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  • Get Primped for Valentine's Day

    Who better to spend money on this Valentine's Day but yourself? Go ahead and indulge in a little luxury or two.

    Deborah Marquit Bra and Brief Set

    If there is ever an occasion to splurge on Deborah Marquit's well-crafted underthings, Valentine's Day is it. Just think of the mileage you'll get out of this set.

    Available at net-a-porter.com, bra, $195; brief, $110.

    Nars Velvet Gloss Lip Pencils

    Prime your pout before you pucker up with Nars's surprisingly moisturizing new lip pencils.

    Available at narscosmetics.com, $24.

    Jennifer Meyer Studs

    Say exactly what you mean with mix-and-match Jennifer Meyer word studs in kiss, love, you, and me.

    Available at ylang23.com, $275 each.

    Vintage Brothel Coin

    "Good for All Night" may not be the most tender profession of love, but it sure gets the message across.

    Available at kaightshop.com, $40.

    Atelier Cologne Fragrance

    Subtle and sweet, Atelier's Vanille Insensée will make you smell good enough to eat -

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  • Mix Up Beer Cocktails to Cheer On the Big Game

    A beer beverage injected with spirits, tinctures, or bitters will give a jolt to your Super Bowl Sunday.

    Averna Stout Flip

    Jacob Grier, a writer, beer enthusiast, and mixologist in Portland, Oregon, combines his love of craft beers and spirits at the regular Brewing Up Cocktails event he throws with local ale-ficionados Ezra Johnson-Greenough (The New School) and Yetta Vorobik (The Hop & Vine). He enjoys drinking Flips in the winter and whipped up a recipe with stout and amaro.

    Get the Averna Stout Flip cocktail recipe.


    Stout & Stormy

    Over in Manhattan, a little farm-fresh restaurant called Goat Town works hard behind the bar to make drinking real easy. Beer shandies and wine floats keep dinner going strong - all night long. To wit, its homage to the ultimate beach-vacation beverage: the dark and stormy.

    Get the Stout & Stormy cocktail recipe.


    JoeDoe Black & Tan

    NYC's JoeDoe has at least nine beer cocktails on the menu, so we asked co-owner Jill Schulster to give

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  • How to Host a Chinese New Year's Party at Home

    Stock Up: Give yourself some time to assemble supplies. Order tea tins, rice paper candies, and Chinese envelopes from Pearl River.


    Set the Table: For a favor that doubles as a place card, print guest fortunes on nice card stock and place in envelopes with their names on the front.


    Add Some Color:
    Line tea tins with plastic baggies so water won't leak onto the table and fill them with fresh flowers in the colors of the Year of the Rabbit.


    Mix Drinks:
    Serve festive beverages like Red Sparkler cocktails made with blood orange sorbet, prosecco, and chilled Tsingtao beers with limes. Or fill a champagne flute (extra points if it's chilled) three-quarters full of prosecco and add a tiny scoop of citrus sorbet to the glass. The sorbet keeps the cocktail chilled as you drink.

    Serve Store-Bought Apps: Dress up store-bought egg rolls or dumplings with homemade dipping sauce. Whisk together a half cup soy sauce with a quarter cup rice wine vinegar and a quarter teaspoon sesame oil and garnish

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  • Essentials for When You Want to Stay in Bed All Day

    Crummy weather making you want to stay in bed all day? Be comfortable with some of our favorite finds.

    DKNY Fleece Robe

    A bathrobe can double as jammies. End of story.

    Available at net-a-porter.com, $58.

    L.L. Bean Union Suit

    It ain't pretty, but this one-piece sure is comfy and brings back childhood memories.

    Available at llbean.com, $49.

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    Royal Apothic Room Spray

    Spritzing A Versailles Afternoon will not turn your one bedroom into a palace, but it will smell of carnations, tuberose, orange blossom, and tangerine.

    Available at royalapothic.com, $30.

    Dried Lavender

    Dried lavender bunches provide a bit of aromatherapy and let you avoid the potential hazard of leaving candles burning all night.

    Available at 3rliving.com, $16.

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    Stuffed Goose

    It's okay if you still sleep with a stuffed animal. We don't judge.

    Available at brookfarmgeneralstore.com, $35.

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  • Engagement Rings for Every Budget

    Whether you prefer your rock to walk into a room before you or not, we've got your engagement ring covered.

    Doyle & Doyle Vintage Diamond Cluster Platinum Ring

    Halos of smaller diamonds act like a push-up bra for the center stone. The modest .51-carat diamond is boosted to Elizabeth Taylor-esque proportions.

    Available at
    doyledoyle.com, $4,500.

    HOW TO FIND THE PERFECT ENGAGEMENT RING

    Conroy & Wilcox Rose-Cut Pear Diamond Ring

    A clean, antique-inspired style for daintier fingers. The delicate rose-cut gem in an eighteen-karat yellow gold setting is crafted in New York.

    Available at
    conroywilcox.com, $1,950.

    Bittersweets New York Twig Eternity Band

    The sparkling diamonds set the entire way around or just between the joints of the fourteen-karat gold twig band look like twinkling stars between tree branches.

    Available at bittersweetsny.com, $1,300.

    Bario-Neal Yucca Ring

    With a slimming knife-edge setting in reclaimed fourteen-karat white gold and

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  • 9 Tools You Need to Have a Good Hair Day

    Defy droopy curls, banish frizz, and say good-bye to bad hair days forever.


    Berry Pretty

    Easy to use and so soft you can sleep in them, the strawberry-shaped sponge rollers create loose waves that are, well, downright delicious.

    Available at amazon.com, $10.

    New Wave
    Hot Tools ceramic tourmaline deep waver goes both ways. Clamp wide panels and count to ten, then decide whether you want polished Old Hollywood-style glamour or natural, tousled, I-wake-up-looking-like-this waves.

    Available at ulta.com, $48.

    9 EASY HAIRSTYLES

    Double Duty
    It's a brush! No, wait, it's a scalp massager! Silly, it's a brush and a scalp massager in one.

    Available at muji.us, $5.50.


    Going, Going, Gone

    Promotions editor Hali is blown away (har har) by the T3 Featherweight Journey Travel Dryer. No scorched scalp, no wind tunnel effect, no frizz, and normal drying time cut by a third. The only con: She'll never be able to use anything else. Available at shopt3micro.com, $130.

    HOW TO DO A
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  • What to Pack on Your Next Vacation

    Do dire predictions of snow, blizzards, and more snow have you itching to hop on a plane headed to warmer climes? We couldn't agree more. Here's what you need to get you there in style:


    Travel by Land Candle

    Cover up stale hotel room air for about eight hours with Land by Land's pocketable Travel by Land candle in a scent like gardenia.

    Available at artintheage.com, $12.

    Related: The Best Votive Candles

    Darphin Eye Serum
    Altitude + cocktails (screw-top wine and sleeping pills) = eyes swollen shut. Darphin's potent serum tackles both puffiness and dark circles.

    Available at bluemercury.com, $75.

    Related: How to Cover Up Dark Circles



    Product Pomade

    All-natural shea butter- and aloe-rich Product pomade is also all purpose. Dab it on dry cuticles or use it to condition rough, chapped skin.

    Available at store01.prostores.com, $14.


    Baggu Zip Pouches
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  • The Best Tried-and-Tested Skin Care Products for Cold-Weather Survival

    Cold outside, hot (and dry) inside. It's a recipe for skin disaster. Here's help.

    Dry? Bee Yummy Skin Food ($39), made from organic raw honey and bee pollen, works wonders on anything from blemishes to scars to chapped skin.

    Dull? Kate Somerville's ExfoliKate ($85) needs just two minutes to make your face smooth. Follow with Apot.Care, the new dermocosmetic range from France (from $60), packed with active ingredients to give tired skin sparkle.

    THE BEST DRUGSTORE BEAUTY PRODUCTS TO STOCK UP ON

    cor soap!

    Problem skin? Cor soap (pictured right, $14 -$125) works as a natural antibacterial agent to help with clogged pores; its silver foam exfoliates and brightens.

    Weary? Then smother yourself in Ole Henriksen African tea self-heating body souffle ($65) - the perfect remedy for sore muscles.

    COLD WEATHER STYLE TO COZY UP IN

    pommade divine!

    Chapped? Pommade Divine (pictured left, $11.95) is a multipurpose balm made with cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and arachis oil. Use it on

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  • Party-Ready Makeup

    Forget 2011's predicted It color (honeysuckle pink, really?). This year, the party dress code is about one thing: sexy sparkles. So we asked Jessica Richards and Jules Stringer of new store Shen Beauty to help us create a dramatic, glittery cat's eye.

    1. Prep the eye area with a light foundation or concealer. Using a shadow brush, sweep a shimmery neutral glitter base (Becca Loose Shimmer Powder in Odette, $20) all over lids up to the brow bone, dotting along inside corners to diminish dark shadows.

    HOW TO COVER UP DARK UNDER-EYE CIRCLES

    glitter eye makeup shadow!2. Apply glitter shadow in a deep neutral shade (Jemma Kidd Make Up School Crushed Jewel Crème Duo in Bronzeite, $26) starting about two-thirds of the way on top of the lash line, extending outward and feathering upward into a V-shape toward the brow bone. Continue along bottom lash line, building color from the outer corner of your eye, blending and smudging for desired intensity. Tip: Dust some fine, loose powder underneath your eyes

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  • How to Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

    Making promises to finally get in shape, organize your home or eat healthy this year? No worries. no matter what your goal, we've found the products that will help you get there.

    If Your Resolution Is...



    To train for a marathon

    After you hit your targeted six-mile-run mark, a victory lap in the tub with muscle relief bath soak will be in order.

    Available at spacenk.com, $30.

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    To shape up without working out
    No need to sacrifice her hairdo at the gym: Fila resistance shorts compress and help tone glutes - no perspiration necessary.

    Available at fila.com, $35.

    More: Sports Accessories to Get You in the Game



    To finally organize your drawers

    Rid your sock drawer of all things holey; a better view of a pretty, scented drawer liner is good incentive.

    Available at hammocksandhightea.com, $25.



    To go on more dates
    A single-note musk scent such as Not a Perfume

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