We're loving this season's beauty products, secret weapons sure to make you as hot as the rising temps.
SHAKE AND FAKE
A no-fail shortcut to the roughed-up, high-volume hair spotted at Balmain and Proenza Schouler: Redken Wool Shake 08 Gel-Slush Texturizer, $17. Just shake, spray, and go.
Find the right product for your hair type.
There's no better case against tanning than the charred cast of Jersey Shore. But who wants to embrace the all-out pasty look? Here, our faves for a healthy springtime glow:
Neutrogena Custom Glow Blush & Bronzer in Posie Glow, $12.49.
For the perfect summer glow, try this.
While we were already obsessed with Kiehl's Açai Toning Mist (it soothes skin and sets makeup), the limited-edition bottles, $26 each, made by eco-friendly stars like Pharrell and Jeff Koons, benefit the Rainforest Alliance, giving us all the more reason to stock up.
Eat your way to better skin.
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Who knew a movie about four New York women obsessed with designer shoes and frilly cocktails would elicit top-level secrecy usually reserved for the makers of Twilight. Still, when paparazzi photos leaked of a script in Kim Cattrall's hand - with a mention of Samantha's sexy ex, Smith Jerrod - the studio decided to stop at nothing to keep every plot detail under wraps.Read More »from 5 Sex and the City 2 Secrets Revealed!
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Here's how they did it:
1. Confidentiality Agreements
Actors, production managers, and editors signed two-page agreements saying that anyone who revealed plot points would be slapped with a fine of $2.5 million, according to a source close to the production crew.
2. Unphotocopyable Paper
Scripts were printed on antiscan security paper, so if anyone tried to duplicate a page, the words "do not copy" would print all over it, making it impossible to read.
3. Monogrammed Scripts
Every page of every script was watermarked with the name of the actor or
In a nutshell, MOTHER'S OF TODAY'S NEWBORNS ARE OLDER, MORE EDUCATED AND LESS LIKELY TO BE MARRIED than they were twenty years ago.
The study had some good news for women who want to have babies but fear (or prefer) never getting married.
REGARDING THE AGE OF NEW MOTHERS:
Over all, new moms are older than their counterparts were two decades ago. In 1990, women ages 35 and older made up only 9% of the pool, whereas now (or 2008, the most recent year for which they could crunch the numbers) they represent about 14%. What's more, successful 30-something women are turning to the Web to shop for top-notch sperm donors.
Birth rates have risen for all women ages 30 and older. Although in some cases the number of births is small, the rate increases have been sharpest for women in the oldest age groups -- 47% for women agesRead More »from Is It Selfish For Single Women To Have Babies?
- Marie Claire | SATC – Wed, May 5, 2010 5:55 PM EDT
Our favorite New York City foursome is back and everyone is talking.Read More »from Sex and the City Rumor Busted: Are the Girls Really Frenemies?
Whether you're a long-time fan since the show's early HBO days or recently hopped onto the Manolo-wearing bandwagon, there's no denying that Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda have become our own close, personal friends. They've got the sort of friendship we all want to have, but is it genuine or just great acting?
We caught up with the real ladies - Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, and Cynthia Nixon - to get the facts straight: Are they real-life friends or frenemies?
Parker rejects the rumor that she and Cattrall hate each other. The film's star and producer - who says she's seen to "every detail, every atom" of the movie since shooting wrapped in late 2009 - compares the behind-the-scenes tension to that of any busy office. "When you're on set, you're working 90-hour weeks, you're never home, you're exhausted," she says. "There are times when all of us have been sensitive, and sometimes
Warm weather or just general joie de vivre... Whatever your excuse, sangria is fun, festive, and delicious. We got this recipe from NYC's Rosa Mexicano restaurants.
9 oz. red or white wine
3 oz. Triple Sec
3 oz. apricot brandy
6 oz. orange juice
3 oz. Sprite
3 heaping Tbsp. chopped green and red grapes, apples, and cucumbers
Mix all ingredients together in a clear 50 oz. pitcher. Fill remainder of pitcher with ice and stir with a wooden spoon. Garnish each glass with fresh fruit slices, such as green apples for red sangria or peaches for white sangria. Serves four.
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Habitat for Humanity kicked off its annual Women Build Week on May 1st, which has us wanting to tap into our DIY sides. Perfect timing, since, in honor of Mother's Day, over 200 Habitat for Humanity locations across the country will arrange building days where women with no prior experience will come together to build a house for a low-income working family.Read More »from Celebrate Women by Building a House
Women Build, an offshoot volunteer program of Habitat, has built more than 1,400 houses to date in an effort to expand affordable home-ownership and allows women to flex their construction skills in a traditionally male-dominated field. Currently, more than 12 million children live in poverty housing in the United States and you can help change that. Marjorie McCormick, an AmeriCorps volunteer with Sea Island Habitat for Humanity in South Carolina, says, "Having the opportunity to build someone's future home is a rewarding challenge and a great workout." While Women Build holds events year-round, we think this special event is a
You've heard the stories from friends about getting travel discounts and upgrades, and they always seem a little miraculous. And yet such miracles never seem to happen to you. Take heart. Upgrades are not one of those elusive myths of travel reserved for them and not you. It just takes a little confidence and know-how. Follow these tips and you'll be riding first class in no time.Read More »from How To Get Upgraded to First Class
* Airlines reward loyal customers. Stick to one carrier to score a perk (same goes for hotel chains). Frequent flier? These three tips will make your life easier.
* Know the lingo. "Is the plane full?" is what an amateur asks. "What's the load today?" is the line pros use when looking for an upgrade, says Peter Greenberg, author of The Travel Detective. The pros also know the best times and methods for booking tickets. Take note.
* Look like you belong in first class. "I know some gate agents who won't upgrade a person in jeans," says Julia Kostenko, a travel agent in New York.
* Travel on a Wednesday.
Our hair is one of our best beauty assets, but just as a great 'do can boost your pretty, a bad hair day can ruin an otherwise gorgeous look, and shatter confidence. This is why women are constantly searching for the new miracle product that will be the solution to all their hair woes. Finding the perfect product starts with knowing your hair type and using products accordingly. For that, we've got you covered.Read More »from Find the Best Products for Your Hair Type
Try these amazing summer beauty products
"Fine hair is made up of half the proteins of thicker textures," says Jeni Thomas, Ph.D., a senior scientist for Pantene. But in the quest for added oomph, most women overdo it with styling aids, causing their slight strands to fall flat under the added weight.
The solution: Start in the shower with Pantene Pro-V Flat to Volume Shampoo and Conditioner. Follow that up with a boosting foam (we like Neutrogena Triple Renew) to add volume, and blow out with a large-barreled round brush.
Medium to Thick Hair
"Medium and thick hair
Mally Roncal, 38Perry Hagopian
Founder, Mally Beauty
The celebrity makeup artist launched her own eponymous beauty line in 2004.
1. Biggest mistake: Not being me
"When I was starting out, I wore tons of makeup, short skirts, and high heels. Once, a famous hairdresser pulled me aside at a shoot and told me that everyone was laughing at me. I went home and cried. The next day I came back wearing jeans and no makeup. But I felt like I wasn't doing my thing. That's when I said, ' f--- it. I have to be who I am.' I probably looked like RuPaul at some shoots. But no matter what, you have to stay true to who you are."
Perry HagopianFelicia Day, 30
Creator of The GuildThe TV actress writes, produces, and stars in the monster-hit Web series The Guild.
2. Biggest hurdle: Getting off my ass
"I had these ideas and characters in my head. But I wasn't brave enough, didn't have the self-discipline to sit down and put them on paper. It seemedRead More »from 3 Tips For Becoming a Business Success
Roughly half of American employees believe they aren't paid enough, according to a survey conducted last year by Salary.com. Interestingly, the same study found that only 22% of employees are, in fact, underpaid. (And then there are those who earn more than we peons can imagine.) How can you find out whether you're realizing your full potential? Asking coworkers how much they make can be effective, but no one wants to find out they're making less than a cubemate arguably performing the same job. Here are some tactful ways to test determine whether or not you're getting shortchanged.Read More »from Are You Underpaid?
What's your life equity?
If your check is signed by Uncle Sam, then your salary is likely public information, as is everyone else's. Check out your state's website. (State comptrollers often manage the records for such matters.) Or if you work for the Federal government, visit the website for the US Office of Personnel Management. If you work for a company, public or private, research salary