Stories by Lila Glick

Got 10 Minutes? We've Got Your Perfect Workout

Think about what you actually do with 10 free minutes of your time. I waste at least 10 minutes each morning combing through my closet with seemingly nothing to wear. And then I spend 10 minutes perfecting my cat eye and attempting to tame my beastly hair. Then there are the minutes I waste on non-appearance-related pursuits that are probably even less beneficial: Like the 10 minutes I spend flipping through new releases until my boyfriend and I agree on the perfect movie. Or the 10 (or more likely, 60) minutes I devote to browsing pictures of cats and corgis online.   read more

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17 Best Face Cleansers

When it comes to the art of face washing, we ladies take it pretty seriously. We carefully select our skin care products and practically give ourselves a facial in the A.M. and P.M. We do this ritual in the morning to look and feel refreshed and awake (even when we likely get less than six hours of sleep). And then we wash the day off of our faces in the evening, removing all traces of makeup, as well as any dirt and excess oil.   See cleansers

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16 Best Bronzers

We know sunbathing, tanning beds and even spray tanning can cause some serious skin issues, but does that mean we're doomed to be pale and pasty forever? Not a chance. There's still one safe way to get that golden glow, and it's in your makeup bag: bronzer.   See bronzers

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13 Best Color Protecting Conditioners

So -- you just walked out of the salon with your freshly dyed hair. It's vibrant, it's shiny, it's beautiful and you love it. But then, day after day in the shower your pricey, gorgeous hair color starts swirling down the drain. Not pretty. So what's a girl to do? One word: condition. Okay, let's make it three words: color-protecting conditioner. Using quality hair care products is honestly all it takes -- well that and staying out of the sun (which you should be doing anyway). Since coloring hair too often can damage your tresses (not to mention put a fat dent in your wallet), you need to make your color last as long as possible. The way to do this is by using hair care products that will lock in color and prevent fading.   See products

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14 Best Color Protecting Shampoos

Want your money to wash down the drain right along with your freshly done, beautiful hair color? We thought not. It makes no sense to spend a fortune on coloring your hair at a salon only to use hair care products that strip the color at home. So stocking up on proper hair care products post-treatment is an absolute must. Typically, your hairstylist will suggest that you use a color-safe shampoo and conditioner after you get all-over color or highlights to maintain the hue and prevent fading color. However, they might also try to sucker you into buying hair care products that are too pricey -- and ones you're not sure you'll even like.   See products

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We Tried It: A Lip Balm That Acts Like a Lipstick

Anyone who has ever seen the inside of my purse, or my bedside table, or my cosmetics drawer (yeah ... drawer), knows I'm a lip balm-aholic. I've got my Fresh Sugar on me at all times, plus an assortment of cocoa butter sticks, Kiss My Face tubes, argan oil-based glosses, and other health food store balms stashed everywhere -- I'm never more than an arm's length away from a lip balm fix.   read more

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10 New Workouts That Put Prancercise to Shame

The class list at my gym has more options than a Chinese takeout menu ... and some of the classes, like "Animal Flow" or "IntenSati," seem even more mysterious than the "brown sauce" that covers my usual tofu order.   read more

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We Tried It: POUND Rockout Workout

I'm a fiend for the latest dance-inspired workout (blame my ballet training and Gwyneth-like workout obsession), and jumped at the chance to attend a POUND class last week. POUND?, you ask. Sure, you could dismiss it as a bizarre West Coast fitness thing (basically, hardcore air-drumming with weighted drumsticks), but this is a full-body, drenched-in-sweat workout. In a word, awesome.   read more

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11 Best Movie Makeovers

Beauty makeovers are our guilty pleasure. Whether it's gasping at the inaugural episode of America's Next Top Model or teaching a makeup-challenged friend how to apply a sultry smoky eye, we love transformations. But the best makeovers of all time happen on the big screen -- Hollywood invented the art of the plain Jane to goddess montage.   read more

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Countdown to Bikini Ready: Top 5 Workouts to Get that Beach Bod

Ahh, the summer life. It's such a paradox. On the one hand, you're happy as a clam wearing your new sunglasses, floating around in airy fabrics, debuting your fresh highlights, and showing off your cute pedicure. On the other hand...it's bikini season.   read more

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