It’s 6:30 p.m. You just finished a grueling workout after an eight-hour day at the office. Sweat beads are stuck to your forehead, mascara’s streaming down your cheeks, and that foundation you put on this morning? It’s like it was never there. None of this would be a problem if you could hop in the gym shower for a quick cleanup. But that dinner reservation is at 7:00, and you’ve got to get moving—fast. Great news! There’s a wipe for that.
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Mascara is a must for me, thanks to my nearly invisible blonde lashes. But determining which product works best can be a bit confusing. Especially when conventional cosmetics companies seem to tout every new mascara as a miracle product that will make your lashes 3 times longer, instantly! What I’ve learned from my research and experience is that not only do many conventional mascara products fall short on those promises, they’re also full of chemicals that may be hazardous to your health.
It’s time to ditch your drugstore mascara and check out my tips, techniques and top natural picks for longer-looking, luscious lashes.
by Jorie Mark
If you’ve got oily, acne-prone skin and long for a clearer complexion, the idea of smearing oil deep into your pores probably sounds like it makes as much sense as eating a dozen donuts when you’re trying to lose weight. But many members of the Shiny-Nose-by-3-p.m.-Club are raving over a new cleansing technique called the Oil Cleansing Method, which involves massaging castor oil combined with another “carrier” oil such as olive, avocado or almond, directly into the skin.
Ahhh, a day at the beach. Show up pasty and plain and return home hours later with a rosy glow, streaky highlights and feet softer than they were after your last pedicure. If only there was a way to capture the beautifying benefits of the sun, sand and surf without having to book an island getaway. Oh wait—there is. Thanks to these ocean-inspired body skin and hair care essentials, you can feel beach beautiful no matter where you are, no matter what time of year.
They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but it’s not just your insides that benefit from the nutritional value of this popular fall fruit. Apples — and apple-derived products such as apple cider vinegar — may also offer a myriad of beauty benefits for your entire body. Read on to discover all the different ways apples can help support your skin AND enjoy a DIY recipe for a soothing oatmeal-apple facial!
They’re not the star of the show at the salon. They don’t require much maintenance. In fact, you may not consider cuticles at all, unless they get in the way of your perfect polish job. But the truth is, these unsung heroes of the hands play an important part in keeping nails healthy and beautiful. So before you pick up the clippers, try these tips to give your cuticles the TLC and treatment they deserve.
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