A few weeks ago I went to Victoria's Secret to buy some lingerie. It was for my boyfriend's birthday, and I hadn't bought lingerie -- or a new bra -- in years. I picked out a silky black number in my size and went to try it on. Disaster. It looked all wrong. I had spillage on the sides of the cups. It didn't cling in all the right places. So NOT sexy.
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I called for the fitting room attendant. "We need to go bigger," she said. BIGGER? Before I knew it I was in a 34D. I had never been a D in my entire life -- I grew up as a B. Visions of Hooters girls and Playboy Playmates floated through my head. I can't be a D. But I was. And the crazy part? Not only was the spillage gone, but the bra actually looked good on me.
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Apparently, I'm not the only one trying to squeeze my boobs into smaller cups (this celeb definitely does). Experts say 80 percent of women wear the wrong cup size. To get to the bottom of
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A few weeks ago I went to Victoria's Secret to buy some lingerie. It was for my boyfriend's birthday, and I hadn't bought lingerie -- or a new bra -- in years. I picked out a silky black number in my size and went to try it on. Disaster. It looked all wrong. I had spillage on the sides of the cups. It didn't cling in all the right places. So NOT sexy.Read More »from You're Wearing the Wrong Bra - Here's Why
- BeautyRiot Diva | Fashion – Fri, Jan 13, 2012 6:25 PM EST
What's a girl's best accessory? You might be obsessed with your favorite alligator skin purse or your patent leather slingback heels, but they aren't it. And it's definitely not these OMFG hair accessories either. Here's a hint: It's the one thing you actually never leave the house without.
Yep, we're talking about your phone. Whether you're texting or tweeting, your phone is the first thing people notice about you. So wouldn't it make sense to have a phone case that shows off your style? We thought so too. Check out these six cases sure to get some second glances:
If you haven't given up cartoons yet, this is for you. These super cute bunny ears will indulge your inner child and even make that grouchy guy in line at the bank smile. Plus, you're bound to find the perfect nail art look to go along with the case here.
So maybe the only fight you've been inRead More »from IPhone Fashion: The Craziest IPhone Cases You've Ever Seen
I've got a situation. My boyfriend recently introduced me to his sister, and while I really like her, there's something I need to get off my chest. I know this sounds trivial, but her overplucked eyebrows make me want to take a Sharpie to her face. I'm sorry, but as a beauty editor, it's a huge pet peeve of mine. And ever since I noticed them, I can't stop staring. Do I ignore it, or should I say something to her?Read More »from What's Your Biggest Beauty Pet Peeve?
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Here's what my fellow editors said to do. Bring it up gently, and tell her it's really easy to fix. Then give her the exact solution for it. This way, I can help her get a better look -- with no hurt feelings.
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What do you think of that tactic? Cruel or helpful? If you're stuck in a similar situation (and have the guts to speak up) check out this list of our biggest beauty-related pet peeves and their best fixes:
Jane's pet peeve: Overplucked brows. We already know I'm thinking it,
- BeautyRiot Diva | Beauty on Shine – Wed, Jan 11, 2012 12:48 PM EST
Ever wonder just how much work goes into prepping a star for award shows? We did. So, we hunted down some of the top celeb hair and makeup artists, and asked them all about getting their ladies ready for the red carpet.
To ensure a lasting lip look, celebrity makeup artist/hairstylist and CVS Beauty Club Makeup Expert Mickey Williams (who works with Amy Adams and Emma Roberts) says the key is using a highly-pigmented lip color. To make the color really last, "apply lipstick once, blot with a tissue, then put on another coat of lipstick with a brush. End by lining lips for a clean look," says Williams.
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As for keeping feet happy in all those crazy shoes, Williams recommends that all his clients use Band-Aid Friction Block Stick. "The shoes worn to award shows aren't made to be comfortable -- this stick will add a sheer barrier between shoes and feet to reduce chaffing and blisters."
And right before she places her stars intoRead More »from Hair and Makeup Artists Spill: What Stars Really Do Before Award Shows
Here's why everyone needs a best friend. When I met mine for dinner last night, she took one look at my lips and said, "Since when were you trying to be goth?" I wasn't, of course. I was just trying out this new dark berry lipstick, which didn't really feel like "me" in the first place. But of course, my best friend already knew that -- and called me out on it.Read More »from What's Your Signature Lip Look?
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So when I got home, I threw out all of my dark shades of lipstick, and decided to find a perfect lip look based on my personality. After taking this quiz, I found out that every woman falls into one of these five categories, depending on her personality:
From making a speech to making the first move, you exude confidence in whatever you do, and many respect you for that. So it's no wonder that people are naturally drawn to you. According to makeup artist Lijha Stewart, this look is one that demands attention, and is the trademark of an independent woman. She also says
After seeing how boring my hair looked in my New Year's Eve pictures, my resolution was to try something new. So I asked my stylist to give me a pixie (extreme, I know), inspired by this picture of Rihanna. I loved the result -- it was short, sassy, and easy to style.Read More »from 4 Short Hairstyles You've Never Seen Before
Or so I thought. After a few days of using wax to turn my hair piece-y and funky, I started to get bored of it. Don't get me wrong, I love my new cut, but I was feeling a little stumped on what looks I should try next.
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Luckily, I'm not the only one at the office who has short hair. One of our other staffers here has had a pixie for a while now, and she was happy to help me find ideas on how to style short hair -- by doing them on herself first.
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You can find all seven of Jess' head-turning ways to wear short hair here, but check out my four favorite looks below, complete with her tips.
Look No. 1: My Go-To Style
I once heard you should spend more money on your hair than on your clothing, since you "wear" your hair every day. If that's true, these celebs are doing something right.
We rounded up the top 10 celebs with the most expensive haircuts. And frankly, it's downright shocking how much they're spending. We're talking major dough, though you may be surprised that this celeb (known for her sexy black hair) actually spends the least on our list; as well as this dye-addicted singer.
But let's face it: We really don't care about who spends the least. It's all about who spends the most. Can you guess which newly engaged it girl spends $950 on her cut and color? Click here to find out. And while that might seem extreme, this super star -- with her weekly $2,000 haircare bill -- knocks every celeb out of the park.
Scroll down to see what some of the hottest celebs spend on their hair or click here for the full list.
Salon: Sally Hershberger Salon, LARead More »from Which Celeb Spends $2,000 a Week on Her Hair?
- BeautyRiot Diva | Fashion – Wed, Jan 4, 2012 11:41 PM EST
While this might be a tough question for you, it's a no-brainer for me. Definitely Target. Their clothing prices are super cheap, even without the help of those crazy sales they have. And I can buy pieces from amazing designers like Missoni for a fraction of the cost (… well, if I can beat the crowds and survive a few elbows to the face).Read More »from If You Could Only Shop at One Clothing Store, Which Would it Be?
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While I know I'm not alone with my Target love, I wanted to see what stores other women would pick. So I posted this question on Facebook to see which stores our readers are obsessed with. At first, the answers (and the reasoning behind them) were pretty close to mine. Most picked stores like Kohl's, TJ Maxx, and H&M.
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Then a few women gave answers like Bloomingdale's and Harrods. Sure, it would be nice, but definitely not in my price range. So for the sake of our poll, let's say you have to shop with your current budget. Which store would you choose to shop at
- BeautyRiot Diva | Beauty on Shine – Wed, Jan 4, 2012 5:55 PM EST
The other day, I found out just how much it costs to look like Jennifer Aniston (get the full figure here). It's a lot, but I'm not that surprised. It's Jen Aniston. She's been in the biz for years.Read More »from Which Young Celebs Make the Most Money? We Found Out
What I didn't expect was young celebs like Dakota Fanning and Abigail Breslin getting such huge paychecks. They're not even 18 yet! How is it possible for a teenager to make this much cash?
Don't get me wrong, I'm not jealous or anything. I was just curious to see just what I missed out on by not having a pushy stage mom like this Disney star. So I looked it up.
Check out a few of the youngest, richest stars I found below (or click here for the entire list) to see their net worth:
Net worth: $4 million
Ever heard of the show "Wizards of Waverly Place"? It's apparently the second most popular Disney program of all time (after "Hannah Montana," of course). For Selena Gomez, this means a hefty $30,000 per episode. And after successfully recording the theme song for
What's your sexiest outfit? I can name a dozen or so looks that make me feel sexy. (These outfits usually include gold and/or animal print.) But ask my boyfriend what he thinks is sexy, and you'd probably get a completely different answer.
To find out just how different our ideas of sexy are, we decided to try a little experiment. We asked our coworker Mandy to pick out her sexiest outfit, then asked her boyfriend Mike to do the same for her. (It's like a mini version of this weeklong dare when one of our editors let her BF dress her for a week. Check that out here.) Let's see what happened …
Mandy's Sexy Outfit
Mandy's Take: "I love this purple dress/blazer combo. Not only is the zipper sexy -- I can choose how much to unzip -- but I also like how the blazer adds a more fashion-forward, classy feel. This look is sexy because it's fashionable and powerful."
Mike's Take: "I definitely think thisRead More »from He Said/She Said: What Clothes Really Are "Sexy"?