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The manicure in its perfect state should be considered an endangered species. As the prey of spiky car keys or a cellphone lurking at the very bottom of your purse, your freshly polished nails live in peril of nail chips and smudges that will have you hiding your hands in shame.
May 13, 2013 - Fashion
I am not sure Ive ever made it out of the salon with a perfect manicure much less made it a week. I would smudge it on the drying table, nick it getting into the car, slice through it making dinner.
May 13, 2013 - Fashion
Most women know the power of a purse. A great handbag is a cherished accessory, which is why local organizers are using purses to help raise money for early childhood programs in Allen County.
May 7, 2013 - Fashion
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Wedding Tips From Hair and Beauty InsidersBridal season is in full swing, and doesn’t every bride want to look and feel beautiful on her big day? Whether your wedding style is beachy casual or modern glamour, take your bridal beauty to the next level of chic with some of these terrific tips from hair and beauty industry insiders.
Get Extra Style Time
For your bridal hair trial, choose a professional hairstylist and aim to take the last appointment of the day in order to maximize your time with him or her.
—Red Door Spas National Creative Director, Zahir Ziani
The Eyes Have It
Line the inside of eyes with a neutral tone or white eyeliner pencil to remove redness and create a crisp, bright eye that looks really polished. Check out creamy or kohl pencils. One to try: Stila Kajal liner in Topaz or Pearl - an instant perk for your peepers!
—Stila Global Creative Director Sarah Lucero
Keep Your Whites Pearly
To prep for a healthy, white smile on your big day, try pocket-sized Supersmile Icy Mint Quikee to help teeth get two to four shades whiter in minutes. Stash a tube in the bridal suite and just prior to walking the aisle, apply a drop to teeth and smooth across with your tongue until it dissolves. Not only does it whiten teeth, but it freshens breath all at once.
—Celeb dentist Irwin Smigel, DDS
Shine be gone!
The last thing a bride wants to see in her photographs is shiny face. When the skin is oily, you can lose the true features of the face. Facial primers are a must to help with the longevity of make-up, help to control oil and shine, and to even out the skin’s texture. It will also help create a radiant finish to the skin.
—Tricia Campbell, Director of Education, jane iredale
Go Hair Tech
Forget magazine cut outs, get with the times and get your bridal hair options on your mobile. Save time, energy, and money by downloading BANGSTYLE, a free beauty app that will make your big day decisions much easier and more organized. This Pinterest-like app for hair is devoted solely to showcasing the latest hairstyles for brides to browse, click, and store in their own virtual "bridal" portfolio. Keep all inspirational hair photos (literally!) at your fingertips when visiting the salon for a hair trial.
—Stephen Ratliff, Bangstylist and owner of Ecco Salon in Pasadena, CA
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