Source: Molly Ringwald Dishes on Redheads, Makeup, and Shaving Off Your Eyebrows
Molly Ringwald has come a long way from her days in the Brat Pack, and now she's talking about her philosophy for aging beautifully in a new book, Getting the Pretty Back. I got the chance to speak with Molly at a recent Benefit event, and she talked about everything from her morning beauty routine to wearing less makeup now than she did in her John Hughes days.
On her morning beauty routine: "Because I wear so much makeup in the work I have to do, I'm pretty simple and pared down in real life. I try to focus on keeping my skin in good shape, and I wear in a ponytail most of the time. It makes my life easier, because I can navigate the world and not draw a lot of attention to myself. Oh, and a venti, nonfat extra-shot cappuccino-which is a beauty product, if you think about it."
On wearing less makeup as she gets older: "When I was a teenager, I used to wear a lot of makeup, and it's weird, but wearing a
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- POPSUGAR Beauty | Fashion – Wed, Jun 22, 2011 1:35 AM EDT
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Source: 3 Secrets of Shiny Hair
Katie Holmes hit the red carpet for last night's Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards - and we were promptly blinded by her impeccably shiny hair. Though we don't know Katie's exact secret, we're betting that her lustrous locks are the result of a few easy healthy-hair moves. For three ways to get lustrous, shiny hair, just keep reading.
1. Use a hair mask once a week to keep color-treated hair supersoft. Try Kiehl's Sunflower Oil Color-Preserving Masque ($25), which is infused with shine-inducing vitamins and fatty acids. L'Oreal EverStrong Deep Replenishing Masque ($8) is also a great choice for all hair types.
2. If you've been OD'ing on styling products, buildup could be causing your hair to look dull. Use a clarifying shampoo, like Carol's Daughter Rosemary Mint Clarifying Shampoo ($16) to restore shine.
3. After my hairstylist told me about the wonders of boar-bristle brushes, I've been using one to maximize shine. Not only are naturalRead More »from 3 Secrets of Shiny Hair
Source: 5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Nails' Condition
Nail polish and shaping can be a double-edged sword. On one side, pretty polish and sexy shaping make for beautiful nails. But on the other, frequent polishing, removing, and filing can tear up your nails. Now that the new season's here, it's time to give your nails a fresh start. See five straightforward ways to get them back in shape without much heartache (or money) when you keep reading.
- Switch to acetone-free polish remover. Yes, acetone makes removing polish superlatively easy, but it also strips your nails, removing protective oils, and leaving them dry and brittle. Removing polish less often in general is also a good idea.
- Keep your nails trimmed. Long nails are elegant, but they also break more easily. So sacrificing a little bit of length, especially when your nails are already weak, can save you lots of chips and cracks.
- Keep your nails out of the water. Soaking for long periods of time in hot
Source: Easy Summer Beauty the Natural Way: Highlights
Summer's almost here, so instead of ordering you to pick up some bronzer and get out the bleach, I thought I'd offer some natural alternatives that work just as well for a fraction of the cost. Ever since I tried raw ingredients for a month, I've had a keen interest in easy beauty treatments made with edible ingredients. First up: sun-kissed, natural-looking highlights that won't leave your hair brittle. To find out how to do it with stuff that's lying around in your kitchen, just keep reading.
What you'll need:
- Four lemons or one cup lemon juice
- One half cup warm water
- One chamomile tea bag
- One tablespoon olive oil
- A spray bottle and/or toothbrush (depending on whether you want all-over lightening or more individuated highlights)
Step 1: Squeeze your lemonsJuice the lemons into a small bowl, or just pour the lemon juice in.
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- POPSUGAR Beauty | Fashion – Wed, Jun 8, 2011 8:45 PM EDT
Source: Bobbi Brown's Tips For Summerizing Your Makeup Routine
When it comes to warm weathered makeup, you don't need to go out and buy a whole haul of trendy new shades. Instead, follow celebrity makeup artist Bobbi Brown 's advice. "Summer is all about natural looking makeup and healthy, glowing skin," she says. So rather than load up on the excess, try keeping the focus on formulation. To see Bobbi's tips on getting your cosmetics routine switched up for the upcoming season, just keep reading.
- Summer's must-have products: "When the weather is warm, I like to keep my routine simple - tinted moisturizer, bronzer, eyeliner, a no-smudge mascara, and a shimmery lip gloss," she says.
- And when it comes to eyeliner: Bobbi recommends Long-Wear gel eyeliner ($21), which is formulated so that it won't crease or smear so that you don't have to fret about it fading or running.
- And if you add a blush: Choose a shade that mimics the color of your cheeks after you've
When the weather is warm and you've gotten used to kicking back in jeans and a t-shirt, it can be difficult to dress yourself up once that formal June wedding or date for Shakespeare in the Park rolls around. Don't worry, though. If your style has become casual and loose, there are plenty of ways to dress it up without losing any warm-weather charm. Check out these five ideas for getting formal in a flash when the mercury's high.
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Source: 15 Easy Summer Updo Ideas
Once the mercury starts rising, there's no respite from the heat, especially if your hair isn't already super short. But putting your hair up in a ponytail all the time can look sloppy, and more importantly, it can get boring. Don't settle for the same old thing when it comes to your hair this year. Check out these 15 pretty, easy styles and get stylish without (literally) breaking a sweat.
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- POPSUGAR Beauty | Summer Beauty – Tue, May 31, 2011 6:29 PM EDT
Source: 3 Tips For Choosing the Perfect Self-Tanner For You
There may still be some snow on the ground in parts of the US, but a new season is fast approaching. Read: it's self-tanner time. The problem, though, is the actual process of selecting the right product to get the job done, and that's why esthetician Sinead Norenius (and founder of Beautisol, a new self-tanning line) is here to help. She's worked with celebrities like Natasha Bedingfield and Bethenny Frankel, and now she has a few tips on how we can get the perfect shade at home.
- Use a dye color: So that you can see exactly where you're applying your self-tanner, Norenius recommends using a product that has a dye color to it. This way, you'll know right away what areas you've missed and which ones you've already completely covered.
- Go green-gray: To avoid looking artificially orange or yellow, chose a dye color that has a more olive, green-gray tone to it. You'll get more natural-looking results instead of the
Source: 3 Ways to Avoid Self-Tanner Streaks and Blotches
Applying self-tanner is a great way to get a tan without the sun's harsh effects. But whereas the product can be a life-saver (literally), it also poses a conundrum, often marking its presence in the form of patchy, blotchy marks and streaks on the knees, elbows, fingers, and toes. "I always tell people, it's [self-tanner is] like makeup. You just have to practice a little bit," explains Sinead Norenius, a tanning expert and founder of Beautisol, an environmentally-conscious sun-care line. To see her advice on preventing tanning mishaps, just keep reading.
- In the buff: Immediately after you've applied self-tanner, use a dry washcloth to lightly buff areas that tend get patchy (like on the wrists, elbows, and back of the heels). "It will absorb any excess product and will soften into those lines because anywhere where you have folds or wrinkles, it picks up some of the color. It's a really soft feathering look," Sinead
- POPSUGAR Beauty | Summer Living – Tue, May 31, 2011 6:17 PM EDT
Despite being told over and over again about the dangers associated with tanning, it's well known that many people still find this activity hard to resist, and it's not just because they worry about looking pale. Tanning releases endorphins and helps people synthesize vitamin D - which basically means that it puts you in a good mood and makes you feel healthy. But before anybody goes justifying their lack of sunscreen, tanning definitely isn't the only way to trigger either of those benefits. You can get a big rush of endorphins (along with tons of other benefits) from eating dark chocolate in moderation, doing light exercise, having a loved one give you a quick shoulder massage, chowing down on something spicy, or just laughing. And as for getting your vitamin D, eating foods like salmon, cheese, and eggs can all give you a good dose - and supplements are widely available at drugstores. So if you're having a hard time resisting tanning, just watch or read something funny, have a pieceRead More »from Why Tanning's Tempting (and How to Feel Good Without It)