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Top Tips for Solving Your Biggest Beauty Dilemmas Inspired By Benefit Cosmetics


On Project Runway: Under the Gunn, the biggest fashion and beauty blunders are constantly being solved within seconds. In honor of this week’s episode featuring a ‘Real Women’ challenge lead by Benefit Cosmetics where designers have to solve everyday fashion emergencies in an instant, Benefit’s Global Beauty Authority, Annie Ford Danielson, is sharing her top beauty tips. I must say they’re genius!

1. DilemmaHow to wear a bold lip and make it last?

Solution: Remember, that when you wear a bold lip, you don’t want the bold lip to wear you. Longevity is key to this statement look. Before applying your lipstick you need to prime and perfect your lips. Make sure you exfoliate and hydrate. Try using a tint like Benetint beneath your bold lip color for longer staying-power. Also, dap on cheeks for a natural girly flush.

2. Dilemma: The Shine Factor!

Solution: Remember that when the weather starts to change so does our skin and sometimes shine gets the best of us. Try Benefit’s The POREfessional Agent Zero Shine; an instant pro powder mattifier that minimizes pores and shine in an instant.

3. Dilemma: How to achieve the ‘No Makeup, Makeup Look!’

Solution: Remember, less is more. Before reaching for your foundation, apply concealer first, that way, you find that you won’t need as much makeup. Try Boi-ing, an industrial strength concealer that stays put, when you need it to.

4. DilemmaHow to cut down your skincare routine and amp up the results?

Solution: Choose a multi-tasking product that is bigger than BB! Try Benefit’s NEW Big Easy; a multi-balancing complexion perfector that balances moisture & controls oil while provide flawless coverage. Plus the formula provides SPF 35 protection!

 5. Dilemma: How Bright is too Bright?

Solution: Bright cheeks are amazing, but in order to keep it from looking too young and costume-like, use a long-lasting, weather-proof tint like Benefit Lollitint (this shade is spot on for pantone’s color of the year Radiant Orchid), which will give you the brightness you’re looking for in a subtle, soft way.

6. Dilemma: How to get full long lashes?

Solution: Ditch the stripes and glue and choose a mascara that can creates length and fullness! Try Benefit They’re Real! Mascara. It really opens up the eyes by giving lashes a dramatic base-to-tip curl. Your lashes will never be the same.

7. Dilemma: How to pump-up skimpy Brows?

Solution: The best way to accentuate and add shape to a skimpy brow is by filling it in with a product that adds color, texture and VOLUME to the hair. Try Benefit Gimme Brow. Its gel-like formula is filled with microfibers that create the most natural full brow in seconds.

8. Dilemma: How to instantly perk-up dull skin?

Solution: Benefit Cosmetics believes laughter is the best cosmetic, so remember to SMILE, it will instantly make you look more radiant & beautiful!

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How to Get InstaFab for Instagram Compliments of Celebrity Stylist and Under The Gunn Judge Jen Rade


Lately, I’ve been absolutely obsessed with Instagram. I even find myself pausing moments with friends and stopping on the street for long periods of time just to get the perfect shot. So when celebrity stylist, Jen Rade, aka The Wicked Witch of Wardrobe, pulled together her top five tips on how to get “InstaFab” for Instagram, I immediately took notice. Jen makes a living out of helping people look their best in photographs. So not only does she feel right at home when determining what works and what doesn’t as a Project Runway: Under The Gunn judge, she can also show you how to take the perfect selfie. Enjoy her InstaTips:

Red Alert!

Red lipstick is the one statement piece that can take your look from average to great – even jeans and a t-shirt look better with red lips.

Show Your True Colors

Any color is the best color to wear for a selfie – that’s what filters are for! The whole point of a selfie is to express yourself so there’s no right or wrong.

Less is more

When it comes to makeup and accessories, everything can’t be something!

If at first you don’t succeed…

Play around and take 10 selfies until you find the right light and angle. Lighting is the most important!

Filter or no filter?

Sometimes I use filters, sometimes I don’t. I go for whatever makes the mood of the picture look cool.

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Be Fashionably Flexible With the HP Envy x2

HP-Intel-Project-Runway-Pin-Your-Style-HP Envy x2 (Fashionably Flexible)

Great fashion is all about flexibility. The best outfits flatter your features fabulously at a multitude of occasions all while keeping you comfortable. The HP Envy x2 holds the power of two devices in one transitioning in seconds from a vivid Windows 8 notebook with an HD Touch display into a sleek and thin tablet to keep you connected on the go. It’s an accessory that goes perfectly with any outfit giving you a stylish touch of technology all while organizing your calendar, photos, music, and more.

Like the best fashions, the best technology moves seamlessly from work to play. Though we all have those favorite office outfits that transition perfectly from work to happy hour with little to no changes, nothing transitions better from work to play or makes you feel more flexible than your yoga gear. I love yoga because it gives me the best of body and mind. While stretching into challenging poses, my mind begins to wander and I can finally organize my thoughts. Here’s some of my favorite comfortably stylish yoga gear and accessories that bring the “Namaste” into flexible fashion and versatility.


 1. Layering Racerback Tank  2. Victoria’s Secret Pink Bootcut Yoga Pants  3. Empower Floral Yoga Mat  4. Namaste Yoga Kit Bag  5. Gaiam Thirsty Yoga Towel  6. Bend Yoga & Movement Studio Ten Yoga Classes

Show your fashionable flexibility by entering the HP + Intel + Project Runway: Pin Your Style contest!

– To enter, pin a photo of the HP Envy x2 with Intel Inside® via the Pin It button on the Pin Your Style contest page. Then, build a board that represents that week’s theme. Check out the weekly Pinsetter images on the site for inspiration.

– Submit your board’s URL into the site to enter. Then, share your board with friends to earn the most votes! Vote in the contest between April 29 – May 12 by viewing the Pinterest board submissions on the Pin Your Style contest page.

– Win prizes like an HP Envy x2 with Intel Inside® and a gift card to bring your style to life by getting the top votes for your board.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

A Touch of Luxury: Style Inspired by the HP Spectre XT Touchsmart Ultrabook

HP-Intel- Project-RunwayI’ve always felt that there was a huge correlation between fashion and technology. In the world of fashion as in that of technology, a sleek cutting edge design is the key to success. Perhaps, product 2.0s and 3.0s are the tech equivalent of the newest season in fashion? As with the latest fashion, the latest technology is the ideal touch of luxury. To me, a touch of luxury in fashion means an elegant combination of high and low fashions. Recently, we’ve been seeing some of today’s biggest celebrities such as Kate Middleton wear a Zara dress paired with a blazer straight from the runway. It’s so refreshing to see the mix of high and low in both street and celebrity fashion as its a great of medley of the attainable and unattainable.

Inspired by the HP Spectre XT Touchsmart Ultrabook™, powered by Intel® Core™ processor’s sleek silver and black design, I put together a great outfit for a spring day at the office.  It can also double as the perfect outfit for after work cocktails.  This sophisticated color combination really makes an impression.


1. Alexia Admor Tulip Jacquard Dress in Silver and Black  2. ELLE Sterling Silver and Black Agate Cabochon Oval Ring  3. White House Black Market Suede Trimmed Snake-Embossed Bag  4. NARS Duo Eyeshadow Compact  5. Carlos by Carlos Santana Black Suede Pumps

Want to show your sleek and sophisticated style?  Enter the the HP + Intel + Project Runway Pin Your Style Contest:

– Just pin a photo of the HP Spectre XT Touchsmart Ultrabook™ via the Pin It button on the contest page.

– Then, build a board that represents that week’s theme. Check out the weekly Pinsetter images on the site for inspiration.

– Submit your board’s URL into the site to enter. Then, share your board with friends to earn the most votes.

– You could win prizes like an HP Spectre XT Touchsmart Ultrabook™ and a gift card to bring your style to life!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Dmitry Sholokhov’s Project Runway Collection Exclusively at Lord & Taylor


Last night, Lord & Taylor hosted Project Runway Season 10 winner, Dmitry Sholokhov, at their Fifth Avenue store for the launch of his debut dress collection. The collection, comprised of eight cocktail and evening dresses is exclusive to Lord & Taylor and is made up of versatile dresses for the contemporary woman complete with flattering peplums and strategic darting.  It is currently available at the New York location and on LordandTaylor.com. The dresses retail for $259-$329.  This collection is perfect to wear to a June wedding or any other event that requires cocktail attire.  Dmitry met with customers and signed sketches of his gorgeous collection.  I love the sketch he signed for me and I’m looking forward to seeing where his talents take him next.





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