If we had it our way, our hair would be so glossy that when we stepped out into the sunlight, we would blind passersby with our brilliant tresses. These shine-enhancing products look like a good starting point.
Ah, dieting. Millions of people each year become intimately acquainted with the agony and the ecstasy of trying to shed—and keep off—unwanted pounds. Keeping moderation in mind, here's a few not-so-bad "cheat" ideas.
Show me a woman whose first waking thought is, "Wow, my eyes look great this morning—so alert, so radiant, so unlined," and I'll show you the world's greatest liar. Who among us hasn't lamented her dark circles, her wrinkles, her puffy lids? The eyes may be the windows to the soul, but the window treatments often leave us despairing that we'll never look vibrant again. Fortunately, these woes are so widespread that there are almost as many products available to treat them. These seven spectacular eye creams give us reason to believe.
We've all seem them: those women whose vitality oozes out of every pore as they float down the street, exuding a dewy glow so convincing, they must have been born with it . . . or were they? Turns out, they weren't—and even better, anyone can look like them. All it takes is a few essential beauty products, a light hand, and a breezy attitude to match. Put down the black eyeliner and the red lipstick, ladies—it's time to get fresh-faced.
In my wildest dreams, I can rock a pair of itty-bitty denim cutoffs as well as Gisele Bündchen. In my waking life, I’m cursed with shortish, semi-stubby stems that I usually end up hiding under boot-cut black slacks (yawn). So I’m always on the lookout for tried-and-true ways to make my lower half my better half—that is, without having to sell my firstborn to be able to afford Tracy Anderson as a personal trainer. The following eight tactics are cuter, more realistic options—no physical suffering required. Related Stories: Are FitFlops a Farce? The Lab Rat Slim and Trim: Tips for Looking Thinner Without Dieting Is Height Advantage a Tall Tale?
We all know to nourish our bodies with the right foods, but what about our complexions? As we prepare to do battle each day with free radicals, harsh chemicals, and UV rays, we owe it to our skin to protect it against damage with the right products—and more and more signs are pointing to grapes as a powerful line of defense. The fruit is rich in antioxidants and polyphenols, and ultra-hydrating—you can't go wrong when you harness the power of purple.
When emotional stress gets the better of us, the first place it usually shows up, unfortunately, is on our skin. True happiness may come from within, but that doesn’t mean we can’t fake it till we make it with these eight tension-taming products for face and body.
We are our own worst critics, and at no time is that maxim more evident than when we're forced to look at photographs of ourselves that we're not happy with. We can't always dictate the angle or the lighting, but we do have the final say over the makeup we choose to wear when we know we'll be looking down the barrel of a camera. From the first coat of primer to the final blotting of lipstick before we face the lens, every step in the process matters. Follow these seven fail-safe guidelines, and you'll always be ready for your close-up.
Gone are the days when women had to hold their breath and grip the bedpost as their maids cinched their corsets. Although these torturous old-school garments have gone by the wayside, that doesn't mean the dreaded "muffin top" has completely disappeared. Thanks to modern technology, women today have much more comfortable shapewear options that will have you stepping out confidently in a Herve Leger bandage dress in no time.
When we’re just getting to know someone—a friend, a business associate, a romantic partner—being inquisitive about the other person’s background and interests is a healthy and inevitable part of the process. But that doesn’t mean it’s appropriate to fire off just any question that pops into your mind, no matter how burning your desire to know the answer is. In the case of these seven topics, your curiosity will get you nowhere fast.