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The Beauty Brand Betty Draper Would Approve Of

13   When digging through Marcelle’s archives, we couldn’t help but wonder if the company had hired Mad Men‘s Sterling Cooper for its mid-century ads, in which glamorous women are accompanied by the promise of gentle, fragrance-free cosmetics. Those ads are just one portion of the expansive history behind the now Canadian-based beauty brand, which has offered its customers hypoallergenic formulas since 1933. Follow Marcelle’s steps from its Chicago inception in the late 19th century to its rise as one of our northern neighbor’s most powerful beauty players. 1874-early 1900s: Marcelle launches as a cosmetics company in Chicago by C.W. Beggs Sons & Co.
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Eyebrow Grooming: A Visual History

13   For two small strips of facial hair, eyebrows command a lot of attention. For good reason—they have a major impact on our appearance (have you seen these celebrities without eyebrows?!) While the shapes have certainly changed over time, our obsession with brow grooming has remained constant. Behold: a sweeping survey of arch trends, from overly tweezed Renaissance women to the ‘80s bushy caterpillar brows that we all know and love. Ancient Egypt: Arched and Dark The era: 3000 BC – 31 BC Cleopatra and her peers were all about the dramatic, sweeping arch. Egyptians of all walks darkened their eyes
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Spring’s Top Nail Trends, Straight From a Pro

16   Now that spring is finally around the corner—April 07!—it’s time to make some stylish updates to your look, starting with your nail game. Given that nail art isn’t going away anytime soon, you’ll want to make sure your seasonal vibe is on-point to compete with the likes of fellow bold digit fans like Katy Perry and Zooey Deschanel. To help you get there, I asked my good friend, celebrity manicurist and wedding nail art extraordinaire Destinee Handly, to select three trends she’s feeling for the warm-weather season. Catch them below, and be sure to follow Miss Handly’s inspirational Instagram for more ideas!  
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Ruby Wing Color Changing Nail Polish!

11    Nailspot Breakdown Can’t decide between two nail polish hues? The pros at Ruby Wing have come up with a solution to the ultimate polish conundrum: color-changing polish. Wear one vibrant shade indoors, and embrace a totally different color when the sun’s UV rays hit your nails. Better yet, these polishes are lightly scented with the floral notes. We’re adding these to our mani must-have list. How it Works Formulated with SolarActive® Technology, each polish transitions from one shade to another as soon as you step out into the sunlight and come into contact with UV rays. Walk back
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7 Crazy Things You Didn’t Know About Hair…

11   Sure, you look at, style, and twirl your hair each day, but how much do you really know about it? Curious for more scientific info about that stuff on our heads we tapped trichologist (aka hair and scalp specialist) Philip Kingsley to fill us in on everything from scalp health to what to expect from aging hair. 1. Hair Is Low On The Body’s List of Priorities “Hair is not a vital organ or tissue, and this means your body will never prioritize its nutritional needs,” says Kingsley, who says this is the biggest challenge to hair growth. It also means
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Perfect Polish Pairs: How to Apply the Latest Nail Toppers for the Ultimate Mani

12   Color Chameleon These shade-morphing Ruby Wing polishes make us feel a little bit like a superhero—the minute we step outside into the sunlight, our secret, color-changing power emerges. And as a top coat, we’re loving Ride ‘Em Cowgirl—the sparkly gold transforms into copper-red glitter in sunlight. Sheer Sensation We at NAILSPOT love a good innovation, and nail polish is no exception. Take the latest from OPI: Sheer Tints. Since they’re buildable, you can get anything from a translucent wash to a saturated ombre. For the ombre effect pictured here, start with one coat of pale blue polish. Next, use OPI Sheer Tints in
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Red Carpet Beauty Secrets—Revealed!

11   The quickest, easiest, and most affordable way for a real woman to get a piece of the celebrity lifestyle is through beauty,” says Gwen Flamberg, beauty director at Us Weekly. And she should know—Flamberg spends her days poring over red-carpet images and discussing new trends with Hollywood’s most-trusted makeup artists and hairstylists, then translates them for the rest of us. As part of this month’s Us Weekly partnership, featuring Flamberg’s own product picks, we got the scoop on her insider tips. What do you love most about your job? That I am the first person a celebrity hair or makeup artist calls
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4 Ways Wine Improves Your Skin

13   We’ve long known that that wine can have health benefits (for starters, resveratrol, found in red wine, can help strengthen arteries and lower “bad” cholesterol), but that’s just the beginning. Vino can also work wonders on our complexions—when used properly. Join us as we raise a glass to our favorite new skincare ingredient. Wine can lighten dark spots As we age, dark spots, which are often caused by sun damage, become more noticeable and also harder to treat. But all isn’t lost: polyphenols, the powerful antioxidants found in wine, known as polyphenols, can be affective in both treating and preventing discoloration.
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