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Twisted Updo Inspiration

Beautiful updo's never fail to amaze us. Whether it's a sweeping style, an elegant bun, or a flowing ponytail, we're obsessed. And this stunningly twisted updo from Jennie Kay is no exception. It is quickly becoming one one of our must-haves for any occasion. Get ready to be awed by this gorgeous twisted updo in the video from Elysium Productions below!  ...

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Romantic Side Braid

With so many lovely braids filling my Pinterest boards lately, I think it is time to finally conquer this all-important art. This soft side braid is effortlessly pretty, and Jennie Kay's impressive hair skills prove that braids are definitely here to stay! Get inspired by this soft side braid in the video below!   Comb...

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Effortless Beach Waves

Believe it or not, warmer days are ahead. And we can't wait to let our hair down and bask in some sunshine! Beach waves are the perfect look for the season, but we can't all get to the beach for a dose of perfectly salty air. Instead, use a tapered curling wand, texture spray, and these tips from Jennie Kay Beauty for effortless beach waves (minus the beach)!   Clip the top section of hair up and out...

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Best Hairstyles For Mom At Any Age

If you're a Mom, you know that you don't often get much time to yourself. This Mother's Day, make a resolution to take a few minutes a day for you -- these hairstyles are a great place to start! Each only takes minutes to complete, and we've gathered great looks for every age. Want more? Check out these...

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10 Tips for Your Best Fake Tan Ever

A fake tan is always a smart idea to get sun-kissed skin without the sun damage, but horror stories about Oompa Loompa orange skin, splotches and streaks make us wary of a bad fake-bake. Good thing Hello Natural has come to the rescue with these 10 essential tips for the best fake tan ever—it's a must-read for every wanna-be bronzed beauty, just in time for the warmer months! From Hello Natural...

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How to Fake a Blowout

While we'd all love to treat ourselves to a professional blowout multiple times a week, busy schedules and hectic lives often prevent this kind of pampering. But with Jennie Kay's awesome tips, you can get the perfect "fake" blowout right at home! Don't believe us? Get ready to be awed by this fake blowout in the video below!   Gather a "mohawk" section in the center of your head and separate this...

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3 Spring Outerwear Trends to Try

Spring outerwear is a closet essential this time of year, especially since the weather tends to flip flop before committing to warmer temps. It’s always a good idea to have go-to pieces that you can throw on to combat the morning chill. We threw together our favorite jackets and kimonos that are totally cute and completely appropriate as we transition to spring and summer. xoxo Fashion Column Twins...

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5 Natural AHA Face Masks You Can Make At Home

If your skin needs a beauty boost, the easiest thing you can do is make your own face masks at home with a few fresh ingredients! We love these all-natural and tasty face mask recipes from Hello Natural, which use alpha hydroxy acids naturally found in fruit to gently exfoliate skin. Why not give it a go with these five AHA face masks, or check out Hello Natural for more DIY beauty ideas!

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Long Sleeve to Short Sleeve Refashion

We are so ready to shed our winter layers for breezy blouses and swingy skirts, but before you splurge on a new spring wardrobe you've got to check out this DIY from Merrick's Art! Even if you're lacking in seamstress skills, changing the sleeves of your long-sleeve tees is a lot easier than you think! Refashioning the sleeves is a simple way to update all your favorite shirts! Thanks to Merrick's step-by-step instructions, you won't have to spend...

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DIY Distressed Denim

Distressed jeans are one of those fashion trends that I've always been a little wary of. In stores, the jeans are always so full of holes that it's tough to justify buying a brand new pair. But it wouldn't be SMP if we didn't find a DIY solution to this fashion faux pas! DIY extraordinaire, Merrick's Art, shows you how to distress your own jeans right at home, ensuring they are exactly how you like!      ...

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Santa Cruz shopping tour + A Giveaway

Shopping and eating your way through Santa Cruz is a day well spent. This tour de force crafted by Beijos Events and Carlie Statsky is inspiration for a girl's day spent shopping at local boutiques, pit stops at a brewery and later for ice cream and all finished off with a bonfire on the beach. Get inspired to hit the streets ...

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Spring Trendspotting with Shopgirl

Finding the perfect trends to splurge on each season is always an important choice for your hard earned dollars. When The Women's Project got together at NYFW with shop-app founders of Shopgirl and jewelry designers of RJBijoux, we asked the oh-so stylish sisters Rena Leinov and...

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How To: Twisted Chignon

From wedding day to every day, having a great hairstyle in your back pocket is a must; especially one like this relaxed, unstuffy version of a chignon from Leah Anderson and A Splendid Occasion. Wear it with jeans or a cocktail dress and it works perfectly each and every time. You know what we say to that? Move over...

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10 Weekend Essentials for Every Season

Lately we’ve been drawn to a basic, simple style that requires little effort and that we can easily sport on the weekends. There’s something refreshing about wearing an outfit that’s not necessarily inspired by a specific trend, which leads us to our roundup of 10 weekend essentials every girl should have in her closet. xoxo The Fashion Column Twins Essentials can be mixed in with certain trends, or worn simultaneously to...

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Why we love the classic white shirt

There are a few wardrobe staples that every woman should have in her closet. To us, the white-shirt falls squarely into this category! This classic piece is perfectly simple, chic, and can be worn in a million different ways. What is there not to love? The lovely miss Jen behind The Effortless Chic couldn't agree more, so she showed us 3 of her favorite ways to wear this classic.          ...

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Discover Your Personal Style in 5 Easy Steps

Let's admit it, we all need help in the style department every once in awhile. We'd love to look perfectly polished day in and day out, but who are we kidding? To us, it's more important to find your personal style and stick to it. Just be yourself! But with so much gorgeous style inspiration out there, how do you know where to start? Luckily, the amazingly talented and stylish Kat Harris from the blog...

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Chic 10 Minute Hairstyles to Try

We've all been there, t - 20 minutes to get out the door and you still need to get dressed, put on make-up, brush your teeth and do something, anything with your hair. It's times like these when a quick, chic hairstyle is in order. The kind that looks well thought out and perfectly coifed yet takes mere minutes to craft. Meet a collection of 10 minute hairstyles that you need to be bookmarking for tomorrow morning.

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Our favorite NYFW street style

New York Fashion Week is all about two things: high-fashion runway looks and more importantly, street style. With NYFW coming to a close, we've rounded up our favorite street style looks full of warm winter coats, enviable heels, and the perfect accessories to get you through the rest of winter. Click on the gallery and get inspired for spring!

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How To: Dutch Braid Crown

Braids are all the rage and I'm not saying that Frozen is the leading culprit but it definitely had a little influence over the fabulous Mandy of Waiting on Martha when she concocted this how-to. It's a Dutch Braid Crown crafted by Jennifer C. Nieman and photographed by ...

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Ultimate tips for traveling and arriving refreshed

We all dream that we can step off of a plane looking effortlessly chic and refreshed just like celebrities in glossy mags. Unfortunately for us, the reality is usually much stinkier, uncomfortable, and all-around un-refreshing. But just because you're not flying first class doesn't mean you can't arrive at your destination feeling fresh and ready for your big...

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