No matter your relationship status on Valentine’s Day, here are some ways to enjoy the sweetest holiday of the year.
As a child, every Valentines Day, my mom would write me a little love letter that she’d tuck into my lunch box or backpack before school. Yes, I got plenty of Valentine’s and candy grams from my classmates, but I so looked forward to finding these cute notes reminding me that I was her Valentine that day and every day! Consider writing a love letter to your child on the 14th. Even if your son or daughter hasn’t quite reached the reading stage, that’s okay. Save these notes to share with your child when they’re a little older and can appreciate them. I’m a lot older now and still have mine!
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I love shimmer shadow. Especially for an evening out, I like to apply a subtle hint of sparkle over my regular matte shadow to create dimension and brighten the eye. This is a look that anyone at any age should try. That said, when choosing the formula, make sure you don’t see actual dots of glitter in the pot. The particles should be so tiny that when you dust the shadow on lids, it glistens. Stila’s new glitter shadows are the perfect example. Read More
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Also, we ran out of time for my last solution (such is the reality of live TV), so if you’re in Chicago and need to book a last-minute beauty treatment like a haircut or mani, you can go to prettyquick.com. You enter the service you want and within 5 minutes they’ll send you about 10 different salons and spas that have availability, and you pick the appointment you want to book. How cool!
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There are books devoted to beauty recipes you can make from kitchen ingredients. Avocado and olive oil are some of the most popular. I’m not a regular do-it-yourself-er kind of girl, but my friend Ann, who knows her stuff when it comes to at-home masks, told me about one facial mask recipe, and it’s worth sharing. Read More
I dropped by the studio (which is surprisingly small!) the night before to deliver my props.
Getting all the beauty products in order, thanks to the wonderful prop stylist.
I had so much fun dancing on the plaza while Flo Rida performed. Definitely knocked out any jitters.
Moments before the live tease that shows viewers my segment is coming up next.
60 seconds until I go live! I always thought there would be tons of people in the studio. Actually, it was very low key. Just me, Tamron and a couple of camera guys. Amazing how quickly 4 minutes and 30 seconds goes by when you're having fun.
Did you like the segment? Is there a beauty or style segment you’d like to see on TV? I wanna know…it could end up being the topic of my next segment.
The scary thing about highlighters is the wrong one can make you look radioactive.
We take this risk though because the right one can make your skin radiant – and there’s nothing more beautiful than that.
Read on for my favorite illuminators along with application tips…
Nicole Pearl, The Beauty Girl, has written for national publications including Allure, Cosmo, Marie Claire, Self, In Style, Seventeen, and more. She appears as a beauty and style expert on TV for shows like TODAY, Windy City LIVE, and more. She's covered NYC and LA Fashion Weeks, has been a guest speaker for corporations, hosts events and offers services. The Beauty Girl blog is Nicole's exclusive insider notebook, sharing her V.I.P. access to the latest in beauty. Welcome! Still curious about Nicole? Click here.
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