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As women our self-esteem and self-confidence are unquestionably connected to how we feel about our personal appearance.

This impacts every area of our lives from our confidence to the courage we have to go after things, what we attract into our lives including relationships, and even how we operate within those relationships.

This isn’t about vanity—it’s about self-care—and Be Iconic’s mission is to make this a reality for you by providing curated shopping by a world-class personal stylist with years of experience and a massively successful track record.

Gratitude

One of the marvelous things about gratitude is that it has no upper limit, at least as far as BIS Contributor Coach Ana can tell. You can be as grateful as you want to be. Find what fills your heart with gratitude and joy as it will truly change your life! And what better time to start than Thanksgiving!

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Celebrity Street Style — November

Most celebrities are lucky enough to be styled in the seasons’ hottest trends by their Hollywood stylists. While we can’t live the Hollywood life, we do take inspiration from our favorite celebs. Hollywood style is yours.

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50 Beauty Products to Buy Before You Die

Choosing the right products for your personal beauty regimen can take a lot out of a woman! It can be a stressful, time consuming, and expensive process! Thank goodness for Allure because they have taken the work out it for us. From your nails to your hair, skin, and teeth, this article has you covered from head to toe. Literally!

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Maternity

Who says you can’t look chic and sophisticated while pregnant? Certainly not us! Look chic in whatever stage of pregnancy you’re in. Be sure to take a look at what we’ve found for you this month! Click, shop, and relax… you’ve got pregnancy covered!

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Essential Denim

Denim as a wardrobe essential is pretty obvious. What might not be obvious is the style of denim that will be the most flattering to your body and the most chic on you. Read up on the styles that are most flattering all around and be sure to add some denim chic to your ultimate wardrobe!

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Bob’s Must Haves

This April offers some seriously incredible treasures! It’s always a tough call, but here are my picks for this month’s must-haves. Enjoy!!

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The Essential White T Shirt

The white T shirt is an iconic essential in your wardrobe. Every fashion icon from Audrey Hepburn forward will tell you the white T shirt is a staple. What does it do? It pops everything and it goes with almost every category imaginable. Take a look at the sensational white Ts we think you should have in your essential wardrobe! Happy Shopping!

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Dress for Success Tailored to Fit Your Budget – Final Sale

When it comes to gauging one’s success, the handbag that you carry is second only to the shoes that you wear in terms of letting others know where you fall in the spectrum. That being said, I will always urge you to invest in your bags. You will love shopping for the investment bags that you covet at a fraction of the price you would pay if you walked into any of the retailers who carry them… See what we’ve found at The RealReal that you’re going to love!

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The Essential Crispy White Shirt

One of my favorite wardrobe essentials is the crispy white shirt. This is simple and clean, yet possesses just enough interest to pop your look. Channel your inner Audrey Hepburn with this look and use it endlessly. It will give you fabulous chic!

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Essential Shoes

In our world, essential shoes consist of all the categories that we live in endlessly, including sneakers, booties, and pumps. Keep in mind that not all silhouettes or leathers are equal however! Keep reading for Bobbi’s insight as to what shoes should comprise your ultimate, essential shoe wardrobe.

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The Essential Third Piece

A very important finishing touch to every look you wear is the “third piece.” Therefore, it stands to reason, that this component is an essential part of your ultimate wardrobe. In any creative measure, things are always done in odd numbers. So, when you dress you have your top, your bottom and your third piece—which can be a cardigan, a sweater or a jacket. Simple and easy. See what fabulous third pieces we’ve found for your ultimate, essential wardrobe!

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Essential Accessories

Your essential accessories should include chic, simple pieces intended for daily wearing. These are the finishing touches that really pull your look together, up your chic, and continue to build on your ultimate wardrobe.

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Pre-owned

As a concept, the idea of pre-owned is genius! If you are like me, you love luxury… and yet sometimes it isn’t in the budget. As a stylist I often work with the resellers to pass on my client’s fabulous goodies that they are letting go of, so I know how carefully items are checked over before they accept or reject a piece. This makes for a delicious possibility in terms of your acquiring something you desire for a much more palatable price. Check out what we’ve found and love… and happy shopping!

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15 Healthy Meal Prep Recipes for People Who Hate Salad

For those of us who aren’t crazy about salads, reading that they are the easiest way to a healthy lifestyle is like listening to fingernails on a chalkboard. But the fact is, you can compose a perfectly healthy meal without its being comprised of a boring bowl of lettuce—and it doesn’t have to take a lot of time out of your busy day. The following article from theeverygirl.com features 15 creative meal prep ideas for all who might be looking for a salad alternative and for whom time is limited. Follow this plan, and when the work week rolls around, every meal will taste like it took hours to prepare as opposed to minutes to heat up! You’re sure to find something you love!

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Patricia Arquette and Patti Hansen Talk Love, Friendship, and Work After 50

For best friends Patricia Arquette and Patti Hansen, aging in no way makes them any less cool or diminishes their finesse. The actress and supermodel are still madly in love with their spouses, making a difference in the world, and rocking Dolce & Gabbana and Alexander McQueen flawlessly. The dialogue between the dynamic duo in this interview with InStyle makes a serious case for cool moms.

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Raisin-Challah Apple Betty

With the temperature falling and the familiar scents of autumn drifting in, we can’t help but crave delicious desserts using seasonal ingredients that put us in the mood for this coziest of seasons. In this wonderful recipe by Martha Stewart, brown sugar, butter and cinnamon paired with plump raisins and in-season apples come together for a wonderful autumnal treat that is sure to warm you up! Bon appétit!

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30 Ordering Hacks to Cut Calories When Dining Out

You’ve probably heard it a thousand times but when it comes to losing weight, the calories you burn have to be greater than the calories you consume. This sounds simple; you ate chicken and vegetables for dinner and worked out for an hour already, but the majority of “hidden” calories we consume don’t originate from our own kitchens. Eating out can mean hundreds of hidden calories in a single sitting, but this article from Eat This, Not That will help you out with 30 hacks that will allow you to enjoy a night out with your people and not wake up with regrets the next morning!

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It’s OK. Don’t Cook. This Approach Is Surprisingly Healthy.

Not that you need permission, but we’ll go ahead and say it: don’t cook dinner tonight. If eating healthy at home conjures up in your mind scenes of you slaving over the stovetop, think again. From assembling ginger-citrus soba noodle bowls to chowing down on crab cakes with lemon slaw, The Wall Street Journal has curated low-maintenance recipes that will nourish your body without depleting your energy in the preparation process.

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Celebrity Street Style – September

Most celebrities are lucky enough to be styled in the seasons’ hottest trends by their Hollywood stylists. While we can’t all live the glamorous lives of our favorite celebrities, we can certainly take inspiration from them! “Celebrity Street Style” is where we share some of our favorite looks so that you can craft your own using pieces from your own wardrobe. Coupled with Bobbi’s commentary, Hollywood style can be yours!

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Secrets of Superior Salad Architecture

It’s time to say a friendly farewell to your mother’s salad recipes. Long gone are the days of boring, unrecognizable ingredients tossed together in a serving bowl. Today’s salads are visually appealing works of art, served on platters with distinctive ingredients like pickled onions, olives and intentionally placed dollops of creamy dressing. Read on for the guidance you need to unleash your inner salad architect.

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The Test – Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Cream

Every month the team at Be Iconic Style chooses an inexpensive beauty product to test and share the results of with you. This month, we’ve chosen Neutrogena’s Hydro Boost Gel Cream for Extra Dry Skin. Is it worth the price? See what our in-house expert has to say and you can decide for yourself!

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The Look – September

This month we shot The Look at Neiman Marcus Northpark—the gem of the Neiman Marcus chain. I always refer to that store as Disneyland for clothes… and it absolutely lived up to that name. This is a departure from our usual version of The Look, in that we normally are aiming for style that is budget friendly for you to put looks together. And we usually stay super casual. This time we did some casual but there are a few things dressier. The price points are higher, just to give you a heads up but I do think you will love what you see.

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This Recipe Will Make Your House Smell Heavenly

If you don’t have time to travel to Brooklyn and experience popular Iranian restaurant Sofreh, then you should consider whipping up this intensely aromatic and flavorful dish from the cookbook written by its chef, Nasim Alikhani. With turmeric, caramelized onions and saffron in the mix, your guests will have nothing less than a heavenly sensory experience!

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4 Makeup Tricks for When You Literally Have No Time

In a perfect world, you wake up before your alarm clock goes off, sip a just-brewed cup of coffee, and have a carefree 30 minutes to calmly, expertly apply your makeup while thinking about the day ahead and plotting out world domination. But we live in the real world and rarely have the luxury of time… So what is the key to getting flawless skin on the go? One hero multi-purpose product, plus a few other items worth a spot in your makeup bag!

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8 Incredible Spas for a Total Body Reboot

Ahhhh, the spa. This simple, three letter word instantly calms. And while sometimes the local masseuse is all you need, there are other times when you need to pack a bag and hop the first jet out to Sri Lanka. If you’re looking for a total mental and physical refresh, the online magazine Porter has compiled eight of the best spas from around the world… And whether you’re looking for an Aryuvedic detox or yoga in the jungle, this list has you covered!

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The Test: La Roche-Posay Effaclar Medicated Gel Cleanser

Every month the team at Be Iconic Style chooses an inexpensive beauty product to test and share the results of with you. This month, we’ve chosen La Roche-Posay Effaclar Medicated Gel Cleanser for acne prone skin. This face wash, developed with dermatologists, helps fight acne breakouts by targeting excess oil, pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads for clear skin. It’s also clinically tested to reduce excess surface oil by up to 47%. It is oil-, fragrance-, and paraben-free… but is it worth the price? See what our in-house expert has to say about it and you can decide for yourself!

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15 Acts of Self Care to Try This Weekend

Weekends can be a lot of things: relaxation station, hangover nation. But one thing they should never be is a “stress-cation.” Instead of trudging through a laundry list of chores and weekend work to-dos, why not try to take two full days to yourself? You’ll not only reap the benefits yourself, but you’ll also score major brownie points with  your boss when you show up to work on Monday refreshed, rejuvenated and empowered from a weekend of intense self-care. Put that on your to-do list!

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How to Supercharge Your Water

We don’t need to remind you how great water is for you—after all, we all know how important it is. But what we can share with you are some amazing ways to actually supercharge your water! By adding some of these simple ingredients shared in this Porter article you can purify your body, absorb essential minerals, and even increase hydration to your body. And the best part? Most of the ingredients are already sitting in your kitchen pantry! Keep reading to find out find ingenious ways to revolutionize your water.

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20 Healthy Snacks that Won’t Leave You Hungry

Snacking can be a dangerous game…As satisfying as it may seem at the time, it’s way too easy to look back on your day and realize that not once were you full from any of the countless snacks you treated yourself to. Try any one of these 20 guilt-free recipes collected by theeverygirl.com. We promise you they’ll taste better than any store-bought snack!

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I Ate (And Cooked) Like a Parisian for a Week—Here’s What I Learned

Ah Par-ee. The art, the fashion, the romance, the bread. What’s not to love? Like many aspects of French culture, the mindset regarding food is very different from that of the average American cook. Indulgence over restriction. Simple and fresh over processed. Enjoyment over efficiency. So go ahead and give this experiment in French cooking a read and pick up some brie and wine on your way home tonight.

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Three American Icons on Beauty, Flaws, and the Concept of Aging

Today’s generation of women old and young are finding common ground when there was once a divide between them. Debbie Harry, Judith Jamison, and Pat Cleveland are all trailblazers and icons who share their wisdom and insight on the beauty of getting old and reveal what matters the most when growing up.

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The Look – August

This month we took The Look to Madewell and had such a marvelous time with all the well-priced treasures you see here! Each piece stands on its own merit as worthy of owning to mix and match with goodies you already own or to create the looks you are seeing. Each look we put together is a show-stopper and we hope you will love it all as much as we do!

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Curb Your Cravings: 9 Healthy Food Swaps You’ll Want to Try ASAP

Eating “healthy” no longer means a chicken breast and broccoli for dinner every night… So many of us automatically associate healthy living with boring food, and that just couldn’t be farther from the truth! This article from theeverygirl.com features the perfect way to begin a healthier eating routine by swapping out some of your everyday staples with tasty, healthier versions of them.

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6 Ways to Have a More Productive Weekend

Hellloooo, Friday! This might just be our favorite day of the week, mostly because we get a consecutive two days off from work and all responsibilities. However, there is a fine line between giving yourself a break and vegging on the couch for a solid 48 hours eating nothing but Ramen noodles and potato chips. Why not spend that time making the week to come an easier transition? Here are some easy tips that anyone can incorporate to have the best—and more productive—weekend.

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Egg in an Avocado Recipe

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But… it can sometimes be the hardest. Take the “busy” out of your morning and prepare this delicious and easy meal the night before. Trust me, your morning self will thank you, and so will the rest of your day.

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5 Habits to Adopt for a Happier Life

Happiness. It’s something we could all use a lot more of. It’s not something that comes from material goods or more money, we know that for a fact, but when you really sit down and think about it, happiness isn’t always easy to obtain and sometimes time goes by and we don’t notice how in need of it we really are. If you find yourself stressed, overworked or just in need of a bit of joy, this fabulous article from theeverygirl.com has five amazing tips to brighten your day and put a smile on your face!

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Brightening Up Your Eyes & Skin with Concealer

Let’s face it ladies—we all have hectic lives and as a result, we often tend to look a bit tired…but we don’t have to! As always, BIS Beauty contributor Nathalie Gil shares with us a quick tip about how using concealer can not only brighten the area around your eyes, but also brighten your skin. Employ this little trick and you’ll use less foundation and it will apply more smoothly. This is a definite must-see for all! And, of course, we’ve shopped the product to make it that much easier for you to add to your beauty kit!

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Celebrity Street Style – August

Most celebrities are lucky enough to be styled in the seasons’ hottest trends by their Hollywood stylists. While we can’t all live the glamorous lives of our favorite celebrities, we can certainly take inspiration from them! “Celebrity Street Style” is where we share some of our favorite looks so that you can craft your own using pieces from your own wardrobe. Coupled with Bobbi’s commentary, Hollywood style can be yours!

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Travel to Bali for Revelations in Balance and Beauty

Ever since Bali became a celebrity vacation spot in the 1930s, the Indonesian island has only amped up its reputation as a destination for natural beauty, tranquility and spiritual retreat. With no shortage of beauty and creative energy to offer its visitors, Bali stands out as a go-to summer get-away. Fortune has the inside scoop and some well-researched choices of places to stay once you get there.

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The Beauty Products That Will Help You Sleep

Sleep is essential for so many countless reasons…Our health, both mentally and physically, our mood, weight management, and our energy levels are just to name a few. We know that it’s good for us but it doesn’t always come easily to all of us. If you have ever had trouble falling asleep at night, or simply want an overall better night’s rest, you’re going to want to keep reading this article from theeverygirl.com on the best products for a good night’s sleep.

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Thanks to Microblading, I Finally Have My Pre-Tweezer Eyebrows Back

The process of deciding to get a tattoo is a drawn-out one for most, so it’s no shock that when the placement is on your face, people tend to take even longer to decide. But however daunting the thought is, in recent years the microblading trend (creating small incisions on your brows and filling them in with pigment) has grown wildly popular. Allure Editor in Chief Michelle Lee used to be a skeptic, until this summer when she finally went for it, and she couldn’t be more pleased with her choice.

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The Annual Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale!!

I have long been a fan of one of the best and most unique sales ever… the major, annual event at Nordies called “The Anniversary Sale!” I have shopped what I think are the most fabulous of what is being offered this year.  This is all new fall and a lot of fun. So, check out what we have found and know you will love and act on it ASAP as this only goes for two weeks, then back to full price and worse—it goes in an absolute flash! Happy shopping!!

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The Canned Cocktails You Should Be Sipping This Summer

Beer is no longer the only portable drink you can sip on pool-side during summer’s heat waves. A new and improved wave of ready-to-drink options (think gin and tonics and spritzers in cans) are hitting the shelves. They have been created and refined by everyone from sommeliers to drink-mixologists, and there’s a high chance you’ll find yourself sipping on one this summer.

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Allure Readers’ Choice Awards for 2019

The most democratic annual list of the best-of-the-best has hit our doorsteps once again: The Allure Reader’s Choice Awards! Voted on by the magazine’s fans and probably containing more than a few staples you already own and love for hair, body and face treatments, this checklist really is the fairest of them all. And, as always, we’ve shopped the product for you, so all you need to do is click, shop, and enjoy!

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Happy July!

We’re now officially half-way through the year… And BIS Contributor Dr. Mary Warren wants to know how your fitness goals are going. Have you taken on a Health Partner to help you accomplish them? Your Health Partner could be a friend, sister, husband, partner, mate, dog or neighbor. Make it easy and you will increase your success-ratio. The key to all new healthy habits is simplicity and sustainability.  

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A Late-Night Snack to Help You Snooze?

The midnight snacks we know and love are starting to get smart. Or rather, the companies that are forging a new sector in the snacking industry just for them are. That’s right, there is now a whole class of late-night ice creams and chocolate squares catered toward helping you sleep. Some of them are lower in sugar, some include small doses of melatonin, but all of them have a similar goal: helping you get better Zs.

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Celebrity Street Style – July

Most celebrities are lucky enough to be styled in the seasons’ hottest trends by their Hollywood stylists. While we can’t all live the glamorous lives of our favorite celebrities, we can certainly take inspiration from them! “Celebrity Street Style” is where we share some of our favorite looks so that you can craft your own using pieces from your own wardrobe. Coupled with Bobbi’s commentary, Hollywood style can be yours!

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