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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.

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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Celebrity Street Style – June

Most celebrities are lucky enough to be styled in the season’s 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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The First Timer’s Guide to Coachella

What is Coachella? Combine the hottest musical talent in the world, a fashion week catwalk, A-list celebrities, non-stop dancing, three full days of pool parties, all the good vibes and put it all in the middle of a desert oasis with perfect weather and you get a pretty good picture. It’s definitely a bucket-list item, and when you go to Coachella, you want to do it RIGHT. Fortunately for us, BIS Contributor SJ Grisham has put together a list of items to keep in mind for first-timers. Here’s the inside scoop!

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Gratitude

One of the marvelous things about gratitude – it has no upper limit, as far as I can tell. You can be as grateful as you want to be. Check out Coach Ana’s beautiful words on gratitude.

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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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Dress for Success

Professional business attire is a staple in any woman’s closet, and we’ve found some fabulous choices for you this month. Click, shop, and build your business essentials wardrobe!

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Introduction to 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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How to Charm Anyone

If you want to light up a room (and who doesn’t?), remember this cardinal rule: The most interesting talkers know how to listen. Learn more!

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Dermatologist-approved Anti-aging Tips to Try for Better Skin

How nice it could be if our skin could remain “forever young.” Skin that once bounced back from a long night on the town just doesn’t happen with age. From oil cleansing to plasma injections, the following article from Allure is rich with tips that dermatologists use to help keep their own skin looking great. Who better to give advice than the experts themselves?

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The Magic Behind Dream Boards

This month Bobbi shares the idea of Dream Boards and how they have brought reality to dreams of hers. Not only is this idea a very fun task, but it also brings clarity to the direction of your aspirations and dreams. Read more!

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The Look – June

This month we took our shoot to Anthropologie, one of our favorite places, which is where we were headed last month when chaos reigned and we had to pass. Maybe it was a good thing as we really hit it big—the store was filled with yummy treasures of all sorts! You will love what we put together and boy was it a challenge to decide what to shoot and what to not. Each of these wow items will serve in so many ways. Have fun and happy shopping!

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The Dollar Well Spent – June

One segment of Harper’s Bazaar that we love is “the well spent dollar.” We love it so much, in fact, that we have taken the concept and selected amazingly priced play items that Bobbi just loves! Here are our picks for June! Click. Shop. Enjoy!

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Turn Your Weekends Into Mini-Vacations

Have you ever returned to the office Monday morning feeling just as exhausted as you were on Friday afternoon? You are not alone—new research shows that without practicing mindfulness on the weekends, most people fall into this trap. The good news? Research also shows that simply shifting your mindset can have transformative effects on your emotional experience.

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A Guide to Ageless Makeup for Women Over 50, According to an Industry Veteran

“Wear the makeup; don’t let it wear you.” This is the golden rule of one makeup artist who has been painting the faces of supermodels—Iman, Cindy Crawford and Pati Hanson, to name a few—and other stars for decades. Read on to learn how Artist Sandy Linter works her magic on more mature faces, making her clients’ complexions glow and prominent features pop.

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The Best of the Best

We’re guessing that researching 10,000 beauty products probably isn’t something that you can fit in your busy schedule this week. And luckily, you don’t have to—NEW BEAUTY took the past six months to curate this list for you, so you can have the best of the best without all the stress.

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Recipes That Start With Seeds—From Sunflower to Poppy

Sometimes going back to the basics can be the best source of inspiration in creative endeavors, and when it comes to the kitchen, starting with seeds as the base for a recipe is about as “square-one” as you can get. Check out these four recipes from the chefs at the Wall Street Journal and start playing around with everything from chia to pumpkin seeds this week.

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20 Gorgeous Spring Salads You Can Meal Prep

If we’re being honest, sometimes salads can feel redundant in the daily work-lunch grind…But that’s where the lovely season of Spring with its abundance of fresh flavors come in to help us get out of our salad-ruts. So go ahead. Give this article a read and take step number one toward a more adventurous lunch break.

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Style Secrets: Swimwear

We can’t avoid it any longer ladies; we’re coming into swimsuit season! Rather than run and hide, why not watch the following video for tips on making this swimsuit season your best ever!

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6 Tips to Help You Wind Down at the End of the Day

Our mothers may have told us that counting sheep would do the trick of lulling us to sleep, but in a day and age when we are constantly connected to our emails, on-going to-do lists and a million other details wound up in a full day of work, it doesn’t seem quite as simple, and it isn’t. This article from GOOP shares a few seriously helpful tips and tricks, from physical practices to little purchases, that will lead you into a more peaceful sleep tonight.

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Watch Cindy Crawford’s Getting-Out-the-Door Morning Beauty Routine

When it comes to getting out the door in the morning, it can be tempting to totally disregard any kind of beauty routine for the sake of saving time. But Cindy Crawford is here to tell us that if she can do it with all she has going on (entrepreneur, mom to a rising supermodel, wife, fabulous human being), then you can too. Watch this video by VOGUE to see how she does it and which products she swears by…and if you like what you see, we’ve even shopped the product for you!

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Celebrity Street Style – May

Most celebrities are lucky enough to be styled in the season’s 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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15 Morning Hair Hacks

As women, we all have the burden of putting our “faces” on and styling our hair. Our finished look is often dictated by how much time we may or may not have… so why not try one of these hair hacks and see how easy it is to look polished without the hassle of a full salon visit?!

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Style Secrets – No Stress Express Casual Dressing

This month’s Style Secrets video is all about casual dressing or as Bobbi likes to call it “no stress express.” This means having a system for getting dressed each day that allows you to do so quickly, easily and without much thought… The twist? With this system in place, you’ll always look like a million! Curiosity piqued? Be sure to watch this video!

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How Much Vitamin D Do You Really Need?

Vitamin D supplements have long been hailed as drops of sunshine in our daily diet. They have even been claimed to reduce risk of heart attack, stroke and developing cancer. But a new study suggests it may not be as big of a game-changer as we thought. Follow along with Oprah as this article dives into the details of the vitamin D debate.

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How to Grow Out Your Eyebrows

Long gone are the days of thin eyebrows being in fashion, and we couldn’t be happier. Not only  do eyebrows accentuate your eyes and lashes, but they actually help shape your face as a whole! Here are five simple steps to growing your brows out and living your Cara Delevingne dreams.

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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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Lasting Makeup for Younger Skin

How our makeup wears throughout the day can be a challenge—even when we’re young! So how can we use some of the fabulous product out there to ensure that the time we’ve spent applying our makeup in the morning isn’t all for naught? BIS’ makeup guru, Kathryn Campbell, shares with us all we need to know. And, of course, we’ve done some shopping for you so that you can quickly and easily add the products your makeup bag is missing! 

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What’s the Rush? The Power of a Slow Morning

For many of us, the weekends feel like the only time we have for drawn out mornings over coffee and a good book, especially in today’s tech-driven, work-around-the-clock mentality. But there’s a new movement emerging, and it’s all about having slow-mornings, every morning. Whether it’s an hour of mediation or stretching and reading emails before the day begins, slow-morning practitioners will tell you that starting this small habit can make big changes in your daily life.

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Skincare with Nathalie

This month BIS Contributor Nathalie Gil discusses the important of having a “clean canvas” on which to work. That means skin that has been properly cleansed, exfoliated, and moisturized. You’ll love this month’s informative video!

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Chicken Soup: 4 Comfort-Food Versions from Around the World

Chicken soup is one of those foods that really feeds the soul.It reminds many of us of childhood and the nostalgia of being nurtured by a parent. Now that we’re grown ups, not much has changed about the timeless staple, and GOOP is here to share different interpretations of the recipe from around the world.

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Crank Up the Flavor: Leftover Rotisserie Chicken Recipes

How do we love rotisserie chicken leftovers? Let us count the ways. Buying a whole pre-cooked chicken from the store easily saves your dinner plans in a pinch. If you’re looking to go outside the box (uh-hmm, henhouse that is) then checkout these flavorful dishes from the recipe book of a Vietnamese native.

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Five Tips on Hiring an Attorney

Hiring an attorney can be a daunting task when you’re not sure what you should be looking for. BIS Contributor Kelly Kunst helps ease your mind with five easy tips to take into consideration when tackling the task at hand.

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6 Blush Tips You Need to Know

Have you ditched the “smile-as-you-apply” technique to your blush application yet? If not, please do! Blush can do wonders for your look… But how you apply it can either make or break it! The following article by paulaschoice.com will teach you all you need to know to achieve that perfect glow!

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Skin-Care Savant Caroline Hirons Says We’re Throwing Money Away If We Don’t Do This

If you haven’t jumped on the double-cleansing train yet, skin care expert Caroline Hirons is here to convince you why you should.In her interview with NEWBEAUTY, she shares her top picks for both parts of the process as well as some easy (and we mean easy – a slight turn of the temperature knob in your shower) changes you can make to your routine for maximum positive impact on the health of your skin.

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Deals & Steals – April

Oh how we love our deals & steals!!And why wouldn’t we? It is all about the discount and scrumptiously delicious finds that are a bargain! We shop our favorite discounters to find those yummy pieces at a steal…just for you! How much fun is that? See what we’ve found for April!

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Queen Elizabeth II, 92, Just Shared Her First Instagram Post

In 1976, Queen Elizabeth II was the first ever monarch to send an email, and now, she has broken the technology front once again. On a recent trip to the London Science museum, her majesty made her first-ever post to the Royal Family Instagram page. Needless to say, everyone is really excited, including the museum itself who printed out the post and framed it.

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Fitness Wear for Spring – April

We’re loving the warmth of spring…and the fact that we can take out workouts from the gym to the park. Have you updated for fitness wardrobe for the season? Take a look at what we’ve found for you this month!

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The Look – April

This month we took “The Look” to one of my favorite discounters… Saks Off 5th. We had the best time hunting for treasures that were incredible from both a style and price perspective. There was so much to be had that we had a difficult time deciding which of these stellar looks to share with you. Have tons of fun viewing these stunning combinations and happy shopping at these yummy prices!

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Shopping for Graduation

Seems hard to believe it’s that time of year again—graduation time that is! Need help shopping for something special to wear for all those graduation-related celebrations? As always we’ve shopped a variety of looks and price ranges to fit all tastes and budgets. Click, shop & enjoy!

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The Dollar Well Spent – April

One segment of Harper’s Bazaar that we love is “the well spent dollar.” We love it so much, in fact, that we have taken the concept and selected amazingly priced play items that Bobbi just loves!Here are our picks for April! Click. Shop. Enjoy!

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Quick One-Pan Dinners

We aren’t sure who decided low-maintenance dinner recipes should be trendy nowadays, but we are pretty dang thankful for them. Looking for your next one-pan dinner recipes that don’t skimp on nutritional value or the comfort-food-goodness? We’ve got you covered. Goop shares four of their favorite elevated, yet simple dishes that, in classic Gwyneth style, do not lack in exciting flavors or the flare factor. Happy cooking, friends!

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How Melinda Gates Gets the Job Done

Co-running the largest private foundation, being a mother of three and opening a new venture that invests in women in the technology industry are just a few of the things that make us love Melinda Gates. She is equal parts fiercely driven and soft and compassionate, and we think you will be inspired to pursue greatness by entering into her world for even a moment.

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These Self Care Apps Will Help You Meet Your Goals

It’s officially March! (Cue birds chirping in the distance.) At three months into the New Year, we feel like it’s the perfect time to reflect on how we’ve been moving toward our goals, but even more importantly: how well we have been taking care of ourselves, physically and mentally. So skip the hours of researching the App Store, and checkout this comprehensive list of the best Self Care Apps in the game.

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Every Type of Mascara, Explained

When it comes to finding your perfect mascara, the number of options can be overwhelming. Skinny wands, curved wands and everything in between can leave you hopelessly wandering the aisles of Sephora and Target. But fortunately for us, ALLURE made a 15 minute video to answer every question we ever had.

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