Claire Giesen

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This Is What Happens When You Use Gold-Infused Skin Care Products for a Week

Walk into the <i>InStyle</i> beauty closet and you'll see shelves full of skin care products spiked with exotic ingredients like diamonds and dead sea …

6 Fierce Fall Fashion Trends!

It’s the beginning of October, so I guess that means I should start accepting that Summer is finally over and embrace the change that comes along …

Letting Go? Four Simple Tips and a Meditation Practice to Get It Done Smoothly

"Let Go! Take a deep breath and just release it all out!" As I said these words in my recent meditation talks in LA, a curious seeker looked at me as if I said something in an alien language. I repeated, and again she looked at me with the same haunting eyes. Before I could sense what's going on, …

Before & After: A $1,500 Kitchen Makeover

(Image credit: Frou Frugal | Hometalk)<p>While this "before" kitchen we came across on Hometalk definitely has a few things going for it — ample counter …

How to Get a Face Lift For Just $12

Face lifts tend to always be associated with Botox or an extremely painful surgery. But, what if we told you there is now a way to naturally and …

10 Inspirational Books that can Change Your Life

“Read, read, read. Read everything – trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and …

How to Plug Beauty Products Like a Kardashian

Enter the Instagram K-hole.<p>According to Kylie Jenner, curves are like a genie in a bottle, you've gotta rub them the right way. With Pure Leaf cream. "@PureLeef's butt enhancement cream & Breast plumping lotion stimulate fat cells in the target areas. I started seeing results after only a month of …

The Best Movies To Watch on Netflix in August

It's a new month and that means a new batch of movies just hit our favorite streaming site. Peruse the best below, then check out the 16 best fashion films on Netflix.<p><b>1) Enemy at the Gates (2001), available August 1</b><p>Red Army sharpshooter Vassili (Jude Law) becomes a target of the Nazis after his …

Revealed: Korean Beauty Secrets For Flawless Complexion!

Hey Loves!!<p>How are all you beautiful ladies doing? Flawless skin is something we all crave for, but only a few beauties are blessed with it. We often …

Skin Care

A small space makeover

When our goop guy, Kevin Keating, moved into a gorgeous and light-filled apartment in West Hollywood after several years in London, he found himself …

15 Secrets to Great Skin

The best buys for total complexion perfection.<p>The best buys for total complexion perfection. Plus, the top wipes, foams, and oils to remove makeup.

Skin Care

Why Toner Should Be an Essential Part of Your Skin Care Routine

Of all the skin care products out there, toner might be the most mysterious. Do you <i>really</i> need to you use one? What does it actually do? If these …

9 Beauty Habits That Give You Wrinkles

Cut them out now to save your skin later.<p><i>By Aly Walansky for</i> Daily Makeover<p>Wrinkles are a part of aging—and life. While we know to expect wrinkles as we get older, some of the battle has nothing to do with age. Your beauty routines and habits can impact wrinkling as well. See the bad habits that …

Skin Care

9 Butt Exercises for a Super-Toned Tush

Yeah, you squat. But aren’t you ready to mix it up a bit?<p>So sick of squats? We hear you. The key to a gravity-defying backside is introducing new exercises that tone every inch of your rear. These 9 moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises</i> target all the muscles in your glutes and …

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4 Moves for Insanely Toned Abs (#NoFilter)

Get ready for your bikini closeup on Instagram, all summer long<p>This total-body strength routine works overtime to firm your core by challenging your stability. The result? An effective sweat session we don't mind doing in the heat! Perform three sets on nonconsecutive days three times a week.<p>1. …

17 Things EVERY Woman Deserves in a Relationship

Including late-night tampon runs and wake-up sex<p>Sure, we’ve been told to make compromises in our relationships because no one is perfect, but that doesn’t mean you still shouldn’t hold out for excellence. Every woman deserves a partner that will love and respect her, but it’s the little things that …

Relationships

3 Simple Tips for Treating Skin Holistically

"Beauty comes from within" may sound cliché, but your complexion may depend on it.<p>"Skin is a window into our overall health," says Cybele Fishman, M.D., one of a growing number of integrative dermatologists who take a holistic approach to skin care. Not only is she the assistant clinical professor …

Have Great Morning Sex

Having sex first thing in the morning does more than put a smile on your face—it boosts your health, your looks, and your relationship<p>For most of the working world, the blaring of the alarm clock isn't a happy sound. So why not turn that rude awakening into an erotic opportunity with a roll in the …

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8 Sex Habits of Super Happy Couples

Get on their blissed-out level with these tips.

12 Foods You Can Put in Your Hair

It can be such a hassle to get to the salon--or it can end up costing you a fortune in fancy products. Instead, try these easy at-home fixes from your pantry.<p>You may love the effects of professional hair treatments (shiny, healthy hair is always in style). But it can be such a hassle to get to the …

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15 Secrets to Great Skin

The best buys for total complexion perfection.<p>The best buys for total complexion perfection. Plus, the top wipes, foams, and oils to remove makeup.

The 15 Top-Rated Beauty Products Under $25

Customers give them top ratings for a reason.

6 Ways to Cultivate Better Relationships for More Happiness

Throughout our lives no one teaches us how to be in relationships. There are no classes in school that tell us how to have healthy and happy relationships. We are often just navigating them on our own and learning as we go. Given that we are often uneducated on healthy relationships, what are some …

Relationships

The 8 Most Important Things We've Learned About Happiness In The Past 10 Years

We're living in a golden age of happiness -- the scientific study of happiness, at least.<p>The field of positive psychology has exploded in growth since its inception in 1998, dramatically increasing our understanding of human flourishing. We now know more than ever about what makes us happy, how we …

Love Life Bucket Lists, Relationship Goals

Let's talk big-time scenarios. Pretty much every woman has a few she hopes happen to her at some point. While some would be perfectly at home in romantic comedies, others are super naughty or so specific that they'd seem strange to anyone other than the couple involved.<p>Today, let's talk about the …

Unattainable Love, Difficult Relationship

Perhaps it was Carrie Bradshaw who first posed this philosophical love question for the world's women to ponder: "Did I ever really love Big, or was I addicted to the pain?" she asked. "The exquisite pain of wanting someone so unattainable."<p>Or perhaps it was Olivia Pope who took the question and …

The Ultimate Arm Transformer Workout

Get those pipes ready for tanks, strappy dresses, and bathing suits.<p>In my experience, the traditional arm exercises, like bicep curls, triceps kickbacks, and side raises, don’t bring big results quickly. They are important and valuable movements, for sure, but they don’t change you fast.<p>I’ve coined …

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