By Petra Guglielmetti, Glamour magazine
Are you good at speaking salon? As in: Are you successful at getting hairstylists to understand the haircut or hair color you're going for?
It took me so long to get good at salon speak. The terms I used to use were just too general--namely "long layers" and "golden-blond highlights". As a result, I usually ended up with layers that were too long, so my hair had little movement and basically looked one-length, and blond highlights that were too blond for my taste. Over time, I started to be way more specific.
Now, I ask not for "long" layers, but for layers that provide lots of swingy movement and let me easily achieve bend and "flip" using a round brush--then I add that none of the layers should be shorter than my shoulders (to avoid frizz/pouf). For my color (when I'm blond--sometimes I go brunette), I request honey-colored highlights instead of golden; I find this better conveys the richer, deeper gold I am going for. But I'll be honest:
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By Baze Mpinja, Glamour magazineRead More »from The Quick Skin Fix Celebs Swear By (It's Not Botox)
There's an under-the-radar product stars use to keep their faces shine-free on the red carpet. I tried it. It works.
The little oil zapper is called OC Eight Professional Mattifying Gel and you can get it here. It's actually been around for years, but Dr. Jessica Wu, an L.A. dermatologist who treats a bunch of famous Hollywood peeps, just put me onto it. Dr. Wu told me that she recommends it to her celebrity clients all the time because it's better for the skin than piling on layers of powder (imagine how gross and cakey that would get under hot lights).
Obviously, I don't have to worry about flashing cameras, but my oily skin usually starts looking too shiny by noon. So annoying. OC Eight took care of all that--I put on a little bit over my moisturizer and did not see even the teensiest bit of shine for the rest of the day.
But enough about me. Do you have an easy trick for staying shine-free? What's YOUR favorite skin problem solver? Please, blab
By Nicci Micco, Glamour magazineRead More »from Why Is Everyone Going Vegan?
Natalie Portman is a vegan. So are Ginnifer Goodwin, Lea Michele and Tobey Maguire. Ellen DeGeneres slimmed down after going vegan; Alicia Silverstone said that "magically, all this weight came off" when she switched; and Alanis Morissette said it helped her drop 20 pounds. Veganism is exploding: Restaurants and blogs abound, and more than half of the 1,527 chefs who took the National Restaurant Association's "What's Hot in 2011" survey cited vegan entrees as a top trend. But what does it mean to go vegan, anyway? Could it help your health and waistline? We got answers to the most pressing questions.
How Is It Different Than Being a Vegetarian?
A vegetarian is someone who doesn't eat animal flesh, whereas a vegan doesn't eat anything that comes from an animal-even, say, dairy or eggs, says Kathy Freston, author of the new book Veganist: Lose Weight, Get Healthy, Change the World (and the person who convinced Oprah to go vegan twice!). A vegan diet also
By Petra Guglielmetti, Glamour magazineRead More »from 6 Beauty Products Women Can't Live Without
Amazon has this thing called "Subscribe & Save", where you get a nice discount on an item by signing up to automatically get a refill every month (or three months, or whatever). I do this with diapers, but apparently, lots of women also do it with their favorite beauty products--and Amazon agreed to divulge to us which beauty goodies get the most subscriptions on the site. Want to see what these super-popular products are?
Here are some of the beauty superstars that women sign up to receive on a regular basis through Amazon Subscribe & Save. Some are predictable, others are pretty surprising!
1. CoverGirl Lash Blast Fusion Mascara in Very Black.
This one is interesting, because I think a lot of us take ages to use up a tube of mascara. But my source from Amazon notes that some women like to subscribe for mascara to be delivered every 3 months so they remember to refresh theirs as often as is recommended.
2. Bumble & Bumble Creme de Coco
By Kate Sullivan, Allure magazine
Brooke Shields, Paulina Porizkova-Ocasek, Patti Hansen, and Yasmin Le Bon may be supermodels with supergenes-it's hard to believe they're all age 45 and older. We asked them how they've maintained their looks (and their outlooks) with diet, exercise, beauty rituals, lifestyle changes, and attitude adjustments. For more from each of these models-turned-role-models, check out our April issue.
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- Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Tue, Mar 15, 2011 12:03 AM EDT
By Amber Kallor, Glamour magazine
Read More »from Spring 2011 Beauty Trends: 10 Looks Thatâ€™ll Be EVERYWHERE This Season
Hey, San Francisco! What are you wearing today? A quick course in personal style-and ingenious layering!-from women in this month's destination city.
- Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Mon, Mar 14, 2011 6:08 PM EDT
By Petra Guglielmetti, Glamour magazine
Remember how I tortured you with some ridiculously perfect celebrity hair last week? Now I'm going to make you feel better with some pics of stars' strands looking not so hot over the past few days.
Michelle Trachtenberg's eye makeup looks amazing here, but her hair's pretty flat and nondescript.
I'm not sure what the heck Chloe Sevigny was thinking with this slicked situation, but I'm pretty sure she'll never make this mistake again.
And apparently, even Blake Lively has hair days that are just so-so. Hers doesn't quite look bad here, but it's pretty everyday (not her usual magazine-cover coif).
Meanwhile, Melissa Joan Hart's half-up 'do looks all kinds of asymmetrical (and not in an intentional way).
How's YOUR hair lookin' on this fine Monday morning, girls? Please describe. xo
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By Petra Guglielmetti, Glamour magazineRead More »from Is It Just Me, Or Has The Tan Finally Gone Out Of Style?
Let me preface this by saying I live in New York City, where being pale will never make you stand out and being super-tan hasn't been particularly desirable for a while. But I'm really feeling lately like having a deep tan just makes a person look kind of ... outdated.
I was pondering this yesterday in Pilates class; the girl on the mat next to me had a pretty deep tan, the likes of which I haven't had since I used to slather myself in baby oil and lay out on my parents' patio during middle school. I'm assuming my fellow exerciser had just returned from some beachy vacation (jealous. sigh.), but even if it hadn't been the middle of winter, she really would have stood out from the rest of us with her tan.
Dark tans are just really SO out of style here in NYC. A little bronzy glow is always desirable, but not that "I laid out and baked" look where you have dramatic tan lines. And these days, when I see Facebook photos of friends who've just