We scouted the streets of NYC to find cute dudes to reveal what they really think about summer beauty and fashion trends. Hint: They're not fans of leggings, and less is more when it comes to makeup.
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We scouted the streets of NYC to find cute dudes to reveal what they really think about summer beauty and fashion trends. Hint: They're not fans of leggings, and less is more when it comes to makeup.Read More »from 10 Summer Style Tips from the Guys
Smooth, sexy gams are great, but the upkeep? Exhausting! Every Lazy Girl's summer beauty routine just got a little easier, thanks to these expert tips for making your next shave last longer.Read More »from 9 Ways to Shave Less This Summer
#1. Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate
Get silkier skin and a closer shave. "Exfoliating brings hair completely out of the follicle, helping strands to get on the same growth cycle," explains Hibba Kapil, owner of Manhattan green spa, Hibba NYC. Stems will stay smoother longer, since your razor reaches the tiny hairs that are normally trapped under dead skin. Look for products with salicylic acid or fruit enzymes for optimal results.
#2. Begone, Oil
The reasons keep stacking up to spend time on a thorough, pre-shave scrub. Exfoliating removes any oils that are sitting on the skin's surface, letting your razor get as close as possible.
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#3. Use a Brush
Fascinated by the rough-looking brushes that dot barbershop counters? The took, often called a
We quizzed Eva Scrivo, L'Oréal Professionnel Ambassador, celebrity colorist, and redhead herself, all about her insider secrets for firey locks.Read More »from 10 Expert-Approved Tips for Glamorous Redheads
Julianne Moore #1. Use shampoo with citric acid before coloring.
"It removes the residue and build-up on the hair from products, pollution, and previous color," says Scrivo. "It prepares strands for a successful coloring process." Look for it in the shampoo's ingredients.
#2. Get a clarifying treatment at the salon. Without a pre-wash, freshly dyed red hair can end up dull at the roots and brassy at the ends. To avoid an uneven look, Scrivo says to ask your colorist for a clarifying treatment first.
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#3. Prolong color with sulfate-free and mild surfactant products.
"The molecular structure [of red hair] is slightly larger, so [dye] does rinse out of the hair more quickly," explains Scrivo. Solve this problem with a shampoo and conditioner that is sulfate-free and contains mild-surfactants, like L'Oréal
skinny1Backyard barbeques, poolside cocktails, and ice-cream cones are just some of the season's fattening temptations. Fight those urges with these warm-weather fitness and nutrition tips. Then, hit the beach in a a flattering new swimsuit!
#1. Move It, Move It
If you only have five minutes to spare before going out, make the most of your time. "Do 500 jogs in place for five minutes," recommends celebrity personal trainer Terri Walsh. "It will give your face and skin an overall, healthy glow without getting you too sweaty."
#2. Eat a Breakfast of Champions
"Begin your day with a protein-rich meal, such as eggs and turkey bacon, to kick start your metabolism and curb sugar cravings throughout the day," suggests Erika Harmon, a nutritionist at Exhale Mind Body Spa.
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"Planks work your core and arms," says Jamie Lugo, an instructor at Pure Yoga. "Plus, it's a great way to get your heart rate up." To do a plank, lie on your stomach, and use your arms to lift
pedi1Stepping out with a fresh pedicure is one of summer's biggest beauty highs. Realizing you've scuffed, chipped, or otherwise mangled it two days later? Not as fun. Avoid heartache with these expert tips for making yours last longer.
#1. Cap It Off
"Ask the nail professional to coat the very ends of the toenails each time a new coat is applied," instructs CND Nail and Fashion Expert, Candice Manacchio. "By capping the free edge, it'll help the paint job last longer."
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In an ideal world, though, you'd wait longer than the customary fifteen minutes before slipping out the door. "Even though the polish might seem dry, it actually takes hours for all of the different layers to dry," says Bliss esthetician, Carol Jo Pisciotta. "The topcoat is usually quick-drying, but the polish itself isn't. When everything dries and cures the right amount of time, it'll last longer." Pencil in your appointment as time to relax, and try to luxuriate while waiting by diving into a
sun protection 1These days, tanning involves a lot more than a good magazine and some oil. We're breaking down the scientific meanings to get you and your skin ready for summer.
#1. Amino AcidsRead More »from 10 Sun Protection Terms to Know
DHA (the active ingredient in most self-tanners) reacts with these proteins in your skin to produce pigment and give you a bottled, sun-kissed glow.
The nation of sun and surf got it right with its "Slip, Slop, Slap" campaign that launched in 1981. Due to staggering rates of skin cancer, Aussies were encouraged to, "Slip on a shirt, slop on sunscreen, and slap on a hat." Continuing that tradition, the nation Down Under is home to some of the most innovative (and effective) sun care products today.
#3. Baby Powder
Veteran spray-tanners dust their bods with this drugstore basic after appointments to reduce stickiness and ensure longer-lasting color. Experts recommend paying special attention to areas where skin touches skin, like the elbows and underarms.
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In honor of "Magic Mike," a movie about male strippers starring Matthew McConaughey and Channing Tatum, we rounded up grooming goodies for guys.
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Love them or hate them, we can all agree that these indie celeb duos are twice as trendy, and twice as cute!
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From dry skin to acne to makeup, we've got you covered with 7 tips for your best skin ever.Read More »from 7 Tips to Improve Your Skin
#1. Say Ahhh...
"Whether it's a facial, massage, or even a pedicure, be sure to pamper yourself," says Dr. Howard Murad, founder of Murad Skincare. "Your health and appearance are positively influenced by increasing your emotional and mental well-being. A visit to the spa is a foolproof way to promote stress relief and relaxation."
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"When you exfoliate, you're evening out the skin's surface by revealing fresh cells underneath," says Annet King, director of Global Education at the International Dermal Institute and Dermalogica. "Exfoliate regularly to remove the dead, complexion-dulling skin cells that can give you a dull appearance."
#3. Don't Sweat It
When your body heats up, sweating helps it keep your core temperature down. Unfortunately, this can irritate skin and cause breakouts. To remedy, look for a body wash that lists salicylic acid or
Lazy girls, listen up! With easy hair products and beauty tricks, you'll be looking good all season-long with minimal effort (woo hoo!).
#1. Wear A Hat
Be stylish and smart by popping on a floppy topper before heading out to your cabana. The style feels old-school glam, but has the added nicety of covering up your ears and hairline should you forget to reapply sunscreen as often as you should.
#2. Shower Before Swimming
Even if your backyard water is calling your name (loudly), wait a sec before diving in. Step into the outdoor shower that's a fixture at most pools and get your mane wet. Thirsty, dry hair strands will soak up fresh water before being touched by chemical-filled, chlorinated liquid. Makes sense, right?
#3. Use a Primer
The silky formula feels lightweight on and only adds seconds to your routine. It gives your foundation, bronzer, and blush something to hold on to, making it stay longer. You get to reapply less frequently.
#4. Shave Smartly