Sunday, March 30, 2014

Beyonce's Vacation Photos With Blue Ivy Are The Only Photos You Need To See Today

Beyonce's Vacation Photos With Blue Ivy Are The Only Photos You Need To See Today: Beyonce's latest photos will make you think two things: 1. You really need a vacation. 2. Blue Ivy is so adorable.

In her latest batch of Tumblr pics, Beyonce shares photos from a recent vacation at some luxurious tropical locale. The singer can be seen floating in an infinity pool while wearing a sunhat and swimsuit. In one shot where she is dancing, Blue Ivy's fingers can be seen in the corner.

Blue is front and center in another shot where she's wearing oversized glasses, a red hat and a printed sweatshirt. The littlest member of the Carter family is covering her face with her hands, but the shot is nothing short of precious.



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6 Things I Want To Say To The Fashion Industry Now That I'm 60

6 Things I Want To Say To The Fashion Industry Now That I'm 60: 1) Clothes should never be uncomfortable.

Yet you have made dresses that we can't sit in without revealing our privates, pants that don't accommodate our bellies after lunch, and shoes that cause bunions and other foot problems. Why do you do that?

2) "Everyone has their own style" is just a myth you perpetrate on the innocent.

OK, I'll soften that and say maybe we all do have our own style but most of us don't actually know what it is. If you ask me, it's a distinction without a difference. We just know that we want to look good and don't have a clue how to get there. And so we turn to magazines and designers and stores to kind of teach us what we should be wearing. Instead what we get is this popular myth. Can we just say it: Style doesn't come naturally to everyone. If I have style, it's news to me. Besides, I'd much rather have brains, good health and a roof over my head than style anyway.

3) Some of you should be charged with crimes against humanity.

Corsets? Girdles? Underwire bras that leave U-shape red marks where red marks should never be? You encourage young women to starve themselves and you make older women feel frumpy. You are bullies who make people feel weird if they wear jeans with the wrong size leg opening. Am I any less a person for wearing bell bottoms than I would be in a pair of skinny jeans? I think not.



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4) Nobody likes you anyway.

Sure, we pretend to like you. We thumb through clothing catalogues and read stories from Fashion Week. But we don't like you in the way we like Sally "You like me. You really really like me" Fields. Not even close. And why should we? You think we are all one size, one shape, one dimension. You pick a weird color that makes us look washed out and then tell us how everyone but us is wearing it. And then if we balk (how about those lime green outfits that you couldn't unload a few seasons ago?) you throw it back at us with that "everyone has their own style" myth thing. Privately, we curse you. Yes, we really really do.

5) You are sexist.

Men don't own uncomfortable lime-colored clothing. They aren't expected to wear heels so high that they get nosebleeds and hammertoes. If you discriminated against women like this in any other aspect of daily life, you would be fined or go to jail or be written up by HuffPost Women. But because you are the Fashion Warlords, you skate. I'm waiting for karma to right this egregious wrong.

6) You give but then you take.

Long live the Juicy Couture velour sweatpants suit. Right, that was so 10 years ago.



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Earlier on Huff/Post50:




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Definitive Proof That All The Best '90s Songs Were Hits Of 1999

Definitive Proof That All The Best '90s Songs Were Hits Of 1999: It has been 15 years since we lived in a beautiful time called the '90s. There was the catchy angst of Blink-182, Britney Spears' revolutionary pigtails and a brief period of time in which Michelle Williams was allowed to dance next to Beyonce. The glory spanned a decade, but it's clear that all of the best hits (aside, really, from everything Spice Girls) were from the very last year of the 1990s. Presented without further argument, we bring you definitive proof that 1999 had all of the best '90s songs.



"No Scrubs," TLC





"...Baby One More Time," Britney Spears





"I Want It That Way," Backstreet Boys





"Genie In A Bottle" Christina Aguilera





"If You Had My Love," Jennifer Lopez





"Bills, Bills, Bills," Destiny's Child





"Livin La Vida Loca," Ricky Martin





"That Don't Impress Me Much," Shania Twain





"Believe," Cher





"Smooth," Santana Feat. Rob Thomas





"Every Morning," Sugar Ray





"Steal My Sunshine," Len





"Kiss Me," Sixpence None The Richer





"All Star," Smash Mouth





"All The Small Things," Blink-182




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The 6 Things You Need To Buy This Spring

The 6 Things You Need To Buy This Spring: At this point you've probably read about 100 articles on spring fashion trends. But let me save you some time: this post is the only one you need to read. After seeing everything on the streets, runways and red carpets, we've narrowed it down to the six biggest fads of the season.



Check out the items you need this spring and find out some tips on how to work them into your wardrobe. (And yes, you can wear a crop top!)



1. Midi Skirts



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Sandra Bullock, Naomie Harris




Do pair your long skirt with a fitted top to add a bit of sex appeal.



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Katy Perry




Don't wear a midi skirt with chunky ankle straps, it will cut your leg off in a bad spot and make you look shorter.



2. Crop Tops



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Mindy Kaling, Jaime King




Do try this trend, as it really does work for most body types. If you don't want to bare your entire stomach, carefully select your most narrow part and expose that sliver of skin. Alternatively, don't be afraid to wear a slouchy crop top and looser pants, the exposed skin will balance everything out.



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Don't show too much at once. If you're going to go with a crop top, make sure you go with more coverage on the bottom half.



3. Wide-Leg Trousers



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Amy Adams, Miley Cyrus




Do make sure these pants are perfectly tailored. Though they are slightly oversized by nature, they need to fit around the waist and float away from the body. If you're worried that you are going to be drowning in fabric, go for a monochromatic outfit to create one long, lean line.



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Jennifer Lopez




Don't forget to get your pants hemmed. If they drag on the floor, they will look sloppy. Also, wide-leg trousers can be too wide. Make sure your pants are in proportion to your size and height.



4. Embellishments



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Lea Seydoux, Nina Dobrev




Do experiment with embellishments on your accessories and outerwear if you're worried about looking too girly or sparkly. Remember that a little bling goes a long way.



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Kate Mara




Don't pick a busy silhouette. A cut-out dress combined with embellishments can be overwhelming.



5. Pastels



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Lupita Nyong'o, Naomi Watts, Paloma Faith




Do keep the rest of your outfit simple and let the pastel color be the focal point.



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Dianna Agron




Don't mix too many pastel shades together. You'll end up looking like an Easter egg.



6. Sporty Chic



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Liya Kebede, Olivia Palermo




Do try this trend with caution. Add in only one sporty element, like a varsity jacket, side-stripped pants or sneakers. The key is to make a subtle athletic reference, not to look like you're actually going to the gym.



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Katy Perry




Don't overdo it. A jersey and thigh-high socks can quickly look costumey.


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Hilary Duff Is Even Blonder Now

Hilary Duff Is Even Blonder Now: Hilary Duff knows blondes have more fun, and she wants in. Or at least so it seems by the new direction she's taken her hair.
The singer and actress posted a photo to Twitter with her platinum new 'do and captioned it "Suuuuper blonde."
"@uppercasey [her friend Casey Miller] murdered my color today 5 hrs. 100+foils #nobiggie," she added.
Suuuuper blonde. No extensions @uppercasey murdered my color today 5 hrs. 100+foils #nobiggie pic.twitter.com/z5TBPnVj7X

— Hilary Duff (@HilaryDuff) March 28, 2014
And it seems this was an at-home job, as Duff's previous tweet suggests:
Go ahead and guess what's about to go down in my kitchen? I'm getting my hair colored so @lowenban is gunna start... pic.twitter.com/nDkdWxRbll

— Hilary Duff (@HilaryDuff) March 27, 2014
It is unclear if the 26-year-old brightened her locks for a role or just for kicks.
As a reminder, this was Duff's hue as she was spotted on her way to the gym last Friday, March 21:



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Duff is sure to attract many suitors with her golden tresses. She and husband Mike Comrie announced they were splitting last January but have remained good friends. Just last week they were spotted grabbing lunch in Bel Air with their son Luca.



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This Bill Cunningham Exhibit Gives Street Style A Whole New Meaning

This Bill Cunningham Exhibit Gives Street Style A Whole New Meaning: From the start of Bill Cunningham's career in fashion as milliner to his current status as arguably the most famous street style photographer there is, he has truly evolved into somewhat of a style icon. Focusing his attention on what the person is wearing and not who the person is, he is a genuine sartorially driven artist. But long before bloggers ruled the Internet and social media played an integral role in major events like Fashion Week, the skilled photographer embarked on a journey to capture both the fashion and architectural histories of New York City.



From 1968 to 1976 Cunningham traveled to countless thrift stores and locations on his bicycle in pursuit of the perfect looks for the series. Hundreds of outfits and over 1,000 photographed locations later, the result was a breathtaking photo essay portraying New York in the early 1900s. While Cunningham photographed multiple models, the real star was his dear friend and muse, Editta Sherman -- also known as the "duchess of Carnegie Hall."



The exhibit of his photos, which are currently on display at the New York Historical Society under the name "Facades" through June 15, serves as an exciting look back in New York's history, while at the same time, as a release on the exhibit puts it, "feels timeless."



Check out some of our favorite images from the collection below, and if you're local to NYC, take the time to make your way up there to see them in person. Trust us, they're worth the trip.



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Christina Hendricks Reveals 'The Worst Crime In Fashion We've Ever Had' To The Edit

Christina Hendricks Reveals 'The Worst Crime In Fashion We've Ever Had' To The Edit: Now this is how you do sexy.



Christina Hendricks is widely praised for her role as Joan Holloway on "Mad Men," but along the way she has become a style icon in her own right, demonstrating the proper way to accentuate curves and serving as a role model for real women everywhere.



Now, in an interview and film with The Edit, Net-A-Porter's weekly magazine, the actress plays up both her innocent and more sultry looks, opens up about how she thinks the beloved series will end, and explains why she feels the show resonated so well not just with audiences but with the fashion world as well:



When we came out people were wearing jeans with their thongs out, maybe one of the worst crimes in fashion we've ever had. I think people were craving that tailored, put together sense of style and respect for fashion.




Perfectly said, Ms. Hendricks. And we are forever indebted to you for your part in phasing that trend out.



Head over to NET-A-PORTER to read the entire interview, and take a look at some of our favorite photos from the shoot below.



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Iman Looks Absolutely Stunning For The March Issue Of Scene Magazine (PHOTOS)

Iman Looks Absolutely Stunning For The March Issue Of Scene Magazine (PHOTOS): We don't ever need an excuse to swoon over images of Iman. The fashion icon is considered one of the most beautiful and revered models of all time. And because she's such a superstar, Iman is still working the camera and inspiring us at 58-years-old.



Photographer Douglas Friedman recently captured the Somalian beauty for Scene magazine's March cover story and proved that once again.



"It's thrilling to work with such a legend – the most important photographers of our time have worked with her," Friedman told Bernstein & Andriulli.



With that said, kickoff your weekend by feasting your eyes on all Iman's fabulous...



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'How I Met Your Mother' Costume Designer Reveals Stories Behind 13 Best Outfits

'How I Met Your Mother' Costume Designer Reveals Stories Behind 13 Best Outfits: Nine seasons, 31 running gags, and a yellow umbrella later, "How I Met Your Mother" will end its series run on March 31. But, its costumes will live forever as staples at Halloween parties for pop-culture nerds.



Reiko Kurumada, the show's costume designer, created iconic looks for Robin Sparkles, Robin's teen pop star alter ego, and combed through costume shops to find the perfect scuba suit for Barney's playbook. "The process for any specific costume decision is we have a discussion with the show creators Craig Thomas and Carter Bays and get their vision of what they’re thinking the look should be," Kurumada told HuffPost TV over the phone a few weeks before the series finale. "Then we come to a compromise on what the vision is." She and her team have DIY'd slutty pumpkins, hanging chads and adult-sized cumin shakers.



Kurumada walked us through some of the show's best costumes to show how "How I Met Your Mother" will leave its legacy, fashion-wise.



Robin Sparkles



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"When we read the script and we had meetings with Craig and Carter, everybody’s go-to image was Tiffany. So, we did research on Tiffany’s old videos and we literally pulled mostly everything from costume houses and bits and pieces from little shops on Melrose, but most everything was actually vintage from the ‘80s.



Then if you remember her second video, "Sandcastles in the Sand," Tiffany makes a guest appearance. She was so sweet and was so excited to be a part of something like this."



Marshall's Wedding Hat



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"That was almost a last minute decision. We just had to throw something together and we grabbed a couple fedora-style hats from the Fox wardrobe department and that one worked. We’ve had it for that whole time and it worked perfectly for him. That’s just a vintage fedora."



Lily And Marshall's Moose Sweaters



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"It was such a quick pop. But in Season 7, Marshall’s mom makes Lily and Marshall matching moose sweaters. When they stand next to each other it’s one moose and Lily’s the rear end and Marshall’s the head. Lily was pregnant at the time and they wanted it to look very homemade. Putting together, hand making, knitting those two sweaters to match up perfectly with Lily’s pregnant belly and Marshall being so much taller than her, having to match them standing next to each other was ridiculously difficult. Literally up until five minutes before we were shooting we were working on those sweaters. But they came together perfectly. It looked so good."



Barney's Wedding Suit



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"He is a timeless, classic guy. He keeps with current cuts. So we just picked the best fitting Dolce and Gabbana black suit we could find. Pretty much all of the suits that Neil had were Dolce & Gabbana. It’s a great cut fit and looks fantastic on him. We did some Prada, Paul Smith, YSL, Marc Jacobs, all the top name brand suits you can find, throughout the show. But Dolce & Gabbana does fit him very well. That’s what we ended up with his wedding suit."



Goth Lily



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"Pretty much, we’ve kept Goth Lily the same as we did first season. The most visible look we did was the first one, which was the denim shorts and the denim skirts with the beat-up Doc Martens and the black leggings and the flannel. We wanted to stick with grunge, Courtney Love-era. We toyed with the look of the babydoll dress with the ripped up fishnets and the flannel layered over."



Ted's Red Cowboy Boots



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"We actually found those red cowboy boots from a cowboy store in Topanga Canyons. It’s known for its country earthy feel. It’s a great little area of Los Angeles and we found the original red cowboy boots there. Then throughout the years we’ve had to purchase a couple more because we’ve needed them for stunts or what not. We ended up with three pairs of red cowboy boots. However a few seasons ago we did lose a pair when we burnt them in an episode. So, we ended with two."



Robin's Wedding Dress



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"The reason we ended up with the dress that we did was because our director Pam Fryman wanted to reveal that it was Robin in a close-up and so many wedding dresses are strapless. In the close-up I didn’t want it to look like Robin was nude. I really wanted a wedding dress that had beautiful detail on the shoulder, arm area.



Monique Lhuillier was kind enough to send a bunch of beautiful gowns for us to look through. When Cobie tried this one on, we knew it was a winner."



Barney's St. Patrick's Day Suit



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"We actually went to Mood and found fabric and brought the green fabric down to our tailor shop. We brought Neil's favorite Dolce & Gabbana suit and our wonderful tailor just matched the Dolce & Gabbana suit with the green fabric."



Robin Daggers



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"We did a lot of research prior to putting that together, but our focus was kind of Courtney Love-ish era. We did a lot of slip dresses with fishnets and motorcycle boots and Doc Martens with flannel and chokers. It was very grunge. It was a little mix of grunge with a tiny bit of femininity in it."



Hippie Barney



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"All those pieces were pulled from vintage stores and Neil really wanted it to look authentic to that time. He didn’t want brand new tie dyed shirts. He wanted tie dyed shirts that looked like he’d had them for ages. Everything was even more rugged for that look."



Stripper Lily



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"When we first revealed Stripper Lily, Alyson, bless her heart, had just given birth to her first child maybe four or five months before we shot that. We talked to Alyson about what she’d feel comfortable wearing. We knew Stripper Lily was this Russian, fantastically buxom redhead stripper, so we went to Trashy Lingerie and pulled a bunch of corseted bright color outfits and landed on the one that we revealed Stripper Lily in.



One time we saw her walking on a New York street because we did a metallic pink Juicy Couture puffy jacket with fur and over-the-knee black high boots that we found on Hollywood Boulevard. That was fun."



Slutty Pumpkin



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Reiko Kurumada



"Initially when we saw Slutty Pumpkin the first season, we didn’t obviously reveal who it was. Then when we revealed that it was Katie Holmes, we had to replicate the first Slutty Pumpkin outfit because we didn’t really see much of it the first time we saw it.



What we wanted to do for Katie was obviously make her as comfortable as possible and make it the perfect mix of showing, but not showing too much. We did the black fishnets. We wanted to make sure the pumpkin had the round pumpkin feel so we stuffed it from the inside out. We did cute little black undergarments underneath. My whole department of ladies actually made that together, ourselves."



Ducky Tie



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"Oh, that ducky tie. I just did research online and found about six ducky ties, different color combinations, different styles and showed them to Carter and Craig, and we all narrowed down to the one that was the winner. We had about 12 made because Neil really only wears skinny ties. By a couple episodes in of him wearing the ducky tie, he was very, very excited not to have to wear it again. He wanted to get back to his fancy Dolce, Prada, Lanvin ties versus his ducky ties."



"How I Met Your Mother" series finale airs Monday, March 31 at 8 p.m. EDT on CBS.



For more "How I Met Your Mother," check out our interview with David Baker, the show's propmaster.



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Beyonce And Jay Z's Fabulous Life Detailed On 'The Fabulous Life Of,' Which Is Only Fitting

Beyonce And Jay Z's Fabulous Life Detailed On 'The Fabulous Life Of,' Which Is Only Fitting: Just how much does Beyonce and Jay Z's lavish lifestyle cost? Well, considering they topped Forbes' list of Highest Earning Celebrity Couples last year and are worth an estimated half a billion dollars -- way more than we could ever afford, that's for sure.



VH1 dived into the power couple's finances on "The Fabulous Life of," putting price tags on anything from Beyonce's $5 million giant sparkler of an engagement ring to their $4 million private Bahamas island.



See the full episode below for a breakdown of what their opulent day-to-day consists of:







[h/t Refinery29]



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Prince George Brings The Charm In New Royal Family Photo

Prince George Brings The Charm In New Royal Family Photo: My, what a big baby boy Prince George has grown to be!
In a newly released photo, the eight-month-old British royal strikes a pose with his parents, Prince William and Kate Middleton, and the family dog, Lupo, at their home in Kensington Palace. We can barely contain our excitement, as we've been waiting to catch a glimpse of Prince George since his christening last October. (That tabloid cover from his first holiday was such a tease.) But it was all worth the wait!
While William, Kate and Prince George are all stylishly coordinating, the little one steals the spotlight in a powder blue sweater (that appears to have his first name printed on it) and white collared shirt. Sporting much-longer hair in this third official portrait, his comb over gives way to those cute and chubby cheeks.
We can't wait to see what Prince George will be wearing when he travels with his parents to New Zealand and Australia in April. But if this photograph is any indication, we'd expect him to be dressed just as dapper as his dad.
Isn't he adorable?



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5 Hair & Makeup Trends You Need To Try This Spring

5 Hair & Makeup Trends You Need To Try This Spring: Ahh, spring! Just uttering the word makes us feel all warm inside and ready to remove winter's heavy layers. But when transitioning your wardrobe, it is important to also lighten up your beauty routine. And this season's biggest hair and makeup trends are all about simple details that will really make you shine.



Here are five hair and makeup looks you need to try this spring. Plus, celebrity examples and tips on how to nail each trend.



Neon Orange Lips



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DO go for a super bright orange lip color, as this shade works on all skin tones. The most important thing in choosing orange lipstick is the finish. Glossy and creamy shades are fresh and fun. Keep the rest of your makeup uncomplicated -- framing your face with bold brows, gilded eyelids and mascara.



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DON'T go matte with your orange lips AND your face makeup. It creates this blah finish that makes your face appear unnatural and tense.



Fresh Face, Winged Eyeliner



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DO skip the heavy foundation and simply smooth on a tinted moisturizer or BB cream to go with this classic eye makeup look. We're going to give it to you straight: perfecting the cat-eye takes lots of practice. But with the right cream eyeliner and angled brush, you'll have it down in no time. (Watch this how-to video for reference.)



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DON'T go all wild with your winged eyeliner and top it off with a ghostly pale shade that washes out your skin. Stick to clean, simple lines using just one eyeshadow.



Midi Haircuts



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DO take the plunge and snip your strands into this medium-length haircut. The not-too-short and not-too-long hairstyle works for every face shape, and your styling possibilities are limitless.



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DON'T just chop your long locks until they fall right at your shoulders and then forget about the layers.



Metallic Nails



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DO accentuate your sun-kissed complexion with a shiny and shimmering mani. Besides, aren't you bored with the usual pastel nail polishes?



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DON'T ruin your metallic manicure with an unnatural nail shape. And ditch the acrylic nails!



Cafe Au Lait Hair Color



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DO go against the norm (and not go blonde this season) and opt for a richer brown dye job with face-framing highlights. Whether worn loose and wavy or sleek and straight, it will look amazing.



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DON'T book another salon appointment to go ombré. Just don't do it.


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