Valeria Estrada

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Summer Braid Special: 4 Hair How-To's

Isabel Guillen, hair stylist from Barrett's Braids, shows us how to get the perfect summer braids.<p><b>The Milkmaid Crown Braid</b><p><b>1)</b> Tease the crown of your hair using a tail comb.<p><b>2)</b> Part hair down the center and separate into two even sections. Guillen applied Shu Uemura Essence Absolue oil to moisturize …

What Silicon Valley refuses to learn from Steve Jobs

Just about every tech leader in Silicon Valley says they admire Steve Jobs, but when it comes to following his lead, where’s the love?<p>Visit any hacker hangout, tech firm, or investment company in Silicon Valley, and you’re sure to hear people say how much they admire Steve Jobs. They’ll say that he …

The Ultimate Summer Beauty Survival Guide: Tips and Tricks to Make the Heat Your B*tch This Summer

We are officially in crisis lockdown mode. As temperatures soar, so do the chances of your makeup melting, fading, settling into creases, and sliding off your face. So not only should you update your skincare regimen (unless you're ultra-dry, swap out your usual creams for lightweight lotions) …

Download this: Sunrise, a great free calendar app for the Mac

Google(s goog) Calendar users looking for a better calendar app need look no further than Sunrise.<p>The app has long been a favorite of mine on …

The Super-Simple Banana Bread Ingredient You've Been Missing

I’ve unpacked the moving boxes of the essentials: socks, gin, loaf pan, spatula, and mixing bowl. I’ve managed to find the fancy candles I love, a …

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Celebrate Summer with this Poached-Peach Melba Recipe

It's officially summer which means we can indulge in 3 of our favorite <i>p</i> words: picnics, pastel polishes, and peaches!<p>The juicy, sweet crop is …

3 Summer Updos You Can Do in Under 5 Minutes

Summertime, and you know what they say about the living being oh-so-easy. Your hair should be easy, too! The best thing about summer hairstyles is that somehow the more messy and undone the finished look is, the better. Can’t really beat that, can you? Here are three super easy, super fresh updos …

Kate Middleton Showed Off Her Code-Breaking Skills This Morning

Another day, another Kate Middleton appearance! Earlier today, the Duchess of Cambridge stepped out to open the newly restored Bletchley Park, where her grandmother worked as a code-breaker during World War II. After the £8 million restoration, the Government Code and Cypher School will reopen as a …

Ponytail Upgrade: 5 DIYs You Need To Try

We could put our hair in a ponytail while sleepwalking backward. But, just because it's the easiest way to get our hair out of our face doesn't mean …

Women in Tech: Where Are We Headed?

Over the last few months, several events have brought to light how unsafe and discriminatory the tech industry is for women: At Techweek Chicago, a sexist party invite using women in provocative attire went out to attendees. A few weeks ago, a flurry of emails from Snapchat's CEO revealed shocking, …

A Homemade Meal In Half The Time? Yep — It's Possible

Photo: Courtesy of America's Test Kitchen.<p>Lasagna isn’t usually a dish you can throw together at the last minute. Even with no-boil noodles, it takes …

How to Get Faux-Looking Lashes Using Baby Powder

False lashes are a godsend...if you're going to a wedding or a New Year's Eve bash. But while many of us covet that Kim Kardashian-level of fabulous fringe on the regular, they're not a practical option outside of more formal affairs, and certainly not<p>False lashes are a godsend...if you're going to …

The Hair-Care Step You Should Never Skip

When it's the perfect curl we're going for, protecting our locks can take a backseat. But, what can we say? We want it all. Since laying off the heat …

Write Launches its Minimalist Note-Taking App on Mac

I’ve tried a variety of note-taking apps on my iPhone, but Write is easily one of my favorites. The uncluttered menu system and lightweight writing experience are fantastic when you just want to knuckle down and really focus.<p>Now, Write is available for Mac. The product is going up against popular …

7 Makeup Tips Nobody Told You About

It has taken me years to learn specific techniques, and develop my skills as a makeup artist. Overtime there are a few tips I have picked-up that have taught me to be more effective in my application. I have learned that you don't have to be a professional to apply makeup that looks beautiful and …

Snarf doesn’t enjoy the rain“My name is Snarf. When it is raining, I hide my poo in the house. Not sorry!”

Snarf doesn’t enjoy the rain<p>“My name is Snarf. When it is raining, I hide my poo in the house. Not sorry!”<p>Snarf refuses to go…

How-to: The Best Manicure for Valentine's Day

This red heart mani is just as easy as it is adorable. Nail artist Simcha Whitehill (aka Miss Pop) shows you how to get the look below.<p><b>1. Prep and paint.</b> "After you've filed your nails into an almond shape, pushed your cuticles back — remember, DO NOT CUT THEM!—and applied a basecoat, paint a small …

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Want Zooey Deschanel's Flirty Style? You're In Luck, Thanks to Her New Capsule Collection

Calling all fans of Zooey Deschanel's style! This April, you will easily be able to emulate the star's quirky vintage ways, thanks to her upcoming …

Send Valentines And Other Greeting Cards From Your iPhone With Paperless Post 3.0

The official iOS app of the popular stationery-focused e-commerce company Paperless Post has just been updated to version 3.0. Version 3.0 of …

Work Outfit Idea: How to Dress Up a Graphic T-Shirt for the Office

Another reason we love awards season? All the Sandra Bullock sightings. She rocked the Golden Globes red carpet in a feminine but just-edgy-enough dress by Prabal Gurung (I loved it) and, at the BAFTA Tea Party beforehand, reminded us that she kills it in business casual too.<p>Think about taking some …

7 Chicago Restaurants For An Urban Picnic To-Go

August is upon us, and that means our sunny afternoons and balmy nights are numbered. One of the easiest ways to savor the summer is to plant your …

20 Books You Should Have Read in 2013

If like most of us you've spent most of 2013 lamenting the pile of unread books on your nightstand, now's your chance to make amends. Here, 2013's best releases, hand-selected by <i>ELLE</i>. Whether you enjoy heart-wrenching memoirs or action-packed fiction, find your match below:<p>Fiction<p>This is Paradise <b>by</b> …

5 blogger street style looks that are insanely easy to copy

The Color of the Year 2014 : Radiant Orchid was announced yesterday. We put together The Ultimate Wedding Guide to help you incorporate this pretty hue into your bid day. http://www.bellethemagazine.com/2013/12/pantone-color-of-year-2014-radiant.html

We're Pulling Out Our Credit Cards After Seeing This Week's Cheap Celeb Finds

Thanksgiving is over, which means it's officially the holiday season and our bank accounts will most certainly take a hit. While we create mile-long wish lists for ourselves (consisting of many items that cost more than our rent), it's always nice to lust after a few things we know we'll actually …

What It Means When You Dream About Fashion

Photo: Image Source<p>We've all done it: rolled over, sleep dust cornering our eyelids, eager to recount last night's dream before our voice even finds its footing. We want to talk about the bizarre things we saw, to analyze them. But what about when we dream of mundane things? Should we dismiss them …

Meeting the Parents? 10 Outfit Ideas to Instantly Charm