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  1. Destination: Procrastination
  2. Ashley Greene's Lighter Hair Hue
  3. Kate Somerville Skin Care and Spa Sale on Gilt Groupe
  4. Which Red Lipstick is Roxy Olin Wearing on The City?
  5. Illamasqua Body Electrics Collection: Shadow in Imagine and Gleam Cream
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Destination: Procrastination


Jessica Wakeman provides a good explanation of why Perez Hilton is totes in the wrong for revealing Miley Cyrus' crotch pics
[The Frisky]

Christian Dior wants you to wear their logo on your EYEBALLS. I find that only slightly more vulgar than a purse with screaming monograms. People. Just, no
[TheGlossy]

Are Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson still together, and does it matter?
[Crushable]

Curvy vs. Fat: College Candy investigates
[College Candy]

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Ashley Greene's Lighter Hair Hue


Ashley Greene showed off her lighter, sleek hair on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno courtesy of celebrity stylist Ted Gibson. Says Ted, “Straight hair is not for girls who are not confident with themselves. Ashley looked sexy, chic and super modern with her long newly lightened hair color.” My other mane man, Celebrity Colorist for L'Oreal Professionel at the Ted Gibson Salon Jason Backe created Ashley's caramel color

Want to get Ashley's look at home? Ted created a solid foundation by using build it blow drying spray and hair sheet styling on wet hair. He then blew it out with a flat brush to smooth the cuticle out. He then used the ted gibson flatiron in 1 inch sections to flatten hair and give it that straightness factor.  Ted followed up with tame it shine lotion, only on the ends, and beautiful hold hairspray on the top to give added gleam.

What do you think of Ashley's lightened locks? And I'm TOTALLY seeing Eclipse at midnight on June 29. Anyone else?

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Kate Somerville Skin Care and Spa Sale on Gilt Groupe



Kate Somerville is one of my favorite skin care brands. Do yourself a favor and pick up some ExfoliKate, stat. Score an invite at gilt.com/invite/amberkatz.

You're welcome.

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Which Red Lipstick is Roxy Olin Wearing on The City?


I've been wondering for a DOG'S AGE what kind of red lipstick The City's Roxy Olin has been wearing on the show. I thought her makeup concept in last night's episode rocked. Well, thanks to my girl Eileen, we have the answer. Eileen asked her on Twitter, I RT'd and said I was on a need-to-know basis as well and Roxy responded: "I wear Mac red or Dior Addict (Rouge Podium Runway Red)." I've asked for clarification on exactly which MAC red--to my eye, it looks like Ruby Woo. I'll update here, should I find out.

Are you a The City watcher? Whose makeup blows your hair back on the show?

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Illamasqua Body Electrics Collection: Shadow in Imagine and Gleam Cream


Sometimes, I feel sorry for the MAVs (MAC Attack Victims) because, as fabulous as MAC is (and MAC really is genius), they don't give other makeup brands the chance they deserve and focus 99% of their content solely on that brand. It's reminiscent of college students in the '90s and their all-consuming obsesh with Dave Matthews. DMB was great--but it was the default. There were tons of other bands, many of which are life-changing.

The most salient brand MAVs gloss over (ha!) is Illamasqua, a truly spectac UK-based makeup line. Ben from the now defunct We Love Beauty blog once described it as the makeup love child of NARS and Tim Burton and he was SO right.  Now, the brand has introduced its first collection of makeup for the whole body: Body Electrics. Inspired by the power of kinetic energy, the art of movement and the fluidity of the body in motion, this collection is an anthology (like the Norton Anthology) of creams, powders and dry body oils infused with light, shimmer and shine, designed to highlight and contour your bod.




The brand sent me a couple samples from the new collection and I was WOWED by both. As my mentor S.S. Fair says, these set the world on fire. Literally: Illamasqua's new Powder Eye Shadow in Imagine ($20, pictured, right), an electric blue, evokes the searing flame of a gas burner--that brilliant periwinkle. It's a spesh shade for sure, friends. I love it as a liner for summer. Its silky, luxe fine-milled texture will win you over as it has me.

 
The second gem I'm about to use UP is Illamasqua Gleam Cream ($36, pictured, above left). MAC Senior Makeup Artist Keri Blair once shared a fabulous tip with me: Apply highlighter on the top third of the bridge of your nose to slim it without elongating it. That's exactly what I do with this pink iridescent cream highlighter. In addition, using it as a cream shadow works like a charm, as does highlighting your cheekbones and browbones. If you want to go Mach 5, mix with foundation for an immediate brightening effect. Pity the fool standing next to you at that rooftop gala who's NOT rocking Illamasqua. 

Use both together and SING the body electric...

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