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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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14 Beauty Trends to Expect in 2014 from SHEFINDS.com

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 […]

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Easy At-Home Manicures

Want a wow-worthy manicure, but can’t find time to make it to the salon? With Nailed Kit, a DIY nail art set, it’s easy to tend to your own nails.

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Short Hair Do’s

Given what I do for a living, I ruminate over things like dramatically cutting my hair less than you’d think. My general view is, it’s just hair, it’ll grow back. I know all the stupid stereotypes about short hair (most of them centering around a woman’s femininity), but being a child of the ’70s, that makes me more apt to […]

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The Most Moisturizing Lotions for Winter Skin from InStyle.com

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 […]

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How to Protect Your Face from the Cold

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.

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