One of the best things about the summertime is paring down your makeup bag. Since it’s the one time of year you’re supposed to look fresh-faced and undone, take advantage and pare your makeup bag down to an under-eye concealer, a cream blush, mascara, and a nude lip color. Need help selecting the right nude? Makeup artist Tanya Rae shares her expert tips:
The age-old maxim about wearing all jewelry in the same metal tone (i.e. – silver with silver, or gold with gold) also applies to those metallic shoes that are so on-trend right now. Pair silver heels with silver statement earrings, and gold with a bold gold-tone cuff or necklace. MIA “Edie” flat, $59.95; nordstrom.com.
Just a spoonful of simple syrup is all you need to sweeten your favorite lemonade or tea. Rather than reaching for the sugar bowl, which can leave sandy granules at the bottom of the glass, add 1 1/2 teaspoons of simple syrup for every teaspoon of sugar you’d normally use.
If you’re buying wedding presents and hostess gifts this summer (who isn’t?), here’s a useful piece of advice: Give a single gift (like a vase, or a mixer, or even a check), and leave off the fun extra doodad (think: the flower frog, the cheap picture frame, the spatula). Why? According to a study in the Journal of Consumer Research, the recipient of […]
To decrease your chances of developing a rash from poison ivy, remember the old adage: “leaves of three, let them be.” It’s also important to note that poison ivy’s rash-causing oils can linger on clothing (and pets, tools, and more) causing indirect contact that could lead to a rash.
Ever purchased a polish that looked bold and beautiful in the bottle but turned out to be disappointingly sheer? No need to toss it. Just buy an inexpensive, opaque white nail polish, and use it as your base coat. The white will make the bright more vibrant—and keep your nails totally covered. And while you’re at the drug store, consider […]
When hosting a party, you want everything to be fresh and crisp–especially the food. Follow these steps to ensure any veggies platters you prep ahead are ready for crunch time:
Expecting house guests? No need to share your pricey shampoo with your mother-in-law. Instead, stock the guest bathroom with mini bottles of shampoo, conditioner, and body wash you’ve collected from hotels and resorts.
If you’ve ever tried to turn a kebab loaded with meat or veggies, you know how tricky it can be to prevent individual pieces from rotating.