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  • Lifestyle ? Beyond Beauty Basics
  • Vacation Cabin Style Fashion

    Vacation Cabin Style Fashion
    Designers and models determine what is trendy and what’s not. So, if you don’t wish to be from style, you need to consult magazines watching fashion shows to be aware what is hot. Based on magazines, the vacation cabin style includes a very bravura appeal. This tough-working American and vintage-inspired rustic style isn’t just trendy. …
  • Shabby Chic Style Fashion

    Shabby Chic Style Fashion
    The shabby fashion essentially describes something which is sort of worn but continues to be attractive and fascinating. The shabby chic style is very untidy but nonetheless charming. It’s certainly imperfect yet it’s still beautiful. If you’re a person who will not stick to the norms of normal beauty and would rather be unique, this …
  • Different Fashions ? Alternative Fashion Styles

    Different Fashions ? Alternative Fashion Styles
    Clothing was always, since man began wrapping themself in a variety of animal fur, an announcement of the certain kind. Fashion, like a style popularized and excepted by many people in present day, just deepened that statement’s importance. Selecting one style or any other gave individuals all cultures a means of expressing themselves, so that …
  • Fashion Styling Courses

    Fashion Styling Courses
    There are numerous fashion styling courses that exist to future stylists who wish to pursue a job within the fashion industry. These courses provide candidates within-depth understanding on various subjects that could include nail care, proper hair care, hairstyling, personal care, wardrobe selection and outfit selection. Budding stylists who are curious about going after a …
  • Americana Style Fashion Trend

    Americana Style Fashion Trend
    It’s that season again once the beer is flowing, heaven is stuffed with fireworks, with no meal is finished with no slice of apple cake a la mode. Using the fourth of This summer nearby, the Americana style trend is hot to trot. At the same time timeless and nostalgic, it evokes chance, optimism and …
 
 
  • POPSUGAR Beauty
  • 5 Products That Will Keep Your Oily Skin Under Control

    5 Products That Will Keep Your Oily Skin Under Control

    While we all love looking like we have dewy, healthy skin, for some people with oily skin types, the shine can get out of control. Excess oil can cause makeup to break down, transfer, and in some cases, just make our skin look downright reflective.

    Luckily, there are beauty products out there that will save your complexion. If you want to keep your oil in check, you should make sure that your complexion is properly hydrated, and you're using makeup products designed to keep you shine-free.

    Thanks to the Sephora Beauty Insider Community, I discovered a product that is ideal for keeping my face matte. I included those in the list below, along with a few other of my own person favorites that manage to keep my makeup looking good throughout the day.

    Read on to learn the products that ensures your oil stays away and your face stays flawless!

  • So You Want to Buy a Bidet: Here's What You Need to Know

    So You Want to Buy a Bidet: Here's What You Need to Know

    Photographer: Mark PopovichNo Restrictions: Editorial and internal use approved. OK for Native and co-branded use.

    In case you're like my sixth-grade boyfriend, who blissfully convinced himself that girls don't poop, you probably know that everyone does, in fact, poop. It's actually a great equalizer. Celebrities poop. Your crush poops. The coolest girl you know - the one who's dating a DJ and wore Réalisation Par before anyone else did, she - well, you get it.

    However, number two still isn't something we love to talk about in polite company. That means you might be unfamiliar with bidets, which are a poop accoutrement (poo-trement?) that keep things clean after you use the restroom.

    I recently had an enlightening chat with James Lin, who runs Bidet King, which is pretty much the only place you need peruse if you're in the market for a bidet. Where to begin? Read on for everything you need to know about purchasing your first one.

    First things first: What is a bidet?

    There are two different types of bidets: an old school, fountain-esque option and an electric one. The latter is Lin's wheelhouse, and he says it's the choice most of his customers prefer, since it's easier to operate.

    As Lin explained, "The old style bidets are a separate fixture from your toilet. It's kind of hard to use. After you're done using the toilet, you're supposed to waddle over to the separate bidet fixture and turn on the water." The word "bidet" actually means "straddle," since you're supposed to squat over this kind. It was first created as a sanitary device for women to clean their pubic areas, but men can use these bidets, too.

    The electronic option can be attached to most modern toilets, in place of a seat. After using the bathroom, you press a button that activates a nozzle. "It's warm water, and you can adjust the spray strength and position," Lin said. "It cleans you up, and you don't have to move from the toilet or use your hand, so it's much more hygienic than the European bidet." This type was developed in Japan, and according to Lin, it gives you that "shower-fresh feeling without having to take a shower."

    How do you install a bidet?

    An electric bidet is pretty simple to install. First, remove your existing seat and you'll find two mounting holes in your toilet bowl. "The bidet will fit right over those two holes," Lin said. As for plumbing, the electric bidet taps into the existing water supply. You don't need any special tools to install it; as Lin explained, "You can just use your hands." The only tricky part is making sure you have a power outlet near your toilet, as the bidet will need to plug in. If you don't, you can use an extension cord or get an electrician to install one.

    How much does it cost?

    Lin likes to equate purchasing a bidet as shopping for a car. "As you move up in quality, things get more expensive," he said. "Think of a Toyota Corolla versus a Mercedes-Benz. Both have roughly the same basic set of features, but the idea of the Mercedes is that it's made with higher-quality materials, it's better built, and it has some additional luxury features." If you're on more of a Toyota budget, you can start with cheaper options that cost around $200. If you really want to spring for your throne, you could pay up to $1,000 for a bidet that will have extra features such as an automatic lid that opens and closes with the touch of a button, an LED nightlight, stainless steel nozzles that look prettier than plastic ones, and a heated seat. (The latter would definitely come in clutch for drafty apartment bathrooms!)

    Photographer: Mark PopovichNo Restrictions: Editorial and internal use approved. OK for Native and co-branded use.

    Are bidets safe to use . . . down there?

    "With a bidet, you're not using enough water to upset your pH"

    Lin says to think of a bidet's rinse as "a surface clean." According to him, "It's not meant to go inside and deep clean anything." Just as you clean yourself when you shower without altering your body's pH balance, you can safely use a bidet. "With a bidet, you're not using enough water to upset your pH," he said. "It's not going to put water inside of you, and you will wipe yourself dry afterwards," which stops moisture from spreading to delicate areas such as your vagina.

    If you have limited mobility, you can opt for a bidet that has a built-in blow dryer. "It feels like a hair dryer on a really low setting, and it takes a couple minutes to slowly dry you. We have some customers who have trouble taking care of themselves or elderly ones who have suffered strokes, and if you can't use your arm anymore, the dryer really, really comes in handy." Lin admits that most people don't have the patience to wait the few minutes to get dry, so you can just grab some toilet paper and blot the area dry.

    Who benefits from a bidet?

    According to Lin, people with certain disabilities or conditions appreciate the convenience of a bidet. "There are some health benefits for folks with Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, or hemorrhoids," he explained. If you have those conditions, you may be using the restroom more, and "The active wiping can start to feel like sandpaper because you're doing it so often. Bidets are a really, really good solution for this because then you're washing instead of just constantly wiping, and it doesn't get as raw or sensitive." Likewise, older customers who are less mobile than they used to be appreciate the ease of a bidet. "One of my customers was an elderly lady who had trouble with her personal hygiene," Lin recalled. "Once she started using a bidet, she got less UTIs."

    Are bidets eco-friendly?

    Short answer: yes. Long answer, as Lin sees it: "The amount of water a bidet uses is actually quite small. You're using maybe less than a quart each time you actually use it." Plus, using a bidet leads to using less toilet paper, so in a sense you're conserving water. "The manufacturing process of toilet paper is extremely resource-intensive," Lin explained. "They use a ton of fresh water to make this really nice, fluffy, double-ply toilet paper. Installing any type of bidet is going to reduce your toilet paper use by about 80 percent because you're not going to wipe as much."

    Will the bidet make my toilet clog?

    According to Lin, "The bidet has nothing to do with the flushing mechanism of the toilet, because the toilet gets its water from a well before it ever reaches your toilet tank."

    Are more people buying bidets now than they did in the past?

    "Installing any type of bidet is going to reduce your toilet paper use by about 80 percent"

    While Lin admits he can't say his company is "exploding" with new customers, he does think that interest in bidets is growing. He also claims that he's never had a year where business has regressed. "There's absolutely a general stigma against these sorts of products in this country where no one wants to really talk about bathroom culture, even though everybody does it at least once a day or so," he said. "However, I do believe awareness and acceptance is growing."

    Photographer: Julia SperlingNo restrictionsOK for Native and co-branded use

  • 9 Lightweight Sunscreens That Your Skin Will Love This Summer

    9 Lightweight Sunscreens That Your Skin Will Love This Summer

    By the Summer of 2018, most of us will have received ample information regarding the dangers of the sun to our precious skin. The reasons we should wear sunscreen are plenty, yet it is so difficult to find that perfect product that meets all of our needs and doesn't leave us feeling greasy and sticky.

    Other common concerns when it comes to the texture and weight of sunscreen is that it will make skin break out or cause allergic reactions. When finding that ideal sun protection product, it is important to consider ingredients including, but not limited to, titanium dioxide, fragrance, certain oils, and preservatives. Everyone is after the most exceptional sunscreen that will prevent sun damage and keep skin youthful and healthy, so here are the top nine lightweight sunscreens to protect your gorgeous face this Summer.

  • 12 New and Innovative Korean Beauty Products Coming Your Way

    12 New and Innovative Korean Beauty Products Coming Your Way

    Korean experts seem to consistently be ahead of the curve when it comes to skin care. It's practically become a sport to see what dermatologists and beauty pros will develop next! And here's the thing: though K-beauty products are smartly packaged and utilize surprising ingredients (hello, snail secretions), they're not about the gimmick. Their consumers are some of the pickiest, most informed out there, so if a product doesn't actually deliver, it's not going to thrive in the market.

    These 12 new and innovative Korean beauty and skincare products we're featuring today are proof of that. Let's dig in!

  • 11 Travel-Ready Cosmetic Bags For the Jet-Setting Beauty Addict

    11 Travel-Ready Cosmetic Bags For the Jet-Setting Beauty Addict

    Every time I travel, I already know half my suitcase will be dedicated to cosmetics. From face creams, to toners, and then all my makeup, there are so many necessities I can't leave behind. Don't make the mistake of stuffing your products into plastic bags that might rip and leak. Instead, buy cosmetic bags that are easy to travel with and will last you for years. Check out some of these vibrant choices.

 
 
  • The Beauty Brains
  • Should you use a skin cream made with your own blood? Episode 165

    Should you use a skin cream made with your own blood? Episode 165
    We don’t have a transcript for today’s show yet but please enjoy the audio. Listen to the end of show when Perry and I announce that this will be our final podcast for the foreseeable future. Thanks for stopping by!
  • Are beauty products from Amazon the real thing? Episode 164

    Are beauty products from Amazon the real thing? Episode 164
    Today, we bring you a special Beauty Brains episode featuring Sarah Bellum.  Randy is on vacation. We answer a few question. About beauty products on Amazon cejxn19 asks – Hi Guys, I’ve heard some horror stories of people buying expired or knock off beauty products on amazon. Is there any good way to tell if […]
  • Is bee venom a good anti-aging ingredient? Episode 163

    Is bee venom a good anti-aging ingredient? Episode 163
    Is bee venom a good anti-aging ingredient? Monika asks?Korean Bee Venom essence but it does seem to work. My question is the bee venom really magic or is there something else that removes the spots? RS: Thanks Monika?this gives me the perfect excuse time to remind listeners to go back to Episode 105 and listen […]
  • Can you use diaper rash cream as sunscreen? Episode 162

    Can you use diaper rash cream as sunscreen? Episode 162
    Can you use diaper rash cream as sunscreen? Mari asks?Today a customer came into the retail pharmacy where I work and demanded that we sell him zinc oxide diaper rash paste so he could use it as sunscreen. I tried to steer him in the direction of actual sunscreens with listed SPFs, but he was […]
  • How can you find a cheaper natural lip balm? Episode 161

    How can you find a cheaper natural lip balm? Episode 161
    How can you find a cheaper natural lip balm? Abby says?I have a question about Bite Beauty?s Agave Lip Mask. It claims its natural formula smoothes, nourishes and moisturizes lips with a bio active combination of organic agave nectar, jojoba oil, vanilla co2 extract, and triple the amount of the antioxidant trans-resveratrol found in red […]
  • About.com Beauty
  • How to Use Deodorant to Keep Thighs From Chafing

    How to Use Deodorant to Keep Thighs From Chafing

    It's summertime and for some people that means chafed thighs. This is the heat rash that develops when women wear skirts and walk a lot in a super hot, humid climate. When sweaty thighs rub together, they can chafe. There's no shame in this. Look at that skinny model pictured down below. Even her thighs touch in the picture and probably they touched even more before Photoshop was used on her. And she's a model. So let's be nice to our thighs and figure out a solution to this summertime problem.

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  • Spritz Hair After Shampooing With Apple Cider Vinegar

    Spritz Hair After Shampooing With Apple Cider Vinegar

    My new friend Martha swears by her weekly apple cider vinegar rinse. She simply mixes a concoction of apple cider vinegar and water up in a spray bottle and she sprays it on her hair after she shampoos and conditions. (Get the recipe here).

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  • What to Look for in a Great Facial Cleanser

    What to Look for in a Great Facial Cleanser
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    My good friend Janine recently called to tell me she just bought her favorite Chanel cleanser which likely set her back at least $50. I hated to tell her after the fact that there's no need to spend a lot of money on a cleanser with special ingredients in it because you're just washing the product down the drain.

    You can get a basic cleanser from any drugstore. Look for a mild, soap-free cleanser that's formulated for your skin type. In my article below, I run down the best face cleansers for 5 different skin types: dry, oily, combination, sensitive and blemished. This list includes some of the yearly picks by the staff of 'InStyle' magazine plus the tried and true picks selected by myself other beauty experts.

    Read more: Best Cleansers for Every Skin Type

    Image: Getty

  • Who Should Do Her Own Hair Color...And Who Shouldn't

    Who Should Do Her Own Hair Color...And Who Shouldn't
    Kristin Wig ombre hair colorMany people are perfect candidates for box hair color done at home, but some people aren't. So how to tell the difference? Consider these tips:

    1. If you have gray hairs or brunette hair that you want to lighten up or darken a couple shades then there's no reason you can't do your own hair color, saving yourself 100s of dollars.
    2. If you want to change your hair from brown to blonde or go red or anything drastic, then I highly recommend going to a pro.
    3. Want to add a few face-framing highlights or ombre hair color like Kristin Wig, pictured here? You can do it yourself at home, but it may look better if you let a pro balayage your hair. Finding the right shade is what's most complicated. Hair color is a science, after all, and you run the risk of turning your hair a complete mess of a color.
    4. While there are highlighting kits you can buy to do your own foils or balayage, these are more complicated than all-over hair color and require the help of a friend. Enlist someone to help you, especially with the back of your head.
    5. Covering up a few grays? You can do it yourself, no need to hire a pro.
    Image: Getty Images Read more in At-Home Hair Color: Biggest Mistakes Women Make.
  • Shampooing? Don't Use Your Nails, Use the Pads of Your Fingers

    Shampooing? Don't Use Your Nails, Use the Pads of Your Fingers
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    You may have read that headline and thought, "duh," but it's amazing how many people shampoo their scalp with their nails instead of the pads of their fingers. Doing so ...

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  • Royal christening: Everything you need to know about the dress the new royal baby will wear when he is baptised; from the sentimental link to Prince William's heritage to the unusual design

    Royal christening: Everything you need to know about the dress the new royal baby will wear when he is baptised; from the sentimental link to Prince William's heritage to the unusual design

    Kate Middleton and Prince William's son is set to wear traditional dress when he is christened [WireImage] Kate Middleton, 36, and 35-year-old husband Prince William welcomed their new royal baby son ? who is yet to be named ? into the world on April 23, 2018, weighing 8lbs 7oz. Just days after the arrival of Prince George, four, and two-year-old Princess Charlotte?s brother and fans are already speculating over what the little one will wear when he is ...
  • Katie Price 'paranoid and unable to trust any of her friends' after former nanny admits to affair with husband Kieran Hayler

    Katie Price 'paranoid and unable to trust any of her friends' after former nanny admits to affair with husband Kieran Hayler

    Katie Price is apparently paranoid about her friends [Getty] Katie Price has had a difficult marriage to Kieran Hayler, after he admitted to cheating on her numerous times.  The mum of five is said to be worrying who she can trust after her husband?s numerous infidelities.  Kieran previously had an affair with Katie?s friend Jane Poultney. He also slept with their nanny Nikki Brown, something she denied until recently coming clean about their affair.  ...
  • Danniella Westbrook spends the night in jail after being arrested in Malaga

    Danniella Westbrook spends the night in jail after being arrested in Malaga

    Danniella Westbrook was arrested in Malaga [ITV] Danniella Westbrook was arrested for a second time on Monday, 23 April 2018 and made to spend a night in jail in Malaga. According to The Sun, the former EastEnders actress was detained as she tried to return home to the UK but police caught up with her at the airport. Pictures show her looking downcast and strained in Malaga following her night in the cells. Danniella Westbrook has been arrested again  ...
  • EastEnders viewers think they?ve rumbled the REAL reason Rainie Cross married Max Branning

    EastEnders viewers think they?ve rumbled the REAL reason Rainie Cross married Max Branning

    EastEnders: Fans think they've rumbled the real reason Rainie Cross married Max Branning [BBC] EastEnders viewers believe they have figured out the real reason Rainie Cross married Max Branning The character, played by Tanya franks, made a shock return to Albert Square during Tuesday?s episode, where it was revealed that she is Max?s new wife. And although some viewers think Jake Wood?s character married the wrong person, many were questioning why the two got wed in the first ...
  • Michelle Keegan stuns on the catwalk as she's supported by celebrity pals including Jess Wright at launch of new collection

    Michelle Keegan stuns on the catwalk as she's supported by celebrity pals including Jess Wright at launch of new collection

    Michelle Keegan launched her new range for Very  [Very] Michelle Keegan sent jaws crashing to the floor when she walked the runway at the launch of spring/summer fashion collection for Very.co.uk. Mark Wright's wife stunned in a pink polkadot dress featuring a cute sweetheart neckline and fishtail, and teamed the look with bouffant hair and glowing skin.  It was a huge night for fashion idol Michelle, who hosted her first summer-ready collection with the ...