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  • Cartoon Characters Inspire High Fashion

    Our favorite animated characters come to life in the fashion world.

    The Best Spring Necklaces All Under $100

    Who doesn't remember the good old days of Saturday morning cartoons? To this day, there are few childhood memories that can actually compete with the joy of waking up on a Saturday to watch our favorite cartoon characters on TV. Oh how simple life was back then - without the stress of money, relationships, work, or the million other pressures of adulthood. All we had to do is sit in front of the television and allow ourselves to be transported into a world of animated bliss. Come to think of it, the biggest decision we had to struggle with was deciding between the bowl of Trix and the bowl of Lucky Charms- oh yeah life was really tough.

    It seems that we are not the only ones feeling nostalgic for the good old days - for the past few seasons, we've been seeing cartoon-inspired looks pop up all over the runways. Apparently, designers are just as eager to relive the

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  • 5 Ways to Style a Shirtdress

    Minnie Mortimer's khaki shirtdress is just the versatile number for Spring.

    The Best Pieces From Topshop's Spring 2010 Sale

    A more professional alternative to the summer dress, the shirtdress is a foolproof hot weather staple for any woman. It's a handy basic to have for times when you need to look pulled together but stay cool in the summer heat.

    As versatile as the shirtdress can be, styling it to feel fresh can be a challenge - the usual default is to style it with a fantastic pair of shoes. While that's certainly one way to go about it, StyleCaster is out to give you some options. We picked this
    Minnie Mortimer khaki shirtdress to show you five ways to style your shirtdress this summer!

    Outfit #1 (above):
    Punch up a shirtdress with a bold belt. Keep the focus on the belt by nixing other flashy jewelry.
    Black long sleeve shirt by Alternative Earth; Gold and silver metal belt by Temperley London; Black wedges by Cynthia Vincent

    Outfit #2:

    Treat your shirtdress as you would a

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  • Best Spring Necklaces - All Under $100!

    What Do You Think of Hayden Panettiere's Cropped Cut?

    Isn't everybody on a budget these days? But the truth is, despite our wallet-conscious ways, looking in-season is as important as ever (better to land you that coveted new job). So with the help of the online shopping sites at our disposal, we've scoured the web for Spring's statement necklaces at a friendly price. Take a look at our best picks of the season, all costing you less than an Uncle Ben, ranging from the season's brights to pieces for the girl who likes to give her outfit a bit more edge.

    Ensis Clam Necklace,
    $48 at Anthropologie (see above)
    Sprightly beaded necklaces often run us into the triple-digits, but not this Ensis Clam Necklace. The yellow is just the right side of mustard (think Jason Wu's runway colors) and the braided rope gives off a carefree nautical vibe.

    White House, Black Market Crystal Encased Cluster Necklace,
    $75 at White House, Black Market

    We're the furthest thing from fashion snobs, but who

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  • Top 10 Dating Mistakes Women Make

    Dating expert Carly Spindel dishes on tips to make your first meet-and-greet go smoothly.

    What One Man Learned About Dating from His Sisters

    No one is perfect. If we were all flawless, dating wouldn't be as fun. I know I make a million mistakes on dates and I share them with my girlfriends so we can all laugh about them afterwards. Half the fun of dating is the stories you get to tell your friends. That said, having a bit of success livens things up, naturally. With that spirit in mind, here are 10 dating tips to keep in mind.

    1. Stay Away From Your Phone
    The biggest mistake women make on a date is using their cell phones. When you're on a date, your cell phone should stay in your bag. A guy doesn't want to sit across from you if you're on your phone the entire time. He wants your full attention.

    2. No One Cares About Your Ex
    Sometimes women talk about their ex-boyfriends too much. You're in the present, so focus on it. Your date wants to learn about you (hopefully), he doesn't care

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  • 5 Essential Road Trip Recipes

    Save your waistline (and your wallet) by packing these easy, approved-for-the-car dishes.

    Top 10 Dating Mistakes Women Make

    With spring in the air, the weather is just starting to inspire some sunnier weather getaways. And with sunshine comes the vagabond days of summer...

    But just because there's an open stretch of highway ahead and your travel itinerary is more about drifting with the wind, it doesn't mean healthy eating should also go to the wayside.

    Instead of shelling out dough for overpriced roadside junk, we've compiled our favorite pre-made meal recipes and snacks to fuel your four-wheeled travels.

    1. Pumpkin Loaf (above)


    • 1 (15 ounce) can of pumpkin puree
    • 4 eggs
    • 1 cup vegetable oil
    • 2/3 cup of water
    • 3 cups white sugar
    • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 2 tsp. baking soda
    • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
    • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
    • 1 tsp. ground nutmeg
    • 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
    • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
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  • Herpes and E.Coli Found in Beauty Testers!

    Why trying out that lipstick or mascara can put you at risk for all kinds of illnesses.

    A Makeup Pro Chats How to Wear Lip Stains

    The next time you go to reach for the tester at your favorite makeup counter, we would seriously urge you to think twice. Sharing makeup- even with your closest friends- isn't the wisest idea to begin with, never mind an entire mall. Which is why we weren't surprised that makeup testers at beauty stores were found to be virtual germ incubators- think herpes, pink eye, and E. coli. The L.A. Timesreported that those were just some of the serious infections found nesting in communal makeup brushes.

    Dr. Zein Obagi, a Beverly Hills-based dermatologist, explains to the paper, "If a woman has a cut on her lip and borrows lipstick from someone who has a cold sore, she'll get a cold sore. You can pass herpes [the cold sore virus], conjunctivitis [pink eye] and all sorts of things through sharing makeup."

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  • Top 10 Eco-Friendly Beauty Buys!

    10 must-have beauty products in honor of Mother Nature.

    Kiehl's Enlists Major Superstars to Help Raise Earth Day Awareness

    Happy 40th Anniversary Earth Day! In honor of Mother Nature, we've rounded up 10 eco-friendly beauty products that are must-haves in every beauty girl's collection. Plus, you can rest easy knowing that you're not only helping your skin (no harmful chemicals) but also helping the environment.

    So, while you should still take it upon yourself to recycle whenever you can, and skimp on waste, you can spoil yourself with the products below:

    1. Ahava Mineral Botanic Grape & Avocado Body Wash
    Ahava's latest release in body washes' smell spectacular, and this particular scent meant for normal to dry skin has the added bonus of being extremely moisturizing. And unlike those liquid body washes that dry your skin out, this one actually helps out parched skin. It's of course paraben-free, and contains five essential vitamins to help with healthy skin regeneration. For those

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  • Finally- Eco Friendly Fashion That's Cute Too!

    Get in on the green movement without sacrificing style.

    Top 10 Eco-Friendly Beauty Products in Honor of Mother Nature

    As we're sure you've heard, today is the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day. Being a tree-hugger is no longer a granola term, it's a necessary and respected by the cool kids (think Leo DiCaprio, Natalie Portman and Stella McCartney) way of life. Whether it be in your home, your office, your car, or your closet, keep Mother Earth in mind.

    Now back to that closet. Being green in 2010 does not mean stoner hemp necklaces or atrocious pleather shoes, below we have a who's who list of designers leading the eco-chic revolution. Check out some of their environment-friendly wares and let us know who you dig in the comments.

    1. Generation Love Clothing (see above)
    Designers Roni Hirshberg and Audrey Bressa-Valcourt are two friends who made good on their mission to design a cool t-shirt line with the earth in mind. Utilizing recycled polyester and organic cotton among other

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  • Mary-Kate Olsen Goes Green!

    The fashion mogul supports eco-sustainability in the color of the cause.

    10 Celeb Transformations: From Ugly Ducklings to Fierce Femmes!

    Mary-Kate Olsen is all about the green. The fashion mogul attended the opening of Otarian in NYC -the most eco-sustainable restaurant on the planet - wearing a gorgeous, embroidered green Dries Van Noten jacket from ss10. Paired with signature skinny jeans, brown Balenciaga booties, long gold necklace, and a very cool patchwork backpack - the trendsetter takes the global traveler to the urban scene. What do you think of MK's backpacker-gone-chic style? Let us know in the comments!

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  • Skin Savers! The Best Double-Duty Foundations

    Why choose a beauty product that's only good for one thing?

    The Secret to Perfectly Applying Bronzer

    Finding the perfect foundation is something that often takes months or years to accomplish - and once you find it, never let it go. The beauty product not only covers up all of your flaws, including those not-so-pretty blemishes and discolorations - but it can also sub in for under eye concealer in a crunch. Since we're all trying to save every second we can with our makeup routine, why not search for a foundation that is multi-purpose?

    Many of the products on the market today have great coverage and also add illuminating benefits, anti-agers, and even acne preventing ingredients. Take a look at our list of the best dual purpose foundations - and start whittling away the clutter on your makeup counter now.

    1. Fresh Umbrian Clay Freshface Foundation SPF 20
    This foundation purifies and balances as it refines and hydrates your skin - while also giving you natural, dewy coverage for a

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