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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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The Best Way to Apply Hair Product

If you apply products like styling cream and mousse starting at the front of your hair, it’s time to flip your routine. This front-to-back method causes product to pile up at the hairline, ultimately weighing down at the roots, says Stefanie Henriquez, a stylist at the Frederic Fekkai salon at the Mark in New York City. For the best results, […]

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21 Reasons Why You’re Losing Your Hair from Health.com

Have you ever looked at the shower drain or your hairbrush and had that moment of panic that you’re losing too much hair? As someone who already has baby-fine hair, I sure have. (The last thing I want is for my hair to get even thinner!) While it’s usually just paranoia, according to Health.com, there are several reasons your hair […]

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Men’s Products You’ll Like, Too

My husband, kids and I live in tight quarters. It is a New York City apartment, after all. I’m not complaining. I love the city and am willing to sacrifice space. But in light of our space issues, I can’t horde. Especially not in the bathroom, which is itsy bitsy. So I share a lot of my husband’s beauty products. […]

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