X Out Wrinkles, Puffiness and Dark Circles Fast

You know when you're so tired that 17 layers of full-coverage concealer can't hide your dark circles? Or when your eyes are so puffy it feels like you're drawing eyeliner on a water balloon? Get ready to make those moments a thing of the past.   read more

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July 30, 2014  |  10:07 AM  |  COMMENT
15 Best Body Washes

We're the first to admit we have a serious addiction to bath products. There are just too many great ones out there -- at really reasonable prices -- to not buy one too many shower gels, creams or oils.   See list

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July 29, 2014  |   2:07 PM  |  45 COMMENTS
5 Beauty Vending Machines That Let You Touch Up After Takeoff

Attention mani girls: Essie's latest foray into the world of beauty vending machines will actually have you looking forward to your next three-hour flight delay. The Essie Color Boutique is a self-service kiosk that gives you instant access to cult classic shades like Mademoiselle and Mint Candy Apple, as well as their seasonal collection (48 polish choices in total).   read more

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July 29, 2014  |   2:07 PM  |  COMMENT
Why I'm a One-Product-in-My-Purse Kind of Girl

On the weekends, I'm not much of a makeup-wearer. I like to give my skin a break when I'm not on set loaded up with gobs of it and baking under hot lights. Plus, as a new mom, makeup doesn't always find a place in my morning routine. And throwing a wet face cloth in the microwave to warm it up is as close as I have gotten to a facial lately (at least it saves water). Let's face it, if I have to choose between making kale chips and putting on foundation, I'll pick the veggies every time.   read more

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July 29, 2014  |   9:07 AM  |  COMMENT
Louboutin for Your Nails

Christian Louboutin, he of crimson-soled-shoe fame, announced that he is releasing an eponymous beauty collection. His first foray is a nail polish line. It makes sense, considering it was an assistant's red nail polish that inspired the red soles of his shoes in 1992. The first shade, Rouge, hits stores on August 6, with 30 remaining shades following on August 31. At $50 a pop, these nail polishes aren't cheap -- but considering the crystal-facted bottle is a work of art in itself, these polishes can double as vanity decor. After all, Louboutins weren't meant to be put in a drawer.   read more

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July 28, 2014  |  11:07 AM  |  COMMENT
Laser Hair Removal for Dark Skin: It Is Possible

BB creams that come in two shades, hair chalk that shows up only on bleached blonde hair -- beauty innovations that work only on certain hair-and-skin combos put a serious damper on the beauty game for about 98 percent of the population. That's why we're shouting from the rooftops that laser hair removal, previously only available to those with light skin and dark hair, is now safe and effective for all skin types -- as long as you get the right treatment. Before you book your appointment to get rid of your hair for (almost) good, take this crash course on the best hair removal treatments for dark skin.   read more

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July 28, 2014  |  10:07 AM  |  COMMENT
The Mika for Shu Collection = Makeup in Technicolor

Japanese photographer Mika Ninagawa's work pops with punchy colors, natural forms and colorful creatures. Her third, limited-edition cosmetics and skin care collab with Shu Uemura, Mika for Shu features these super-happy, eye-catching motifs. Check out the Mika for Shu Summer 2014 Collection here.   read more

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July 25, 2014  |   1:07 PM  |  COMMENT
How to Ditch Your Curling Iron Forever

The last time I/the world used foam hair rollers was probably right around the time that blue eye shadow was still a definite fashion "do" and Jessie Spano was tweaking on caffeine pills. But like crop tops and Doc Martens, what was retro yesterday is hot today. To whit, women in beauty-product-obsessed Korea are all over sponge rollers right now. And when summer temps are soaring, getting gorgeous hair without wilting under a curling iron or blow-dryer starts to sound pretty fab. Here's how to get the curly, wavy or voluminous look you're after with foam rollers.   read more

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July 24, 2014  |   2:07 PM  |  COMMENT
18 Best Face Moisturizers

Depending on your skin type, moisturizer is either a take-it-or-leave-it product or a can't-live-without-it item. But in reality, nearly all skin types can benefit from some sort of moisturizer.   See moisturizers

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July 24, 2014  |   1:07 PM  |  77 COMMENTS
The Kitchen Appliance That's Made for Parents

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The Kitchen Appliance That's Made for Parents

A lot of interviewers ask me parenting advice like I actually know what I'm doing. It's really cute. These days, I say get yourself a good-quality blender. If you have picky eaters in your family, it's so easy to add nutrient-rich produce to soups and smoothies to make them stealthily nutritious -- and your kids will be none the wiser. I heartily recommend you buy a well-made blender a la my beloved Vitamix and see what fruits and veggies you can sneak into the kiddies' food.   read more

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July 24, 2014  |  10:07 AM  |  1 COMMENT
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