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Looking Good Makeup Bag

An Instagram-worthy selfie requires two things: a seemingly effortless look and a steady hand. (You thought we were going to say a selfie stick, didn't you?) Only practice can help you with the latter, but Bando's cute Looking Good Makeup Bag ($26) can help you with the former. Use it to stash all of your must-have beauty items - it's large enough to carry the basics, like your favorite BB cream, waterproof mascara, and a lip tint, while also being compact enough to slide right into your favorite purse. You never know when -- or where -- the perfect selfie moment will pop up.

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Forget The Smokey Eye: Turn Your Eyeshadow Into A Work of Art

By Kirsten Clodfelter

The number of tutorials on YouTube dedicated to applying eye makeup is seemingly limitless: Smokey eyesTwo-toned eyesOmbre eyesChampagne shimmer neutral daytime eyes. Edgy cat/wingtip eyes. Last year, even curiously adorable puppy eyes. And if you want to really get tricky, you can start combining them for the big leagues.

Here's a tutorial for the smokey cat eye whenever you're ready to put it all together.

If you're anything like me, you just learned half a dozen new ways to apply your eyeshadow right now. (I'm here for you, Outblush readers.)

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The Most Outrageous Fashion Trends

By Cailyn Cox

Below are some of the most ridiculous and completely outrageous fashion trends
-- that you certainly wouldn't be caught dead wearing.

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Seea Zuma Swimsuit

Sleeved swimwear: would you wear it to the beach? Rashguard-inspired swim tops have been starting to pop up in some of our favorite stores this summer ... which means they'll probably explode with popularity next June. While we have until next season to commit, beauties like this Zuma Swimsuit ($120) from Seea have us considering the trend. The suit's super simple cut perfectly complements its busy double pattern. It might be worth it to stalk this pretty for a few weeks; swimwear is bound to go on sale once September starts.

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Creator Crushes: I Spy DIY

By Rachael Levitt

  [  Who  ]
Jenni Radosevich, DIY enthusiast

[  What  ]
Jenni makes super accessible DIY projects -- nothing intimidating but still seriously cute stuff. You don't have to have a lot of fancy tools or craft supplies, and you can start and end a project in an afternoon. The materials Jenni uses are affordable and easy to find. And at the end of the day, you get to wear your creations!

[  Why  ]

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Beyond the Basic Boot

By Christina Broat

As any long time Outblush reader knows, every fall Outblush gets dozens of requests for "the perfect boot". We've done personal shopper articles and roundups and featured what appears to be the same exact tall shaft, clean line riding boot over and over again. Snoozefest.

Here's a collection of boots worth a second look.
 When was the last time you were in a dressage competition anyway?

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Silence + Noise Plunging Short-Sleeve Jumpsuit

A dramatic, plunging neckline. Being dressed in head to toe burgundy. A polyester jumpsuit. Any one of these things would be enough to turn heads, but put them all together and you've got the stunning Silence + Noise Plunging Short-Sleeve Jumpsuit ($89). 

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7 Ways To Wear The Boho-Chic Trend

By Cailyn Cox

The Boho-chic trend has long been favored by some of the hottest celebrities, including Sienna Miller and Nicole Richie, but now the trend is becoming mainstream, thanks to Vera Wang, Valentino, Altuzarra, Emilio Pucci and Chloe.

Boho-chic is a trend that's all about freedom and self-expression.

Here's how you wear the trend:
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Mid-Range Clothing Stores that Aren't Worth the Money

By Angela Germano

Clothing stores that fit between fast-fashion stores and high-end stores seem like the best financial and fashionable choice, with their designer-inspired looks and cheaper versions of entire-paycheck fashion. But a significant number of them keep their prices low and their copies possible by lowering quality along with their prices, leaving you with a wardrobe full of "neat but unwashable for quality reasons" clothes. The idea of buying clothes that look nice the one time you actually get to wear it before holes and fraying show up doesn't really sound like that good of an idea, does it?

What stores are giving you the least bang for your buck?

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Chosungah 22 Dong Gong Minn Brow Maker

My minimum makeup routine used to be just mascara and lip color, but a few years ago I started filling in my light brows and was amazed at how much more finished my face looked. I've experimented with pencils, gels, creams and and any other manner of brow fillers and shapers and thought I had seen - and tried - it all. But of course, there are always new beauty innovations, and right now I'm impressed with Chosungah 22 Dong Gong Minn Brow Maker ($22).

It's a one stop shop because the applicator wand includes a small sponge and a spoolie brush for filling and grooming in one easy swipe. It's available in four colors, so chances are good that you'll be able to match your natural brow shade. I highly encourage trying it out, especially if you happen to have light or sparse brows like yours truly.

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4 Reasons Every Wardrobe Needs Lace

By Cailyn Cox

One of the best fashion trends to try in 2015 is the lace trend.

Lace is one of the most feminine and Romantic fabrics around, and while it was once reserved for wedding dresses and your granny's kitchen table cloths, designers like Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, Elie Saab and Chloe have given the fabric an impressive makeover.

Designers proved that lace is a wardrobe must-have when they sent models down the SS 2015 catwalk in delicate patterns, showcasing some of the most breathtakingly beautiful designs, ranging from floor length dresses in varying bright shades of lace to the perfect summer designs with plunging necklines and Broderie anglaise trim detailing.

But designers are not the only ones impressed with this trend ...

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Celeb Clothing Lines To Invest In

By Cailyn Cox

With all the designers and retail giants out there, you may have forgotten that there are actually some very stylish and surprisingly affordable celebrity clothing lines to invest in.

Below are five that you should definitely take note of.

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Rosecut Diamond Ring

The Rosecut Diamond Ring's handcrafted look makes the piece feel unique and Romantic without sacrificing the clean lines that maintain its overall contemporary aesthetic. Delicate, understated and completely gorgeous, with this on your finger you'll be sure to shine bright like a -- well -- you know.

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Fringing: How To Wear It Without Looking Tacky

By Cailyn Cox

Fringing has come onto the fashion scene in a big way thanks to the SS15 collections of designers like Giles, Angelo Marani, Blugirl, Milly and Fendi, but it's undeniably one of the trickiest trends to pull off.

The problem with fringing is that there is a fine line between looking chic, and looking like you just fell out of a Western film.

But if you follow a few simple steps you're bound for fringe-styled glory.

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A Guide to Shopping for Men

By Angela Germano

The task of shopping for the men in your life can feel like the most daunting task out there -- how do you navigate their odd sizing, how do you find just the right thing that suits their needs and preferences?

We're here to make the process of shopping 
for the guys in your life much less complicated.