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Blake Lively Gives Away All Her Secrets

As an actress and standout beauty, it makes perfect sense for Blake Lively to become the new face of Gucci Première. It wasn't until we chatted with the effervescent Lively, that we realized she's also a bona fide beauty guru. Read on for her insights on fragrance, hair, holiday, home, style and …

We're Going Holiday Shopping After Seeing This Week's Cheap Celeb Finds

Christmas is right around the corner, and while we <i>should</i> be thinking about saving so we can buy presents for others, all we can really focus on is buying clothes for ourselves (so sue us).<p>Tons of stars were out and about this week in pieces that were both adorable and affordable, making it even …

The Best Oxblood Lips of the Year

For the second year in a row, the ultra dark color has rocked the red carpet. We took a look back at how celebrities wore the universally flattering shade.<p>For the second year in a row, the ultra dark color has rocked the red carpet. We took a look back at how celebrities wore the universally …

Red Carpet

The Season’s Best Makeup Colors

Pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin beer, pumpkin scrub pedicures—the season of gourds is upon us in all its guts and glory. Inspired by the rich autumnal …

Makeup

5 Mini Nail Polishes We Love

There’s just something about makeup minis that we can’t get enough of! Aside from the obvious cute factor, I think it’s the fact that they give us an …

Nails

Age-Defying Tips ... For Hair!

If you have your anti-aging skin care down, it might be time to start thinking about your hair. If you don’t take care of what you’ve got, it can …

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10 Ways To Streamline Your Life This Fall

Credit: Jossandmain.com<br>There’s a time and place for no-makeup makeup looks, haphazard hairdos and easy, flowing maxi dresses--and it’s Memorial Day …

AOL Style News, Trends and Advice

Trends

AOL Style News, Trends and Advice

Trends

Chickpea and Spinach Spread - Hummus Recipe by Manjula

The Best Veg Substitutes for Bacon

<b>VT reader Richard asks:</b> "I am switching to a vegetarian lifestyle, but I still on occasion crave meat. Just wondering if you had a good alternative …

Cooking

4 Plant Foods You Should Cook Before Eating

718<p>SHARES<p>Raw food diets are lauded by some as the healthiest way to eat. While it is certainly good to eat raw vegetables and fruits, studies show …

Overnight Baked Apple Oatmeal with Crunchy Brown Sugar Streusel

Perfect, hearty and delicious breakfast for when you have company over or you need a quick start to the day.

Homemade Cinnamon Raisin Bread Recipe - Laura Vitale - Laura in the Kitchen Episode 659

Homemade Sweet Potato Chips

<i>It's</i> always <i>more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Laura Wright from The First Mess walks us through the ins and outs of homemade sweet potato chips.</i><p>Sweet potato chips are one of those things that …

10 Things to Do with Jarred, Marinated Artichokes

Got a jar of marinated artichokes in your pantry? Here's 10 creative ways to cook with them, from a quick gratin to a sauce for baked fish<p>One of the most fascinating things about poking around people's pantries (oh, like you don't do that...) is finding those go-to ingredients they always have …

Recipes for Beauty: Beets

With their sweet taste and crimson color, it’s no wonder so many people think of beets as “nature’s candy.” But these root vegetables are more than …

Cheese

2 Healthy Fall Recipes From The Founder Of PALETA

It’s not everyday that you meet someone like Kelly Boyer, better known as Chef Kelly, the founder and executive chef of the popular farm-to-table …

Indie Lee’s DIY Vanilla Body Cream

The founder of a luxury skin care line may be the last person you’d think would be such an avid sharer of DIY beauty recipes. But really, that’s what …

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Trends

The Secret To Perfect Swiss Skin Lies With These 5 Products

For Labor Day weekend this year, I decided to do something slightly out of the ordinary and ventured to the beautiful city of Zurich, Switzerland. …

Backpacks: the wish list – in pictures

The backpack has had a makeover – forget the canvas utilitarian bag, the rucksack is now a luxury accessory. For spring/summer Chanel has chosen the backpack as its new It bag. So get ahead of the trend by investing in the hands-free bag of choice. Here the Observer fashion team picks its top 12 …

3 Fall Fashion Trends, 3 Different Ways: How to Style Plaid, Floral Prints, and Leather

Four Speedy Ways to Make Curly Hair Look Even Better

Getting your natural curls to look shiny and polished can take more time and energy than straightening them...unless you've got these quick tricks for perfecting spirals up your sleeve. Thank you, top hairstylists!<p><b>For soft, polished curls:</b> The fastest way to make your curls look more defined? "Wrap …

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How To Make Your Own Detangler

When I was a kid, I had really long hair. My mom would have me shampoo it, and then sit with me, using a torture device (comb) to untangle the knots. …

Hair Care

Must-Buy This Week: Untilted & Co.'s Novelty Sweatshirts

"This season is all about the novelty sweatshirt. I recently discovered a new Toronto brand called Untitled & Co., and instantly fell in love. They mix current slang sayings with '90s nostalgic images ( la <i>Clueless</i>, Daria, Barbie, etc.), and it's perfect to pair with leather jogging pants or moto …

9 Hot Makeup Looks for Fall 2013

Browse some of our favorite celebrity inspirations for fall makeup.<p>The season's most memorable—and magnificent—makeup looks have a bit of daring and a lot of sex appeal. Even better? They're easy enough to try at home.

Feminine Outfits That Are Daring, Not Dainty

Dressing feminine is a tough balancing act. A bow too big or a ruffle too frilly, and a ladylike outfit can suddenly look as sophisticated as a …