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Hairstyle How-To: Do a 5-Second “Poof”

April 13, 2014 in Beauty How Tos, Hairstyle How-Tos by Sassy

hilary duff poof hair style promFor those days when you don’t have time to wash your hair or spend hours styling, try a “Poof!” Also known as the hair bump, this style is quick, easy and super cute. Hair poofs aren’t just for the Jersey Shore anymore – they can be extremely chic and make you look dressed up in no time. Celebs like Hilary Duff, Katy Perry, Kim Kardashian and Dianna Agron have been spotted sporting the bump du jour!

Just follow these five simple steps to get your locks bumpalicious:

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Makeup Tips: Skip Eye Shadow Primer

April 12, 2014 in Beauty How Tos, Makeup How Tos by Sassy

applying-eyeshadowWith the current state of the economy, it seems like everyone’s scrambling to make ends meet. If you’re on a budget these days and can’t spare the extra dough to buy some snazzy eyeshadow primer, here’s an easy alternative that works just fine.

Apply a little liquid foundation to eyelids with your fingertips before putting on eye shadow. I tried this with MAC Studio Fix Foundation (which I can’t use for my face anymore anyway) and my shadow stayed perfect until I washed my face. No fading, no creasing – just flawless eye shadow all day long. Give it a try!

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Posh Beauty: Victoria Beckham’s Fave Products

April 11, 2014 in Celebrity Beauty by Sassy

victoria-beckham-celebrity beauty tipsWant to know how to nab a celebrity hottie like David Beckham? A few beauty tips from the former Posh Spice couldn’t hurt! Spice Girl and perennial style icon Victoria Beckham revealed her favorite beauty products to InStyle.

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How to Become a Fashion Writer Review

April 10, 2014 in General by Sassy

How to Become a Fashion WriterYou may recall my review of Malene Jorgensen’s book How to Start a Beauty Blog. Malene has written another lovely piece you ladies might be interested in entitled How to Become a Fashion Writer, devoted to fashion blogging. As with the first one, I was not disappointed.

My first book Go From Blog to Brand in 30 Days dealt specifically with branding yourself and your website, so I was delighted to find an entire chapter devoted to personal branding in Malene’s book. Malene outlines the visual elements of branding a website with examples from internet fashion giants. Malene goes on to talk about the more philosophical aspects of branding, and resounds with one important point I could not agree with more: treat your blog (fashion or otherwise) like a business.

Jorgensen’s book overflows with usefulness; as I perused her legal, organizational, and financial advice for bloggers, I wished I’d found it back when I began my blogging adventure and spent lots of time on the “error” step of trial-and-error. She even includes a sample business plan to help you make sure you cover all the bases, and monetization advice (the topic covered in my second book The Foolproof Guide to Monetizing Your Blog) for bloggers looking to leverage their site into some dough.

Ladies looking to blog about fashion as a career would be remiss to pass up on How to Become a Fashion Writer. Check it out on Amazon or visit Malene’s website to learn more.

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Clearasil Ultra Acne Solution System Review

April 9, 2014 in Acne Treatment Reviews, Facial Cleanser Reviews, Moisturizer Reviews, Skincare Reviews by Sassy

Clearasil Acne Solution SystemDespite my being in my late twenties, I still have issues with acne. Hooray! Scanning the shelves for Emergency Four-Alarm Magic Acne Eliminator, I decided to try Clearasil Ultra Acne Solution System. The pack comes with a cleanser, toner, moisturizer and a free sample of their quick-start treatment cream. I began using it daily, at morning and night, and instantly fell in love.

The cleanser is a little grainy – I am guessing to act as an exfoliant – but it is gentle enough for daily use. It leaves your skin feeling clean, fresh and looking good. It works really well at removing all makeup including eye makeup, which some cleansers have a hard time doing. It is to be used every morning and every night.

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MAC Studio Fix Fluid Review

April 8, 2014 in Face Makeup Reviews, Foundation Reviews, Makeup Reviews by Sassy

Shortly after I ran out of RawMinerals foundation, I began using MAC’s Studio Fix Fluid, which caught my eye because of the full coverage and SPF 15 it offers. I had heard from a friend that it worked great, and her skin always looked perfect.

I was not disappointed. When applied, my skin looks glorious: slightly dewy and completely flawless, just as it did on my friend. I’ll admit: I was pretty much obsessed with how this foundation made me look.

This obsession did not last.

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More Tips on Cutting Your Own Bangs

April 7, 2014 in Beauty How Tos, Hairstyle How-Tos by Sassy

Cutting Your Own BangsRecently, one reader commented on my post about how to cut your own bangs asking what length she should cut her bangs. Although I can’t say what length will best suit you and your haircut (check out this post for some ideas), here are a few more tips on helping you decide what length will look best:

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