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We Tried It: Votre Vu's Silk Stockings

Jul/17/2014 at 04:16 PM ET

We Tried It: Votre Vu’s Silk Stockings Picture Perfect Leg Lustre

What it is: An oil/lotion meant to add a golden shine to legs, giving an airbrushed nude stocking look without the itch of hose

Who tried it: Catherine Kast, Style Writer

Why I did it: I needed something to fill the void of the dreaded post-self tanner fade. Also, it’s LWD season and some of us need all the tan we can get

Level of difficulty: If you have hands and a body, you can do this. Or I guess if you had a friend with hands, they could help you apply this pretty easily Read More

We Tried It: A Caviar Hair Treatment

Jul/10/2014 at 05:17 PM ET

We Tried It: A caviar (yes, caviar) hair treatment

What it is: The Kérastase Chronologie Caviar Ritual at the Red Door Spa, where “breakthrough caviar pearl technology” infused with antioxidants and vitamins is meant to strengthen and nourish the hair

Who tried it: Zoë Ruderman, Deputy Director, Style & Beauty

Why I did it: The treatment promises smoother, glossier hair (I don’t know any woman who wouldn’t want that) and keeps cuticles closed, plus it involves a scalp massage (again, who wouldn’t want that?)

Level of difficulty: The hardest thing was not falling asleep during the massage part of the treatment (clearly, this is an issue for me) Read More

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4 Quick and Easy Beauty Tips to Get Festive For July 4th

Jul/03/2014 at 05:00 PM ET

Happy Independence Day! How are you celebrating? If you’re anything like us, you’re looking for a little patriotic beauty inspiration to complete your look before a night out to catch (and maybe make?) some fireworks. Because we love you, we’ve got you covered. Here are four quick, easy and totally doable nail, makeup and hair tricks to get festive for the Fourth without going overboard. How quick and easy? We enlisted four staffers to do them in the beauty closet at work yesterday afternoon. (From left, say hi to fashion intern Zoë Roscoe, editorial assistant Christina Decker, fashion intern Bridget Rooney and freelance beauty assistant Sarah Kinonen.)

July 4th Beauty looksCourtesy People Style Watch

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We Tried It: Pink Ombré Hair

Jun/26/2014 at 12:40 PM ET

What is it: Hot pink highlights

Who tried it: Shanelle Rein-Olowokere, Style/Features Editor, Moms & Babies

Why I did it: Because I’ve been talking about it for two years and it was time to get off the fence

Level of difficulty: None, I was in very good hands

We Tried itShanelle Rein-Olowokere

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We Tried It: A Formaldehyde-Free Keratin Treatment

Jun/19/2014 at 01:04 PM ET

What is it: Cezanne Perfect Finish Keratin Smoothing Treatment, which gives you smooth, frizz-free hair without formaldehyde or harmful chemicals, according to the makers

Who tried it:
Andrea Lavinthal, Style and Beauty Director

Why I did it: Because my only other option was to continue wearing my hair in a sad-looking bun for the rest of the summer

Level of difficulty: None for me, but 6 for my boyfriend who had to tolerate the smell of my hair for two weeks (“it’s like you stuck your head in a bag of Cheetos”), until it eventually faded

We Tried itAndrea Lavinthal

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We Tried It: Four MAC Celebrity Lipsticks, From Kelly Osbourne's Lavender to Lorde's Dark Purple

Jun/05/2014 at 05:56 PM ET

We get pretty excited when MAC announces a new celebrity collaboration. So this week we (we being, from left, style news editor Alex Apatoff, writer/reporter Jackie Fields and associate style editor Brittany Talarico) decided to test out four new star lipstick collaborations by the brand. From Lorde’s dramatic “Pure Heroine” to Kelly Osbourne’s polarizing light purple shade and Rihanna‘s very-glam red, we decked our pouts (and polled the office!) to find out our faves. Check out the photos, below, along with our reviews and our ratings, from 1 (would never wear again) to 10 (we plan to wear this every day).
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We Tried It: Using a 'Revolutionary' Eyeliner in a Moving Car and Without a Mirror

May/29/2014 at 05:12 PM ET

What is it: Benefit’s brand-new “They’re Real Push-Up” eyeliner, which is a gel formula in a click-through tube. The idea is that it lasts as long as a gel but doesn’t dry out as fast as the ones in pots, and it goes on more precisely than a pencil

Who tried it: Alex Apatoff, Style News Editor

Why I did it: I got a sneak preview of this product at an event a few months ago and was intrigued as to whether it could possibly live up to the hype. One model put it on herself without using a mirror, while the ad shows a sexy prowler putting hers on in the back of a cop car — and thus, my “We Tried It” was inspired.

Level of Difficulty: A 2 with the mirror, a 4 in the back of the cab and a 6 without a mirror

Warning: Truly terrifying selfies ahead. I need a Kardashian tutorial in selfie-taking, but for now, this is what you get.
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