Beauty Buzz | RIP Anna Piaggi

The fashion world has lost one of its best. Famed journalist and style icon, Anna Piaggi passed away on Tuesday at the age of 81. Known for her notable role at Vogue Italia, Piaggi also contributed to Vanity, Panorama and Arianna among other publications. Inspiring a generation of designers such as Karl Lagerfeld and Manolo Blahnik, Piaggi acted as a muse ...
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Inspiration | Beyonce ‘N Jay-Z Nail Art

It's Friday, we're browsing the internets for some inspiration and saw these nails Beyonce posted on her tumblr. It's not the first time she's worn Jay-Z-printed Minx on her nails (she's also been seen with President Obama's face), but this time she's added herself on the other hand. She also has "Jay-Z N B" studded onto the rest of her ...
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Beauty Buzz | Chanel Pop-Up in Covent Garden

Is it just us, or is London having the best summer ever? We didn’t think we could possibly be more envious of those in the presence of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics, but after last week’s Chanel event we’ve officially turned a—chic—shade of green. Last Tuesday, Chanel opened the doors to its first ever pop-up beauty store in London. ...
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Inspiration | Patriotic Nail Art at the Olympics

Fashionable nail art has taken the gold at the 2012 Olympics. There were plenty of mix-and-match nails decorated with iconic Olympic rings, country flags and corresponding colors in glitter or gloss. Patriotic pointers were spotted on swimming medalists Missy Franklin (USA), Ruta Meilutyte (LTU), Rebecca Adlington (UK) and Emily Seebohm (AUS). To celebrate the Olympics, Minx has created over 200 flag designs, ...
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Beauty Buzz | HBO & HSN Present the Forsaken Collection, Inspired by True Blood

If you’re a fan of HBO’s Emmy and Golden Globe nominated hit show True Blood, then, like us, you probably cannot get enough of this season’s major plot twists that follow our favorite mystical residents of Bon Temps, Louisiana. And while Sunday’s episode made us laugh, anticipate in wonder, and once again realize our eternal love for Eric Northman, True ...
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Beauty Buzz | Chanel Haute Couture Nails – F/W 12

While Haute Couture F/W 12 runways were awash in red or nude nails, it was the reverse French, silver eclipse nails at Chanel that caught our attention. After seasons of the solid nail, this was new for the iconic label. Makeup artist Peter Philips drew inspiration from the classic French manicure and gave it an update that was in line ...
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Beauty Buzz | Best of Cosmoprof North America 2012

The beauty team is back in the office after three days at Cosmoprof North America. The nail sector continued to show lots of innovation in special effects while makeup brands remained committed to new products and packaging designed for easier, one swipe application. Below are some of the stand out brands. Stay tuned for our comprehensive wrap next week! NCLA We're serious fans ...
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Beauty Buzz | House of Exposure’s Helmut Red lipstick

Every beauty guru knows the importance of the red lip. Always classic, the shade stands apart from all other hues. It’s not a must-try; it’s an essential. In fact, the only difficulty with the vibrant pout is finding one that works on your skin tone. Fear not, because Periel Aschenbrand (founder of House of Exposure, a curated online boutique for ...
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Beauty Buzz | Lady Gaga Fame

Lady Gaga is the most recent celebrity to dip into the fragrance market. Except she’s taking over in a way that only Gaga can. Lady G’s new fragrance, Fame, hits stores this August, in an egg-shaped bottle with a weighty gold-claw inspired cap. We all know this artist is never one for the ordinary, and inside her scented bottle of ...
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Inspiration | NARS for Don Giovanni

The art of makeup was given a new stage when the Los Angeles Philharmonic recruited NARS and makeup guru James Kaliardos to create looks for their recent production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni. The classic opera has been gaining a lot of attention since its debut on May 18th. Bold, geographic eyeliners, classic and dark lips, and stone-colored shadows stood out ...
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Streets | Tokyo’s Blushing Beauties

Dubbed the “Momoko Blush” after famed fashion producer and model Momoko Ogihara, under-eye blush is a favorite of gyaru-kei girls all over Tokyo. The under-eye placement makes eyes appear larger, like anime characters, and covers any dark circles. Pink hues look sweet while coral and orange shades are favored by the more directional.
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Inspiration | American Beauties

With Katy Perry gracing the cover of the latest issue of Parade dressed for the Fourth of July, we thought we’d celebrate by looking at U.S.A.-inspired beauty. The holiday is all about dressing eyes, lips, nails and hair in red, white and blue. Artistic nail designs are having a moment, so rocking festive tips are a must, and decorated fireworks, flags or ...
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Inspiration | Antonio Bizarro – Brazil S/S 13

Inspiration is everywhere. When we saw the Antonio Bizarro S/S 13 beauty look, it recalled a mix of the Givenchy and Gaultier F/W 12 looks. Bizarro’s models walked the runway with perfectly straight tresses and roots airbrushed in vibrant reds, pinks, whites and royal blues, and a jeweled nose rings. Much like Riccardo Tisci did for Givenchy’s Fall/Winter 2012 collection, ...
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Streets | Sealed with a Tangerine Kiss

Pucker up those lips, ladies. The hottest trend of the moment comes straight from an orange peel kiss. Ever since Tangerine Tango was crowned Pantone’s 2012 Color of the Year, the warm hue has been making an appearance on global runways and streets as well as adorning the faces of celebrities. The statement look gives a new twist to the ...
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Inspiration | Marilyn Monroe’s Beauty Secrets

Marilyn Monroe is Hollywood's golden beauty. Her name evokes images of that white dress, the Happy Birthday song for President Kennedy, that mole, that blonde hair. This August marks the 50th anniversary of her death and her beauty remains as stunning today as it was back in the 60s. According to The Daily Telegraph, Monroe's beauty regimen consisted of applying Vaseline, hormone ...
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