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  • The Key to a Painless Wax

    By Shannon Farrell, Daily Makeover

    Lucy Hale

    No matter how often we get a wax, it's still painful. But since it's also a surefire way to get our brows groomed perfectly without getting finger happy and over-plucking, we're not letting go of the routine anytime soon. Noemi Grupenmager, the CEO and founder of Uni K Wax Centers, offers one tip to ease the pain and guarantee less frequent trips to the salon for an eyebrow wax.

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    In one word: moisturize. Moisturizing is key to keeping your skin soft before and between waxes. "In hydrating before you wax, it allows the hair to be removed entirely with minimal discomfort and after, it helps the skin stay clear from irritation," says Grupenmager. "If the skin is dry, rough, and cracked, the hair could break off rather than being removed completely from the root and your next wax will be in four weeks opposed to the general six-eight weeks."

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  • 6 Tips to Help You Save Money on Beauty Products

    By Aly Walansky, Daily Makeover

    Buying beauty products

    Even when times are tough, it's important to feel our best. Stretch your budget by getting creative with your beauty routine, so you feel pretty while spending less.

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    1. Make the most of what you have. Squeeze your conditioner and lotion bottles until they cry for mercy, or just cut them in half when you're done to get the remaining product out. This works with other toiletries such as shampoo, toothpaste and face wash, too. "If you use a product such as a concealer that pumps out too much at once which causes you to through extra product away, consider transferring the product to a different container, which allows you to use more of the product at smaller quantities at a time," suggests Miranda Reiter, a personal finance expert.

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    2. Find store or generic brand alternatives. Kendal Perez of Hassle-Free Savings used to buy Aveeno moisturizer for $15 until she compared its Read More »from 6 Tips to Help You Save Money on Beauty Products
  • Wait, What?! Jennifer Aniston’s Secret Beauty Weapon is from Mars

    By Megan Segura, Daily Makeover

    Jennifer Aniston

    We've heard before that Jennifer Aniston spends over $100,000 a year on her beauty routine, but this latest rumor about the star is quite surprising. According to the Daily Mail, the actress uses $450 neck cream made from crystals from Mars.


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    Wait, what?
    Euoko Y-42 Fractional Neck Lift Concentrate lists "Discovered-on-Mars Iron Rose Crystal from Effusive Magma Rock in Hydrothermal Seams" as one of its ingredients. While we're a bit skeptical of such a ridiculous sounding ingredient, we do have to admit that Jennifer's neck looks pretty good, even at age 44.


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    Is a wrinkle-free neck worth $450 a month to you?
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  • 4 Lipstick Mistakes We All Make—And Shouldn’t

    By Shannon Farrell, Daily Makeover

    Miley Cyrys

    A sign that reads "On a Bad Day There's Always Lipstick" hangs in my kitchen, and for good reason. A little color on the lips brightens up any day, dresses up the plainest of outfits, and instantly makes you look more awake-who's looking at those under eye circles when you're wearing that gorgeous fuchsia lipstick? However, make any of these application mistakes, and you'll go from chic to clownish in seconds. Here are simple tricks to get a perfect bold lip.

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    1. Painting Outside the Lines
    Lipstick is supposed to look polished, not like your 5-year-old self was playing in your mother's makeup drawer. The easiest way to stay between the lines is with a thin lipstick brush and a lip liner. Start by tracing the edges with the liner and use the brush to coat the entire lip with color.

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    2. Choosing the Wrong Shade
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  • The Lazy Girl’s Cleanse

    By Shannon Farrell, Daily Makeover

    Juice cleanse

    It's January; time for a fresh start. After weeks spent celebrating the holidays, our bodies are finally feeling the repercussions-tiredness, bloating, the occasional nausea. Apparently eating nothing but sugar cookies and pinot will do that to you.

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    To get your body back on track, you need to flush out the toxins-the sugar, the gluten, the overload of carbs-and the easiest way to do it is with a prepackaged juice cleanse. The bottles are packed with nutrients ready to consume, because, let's be honest, the lazy girl does not cook. And if you're like me and the thought of foregoing solid food for days sounds like an impossible feat, a one-day cleanse is your best option. I recently tried BluePrint's Renovation Cleanse ($65, blueprintcleanse.com), which is comprised of six juices over the span of 24 hours.

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    The Juices
    The cleanse includes six juices that are Read More »from The Lazy Girl’s Cleanse
  • 3 Ways to Make Applying Liquid Liner Easier

    By Shannon Farrell, Daily Makeover


    Taylor SwiftThere is no better way to create a precise cat eye than with liquid eyeliner. But even we can admit it's not the easiest product to use. Here are a few tricks we've learned that make application a thousand-yes a thousand-times easier.

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    Always Go Waterproof
    For strong, smudge-free liner, you want the product to set almost immediately. And a waterproof liner does just that. Our new favorite is Eyeko London Liquid Eyeliner from the new Alexa Chung Eye Do Mascara and Liquid Eyeliner Set ($39, sephora.com). The thin tip allows you complete control as you draw-going thick or thin-and the product dries in about five seconds.

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    Perfect the Lines
    Liquid eyeliner highlights mistakes. The lines need to be completely smooth from end to end. If your hand isn't steady, prop your elbow up on the bathroom counter or vanity.

    Forget

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  • 6 Tips to Speed Up Your Morning Beauty Routine

    By Aly Walansky, Daily Makeover


    woman in mirrorFind yourself strapped for time each morning? You aren't alone. Save precious moments with these great time-saving beauty tips. You may even end up with time for a second cup of coffee!


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    Get a good night's sleep. Planning ahead can help save you time later. "If you don't have any under eye circles or puffiness to hide, then you've eliminated half of your morning makeup routine!" says celebrity makeup artist Laura Mitchell of Angelo David Salon.

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    Keep a large bottle of water next to your bed. This way, you can guzzle water right when you wake up, before you even get out of bed. Water will hydrate you skin and get your brain up to speed, says Dr. Gary Goldfaden.

    Wash your face in the shower. "Instead of using your facial scrub at the sink, keep it in the shower and use it as your morning cleanser 2-3 times a week,"

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  • We Tried It: Jessica Alba’s Corset Diet

    By Laurel Pinson, Daily Makeover


    jessica albaEver since Jessica Alba revealed that she lost the majority of her baby weight by wearing a tight-fitting corset for three months, I've been secretly dying to try it out. Could this be the diet I've been waiting for? The one where I don't have to do much of anything, and the inches are, quite literally, squeezed away? If it worked for Alba-and let's face it, she looks fantastic-would it work for me?

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    For a full seven days, I strapped on AMIA's Almighty Cincher ($54, hourglassangel.com), which is a little more expensive than shapewear like Spanx, but it's also a lot cheaper than, say, personal training sessions.

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    According to AMIA's press release, the Almighty Cincher not only trims 1-3 inches off your waist "in seconds," it also can improve posture and reduce back pain. "Some users wearing the Almighty Cincher 8-10 hours a day for 30 days Read More »from We Tried It: Jessica Alba’s Corset Diet
  • 5 Easy Ways to Cleanse After Unhealthy Eating

    By Shannon Farrell, Daily Makeover


    lemon water

    We all like to go all-out for the holidays-eating cookies, cheese, casseroles-and in the days (scratch that, weeks) we spend celebrating the season, our bodies are on sugar and fat overload.


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    Before you ring in the New Year (with champagne overload!), give your body this simple detox to get back to normal and ring in the new year right. No starvation or weird juice required, we promise!


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    Skip the Coffee
    Spend the next few mornings coffee free. You may think the jolt of caffeine is just the thing to get you out from under the covers, but it'll also build up carb and sugar craving for the entire day. Instead, get your caffeine fix with a cup of green tea. Just one cup helps to speed up liver activity-and after all that egg nog, you may need it!


    Drink Up
    Drink water, that is. Between the wine, hot toddies and spiked egg nog,

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  • How to Make Hair Look Gorgeous (Not Greasy) Between Shampoos

    By Wendy Rodewald, Daily Makeover


    victoria's secret model

    Your Guide To No-Wash Hair
    Your hairstylist wants you to stop shampooing every day, but who is she kidding? It's not like you roll out of bed with perfect, beachy waves. Or maybe you have a habit of sleeping through your alarm, leaving you about 11 minutes to get ready and get out the door. Luckily, there are solutions to transform every hair type from sad and unwashed to perfectly gorgeous-without starting from scratch.


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    Soak Up Oil and Pump Up Volume
    "If hair is oily, or just to give a boost of volume to the roots, use a lifting & texturizing spray gel," such asFekkai Coiff Bouffant Lifting & Texturizing Spray Gel ($25,fekkai.com), says Stefanie Francois, Fekkai stylist at The Mark Hotel in New York. "Turn your head upside down and blow dry, and finish with a light-hold hairspray before flipping your head back up." A dry shampoo like Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk ($17.99, ulta.com) Read More »from How to Make Hair Look Gorgeous (Not Greasy) Between Shampoos

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