Wedding season is officially upon us. And I for one am hyper-aware because in less than two months I’ll be walking down the aisle toward my tuxedo-clad husband-to-be. Sure, the planning has been maddening, but there are plenty of shopping-related silver linings. Here’s a look at some of the things on my list (invitees, take note).

Bridal Wedding Wishlist

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April 30, 2015

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be BFFs with Rihanna, the next best thing is here – she’s on Snapchat.

Rihanna on Snapchat

Image via Rihanna

Posting from the username “Rihanna,” the self-proclaimed bad gal is giving us a behind-the-scenes look at her life. But don’t expect carefully posed glamour shots or editorial sneak peeks, like on her Instagram. This is a glimpse of the real Rihanna, or “Rob” (short for her first name Robyn), as her snap-featured friends often call her. Sure, it’s hard to forget she’s a celebrity when she posts videos of Katy Perry kicking it VIP at Coachella. But we kind of love knowing even Rihanna has to kill bugs in hotel rooms and shop at convenience stores.

Other celebs, like Kendall Jenner and Ryan Seacrest, were early adopters of the oh-so-addicting social media platform. However, Rihanna appears to be crushing the competition – per usual. 

By Keir Cullen Janey, Staff Writer

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April 30, 2015

We have to admit, our hearts broke a little when Karlie and Doutzen officially hung up their wings a few months ago. (What can we say, we got attached to our catwalk regulars.) But good news: heaven – er, Victoria’s Secret – just got 10 new Angels.New Victoria's Secret AngelsNew VS Angels

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April 29, 2015

Praise the style gods – the sneaker trend is going strong (in all its comfy glory). Haven’t tried the look yet? Rue La La Stylist Caroline M. is giving you four types to test out – and showing you how to style each.

Skirt & Sneakers

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April 29, 2015

In search of a style pick-me-up? The refresh you need could be right under your nose. Enter Rue Hair & Makeup Artist Rachael B. with the three hottest lip-color trends for spring.

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April 28, 2015

For your bra: If your go-to bra has a little bit of underwire poking through, simply cover it with a patch of moleskin. Say ouch no longer.

For your sunglasses: Scratched a beloved pair of sunnies? Dab brass or silver polish on the lens and gently rub. Remove with a clean, lint-free cloth to reveal smoother shades.

For too-tight pumps: When shoes are a tad small, reach for your blow-dryer and put on a pair of thick socks. Step into the problematic pumps and direct the dryer’s heat on tight spots to stretch.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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April 27, 2015

We get it. You don’t want to waste precious luggage space by packing sneakers. Turns out, W Hotels and yoga guru Tara Stiles are on board with that. Which is why they teamed up to roll out FIT with Tara Stiles at the 45 (and counting) W locations worldwide. 

W Hotels Tara Stiles Yoga

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April 23, 2015

We’re always looking for an easy way to look chic. (Who isn’t?) Luckily, this season is all about wearing one color from head to toe – white. So step away from complicated color palettes, and let Rue Stylist Emma L. show you three ways to wear the look.

1. Play with Proportions
Add some punch to a seemingly simple outfit with this advanced layering. “A shorter skirt underneath a long coat is visually interesting and very on-trend. As is a short, boxy jacket over a longer top and slim pants,” says Emma.

The All-White Trend

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April 23, 2015

Not all beauty products are created equal. And those with Mother Nature–approved ingredients are proof. Free of parabens and harmful chemicals, natural lotions and scrubs are better for you and the environment. Not sure where to start? Below, we break down three ingredients to look for when greening up your beauty routine.

Earth Day Beauty

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April 22, 2015

Hand lifts for better engagement photos, foot surgery to last longer in heels – it’s hard to be surprised by trends anymore. The next to arrive? Eyebrow transplants.

Eyebrow Transplants

Inspired by the full brows of celebs and models (think Cara Delevingne and Lily Collins) some of the less endowed are heading to the doc. What should potential patients expect from the procedure? First, they’ll dish out about $5,000 and then undergo two weeks of recovery time, including swelling, bruising, and yes, scabbing (ouch!). When that’s all over, natural hair takes root above the eye line and begins to grow in on its own. The result? Fuller arches.

So for all the pencil-thin brows out there, you do have options. But remember, trends come and go, and it may not be long until thin is back in.

By Kim Watson, Staff Writer

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April 21, 2015