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3 new nail products for a better manicure

Alexa Chung has teamed with Nails Inc for

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Nail your next manicure with these new products:

1. Alexa Chung has teamed with Nails Inc. for a line of polishes inspired by fabrics. The first to launch is Alexa Lace Effect Polish, which uses red matte particles in different sizes for a lacy texture; more shades will be introduced next month, $11; at

2. MAC has six new top coats: With Texturize, you get a leather-like...

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4 great instant tanning products to try

Jane Iredale's Golden Shimmer is a rare find,

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Given, we stay out of the sun. But getting that summery glow is still a priority:

1. Everyone's favorite gradual tanner, Jergens Natural Glow, now comes in a convenient pump. The moisturizing tanner comes in two shades, fair-medium and medium-tan, $12.99; at drugstores and retailers.

2. Don't want to wait for a self-tanner to kick in? Hampton Sun's Airbrush Bronzing Mist gives you an...

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3 local spa treatments to try

Shellie Goldstein uses micro current technology during her

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Hamptons Express

Imagine laying out by the pool while having a relaxing treatment that will perk up your face for a big evening out. This summer, Manhattan acupuncturist Shellie Goldstein brings an abbreviated version of her trademarked AcuFacial Facelift to the Hamptons. (She'll come to you, or she has an office at 530 Montauk Hwy., Amagansett).

The Hamptons Express is a 60-minute treatment...

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Drybar comes to Long Island

Meet Dry Bar founder Alli Webb, 8 a.m.-noon

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It’s hard to hear yourself think in the bustle that is opening day at Drybar, where the buzz of happy patrons is almost as loud as the blast of multiple hair dryers.True, the blow-out bar is nothing new on the Island, where a number of spots have opened over the past year. But Drybar pretty much started it all four years ago, when hairdresser Alli Webb decided to morph her L.A.-based mobile blowout...

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4 new concealers to try

Iman Cosmetics has launched CC Correct and Cover

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There's always a little something you want to hide, and these new concealers will do the trick:

1. Laura Mercier's High Coverage Concealer will de-puff under the eyes and hide circles. Honey, vitamin E and fruit acids nourish and smooth in 12 shades, $28; at Mercier counters and

2. Iman Cosmetics has launched CC Correct & Cover Powder to Crème Concealer. The product...

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3 new eye creams to try

Radical Skincare's new Eye Revive Creme with soothing

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Say goodbye to dark circles and hello to looking refreshed with these new products:

1. You could cover your eyes with cucumber slices, but better, try Radical Skincare's new Eye Revive Créme with soothing cucumber extract. Full of antioxidants like acai berry and grape seed extract, the product targets wrinkles and puffiness, while improving firmness, $125; at


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Tory Burch and more new designer makeup lines

After 10 years as makeup artist on "What

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Looking to add to your makeup collection? Try shopping one of these new lines:

1. Tory Burch launched her new beauty collection at her fall 2014 show. Makeup artist Diane Kendal used the bronzer/blush combo, and brush, $48 each, along with lipstick in Pas du Tout (Burch's favorite shade), $32, to help create her clean fresh look. The line is available at; the lipstick debuts...

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4 new fragrances to try

Desigual bedazzles with a trio of mod new

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After the stock market crash of 1929, couturier Jean Patou found his clients could not afford his pricey clothes. So he created the iconic fragrance Joy. Now there's an updated scent, Joy Forever -- similar notes of rose and jasmine but with "a modern twist," $110-$190; at select Bloomingdale's and Nordstroms.

Not sure smelling like a pizza is all that romantic, but the folks at Demeter Fragrance...

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The best new products to fight dry skin in winter

Lavanila's Healthy Body Butter is available for $19

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Harsh winter weather can be a nightmare for your skin, but these products will help you stay soft and moisturized all winter long:

1. Break out of those troublesome winter skin issues with a touch -- and scent -- of spring. L'Occitane's Shea Butter cream comes in three scents that will make you think of warmer weather -- Vanilla Bouquet, Zesty Lime and Rose Heart, $22 each; at L'Occitane shops...

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