Next to chocolate, and maybe a long, uninterrupted mid-day nap, a salon blowout is the most indulgent, instantly mood-lifting thing on Earth. Never had one? It goes something like this: You drag your worn-out, frazzled, ragged-looking self into a salon. Thirty minutes later you burst through door bright-eyed and ready to take on the world with a headful of voluminous, glossy, perfectly smooth hair bouncing off your shoulders. It’s pure… bliss.
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When you’re stressed, you might reach for a spoonful of honey or a square of chocolate. But did you know that some of your favorite comfort foods can also function as skincare products? From refreshing cucumber to rich cacao, these easy recipes offer benefits for smooth, calm and clean skin. Grab a few ingredients and test them out — just try not to eat them when you’re done!
Beauty news flash: “oil free” is on its way out. What’s been long feared as a pore clogger and pimple trigger is now being slathered on, soaked up and raved about for surprisingly opposite effects. Oil hasn’t always been considered the bad guy. In fact, women throughout history have relied on it to soften skin and smooth hair—long before little bottles of the stuff conveniently started showing up on store shelves.
You know the old adage, “nobody’s perfect”? It’s true, especially when it comes to skin. Between blemishes, dark circles, sun spots and scars, we all have flaws. Some of us are just better at hiding them!
So what’s the secret to covering up those unsightly marks? Concealer, of course.
By the end of the day, your bed starts to look like a mini paradise waiting for you at the end of the hall. But before you can cozy in, there are still a few things you need to do. Lock the doors, switch off the lights and—oh yeah—get that stiffened mascara, smudged eyeliner and smeared foundation off your face.
Back in college, I had a girlfriend who had to-die-for long, thick, wavy hair. She wasn’t shy about sharing her secret. Every week, on Sunday evenings to be exact, she poured an entire cup of warm olive oil over her head, turbaned up with a warm towel and went about her business for a few hours (at home, of course) before washing it out. A little strange, I thought, but easy enough. I decided to give it a try.
When something isn’t working right, are you quick to throw in the towel or do you take a step back, roll up your sleeves and start digging for a solution? For me, quitting is never an option. So when I spend my hard-earned money on fancy new hair products or special anti-aging serums and they don’t work the magic the labels claim they will—I don’t toss them in the trash. I also don’t call the company to complain (not yet, anyway).
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