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  • We're Loving the Peacock Trend! 10 Awesome Pieces

    We want to see your peacock!
    -Faye Brennan, BettyConfidential.com

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    "Let me see your peacock, peacock!"

    We're pretty sure Katy Perry was referring to something else in that song, but she could've very well been singing about the hottest style trend of the moment: peacock! The peacock feather and pattern has been sprouting up on everything, from clothing to jewelry to shoes and even swimwear. There's something about the bright, rainbow colors of the bird that make it a perfect summer style statement (as Nicky Hilton proves above).

    Here, we pick 10 various items that really show the peacock off. Feel free to flaunt these all summer long:

    1. Blue Moon V-Neck Cape Cool Top ($105, shopplanetblue.com)

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    2. KJL Peacock Feather Pendant w/30" chain ($101.50, qvc.com)

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    3. Komodo One-Shoulder Dress with Peacock Print ($62.06, asos.com)

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    4. Fabric Peacock Earrings ($16, shopthelook.net)

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    5. Peacock Feather Belt ($12.99, tillys.com)

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  • Prince William to Gay Couple: "Congratulations!"

    The debonair prince offers wedding advice to a gay couple planning their NYC wedding.

    -Evette Brown, BettyConfidential.com


    Even royalty is gung-ho for gay marriage in New York! When the handsome newlywed, Prince William, discovered that a high-powered New York gay couple is exchanging vows and rings in September, he couldn't help but to congratulate them and share wedding tips!

    According to Carrie Seim at the New York Post, when Bill White and Bryan Eure, who have waited eight years for New York to legalize gay marriage, told the prince about their upcoming wedding at an event in Los Angeles, his response had them jumping for joy. Will told the couple, "Oh, that's terrific. Congratulations!"

    And when the native New Yorkers asked William for tips on their wedding, he offered these wise words: "If you just make sure one person is the final decision-maker, and you're OK with that, you'll be all right."

    Wise words, Will, Wise words.

    Since he was the groom in the biggest

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  • Exercise for Your Body Type


    Want to lose weight and get fit? If you exercise for your body type, getting in shape will be a breeze.

    -Melissa Paris, BettyConfidential.com

    It's important when considering a workout to really understand your body and what it's capable of. One of the best ways to do this is to find out your body type. I've created a simple and easy guide so you can reach your maximum workout potential.

    Type 1- Mesomorph


    This type is genetically predisposed to great musculature gains. Usually very athletic looking, they have a good posture and are symmetric. Mesomorphs build muscle fast and loose fat rapidly if on the right diet and fitness plan. And can also gain fat rapidly if let to do no activities.

    Cardio for Mesmomorph

    Cardiovascular exercises should be done 2 to 3 times a week for about 20 to30 minutes per session.

    • Intensity for cardio should be moderate to high for fat burning.

    • I suggest an interval session were intervals are 45 seconds on and 15 seconds off for

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  • Style Expert Mary Alice Stephenson: What to Wear Now!

    Shake up your wardrobe with fun summer beauty and fashion trends to try out on a summer's day or night!

    -Brittany Roshelle Davis, BettyConfidential.com


    As I write this article, my nails are painted in alternating deep crimson red and bold purple nail polish colors. And my toes? They're painted orange with white zebra stripes. I haven't had this much fun with fashion in years and I'm not alone. Women everywhere are embracing themselves and stepping outside their comfort zone. Fashion and beauty expert, editor, stylist and Sally Hansen style advisor, Mary Alice Stephenson is here to keep us up to date on the hottest fashion trends and let us in on her red carpet beauty secrets:

    What colors are really trendy right now?

    In regards to color, there are two directions: color blocking and vibrant, over-the-top in your face color that we're seeing on the runway from people like Gucci. There is also this idea of matching all in one color, or putting two or three crazy colors together

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  • What's Your Celeb Summer Style?

    Do you prefer rompers like Cameron Diaz, or flirty floral dresses a la Taylor Swift?

    -Carolyn Gregoire, BettyConfidential.com


    We all have our summer uniforms-you know, that simple, perfect always-looks-good piece you pull out of your closet (or on a bad day, your hamper) again and again throughout the season. With warm weather and outdoor activities, summer is a time for easy, breezy outfits-those trusty, effortlessly chic pieces that look as good as they feel. Whether you're a romper, floral sundress, or maxidress kinda gal, there's a celeb whose summer style can provide inspiration for your own go-to, day-to-evening summer outfit.

    Cameron Diaz
    : The Grown-up Romper

    Cameron Diaz is a major fan of the romper, and she manages to bring a sultry sophistication to this potentially Lolita-esque look. Cameron's been rocking rompers on the red carpet-she's looked hot in a gorgeous Akris dark denim romper and a black short-sleeved 3.1 Phillip Lim romper worn to the MTV Movie Awards. To

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  • 10 Sassy, Sexy Beach Cover-Ups

    You'll look sexier than in a bikini.
    -Bethany Bassler, BettyConfidential.com

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    Beyonce and Blake Lively show us how a beach cover-up can be sexy in different ways. Blake Lively takes a lace up dress that shows off her sleek form. Whereas Beyonce's surfer look is easy with a loose printed vee-neck top and shorts. Remember to choose your prints carefully by using smaller lighter prints and fabrics. For solids, think darker colors because they make you look thinner but be creative and wear navy, army green, grey or purple instead of black.

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    1. Alexis Yadira caftan in pink print ($275, pinkmascara.com). Romp around the beaches in this sexy Brigitte Bardot style coverup.

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    2. Splendid rainbow stripe cover-up Amber dress ($39.94,amazon.com). The beach is a great excuse to wear this dress.

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    3. Sabina embroidered gauze cover-up ($104,neimanmarcus.com). Show off your swimsuit without showing too much skin.

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    4. Thayer Beach Sophisticate cover-up in Red Flower (

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  • Celebrate National Daiquiri Day!

    Today, July 19th, is National Daiquiri Day! Celebrate with this delicious recipe.

    -Faye Brennan, BettyConfidential.com

    It's one of the most iconic warm weather drinks -- you know summer (or your tropical vacation) has officially started when you've got a daiquiri in hand. The historic drink is delicious, whether it's of the frozen strawberry variety, or you've mixed rum, lime juice and sugar in a martini glass. It definitely deserves it's own national day of recognition, which happens to be today, July 19th!

    Celebrate by making this delicious daiquiri cocktail from Brugal Rum for you and a friend later today:


    Daikiri Brugal

    1½ oz. Brugal Añejo Rum

    1 oz. Triple Sec

    ½ oz. Fresh Lime Juice

    ½ tsp. Sugar

    Preparation: In a shaker with ice, combine ingredients, shake well and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a lime slice.

    Or, you can always order a frozen daiquiri at happy hour! Either way, National Daiquiri Day is definitely an occasion that's fun to

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  • Ask the Mouthy Housewives: Is It Bad to Lie About Faking It?

    Or: more to the point...should we ever fake it?

    The Mouthy Housewives, BettyConfidential.com


    Joining us here at BettyConfidential … The Mouthy Housewives! These lovely, models of decorum (Kelcey, Wendi, Marinka, Kristine and Tonya) want our lives to be as fabulous as theirs, thus they're happy to ignore their families to give us smart, cheeky advice. So pop open a box of rosé, put on your favorite Barry Manilow CD and let the Housewives Swiffer away your troubles … Every week they'll be answering burning questions from readers.


    Dear Mouthy Housewives,

    My husband asked me if I've ever faked an orgasm with him. I said "Of course not!" and he said "I thought everyone did." It was no big deal to him, but now I'm wondering what's wrong with me that I can't admit to faking it every once in a while.

    Signed,

    I Faked It and Then I Lied

    Dear I Faked It,

    Sometimes it truly is OK to fake it. For example, if you and your husband are running 45 minutes late for dinner with

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  • Wedding Gowns for Your Body Type

    How to dress your body type on your wedding day.

    -Rani Totum of St. Pucchi, BettyConfidential.com


    Picking out your wedding dress is a day most girls dream of, but let's be honest, it can be extremely stressful. With so many options out there it is easy to become overwhelmed. My advice? First and foremost, figure out what styles suit your body type best. This will ensure that you feel as fabulous as you are, while also narrowing down your search. And don't worry, I have good news for you soon-to-be brides….there's something for everybody!

    The key is to accentuate the parts of your body you like the most and at the same time, hide the parts you dislike. To make things easy, I am breaking it down by body type and giving you a celebrity match.

    Read on to find out what type of gown to wear if you're tall like Kate Middleton, petite like Reese Witherspoon, curvy like Kim Kardashian, or slender as Kristin Cavallari.

    Tall- Kate Middleton:


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  • 5 Foods That Fight PMS



    The foods that can help alleviate cramps, bloating, and that overall icky feeling.

    -Carolyn Gregoire, BettyConfidential.com

    We all know the feeling-you're bloated, breaking out, and have killer cramps that make sitting at your desk all day nearly unbearable. Plus, your killer mood swings just caused you to yell at the old lady who bumped into you on the subway. Yes, ladies, PMS is no picnic.

    But, before you decide to throw up your hands and hit the couch with a chick flick and a pint of Haagen Daz, consider these natural ways to combat PMS symptoms and feel your best during the worst time of the month. Whether your symptoms are debilitating or merely a slight annoyance, PMS doesn't have to interfere with your daily life.

    PMS is largely caused (and exacerbated) by a deficiency of vitamins and minerals in the body, so it can be remedied by eating properly. In addition to getting plenty of sleep and exercise, these natural PMS-fighting foods will help you kick your PMS to the

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