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Bunny at The Boulders_A Waldorf-Astoria Resort_ScottsdaleThis little bunny lives in Scottsdale, AZ, somewhere on the grounds of The Boulders, a sprawling Waldorf Astoria resort in the Sonoran Desert.  Along with a few friends, Boulder Bunny was enjoying an early December pre-dusk outing on a grassy patch just off the resort’s extensive golf green. I snapped this shot with my friend Linda’s camera, a NIKON D300 with an 18-300mm zoom lens. *covet* [geek on]

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confidence and womenLovelies, what the heck is wrong with us? We women have confidence issues. Not that that’s news. But too often our confidence issues have little basis in reality. Okay, not news either. Our confidence issues hold us back. Right — also. not. news. How many times have you refrained from reaching for a goal because you didn’t think you knew enough, had enough experience, or were good enough? Well enough is enough. [geek on]

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Cate Blanchett, Penelope Cruz and Florence Welch are just a few of the celebrity beauties makeup artist Sheri Stroh has worked with over her decade-long career. That’s her work on Selena Gomez, above. Sheri’s also been tapped for editorials by Canada’s top beauty, fashion and lifestyle publications, and interviewed for her extensive product knowledge and keen interest in green beauty. More important than all that, Sheri Stroh knows how to create that sexy Selena Gomez waterlined eye, and how to make that waterline eye liner stay put. So here’s how to line your eyes kinda like you’re Selena Gomez. [geek on]

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Weleda natural haircareI never thought I’d switch to natural shampoo and conditioner. I like the idea of using planet-friendly personal care, but I deal with an itchy scalp and flakes. A well-known drugstore line created for exactly those issues works really well for me. Swapping it for natural formulas = risk. But when Weleda natural hair care launched, I decided to try the shampoo designed to help a flaky scalp. More of my story in a bit; now let me tell you about next Monday’s #WeledaHairDare Twitter chat and the prizes you could win. [geek on]

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480854031TM00262_2014_MTV_MWhen it comes to the red carpet right now, I’m only interested in the event’s Lupita Nyong’o makeup moment. Part of the reason is Nick Barose, the artist behind the actress’s striking makeup looks. Love how he plays with colour and shape and energy. And part is Lupita Nyong’o herself. She’s having fun with fashion and fame, and she absolutely met expectation at last night’s MTV Movie Awards. [geek on]

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Kristen Stewart makeup Balenciaga Rosabotanica the campaignMonths after Balenciaga Rosabotanica’s launch, I still love the campaign image of Kristen Stewart. It’s those gorgeous, smokily defined eyes and gleaming cheekbones sculpted by makeup artist and industry master Diane Kendal (read about her on Vogue.com). Here Diane Kendal tells Beautygeeks what she used to create Kristen Stewart’s smoky eyes for the Rosabotanica shoot, and how to make the look our own whatever our age. [geek on]

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Revlon ColorStay Gel Envy nail polish_like CND Vinylux maybeThe rumours are true. Revlon ColorStay Longwear Nail Lacquer is being replaced by Revlon ColorStay Gel Envy, a reformulated nail polish that makes us go, hmmmmm.  No base coat required + super-shiny longwear top coat. You know Revlon now owns Creative Nail Design, right? As in CND Vinylux? Let’s have a look at the new two-step Gel Envy range. [geek on]

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YSL Baby Doll Kiss & Blush reviewWe’ve seen lip + cheek colors or lip/cheek balms before, and liquid lipstick, too. But with a range of gorgeous, youthful shades, a soft, mousse-y matte formula, and creative presentation, YSL has found a way to make the concepts seem new and even more covetable. [geek on]

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Lancome Lip Lover lip gloss balmWhen one “lip gloss balm” launches you can bet a bunch of similar textures will launch around the same time or shortly thereafter, especially when lipstick has enjoyed a high profile for a couple of seasons or more. Lancome Lip Lover lip gloss is the latest from the L’Oreal family. Like the L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Extraordinaire and Maybelline NY Color Elixir releases, they offer right-now shades, lots of shine, plus a dose of conditioning. And the gleaming silver tube is a magpie no-brainer. [geek on]

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Linda Rodin_photographer Paola MurrayLinda Rodin is tickled at having become a poster child for aging beautifully. The 65-year-old has enjoyed a long, successful career in fashion, most notably as a stylist. She spent a year at Harper’s Bazaar as a fashion editor in the 1980s before transitioning into freelance styling and working with familiar names such as Madonna, Halle Berry, Laetitia Casta, Gisele Bundchen and Adriana Lima. [geek on]

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