Fashion briefs: 'Crochet' book offers step-by-step guides
The book “Crochet” (DK Publishing, $40) includes a step-by-step guide to help create clothing, decorative pieces for the home and personalized gifts. The book features more than 80 patterns and more than 50 projects, from baby booties to granny square bedspreads. Other projects include a tunic dress, beach bag and beanie hat.
• The Pittsburgh East location for the Just Between Friends Consignment event is at the Monroeville Convention Center. The sale, which runs March 14 to 16, offers new and gently used clothing for children, maternity wear as well as toys, baby gear, equipment and furniture at savings of 50 to 90 percent. Admission is $3 on March 14, free the other days. Details: www.pittsburghnorth.jbfsale.com
• Snuggle Bugs & Company is having a consignment sale that offers baby clothes (up to 12 months), toys, shoes, books, furniture and baby gear such as strollers, high chairs, bouncy seats and more at savings of 60 to 90 percent. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. March 8 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 9 at Library Firehall, South Park. Admission is free.
InStyle magazine reveals online offers to glam fingers and toes.
Polish-of-the-month club — Color Me Monthly: For $7 a month, you get one full-size bottle of this company's eco-friendly polish in an on-trend hue, like the shimmery sapphire Adorned, 12 times a year. Details: colormemonthly.com
Nail-art kits for newbies — Cult Cosmetics: From Blackbox nail club kits, expect three full-size polishes, a nail-art tool, and a foolproof tutorial to create a bold look ($20/month). Details: cultcosmetics.com
Artsy nail wraps — Go Scratch It: Buy cool patterns like bow ties and colorful abstractions ($12/set) designed by the Web's best nail artists. Or subscribe to its monthly mani box ($30/month), which gets you three limited-edition wrap collections delivered to your door. Details: goscratchit.com
Personalized nail wraps — Jamberry Nails: Want a picture on your tips? Just upload photo and design a set of wraps. Each $19 sheet yields enough for two or three manis.
Like Netflix for your nails — Lacquerous: For $15 a month, receive three colors from niche and high-end lines like Dior, Nars and RGB. What makes this unique? You may not be the first user and you have to pass them on after a month. (Before you say eww, Lacquerous swears that bacteria cannot survive in polish). Return using a prepaid shipping label, and make new polish picks. Details: lacquerous.com
A solid foundation
Jake Bailey, a makeup artist whose celebrity clients include Katy Perry, Gwen Stephanie and Natalie Portman, offers tips on how to make your foundation last, in Allure magazine:
Build your base: Moisturizing is important because foundation collects on dry spots; choose a lightweight lotion that absorbs completely.
Use your liquid assets: Bailey gets the best results from opaque liquid foundation. Powder makes a dry, caked mess, and creams look heavy and settle into fine lines. Anything too sheer just won't last very long.
Start with less: Full-coverage foundation lasts longer — and looks better — when you're stingy. That's because whatever doesn't make direct contact with the skin will slip, slide and crease.
Powder sparingly: It's true that powder sets foundation, but it can change the color and settle into creases. Bailey uses translucent powder, so the foundation stays true, and I apply it to the center of the face only.
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