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  • Is he gay... or just a hipster?

    is+he+gay+or+just+a+hipster_3356_800246513_0_0_7076577_300So, you met a guy and you're starting to crush. After the appropriate amount of Facebook stalking, you figure out he doesn't have a girlfriend and you step up your text messaging game. As the chatting turns into a let's-grab-drinks first date, you're psyched. After all, he's cute, funny, smart and a great dresser - what's not to like? Oh, right. Maybe the fact that he shops at H&M more than you do?

    At first you think, well maybe he's just metro - no big deal. Then you realize he owns more keffiyeh-style neck scarves than you and all of your girlfriends combined. Clearly, there are only two logical explanations: he is gay... or just a hipster.

    With jeans getting tighter and neon patterns getting brighter, it can be harder and harder to determine the difference between the two. However, there are a few questions you can ask yourself that may help you make the distinction.

    First and foremost, has he already gotten into your pants? - If he regularly wears your skinny jeans, he's a hipster. If he won't even let you touch his True Religions? We say gay.

    What are his feelings on facial hair? - If he has a mustache tattooed on his index finger, he's a hipster (and sadly, not a very cool one). If he mentions his need for a beard, you're barking up the wrong tree, sweetie.

    Where did your mascara go? - If he asks to borrow your eyeliner, he's a hipster. If borrows your eyeliner and also requires blinc Eyebrow Mousse, Mascara and a bit of shimmer, he's probably gay (and most likely looks better than you).

    Now, if you've determined he's a hipster, you're likely pretty thrilled, as you can soon commence the no-pants dance. However, as great as this conclusion may be for your hormones, there is one major red flag that you may want to check out. You've just attracted a hipster - so what does that make you?

    Quick, look down. Are you holding a can of PBR? Are you wearing thick-framed glasses even though you have perfect natural vision? Do you have the word "Shhh" tattooed on your index finger?

    If you have answered yes, congratulations - you may just be in hipster heaven.

  • Aunt Millie's guide to looking great during the holidays

    aunt+millie+s+guide+to+looking+great+during+the+holidays_3356_800254276_0_0_7077249_300It's officially the most wonderful time of the year, and women across the country are packing up their makeup bags and heading home for the holidays. And while everybody does their best to dress to impress, there is one woman who will undoubtedly steal the show - your great aunt Millie.

    Okay, you may not have a great aunt named Millie but you know who we're talking about. Maybe she's your grandmother or that distant relative who everybody swears you are related to but nobody can actually figure out how. Maybe she's that lady who simply shows up to every holiday function oblivious to the fact that she isn't actually a part of the family. Regardless, every one has a Millie - the woman who wears more makeup than Snooki. The one whose hair is bigger than Snooki herself. The one who has used the same beauty products since 1975.

    However, don't be so quick to dismiss the old broad. After all, her look most likely gets more attention than yours does. So this holiday season, put down the gloss and pick up those pencils - here are Aunt Millie's secrets to looking stylish at your next holiday gathering.

    1. Rock the two-tone look. No, we're not talking about hair dye or eyeshadow, we're talking skin. Your face and your neck should not, under any circumstances, match. Apply a thick, liquid concealer to give your complexion a lovely orange tint and stop at your jawline. Put down the makeup sponge and admire your visage - your skin will seem even more tan compared to your pale, natural-colored neck!

    2. Color in those brows like you mean it. We know, we know, you depend on your blinc Eyebrow Mousse to subtly enhance your arches with natural-looking color. But who wants realistic brows? Not Millie, that's for sure. Millie would urge you to drop that wand and pick up the pencil. Draw an outline around your existing brows and color them in thickly. We suggest a slightly raised arch to indicate how happy you are. The best part? If you get angry during the holiday gathering, don't worry about having to explain yourself - simply duck into the bathroom, wipe off your brows and draw on some angry-looking arches.

    3. Blush ready for battle. You know how you can apply color to the apples of your cheeks to mimic the rosy flush from the crisp winter air? Well, Millie doesn't. Instead, she takes blush to a new level and brushes on two bold stripes of color from her temple to the corner of her nose. Sure, it may look like warpaint, but how else will people determine where your cheekbones are? Bonus: If William Wallace calls, you are ready for battle.

    Finish with a few dozen coats of bright lipstick - magenta can be festive, but matte coral will suffice if you desire a more understated look - and you're good to go. Watch out, Aunt Millie - looks like you've got some competition this holiday season.

  • Don't be "That Girl" at your office holiday party

    don+t+be+that+girl+at+your+office+holiday+party_3356_800275691_0_0_4001634_300The holiday season is upon us and that means one thing. No, we're not talking about giving gifts to your loved ones or trimming the tree with your family. It's time for your company's Christmas party! 'Tis the season to get drunk on your boss' dime.

    And while we advise you to take full advantage of this opportunity, we beg of you one thing. Don't be the That Girl. You know the one we mean. The one who could give pre-rehab Lindsay Lohan a run for her party-hearty money. That Girl who has to call in sick on Monday to nurse a hangover and hang her head in shame. That Girl who's the main reason for the cash bar at next year's party. Don't be "That Girl."

    Luckily, it's easy to have a great a deservedly wild time without becoming the archetypal office good-times girl - all it takes is a bit of preparation, a dash of foresight and a few smart decisions to ensure that you won't have to worry about sideways glances and silent snickering on Monday morning.

    1. Don't wear anything too formal or too slutty. This isn't prom and it's not a street corner.

    2. Do choose something you feel great in. If you aren't comfortable, you may go a little overboard on the liquid courage to feel more at ease, which can be a slippery, red-cheeked gin-soaked slope.

    3. Don't wear makeup that needs to be touched up through out the night. Frequent trips to the bathroom to "powder your nose" may give coworkers the wrong impression.

    4. Do use cosmetics that will have your back, whether you're throwing back shots with your boss or teaching the sales department how to Dougie. Apply long-lasting blinc Mascara - it won't flake, smudge or run so you can party hard without fear.

    5. Don't show off your shot-gunning, whiskey-chugging skills. It's an open bar, not a college drinking contest.

    6. Do drink like you mean it. You aren't footing the bill and let's face it - your company owes you.

    7. Don't overshare. While liquor may make your lips looser, lock it up. It may seem like a hilarious story at the time, but do you really want your coworkers to know how you won that contest on spring break in Cancun come Monday morning?

    8. Do keep your ears open. Just because you aren't spilling secrets doesn't mean others won't - and when they're not your own stories, they are wildly entertaining!

  • How to snag a great New Year's kiss

    how+to+snag+a+great+new+year+s+kiss_3356_800310849_0_0_7078172_300This time of year is chock full of good times, like holiday parties, days off from work and gift exchanges. Unfortunately for us single gals, there is something on the horizon that is decidedly less fun. In fact, it is even more frightening than your family's Christmas sweaters or your end-of-the-month deadlines at the office - 11:59 pm on December 31. While those with a boyfriend have an insta-midnight kiss, the solo sisters have nothing but anxiety as they frantically search for a pair of lips to smooch when the clock strikes midnight.

    Though the idea of being dateless on New Year's Eve may seem like the perfect reason to skip the parties and stay home alone, it may be the very reason you should pretty yourself up and head out. You never know what single dude you'll stumble upon while saying goodbye to 2010.

    But simply meeting a gorgeous guy doesn't guarantee a lip lock when the ball drops. To land a midnight kiss with your Mr. Right Now, you may want to follow a few simple suggestions.

    1. Look drop-dead gorgeous. We know this sounds like a tall-order to fill but come on - you have over a week to prepare, so looking less-than-stellar is simply inexcusable. Put together an ensemble that highlights your best features. Love your legs? Rock a mini and a killer pair of stilettos. Prefer to show-off a bit of cleavage? Sport a plunging neckline that is sure to turn heads.

    2. Create a truly kissable pout. Though red lips may seem alluring, guys may shy away from getting too close to a pout that's covered in color. You may also want to avoid gloss - shiny lips are sexy from afar, but the sticky substance is likely to scare away a dude who's just looking to smooch. Instead, brush on a smudge-proof stain that is a bit darker than your natural color and cover with a lip balm that boasts a slight sheen. Irresistible!

    3. Make sure your look lasts 'til midnight. New Year's Eve is usually a night-long celebration, so you'll want to use products that won't quit on you before the clock strikes 12. Use a light-weight hairspray to keep your strands in place without creating a stiff-looking 'do. To avoid the dreaded raccoon eyes, apply a few coats of blinc Mascara for flirtatiously full lashes that will stay-put through inclement weather and dance-induced sweat.

    4. Don't black out before the ball drops. A happy buzz is great, but slurring and stumbling is not sexy - and passing out in the corner is simply sad. And please, lay off the red wine. Nothing says "Kiss me on the cheek" quite like wine-stained teeth.

  • Top 3 beauty trends we hope will stay in 2010

    The champagne has been popped, the ball has dropped and (hopefully) the hangovers have stopped. And while many people may think of the new year as a magical time when their slates are wiped clean, don't feel guilty if you still have some 2010 baggage with you on your journey to 2011.

    Yeah we know, it's a new year. But what really happened in between 11:59 pm on December 31 and 12:00 am on January 1? Did a unicorn-riding elf fly across the world and magically erase the issues and problems of the past year? Believe us, we wish that was the case, but unfortunately, the things you had to deal with in 2010 will likely follow you into the new year as well.

    However, while last year's baggage may be tethered to your ankles, there are a few things you can easily leave behind, especially when it comes to the wonderful world of beauty. In fact, there are three trends we encourage you to abandon forever.

    1. The Jersey Shore look. We love watching Snooki, JWoww and Sammi - the ladies are more quotable than a Will Ferrell movie. But please, stop emulating their beauty routines. I mean seriously, we loved tuning into Lost - does that mean we should try to look like the Smoke Monster?

    In 2011, lay off the self-tanner, the false lashes, and for all that is good in the world, take down that poof. Instead, opt for a more natural look. Add a touch of color to your complexion with a bit of bronzing powder and emphasize your eyes with blinc Mascara, which won't run or flake no matter how many gorilla juiceheads you beat up the beat with.

    2. Vampire makeup. From Twilight to True Blood, the nation was (and still is) obsessed with these creepy bloodsuckers, and it's easy to see why. In addition to being immortal and needing blood to stay alive, apparently all vampires are incomprehensibly good looking. And while we'd go undead for Robert Pattinson or Alexander Skarsgard, we don't need to look as though we died long ago.

    Remember, the sun won't actually kill you (hell, it doesn't even kill the vampires in Twilight - but that's a complaint for another day). Experiment with light and bright makeup that will enhance your sun-kissed skin.

    3. Taylor Momsen. While we really hope nobody is trying to look like this raccoon-eyed actress, we have two words for anybody piling on the black makeup: Stop. Seriously.

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