By Alyssa, Beauty High
Mink Lashes Last Friday after work I got a real treat: A trip to the Pierre Michel Salon on the Upper East Side for quite possibly the most extravagant beauty treatment I will ever receive - mink eyelash extensions. Yes, when I say mink, I am talking about real fur.
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To be completely frank, I was a little freaked out to hear that I'd have some poor animal's coat super-glued to my eyelashes, but the promise of longer, fuller lashes for two to three full months was worth the initial weirdness.
Monika Crouch, the salon's resident eyelash expert, greeted me upon my arrival, and showed me to the cozy alcove where I would get to relax for the next 90 minutes. After removing all of my eye makeup and applying pads to my lower lashes so they wouldn't get stuck, she got right to gluing. Monika explained that the mink lashes are by far the softest, curliest and most build-able out of all the
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We're sure we're not alone in wishing for a pill that'll magically make our skin, hair and nails look picture perfect. Even though that (sadly!) doesn't exist, there are certain supplements that can help boost your beauty routine-though it's definitely better to get your nutrients from food sources, says Jessica Wu, MD, Los Angeles-based dermatologist and author of Feed Your Face.
Here, get the skinny on what supplements can make your hair thicker, your nails stronger, your skin more radiant and more. Just remember that it's best to check with your doctor before you start adding supplements to your diet.
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Fish Oil for Clearer Skin
The omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil supplements are a natural anti-inflammatory-meaning that they can help calm broken out skin, says Wu. Plus, they can also decrease a hormone that's associated with both oil production and clogged pores, two culprits behindRead More »from 5 Beauty Supplements that Actually Work
- Beauty High | Beauty – Wed, Jul 31, 2013 1:56 PM EDT
By Alexandra Duron, Beauty High
During scorching hot summer months, it's pretty tempting to throw your hair up into a ponytail and call it a day. It's simple and fuss-free-but can get a little boring. The best way to pump up your pony? Add some braids to the mix! They withstand heat and humidity so that you can stay cool (and look hot) without having to battle your blowdryer or even glance at your flat iron.
Whether you're into basic braids, fishtails, or French braids, there's something that'll suit your hair perfectly. Plus, plaiting your ponytail will give your look the wow factor it was missing-and it's the perfect day to night hairstyle. So, we rounded up a handful of gorgeous ponytail braids from Pinterest, and we just can't wait to try these on for size. Take a look above for some braid-spiration and share your favorite one with us in the comments below!
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By Natasha Burton, Beauty High
When it comes to makeup, guys sometimes just don't get it. But, as clueless as they may be about what we have in our stashes, they also have some big opinions on the looks they prefer women to wear. (Typical, right?) Dating can be hard enough, and your date night makeup shouldn't be a source of stress. Between deciding on a mascara and a lip color, your makeup does actually make a difference, but there are certain pitfalls you need to avoid.
So, we asked dating coaches Adam LoDolce and Susan Trombetti to share the feedback they've received from their clients post-date as far as makeup goes. After chatting with them, we got some brilliant do's and don'ts for date night makeup. Above, eight makeup looks to never wear on a date.
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By Brittany Irvine, Beauty HighRead More »from How to Get Glowing Skin in 10 Easy Steps
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With summer coming and going at the speed of light, we can't help but wonder what shape our skin will be in in the next couple of weeks. While we all wish that our tan we worked so hard on could last well into the winter, there are a few things that you can do to keep the summer glow lasting a lot longer than just the end of August. Why not pull our hair back into a bun and show off our glowing skin alongside our summer tan?
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1. Use a Toner. After you cleanse your skin, making use of a toner is suggested. If you apply moisturizer and other products to dewy skin, they are more likely to latch on and act faster. Not only does toner bond products to your skin, but it evens the skins tone. Oily skin and clogged pores are among two types that could possibly benefit the most from using a toner. Be careful when choosing a toner though, there are multiple different varieties of which a few can be
By Molly Carroll, Beauty High
This post goes out to anyone who has bangs or has had bangs. Before cutting the fringe we all have this idea that we will wake up everyday looking like Jane Birkin or Taylor Swift. Unfortunately that is not the case. Our bangs create a mind of their own and most of the time we wake up looking more like Alfalfa. Fortunately for brushes and heat styling tools, we can force our fringe into looking the way we want them to.
However, some days, no matter how hard we try, bangs just do not want to cooperate OR it is too hot to keep them down. So for the days we want to get our bangs off our face, we compiled 10 super cute ways to pin back that pesky fringe of yours. Take a look at the slideshow above for fun hair ideas and let us know in the comments below which look is your favorite!
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- Beauty High | Beauty – Mon, Jul 29, 2013 11:01 PM EDT
By Danielle Pistono, Beauty High
It can be intimidating going into a beauty store and trying to pick out the right makeup brush. With so many options (and little explanation of what they are for) you can feel lost. This is completely understandable, not many people really know what each brush is actually for. We felt the same way. This inspired us to make a collective list of which brush you should use and when to use it.
There are assorted brushes for your face, eyes and even brows. Makeup tools are essential when perfecting your look. A powder brush should be part of every makeup kit. There is even a blending sponge, although it isn't a brush, it is perfect for having flawless skin. As for your eyes, all of those small brushes can get confusing. We explain which one is for what and why it is ideal for eye shadows, blending, lining, etc.
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- Beauty High | Healthy Living – Thu, Jul 25, 2013 1:25 PM EDT
By: Meghan Blalock, Stylecaster
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There have been countless studies to suggest that "passive consumption" of your Facebook feed can elicit strong feelings of jealousy and envy (which we didn't really need science to tell us). And while similar studies have yet to be done on that new-fangled social media network called Instagram, Slate took into its own hands and wrote a lengthy, well-pondered diatribe against the photography app.
Slate said that if reading Facebook status updates can make you jealous, so can looking at pretty photos of your pretty friends with their pretty other friends at a trendy restaurant in the West Village (or something). What's more, photos make the experience of envy and FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) that much worse, because nothing sucks more than seeing graphic evidence that you're missing out.
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- Beauty High | Work + Money – Thu, Jul 25, 2013 1:17 PM EDT
By: Spencer Cain, Stylecaster
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Despite the fact that they've appeared chummy in recent years, it turns out that there's definitely some bad blood between 27-year-old singers Lana Del Rey and Lady Gaga. On Tuesday night, a song of Del Rey's (which reportedly could have been written as early as 2009) called "So Legit" leaked, and in its lyrics, the starlet completely slams the pop superstar.
"Stefani, you suck/I know you're selling 20 million/Wish they could have seen you when we booed you off in Williamsburg/You're looking like a man/You're talking like a baby/Have we gone all Gaga crazy?" Del Rey croons.
Naturally, Gaga's majorly devoted fan base (dubbed "Little Monsters") immediately took to social media to slam Del Rey, a far less popular singer despite her hipster credibility and modeling gigs with brands like H&M.
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- Beauty High | Beauty – Thu, Jul 25, 2013 1:12 PM EDT
By Rachel Nussbaum, Beauty HighRead More »from Talia Joy for MAC Cosmetics: The Collection Fans Are Petitioning For
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In news that rocked the beauty industry to the core, YouTube star and cancer patient Talia Joy Castellano passed away last week. Now, the 13 year-old's fans are petitioning MAC for her own line, with some of the proceeds donated to cancer research. With over a million subscribers and almost 6,000 campaign supporters, this may be one case of Internet activism that becomes reality.
Getting her own MAC line was on the bucket list that Talia's mom posted to Facebook before her passing, and we couldn't think of a better fit. After binge-watching her videos, we can say with some certainty that she'd be the perfect MAC representative: charismatic and sassy, she was an artist with a blending brush and an inspiration with a cause.
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While celebrities like Nicki Minaj and Cyndi Lauper for MAC's Viva Glam campaigns were iconic, they're not entirely relevant to the charity. Talia embodied the values that MAC's all about. A