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Tip Sheet: A Girl's Guide to Straightening Treatments

In honor of National Brazilian Blowout Day, we asked a chemist for a quick breakdown of what you need to know before you book your appointment.<p>August 21 marks National Brazilian blowout day, but there are a variety of treatments one can undergo to achieve those straight, glossy strands. We asked …

16 Makeup Tricks Every Woman Should Know

From the editors of Cosmo.com, quirky beauty hacks to make getting ready easier.<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 …

Makeup

The Only 5 Juice Recipes You'll Ever Need

The founders of LA's Pressed Juicery release their first book and share their secret recipes with BAZAAR.<p>If you're cool and you live in LA—or your name is Jessica Alba, Madonna, Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Nicole Richie or Emma Roberts—then you're probably a huge fan of the Pressed Juicery, a …

Dry Shampoos So Good You'll Never Want To Wash Your Hair

You don't need water or a blowout to guarantee a good hair day.<p>You don't need water or a blowout to guarantee a good hair day—just one of these dry shampoos. They give fine, limp hair volume, add cool girl texture and actually clean dirty strands.

The Dirty Secret To Gorgeous Hair

For more and more women, skipping the suds (or cutting down big-time) is the trick to lustrous locks.<p>It happens all the time: You tell your co-worker her hair looks amazing and she proudly reveals that her bouncy blowout is days old and she hasn't washed her perfectly tousled hair in a week—and …

59 Alternative Engagement Rings for the Non-Traditional Bride

Today's bride is hardly cookie cutter–and her engagement ring shouldn't be either. In the interest of the individual, peruse these uncommon heart-stoppers.<p>In dreaming about your engagement ring, a simple solitaire rarely comes to mind. Rather than debating the nuances of a cushion cut vs. a radiant …

The 13 Best Cellulite And Stretch Mark Products

Smoother, firmer-looking skin in a bottle—right this way.<p>There's no one-size-fits-all solution to cellulite and stretch marks, but these caffeine, collagen and lipid-rich creams will get you a whole lot closer to ultra-smooth skin.

Today's Beauty Secret

BAZAAR's beauty expert reveals the tricks and must-have products behind the prettiest hair and makeup looks on the red carpet.<p><i>BAZAAR</i>'s beauty expert reveals the tricks and must-have products behind the prettiest hair and makeup looks on the red carpet.

Fuller & Plumper Lip Tricks

Enhance your pout with these expert tips.<p><b>HOLLYWOOD'S BEST LIPS</b> Re-create Angelina Jolie's perfect pout with her made-to-order shade from Three Custom Color Specialists (No. 1; $60 for two tubes; 888-262-7714). The "universally flattering" high-shine peachy nude "instantly makes lips look more …

My Beauty Must-Haves

I was very excited to meet Jane Larkworthy and visit the <i>W</i> beauty closet! Here are some of my favorite products to bring on summer vacation.

Our Guide to Gorgeous Summer Hair

Everything you need to know to eliminate frizz, boost shine, and revive limp locks.<p>Everything you need to know to eliminate frizz, boost shine, and revive limp locks.

22 Beauty Products Insanely Successful Career Women Use

Look and feel put together, even on the craziest days at work.<p>Your one-stop resource for the beauty products you need to get out the door every morning, looking and feeling put together (even on those craziest days at work!). Just ask Angela Rye, Manelle Martino, and Maya Baratz--the moguls who use …

Beauty

Everything You Need to Know About Juicing at Home

The founder of Juice Generation spills his secrets.<p>Whether it's bottled on a Whole Foods shelf or squeezed on the spot in a wheatgrass-filled storefront, a fancy juice can set you back six dollars or more in most markets, making even your Starbucks addiction look cheap in comparison. Couple that …

Best Hair Dryers: The Top 5 Tools For Your Next Blowout At Home

<i>This list was assembled with data provided by Rank & Style.</i><p>Let's be honest, blow drying your hair can be a huge pain in the ass. Hair dryers can either frizz up your hair even more, or blast air that feels like it's radiating off the sun. Yet, the key to getting the results you want with your …

7 Quick Dinners To Make This Week

It's gonna be great!

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13 Secrets to Long, Thick, Shiny Hair

We all want a mane of soft, silky, touchable locks. But the reality is that hair grows only about a half inch per month. Want to jump-start the process? Read on for insider tips to stop hair's biggest enemy — breakage — and keep strands strong.<p>START IN THE SHOWER<p><b>Go sulfate free.</b> Overwashing can dry …

Hair Care

20 Books You Should Have Read in 2013

If like most of us you've spent most of 2013 lamenting the pile of unread books on your nightstand, now's your chance to make amends. Here, 2013's best releases, hand-selected by <i>ELLE</i>. Whether you enjoy heart-wrenching memoirs or action-packed fiction, find your match below:<p>Fiction<p>This is Paradise <b>by</b> …

30 Rings To Inspire The Perfect Proposal

Ladies, if your better half is preparing to put a ring on it, you might want to sneak this selection of sparklers their way. Whether you’re looking …

Review: The hair dryer that will change your life. No, really.

Nearly eight years ago, my mom took me shopping for things I would need to take to college and we bought a hairdryer from Target. It folded in half, …

15 New Shopping Sites You'll Want to Spend Your Entire Day On

Because of Amazon Prime and an Internet-related job, most of my transactions occur virally. I've learned that while shopping online has become commonplace, common doesn't have to describe the options we browse on a daily basis. Thanks to indie online boutiques and online marketplaces, there's more …

Ultra-Crispy New Potatoes With Garlic, Herbs, and Lemon Recipe

<b>Note:</b> Duck fat, turkey fat, or chicken fat can be used in place of the canola oil.<p><b>Read more: The Food Lab: Ultra-Crispy New Potatoes With Garlic, Herbs, and Lemon</b><p>Ingredients4 1/2 pounds red or yellow new potatoes, scrubbed clean, sliced in half1 tablespoon white vinegarKosher salt1/4 cup canola oil …

Bright Red Beet Hummus

<i>Every other Thursday, we bring you</i> <i>Nicholas Day -- o</i><i>n cooking for children, and with children, and despite children. Also, occasionally, on top of.</i><p><i>Today: Nicholas spreads the brilliance of bright red beet hummus</i><i>.</i><p>Beets, like math, are supposed to be hard. Not hard like broccoli, the sort of vegetable …

Make Protein-Packed Pasta

Go old-school Sicilian to unlock new flavors<p>Meaty pastas such as Bolognese and carbonara tend to attract all the attention. And for good reason—they are hearty, timeless, and comforting.<p>Which is exactly why you should cook up a pot of pasta con le sarde, a Sicilian pasta loaded with sardines, …

Italian Food

13 Amazing Uses For Baking Soda You Should Know

Baking soda is one of the many household goods that is always lying around, yet we barely get any use out of it. (Cleaning and baking aren't exactly high on our list of priorities these days.) But ever since Emma Stone told French Elle that she exfoliates her skin with the powdery white stuff, …

Chocoholic: Microwave Mocha Mug Cake

More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>Sometimes the urge for a home baked cake doesn't mean you want to turn on the oven or grease up the cake pans. Sometimes there's no one else around and it's only yourself that you've got to please. Sometimes you just want it now—like …