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16 of the Coolest Groomsmen Gifts in 2017

by Patrick @ brostrick

Because these guys have been with you since day one so, let’s face it, it’s time to reward them for sticking by you (and keeping their mouths shut about what happened at the bachelor party).  We’ve rounded up some of the best groomsmen gift ideas for 2016.  From classic to unique, we got your guys […]

Hearts and Plaid Stamped Nails

by kristina @ Daily Something

Base Polish Color: Nicole by OPI All Kendall-ed Up Stamping Polish Color: Born Pretty Wine Red #13 Stamping Polish…

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The Best Nail-Polish Colors of Spring

The Best Nail-Polish Colors of Spring


Vanities

See the rainbow, paint the rainbow.

The 11 Best Game of Throne Comebacks

by Brian @ brostrick

The Game of Thrones is certainly not a subtle show.  The Dragons, the fire, the ice, the dead are all so cool to watch.  But one of the best parts of GOT is the comebacks.  Let’s face it, the characters on Game of Thrones certainly don’t mince words.  Here are 11 of the best comebacks […]

Girl Scout Cookie Baking Mixes to Hit Stores Nationwide

Girl Scout Cookie Baking Mixes to Hit Stores Nationwide

by mariayagoda @ PEOPLE.com

Samoas in cupcake form was a thing we never knew we needed, but now it’s the only thing we can think about.

Pillsbury just unveiled Girl Scout Cookie baking mixes, which are available in Thin Mints and Caramel & Coconut – a.k.a. Samoas – flavors. The four new mixes are for baking cupcakes, brownies and blondies — unfortunately, you won’t be able to make actual Girl Scout Cookies, because that would put a lot of 7-year-olds out of business.

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“Families can try out their favorite cookie flavors in the form of brownies, cupcakes, and blondies, while they wait for the real thing once a year during Girl Scout Cookie season,” said Girl Scouts of the USA chief revenue officer Barry Horowitz in a statement.

GSC loyalists are, to put it mildly, freaking out.

The mixes, now available nationwide, retail for $3.29 each — almost $2 less than what you’d pay for a box of cookies.

WATCH THIS: The Girl Scouts Cookie Oven Will Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth Year Around

RELATED: The Best Girl Scout Cookie Recipes

Easily the best part of all this news is the fact that we will now be able to eat Girl Scout Cookie dough, something we never thought would be possible in our lifetimes!

Also Thin Mint brownie sundaes.

Also Samoas-flavored birthday cake.

Can you tell we’re excited about it?


Best Nail Polish: Opi vs Essie

Best Nail Polish: Opi vs Essie


the snobby foodie

I'm a big advocate of painting your own nails. I feel like a bottle of nail nice polish costs less than a manicure. Also, I'm terrified of the cleanliness of equipment at nail salons.I've tried quite a few inexpensive brands of nail polish: Revlon, Loreal, Sinful Colors, Sally Hansen... an

Top 10 Essie Nail Polishes + Swatches

Top 10 Essie Nail Polishes + Swatches


Rose & Reese

Don’t know which Essie Polishes to get? Too many to choose from? Let me help you out with these swatches ;)

The Best Summer Nail Polish Colors to Try This Season, from the Demure to the Eccentric and Adventurous

The Best Summer Nail Polish Colors to Try This Season, from the Demure to the Eccentric and Adventurous


W Magazine

With the summer season just around corner, it's time to swap out your winter shades for a summer-ready manicure. This season, the best nail polish colors range from the classic (think elegant reds, pearly whites and sheer pinks) to the more adventurous (i.e. vibrant shades of coral, lavender and shimmery bronze). Either way, there's something--or several things--for everyone. Here, a closer look at the best summer nail polish colors to try from OPI, Essie, Dior, JINsoon and more.

Essie Gel Couture-Review + Swatches - THIRTEEN THOUGHTS

Essie Gel Couture-Review + Swatches - THIRTEEN THOUGHTS


THIRTEEN THOUGHTS

Essie Gel Couture-Review + Swatches Okay...... I've been raving about these all over my Instagram and Snapchat, now it's time for some swatches and a

Best Essie Nail Polishes For Summer

Best Essie Nail Polishes For Summer


Totally Love It

Everytime I go to Target/Ulta or any other beauty store I have to pass by the nail polish aisle, I HAVE TO! One of my FAVORITES nail polish is Essie. I just love the colors, the bottle, the style n…

The Best Nail Polish Colors of All Time

The Best Nail Polish Colors of All Time


PureWow

The best red. The best nude. The best yellow. (You heard us--yellow.)

Best Essie Nail Polish Colours

Best Essie Nail Polish Colours


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I really don't like my nails (first world problems, right?). What I mean is that when they are nail polish-free I just find them quite ugly - is it just me? (I'm even weirder about feet!) Anyway, that's why nail polish is so important to me. It needs to last, because I don't have the time to reapply

Obscure Nail Polish | Shop Hard To Find Nail Polish | Essie Starry Starry Night

Obscure Nail Polish | Shop Hard To Find Nail Polish | Essie Starry Starry Night


SheFinds

Shop 10 obscure nail polish colors that are hard to find on SHEfinds.com.

The Most Flattering Nail Polish Colors for Your Skin Tone

The Most Flattering Nail Polish Colors for Your Skin Tone


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These manis were made for you.

The Best Wine Refrigerators for Every Oenophile

by Ross @ brostrick

Even if you are going to make a modest investment in wine to have a few bottles of good wine on hand when friends and family come over; it probably makes sense to also invest in a wine refrigerator.  A good way to store both red and white wines; a wine refrigerator will keep most […]

The Five Best Essie Nail Polishes for the Summer – Twenty Something Living

The Five Best Essie Nail Polishes for the Summer – Twenty Something Living


Twenty Something Living

Wondering what color to paint your fingers and toes this sunny season? Check out our must have nail polishes for the summer of 2015.

30 Casket Nails

by Emma Philo @ girlterestmag

30 Casket Nails With celebrities like Selena Gomez and Kylie Jenner rocking casket nails, it is very tempting to try out the trend ourselves. The nail shape instantly dresses up your appearance, and looks striking, particularly with bold jewelry. From classic greens and nudes, to holographic and sophisticated designs, with this list of 30 gorgeous […]

11 best nude nail polishes

11 best nude nail polishes


The Independent

The search for the perfect nude – not too thin or streaky, not too yellow and not too pink, not too light and not too dark – may well be a lifelong quest for mani-addicts, but we’ve done the research to get you off to a good start. All of our top ten offered easy application, a good glossy finish and at least five-day staying power (with the help of our favourite Seche Vite topcoat), and, from the palest of pinks to deep chocolatey brown, there’s something for every skin tone. 1. Essie Nail Lacquer in Spin the Bottle: £7.99, Superdrug

TOP PICKS: Essie Best Summer pink Nail Polish

TOP PICKS: Essie Best Summer pink Nail Polish


The Trendy Nail

Essie Best Summer Pink Nail Polishes for 2015! As summer quickly approaches I wanted to share with you my top 3 pink nail polish picks by Essie to try this

Pedicure Colors and Toe Shape · A Well Styled Life®

Pedicure Colors and Toe Shape · A Well Styled Life®


A Well Styled Life®

Who doesn’t love a classic red pedicure, or manicure if you’re lucky enough to have strong fingernails? It’s timeless, ageless, goes with everything and so sophisticated! Lately, I’ve been thinking about contrast and reassessing its attractiveness on my 60-year-old toes.  I’m stepping further away from my predominantly black wardrobe this spring and as I transition …

Best Of Beauty

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Some of the products that got my vote for Allure Magazine's Best of Beauty Awards

Gold Nails: 35 Gold Nail Designs

by Alexandra Vincze @ girlterestmag

Stunning Gold Nail Designs Gold will always represent elegance and luxury, and with these gold nail designs, you will surely create eye-catching, exquisite manicures! From black and gold nails to pink or rose gold nails, We’ve collected the 35 most gorgeous nail art designs, including new techniques and surprising details. Nude and Gold We are […]

Tailgating Fashion Trends

by LoveIt @ Totally Love It

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Tailgating Fashion Trends Football season is just around the corner, and we’ve pulled together the latest Tailgating Fashion Trends to insure you look your best during the pregame festivities. So go through your closet and/or head to your favorite fan apparel store as Game Day is almost here. Cowboy Boots Whether with shorts, a skirt […]

Tailgating Fashion Trends

24 Best Friend Gifts That are BFF Approved This Christmas

by Patrick @ brostrick

…because she really is your BFF and she really does have everything already, but you need to get her a gift that doesn’t embarrass you both.  We’ve rounded up some of the most unique and on-trend best friend gift ideas for your partner in crime in that are perfect for the upcoming Christmas holiday or anytime […]

18 Fall Nail Colors That are So Hot in 2017

18 Fall Nail Colors That are So Hot in 2017


brostrick

This is the time of year when we’re all ready for some cooler temperatures, cozy sweaters and warm boots.   One of the best parts of the change in season?  Switching up your nail polish!  We’ve picked 18 warm neutrals, brooding grays and darkly pigmented nail polish shades that screa…

You Won't Believe Essie's 10 Best-Selling Shades

You Won't Believe Essie's 10 Best-Selling Shades


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Essie is the ultimate color authority and the go-to professional nail brand. See which shades are the best-selling and buy from Ulta.

Everything We Know About Khloé Kardashian's Romance with Tristan Thompson (So Far)

Everything We Know About Khloé Kardashian's Romance with Tristan Thompson (So Far)

by Julia Emmanuele @ PEOPLE.com

After a few love false starts, Khloé Kardashian finally has her Prince Charming – NBA player Tristan Thompson.

With the announcement on Tuesday that the couple are going to be parents, it’s time to take a look back to where it all began.

HE’S VERY MUCH HER TYPE
From day one it was clear that the twenty-six-year-old Thompson had the sporting skills that in the past turned the reality’s star head. Thompson already has an impressive NBA career under his belt. Originally from Canada, he was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2011, and helped the team win its first NBA Championship in June. He also played for the Canadian national team this summer, although they didn’t qualify for the Olympics.

THEIR LOVE WENT GLOBAL EARLY
A week after first being spotted out together in September 2016, the two celebrated Labor Day weekend together in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. They were photographed fitting in some R&R on the beaches, but …

BUT THEY WERE TAKING THINGS SLOWLY – AT FIRST
Despite their tropical vacation, a source told PEOPLE at the time that they were a “mini-thing. They like each other and are hanging out.”

WE’RE NOT TOTALLY SURE WHEN IT STARTED …
It turns out that Thompson and Kardashian’s “mini-thing” has been going on since before their 2016 Labor Day getaway. “Khloé and Tristan have been seeing each other for a little bit,” a source told PEOPLE at the time. “He’s a really nice, good guy, and she seems very happy with him.”

… BUT HE QUICKLY EARNED KRIS JENNER’S SEAL OF APPROVAL
Looks like Khloé isn’t the only Kardashian that Thompson has won over: The reality star posted this super-cuddly photo on her Snapchat account, featuring a grinning Jenner. (And if Kris approves, then we do, too!)

RELATED: Celeb Quotes of the Day: Ryan Gosling, Victoria Beckham & More

THEY’RE ALL ABOUT THE PDA
They may have been keeping it casual in the fall, but these two were never shy about showing off how into each other they were from the start. In fact, things got very steamy when they attended Drake’s concert in L.A. in September, where they were spotted dancing and kissing in the audience.

HE GETS ALONG WITH HER FRIENDS, TOO
Everyone knows that all new relationships live or die by the best friend test — and luckily, it looks like Thompson has passed with flying colors. He and Kardashian were spotted out with her best friend, Malika Haqq, in September in West Hollywood, where the trio took in a comedy show.

In October, Haqq and her sister, Khadijah, gushed about Kardashian’s new love to PEOPLE. “He’s really nice to her,” Malika said. “He’s the coolest guy in the world — and you know, Khloé’s always loved basketball.”

THEIR RELATIONSHIP IS FILLED WITH ‘JOY AND LAUGHTER’
Their slow relationship quickly sped up to serious town as, just a month later, things between the two had taken a more serious turn. “I think — you know what, I think it’s the feeling. You know how people say it’s the look? It’s really cliché, but it just looks really good,” Malika told PEOPLE exclusively about Kardashian’s new relationship.

Her sister, Khadijah, added: “Not only do they look really good, I think it’s really special to find two people that there’s an element of joy and laughter that all of us are supposed to attain in relationships. And I don’t mean just male and female, but the fact that you can find that best friend aspect in your partner, that’s what it’s obviously about.”

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“And hard to find,” added Malika. “So, it’s nice to watch.”

THEY HAVE A LOT IN COMMON
“You know, they’re both very giving and very kind,” Malika told PEOPLE. “They take great care of their friends and their families. They love to enjoy themselves. They both work very hard. They have a lot of things in common, and they’re extremely supportive.”

“And when they’re together, they have fun,” Khadijah chimed in.

SHE’S FOLLOWING HER HEART
The Haqq sisters told PEOPLE that they just want their best friend to be happy — and it seems as if Thompson is making her very happy indeed. “I think Khloé is really smart, in general, when it comes to relationships,” said Malika. “I think the stigma now is that she rushes, because she had rushed into her marriage, but she’s a lover.”

“She’s going to follow her heart always,” said Khadijah.

“And when you love genuinely, you get what you’re supposed to get out of that,” added Malika. “So, I think she’s just being smart, but I think she’s trusting love.”

THEY’VE ALREADY GOT MATCHING JEWELRY
When you’re a Kardashian, there’s no better way to confirm that your new relationship is going strong than by showcasing your matching bling on Instagram. After flying out to Cleveland to watch Thompson receive his 2016 Cavaliers NBA Championship ring in October last year, Kardashian posted a photo of Thompson’s new bling … along with her own hand, which was sporting a stack of diamond-encrusted rings. And just to see the his-and-hers theme through, she accessorized them with a red-and-gold-patterned Cavaliers ring.

THEY’VE MADE IT INSTAGRAM OFFICIALJust a few days after teasing fans with a picture of their matching rings, Kardashian finally made things Instagram official by posting a photo of the pair gazing deeply into each other’s eyes at a Halloween party. Kardashian, who was dressed as the X-Men character Storm, simply captioned the photo of her and her new beau (as Black Panther) with a heart emoji. And on the off-chance that you didn’t quite pick up on the meaning of that caption, Kardashian also posted quite a few steamy Snapchats of the couple, including one of them dancing and one of them making out in the middle of the party.

As we all know, once couples costumes are involved, things are definitely very serious.

THEY SPENT THE HOLIDAYS TOGETHERThe next big step in any relationship (after matching outfits, obviously) is spending the holidays together. In November, Kardashian flew out to Cleveland in order to support Thompson at the Turkey Drive that he and teammate J.R. Smith hosted in order to give food to underprivileged families at the Greater Friendship Baptist Church.

Two months later, the happy couple rang in 2017 together, and Kardashian posted two very steamy photos of her and her beau partying the night away — and showing plenty of PDA in the process.

 

 

Around that time, a source close to the Kardashians told PEOPLE that the couple “are insanely happy and in love,” and added, “It’s a healthy relationship and they’re very serious about each other.”

DROPPING THE “L WORLD”In January, Kardashian wrote in a post on her website and app about how compatible she and Thompson are, based on their astrological signs. “A love match between a Cancer and a Pisces is a positive meeting of spirits,” the reading revealed. “Both signs are basically tolerant and sympathetic, and Pisces is easily energized by Cancer’s ideas.” In another post, she wrote about how peaceful she felt in her new relationship: “It’s such a great feeling that I have my happy back! It’s from a genuine place and the most peaceful place I’ve been in for longer than I can even remember.”

“I think when you’re in love you definitely feel happy and healthy too,” Kardashian continued. “I like that my relationship is very normal and doesn’t need to be so publicized all the time.”

In addition to referring to the Cavaliers star as “my love” on her Instagram, Kardashian gushed about Thompson during a January appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden. “I feel like I’m spotting something different about you — this time you might be glowing!” said Corden, 38, hinting at the reality star’s romance. “You seem like somebody who may have found love recently?”

“I have!” said Kardashian, all smiles. “I am, I’m very happy. It’s going good. We use the L word!”

All jokes, aside, a source confirmed to PEOPLE later that month that things were very serious between the two. “She spends more time with Tristan in Cleveland than in L.A,” the source revealed. “She of course thinking about the future. She hopes their relationship will have a future. Tristan makes her very happy.” 

THEY MADE THEOR LOVE KUWTK OFFICIAL, TOO

In March, things became even more serious for Thompson, who appeared on the season 13 premiere of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, alongside his ladylove. However, during the episode, Kardashian attempted to shield her love from her family — in order to keep big sister, Kim, from finding out all the details. “So, I see pictures of Khloé with some NBA player, and even though I know not to believe everything on the internet, Khloé and a NBA player do go hand-in-hand,” Kim said on the show. “It’s my sister. Of course, I want to know who she’s hooking up with.”

“Kim’s my sister. I’m obviously going to tell her eventually,” Kardashian explained, as to why she wanted to keep things from her family. “But it’s fun to torture her. She’s tortured me my entire life, so I feel like this is the perfect time to drag this out as long as I possibly can.”

Eventually, Kardashian let her guard down and invited Thompson to accompany the family to Kanye West’s concert, knowing full well that her family would all be there — and that Kim would finally get her answers. Luckily, it seems like as long as Kardashian is happy, so are her sisters.

“I knew she was messing with me, but I’m just happy that she’s having a good time and starting a new relationship,” Kim, happy and satisfied, told the cameras. “He’s a little young, but I’m excited to tell Jonathan and, like, a couple of my friends!”

FROM COINAGE: The Lavish Lifestyle of the Kardashian Kids

SHE WANTS TO MARRY HIM — AND KNEW SHE WANTED TO START A FAMILY TOGETHER 

Kardashian opened up in the April 13 issue of ES magazine, sharing that she’d say “yes” if Thompson proposed — and that they’d talked about having a family.

“He is a father, and I know for a fact that he would be an impeccable father,” she said, noting that he and ex Jordan Craig welcomed a child in December. The Revenge Body star also sees kids in her future, although she doesn’t feel a big rush to make it happen. “I definitely want to be a mom. But I don’t put the pressure on it. It’s not like, ‘The clock is ticking,’ ” she said. “I feel in my soul it will happen.”

THEY EMBARK ON COOKING ADVENTURES

Another benefit of dating the NBA star? The reality star is coming out of her comfort zone. Kardashian cooked kidney for the first time in June with her boyfriend, and for someone that doesn’t eat meat, it was a harrowing experience.

“So when you are in love with someone that’s Jamaican, you do very strange things, and I’m about to make kidney for the first time,” Kardashian is heard saying on her Snapchat, where she documented every step of the unique meal’s prep.

THE KARDASHIAN CREW ARE ALL FANS

Kris and Kourtney Kardashian as well as her kids, Mason, 7, and Penelope Disick, 4, were front and center supporting Khloé’s boyfriend of nearly one year. The Kardashian sisters were twinning, wearing leather leggings and proudly wearing Thompson’s gold #13 jerseys. Even Penelope donned Cavaliers colors in a yellow shirt. Momager Kris wore a bedazzled black and white sweater with black pants.

THEY’RE HOUSE HUNTING TOGETHER

A source told PEOPLE that Kardashian is house hunting with the 26-year-old Cleveland Cavaliers player. According to the source, they’re not moving in together officially just yet, but Thompson (who has a home in Cleveland) is looking to rent a place in Los Angeles. “They live at Khloé’s Calabasas house right now,” said the source, explaining that Thompson is hoping to land a home closer to the downtown area. “He thinks the drive from Calabasas to L.A. is too far every day,” says the source. “When they go out in L.A., they want a second house that’s closer.”

As for Kardashian? She’s “just the happiest,” said the source close to the star. “She loves spending every day with Tristan.”

THEY JOIN KIM & KANYE ON ‘QUICK TRIPS’ TOGETHER

Kim Kardashian West and Khloé headed to the northern California city on July 22 with their respective loves, Kanye West and Tristan Thompson, and were sure to document the moments before the trip on Snapchat. “Quick Trip to San Fran,” Kardashian West wrote on a video of the jet. She showed off the red carpet leading to the aircraft’s stairs.

KHLOÉ IS IN NO RUSH TO GET MARRIED

“I’m in the best relationship I’ve ever been in and it doesn’t take a ring for me to feel that way,” Kardashian told YOU magazine, gushing about her beau while expressing that she’s happy with her relationship as-is. “I believe in marriage and I want to be married again one day but I don’t have a time frame. Why do people think that marriage equates to happiness? There are a lot of people in unhealthy marriages.”

… AND NOW THEY’RE EXPECTING!

Khloé is the third Kardashian-Jenner sibling to be expecting a child.

The baby will be the first child for Khloé. Thompson, 26, welcomed a son named Prince Oliver with his ex-girlfriend Jordan Craig in December 2016.

“Yes, Khloe and Tristan are expecting and they are absolutely thrilled,” a source tells PEOPLE. “This isn’t something they were in a rush to announce to the whole world, and it’s only been in just the past week or so that they’ve felt comfortable telling most of their inner circle. Things were complicated a bit by Kylie’s announcement as they don’t want to be seen as intruding on that moment for her but it is now reaching a point where Khloe doesn’t want to be openly lying to people, and just staying quiet isn’t going to work anymore.” 

Adding, “This is something Khloe has wanted for years and years and yet it’s more than that: she didn’t want it unless she was in the right relationship for it. She never let it happen with Lamar, intentionally, and she never considered it with James or French or anyone else she has seen. But this is such a wonderful moment for her: not only is she going to be a mother, she is going to be raising a child with a man she truly loves. Everyone is over the moon for them both.”

Kardashian’s pregnancy comes days after sources confirmed to PEOPLE on Friday that Kylie Jenner is expecting a baby girl with her boyfriend Travis Scott. She is due in February.

Kim and husband Kanye West are expecting their third child after hiring a surrogate to help them expand their family.

News of Khloé’s first baby on the way comes months after she admitted on the show’s season 13 finale — following news that her uterus looked normal after an initial fertility scare leading her to cease taking birth control — that she and her boyfriend have “definitely about starting a family” together.


essie gel couture Nail Polish - Review - Something About That | Toronto Lifestyle and Fashion Blog

essie gel couture Nail Polish - Review - Something About That | Toronto Lifestyle and Fashion Blog


Something About That | Toronto Lifestyle and Fashion Blog

Have you tried essie gel couture nail polish yet? If not, you need to! It's incredible, long-lasting and has a gorgeous shine. Learn more here:

9 Best Personalized Photo Gift Ideas in 2017

by Jennifer @ brostrick

We’ve all got them.  So many photos saved to our computers, Facebook and Instagram – not to mention our kids artwork plastered all over the fridge and cork boards.  But, there’s also teachers, parents and grandparents (among others) that we need to buy gifts for.  Enter “photo gifts.”  Nowadays, it’s so easy to upload photos and […]

The Best Stand Mixers that Every Baker Needs

by Ross @ brostrick

If I listened to my mother this would be an entire list of KitchenAid stand mixers of different sizes and colors.  I remember what a huge, expensive purchase it was for her and how she knew that she would have it for 20 years.  More than 30 years later it still sits on her counter […]

New Nail Polish Storage – Color Clutch Review

by kristina @ Daily Something

For the past four years I’ve been storing my nail polish on acrylic racks that are meant to be…

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39 Unique Christmas Gifts for Kids (Boys and Girls) in 2017

by Patrick @ brostrick

….because let’s face it, buying gifts for kids isn’t the easiest thing ever, especially when your kids have absolutely everything already (read: last Christmas).  So let’s tackle this together and make this the best Christmas holiday ever!   We all want the best for our kids, but sometimes pleasing them can be…less than pleasing.  When it […]

 Nail Polish | Ulta Beauty

Nail Polish | Ulta Beauty


ULTA Beauty

Essie is the ultimate color authority offering a line of superior nail polishes. The fashion - forward shades with an exclusive award winning formula are always classic, chic, and elegant.

11 Best Hanukkah Gifts For Everyone On Your List in 2017

by Patrick @ brostrick

No, Hanukkah isn’t a Jewish Christmas.  Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday, celebrated for 8 nights, lighting the menorah and reciting prayers.  It’s more about spending time with family, while sharing and passing on traditions.  If you’re also giving gifts while celebrating the festival of lights with family or friends, we’ve got 11 ideas from traditional […]

Memorial Day DIY Table Decoration

by KRetroK @ Totally Love It

Content via TotallyLoveIt.com (c)

This creative and easy Memorial Day DIY Table Decoration is a great way to help add patriotic color to your holiday celebration! Another awesome thing about this simple decoration is that it’s a piece you can keep out until July 4th if you so choose. Using supplies you probably already have around the house, grab a […]

Memorial Day DIY Table Decoration

Halloween Nails

by kristina @ Daily Something

Instagrammed by starofmay Halloween Nails :) Orange polish: Essie Orange, It’s Obvious Black polish: OPI Black Onyx Glitter polish:…

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Yum! Essie's New Summer Nail Polishes Are Inspired by French Pastries

Yum! Essie's New Summer Nail Polishes Are Inspired by French Pastries


POPSUGAR Beauty

Get your favorite pedicure sandals ready, because the Essie Summer 2017 collection is here! The six-polish lineup was inspired by French desserts such as

The Best Barely-There Nail Polishes

The Best Barely-There Nail Polishes


Into The Gloss

The most socially acceptable way to go nude

Sterling K. Brown: If I Was An Oscar-Winning White Australian Woman, I Could Have Finished My Emmys Speech

Sterling K. Brown: If I Was An Oscar-Winning White Australian Woman, I Could Have Finished My Emmys Speech

by Victoria Uwumarogie @ MadameNoire

One could say it likely had a lot to do with the fact that she's a bigger star, an Oscar winner and what not. But could it also be privilege? 

The post Sterling K. Brown: If I Was An Oscar-Winning White Australian Woman, I Could Have Finished My Emmys Speech appeared first on MadameNoire.

Boho Fashion Outfits: 30 Gorgeous Boho Chic Outfits

by Alexandra Vincze @ girlterestmag

Bohemian Outfits As we are slowly saying goodbye to winter and spring, it’s time to refresh our wardrobes with a splash of boho chic colors, patterns and designs! From suede mini skirts to lace kimonos and floral dresses, there is nothing not to love about this style! Cute Embroidery Starting off our list with something […]

10 Monthly Beauty Subscription Boxes To Gift in 2017

by Jennifer @ brostrick

How fun are subscription boxes?  It’s like a cute little present that shows up at your door once a month.  It’s the perfect gift that keeps on giving (or sign up for yourself, we won’t judge).  With the rising popularity of these beauty boxes, it seems there’s something for everyone.  Nail polish addict?  Check.  Cruelty-free […]

The Best of My Essie Stash

The Best of My Essie Stash


The Anna Edit

Though I may be having a bit of a moment right now for Nails Inc and the new Barry M Speedy Quick Dry range – but more on that another day – the bulk of my nail polish stash is made up …

DIY Dark to Light Hair Highlighting / Balayage

DIY Dark to Light Hair Highlighting / Balayage

by The Snobby Foodie @ The Snobby Fox - the snobby foodie

So you're a dark haired girl thinking of dying your hair lighter, but you don't want to go orange / brassy.  

I have very dark hair and for the longest time, I've been using L'Oréal highlighting kits to lighten my hair. It was cheaper than going to a salon and since my hair is wavy, I could make a few mistakes and it would look okay. This is the easiest way. Recently, I switched to using beauty supply products and noticed it damaged my hair WAY less. I was suuuuuper nervous at first, but found out it's really not that much harder than the highlighting kit. These are the products I used for an ashy bronde color. 

Da Vinci Blue Powder Bleach - this helps give an ashier tone.

Da Vinci Crème Developer 30 or 40. The higher the number, the lighter. I wouldn't go higher than 40. I usually do 30. 

To mix, I add 1 part of the color to 1 oz of the developer. If you're doing a lot of color, I would recommend increasing the quality. (3x if you have thick hair and want to do highlights + ombré). To figure out your ideal ratio, watch this video.  

Highlighting Cap

For natural looking highlights. I purchased the hair highlighting cap. It makes the highlights look more natural and the grow out is better. 

Place the highlight cap on your head and pull through strands with the metal tool. This is a great video demo.

If you want to do a balayage, you can pile heavier color at the bottom of your hair and work lighter on the way up. For a more dramatic effect, you can add color to the bottom section of your hair (outside of the highlighting cap). This is the best video tutorial I've found. Using the highlighting cap gives you the ability to mindlessly pull strands rather than being specific and choosing. 

 Purple Shampoo - Get Rid of Brassiness

This is your best friend. Right after dying, use this to remove orange tones. After I remove the dye, I apply the shampoo for 10 minutes and then deep condition for 10 minutes. To maintain, I use the shampoo once a week. (I wash my hair 2-3 times a week). Again, make sure you let the shampoo sit in your hair before washing it out.  I also try to wash my hair with cool water. 

Any purple shampoo works, but here are my favorite. I prefer the shampoo and conditioner combinations: 

Clairol Shimmer Lights Shampoo- highly effective, cheap. For this one, you make want to use a regular shampoo beforehand to clean because this one doesn't do a great job of cleaning

 Joico Color Balance Purple- this one is mid-range in price, but had more natural ingredients

 Naissant Treatment Blond Pearl- this one is expensive, has natural ingredients, and does the best job. This is also recommended by whippycake who brandishes very platinum blonde hair. I also bought the conditioning mask.

At the end of the day, all of these will work. Some may work faster than others. 

 Keep your Hair Soft

I try to use a good moisturizing mask once a week. You can do a DIY at home one: coconut oil + avocado oil. Or I like the Earth Science Olive & Avocado Hair Masque because it has natural ingredients.

Tips

  • Don't do a dramatic color change all at once. Dye incrementally with a few weeks in between. The process of lightening hair takes time & you don't want to get eager and mess up your hair color. At home, it's better to play it safe.
  • If you want a VERY specific look, I would not recommend dying your hair at home by yourself.
  • Disclaimer: I am not a salon professional. Dye your hair at your own risk.  Everyone's hair is different.

22 Shades of Nude Nail Polish to Complement Every Skin Tone - theFashionSpot

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Tutu-Wearing Grandma, 98, Pops Champagne and Devours Cake in Colorful Birthday Shoot: ‘She Is 100 Percent Girly-Girl’

by Jason Duaine Hahn @ PEOPLE.com

At just two years shy of becoming a centenarian, Grandma Gladys still knows how to party, and her loving granddaughter is by her side to spark up the fun.

To celebrate Gladys’ 98th birthday on September 26, her granddaughter, Shannon Weikle, treated her to a colorful photoshoot—which featured Gladys dying her hair blue, sipping Prosecco straight from the bottle and destroying a cake with her bare hands.

“A lot of my friends are having babies and are either doing newborn photoshoots or smash cakes for their child’s first birthday,” Weikle, 29, of Bowie, Maryland, tells PEOPLE. “She’s the person I do all these fun things with, and that’s where the idea came in, and I wanted to do something special for her.”

Weikle has done special things to mark her grandmother’s birthday over the years, such as getting matching maple leaf tattoos on their wrists when Gladys turned 95 in 2014—which almost didn’t happen because the shop needed a copy of Gladys’ ID to prove she was over 18, but she didn’t have one (fortunately, they found other means). They’ve also discussed going big for her 100th birthday: for that milestone, Weikle is currently trying to convince her grandmother to go skydiving. While Gladys needs some more time to come around to that idea, she was totally game for a photoshoot where she could get dolled up.

 

“She is 100 percent girly-girl,” Weikle explains. “She loves to look nice and get dressed up, I thought the photoshoot would be a fun way for her to commemorate the occasion.”

But “feisty” Gladys wasn’t too keen when it came to dying her silver hair blue for the shoot.

“I came over and I showed her the dye, and we just went to work,” Weikle says. “When she saw herself, she was mortified!”

Still, Gladys remained a trooper and went through with her granddaughter’s plan.

The photos, taken by Maryland photographer Cara Lynn McGilvrey, show a beaming Gladys surrounded by green forestry and colorful balloons, and sipping a little wine from a glass that reads, “98 and looking for a date.” Well, in truth, she sipped more than just a little wine.

“I thought wine might be good because it would calm her nerves since she was a little nervous about getting her picture taken,” Weikle says. “We poured her a glass of wine to sip on and take pictures with, and then she just chugged it—she was pretty excited when we drove home!”

When McGilvrey posted the photo set to her Facebook page, they received a lot of attention: the post has garnered more than 16,000 likes and 3,000 comments, and many commenters expressed that they, too, wanted to put on similar shoots for their grandmothers.

Weikle says Gladys lights up when she hears about all of the attention she’s been getting, and they are both thankful the response has been nothing but positive.

“I’ll read her the comments and she’ll just giggle and can’t believe so many people care about what she’s doing,” Weikle says. “She thought people would think she had gone crazy. Hopefully, this inspires people to realize they are never too old to do anything or to enjoy life.”


The 8 Hottest Pedicure Colors for Summer 2017

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What to Buy at Madewell's Epic Sale That'll Make Your Fall Wardrobe Fantastic

What to Buy at Madewell's Epic Sale That'll Make Your Fall Wardrobe Fantastic

by Kami Phillips @ PEOPLE.com

Madewell may be most famously known for its perfect-fitting denim and easy pieces so good you feel like you’ve already lived in them forever. But this fall, they’re offering up a collection so good you’re not going to be able to stop at the basics. And right now, to start the season off in the best way possible they’re offering 20 percent off purchases of $100 and more and 30 percent off purchases of $200 and more when you use the promo code “YESANDYES” at checkout! It’s definitely the best excuse to shop for all of your favorite pieces at once. Not sure where to start? We’ve picked out five of our favorite fall styles to immediately add to your shopping cart so scroll down to check them out and start shopping before the deal ends on October 2nd.

Kick Flare Jeans

These retro-style jeans are one of the coolest denim styles for fall. Plus, with a slight flare and distressed hem they look amazing paired with flats or heels!

Buy It! Cali Demi-Boot Jeans: Chewed Hem Edition, $92.99 (orig. $135)

 

Velvet Dress

Luxe velvet makes this dress perfect for fall and the bell sleeves are one of the season’s biggest – and prettiest – trends.

Buy It! Velvet Bell Sleeve Dress, $137.40 (orig. $168)

Shearling Jacket

Stay warm this fall in a retro-style shearing jacket. Pair it with a mini skirt as the weather changes and layered over a comfy turtleneck when it finally gets cold.

Buy It! Sherpa Portland Jacket, $123 (orig. $150)

Floral Blouse

Consider this your new favorite fall blouse. Pair it with jeans on the weekend and a pair of chic trousers for work.

Buy It! Mistlight Mockneck Top, $97.40 (orig. $118)

Denim Jumpsuit

A denim jumpsuit is on trend no matter what season it is. Try layering it over a cozy sweater (like, say, the one below!) with mules and a cute crossbody bag – it’s the ultimate apple picking ensemble!

Buy It! Denim Tie-Back Jumpsuit, $121.40 (orig. $148)

 

Which Madewell styles are you adding to your wardrobe this fall? Comment below and let us know!


Things You Shouldn’t Tell Your Partner, No Matter How Close You Are

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There are few differences between your romantic partner and your platonic best friend. You tell your platonic friend everything, but you shouldn’t tell your romantic partner everything.

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Go Nude: Natural Polish for Every Skin Tone

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Black Glitter Silver Stamping

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Best Essie Nail Polishes And Swatches – Our Top 10

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7 Best Yoga Poses To Relieve Allergic Rhinitis

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The one shade of nail polish everyone is wearing this spring

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Taylor Swift Reveals One of the ‘Best Ideas’ That Got Left Out of ‘Look’ Video in BTS Clip (It Involves Her Cat!)

Taylor Swift Reveals One of the ‘Best Ideas’ That Got Left Out of ‘Look’ Video in BTS Clip (It Involves Her Cat!)

by Melody Chiu @ PEOPLE.com

Taylor Swift‘s music video for her smash hit single “Look What You Made Me Do” was meticulously planned down to the last detail, but in a new behind the scenes clip from the video shoot the superstar reveals one little change she would have made.

“The absolute idiocy of this scene is that we’re, like, robbing a streaming company as if they have a vault of cash and all the girls are shoving money into their really well-coordinated, primary color, awesome Gucci outfits wearing ridiculous kitten masks,” Swift says in the clip shared exclusively with PEOPLE.

Holding up her own cat mask, Swift realizes the ears don’t quite match those of her beloved feline, Olivia (named after Law & Order: SVU‘s Olivia Benson).

“We really, really should’ve stapled her ears!” exclaims Swift, who has two Scottish Fold cats. “God, you get the best ideas after it’s too late!”

The star, 27, also jokes around with her extras in the video and marvels over their costumes. “Where did we find this? It’s genius,” she says.

In the “Stream Co.” scene, Swift’s nails are painted a green shade similar to Spotify’s logo. After removing her entire catalog from Spotify in 2014 and explaining to TIME “there should be an inherent value placed on art,” Swift celebrated selling more than 10 million copies of her Grammy-winning album 1989 by making her entire back catalog available to all streaming services in June.

Swift released the first single off her new album Reputation (out Nov. 10) on Aug. 25, and the song racked up just under 8 million streams on that day alone.


Nate Berkus Shares How His Entertaining Style Has Changed Since Welcoming Daughter Poppy

Nate Berkus Shares How His Entertaining Style Has Changed Since Welcoming Daughter Poppy

by Megan Stein @ PEOPLE.com

Nate Berkus is the expert on all things party planning. But since becoming a father to one-year-old daughter, Poppy, the designer’s go-to entertaining style has had a few changes.

“We entertain around her nap schedule now,” Berkus, artistic advisor for LG Studio, told PEOPLE at a breakfast on June 8, which celebrated the sleek line of high-end appliances he helped design.

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But when Poppy isn’t snoozing, Berkus, 44, and husband Jeremiah Brent, 31, keep her busy with poolside play dates that are a far cry from a formal outdoor gathering.

“Our home is now filled with blow up toys from Target in the pool as opposed to margaritas,” Berkus said.

WATCH THIS: Designer Nate Berkus ‘Can’t Wait to Be a Family of 3!’

 

And the menu planning is even simpler.

“We throw food on the barbecue, we’ve actually even had a taco truck come once,” Berkus said. “We do put out snacks for the little ones, and they sit and throw them in the pool.”

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Although the guest list has been tweaked to include Poppy’s younger crowd, the design-savvy couple couldn’t be happier with their new scene.

“It’s a welcome change,” Berkus said.

For Berkus’ best tips on stress-free summer entertaining, pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE.


The Pale Girl's Guide to Nude Polishes - Sed Bona

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We Found the 15 Most Perfect Nail Polishes to Flaunt Your Engagement Ring

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Top 10 Best Wedding Nail Polish Colors of 2017

Top 10 Best Wedding Nail Polish Colors of 2017


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Essie's Celebrity Manicurist Carla Kay Talks Most Flattering Shades, Groom Manicures, and 'Something Blue' Polish

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24 Essie Nail Polish Colors That Illustrate Paris Hilton's Life


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Colorado Man Was Allegedly Beaten, Stripped and Locked in a Shipping Container by Uncle

Colorado Man Was Allegedly Beaten, Stripped and Locked in a Shipping Container by Uncle

by Christine Pelisek @ PEOPLE.com

A Colorado man is accused of beating his nephew and keeping him locked in a shipping container for hours, PEOPLE confirms.

Wynn Sichting, 58, was charged last week with seven felony accounts including kidnapping and attempted murder. He has not entered a plea and was released from jail on a $50,000 bond. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on October 17.

His lawyer could not be reached for comment.

Sichting was taken into custody after his 21-year-old nephew claimed Sichting repeatedly beat him and locked him in a shipping container after he stopped by his uncle’s house in Jefferson County, according to an arrest warrant affidavit obtained by PEOPLE.

The alleged victim told investigators he had moved out of Sichting’s home after four months on September 5 and had returned to pick up some tools around 3 p.m. on September 11 when, he claimed, Sichting accused him of stealing $3,000.

“ was standing in front of the storage container when Wynn walked toward him,” the affidavit alleges. “Wynn pushed backward toward the storage container and pushed him inside. fell to the floor of the container.”

The nephew told investigators that Wynn allegedly began punching him in the face while he was on the floor.

“ felt Wynn striking him with his fists, elbows, knees, and feet to include both the heel and toe of his tan colored work boots,” the affidavit alleges.

Wynn then allegedly hit him with a “hard wooden blunt object that may have been the leg of a chair or a type of baton,” the affidavit states. “The wooden baton struck on the back side of his forearms as he held them up to protect his head.”

The alleged victim said that Sichting allegedly smashed a mirror on him, causing the glass to cut him.

He told investigators that another man, who has not been charged in connection with the case, stripped him of his shoes and jeans and that Sichting forcibly removed his t-shirt.

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The alleged victim — who said he told Sichting that he didn’t steal the money and wanted to go home — told investigators that he was allegedly forced to sign over the title of a 1996 green Toyota he had purchased from Sichting several weeks earlier.

“Wynn told him that the only place he was going was ‘in the ground'” the affidavit states. “Wynn also said many times, ‘I’m going to bury you.’ took this to mean Wynn was going to kill him.”

Investigators said that after about 15 minutes, Sichting allegedly stopped beating his nephew and locked him in the storage container.

The nephew alleged to investigators he fell asleep and was awakened with a kick to his face. He said Sichting allegedly continued to beat him and then “held up a kitchen knife with a green blade and bright green handle.”

“Wynn told , ‘this is what happens to people like you,” the affidavit alleges. “Wynn touched the sharp edge of the blade to left cheek and again told him that he was going to bury him.”

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The alleged victim said he was able to escape after Sichting left the container partially open. “Wynn tried to run after but was not fast enough,” the affidavit reads. “ said it was dark out by then so he ran into the woods and eventually made his way to the neighbor’s house where they called the police for him.”

The nephew was later transported to Saint Anthony Central Hospital and treated for his injuries.