By Augusta Falletta, Beauty High
Clear Skin Unless you're one of those impossibly lucky people who hasn't suffered from one pimple your entire life (we're jealous of your zit-free prom night), chances are you've dealt with acne at some point or another. Nothing ruins a day like waking up with a huge pimple, or not being able to get rid of one for weeks.
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While there are countless remedies for clear skin, they can't all be good (that would be too easy). Why waste time on a treatment if it's not going to work? So, to help you get on the road to beautiful, glowing skin, we've rounded up some common acne "treatments" that are actually myths. Read on below!
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Toothpaste: While toothpaste can act like a mask to pull impurities out of your skin, it can also dry out the skin, leaving you with larger issues than when you started. What's worse, if you use a gel toothpaste instead, the gel
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Straight Hair Though sultry waves and braided beauties have taken over the runways for the past few seasons, we'll always hold a special place in our hearts for straight hair. Ideal for both casual and swanky events, straight hair instantly ups any girl's chic factor.
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If you're going to straighten your hair, though, there are a few things you need to know first. Below, 10 things no one ever tells you about straightening your hair.
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1. Using too low of a heat setting can be bad: Yes, it's important to stay away from heat damage as much as possible, but using a much lower heat setting can lead to more damage. Because you'll have to go over hair multiple times with a flat iron or you stay longer in one section with the blow dryer, you wind up causing just as much damage as too high of a heat setting. Instead, find a happy medium temperature.
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By Natasha Burton, Beauty HighRead More »from 8 Foods that Are Ruining Your Skin Without You Knowing It
8 Foods Ruining Your Skin You wash your face daily and take your makeup off before bed like you're supposed to. So why is your skin far from glowing? Well, even though what you put on your face matters a whole lot, what you put into your body also reflects back onto your skin, according to leading nutrition experts.
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Here are eight foods (and drinks!) to stay away from if you're having skin issues-or if you simply want your skin to look its best every single day.
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1. Chocolate: For years we've heard myths about how sweets can make you break out, and the (not-so-sweet) truth is that these stories are true. According to nutritionists Jayson and Mira Calton, co-authors of Naked Calories, chocolate may actually make acne worse. Citing a study conducted in the Netherlands, they say that chocolate increases production of interleukin -1b, a marker of immune system inflammation,
- Beauty High | Beauty – Wed, Sep 18, 2013 1:54 PM EDT
By Jaclyn Sciara, Beauty High
Leaves are falling, apples are back in season and you find yourself not being able to get through a morning unless you've gotten a hot latte. This only means one thing: fall is here. Besides breaking out the sweaters and boots, we figured you may need some inspiration for a new hair color this season.
What better way to change up your look than to spruce up your hair color? To help with the transition, we looked to celebrities for the best fall hair color inspirations. Take a look at our picks for amazing hair autumn hair colors above, and tell us which color you'll be rocking this fall in the comments below.
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Lucy Hale We have never tried to hide our love for "Pretty Little Liars" here at Beauty High - the can't-miss ABC Family show brings together four fun-loving girls going through what should be their typical high school years, but it's anything but typical - it's an intriguing murder mystery with surprises at every turn. At the center of that show is Lucy Hale, the 24-year-old actress who plays Aria Montgomery, and who was most recently announced as the newest face of mark Cosmetics.
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While Hale isn't busy shooting her full-time role on PLL, she's also recording her first country album, which is rumored to be due out this year. We caught up with the (clearly) busy actress and singer to talk mark, beauty must-haves and of course PLL secrets - but she was (unsurprisingly) a bit tight-lipped on that last one. Read on for more!
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By Alexandra Duron, Beauty HighRead More »from Everything that Can Ruin a Date (And How to Fix Each Problem)
Beauty Fixes As we all know, dating can be tough. Between finding the perfect outfit and hoping the awkward pauses are kept to a minimum, we have plenty to worry about. The one thing that shouldn't stress us out? Our beauty routine. But sometimes, no matter how perfect we plan on making our hair and makeup, disaster strikes. Use these tips to stop these common beauty bummers from ruining your night.
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1. Lipstick gets on your teeth: The easiest way to avoid getting lipstick on your teeth (and having your date stare at it all night long)? Just don't wear it. While it's generally best to stick to a softer lip color on a date, that doesn't mean you have to forgo painting your pout altogether. Ditch heavily pigmented, bright lipsticks for more subtle colors, or even swap them out for a lip tint or a lip stain. Also, consider test-driving the lip product you're going to use before a date. If your guy's taking you out to dinner and
By Alexandra Duron, Beauty HighRead More »from Cool Tricks for Storing Your Beauty Products
Beauty Counter If you're anything like us, you have nowhere near enough space in your bathroom for all the beauty products in your life. While we love being fully equipped to handle any beauty situation (DIY coconut oil face scrub or an at-home spa day, anyone?), we're not the biggest fans of the clutter that our products create. And just one or two products out of place makes a tiny bathroom seem unbearably messy.
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To find out how to maximize our (very) limited bathroom space, we turned to Barbara Reich, professional organizer of Resourceful Consultants. Her tips will make transform your bathroom from a disaster zone into a clutter-free space where you can get ready, worry-free.
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Toss out some products: Like many beauty girls, we're guilty of keeping products once they're past their prime, and that's one of the biggest culprits behind bathroom
- Beauty High | Beauty – Thu, Sep 12, 2013 2:02 PM EDT
By Natasha Burton, Beauty HighRead More »from Licorice Root, Probiotics, and Other Hot New Beauty Ingredients
Beauty Ingredients Coconut oil? We love it, but the moisture miracle is so last year. There's a new wave of beauty ingredients about to blow up on drugstore shelves and makeup counters, so you'll want to have the inside information on what they are and what they do so you can snatch 'em up.
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To make sure you're well-informed about this new crop of skin-savers, we asked a few seasoned skin experts (and did some digging of our own) to find eight of the most interesting ingredients you need to know about now.
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1. Licorice Root: Tammie Umbel, CEO of Shea Terra Organics, says that this ingredient has been "rediscovered," so to speak, and will be appearing in more and more products because of its all natural ability to lighten depigmentation from sun damage. This one's definitely necessary for those of us who didn't wear enough sunscreen this summer.
2. Probiotics: They're not just
By Kristin Booker, Beauty HighRead More »from How to Nail the Cat Eye Look from Tory Burch
NYFWThe look at Tory Burch (as seen on this lovely model above) was very chic to match a '60s-inspired collection that pulled some retro glamour from the archives for spring 2014. The hair and makeup were a nod to mod, very pretty and super wearable for the coming season.
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Lead Makeup Artist Diane Kendal for MAC Cosmetics created a Brigitte Bardot-inspired makeup look which started with a glowing complexion courtesy of Fix +, Face + Body Foundation, Select Moisturecover Concealer and Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder. Eyes were given a retro feel with Fluidline in Blacktrack, tracked close to the lashes to give the eyes kittenish definition. Eyeshadow from the upcoming Espresso Blend palette was tapped into the crease for a subtle highlight, and Eye Shadow in Extra Dimension was used to give a subtle highlight at the center of the lid. Mascara was used along the top lashes for maximum
- Beauty High | Beauty – Tue, Sep 10, 2013 1:24 PM EDT
By Brittany Irvine, Beauty High
To put it lightly, too much is never enough when it comes to nail polish. Your collection can get overwhelming and organization has a tendency to fall by the wayside. From grabbing the nearest shoebox to figuring out how to categorize by color family, we've found plenty of solutions to your nail polish woes.
We've scoured Pinterest in hopes of finding different a slew of ways to organize and store your lacquers. Some materials you'll have, and some you might need from the nearest home improvement store. One thing's for sure though: You'll come out of this with a clear head and some seriously efficient DIY storage tips.
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