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Cuticle Recovery Guide For Pickers And Biters

Out of all the nervous habits you could have, picking at your nails and cuticles might be the only really physically ugly one. And as we get closer to winter, cold temperatures only make the condition worse by drying and cracking sensitive skin. All habits can be broken, so if you’re a biter or picker, why not start recovering now? After the jump, tips and tricks that will leave you looking very hand-some. Keep reading »

Free Teeth Whitening (For Your Facebook Photos At Least)

It’s like red-eye corrector but for your yellow teeth! According to a recent study (via Teen Vogue) white teeth actually make you hotter (no, uh, kidding), confident and more likely to get hired (legit, yo). So, let’s get us some pearly whites—at least the after-the-fact photo kind! Did you know Crest has a Facebook tool that instantly whitens up your teeth in photos? It’s called the Whiten-Up! app, and it’s high time we all start bleaching it up. Check out what it looks like, above. It’s pretty easy to do, but just don’t go too white—no one wants to have glowing teeth. [Crest Whiten-Up!] Keep reading »

Jessica Simpson Braves Swine Flu Hotbed In The Name Of Beauty

Poor Jessica Simpson! First she had to sleep between not one, but two nets to keep the bugs out of her bed in Uganda, and now she has risked her life for her new show, “The Price of Beauty.” Here is a Twitpic the singer posted of her and BF hairstylist Ken Paves at the airport departing for India. See how happy and blissfully unaware they are about what horrors they might encounter upon their arrival? The same day they landed in Bollywood to film a segment for the reality program, Indian health officials announced that over 13,000 people are infected with swine flu. Still, brave Jessica and Ken soldiered on, and as of press time, neither one has contracted the illness. The price of beauty, indeed. (Am I the only person who kind of can’t wait to see this show? Quite possibly, yes.) [Examiner] Keep reading »

$10,000 Buys You A Lifetime Of Not Smelling Like The Joneses

Sure, in a perfect world, our favorite fragrance would be all our own. It would be an exclusive scent that smells like no other, and when we left a room, people would say, “Oh, it still smells like her,” and sigh wistfully. (For that matter, no one would have the same H&M dresses either, hate that.) Sadly, that privilege isn’t exactly realistic when you consider that L’Artisan Parfumeur is selling that very exclusivity to the tune of $10,000. For that low, low price, you can purchase one of eight new couture fragrances that comes with a “certificate of authentication,” and twelve bottles of various sizes. You may also opt to purchase another bottle for $450 at some point during your lifetime, and can will the certificate, or “ownership,” of the scent to your heirs. Personally, if I was rich and decided to blow 10 grand on some perfume, I would kind of want some say in choosing what it smelled like. But then again I’d probably be too lazy busy eating bonbons in bed sooo …. [Stylelist] Keep reading »

Ageism Campaign Wants You To Embrace Wrinkles

Being wrinkly makes you interesting? And here we’ve been obsessing about wrinkle creams and anti-aging beauty products, thinking that getting old is a big downer. This ad campaign, called “See The Person, Not The Age,” recently launched in Scotland and aims to fight ageism through wrinkled-up billboards that display slogans like these: “This is proof you can still have wrinkles and do a good job” and “Why don’t you notice people with wrinkles too?”

Could wrinkles ever really be thought of as “beautiful”? Why not? If this prevents just one person from feeling pressured to get Botox, it’s a very good thing. Why do wrinkles have to be so stigmatized anyway? What do you think of this campaign? Progressive? Or did you just wrinkle your nose? [StyleFrizz.com] Keep reading »

The Ultimate In Halloween Face Masks

So, I’m late to this train, but apparently, every year, MAC Cosmetics asks their artists from around the world to submit their fantasy Halloween makeup looks that can be recreated for you and me. (Sort of a great way to put in minimal effort on the Halloween front—they paint your face and you throw on those randy cat ears you’ve still got kicking around from last year. An instant getup!) Check out a video on how they put together the makeup sheets, like the one above, into actual faces, on real-live people—after the jump! Keep reading »

Major Beauty Dilemma: Bug Bites Vs. Zits—Help!

I woke up this morning with two bug bites on my face. Yeah, my face. Not to be a negative Nelly, but c’mon—as if I don’t have enough other “challenges” to getting a zit-free face, now I’ve got two big, red mosquito bites that look like hellacious pimples to contend with? Great. (Also, it’s almost winter; how are mosquitos still alive? And why are they still buzzing around?) Here’s my dilemma: One of the bites is right next to my nose looking like an angry pimple, so I want to get it tamed ASAP. How do I do that? My first thought, no picking at it or scratching—I could end up with a scar. A few of my other mosquito bite tactics? After the jump …. Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: Ellen Sirot Hand Perfection Nail And Cuticle Treatment

I have the kind of cuticles that look dry and ragged a day or two after a manicure, and my cracked knuckles sometimes look as if I walk like a gorilla. Despite my best efforts to re-apply lotion after washing my hands and sleeping with my hands slathered in Vaseline and covered with moisturizing gloves, my hands never quite achieve hand model-level beauty. Every winter I’m on a quest to find a miracle in a bottle or tube that will give me soft, weather- and life-proof hands, but spring usually rolls around before that ever happens.

This year, though, I’ve gotten a head start and I think I might have even won the race. For a week now, I’ve been using the Ellen Sirot Hand Perfection Nail and Cuticle Treatment. It contains omega-3 fatty acids to lessen moisture loss, vitamins A and E to neutralize damage from free radicals, caprylic (derived from coconuts) to moisturize, and rosemary and lavender extracts as an antiseptic. I noticed smoother and more supple cuticles after the first application, and the results only improved as I applied the Nail and Cuticle Treatment at least three times a day or whenever I thought about it. I didn’t even follow-up religiously with the Night Solution for Hands, but can report that my hands now feel nourished and toned, too. While I’m happy with the results of the cuticle treatment, I’m not sure if I’d spend $22 on it and forget the $75 for the Night Solution. What do you do for dry hands? Keep reading »

What Kind Of Beauty Changes Do You Make For Fall?

We’ve been pretty fall fashion crazy around here lately, and while nothing beats slipping into some thick wool tights and soft, chubby cardigans, it’s also the time of year when it might be a good idea to switch up your beauty regimen a smidge, too. A few ideas, after the jump! Keep reading »

The Stila Makeup Player Sorta Rocks

Stila cosmetics has married beauty and technology with the Makeup Player, a high-tech makeup case that also doubles as an MP3 docking station. For less than $70, you not only get the player and a Stila beautytube DVD but also a few of Stila’s tried and true cosmetics — the One Step Foundation, an eyeshadow trio and brush, a Lip Stain, and a Convertible Color for lips and cheeks so you can rock out to music while applying your makeup. And if you want to upgrade your application skills, you can also download instructional videos from beautytube. The Makeup Player will be available Nov. 1. Why hasn’t anyone thought of this before? [Stila]

For other ways to add more technology to your beauty routine check out these 12 high-tech beauty tools, too. Keep reading »

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