On the spring 2014 runways, one of the biggest beauty statements was making no statement at all. Complexions that appeared to be untouched ruled the catwalks from New York to Paris. How did the pros create a flawless face that comes across as au naturel? Here, we break down five different backstage techniques to perfecting the "no-makeup" makeup look.Read More »from 5 Beautifully Bare Makeup Looks to Try Now
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- Thanksgiving: When families get together to eat turkey, watch football, and dredge up the same arguments they've been having for decades. Maybe it's your pot-smoking uncle arguing with your drug-hating grandma about legalizing weed, man. Or, it's you getting into a heated discussion about contraception coverage with your conservative, church-going aunt. You probably want to avoid flinging the cranberry sauce across the table for just one year, so here are ten topics to discuss that won't cause a family meltdown.
1. Miley Cyrus
The twerk-happy twentysomething has reached full media saturation. She does have a good voice, but she's also very, very silly. Everyone can have a good chuckle at her latest antics.
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The phrase has reached meme proportions. But it's a good jumping off point to talk to older generations of ladies in your family about what expectations of women were like back in the day. Who doesn't love a
Even the most dedicated celeb team isn't on call 24-7. We found out what makeup and hair essentials these famous women rely on when they're not walking the red carpet. From Miley Cyrus's downtime red lipstick to Jessica Biel's bang secret, these staples are perfect for when less is more.
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Thick brows aren't just for those born with a naturally perfect pair. Pencils and powders work wonders to bridge the gaps, especially if your brows have been over-tweezed and there's no time for regrowth. Here, ELLE beauty editor Julie Schott fills in and defines her eyebrows, with simple tips from makeup pro Nico Guilis.
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- 10 Vacations for LovebirdsRomance is in the air at these getaways. Here, our top picks for where couples can go to make the heart grow fonder.
1. Kruger National Park, South AfricaRead More »from 10 Romantic Vacation Destinations
There's something primal about being in a remote landscape surrounded by cheetahs, rhinos, and elephants that can be perfect for a couple looking to get back to nature. Singita Sweni Lodge, tucked into the trees of the 33,000-acre national park on the border of Mozambique, is the ideal setting to cuddle up on a safari getaway. The glass-walled suites have a luxe tree-house feel-and absolutely no screens, TV or otherwise, to ruin the view or interrupt your time together. The lodge excels at arranging swoon-worthy meals for couples. A lantern-lit dinner for two under the stars? Breakfast by the river? Then take in all the spectacular natural beauty on open-air jeep rides, where you'll be among the wildlife, including prides of lions and herds of giraffe. If that's just not intimate enough, Sweni can organize a morning of mountain
- Whether you'd like to swim with sea turtles or slim with supermodels, you'll find your new happy place at one of these getaways.
Halekulani1. Halekulani, Hawaii
The revamped program at this bastion of bliss on Waikiki Beach includes Mind-Body exercise classes and new treatments drawn from Polynesian and Asian traditions-including a first-in-Hawaii Tahitian taurumi monoï-oil rubdown.
Top treatment: Try the Ho'olele massage, in which therapists use their bare feet to target sore muscles. Hang 10!
2. El Secreto, Ambergris Caye, Brazil
This secluded hideaway 11 miles from the nearest town (arrivals are by boat only) ensures the sort of casual luxury where sea turtle spottings and poolside coconut mojitos are a given.
Top treatment: You don't have to be betrothed to enjoy the Jasmine Organic Brides Ritual, which involves a massage, body wrap, and flower bath, but be prepared to field proposals afterward.
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Perhaps the first wellness retreat inspired by a skin-care
Interested in hiding all-nighter shadows? Aussie makeup master Napoleon Perdis breaks down his simple tips for getting the job done.
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- Elle | Work + Money – Tue, Oct 22, 2013 2:38 PM EDT
National Boss DayIn celebration of National Boss Day (yes, that's a real holiday) on October 16, we dug into our advice archives to share the top words of wisdom we've ever received from a supervisor (including some of the names on our masthead). Read on and start taking notes!Read More »from How to Succeed in Fashion: 12 Industry Insiders Weigh In
1.Roberta Myers, Editor-in-Chief
"'Do things to impress your readers, not your colleagues,' which was said to me by Jean-Louis Ginibre."
2. Anne Slowey, Fashion News Director
"To be willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done, even if you are the last man standing. But most important: follow up, follow up, follow up. And to always assume that things won't work out just because you set the wheels in motion. This teaches you to think through everything that could go wrong so that when it does go wrong, you know how to fix the problem and/or save the day."
3. Leah Chernikoff, Editor, ELLE.com
"More than one of my editors at the New York Daily News, where I got my start, said something to the effect of, 'If you don't come
- Elle | Fashion – Mon, Oct 21, 2013 5:14 PM EDT
Halloween is the one time of year it's okay to reveal that wild, alter-ego usually kept under wraps (and to use body paint). Click through to see how our favorite celebs let their freak flags fly.
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- Elle | Beauty – Thu, Oct 17, 2013 5:00 PM EDT
The first thing you need to know to perfect this beauty technique: Don't get intimidated by it, says makeup artist Colleen Runne. To show you how easy it can be, she shares her tips for creating an everyday basic stroke-and, then, just for fun, how to take that basic stroke to the next level and beyond.
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