by Jenna Rosenstein
Gov Ball photo by Sophia PanychAs I stood knee-deep in muck at last weekend's Governor's Ball Music Festival (thanks, tropical storm Andrea!), I had a lemons-to-lemonade moment: Could I possibly turn this mud bath into an impromptu, skin-brightening spa experience? Alas, no (Randall's Island mud wasn't exactly cosmetics-grade that day). But it did make me rethink mud--and its rocky, mineral-rich cousin, clay--and inspire a search for the latest, greatest earthy treatments. Here, 3 of the coolest--and not a traditional mask in the bunch:
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1. Pond's Luminous Clean Wet Cleansing Towelettes. These facial wipes contain soft white kaolin clay (a mineral formed from soils in hot, tropical climates), which gently draws out impurities from your pores. They make my face feel tingly, like it's covered in wet pop rocks for a minute, but leave skin squeaky clean and soft.
2. Ahava Dermud Intensive Foot Cream. Last time I was ankle-deep in mud, I was standing in a field watching
- Allure Daily Beauty Reporter | Beauty on Shine – Wed, Jun 12, 2013 2:01 PM EDT
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by Stephanie Saltzman
Tired, last-resort Father's Day gift clichés exist for a reason: A lot of men are tough to shop for. So here are ten grooming gift ideas that raise the Father's Day ante--because a man can only own so many ties, golf balls, and "World's Greatest Dad!" mugs.
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courtesy of CK One Confession: I like the smell of nail polish. And Sharpies, gasoline, and hair spray. And before you get Dr. Drew on the line, note that I said, "I like the smell," not "I like to huff." Just so we're clear. Anyway, I suspect that I'm not alone in liking those chemical-y smells, but I don't personally know too many other people who feel the same way. Take nail polish, for instance: Every time I even think about painting my nails or toes, I have to give my husband a warning and enough time to vacate the immediate area. So I was stoked when I got samples of these CK One Summer polishes because the press notes said they were scented with CK One Summer, a lighter version of the sexy, citrusy, unisex classic.
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Scented nail polish is not a new concept, but usually the fragrances are in the candy or fruity family--something my husband also finds unappetizing. But I thought he might actually welcome
- Refinery29 | Beauty on Shine – Wed, Jun 12, 2013 12:23 PM EDT
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.Rachel Zoe's Instagram is filled with pics of her adorable tot Skyler (and her celeb friends), but now some of her followers are unjustifiably upset about the too-long length of his hair. Consider this Jenna Lyons-gate 2.0 - remember, when Fox News called out Lyons for letting her son wear nail polish - if you will.
In Zoe's recent pics, two-year-old Skyler sports near shoulder-length curls, and some commenters are calling mom out for not cutting his hair, thus making him look like a girl. Some choice comments: "Cut his hair. He looks like a girl," "STOP MAKING YOUR BOY LOOK LIKE A GIRL," and "Youre [sic] a terrible mom. Do you know how hard youre [sic] f*cking him over?" Of course, some onlookers are meaner than others, and one of the beautiful things about the Internet is being able say anything you want anonymously. But, seriously, what it boils down to is this: Skyler is Zoe and Rodger Berman's son, and as parents, they have the final (and only) say on his
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.With nail biting recently being identified as a form of OCD, it's easy to understand why this bad habit is so hard to break. For lifetime biters, the act is comforting, automatic, stress-relieving, and seemingly impossible to quit. But with the popularity of nail art stronger than ever and the countless products to put and keep your nails in rehab, it's time to quit for good - here's how to do it.
Identify Your Triggers
Nail biters have all tried the popular treatments: nail polish that discourages biting by leaving a bad taste in your mouth, sitting on your hands, chewing gum instead of chewing your nails. Been there, done that, still biting your nails? Pay attention to what makes you start gnawing. Did you notice a hangnail? Is it an uneven ridge that you just have to file down with your teeth until it's even? Does it happen when you're anxious during suspenseful movies or bored during long drives? Figure out what makes you start biting, and deal with
- Babble.com | Beauty on Shine – Wed, Jun 12, 2013 11:26 AM EDT
Summertime is the perfect time to experiment with color on your eyes. Here are 7 eye makeup tutorials to show you how to wear this season's hottest looks from playful brights to sexy metallics. Whether you are headed to a wedding or getting together with the girls, find an excuse to take a few extra moments and try one of these pretty how-tos. - By Sonya Lee Benham
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- Babble.com | Beauty on Shine – Wed, Jun 12, 2013 11:05 AM EDT
Summer Tanning Safety The first day of summer may be two weeks away, but that doesn't stop the sun from shining. And it definitely doesn't stop you from tanning. I care about you and don't want you to damage that beautiful skin. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States! That's scary!Read More »from Tanning Season Safety: 5 Summer Skin Care Myths Busted
A national survey supported by the CDC shows that U.S. youth and adults (men and women) are being exposed to ultraviolet radiation and could do a lot more to protect themselves! That's why I've decided to breakdown five summer skin care myths for all ages, sexes, and ethnicities.
Myth #1: "I have dark skin, I can't get sunburned."
Wrong! Just because you have a darker complexion doesn't mean can't get a sunburn. It's true, that those with a fairer skin color burn faster, but all skin complexions can burn. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, people of color are often diagnosed later in life with skin cancer. Because of
Summer is a perfect low-key time to change up your look. If you have a round face like these lovely ladies, try their cuts for a style that will dazzle your features. By Julia Marino, REDBOOK.
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photo by Nicholas Moore Gray, shmay. My main gripe with this rainy weather is the frizz. So let's get one thing straight: The best way to fight frizz is to prevent it. You can use a smoothing shampoo and conditioner, like L'Oréal Advanced Haircare Smooth Intense Polishing Shampoo and Conditioner. You can prep your hair with a dime-size dollop of anti-frizz serum with silicone, like Göt2B Glossy Anti-Frizz Shine Serum. And you can blow-dry your hair until it's bone-dry before you leave the house (this is really key). But all that takes time. And maybe you're running late. Or maybe you just don't feel like blow-drying your hair when it's so gross and rainy out. I can relate. So here are my three favorite tips for smoothing the frizz that pops up during the day--each trick only takes a few minutes (hey, if you were willing to spend longer on your hair, you would have shampooed it this morning, right?).
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Mist on a shine spray, like Garnier Fructis
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