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With nail trends erring on the side of nominal after a Spring show circuit that made nude varnishes the polish protocol of the season, we're trying to adopt a less-is-more mentality with our manicures. There are certain things that we'll never part with, of course, namely classic shades of cherry red and deep shades of aubergine and bordeaux. But there are simpler ways to add a touch of excitement to tips without going overboard, and YSL just came out with a great one. As part of its Northern Lights holiday collection, the brand's creative director of makeup, Lloyd Simmonds, has created a brand-new bottle of La Laque Couture. No. 33 Première Neige is actually a clear topcoat, rather than a pure pigment polish, that is flecked with micronized violet, midnight blue, and emerald shimmer in homage to the lunar highlights of the Aurora Borealis. It can be applied over any base-even shades of nude, if you'd like. We've become accustomed to wearing it on a clean nail, though, so that what
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A glowing complexion is at the top of every woman's beauty wish list. Here are the blushes, bronzers, and highlighters that will help you achieve it.
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We swiped on hundreds of different shades and determined, without equivocation, that these 12 are the most flattering for everyone.
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You know what you should absolutely not do this Halloween? Drop loads of cash on a costume that you will only wear once. Here's what you should do: Dig into your makeup bag, rummage through your closet, and try one of these crafty, runway-inspired looks.
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Techno Butterflies. Yes, techno butterflies-it was the inspiration for the Swarovski-studded look that Pat McGrath created for Dior's spring 2013 show. Line your eyes with black pencil and add several coats of black mascara, it will ensure you look pretty...and like a human. Then spread a bright, shimmery cream shadow from the inner corners of your eyes, across the lids, and past the temples. Now comes the fun-adding the crystals (you can pick some up at any craft store). Using lash glue, place them across the brow bone. A pair of wings and antennae are recommended, but not required, to finish off the look.
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We took a list of age-old beauty wisdom to the experts and, to our surprise, discovered more fact than folklore. When it comes to beauty secrets, it turns out, mother knows best. Here, her 12 greatest hits to keep you looking forever young.
1. "If you keep making that face, it'll freeze that way."
Repeated expressions can cause wrinkles While your expression won't freeze in an instant, "repeated facial movements - especially ones held for long periods of time - can cause lines over time," says Amy Wechsler, MD, a Manhattan dermatologist and psychiatrist. Consistent muscle contractions pull skin while age and sun exposure weaken skin's collagen, making it less likely to bounce back from the temporary tugs and creases. Eventually short-term lines turn into permanent, visible ones.
Lines caused by repeated movements, such as laughing, smiling, squinting, and tensing your brow, are commonly seen around the face, says Wechsler. Wear sunglasses to avoid squinting, try to relax your face (and mind), and alwaysRead More »from Beauty Advice Your Mom Got Right
Tired of dry split ends or lanky lifeless hair falling down at the side of your head even though you have experimented with every available mild hair product that established brands have to offer? Well, it might just be the right time to consider how you rinse your hair.
Rinsing hair is just as important, if not more, as using the right product for your hair type. With the right technique you can replenish the natural, uplifting and shiny hair look you always desired. The best part is that you can find most of these items in the fridge, kitchen cupboard and pantry of your house. Let's talk about some tips on rinsing your hair properly.
Using black and green tea both can restore the natural look for your hair and embellish your scalp. Tea contains caffeine, which makes your hair look fuller and thicker. When you rinse your hair with black tea it helps to clean the scalp and makes it flake free.
- Astrology.com BeautyScopes | Beauty on Shine – Thu, Oct 11, 2012 11:39 AM EDT
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Your best bet is to keep a low profile on the work front now, and you know what that means: no colors that can be spotted from half a mile away and hair and makeup that even your grandmother would approve of.
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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Dab on your fanciest perfume, and be sure to have a pair of extremely impractical shoes in your tote. You won't need these things to be a flirtation master, of course, but it never hurts to look the part.
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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
Blend the spirit of your inner child and the sophistication of your outer adult for style success. Think sleek chignons held in place with butterfly hairpins, for example, or perfectly manicured nails painted
Ever wonder how you would look as a redhead, or with the mane of Jennifer Aniston? Well now you can. The latest must-have fashion accessory is a wig! Not so long ago, wigs were considered a fashion taboo, but today, celebrities like Beyoncé, Katy Perry, and Adele have made wigs a stylish hairstyle option.
The Shine’s resident fashion stylist, Dena Giannini, says wigs are certainly a growing trend, as more and more women turn to wigs for an instant new look. “Women are changing their hairstyles today more than ever before. And with a wig, you have so many different options. You can put on a bang, you can put on a ponytail, you can change your hair color, you can change your haircut, and it’s as easy as putting the wig on, andRead More »from Rockin' a wig: The latest must-have accessory
After-Baby BrasAny mom will tell you - she spends every day relishing that bundle of joy (or joys, in some cases), but wonders what the heck happened to her boobs, which haven't seemed the same since giving birth.
Unfortunately, pregnancy does change the appearance of your breasts (and usually not in a good way).
While some 300,000 women had breast augmentations last year alone, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, childbirth doesn't mean your only option for the boobs of yesteryear is to go under the knife. Here are some bras that are great for making the girls stand a little straighter - with no downtime.
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- The chicks at TotalBeauty.com | Beauty on Shine – Wed, Oct 10, 2012 6:30 PM EDT
Over the last week, four Chinese women have been hospitalized with septic shock after receiving a controversial cosmetic treatment that eventually cost one unlucky woman her life.
The 46-year-old passed away one week after undergoing DC-CIK therapy, a highly-risky procedure that's used as a last resort for terminal patients with metastatic cancer, but which some moneyed Hong Kong residents have resorted to as an anti-aging treatment.
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The DR beauty clinic claims that the $6,500 "platelet rich plasma" therapy is a facial revitalization treatment. DR founder, Dr. Stephen Chow Heung-wing says that growth factors in the patients' blood can be extracted, treated, and re-injected into the skin to fight signs of aging and procure "better-looking skin."
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