FASHIONABLE
DIY Mardi Gras Fashion

We here at Joonbug.com, know just how creative our readers are, so we proudly present you with these DIY tips to prepare you costume this coming Mardi Gras!

LOOK ONE : A CINDERELLA STORY

Inspired by the lace detail in Hilary's Duff's mask in A Cinderella Story, we spotted this beautiful number all over our Pinterest and it was a must! Super easy and super adorable.

Supplies: tulle or sheer fabric, fabric scissors, ribbon, black fabric paint, saran wrap, tape and the template. Most of which can be found in the house or from your local craft store!

FASHIONABLE
All in the Bag!

Have you ever had someone ask you why you need so many purses? Have you ever had to explain how your purse is your life? Yeah , we know all about it. When do you need your purse most? FASHION WEEK!

With fashion week fast approaching here is the ULTIMATE survival guide on what you so need in your purse!

STEP ONE :

Clearly you need a purse. We suggest something sturdy, large and something you can wear a lot. Neutral colors are always a plus but if you are bold then go for it! This Cedar Street Kate Spade satchel comes in three colors and is a fab size to carry all your survival tools in some serious fashion!

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Grand Opening of a New Sephora in BK!


These days, it's pretty standard for Brooklyn to sport all the hottest stores that are also found in the city, and on November 1st, Brooklyn will be able to add Sephora to its long and impressive list of retail gold. In celebration, the store will be hosting a grand opening party on both November 1 and 2 where the first 100 attendees, over the age of 16, will receive a Sephora giftcard in varying sums, redeemable at any store location.Who will be the lucky client to receive the that ONE $1,000 gift card? You'll just have to go to find out!

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Mr. Jacobs In The Beauty Department Please

Renowned fashion designer and creative director of Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs has expanded his market into the beauty department with a new makeup line Sold exclusively at Sephora and in select Marc Jacobs stores, the much anticipated makeup line debuted on Friday, August 09, 2013 and beauty junkies all over the country (ourselves included) can’t wait to try it out.

STYLE STALKER
Up, up, and away!

One of the looks that never seems to go out of style in the bun. It's a look that calls to mind the French Riviera. It's Audrey Hepburn-ish. Here we trace a few purveyors of the looks and offer a few tips on how to achieve the up-do look, as easy as a trip to your local Sephora.

The Kardashians are known to hit the red carpet with their luxurious raven manes piled up in high buns. It's a look that turns killer with a black pantsuit and high heels. When you have straight glossy hair like theirs, styling is an ease. If you don't naturally, mimic the results by using Mane and Tale Shampoo. It retails for only about $5 at your local drug store and gives you healthy, silky hair.Another great shampoo, slightly more expensive on the purse-strings is Redken All Soft, which many of the famous and beautiful, swear by.

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Give Your Look a Spring Pick Me Up

After the dry air, grey skies, and dark colors of winter, spring can't get here fast enough. From bright eye-shadows to carry you through festival season to organic foundation and skin repair serums, check out our favorite products for this season.

1. Zuii Certified Organic Powder ($34) Made with vitamin C and rose petals, this organic powder foundation goes on smooth and light and is a perfect transition foundation for slightly dry winter skin, because it moisturizes as protects.

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Joonbug Chats with Alli Webb Creator of Drybar
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Beauty & The Beach: 7 Hot Weather Must-Haves

We're not quite sure how it happened, but it's August. And many of us have big plans to leave the city for the coveted annual summer vacation. If you're one of these lucky ladies, you're probably wondering, "What do I pack?"

We know that staying gorgeous on the go can be slightly overwhelming. No one wants to pack their entire make-up case for a week-long trip. But, what if you forget something?

The good news is that whether you're off to the shore or the lake, or even another city—we've got you covered.

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Stuff We Love: Stila In the Garden Eyeshadow Palette


Summertime always brings a slew of bright, new beauty options. From nail polish to lipstick and bronzer to eyeshadow, there is little that can make a girl happier than taking a stroll through a make-up store between June and August. One of our favorite recent additions to our daily beauty routine comes to us from Stila. The "In the Garden" eyeshadow palette is versatile and includes a smudge-stick (waterproof eyeliner) in Starfish, a pretty black with gold and dark green undertones that compliments the ten nature-inspired shades.

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The Exfoliant Examiner: 6 Skin Smoothing Products You'll Love

Exfoliating dead skin is essential to keeping your complexion healthy and youthful over time. Our favorite method for glowing, baby smooth skin is microdermabrasion, but salon treatments are expensive and hard to maintain. So for maintaining that healthy glow at home, we have compiled a list of top rated picks fit for every budget!

Aveeno Active Naturals Skin Brightening Daily Scrub, $8

Don’t let the price fool you! This daily scrub has gotten great reviews with its ability to improve your skin tone and texture, leaving you with clearer, brighter skin. The combination of natural soy extracts with smooth microbeads is the perfect gentle, daily cleanser.