- Fit's getting in shape with running snowshoes and new activewear
- Yum's cooking up homemade waffles and fresh baked baguettes
- Bella's resolving to get rid of flaky skin and under-eye circles
- Tres can't put down The Accidental Feminist and Girl Land
- Fab's feeling asymmetrical hemlines, neon, and leather accents
- Lil's lusting for designer crib sheets and bright booster seats
- Casa's updating interiors with bright tile and artful pieces
- Buzz is saying hello to midseason replacements and farewell to Chuck
- Savvy's setting their spending goals and checking their credit reports
- Geek's going gaga for camera gear and fitness trackers
Posts for January 3rd 2012
Happy New Year! The days may be short right now, but just remember that it also means the nights are nice and long, with plenty of time to be out on the town. January's best beauty products are designed to make the first month of 2012 as bright and beautiful as possible, whether you need a dry skin solution, a hair fix, or just something that smells terrific to brighten up your day.
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- These stars' hairstyles were magnets for controversy — Glo
- How to soothe dry skin — InStyle
- Easy DIY spa treatments — Refinery29
- 10 hot hairstyles for 2012 — Beauty High
- Why sauerkraut is good for your skin — Beautylish
- 10 minutes to rehydrated skin? — The Cut
- Afraid to wear lipstick? This might be the one for you, then — Stylelist
- These celebrity beauty "secrets" are actually hokum — Huffington Post
The bright lip trend is in full throttle. Are you on board? Still feeling like it's not for you? Here's my insight into dipping your toe in the bold lip pool! The other night I went to a friend's for dinner and a screening of My Week With Marilyn. In honor of the film (and Ms. Monroe), my gal pal, Whitney, showed up with a beautiful cherry lip (Guerlain's #529) and matching nails (Sephora by OPI's And a Cherry on Top). Keep in mind, Whitney is a neutral/pinky gloss girl.
Seeing her with scarlet lips was striking and felt totally fresh. She looked so great that I found myself asking why she doesn't do it more often. Whit's reply: "It's not special if you do it all the time." So true, and on closer inspection I noticed both her lip and nail color had a touch of gold. How very smart of her, as gold softens. A red lipstick may seem very thick and garish, but with a tinge of gold it seems to have more depth and feel very wearable. Every woman has a bright shade that will make her look sensational. Check out Brett's complete guide to getting bright lip colors right when you read more.
"If you are thinking about the top layer of the skin, with all the pollution and debris, if you just use a cleanser first, the majority of that debris is not removed," he explains. That's why he advises using a polish first to blast the skin's surface. "The polish ingredients are linked directly to prime the skin for the cleansing step. Then there is a epidermis that is ready to soak up the nutrients, antioxidants, and minerals," he adds. And that's when the nourish — aka hydrating — step comes into play. It's a method that goes against the status quo, but next time you're standing over the bathroom sink, give it a try. You might just become a cleansing-second convert.