Dermatologists Reveal Their Top Over-the-Counter Beauty Picks

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If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years—it’s that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to get great skin. Compliance is far more important than cash. If I had a dollar for every person who’s asked me what product they need to have, I’d be writing this from my villa in … [Read more...]

50 Shades—of Grey Inspiration

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Made ya look…. So unless you’ve been living under a rock, chances are you’ve heard of the latest tomes to sweep the country, the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy. Well maybe not the whole country—more like the half of the world with double X chromosomes. These 3 books of erotica which have been … [Read more...]

All Dolled Up: The Lowdown on the Latest Lash Trend

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from makeup.comConfession time: I’m not someone who spends a lot of time thinking about my mascara. It either works, or it doesn’t. If it leaves lashes looking skimpy with a 4 p.m. raccoon-like, mascara shadow underneath my eyes, that’s one to cross off the list. But give that fringe … [Read more...]

10 Beauty Habits That Are Hurting Your Skin

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from makeup.com We’re a country that believes in abundance. We buy in bulk, watch oversize TVs, down venti cups of coffee, even supersize our breasts (well some people do). The point is: when we love something, we do it to excess. If some is good, then more must be better—and that’s … [Read more...]

Are BB Creams BS?

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Those in-the-know are all abuzz with news of the latest beauty craze: BB Creams. A mnemonic for beauty balm (or in some cases, blemish balm), BBs promise an entire beauty arsenal in a tube: primer, foundation, concealer, moisturizer, SPF, anti-ager, and sometimes even acne-fighter. The craze began … [Read more...]

Don’t get the preoccupation with Pinterest? Let me explain.

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Congrats on finagling an invitation to this Pinterest thing everyone is talking about. But let me guess—you don’t understand the obsession, right? And to some degree I get it because I was once like you. “So you pin things you like and ….[insert disbelieving look and skepticism … [Read more...]

Nail art that’s so easy – you can do it at your desk

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from makeup.com We know that sometimes your attention wanders away from your workload to other diversions—like how to get glammed up for drinks and dinner when stuck in at a desk. But what about those nails? That office-appropriate, pink polish is looking pretty staid for a night on the town. … [Read more...]

Your Sunscreen is Getting A Makeover

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From makeup.com Beauty editors love to talk about sunblock. We can analyze sun protection factors like some guys dissect baseball stats. We can tell you the difference between ultraviolet A and ultraviolet B rays (and why you should care). And we can disprove and debunk most every myth out there … [Read more...]

5 Tips for a Long-Lasting, Marathon Manicure

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[Editor's note: So I'm doing some freelance writing these days (see post: Pit stop at the Corner of Health and Happiness), and one of my new gigs has me submitting regular content to MAKEUP.COM. This is an awesome site and one you should definitely check out. But the other upside is they allow me to … [Read more...]

Steamy with a risk of showers

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There are certain stories that magazine editors have to cover each and every year—the perennial features. In the spring that means sunscreen, self-tanner, or a how-to-get-ready-for summer story. Fall: it’s all about fashion and beauty trends. Holiday: red lips, new perfumes, and probably … [Read more...]