Stories by Jessica Amaris

We Tried 10 Glossy Lid Eye Shadows. Here's How They Fared IRL

Shiny strands, dewy skin, popping cheekbones and now, glossy lids. They're gorgeous, ethereal and, let's be honest, a pain in the ass to pull off. You can thank New York Fashion Week (well, and Kylie Jenner) for popularizing eye gloss. After watching models strut the runways in lacquered lids, Kylie recreated the glazed lid look, the beauty world went berserk, and the oh-so-Instagrammable look has stuck ever since. And we're not mad about it.   read more


The Latest Beauty Guru Collabs We're Losing Our Sh*t Over

Whether it's makeup how-tos or beauty product recommendations, we turn to our favorite beauty bloggers for their mad makeup skills and candid opinions about all things beauty. When they swoon over a dazzling new highlighter, we die a little bit too. If they're obsessed with a particular liquid lipstick, we run out and buy it, too. In other words, their opinions hold a lot of value to us beauty junkies. Which is why, when beauty bloggers team up with beauty brands for makeup collaborations, they're among the most highly anticipated product launches of the year.   read more


Look of the Day

There were plenty of awe-inspiring looks this year at the 2017 Tony Awards, but we found ourselves gawking at the ever-beautiful Olivia Wilde the minute she stepped onto the red carpet. Teaming up with Marc Jacobs Beauty makeup artist, Hung Vanngo, Wilde unveiled an eye-popping, peachy smoky eye and paired it with a sexy, plunging dress.   read more


The Dos and Don'ts of At-Home Waxing

Once you overlook the temporary pain, at-home waxing is mighty tempting. Besides saving money on countless hair removal products and salon waxing treatments, swapping a salon treatment for, say, a Brazilian wax at home means you can look forward to being stubble-free for weeks -- minus the razor burn. However, at-home waxing -- especially if it in involves a DIY Brazilian wax -- takes more than a simple disposable razor.   See tips


Move Over 'America's Next Top Model,' Adriana Lima is Hosting a New Competition Series

If you spent hours binge watching America's Next
Top Model (ANTM), because beauty transformations, then you'll be stoked about a new show coming to Lifetime (and the   read more


I Entered a Bikini Competition -- Here's What Happened

As I stand in the dark wings of the stage, I feel my nerves kick in. After months of skipping nights out with friends, turning down my favorite meals and logging countless hours in the gym, I only have ten seconds of undivided attention from the judges. As I muster up confidence, I hear my coach's voice in my head, "You deserve to be up there. Stand with pride. You earned this moment." Suddenly, I hear my name echoed throughout the auditorium and I feel my body begin to shake. Taking a deep breath, I puff up my chest, channel my inner goddess and step into the spotlight of the stage.   read more


13 Ways to Have Better Sex (and Get a Guaranteed Orgasm)

Sex is a funny and sometimes complicated thing. It's arguably one of life's greatest thrills, which perhaps explains why sex -- the mind-blowing kind, anyway -- can also be so damn elusive. Sometimes, everything's there but the chemistry. Other times, the flame fizzles and sex becomes a chore. At some point in our lives, we've all asked ourselves where the hell our hot, steamy sex life went -- or, why has it never been there in the first place?   read more


How to Do a Flawless Chignon in 5 Easy Steps

Looking for an easy updo that doesn't require a trip to a hairstylist? Then it's time to learn how to master the chignon hairstyle.   read more


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