more about: beauty

An Affordable Luxury

I think I speak for all of us when I say that, were money not an issue, I’d probably indulge in pampering beauty treatments and products more often. That’s why I’m sharing these adorable hand creams from Molton Brown with you: they’re $15 each (for 40 ml), perfectly sized for your purse, and (if you’re like me) way more luxurious […]

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How to Make Hair Grow Faster

If you want long, shiny locks, consider this: Protein and Iron in your diet directly affect the health of your hair, says Paradi Mirmirani, a dermatologist in Vallejo, California.

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DIY Nail Art

I’m new to the world of nail art (especially because, if you follow me on our blog, I’m still trying to curb my nail-biting habit, which means I don’t have much of a canvas to work on). But I recently attended Nail Art Boot Camp, with the amazingly smart and talented Jan Arnold, founder of Creative Nail Design. In the […]

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Avoid Getting Lipstick on Your Teeth

You may want a kissable pout this weekend, but you definitely don’t want to hear there’s lipstick on your teeth. To avoid a potentially embarrassing moment, use this quick beauty trick. After applying bright lipstick, put your finger in your mouth, purse your lips around it, then slowly pull it out. Excess color will end up on your finger—not your […]

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A Quick Fix for Yellow Nails

Have you ever noticed a yellowish tint to your nails after removing your nail polish? There’s an easy fix for that!

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Help for Dry Hair

Is anyone else’s hair as dry as mine is right about now? I recently chopped it all off and it was healthy for about a day until it started to look like straw again. Full disclosure: My hair has been colored and keratin-straightened. And while both treatments are infused with moisturizing ingredients (in fact, keratin is simply protein, which is […]

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Eat These Foods to Beat Dry Skin

If dry winter weather is messing with your skin, and moisturizer just isn’t cutting it, consider incorporating foods rich in essential fatty acids—like walnuts, salmon, flaxseed, and avocados—into your diet. According to Meghan O’Brien, a dermatologist in New York City, research suggests that eating these foods and taking a flaxseed-oil supplement may improve skin-barrier function, which can actually make skin […]

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A Trick for Keeping Bobby Pins in Place

Do bobby pins and barrettes tend to slip and slide in your hair? Whether your hair is thick or thin, try this technique from Mark Townsend, a Los Angeles–based celebrity stylist with Dove Haircare. Spray your little helpers with dry shampoo right before using them. The product will give your pin or clip a slightly tacky—but not sticky—feel, so it won’t […]

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Are Facial Oils Good for My Skin?

Oil. It’s a word that strikes fear into the heart of any woman who has ever had a pimple on her face. I was raised in the Sea Breeze years myself; the squeakier clean you could make your skin, the less of a chance you’d get zits. With all due respect to Sea Breeze (which still gives me a cool […]

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How Do You Stop Biting Your Nails?

As I write this post, I am home with a sick kid—worrying about her, my upcoming deadlines, and the errands that won’t get done today. Needless to say, I’m stressed. And often when I’m stressed, I bite my nails. I’ve had this bad habit ever since I can remember (though I have mysteriously quit from time to time). Here’s what […]

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