Summer is just around the corner! Hair removal season has begun! In our “Getting Smooth Survival Guide,” we’ll be testing out various ways to defuzz your body parts, if defuzzing is something you choose to do. (No judgement if you’re happily rocking body hair. Do you, girl.)
I started shaving when I was 11. I’m from eastern European stock. We’re hairy. Anyhow, my mom gave me a basic lesson. Water, shaving cream, razor, try not to cut yourself. That was it. I guess I thought I’d get better at it, according to the Outliers principle. Nope. More than 20 years have passed and I still manage to leave my house each day with hairy kneecaps and little red bumps. How? “Silky smooth” is still an elusive concept to me. Maybe others of you have the same problem. In my mind, the rest of womankind has figured the whole shaving thing out and I’m the last woman denied entry to the silky smooth club. But, like anything that I intend to get better at, all that’s required is hard work and perseverance. I’m not sure how I can work harder at shaving, but I have asked around, trolled the interweb, and rounded up a few tips and tricks that will make shaving easier for me (and maybe you). Please, don’t make fun of me if you already knew these things. It just means you are a shaving goddesses. I bow down to you and your silky smooth legs. Keep reading »
You only live once, as far as I know, so you should do something different with your hair. When I cut all of my hair off, women were like, “You’re so brave! I could never do that!” I really didn’t feel particularly brave. Actually, I’m kinda a wimp. But I looked around and noticed that a lot of women keep exactly the same hair style FOREVER. Sometimes it’s because it’s just the one that works. They’ve tried stuff and figured it out. But often, it’s just because they’re scared. Well, don’t be. The wondrous thing about hair is that it’s the only part of your body that you have a lot of that will just grow back, no matter what. I’m thinking about that …I guess skin falls under that category too. But you know what I’m saying. Do not experiment with skin removal. Instead, here are some things you should try with your hair at some point … Keep reading »
“How can I hide a hangover? Blotchy skin, puffy eyes — I don’t need everyone (especially my boss!) to know how awful I feel.”
Yes, after a big night of partying there is nothing worse than waking up to realize you look as dreadful as you feel! Fortunately, there are a few tricks and tips to disguise the telltale signs of a hangover, helping you fake your way through the morning.
First thing’s first — although tempting, no matter how late it is when you come in, be sure to remove your makeup completely and top with a night moisturizer to help rehydrate while you sleep. Another tip is to sleep with an extra pillow. The additional height will help to promote lymphatic drainage and prevent fluid from accumulating (which leaves you looking puffy in the morning!). Read more…
Fashion begins on the runway. Once the seasonal collections are shown, the standard is set for labels everywhere, who work to emulate — but not copy — the hottest catwalk trends. The clothes we purchase from stores such as H&M, Zara, and Urban Outfitters all have one thing in common: they’re often loose interpretations of garments spotted, well, elsewhere. In much the same way, beauty also begins on the runway. Makeup trends dictate what we choose to apply to our faces season after season. It’s easy to garner your fair share of inspiration from lofty, oft unattainable looks. Though runway beauty is, generally, stunningly theatrical, you can still recreate it in daily life with an arsenal of products and a light hand. After the jump, some of the top runway faces from Autumn/Winter ’11 (which debuted nearly eleven months ago — fashion also predicts the future!) and how to get similar looks on your own.
Normally, I am the type of chick that always has a few bobbypins on her person at all times. Alas, I managed to fly to Los Angeles without a single one. This is mainly problematic when it comes to washing my face at night. I have bangs and I don’t want to get them wet, so I usually pin them back during my face-washing routine. I tried doing a towel turban, but when my hair is dry, it’s too slippery. WHAT TO DO?!?!?! Last night, rather tipsy, I came up with a solution: I grabbed a pair of panties — clean, natch – and slipped them over my head like a cloth headband, pulled it back, and voila! Bangs out of my face. I felt this was ingenious enough to share. Carry on. Keep reading »
Last week, Sophie Evans, celebrity skin finishing expert for St. Tropez, demonstrated her tips for getting the perfect sunless tan. Evans has tanned everyone from models during London and Paris fashion weeks to celebrities for the Academy Awards and Golden Globes. And now she’s letting us in on her secrets. Keep reading for Evans’ tips for successfully applying self-tanner. Keep reading »