Mom of three, Katie, is about to give up her stay-at-home style and return to the workforce. But in terms of which products to use to help her boost her confidence and land the job, she's totally flummoxed. "I could really use some tips -- someone to show me, someone to tell me, even someone to put it on me." Say no more, Katie. The Real-Life Makeover team is on the case with pro make-up artist Erin Smith showing us how to achieve a natural makeup look.
- Holly Robinson Peete, Shine staff | Makeover – Wed, May 12, 2010 4:29 AM EDT
Mom of three, Katie, is about to give up her stay-at-home style and return to the workforce. But in terms of which products to use to help her boost her confidence and land the job, she's totally flummoxed. "I could really use some tips -- someone to show me, someone to tell me, even someone to put it on me." Say no more, Katie. The Real-Life Makeover team is on the case with pro make-up artist Erin Smith showing us how to achieve a natural makeup look.Read More »from Get back to work! How we help one mom prepare for her return to the workforce
Foul Play Soundtrack/ParamountWatching Goldie Hawn in Foul Play on Sunday night, I was confronted with my new hair: bouncy, feathery, but still modern, it's a 'do that says "fox" loud and clear. But contrasted with Hawn's character's buttoned-up librarian look of tweed blazers, long skirts, shetland sweaters, and peter pan collars, it's a style as understatedly sexy as ever. And this got me thinking: what are some of the most underrated fashionable movies?Read More »from Underrated old movie looks we still love
Movies, especially old ones, are a great way to infuse your wardrobe with a new shot of style because movie looks are so fully realized. A team of people came up with storyboards and sorted through racks of clothing to come up with a cohesive look that matches a character. That's the kind of wardrobe support most of us long for.
But if you're looking for inspiration, movies can be the best place to get it, and I'm not just talking about the Edith Head-designed glories of Rear Window or Diane Keaton's still-badass rumpled look in Annie Hall. What about the
Sometimes on Monday morning you can still barely make out the whiff of weekend relaxation. You know, that sense you had on Friday afternoon of possibility and time. The sense of peace that came from an afternoon spent reading your new book on the porch or weeding your garden. But there are ways to bring moments of peace into your everyday life that don't require totally checking out for two days. Here are eighteen little ways to bring instant peace and quiet into your day.
- Wake up naturally. Get the Sleep Cycle app for your iPhone to help you wake up in the lightest stage of sleep.
- Lay awake. Before jumping into your day when you wake up, take a moment to stretch and take a few deep breaths.
- Eat breakfast at a table. Sit down with your partner before you both head out to the office.
- Make a gratitude list in your head. As you're walking to the subway or sitting in traffic, make a mental list of everything you're grateful for.
- Check something
- Sarah McColl, Shine staff | Makeover – Fri, May 7, 2010 4:11 PM EDT
Katherine Rosman's new book, If You Knew Suzy, exists because of her mother's death from cancer, but it's a portrait of a woman that positively crackles with life.Read More »from WSJ reporter Katherine Rosman investigates her mother's life
Rosman applies her training as a reporter to investigate everything about her mother's life she didn't (and couldn't) know as a daughter. "I could consider my mom as it hadn't occurred to me to do before," writes Rosman "as someone who could be defined by more than motherhood. At the same time, I could test a theory I've long held as a reporter: that when you're willing to spend the time to peel back the layers, even seemingly conventional players are revealed to be complex; that ordinary people can lead quietly extraordinary lives."
What results is a good-humored portrait of a woman as firecracker, equal parts badass and pain-in-the-ass. If You Knew Suzy is forthright and funny, an honest look at not only the relationship between mother and daughter, but of a mother as a woman. In other words, if you haven't bought a
- Holly Robinson Peete, Shine staff | Makeover – Thu, May 6, 2010 5:17 PM EDT
Other people's weddings can bring up lots of emotions -- tears of joy, memories of your own commitment, and usually, a healthy dose of vanity. With cameras in the hands of each guest, who wouldn't want to look their best in the photographic evidence? "Thirty-two years-young" army wife, Abby Jackson, is signed up to serve as her cousin's maid-of-honor this summer. She came to the Real-Life Makeover team wanting to hold her own next to fellow bridal party twenty-somethings. Pro make-up artist Jude Alcala shows Abby easy tips she can do herself before walking down the aisle.
"It's very important to have a consistent skin care regimen," says Alcala. He suggests the Olay Pro-X Anti-Aging Starter Kit that gives you everything you need for younger-looking skin in one box. Start with the eye cream. Apply by gently tapping under, around, and slightly over the eye. For day, follow the eye cream with the sun-protecting lotion with SPF 30; at night, follow eyeRead More »from One mom gets a camera-ready makeover for wedding season
Mother's Day is an opportunity to fete your mom with flowers and to wear macaroni necklaces from your own tots. But it's also an excuse to really connect, to dig in deep with the woman who had the bravery to bring you into this world. We asked some of our favorite bloggers what they want to talk about with their moms and what they hope their own children will one day ask them. Read on for ways to collect stories about your mother that will will stand the test of time.Read More »from 7 things it's never too late to ask mom
What was your childhood like?
Imagine what it will be like to one day share nuggets with your own kids about your time as a tot. "I love painting a picture of how I was a child once too," says Ruth of GraceLaced, "skinning my knees, failing a test, talking back to my parents, sneaking a candy bar, choosing my friends."
The same goes for your own mom. Especially if there's a divide between you, asking your mom about her time as a kid -- what she liked to do, what she wanted to be when she grew up, what her role in the
These stars prove that with age comes wisdom-about how to look younger with the right hair and makeup.
More from Allure:
The change from quiet and subdued to major vixen comes down to the neckline, legs, and eyeliner.
More from Allure:
This week begins National Mental Health Month which, if you can believe it, has been around since 1949. To help you maximize your own feel-good vibes, Mental Health America has launched an initiative called Live Your Life Well, an online campaign to help people manage stress and create better lives.Read More »from What's keeping you from being happy?
The campaign lists 10 tools to live better and the list is a good one, backed up by plenty of research. It includes connecting with others, nurturing a spiritual aspect, and eating the requisite fruits and veggies. We hear this advice over and over. But why isn't it enough to help some of us make a change?
A new survey conducted by Self magazine and Discovery Health found that 1 in 3 women experiences anxiety, and 1 in 5 will have a bout with clinical depression. The survey found that 40% of women thought they could treat anxiety and depression on their own, but with a clinical disorder, it's not a matter of pulling yourself up by your boot straps. Getting help from a pro is key, and not
- Sarah McColl, Shine staff | Makeover – Thu, Apr 29, 2010 3:38 PM EDT
Sure, you could slap on some self-tanner and dust on some mineral make-up and call it a day, but these eight ideas take a more holistic view of looking (and feeling) your best. Namely, that how you live your life shows up on your face. Good, clean living punctuated with random acts of kindness? It can result in gorgeous, glowing skin from the inside out.
Read more life-improving ideas from Real-Life Makeover>>
Photos credit: Getty ImagesRead More »from 8 natural, no-make-up-necessary ways to look (and feel) glowingly gorgeous
- 10 Self-Help Books for the New GenerationMon, Feb 4, 2013 6:38 PM EST
- Do You Have the Most Vivid Memories from Your Life from Age 15 to 25?Tue, Feb 5, 2013 11:35 AM EST
- Is Your Gym Making You Sick?Tue, Feb 5, 2013 10:10 AM EST
- Better Together: 4 Reasons Why I'm Glad My Kids Share a RoomTue, Feb 5, 2013 2:51 PM EST
- Is Lisa Ling's Father a Pothead?Tue, Feb 5, 2013 3:29 PM EST
- Nerding Out in Nature: One Smart Phone. Two Kids. Tons of FunTue, Feb 5, 2013 3:07 PM EST
- PHOTOS: The Best Chevron Wedding DetailsTue, Feb 5, 2013 1:42 PM EST
- Roadblocks to Intimacy--and How to Get Around ThemMon, Feb 4, 2013 6:50 PM EST
- How to Conquer Your 10 Biggest Marriage FearsFri, Feb 22, 2013 3:23 PM EST
- Dinner Tonight: Broccoli Apple Soup + Raw Kale SaladWed, Dec 4, 2013 10:31 AM EST
- Christmas Thumbprint CookiesWed, Dec 4, 2013 1:18 PM EST
- Christmas Cake Pops Are Our Gift to YouWed, Dec 4, 2013 2:33 PM EST