Dr. Drew's Lifechanger and Style Expert Lindsay Albanese says one of the most popular resolutions for the New Year is to get healthy and lose weight, however, many of us don't have the time for a serious work out regimen during this time of the year.
Instead of struggling during the holidays to have that stellar body, try some of these styling tips to dress up your outfit and to feel great in your own skin!
5 Styling Tips to Slim Your Figure: Your
Show Some Skin
Lower your necklines and show a little leg! V-neck or scoop necks elongate, and thin you out. Also, a hem on a skirt can make all the difference in how flattering a dress is.
Blazers hide a multitude of things and the structure is flattering to all figures. Everyone knows how to wear them for business, but they're also perfect for a super casual occasion, or date night! Go for maximum versatility with a neutral color (black, navy, off-white or gray all work very well) and a seasonless fabric (stretch cotton, silk crepe,
- Dr. Drew's Lifechangers | Beauty on Shine – Wed, Dec 14, 2011 4:26 PM EST
Dr. Drew's Lifechanger and Style Expert Lindsay Albanese says one of the most popular resolutions for the New Year is to get healthy and lose weight, however, many of us don't have the time for a serious work out regimen during this time of the year.Read More »from Look Ten Pounds Thinner Without Losing Any Weight!
Jessica Alba and Kate Bosworth rock the donut bun
Just last fall, top knots became the rage in the high-fashion scene. But another hairstyle is already stealing the spotlight: the donut bun. Unlike traditional buns, which are created when you wrap hair around the ponytail, this perfectly coiled look is best achieved with the help of inexpensive foam pieces, which are shaped like-you guessed it-a donut.
Here's how it works:
- Pull hair back into a ponytail and secure it with a rubber band.
- Pull the pony through foam donut hole until it comfortably sits on the head. You can secure it with bobby pins if it feels loose.
- Separate hair into 4 equal sections, and spread them across the donut, until it's completely covered. Wrap and tuck the ends under the foam and pin them down.
- Spray with hairspray to tame flyaways and set your style.
For Blondes: Bombshell Blonde Collection Small Donut ($4.99)
For Brunettes: Style Works Chignon Medium Brown Donut ($6.19)
Donut for brunettes
For Dark Hair: Soft n' Style
- Astrology.com BeautyScopes | Beauty on Shine – Wed, Dec 14, 2011 2:22 PM EST
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Secretly you think you have what it takes to become a stylist. You can put together interesting looks like nobody's business, you're up on all the latest designers and looks and you're resourceful. Maybe you've found a new calling.
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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
When it comes to your outfits, you can't please all the people, all the time -- or should you try. However, on the job, you can always be work appropriate and still manage to meet your own sensibilities too.
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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
It doesn't matter if it's rainy, foggy or overcast -- as long as it's daylight, UV rays can cause potential damage to your skin. And most aging comes from everyday exposure -- so break out the SPF and
When the weather outside is frightful, the frigid air has very low levels of water content. That's what dries out your skin. Ironically though, the fire inside only seems delightful. Your crackling Yule log combined with normal indoor heating will further deplete your thirsty epidermis of the fluids it needs to stay soft and supple. Add to all of that the fact that aging skin is thinner, less elastic, and more prone to moisture loss than it once was, and you can see that you need an action plan to ensure that you don't end up looking scaly - or worse, getting cracks that could lead to infections. Here's the drill:
Invest in a humidifier. Portable varieties start in the $30 range. The lower cost models are perfectly adequate. You can also get desktop versions to keep you hydrated while you're at work. Caveat: Clean the device often to get rid of bacteria and fungi that can collect.Read More »from No More Itchy, Flaky Winter Skin!
Why spend so much on statement bags when your skin's the accessory you wear every day? Treat yourself with these luxury lotions, creams, and treatments, and get ready to look seriously good.
Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil
While most Americans are terrified of facial oils, our French cousins are laughing all the way to bank with flawless complexions. Plant extracts like rosewood, patchouli, and namesake blue orchid help make up this 100% plant extract formula. Use at night as you would a serum, post-wash and pre-night cream.
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Dior Capture Totale Eyes Essential Super Serum
Tired peepers will appreciate Dior's first serum targeted at the delicate eye area. Powerful ingredients like extracts from the Longoza plant aid with cell regeneration, leaving the under-eye area smoother, luminous, and generally more chipper-looking.
Bottega Veneta Body Cream
I was shopping for a new hair dryer and noticed that there is a wide price range ($20-$250) as well as some pretty bold claims being made by these products. In particular, I noticed many of the more expensive hair dryers (and flat irons) are labeled "ionic." The listed benefits of "ionic" ranged from "helps hair dry faster" to "makes hair shinier" and even "makes hair healthier." It's not often that you see "hair dryer" and "healthy" in the same sentence so I decided I needed to do a little research to help decipher some of these claims.Read More »from How Do Ionic Hair Dryers Work?
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What does ionic really mean?
An ion is a charged component that a chemical can be broken down into that can have a negative or positive charge. Your hair has both negative and positively charged places on it, which helps certain hair care products work better and the water in wet hair is positive; ionic dryers that emit negative ions cause globs of H2O molecules to divide into smaller particles that evaporate
We all know the benefits of exfoliating our skin - it helps remove dead skin cells and leaves skin feeling smoother and softer. But do we need to exfoliate our hair too? Some products out there are suggesting that we need to add this to our beauty routine but I wanted to investigate further before I added another step to my hair care ritual!Read More »from Do You Need to Exfoliate Your Hair?
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What is a hair exfoliator?
Hair exfoliators are simply a hair conditioner that contain some kind of scrubbing element like sugar, salt or beads (just like you would find in a facial scrub). These type of products claim to gently remove impurities and buildup while restoring the shine and health back to your hair.
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Do they work?
The idea of removing impurities and buildup from your hair is not a bad one, especially if you use lots of styling products (particularly those containing silicone). However, scrubbing particles are not the most efficient way to remove product
As the new year approaches, most people tend to look ahead to what 2012 may bring (new spa trends, a better job, maybe even an upgrade in the boyfriend department). But I like to think back a bit and reminisce about all of the amazing beauty products 2011 gave me.
From the prettiest blushes I've ever seen to the most natural-looking self-tanners, I tried many beauty products this year that I'll still be using well into 2012. Want to take a walk down my beautiful memory lane?
With Olay's new online Skin Analyzer, you can get personalized skin care advice without stepping foot into a derm's office. To get your analysis, all you have to do is order a free headband from Olay.com/skin-analyzer. Then take a picture with the headband on, and upload it onto their site. It surveys your wrinkles and spots, then compares them with others in your region that are of similar age and skin type. Personalized skin care has never been soRead More »from 2011’s Best Beauty Products
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