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We Tried It: Celeb-Loved 'Seamless' Hair Extensions

Aug/28/2014 at 06:09 PM ET

Loni Venti Platinum Seamless Hair ExtensionsCourtesy Loni Venti

Who tried it: Loni Venti, Style and Beauty Editor (and lover of mermaid hair)

What is it: The very same hair extensions that a bajillion celebrities have but will never admit to

Why I did it: I just really wanted long, lush hair. And if celebs can cheat the system, why can’t I? Read More

We Tried It: A Brazilian Blowout

Aug/21/2014 at 03:16 PM ET

What is it: Brazilian Blowout, a super-strong hair treatment that uses amino acids to seal and smooth the hair cuticle — and thus straighten my very curly hair for three months

Who tried it: Alex Apatoff, Senior Style Editor

Why I did it: Because Aug. 21 is National Brazilian Blowout Day and I’m nothing if not celebratory

Level of Difficulty: A 4 when you’re in the chair; the chemicals are intense and it’s a time commitment. A -65 when you get home. I never knew haircare could be so easy! (P.S. See the photos below? That’s my curly hair on a good day after two hours of maintenance, at left, and then air-dried post-Brazilian Blowout, at right.)

Brazilian Blowout trialCourtesy Alex Apatoff(2)

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We Tried It: Fall's Top Trends (Like the Creeper!)

Aug/12/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

Who’s excited for PEOPLE StyleWatch’s September issue? We thought so! That’s why we’re giving you a sneak peek at some of the stylish content headed your way. Our editors tried out the most popular fall trends (already seen on celebs, of course!) to let you know what you should be adding to your closet — and how to wear it. And don’t forget to download the September issue (on stands everywhere Friday) on your tablet … right now!

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We Tried It: Doing Our Own Wedding Makeup

Aug/07/2014 at 01:14 PM ET

Who tried it: Loni Venti (although I was still Loni Albert when I tried it!), Style & Beauty Editor

Why I did it: I’ve been painting this face everyday for the last fifteen years. Who knows it better than me? No one, that’s who! Plus, not to sound like a brat, but I just really like how I do my own makeup.

Level of difficulty: Out of 10, I’d give it a 5. In real life, it would probably rank a 2 or 3, but everything feels a gazillion times harder when you are moments away from tying the knot. Seriously, even walking was an epic and exhausting feat! Read More

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Shay Mitchell's Lifestyle Blog Relaunched! Get a First Look at Her Nail How-To

Aug/04/2014 at 11:45 AM ET

Having your own lifestyle blog is so hot in Hollywood right now. Shay Mitchell was ahead of the curve — but now she’s bringing her go-to lifestyle, fashion and beauty tips to you in a whole new updated way. Along with her best friend Michaela Blaney, the Pretty Little Liars star, 27, has given her website a facelift and a new name: Amore & Vita. We caught up with the actress to find out more.

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We Tried It: The Illumask

Jul/31/2014 at 03:10 PM ET

What is it: The Illumask, a truly terrifying Storm Trooper-looking invention that, depending on the LED lights in the mask you choose, is meant to clear up your acne or fix signs of aging — all for $1 per use

Who tried it: Alex Apatoff, Style News Editor

Why I did it: Everyone is talking about it, and I hate to miss out

Level of Difficulty: 0 effort required, unless you count how hard it is for me to sit still for 15 minutes, in which case, I rate it a 10 Read More

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We Tried It: Lancôme's Bridal Collection

Jul/24/2014 at 07:01 PM ET

We Tried It: Lancôme’s Le Grand Jour Bridal Color Collection

What it is: A wedding-focused makeup set featuring a variety of palettes for the “Classic & Charming Bride, Modern & Trendy Bride, and Dazzling & Glamorous Bride” (RE: Use these products and you can create any look you want)

Who tried it: Brittany Talarico, Associate Style Editor

Why I did it: I’ve been obsessing over all the celebrity weddings happening this summer (and getting tons of inspiration for my own!) so I figured it was about time to go for a makeup trial with a little Hollywood inspiration. Plus, as soon as I saw the new collection, it was just too pretty not to play with

Level of difficulty: 0. I could get my makeup done all. day. long. The best part? The products are easy to test out at home

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