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  • Stock Your Bridal Emergency Kit with These Drugstore Buys

    POPSUGAR BeautySource: Stock Your Bridal Emergency Kit With These Drugstore Buys

    There are plenty of things that you can plan for on your big day, like the fact that your mother will probably cry and your new brother-in-law will give many Champagne-bolstered speeches during the reception. But, there are also innumerable situations you won't be prepared for. And it's times like these that you'll turn around and wish that you would have packed your tweezers. Never fear. We've got 10 affordable products you should absolutely stash in your bridal emergency kit, so you won't be caught with your pants down.

    • Hair Spray: There are so many things that a travel hair spray, like L'Oreal Elnett Satin Hairspray, ($7) can do on your wedding day. Aside from ensuring your locks stay in place, it can also keep your dress from sticking to your tights, help your makeup stay put, stop runs in your stockings, act as a quick dry for your polish, and remove static.
    • Makeup Remover: Your makeup is perfect, but then
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  • This Shine Spray Does More Than Give You Supermodel Strands

    Source: This Shine Spray Does More Than Give You Supermodel Strands

    Hot-tools-loving ladies: you simply have to protect your follicles from getting torched. But we've all had those days where we're so zonked from the night before (and running on only coffee number one) that we forget to apply our protective products before we blow-dry. So what's a girl to do? Reach for Sally Hershberger Hyper Hydration Spray Serum ($13) to remedy the situation. This minibottle of wonders contains something called smart keratin, which specifically targets sizzled, frizzled strands. It deeply penetrates the parts of your hair that need conditioning, without weighing down the rest. So you fine-haired ladies who claim not to be able to put anything in your hair, consider Sally's latest your spritz soul mate. Did I also mention the brilliant shine that this spray serum adds to your locks? Conditioner commercials, you've met your match.


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  • 5 Organic Skin Care Lines to Know – and Try! – Right Now

    POPSUGAR BeautySource: 5 Organic Skin Care Lines to Know - and Try! - Right Now

    We've long been a fan of skincare lines like Caudalie, Jurlique, and Nourish Organics that take their ingredients as seriously as their efficacy. But we wouldn't be good beauty junkies if we weren't constantly trying out new products, too. So, here are some new lines that we've fallen in love with for their great results and good-for-you message.

    • Kora Organics: Miranda Kerr is the gorgeous mastermind behind this skincare line, which uses only the purest, premium-quality, certified-organic ingredients formulated in accordance with Eco-Cert's and OFC's strict certification guidelines. The line is meant to work together as a system, but, of course, each of the individual products works great on its own, too.
      Product to Try: Rosehip Oil, $49
    • Estelle & Thild: Just one more reason to be jealous of gorgeous Swedish women - they've been using Estelle & Thild skin care from Stockholm for several years. But now that it's
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  • All of Your Embarrassing Bikini Wax Questions, Answered!

    Source: All of Your Embarrassing Bikini Wax Questions, Answered!

    Ladies, bathing suit season is creeping up and that means you can't avoid dealing with a fuzzy bikini line anymore. The best advice we can give you: start now - whether you choose waxing, laser, electrolysis, or another long-lasting hair-removal method. And if waxing is your choice, then you're in luck, since we tapped Noemi Grupenmager, CEO and founder of Uni K Wax Centers, to answer the questions you might not want to ask your friends or your mom (yeah, we all get itchy down there sometimes). Read on, and get one step closer to feeling confident come Memorial Day weekend.

    POPSUGAR: What is the best way to avoid ingrown hair? Seriously! We exfoliate and use salicylic acid products down there but we still get bumps.
    Noemi Grupenmager: If you wax regularly, you'll lower your chance of getting an ingrown hair. Your clothing can also increase ingrown hair, as tight clothing - jeans, leggings, etc. - can also cause

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  • Everything You Need to Survive Coachella Beautifully

    POPSUGAR BeautySource: Everything You Need to Survive Coachella Beautifully

    The countdown to Coachella has begun! Don't be a procrastinator, and make sure you're totally prepared with everything you need to look flawless for Indio Valley (and for the Facebook photos to follow). Your ultimate music festival beauty packing list awaits!

    • A Chic Baseball Cap: Hats: there's no better way to have it made in your own personal shade. To keep cool and protected, you'll probably want a lightweight hat to keep your hair color from fading in the sun and offer your face extra coverage from the California sunshine. We love ASOS's plain baseball cap ($19), because its big enough to give you a nice shadow but not so expansive that other people won't be able to see around you.
    • Nailed Kit Festival Decals in Neon: Even if you don't have the time or funds to get a full-on gel Coachella nail art look, you can easily do it at home, thanks to Nailed Kit's Festival Decals in Neon ($8). These simple stickers can be
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  • 7 Texture Hair Sprays to Get Instant Beach Waves

    POPSUGAR BeautySource: 7 Texture Hair Sprays to Get Instant Beach Waves


    From the minute Serena van der Woodsen stepped onto the small screen back in 2007 when Gossip Girl first debuted, I was obsessed with her hair. I had never seen anything like it - Blake Lively's long blonde locks weren't quite straight nor were they curly. Her mane had this look that I can only describe as extreme texture - and it's totally dreamy. So I spent years wrestling to get my thick curly strands into her just-rolled-out-of-bed-but-still-polished coif.

    And then I finally found the answer: beach sprays. A beach spray is any sea-salt-based or texturizing spray. Some feel more like dry shampoos with a little extra oomph and others really re-create that ocean-air-dried, piecey look. But all of them give you va-va-voom volume. In honor of Spring's arrival in just a few weeks and impending vacations we've all got on the brain, shop some of my favorite texture hair sprays on the market right now. Tip: combine these

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  • 10 Tips that Helped Clear Up My Dandruff Problem

    Source: 10 Tips That Helped Clear Up My Dandruff Problem

    I have a confession to make: even though I'm a beauty editor and supposedly have my entire beauty routine together (false), I have serious scalp issues. Hiding underneath my gorgeous Afro is a dandruff-laden epidermis. I know what it's like to fear wearing black clothing or braided hairstyles, knowing those white flakes may be revealed. There have been numerous occasions when I got caught brushing my shoulders off - and I mean dandruff, not the dance move.

    At first, I thought I could ease the itching with at-home remedies like tea tree oil and apple cider vinegar, but then I spotted the Head & Shoulders in my grandparents' shower. So, I realized, having a scaly scalp runs in the family (thanks dad!). My situation required professional intervention.

    I talked to Elizabeth Cunnane Phillips, a trichologist at the Philip Kingsley Clinic, to get the answers to my dandruff questions. After a few months of product testing and

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  • Straws Cause Wrinkles and 14 More Skin Tips for Your 20s

    Source: Straws Cause Wrinkles and 14 More Skin Tips For Your 20s

    Before you unwrap another straw, did you know that pursing your lips around one actually causes wrinkles? If you want to minimize the signs of aging, there are a few habits you need to master early on. "In their 20s, people think they're invincible and that they're never going to age, but that is when you really need to develop good habits, because it will last you a lifetime," said Dr. Debra Jaliman, board-certified dermatologist and author of Skin Rules: Trade Secrets from a Top New York Dermatologist. Below you'll find the secrets to maintaining that youthful glow for longer. So when it comes to your skin, maybe 30 is the new 20 after all.

    1. It's never too early to start antiaging. Which probably means you're reading this too late. "I always say the sooner the better because if you know you're going to care about lines then you might as well start sooner," says Dr. Jaliman. The first step is using a

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  • The Edgy Neon Nail Art Look Anyone Can Master

    Source: The Edgy Neon Nail Art Look Anyone Can Master

    Coachella is less than a month away, which means . . . it's time to start planning your festival nail art. While love a loud neon look, we've created a more subtly cool one that's part electric, part nude. To get this DIY manicure, create a reverse V-shape nail design - an edgier take on a classic moon manicure.

    To start, round up your favorite neon polish, tape, and a base coat (topcoat is optional). We chose not to do a base color to make the neon really pop. Start with Butter London Nail Foundation ($19) as a base coat to perfect your natural nails. It only takes a couple minutes to dry, and then place two strips of tape at the tip of your nail to form the V shape. After painting on two thin coats of Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Rare ($17), pull off the tape while the paint is still wet. You can leave your nails as is for a matte finish, but we opted for a layer of Butter London Hardwear PD Quick Top Coat ($19) for fast-drying

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  • Stay in Your Bridal Budget by Doing Your Makeup Yourself

    Source: Stay in Your Bridal Budget by Doing Your Makeup Yourself

    Your wedding photographer is there to catch your day's biggest moments, but you shouldn't have to check your makeup before every snap of the lens. Celebrity makeup artist Ashunta Sheriff shares her tips for achieving a flawless wedding-day look that requires very little fuss postapplication. And it all starts months before you even walk down the aisle.

    Prep: In order to get a bridal complexion that requires very little makeup, start your wedding day beautification process months in advance. Any facials, brow work, or hair removal should be done at least a week ahead of the date. "If your skin has any reaction, you have a few days to get skin back to normal," Sheriff says. "Steaming is also wonderful, and drinking lots of water months before will ensure your skin looks glowing and amazing on your special day."

    For the big day: "Makeup needs to be waterproof and melt-proof for both the wedding and photos," explains

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