• photo courtesy of V MagazineLooking at the photograph of Valeria Lukyanova, left, you might wonder if this Ukrainian internet star really exists outside of the strange land of YouTube, where "living doll" beauty has become a trend. The picture, however, is from the new issue of V magazine, which flew Lukyanova, known as "the human Barbie," to New York for the shoot, proving her existence and giving us a glimpse into her bizarre brain. At Shine we've profiled many doll-like ladies, from 19-year-old Anime queen Anastasiya Shpagina, to 15-year-old London YouTube sensation Venus Palermo, to England-native Sarah Burge, who currently holds the world record for spending over $500,000 on cosmetic surgery. Even so, Lukyanova's story stands out.

    VIDEO: Anderson Cooper tells human Barbie she's dreadful

    Twenty-one-year-old Lukyanova refers to herself as "most famous woman of the Russian-speaking Internet" and often uses the alias "Amatue," which means sun goddess.  She hails from the Moldavian city of Tiraspol, and

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  • The wig worn by host Allison Task in this episode is courtesy of Jacquelyn Wigs                                                                                                                                                                       
    Ever wonder how you would look as a redhead, or with the mane of Jennifer Aniston? Well now you can. The latest must-have fashion accessory is a wig! Not so long ago, wigs were considered a fashion taboo, but today, celebrities like Beyoncé, Katy Perry, and Adele have made wigs a stylish hairstyle option.

    The Shine’s resident fashion stylist, Dena Giannini, says wigs are certainly a growing trend, as more and more women turn to wigs for an instant new look. “Women are changing their hairstyles today more than ever before. And with a wig, you have so many different options. You can put on a bang, you can put on a ponytail, you can change your hair color, you can change your haircut, and it’s as easy as putting the wig on, and

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  • Shop My Online Avon Store Now!

    I enjoy selling Avon because it's my own business and can run it the way I wish. It has a lot of nice products for all ages groups and I enjoy mostly meeting new people and helping people. I have a part-time job that I love as an Administrative Assistant and Avon gives me the opportunity to sell outside of my job. Everyone needs deodorant, perfume, makeup, clothes, jewelry, holiday merchandise, gifts, shower gel, shampoo's, conditioners, handbags, outlet items, special household items and etc. Where else can you shop online and get free & fast delivery to your home every time and call a single person for all the answers to your questions.

    Denise Fisher

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  • To complement Jenny Packham's Spring 2013 Collection, TRESemmeé hairstylists styled the model's locks into soft, twisted side-ponytails.

    Follow these six easy-to-do steps and get the New York Fashion Week look!

    #1: Start by applying mousse throughout towel-dried hair and blow dry through.

    #2: Create a deep side part on the left side that runs from the forehead to the hairline.

    #3: Gently back brush the hair to create texture and spray with a finishing spray.

    #4: Smooth out the hair with a brush and push hair on the right side of the part so that it sweeps over the forehead.

    #5: Twist the section inwards to create a loose twist that runs down the hairline on the right side to the nape of the neck, securing with pins as you go.

    #6: Finish the twist and fasten hair into a ponytail with an elastic.

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  • As we transition our clothing from summer to fall, beauty experts say our makeup should change as well. And because Shine readers love to stay on top of the latest beauty ideas, The Shine’s enlisted the help of Erik Soto, Sephora PRO Lead Artist to reveal the top fall makeup trends. Starting with the eyes. Erik says purple, smokey eyes will be a fall favorite. “It’s like the new nudes, because purple goes with brown eyes, it makes them look lighter. And then with blue or green, it’s on the opposite side of the color wheels, so it’s very complimentary”. Another trend to expect this season; well-defined eyes. For this, Erik says you’ll need a black liner in either a liquid or a pencil. For a liquid liner, Erik recommends the Christian Dior Style Liner. A great pencil eyeliner? Erik likes the Givenchy Kohl Eye Liner, because it’s “soft” and “smudgeable”. As far as skin goes, this fall matte skin is in, and according to Erik you get it by using medium to full coverage foundation.

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  •  When 17-year old Emma Stydahar and 16-year old Carina Cruz open up Teen Vogue, they don’t like the models they see. “Yes we are opposed to the ‘perfect’ models, with perfect bodies, and no blemishes. We believe they are digitally altered and don’t represent real girls.” So the two teamed up with SPARK, a girl activist group, and staged a demonstration outside Conde Nast in New York City, publisher of Teen Vogue. They petitioned the magazine to feature unaltered, and unretouched girls. The teens argue that Teen Vogue and other magazines, read by vulnerable young readers, present an unrealistic notion of beauty, threatening their self-esteem and leading to depression and eating disorders.  Teen Vogue did issue a statement saying it makes a “conscious and continuous effort to promote a positive body image among our readers..we feature healthy models on the pages of our magazine and shoot dozens of non-models and readers every year and do not retouch them to alter their body size. Teen

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  • When it's hot and humid outside, our hair can take on a zip code of its own. With sticky weather comes frizzy, out- of- control hair that can make any normal girl go crazy. But don't stress…there are products out there for every budget (and most you can grab at your local drugstore) to tame your locks and keep the frizz away. Shine's Editor in Chief Jennifer Romolini chose the best defrizzers on the market right now that work for any and every budget. Take a look.

    In addition to all these great products, here's even more great tips to help reduce frizz.                                                                                                                                                                                                           Do you have any special secrets to combat frizz on the hottest days of the year? Share them with us in the comments.

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  • For most of us, a great manicure is simple: file, two coats of color, topcoat, dry.  But today's nail art can go way beyond what we've ever imagined. Shine’s Senior Beauty Editor Joanna Douglas joined us to share the latest and greatest manicure trends - from magnetic polish to the wildly popular “shatter” technique. Watch today’s episode for great tips on achieving these looks at home.


     Want to get your hands on any of these? Check out:

    Sephora by OPI TrendTips

    Essie Luexeffects Collection

    OPI Nail Laquer Black Shatter

    Sally Hansen Nail Art Pens

    Ciate Caviar                                                            

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  • When life gives you lemons, why not whiten your nails? We've got 13 genius uses for this inexpensive citrus fruit.
    1. Whiten Nails: Cut a lemon in half and rub on your nails for about seven minutes. The acidity will help remove any yellow tint.
    2. Soften skin. Combine lemon zest with sugar and soak the mixture with olive oil for 30 minutes for a homemade body scrub. Give a little extra TLC to dry patches on the elbows, ankles and knees.
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    3. Add sunny highlights. Want to lighten your tresses a notch or two? Mix lemon juice with your favorite conditioner and apply to damp locks before heading out to catch some rays.
    4. Fix a streaky tan. To lighten a botched self-tanning job, rub a halved lemon over the area.
    5. Zap Zits. Try lemon juice on blackheads at night to clear up skin Gargle with lemon juice and water to kill odor-causing bacteria, or suck on the lemon wedge served with your water.
    Get six more uses for lemons on AllYou.com

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  • Long, thick eyelashes can instantly make eyes look bigger, fuller, and sexier, but unfortunately, not all of us are blessed with them. For decades, celebrities (with the help of their makeup artists) have solved this problem by applying fake lashes - a practice that seemed too complicated and, well, icky for the most of us.  Not anymore. “The Shine” asked celebrity make-up guru Travis Culberson for step-by-step instructions on how to apply fake lashes at home. Turns out, it's a lot easier than you'd think.


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