- The best celebrity girlfriend moments of award season
- 6 ways to save money on pantry basics
- Must-see celebrity Instagram photos from the inauguration
- What is the best time to announce your pregnancy?
- How to give your dreary Winter wardrobe a stylish jolt
- A surprising new twist on the topknot
- Stylish ottomans that can be used for secret storage
- Should David Fincher direct the film adaptation of Gone Girl?
- Video: Megan Mullally talks Sundance and the 30 Rock finale
- How to sneak a nature break into your busy day
- Healthy bread recipes to go bananas for
- Check out Microsoft's new wedge mouse
- Purrfect career lessons from cats
Posts for January 22nd 2013
Cold weather is no reason to allow your hair to misbehave. From casual looks at the Sundance Film Festival to stylish ways to stay warm from the streets of Paris, we found the hairstyles that will still look good no matter what Winter brings you. Click on for a little warmth and inspiration.
Everyone is talking about Beyoncé Knowles's neon orange nails from yesterday's inauguration ceremony, but her makeup was also flawless (as usual). Makeup artist Mally Roncal worked to prepare the star for her epic performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner."
After prepping skin with primer, concealer, foundation, and powder, Roncal recommends using a combination of highlighter and blush on cheeks for a flush that is natural yet radiant. Then, to mimic Beyoncé's eye makeup, apply Mally Shadow Stick in Saddle Shimmer ($25) on the lid and underneath the eye. You can lighten up the look by placing highlighter to the inner corners of the eye, as well. And to get Beyoncé's cat-eye eyeliner look, layer two products: a pencil topped with a liquid, for long-lasting wear. Finally, swipe on High Shine Liquid Lipstick in Mally's Baby ($20) for a similar glossy pink lip. And don't forget to apply a translucent powder before you hit the road, so makeup will last from morning to night.
If the typical ballerina topknot is a little too ordinary for your taste, why not do like Clémence Poésy? The actress arrived at the Chanel Haute Couture show yesterday sporting a bun that was high on texture. Sweeping her strands up high off her neck, Clémence punched up the typical twist by adding an unexpected element to her hair: mini braids that peeked out along her scalp.
To achieve the look, spritz down your fingertips with hair spray and sweep your hair back off your face. Add a few loose braids along your scalp before finger-brushing your hair into a ponytail and securing it with an elastic. Working in half-inch sections, coil your hair around the base of your ponytail and secure with hairpins until all of the hair in the ponytail is pinned up. Finish with another mist of hair spray and a punchy pink lip, like Estée Lauder Pure Color Lipstick in Magnetic Magenta ($25).
The man behind the dress Cher Horowitz was infamously forced to destroy in Clueless, Azzedine Alaïa is joining the beauty game. The designer has announced that he has signed a fragrance license with Beauté Prestige International. "I have total confidence in Beauté Prestige International to accompany me in creating a perfume that interprets my work and my world," Alaïa told WWD. The house is Shiseido's fragrance division and has released scents for Elie Saab, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Narcisco Rodriguez. With celebrities like Stacy Keibler regularly working the red carpet in his designs, it makes sense that Alaïa would want to build out his brand, because, like Cher said, "he's, like, a totally important designer." No word on when the fragrance will be released, but if they're anything like Alaïa's dresses and shoes, we'd expect something smolderingly sexy and feminine.
Ever wondered how to get the nails of your dreams? We have, especially when it comes to removing gel and glitter polish. And how is it that practically every time you leave the salon postmanicure, your nails rarely chip? We have all the insider manicure secrets in today's Beauty Beat. On Kirbie: Banana Republic dress.
- Add dimension to boring brown with these hair color ideas — Allure
- Did President Obama wear makeup on Inauguration Day? — HuffPost Style
- Discover the cause of your dark circles and how to brighten up — The Fashion Spot
- Glimpse the Prada-designed costumes for The Great Gatsby film — Styleite
- Why a humidifier is your best bet to relieve dry skin — The Cut
- Not-so-typical metallic nail polishes worth trying — Glo
- Tubside essentials that turn your bath into a spa — Real Simple
- How to add some texture to a simple straight hairstyle — InStyle
- See the pretty palettes in Clarins's Spring collection — Temptalia
- Brighten dull skin with this easy self-tanner tutorial — Cupcakes and Cashmere
Think vitamins and minerals are only good for your health? Think again — making sure you're getting enough iron or zinc in your diet can actually be beneficial to your beauty regimen. Skin, hair, and nails are all affected by what we put into our body. Read on to learn about some of the beauty benefits of these common vitamins and minerals. And as always, check with your doctor first to uncover the best regimen for your needs.
|B-12||Keeps nails hydrated|
|Biotin||Promotes hair growth, prevents dry hair|
|Bromelain||Speeds up healing, reduces acne, evens skin tone|
|Iron||Protects against brittle nails, reduces breakouts|
|Vitamin A||Prevents premature aging, protects against free radicals|
|Vitamin B||Helps prevent breakouts|
|Vitamin C||Protects skin from sun damage and skin care, helps reduce eye wrinkles, aids against hangnails and brittle fingernails|
|Vitamin E||Keeps skin healthy, aids in preventing hair loss|
|Zinc||Keeps cuticles healthy, boosts collagen production|
Once January rolls around, the word detox starts to enter many people's vocabulary. While there are plenty of ways to detox your diet, have you ever considered your pores? Your skin, after all, is a breathing organ that can absorb toxins through its many pores. Refresh your complexion (and body!) with these five easy ways to detox your skin.