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An Oprah-Endorsed Interior Designer Explains Why Repainting a Room Is Easier Than You Think

Whether you've just moved into a new home or your bedroom needs a dose of feng shui, switching the colors of your wall might be the easiest way to improve a room. Did you just cringe with memories of long Saturdays at the hardware store comparing hundreds and hundreds of paint chips just to return …

Home Decorating

11 Ikea Hacks With Removable Wallpaper That Will Change Everything

Some of the easiest Ikea hacks require no handyman skills whatsoever. All you really need is a roll of removable wallpaper — and a steady …

Hacking

I Tried $228 Worth Of Setting Powder — & This Was The Best One

Superstition runs in my family the way athletic prowess or blue eyes run in others. The constant fear is that, if someone doesn't knock on wood three …

Plot Twist: These Low-Maintenance Plants Actually Thrive When Neglected

Plants make any room look better—just look at shelter magazine features for proof. But keeping your greenery alive is easier said than done. As a …

Best summer books 2018, as picked by writers – part one

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie<p>Meg Wolitzer’s <i>The Female Persuasion</i> (Chatto) is wonderfully dense and wise, a page-turner that succeeds both at character and ideas. It felt true to life.<p><i>Cuz: The Life and Times of Michael A</i> (Bodley Head) by Danielle Allen, a memoir about the loss of a beloved cousin, is …

Books

Clever Parenting Hacks That Will Get You Through the Hectic Toddler Years

Raising a toddler is not a task for the faint of heart (they're seriously the worst). Even though they have their moments that convince you the toddler years are the best ever, most moms wouldn't be slow to admit that every little bit helps when it comes to raising kids ages 1 to 5 once they're out …

Hacking

The One Thing You Should Be Doing Before You Decorate Your House

While there are some things in life that have a quick fix, a complete home makeover is not one of them. For the May 2018 issue of <i>Real Simple,</i> we took …

Laundry Rooms

12 Blogs Every Interior Design Fan Should Follow

Inspiration is plentiful on the internet, but in order to truly find the best of what you're looking for, you have to know where to look. If you’re …

9 Tile Trends That You'll See Everywhere in 2018

While many interior design trends come and go, tile lovers are fans for life — and the tile trends for 2018 are made for tile fanatics. So we spoke …

Spring update: 16 of the best online homeware and interiors shops

Whether you're hankering after a maximalist revamp, craving Scandinavian simplicity or fancy creating a safari-inspired paradise in time for summer, shopping online for homeware and furnishings is the easiest way to update your home.<p>Here, we recommend the best online interiors stores and boutiques …

The Lip Gloss That Makes My Lips Look So Much Fuller

Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may …

10 Mascaras Glamour.com Editors Couldn't Live Without

To quote the inimitable film <i>Moulin Rouge</i>: "Seasons may change, winter to spring/But I love you until the end of time." And here we superimpose beauty onto the situation, because there's no better way to express how we feel toward mascara. Come rain, shine, trend, or time, mascara only improves the …

Makeup

A Designer's Guide to the Prettiest Blue Paint Colors for Every Mood and Style

It's no secret that color can transform a room. As such, committing to a paint color for your own space can be a bit daunting. To help you streamline …

My Makeup Used to Come Off on a Tissue — Until I Tried This Cult Product

My everyday makeup routine consists of three to four products: mascara, blush, lipstick, and eyebrow pencil. If I'm feeling fancy, I'll throw in foundation, highlighter, and eyeliner, but for the most part, I like to keep my routine simple. I felt so content with my routine and believed that the …

14 Absolutely Perfect Paint Colors Designers Love

1 of 15<p>Paper White by Benjamin Moore<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 15<p>Parma Gray by Farrow & Ball<p>3 of 15<p>Light Pewter by Benjamin Moore<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 15<p>Brassica …

Hope Hicks Is Not the Victim People Think She Is—And More Revelations From New York’s Wild Profile

Among the many revelations in the wild new Hope Hicks profile that <i>New York</i> magazine ran: People definitely do not need to feel sorry for her. At 29, Hicks earned praise as the youngest (now-former) White House communications director in history. But the role also prompted some pity, as Hicks was …

Michelle Obama Reveals Her Successful Parenting Strategy: "I Can’t Cherish You to Death"

One of the most emotional moments of Barack Obama's presidency may have been his farewell address when he spoke of his daughters with Michelle Obama.<p>“Malia and Sasha, under the strangest of circumstances, you have become two amazing young women, smart and beautiful, but more importantly, kind and …

This Underrated Mascara Made Me Rethink Comb Wands — and Gave Me Dreamy Lashes

First things first: I want it to be known that I am one of those people who has short lashes. I'm not saying it with any sort of humble, ironic humor, either — they are stubby. Outside of lash extensions and lash growth serums, the easiest and most economical solution to my quest for long, luscious …

7 Spring Fragrances That Are Cheaper Than A Trip To Hawaii

Floral fragrances for spring... we know, we know, insert the Miranda Priestly joke here. But groundbreaking isn't always practical: No one really …

These Are The Absolute Best Makeup Tips For Women Who Wear Glasses

I started wearing glasses when I was in fourth grade and I have to say, I’m one of those people who actually likes wearing glasses. I like that I get …

Stephen Hawking Was an Atheist. Here’s What He Said About God, Heaven and His Own Death

For more than 50 years, death was a poignant part of Stephen Hawking’s remarkable life.<p>The physicist, who died Wednesday at age 76, wasn’t expected …

Stephen Hawking

How to Apply Makeup Well

To Apply Under-Eye Concealer<p><b>Use the Owl</b><br>“The natural tendency is to look up to the light, but then you can’t see what you’re trying to cover,” says …

The 5 Best Pore-Minimizing Serums

For many, the treatment and elimination of blackheads and enlarged pores feels like a puzzle that can't be solved. While these skin conditions are …

This Teeny-Tiny Makeup Trick Makes A Huge Difference

Look closely. We mean <i>really</i> closely: There’s something going on with the most famous faces in Hollywood. Yes, we’re talking about filler — but not …

30 Living Rooms That'll Make You Want to Redecorate Immediately

You've got your bedroom looking cozy and the kitchen has been overhauled. Now it's time to turn your attention to the living room. Luckily, the lounge is one of the easiest rooms in the house to redecorate: a lick of paint, a new sofa (or cover) and some cleverly chosen ornaments, throws, and …

How to Give Yourself a Facial at Home That'll Rival Any Spa Treatment

I come from a long line of skincare-passionate women. Some of my favorite tried and true beauty secrets have been passed down for generations, such …

The 25 Best True Crime Books Every Person Should Read

Because nonfiction is often sometimes more terrifying and unsettling<p>For every suspense novel that shocks and awes readers, there are real life stories that make fiction seem tame and predictable. True crime is a loaded genre: The best authors do not sensationalise violence and human suffering, but …

How to Make a B&W Photo Print in the Darkroom: A 7-Minute Crash Course

Ilford recently released a popular 8-minute video on how to process black-and-white film yourself, and now the film company is back again with …

I Tried 3 of the Viral "Pizza Cutter" Eyeliners So You Don't Have To

I'll admit that my standard approach to eyeliner is pretty linear. In fact, even something as seemingly unintimidating as a cat-eye stamp was enough …