The downside of flying off on vacation: jet lag and all that comes with it (puffy eyes, a dull complexion, water retention, and crushing exhaustion). Didi Gluck, Real Simple’s beauty and health director, shares the symptom-alleviating tips she recently picked up from Anne-Claire Doucet, the spa treatment supervisor at The Spa at the Mandarin Oriental Paris:
Has this ever happened to you? You try on a bathing suit at the store, and think it fits great (or at least as great as a bathing suit can fit). But when you actually wear the suit to the pool, you realize the fit isn’t right: It won’t stop riding up in the back.
Independence Day is of course the day to sport that American flag tee, but a subtler show of patriotism might be just a little more chic. Show your true colors (red, white, and blue!) with this easy outfit equation:
In the mood for corn-on-the-cob?
When you’re at the grocery store, look for tightly-wrapped, bright green husks with plenty of silk coming out of the top. (Sticky strands indicate freshly-picked ears!) The husks should be moist, and the corn should feel firm and heavy for its size. If you can, take a peek to check that the kernels are plump, uniformly shaped, and closely spaced.
Many people (myself included) depend on Google Reader to get their daily dose of news and blogs. But, on July 1, Google is slated to shut down the beloved RSS reader. Follow these steps to backup your Google Reader, choose a new one, and import your data into your new RSS reader of choice.
What looks really great with tan skin? Bright, saturated colors. Look for saturated hues bright enough to almost be neon, without actually going all the way–there’s no better way to show off a tan.
To avoid tiny air bubbles in your freshly painted nails, celebrity manicurist Jenny Hipp suggests rolling the bottle between your palms instead of shaking it, which can introduce air into the polish.
Most everyone knows to brush their teeth at least twice each day, floss daily, and visit the dentist two times a year for a cleaning and a checkup. What some people don’t realize is that you should trade your old toothbrush for a new one every 90 days to maintain good dental hygiene.