Stories by Sharon J. Yi

Healthy Makeovers for Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

Ah, Thanksgiving. The long holiday weekend where you have a chance to spend quality time with the fam, get a jump on your holiday shopping and eat an obscene amount of mashed potatoes, turkey, pumpkin pie and insert-your-favorite-Thanksgiving-calorie-bomb here.   See makeovers

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12 Best Braiding Video Tutorials

When we think back on braid hairstyles of the past, the French braid pigtails reigned supreme on the playground. But the trending braids we've been spying all over the runway are proof that braids are still the coolest hairstyle around, only now with a grown-up twist.   See video tutorials

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9 Best Hair Color Products for 2014

We all love getting pampered at the salon, but when we're trying to save a few bucks, only the best at-home hair color products will do. We don't want a disaster on our hands that ends up costing even more than if we'd just gone to the salon in the first place, right?   See products

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6 Best Beauty Boosting Supplements and Drinks -- and the Worst

Sure, cutting out McDonald's would help clear up your complexion, eating omega-3-packed fish like salmon would strengthen your hair and nails and exercising five times a week for longer than 20 minutes would help with the cellulite -- but seriously, who has the time or energy for all of that?   See supplements

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13 Best Eye Creams for 2014

If you're one of the many women who think eye creams are just another way for the cosmetic industry to get you to buy more skin care products, dermatologist Kenneth Beer, MD, PA, says you should reconsider. The skin around your eye is the thinnest layer of skin on your entire body, and therefore the most sensitive, he says. So using a cream made specifically for your eyes is crucial, especially as you age. 

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10 Secrets I Learned at Makeup Artist School

You could say that I have a love/hate relationship with makeup. Some days I enjoy playing with all the different colors and get excited when my smoky eye turns out perfectly.   See cheat sheet

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10 Retro Hairstyles That Are Hot Right Now

Let's play a little game: What comes to mind when you think of the 1920s, 1940s, and 1960s? If you think sleek bobs, pin curls, and bouncy blowouts, then you're just like us: hair-obsessed.   Go retro

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The Best Dandruff Shampoos

When shopping for the best dandruff shampoos, there are several factors that you need to consider before making your purchase. The ingredients are the most important factor. The best dandruff shampoos on the market usually contain ingredients like selenium sulphide, zinc pyrithione and ketoconazole, which help reduce the amount of flakes in your hair. These shampoos are typically recommended due to their ability to help slow down excess production of fungi overgrowth on the scalp.   read more

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12 Best Drugstore Mascaras for 2014

Stubborn, hard to reach, and too short! No, we're not describing that guy who never called you back. We're, unfortunately, talking about our eyelashes. To get bat-worthy lashes, we turn to the most essential of all makeup: mascara. But not all mascaras are created equal, and that's where this list of best mascaras comes in. A good mascara can lengthen, volumize and curl your lashes, and is flake- and smudge-proof.   See mascaras

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6 Best Lip Plumper Products -- and the 4 Worst

Lip plumper: It's a cheap, easy way to get fuller, bee-stung lips à la Angelina Jolie instantly, no needles necessary.   See lip plumpers

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