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Dried Out? Here Are 3 Must-Have Oils For Silky Smooth Skin And Hair

For me, fall and winter are all about sipping red wine, gazing at the beautiful changing trees, and—oh, the buzzkill: dry skin and an itchy scalp! …

Hair Care

15 Simple Tricks to Get Clear Skin Overnight

Even if you’re eating right, getting enough sleep and a bit of exercise, those breakouts can be super sneaky. Nothing is more frustrating than having a big event like a wedding or job interview and having to deal with bad skin. If you are pressed for time and are looking for options to get glowing …

The 10 Biggest Hair Care Mistakes

<b>2. Brushing the Ends Only</b><br>You’ve heard that brushing too much causes breakage, but your scalp’s natural oils are one of the best conditioners out there. Massage your scalp with a wooden-bristle brush like Widu to stimulate circulation and hair growth and brush from roots to ends to add luster …

The Dirty Truth About The (Expired) Products In Your Bathroom

Has your medicine cabinet seen a good purge yet this decade?<p>Hygiene and makeup products can and will go bad. Keep something too long and it could become ineffective or even start growing potentially harmful bacteria -- especially eye products, since we use them around such sensitive areas of the …

7 Things You Never Knew About Your Nails

<b>Nails and Hair Are Made of Similar Components</b><br>Nails are made of many layers of hard keratin, similar to hair. There's also a thin layer of keratin covering most of the surface of your body; it's thickest on palms and soles, says Kerith E. Spicknall, M.D., assistant professor of dermatology at the …

6 Beauty Tips to Make Your Smile Look Brighter

<b>Highlight Your Lips</b><br>Try applying a lip liner and gloss around the lips <i>and</i> a light concealer around the outer border of the lips. "This makes your lips appear fuller and makes your teeth seem whiter in contrast to your lip color," says makeup artist, Annie Mayo, founder of Advanced Mineral</b> …

5 Tips For Looking Beautiful Without Makeup

I think I speak for all women when I say we want to feel beautiful. Not just look beautiful, but feel it. Feel it from the inside out. Radiate it. …

Skin Care

10 Eyebrow Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making

Secrets of a make-up artist | Natural Beauty

​Road testing the latest lotions and potions must be one of the best jobs in the world. Being a makeup artist, you’d think I’d favour makeup over …

A Lazy Girl's Guide to Morning Makeup

<b>Cover Up with BB/CC Cream</b><br>The overall application of coverup can be the longest part of the makeup routine. From moisturizer to concealer to powder foundation, it's no wonder we want to ditch our routine. To speed up this part of process, use a BB or CC cream. It'll work as a moisturizer while …

5 Beauty Products You Can Make Using Coconut Oil

Even people who are very choosy about what they eat don’t always think about what they are putting on their skin or in their hair for beauty …

How Often Should You Really Wash Your Hair?

<b>Q:</b> <b>How often should I shampoo my hair? I've heard that washing every day is bad, but my hair falls flat by day two.</b><p><b>A:</b> "You really want to cleanse the scalp about three times per week," says stylist Patrick Melville of Patrick Melville Salon. "Obviously, this depends on the individual. If you tend to …

5 Products Every Girl Needs In Her Makeup Bag

Aside from making us girls look just as beautiful on the outside as we do in the inside, makeup is like that dust of magic that helps us stay …

4 Tips For Getting Gorgeous Eyebrows

Illustrated by Anna Sudit.<p>Statement brows have been making a bold appearance on the runway and red carpet, complementing every look and complexion. …

Skin Sins You Didn't Even Know You Were Committing

Photo: OJO Images/REX USA.<p>While those who struggle with breakouts, cysts, brown spots, and sensitivity will do just about anything for a flawless …

Lipsticks For The Lipstick Haters

Illustrated by Ammiel Mendoza.<p>Believe it or not, some women just do <i>not</i> enjoy wearing lipstick. Whether they despise the constant reapplying or just …

So THAT'S How Lupita Got Such Gorgeous Skin

Photo: Matt Baron/BEImages.<p>Before she snagged the title of <i>People</i>'s Most Beautiful Woman, Lupita Nyong'o had already won that spot in our hearts. The …

3 DIY Hair Cocktails For Amazing Curls

Illustrated by Anna Sudit.<p>When the curly community can’t find what it needs in a product, we tend to take matters into our own hands. We’ve been …

6 Things That Are Keeping You From Perfect Skin

Perfect skin. It’s what we all want, and it's the reason so many of us spend countless hours (and dollars) trying to figure out which skin-care …

The Eyeshadow Trend You Need To Try

Of all the gorgeous new makeup trends we see each season, there's one eye-makeup look we've been enamored with for quite some time: the watery eye. …

17 Show-Stopping Emmys Beauty Looks

We don't like to play favorites, but the Emmys red carpet may be our most beloved of all awards season red carpets. Why? Because, our favorite TV …

10 Crazy Beauty Ingredients That Really Work

Snails, placenta, and beetles—oh, my! Find out how these and other icky things are being used to make you look younger and prettier<p>Simethicone<p>Getty …

17 Ways to Score Sexy, Fuller Hair—Fast

Banish even the limpest of locks with these volume-enhancing tips<p>Boosting limp locks doesn’t have to involve complicated styling tricks. “Something …

Will age classifications for music videos work?

According to the powers that be, music videos are now so subversive that they require film-style age certificates. From 1 October, UK-based internet users will be subject to a three-month pilot scheme that will see UK-produced music videos (and attendant hard copy releases of videos via DVDs and …

VMA show-stopper: Beyoncé reigns as queen of the MTV Video Music awards

Emotional Beyoncé joined onstage by her husband and daughter, after rumours surrounded their marriage<p>Full list of VMA winners Gallery of the night’s best pictures<p>Beyoncé brought the house down at the MTV Video Music awards with an epic, nearly 20-minute climactic performance.<p>After a two-hour show …

VMAs: the winners of the 2014 MTV Video Music awards

<b>Video of the year:</b> Miley Cyrus - Wrecking Ball<p><b>Hip-Hop video:</b> Drake ft. Majid Jordan - Hold On (We’re Going Home)<p><b>Pop video:</b> Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea - Problem<p><b>Rock video:</b> Lorde - Royals<p><b>Male video:</b> Ed Sheeran ft. Pharrell - Sing<p><b>Female video:</b> Katy Perry ft. Juicy J - Dark Horse<p><b>Artist to watch:</b> …

Prince announces details of two studio albums

If Prince’s recent Hit and Run dates proved anything aside from the fact that the 56-year-old still has unrelenting energy levels, it was that there remains a ferocious appetite for the Purple One’s funk-rock onslaught. It’s perhaps for that reason that Prince has unveiled details of not one, but …

Britain’s Got Talent winners Collabro end Ed Sheeran's chart reign

The latest winners of Britain’s Got Talent have knocked Ed Sheeran from the summit of the UK’s album chart, ending X’s eight-week run as the country’s top record. Stars, Collabro’s collection of 10 covers and show-tunes, went straight to No 1 without a single charting song.<p>In June, 11 million …

MTV's Video Music Awards 2014 - in pictures

Here are some of the best moments from the ceremony, including Riff Raff and Katy Perry’s double denim, Beyonce’s family photo and Nicki Minaj’s Anaconda performance