Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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POSTED: Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 8:45 AM
It's easy to create a custom lipgloss from the comfort of your own home.

This homemade lip gloss keeps your lips moisturized while adding a hint of color and shimmer. 


Petroleum jelly; blush, powder eye shadow or bronzer; a dish (I used the Sur.face pro by beautyblender); a small spatula or brush for mixing, and a container. 

POSTED: Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 3:00 AM

Dirty brushes can lead to clogged pores and breakouts.


Olive oil, baby shampoo, a plate and a clean towel.

POSTED: Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 4:20 PM
Metta World Peace arrives at the premiere of 'Peeples' presented by Lionsgate Film and Tyler Perry at ArcLight Hollywood on May 8, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt (Getty Images)

Former NBA star Metta World Peace has always been one of the more controversial athletes in the league.

There was the 2004 brawl that landed him a 73-game suspension (plus the playoffs) and 1 year probation. There was the time he defended Michael Jordan so aggressively, he broke the NBA legend's ribs. And, of course, there was the bizarre name change from Ron Artest to his current moniker. Now, it’s pandas.

World Peace is changing his Chinese name to “The Panda's Friend” as he prepares to go play ball in China for the Sichuan Blue Whales. To celebrate the new opportunity, the former Lakers player has designed special shoes with — you guessed it — pandas on them. The shoes are either black or white, not both like an actual panda, and there’s an actual stuffed teddy panda bear at the top of the shoe.

POSTED: Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 12:10 PM
Models pose during The Limited "Scandal" Collection launch event at IAC Building on Sept. 22, 2014, in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for The Limited "Scandal" Collection)

The “Scandal” collection for The Limited is available in stores and online today, just in time for the show’s fourth season premiere on Sept. 25.

First reported back in June, the “Scandal” for The Limited collection is the first such fashion line of its kind, merging a hit television series, its costume designer, lead character (Kerry Washington), and a large chain retailer. "Gladiator" Olivia Pope, played by Washington, is the obvious inspiration for the line, which includes timeless, professional-yet-stylish-looking pieces, including a double-breasted, collarless blazer, shawl-neck coats and knee-length pencil skirts.

The collection ranges in price from $49 for a ruffle-collar top to $248 for a Dolman wrap coat.

POSTED: Friday, September 19, 2014, 3:00 AM
Do use a neutral base color and a brighter or contrasting color as an accent when experimenting with nail art. (via Twitter)

When the nail art craze first came back on the scene a few years ago, to say I was resistant to it would be an understatement.  Images of Sheneneh from the 90s TV show “Martin” flashed through my mind. But today’s nail art doesn’t have to be flashy or look like it belongs on the 15-year-old version of you.

Nail art can take you from the office to cocktail hour, but here are some important do’s and don’ts of how to wear it:

Don’t keep nails too long.  Nails that are too long with busy patterns tend to be too distracting and over powering. 

POSTED: Thursday, September 18, 2014, 2:58 PM
CNN tracked down the story behind the "Cosby sweater" in honor of 30th anniversary of "The Cosby Show." (via YouTube)

Ornery old man, political provocateur and beloved Philadelphian Bill Cosby will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of “The Cosby Show” very soon. In honor of the 1980s sitcom, CNN tracked down the story behind the famed Cosby sweater.

Known for their bright colors and wacky patterns, Cosby sweaters were a staple on the show, on which Cosby played Dr. Cliff Huxtable, the patriarch of his upper-middle-class, black family living in New York City. The sweaters matched Cosby’s over-the-top persona on the show and have recently made a style resurgence among the youth.

Koos van den Akker designed the first Cosby sweater as a gift. Later, the designer continued to make the sweaters Cosby wore on the show, along with other brands, like Missoni and Perry Ellis.

POSTED: Thursday, September 18, 2014, 9:39 AM
Actress Kerry Washington attends the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt (Getty Images)

Domestic abuse comes in many forms – physical abuse, emotional abuse and mental abuse. But one form of domestic abuse isn’t talked about as widely: financial abuse.

“Scandal” star Kerry Washington is a brand ambassador for the Allstate Foundation’s Purple Purse initiative, which aims to raise awareness about a form of abuse that hinders women from leaving a violent relationship. Abusive partners will withhold money from, affect the job security of, and cut off resources necessary for the partner being abused. According to PurplePurse.com, 98% of all domestic violence cases include some type of financial abuse.

So Washington’s been carrying purple purses.

POSTED: Thursday, September 18, 2014, 8:36 AM
From Sept. 29 until Oct. 4, Main Line Fashion Week offers industry, fashion show and shopping event centered on the Main Line retail scene.

Yesterday Philadelphia kicked off the Philadelphia Collection with a classily modern opening party at the Hard Rock Café at 12th and Market streets. The Philadelphia Collection offers a wide array of 45 events and includes Philly Fashion Week, which runs from Sept. 16 until Sept. 20. But just because the Philadelphia Collection ends Sept. 23 doesn’t mean you have to forgo stylish events for the rest of the season. Main Line Fashion Week assures that Philly’s sartorial season lasts well into fall.

From Sept. 29 until Oct. 4, Main Line Fashion Week offers an industry panel, fashion shows and a shopping event centered on the Main Line retail scene. Featured participants include celebrity jewelry designer Ted Rossi and Beka Rendell, former Gov. Ed Rendell’s art patron daughter-in-law. 

Tomorrow, Main Line Fashion Week kicks off with a pre-event happy hour at Christopher’s in Malvern where attendees can network and enjoy a special style preview.

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