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Cologne, Perfume, or Eau de Toilette: A Quick Guide to Fragrance Shopping

A few years ago, on a bright Sunday morning, I realized I was an adult. I’d finished all my work for the week, I had already done the laundry and …

Beauty

Holiday Gift Ideas Straight From Our Shop!

We’ll admit that holiday shopping can be stressful. But these beauty gift sets make it easy! Who doesn’t enjoy a bundle of special, limited-edition …

Makeup

The 3 Types of Mascara Everyone Needs

We all have our beauty staples. The lipsticks, eye shadows, and mascaras we reach for almost automatically, morning after morning. Not unlike a …

Juice Your Way ... to Detoxification!

There’s a lot of talk floating around about “detoxing” these days. Detox facials. Detox foot baths. Detox diets. We hardly ever used to hear that …

Seeking the Path to Perfect Skin

After years of divided thinking, U.S. dermatologists and UK facialists are meeting in the middle. Julie Schott investigates the best practices from both sides—and how a perfect blend can lead to your most beautiful skin ever<p>It's the first day of London Fashion Week, but instead of darting about …

1 Highlighter, 10 Ways to Use It

Like the bright yellow highlighter of your school days, Chella’s user-friendly highlighter pencil accentuates what’s important (and luckily, it’s neither yellow nor a neon marker). From defining your arches to brightening under your eyes, here are 10 ways to use this hardworking pencil.<p>—Maura<p><i>Need a new holiday makeup look? Watch our how-to and look party-ready in 10 minutes or less—promise!</i>

What to Wear to Any and Every Holiday Party

See what to wear for any festive occasion<p>The season of celebration is upon us once again, and the invitations are piling up. But when the occasion can vary from a G-rated family brunch to a swanky New Year's Eve bash, a one-size-fits-all approach to dressing is a no-go. Fortunately, we found …

80 Beautiful Bathroom Designs That Will Inspire Relaxation

Relax and refresh with one of these designer-approved rooms.<p>Whether you're thinking of your powder room, master bath, or ensuite, our favorite designer looks will inspire you to spruce up your space. Don't stop there — take a look at these stunning bedroom and living room designs that are full of …

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

Nail Polish Application 101

Back when I was in high school my mom and I would go to the nail salon every two weeks for a mani, and once a month we’d include a pedi. It’s one of …

Coats

Building Your Kit Part 16: All About Powders!

Whether pressed, loose, translucent, talc, mineral, or silica, powder can be powerful. You can use it to set foundation, remove distracting shine, …

Makeup

DIY Brazilian (Yes, It Is Possible)

I love the Brazilian wax look. A full bush is <i>so</i> not my moment. But here’s the thing—on a very visceral level, I loathe getting waxed. I always marvel …

Beauty

Design notebook: the best rocking chairs

The best products for your home. This week: distressed tiles and the five best rockers<p><b>Tall tiles (main picture, top)</b><p>With its distressed and metallicised tile motif, the Akoa wallpaper pattern is a perfect example of the ‘faded grandeur’ theme of Harlequin’s new Leonida range of wallpapers and …

Furniture

Indie Lee’s DIY Vanilla Body Cream

The founder of a luxury skin care line may be the last person you’d think would be such an avid sharer of DIY beauty recipes. But really, that’s what …

A Creative Idea For Your Post-Halloween Pumpkin

Eat, Drink, Garden's Valerie Rice makes a creative and chic vase from a pumpkin.<p>Natural fall decor dresses your home from Halloween straight through Thanksgiving. Now, having a garden I'm bewitched with all types of winter squash: pumpkins, kabocha, acorn, and butternut — such variety and beauty! …

Beat the Chill: 10 Tips For Cozy Winter Interiors

Winter is knocking at the door, and pretty soon it will be time to make a complete wardrobe switch from the cool cottons to the warm woolen textures. …

Electric Surge: How to Design with Cobalt Blue

A lightning bolt of color in your home is easily achieved with cobalt blue. This deep, striking shade can update your décor and give it something …

Interior Design

DTI Logo

California based interior designer Diane Leifer of Bleu Leman Design (named after the Swiss lake Lac Leman where she grew up) creates casual, classic …

Obsessed: The Facial Oil We Can't Get Enough Of

If you're interested in beauty, you've probably heard the words “squalane” and "squalene" bandied about by now. Squalene (with an "e") oil was first …

Could Ancient Herbal Remedies Unlock the Secret to Perfect Skin?

In Asia, herbs have been used for centuries to treat everything from insomnia to back pain. Can the same time-tested cure-alls also deliver a beautiful complexion?<p>On a sunny summer day, there's surely no place in the world quite as beautiful as the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, on the outskirts of …

Entertainment, News, and Lifestyle for Moms

Entertainment

Weekend Project: A Crazy Pom Pom Rug

22 Comments<p>Pip Lincolne has a fun and crazy (and I bet soft) pom pom rug project in the latest issue of Frankie Magazine - that I'm loving! She says …

10 paths to painless pizza-making

As you may have noticed, we’re <i>kind of</i> into pizza in the smitten kitchen. I mean, just a little. I can’t help it–in my mind, it combines the best …

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

May 29, 2012<p>Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. Is there anything better? Well, actual chocolate chip cookies would rank right up there I suppose.<p>But …

Dessert

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

5 Design Pros (and Moms) Share Their Organizing Tips for Every Room

Real-life moms share their tips for every room.<p>An interior design, a blogger, a professional organizer, and more experts — who also happen to be real-life moms — share simple ways to bring order to every room.

How to Increase Metabolism: The Fastest Way to Lose Weight

5 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism All Day Long<p>Speed up your metabolism to lose weight now<p>Speed Up Your Metabolism<p>Here's a secret: slaving away inside your body—right this minute—is your very own personal trainer working tirelessly to help you burn calories and shed fat. It's called your metabolism, …

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 …