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For Streak-Free White or Pastel Nail Polish, Here's What You Need to Do

Use a ridge-filling base coat with a milk base such as, Zoya Get Even. Let it dry completely before starting your color application.<p>Outing says the biggest secret is to be patient and not go back in and overwork the polish. Start with a thin first coat and don't worry about streaks—"just get it …

And Now, Live From Blue Ivy's Tour Chair, It's Your Beyonce News Updates

Ah, Beyonce, you wonderful enigma. Following a sharp weekend uptick in second-baby rumors, we haven't heard a darn thing since about whether or not Queen Bey is with child once again. That may be disappointing news, but it's your first and most important update out of the world of all things …

If You Wanna Fixate on a Hairstyle Today, You're Going to Want It to Be This Edgy One on Naya Rivera

Oh, you guys are going to love this hairstyle on Naya Rivera—even if you're not so into braids anymore. If there was a cooler, edgier hairstyle in the world last night, I'm not sure I'd want to see it. I don't think I could handle it.<p>She wore it on the <i>Hangover III</i> red carpet like a boss.<p>It was the …

The Season's Chic Must-Have Swimsuit According to You

Here at <i>Glamour</i>, the month of May means swim. In our May issue, featuring cover girl Hayden Panettiere, we covered all the major swim trends of the season, and it turns out there was one that was a must-have among everyone!<p>Many of you wrote to us about how much you love his chic one-piece swimsuit …

Obsessed With This Dress: Milla Jovovich in Chanel Couture

When I came up with my list of five celebrities I was stoked to see hit the Cannes red carpet, I left Milla Jovovich off the list, which was clearly a huge oversight. Just check out this Chanel couture gown she wore for the premiere of <i>Blood Ties</i>.<p>The model and actress absolutely killed it in a …

Want to Try Neon Nails? Give OPI's First-Ever Neon Collection a Whirl

After a few months of going kind of goth with my nail color (a mix of purple and black has been my go-to gel mani), I'm ready to lighten it up for spring and summer. Have you noticed how everyone and her mother is trying neon nails? I've decided to jump on the bandwagon and give this new collection …

Zooey Deschanel Has Reached Peak Cuteness With the She & Him "I Could've Been Your Girl" Video

OK, this is the flat-out apex of Zooey Deschanel's adorability—not adorakability. No "k" required here, just a strong appetite for kitty-hands dancing, full skirts, and miniature pinatas. It's the video for She & Him's single "I Could've Been Your Girl," which has been putting taps in my toes since …

18 Stylish Weekender Bags Perfect for Your Upcoming Summer Trips

Can you believe it, guys? Memorial Day is so soon! And you know what that means? Long weekend trips to the beach! If you're looking for something stylish to travel with, check out this new weekender bag from Everlane. Crafted from denim and khaki twill, the weekender bag is water-resistant and …

Be Honest: How Comfortable Are You Being Naked in Front of a Guy? This Woman Took Years to Let Her Boyfriend See!

Lena Dunham, my role model for being cool with being naked in front of a guy. <i>Or anyone</i>. Love her confidence.<p>Over at the <i>Huffington Post</i>, I caught wind of a Reddit post that got a lot of people's attention. Entitled "My SO just saw me naked for the first time and I broke down crying," which is pretty …

4 Awesome, Easy Ways to Help Your Guests Enjoy Your Wedding Ceremony. (Yes, It's About You, but It's Not ALL About You!)

1. Most couples have rehearsal dinners for a reason. And the reason is REHEARSING (not pre-gaming or catching up with your college friends), if that's not abundantly clear. I'm not saying you need to do a minute-by-minute run-through of the ceremony, but let your wedding party know where they'll be …

Is it Time to Retire This Hairstyle Trend Seen on Zoe Saldana?

While Naya Rivera was getting all creative with some French braids last night, Zoe Saldana went for a more traditional braided look: the braided headband. And I'm wondering if you guys are into it, or if you're just so sick of braids, you just *can't *anymore.<p>See? A piece of her hair was simply …

Target Just Launched a Wedding Dress Collection—and They're ALL Less Than $130. (

Considering the ridiculous assortment of goods you can already get from Target {<i>My last online order included a sports bra, blueberry muffin mix, and a makeup bag</i> }, it's not surprising that you can now get wedding dresses from Target too. The brand-new four-dress collection includes two dresses …

What Your Tattoo Might Be Making Men Think About You

Whatever your feelings on tattoos, you have to admit Christina Aguilera is looking seriously hot here.<p>The craze for getting lower back tattoos was just as swiftly followed by branding said tattoos "tramp stamps." Ugh. I don't particularly like tattoos in that spot, but I really hate that name. …

Don't Wanna Wear a Veil on Your Wedding Day? I Don't Blame You. Here Are 8 Awesome Alternatives

I <i>looooove</i> a bride wearing a gorgeous, cathedral-length veil. Or even a shoulder-dusting "blusher." But as a bride, I wasn't going to wear a traditional veil any more than I was going to wear a jewel-encrusted ball gown. I just wasn't a veil-y bride. If you're not feeling the whole "traditional …

Check Out What Jennifer Lawrence Wore to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Events

The glitz and glamour continued over the weekend at Cannes, ladies, so let's check in on what one of my favorite red carpet fixtures wore. Jennifer Lawrence touched down in Cannes for the first of what I'm sure will be many *The Hunger Games: Catching Fire * events.<p><i>Lawrence attended a photo call</i> …

I Love Kim Kardashian's Baby Shower Invitation, and I'm Not Ashamed to Say It. OK, I'm a Little Ashamed, but Whatever

1. You can't expect anyone born in the last 40 years to be a sucker for a twirling ballerina jewelry box. Seriously, that thing is up there with the iPod when it comes to life-changing inventions.<p>2. Everybody's all . But guess what—she doesn't really look like Kim. She just has dark hair. And I'm …

"Can I Wear This White Dress as a Wedding Guest?" Erm, I Say DON'T

1. The bride might not care at ALL about what her guests are wearing, but I can pretty much guarantee that a busybody great-aunt (or SOMEBODY there) will be all abuzz about "that lady who's wearing white," so why not just pick another color? ANY other color.<p>2. Obviously it will all depend on …

What to Wear to Work This Summer

<i>When warm weather hits, getting dressed for work can be a real drag. You can't wear a flimsy dress, but you also don't want to overheat. To help everyone out, I've tapped some</i> Glamour *staffers to give us stylish office-appropriate outfit ideas. *Meet Ashley Edwards Walker, an editorial assistant …

Steal Kate Middleton's Sunny Outfit Idea for Your Next Garden Party

Queen Elizabeth II hosted a garden party at Buckingham Palace yesterday, and Kate Middleton showed up in what could only be described as the perfect garden party outfit.<p>The Duchess flaunted her growing baby bump in an A-line, above-the-knee yellow-and-white coat dress by Emilia Wickstead. She …

The Very Best Way to Resolve an Issue If and When One Arises in Your Relationship

When things get heated in your relationship, how do you prefer to tackle the problem? J and I like to start the conversation off with an email to get out all of what we're feeling, but we follow up with a face-to-face chat to really resolve the issue. Turns out, our method isn't far off from the …

Come See the Katie Holmes Picture That Is Giving Me a Serious Case of Giggles Today

You guys, I'm <i>nuts</i> for this picture. (<p>Bad puns aside, I had to share with you this too-cute photo, which was snapped on the set of Katie Holmes' new movie, <i>Mania Days</i>. The movie is being filmed in NYC, and it's her first major flick since splitting with Tom Cruise.<p>City squirrels can be major cray, so …

Matthew Williamson and Benefit Cosmetics' Disco-Fab Beauty Collab Gives Us This Pretty Palette

Happy Thursday, you guys. It's going to be a really good day. Not only are we one day away from a three-day weekend, today is also the first day you can get your hands on one of my favorite fashion-and-beauty collaboration of the summer: Matthew Williamson's first makeup collection with Benefit …

Demi Moore's Maybe-Boyfriend Has the Absolute Strangest Thing in His Pants. Come On, You Want to Know Now...

People, prepare for a perfectly perplexing proclamation (and overuse of words starting with the letter P): Pearls inside of penises are apparently a thing that can happen.<p>Laying the groundwork for a thousand "family jewels" jokes, it seems that Demi Moore's rumored boyfriend Will Hanigan has a …

It's Official: Amanda Seyfried's New Campaign for Givenchy Is the Hottest of the Season.

Amanda Seyfried has just thrown down the fashion ad campaign gauntlet with this new sexy image from Givenchy. You had mixed feelings about her earlier Very Irresistible fragrance campaign but what do you think of this image from the French fashion house, for its new collection?<p>I'm not sure what I …

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The 3 Best Body Bronzers Based on Your Complexion

Now that the weather's finally heating up, it's high time to start showing a little skin. But before you slip into your sundress and single-strap sandals, be sure to moisturize everything from your neck all the way down to your toes with one of these three lightweight, lightly tinted bronzing …

Gisele Bundchen Says No to Photo Retouching (She Doesn't Need It, but She Makes a Good Point!)

I've interviewed a bunch of models over the years, and I have to say, Gisele Bundchen is probably the most flawless of the bunch. She seems to walk out the door looking like she's spent hours in hair and makeup (without wearing a stitch of product!). So, she may not be the best spokeswoman to rally …

Stress Makes You Less Attractive to Men? Great, Now I'm Even More Stressed

Everyone knows the romantic comedy archetype of the Career Woman, right? She's got a very busy career, and she's WAY too stressed for love, you guys. God, get out of her way already so she can finish typing this document, Ruggedly Handsome Man. Until Handsome Man gets her to relax and feel emotions …

Do You Ever Sing During Your Workout? These Fitness Classes Require You to Do Just That

I can't carry a tune for the life of me, <i>but</i> I think we can all agree playing goat to T-Swift's "I Knew You Were Trouble" makes being stuck in rush hour traffic that much more bearable (Oh, is that just me? NVM). How about adding it to your workout routine? Enter these three singing-whilst-sweatin' …

The Cheapest, Healthiest Takeout Foods for New Graduates

As a college student, you may have depended on your meal plan at the dorms—or maybe you were on a strict food budget (thanks, tuition!) that meant subsisting on stuff like microwave popcorn and ramen. Lots and lots of ramen.<p>But if you've just graduated, that means you're striking out on your own. …