Marisa Casciano

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How to Upgrade Your Makeup Brushes for 2014 (and Look a Little Prettier All Year Long)

Confession: I'm lazy when it comes to makeup brushes. I've found some that work and stuck with 'em, not feeling inspired to experiment with anything new. But as celebrity makeup artist Nick Barose has pointed out to me, there are plenty of new task-specific brushes that have a lot to offer the …

It's Official: This Is the Big Thing in Hair Right Now

When Selena Gomez was first spotted out with a Madonna Blond Ambition ponytail in October, I thought it was a just a one-off thing, something fun a star would try once and we'd all move on. Then it started popping up again and again in different forms, and suddenly it seemed expressing yourself …

Nicole Kidman's Edgy Ponytail Was the Talk of the Cannes Red Carpets Yesterday. Come See Why...

The second Nicole Kidman stepped onto the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival yesterday, all time seemed to stop for a second, thanks to her edgy, cool, never-before-seen ponytail. It's an <i>incredible</i> hairstyle.<p>The bottom 3/4 of her hair was pulled back very very very tightly into a flat French …

Grab Some Yarn, Ladies. A Hair Trend We Predicted Has Been Spotted Out in the Wild on Ashley Benson

Oh, hey, remember when I said yarn-in-hair was going to be a trend? Well, looks like Ashley Benson agreed with me because look what she wore in her hair at the BottleRock concert over the weekend:<p>A strip of crocheted yarn was woven into her side braids for a little boho pop of color. Yup, you're …

Here's Why You're Allowed to Say Your Friend Can't Date Your Ex

<b>My best friend is now dating my ex-boyfriend. Needless to say, it's weird. So in your opinion, what are the rules about dating exes? Does Gretchen Weiners have a point about the rules of feminism?</b><p>I don't think those are the rules of feminism so much as the rules of human decency. I am so sorry your …

Why You Should Want a Man with Baggage

What do you do when you find out the guy you're dating has been married before? Do you hit the brakes? Worry that he may have too much…baggage? I tell you what: You should be far more afraid of the dudes with zero baggage. I personally have never trusted someone who travels a little too light.<p>You …

Kerry Washington's Secret to Making a Shirt and Skirt Look Anything but Boring

Yesterday, I wrote that Kerry Washington was one of my style crushes, and it looks like I have yet another reason as to why. She's mastered the art of pairing a black top with an above-the-knee-length skirt without making it look utterly and completely boring.<p><b>Example one:</b> The actress visited the …

These Zac Efron Pics Bring Back All the Feelings on That Frat Boy You Loved/Hated/Sigh, Loved in College

This is good for us. This is cathartic. Looking at these photos of Zac Efron shooting <i>Townies</i>—alongside Seth Rogen, Dave Franco, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse—will make you angry at yourself all over again for that frat-boy phase you went through in college. Then it'll make you remember why you went …

Change-Your-Life Beauty Tip: How to Fix a Broken Nail Using Something You've Got in Your Kitchen at this Very Moment

You might be vaguely aware that you can fix a broken nail using a teabag—or if you weren't already you will be...<p>Because blogger Holly Arabella put together a super-helpful step-by-step guide to trimming, placing and glueing a strip of the mesh from the bag over a chipped nail to reinforce a break …

5 Wedding Hair and Makeup Lessons We Can Learn from the 2013 Met Gala

Our heads are still spinning from all the crazy punk-glam looks we saw at Monday's Met Gala. There was much fresh beauty inspiration to be had, and I think brides can learn a few things from the fierce moments we saw on the red carpet (as can wedding guests—I mean, Amy already decided to copy …

The Best of the 2013 Met Gala

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala, sponsored by Moda Operandi and celebrating the new exhibit “Punk: Chaos to Couture,” seemed to present quite the conundrum to the celebrities and bold-facers in attendance Monday night. To embrace the evening’s theme whole-heartedly or to …

I'm Copying Jessica Alba's Met Gala Hair This Weekend for a Wedding in Mexico. Right This Way for the Step-by-Step Instructions

I'm heading to Los Cabos, Mexico, this weekend for my best friend's wedding, and I've been searching for ideas of a cool new updo I could try (since it will be so hot) that will be a little more interesting than your basic ponytail. When I saw Jessica Alba hit the red carpet last night at the Met …

The Best Celebrity-Buddy Pics From the Met Gala

Chrissy Teigen and I had the exact same experience at the Met Gala last night. Which is to say we didn't go, and we ate a lot, and tweeted about it.<p>Luckily celebs who <i>did</i> make it to the affair of the year were generous with their Instagramming, and why not? They all looked so gosh darn gorgeous, it …

51 Healthy Greek Yogurt Recipes for Any Meal

If you've been to a grocery store's dairy aisle lately, you've probably picked up on the fact that Greek yogurt is becoming pretty darn popular. At …

Kate McKinnon Plays Ellen on Ellen, So Much Excellent Dancing Ensues

Good morning, ladies! Who forgot to take their vitamins this morning? Who stopped taking vitamins altogether after realizing that if you don't eat <i>immediately</i> after ingesting one, you'll have a severely nauseous commute? Great news for all of you. I have a video that's so sunny, it's like an …

Prada Is Holding a Contest to Find the Next Big Writer. Could It Be You?

Prada is holding a contest to support the next generation of promising writers. Prada is asking willing participants to write a short story on this topic: "What are the realities that our eyes give back to us?" It's a play on prescription eyeglasses (the Italian fashion house sells glasses) and how …

101 Greatest Running Tips

It can be tough to stay motivated—especially when you're tired or the weather sucks. But we've got 101 reasons why you can't quit—from our friends at Runner's World<p>"Stop fighting it!" That's what a fellow marathoner yelled at me years ago in the middle of a very windy out-and-back marathon. "Don't …

Quick Question: Are You Using the Right Foundation Formulation for Your Skin Type?

Before you finish reading this post, run and grab the foundation you're currently using. Don't worry, we'll wait.<p>Back? Good. Now look at it and ask yourself, what's your skin type? Why? Just because the color is a perfect match doesn't mean it's the very best formulation for your particular skin. …

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Couldn't Sleep Last Night? How To Perk Up

<i>By Jennifer Acosta Scott</i><p>In a perfect world, every adult would get somewhere between seven and nine hours of sleep a night -- the amount that experts say is needed for maximum health. But that doesn't always happen. Approximately 65 percent of Americans report experiencing a sleep problem at least a …

The Do-Anywhere CrossFit Workout

Exercise 1 Jump Squat<p>Stand with your feet wider than hip-width apart, toes pointed slightly out. Keeping your chest upright and core tight, bend your knees and sit your hips back, extending your arms straight in front of you at shoulder height <b>(a).</b> Press through your heels to jump as high as you can …

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Change-Your-Life Beauty Tip: Use This Quick and Easy Test to Find Out Exactly What Your Hair Is Lacking

Hair is like a newborn baby: It acts fussy when it wants something. That's why this trick I picked up for finding out what it needs to be healthier, from Alterna Haircare global creative director Michael Shaun Corby, might just make your day.<p>His test? "Wrap a strand of hair around your index finger …