- The proper way to slice a mango
- Mad for metallic: 5 cool ways to wear gold eye shadow
- Bikini-clad Katie Holmes gives Tom Cruise a big kiss!
- How do Disney princesses stand up to more historical versions?
- Steal Shiloh and Zahara's cool Summer looks
- Color crush — shop the best bright-hued jeans
- Before and after: a bathroom trades a dated look for a darling modern style
- The Dark Knight Rises teaser: Christian Bale is down, but he's not out
- How to negotiate your rent when re-leasing an apartment
- The best exercises for when you're not feeling it
- Are you planning to check out Zookeeper?
- Get caught up on the latest iPhone 5 rumors
- MoMA exhibits to see this Summer
- Will J Lo and Marc Anthony's split derail their TV show and clothing lines?
Posts for July 18th 2011
Today marks the last day of Miami Swim 2012, and what a week it's been. While many of the beauty looks featured on the Florida runways are meant just for show, there's still plenty of hair, makeup, and nail polish inspiration to be had. See 20 different ways you can make your poolside (or beachside) lounging all the more stylish.
The best way to avoid short-cut regret is to find lots of ways to style your hair so you never feel like you've lost options. Instead, you've just given yourself a cool new set of looks that you could never have worn before. Do you think this is a fair representation of the haircut emotional cycle, though? Or are things a little more complex than this?
Miami is known for its gorgeous women, both visiting and homegrown. So during Miami Swim Week (where we were guests of Skintimate and Mary Kay), we hit the streets to ask stylish beach-goers for tips about their cute hairstyles, cool nails, and amazing makeup. So to see what the word on the (very pretty) street is, just read on.
Thanks to Kate Middleton, nude nails are all the rage. It's a chic look, and it goes with everything. Just check out this pretty nude-colored manicure, featured on OnSugar blog Colored Glass: "[OPI's Barefoot in Barcelona] was my first nude crème — I bought it mainly because I love Barcelona, but I'm so glad I got it! It's pretty unique in my opinion, and it doesn't clash with my skin tone," she said. It's a fresh look, and we love her glittery topcoat on just one nail.
To get a gorgeous barely there manicure of your own, try Butter London Nail Polish in Hen Party ($14) or Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure polish in Nude Now ($7) — and for darker skin tones, SpaRitual Nail Lacquer in Can You Dig It ($10) is a great pick.
- Getting swept away by L'Oreal One Sweep Sculpting Blush Duos — Makeup and Beauty Blog
- Street-testing goth, glitter, and striped makeup looks from the runway — The Cut
- 12 of the best face masks — Real Simple
- How to be beautiful on any budget — Yahoo! Shine
- Nine new ways to wear a ponytail — InStyle
- Sun Combs keep UV rays from cramping your style — Refinery29
- Should you wear makeup to the beach? And other pressing questions — Lucky
- What we're trying now: bold brows — StyleList
- Does Nars Schiap stand out from the polish pack? — All Lacquered Up
- An update on the woman with 19 feet of fingernails — The Gloss
The Material Girl will get a little prettier come Aug. 15. The brand, developed by Madonna and her 14-year-old daughter, Lourdes Leon, will start offering beauty products alongside its juniors' denim, innerwear, and party dresses at Macy's. The collection will include nail polish, lip gloss, body sprays, and lotions, with eye palettes arriving in September. Though Madonna is involved with Material Girl, the emphasis is firmly on the girl part. These are for tweens and teens, and each product ($7-$12) will have cutesy names like Flirty Fruit, Midnight Magnolia, and Viva Vanilla. See more of the product photos after the jump.
Because of its inherent warmth, gold is one of those colors that works for practically all skin tones. It's also a shade that brightens eyes, make the irises pop, and can help tired eyes look more awake. Want to get gilded yourself? See five different ways you can get some major metallic eye makeup looks now.
So don't be afraid of the blade, but do:
- Keep the skin relaxed during a shave: But in areas that are more difficult to reach or where hair grows from various angles, don't be afraid to pull the skin more taut to make it easier to move the razor around.
- Make shaving the last thing you do: Hair that's been softened and plumped throughout the length of a warm shower is hair that's easier to shave. So the next time you step in the shower, wait until the very end to bust out that razor.
- Use a razor with a pivoting head and multiple blades: For a smoother, closer shave, choose a razor that moves with the body. And as for those multiple blades, the reason they work so well is that they reduce friction on the skin. They also help lift hairs up, allowing the hair to be cut much nearer to the shaft. Try: Schick Quattro For Women ($12).
- Shave and then immediately head to the ocean: Jumping into the salty ocean water (or even chlorine in a pool) can irritate the skin. Instead, try shaving the night before swimming to avoid the ouch factor.