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  • A Look Back at Oscar de la Renta's Best Dresses
    Posted In Entertainment / Celeb News
    Published On 21 Oct 2014

    Oscar Arístides de la Renta Fiallo (1932-2014) has left a big mark on the fashion world and created gorgeous couture gowns for six decades. After finding international fame in the 1960s, the award-winning designer created collections for Arden, Balmain and Lanvin, while also developing his eponymous label.

    Oscar de la Renta was inducted into the Coty Hall of Fame, served as the President of the Council of Fashion Designers of America twice, in the ‘70s and in the ’80s, and was honored with the CFDA Lifetime Achievement Award. However, the most important part of his legacy is his vision of fashion.

    “Never, ever confuse what happens on a runway with fashion. A runway is spectacle. It’s only fashion when a woman puts it on. Being well dressed hasn’t much to do with having good clothes. It’s a question of good balance and good common sense,” the designer once said, quoted by the New York Times.

    Discover a few of Oscar de la Renta’s best dresses that perfectly capture his unique sensibilities of color and shape, that made him a hit with everyone from Oprah and Taylor Swift to Jacqueline Kennedy and Hillary Clinton.

    Amal Alamuddin Clooney’s Wedding Gown

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  • Halloween Treats Under 100 Calories
    Posted In Fitness and Diet / Healthy Diets
    Published On 16 Oct 2014

    It’s very easy to overindulge in sweets on Halloween, which is why it’s important to always keep a tab on all the calories, fats and sugar that you’re eating or handing out to trick-or-treaters. When you’re craving something sweet, crunchy or fruity, there are some of your best options.

    Check out some of the best Halloween treats under 100 calories, that can satisfy your sweet tooth, whether you prefer dark or milk chocolate and creamy or crunchy. Remember to look for fun size and miniature versions for the perfect Halloween treats.

    Nestlé Crunch Bars

    Deliciously crunchy, Nestlé Crunch Bars are a great low-calorie option whether you go for miniatures or fun size bars. With 60 calories, fun-size Nestlé Crunch Bars 7 grams of sugar and 3 grams of fat, along with 4 mg caffeine. 

    Nestle Crunch Bars Calories

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  • Face Slimming Updo Hair Tutorial
    Posted In Hairstyles and Haircuts / Hair Tutorials
    Published On 16 Oct 2014

    Full of shine and texture, this face slimming updo gets a chic finish by taking it up and to the side. There's a slight volume at the roots for height, then curly tendrils up top are tugged to the side for a soft, face-framing style. 

    Face Slimming Updo Styling

    Start by dividing hair into two, twist crown section and clip it out of the way. Add texture with a curling iron, working your way from the nape to the crown.

    After curling the bottom section, secure it into a low ponytail and place it slightly to the side.

    Face Slimming Updo TutorialHow To Style Curled Side Updo

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  • Worst Halloween Couples Costume Ideas
    Posted In Fashion and Style / Style Tips
    Published On 14 Oct 2014

    Finding the right balance of humor and creepiness in your Halloween costume is difficult enough when you’re just brainstorming for one, but couples costumes can quickly go wrong unless you really think them through.

    Take a look at some of the worst Halloween couples costume ideas and try to avoid their negative connotations or outright offensiveness. Whether you’re planning on going as celebrities or you’re aiming for something more conceptual, here are the ideas that are better dropped before making your final choice.

    Hazmat Suits and Anything Ebola Related

    Bio-hazard suits are already trending as a “fun” Halloween option, but there’s nothing fun about it, especially if you decide to pair it up with a really bloody costume. 

    Ebola Hazmat Suits Halloween

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  • Celebrities Who Love Halloween
    Posted In Entertainment / Celeb News
    Published On 14 Oct 2014

    Whether they have children or not, some celebrities seems to really love the time of the year when they get to dress up in ghoulish or sexy costumes. Many stars make headlines with their choice of Halloween costumes and prepare well in advance of the holiday.

    Here are 10 celebrities who love Halloween, whether they want to stand out on their own or decide to go for couples costumes. From Heidi Klum to Ellen DeGeneres, here are the stars that make the most out of Halloween each year.

    Heidi Klum

    Hosting an annual Halloween bash since 2000, Heidi Klum manages to top herself every year in the costume department. When she’s not wearing abstract and insane costumes, she goes for the shock factor. 

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  • Amazing Makeup Skills! Man Transforms Into Female Celebrities
    Posted In Makeup / Celebrity Makeup
    Published On 10 Oct 2014

    Lo and behold the power of makeup! We all know what a little makeup can do to one's looks, but watch this actor and TV host from the Philippines take it to a whole new level. 

    31-year-old Paolo Ballesteros spends hours and hours transforming into female celebrities using wigs, contact lenses and amazing makeup skills and the results are uncanny. He then posts photos of his transformations for his Instagram fans to see under the username @pochoy_29

    If you think you got contouring down, check out how Paolo molds his features with elaborate contouring and transforms into Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lawrence, Beyonce, and more. 

    Megan Fox

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  • From Sexy to Slutty: Kim Kardashian's Halloween Costumes
    Posted In Fashion and Style / Celebrity Fashion Style
    Published On 09 Oct 2014

    While many women are part of a backlash against “sexy profession” Halloween costumes, Kim Kardashian always took her outfits to the extreme on Halloween. The reality TV star skipped the 2013 Halloween party circuit because she was busy with North West, she’s bound to come back this year with some crazy new costumes.

    Check out some of Kim Kardashian’s sluttiest Halloween costumes, from superheroes and villains to big cats. No matter what idea you throw at her, Kim always knows how to crank the sexy up to 110%.

    Princess Jasmine

    One of Kim’s most revealing Halloween costumes, her Princess Jasmine look worn in 2009 has all the basics of a Kardashian Halloween costume. 

    Kim Kardashian Jasmine Halloween Costume

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  • 2014 Pop Culture Inspired Halloween Costumes
    Posted In Fashion and Style / Style Tips
    Published On 07 Oct 2014

    Tired of witches, vampires and historical figures that met a gruesome end? Inject some fun into your Halloween costume this year by finding inspiration in the big pop culture trends of the year, from the biggest box office movies, to other figures that made a big impact this year.

    Whether you plan on putting together your own Halloween party outfit or you want to save time by just renting a costume, check out some of the best ideas for 2014 pop culture inspired Halloween costumes.

    Iggy Azalea in “Fancy” – Based on Clueless’ Cher Horowitz

    If you’re too young to remember “Clueless” and the cool fashion sense Alicia Silverstone showed as Cher Horowitz, base your costume on Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy”, a tribute to gorgeous ‘90s cool girl fashion. Plaid and prints are a good starting point, but don’t forget about big logos and a cute choker. 

    Iggy Azalea In Fancy Clueless Cher Horowitz Halloween Costume
    Iggy Azalea Fancy Halloween Costume

    You get bonus points for finishing your look with a pink pom pom pencil.

    Anna and Elsa – “Frozen”

    Frozen Sisters Halloween Costumes

    Anna And Elsa Halloween Costumes

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  • 20s Flapper Makeup Tutorial for Halloween
    Posted In Makeup / Halloween Makeup
    Published On 07 Oct 2014

    Try a retro beauty look this Halloween inspired by the Roaring Twenties. Learn how to recreate this signature 20s makeup look inspired by the Great Gatsby movie.

    Hide any imperfections and create a porcelain like base with a light shade sheer foundation. Set your foundation with loose powder.

    With the base done, move onto the eyes. To increase color payoff, use an eyeshadow primer on the upper and  lower eyelids, which will also make your 20s makeup last longer.

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  • Heidi Klum’s Craziest Halloween Costumes
    Posted In Entertainment / Celeb News
    Published On 06 Oct 2014

    Husbands came and went, but Heidi Klum’s Halloween party is a pretty constant tradition for the supermodel and “Project Runway” host. The German-born beauty puts a lot of thought into her costumes, and tops herself almost every time.

    “I start thinking of ideas months before Halloween, and I have an amazing team who makes the impossible possible. I don’t really have a system for picking my costume each year, they just kind of come to me. It’s definitely not a last-minute decision. It takes months of preparation,” Klum told Parade magazine.

    Check out Heidi Klum’s craziest Halloween costumes in anticipation of the stunning idea she’ll probably pull out for this year’s Halloween party.

    S&M Milkmaid – 2000

    Heidi Klum Halloween 2000 Gothic Milkmaid Costume

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  • Modified Waterfall Braid Tutorial
    Posted In Hairstyles and Haircuts / Hair Tutorials
    Published On 02 Oct 2014

    Braids have been a huge trend for several seasons now and there are literally a plethora of braiding techniques out there. You could even go for a different braided hairstyle for each day of the year, without repeating a look twice. 

    If you already got the hang of waterfall braiding, here's a step by step tutorial on how to take it to the next level. If you're struggling with anything that's more complicated than simple three-strand braiding, this modified waterfall braid tutorial is a good excuse to keep practicing!  All you need is long hair, a hair clip and some elastics. 

    Modified Waterfall Braid Step by Step

    Start by creating a classic waterfall braid.

    Modified Waterfall Braid Step 1Modified Waterfall Braid Step 2

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  • 10 Fitness Hacks for Beginners
    Posted In Fitness and Diet / Exercises
    Published On 01 Oct 2014

    Getting into the most effective fitness routine is difficult because you get better results by changing the way you exercise regularly. That’s where the best fitness hacks for beginners come in handy, since they provide long term solutions for good results.

    Check out the work out and fitness life hacks that can really make a difference and help you lose weight or tone your muscles quicker. Try these simple solutions and you might notice fast results.

    1. Drink Coffee Before Working Out

    Caffeine before a workout can definitely help you burn more calories, but that’s not the only reason why it’s a good idea to have a cup of coffee before exercising. Caffeine can also have a direct impact on glycogen, which is the storage form of glucose that your muscles use. Drinking coffee before your workout directly influences the depletion of glycogen, helping you stay active for longer.

    Fitness Hacks For Beginners

    2. Exercise Before Every Meal

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  • Selena Gomez Cat Eye Makeup Tutorial
    Posted In Makeup / Makeup Videos
    Published On 29 Sep 2014

    Learn how to recreate Selena Gomez's signature cat eye makeup look in a few easy steps! The sparkling smokey cat eyes and bold red lips will compliment brown hair and dark eyes beautifully. 

    Considering that Selena Gomez is a Latina, use a foundation with golden-yellow undertones to hide any imperfections and create a flawless canvas. Follow by setting the base with powder.

    Selena Gomez Cat Eye Makeup Steps

    Go on to the eyes and use an eyeshadow primer on both upper and lower eyelids.

    Hide any uncovered blemishes and apply concealer with a small synthetic stiff brush, then set again with powder.

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  • How to Save Money on Clothes
    Posted In Fashion and Style / Style Tips
    Published On 29 Sep 2014

    Improving your style can mean spending more money on clothes, but it doesn’t have to. In fact, with a few simple tips, you can easily learn how to save money on clothes without making any compromises when it comes to looking your best.

    Find out how to stick to your means while still looking fashionable. From finding the right apps and websites that help you get the best sales to a few good shopping habits, here’s how you can still be trendy while also saving a little money.

    Stick to Cash

    Charging everything to your credit card or going for store credit can certainly help you buy what you want right now, but it’s not the best move for your finances in the long run. Before you go shopping, set a limit and stick to it by only bringing cash along. Forget about retail therapy on credit and be realistic about how many new clothes you can afford.

    Get the Best Online Deals

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  • Best Fall Foods for Weight Loss
    Posted In Fitness and Diet / Healthy Diets
    Published On 29 Sep 2014

    Whether you managed to get your perfect bikini body in the summer or not, fall is a new chance to improve your weight loss efforts and drop the extra pounds.

    Discover some of the best fall foods for weight loss, seasonal fruits and vegetables that can make a big difference in your diet this autumn. From fall staples like pumpkins and cranberries to a few other veggies and fruit that are packed with nutrients that can improve your weight loss efforts, check out the 10 foods you shouldn’t miss this fall.

    Pumpinks and Pumpkin Seeds

    With only 30 calories per cup of cubes pumpkin or 45 calories for mashed pumpkin, this healthy treat is rich in fiber, along with beta-carotene. Whether you buy it fresh or canned, don’t avoid it. 

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  • George Clooney’s Famous Former Girlfriends
    Posted In Entertainment / Celeb News
    Published On 29 Sep 2014

    After a short marriage with actress Talia Balsam (1989-1993), George Clooney vowed to stay a bachelor for the rest of his life. Many women tried to change his mind, but only British-Lebanese lawyer Amal Alamuddin managed to get him to commit to marriage again.

    The two got married in Venice, with guests ranging from Bono to Anna Wintour. When the two got engaged in April, few thought the bachelor would actually settle down, especially since there’s a long line of women who thought they could change him and failed. Check out some of George Clooney’s famous former girlfriends.

    Dedee Pfeiffer

    Michelle Pfeiffer’s younger sister Dedee was one of the first actresses to date Clooney in the early 1980s. 

    George Clooney With Dedee Pfeiffer

    Things didn’t work out between the two, and Dedee Pfeiffer went on to get married three times, the final union with Irish actor Kevin J. Ryan ending in 2013.

    Kelly Preston

    George Clooney And Kelly Preston

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  • 10 Worst Pore Clogging Ingredients
    Posted In Body and Skin Care / Perfect Skin
    Published On 28 Sep 2014

    If you’re prone to breakouts, you should stay clear of all the major pore clogging ingredients, even if they’re listed 7th or 10th on the packaging. Find out which ones score a 5 out of 5 on the comedogenic scale and should never touch your skin.

    Here are the worst pore clogging ingredients that you should avoid in all your cosmetics. From oils and alcohols that are bad for your skin to sulfates and botanical extracts, check out a few major no-nos for acne prone skin.

    1. Wheat Germ Oil

    With many benefits for topical use, including moisturizing and healing effects, wheat germ oil also scores a 5, the top mark on the list of comedogenic ingredients in cosmetics. It’s rich in vitamins A, B, D and E, and can even help maintain your skin’s elasticity by aiding collagen formation, but wheat germ oil should not be used on sensitive and acne-prone skin.

    2. Alcohol

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  • What to Do When His Friends Don’t Like You
    Posted In Love and Relationship / Relationship Advice
    Published On 28 Sep 2014

    If you’re hoping for a long-term relationship, getting along with your boyfriend’s friends is very important. Thinking that you can just phase them out of his life rarely ends up as a success story, so you should be more focused on dealing with the situation.

    Here’s what to do and what not to do when his friends don’t like you, from trying to connect with them the right ways to asking for help when you’re really getting frustrated about the situation.

    Are You Sure They Don’t Care for You?

    There are plenty of reasons why his friends aren’t invested in connecting to you right away, and most of them aren’t personal. If your guy has a lot of relationships, they simply might not want to invest their time in you when they think you’ll out of the picture soon enough. Ex-girlfriends his friends loved are another obstacle, but you shouldn’t automatically assume they hate you just because they seem a bit cold when you first meet them.

    Start Making an Effort

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  • Can You Fix a Relationship That Moved Too Fast
    Posted In Love and Relationship / Relationship Advice
    Published On 28 Sep 2014

    Whirlwind romances sometimes last a lifetime, but many other times, they end up with a very quick and unexpected break up. Moving too fast in your relationship can actually shorten the “honeymoon phase” and draw attention to incompatibilities that would be easier to fix if things moved slower in the first place.

    It’s not easy to fix a relationship that moved too fast, but if you’re really into your partner, then here are a few tips that you can employ to solve the problem without pushing your guy away for good.

    Be Honest With Yourself

    Before you talk to your partner about slowing down, it’s important to really analyze your own reasons for wanting it. If you skip too many steps in a relationship you can certainly have trouble later on, but “moving too fast” can also be code for having bad feeling and refusing to accept major incompatibilities that were revealed by sharing too much too soon.

    Discuss the Problem

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