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Some people lament the fact that with iPhones and Instagram, everyone and anyone can become a photographer. But seeing all your submissions (over 4,000!) to our Endless Summer contest reminded us why that's a good thing — no, a great thing. Maybe the best thing. Even our own creative director Piera, R29's last word on impeccable taste and beautiful imagery, was wowed by your great work.
Of course, there can only be one winner — congrats, emmakatefoutz! — but we picked 20 of our top favorites. Number one will receive, as promised, a last-minute getaway kit curated by yours truly. As for the rest of you? You're all getting our signature "I Love Long Weekends" tote bags!
Consider this a formal letter of our appreciation. Readers, we love you all, and this is the best proof that you make us great!
As much as we'd all like to live in open lofts with massive layouts (scenic views included), that's not the reality. Our apartments have funny angles and nooks. Sound familiar? The windows aren't all that big, either. But, most of our furniture is nonnegotiable. We need somewhere to sit and watch TV.
Our not-so-secret secret is that we expect most, if not all, of our products to work double-duty. Cheek stain doubles as lip pigment, and brown eyeshadow helps fill in our brows. But, there's one tube in our makeup bags that could do so much more: concealer.
What we normally slather onto zits and undereye circles has read