Shantka Dixon

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8 Foundation Hacks You Need to Know

Your most flawless face, one trick at a time<p>Foundation seems simple enough. Apply your base, and move on. But there's a reason they call it foundation—it has the power to bring your entire makeup look together with a flawless, strong base. It may not be the most exciting step, but it deserves your …

Makeup

6 Moves for Strong and Toned Abs

These six moves will sculpt the abs you’ve always dreamed of<p>You’ve probably heard it before, but you really don’t have to do another crunch. (No, really—don’t. They’re bad for your posture, among a host of other ills.) Instead, use these exercises to firm, flatten, and contour your waistline by …

Workouts

Beautify Your Back: 3 Tips for Flawless Skin

Treat the skin on this hard-to-reach spot with these simple tricks—no contortions needed<p><b>Rough Patches</b>Exfoliate twice a week in the shower using a long-handle loofah brush. Try Earth Therapeutics Back Brush ($7, earththerapeutics.com).<p><b>Dryness</b>Since they cover a large surface area, foam mitts made for …

Skin Care

10 Pumpkin Smoothies to Kick Off Fall RIGHT

How else would you celebrate autumn's arrival?<p>Summer's caput, which means fall is planning to make its triumphant return! So to welcome back this cooler season, here are 10 sinfully delicious pumpkin smoothies. Who needs a pumpkin spiced latte when you’ve got these frozen concoctions?<p>How about a …

Breakfast

How to Make 3 Easy Face Masks with Ingredients You Already Have in Your Kitchen

DIY spa day, anyone?<p>Whether your skin needs rejuvenation or you just want something fun to do with your girlfriends this weekend, face masks are never a bad idea. The best part? Chances are, everything you need to get your spa fix is probably already in your kitchen. Just check out these …

Skin Care

The Lazy Girl's Guide to Gorgeous Skin

Simple routine, amazing complexion.<p>Raise your hand if you can relate to this:<p>Yes, yes, you'd love to have dewy, flawless skin that radiates glow from the inside out. Of course! But futzing with a million different cremes, potions, toners, and masques multiple times a day, every day, every night... …

Skin Care

7 Ways to Make Your Eyes Look Bigger and Brighter

Get ready to hear, "Your eyes look amazing!" all the time.<p>There’s something so playful and sexy about big doe eyes—but you don't have to be genetically gifted to get them. Just use these tips from M.J. Forte, a New York City-based makeup artist, to fake big, bright eyes.<p><b>Go Light In The Corner</b>For …

Makeup

5 Exercises That Will Show Your Lower Belly Who's Boss

One trainer's favorite moves for flattening that tricky spot<p>When you're trying to target your lower abs, all abs-strengthening moves are not created equal. Fact is, some are much more effective at working those tough-to-get-to muscles. So we asked celebrity trainer Michelle Lovitt, an Asics America …

Workouts

18 Exercise Upgrades for More Muscle

Kick your favorite go-to exercises up a notch.<p><i>The article was written by Rachel Cosgrove and repurposed with permission from Men's Health.</i><p>What if you could instantly make any exercise 10 times more effective? Chances are, you can. That's because most people make tiny (but key) technique errors on …

Workouts

How Your Food Impacts Your Vagina

Get ready for seriously surprising intel.<p>Ever nosh on asparagus to have your hoo-ha—and we're not just talking your pee—smell funny? Well, that's one way to think about that whole "you are what you eat" connection. And it turns out, for women, it's a pretty important one.<p>Healthy vaginas have a …

Wellness

11 Ways to Use Honey to Get More Gorgeous Skin, Hair, and Nails

This all-natural ingredient is good for so much more than sweetening up your tea or coffee.<p>Honey's often thought of as a healthier sweetener, but you might be surprised to learn that this ingredient has tons of skin and hair benefits, too. Made by the alchemy of bees collecting nectar, pollen, and …

Skin Care

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 …