Going to the salon can be a daunting task, especially if you are going in with no direction of how you want your hair to turn out. If you like to have a game hair plan like us, take a look at the five most popular haircuts out there when deciding your next style, so you don't leave the salon with tears in your eyes.
An easy, timeless style for longer locks. Long layers are especially great for thick hair, giving it shape and form. When styling, curl a few strands like Eva Longoria Parker for bounce or flat iron for a chic, pin straight look. The more layers you have, the more you can play around with different styles.
When choosing longer layers, opt for longer bangs to go with them. This gives you the option to blow-dry them out, or pin back to get them out of your face.
Pair this hairstyle with one of these makeup looks.
Some people think a shag cut has to be super short, but that's not the case. Shags can fall anywhere between the shoulders up to the chin,
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- RealBeauty.com | Fashion – Thu, Apr 8, 2010 6:01 PM EDT
Going to the salon can be a daunting task, especially if you are going in with no direction of how you want your hair to turn out. If you like to have a game hair plan like us, take a look at the five most popular haircuts out there when deciding your next style, so you don't leave the salon with tears in your eyes.Read More »from The 5 Go-To Haircuts When You're Stuck for a Style
The temperature is rising, so it's high time you took your legs out of hiding. Feel confident and sexy in skirts and dresses this season with silky-smooth legs. Here's how to get them below. Plus, check out our other summer skin tips.
Razor: Gillette Venus Embrace Razor
The gel handle allows you to keep a firm grip while its five blades work to give you stubble-free legs. Plus, its convenient pod sticks to your shower wall for easy storage. $12.99, drugstore.com
Shaving Cream: Skintimate Cream Shave Gel
Great for sensitive skin, this cream creates a protective barrier to guard your legs from nicks and razor burn. $3.99, drugstore.com Try These 5 Exercises for Killer Legs
Body Scrub: Soap & Glory Flake Away
Say good-bye to dull skin with an exfoliating salt scrub. This fruity-scented one is gentle on skin and moisturizes at the same time with shea butter and almond oils. $9.99, target.com How Often Should You Exfoliate Your Skin?
- RealBeauty.com | Healthy Living – Tue, Apr 6, 2010 9:04 PM EDT
Are you guilty of hitting the proverbial wall right around 2 p.m. every day, exhausted and ready to crawl under your desk? Chances are, it's your sleeping habits that are causing you to zonk out halfway through the day. Take a look at these four culprits that can be held accountable for your lack of shut eye, and what you can do to fix them.Read More »from 4 Things Keeping You Up at Night...and How to Fix Them
1. Your nightly Facebook routine.
Sometimes there is no better way to relax than with a nightly Facebook session before you turn in. But be wary of your stalking, err, Facebooking routine. The brightness from your computer screen stimulates your brain, making it difficult to fall asleep after logging off. Plus, there's always the chance you'll spot some pictures of your ex-boyfriend's wedding on a mutual friend's album, and who really wants to fall asleep thinking about that? Save the surfing for lunchtime and unwind without your computer before going to bed.
Related: Skip the nap and still feel rested.
2. You count sheep.
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Just like skin, there are a plethora of hair types that run the gamut of tress care. Although specialized advice is great, let's not forget about the basics. Here are five must-know things about your hair, whether it's fine, thick, curly or pin-straight.Read More »from 5 Hair Tips Every Woman Needs to Know
1. It is best to shampoo in two steps (two small doses of shampoo instead of one large), first using a general shampoo, and then one designed to treat a specific need. If you can bear it, use the Scottish shower method, switching from hot water, to warm, and then to cold. Ending your shower by rinsing your hair in cold water for about 15 seconds (or as long as you can handle) locks in the conditioner and will make your hair supersoft and shiny. Related: Shiny Hair Secrets
2. Shampooing every day is drying to your hair and scalp. People don't realize that it's bad for your hair to constantly strip it of its natural oils. Instead, aim for two to three times a week - and on off days, rinse with water and condition only your ends.
Floral dresses, pastel colors and tulips are the telltale signs that spring is officially here! Easter marks another spring milestone, as do the jelly beans, marshmallow Peeps and chocolate rabbits. Having Easter dinner this Sunday? Here are a few healthy alternatives to bring to the table that won't undo all your hard work.
Cherry Cordials: 165 calories, 6 grams fat per three pieces
Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries: 75 calories, 5 grams fat
Savings: 90 calories, 1 gram fat
Directions: Swirl bottom halves of three whole medium strawberries in melted chocolate (use half a semisweet chocolate square).
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French Cruller: 170 calories, 8 grams fat
Faux-French Cruller: 55 calories, less than 1 gram fat
Savings: 115 calories, 7 grams fat
Directions: Split 2 ladyfingers and coat on all sides with a butter-flavored cooking spray, then with a mixture of cinnamon and sugar.
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Liquid foundation is just so last season. These days, it's all about painting it on. Seriously! In an effort for creativity and perhaps more convenience and user friendly methods, beauty companies have been switching up their applicators to the latest new trend - painting. We tested three foundations that will have you tossing out your sponge in no time in exchange for one of these.Read More »from Makeup Trend: Painting on Your Foundation
Related: Find the right makeup for your skin tone with sun protection.
L'Oreal True Match Roller
The concept: L'Oreal created this unique roller applicator (think of a mini paint roller you use to paint your living room) to get more even coverage. Simply roll the applicator all over your face for a perfectly even, airbrushed look.
The verdict: The roller applicator is super easy to apply (and fun!). It's great for hard to reach corners of your face, like the bridge of your nose and your jawline. When rolling in the foundation, use a heavy hand, as we found it took a little bit of oomph to get the
If you're anything like us, these past few dreary days have you yearning for warm weather-related things like floral scents and springtime styles. Since the rain is keeping you inside, why not use that time to focus on getting your bod in bikini-ready shape? Here are a few easy moves to get you started. Then, click here for a workout plan that will get you a better body in just one month.Read More »from Firm Up: 3 Moves to Do in Front of Your TV
Works: Your entire core
1. Get into a push-up position with your forearms on the floor.
2. Lift your legs and torso up off the ground so that only your toes and the flats of your forearms remain on the floor.
3. Keeping your back neutral and your belly button pulled in, hold this position for 20-60 seconds.
4. Repeat for 3-5 sets.
Related: Try these tips to get the sexy abs you've always dreamed of having.
Works: Your butt and core
1. Lie down on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor, and rest your arms on the ground parallel to your body, with your
The words "real beauty" have never meant as much as they do today. After some guilty-pleasure gossip perusing on the Internet, we stumbled upon this glorious picture of the gorgeous Heidi Klum eating none other than...pizza!
It's refreshing not only to see that Heidi Klum isn't on a seaweed and water strict diet, but also that she isn't afraid to show it! Everyone loves a good slice. Yes, some of us indulge in it a little too much, say at 3 a.m. after a night out at the bars, but Klum is proof that the occasional carb really does do a body good!
Klum's L.A. lunch this past weekend makes us think this girl knows what is diet myth vs. truth. Myth #1 - eating pizza is bad. Au contraire, if done in moderation! Check out these other diet myths below:
Carbs are not your friends. You should not hang out with them.Banning carbs from your diet will do more harm than good; it's more about portion control. Load your plate up with veggies and fruits. Though they have carbs, they alsoRead More »from 3 Diet Myths Busted
Nail polish is a great way to wear a frenzy of different colors that we otherwise would not be able to pull off as an eyeshadow or a lipstick. The spring nail collections are our favorite because the palettes are a refreshing change from the winter's dark colors. Here are our top five picks for a gorgeous spring mani/pedi. Also see: How to spot a quality nail salon
Pretty in Purple
The flat, rectangular brush makes applying this dusty lilac polish a breeze.
Sally Hansen in Pedal to the Metal, $8; ulta.com
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We're tickled pink over this fashion-forward hue and the pocket-friendly price to boot.
wet n wild Nail Color in Candy-licious, $1.99; drugstores and mass retailers
This festive color will have you saying, "Kiss me, I'm Irish," regardless of your background.
China Glaze in Four Leaf Clover, $4; amazon.com
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Bare Naked Lady
A nude Read More »from 5 Pretty Spring Nail Polishes
Spring is here and that means it's time to swap out your heavy winter scents from some fun and flirty new ones. We've been sniffing around the stores lately and have noticed a plethora of new smells we're craving from our favorite celebrities. Check out three scents below you'll want to get your hands on.Read More »from The Latest Celeb Scents We're Obsessed With
Kim Kardashian by Kim Kardashian
The middle Kardashian sister has been making the rounds lately with her many endorsements and now, her debut fragrance. We caught up with Kim Kardashian when the scent launched to talk about the process. "It took two years to create the fragrance and I smelled about 65 versions until we got it right, " she said. "My favorite notes are jasmine, tuberose, and gardenia. I learned so much about what it takes to develop a scent, and the end result is the perfect extension of my own personal style. It's sexy and sultry, but you can still wear it during the day. I also helped design the bottle. There are so many square and rectangular-shaped ones out there,