Her Campus Intercollegiette Conference The Beauty Edge

The Her Campus National Intercollegiette Conference is back for 2014! This year it’s being held at the Faculty House at Columbia University on Saturday and Sunday July 12 and 13.

The Saturday July 12 conference is open to Her Campus team members only, and the Sunday July 13 conference is open to both Her Campus team members and Her Campus readers!

This year’s conference will feature speakers from SeventeenCosmopolitanLuckyTeen VogueWomen’s HealthFood Network Magazine, The Huffington Post, Southern Living, OK!Us WeeklyNew York Daily News, Kickstarter, Tumblr, Glam Media, Ogilvy, DoSomething.org, Unilever, Random House, NBC, and more.

Click here to register and buy your tickets. Tickets cost $25.

After you register, don’t forget to download the official National Intercollegiette Conference 2014 app at bit.ly/herconference2014!

*Photo courtesy of Her Campus

Vince Camuto Amore Perfume

Vince Camuto has launched his latest feminine fragrance, Amore, it’s a floriental inspired by love and summer romance.

Developed by perfumer Laurent Le Guernec; the notes include clementine ice, cassis bud, bergamot, passion fruit, muguet, blush orchids, freesia, lotus, sandalwood, cashmere accord, crystallized amber and musk. It’s a sweet fragrance with a fruity top note mixed with scent of flowers.

Vince Camuto 100 ml Eau de Parfum, $78

*Photo courtesy of Vince Camuto

Memorial Day-6

Honoring the heroes who serve to hold our flag high – Happy Memorial Day!

Smile Brilliant Kit

Enter daily for a chance to win a professional teeth whitening kit from Smile Brilliant! Simply enter using the Rafflecopter form below.

I love how this kit comes complete with a LED light that helps the whitening action. With in a few uses I started to see results and I experienced minimal teeth sensitivity. Using this kit is really easy, just use the pen (looks/works like a twist top lip-gloss pen) to apply the whitening product onto your teeth and mouth piece. Then place the LED light over the mouth piece and leave it for about 20-30 minutes. The LED light does not give off heat of any kind and stays put without having to hold it in place with your hand.

Official Rules: This giveaway will end Sunday May 25th 2014 at 11:59 PM EST. Open to residents of the US, UK, AU, & CA  whom is at least 13 years old. All entries will be verified. The winner will be chosen using Random.org. The winner will be announced on Monday May 26th 2014 on this post and will be immediately contacted via email. Once notified, the winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected

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Hong Kong artist May Sum sculpts celebrity style icons out of lipstick and it’s simply spectacular. She only uses lippies from MAC, YSL, NARS, and Estee Lauder.

She has sculpted mini masterpieces  of Lady Gaga, Coco Chanel, Kate Moss, Twiggy, Madonna, and Princess Diana.

She also offers custom orders for anyone who wants a lipstick sculpture of themselves. These little beauties are very fragile and need to be stored in a dry area within 62-77 degrees so they won’t melt in hot temps or crack in high temps. Custom orders start at $620 and can be purchased on her etsy page.

lady gaga greek mythology lippies


*Photos courtesy of May Sum



Happy Easter!


Happy Easter from The Beauty Edge!

Dior Easter Manicure

Here’s my last minute DIY Easter Mani! I used Essie Love Every Minute as a base coat and layered one coat of Dior Princess over it. For my accent nail, I chose Dior Lime and Nicole by OPI Inner Sparkle for some added glitz.


In an effort to protect the Easter Bunny ;), I thought it would be cute to share a list of companies that do not test on animals. The full list can be found on Peta.org.

  • Aveda
  • Bare Escentuals
  • Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare
  • Everyday Minerals
  • Murad
  • Physicians Formula
  • Tarte Cosmetics
  • Urban Decay
  • Smashbox Cosmetics

Macy's Clinique Bonus

For a limited time, Macy’s and Clinique are offering a free gift with a minimum purchase of $27. The free gift is valued at $70. Gift includes two spring forward makeup bags, a large one and smaller one to take on the go. Choose from the following items to customize your gift:

  • Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief
  • Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+
  • Repairwear Laser Focus
  • All About Shadow Quad in Greens or Berries
  • Dual-Ended Lash Doubling Mascara in Black and Different Lipstick in Tenderheart or Glazed Berry

Hurry! Offer valid while supplies last!

Clinique Bonus Time Inforgraphic

*Photo courtesy of Macys

Spa Week Spring 2014

Spa Week is coming back once again, so get ready to pamper yourself with these sweet deals! Spas and salons nationwide are offering full-service treatments for a fraction of the normal price. Book your appointment between April 21st – April 27th and only pay $50! Choose from a wide selection of massages, facials, and even wellness treatments.

*Photo courtesy of spaweek.com

Essie Wedding Collection 2014

The Essie Wedding collection for 2014 is so delicate and dainty! I was totally excited when these came in, since I’m planning my own wedding (only 415 days to go woo!), I wanted to swatch these cuties asap!

Essie Love Every Minute

Essie love every minute is a pretty satin rose coral. It’s my favorite color in the collection. It looks like a pastel salmon and it’s a perfect shade for spring.

Essie Meet the Parents

Essie meet the parents is a cool calm blue, a little too calm for the name I think. There’s nothing calm about meeting the parents for the first time! It is however, the perfect something blue for your big day.

Essie Got Engaged

Essie got engaged is a warm nude pink with a “barely there” sparkle effect. I think I found the perfect nude nail polish, it works so well with my complexion because it has the perfect balance of nude and pink.


Essie she said yes is a sheer white color with a subtle silver shimmer. It’s an interesting shade, it’s not very bright, it’s toned down enough so that’s it’s not clashing with the other pastels in the collection. The formula is creamy, but with the consistency of glue. I had to apply three coats, and I must say that it was hard to work with.

Essie Wedding Collection 2014 offers a good range of colors to choose from, whether you’re the bride, a bridesmaid or simply a wedding guest, this collection will get you wedding ready in no time. These colors are also great for spring. Available April 2014.

Essie Weddign Color

*Photos courtesy of essie.

Five Minute Look

Ladies, you know we are always running late in the morning! Whether it’s getting ready for work or school, who has time to get completely dolled up – everyday? I’ll admit I do wake up early enough to get things done. But some days you just need to snooze it 3 or 4 times before you get the motivation to crawl out of bed.

This is when my quick makeup look comes in to save the day! It’s already planned out and fool-proof. Learning how to maximize your beauty routine time will help you look your best when you’re short on time.

Prioritize. Know what’s important. For me it’s camouflaging my bags and sculpting my cheekbones. For others it may be accentuating eyes or covering up blemishes.  Once you’ve narrowed it down, pick products that will help you get the look you want.

Keep it simple and know your level of comfort. If you know that you’re a bit shaky when it comes to eyeliner, then don’t do it. Instead of eyeliner, dab on a few coats of mascara.

Get the job done. I have everything I need ready to go on my bathroom counter. This includes products and brushes.

My quick list includes:

  • Concealer
  • Powder
  • Bronzer
  • Eye shadow
  • Mascara
  • Blender brush
  • Face brush
  • Bronzer brush
  • Eye shadow brush

Know what products to use. My quick look is very natural. Look for eye shadow shades that compliment your skin tone. My go-to lid color is Dior 3 Couleurs Glow Nude Glow. It gives me the perfect hint of color without overwhelming my look. I also like to keep my Urban Decay Naked Basics within hands reach, the nude tones are great for a natural look. The bronzer I use is also very subtle and blends in seamlessly I like to use Bobbi Brown in golden light or Laura Geller baked impressions bronzer in medium.

Remember, mastering your quick look takes practice and patience. It won’t be perfect at first and it may take longer to finish at first, but you’ll get there.  You’ll notice that you will tweak your look here and there. There was a time where I couldn’t leave the house without eyeliner on, now I only wear it two or three times during my work week. It’s all about bringing out your natural beauty.

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