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HOW TO: Glam shows us how to get newspaper print fingernails!

We’re pretty simple when it comes to our nails. An inky black manicure is our go-to look as of late, but after spotting newspaper print over a pared-down putty pastel hue, we’re starting to rethink our polish position.

Go here to find out how to recreate these nails on your own!

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The scariest beauty invention of all time!

I still can’t decide if this is legit – or some sort of joke!

I just caught a glimpse of this video online, and I’m afraid now that I’ve seen it, I’ll never get the image out of my mind! Are women really using the Facial-Flex which is supposed to tighten the muscles around your mouth.

My question – is it really worth it?

I looked the product up online, and found a few reviews:

As a gym buff, I knew that my face also needed “resistance training” if I were to keep it firm. After using the product for about a week, I noticed that my smile was more symmetrical (for some reason, the left corner of my mouth at times didn’t always rise equally with the right). My cheeks also looked fuller. It’s still a challenge to use the product correctly but I’m making facial flex a part of my regimen.

I found the facial flex to be a great product, but you have to be consistent. I do 120 in the morning and 120 in the evening, it does take some time if you do it properly but you really feel it. I do notice a difference it has been about a month since I started using it.

Maybe I’ll take their word for it?

This product isn’t cheap! It’ll cost ya somewhere between $40 – $60, not including shipping!

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Insider Beauty Secrets!

Want to know some beauty insider secret weapons? You might be surprised by some of their tricks (dryer sheets? Really?)!

1) Dryer sheets tame flyaway hair! Next time you’re struck by unwanted flyaways, look no further than the laundry room, says New York makeup artist Alexa Rudolfo. “Passing dryer sheets through static electricity will calm hair in a heartbeat.”

2) If you want to get skin glowing without logging in time at the derm, celebrity makeup artist Troy Surratt suggests adding a tablespoon of baking soda to a bit of water for a really pure paste. “Its consistency mimics that of microdermabrasion, which instantly brightens the face.”

3) Your dream moisturizer just might be in your pantry, of all places. Alexa says that coconut oil (yes, the kind used for cooking!) is packed with natural free-radical fighting antioxidants. Just rub it between palms, wait for it to melt and massage away.

4) For a subtle but sexy pout, try this trick from Alexa: Add a dab of black shadow to the center of the bottom lip and press. You’ll create a unique, sophisticated look that can’t be achieved with all-over color.

5) We’ve never been into being matchy-matchy and makeup is no exception. To make eyes look bigger, coat bottom lashes in blue mascara but stick with your regular black for the top, says makeup artist and creator of Mally Beauty, Mally Roncal. The color contrast makes eyes pop.

6) An eyelash curler is the quickest way to open up eyes, but for those who think the contraption looks too medieval, here’s another option. Grab a great curling mascara and point a blow dryer (on the cool setting) upward while lashes are still wet.

7) Mally says she’s tested this fool-proof trick on many a sleepless celeb: Add a bone-colored eyeliner — white is too stark — to the inner corners of eyes for instant brightness.

8) For a natural looking lash (do professional tints sound scary to you, too?) try using the end of a non-toxic Sharpie on just the tips, suggests Troy. It will last longer than any mascara and, even better, can most likely be found in any desk drawer.

9) We all feel great after getting highlights but they can make sensitive scalps itch. Anya Burton of Chris McMillan The Salon in Beverly Hills admits it’s odd, but she adds Sweet’N Low to color to soothe irritated skin. Who knew the sugar sub could be good for you?

These are all amazing tip! Thanks to glo for the awesome tricks! Can you believe this isn’t even all of them! There’s more here!

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Forget Mr. Right time for Mr. Bright!

Ladies, this brightening kit is quite a catch! Finding mr. bright is filled with all of the essentials for a luminous complexion. Complete with a step-by-step brightening lesson…this kit’s the total package!

The kit includes some of our favorites:
Erase Paste, brightening camouflage in medium, .11 oz (full size is .15 oz)
Girl Meets Pearl, golden-pink liquid pearl, .25 fl. oz. (full size is .4 fl. oz.)
Posietint, poppy-pink tinted lip & cheek stain, .13 fl. oz. (full size is .42 fl. oz.)
High Beam, luminescent complexion enhancer, .08 fl. oz. (full size is .45 fl. oz.)

This set is currently available at Benefit for $36.