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14 diy beauty tips

exfoliator from coffee grinds?<p>Sure, getting the look of your favorite celebs is always something worth trying. But sometimes getting the look takes more out of your wallet than you can afford. It's fine if beauty is pain, but not being able to pay your rent definitely isn't cute. That's why we've …

Exclusive Q&A: Tanzanian Blogger and MUA Maya Mia on Her Truly Inspiring Rise to the Top

<i>Soft corals on the cheeks, lids, and lips let Maya’s mega lashes take center stage in this look / photo courtesy of @maya_mia_y</i><p>Of all the beauty …

Why am I Still Single?

<b>Many of us have had more than one relationship in our lives.</b><p>We may have been married, perhaps we're serial monogamists or something of a player.<p>At times love may have eluded us and appeared to have been lost. So, navigating the somewhat turbulent waters of <i>dating</i> can feel like we're going around in …

"It’s not about being delusional, but just changing your perspective and understanding that there is a positive and a negative to every situation." Miranda Kerr's 7 rules on how to be a grown-up http://into.gl/ask_miranda

A Beautiful Diet: The Whole Foods You Need to Look Your Best

To vitamin or not to vitamin: a query as old as The Flintstones. Do dietary supplements impart health and provide beauty benefits? Or are they just a …

Grazia

Nail Art Superstar: Amber-Elizabeth Stores

<i>photo by William Lords</i><p>If you love nail art as much as we do, you’ll be excited by Amber-Elizabeth Stores’ creations. The New York City–based nail …

5 Tips On Using Primer

Primers have become must-haves for flawless everyday makeup. There are clear primers as well as tinted ones that help reduce any unwanted colors in …

3 Exercises That Work Better Than Jumping Jacks

Photo: Stocksy<p>The thing about cardio is that it can bore you to tears in, like, a second (looking at you, elliptical). But you can get it done without slaving away on a treadmill and subsequently wanting to kill yourself.<p>Exhibit A: Jumping jacks. This classic exercise is an awesome way to activate …

Workouts

3 Essential Facts About the Male Orgasm

Want to ensure you're making your partner as happy as he's making you? Take these factors into consideration<p>Yes, talking about how to "please your man" can be seen as a bit retrograde, out of context. But that's not what we're talking about here. If what you're looking for is an equal partnership …

Muscle

Cologne, Perfume, or Eau de Toilette: A Quick Guide to Fragrance Shopping

A few years ago, on a bright Sunday morning, I realized I was an adult. I’d finished all my work for the week, I had already done the laundry and …

5 AMAZING Jell-O Shots to Serve This 4th of July

You won't be embarrassed to eat these seriously chic treats.<p>Once upon a time, in a far, far away frat house, your least favorite childhood dessert was presented to you. Glowing like rows of psychedelic connect four, Dixie cups filled to the brim with gelatinous goop lined trays smelling vaguely of …

Recipes

Prepping for your Big Day with Suja Juice + A Giveaway!

Here are just a few fabulous suggestions and uses for incorporating Suja Juice into your pre-wedding routine.<p>1. <b>Energy</b>: Wedding planning requires …

24 Life-Changing Ways to Store Your Beauty Products

Even a small amount of makeup can make your bathroom or vanity look messy and cluttered. Here are 24 unconventional ways to organize your beauty products using things you probably already own. Who knew a mini loaf pan could be so useful?<p><b>1. Use a spice rack as a shelf for your perfume bottles.</b><p><b>2.</b> …

Lips

How to Stop Absorbing Other People's Emotions

Judith Orloff, MD, <i>Guest</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>Emotions such as fear, anger, frustration, and immobility are energies. And you can potentially ‘catch’ these …

17 Life-Changing Makeup Hacks EVERY Woman Should Know

These aren't your average makeup tips and tricks.<p><b>1. Turn a pencil eyeliner into a gel formula with the help of a match or lighter.</b><p>Hold your black, green, burgundy, etc., kohl eye pencil (which typically creates a thin, harder-to-apply line), under the flame for one second, let it cool for 15 …

How Different Cultures Understand Time

In the Western Hemisphere, the United States and Mexico employ time in such diametrically opposing manners that it causes intense friction between the two peoples.<p>In Western Europe, the Swiss attitude to time bears little relation to that of neighboring Italy.<p>Thais do not evaluate the passing of …

An Introvert's Guide to Networking

<i>Andrea Deets is the Lead Writer at Crew, an invite-only network connecting short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Once I was making oatmeal in the microwave in my dorm and two of my other flatmates came in…<p>“Europe's …

"Rock chicks, bohemian brides and stylish elopers, this one’s for you." Tell us, is this Rime Arodaky Bridal Collection shoot, not the most sexy and stylish thing you've seen all day? http://bridalmusings.com/2014/03/rime-arodaky-2014-collection/

Kendall Jenner's Cinnamon-Roll Waffles Are Here to Rewrite Your Weekend Brunch Menu

French toast? <i>BO-ring.</i> Eggs Benedict? <i>Snooze.</i> Here's exactly what I want for brunch for the rest of eternity:<p>In case that pic isn't self-explanatory, Kendall captioned it: "it's the new thing. cinnamon roll waffles made by yours truly" I assumed making cinnamon-roll waffles involved only sticking a …

Classic Kevyn Aucoin Makeup Lesson #4: Shaping Brows

Andie MacDowell as The Temptress (from <i>Making Faces</i>, 1997, Little, Brown and Company)<p><i>In this exclusive series, we’re celebrating the work and life of</i> …

Your Life in Hormones

What the hell is going on with your hormones—and how can you harness them for happiness, health, fertility, brainpower, and energy?<p><b>YOUR HORMONES:</b> A WEEK-BY-WEEK BREAKDOWN<p><b>YOU KNOW THE BASICS:</b> Your monthly hormone cycle kicks in with your first period and fades out with your last. But what's going on …

The New Botox Alternative

Neubelle, a recently FDA approved radio frequency device, may deliver the same skin-smoothing powers of the go-to injection—and for longer.<p>Kenneth Mark, MD, a dermatologist in NYC and clinical professor of dermatology at NYU, is one of the first in NYC to offer the recently-launched Neubelle …

Skin Care

The Facial Mask Recipe You Need to Try Now

<i>Photo: laflor</i><p>Beauty routines can vary depending on culture and have likely been passed down from generation to generation. I’ve always loved learning …

Skin Care

A Closer Look at Common Perfume Ingredients

A new perfume can be heavenly and intoxicating. No other beauty product has quite that same power—the power to literally affect the air surrounding a …

Beauty

Skin Care Ingredients You Should NEVER Mix

Could your daily beauty routine be putting your skin at risk? Find out which ingredients you should never combine to avoid problems down the …

The 5 Most Common Skin Types, Broken Down

Just like you, your skin doesn’t fit into one box. It’s better to think of skin like leaves or moods—it can fluctuate depending on the season or …

Skin Care

Classic Kevyn Aucoin Makeup Lesson #3: Smoky Eyes

Shinya Mori (from <i>Making Faces</i>, 1997, Little, Brown and Company)<p><i>In this exclusive series, we’re celebrating the work and life of one of the most</i> …

Makeup Masters: The History of Max Factor

<i><br>1925: Factor shows actress René Adorée a new kind of rouge. Hulton Archive, Getty Images.</i><p>You know him best by his products: Colour Elixir Lipstick, …

Makeup

5 Lipstick Tricks For Perfect Makeup

Lipstick is an amazing product. It defines lips, plumps them, changes their color, adds liveliness to the face. It is a perfect way to make a …