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 …

Skin Care

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Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

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, …

Meditation

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 …

Kitchens

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 …

Skin Care

10 Inspirational Books that can Change Your Life

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 …

Home Decorating

15 Secrets to Great Skin

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 …

Skin Care

9 Beauty Habits That Give You Wrinkles

<b>Smoking</b><br>Smoking is the most common cause of wrinkles. "There have been studies of twins that showed proof of this in stunning detail," says Joel Schlessinger, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon and founder of LovelySkin.com. "So skip cigarettes and lose the wrinkles!"<p><b>Your …

The 9 Best Butt Exercises

9 Butt Exercises for a Super-Toned Tush<p>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 …

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.

Fitness

17 Things EVERY Woman Deserves in a Relationship

<b>2. Someone who will go the drugstore to get you tampons at 1 a.m.</b> You need them, and you need them now. This is NOT a drill! Anyone who will appreciate this urgency and do what they can to help is definitely a keeper.<p><b>3. Someone who will make you breakfast in bed when it isn’t your birthday.</b> Because …

3 Simple Tips for Treating Skin Holistically

Increase your water intake, too. "Skin cells don't function optimally under dehydrated conditions," she says. Sipping isn't the only way to get your H2O: Cauliflower is 92 percent water, and cucumber has even more, plus a dose of vitamin K, which may help reduce broken capillaries.<p><b>Pop the Right</b> …

Wellness

Sex Facts: Have Great Morning Sex

Have Great Morning Sex<p>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>Digital Vision/Thinkstock<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 …

8 Sex Habits of Super Happy Couples

Get on their blissed-out level with these tips.<p>Sex is to a happy relationship what butter is to a summer lobster feast: totally and completely necessary. "It's something you do with your partner that most people don't do with anyone else, so it sets the relationship apart and makes it special," …

12 Foods You Can Put in Your Hair

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 salon--or it can end up costing you a fortune in fancy products. Instead, try these easy at-home fixes from your pantry.<p><b>TO ADD SHINE: AVOCADO. Here's how to</b> …

Hair

How to Hide Blackheads, Under-Eye Circles, and All Your Other Annoying Skin Issues

Not to worry: We had a couple of makeup artists break it down for us to make sure we use our faithful friend to our best advantage. Here are the right shades and application techniques (plus, product recommendations) to cover up <i>all</i> your facial foes.<p><b>Pimples</b><br>First off: Don’t pop or pick at your …

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.<p>Buying online is a gamble: You're investing your money in a product you may never have seen in real life—and the fact of the matter is, it may not end up working the way you want once it's actually in your hands. Take a deep breath—there is hope. The …

6 Ways to Cultivate Better Relationships for More Happiness

Happiness is an elusive topic that has been studied and contemplated by many throughout history. While there are many theories and ideas of what it means to be happy, I decided to focus on the relational aspect of happiness in this blog. As an Imago relationship therapist and someone who …

Happiness

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 …

Happiness

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 …

Relationships

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 …

Relationships

The Ultimate Arm Transformer Workout

Exercise 1 Cobra Pushup<p>Begin in a plank with your hands under your shoulders and your feet hip-distance apart. From there, take small little steps and walk your feet toward your hands, bending and raising your hips upward. When you have equal pressure on your hands and feet, stop <b>(A)</b>, then bend your …