more about: beauty

20 Easy Hair-Care Tips Everyone Should Know

Did you know that the secret to glowing locks is in your kitchen? According to our colleagues at InStyle.com, to make your highlights shimmer, add one tablespoon of honey to your favorite conditioner. It’s that simple! To see their full list of 20 timeless hair-care tips, click here. More from RealSimple.com: How to Do the Glam Ponytail Inexpensive Makeup and Beauty […]

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This Is the Age When Americans Really Feel the Best About Their Looks

Here’s some good news about your (literally) beautiful future: According to a recent survey, people ages 65 years and older are more confident about their looks than any other age group. As part of the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, researchers interviewed more than 80,000 U.S. adults to find that 66% of Americans age 65 and older “agreed” or “strongly agreed” that […]

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5 Easy Tips For Nail Art You Can Actually Do Yourself

New to nail art? Try your hand at the trend with these simple techniques, tricks, and tools. • Dotticure: Create a polka-dot themed mani using a bobby pin or dot tool. Layer bubbles of different sizes for a retro effect. • Nail Stamp Kits: You can get these kits, each with dozens of designs, for under $10—example here. Just paint the color of […]

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The Absolute Best $10 Drugstore Beauty Buys

Every day, loads of high-price products are sent my way for testing purposes—for potential coverage in Real Simple. You could call what I do important investigative work in the name of our readers, or an embarrassment of riches. The truth is, I’m a drugstore girl (and plenty of these products are sent to me daily, too, only they don’t elicit the same […]

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How to Find the Best Subscription Box Deals

Subscription boxes—whether they arrive packed with make-up, nail polish, or treats—have become ubiquitous. From pet toys and workout gear to gadgets and décor, there’s a box for every budget, hobby, and family member. But with so many choices (and so many chances to save money) how do you decide which to order? Luckily, there’s a free website for that: My Subscription […]

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Have You Been Beauty Bullied?

This morning I had the pleasure of meeting with the lovely and super-talented Deborah Lippmann (creator of the self-titled line of nail products). While introducing me to her new summer hues, she casually mentioned that she had been to a salon to get a manicure (yes, she brings her own colors) last weekend—and that she had been made to feel pretty […]

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The 10 Best SPF-Infused Foundations from InStyle

Looking for a SPF-cosmetic to keep your skin safe this summer? Our colleagues at In Style have pulled together the 10 best SPF-infused foundations that are ultimate makeup bag (and beach bag) must-haves. To see the full list, click here. More from RealSimple.com: 5 Ways to Wear Matte Makeup 20 Great Beauty Products for $10 or Less The Best Mascaras

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3 Beauty Cures for When You’re Feeling Like a Hot Mess

You know those days you wake up and don’t even know where to start? So you don’t even try, and then you feel worse as the day wears on? I was having one of those… but fortunately, my job involves meeting with and interviewing makeup artists on a daily basis. So today, when I ran into Yadim, Maybelline’s global makeup […]

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The Hottest Hairstyles for Summer 2014 from Fox News Magazine

Searching for an amazing new summer ‘do? Check out the most stylish hair trends for summer 2014 from our friends at Fox News Magazine. They say, according to a recent New York Times article, “Women are flocking to their stylists in search of the perfect pixie, lob, or classic bob hairstyle. In other words, the shorter the better.” This trend has […]

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Three Truths and One Lie About Sunscreen

I have received many questions about sunscreen lately. Here are three truths and one fallacy about the summer’s hottest product—based on your queries. Source: Dr. Ellen Marmur, a dermatologist in New York City, author of Simple Skin Beauty: Every Woman’s Guide to a Lifetime of Healthy, Gorgeous Skin. 1. Sunscreen expires. It’s usually good for three years. Hopefully, you’ll use it up long […]

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