Barbara K. Herndon

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E. Jean on the Evolution of the Self-Realized Woman

This column is turning 20. What's happened to the American woman since 1993?<p><b>Circa 4,000,000 b.c.</b>Our primordial foremothers spent their days chasing the fellows and copulating just about all the damn time. The eminent primatologist and anthropologist Sarah Blaffer Hrdy (Hello, Professor Hrdy!) …

Hannah Bronfman's #NYFW Beauty Guide

Photo: Courtesy of Hannah Bronfman<p>The DJ/entrepreneur/NYC gal-about-town is our current blogger-in-residence. The week before fashion month, she shares her tips for surviving #NYFW in style:<p>"There isn't much time during fashion week to spend on beauty, so I try to make every treatment and product …

Beauty

Grapefruit, Almond … Jojoba? Ten Popular Natural Oils Demystified

It feels like every time I pick up a skin or hair care product these days, the packaging is in a hurry to reassure me that it contains a special kind …

Skin Care

Beauty Chat: Rodial Founder Maria Hatzistefanis on Your Body's Summer Skincare Needs

Photo: Rodial<p>If you don't have time to cram in an extra SoulCycle class before your weekend getaway, try a body-sculpting beauty product—like those from Rodial—to get your skin beach-ready. You can thank Rodial founder and CEO Maria Hatzistefanis for these wonder workers. Products with names like …

Benefit Stay Flawless 15-Hour Primer, Men’s August Box Spoiler, Showing Some Skin, & More: Reading List

<i>We know you don’t have oodles of time to browse through everything on the Birchbox blog and in the magazine each week. Here’s a short list of the top blog posts, articles, videos, and news that we don’t want you to miss. Read them while you’re laying on the beach or relaxing indoors.</i><p>How To: Apply New Benefit Stay Flawless 15-Hour Primer: Birchbox co-founder Katia’s makeup looks fresh from 5am to 9pm everyday, and it’s all thanks to Benefit’s Stay Flawless Primer.<p>Show Some Skin: With the …

How to Fake a Tan Without Sunless Tanner: GIF Tutorial

<i>We’ll never tire of video tutorials, but sometimes we want a step-by-step that we can move through at our own pace. Enter: gif tutorials. Like videos, they make it easy for us to imitate the motions, but we don’t have to press pause every time we need to take a second look</i><i>. Plus, they’re pretty fun to watch. Our new series will show how to get our favorite looks—from braids to cat eyes to sunless tanning—in simple, gif-tastic ways.</i><p>Summer calls for a number of sleeveless occasions and sometimes …

Must-Have Beauty Ingredients From Around the World

When it comes to beauty, we’re always waiting for the next big thing: a scientific breakthrough or new formulation that will keep our skin looking …

Skin Care

Are You Missing a Vital Manicure Step?

You already know that your nails need to be squeaky clean before you start your manicure—if there are any oils trapped on the surface, polish streaks, bubbles, or chips happen twice as fast. But here's what you might not know: Wiping your nails with nail-polish remover doesn't count as …

Shu Uemura's Pore-Minimizing Foundation Base

I always stock up on <b>Shu Uemura</b> when I’m in Asia. Sure, you can buy all of it online (I refill throughout the year this way), but how can I pass on …

"It’s like I just had sex for four days.”- Courtney Love sold us on our new favorite face, neck, boob, hand, and foot masks. Today on ITG: http://into.gl/13imVWy

Weird, But Amazing Hair Tools That Really Work

I get shampoo, lotion, and lipstick delivered to my desk on a daily basis, but it's not every day that I open a package to find a beeping, morphing, motorized hair tool. Over time, I've amassed a little collection and I decided to see if these bizarre-looking devices actually work. I was skeptical …

5 Luxe (Yet Affordable) Beauty Products That'll Make You Feel like a Million Bucks

We’ll admit it. A tiny part of us has always dreamed of what it’d be like to own Elizabeth Taylor’s opulent collection of gold-encrusted jewelry. (Have you seen the necklace she wore in <i>Cleopatra?)</i> Sadly the truth is that most of us just can’t afford such luxuries.<p>Lucky for us, the beauty world has found innovative ways to infuse rare and precious properties into our favorite products, giving us a taste of the Liz Taylor lifestyle that we’ve always fantasized about. Here are four luxurious …

Working Out With Glee Star Jenna Ushkowitz: Seventeen Magazine

<i>Packing for college can be really overwhelming. How much should you bring? What do you bring? Well, the answer is simple: only the essentials. That’s why this month we teamed up with Seventeen magazine and their special advisory board of sorority sisters on a curated list of 20 college beauty must-haves. Check back each week for more great content from our newest partner and definitely take advantage of this limited-time special offer just for Birchbox customers: Purchase a Seventeen</i> …

If you're not from the UK you're probably not that familiar with Wiley, but you should be. Get to know his impressive catalogue with these 15 career spanning songs. http://pnps.co/15UfGWE

When it's this hot out all we want are simple, delicious recipes that will cool us down – including these Boozy Campari Citrus Pops. Too Hot to Cook? 22 Recipes for Hot Weather Eating - http://bzfd.it/12W3PnW

Fight fire with fire and get in the tub with Royal Botanicals' handmade-in-Brooklyn Bath Soak (or, you know, take a cold one). Today's Just In: http://into.gl/17ldM2D

10 Cool Cocktails You Should Be Drinking If You Want To Look Like A Pro

“You should go talk to that broody guy drinking the Appletini over there,” said no woman to her friend ever.<p>In a boozy world polluted with …

Beauty Blogging Junkie

Obsessed: TokyoMilk Dark Fragrances

When I first spotted TokyoMilk’s Dark line in Sephora, I found myself in love at first sight. Everything in the eight-piece collection comes in an …

Road Test July: We Tested Five New Products To Give You The Lowdown!

We see a lot of products around here (emphasis on <i>lot</i>). And we truly do our best to try ’em all so that we can share our intel with you guys. This …

Four Strange Skin Care Substitutes You Have To See To Believe

So you’re down with dupes. You know all about coconut oil’s magical hydrating properties. And you certainly aren’t afraid to use that cherry …

Cult Products: The Ten Mascaras Pros Love Most

People love their mascara with a fierce passion. Debates over the product that allows you to achieve the perfect lash can divide friends faster than …

Makeup

Liquified! Four Red Liquid Lipsticks To Try Now

Though glossy lips look fresh for a hot, sunny day, the heat can sometimes leave behind an unsavory stickiness. We have a better solution that won’t …