by Christa Lee
Last year's beauty buzz may have been all about J. Law's cropped cut, M'Obama's bangs and Miley Cyrus' pixie, but we're not even halfway through 2014 and we're pretty sure we've already topped 2013. From Margot Robbie's glossy brunette dye-job to Katie Holmes' irresistible set of bangs, we're obsessed with all these recent celebrity transformations-all of which are perfect inspiration for a new spring hairstyle. Click through above to see a round-up of our favorites!
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- POPSUGAR BeautySource: Peels 101: Get Glowing, Postspa Skin at Home
Want to know the beauty editor's secret to glowing, acne-free skin? It's the at-home peel. You've likely heard horror stories of burning, red, skin-melting results. That won't be you! With the help of dermatologist Dr. Amy Wechsler, we've rounded up the essential tips so you can avoid disaster and get an amazing exfoliating treatment (even if it's your first time). Plus, we're sharing 10 of our favorite at-home peels on the market now. You're just a few clicks away from a brighter, clearer complexion.
Exfoliation Is Key: "Peels are great antiaging treatments that help restore the appearance of more youthful-looking skin by removing the outermost layer of dead and dull skin cells on the face," Wechsler explained. So in the sequence of your skin care routine, a peel should be applied after cleansing and before any treatment serums.
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- Exfoliation Is Key: "Peels are great antiaging treatments that help restore the appearance of more youthful-looking skin by removing the outermost layer of dead and dull skin cells on the face," Wechsler explained. So in the sequence of your skin care routine, a peel should be applied after cleansing and before any treatment serums.
- Source: 6 Beauty Quick Fixes When Spring Allergies Attack
You know the feeling: you wake up to sunlight streaming through your window, jump out of bed, and practically prance down the street enjoying the fresh Spring air . . . until you're hit with it - allergy season. Suddenly, your eyes are watering behind your new aviator sunglasses, and you're rapidly searching your bag for a tissue to relieve your itchy, runny nose. For allergy sufferers, Spring brings just as much of a headache as it does happiness. But a bad reaction to pollen doesn't need to ruin your beauty look. So we caught up with celebrity makeup artist Jamie Greenberg at Zyrtec event, where she offered six easy steps you can try in terms of skin care, makeup, and hairstyling. Trust us, your allergies need not cramp your beauty style.
1. Contour to combat a puffy face. When we wear black, we look slimmer. In the same way, shading and highlighting can help us chisel and define a puffy face. Using highlighter can alsoRead More »from 6 Beauty Quick Fixes when Spring Allergies Attack
- Babble.com | Beauty – Wed, Apr 9, 2014 3:03 PM EDT
The weather is warming up (finally!), and it seems as though people are starting to come out of hibernation. What better time to try out some new hairstyles than the season of rebirth? I've found 7 beginner-friendly updos and styles that incorporate simple twists. If you can twirl your hair around your finger, you can create a twist. Master the technique and create countless styles from loose and casual to clean and polished. The majority of these twisted hair styles are incredibly versatile and work just as well for trips to the playground as they do for a baby shower or garden party. These looks are also fantastic for kids, so if you have girls, give them a try! Visit the slideshow below for 7 gorgeous, easy-to-create twisted hairstyles for spring. -By Sonya Lee Benham
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- Teen Vogue | Beauty – Wed, Apr 9, 2014 2:29 PM EDT
by Phillip Picardi
Yes, it's true, and by now we all know it. Bold brows are in, and as long as Cara Delevingne has anything to say about it, they won't be going anywhere for a very long time. But this is not another article with helpful tips for the meager-browed, those devoid of a triumphant arch a la mode. (For that sort of thing, I'd kindly point you here or here.) No, this one is for the big, the bushy, and the unibrowed among us.
See, there are many products currently on the market that are designed to groom brows. They're mostly called brow gels, but some of them will be fancy and call themselves "tamers" or "mascaras" or something of the like. But do you know what they all have in common? They're crunchy. Sure, they comb your brows up to a pristine and immaculate shape, but then they dry and they get sticky and they feel heavy when they move and you can't touch them for fear of ripping off a patch of yourRead More »from The Game-Changing Product You Need for Thick Eyebrows
- Chioma Nnadi
Miranda KerrFor most of us, the act of getting ready for the world each morning is a blurry-eyed, caffeine-fueled affair-hardly what you'd called chic-and yet there are stylish women who make the whole thing appear so easy. Each day this week, we'll ask one of them to reveal the secrets to their a.m. routines, starting with model Miranda Kerr. Here, her tricks to waking up on the right side of the bed on a regular basis, from starting the day with a glass of warm water and lemon to the importance of cuddles and lymphatic drainage.
What is the very first thing that you do when you wake up?
Give my son a cuddle and make breakfast together.
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I try to get to bed at a reasonable hour but it doesn't always happen. I would have to say that I'm naturally a night owl but since having my son, I've learned to get to bed earlier. I incorporate little rituals like a nighttime meditation, lighting candles, and misting my face and pillow with my Kora Organics
- Lilit Marcus, Shine Contributor | Beauty – Wed, Apr 9, 2014 10:58 AM EDT
Dove's "Real Beauty" campaign, where regular women of all shapes and sizes appeared in ads instead of supermodels, was a huge hit. It changed the way that Americans talked about beauty products and advertisements. But it also benefited Dove in a major way, taking them from "a company who sells that nice soap" to "a company who sells that nice soap and also makes women feel good about their bodies." Read More »from Dove's Latest Real Beauty Ad May Have Jumped the Shark
Since then, empowerment has been as much a part of Dove's brand as soap and skincare products. They followed up the Real Beauty campaign with one where women described themselves and then each other to police sketch artists in order to visualize the difference between the way they saw their looks and the way other people perceived them. That ad was viewed over 60 million times on Youtube.
And now, here's Dove's latest initiative: a product called the "beauty patch," which women apply on their arm at night a la the nicotine patch. When they wake up, they feel more confident and have better
- Lucky Magazine | Beauty – Tue, Apr 8, 2014 5:17 PM EDT
by Sarah Ferguson
Hair chalk has been on our radar ever since Lauren Conrad tried it back in 2012, but thanks to the many celebs who have recently dyed their hair bright colors (Nicole! Katy! Kirsten!) and our sheer excitement for anything spring-related, the trend suddenly feels fresh again. Plus, with innovative new formulas, hair chalk is more pigmented, long-wearing and easier to apply than ever.
Click through above to shop our favorites and read on below for DIY hairchalking tips!
1. Wear rubber gloves and cover shoulders and clothes-hairchalking can get messy!Read More »from Six Pretty (And Temporary!) Ways to Add Color to Your Hair This Spring
2. For high intensity color (especially if you have dark hair), wet each stand before application.
3. Seal in the color with a flat or curling iron and set with hairspray.
4. Don't brush chalked strands until you're ready for the color to come out.
5. Because chalk is drying, always condition your hair after washing the color out.
Searching for something to keep your hands occupied and out of the Easter chocolate stash? This mini mani Monday, before the you and the kids dive into a world of dip dye and decals, practice your own artistic abilities. Turn their nails into teeny tiny canvases for fun pastel eggs, curious chicks and pink-eared bunny rabbits. Hop to it--and don't be stingy with that top coat! Their fingertips will need the extra protection while they rummage for eggs.
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- Teen Vogue | Beauty – Tue, Apr 8, 2014 2:38 PM EDT
by Phillip Picardi
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Yesterday, news broke that Kristen Stewart dyed her hair orange for a role. So imagine our surprise when, this morning, we saw that another former cover girl, Katy Perry, also debuted a super unorthodox color via her Instagram. And this time, it's green!
The job was done by Nina K and Brant Mayfield, two pros at the Chris McMillan Salon in Los Angeles. Instead of going all over with the green, they kept Katy's bangs her natural shade of raven black, leaving a super-modern colorblocked effect. As for the color itself, Perry dubbed it "slime green" in her caption. Sure, it's a little different than the ombré or the highlights we were considering for spring, but it's still cool, no?
Lest you forget, Katy is no stranger to eccentric hair! During her "Teenage Dream" years, her locks were a singular shade ofRead More »from Katy Perry Dyed Her Hair Green! Check Out the Photo
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