Barely-There Jewelry with Big-Deal Impact: The 10 Need-to-Know Brands

This spring we’re all about piling on dainty jewelry. There’s definitely a time and a place for statement necklaces, but now’s not it. A few rings plus a delicate pendant add up to a ladylike look with just the right amount of shine! There are tons of of-the-moment brands to choose from, so we simplified the shopping process by picking our favorites: California-based designer Jennie Kwon‘s work has an angular edge, while New Yorker Erica Weiner is known for her earthy, natural aesthetic. We’ve also found punky pieces from labels like Bing Bang NYC and Art Youth Society.

Plus, there are just as many metals as there are brands. It’s OK—in fact, it’s cool—to mix silver with gold and rose tones. Combining colors will add to the overall vibe because layering isn’t about one item, it’s about the big picture. Our advice? Pair a few rings (both regular and midi!) with a bracelet or two and add a necklace if you’re feelin’ blingy. But the bottom line is that this look’s all about getting creative. You can’t go wrong, period.

Catbird Jewelry

Catbird

This Brooklyn shop carries plenty of cool jewels from all sorts of labels, but it’s also responsible for a namesake line of essentials, from sweet stud earrings to super stackable rings. Catbird’s whimsical point of view includes moon and star motifs and elegant opals, but our favorite item is an adorable ring topped with cat ears, which is pretty much the cutest way to get into the meow mix.

The Beauty Diaries: 8 Near-instant ways to get a beauty boost

GET GORGEOUS NOW

Getting gorgeous doesn’t have to take hours. We know it can, but really, who has time to pile on makeup when there’s coffee to drink, outfits to put together and things to get done? Save time and look fab in a snap with these tricks.
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Drink more water

Drink more water for healthier looking skin

Are you getting enough H2O? If not, your skin could look dull and sallow. The remedy is simple: Drink more water. Keep a reusable bottle at your desk so you remember to sip regularly, and trade one of your daily coffees or sodas for herbal tea. Remember, if you feel thirsty, you’re likely already dehydrated.

Add some shimmer

Adding a touch of shimmer (using a highlighting product) to the inner corners of your eyes, cheekbones and brow bone can do wonders to give you a quick beauty boost. The slight shimmer has an almost-optical illusion effect that helps hide the stress of the day.

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The Beauty Diaries: 9 Beauty Products That Work on Everyone

If you are like me you hate parting with good money on products that aren’t proven or that your best friend hasn’t recommended.  At the same time I realize that the majority of the best products that I have ever used have cost a bit more than Walgreen’s prices.  Right, so these 9 products featured below are wonderful.  Some are a bit pricey, but they are fabulous.  I admit the mascara looks bit like a medieval torture device, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll wonder why it hasn’t been around sooner.

I won’t rattle on anymore because these products seriously speak for themselves…Enjoy!

Sephora Collection Upside Down Mascara

  • The ultimate mascara. Period.

    We swear by Sephora Collection Upside Down Mascara ($22, Sephora). One swipe, and so will you.

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The Beauty Diaries: Best Spring Nail Polish Colors

I don’t know what it is like in your neck of the woods, but in mine the sun is shining and I finally feel like scrubbing off the winter blues and jumping into sunny spring!  With the sun out and the flowers and trees adding colour back to the landscape it’s time to bring some color to our nails!  Here are the hottest spring nail polish colors for 2014!

CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss in Mint Mojito 285

CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss in Mint Mojito 285

Two coats of soft, minty green might be just the thing to chase away the winter blues.

To buy: $6, drugstore.com.

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Is it too early to starting thinking about Prom? No! Check out what the celebs are wearing and get the look!

Here’s the sitch: You only get to attend a few proms in your lifetime, so you want to make your dress choices count. And let’s be honest, sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. Why not take a few cues from your favorite red carpet style stars? They are strutting around in the world’s most glamorous looks on a weekly basis, after all. From Emma Watson to Blake Lively, these It girls are experts at being poised and pretty, even in the most stressful of situations. At least you won’t have to deal with a million camera bulbs are pointing your way on prom night, right? Scroll down for some of favourite pieces this year to make you the stand out in style!

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