Photo courtesy of elementalherbology.comMaura Lynch, Lucky magazine
Taking a bath is mind-numblingly relaxing, but it's sort of a rare luxury. Especially for twenty-somethings. Especially in New York. Most of us live with multiple roommates that we don't even want to think about sharing a tub with-if there even is a bathtub. And taking a bath requires more time than a shower-who has that? When I moved into my own apartment-all 200 square feet of it-it was one of the things I was most looking forward to, despite the fact that I'd never taken a leisurely bath before in my life (that last one I could remember was when I was a child and baths existed only to get clean). Now I've got it down to a blood-pressure-dropping science-and this formula relaxes me more than a massage, acupuncture, or glass of Malbec:
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1. Start running the bath, but don't plug the drain until it's your perfect temperature-I go for a medium heat. Then, pour in a capful of this Elemental Herbology
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While I love my long hair, I've always been secretly jealous of girls with super short cuts, like Michelle Williams or Emma Watson. To me, short hair is edgy, hip, and super stylish. And I thought everyone thought so too; After all, most of my girlfriends gush about Ginnifer Goodwin's newest crop or Ashlee Simpson's '20s-style hair. Then, I had a conversation with some guys at work …
Apparently, many guys don't like short hair. To get to the bottom of this, I marched down to our office's parking lot during lunchtime, clutching a picture of Michelle Williams with short and long hair (see images on the left). A slew of guys were standing around the food trucks waiting to order. "Which do you like better?" I asked as I made my way around the lot. You don't have to be a mind reader to guess which one won. "She looks like a dude" was the most frequent comment as to why long hair was winning.
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Topshop's new Clueless lipstick
When Clueless debuted in theaters in 1995, I went to see it five times. Five times! I've re-watched it a countless number more since then, and it never gets old. Needless to say, when I read earlier this week that Topshop debuted a Clueless-inspired lipstick, I just had to investigate.
A matte chubby lip pencil, Topshop's Listick in Clueless retails for $15. The perfect bright shade of bubblegum pink, it's the sort of ultra-girly color that Cher, Dionne, or Tai would have kept stashed in their handbags.
After Googling to find out the deets on this hot new lip color, I unsurprisingly got sucked into a trip down memory lane. I started looking at old stills from the film and quickly came across several sites that publish memorable movie quotes. If you're a Clueless fanatic like me, these will definitely bring a smile to your face:
-- "You see how picky I am about my shoes and they only go on my feet." -Cher
-- "Cher, I don't want to do this anymore. And
If you took a look at my Pinterest boards, you wouldn't see recipes for cake pops or DIY wax seals. No, you'd see pins of gorgeous, wild makeup: pictures of shockingly pink lips, dramatic smoky eyes, and bright rosy cheeks. All of the colors are so bold, so fresh, so … not anything I ever wear. Ever.
Why? Because I've logged enough hours in Sephora, trying and re-trying samples of all my dream makeup colors, to know that the shades that look amazing on the models in magazines do not look amazing on me. I may dream of Technicolor makeup, but I always end up with the same, basic, safe palette.
But according to celebrity makeup artists David Maderich and Christina Guerra, safe doesn't have to equal boring. In fact, these experts call on just a handful of makeup products when working on all of their star clients, from pale-skinned Julianne Moore to chocolate-complexioned Kerri Washington. The colors of
We called up Deborah Lippmann, celebrity manicurist and founder of her namesake nail, hand, and foot care company, to see what polish you should be topping your tips with this season. (Not to mention the best place to wear them.)Read More »from The Hottest Nail Polishes to Wear This Spring
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"Lilac hues are a great alternative to nudes," says Lippmann. "This shade is perfect for an interview because it's understated, yet allows you to still wear a bit of color."
Zoya Nail Polish in Kendal, $8, zoya.com.
"What's fun about a layering a clear, yet glittery polish over any hue is that it can really change up your manicure in seconds," explains Lippmann. She suggests painting on a top coat like this before heading out to happy hour.
China Glaze Capitol Colours Nail Lacquer in Luxe and Lush, $5.99, sallybeauty.com.
These magnetic polishes are mind-blowingly cool because they're blended with metallic particles that move when exposed to the magnetic-filled cap. Translation: You'll either end up with a super-subtle wave design on
10 Drugstore Beauty Essentials for $10 or LessEvery month, women's magazines rave about different beauty products, some of which are really expensive. I've occasionally tried them, but you don't always get what you pay for. In fact, some of the best beauty products can be found at any drugstore. And these 10 essentials are under $10.Read More »from 10 Drugstore Beauty Essentials for $10 or Less
Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover, $7.99 1. Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover, $7.99
I've tried a lot of different eye-makeup removers, including the fancy stuff. I always go back to this drugstore buy.
Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets, $5.49 for 50 2. Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets, $5.49 for 50
These sheets are the modern equivalent of "powdering your nose." They're an affordable beauty must-have for hot, sticky days.
Revlon ColorStay Eyeliner Pencil, $5.43 3. Revlon ColorStay Eyeliner Pencil, $5.43
This is my no-fail go-to eyeliner pencil. Its smooth application has won me over, forever and always. (The price doesn't hurt, either.)
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Maybelline Lasting Drama by EyeStudio Gel Eyeliner, $9.99 4. Maybelline Lasting Drama by EyeStudio Gel Eyeliner, $9.99
This gel eyeliner is a comparable, yet much more
We know the bold brow is a hot trend this season but we never thought people would go to such lengths as plastic surgery to get the latest beauty craze.
There is a new surgery called uGraft Restoration Procedure that is gaining popularity. The $6,000 to $8,000 procedure involves transplanting hair from the nape of the neck or leg to the brows. This hair has the same texture and growth cycle as the eyebrows, making them blend naturally. The process that takes up to four hours because hundreds of hairs have to be added individually.
Photo: Getty ImagesHair transplants are nothing new. The procedure was first introduced for burn victims and later, men and women with thinning hair.
Women have been coming to Los Angeles based plastic surgeon Sanusi Umar to treat thinning eyebrows with the transplants. Surprisingly, the trend has also gotten very big with men. "Men want thicker eyebrows even though they seem to have what looks like aRead More »from Would You Get Surgery for Bold Brows?
A clean, flawless look is what we want from our makeup this spring. Achieving this chic, minimalist effect requires a light hand, a few expert pointers, and the right neutral and blush shades, says makeup artist Fiona Stiles. Here are 7 ways to appear au natural, only better. Plus, check out the best new smoky eye looks.
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- DermApproved | Beauty on Shine – Tue, Mar 20, 2012 3:14 PM EDT
By Richard Thomas, MD
Have you been told that you shouldn't eat chocolate because it causes acne? Or how about French fries? Pizza?
Wrong! That's just a myth, and while some foods can make acne worse for some people, researchers have found that it does not cause it!
There is recent work from Australia that suggests that high carbohydrate foods may in some people flare their acne. The theory is that chronic consumption of high carbs stimulates the excessive production of insulin so that eventually more and more insulin is needed to assist glucose into cells.
This is called insulin resistance. The higher insulin may drive the ovaries to produce more testosterone, which in turn encourages acne. This may be what is happening partly in a condition called polycystic ovary syndrome.
There are a number of myths about the causes of acne and how to treat it. Here are just a few:
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When you reach puberty, your body experiences
Is anyone else beyond ready to put her winter coat in storage? I know I am. All winter I've been bundled up in black and grey from head to toe, but enough is enough. I'm ready to shed some layers, show some skin, and wear some actual freakin' color.
For some inspiration on which colors to bust out, I hopped onto our Tumblr. There I found three color combinations I can't wait to try -- they're all perfect for spring and just the thing to get me out of my winter rut. Check them out below:
No. 1: Pinks and gold
Bright or pale pink looks gorgeous with gold accents like these bracelets. They both have warm undertones, so they complement each other without competing.
No. 2: Yellow and purple
They're complementary colors on the color wheel (whoa, flashback to middle school art class anyone?) so you know they're good together. I love the idea of yellowRead More »from 3 Must-Try Color Combos for Spring
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