Don't let the dark color scare you - this balm leaves just a hint of a deep stain on your lips.
C.O. Bigelow Tinted Lemon Blackberry Lip Balm, $7.50.
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Everyone's favorite classic gets a designer makeover, but keeps the budget price.
Maybelline Limited-Edition Mascara, $5.50.
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DIY the smokey eye the easy way, with this one-step eye shadow.
L'Oreal The One Sweep Eye Shadow in Smoky for All Eyes, $10.
Jumbo eyeliner seems like it would be tricky to apply, but they actually make it impossible to make a mistake.
Tarte SmolderEyes Amazonian Clay Waterproof Eyeliner, $25.
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Use a dark brown polish for a manicure that looks good with just about anything.
OPI Nail Polish in Get in the Expresso Lane, $6.
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The high bun had its moment. And then it had another.
Give your mane a breather - and a new do - with help from Sine Qua Non Salon vet Sam Hamm.
In a mere ten minutes, Hamm took us from prima ballerina to Euro chic. Her messy, sultry reverse French twist is easy as one, two, three. Note: Start with day-old hair; it holds the updo better.
Hairspray (natural/medium hold)
Natural bristle brush
Curling iron (optional)x
1. Part your hair in the front where you like to wear it. Take the crown and gently back-comb (a.k.a. tease) to create the illusion of volume. Hold with hairspray.
2. Using a brush, take all of your hair and pull it over to one side of your head, directly behind your ear. Keep it loose like you're making a loose ponytail.
3. Twist the hair down (this creates the reverse French twist). Hold twist in place by inserting bobby pins toward your scalp, then backRead More »from DIY Reverse French Twist
School is back in session. (Can we get a hallelujah?)
Here are seven new picture books to keep young brains buzzing after hours.
The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories, by Dr. Seuss
A long-forgotten magazine series from the '40s and '50s gives us this treasure trove of tales. Seven newish stories will delight young (your kiddo) and old (yes, you) alike with their unmistakable Dr. Seuss rhythm and wit.
Pirates & Princesses, by Jill Kargman & Sadie Kargman, illustrated by Christine Davenier
The chick-lit author teamed up with her own chick - er, daughter - to pen this coming-of-kindergarten fable about the gender divide on the playground.
Marshall Armstrong Is New to Our School, by David Mackintosh
A back-to-school story about a new pupil teaches one of literature's more important lessons: Never judge a book by its cover.
ZooZical, by Judy Sierra, illustrated by Marc BrownRead More »from 7 New Kids' Books for Back-to-School
Accessorize your fall wardrobe with these heels, clogs, oxfords, and boots.
Available at urbanoutfitters.com, $49.
Gap Short Moto Boot
Low-heeled boots are perfect for long walks on brisk fall days.
Available at gap.com, $90.
Cooperative Corduroy Gumsole Heel
Keep cozy in corduroy with these gumsole boots. Bonus feature: A sweater knit trim for extra warmth.
Available at urbanoutfitters.com, $69.
DV by Dolce Vita Paloma Bootie
A combination of suede and leather makes this wedged boot sleek, classy, and perfect for work.
Available at shop.nordstrom.com, $110.
Sanita Felted Kilt ClogRead More »from The Best Shoes for Fall
Fringe and wool details make these fall slip-ons far from your ordinary clogs.
All-night prep work and a 100-person guest list do not a relaxing end-of-summer bash make. To bid the season adieu in style but without stress, we asked interior designer Katie Rosenfeld for three low-pressure party scenarios.
Harken back to a time when going off-grid was still possible. "Have guests check their iPhones and BlackBerrys in a cute basket at the door. Calm the resulting hysteria by having drinks at the ready," Rosenfeld says. Stick to lo-fi party games (Twister, Pictionary, Apples to Apples) and haul out a boom box and circa-1990s mix tapes.
No-Frills City Clambake
For a version of the New England classic, "pull out the inexpensive tablecloths - even burlap will do. Put sunflowers in white pitchers and place on tables with loads of citronella candles. Sprinkle the table with seashells, sea glass, and sand sourced from your last beach visit." To cut costs further, make it BYOL (lobster, that is).
Back-to-School BashRead More »from Tips for a No-Stress Labor Day Fete
Finding good-quality, affordable furniture can be difficult. Here are a few chairs, tables, and storage containers we found that won't break the bank.
Crate & Barrel Flamingo Berry Stool
These colorful stools are portable and can easily fit in small spaces. Use them to brighten up a room or as extra seating for parties.
Available at crateandbarrel.com, $17.
Ikea Svelvik Bed Frame
Classic style at a budget price.
Available at ikea.com, $199.
The Container Store Five-Bin Storage Tower
These storage towers can be use to stash away anything from beauty to office supplies, and they neatly tuck away into just about any corner.
Available at containerstore.com, $149.
The Conran Shop Turquoise America Chair
Proof that folding chairs don't have to be boring - this version in an eye-popping turquoise has earned a spot at the dining room table.
Available at conranusa.com, $29.
UmbraRead More »from 7 Furniture Finds Under $200
You might not be able to get in to see facialist Joanna Vargas (and not just because her day is booked solid with bold-faced names like Rachel Weisz, Cornelia Guest, and Gucci Westman - you might not be in NYC). The next best thing? Her new line of skin care products and at-home recipes for gorgeous, dewy skin.
Clarifying Face Scrub
Mix together 1/2 cup plain yogurt, 1/2 cup cornmeal, and 1/4 cup grapefruit juice. Refrigerate to thicken.
Mash half a ripe avocado; add 1/2 cup plain yogurt and 1/4 cup honey. Dab on lightly (with a sea sponge).
Get two more beauty recipes at DailyCandy.com.
For more at-home tips from Vargas, check out her easy juice recipes.
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MP3 Alarm Clock Docking Station and Speakers
The early bird has plenty of time to grab coffee before morning meetings. With this throwback, you'll always be punctual and well caffeinated (and your phone will be forever charged).
Available at crateandbarrel.com, $60.
Takeya Fruit Infusion Jug
A hint of strawberry (lemon, lime, or kiwi) injects new life into watercooler conversation.
Available at takeyausa.com, $25.
My Wake Up Call
Set Seven Habits of Rich Dads in a Four-Hour Workweek aside and start each morning with your personal self-help guru.
Available at mywakeupcalls.net, $20 per month.
With calendars, receipt pockets, and plenty of room for to-do lists, consider this paper planner your temporary iPhone 5.
Available at poketo.com, $28.
Graze Organic Reusable Sandwich and Snack BagsRead More »from 5 Tools to Improve Your Work Life
Ziplocs are for kids.
You've dreamed of a bespectacled tot ever since you saw Jerry Maguire - but you know that replacing shoddy frames means showing the money (again and again).
So if the doc says glasses, get in the game with new flexible safety frames from Miraflex.
Made from soft plastic material (not a single metal component), the frames reduce the risk of facial trauma while kids are at play, and an elastic adjustable band keeps them snug and centered on small faces.
Available in six shapes, fourteen sizes, and 31 colors, they can handle any prescription strength and are practically indestructible.
They had us at hello.
To see styles, go to miraflex.info.
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