The ‘prettiest little liar’ models summer’s hottest trends

Pretty Little Liars’ Shay Mitchell: “I’m already complete despite what the love songs say”

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Canadian actress Shay Mitchell has bloomed before our eyes.

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On the cover of Elle Canada Shay Mitchell is wearing a dress by Peter Pilotto and a bracelet by Alexis Bittar. Story by Kathryn Hudson.

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“When I get too comfortable, that’s when I feel like ‘Okay, it’s time: Let’s do something that scares me.'”

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“I’d rather have one line in a great film than be the lead in a shitty film.”

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Stylist Hayley Atkin

Hair by Aviva

Makeup by Jeannia Robinette

Manicure by Lisa Wong

Art Director Brittany Eccles.

Slicked back hair, paired with… glowy cheeks

Slicked back hair

Slicked back hair

Kinda ’80s, kinda punk – totally hot. (Hear it for Alicia!) And sleek works on all hair lengths and types.

Mineral Shimmer Powder FeaturePaired with… glowy cheeks

Your face takes center stage with hair pushed back. Shine a spotlight on cheeks by sweeping pale gold highlighter on apples, blending up toward temples. Use a pinkie to dot illuminator on the inner corners of eyes; it will distract from any imperfections.

Source: Self – July 2013

Luxuria Cosmetics Mineral Shimmer Powder

Our unique light reflecting mineral shimmer powder will give you a golden luminous glow that will make you look radiant. It can be used on the face and the body. 100% mineral that give us the shimmer and shine naturally.

Perfect for all skin tones and types. Formulated without parabens. Vegan.

Pretty in Pink

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Two of the best things about summer:

Super-ripe produce and frosty desserts.

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Roasted strawberry-buttermilk sherbet

Serves 6. For the record: Sherberts may contain some dairy, unlike sorbets, which do not.

4 cups strawberries (about 1lb.), hulled, halved or quatered if large – 1 cup sugar – 1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise – 1 1/2 cups buttermilk – 1/2 cup sour cream – pinch of kosher salt (special equipment: an ice cream maker)

Preheat oven to 425c. Combine strawberries and sugar in a 13x9x2′ baking pan. Scrape in seeds from vanilla bean and add pod; toss to combine. Roast berries, stirring occasionally, until juices are bubbling, 15-20 minutes. Let cool.

Discard pod. Puree berries, buttermilk, sour cream and salt in a blender until smooth. Process mixture in an ice cream maker according to instructions. Transfer sherbet to an airtight container and freeze until ready to serve.

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Rasberry and aperol floats

Serves 4. Aperol is similar to Campari but sweeter and less boozy. This recipe works with either one.

1 sprig thyme – 1/4 cup sugar – 1/4 cups (or more) Aperol – 1 1/3 cups raspberries (about 6 oz.) – 1 pint vanilla ice cream or gelato – 2x 12-oz. cans club soda

Bring thyme, sugar and 1/4 cup water to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat, cover, and let sit 15 minutes. Remove thyme sprig and let syrup cool. Stir in 1/4 cup Aperol.

Divide syrup and raspberries among 4 tall glasses and muddle gently. Dividing evenly, add ice cream and top off each with club soda and more Aperol, if desired.

Gingery watermelon paletas

Serves 10. A dollop of yogurt keeps these pops from being too icy, and we love the way the ginger adds a little spice.

4 cups cubed seedless watermelon (from about half a 5lb.) – 1/4 cup plain 2% fat or whole Greek yogurt – 1 tsp. finely grated peeled ginger – pinch of kosher salt – 1/2 cup (or more) sugar – 1 tbsp. (or more) fresh lime juice (special equipment: ten 3oz. ice-pop molds and wooden sticks)

Puree watermelon, yogurt, ginger, salt, 1/3 cup sugar and 1 tbsp lime juice in a blender until smooth. Add more sugar and lime juice, if desired. Puree will taste less sweet once frozen, so err on the sweet side.

Divide puree among ice-pop molds. Freeze until mixture begins to set around edges of molds, 45-60 minutes. Stir mixture in molds to blend; insert sticks. Freeze until solid, at least 4 hours. Dip molds briefly in hot water to release paletas.

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Source: Bon Appetit – July 2013

Beauty according to Katie

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Katie Holmes 3 Foundation evens out skin tone. Opt for a matte foundation if you have oily skin or a glowy finish if more on the dry side.



Katie Holmes 4An eyeliner is easy to apply and works wonders to define lower and upper lids. Try a dark brown for a more natural look.



Katie Holmes 5Get Katie’s Hollywood pout by applying a shimmery lipgloss over nude lipstick.



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Inside the most enviable wardrobe of Tarina Patel

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On the cover of Elle South Africa, Tarina Patel wears Chloe Dress, her own.

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The only small thing about Tarina Patel is her pint-sized frame. Tamara Rothbart sizes up the women with the country’s most enviable wardrobe.


Photography by Justin Polkey at Infidels – Hair by Jeanette Genis – Makeup by Algria Ferreira.

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Source: Elle South Africa – July 2013

Contour and Highlight

Makeup face Contour Highlight

1. Contour

Apply a darker shade to the areas of the face as shaded in the picture. Focus on cheekbone, both sides of the nose, below the jawline and the sides along the hairline.

2. Highlight

Follow the lighter areas in the picture by applying a lighter shade. Include the center of your forehead, brow bone, area under the eyes extending above the cheekbone, chin and the bridge of the nose.

Make sure you blend all the edges well for the most natural application.


             A darker shade contours your face and a lighter color highlights. Grab your Luxuria Cosmetics foundation and highlighter at and add a little sparkle with our shimmer powder. Of course all these products are mineral, cruelty and paraben free and vegan.

Dirty little secrets always come out. Scandal.

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Nothing’s too hot to handle on ABC’s Scandal for the oh-so-watchable Kerry Washington, who’s firing up ratings and social media.

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Kerry Washington is photographed exclusively for Emmy Magazine by Sarah McColgan at Edge Studio, Los Angeles.

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To fans, she’s a stunning primetime star. To fashionistas, she’s red-carpet perfection. To the creative community, she’s a steadfast advocate for the arts. But to her colleagues on the set of ABC’s Scandal, Kerry Washington is an unparalleled pro – conscientious and committed. And though leading one of the season’s most successful series, she remembers birthdays, says executive producer Shonda Rhimes – and even stops for cupcakes.

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Story by Mark Morrison – Makeup by Carola Gonzales / The Magnet Agency

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Source: Emmy – Issue no.5 2013

Meow Mix

Pedigreed cats have distinctive traits – and personalities. Here are 18 beloved feline breeds.

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2. Russian Blue

3. Norwegian

4. Selkirk Rex

5. Bombay

6. Siberian

7. Egyptian Mau

8. Maine Coon

9. Devon Rex

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11. Cornish Rex

12. British Shorthair

13. Scottish Fold

14. Ragdoll

15. Cameo White Persian

16. Seal-Point Siamese

17. Blue Persian

18. Exotic


Photographed by Dan Burn-Forth

Source: Martha Stewart Magazine


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And we can not forget our own Luxuria Cosmetics mascot, domestic shorthaired Tabby, Bubu.

Soft Green Eyes Makeup Tutorial by Diana Danielle

Hi lovelies! This soft green makeup look is so perfect for most days. Easy and simple. Hope you like it!

* Mineral Loose Foundation Powder in Cool Beige by Luxuria Cosmetics

* Anti-Aging foundation in Ivory Beige by Luxuria Cosmetics

* Concealer in Neutral Fair by Luxuria Cosmetics

* Mineral Bronzer- Terra Glow by Luxuria Cosmetics

* Creme Blush- Feisty by Luxuria Cosmetics

Mineral Eye Shadow in Tundra (For Highlighting), Emerald by Luxuria Cosmetics

* Ultimate Volume Mascara in Brown by Luxuria Cosmetics

* Playful Creme Lipstick by Luxuria Cosmetics

* Incognito Lip Gloss by Luxuria Cosmetics

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