The more I look at women from the past, the more I'm noticing what should be obvious to most of us without much pondering at all: that true beauty can never really be stashed away from us behind walls of malnourished elves or unobtainable anime figures. And listen, I'm not really doing this to make you or me feel superficially better about our own physical plights (Lord knows that my physical body shape hasn't really been deemed all that super hot since well-fed chunky railroad tycoons landed all the best gals back in like 1846). I think this whole thing is more to reassure our deeper selves, if you will, that what we as a species tend to think of as the 'perfect body' often swings drastically from one end of the spectrum to the other over time.Which more or less proves that deep down in our human guts, most of us understand that the most truly beautiful women we will ever know (our daughters, our wives, our mothers, etc) come in way more sizes, shapes, and colors than we are often ledRead More »from Girl, Look at that Body: The 500 Year Evolution of the "Perfect" Woman
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.Sure, Regina George's boyfriend might have enjoyed the peppermint smell on her face when she unknowingly used foot cream as moisturizer, but would you intentionally opt for a dessert-inspired spa treatment? At the Macdonald Manchester Hotel, that's an option, as guests can now avail themselves of the Manchester Custard Facial. Yes, custard.
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Using custard, coconut, and cherries, the facial is inspired by the Manchester Tart, which is traditionally baked with a shortcut pastry shell and filled with jam and custard, then topped with coconut and a maraschino cherry. Definitely something we've seen at family gatherings, but to eat rather than place all around one's face (table manners, people).
According to the spa, the ingredients work wonders on your skin: The custard's got vitamins A and C, while the coconut moisturizes and the cherry dissolves dead skin cells. The service, will be available next month,
You might think it's helping, but experts say otherwise.
If you are like 85 percent of the population, you know all too well just how much of a drag pimples can be.
Acne is the most common skin disorder in the U.S., affecting 40 to 50 million Americans every year. As a nation, we spend billions on acne treatments annually. And when creams, facials, peels, spot treatments, masks and even prescriptions fail, we are tempted to try just about anything.
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So of course, when we hear the often-repeated notion that a little tanning can fix the problem, our instinct is to run outside and start soaking up some serious rays.
Well, don't. It's a common myth that sun will help improve acne. "Sun exposure can actually make breakouts worse in some people who are prone to acne" says dermatologist Doris Day.
Many people believe that the sun clears skin, but what they're seeing is the tan darkening the skin around pimples, thus making them stand out less. Sorry, just an illusion, folks. Sun also driesRead More »from Why Getting Some Color Won't Help Your Acne
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Lauren Conrad In the '80s and early '90s magazine covers were reserved for supermodels. Then a shift occurred and readers clamored for A-List actresses instead of fashion's elite. It seems, however, that the tide has turned once again and it isn't actresses that are able to sell magazines anymore. Instead, it's musicians and reality stars that are stepping into the magazine spotlight.
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The New York Times points to recent Cosmopolitan sales as evidence of this new change. "At Cosmopolitan, the best-selling cover this year featured Kim Kardashian in April, with 1.2 million copies sold, followed by the singer Miley Cyrus in March with 1.1 million copies. In 2012, three out of five of Cosmopolitan's top covers featured the celebrities Demi Lovato with 1.379 million copies sold, Khloé Kardashian at 1.354 million copies and Selena Gomez at 1.334 million copies," the article says.
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- Girls in the Beauty Department, Glamour Magazine | Beauty on Shine – Thu, Jun 6, 2013 2:39 PM EDT
by Beth Shapouri
The hair was big and the makeup sparkly last night at the 2013 CMT Music Awards. But who had the best beauty look of them all? Take a look and vote for the one you'd like to run away to Nashville with forever.
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Getty Images Dust off that 657-shade eyeshadow palette you've hardly ever used, because I'm about to show you how to use some of those somewhat-unconventional colors--or rather Dianna Agron is. At the premiere of The Bling Ring, she paired a charming topknot with makeup that made her look so warm and radiant. However, this isn't your basic bronzy brown eyeshadow, upon further inspection.
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As it turns out, makeup artist Georgie Eisdell mixed two eyeshadows to create the smoky "rusty orange" color she used in Dianna's creases and outer corners: Nars Eyeshadow in Persia and Laura Mercier Baked Eye Color in Terracotta. Then, she added another surprising shade: pink. "I came in with Laura Mercier Baked Eye Color in Ballet Pink at the inner corner of her eyes to create a highlight and a softness," she says. The final surprise? "To finish off her eyes, I used YSL Faux Cils Mascara in Burgundy to make her green eyes pop and to add more
- Babble.com | Beauty on Shine – Thu, Jun 6, 2013 1:12 PM EDT
Skip the neutrals, because this season is all about color. From sweet pastels to bright neons, the latest nail trends focus on mixing hues and having fun. I've rounded up 7 cool summer manicures in style right now, including ocean blues, neon lightning bolts, seasonal fruits, nautical stripes, and so much more. You're sure to find something that inspires you! - By Sonya Lee Benham
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Whether you have highlights or full-on hair color, visible roots are a pain, but we have some tips to hide your regrowth and extend the life of your color before your next visit to the salon. From styling tricks to products that disguise your color, you can hold off booking your color appointment a little longer.
- Hair Makeup: The Color Wow Root Cover Up ($35) looks like a makeup palette, but it's actually colored powder specially formulated to disguise your darkened (or lighter) roots. The powders adhere to dry hair to disguise regrowth.
- Change Up Your Part: Wearing your hair parted in the same place can flatten your hair and make darkened roots more pronounced. Try changing it up with a messier part on another area of your head to help lessen the severity of grown-in roots.
- Colored Spray: There's colored dry shampoo, and then there's Rita Hazan Root Concealer ($25). This aerosol spray deposits fast-drying pigment to your roots in
- Babble.com | Beauty on Shine – Thu, Jun 6, 2013 1:11 PM EDT
Sandal season is officially upon us! Are your feet ready? Summer can be especially tough on feet. Sandals keep them exposed to the elements, and skin can become really rough and cracked. Maintaining the look and feel of your feet is much more than an aesthetic issue. Dry skin can build up and evolve into painful calluses, and rough cuticles can become hangnails. Click through the slideshow for 7 products and tools that can help keep your feet healthy and pretty all summer long. - By Sonya Lee Benham
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We all know that the harsh weather of Winter calls for a specific skin care routine, but Summer's hot, humid air also calls for its own approach to skin. "Due to the rise in temperature and humidity, a general rule of thumb is to switch from products with a heavier formulation to one that is lighter," says dermatologist Macrene Alexiades-Armenakas. On top of that, Dr. Alexiades-Armenakas advises visiting your dermatologist for a chemical peel to remove dead skin and unclog pores. Or you can also use an exfoliator to slough away the buildup.
Cleanse: Sweaty Summer days (and nights) mean you need a good hydrating cleanser on your bathroom counter. Dr. Alexiades-Armenakas recommends her 37 Actives Cleansing Treatment ($79), which contains a number of vitamins, organic antioxidants, and Pentavitin to lock in moisture for up to 72 hours. "So even if you don't have time to apply moisturizer, your skin will still be hydrated," she says.
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