Stories by Anna Jimenez

Mission: Can I Get Kelly Ripa's Body?

Before you judge me on wanting to look like the five-foot-two, less-than-a-hundred-pounds Kelly Ripa, hear this: I fully understand on a fundamental level that I will never, ever look like Kelly Ripa. I'm sane. Reasonable. Not short, or naturally thin. Oh, and I'm a brunette (wink!).   See what happens

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October 4, 2011  |   6:10 AM  |  60 COMMENTS
Beauty Procedures You Can Do on Your Lunch Break

Fact: Working nine to five (if you're lucky) is a tedious, stress-inducing grind of an existence, which leaves little to no quality "me" time.   See treatments

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September 26, 2011  |   6:09 AM  |  20 COMMENTS
8 Best Halloween Makeup Video Tutorials

Three typical Halloween scenarios:

Scary scenario 1: It's the day before Halloween and while you were quite happy with your plans to sit on the couch and watch "Psycho" with a bag of mini Snickers, you get a last minute invitation to a Halloween party. You think, "Does black nail polish count as Halloween makeup?" Panic sets in.   See videos

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September 23, 2011  |   7:09 AM  |  18 COMMENTS
10 Best Drugstore Makeup Picks for Fall

Hey, guess what we did two days ago. We hung out with a top celebrity makeup artist. At the drugstore. That's right, we had him personally pick out the best products for us (and you). Cue happy dance.   See products

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September 11, 2011  |   8:09 AM  |  100 COMMENTS
15-Minute Recipes That Are Good for Your Skin

Whenever we thumb through recipes in a cookbook or magazine, we tend to run through the same mental routine, which looks something like this:   See recipes

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September 1, 2011  |  10:09 AM  |  46 COMMENTS
Detox Diaries: My Three-Day 'Fruit Flush'

When I think "detox," I think torture. In a frantically dramatic fashion I picture myself trapped inside a grass hut yogi den for days on end with a bunch of highfalutin' hippies dry brushing each other between massive gulps of kale smoothies. Thanks, but no thanks.   See diary

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August 26, 2011  |   7:08 AM  |  67 COMMENTS
13 Everyday Habits That Are Giving You Acne

It's so unfair. You're well past the tumultuous years of high school (ugh, thank god), but you're still dealing with skin problems. Which begs the question: Didn't your skin get the memo that it's time to move on? The quarterback married somebody else and you no longer have the time or patience to worry about acne.   See habits

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August 15, 2011  |   8:08 AM  |  144 COMMENTS
10 Plastic Surgery Mistakes No One Talks About

You've heard about the chance of blood clots and infection -- but these common plastic surgery side effects will shock you   See mistakes

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August 9, 2011  |   8:08 AM  |  109 COMMENTS
The Worst Beauty Tips You Got from Mom

She may have been right about eating those veggies, but boy did she miss the mark with these bad beauty tips you all shared   See tips

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August 2, 2011  |   8:08 AM  |  74 COMMENTS
9 Secrets Tanning Salons Don't Want You to Know

If you've ever set foot in a tanning bed salon, you've heard the hard sell. They push "tan accelerators" costing up to $90 a pop, a "package" of tans so your "glow doesn't go," and the promise that tanning beds are a "smarter" choice than baking out at the beach.   See secrets

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July 26, 2011  |   7:07 AM  |  71 COMMENTS
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