Aarón’s Mexican Brownies — Most Popular Pin of the Week

, , It’s not too soon to start planning for a, Cinco de Mayo, celebration. And this week’s, Most Popular Pin of the Week, will help you prepare a sure-hit dessert. Aarón’s brownies get their kick from Mexican cinnamon and pequin chile powder. If you can’t find pequin, just substitute cayenne pepper., For more spring-season recipe inspiration, visit Food Network’s Let’s Celebrate Spring board on Pinterest., For more spring-season recipe inspiration, visit Food Network’s, Let’s Celebrate Spring board, on Pinterest., Get the Recipe: Aarón’s Mexican Brownies

Greek Omelettes

Greek Omelettes: the perfect omelette with a greek twist, including gyro meat and tzatziki sauce!Learn how to make delicious french style omelettes with a Greek twist! These are perfect for weekday breakfasts, or weekend brunches! **Thanks to the Ohio Poultry Association for inspiring this recipe! Be sure to follow me on Bloglovin’ I have the best job. My kids sometimes (okay, all the time) make fun of me. I mean […]

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Thoughts on Slicked-Back Hair? J.Lo and J.Law Wore it This Week

When J.Lo and J.Law wear the same hairstyle on (almost) the same day, that means we need to take a closer look, because a big ol’ hair trend might be headed our way.

Jennifer Lopez slicked her hair back on the set of American Idol (and also matched her bronze lipstick to her shirt like a total rock star).


Jennifer Lawrence slicked back her cute growing-in bob while out on a date in London.


While I never slick back my own hair, it’s not that I don’t like the look. I think both of these ladies look fantastic. No, I think it’s more that I’m afraid I’d definitely over-gel and look greasy and weird. But I might dabble in this trend by doing it on a ponytail over the weekend—not pulling the top too tight, and then slicking it back a bit. We’ll see how it goes.

Care to share your thoughts on slicked-back hair? Do you like it on J.Lo and J.Law? On yourself? Got tricks for how you pull it off?

The Exact Beauty Products Celebrity Makeup Artist Kayleen McAdams Uses (on Herself)

Snoop through a makeup artist’s own personal beauty kit and you won’t just find the stuff you’re expecting—high-drama designer lipsticks and vats of red carpet shimmer. You’ll actually see wearable eyeshadows and affordable mascaras we can all get. Like you, in other words, the average artist simply wants to look pretty—it’s just that she’s a pro at nailing it. So we asked Hollywood insider Kayleen McAdams what she uses on herself. Let’s take a look.


The 32-year-old look-alike sibling of actress Rachel McAdams, Kayleen always loved makeup but never knew it could be a career. That is, until she visited her big sister on set in 2003 and wandered into the makeup trailer. Years later, Lily Collins, Jessica Biel, and Rosario Dawson are her clients—along with Rachel, of course. “I know her face so well,” says Kayleen. “It’s like working on my reflection.”

HER DO-IT-ALL TOOL: The Beautyblender Sponge—the pointy end gets into tight spots; the fat end is great for blush.

MY GO-TO EYESHADOWS: The Josie Maran Argan Beautiful Eyes palette. I also wear a CK One silver cream color pencil on the center of my lids and inner corners to catch light for subtle shimmer. Sometimes I’ll mix it with foundation for a little coverage.

MY CAT-EYE TRICK: I look down into a magnifying mirror and line up a standard triangular cosmetic wedge sponge from the outer corner of my eye up to the end of my brow. I fill my lash line with small strokes, then create a slight upward flick at the end, using the sponge as a guide.

MY COLOR OBSESSION: Purple. I love CK One Rockin lipstick.

Mena Suvari Pairs a Celine Bag with Birkenstocks

Mena Suvari Pairs a Celine Bag with Birkenstocks

Well, this is a first! As you probably know, Birkenstocks have experienced a strong resurgence in popularity in the last year, and I don’t need to educate anyone here on the prominence of Celine handbags, but it is most unusual to see Birkenstocks and Celine bags paired together! Here’s Mena Suvari, doing exactly that while leaving a nail salon in LA.

The 5 Most Awesome Hair, Makeup, and Nail Looks of the Week

Every week we take a peek back at the best of the hair, makeup, and nail looks we saw on the blog, and this one is no different. Here’s the cream of the crop:

Look 1) Sophia Bush’s cool graphic eye makeup look.

Look 2) Olivia Cooke’s bright pink lipstick.

Look 3) Nikki Reed’s sexy sleek hair and simple makeup.

Look 4) Kate Middleton’s royal updo in Australia.

And look 5) Emma Stone’s Spider-Man 2 makeup from last night’s premiere.

Which is your favorite?

My favorite is:

PurseForum Roundup – April 25

PurseForum Roundup – April 25

This is our last PurseForum Roundup of April, and most of us (in the Northern Hemisphere at least) are finally in springtime mode. This is certainly the case on the PurseForum, where the colors of spring we saw on the runway last year are finally finding homes in our members’ collections – and, more importantly, getting out and about! We found lots of pretty bags this week and cannot wait to show them to you!

Scarf Tutorials and a business ran by KIDS!

There’s a brand new business out there dedicated to scarves and it’s ran by two adorable girls (Makayla and Bridges) who decided they would rather start a business rather than do boring chores. 

How cool is this?!

2 Kid Entrepreneurs - iScarf2

Not only do they sell darling, trendy scarves, but they show you video tutorial on how to wear them and use them different ways!

How to Make a Scarf Shawl by iScarf2
How to Make a Hoodie Scarf by iScarf2

How to Turn a Scarf into a Handbag by iScarf2


Scarf discount at U Create
…just pay shipping & handling! Comes out to $2.99 a scarf and $5 flat shipping! What a deal!

Hop on over to iScarf2 and support these adorable girls and get a scarf for Mother’s Day while you’re at it!!

Ideas for Graduation Parties, Personalized Party Favors, Candy Wraps

Do you have someone graduating from kindergarten, elementary school, high school or college?  Here’s something to make the party you’re giving for your graduate even more fun and festive!  Wrap up a Hershey Nugget chocolate candy in a personalized candy wrap and place in these colorful and fun boxes. Add the perfect colored crinkled paper and a “Congrats” flag and it will look like you went all out!  (only you and I will know it was so simple to put together)

Click HERE to get these for your GRADUATE!

Our candy wraps come in 7 different colors. If you want to add the second school colors do it with the crinkled paper or the box. If your second school color is white then you’re good to go! Put the graduates name on one, the graduation year on the second one and a graduation cap on the third wrap.
Let’s personalize it exclusively for your grads. Just tell us the name you want and the year and we’ll design them especially for you.  Won’t they be surprised!
There perfect for a kindergarten graduate, an elementary school graduate, high school or even college. The supplies are relatively inexpensive
You can purchase these colorful 2″x2″ boxes at Zurchers or Oriental Trading. They come in stripes, polkadots or solid colors and are only $1.67 for a dozen boxes. You can get the straws there too or at any craft store. The crinkle paper is from The Dollar Store for $1.00
 Everyone gets to go home with a box of chocolates. They’re sure to smile about that!
They would make a fun centerpiece on your dining table too.

Even if you’ve got graduates from two different schools, with different school colors, we’ve got you covered. With 7 different colors we’re sure to have the color you need. 
What’s included in this collection:
Sheet of personalized nugget wraps-print out as many as you need
Sheet of flags matching the color of wrap you’ve chosen 
Sheet of flags in all 7 colors in case you want to mix and match
Click HERE to get these for your GRADUATE! 

Taco Lasagna

I was talking to my sister on the phone the other day and she said, “Geez. You’re such a Pinterest mom.” Her comment spawned from the fact that I had Super Glued some quarters on our sidewalk for April Fool’s Day. Umm…pretty sure that wasn’t on Pinterest….

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Kate Middleton Found the Most Stunning Hair-Hat Combo Because of COURSE She Did

As expected, Kate Middleton stuck the perfect note at the World War I Wall of Remembrance during the royal couple’s visit to the Australian War Memorial yesterday—understated, chic, and classic. And it was all largely due to the most perfect hair-and-hat pairing the world has ever seen.


The Duchess wore her hair curly at the ends as usual but recently brushed out so it was extra full. But it’s the placement of the hat that’s really breathtaking. It dipped down onto her forehead, close to her full eyebrows, so the ribbon tails in the back almost mimicked the look of bunny ears—but in the chicest way possible.

Yes, this woman makes bunny ears look chic. Don’t change, Middleton. Never change.

Her soft curls, the placement of the hat—it’s all perfect. I really don’t think it gets better than this. I’m right here, aren’t I? She looks stunning.

P.S. More Duchess prettiness on her Australia tour here and here.

Emma Stone's Beauty Look at the Spider-Man 2 Premiere Was Beyond. Get the Details

We all knew Emma Stone was going to knock it out of the park with her hair and makeup on the Spider-Man 2 red carpet last night, but this look? This look is on another level.



Her new cut and style came courtesy of L’Oreal’s consulting hair expert Mara Roszak.
She explained, “I started by applying L’Oreal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Boost It High Lift Creation Spray to wet hair and rough-dried. I set the top with Velcro rollers for added height. Once the hair was dry, I waved it with a 1 1/4″ iron toward the face and away from the face rotating sections. To finish the look, I sprayed L’Oreal Paris Advanced Hairstyle TXT It Tousle Wave Spray all over the hair and rough-dried it in for added texture and movement.”

Her makeup was by Rachel Goodwin, who posted this preview of the products used on her Instagram feed:

What she said she told me about the process:
“Emma is always willing to play with color. We really went for 1970s glamour but with a modernized look.”

And as for how she made her lips look extra full, she explained: “It really was about outlining the lips and filling in with the balm stain and lip gloss. Lip gloss isn’t meant to last so it is important to have a stain that will pop all night. Revlon ColorBurst Balm Stain (in Adore) is great for this. First apply Chanel Aqua Crayon Lip Colour Stick in Rosewood to outline the lips.”

Other products she used:
Revlon PhotoReady Skinlights Face Illuminator in Bare Natural, Cream Blush in Flushed, Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Raisin Rage, and ColorStay Eye Liner in Black Brown, as well as Chanel Soft Touch Eyeshadow in Lotus and Taupe Grise and Perfection Lumiere Velvet Foundation.

Oh Look, We Found Your New Everyday Lipstick for Spring (You're Welcome!)

Well, with a little help from the beautiful America Ferrera, that is. Oh, and her makeup artist Nick Barose. (Although Nick has long been one of our favorite Hollywood makeup pros, after seeing his series of magnificent looks on Lupita Nyong’o over the past year, we have a whole new reverence.) So what’s the perfect spring lipstick shade of which I speak? Take a look.


For a Tribeca Film Festival party this week, Nick gave America fresh sun-kissed skin and sexy bronze smoky eyes. “The look called for a more monochromatic lip that was not too bright but not too washed out either,” he says. His pick: Tom Ford Lip Color Sheer in Bitter Sweet, part of the brand’s new limited-edition collection of shimmering neutrals for spring. “It’s a fun spring color—brown sepia tone with a hint of red—that looks pretty but not too precious,” he says. “It’s good if you want a deeper color for spring/summer that’s not too heavy, like burgundy or plum.”

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I wonder if this would be such perfection on my own lips, given my paler skintone? I’m going to have to try it out and see!

Would you wear this Tom Ford color this spring? Anyone have a similar one they’re loving lately?

Happy Friday, Here are Some Celebs Carrying Chanel Bags at the Tribeca Film Festival

Happy Friday, Here are Some Celebs Carrying Chanel Bags at the Tribeca Film Festival

Let’s not pretend this is anything more than what it actually is: earlier this week, Karl Lagerfeld threw his Chanel Artist Dinner at Balthazar, which is something he does every year as part of the Tribeca Film Festival. At that event, a wide swath of Lagerfeld’s harem showed up, all sporting impeccable Chanel bags, which were perhaps passed out at check-in.

The Easiest Going-Out Hairstyle Idea You Can Pull Off in 10 Seconds or Less

Bored with your hair today? Run to the bathroom right now and make like Emma Roberts at the premiere of Palo Alto at the Tribeca Film Festival yesterday.


Go for a deep, deep, deep side part. Not to be confused with the combed-forward part we saw on Sofia Vergara this week, a deep side-part is exactly what it sounds like: You simply part your hair closer to the opposite ear than you’d probably normally think to go. It might feel a little weird at first, but the chicness factor you get from it is more than enough to make up for that. So go grab your comb and get on it.

Up Close With the Bottega Veneta Artisans

Up Close With the Bottega Veneta Artisans

Bottega Veneta and craftsmanship go hand in hand, but most customers never get to witness the work of the brand’s meticulously trained Italian artisans. When the opportunity to watch them ply their craft presents itself, you don’t want to miss it. Vlad and I feel incredibly lucky to have been witness to the magic of the Bottega Veneta artisans twice now.


Le Fashion Blog Street Style All Black Ladylike Minimal Spring Look Australia Fashion Week Sydney Style Low Bun Cat Eye Sunglasses Sweater Over Shoulders Classic Black Tee T-shirt Full Skirt Culottes Gaucho Style cropped Wide Leg Pants Ankle Strap Sandals Via Vogue photo Le-Fashion-Blog-Street-Style-All-Black-Ladylike-Minimal-Spring-Look-Australia-Fashion-Week-Via-Vogue.jpg
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Great black-on-black minimal ladylike look from Australia Fashion Week. I can’t tell whether she’s wearing a full skirt or culottes, but either way I am loving this silhouette for spring.

Get the look:
+ Wildfox Le Femme Sunglasses
+ J.Crew Collection Cashmere Sweater
+ Vince Little Boy Tee
+ ASOS Full Midi Skirt In Scuba With Pockets
+ Tibi Agathe Culottes
+ Steve Madden Neliee Sandal

Amazing No-Churn Ice Cream: 6 Flavors

Do you like magic tricks? Oh, you do? Me, too! What I have to show you today is part recipe, part magic trick. Just two ingredients make the most creamy, melt-in-your-mouth ice cream you’ve ever tasted. And it’s perfect for people who like to limit their kitchen gadgets (like me) because you don’t. need. an […]

The Thing You Probably Didn't Realize You Have in Common With Kim Kardashian

If you thought you had not one thing in common with Kim Kardashian—not one thing—this picture of a common ponytail move will change your entire world today. Because if you have long hair, I bet you do this too.


She wrapped a lock of hair around the elastic band to hide it. It’s the two-second step to finishing off a ponytail that makes it look “done,” and we’ve all done it at some point. It’s just one little way to feel a little more polished—and if you’ve forgotten how effective it is, this will serve as a nice reminder.

P.S. Notice her “North” earrings in honor of her daughter? So cute.

Nail Polish Shades of Spring: Our Favorite Pretty Pastels, Neons, and Glitters

Here at Lipstick, we take our nails very seriously. Aside from being able to provide a shade for every recommendation off the top of our heads, it’s basically our job to road-test all the colors so you don’t have to. And that’s just what we did! Here are our absolute favorite (OK—almost 70) nail polishes to try for spring. We’ve got neon, pastel, sheer, glitter, crazy, and classic shade ideas—so basically something for everyone! Now, get painting.


From top, left to right: Precious Pinks
1. Chanel Eastern Light, $27, chanel.com; 2. NCLA Rough Around the Edges, $16, shopncla.com; 3. Essie Romper Room, $8.50, ulta.com; 4. Dior Snow Pink, $25, neimanmarcus.com; 5. Nails Inc. Westbourne Gardens, $11, sephora.com; 6. Color Club Poetic Hues, $8, shopcolorclub.com; 7. Essie It’s in the Bag, $8.50, ulta.com; 8. Ciate Ivory Queen, $15, bloomingdales.com; 9. Maybelline Neutral Statement, $3, target.com; 10. Tom Ford Incandescent, $32, bergdorfgoodman.com; 11. Illamasqua Trilliant, $17, bloomingdales.com; 12. Dior Yacht, $30, saks.com; 13. Le Metier de Beaute Cocoa Me Crazy, $18, neimanmarcus.com; 14. Julep Zelda, $14, sephora.com

Shebert Shades
1. Dermelect Lust Struck, $14, dermstore.com; 2. Orly Choreographed Chaos, $8.50, orlybeauty.com, 3. Deborah Lippmann P.Y.T (Pretty Young Thing), $18, beauty.com; 4. Tom Ford Coral Beach, $32, bergdorfgoodman.com; 5. Chanel Mirabella, $27, chanel.com; 6. Color Club East Austin, $8, shopcolorclub.com; 7. Nails Inc. Bruton Lane, $9.50, sephora.com; 8. MAC Pep Pep Pep, $16, maccosmetics.com; 9. Deborah Lippmann Tip Toe Through the Tulips, $18, beauty.com; 10. NCLA Don’t Call Me Peachy, $16, shopncla.com; 11. Deborah Lippmann Build Me Up Buttercup, $18, beauty.com; 12. NCLA Tennis Anyone?, $16, shopncla.com; 13. Sephora Brazilian Sun, $18 for Paint Rio in Neon Set, sephora.com

Rainbow Brights
1. Nails Inc. Kensington Square, $9.50, sephora.com; 2. Deborah Lippmann Constant Craving, $18, beauty.com; 3. Maybelline Lust for Lilac, $3, target.com; 4 Illamasqua Obsess, $17, sephora.com; 5. Nars No Limits, $19, beauty.com; 6. Duri Plum Seduction, $6, brightonbeautysupply.com; 7. Scotch Naturals in Paisley Martini, $15, scotchnaturals.com; 8. Chanel Pink Tonic, $27, chanel.com; 9. RGB Pink, $18, netaporter.com; 10. Tom Ford Indiscretion, $32, bergdorfgoodman.com; 11. Sally Hansen Watermelon, $4.50, sallyhansen.com; 12. OPI Red Lights Ahead…Where?, $9, ulta.com; 13. Zoya Nidhi, $9, zoya.com

Pretty Pastels
1.Orly Harmonious Mess, $8.50, orlybeauty.com; 2. Sephora Extraordinary, $10.50, sephora.com; 3. Essie Fine Me an Oasis, $8.50, ulta.com; 4 Deborah Lippmann Blue Orchid, $18, beauty.com; 5. NCLA Mostly Sunny With a Chance of Sprinkles, $16, shopncla.com; 6. CoverGirl Skylight, $5, target.com; 7. Nails Inc. Portobello Gardens, $11, sephora.com; 8.Sephora Reckless, $10.50, sephora.com; 9. RGB Cerulean, $18, rgbcosmetics.com; 10. Deborah Lippmann Mermaid’s Eyes, $18, beauty.com; 11. CK One Sea Glass, $14, ulta.com; 12. Topshop in Green Room, $8, nordstrom.com; 13. Color Club Blue-Ming, $8, shopcolorclub.com

Ocean Hues
1. Marc Jacobs New Wave, $18, sephora.com; 2. OPI Eurso Euro, $9, ulta.com; 3. Face Stockholm #29, $12, facestockholm.com; 4. Dior Sailor, $30, sephora.com; 5. YSL Bleu Cyclades, $27, yslbeautyus.com; 6. Sally Hansen Ice Tint, $4.50, sallyhansen.com; 7. Butter London Airy Fairy, $15, ulta.com; 8. YSL Bleu Celadon, $27, yslbeautyus.com; 9. Topshop Balmy, $12, nordstrom.com; 10. CoverGirl Salt Water Taffy, $5, target.com; 11. Pixi Lime Lustre, $8, target.com; 12. Scotch Naturals in Blimey, $15, scotchnaturals.com; 13. Sephora Caipi Freeze, $18 for Paint Rio in Neon Set, sephora.com

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