The always chic and stylish Nicole Richie is known for her boho chic vibe and trendsetting style. Her milkmaid braids – also seen on Heidi Klum and Lauren Conrad – look cute and easy enough to try at home, so we asked her Celebrity Secret Weapon, hairstylist Byron Williams at the Byron & Tracey Salon, to show us how to get her signature hairstyle.
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The answer, she finds? Not much. "Apart from dying, there is, to date, no permanent cure for wrinkles," she writes. From there, the article explores the history (and occasional hucksterism) of anti-aging treatments, zipping from Cleopatra's techniques to modern-day fixes like Botox. It's interesting and funny stuff, especially when Thurman dryly describes the "vibrational qualities" of a $150 Sjal face mask.
Her research boils down to this: the one topical wrinkle fighter that's been proven to minimize wrinkles is prescription-only tretinoin (better known by its brand name, Retin-A). Even then, it's not without side effects — which suggests that the best way to deal with wrinkles is to stop worrying about them so much.
Natural deodorants have been around forever, but since antiperspirant came along they've been relegated to the personal care aisle at the hippie grocery co-op nearest you. Now, though, they seem to be gaining back lost ground, with a new wave of effective, beautifully scented, and nicely priced options designed to appeal to those of us who've never driven an old VW bus around the country. Take these cute Mbeze Deodorette sticks ($10), for example. Small enough to put in your pocket and packaged like makeup instead of deodorant, they smell like actual fragrance instead of chemical-y "soft powder" or "spring rain."
We on Team Bella are also big fans of Pit Putty ($10), which uses arrowroot to keep BO bacteria from growing, instead of using scent to mask it, and Lush Aromaco ($7), which utilizes witch hazel and chamomile vinegar to give similar antibacterial properties and a soft scent. There's never been a better time to let you pits go natural, and if you're thinking of making the switch, you definitely won't lack for options.
Many doctors who left the country for years out of fear that they might be kidnapped or otherwise harmed are also returning, increasing the availability of cosmetic procedures. Still, the overall business trend is only in its infancy. The Washington Post reports that fewer than six cosmetic surgeons operate in Iraq, and patients often must provide their own materials. If you want a boob job, you'll need to import the silicone yourself. Or if you want Botox, you'll need to pick it up at the pharmacy.
It seems that a march toward stability also means the return of some of the more extreme ways people pursue beauty ideals. Does it surprise you that some Iraqis are going the extreme-makeover route?
Want to create your own take on this bad-reputation look? James Vincent, the Make Up For Ever artist who did Joan's makeup for The Runaways premiere, has the details on recreating it. To find out how he did it, just keep reading
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