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Kim Kardashian inspired Make-up Tutorial

NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 16: Kim Kardashian visits Bebe Store Soho on November 16, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Donna Ward/Getty Images)

Celebutante and uber-socialite Kim Kardashian's face is seemingly everywhere these days. One thing Kim is known for is her gorgeously perfect make-up treatments and those signature smokey eyes. It's actually not that hard to pull off something similar, here is a great video tutorial on how to achieve the Kim Kardashian look.

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Limited Edition ghd Stylers

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ghd Stylers are among the most popular styling irons and brushes. Now you can scoop up some rare limited-edition Stylers that feature bright colours for the Summer season, Purple Indulgence, Green Envy, and Blue Serenity.

Each limited-edition Styler comes with a quilted heat-resistant pouch, and a hard black case. Now you can be glamourus while you're working on looking glamourus.

Not sure how to best use a ghd Styler? Watch this quick video with some excellent tips...

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Glaucoma Drug 'Lumigan' Makes Eyelashes Grow!

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A glaucoma drug called Lumigan has been successfully used to treat open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension for years and is now on the verge of being put to an entirely different use. A beauty treatment.

People who have taken the glaucoma drug have discovered that one of the side-effects of Lumigan was that it caused their eyelashes to grow. However, nobody knew if it was safe to use this drug for the specific purpose of growing eyelashes. Now new studies have been successfully completed and when Lumigan is applied using a special applicator to the base of the eyelash, it is perfectly safe to use and very effective at growing your eyelashes.

Lumigan (as a beauty treatment) is expected to receive regulatory approval in both Canada and the U.S. later this year. A big win for thinning eyelashes everywhere, and for drug company Allergan maker of Lumigan.

Here is a video that explains a little more about this luscious drug discovery...

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Beauty Night Society Brings Hope and Beauty To Thousands

beauty nightShouldn't everybody feel beautiful? Maybe that's an ambitious goal or idealistic thinking, but it sure would be nice if more Canadians who needed a helping hand and a boost to their self-esteem could get it.

One of the coolest organizations we recently discovered is called the Beauty Night Society. Beauty Night was founded by award-winning volunteer Caroline MacGillivray in Vancouver, BC and now operates in Victoria, BC, Toronto, ON and is dedicated to helping marginalized Canadian adults and youth by providing free makeovers and wellness programs. How awesome is that?

Beauty Night is a great way to give and make a meaningful impact on someone's life. They are currently actively seeking full charitable status and there are numerous ways to get involved. Beauty Night has given over 8000 makeovers and growing!

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Probiotic Skincare Catches On

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Are we really suggesting you put living bacteria on your face? The short answer is, yes! Sure you've heard of probiotics before, but chances are that had to do with some type of natural food or drink. With research into the field of probiotics growing rapidly, it should come as no surprise that the benefits of 'good bacteria' are beginning to spread to the beauty industry.

"When the skin is out of balance there is a destruction of the skin barrier which leads to greater dispersion of foreign substances such as harmful bacteria," Dr. Hynes said. "Probiotics have been shown to have a significant effect short term by reducing inflammation and infections; and, long term, have been shown to deter premature formation of wrinkles."

While they have been used for thousands of years, recent discoveries have led to a deeper understanding of the possibilities probiotics hold. It is no surprise they have become all the rage in foods and drinks, but only today are the dramatic benefits of topical applications being fully uncovered.

In fact, probiotics are so effective that many hospitals have gone from relying on antiseptic soap-scrubbing to washing with probiotic products and studies have suggested using probiotics on patients' wounds prior to surgery. The safety of probiotics--essentially good bacteria that every person's body needs both internally and externally--is so convincing that they are being used in everything from baby food to pizza crust to toothpaste, not just in yogurt.

One such company that offers a full range of probiotic moisturizers and cleansers is called SK1N Probiotics. Sk1n offers a wide range of products including body lotion, daily cleanser, moisturizer and hand cream. Check out Sk1n for sure, and be on the lookout for probiotic everything in 2009, as this is clearly a big beauty trend that is gathering steam fast.

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Finish off the Evening With a Fendi Clutch

It's more like start off the evening with this fabulous Fendi clutch.

Exuberantly modern in every way you look at it, this is the Fendi Clutch in black with orange patent leather, which features the Fendi name written boldly across the front of the bag.

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I adore the hardware design, the handles which are silver in the shape of the signature double "FF" design, and the main compartment is secured by a zipper so you know your valuables are safe.

It may be thin and compact, but inside you will have enough room for everything important, including your makeup, keys, ID, and cell.

You can purchase this futuristic looking clutch bag by Fendi for $890.

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Stay Young, Avoid Wrinkles

The more steps that you can take to protect your skin and keep it from aging, the better.

As you age, the cells of your skin become thinner and begin to lose more and more elasticity over time.

This is due to decreased levels of collagen production in the body. Also as you age, the fat cells just under the outer layer of the skin get smaller and as a result the skin looks less smooth and supple.

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No one really wants to get wrinkles and look older, but it is a fact of life that we all have to deal with eventually.

However, to avoid this for as long as humanly possible, there are a few tips that you will want to keep in mind and which you can use to keep yourself looking youthful and beautiful.

Fortunately, in the advanced world of beauty today, there are various products offered which can help you with this.

One of my favorites is this STOP Kit for anti aging and anti wrinkle TriPollar treatments for non-surgical facial rejuvenation and skin tightening, which is available in red, black, and white colors.

In other words, this is the closest thing you are going to get to a face lift, without ever having to go under the knife.

Priced at £490, when you purchase this item you are provided with a full package, enabling you to start protecting your skin and preventing wrinkles before they even start.

Your kit will include:

There are also other ways to prevent your skin from aging, and this includes staying out of the sun or at least using proper sun protection products, eating healthy, exercising on a regular basis, and just being happy.

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To Wear or Not to Wear Lipliner, That is the Question

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Besides Pamela Anderson, does anyone really wear lip liner anymore?

Well of course you can do what you want, but the point is, is it really necessary?

The main purpose that women wear lip liner is to make their lips look fuller, but you can get a better look with the different products that are available today such as lip plumper, and even just with a bit of gloss.

If you do want to wear lip liner, just make sure that you apply it right.

This means choosing the color and matching it to the lipstick shade well, and you should always start by putting a very small amount of lip balm on the lips to give them a bit more moisture.

Then you want to draw a thin line along the edge of your lips with the liner, starting at the center of the upper lip and working your way outwards.

Then you apply lipstick, coating the lips evenly, and blot to remove excess color and ensure that the texture is even.

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Decorate Your Eyes, Lenscrafters Has What You Need

If you need glasses, you should know that you have lots of fantastic options available to you.

Gone are the days where thick rimmed eyeglasses are the only style out there, and now glasses are so super fashionable that even people without bad eyesight want to wear them...and some do, just without prescription lenses.

Lenscrafters has all the eyeglass styles that you need, offering a great collection for men, women and children.

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Here they help every single customer to look their very best in their new glasses, and your satisfaction is their primary goal.

You are able to choose from a variety of top of the line fashion brands, such as Prada, Versace, Bulgari and Chanel, just to name a few.

When you go onto their website to check out their full selection, they make the process of choosing the right glasses as easy for you as possible, separating the glasses into different categories.

For instance you can browse by shape - rectangle, square, oval - take your pick.

There are Lenscrafters stores located all around North America, and you can go here to find the one nearest to you.

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Best Makeup Remover

I have been scourging the Net trying to find out what people's opinions are on the best eye makeup remover.

I have had a few products that I liked in the past but I want something different, something more updated and effective.

I heard lots of answers, but one that I finally stuck with was the Oil of Olay Eye Makeup Remover, which does not stink as most eye makeup removers do, but works incredibly effectively.

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It removes all of your eye makeup no matter how thick you have coated it out for the night before. It even removes the best waterproof mascara with just a few swipes, and with its affordable price, it is a very worthy purchase.

This is one cosmetic product that I will be keeping in my own makeup bag for years to come, and I suggest that you try it yourself.

Have you already used it before? What did you think?

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