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A Dessert-Worthy, DIY Face Spritz

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We’re always game for some all-natural beauty—especially if we can make it ourselves—but it’s rare we come across a product we can actually eat. Laila Gohar, a NYC-based chef, founder of Sunday Supper catering, and quite possibly the most style savvy girl at the farmer’s market, shared her favorite edible beauty concoction with the Huffington Post: a water-and-orange-blossom-flower face spritz. It’s more than just a refreshing toner: “Traditionally, it’s used for Middle Eastern desserts like baklava,” she explained. Consider it your simple, two-ingredient solution for the hot and humid weekend ahead.

For 10 ready-made versions, check out our favorite cooling face sprays for summer.

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Chic Travel Style—No Ziploc Required

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Just in time for a weekend getaway, Art of Hair, the cult-favorite counterpart of Japanese beauty brand Shu Uemura, partnered with designer Jonathan Cohen (a favorite of Lupita Nyong’o) to create a two toiletry bags to keep you organized. The limited edition range includes a sleek pouch (perfect for housing Shu Uemura’s beloved eyelash curler and a tube or two of Touch of Gloss, a shiny wax that separates strands, adds shine, and cancels frizz) and a dual-compartment case (ideal for hauling the rest of your essentials). The eclectic polka-dot pattern—similar to the prints seen throughout Cohen’s Fall 2014 collection—also ensures that you’ll easily be able to spot it in your carry-on for touch-down touch-ups.

Launching tomorrow, Cosmetic Case, $48, Cosmetic Bag, $95 (or $162 with travel-size shampoo, conditioner, and Essence Absolue oil); shueumuraartofhair-usa.com

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A Dog Shampoo You’ll Want to Use on Yourself

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“The cobbler’s children always go barefoot,” was the expression Matthew Malin and Andrew Goetz (the founders of namesake skincare line and apothecary Malin + Goetz) used to describe the previous gap in their line and the product they designed to fill it: dog shampoo. Inspired by their rescued pug, Mr. Greenberg (shown here), as well as their other beloved canine children, Junior and Bob (all of which have their silhouettes featured on the bottle), the pair developed a sulfate-free, neroli-scented wash devoid of synthetic fragrances and artificial dyes. And similar to the brand’s products for pet owners, this particular soap laced with hydrating amino acids is unisex and perfect for pampered pooches with sensitive skin. It appears that dirty dogs everywhere are having their day, but what about cats and rabbits? We can only hope the duo expands their offerings to cover all of our fashionable four-legged friends.

$28, malinandgoetz.com

To see Mr. Greenberg get his first bath in two (yes, two!) years and witness the euphoric results, watch the video, below.

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White Underliner: The Instant Eye Lift

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For obvious reasons, liquid liner isn’t typically part of our poolside beauty regimen, but the Spring ’15 swim collections in Miami have us reconsidering. Yesterday we spotted “underliner” at Mara Hoffman, where models wore virtually no makeup save for a swipe of seafoam along their lower lashes. We noticed the trend again at Minimale Animale, where the look was decidedly more graphic. Thick, chalky streaks were painted below the pupils, then extended out into thick, upward-arching wings. We’ve always rimmed our waterlines with a white or nude pencil to wake up red or tired eyes, but this takes the concept to a whole new level. A touch of black mascara on the top lashes added to the fresh effect. Next time we hit the beach—or perhaps on mornings when caffeine just isn’t cutting it—we’ll be reaching for a waterproof formula (like Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner in Diamond White) and road-testing this instant, eye-opening trick.

Photo: Courtesy of BFAnyc.com

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Zoe Saldana’s Shortcut to a Short Cut

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Zoe Saldana understands the power of transformation—she underwent a five-hour paint job on a daily basis for her latest role as the electric-green Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy. “What your eye can see, yourself becomes,” the starlet noted in an earlier interview with Style.com. Yesterday in Los Angeles, Saldana skipped the full-body metamorphosis and switched up her look with a simple, quick change. She started out with her signature medium-length waves for an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and a few hours later sported a cropped cut for a red-carpet premiere. The trick to going from long to short sans scissors? The faux bob. With the help of a few strategically placed hairpins, pulling off this special effect is simple and perfect for commitment-phobes who want to test-drive losing their length or just keep cool when the heat is on. Even better, it doesn’t require frequent trips to the salon for trims—a fact that has deterred the low-maintenance Saldana from a permanent chop in the past. They say that blonds have more fun, but we think a summer without sweaty strands on your neck sounds pretty damn good, too.

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