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How to Do At-Home Ombré Hair

People frequently ask me whether the ombré look (darker roots, lighter ends; sometimes referred to as dip-dyed ends) is in or over. I consider the look a new classic and, as such, not one that’s every likely to become passé.  In fact, it’s a nice option for women like myself who can’t commit to a full-head of highlights but like […]

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What to Do If You Get Stuck at the Airport

Delayed flights can be extremely stressful, especially when you’re already at the airport, and can’t leave for a few hours. To make the wait more bearable, National Public Radio contributor Harriet Baskas suggests first and foremost not to sit and stew, but rather to find an information booth to see what the airport has to offer—you’d be surprised at the […]

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How to Make Better Sugar Cookies

Surprising Fact: According to a survey conducted by PAM baking, holiday bakers will discard over 200,000 sweet treats due to less than perfect results. If you’re planning to churn out a batch of holiday cut-out cookies this weekend, use this tip to ensure your goods aren’t among those in the waste basket.

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Winter Signature Drink Idea from Loverly

[Photo by Jodi Miller Photography on The Brides Cafe] It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Even the bar is bursting with holiday cheer. If you’re tying the knot around a holiday, let the season inspire your menu (that includes the cocktails). Planning for a signature drink (hello, spiked eggnog) will certainly get your guests in the spirit (and maybe […]

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Easy Styling Tips for Winter Boots

Every year they eventually become a necessity—not sleek, pretty, leather boots, but down-to-business, weather-proof, maybe-shearling-lined true winter boots. It’s easy enough to stash a pair of flats in your bag to change into at the office, but if you’re going to be outdoors, running errands, or just generally spending a significant amount of time in these serious shoes, here are […]

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5 Last-Minute Holiday Shopping Tips

Too late? No way. I’ve you’ve been putting off holiday shopping (your friend already has everything, the crowds are too much to handle), time is running out. Use these smart tips, courtesy of SheFinds founder Michelle Madhok, to check everyone off of your list just in the nick of time.

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An Easy Decorating Trick for Beautiful Christmas Cookies

You don’t need fancy equipment or professional decorating skills if you want to create gorgeous holiday cookies that look like they came from a fancy bakery. All you need, really, is a toothpick. (Though an offset spatula and an icing bottle come in handy, too.) To make this pretty pattern of colorful curves and swirls, simply ice your cookie in […]

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Swaps for Traditional Light Bulbs

Starting January 2014, 40- and 60-watt incandescent bulbs won’t be sold anymore—according to the U.S. Department of Energy, energy-efficient alternatives last up to three times longer than their incandescent counterparts. Says Eric Johnstone, Vice President of Marketing and Field Services at Ambit Energy, “Replacing your incandescent light bulbs with energy-efficient alternatives offers an easy way to cut down your home […]

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A Quick Trick for Picking Lipstick

Here’s an easy way to gauge what works for your skin tone, says New York City–based makeup artist Melissa Silver: Rather than swatch colors on your hand, dab on a fingertip and hold it up to your lip. When in doubt, it’s better to buy a shade that seems slightly too bright, because you can always blend it or blot […]

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How to Refresh Your Bangs

Bangs can be so conspicuous when they’re misbehaving. To keep yours from hanging limply over your forehead, Michael Dueñas, a New York City hairstylist for the Schwarzkopf Professional brand, recommends putting down the hairbrush.

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