Have you ever heard of a snood? We know, it sounds like something out of a Dr. Seuss book, but it's not. In fact, it actually made this list of winter's must-try accessories.
Click here to see what it looks like. See why it's so popular? It's trendy, easy to put on, and keeps you warm without having to wear a bulky jacket on top. Sort of like this other accessory ... but it covers your neck instead of your ears.
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If you love how unique the snood is, then you've got to check out these other winter accessories. Or just scroll down for some of our top picks. Would you ever wear any of them?
These days monogrammed garb isn't just for L.L. Bean enthusiasts. According to fashion stylist Keylee Sanders, "something with an initial is a MUST." Her favorite piece is Jennifer Zeuner's monogrammed cuff that fits closely to the skin and is stackable. But if bangles aren't your thing (or in your price range), check out these other
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- BeautyRiot Diva | Fashion – Mon, Dec 19, 2011 11:17 PM EST
Have you ever heard of a snood? We know, it sounds like something out of a Dr. Seuss book, but it's not. In fact, it actually made this list of winter's must-try accessories.Read More »from The Snood, and 5 Other Winter Accessories You Should Try
Confession: My hair gets oily SUPER fast, like visible grease in a matter of hours fast. By 5:00, I look like Kristen Stewart in this pic. Think I'm over-exaggerating? The other day, I was late for work (aka: I had NO time to shower), and I got ready in five minutes flat with this lazy girl's guide to hair. As I was running out the door, my boyfriend looked at me and asked why I was going out with wet hair. Major fail.Read More »from 7 Ways to Stop Oily Hair for Good
I've tried everything to stop the oil slick. You name the product, I've bought it. I even participated in this dirty hair challenge to make myself feel better about it. But I never thought about asking real girls what they do to keep their oily hair from taking over their lives -- until now. Check out some of the awesome tips I got from our readers below:
No. 1: Dye Your Hair
"Whenever I dye my hair, I find that my hair gets less oily." -- Briana L.
Here's why it works: Hair dye has chemicals that lift your hair away from the scalp, which makes it harder for oil to
This year I had plenty of cringe-worthy fashion moments. The worst? The strapless dress I wore to a poetry reading. It was too big, and I was stuck doing the yank-at-the-armpits move every two seconds. Not super classy, especially when you're reading at a podium in front of two hundred people. (For more wardrobe malfunction stories, click here.)Related Link: 10 Crazy Reality Show Looks
I guess I'm thankful that my dress issue only happened in front of 200 people. If I were a celeb, my awkward moment would be splashed all over the Internet for the whole world to judge. Kind of like what we're about to do …
I narrowed down the top five celeb fashion disasters. Now you need to decide which one is the worst fashion moment of 2011. CLICK HERE TO VOTE. And if you think I've left bombs off this list, chime in. Ready to begin?For more pics of Rihanna, click here.
- BeautyRiot Diva | Fashion – Thu, Dec 15, 2011 12:45 AM EST
In the next three weeks, I have an office party, a Christmas Eve party, a dinner with my boyfriend's family (yep, the one who picked out my clothes for a week in this story), and three New Year's Eve parties.Read More »from See What 6 Real Women Will Wear to Their Holiday Parties
I'm sure that once January 2nd rolls around, I'll never want to see a LBD again. But in the meantime, I'm excited: six parties means six opportunities to wear amazing outfits. (Actually, four, since it's not realistic to wear three outfits in one night ... or is it?)
I've got my hair and makeup look picked out. But for outfit ideas, I decided to stalk my favorite fashion bloggers for their take on a unique holiday party look. Now I just need to decide which ones to rip off.
For the office party: A classic, polished look is perfect, like this one from Blogger Aney. If you're looking for a winter coat like hers, click here to find one that flatters your body shape.
For the Christmas Eve party: This laid-back holiday look should be dressy enough for a casual night in, and the
I'm no stranger to ugly sweaters. According to my mom, I wear them all the time. But there is special place in ugly sweaterdom for December's finest. Yes, I'm talking about ugly Christmas sweaters (check them out here).
Even though the ugly Christmas sweater craze has caught on like wildfire -- just try to find one at Goodwill -- I'm still shocked by what some people come up with. Check out this DIY holiday monstrosity. Someone needs to tell that lady to back away from the glue gun. And I can't help but feel bad for this kid -- this knitted nightmare guarantees an in-school beat-down. Or is this sweater worse? I can't decide. All I know is that Rudolph's got a giant red boob nose in this one, which just might make it the winner.
The craziest thing? There are more where these came from. View the entire list here or scroll down to see highlights of Christmas sweater ugliness.
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If you're anything like me, hair and makeup is the first thing on your checklist when getting ready for a party (click here to get the perfect holiday look for your face shape). But there's nothing worse than spending hours on your look only to walk into a party and blend right into a sea of smoky eyes, tousled curls, and little black dresses.Read More »from Holiday Nail Art: Cheesy or Fun?
So this year, I decided on a new "get ready" routine: Spend less time on my face, and more time decking out my nails.
I know what you're thinking. Holiday nail art? That's almost as bad as wearing one of these ugly Christmas sweaters. But it's so not the case with these 15 fun and festive nail art looks. To prove my point, I've decided to show you my six favorite holiday looks below.
Look No. 1: Reindeer on the Run
1. Start with a base coat.
2. Once dry, apply two coats of gold nail polish.
3. Then it's time to add the reindeer. The reindeer image is actually a nail stamp you can find at BundleMonster. Cover the stamp with red polish and
I've got some bad news for you. Your chances of getting a zit this winter? Pretty high ... especially when you're surrounded by these winter zit-causers. Only freaks of nature with perma-clear skin (looking at you Taylor Swift) can hope to escape unscathed.Read More »from 6 Reasons You'll Get a Zit This Winter
What are these awful reasons we're all breaking out? Well, holiday stress, family time overload, and too many hors d'oeuvres are just a few of the obvious ones. But I was shocked to hear some of the other reasons -- particularly the ones on this list. Who knew Starbucks could rouse a massive eruption on your nose?
Related: 10 Secrets to Zit-Free Skin
Click here to see exactly what'll cause your zits this winter, and get help finding a way to stop it from happening. Maybe we're not so doomed after all ...
Reason No. 1: The experimental hairstyle
It's called "acne mechanica," or "pomade acne," and it's when you get pimples from excess hair care products that touch the skin and block the pores, says Joshua Zeichner, Director of
- BeautyRiot Diva | Beauty on Shine – Fri, Dec 9, 2011 12:33 PM EST
I have a confession: I hate Suave Dry Shampoo (find out more here). I know it's less than $4, but it sucked the big one the first time I used it. Granted, I shouldn't have waited until the night of a blind date to try out a new product, but some things can't be helped … like a massive pileup on the freeway. With just 5 minutes to spare, I sprinkled the product on my head only to find my hair greasier than before. Emergency shampooing in the sink is not fun. Neither is greeting your date with majorly damp hair.
Related Link: Experts' Top Drugstore Picks
Now, I know I'm not the only one who gives certain beauty products the death stare in the drugstore. Traumatic Nair story, anyone? We've all had beauty disasters, makeup meltdowns, and hair conundrums. So let's get this gripefest started. (Or it you're not into hating right now, you could always check out this list of beauty products you should own.)
Please share: What's the one beauty product you would NEVER use again --Read More »from POLL: What's the One Beauty Product You Would NEVER Use Again?
- BeautyRiot Diva | Beauty on Shine – Thu, Dec 8, 2011 1:19 AM EST
For this year's annual Christmas card photo, I decided to try Angelina Jolie's trendy cat eye look. Epic. Fail. And there's no time to do it over again, so my friends and family will be getting a lovely shot of me looking like a reject from the "Dark Knight Rises" Cat Woman auditions. The only saving grace? At least I opted not to wear this hideous sweater as well.Read More »from How to Look Hotter Than Everyone Else at Your Holiday Party
So why did the cat eye makeup look so awful? Turns out, your face shape can make or break certain looks. And on my diamond-shaped face, it made my cheeks more chipmunk than feline. To ensure this doesn't happen to you, I talked to a few professional makeup artists to get the best holiday makeup looks for your face shape (see them all here).
A huge plus: These looks will guarantee you to be the hottest one at all of your holiday parties this year. Here are a few highlights:
OVAL: While oval face shapes can pull off pretty much anything, makeup artist Taylor Babaian says a monochromatic look is the best option when it comes
On one of my latest romps through the World Wide Web, I came across some of the craziest high heels EVER. Called "Blow" and created by Israeli footwear designer Kobi Levi, these heels are meant to look like a very provocative inflatable doll. And no, they are not working girl heels. Levi claims "Blow" is meant to highlight how synonymous doing the deed is with high heels. My initial reaction? Gross, not to mention this dude is probably a misogynist jerk hiding behind his "art." (He calls his footwear wearable sculptures.)
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But after a little more research, I found that he actually makes a bunch of really playful high heels, like ones that look like elephants or slingshots. (The jury is still out on the jerk theory.) As for the cost, I couldn't find any prices listed, though I'm guessing they're pretty pricey being wearable sculptures and all. Which makes me wonder who actually wears these shoes? Personally, I try to shoe shop with my body typeRead More »from WTF Fashion: Blow and Olive Oyl High Heels