A toned stomach is like an amazing Chanel bag. It looks good, feels great and takes a ton of work to get it. Some of us were born with it, and some of us spend our whole lives vying for it. Plus, it's sexy.
We can't give you tips on buying a Chanel bag (other than save, save save!) but we can tell you the killer moves to get your stomach into shape. Just keep in mind that these exercises alone won't do it. Click here for fat-burning cardio ideas and metabolism-boosters.
"A toned core will help your body age well in the decades to come, so it's crucial to build a strong one early on," says Valerie Orsoni, founder of LeBootCamp.com. "Also," adds Geralyn Coopersmith, senior national manager at Equinox Fitness Training Institute, "developing a fit core early in life sets you up for amazing posture and a pain-free lower back." (See: 4 Weeks to a Better Body)
Killer Move: The Plank
Goal: To condition your entire core
Frequency: Four times a week
- Get into a push-up
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You know that you'll be receiving flowers, cards and maybe candy from your main beau on Valentine's Day, but what about these treats below? They baffle us a bit and we wonder if any of these are comfortable. Tell us-would you try any of the below? What's the most outrageous Valentine's Day gift you've ever received?
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Candy Nipple Tassels - The part that worries us the most here is that they're self-adhesive, plus the picture makes it look like two squids suctioned themselves to a woman's chest. Not to mention, there's a large margin of error here, so be careful where you let him bite - this novelty item looks like it could turn painful.
See how to clear breakouts on your chest and back.
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With every awards show that we watch, we daydream about what our ideal gown and hairstyle would be. Our one rule: complete syngery between the hair and the dress. Here are the four stars that made it work from head to toe at Saturday's Screen Actors Guild Awards.Read More »from SAG Awards Recap: The Best Hair and Dress Duos
Kate's messy but elegant updo complimented her dress' plunging back-and her pendant accessory dazzled us. To banish back breakouts, start in the shower and use your fingers or a body brush to gently rub a 2% salicylic acid cleanser into your skin. During the day, wear loose-fitting, breathable fabrics, like linen and cotton. At night, dab a benzoyl peroxide spot treatment onto body blemishes. See more tips on how to keep your back bacne-free.
We're a fan of glistening waves any day, and Sherri does it right. We think her dress is a bit casual, but we love that it hugs her curves in all the right places while she worked it on the red carpet all night. To get waves like Sherri's, wash and deep
After what feels like eons of vampires, aliens, and other scary creatures, we've been itching for a good chick flick. Well, the wait is over, thanks to When in Rome in which Kristen Bell plays Beth, an ambitious New Yorker who's had it with dating. And like the lead actress in all good romantic comedies, Kristen Bell's makeup looks natural yet stunning. Here, the film's head makeup artist, Lori Hicks, tells us which products she used on set and shares some of her best insider makeup tips.Read More »from Get the Look: Kristen Bell in When in Rome
What was your inspiration for Kristen Bell's makeup look?
"Since her character is a no-nonsense career woman, the challenge was to make her look less Hollywood glam and more like a New York City sophisticate. So we kept the makeup clean and natural for most of the film. However, when she goes to Rome for her sister's wedding, her look gets a bit sexier, with flushed cheeks and smokier eyes."
Which products and techniques did you use to make her skin look flawless and radiant?
"First, I always prep
Have a case of the beauty blahs? Is your current makeup routine and hairstyle a total snooze? It's time to get back on the beauty track! Choose from these five how-tos to freshen up your hair, makeup or both! Plus, check out our mega makeover special.Read More »from 5 Ways to Revamp Your Look
Update Your Hair Color
Add face-framing streaks. Ask your colorist for subtle highlights around your hairline. They create a halo of warmth and instantly brighten up your complexion. Plus, they're very low-maintenance. Even if you have to cover up your grays every five or six weeks, you can just get a single process (applying one shade all over) and not have to rehighlight until the next appointment.
Alternate single process and highlights. For a sunny, golden-blond color, avoid overbleaching, which can weaken your hair. To keep your hair healthy, alternate between a single process and highlights every five to six weeks at the salon. Coloring your hair at home? If you're dyeing an already colored area, coat the roots, then in the last five
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With all the amazing looks from Sunday night's Golden Globe Awards, one look that stood out to us wasn't in the form of an elegant updo or glam makeup. We could not take our eyes off of Jennifer Aniston's gorgeous gams! Here are 4 must-know tips on getting your own set of flawless legs. Also, be sure to check out our video showing you how to get the sexiest legs ever!Read More »from Jennifer Aniston's Amazing Legs (and How to Get 'Em)
Using a balance ball, this exercise will tone your glutes (butt), hamstrings (back of your legs), and quads (top of thighs). Stand facing away from a wall and place the ball between it and your buttocks. Leaning back against the ball to hold it in place, position your feet slightly in front of you, about shoulder-width apart. Bend your knees to lower yourself into a squat position. (The ball should roll up your back as you do this and your knees should not pass the front of your toes.) Hold for one count, then return to the starting position. Aim for two sets of 15 to 20 repetitions, two to three times a week.
With the recent disaster crises in Haiti, celebs have rushed to the small county's aid. The American Red Cross is reporting that The American Red Cross's Text Program ("Haiti" to 90999) alone has raised over $20 Million in support of the Haiti Relief effort. We want to tribute this post of the stellar celebrities who have also contributed to the cause, showing that they truly have both inner and outer beauty.Read More »from These Stars Have Inner (and Outer!) Beauty
We can't decide what we loved more about Wilde at the Golden Globe Awards-her spunky ponytail or her stunning gunmetal Gucci dress. We can definitely try to copy her hairstyle, but we were also excited to hear that Olivia will be auctioning the dress and donating all the proceeds to Haitian Relief. This isn't Wilde's first help for Haiti duty-in December she helped with building a school there.
Bullock may have played saint to Michale Oher in The Blindside, but in real life Bullock has donated $1 million to Doctors Without Borders, which provides
What we wouldn't give to be sitting outside at our favorite weekend brunch place, sipping a margarita with friends, our nose sweating from our sunglasses. As usual, our thoughts are interrupted by a rush of frigid air flying up our pant leg. Brr. When it's freezing cold outside, our bodies run into more than a few skin issues. Make your face and body glow again with these head-to-toe picks our editors are using now. Then, find out how to winter-proof your skin.Read More »from Cold Weather Saviors - What We're Using Now
For Peeling, Chapped Lips
Neosporin Overnight Renweal Treatment
How many licks does it take to get your lips chapped? Fewer than we thought. This ultra-conditioning lip cream works to heal your pout as you're getting zzz's. It's also a good conditioner for smoother lip color application. How to treat seriously chapped lips.
For Dry, Cracked Hands
Shaveworks The Cool Fix
Nothing is worse than the painful cracks that scour the surface of your hands. Our beauty editor usually uses this product for her bikini line to rid the area
You probably know this bubbly blonde as the two-time Dancing with the Stars champion. But she's also a country music singer (she just wrapped her first tour) as well as an actress (she's filming the upcoming musical Burlesque and starring in the remake of Footloose). Here, Julianne shares her must-have products and favorite beauty tricks.Read More »from Beauty Tips from DWTS' Julianne Hough
"My hair isn't naturally very long. In fact, it only comes to my collarbone. That's why I always wear 6-inch clip-in extensions. I cannot go anywhere without them! Back in October I dyed my hair darker for a movie test. It was a fun change, but it took some time to get used to my new look. As for hair care, my sister owns three Aveda concept salons in Nashville, so she turned me on to Aveda shampoos and conditioners. I also love Big Sexy Hair Spray & Play Volumizing Hairspray ($14, drugstore.com)."
"I work with an amazing makeup artist, and I'm always picking up different tips and learning about products. I love Armani Luminous Silk
Out with the old and in with the new! We all hang on to makeup longer than we should, but with the new decade in full swing, make a vow to start fresh for your face's sake. Follow this timeline to see if you should keep or ditch what's currently in your makeup bag. Your skin will thank you!Read More »from When to Throw Out Your Makeup
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Mascara and Liquid Eyeliner
Every 3 months
Mascara and liquid liners are two of the most common places for bacteria to live, because of their wet nature. Eye-enhancing makeup how-to
Pencil Eyeliner and Powder Eye Shadow
Every 2 years
Keeping your eyeliners sharpened will help them stay fresh longer. As for shadows, replace your brushes and applicators often or at least give them a good cleaning. How to get sultry, smoky eyes
Cream Eyeliner and Cream Eye Shadow
Every 12 to 18 months
It's easier for bacteria to grow in cream bases so these need to be replaced more often. Fake wide-awake eyes
Liquid Foundation and Concealer
Every 6 months
To make them last as long