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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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, […]
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. […]
New Year, New You? There’s more to that popular phrase than just eating better and getting in shape. Perhaps you want to try a new hairstyle or makeup color. One of my beauty resolutions this year is to buy (and actually wear) a bold red lip color. This might be an old trend but its something I’ve always liked and […]
Baby its cold outside! Though the snow might be pretty, the cold, dry air that comes with it can wreak havoc on our skin. And if you’re already a dry skin sufferer like me, this season can be quite miserable (and itchy!). In the quest to combat my irritating case of winter skin, I came across this fantastic list of […]
Wonder why your nose tends to get all red after being out in the cold? Blood vessels dilate when the temperature drops. The good news: flushed features should fade soon after you come indoors. To speed up the process, apply a warm (not hot) compress to the skin for a few minutes.
If your hair falls victim to extreme dryness and breakage, follow this tip from Chrystofer Benson, artistic director for Matrix, a hair-care line: Go easy on the heat styling. Says Benson, “If your iron has a temperature gauge, never turn it past 410 degrees.” Even if your iron goes above that temperature, keep your dial at medium-high—Benson explains that anything […]