Sponsored SPRINT Post: The 5 Best Beauty Inventions

Seriously — where, oh where would we as women be without these five beauty inventions that have made getting gorgeous as easy as pie?

1) Power Cleansers

In this economy, a professional facial isn't always in the cards. When you're in need of a serious deep cleansing session, go for a gadget that will give you sublime skin. These oscillating hand-held tools are super gentle whilst eliminating the dead skin cells that are responsible for your dull complexion.

Clarisonic Classic Sonic Skin Cleansing System, $195 at Clarisonic.com; Neutrogena Wave Sonic Spinning Power-Cleanser, $16.99 at Ulta.com.

2) Acne-Clearing Devices

As if having acne isn't bad enough, the repetitive trials and tribulations associated with obtaining a clear complexion can be incredibly taxing, not to mention quite expensive in the long run. (All of those cleansers and creams can really run up your credit card bill!) Taking matters into your own hands (literally) has never been easier; simply “zap” away pimples and blemishes for good.

Zeno Hot Spot Blemish Clearing Device, $39.99 at MyZeno.com; Tria Skin Clarifying System, $295 at TriaBeauty.com.

3) Hair Dye

Tired of looking like… you? Switching your hair hue very well may be the easiest, quickest way to totally transform your look. Whether you're a DIY-kind of girl, or are strictly salon-only, ravens and brunettes can be blond in a matter of hours, and blonds can become redheads in 10 minutes flat!Clairol Nice 'n Easy Perfect 10 Permanent Hair Color, $10.99 at Clairol.com; L'OrĂ©al Professionnel INOA, Prices Vary, Available Only at Selected Salons.

4) Two-Week Manicures

Say sayonara to unsightly chipped nail polish! For a few extra dollars, your manicure now lasts for a minimum of 14 days. A bit pricier than what you may be used to, simply pop into your favorite nail salon and ask for set of gel nails. Since they're not harmful to your natural nail, there's virtually zero-drying time, and no chance for smudging, what's not to love?

Dashing Diva Gelife Nails, Prices Vary, Available Only at Selected Salons; CND Shellac, Prices Vary, Available Only at Selected Salons.

5) Red Lipstick

Nothing's more empowering and ladylike than a plump pout awash with a chic cherry red hue. It's the perfect statement-making accessory, as it dresses up any look, works with any outfit, works on any complexion, and works in any social situation. (One woman even wore it to her mastectomy!)

Clarins Joli Rouge in Cedar Red, $24 at LordAndTaylor.com; Giorgio Armani Lip Wax in Cardinal Red, $27 at GiorgioArmaniBeauty-USA.com.

xx, India-Jewel Jackson
Twitter: OnGlamBeauty
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America's first 4G phone is also the first to deliver download speeds up to 10x faster than 3G and be a mobile hotspot for up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices. Not to mention front and rear-facing cameras and the ability to stream live video to the Web. And you get access to over 65,000 apps you've come to expect from an Android. So the only question is, what will you do first with EVO? sprint.com/firsts

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