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Kiss and Tell

Keep your lips hydrated and picture-perfect from the first kiss to the last dance with these pretty (and practical) products, chosen by local makeup pros.

Arm Yourself Against Cancer

An Alex and Ani bangle benefits worthy causes.

Smells Like Home

United Scents of America has a new Massachusetts fragrance.

In With the New for Area Vintage Stores

Is there still room for brick-and-mortar vintage stores in the age of Etsy and eBay?

Etsy Crush: There There

Molly Martancik and Lucy Voller's cross-country collaboration results in funky baubles and watercolors.

Meet Boston Street Style

Yes, our city has been described as “America’s Bad-Taste Storm Sewer,” where “all the worst fashion ideas from across the country flow there, stagnate, and putrefy.” Thanks GQ. But two locals beg to differ: Krista Casey and Dave Kavaler set…

Legs for Days

Don’t let the frigid Boston weather stop you from showing a little leg with sheer, opaque, patterned or thigh-high stockings — the Mad Men-inspired office vixen look is in for winter and your stems couldn’t be happier. Let them steal…

Holiday Shopping Calendar

(Last year’s South End Shopping Night / Courtesy of Jennifer Effron, Washington Gateway Mainstreet) Take a few hours out of your busy holiday schedule — procuring presents, preparing for relatives, and baking cookies, oh my! — to revel in the…

Winter Tips for Every Skin Type

(Altrendo Images/Stockbyte) If there’s one thing that irritates me, it’s winter. Specifically, it’s the menacing combination of cold, harsh winds, and extreme indoor heat that literally irritates my skin. I asked three dermatologists from our “Top Doctors” list for tips…

Testing: Ciaté Velvet Manicure

(Photo by Caroline Hatano) When the rust-colored leaves fall, pumpkin spice lattes lose their novelty, and autumn begins its gradual transition to winter, it’s inevitable that our oversized sweaters and scarves will make their way to the front of our…