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5 Tips Nail Newbies (and Mavens) Need To Know + Spoiler!!

Tuesday September 15, 2015 by Claire


Put your hand up if you've avoided gels, acrylics, or other nail treatments because of concerns you have about your nail health.  I'll join you!

Yes, I am a specialty nail treatment virgin because I've heard too many stories of weakened, flaking nails that look absolutely awful when the polish comes off. My nails aren't the strongest to begin with so I have always chosen simple...

Wedding Hair Tutorial: Royal-Inspired Chignon

Tuesday March 24, 2015 by Catherine

There can never be too many bridal cake & dress reality shows on TV, right? I can't be the only one here who has been guilty of binge-watching these overplayed reruns on weekends...

There's something missing from the mix of these wedding shows though, and that's the focus on the hairstyles! After searching through hundreds of pictures of gorgeous 'dos on celebs and royal brides, we have found...

Makeup Tutorial: How to Cover a Cold Sore & Other Pro Makeup Tips (plus enter to win!)

Tuesday September 23, 2014 by Ali

Makeup Tutorial How to Cover a Zit or Coldsore
ChickAdvisor's MJ and Makeup Artist Tracy Peart

Cold Sores may be ugly, but that doesn’t mean you can't look and feel your best even when you have one.  We've rounded up five top makeup artist tips from our new best friend, Tracy Peart on everything from concealing zits and cold sores to other beautifying tricks that you can use to make yourself look like a total babe (even when...

We Take the Katy Perry Dark Horse Cleopatra Look into Every Day Wear

Thursday March 6, 2014 by ChickAdvisor Team

Katy Perry premiered her video for Dark Horse and took on the role of Katy Patra. She is an absolute goddess and though I don't know how I feel about the chunky grills, we definitely loved her Egyptian make-up look. Of course, the exaggerated lines don't exactly bode well for the office, which is why we decided to recreate this look with a more wearable approach in mind. 

Katy's look was...

We Tried It: Korean 'Gradient Lip' Trend

Wednesday October 30, 2013 by Alexandra C.

A while back, we tried out the ombre lip: think, an updated version of the '90s style liner. Now the ombre lip has turned inside out and we've got the new and improved gradient lip! Darker on the inside and paler on the outside with a glossy finish. The effect is this really pretty, stained petal look. Feminine, subtle and sweet! Sound intriguing? 

I thought so - It's a popular Korean trend!...

15 Super Cool Halloween Makeup Ideas

Tuesday October 22, 2013 by ChickAdvisor Team


For us beauty junkies, Halloween isn't just an occasion to load up on sugary sweets. It's an event to show off those makeup skillz. With some great makeup, not only are you going to blow all the other peeps out of the water, but you can coyly say, 'oh this, yeah I just like to dabble, it's nothing'. Plus, a fab face means that you don't have to necessarily go all out in the clothing...

6 Trending Halloween Costumes for 2013

Wednesday October 16, 2013 by Alexandra C.

2013, may forever go down as the year of twerking. Or maybe, the year that the epicness of Breaking Bad came to an end. Or perhaps, the year that we were all hooked on Netflix. Halloween is the perfect time to pay homage to your fave pop culture phenomenons that occurred this past year! Get on trend with these news-worthy costume ideas. You'll be the toast of the party! 

#1 Miley Cyrus in...

Makeup Guide: Applying Eyeshadow

Wednesday July 17, 2013 by Alexandra C.

When it comes to everyday makeup, I'm usually a bare lid and mascara type of gal. Yet every so often and especially for a special meeting, date or occasion I go with a fully done eye. Of course, there's an art to do a fabulous eye and I'm not always feeling creative enough to pull it off. That's why I find tutorials and guides so nifty! They break down the secret to the eye and tell you what...

Makeup Tutorial: How to Make Your Eyes Look Bigger

Monday June 10, 2013 by ChickAdvisor Team


Nothing says Movie Star like a pair of big expressive eyes. Amanda Seyfried, Anne Hathaway or The Jolie--you get the idea.  

We love that huge doll-eyed look, but while some of us were born with it, the rest of us need a little extra help to make our peepers pop.   Thankfully, there are some great beauty products and tricks to make achieving this seductive look simple. 

Handling Break Outs Part 2: Full Coverage Makeup Routine

Thursday April 11, 2013 by Alexandra C.

I mentioned the other day that I recently came down with a bad case of the breakouts. I went through my trusty cleansing and treating routine, my skin cleared up for a week or two and then went it back to it's old ways. Humph. I was not happy. 

It actually turned out to be a bit more intense than I had originally thought, so I went to the doctor to see if there was anything I could...

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