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Find Your Perfect Scent

How to find your best fit fragrance.<p>With hundreds of new options available, choosing a fragrance can be overwhelming. Hint: Let your fashion and beauty preferences lead the way. "Like clothing, jewelry, and makeup, scent can speak volumes about a wearer's personality," says Roja Dove, the nose …

Get Glowing Instantly! 3 Must-Try Facial Masks

If I could go to the spa every day I would. But if I did, I’d be broke in less than a week. Luckily, there are plenty of treatment products designed …

Skin Care

11 Beauty Brands We Love from Around the Globe

Did you know some of the best beauty secrets from all over the world are available right here on Beautylish? As we’ve built our shop over the past …

Beauty

10 Tricks That Can Make Anyone A Powerpoint Expert

PowerPoint presentations may not be the rage they were a few years ago but more than one person’s career has been determined by the strength of their …

5 Exercises You Should Be Doing Way More Of

<b>Rows</b> <br>So much of what we do and how we move involves the muscles on the front of the body—the chest, abs, biceps, etc. But pulling exercises like rows strengthen your back to improve posture and balance out the body. Plus, you'll look that much sexier in halter dresses. The bent-over row uses …

Yoga: Poses to Tone Your Arms

Begin on all fours with your knees hip-width apart and your hands shoulder-width apart. Stack your hips over your knees and your shoulders over your wrists. Walk your hands a few inches in front of your shoulders. Curl your toes under, lift your hips, and straighten your legs. Push into your palms …

Detoxing Guidelines: 16 Cleansing Foods

16 Detoxing Cleanse Foods<p>Get a jump-start on losing extra pounds with these essential cleanse foods<p>iStockphoto/Thinkstock<p>As a nutritionist, I always suggest that my clients get a jump-start on weight loss and a new way of eating with a short "cleanse," to help eliminate cravings, wake up the …

Remove Shellbag Entries in Windows for More Privacy

Windows' shellbag entries are capable of showing you how and when specific files and folders were accessed. For maximum discretion, Ghacks shows you …

Software

Overslept? Look Awake and Alive with One Single Product

You know that moment when, on a workday, you wake up and open your eyes and the sunlight looks wrong? Like the light coming in through the windows …

Lose Your Belly with Just Two Exercise Moves

<i>(Looking for a program that will help you get a flat tummy—and keep it that way? With our Lose Belly Fat—For Good routines, you can see results in as little as two weeks.)</i><p>Cosgrove's response: "Running is just one exercise, but no one questions that when it comes to burning fat." (Another great way …

The 7-Move 7-Minute Circuit That Blasts Fat Fast

Exercise 1 Jump Rope<p>Grab the handles of a jump rope with each hand and jump rope for 30 seconds; rest for 30 seconds then continue to the next exercise.<p>Exercise 2 Close-Stance Bodyweight Squats<p>Stand as tall as you can with your feet spread shoulder-width apart. Lower your body as far as you can by …

Your Guide to Perfect Party Makeup

Your go-to guide for beauty looks perfect for any holiday party.<p>Looking for some beauty inspiration this holiday season? We asked celebrity makeup artist Nico Guilis (she's worked with Alexis Bledel and Dree Hemingway!) for some tips on how to master some of the most gorgeous makeup looks from the …

Recipes for Beauty: Kale

We’ve all been told to “eat our greens,” but if you had to choose one for beauty, kale may top the list. Hardy enough to survive winter’s chill, kale …

Braids 101

<i>4 Back to School Braided Hair Styles</i><p>Alexa L.<p><i>Reverse French Braid</i><p>Vanessa C.<p><i>How-To: Fishtail Braid</i><p>Chloe M.<p><i>Mermaid Braid</i><p>Cerine C.<p><i>Milkmaid Braids Tutorial</i><p>…

Classic Kevyn Aucoin Makeup Lesson #1: Contouring

Gwyneth Paltrow as Faye Dunaway in <i>Bonnie and Clyde</i> (from <i>Face Forward</i>, 2000, Little, Brown and Company)<p><b>In this exclusive series, we're celebrating the</b> …

Makeup

4 Quick Exercises for Toning Your Entire Body

Photo: Getty Images<p>Get into shape with these super-quick, extremely effective exercises specially designed by Barry's Bootcamp, the boutique fitness studio behind the figures of Jessica Biel and Katie Holmes.<p><b>1. The Double Take.</b> Holding a dumbbell in each hand, stand with your feet hip-width apart. …

Beautylish Staffers Share Their 2013 Discoveries and 2014 Resolutions

We've had quite a busy year around here, between trying new products, watching loads of beauty tutorials, and changing up our hair. Even though we’ve …

3 Quick Weight-Loss Tips

3 Tricks to Look Slimmer ASAP<p>When your abs-seeking mission is a sprint, not a marathon, try these quick fixes<p><b>Lose the Water Weight</b><br>Replace refined carbs with one-cup servings of natural diuretics such as artichokes, asparagus, or watercress to flush your system, says Frances Largeman-Roth, R.D., …

Holiday Makeup Inspiration: Classic, Bold Lips

We can all agree by now, I think, that the fastest road to a brighter, more beautiful face is a bold lipstick. Whether fuchsia-pink, red, or …

100 Christmas Cocktail and Drink Recipes to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Maybe just half a drink more...<p>It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and that means presents, sweets, parties, and most importantly, holiday booze. If you're already feeling eggnog'd out just thinking about the holidays, try one of these 100 cocktails we've gathered—from hot buttery rum …

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The No-Excuses, Anytime, Anywhere Workout

Celebrity trainer Astrid McGuire will give it to you straight. “If you can carry a 5-pound purse everyday, you can hold 5-pound weights,” she says as …

Anatomy of a Beauty Product: Lipsticks

Lipstick is like the toothpaste of beauty products: most of us use it every day. But unlike foundation, powder, and mascara, we change up our …

Healthy Recipes for Your Microwave

5 Healthy Dishes You Can Make in Your Microwave<p>No one will ever guess you skipped the oven<p>Rapper Ja Rule recently announced that, after developing some serious microwave skills in prison, he plans to release an entire microwave cookbook. Ja Rule may be onto something: You can make a shocking number …

7 Simple Exercises Busy People Can Do Anywhere, Anytime

Looking for quick, easy ways to get in shape? There are simple exercises to help tone your body without having to go to the gym. Want to know the …

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 …

Skinny Jeans

Quick Fitness Tips: How to Look Thinner in Under 10 Seconds

<b>Rib Cage Up:</b> Weak upper-back muscles often angle your chest downward and make your boobs look droopy. Lift your sternum (the breast bone in your chest) a few inches to elongate your torso.<p><b>Pelvis Parallel:</b> Think of your pelvis as a bucket full of water. When your hips tilt forward or you lift your …

Your Barbell Starter Workout

Your Favorite New Workout<p>These five moves will give you an awesome total-body burn<p>Peter Yang<p>Even if hoisting a 45-pound barbell feels intimidating, don't discount the power cage. Build strength and confidence with this starter workout: Perform the moves in order, moving from one to the next with no …

How to Increase Metabolism: The Fastest Way to Lose Weight

5 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism All Day Long<p>Speed up your metabolism to lose weight now<p>Speed Up Your Metabolism<p>Here's a secret: slaving away inside your body—right this minute—is your very own personal trainer working tirelessly to help you burn calories and shed fat. It's called your metabolism, …

Stretch Marks: What Really Causes Them

Plus, the best science-backed ways to prevent (and even erase!) the unsightly scars<p>If you’re loading up on cocoa butter to ward off pregnancy-related stretch marks, you might want to save your money: As it turns out, genetics can seriously increase your odds of getting stretch marks, according to …