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Glam Gifting

Glamorous Gifting

We've rounded up the prettiest gifts of the season. For real.

For the Clotheshorse:

100 Dresses from the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art,
$24.95 at Borders

For fashion lovers, this book is an addictive visual history of fashion's rite of passage replete with breathtaking photography, portraits of designers and detailed insets. What's most amazing is that so many of these dresses seem truly timeless from the 1898 Evening Dress by the House of Worth to Christian Dior's stunning "Junon" Dress, circa 1949.

Culled from the Costume Institute's collection of tens of thousands of dresses, ranging in creation from the 17th century to 2009, this book feels more like a modern woman's style guide for glamorous dressing than a retrospective of hundreds of years of gowns.

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Worth The Cost

Worth-the-Cost Hair Products, Because You're Worth It

The best things in life may very well be free but, looking pretty while you're enjoying those things comes at a cost.

 

And there's nothing more disappointing than shelling out loads of cash for products that let your look fall flat. So to avoid styling snafus, we've spoken to some of our favorite stylists to get the skinny on products that will help you look priceless.

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The best and worst acne fightersLove it or Leave it: The best and worst products for blemish prone skin

Women from thirteen to thirty -- and beyond -- battle the blemish.  But no matter your age, the basics of clear skin include banishing bacteria, managing oil production and exfoliating to promote the shedding of dead skin cells so that new skin cells will replace them.

You've got pimples, we've got answers.

We've tested and tried dozens of the top blemish blasting products on the market and rounded up a list of which ones work and which just made our skin look worse. Yikes!  That means you can skip the six to eight week detour traditionally needed to determine whether or not a product is effective, and get on the road to perfect skin today.  

 

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Who do ya love?

Wanted: Your go-to stylist, skin care expert, lash guru and more.

We have our opinions about beauty, and we're not afraid to share them. But what we really like, no love, is hearing yours.

 

We want to know who makes your blonde look so natural, who's your go-to girl for lash extensions and of course, which top doc you trust with your face.

 

Recommend your favorite local spa, salon or medical spa so that other women, just like you, can read all about who you recommend on PrettyCity.com.

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