What’s makeup agoraphobia? Well, listen to this. A new study has concluded that one-third of all women refuse to leave the house without wearing makeup. In other words, they can’t go out without painting their face first. Which is kind of shocking. Not only that, but more than a third of the 3,000 women polled speculated that had they not been wearing makeup when they met, their significant other wouldn’t have gone for them. Sad truth: I’m a bit of a makeup agoraphobe myself. Unless the kitchen is on fire, I’m disinclined to go out without mascara, some cover-up, and blush. What about you? [Daily Mail] Keep reading »
It might seem counter-productive to clean your face with oil, especially if you have oily skin like me. But I tried DHC Deep Cleansing Oil with fingers crossed that I wouldn’t end up with a huge zit on my nose. The oil contains a blend of moisturizing olive oil and vitamin E that breaks down makeup, dirt, and impurities. I massaged the Deep Cleansing Oil on my dry face with dry hands. I was still skeptical about the cleaning properties, but had to admit the oil felt wonderful on my face. I wasn’t sure it would rinse off easily with water because I know oil and water don’t mix. But surprisingly and amazingly, the oil rinsed off well and easily with warm water. And afterwards, my skin felt clean without any residue. It also felt soft and supple. I still like the cleansing properties of my benzoyl peroxide face wash, but plan to use the DHC Deep Cleansing Oil on the days my skin feels dry or particularly stressed. If you’re not willing to purchase the Deep Cleansing Oil on a whim, the DHC catalog often contains samples of it and other products. [$12.50, DHC] Keep reading »
OK Cupid has attempted to decode the algorithm of the male lizard brain. Using women on the site as data, they demystified female beauty in the eye of the male beholder. Well kind of … beauty being defined in this case as getting the most messages. Keep reading »
The paps snapped Eva Longoria on an apparent date with actor Kevin Connolly. And of course everyone noticed the extreme white concealer under Eva’s eyes. She’s the latest celebrity to sport this concealer blunder. In 2009, Nicole Kidman inspired a beauty post on how to get under-eye concealer right. We expect celebrities to have the best hair and makeup people, so how did Eva, Nicole, etc. get snapped with such unfortunate makeup? Find out after the jump. Keep reading »
The first step to getting soft winter skin is exfoliating. But you don’t want to use any old scrub, right? We love Sabon’s Organic Body Scrub for its Dead Sea minerals ingredients, essential organic ingredients, and organic olive oil. (All the organic properties are certified by ECOCERT and Bio Swiss.) The Organic Body Scrub is an amazing way to slough away your dead skin, while replenishing the moisture at the same time. The oils also give your skin a light and calm feeling.
When Kristen Stewart stepped on stage last night at the 2011 People’s Choice Awards to accept her “Best Actress” award, all eyes were on her sparkly gold mini-dress, towering black heels, long shapely gams and, of course, her beautiful lengthy locks.
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