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The Cool Minimalism of a Winter White Manicure: 5 Nail Pros Share Their Favorite Shades

Remember Wite-Out manicures? Even boys did it: sitting in middle school with a little bottle and brush during a long class, and emerging for lunch with chalky matte fingertips. It's a funny memory that seems to emerge whenever someone sports the color, no matter how cleanly it’s applied.<p>So how do …

16 Ways To Use Coconut Oil

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, the game-changing ways to add coconut oil into your beauty routine.<p><b>1) An alternative to shaving cream.</b> Get a smooth shave and prevent razor burn by mixing coconut oil, shea butter, and jojoba oil together. Try this recipe.<p><b>2) Facial scrub:</b> Slough off dead skin …

The Story of Rapunzel's Hair From Into the Woods

In the Brothers Grimm tales, Rapunzel has 75 feet of hair as "fine as spun gold." In the film <i>Into the Woods</i>, out this Thursday, actress Mackenzie Mauzy's hair is also a shimmering blonde, engineered by hair designer Peter King. We've talked all about the film's incredible costumes, and now, we get …

6 Skin Care Tips for Winter

How to avoid flakes, rough patches and general blah-ness when moving to Australia for the next four months isn't an option.<p><b>1) Bring in the heavyweights.</b> No medicine cabinet is ready for winter without the following: a moisturizing cream—not a gel or lotion—for day, a richer one for night, a …

Do Thinning Shears and Razors Cause Hair Damage?

Most of us get haircuts to get rid of damaged hair, so when I heard that thinning shears—the type of clippers some hairstylists use to cut thicker hair textures—and razors might <i>cause</i> these types of hair issues, I had to investigate. The bad news: Yes, thinning shears can cause damage (when used …

Start Using the Right Makeup Brush in 2015

While fingers do make excellent makeup-application tools, they're not nearly as precise, delicate, or hygienic as makeup brushes. But the world of brushes can be hard to navigate. Do you really need both a stippling brush and a foundation brush? How do you use a fan brush? We're here to</b> …

6 Outrageously Pretty Holiday Hair and Makeup Ideas from the Vogue Archives

It’s party season—and if you’re debating whether to wear a bold red lip or an extreme cat eye out tonight, why not go ahead and do both? Once upon a time, after all, festive hair and makeup was gloriously high-maintenance—and while clean skin and windblown, wash and go waves may be ubiquitous these …

How to Match Your Manicure to Your Party Dress: 5 Women Share Their Perfect Pairings

So you’ve mastered the perfect party blowout and found the right dress. One thing you may have overlooked? A manicure that coordinates with the rest of your outfit—while still upping your beauty game. In an effort to help (it is the giving season, after all), we asked five stylish women to share …