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Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Getting Veneers

Money can’t buy happiness, but it can buy a perfect smile. For pearly white, straight, even-looking teeth, it doesn’t get any better than veneers. Since it’s a costly and semi-permanent solution, it pays to do your research. We turned to NYC Smile Design cosmetic dentists Dr. Elisa Mello and Dr. Ramin Tabib to give their best tips.
Advertisement – Continue Reading Below What are veneers, exactly?Veneers are thin layers of porcelain applied to the tooth (“similar to adding a fake nail to your own,” Tabib explains). The veneers are customized based on a patient’s face shape, desired look, and the state of their teeth when they come in for a consultation. “You can do a lot with it. You can change the shape of the tooth, you can make it bigger, you can make a tooth a bit smaller, change the color permanently,” Tabib says. A “small” makeover requires eight to 10 veneers.
How do you know if you're a right candidate for veneers?Before you get veneers, you need to ask yourself why yo..

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All Your Favorite M.A.C Lipsticks Are On Sale Right Now

Is there such a thing as having too many red lipsticks? Absolutely not. The variations in formula and finish make every tube feel and look unique, bank account be damned. The good news is M.A.C is currently having a sale at Macy's that makes stocking up on all the blue-reds, orange-reds, true-reds, and berry-reds (yes, they're different, okay?!) you could ever want.
Advertisement – Continue Reading Below The tubes, usually $19, are now 15 percent off when you use the code “VIP.” The discounted lineup includes cult-favorites like Ruby Woo and Lady Danger, each now $16. Even the shade Hot Like, from the popular M.A.C x Aaliyah collaboration, is discounted.
M.A.C Lipstick in Ruby Woo macys.com $18.50 Shop Now Lipsticks aren't the only goodies on sale. The Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation ($25, originally $30), Pro Longwear Foundation ($30, originally $36), Lipglass ($15, originally $17), and ..

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7 Brands That Are Changing the Way You Shop for Fine Jewelry Online

Affordable fine jewelry may sound like an oxymoron, but thanks to a recent boom in direct-to-consumer brands, the landscape is changing. And thanks to the advent of Instagram, it feels as though new brands are popping up every week with an interesting twist to stand out from the pack. Read on for seven of my favorites—from one that focuses solely on engagement rings to one that's priced depending on the weight of the piece on the day you want to shop.
Advertisement – Continue Reading Below CeremonyBased in Los Angeles, CA, Ceremony focuses specifically on rings for special occasions. Wedding? Engagement? Graduation? Either way, Ceremony describes their pieces as “a collection of rings for marking new traditions.” And with its direct-to-consumer model, Ceremony minimizes the markup of their 18 Karat gold and precious stone bands.
Flont Often called the “Rent the Runway” for fine jewelry, Flont lets you try pieces before you buy them. Choose from three types ..

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5 Beauty Secrets I Learned from Ashley Benson

“I’m obsessed with foamy things,” Ashley Benson proudly proclaims, as her bright blue eyes widen as big as a kid in a candy store. She's the new spokesperson for Olay's new Foaming Whip Body Wash and gives me a crash course on the product. She reaches for her favorite scent in the collection, the shea butter one, and pours it into my hand.
Advertisement – Continue Reading Below “I take like a thousand showers a day because it’s disgusting outside,” she adds. “I’m constantly sweating, so this foaming body wash makes me want to shower more because it feels like whipped cream, smells so good, and makes showering so much fun. I really don’t even have to moisturize that much afterwards because it's so moisturizing for the body.”
These days, the former Pretty Little Liars actress has found herself adopting a less-is-more approach to her beauty routine. After seven seasons of playing the always-glam and girly Hannah Marin on the popular teen drama, Benson admits that her r..

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Ralph Lauren Reflects on What It Means to Be an American Designer Today

“I never knew I would be a designer,” Ralph Lauren insists. “I didn’t even know what a designer was, but I knew I had something inside of me that I wanted to express.” The particulars of his story are well-trod: The kid from the Bronx who started out making ties, and with no formal design training whatsoever, now has 11 fashion labels, 1,014 stores, four restaurants, a philanthropic foundation, and six Olympics’ worth of team uniforms to his name. (And he still makes ties, too.)
Advertisement – Continue Reading Below It is, he acknowledges, a very American narrative, one that could have been spun by Horatio Alger. Not just the part where he summits the peaks of high fashion, but the part where he brings along with him the standbys that were once seen as casual workingman’s staples or regional curiosities. Would we be seeing ripped and weathered jeans or lumberjack plaids on the runway if not for his influence?
“When I started out, everyone in the fashion world seemed to look towar..

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My New Lipstick Obsession Comes With a Felt-Tip Applicator

I am a shameless over-packer—and my beauty bag (bags, plural, is more accurate) is no exception. It often includes multiple foundations, faux lashes, and at least six different tubes of lipstick. Yes, even if I'm just going away for just a couple of days—I like options, okay? On a recent weekend escape to Miami, however, I challenged myself to keep my products light and less cluttered. I brought exactly one lipstick—Burberry Lip Velvet Crush—and fell for it, hard.
Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Lip Velvet Crush ($30) comes in 12 shades of reds, berries, and neutrals—aka all you need in a lip wardrobe. I brought Tangerine Red, a perfect bright, poppy red for nights out or when I just felt like dressing up an otherwise casual look.
SHOP NOW Burberry Lip Velvet Crush, $30; sephora.com W..

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Is Vaping Vitamins the Future of Wellness?

Do you even Juul, bro? A phrase you might hear overhear at a high school football game or walking past a pack of Scumbros. For a quick explainer on Juuls, they are e-cigarettes that deliver nicotine in flavors like crème brûlée and cucumber. An atomizer (heating coil) heats the liquid nicotine (e-juice) to a boiling point that turns it into a vapor that's inhaled through the tip of the device.
Advertisement – Continue Reading Below They also boast the nicotine of two packs of cigarettes and in 2017 the e-cigarette market expanded 40 percent to $1.16 billion, with growth primarily driven by Juul.

The hype and attention given to vaping over the last year or so opened the door for other businesses to deliver their products through this same process. These products are much less addictive—in fact, they actually have a wellness spin. Meet vitamin vapes, real e-cigs that mist B12 or other vitamin concoctions instead of nicotine. VitaminVape, which delivers B12, and VitaStick, whic..

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Audrina Patridge and Justin Bobby Reunited at the MTV VMAs

Excuse me while I wipe away the single mascara tear I just shed because the cast of The Hills just reunited at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards and I have alllll the feels. Yes, even Justin Bobby, “homeboy” who “wore combat boots to the beach,” was there—literally steps away from his former girlfriend Audrina Patridge.
Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Last week, E! reported that The Hills cast would be making a special appearance at the MTV VMAs eight years after the series finale aired. And on Monday night, Justin Bobby and Audrina Patridge, along with Spencer Pratt, Heidi Montag, Stephanie Pratt, Jason Wahler, and Frankie Delgado reunited for a photo op on the red carpet after teasing on Twitter earlier in the day that “Everything might happen tonight at the #VMAs.” And that “everything” has been revealed: The Hills is finally returning to our TV screens.
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Why Taylor Swift Skipped the MTV VMAs

Taylor Swift made headlines when she was snubbed for a number of MTV VMA award nominations. Sure, Swift got nominations for the best editing, best art direction, and best visual effects awards for “Look What You Made Me Do.” But she didn’t win any of them or get nominated for any major categories, including Video of the Year, despite her decision to debut that very video—her first Reputation video—at last year’s VMAs. Fans were outraged—and perhaps Swift too, as the singer did not make a red carpet appearance and has not been seen in the audience of the New York City Radio City Hall award show tonight.
Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Swift was in Manhattan this past weekend; she was photographed leaving her apartment with a cheetah backpack over her face. And she is available: Swift's next Reputation concert is August 25 in Nashville, five days from now, meaning she's likely still in town. The possible statement: I'm not going to come to your show if you snub..

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