BellaSugarSource: How to Keep Polish Remover From Drying Out Your Nails
Well-polished fingers can enhance your hands, but the removal process (whether it's with an acetone or acetone-free formula) can quickly dry out your nails and cuticles. The easiest way to lessen the damage is to coat your fingertips with cuticle oil before you even open a bottle of polish remover. Yes, before.
CND's Solar Oil ($3) provides a hydrating blend of vitamin E and almond oils to instantly nourish. Just swipe on and rub in, and then take your polish off. Once you've cleaned up your nails with polish remover, add another dose of cuticle oil to your nails and skin. If you're planning on doing a fresh coat of polish, then just use nail polish remover or alcohol to swipe the nail clean before applying your base coat. And once your polish is in place, give your nails one more shot of cuticle oil for the ultimate in dry-nail prevention.
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- BellaSugar | Beauty on Shine – Thu, Dec 27, 2012 12:16 AM EST
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FitSugarSource: 8 Clever Makeup Tips You Haven't Heard Before
Makeup artists know all the secrets to looking great - those little tricks that can be picked up only by living in the beauty world 24/7 as they do. Fortunately, they're often as generous as they are knowledgeable. We talked with some of the best makeup artists in the business to get their best out-of-the-ordinary tips. (And no, we're not using the old "white eyeliner makes your eyes look bigger" thing. You've read it a hundred times.) Read on to see some of the best tips you haven't heard before.
- Ditch the oil slick To keep shine in check, Revlon Global Artistic Director Gucci Westman always keeps blotting papers on hand. But in a pinch, she has an unusual way to keep oil at bay. "Believe it or not," she says, "I sometimes put deodorant on my finger and dab under my eyes and t-zone to help create a matte look."
- Try a colored eyeliner Changing your eyeliner can make eyes look bigger and brighter, says makeup artist
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When it comes to makeup, we're always looking for products that do their job and then some. The latest collaboration between Sephora and Pantone Universe delivers a bevy of beauty products, but we're loving the Illuminating Face Primer ($13). A little bit of the gel-mousse formula turns our face into a perfect, smooth canvas for a flawless makeup application. But it goes a step further: it is light as air and contains illuminating particles to give your skin a healthy, dewy glow. And true to form, it keeps makeup put, so we don't have to touch up our New Year's Eve makeup midparty - one less thing to worry about. We'll take two.
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- Refinery29 | Beauty on Shine – Wed, Dec 26, 2012 10:21 AM EST
By Tara Rasmus, Refinery29Read More »from Holiday Cheer Overload? De-Puff Your Eyes with These Easy Remedies
Whew. Dear readers, tell us we're not the only ones that are a little partied-out right now. Between holiday traveling, eating, drinking, and socializing we're not looking as bright-eyed and bushy-tailed as we'd like (especially when facing friends and family members that we don't see very often - hello, reunion time).
When the going gets rough and the skin gets puffy, you may be tempted to shell out for the latest de-puffing cream or roller thingy in the hopes that it'll get your eye area back on track. Happily, there are a bunch of easy, simple, and natural tricks that you can do (almost!) for free, even if you're in a cabin in the middle of nowhere. Read on for our primer in de-puffage - your in-laws will never know how many hot toddies you had last night.
One of the easiest ways to prevent eye puffiness is to watch the amount of salt in your diet. Avoiding fast food is an obvious one, but we've even seen a difference in our eye area when we
- The chicks at TotalBeauty.com | Beauty on Shine – Fri, Dec 21, 2012 5:40 PM EST
For as long as you can remember, you've been told to listen to your mother, right? But what if your mom is a little, um … out there? Let's be real, some moms are completely nuts and way, way off the mark. Just because you have a bunch of kiddos, doesn't automatically mean you know it all.
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From Tanning Mom to Botox Mom, it seems like 2012 was the Year of the Crazy Mother. So before we officially ring in the New Year, we are counting down the most jaw-dropping mom moments of 2012. If your mom doesn't have a face that looks like an old leather wallet (here's looking at you, Patricia Krentcil, aka Tanning Mom) or has never injected you with Botox, consider yourself one of the lucky ones.
Keep scrolling to see all the craziest mom moments of 2012.
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- The chicks at TotalBeauty.com | Beauty on Shine – Fri, Dec 21, 2012 5:27 PM EST
We saw some unforgettable headlines in 2012.
In June there was TomKat's split; in July the entire world cheered during London's summer Olympics; and in November we were all shocked by the devastation of super storm Sandy.
And although beauty trends didn't exactly make the front page of most major news outlets, they were also dominating the beauty scene this year. From vampy mulberry lipsticks to tie-dyed dipped hair, the last 12 months proved that boring beauty fads were so 2011.
Instagram, Pinterest, and Tumblr were loaded with nail art, statement lips, and hair bows. So much so that over-the-top looks such as diamond-encrusted manicures and supersized top knots were no longer restricted to cat walks and red carpets -- everyone was talking about these trends and all of us were trying them.
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Full hair and makeup is hardly necessary for lazing around in your jammies or watching Les Mis in a dark movie theater. But that doesn't mean you want to look like you just rolled out of bed (even if you did). Here are four ideas for looking presentable with minimal effort, all guaranteed not to cut into your precious cookie eating time.
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Rosy Lip + Glowy Skinpink-highlighter
Pair a pink lip stain, such as Stila Lip & Cheek Stain in Passion Fruit ($24, stilacosmetics.com), with a luminous complexion. Blend Benefit Girl Meets Pearl ($30, sephora.com) onto your cheekbones, Cupid's bow and bridge of your nose for a pretty glow.
Cute Headscarf headscarvesGive your blow dryer a day off. Instead, throw up your hair in a colorful scarf - easy and ultra-chic.
Hot Pink Lip pink-lip With lip color this bold, you don't need much else besides concealer. A stick formula such as Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer ($70, nordstrom.com) makes
Get tips from a pro on creating your own party-ready hair.
You splurged on your New Year's Eve dress, now what to do with your hair? To save you a pricey trip to the salon, we turned to renowned hairstylist Mark Garrison and his staff at Mark Garrison Salon in New York City. Read on for his step-by-step instructions on creating five festive 'dos.
By Kristin Larson for TheBlush.com
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Total BeautyLike the rest of the world, I'm on Kate Middleton bump watch 24/7. When the big news broke, I devoured every article I could find on the subject as if it she were my bestie, not a Royal I'll never meet.
Maybe it's because she and I are the same age, but under different circumstances I think Kate (I can call her Kate, right?) and I would be friends. And as a friend and beauty editor, I feel compelled to dole out some pregnancy beauty advice.
You probably already know a lot about Kate's beauty routine. From her favorite Bobbi Brown makeup to her Richard Ward blowouts, Yahoo! Shine tallied up the annual cost to more than $37,000 a year. That's a lot of primping -- and now she has to change just about all of it.
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At shows from Calvin Klein to Valentino, the nude face looked fresh with every sort of outfit. Created with new, featherlight foundation formulas, this sheer, your-skin-but-better glow works with every sort of makeup look too-bring on the coral lips or teal liner if you feel like it! Nude and understated is gorgeous, too.
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