Curl creams and gels seem to be taking over the market these days, but there's still room for aerated whips in your routine. Take Pantene No Crunch Curls Whip ($7), for example. This mousse isn't drippy or sticky like some formulas of the past, however. The light foam comes out soft and smooth, leaving touchable (not crunchy) hair behind. For waves and loose curls, apply to wet hair using the scrunch method for a light hold. For kinkier textures, try using this product to cut down on frizz as you unravel twists or braids. This mousse is also a second-day hair reviver (no water required), and it cuts down on that hard-shell texture often caused from too much hair gel. And that's how you whip those curls into shape.
You've been there: your best friend wears a certain perfume that smells amazing on her, but the second it hits your skin your stomach churns. What's the deal? "Body chemistry has everything to do with how fragrances smell," Anne Nelson Sanford, cocreator of Lurk fragrances, says. "It depends on the pH of your skin." And since you and your friend aren't the same person, perfumes are going to smell differently on you two. But it's not just body chemistry that affects the way perfume smells. Find out what else changes the way your perfume smells when you keep reading.
- Geek is hoping for Hobbit-related gadgets under the tree
- Lil's loving kid-friendly kitchen finds
- Buzz is excited for Les Misérables and the season finale of Gossip Girl
- Très is reading wedding books and an Olympian's memoir
- Fab is shopping for stunning statement pieces for the holidays
- Fit's feeling cold-weather workout gear
- Bella's wrapping up the year with makeup palettes and spa-inspired candles
- Casa is craving holiday decor and cocktail-party essentials
- Yum's serving up peppermint treats and a hot new cookbook
- Savvy's suggesting ways to plan your expenses for the new year
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There’s nothing like the warm, fuzzy feeling you get when passing out gifts to the ones you love. Except maybe the incredible, thrilling rush that comes from scoring those gifts during the most invigorating shopping season of all!
This year, our friends at T.J.Maxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods are giving you more reasons than ever to celebrate your holiday shopping victories — by creating a series of fun and inspiring gifting “missions” that you can tackle weekly for a new chance to win!
Readers as well as our favorite lifestyle bloggers will be invited to participate in five missions across T.J.Maxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods stores, then simply share their experience via Twitter using the hashtag #TheGifter. Each week, one winner will be chosen to receive a $500 gift card! You can also visit #TheGifter holiday gifting hub to explore an ever-evolving gallery of amazing gifts at amazing values — check back often for fresh inspiration and fun ideas.
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Rihanna has had a big year in the music industry, including a No. 1 album, Unapologetic, along with winning the video of the year for "We Found Love" at the MTV Video Music Awards. But that's not the only industry she's taking by storm. Rihanna launched her third fragrance, Nude, over the weekend. Watch now to see the singer talk about which feature she prefers to play up, as well as why her new perfume is like "waking up in the morning naked." On Kirbie Johnson: H&M leopard top.
Nude is available exclusively in Macy's stores.
Selena Gomez is stepping into the nail polish game. The singer has linked up with Nicole by OPI to release a collection of 14 fresh polishes ($8 each) in January. From confetti-inspired sparkles to deep plum lacquers, the polishes are as diverse as they are pretty. Click through to see Selena's polish picks, and keep your eyes out for the collection in the new year.
These eyeliner appliqués will jazz up your otherwise ordinary makeup look just as a sequined clutch or faux fur cape will add panache to any LBD. From subtly winged to full on fabulous, there's an option for you.
1. Violent Eyes Jet Black Glitterati Eyes ($10): Take the guesswork out of achieving the perfect cat-eye with these glittering eyeliner tattoos. Each set comes with four shapes, from demure to daring. Simply peel and apply for a sparkling liner look.
2. Eye Rock Shadow Transfers in Tulip Lace ($11): Forgo ordinary eye shadow with a look that could easily be from the Capitol of Panem. These swirling designs aren't for the faint of heart, but will definitely make heads turn.
3. Sephora Cat Eye Velvet Eyeliner Applique in Addiction ($7): Have a little fun with your eye makeup and try this flirty winged look that features one crystal for a hint of sparkle.
The holiday season translates to family, fun, food, and unfortunately even stress. Take a preemptive approach to the havoc Winter can do to your body with a hydrating spa treatment, whether it's at home or in the spa. It's one gift that your skin will thank you for. Get the best seasonal picks from the spa menu when you keep reading.
Ever stop to think about what's in your lipstick as you swipe it on in the morning? Good Morning America wanted to find out if lipsticks across the board were pulling a clean bill of health, and the results were . . . unexpected. After testing 22 lipsticks, ranging from drugstore buys to luxury glosses, with Underwriters Laboratories, they found that 12 of the products contained trace amounts of lead.
The tests showed levels that ranged from no detectable levels to 3.22 parts per million. To put it in perspective, California has a state-mandated limit for lipstick of five parts per million, so it's below even that. And overall, it's progress from 2010, when the FDA tested lipsticks and found the highest levels of lead at seven parts per million. However, watchdog groups like the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics emphasize that it is possible to manufacture lipstick sans lead, as many other brands have proved.
Good Morning America couldn't find any pattern in the types of lipsticks and lip glosses that contained lead, so the bottom line is that you should be aware, especially if you're pregnant. But many scientists claim that trace amounts of lead in lipstick is not as much of a concern. To find out what's in your makeup, check out the EWG's Skin Deep Cosmetic Database. Your lips will thank you.