Stories by Sharon J. Yi

Skin Care Secrets from a Celebrity Facialist

What is it about laying down on a facialist's table that makes you feel so vulnerable? Maybe it's because you're inches away from your esthetician's face, with your pores, pimples, and lines hanging under a seriously bright light? Or maybe it's because the facialist always happens to have the clearest, most flawless skin?   See her faves

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June 7, 2012  |   5:06 PM  |  55 COMMENTS
8 'Healthy' Snacks That Are More Fattening Than a Twinkie

When I think of the most decadent, fattening food I can eat, my mind doesn't go to the high-priced, frou frou chocolate éclair or the rich and creamy New York cheesecake. No, I think more along the lines of pure sugar, cream, and processed chemical goodness that comes in a pretty plastic wrapper: the all-American Twinkie.   See the list

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May 25, 2012  |   4:05 PM  |  35 COMMENTS
7 Ways to Avoid Seasonal Allergies for Good

Watery eyes, itchy throat, and a stuffy nose are all telltale signs of spring -- for allergy sufferers, that is. If you're one of 'em, this advice will help you never deal with seasonal allergies again   See foods

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May 10, 2012  |   3:05 PM  |  17 COMMENTS
5 Pastels That Are Hot Right Now -- and How to Wear Them

Walk into Sephora, through a department store's makeup floor, CVS' beauty aisle -- no matter where you shop for makeup, you'll notice pastels everywhere.   Get trend

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April 25, 2012  |  11:04 AM  |  38 COMMENTS
10 Best Natural Beauty Buys at the Drugstore

These days, it feels like everyone (and everything) is getting an eco makeover. Celebs are swapping their Porches for Priuses; plastic bags are becoming obsolete at grocery stores; hemp is becoming a food and fabric staple; heck, you can even buy organic yoga mats. But while we may shop, eat, and even work out in a more eco-friendly fashion, there's one area most of us don't bother to greenify: our beauty products.   Go natural

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April 18, 2012  |   5:04 PM  |  48 COMMENTS
9 Best Braiding Video Tutorials

One of my favorite childhood memories is playing "Pretend Bride" with Tom, my best friend in the first grade (requisite Ring Pop on my finger, of course). Whenever I got ready for my walk down the front yard aisle, I always put my hair in the "perfect" bridal look: braided pigtails.   See video tutorials

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March 28, 2012  |   6:03 PM  |  30 COMMENTS
12 Apps That'll Make You Skinny

For most of us, our phone is an adult-version of a security blanket. Without it we feel isolated, lost, and let's face it, bored. C'mon, admit it: Haven't there been a few times when you almost ran into a pole, a mailbox, or a stranger because you were thoroughly absorbed in a work email (or more likely, a vicious round of Words with Friends)? Thought so.   Get skinny

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March 23, 2012  |   8:03 AM  |  53 COMMENTS
11 Bright Makeup Colors That Work on Everyone

Tell me if you've been here before: You see a picture in a magazine of a stunning fuchsia pink lipstick that looks AMAZING on the model, so you promptly rip out the magazine page and hightail it to Sephora with one mission: To get that fuchsia lipstick.   Get makeup

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March 16, 2012  |   4:03 PM  |  77 COMMENTS
14 Best Pixie Cuts and Bobs for Your Face Shape

We make hundreds of decisions a day: what to eat, who to date, where to spend our hard-earned cash. And typically, we make our decisions based on two options: the safe way and the risky way. Do we hit our go-to Indian place or try the new spot across town? Do we date the good-on-paper accountant or go for that hot (if unemployed and still couch surfing) musician? Do we put extra cash in savings -- or buy a few stocks in a startup we really believe in?   Get a short haircut

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March 13, 2012  |  11:03 AM  |  51 COMMENTS
8 Daring Color Trends Everyone Can Pull Off

Is your makeup bag filled with brown eyeshadows and clear lip glosses? If so, it may be time to break out of your beige-colored comfort zone and try one of these hot new color trends. We'll show you how   See colors

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February 28, 2012  |   9:02 AM  |  73 COMMENTS
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