• Nail Care

    Fingernails: Do’s and don’ts for healthy nails

    Are you taking good care of your nails? Here’s what you need to know to keep your fingernails in tiptop shape. Take a close look at your fingernails. Are they strong and healthy looking? Or do you see ridges, dents, or areas of unusual color or shape? Many less than desirable nail conditions can be avoided through proper fingernail care. Others might indicate an underlying condition that needs attention. Fingernails: What’s normal, what’s not Your fingernails — composed of laminated layers of a protein called keratin — grow from the area at the base of the nail under your cuticle. Healthy fingernails are smooth, without pits or grooves. They’re uniform…

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    A Dozen Tips for More Beautiful Nails

    Long, strong, healthy nails are possible — if you don’t fall prey to myths and old wives tales! Three experts tell you what you need to know. Like a great new haircut or a terrific skin care regimen, healthy, well-manicured nails are an integral part of a neat, pulled-together appearance – one that can work as an asset in both the social and the business world. Unfortunately, experts say both men and women fall prey to myths and old wives’ tales about how to care for nails. Another pitfall: many of us rely on the guidance of salons, some of which may not be doling out the best advice — or treatments.…

  • Beauty Tips

    Skincare Tips Dermatologists Know (That You Don’t)

    Every day, it feels like there’s a new ingredient, technique, or product on the scene with a bevy of skincare tips to go along with it. Don’t get me wrong—I love innovation. Learning about skincare is one of my absolute favorite things to do. But there’s something to be said about the skincare tips that have become classics over the years. I reached out to a slew of top dermatologists and estheticians about the most effective, time-tested information they’ve learned throughout their careers. What are the best skincare tips of all time? Well, you’ll just have to keep reading to find out.   “Avoid the sun, and when you can’t avoid it, wear sunscreen…

  • Cosmetics

    Cosmetics: Tips for Women

    People use cosmetics to enhance their beauty. These products range from lipstick and nail polish to deodorant, perfume and hairspray. Get the facts before using cosmetics. General Tips Read the label. Follow all directions. Wash your hands before you use the product. Do not share makeup. Keep the containers clean and closed tight when not in use. Throw away cosmetics if the color or smell changes. Do not use spray cans while you are smoking or near an open flame. It could start a fire. Use aerosols or sprays in a place with good air flow. Eye Make-Up Tips Do not add saliva or water to mascara. You could add…

  • Nail Care

    Fingernails: Do’s and don’ts for healthy nails

    Are you taking good care of your nails? Here’s what you need to know to keep your fingernails in tiptop shape. Take a close look at your fingernails. Are they strong and healthy looking? Or do you see ridges, dents, or areas of unusual color or shape? Many less than desirable nail conditions can be avoided through proper fingernail care. Others might indicate an underlying condition that needs attention. Fingernails: What’s normal, what’s not Your fingernails — composed of laminated layers of a protein called keratin — grow from the area at the base of the nail under your cuticle. Healthy fingernails are smooth, without pits or grooves. They’re uniform…

  • Beauty Tips

    Expert Beauty Tips Every Woman Should Know

    Tricks of the trade What do real women do to look beautiful? To find out, we went online and asked our favorite bloggers for their best beauty secrets. Here are their top, go-to strategies for gorgeous hair, glowing skin and marvelous makeup. Thanks, ladies! Dunk nails to dry “If you have no quick-dry products lying around, dip your painted nails in a bowl of ice-cold water to help them dry faster. It really works!”—Michelle Phan, YouTube vlogger Coat cuticles, avoid a mess “I rub olive oil around my nails before I embark on a nail-art design. It makes removing excess polish way easier.”—Taryn Multack, Miss LadyFinger Hide chips with textured polish “Unlike regular…

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    5 Quick Ways to Fake Perfect Eyebrows

    Don’t have time (or the money) to get your brows professionally shaped regularly? It’s not that hard to keep them up yourself — promise. Just add these easy tips from Ramy Gafni, brow specialist and creator of Ramy Cosmetics, to your routine. 1. Add a little conditioner. Your brows need just as much attention as your scalp and hair. Use a moisturizing skin serum like Vichy Aqualia Thermal Serum — which the surrounding skin will appreciate — or organic oils like coconut, almond or olive oil, to help keep your brows looking healthy and full. 2. Tweeze away obvious stray hairs. This instantly cleans your face without re-shaping your entire eyebrow. Trimming really long hairs…

  • Nail Care

    15 Home Remedies For The Healthiest Nails You’ll Ever Experience

    Having healthy nails isn’t just about feeling pretty, nor is it something from which only women can benefit. (One of the most successful businessmen I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting got regular manicures, and for a good reason!) The truth is, nail appearance can have a major impact on making a good first impression. Consider this: Would you rather shake hands with someone who has clean, healthy-looking nails or someone with broken, discolored, or otherwise ratty-looking fingernails? Of course, even if you don’t have to worry about impressing higher-ups as part of your daily routine, taking care of your nails can simply be about feeling and looking your best…

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    Beauty Tips to Turn You Into a Hollywood Star

    15. Get rid of blackheads in 10 minutes If you need to remove blackheads, you can use a quick mask. Combine honey and cinnamon until you get a paste. Apply it in a skinny layer over the blackheads, and place a strip of clean cotton over it. Remove it after 5 minutes, and rinse your face. 14. Quick restoring masks You can use a prepared mask to pamper your tired skin, or you can make this mask yourself. We are sure you already have some of the ingredients in your fridge. For dull and lifeless skin, mix apple juice with honey. Apply a thin layer to your face, and leave it for 5 minutes. For dark circles and puffy eyes, you can use a simple potato. Finely grate one potato, apply to the area under your eyes, and leave it on for…

  • Cosmetics

    How to Cover Up a Bad Breakout and Acne Scars With Makeup

    Anyone who’s suffered from acne as a teen or adult knows how stressful it can be to always feel like everyone is staring at your skin. If you want to make your pimples and acne scars seemingly disappear for the day. 1. Start fresh. Make sure your skin is clean and moisturized to give your makeup the proper starting surface. Even oily skin needs moisture! Try one made for your skin type, like Ole Henriksen Counter Balance Mattifying Moisture Crème. 2. Apply primer. Using your fingertips, apply a primer to ensure the rest of your makeup goes on smooth and stays on all day. Jess uses Rimmel London Fix & Perfect Pro Primer. She…