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3 Alterna-Uses For Your Ratty Old Lip Gloss

We all buy way too much lip gloss. Seriously, count ‘em all up; how many tubes/pots/bottles do you own? I buy gloss as an instant pick-me-up, to try out a trend but not spend too much coin, and of course, because they always seem to disappear (or get lost at the bottom of my various bags). So, with all of this gloss floating around, why not figure out a way to make it work beyond the usual smear-on-your-lips-when-going-out routine? Today, BellaSugar has done just that with three pretty genius tricks for using your gloss in new, different ways… Keep reading »

So, Scarily Evil Eyebrows Are In For Spring?

It appears a heavy arch is what’s in vogue for brows, according to Dior. [Paris Fashion Week, 1/26/10] Keep reading »

A Closer Look At The Pi Phi Rush Dress Code Beauty Rules

By now you may have read about the outrageously delish sartorial demands sorority girls rushing Pi Phi at Cornell must contend with. In a world where LiLo-style jeggings are fully wrong, but Audrey Hepburn staple capri pants are not, we don’t wanna be right. We too have gotten our hands on this astounding tome. But the devil is truly in the details. Let’s take a look at the section called, “HAIR, MAKEUP & HANDS,” with the subtitle: “MY FAVORITE. These are life lessons so read carefully.”

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Want To Take A Really, Really Expensive Bath?

For the wealthy with a bit of a spending problem, here’s another way to waste a fair amount of money. For the small sum of $50,000, you can enjoy “The World’s Most Expensive Bath.” But this is one bathing experience you’ll need to plan ahead for, since the water needs a whole two months to um, marinate. Mix H2O harvested from 15,000-year-old glaciers with Hawaiian deep sea water from 3,000 miles below the ocean’s surface, add costly Sidr honey, Peruvian pink salt, three kinds of natural oils and butters, plop in a bit of 24 karat gold, of course, and you’ve got an awfully fancy bath. Your cleansing moment won’t take place in a regular porcelain tub–that’s just too low class. You’ll be languishing in a sterling silver bathing receptacle. Sounds glamorous! And insanely wasteful. [Shecky's] Keep reading »

Jessica’s Beauty Diary: Monday

What I’m Wearing Today:

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Kourtney Kardashian Gets The Deluxe OK! Photoshop Treatment

Another celeb has taken to Twitter in order to address outrageous magazine Photoshopping. But while Demi Moore fought against the claims that she was altered, Kourtney Kardashian is readily admitting that her body in real life does not match what appears on the cover of OK! magazine. And to make matters worse, in the race to secure exclusives, it seems that editors failed to actually ensure the rights to the story. “One of those weeklies got it wrong again … they didn’t have an exclusive with me,” tweeted Kourtney. “And I gained 40 pounds while pregs, not 26 … But thanks!” In addition to their inaccurate figures, the magazine also altered her cover image, making her appear skinnier than she really is. Keep reading »

A Body Balm To Save Your Sanity

A little R&R isn’t usually high on our priorities list. How can it be when we’ve got deadlines, bills, and drama to deal with? Yet we all have experienced the painful effects of stress and know that going non-stop is unhealthy. (We’re not Energizer Bunnies, you know.) Now, you might not be able to take a spa day weekly, or monthly for that matter, but you can have a little daily release. Spread a little Buddha Nose Bodhi Balm on your temples, shoulders, or back of the neck for a tension-relieving experience that will have you calm in no time. Who knew juniper berry, ho wood, cedarwood, and frankincense could be such lifesavers? [$24, Beautyhabit] Keep reading »

How To Pop A Zit & More Advice From Skincare Expert Annet King

Annet King knows all there is to know about skin. As the Director of Global Education at The International Dermal Institute (Dermalogica’s prestigious post-graduate school), it’s her job. King was kind enough to allow us to hit her with a barrage of questions, and gave us some solid advice when it comes to dealing with our own problem skin. If you’re a complexion fanatic, read on and prepare to get schooled.

The Frisky: Is it ever OK to do a home extraction (i.e., pop a zit), and if so what is the best procedure?

Annet King: Popping an inflamed pus filled pimple is not advised as it can lead to secondary infection and scarring … but we know people are likely to do it! It’s better to treat with a topical application of a pimple product and let the lesion dry up and heal. Blackheads are non-inflamed so won’t cause scarring if done correctly. I suggest prepping the skin by cleansing and then exfoliating as this will help the pimple or blackhead to come out more easily.  Also if you have showered or have a facial steamer at home, it does help soften the skin and make this skin more pliable (but it doesn’t really open pores like people think). A hot moist washcloth could also be held on the area.
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JWoww’s Shocking (And Shockingly Stupid) Beauty Advice

First came Pauly D’s hair-gel video session, then the Snook-ster revealed how she gets her “pouf.” Now, “Jersey Shore” star JWoww is getting in on the beauty and body advice-giving on her website. And yes, folks, it’s CRAZY … Keep reading »

Makeup Tutorial: How To Create Lady Gaga Anime Eyes

Michelle Phan videos are oddly mesmerizing. But combine her soothing voice with ultra-scary Lady Gaga googly eyes à la “Bad Romance,” and you’ve got viral gold, baby. At around the point where she’s talking about her boiled wig and the circle contacts — and you’re still watching — you know the trance has fully set in. Happy Friday. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

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