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3 Cure-All Winter Baths

Not a bath person? Here’s a hot tip—try thinking of a bath as medicinal rather than just hygenic. A hot water soak may not get you squeaky clean the …

The Best Spiced Nuts From Trader Joe's

By the time the holidays roll around, I always have a ridiculously long list of recipes I want to make. I imagine myself whipping up seven different appetizers for a cocktail party at home with friends, baking gorgeous desserts for the neighbors, and wowing everyone at the work potluck with my …

How To See Which Apps Are Using the Most Battery on the iPad

Nothing wrecks the experience of using a great mobile device like having poor battery life. You can have the latest, greatest iPad Air 2 or a flagship smartphone, but if your battery life struggles to keep up with your useof the device, it can quickly become frustrating and also put a dent in your …

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This Liquor-Delivery Startup Will Save Your Party

Delivery is the watchword in local drink startups these days, with Postmates recently expanding their reach to include booze and newbie Winelandia covering the natural wine market. The latest player on the scene is debuting in SF tonight: L.A.-based Saucey, which offers everything from Smirnoff to …

Mission Chinese Food Now Has MSG Shakers On Its Tables

After SO Restaurant's sign-based tirade a few weeks back (in which they noted "Yes, we use MSG!"), debate began anew about whether the flavorful, umami-packed compound is actually a health hazard, as so many claim. For their part, Mission Chinese Food's SF location is coming down firmly on the side …

SF Dive Bars That Allow (and Don't Allow) Dogs

In other cities, patrons looking to bring their dogs into a bar might be met with quizzical looks, but here in SF, pooches are a big part of the local imbibing scene. While a new law recently gave the OK to dogs on patios, dive bar regulars and their dogs have already long been welcome to coexist …

Found: A Nail Polish That Lasts Like a Gel (Without the UV Lamp)

Welcome to Esther Tested, where surfer and Racked SF associate editor Esther Hahn shares her best tips for fitness and beauty in the Bay.<p>A nail polish that <b>behaves like a gel</b>—without the UV lamp and the painful removal process—sounds like a polish that only exists in dreams. The kinds that feature …

The Best Tattoo Shops in San Francisco

Tattoos top the hierarchy of important beauty decisions, so we take our map of the best tattoo shops in San Francisco pretty seriously. We've been chasing down folks with impressive ink to ask for their artists' info, and the results are mapped below, (roughly north to south). But don't think that …

Huxley, A 25-Seat Tenderloin Charmer

[<i>Photos: Patricia Chang</i>]<p>Set to open either tonight, Tuesday October 28th, or sometime after tonight, but still in the very near future: <b>Huxley</b> is a casual, but intimate little Tenderloin bistro with more personality than you might think could fit in a mere 25 seats (10 of which are stools).<p>The decor …

Grinders Pizzeria | Chicago Style Pizza in San Francisco

Grinders Pizzeria in San Francisco offers Chicago Pan Crust and California Thin Crust pizzas in a refined format. Our Chicago Pan Crust pizzas …

Former Chicago Pizza Critic Will Put His Money Where His Mouth Is In The Richmond

In the Inner Richmond, the husband and wife team of Joe Irick and Amanda Petrowski are set to open <b>Grinders Pizzeria</b>, a neighborhood spot for Chicago-style deep dish, California-style thin crust pies and homey comfort foods and takeout-friendly items. Irick used to contribute to the Chicago …

Tender Opens in the 'Loin

In a space that has been vacant for the past 40 years, <b>Tender</b> rises from the ashes (conveniently located next door to fellow newcomer <b>Huxley</b>). Located in the heart of the "raw but ripe Tenderloin", owner <b>Miriam Lipton</b> has opened a pleasing oasis for snacking and drinking. Lipton has partnered with …

Trocadero Club Closes Tonight, Will Be Reborn as Rx

From the Tenderloin comes word that the <b>Trocadero Club</b> will shutter tonight, November 10th after barely a year in business. According to the bar's owner, the always-entertaining Dennis Leary, "we have decided to do a mercy killing on the Trocadero. Try as we might, that pony wouldn't get up and …

Avoid Uber Surge Prices with This App

<i>By Jules Suzdaltsev</i><p>Despite Uber’s increasing dominance in the world of ridesharing, not everybody is happy about some of the company’s revenue …

Dramatic Fog Photos Take Over Instagram

By Sarah Han<p>If you live in the Bay Area and looked at your Instagram and/or Facebook feed this morning you probably noticed a bunch of photos of …

Change-Your-Life Beauty Tip: The One Thing You Should Be Doing to Cut Your Blow-Dry Time Way, Way Down (From Superstar Hairstylist Harry Josh)

During a tea that celebrity hairstylist Harry Josh hosted for a beauty writers at his gorgeous apartment to tell us about the fantastic new hair tool line he's about to launch (more on the last soon, I promise!), he dropped this little bit of hair-dryer knowledge on me that made me feel like a …

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How to Master the At-Home Blowout

1. Apply heat-styling spray to damp hair, then part it into four sections (six if yours is really thick), twist, and clip in place.<p>2. Unravel one of the sections closest to nape of neck in back. Hold the dryer with dominant hand, and brush hair with opposite hand while pulling it taut. Follow the …

6 Moisturizing Hair Mask

Knit hats, dry heat, and bitterly cold temperatures all conspire to ruin your hair. I swear by a good hair mask and use one religiously (my go-to is this one by Living Proof) once a week or more. But I've tried a ton of others over the past few weeks and was pleasantly surprised by them all. Let's …

18 Long Hairstyles To Consider

Play with braids, bangs, and buns—or let your long hair hang loose. Don't have long hair? We've got suggestions for short and midlength styles too!

18 Midlength Hairstyles To Consider

Be versatile! Shoulder-grazing hairstyles are made for fun. Got different length locks? Check out our ideas for short and long hair as well.

5 Must-Have Hair & Makeup Tips For a Job Interview

It’s not like you didn’t nail the interview. You spell-checked your resume. You made sure to maintain eye contact even when your eyes started to …

The Easiest DIY Beauty Gifts

When you need a gift for the product hoarder in your life, a homemade beauty treat can be the perfect thing. They're fun (and often simple) to whip …

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At-Home Hair Color: How To Get The Shade Right

The right hair color can enhance your skin, cover pesky greys, and most importantly, give you a confidence boost. But sometimes visiting a salon just …

How to Perfect Your 5-Minute Makeup Routine

I love makeup so much, and I can happily watch beauty video tutorials for hours. My favorites are those that involve a whole bunch of brushes and …

Makeup

Lesson Learned! How to Correctly Apply Under Eye Concealer

Just because you’re a great hair stylist doesn’t automatically make you a makeup artist. I learned this the hard way early in my career. Sure, I took …

Pretty and Polished: The Rose Gold Lipstick Review

It’s that sparkly, shimmery, metallic time of year. Sequin sweaters and glitter eye pigments come out of hiding, and it seems that nearly every night …

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How to Color Hair At Home, Step by Step

Trying to fit regular salon visits into a hectic schedule isn’t always realistic—which makes some of us shy away from experimenting with hair color. …

How To Choose The Best Nail Shape For You

For the holidays, we're revisiting some of our favorite festive articles from the Beautylish archive. Enjoy!<p>Do you know the <b>ideal nail shape</b> for your …

Classic Kevyn Aucoin Makeup Lesson #1: Contouring

Gwyneth Paltrow as Faye Dunaway in <i>Bonnie and Clyde</i> (from <i>Face Forward</i>, 2000, Little, Brown and Company)<p><b>In this exclusive series, we're celebrating the</b> …

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