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Hollywood’s Best Beach Hair

29 Sep

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Best Wedding Hairstyles: Stars’ Bridal Hairdos on the Red Carpet

29 Sep

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Blooming marvellous! Temperley triumphs with a flower-filled collection aimed squarely at the grown-ups

15 Sep

From deepest, darkest Somerset, Alice Temperley is plotting to take over the fashion world. And if she’s not, she should be after unveiling a collection that put London’s wackier elements firmly in their place.
Temperley made her name with bohemian flowing dresses and while the odd blast of boho still crops up, by and large, this was a romantically grown-up vision that will please urban girls and country ladies alike.
Shimmering silk-organza gowns in cream and blush pink gave way to darkly dramatic dresses dressed up with fringed capes and festooned with neatly embroidered flowers.
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The flowers, a favoured motif of Temperley’s, returned again and again, most successfully on a stunning hot pink gown, loose-fitting and crafted from a blend of delicate organza and silk.
There was a dash of purple print too, on frocks that had more than a hint of Nicholas Ghesquière era Balenciaga about them, and a surprisingly successful attempt to combine loud leopard print with feminine florals.
Florals reappeared again, this time as a delicate pale pink print blooming across a neat oat-coloured tea dress and once more on a show-stopping bias cut gown of the sort Alice Temperley does so well.
Most of all though, the overwhelming impression was of pink, pink and more pink. Temperley had clearly taken inspiration from legendary Harpers Bazaar editor Diana Vreeland, who famously exhorted readers to ‘think pink’.
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Despite the success of her trailing show stoppers, Temperley hared off in a new direction with her shorter offerings, which came with structured A-line skirts and nipped in waists.
Better still were her beautifully cut column gowns, a world away from the folksy efforts of earlier collections, which added a shot of 30s elegance to the collection.
One narrow-skirted effort in a winning combination of rose, pale pink and black silk looked more Chanel than Temperley – and it was all to the credit of the designer.
Best of all though, were the skirts. Temperley doesn’t really do trousers but she does maxis like she means them and that was certainly the case here.
Whether gently puffed animal print or inky ruched tulle, Temperley’s were a tour de force.

BB CREAM VS. CC CREAM: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

14 Sep

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Makeup and skincare industries recently sparked a trend by introducing BB and CC creams, which provide skin with a foundation-style finish as well as sun protection. It’s important to know the basics about each before making a decision on which product works best for your skin.
BB Cream
The crowd-pleasing Asian import, fully named “Beauty Balm,” hit the industry by storm. A current US favorite by makeup artists and beauty gurus, BB cream is well known for providing SPF protection and antioxidants to the skin. Drugstore brands, such as Maybelline and Garnier, as well as high-end classics like Laura Geller and Clinique, have incorporated their own unique twist on this do-it-all product. If you feel that tinted moisturizer is too light or foundation is too heavy, this is the product for you.
CC Cream
The newly launched “complexion corrector” has been a hit, from brands such as Smashbox and Almay. The product is said to “be lighter on the skin [than a BB cream]…more of a whipped, light, fluffy feel and finish-kind of the new and improved BB,” according to makeup artist Nico Guilis. Many CC creams only provide the SPF benefit in their product, compared to BB creams, which provide both SPF and antioxidants. The most rewarding feature of CC creams is their ability to cover and conceal compared to their BB cream competition.
Similarities
Both BB and CC creams are designed to replace the use of serum, moisturizer, primer, foundation and sunscreen. They are helpful for girls on the go and for those looking to simplify their makeup routine. The variety of shades available from both types of products is limited to between four and six, so the ability to mix and match for a perfect shade is much less versatile compared to foundation.Although both products contain SPF, they should not be substituted for sunscreen. Since the formulas are tinted, many women will opt to use less of the product as to not look “orange;” therefore, they may not be receiving adequate amounts of SPF needed to protect the skin. The best bet is to use a sunscreen designed for use on the face (after cleansing and before applying product) for proper sun protection.
Overall, the main- yet subtle- difference between the two creams is their amount of coverage. The prices, shade variety and SPF value of each is practically equal. So if you’re looking to cover acne scars, dark marks, redness or existing blemishes, choose a CC cream. If your main concern is simply using a product easier to apply than foundation that will also provide benefits and a bit of coverage, stick with a BB cream instead.

THE 5 BEST MAKEUP COMBINATIONS IN BEAUTY HISTORY

14 Sep

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Since there are so many brands, colors, designs and types to choose from, experimenting with new makeup combinations can be one of the best parts of being a girl. In the end, there are a few classic and faithful combinations that College Gloss returns to. They’ll never fail to “wow” your best girlfriends, and CG is proud to showcase our top five favorites.
Timeless Smokey Eyes with Nude Lips
The smokey eye with nude lips combination complements almost any outfit and works well for a big night out. Since dark, smokey shadow is a strong statement, pairing it with nude lipstick instead of a bright lip will help to keep the focus on your gorgeous eyes.
Black Eyeliner with Bright Red Lips
The classic black eyeliner and red lipstick combination is a go-to makeup look and for good reason: the sultry look radiates elegance. If you feel more daring, wing out eyeliner to make a cateye. For additional flair, wear this combination with a leopard print white or black dress to make your lips pop.
Light Purple Shadow with Pale Pink Lips
This subtle combination is great for a girls day out or a trip to the mall. The focus is on the eyes, yet the gloss will complement rather than contrast. Adjust the shade of the shadow based on your skin tone. If you have lighter skin, go for a more pastel shade. If you have olive or dark skin, opt for a deeper pigment color.

MANICURE MUST-HAVES

14 Sep

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Nothing beats the feeling of fresh manicured hands. Whether it’s the bold colors, the relaxing hand massage or simply knowing that your nails are cleaned up, a great manicure goes a long way to making your day a bit brighter. As college students, it’s hard to visit the salon to get a weekly manicure, plus the cost digs into funds needed for books and groceries. But your nails don’t have to suffer since you always have the option of an affordable DIY manicure. To help you to an at-home mani refresh, College Gloss has compiled a list of manicure must-haves for a long-lasting, chip-free finish.
Nail Polish Remover
To start a great manicure, always use nail polish remover, even if you don’t have polish on your nails. This gives nails a clean, oil-free surface to work with. A non-acetone option is always a better choice, as it causes far less damage to nails and cuticles. Plus, it won’t bleach color if you spill. For the on-the-go girl, an acetone formula will help remove polish at a quicker pace, but only use it occasionally as it can dry out nails easily.
Nail Color
The most creative aspect of a manicure is, of course, a fun nail color. With so many shades, brands and varieties to choose from, the options are truly endless. If you’re a frequent nail painter, invest in formaldehyde-free colors, which will keep damage to a minimum as they don’t have harmful chemicals. Also be on the lookout for formulas that claim to offer a “gel-like shine,” which means that they are similar to Shellac, which lasts longer than a standard polish.

Rihanna Debuts Official MAC Ad for Fall Makeup Collection

13 Sep

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Our girl RiRi has done it again! She caught our attention looking nothing but fabulous in her new MAC advertisement. The picture she posted on her Instagram account debuted her fall 2013 collection look — it is definitely bold and SO Rihanna! This bad girl is the epitome of fierce, and with her head held high and a regal expression — who wouldn’t want to buy these products?
RiRi looks fierce in her new campaign for MAC, but what really makes this ad pop is the raisin lip she’s rocking. The strong lipstick color is called, Talk That Talk — ok girl, we hear you!
We all know Rihanna loves to play around with her look and loves wearing a standout lip. Her earlier collection featured the bright red lipstick called RiRi Woo, which sold out in only 3 hours! From the look of this ad, we know that the plum lipstick will be an instant hit!
Her lipsticks look like the big items for her fall collection — but we can’t forget about the rest of her makeup! Her skin is practically glowing, as her cheekbones are highlighted and defined with a pink blush called Bad Girl Gone Good. Her luminescent skin is created by using her Diamonds Cream Colour Base, which really highlights her skin, making it look radiant. Her eyes are defined with a black liner (PointBlack), but it doesn’t overpower the look. The lashes are what really make the eyes pop, as they are lengthened with GigaBlack mascara — for extra length, use false lashes.
She concluded her Instagram pic with the caption “Official Ad’ for my first #RiRiheartMAC makeup collection!!! Fall is the time to get extra fly! Stay gorgeous this FALL witcha girl RiRi!! #MACgirl #MAC”
This bad girl is the epitome of sexy, as she continues to make a statement in the world of fashion and beauty — so don’t wait to get her collection. Mark this in your calendar, because the new fall line goes on sale online on Oct. 2nd, and it’s available in stores on Oct. 3rd through Oct. 31st.
RiRi adds a personal touch to complete the ad with a lipstick signature. She signs, “RiRi ❤ MAC.”

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