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Sally Hansen Salon Effects Introduces Five New Designs for Summer

Sally Hansen has released five new designs for it's popular Salon Effects Nail Polish Strips collection, a line of no-smell, no-glue real nail polish strips that you simply press onto your own bare nails, shape and go. I love these things (review here) and think the new designs are really fun: There's Ay Ay Captain (blue and white stripes), Wicked Bamboo (tan vertical stripes), Don't Get Catty (pink leopard,) Show Your Stripes, (gray chevron), and Check, Please (checkered black and white). Available at drugstores nationwide for around $8 - $10 per box. Which designs are your favorite?

Ask BB: What to Wear to a Nautical-Theme Party

I have a Nautical theme party coming up and i have no idea what to wear. —@Msaby via Twitter

I hardly know my port from my starboard but I still love all-things-nautical. Think sailor stripes, anchors, navy, red, white and gold, with some rope and boat shoes thrown in for good measure. For your party, have fun with these classic nautical motifs. It doesn't have to (and probably shouldn't) be too literal.

Here are some celebrity outfits to inspire you:

Left: Pippa Middleton's blue blazer and white jeans (seen here) looks like a yacht-worthy outfit to me. I wouldn't really know, but that's what I imagine a stylish sailor might don.

Middle: Eva Longoria's long sleeve stripe top and white shorts (seen here) are so nautical-glam. Her sexy heels make the look more fashionista, less fisherman.

Right: Rachel Bilson's bright red skirt, striped top and navy blazer (seen here) gives a nod to nautical style without treading into costume territory. Totally chic.

Here are 3 outfit ideas using affordable items that will help you get a nautical party look this summer (click on any item for details):

Fergie Dishes on Her New Fragrance for Avon, Outspoken Intense

Last month I had the chance to participate in a webinar Q&A with Fergie about her new fragrance, Outspoken Intense, a provocative follow-up to the original Outspoken, Avon's most successful fragrance launch to date. The Black Eyed Peas superstar talked about her inspiration for the scent and shared some of her own beauty and style secrets. I don’t usually get starstruck but I had a little moment when Fergie said she "really liked" the name of my blog (blushing) - but I digress. Keep reading for the scoop!