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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Fact or Fiction: Can Your Shampoo Really Lose Its Cleansing Power?


Dealing with oily hair is annoying enough, but feeling like it's still dirty right after you spent all that time (OK, fine, maybe like 15 minutes) washing? The worst. 

Exactly How to Protect Your Hair and Scalp from the Sun

We're talking actual head-to-toe sun protection, people.


When it comes to sun protection, we know that it's critical to apply sunscreen over our entire bodies, but do you count your hair and scalp in that? I didn't. Even as a diligent sunscreen user, I would apply sunscreen up to my forehead and never even consider my hair or scalp, because, well, they're my hair and scalp. 
Spoiler alert: Skipping out on that sun protection is one big beauty faux pas. Read on to find out why and, of course, how to keep your locks and your scalp from sunburn. 

Monday, May 30, 2016

Hot or Cold? The Benefits of Both Kinds of Showers

Hot or Cold? The Benefits of Both Kinds of Showers
Showering is an essential part of a healthy routine, but depending on the temperature, your time spent under the water can offer different benefits. Whether you like it hot or prefer it cold, learn how your showering routine can affect your health. After reading, you might rethink which way you turn the dial.

HOW TO WAKE UP WITH GORGEOUS HAIR EVERY MORNING

​Tips for a chic look that'll take you from your first cup of coffee, all the way to cocktails.

A.M. hair can be unpredictable—you never know what you'll see when you turn on the bathroom light. On a hectic morning, the last thing you want to worry about is your hair. We asked expert stylists how to wake up with strands that are work-ready (and troubleshoot if they're not).

25 MOST STYLISH MID-LENGTH HAIRCUTS

These celebrities make the middle ground ​look like the place to be.

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 25 MOST STYLISH MID-LENGTH HAIRCUTS
Not daringly short or enviably long, medium-length hair can easily land in the boring category. But with a few smart layers, the right angles and a generous dose of styling tricks, these celebrities get it just right.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Kaia Gerber and Cindy Crawford's Shopping Trip Could Easily Be an Ad For Jeans

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 Kaia Gerber and Cindy Crawford's Shopping Trip Could Easily Be an Ad For Jeans
With wind in their hair, hands in their pockets, and smizes well-suited for the catwalk, you'd think that Kaia Gerber and Cindy Crawford were about to show off the latest designer collection. But nope — the mother-daughter duo were just enjoying a shopping trip in Malibu, CA, thus proving that no matter where they're headed, they're always channeling their inner models.
Dressed in solid tops and jeans, the two showed off their similar casual-cool style, and if someone told us this outing was actually a denim campaign, we'd be inclined to believe them. Take a look at Kaia and Cindy putting their fashion choices and stunning looks on display, then check out why Kaia has started dressing like Kendall Jenner.
from:Popsugar

12 Curly Hair Hacks That Will Completely Change Your Life

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 12 Curly Hair Hacks That Will Completely Change Your Life
Having curly hair brings me such joy. The springy ringlets are indicative of my large personality, but I didn't always know how to care for my coils. About eight years ago, I was clueless about all the unwritten rules (like no more shampoo, brushes, or towels.) And the commandments vary by hair type, too. A woman with waves can't live by the same hacks that I rely on day to day for my Afro-texture hair.

Pastel Hair: 5 Ways to Choose a Soft Color For Summer

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 Pastel Hair: 5 Ways to Choose a Soft Color For Summer
Since rainbow hair first started trending in the past few years, we've fallen hard for all ways of wearing this style: colorful roots, secret underlights, and, now, pastels.
Just as one could lighten their brunette, blond, or red locks for Summer, it's possible to take a bold rainbow hue and turn it into a soft pastel. It's a subtle variation on the trend — but one that will still result in Instagram-worthy color. While the old DIY lemon juice hack works to add natural highlights, the complexities of achieving a pastel shade tend to require a professional stylist — read on for inspiration you can take to your next appointment.

5 Reasons It's Amazing to Be Pale in the Summer

5 Reasons It's Amazing to Be Pale in the Summer

On a lucky day, I pick the second-lightest foundation shade on the shelf at Sephora. (Drugstores don't even HAVE my color.) The undersides of my wrists look like they've never seen the sunlight (I don't think they have, actually), and a sweep of blush is my face's saving grace.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

When This Skirt Trend Takes Over the Red Carpet, Just Know That Kendall Jenner Started It

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 When This Skirt Trend Takes Over the Red Carpet, Just Know That Kendall Jenner Started It

Considering Kendall Jenner was pioneer of hip-bone-baring slit dresses, it's only natural the star would be one of the first to try a different leggy trend: the extreme asymmetrical skirt. Stepping out at the London launch of The Estée Edit, the model put her a good portion of her body on display, wearing a David Koma bodysuit and printed skirt that exposed her thigh on one side, while appearing somewhat modest on the other.
Will this be the new nearly naked style to take over the red carpet? Only time will tell. For now, take a look at Kendall's ensemble ahead. Then, see another piece this stylish star loves:the duster coat.

91 Style Tips to Steal From the Airport's Best Dressed Celebs

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 91 Style Tips to Steal From the Airport's Best Dressed Celebs
Without a doubt, the airport is one of the best places to spot authentic star style. Red carpet gowns are gorgeous, don't get us wrong, but there's something so relatable about the jackets, tops, bottoms, and boots Hollywood's chicest pick to get from point A to point B. And whatever your everyday style is, there's a tarmac-bound warrior guaranteed to inspire you the next time you're printing out a boarding pass and packing your bags. In fact, we counted 71. Just scroll through for the best dressed celebs to ever grace TSA and garner some inspiration to fly in style.

Only 1 Day Until the Beach? Your Quick, Debloating Meal Plan

While a diet full of clean, unprocessed foods and a consistent workout is the recipe for success, sometimes things don't go according to schedule. Suddenly you find yourself panicking that you only have one day to go before a beach-filled vacation. Instead of worrying about what you can and can't eat for each meal — or worse, starving yourself — opt for this fresh and tasty day of clean, light, and debloating meals that will help you feel your best once you slip on your suit.

Breakfast: Papaya Ginger Smoothie
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Thursday, May 26, 2016

7 Things That Happen When You Stop Having Sex

 7 Things That Happen When You Stop Having Sex

Break-ups. Work. Travel. Work travel. There are a lot of reasons your sex life may be stalled. And, like knocking over that first domino, your dry spell in the sack can affect your health in many ways—both good and bad.
Here are 7 things that can happen when you lose that loving feeling

12 Fruits That Will Make Your Skin Glow

 12 Fruits That Will Make Your Skin Glow

Foods are the building blocks that our bodies use to grow, develop, and repair. Healthy, plant-based fruits provide the energy and nutrients to do so.
If we aren’t eating well, we’re starving our cells or at the very least not giving them the proper tools they need to function at their best. Here are a few of the top foods to keep you looking young and your skin at its finest:

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

15 Things Incredibly Happy People Do

 15 Things Incredibly Happy People Do

Life isn't always a walk in the park. So how do happy people get through a rough day? These tips are small things that happy people do to make life just a little bit better, and now you can too. Just remember: a smile is contagious, so don't forget to show off your pearly whites any chance you get.
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Jennifer Lopez Dishes on Gigli, Bennifer, and How Her Famous Figure "Broke the Mold"


One of the best things about Jennifer Lopez is that she always manages to come off as totally genuine, whether it's while pranking Leonardo DiCaprio with James Corden or giving fans a look into her sweet home life with her kids, 8-year-old twins Max and Emme. The "Ain't Your Mama"singer continued this trend when she sat down with The Hollywood Reporter's Awards Chatter podcast, where the magazine's cover star wasn't afraid to be candid about the tabloid nightmare that was "Bennifer," the dip in her career after Gigli, and how her famous curves have changed standards in Hollywood.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The Truth About Belly Fat

 The Truth About Belly Fat

Surprise: Everyone has some belly fat, even people who have flat abs.
That's normal. But too much belly fat can affect your health in a way that other fat doesn't.
Some of your fat is right under your skin. Other fat is deeper inside, around your heart,lungsliver, and other organs.
It's that deeper fat -- called "visceral" fat -- that may be the bigger problem, even for thin people.

7 Simple Ways to Get Out of a Funk


You know those days when you're just feeling inexplicably weird? Nothing really excites you, you're kind of irritable, and bed just sounds really, really nice? You're not sad but you don't quite know what triggered it exactly or what the fix is — till now. Fortunately, there are simple remedies to quickly get you out of your funk. Look to the following seven tips and you'll get out of your slump in no time.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Victoria's Secret Will No Longer Sell Clothes, Shoes, or Accessories

Stock up before it's too late.


The days of being able to buy a tunic, shorts, or sandals from Victoria's Secret are numbered: The company will stop selling shoes, accessories, and apparel, it announced (per Fashionista), and will just offer its lingerie, Pink, and Beauty lines. The selection available online will be the same as in-stores after the transition is complete.
The move comes just weeks after it was reported in April that the company will no longer sell swimwear either. Victoria's Secret is restructuring, in part because of poor profits, Fashionista reports. Its quarterly report showed a decrease of 7 percent, with beauty the lowest selling category.
Update, 10:45: Victoria's Secret provided the following comment in regards to their swim line, specifically:
In order to better focus our resources on core merchandise categories, we have decided to eliminate non-core businesses including swim in our Victoria's Secret lingerie business and shoes, accessories and apparel that were offered in our digital channel but not in stores.
From:Elle

WATCH THIS WOMAN MODEL 100 YEARS OF NAIL TRENDS IN 2 MINUTES

​​Fun fact: Nail art wasn't even a thing until the '80s.


Elaborate nail art may be all over Pinterest now, but the evolution of nail styles is much more gradual than you'd think—and fascinating. Mode captures the history in the latest entry in its 100 Years of Fashion series, exclusively premiering on ELLE.com. One woman tries some nail trends from the last century in two minutes.

From the bare, short nails of the '10s:

How to Turn $5 Ikea Mirrors Into Beautiful Sconces

How to Turn $5 Ikea Mirrors Into Beautiful Sconces
If you've been pining for a pair of accordion sconces, you'll want to head to the bathroom department of Ikea. Turns out, Ikea's Frack mirror ($5) makes the perfect base for a DIYsconce! Inspired by Daniel Kanter's tutorial, I decided to tackle the project myself.
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Wedding Decor Ideas You'd Never Guess Came From Ikea

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 Wedding Decor Ideas You'd Never Guess Came From Ikea
Weddings are joyous, heavenly, romantic, and . . . super stressful. What's the number one biggest stressor? Money, of course. So embrace the high-low philosophy, borrow when it makes sense, and consider finding savings in unexpected places. For those small purchases that add up in a big way, turn to a store like Ikea for inspiration. Click through for their most wedding-worthy products right now.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Katy Perry Channels the Dancing Lady Emoji at amfAR's Annual Gala in Cannes

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 Katy Perry Channels the Dancing Lady Emoji at amfAR's Annual Gala in Cannes
Katy Perry hit the red carpet at the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala in Cannes on Thursday looking like the actual human equivalent of the dancing lady emoji. The singer struck a series of poses for photographers and showed off her stunningMarchesa ruffled red gown in all its glory; nearby, her boyfriend, Orlando Bloom, also walked the red carpet, though the couple didn't stop for any snaps together. Katy and Orlando touched down in the South of France over the weekend and were spotted soaking up the sun together on a friend's yacht. Their PDA-filled outing came just days after images surfaced of Orlando cozying up to Selena Gomez at a club in Las Vegas and Katy expertly shut down the cheating rumors on social media.

Britney Spears Makes a Jaw-Dropping Appearance at the Billboard Music Awards

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 Britney Spears Makes a Jaw-Dropping Appearance at the Billboard Music Awards
Britney Spears can do no wrong. The singer, who performed and is being honored at the Billboard Music Awards, made a jaw-dropping appearance on Sunday night as she stepped out on the magenta carpet looking like a real-life goddess. Not only did she show off her killer figure as she strutted her stuff for the cameras, but her see-through black lace Reem Acra ensemble definitely gave us nostalgia from her "Stronger" days. The hotness continued as she opened the night with an incredible medley of her greatest hits. Britney is certainly bringing to the heat. Bask in all of her gorgeousness.

LEONARDO DICAPRIO BOUGHT A $23,650 GIFT FOR ONE VERY SPECIAL WOMAN IN HIS LIFE

Sadly, it wasn't me.


Your boo boo Leonardo DiCaprio, a man who loves the Earth and its women (particularly the blonde Victoria's Secret Angels among them), did something quite sweet for his #1 girl, his dear mom Irmelin. Leo reportedly bought a $18,000 Chanel handbag for her, according to Page Six, during the Heart Fund's Generous People Dinner Gala in Cannes (so it's a philanthropic gift!). 


He also won her a $5,650 silk scarf from Innangelo, a fashion line by Inna Zobova, a Russian—you guessed it—model. These gifts are additions to last year's gifts that he bought his mom in Cannes, when Leo outbid Paris Hilton for $11,300 Chanel handbag for Irmelin.
Well, you know what they say: You can tell a lot about how a man will treat his girlfriend by the way he treats his mom...
               WORLD'S BEST SON
From: ELLE

Fish-Ball Skin Cream Is The Latest Korean Beauty Craze

For some of us, adhering to a skin-care regimen doesn’t come naturally. I wish my mom had spent half as much energy on skin care as she did indoctrinating me to brushing my teeth day and night. So while I’m pretty safe from my teeth rotting and falling out anytime soon, I’ve still got training wheels on when it comes to getting through the annoying-as-hell process of maintaining my skin, especially at the end of a long day when all I want to do is dive into bed and binge-watch Made in Chelsea until I pass out.

20 Things You Never Knew About Botox

 20 Things You Never Knew About Botox
With the influx of new skin-care procedures, treatments, and products that has hit the market in recent years, one has truly lasted the test of time — 14 years, to be exact — and it seems to be getting even more popular. You've heard of it. Everyone has heard of it. It's called Botulinum toxin, a.k.a. Botox. 

Maybe you know someone who's tried it, or maybe you've tried it yourself. (No judgment.) But with this injectable treatment, there is a lot more than meets the eye. Ahead, 20 things you might not know about Botox. 

More People Get It Than You ThinkBotulinum toxin has been the number-one nonsurgical procedure since 2000. As of 2015, there have been 4 million procedures performed.
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I Drank A Gallon Of Water A Day For Better Skin — & Here's What Happened

I'm a fairly healthy person — I do what I can to feel good, while still enjoying my life. I wake up at the crack of dawn for yoga and eat a fairly balanced diet, but I'll also snag that last slice of pizza if you don't get to it first. But one thing I've been told over and over again is that I don't drink enough water. 

During my checkups, my doctors would tell me the horrible migraines that left me incapacitated for days might have to do with dehydration. My derm said that my acne would likely improve if I drank more water. And every aesthetician I've ever been to would tsk-tsk when I told them how little water I imbibed on a daily basis. Water, it seemed, was the answer to all of my problems.
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The Most Basic '90s Manicure Is Back

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 The Most Basic '90s Manicure Is Back

But it's not what you think. We've seen French manicures all over the runways for the past few seasons now — but basic they are not. Gone are the white tips with nude-polish topcoats that were a staple in every sorority from the '90s to the aughts. Instead, we're seeing manicurists breathe new life into contrast tips thanks to colors, metallics, graphic shapes, and negative space. 

And it's trickling down from the catwalk to the nail salon. “We’re definitely seeing a recurrence of the French manicure," says Eleanor Langston, CEO of Paintbox. "But it’s more updated and modern. We’ve done many evolutions of this design over the past year-and-a-half.” (Like the one pictured here.)

Ahead, we take a look back at where the French mani came from, how much it's changed, and the endless possibilities to come.

The Top Nail-Color Trends To Try Right Now






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 The Top Nail-Color Trends To Try Right Now

In the grand scheme of new beauty-product releases, nail polish is, undoubtedly, the most overwhelming. The top brands flood the market with several launches every season. This deluge makes it hard to keep track of all the newbies — even for beauty editors! This is why we called on some extra help to guide us in our pursuit of the top colors for the year.

So what's the latest in color trends? Celebrity and editorial nail artist Steph Stone gave us the lowdown. Her portfolio features a who's who of Hollywood: Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato, Rooney Mara, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley — you get it. To boot, she's done tons of campaigns, editorials, and magazine covers. 

Ahead, Stone walks us through the seven biggest nail-color trends to rock right now. Plus, check out her tips on the nail lengths and shapes that best complement each hue, and her favorite polish picks.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

How To Cook Perfect Steak in the Oven

 How To Cook Perfect Steak in the Oven
Here is an absolutely foolproof, easy, and quick way to make a juicy steak with a crisp, peppery crust in the oven. Add a loaf of bread, a salad, and a bottle of wine, and you have an easy and delicious dinner you can make for weeknights and special occasions alike.
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How to Apply Eye Shadow for Every Eye Shape

Highlight, shade, and line like a pro.

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 How to Apply Eye Shadow for Every Eye Shape
When it comes to lid looks, we all have the same goal: brighter, bigger, more awake eyes. Here, makeup pro Mia Silverio shows us how to highlight, shade, and line eyes of every shape and size like a pro.

Friday, May 20, 2016

30 Skin Care Rules For 30-Somethings Who Want to Age Slowly

There are plenty of us in our 30s who want to hold off on invasive skin care procedures but still — ya know — have killer, wrinkle-less skin. Is that too much to ask?
Advice on how to best maintain a dewy glow and lineless visage varies, of course, depending on one's age. But fortunately for those of us in life's fourth decade, Dr. Karyn Grossman, an LA-based dermatologist who has worked with Gwyneth Paltrow, Molly Sims, and many more stars, is here to help. Dr. Grossman is a Harvard-educated dermatologist who is known for using the best technology, both old and new, to combat antiaging with the most natural-looking results possible.

18 Breakfast Recipes That Experts Say Will Help You Lose Weight

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 18 Breakfast Recipes That Experts Say Will Help You Lose Weight
Experts don't recommned skipping meals to save on calories, especially breakfast. Nutritionists Stephanie Clarke, RD, and Willow Jarosh, RD, of C&J Nutrition have shared the perfect equation for how to make asatisfying breakfast that will help also you lose weight. So instead of grabbing a scone or donut with your latte, reach for one of these delicious recipes

If You're Running and Aren't Losing Weight, Try This

You've been eating right and exercising for a while, but that stubborn belly fat just won't budge! Along with incorporating foods that fight fat into your diet, here are some ways to burn that pooch away while you are out on a run.

Switch Up Your Pace

Intervals are proven to reduce belly fat and rev up metabolism; instead of running at the same pace for the entire workout, try alternating between periods of pushing your body to the max and periods of recovery. Here's a list of interval workouts for you to try:

Don't Cook Asparagus Any Other Method Than This


Before I learned this method, my grilled asparagus always ended up stringy, charred, and shriveled. I had all but given up hope that it could ever taste good, unless wrapped in bacon. However, while at a dinner party, I learned a new way of cooking it that is foolproof.

31 Things Every College Student Needs to Know


College is an exciting adventure — you're moving away from home, meeting new people, and finally getting a true taste of independence (and lots of Easy Mac). For four years, you'll be cramming a ton of knowledge — both academic and otherwise — into your head. In your eagerness to start this new chapter, make sure to keep in mind some important tips to making the most of your experience, which, in turn, will help you learn lessons that will last a lifetime.