By Megan Segura, Daily Makeover
Hormonal Acne As a 10-year-old girl I was warned that down the line I would be joining a club that every female joins at some point, and that every month thereafter I would have to suffer the cramps, chocolate cravings, and general feelings of bitchiness that come along with membership. As if those perks weren't great enough on their own, I also get to enjoy the two to three ginormous pimples that accompany Aunt Flo. It doesn't matter how good I am about my diet or keeping my stress levels under control. Hormonal acne still strikes every month.
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And it's not just me; I can spot a fellow PMS-er a mile away by the huge zit on her chin. You see, hormonal acne isn't like all other types of acne. It's often along the jawline, chin and neck and is usually cystic with big, red, painful bumps. It's exactly these types of bumps that can't be hidden, no matter how good your concealer is. So of course the one question
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By Shannon Farrell, Daily MakeoverRead More »from Try These Breakfast Foods for a Metabolism Makeover
Breakfast Makeover It's no secret that eating breakfast jumpstarts your metabolism. But did you know that certain foods can pack an extra calorie-burning punch? With our pea coats and bulky sweaters making their way to the back of the closet, the few pounds we packed on this winter won't be so easily hidden. So we spoke to dietitian Willow Jarosh from C&J Nutrition and Lole brand ambassador who told us which foods we should be consuming in the A.M. for a little metabolism makeover.
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Eating enough protein will ensure you both maintain and build muscle mass. Lean muscle mass is more metabolically active than fat tissue, so the more muscle you have, the more calories you'll burn-even when your body is at rest. "Breakfast is oftentimes lacking in protein if you're a 'grab a bagel or muffin and go' type of person," Willow says.
Breakfast idea: "Aim for at least 20 grams of protein at breakfast, which
By Megan Segura, Daily Makeover
Don't get us wrong; there's not much that could make someone like Victoria Beckham look bad. We couldn't help but notice, though, how much prettier these celebs look without the faux tan. See the before and after!
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By Shannon Farrell, Daily MakeoverRead More »from 4 Tricks for Gorgeous Post-Workout Hair
Have you ever skipped the gym to preserve your perfect blowout? Whether you don't want to shampoo every day (because it strips hair of its natural oils) or just don't have the time, your hair shouldn't be a deterrent to getting in shape for the upcoming bikini season. We spoke with Oribe Educator Ashley Brecken of Salon Marc Harris in Boston for tips on how to hit the gym and have good hair afterward.
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Skip The Ponytail Elastic "First, you want your hair up off your back and off your face," says Ashley. Obviously, the less sweat on your strands, the better. But instead of reaching for an elastic, she suggests using a chignon hair pin to avoid leaving a dent in your strands."Twist your hair up into a bun and place the pin in on the side, gripping some of your hair and securing it in place." This will also create a soft wave so your hair won't look so flat post-workout.
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By Shannon Farrell, Daily MakeoverRead More »from Can Drinking Alcohol Give You Bad Skin?
Alcohol An occasional glass of Scotch or chardonnay at dinner won't ruin your complexion, but with St. Patrick's Day - one of the biggest drinking days of the year - just around the corner, it's got us wondering just how much our drinking habits do affect our skin. Dr. Mitch Chasin, Director of Reflections Center for Skin and Body gave us the lowdown on the immediate repercussions.
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What A Few Drinks Do To Your Skin
Not only does alcohol dehydrate your body, but it also dehydrates the skin, causing it to look duller. "Alcohol strips the body of essential vitamins that keep the skin looking vibrant. Alcohol is a diuretic, which means it increases urination. Alcohol also decreases your production of the antidiuretic hormone, which the body uses to absorb water. With an increase in urination and a decreased ability to absorb fluids, you lose more water, electrolytes and minerals." This causes dry,
- Daily Makeover | Beauty – Thu, Mar 14, 2013 1:40 PM EDT
By Megan Segura, Daily MakeoverRead More »from One Thing Dita Von Teese Would Love to Change About Herself
Dita Von Teese With her creamy white skin, glossy dark hair and perfect red lip, Dita Von Teese has earned a spot as one of my beauty heroes. She falls in line with other stars who have created a signature look for themselves, like Marilyn Monroe or Gwen Stefani. But does she ever get sick of the self-made uniform?
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"Sometimes I fantasize about having blonde hair again or red hair," says Dita. "But I never get sick of the red lipstick."
I'm obviously not alone in my fascination with the burlesque star. Her line of lingerie and two fragrances are launching on HSN.com April 23rd. After seeing the 1930s-inspired bottle for her eponymous perfume, I had to know the inspiration behind the seductive scent.
"I was going through this funny thing that happened," says Dita. "I was dating somebody new, and he confessed that the perfume that I wore, that I'd been wearing my whole life, basically, was the same perfume his mother
By Shannon Farrell, Daily MakeoverRead More »from Can You Pull Off Red Hair?
Red HairRed hair is having a moment. From Jessica Chastain's bright copper to Amy Adams' strawberry blonde, the color made some show-stopping appearances on the red carpet this season. Thinking of going red yourself? Before you schedule your color job, consider whether you have what it takes to pull off the look. I spoke with Rick Wellman, co-owner of Patrick Melville Salon in New York City (who recently gave my locks a much needed copper touchup) about what you need to consider before committing to your own red hair makeover.
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Do You Know Your Tone?
Unlike platinum blonde hair, which only looks good on certain people, red can work for anyone. The trick is to finding the right red for your skin tone. "Freckles, pale skin and light eyes work best with strawberry blonde and copper reds. Darker eyes with cooler skin tones work best with deeper true reds and violet tones," Rick explains. Emma Stone, a
- Daily Makeover | Beauty – Tue, Mar 12, 2013 11:13 AM EDT
By Shannon Farrell, Daily MakeoverRead More »from Pucker Up with This Coral Lipstick, Spotted on Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez After seeing Selena Gomez's bright coral lips at the South By Southwest premiere of her new film Spring Breakers, we're craving a similarly daring (and cheerful!) look. Whether you want to go bold with rich pigment or soft with just a splash of color, our top coral lipstick picks work as well for a night on the town as they do for a sunny spring day.
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Lancôme Paris L'Absolu Nu in Coral Sand ($30, lancome-usa.com)
This semi-sheer coral is the hue in it most potent form - bold and bright. The lipstick's light reflecting finish adds a flattering shine.
Illamasqua Lipstick in Over ($25.40, illamasqua.com)
With matte lipstick taking over the runway and red carpet, why not try a matte coral? This softer coral offers a pretty contrast to dewy skin.
CoverGirl LipPerfection Jumbo Gloss Balm in Coral Twist ($6.99, covergirl.com)
Apply one to two coats of this balm for a hint of the hue, and
By Megan Segura, Daily Makeover
Talk about a makeover. It's amazing how much of a difference a new nose can make. You won't believe these famous faces' before pictures!
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By Wendy Rodewald, Daily MakeoverRead More »from How Certain Scents Can Make You Seem Sexier
Dolce & Gabbana Whether it's a significant other's fragrance or the wafting smell of a bakery, scent is a powerful force for desire. But can you shape the message you send to others by changing your perfume? We spoke with Dr. Stephen Snyder, a psychiatrist specializing in relationship issues, who's working with Dolce & Gabbana for the release of their new Desire fragrance, to find out how the right scent can make you seem sexy and intriguing.
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What Are The Sexiest Scents?
Ever wonder why certain notes appear in so many scents? It's because they send a distinct message. A floral note, like the tuberose in Dolce & Gabbana Desire, "has that hypnotic quality that makes a person want to stop - as one says, 'stop and smell the roses,'" Dr. Snyder explains. "A potential partner may have other distractions, whether it's something else or someone else they may be thinking about." By wearing a floral fragrance, "You