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The 60-Second Sock Bun

After many a friend asked me how they could make their meek buns into statement ones, I went looking for a solution. Turns out, a few people on the Real Simple staff had discovered this quick trick, which we then showed in our June issue. Who knew that a sock could take your bun from tiny to full in seconds? […]

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Skip Peeling Hard Boiled Eggs

We absolutely love this tip from the blog No Biggie. Instead of spending several minutes per egg trying to peel off the shell, simply cut through the shell with a sharp knife and then scoop out the egg with a spoon. It’s perfect if you’re making deviled eggs or another hard-boiled egg recipe since you likely have to cut the egg […]

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Hair Tutorial: The Messy Top Knot

Last week I was lucky enough to attend the Altitude Design Summit in Salt Lake City. I spent 3 1/2 days hanging out with some of the most talented design bloggers out there (and I hope to be introducing you to many of them and their work soon here on Simply Stated.) And while I don’t normally contribute to the Style […]

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Insider Tip: How To Apply Liquid Eyeliner

I’m always looking for tips on how to make applying make up easier. From eyeliner to red lips, make up artists always have little tricks that help daily. Last week I met with Rosie Johnston, a celebrity make up artist, to chat about her new products for her fragrance line, but she gave me a helpful tip about applying liquid […]

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How to Peel Squash

Now that this cool weather staple is starting to show up in farmers’ markets, grocery stores, and CSA boxes across the country, it’s time you knew how to prepare it, too. If you cook squash with the skin on, then simply cut it open, and scrape out the insides. But if you want to peel it before you cook it, […]

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Black and Blue

This post is dedicated to a reader who recently wrote in about having a closet full of black—with a little bit of navy blue here and there. She was wondering how to mix the two. First, everyone should forget the “rules” when it comes to wearing black. The two biggest misconceptions in fashion is that black doesn’t go with brown, […]

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An Easy, and Surprising, Updo

For those of us blessed/cursed (depending on how you look at it) with fine hair, achieving any kind of updo, even the simplest of buns can be challenging. Check out this brilliant tutorial from Say YES! to Hoboken, that uses a sock of all things to get a better looking hairdo. Amazing what a difference a sock can make. Click […]

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How to Wear Colorful Denim

Since August is typically the month to talk about jeans in the fashion world, I thought I would demystify one of the biggest jean trends we’re seeing right now: colored denim. You may be wondering how on earth to pull off this seemingly glaring look, but the truth is, you really can pair these pants with neutral tops—and even colorful […]

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Smoky Eyes Made Easy

Sometimes classics are the how-to’s that stump me the most. Red lips, simple cat eyes, and smoky eyes are some of the tried and true beauty looks that have stuck around as trends, like a little black dress. Recently, I found the best compact that not only has every color you’ll need to create a range of smoky eyes–from a dramatic glam to a more natural subtle style–but a little surprise inside that makes achieving it foolproof.

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Fun Website: SLR Camera Simulator

If you’ve been considering upgrading from your point-and-shoot digital camera (or even from the camera on your smart phone) to a digital SLR (single-lens reflex) model, check out this fun website, SLR Camera Simulator, first.

 

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Keep reading to find out what you can learn from this site.

 

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