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About kristenoldhamgiordani

Kristen Oldham Giordani is the former executive editor of TotalBeauty and former beauty director of Seventeen magazine and current west coast editor and founder of Beauty Editor On Call. Carrie Stern Kleiner is the former beauty editor of Quick & Simple magazine and YM magazine. She's the current east coast editor of BEOC.

Feed Your Skin Avocado


I’m kinda obsessed with avocados. I’d eat them with breakfast, lunch and dinner daily if I could. In fact, I think I’ve had them with at least one meal every day this week. But, avocados aren’t only a fabulous food to ingest thanks to their high vitamin content. They’re also great to slather on your skin because they contain powerful antioxidants, moisturizers and vitamins A and E, which together keep skin looking youthful and hydrated. So in celebration of one of my favorite fruits (yup, they’re a fruit), I thought I’d share a few products that contain avocados. Let your skin gobble them up.

sundari neem and avocado balancing moisturizerMoisturizer: Sundari Neem and Avocado Balancing Moisturizer, $57


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Twisted Tuesday: My Fave Braided Hairstyles From Coachella 2014

From floral headbands to Kool-Aid-colored strands, the hairstyles seen at the music festival of the year are always worth talking about. But, my favorite looks from this year’s Coachella are on the more conservative side. Fun, but totally wearable even outside of a two-weekend-long party.

lea michele coachella braided hairstyle

Lea Michele’s subtle cornrow braid is a great way to add interest to an otherwise basic down ‘do. Create an extreme deep side part and separate out a two-inch section of hair just opposite your part. Create a very tight inside out French braid, securing it with a tiny clear elastic just below your ear. Continue reading

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Easter Egg-Inspired Manicure

Easter Nail Art

While I’ve already decided to sport a solid nail polish hue for my easter manicure (details coming soon), I love this multi-layered, tie-dyed easter egg-inspired nail art that the fabulous Jin Soon Choi cooked up. Here’s how she did it:

Step 1: File and shape your nails into a natural square or roundish shape.

Step 2: Apply a base coat. Try JINsoon Power Coat, $18

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Lupita Nyong’o’s “Sparkly Disco-Inspired Eyes” at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards

2014 MTV Movie Awards - Lupita Nyong'o

Leave it to Lupita Nyong’o (the newest Lancome ambassadress) to be brave and bold enough to pull off “disco-inspired eyes” at last night’s 2014 MTV Movie Awards. It helps that she has a fantastic makeup artist — Nick Barose — that she clearly trusts. If only we all had one of those in our back pockets to help us look our best during life’s big moments, right?! Anyway, Barose wanted to give her a sparkly eye to complement the rainbow of colors in her gown. Here’s what he used to create the look:


Foundation: Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H in 550 Suede, $45.50

Concealer: Lancome Maquicomplet Concealer in Deep Suede, $30.50

Powder: Lancome Dual Finish Powder in 560 Suede, $38.50

Blush: Lancome Blush Subtil in Shimmer Tamarind, $30

Bronzer: Lancome Star Bronzer Palette from Lancome’s Summer 2014 Collection, $42

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