• A Hair Mask for Every Hair Issue

    October 2, 2014 at 3:24 am // by

    As with finding the right lip color or best foundation, hair products can be confusing to buy. Each promises a different result and it’s often a case of trial and error. But once you stumble across the right product, everything changes. When it comes to hair, regular treatments are a must for breathing new life into your tresses. However, they can get pretty pricey, so you always want to do your homework. The products below offer treatment for any hair […]

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  • Clear Beauty Products Every Woman Needs

    October 1, 2014 at 3:30 am // by

    When you think of doing your makeup, you most likely envision yourself applying color to give you those rosy cheeks and knockout smoky eyes we all know and love. However, some of the best makeup products we own are the ones that have no color at all! I’m talking about clear products that work magic on every feature of your face, but go unnoticed to the common eye. It’s these beauty products that not only hold your look together and […]

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  • 8 Surprising Facts about Fitness

    September 30, 2014 at 4:00 am // by

    We all know that exercising regularly is important. Running, pilates, cycling – no matter the activity, working out benefits your physical and mental health. With busy lives it can be hard to find time for fitness, and with so many tips on how to achieve a tone body or burn the most calories, it’s difficult to narrow down exactly what will get you to your goal. As a basic rule of thumb, I say, try to fit at least 30 […]

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  • 10 Vintage Beauty Tips to Reconsider

    September 29, 2014 at 3:30 am // by

    We all have our favorite trends of the past, like a flapper girl look or glamorous pin curls, but vintage beauty isn’t just about the bold looks our favorite Hollywood starlets rocked in the movies. There were many methods for achieving radiant skin and hair that seem almost too simple today, but that countless women swore by. Unsurprisingly, there are many home remedies and tried-and-true DIY beauty treatments on the list. It just goes to show that some beauty tips […]

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  • 5 Favorites: Indoor Plants

    September 26, 2014 at 4:00 am // by

    Ever since I created a new Pinterest board dedicated to living spaces, I’ve been dreaming up ways to improve any space, from a bedroom to living room or even dorm room. It’s so important to have your home be that oasis you can always look forward to returning to at the end of the day. With that said, I believe in the healing powers of nature and know that bringing the outdoors inside a bit can not only brighten your […]

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  • Back to Basics: Undergarment Guide

    September 15, 2014 at 3:30 am // by

    After seeing the feedback from last month’s bra and dress guide, I thought it would be nice to talk about the other basics that go into creating the perfect look – and that begins with what goes underneath. We don’t often talk about it, but what goes under our clothes can make as big a difference as the outfits themselves. Having the right undergarments creates a better fit and some even contour your shape the way makeup can – accentuating […]

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  • Currently Loving: Fashion Week Looks to Wear

    September 9, 2014 at 4:00 am // by

    This week, and last, Lincoln Center has been filled with gorgeous frocks and stunning patterns. With New York Fashion Week in full swing, I can’t help but think of ways to incorporate these trends into the current season’s style. Because no matter if you’re a high-fashion devotee or just love trying new things, you can use street style, runways and backstage beauty as inspiration for curating your own looks. There is never a season that doesn’t deserve daring moves when […]

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  • 5 Must-Have Boots for Fall

    September 8, 2014 at 3:00 am // by

    September is one of the most exciting times of year when it comes to beauty and fashion. There is New York Fashion Week (happening now!!), the September issues overflow with lust-worthy style and it’s time to plan your cool to cold weather wardrobe. The latter is my personal fave. It means layers and new footwear, which translates to boots, boots and more boots! For the next three months, I’ll be swooning over everything from ankle booties to knee highs – […]

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  • 5 Favorites: Ways to Unwind

    September 5, 2014 at 3:30 am // by

    With school and work schedules, your days are likely to get pretty hectic. There are extracurricular activities, after-school jobs and just the stresses of daily life that keep you from taking time to refocus, refresh and relax. But stress stinks! It can cause health problems, as well as completely drain you. Our happiness and wellbeing are of the utmost importance, so taking time out for yourself is a must. To unwind at the end of a busy day, I like […]

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    The Look: Hats and Hoodies

    Now that the weather is cooling down it’s time to bring out your coziest clothes. Even if it’s hot during the day, the air is getting crisper and cooler in the evening. For those days, nights and times when I’m sick – like now :( – an immediate go-to is a hoodie. Hats also get thrown into the mix because not only do they keep your head warm and are an instant fix to a bad hair day, they are […]

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  • The Look: Cat Fashion

    The Look: Cat Fashion

    For me, there’s one thing that never goes out of style, and that’s a fun print. I think you know by now how much I love cat prints, but until recently I didn’t know just how many options there were. While I never wear something just for the sake of following a trend, I’m happy to see these cute cat motifs at all my favorite shops lately. From beanies to flats to one of my favorite dresses, this trend makes […]

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  • New on the Site

    New on the Site

    Hi Bunnies! I wanted to share with you some recent changes to the site. You may have noticed a few glitches when signing into your michellephan.com account. Apologies!! Well, we’ve worked out the bugs and actually done away with this profile system to make the site an easier place to engage. With the site’s new features you’ll also be able to stay up-to-date with all new content. So what’s new? First off, commenting. As mentioned, I’ve done away with the […]

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  • The Prettiest Products in Tech

    The Prettiest Products in Tech

    Everyone owns some type of device or gadget that makes life a little bit easier and more enjoyable. Our phones tend to be attached to our sides (even though a good digital detox is in order), allowing us to communicate with friends and family no matter our location. We capture life’s greatest moments with cameras and store them for review for years to come. It seems as though a new tech product is released every month, but they are rarely […]

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  • 5 Favorites: Ways to Say Thank You

    5 Favorites: Ways to Say Thank You

    I’ve made it a point to always let those who have helped me along the way know how important they are to me. If a coworker helped me with a project or a dear friend comforted me through a hard time, I let them know that their assistance was invaluable. Even a smile and good laugh deserves to be recognized. That’s why I enjoy a great thank you. Telling someone thank you can brighten their day, but also let’s them […]

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  • How to Pair and Style Jewelry

    How to Pair and Style Jewelry

    When buying jewelry and accessories, it’s no longer about purchasing a single item to add interest to an outfit. It’s about finding multiple pieces that fit together while complementing your outfit, hair and beauty look. It can be tricky business… Those Pinterest images showing fashion bloggers with what seem like merely stacks of random rings piled together are actually carefully considered and hand selected. That’s why they look so good! But, while it takes a little work, correctly pairing jewelry […]

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  • The Essentials: Nail Art Tools 101

    The Essentials: Nail Art Tools 101

    Accomplishing the perfect manicure is a feat in itself, but adorning your nails in stunning nail art, that’s a whole new level of impressive. Half moon manis or ombre nails like those seen during Fashion Week are simple. It’s the endless other looks that usually require the assistance of nail art tools. With these essentials your gorgeous polish job will be even more eye-catching without having to break a sweat. Here’s the lowdown on the 5 nail art tools that […]

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  • 7 Beauty Uses for Vinegar

    7 Beauty Uses for Vinegar

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  • 5 Favorites: Women Who Inspire

    5 Favorites: Women Who Inspire

    Inspiration can be found in so many places, but one way to be continually inspired is to connect with other people, to read their work, learn from them, hear their stories. There are countless women who have inspired me on my journey to making my dreams come true, and I hope these amazing women can serve as examples for you too. They each have their own stories and make me proud to be a woman! 1. Brené Brown - If you’re […]

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  • Green Tea Dessert Ideas

    Green Tea Dessert Ideas

    It may be a little premature to mention the holidays, but they really aren’t that far off. To prepare for the months ahead, and to indulge in your wildest treat fantasies, now is the time for testing out your favorite dessert recipes. You may have already mastered your signature sweet from my summer bucket list, but if not, enjoy the simple pleasures in life and start planning confections for the rest of the year. When I think about satisfying my […]

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