Blog Posts by BeautyRiot Diva

  • Look Hot at the Gym -- and Still Get a Good Workout

    I was flipping through US Weekly the other night and saw the usual "Stars: They're just like us!" You know the deal: It's celebrities doing mundane things like grocery shopping, getting a parking ticket, blowing their nose. (OK, that last one might be a stretch.) But the one thing that struck me was every single celeb dressed down in gym clothes still looked super cute and polished. I realized my go-to gym uniform (messy bun and stretched-out yoga pants) could use an upgrade.

    Related: Celeb Diets: Before and After

    And after talking to a few beauty, hair, and fashion experts, I realized I really am just being lazy, because looking good at the gym doesn't require a team of personal assistants. It just comes down to these few things:

    Related: Comfy and Stylish Clothes


    1. Go for a braid. If you're like me, the first thing you do in the morning is throw your hair into a messy bun. Instead, try a side braid (get some ideas and how-tos from these 10 best braids). It's

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  • What Piece of Jewelry Do You Never Take Off?

    When I was 17 my dad gave me a necklace -- a dainty silver chain with a little cross covered in diamonds. It was my first "adult" piece of jewelry and I fell in love with it instantly. More than seven years later, I still wear it everyday.

    And while I totally respect busting out an awesome new jewelry trend like an arm party (click here to see how to create your own), I also love the idea of wearing one piece that means a lot -- like my necklace -- everyday. I was curious to know if other ladies in the office had a jewelry fave they couldn't live without. Here's what they said:

    Related: Quiz: What Accessory Are You?

    "I always wear this necklace that my best friend Jaymie gave me as a birthday gift. It has the imprint of a hydrangea in it, which is my favorite flower. Now we live 3,000 miles apart, but wearing the necklace makes me feel like she's nearby." -- Alexis F.

    "Everyday when I leave the house I wear my chunky copper anchor ring. It

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  • Does Kristen Stewart Need a New Stylist?

    Kristen Stewart isn't afraid to try daring, edgy outfits. Not everybody can pair Converse sneakers with a cocktail dress and make it work on the red carpet (like she did at the MTV Movie Awards in 2009). But lately, some of KStew's red carpet outfits have been a little too "out there." Case in point: the see-through gown she wore to the "Snow White and the Huntsman" premiere.

    Related: Which Twilight Character Are You?

    Now I want to know what you think. Scroll through five of Kristen Stewart's latest looks. Do they work, or should KStew find a new stylist? Leave your comments below.

    No. 5: Nearly Nude

    I did a double take when I first saw this getup. You've got to be pretty fearless to wear a barely-there floor length Marchesa gown. Stewart's ivory skin looks beautiful contrasted with black lace, and the dark, moody vibe is perfect for the "Snow White and the Huntsman" premiere. But is the less-is-more look working for her?

    No. 4: Mixed Bag

    The bottom of this

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  • Are You Daring Enough to Try These Hair Trends?

    Calling all color lovers: If you thought playing around with rainbow hues was limited to your clothes and accessories, think again. Today some of the hottest celebs are unabashedly showing off their bold colored hair -- from dipped tips to pastel streaks.

    Related: The Best Highlights For Your Hair

    But you don't have to be an A-lister to pull off this hair trend. We've found some of the coolest and brightest hair coloring tricks that can work on anyone. And if you don't want to make the commitment and dye your hair, we even found some quick, non-damaging coloring techniques just for you. Scroll down to check out our favorite hair color trends or click here for the full list.

    Pretty in Pink

    Teal green. Deep blue. Pale peach. These are just some of the colors girls are trying right now. But the most popular shade? "All the girls want pink -- and there are hundreds of shades of pink," says Janine Jarman, owner of Hairroin Salon in Hollywood, Calif. Sarah Merrie,

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  • 5 Fashion Rules You Should Break

    The other day, my roommate pulled out a pair of white jeans and asked, "Am I OK to wear these now, even though it's before Memorial Day?" I laughed, and then I realized she was serious. Does anyone still follow that old rule that white is only a summer color?

    Related: 7 Skin Care Myths - Busted

    To me, it seems like there really aren't any fashion rules these days. With designers bringing wilder looks to the runway every season (click here to see the craziest looks from Fashion Week), I've seen everything from head-toe-denim to polka dots mixed with plaid. It made me wonder what other old-school fashion rules we're all breaking now. I came up with these five, but tell me, are there any I'm missing?

    Rule No. 1: You cannot wear white after Labor Day.

    After some extensive research -- OK, a few hours of googling -- I could not find the source of this outdated rule. Some say it started as early as the 1920s, while others swear it's a '60s style that developed

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  • 6 Non-Cheesy Fake Tattoos Worth Trying

    I don't consider myself a commitment-phobe, but the idea of getting a tattoo scares me. It just seems so … permanent. And while inking my boyfriend's name on my ring finger looks like a precious declaration of love now, in three months who knows if we'll even be together? The only sure thing I know is that laser tattoo removal involves a lot of pain and a lot of cash.

    Related: 9 Cool Tattoo Designs to Consider

    To avoid a permanent and messy tattoo mistake (like these), I decided to look into some fake options. I'm not talking cheesy, childish temporary tattoos. I actually found a bunch of really cool, really witty, and really sophisticated tattoo designs -- that just happen to last only a few days. Scroll down to see my top six, or click here for the full list.

    No. 1: Time for Love

    This lovely watch -- pun intended -- is courtesy of Tattly, a temporary tattoo company that makes some of the hippest fake tats out there. (Their tagline: Who says forever is better?)

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  • Poll: Would You Borrow a Friend's Swimsuit?

    As an Arizona native, I pretty much grew up in the pool. Once summer rolled around, my mom practically had to drag me and my brother -- kicking and screaming -- out of the water every night. Whenever my friends came over, it was only a matter of time before everyone was swapping swimsuits and splashing around like a mermaid (something I may still do in the privacy of my own tub). And if anyone forgot their suit, I had plenty on hand to share. But, now that I'm a little older, the idea kind of weirds me out.

    Related: Best Swimsuit for Your Body Type

    While I have no problem borrowing the occasional dress or pair of shoes, I don't trade bathing suits anymore. I definitely think my friends are clean and sanitary, but just the thought of sharing something that's so close to underwear makes me cringe a little. I wanted to see if I was the only one against bathing suit borrowing, so I asked readers on our Facebook page. Here's what they had to say:


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  • It's Megan Fox's Birthday! See Her Changing Look Through the Years

    This Wednesday, Megan Fox turns 26. Surprised? We were. For some reason, we always thought this "Transformers" actress was a little beyond her mid-twenties. Maybe it's Fox's uber long relationship with former-90210 star Brian Austin Green or her sultry sex kitten roles. … Or it could just be her ever-changing look.

    Related: Is this the Perfect Face?

    To celebrate her birthday, we put together pics of Megan Fox throughout the ages. See how she's grown up from cute teen to major bombshell.

    Related: Get Kim Kardashian's Smoky Eye Look


    Ah, sweet sixteen. Clearly her clothing taste has changed -- those denim jackets are now replaced with red carpet-worthy gowns.


    Fox had a role in "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen" in '04 alongside Lindsay Lohan, but her look was much simpler before she achieved mega-star fame in 2008's "Transformers."


    The actress took a hiatus from the big screen during '05, but

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  • Hot Fashion Trend: Stacked Bracelets

    I admit: When I first heard about this new "arm party" trend, I just thought it was an excuse to wear every bracelet you own at once. But actually … it's not.

    Related: Hot Spring Trend: Neon Done 18 Ways

    This guide on how to wear the trend shows that there's a lot more to it than that. (Click here to read the whole thing.) Plus, these amazing photos are making me re-think my initial eye rolling. Scroll down to check out six looks, or click here for all the pics.

    So Many Options

    Bangles, beads, friendship bracelets, watches, cuffs, studs ... there's a lot to choose from. Fashion expert Stephanie Rygorsky suggests starting with a go-to set of five slim metal bangles, and then mixing in different textures and colors depending on your outfit.

    Click here to see another arm party with lots of color and texture

    Perfect Timing

    Watches are definitely welcome at an arm party. From a chunky men's watch to a delicate,

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  • 4 Tips for Perfect Skin This Summer

    I'm in big (beauty) trouble. I completely forgot that my cousin's bachelorette party is next weekend. And it's not just any bachelorette party; it's a weekend at the beach, which means bikinis, tanks, and lots of short sundresses. So much fun, but here's the problem …

    Right now, my skin is pasty, dry, and has yeti-style hair growth. But before I invest in one of those old-timey, full-body bathing suits, I figured I'd at least try to fix this skin situation.

    Related: 7 Products Your Skin Needs Now

    I spoke with celebrity dermatologist Dr. Debra Jaliman and celebrity makeup artist Marissa Nemes, and got four amazing tips for glowing summer skin -- fast. Click here for the complete how-to-guide or scroll down for a few ideas.

    No. 1: Start scrubbing

    After months of cold weather, your skin definitely needs a refresher. According to Jaliman, it's important to get rid of the dead skin that sits on the surface; otherwise your skin will look dull and flaky. And the

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