more about: beauty

Truth In Beauty: A Take on the Oscars

As I sit in my office typing this, my mother Estela, age 70, is sitting with me. She stopped by for a visit and we started discussing—what else?—Oscars beauty. My take is that there was a certain sameness, and safeness, about most people’s beauty and fashion choices. Mom agrees. A lot of nude makeup looks (Amy Adams, Cate Blanchett, Julia […]

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Pack This, Not That

When you’re traveling by plane, particularly if you’d prefer not to check a bag, pack samples of cosmetics and prescription creams (ask your doctor for these) instead of toting the full-size versions.

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18 Fashion and Makeup Mistakes That Age You from Health.com

A great outfit or a new makeup palette can give you a renewed sense of confidence and make you feel fabulous. But are your latest style choices making you look older than you are? I honestly never thought about the fact that a certain shade of lipstick could draw unwanted attention to laugh lines. Or that spending my shopping budget […]

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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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