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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
  • I Wore the Same Mascara For Over a Decade, but This One Made Me Switch

    I Wore the Same Mascara For Over a Decade, but This One Made Me Switch

    My answer to the question "What mascara do you use?" was the same for more than 10 years, and it rolled off my tongue like clockwork. I swore by an under-$15 drugstore mascara whose thin brush elongated and thickened my eyelashes like no other high-end product ever could. "I have it in my purse if you want to see it," I've said countless times. My steadfast resistance to change made me question even the most trusted sources' recommendations because I knew I had found the only mascara I'd ever need. But when a POPSUGAR Beauty editor messaged me at work one day to tell me about a new mascara that I had to try, I was intrigued. She sent me a link to Tarte Maneater Voluptuous Mascara ($23), which she had just gotten an early preview of and thought I might like. Many exclamation points followed her enthusiastic advice. "Doesn't clump; coat after coat after coat," she promised.

    I just so happened to be near the end of my drugstore tube, and I was intrigued. Not normally one to pass up yet another purchase of my standby mascara, I had a feeling this one could be worth it. Trusting our resident beauty expert and feeling excited to try a hyped-up product, I caved and ordered one Tarte Maneater mascara, hoping I wouldn't regret the slightly steeper price than I was used to. Spoiler alert: I most certainly would not. In fact, after my first time using Maneater, I knew I was hooked. This was the one. Tarte promises 23 times more lash volume after two coats of this mascara, and . . . whoa. I'm convinced that's not an exaggeration.

    In my experience, longer lashes benefit from a mascara with superthin bristles, and Maneater has dozens of tiny, delicate bristles that are pros at separating and elongating every lash. The volumizing black liquid thickens my lashes and manages to curl them upward at the same time. The formula also contains jojoba extract, which keeps lashes strong and hydrated throughout the day, preventing any flaking.

    The product speaks for itself, so read on to see Tarte Maneater in action and zoom in on the results. If you're like me, you'll be rethinking your favorite mascara pretty soon.

  • 28 Times We Wished Upon a Star For Disney Makeup

    28 Times We Wished Upon a Star For Disney Makeup

    Whether you visit Cinderella at her castle every year or wait for Pixar movies to come out on Netflix, you have to admit that Disney has been a formative part of your life. There's something magical about the way Disney can totally captivate us - as kids and as grown-ups - and that childlike wonder is similar to the euphoria we feel every time we discover a new shade of lipstick. Beauty brands have managed to take these two powerful loves of ours and make us broke (yet happy!) with irresistible cosmetic collaborations. Get nostalgic with us, and scroll through for our favorite partnerships to date.

  • My Husband Will Just Have to Deal With This "F*cking Terrifying" Mask, Because It Works

    My Husband Will Just Have to Deal With This "F*cking Terrifying" Mask, Because It Works

    If you're looking for a mask that will soothe your skin while openly repelling any and all love interests, man, have I got the product for you. While Dr. Jart's Shake and Shot Mask has been all the rage lately, I still hadn't gotten my hands on its predecessor, the original Rubber Mask. As a lover of all temporarily horrifying skincare treatments, I longed to try it.

    After reviewing the options - the sunshine yellow Bright Lover, the slate gray Clear Skin Lover, and the bubblegum pink Firm Lover - I settled on the most popular version, the baby blue Hydration Lover ($12). Each type of mask contains slightly different ingredients targeted to treat your skin's specific needs, and my skin is constantly lacking in moisture.

    The mask is basically a two-step process, consisting of a concentrated serum layered under a Goodnight Mommy-esque "rubber" mask. I washed my face with some gentle cleanser before applying the clear serum, which comes in a pack with the mask. The Hydration Mask's serum features a Keratin complex, which supposedly helps with moisture retention and skin's elasticity.

    The mask itself may look and feel like rubber, but it's actually composed of good-for-your-skin stuff like seaweed extract (which contains vitamin C) and brown algae. It's broken into two pieces that you smooth over the top and bottom halves of your face. You will likely have some parts overlapping, and a little bit over your hairline. I did appreciate that it wasn't one big sheet; as one size often does not fit all when it comes to faces!

    I set a timer for 20 minutes, and waited for my husband to find me. Eventually he wandered in and, spooked, exclaimed, "Well, that's f*cking terrifying."

    After washing it off, I felt and saw little difference - until the next day. My skin looked brighter and clearer, and felt, dare I say, quenched. The mask isn't reusable (please don't try to dry it out and wear it again, weirdo), so I'm considering trying another version. If the Hydration Lover zapped my blooming blemishes, what wonders could the Clear Skin Lover do?!

    I'll leave you with this image. Use it to scare your children at will.

  • This Product Straight Up Eliminated My Need For Foundation

    This Product Straight Up Eliminated My Need For Foundation

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    Truth be told, I don't remember where I first heard about the product that would overthrow my daily makeup routine. It may have been on a "best of" list, or talked about among friends, but eventually, I bought a jar of Dr. Jart's Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment ($52). At $52, it was a modest investment in the future of my splotchy skin.

    I have combination skin: overall dry, with perpetually large cheek pores and a nose that's prone to becoming oily halfway through the day. Due to a bout of mid-20s cystic acne, my face is uneven in both color and surface texture. (Gotta love acne, eh?) It's not perfect, but I'm OK with that.

    What I don't love, however, is that I'm prone to redness. I'm a pale, freckled gal, and my skin's undertone could be compared to the color of Dorothy's ruby slippers. I used to dull the redness with a primer and a hefty dose of foundation, but the Correcting Treatment has eliminated my need for both - I now slather on a bit of the product, follow it up with a touch of powder, and I'm good to go. Here I am two minutes after putting it on (no foundation, no powder):


    Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Maggie Panos

    "But Maggie," you're thinking. "It's just green sunscreen, isn't it?"

    No, dear reader, it isn't.

    It's a chameleon product that starts as a mossy green, then transforms to fit your skin's shade. The Tiger Grass (an herb) covers inflammation, redness, and blemishes while helping to cure those issues. It's not just a Band-Aid; it's a recovery tool. Because it's naturally hydrating (and free of parabens, sulfates, and phthalates), it's taken the place of my daily moisturizer, in addition to my sunscreen and foundation. My skin can breathe, because there's only one product coating it.

    I've converted more than one friend to Cicapair, because there's nothing better than a product that actually works.

  • The Secret to Ageless Skin May Be Hiding in Your Gut

    The Secret to Ageless Skin May Be Hiding in Your Gut

    There's a deeper meaning to the phrase "trust your gut" when it comes to skin care. In Dr. Nigma Talib's celebrity-favorite book, Younger Skin Starts in the Gut, she explains the effects that gluten, dairy, wine, and sugar have on your face. In fact, she can look at you and immediately be able to know which of these groups may be causing acne, fine lines, puffiness, or sallowness on your face.

    So eating a big piece of carrot cake or two slices of pizza may be doing more than just expanding your stomach; it may also be harming your gut. And when your gut isn't healthy, it can inflame or prematurely age your skin.

    "The foods you eat every day will eventually show up on your face," Dr. Talib told us. "There are four main faces of aging that I've seen in my years of practice. They are gluten face, dairy face, sugar face, and wine face. Not only can these foods cause premature aging, but they can also cause puffiness, unwanted acne, skin redness, and pigmentation, to name a few."

    According to Dr. Talib, you can simply make your acne or sagging skin improve by not eating the foods that are inflaming them. Sound too good to be true? Possibly. But it makes more sense than just applying a cream or lotion to clear up the problem. Instead of treating the skin care concern, you're getting to the cause of the issue to stop it before it starts.

    "I consider myself a biochemical detective, always trying to find the true root cause of my patients' problems rather than just treating their symptoms with a plaster-like approach," Dr. Talib added. "I realized at this point that all of the evidence was pointing to one thing behind the premature aging - and many of the other health and skin issues my clients were complaining of - and that was poor digestive function."

    There are two ways to figure out if your gut health is keeping you from flawless skin. First, you can make an appointment with a naturopathic doctor, like Dr. Talib. Or, you can try an elimination diet for two to three weeks. In that time period, you will entirely cut out gluten, dairy, sugar, and wine from your meals. Replace it with healthy options, like fruits, vegetables, and natural grains (such as quinoa and brown rice). After the test, slowly add these groups back into your diet, one at a time. For example, eat a piece of cheese in the morning and wait 72 hours to see if you have a reaction (such as a pimple emerging or bloating). Your body should be able to tell you if you are sensitive to it. (Also note that sensitivity and intolerance are different than a food allergy.)

    If you're interested in learning more, pick up Dr. Talib's book to try her version of this challenge, and keep reading to see her analysis of how gluten, wine, dairy, and sugar may be showing up on your skin!

 
 
  • 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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  • Love Island: Viewers RAGING at cliffhanger as Alex George's date with Ellie Brown is cut off before star's first villa kiss

    Love Island: Viewers RAGING at cliffhanger as Alex George's date with Ellie Brown is cut off before star's first villa kiss

    Love Island: Fans raged as Alex's date is cut short [ITV] Love Island fans vented their frustration after the 60 minute episode left them on an excruciating cliffhanger with Alex George. The doctor, who so far has been hugely unlucky in love, scored two dinner dates with new arrivals Ellie Brown and Zara McDermott. The bombshells selected three men each to serve up a starter, main and dessert in a very tasty dinner challenge. Yet after housemate Jack Fincham let slip ...
  • Love Island: Alex George KISSES Ellie Brown as star seems to FINALLY break his string of bad luck during romantic dinner date

    Love Island: Alex George KISSES Ellie Brown as star seems to FINALLY break his string of bad luck during romantic dinner date

    Love Island: Alex George kisses Ellie Brown [itv2] Love Island fans got the first glimpse of Alex?s George?s first villa kiss on Monday. The accident and emergency doctor, who works in London, has fallen short of finding romance on the dating series. After pairing up with Samira Mighty there was no spark, and this kicked off a series of unfortunate events which included Hayley Hughes swerving his kiss and Megan Barton Hanson choosing Eyal Booker above ...
  • Rio Ferdinand opens up on wedding details to girlfriend Kate Wright and reveals his kids want to be part of the ceremony

    Rio Ferdinand opens up on wedding details to girlfriend Kate Wright and reveals his kids want to be part of the ceremony

    Kate Wright and Rio Ferdinand are discussing marriage, he revealed [Getty] Rio Ferdinand and former The Only Way Is Essex star Kate Wright?s relationship is going so well that the pair are already discussing marriage, with Rio admitting that his three children can?t wait for the pair to tie the knot.  The pair were recently forced to deny that they are engaged when Kate was seen wearing a diamond ring on her wedding finger at her birthday celebrations, yet it appears that the ...
  • Love Island: Dani Dyer finds herself at the centre of ANOTHER beauty debate as fans question Jack Fincham?s partner?s eyebrow application ? here?s what she was really doing

    Love Island: Dani Dyer finds herself at the centre of ANOTHER beauty debate as fans question Jack Fincham?s partner?s eyebrow application ? here?s what she was really doing

    Dani Dyer confused Love Island viewers are she was filmed filling in her brows  [ITV] Love Island?s Dani Dyer is no stranger to being caught up in a beauty debate, having been spotted blow drying her eyelashes earlier in the series.  Now, Jack Fincham?s partner, 21, has been caught doing something else slightly bizarre in the mirrors of the villa?s changing room.  During a recent episode, the girls including Laura Anderson and Georgia Steel could be seen ...
  • Jeremy McConnell holds hands with lawyer 'girlfriend' Katie McCreath in cosy social media post

    Jeremy McConnell holds hands with lawyer 'girlfriend' Katie McCreath in cosy social media post

    Jeremy McConnell and lawyer 'girlfriend' Katie McCreery appear to be getting closer according to a new social media post [Getty] Former Celebrity Big Brother star Jeremy McConnell may have publicly denied dating his lawyer Katie McCreeth but a series of social media posts suggest otherwise. The latest uploaded to the pretty blonde?s snapchat account show her perfectly manicured red talons entwined around tattooed Jeremy?s hand along with a giant love heart emoji. Another picture ...