, using mainly yellow for the base color. Mix together with the paint brush.

    Speckled egg custom polish with glitter

    Speckled egg custom polish with glitter

    3

    Paint the custom color on your nails and let dry. (The white base lets the yellow pop more than on regular nails.) Apply a top coat and you're done.

    Speckled egg custom polish with glitter

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