Illustration by Lauren ShermanJean Godfrey-June, Lucky magazine
Q: I am a complete nail polish addict and change my polish color multiple times a week, which is making my nails very unhappy. Any recommendations for keeping nails healthy during polish changes? Can you recommend a good base coat or polish remover? -Jen
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A: Dear Jen,
My recommendations, besides the obvious love-the-color-you're-with-for-at-least-a-few-more-days (!) are: 1. These Priti NYC nontoxic remover pads, which despite their gentle ingredient list do the job. Acetone, the main ingredient in removers that work like a dream, is rough on your nails (not to mention the environment). So super-avoid. 2. Pass the pad over each nail lightly, for just a second, and after you've done all 10, go back in and seriously swipe off the color. The initial pass starts the dissolving, so you don't have to rub as hard on the second visit. 3. Swipe from the bottom of your nail to the top, doing your best
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- Natalie Matthews, Lucky magazine
In honor of bra month, I've rounded up some of my favorite bra-related trivia. (It might not be laced with most critical, life-saving information, but oh well-it's interesting.)
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- Lucky Magazine | Fashion – Wed, Mar 14, 2012 12:26 PM EDTNatalie Matthews, Lucky magazine
I'm suddenly repulsed by boots, sweaters and knit hats. Instead, I want leather sandals, tiny shorts, crepe-thin dresses or anything that whispers "wear me on spring break". Of course, this is partially (largely?) because I want it to be warm enough to wear those things. It's stupid to hope that buying summer clothes will spark the weather to match my new wardrobe, but I do it anyway. But since it doesn't really work like that, maybe I should invest in some more transitional pieces instead. Dressing transitionally shouldn't feel like homework. From maxi dresses to distressed denim, check out my picks below.
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- Alison Styrett, Lucky magazine
Recently, I had a chance to sit down with the founder of Intimacy, Susan Nethero (or as she is also known, "The Bra Whisperer") to discuss the six steps to finding the right bra for you. Here they are:
To find an Intimacy location near you, plus more information on bra shopping and brands, visit Myintimacy.com. And below, share your own advice and stories-bras are tricky...we need to learn from each other!
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- Alison Syrett, Lucky magazine
Next Saturday is St. Paddy's day, but that doesn't mean you should wear a clover covered top hat while sucking down spiked Shamrock Shakes. There are plenty of ways to celebrate your inner Irishness that don't lead to wasted money, embarrassing photographs and a mean hangover. To help you make a wise (yet occasion appropriate) sartorial choice, we've found nine pieces that pay homage to the Emerald Isle-and work the other 364 days of the year, too. (As for the milkshakes? We can only offer our advice: avoid your local McDonalds. Eat kale instead. That's green too.)Read More »from Saint Patrick's Day Shopping
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Off-screen actress Melissa Farman, who plays Bristol Palin, in HBO's movie Game Change, is no style slouch.
Her everyday speaking voice sounds 100 percent American and she plays Bristol Palin in the HBO movie Game Change, about John McCain's 2008 Presidential campaign (catch it this Saturday night at 9:00 EST/PCT) but actress Melissa Farman has a decidedly French vibe. She was born in New York, but moved to Paris when she was just two weeks old and traveled frequently between the two cities as a child. Today she has dual citizenship, yet identifies her nationality as French and considers her sense of style more Parisian than American. "It definitely skewed me in the sense that Parisian women all wear very sober colors," she says. "When I came out to L.A. for school, I felt like I stuck out like a sore thumb because I was in all beige and black and brown and dark blue." ARead More »from How to Pull Off Parisian Chic
Illustration by Lauren FriedmanJean Godfrey-June, Lucky magazine
Q: I don't have huge breasts-and I like it that way. But all the unpadded un-pushup bras are super un-sexy. Help!
A: It's true. It's a challenge to not look like the missing Girl Next Door if you want any kind of support in this world. And certainly if you want anything faintly pretty, feminine or sexy, the not-padded pickings get even slimmer. But the Cosabella New Soire mesh bra is not padded. Not itchy. And not sold in the training bra section (it has underwire). It comes in gorgeous colors. And has the same sexiness as the mesh underwear Scarlett Johansson wears in the beginning of Lost in Translation.
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- Natalie Matthews, Lucky magazine
The women on our best celebrity cleavage list distract us with their chest-enhancing outfits so often, we'd almost assume their boobs just innately look that defined. But Sofia Vergara and Blake Lively have stylists, makeup artists and an arsenal of products at their disposal, and we're sure they use them to make their assets look their very best.
Rather than get wrapped up in the unfairness, we'll just steal their tips and tricks instead. For those less endowed, less perky, whatever, here's a road map to cleavage of the hard-earned variety. Like Cameron Diaz at the Oscars after party this year. She's famously joked about her small boobs before, but uh...
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Lady Gaga, Brassiere PioneerElena Fishman, Lucky magazine
We're kicking off a month's worth of bra-centric features here at Lucky-an extraBRAganza, if you will. But in between rounding up our favorite bras under $25, explaining why the right bra will change your life and talking celebrity cleavage, we have to acknowledge the fact that sometimes, the innocent brassiere can be a pain in the...well...rear.
Case in point: once, back in high school, I had an evening outing to the opera planned with one of my best friends. Unsure of to what to wear (people don't dress up quite as much in my hometown of Miami, FL) I settled on a sheer-ish chiffon top and pencil skirt combo.
Now, I obviously couldn't risk Visible Bra Syndrome (or VBS), but I wasn't about to sacrifice that for, well, VNS (use your imagination for that one). I'd heard a bit about those adhesive bra cups that supposedly offer both support and coverage under backless, strapless or sheer looks-so when I saw one on sale at aRead More »from Bra Horror Stories
Most stores organize dresses by silhouette (long sleeve, knee length, strapless) or occasion (cocktail, casual, the not-always-true "day to night" category). But cataloguing dresses based on the body type they flatter-while it would probably be the most helpful method-doesn't seem to exist. We find this frustrating, and imagine we're not alone. (Unless people actually like the experience of ogling an amazingly wonderful dress, only to register that it just won't suit their shape?)
Click through the slideshow below to find the best dress for YOU. They'll look as great on your body as they do on the rack, whether you're boyish, curvy, top-heavy, petite, whatever:
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