Articles Written By: Mar Yvette

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4 Ways to Spring Clean Your Skin

It might still be rain, sleet and snow outside your window, but spring is on its way. (Promise!) And that means it’s time to slough away the rough, dry, dull layers that winter wreaked on your skin and get ready for a bright new season. Here are four surefire ways to help prep and pamper yourself into smooth, clean and radiant skin from head to toe.
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The Ultimate Outdoor Experience & Best Dance Show in LA!

Feathers, a feisty pup and flying flips, oh my! If you're looking for something fun to do--and who isn't?--check out the Ultimate Outdoor Experience, the motherload for anyone who loves the great outdoors. And if you want to feast your eyes on the most dazzling dancers, you MUST check out The Floor Show at the El Rey, a one-a-kind multicultural, multimusical mashup!
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E! News: Love It, Buy It – Trendsetting Spring Styles

It might be rain and snow #alldayeveryday right now across the country (except for here in LA, of course) but springtime is coming, I promise! So with that in mind, this week's "Love It Buy It" is full of what's trending for the season at discounts from 55-71% OFF! I was so excited about one of the products I even busted out some dance moves!
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Awards Season Beauty Treatments

Awards Season is in full swing and you know what that means: Hollywood is abuzz with A-listers getting primped and pampered for flawless close-ups. But even if you’re not walking the red carpet there’s no reason you shouldn’t look like a million bucks. Check out these star treatments that will give you real results to last long after the party’s over.
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Matt Goss Brings Vegas to LA!

Feathers, fine dining and a whole lot of swagger! Yes, kids, Matt Goss is bringing his Rat Pack-style glamour to the new Spaghettini & The Dave Koz Lounge in Beverly Hills on the third Thursday of every month and I was the one who brought him on my "Marpop Weekend Roundup" to give LA its very first look at his new show in La La Land!
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E! News: Love It, Buy It – Red Carpet Glamour

Awards Season is in full swing and you know what that means: It's time to go for the glam! And thanks to this week's "Love It Buy It" you can nab some fun beauty and fashion finds up to 83% OFF retail! Giuliana and I love the magnetic gemstone cuff bracelets for $39, initial stud earring four pack for just $22 (WHAT?!!) and my straight-hair-don't-care style thanks to our sporty little hair tool for just $25!
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What’s In That $160,000 Oscar Gift Bag?!!

Don't cry for them, Argentina. Just because most of the Academy Award nominees won't be going home with Oscar gold doesn't mean their lives aren't golden. Thanks to those (in)famous swag bags we've all heard about, these highly gifted people are treated to countless goodies that many of us only dream about. I caught up with gift bag guru Lash Fary to break it all down.
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10 Romantic Restaurants in LA

Low lights. Delicious food. A cushy atmosphere that'll make you want to linger for hours. It's all so cliche but oh so true. If you're looking for a romantic night out, those are the essential ingredients. Oh, and the right person to join you doesn't hurt either. Check out this list of my picks for some of the most romantic restaurants in Los Angeles.
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E! News: Love It Buy It – Valentine’s Day Deals

Love is in the air and we have fun, frilly and flirty must-haves for a hot date night! I rocked the minty-tingly Lip Fusion lip gloss in a pretty sheer pink shade called Full Frontal (you can get the trio gift set for just $21!), while Giuliana was a fan of the massage oil candles that you can get for 50% OFF. Check out all the deals before they sell out!
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E! News: Love It Buy It – Fit & Fun Finds

It's a fabulous edition of "Love It Buy It" this week filled with fantastic deals that will help you get fit while having fun and looking fashionable! (How's that for alliteration?) Everything is at least 60% OFF including the Balanced Tech colorblock sports bra sets (3 for $35!!) that I totally love ... and even sported on-air with a little peekaboo action!
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Weekend Getaway: Grand Del Mar

Going on a long vacation isn’t always an option, so when it’s time for a weekend getaway, the key is to go somewhere that truly feels like you’re escaping your regular routine. That’s exactly what you get from the moment you arrive at the Grand Del Mar. This five-star resort is only about 20 minutes from downtown San Diego, but it feels like a world away.
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Newport Beach Restaurant Week & The Wiseguys Big Band

Listen up, foodies and music lovers! Dine Newport Beach is going on Monday, January 19 - February 1 and it's your chance to check out more than 60 restaurants with lunch and dinner deals starting at $10. And don't miss out on The Wiseguys Big Band Machine. These guys are the ultimate (and maybe only) Latino swing band who know how to mix old-school swagger with modern day style -- you can catch them at Cicada Club on January 30!
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E! News: Love It Buy It – New Year Beauty Deals

It's our first "Love It Buy It" of 2015 and we're starting the new year with some major deals! Even though I was feeling maaaajorly under the weather (seriously, I was so sick I had to Uber to the studio), there was no stopping me from sharing this week's finds including the gorgeous asscher cut drop earrings for just $29 (regularly $179!) and so much more.
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New Year, New You

Happy 2015! With the New Year comes those obligatory resolutions to get fit and eat healthy. It sounds cliche, but taking care of our health is the most important thing we can do. And I'm showing you how all while having fun!
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All Aboard the Love Boat!

All aboard! It was indeed exciting and new when I had the chance to meet the cast of “The Love Boat” as they gathered to decorate Princess Cruises’ first-ever float in the Rose Parade. Despite the near-freezing temps in Pasadena that morning, the entire cast was there and couldn’t have been nicer … even when I kept referring to them by their character names!
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E! News: Love It Buy It – New Year, New Look

Wow! Welcome to 2015 ... it's time to get set for the New Year and we're helping you keep your resolution to save money with deals up to 84% OFF! I loved everything we featured but I'm particularly obsessed with the featherweight 18k gold earrings and limited edition Beryll sunglasses. These sunnies usually go for around $300 but we have them for $99!
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Holiday Cocktails in LA

Tis the season to be jolly and sometimes that calls for a drink. Whether you're ready to celebrate the holidays or simply want to relieve the stress of the holidaze, here are 12 delicious cocktail recipes to get you in the spirit. In the immortal words of Willy Wonka: "Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker!"
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DIY Latin Beauty Remedies

Whether it's soothing a sudden breakout or adding some much-needed luster to your hair, there are dozens of homemade remedies that require no trip to the pharmacy or beauty counter. I spoke with a renowned Mayan healing instructor and author to share some easy tips on how to take advantage of Mother Nature's bounty for do-it-yourself Latin beauty remedies.
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E! News: Love It Buy It – Macy’s Holiday Gifts

The holidays are in full swing and this week's special Macy's edition of "Love It Buy It" has some ultra-luxe gifts priced at least 50% OFF. My faves: The adorable Maison Jules cashmere sweaters with cute prints, Nutri Ninja 2-in-1 food processor and juicer for $119.99 and a stunning one-carat diamond ring! Catt and I were fighting for it, so guess we'll have to see if it shows up under either of our Christmas trees this year!
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E! News: Love It Buy It – Last Chance for Holiday Gifts!

Listen up, shoppers! This is the last "Love It Buy It" to get your gifts home in time for Christmas. (Don't worry, we have more deals coming this month, but we can't promise you'll get the goods for the holidays!) Among this week's sales: Diamond stud earrings for $119 (regularly $500), Ella Poe gold triangle diamond necklaces for $49 (Giuliana's fave), Destiny candles (my fave) and more up to 88% OFF!
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My Holiday Fantasy: Mariachi & Lots of Animals!

All I want for Christmas is world peace, respect & love for all living things and incredible music. Totally doable, right? Well, I made most of my holiday wishes come true when I brought together the most gorgeous wild baboon along with adorable baby farm animals and the best mariachi group in the world!
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E! News: Love It Buy It – Macy’s Holiday Gift List

Forget crowded malls and parking lot rage. Today's special Macy's edition of "Love It Buy It" has something for everyone on your list including men's sweaters for $24.99, the most ridiculously soft Martha Stewart plush robe for half off and the Keurig 2.0 K350 Brewer with carafe that regularly costs $219.99 for $149.99!
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E! News: Love It Buy It – Ultimate Winter Gift List

Sale bells ring, are you listening? It's a winter wonderland of savings up to 85% OFF on today's "Love It Buy It" with me and the fabulous Catt Sadler. We have everything from these soft-like-butter PJs from Splendid that normally retail for $98 (now $29!), handmade gemstone necklaces from Midwinter Co., 24-kt gold skincare and even glam doggie totes!
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Weekend Getaway: Santa Barbara

With miles of stunning coastline and more than 300 days of sunshine a year (yes, that includes winter) it’s no wonder Santa Barbara is often referred to as the American Riviera. Located between the Pacific Ocean and Santa Ynez Mountains, this year-round destination beckons with world-class resorts, endless beaches, a bustling downtown scene and beautiful Spanish architecture. Whether you plan to stay a while or just want to take a day trip, one thing’s sure: You’ll have an unforgettable time in this fun, historic town.
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