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[VIDEO] A Little Holiday Glam by Dita Von Teese


The Holiday Season is fast approaching, which means it’s time to start picking out your looks for the million holiday parties you’ll surely be invited to.

Why not go with a little Hollywood Glam?

Hailed as the queen of neo burlesque, Dita von Teese has carried on a matter-of-fact resurrection of Old Hollywood glamour, channeling the allure of silver screen legends such as Rita Hayworth and Veronica Lake.

Channel your inner screen siren at your next holiday gathering with Dita’s signature go-to hairstyle.

Read more above.


Fall Face Masks – Say Goodbye To Dry Skin!

Did your skin take a beating this summer?

Since nothing in my diet or regular routine has changed, I know that my skin is just responding to the seasonal shift.

These masks will help make your skin glow again!

Check out Fresh Fall Face Masks for Glowing Skin

by Bliss Editor at Mode

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Sponsored Video: #NYFW Behind the Scenes With TRESemmé

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It’s the season of creativity, versatility, colors, celebrity models, trends and major shopping!

Fashion Week isn’t just a showcase for new talent, it’s also a biannual platform for veteran designers to grow and build on previous collections, wowing us with new techniques, inspirations and points of view. It is a time in fashion where the spotlight is on the designers and their ideas, as opposed to the people or celebrities wearing their creations. 

Fashion Week gives designers the opportunity to present their collections in their own words, via elaborate runway sets, soundtracks, etc. For a brief moment, we get to step inside the mind of these talented artists and see their inspiration and creative process, watching the beauty and surprise unfold from our seats. 

What is more exciting than that?

This month, TRESemmé celebrates its 15th consecutive season as the official hair care sponsor of the New York Fashion Week.  From big bouncy waves to low-key and loose braiding: the hair game was going on over at NYFW.  

“We wanted the hair to have a very ethereal and angelic edge but with a modern feel,” shared Orlando Pita, New York Fashion Week Stylist for TRESemmé. “Its about creating a soft, ‘barely there’ look that has lots of gentle movement and celebrates shiny, healthy hair.” 

Want to see all the great hairstyles presented during NYFW?  Let TRESemmé give you a look behind the scenes:

See more from TRESemmé on their official YouTube page.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by TRESemmé for which compensation was provided. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of TRESemmé.


Using Rice in Skin Care Products


Rice has long been a food staple in many cultures.

Using rice is not limited to just eating it. Rice and rice products have long been used in skin care products in Asia.

In Asia rice starch has been traditionally added to skin care products to soothe and brighten skin. It is said that Japanese geishas have washed their faces with rice water for centuries in order to brighten and even out their skin tone.

DIY Skin Care Recipes with Rice

Though you can certainly buy products that contain rice bran, rice bran oil, or sake in them you can also create quite a few products for yourself at home in the comfort of your kitchen:

If you happen to enjoy drinking sake and have it around your house you can use it as a spot treatment on dark facial spots. You could also take a bath in sake if you want.

You can easily make your own rice water for skin cleansing or to use on your hair. Boil rice that has been covered by at least one inch of water. Strain the rice when done cooking and save the water. Allow the water to cool. You can actually splash your face with the rice water or apply to your face as a toner with a cotton pad.

Rice cleanser for your face:

    ¼ c brown rice flour (or rice bran flour)
    2–3 Tbsp unsweetened organic rice milk

MIX the brown rice flour with rice milk to form a smooth paste.

MASSAGE the mixture onto the skin in a slow, circular motion. Rinse with tepid water and follow with toner and moisturizer.

Make Your Own Rice Water Beauty Elixir:

    1/2 cup uncooked rice (brown, white long grain, white short grain, jasmine, or what ever you have)
    2 cups water

To make rice water, first rinse the rice with about a cup of water to remove any dirt or impurities.

Then, place 1/2 cup of uncooked rice in a bowl and cover with water. Let the rice soak for 15 to 30 minutes. Swirl it around and lightly knead it until the water turns cloudy. This will help the vitamins and minerals seep into the water, creating a nourishing rinse for your hair and skin.

You can store your rice water in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for a few up to a week.

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Nature Inspired: Products Shine at Beauty Press Spotlight Day


Atop the light-filled Midtown Lofts event space in NYC, Beauty Press International PR Network hosted a Spotlight Day Press Event on September 8, featuring a dozen beauty product exhibitors.

From men’s grooming supplies, to make-up, skincare and perfume – brands introduced their latest offerings to New York-based journalists and bloggers.

Dalal Moussa, CEO of Texas-based Obliphica Professional, was on-hand to passionately discuss her company’s line of Sea Berry hair products.


Ms. Moussa acquired the company in 2013 after a bad dye job had left her hair damaged.

“My hair was so dry and these products were the only thing that bought it back to life,” she says as I rub the Sea Berry Serum (retail $38) into my own dry, colored hair.

“And the best thing about these products is they work right away and just touch my hair now,” she tells me, “it’s clean I swear,” she jokes as she guides my hand, “feel how soft and it’s the scalp too, great hair starts at the scalp.”

Dalal Moussa - Obliphica Professional

And Moussa wasn’t exaggerating. After just one use my bleached hair looked shinier and smoother than it has after many of the other serums I’ve used without looking greasy or weighed-down.

Another stand out product of the event was Pencil Me In Cosmetic’s line of all-natural eyeliner pencils (retail $6.99 each). They go on soft and smooth, stay put all-day, and even have tiny sharpeners built in to their caps.


As for skincare, CherylLeeMD Sensitive Skin Care, maker of the popular Boo-Boo & Bum Balm lotion, had their full TrueLipids line out for sampling.

The TrueLips Lip Balm (retail $19.99) feels wonderful and hydrating even hours after application.

VisaoMD - Skin Care Cocktail

The Skin Care Cocktail Menu at VisaoMD’s booth also caught my attention. Their line of customizable anti-aging and perfecting creams seems like a smart solution to fit the individual needs of each person’s skin.


How To Remove Makeup Stains


Removing make-up stains from fabric can be tricky business!

Something as small as a makeup stain can put a big dent in your day – and ruin your wardrobe!

If you use makeup on a regular basis, then you’ve probably accidentally spilled your makeup on something. Here’s some stain-fighting techniques that will save you money!

Foundation On Your Collar
Solution: To remove oil-based foundations (sticks or creams), treat the spot with liquit dish detergent. For oil-free makeup, use shaving cream.

Nail Polish On Your Jeans
Solution: Dab the stain from the reverse side with a cloth soaked in acetone.

Loose Powder Fallout All Over Your Shirt
Solution: Shake off the excess powder. Don’t saturate the stain; water will cause it to soak in deeper. Rub with a stain remover wipe or makeup remover wipe.


Face Oil On Your Blouse
Solution: Sprinkle the spot with cornstarch, and let sit for 10-15 minutes to draw out the oil. Treat the stain with liquid dish soap and laudner.

Deodorant Marks On Your Black Top
Solution: Use the spongy foam from a dry cleaning hanger to rub away antiperspirant residue. It really works!

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Get the Look: Kim Kardashian’s Posterior


Are you a fan of Kim Kardashian‘s rather large butt?

As you’ve most likely seen on television and in magazines, the paparazzi is constantly taking pictures of Kim Kardashian’s body. Known for her curves and butt, Kim loves the attention she gets.

Kardashian says, “I’m really proud of my curves, and I hope all you curvy girls out there are embracing yours too! It’s important to workout and be the best version of yourself that you can be, but never feel like you have to be the skinniest girl in the room to be the prettiest. Be confident in yourself and you’ll shine.”

How can you get a bigger butt?

The Brazilian Butt Lift

In case you have never picked up an US Weekly, let me fill you in: the Kardashian butts have grown so large over the past years that Kim went on national TV to prove hers was real. She did this by submitting to an ultrasound test, which was meant to prove that there was no silicone in her backside. In the TV clip, she did not turn over and let the wand move over her fabulous fake breasts, but still, the news alerts went out: NO SILICONE DETECTED IN KIM KARDASHIAN’S BUTTOCKS.

Why was there no silicone? Because she very likely had a Brazilian butt lift. This is a method where, for tens of thousands of dollars, you can have the fat sucked out of your thighs and stomach and other unhappily fatty areas and then shot back into your butt.

Cost: $40,000

Squats, Lunges… Then More Squats

Not all butt lifts must come so unnaturally.

First, stand in front of a chair. Stick your butt out and do a deep knee bend touching the chair with your bottom, then stand up. Repeat 100 times a day until you have a great butt. Personal trainers will tell you lunges work well, too.

Cost: Free


Butt Panties

For those of us who are both not rich and very lazy, there’s always butt panties. Turns out you can go on down to the lingerie department of your local Macys or Nordstroms and buy granny-style panties (they are “in” these days, you know) with built-in padded butts. Or you can buy them online.

Cost: Around $40


Manicure Quick Fixes!


We’ve all had it happen at one time or another, but luckily there are a few ways to fix chipped nail polish.

I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s experienced a nail polish disaster or two. Before you start getting out your nail polisher remover, try these quick fixes!

Grab a matchbook.
If you didn’t pack a nail file, use the striking strip of a matchbook to fix a small chip. Lightly move it in one direction (away from your nail) until you don’t see the chip.

Do some resurfacing.
Smooth the chip by gently filing it or by tapping a little nail-polish remover, like Zoya Remove Plus Nail Polish Remover 3-in-1 Formula, over just the crack in your polish. It flattens the surface enough that you can paint over it without making the polish look lumpy.

Go easy on the touch-up.
Painting the entire nail with a fresh coat of polish looks sloppy. Instead, wipe off the brush on the inner rim of the bottle and just dab a little color over the chip. Give it a minute to dry and then paint the entire nail with topcoat to hide any bumps.

Go French.
Hide chips with a colorful French manicure, using a polish that’s in the same color family as the one you’re wearing (pink and coral, indigo and teal). Or cover the top half of each nail for a color-blocked design.

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