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What Instant Fixes Should We Try For the Sexiest Valentine’s Day Yet?

What Instant Fixes Should We Try For the Sexiest Valentine’s Day Yet?

You are probably already planning fresh hair and nails for Valentine’s Day, you may have even broken out a new outfit and your sexiest scent. But should you want to go in that direction, there’s endless options out there for treatments and procedures that will make this your hottest holiday yet. Kissable lips Winter has made our lips dry, cracked and sad. Absolutely not how we want to feel when we’re kissed! “Lips look great right away after a Hydrafacial, which exfoliates and infuses them with serum. To shape and fill the lips, Restylane Silk offers a subtle change with just a couple of days of swelling. Juvederm is robust, but lips are still soft. Any injection can lead to bruising, so avoid blood thinners before getting filler,”...

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Get The Look: Kaley Cuoco at SAG Awards

Get The Look: Kaley Cuoco at SAG Awards

This weekend at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, celebrity makeup artist Jamie Greenberg created a gorgeous “pulled out” smokey eye on Kaley Cuoco. “Kaley’s makeup look is inspired by ‘sexy strength,’” said celebrity makeup artist Jamie Greenberg. “It’s all about being confident, gorgeous and powerful and not apologizing for it.” Here’s how to get the look: Jamie Greenberg first applied Beautiful Color Eye Shadow in Smolder to the entire lid, and then Beautiful Color Eye Shadow in Romance to the crease. To create the winged effect, she used Smith Cosmetics Brush #302 and #232 to blend both shades, along with Beautiful Color Eye Shadow in Spice, together and outward. For added depth, she applied the Beautiful Color Precision Glide...

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Are IV Infusions The Answer To Your Skin’s Desires?

Are IV Infusions The Answer To Your Skin’s Desires?

We’re all familiar with the concept of IV infusions. We maybe have seen them in doctor’s offices or hospitals, used to allow medication to seep into veins over an extended period of time. People are even fed via IV, if necessary. But of late, IV infusions have entered a whole new domain. Now you can use IVs to get your vitamin fix, brighten skin, relieve hangovers, hydrate skin, and so much more. Celebrities like supermodel Chrissy Teigen have even posted Instagrams enjoying the benefits of IV Infusions. There’s lots of companies involved in this, from spas to home delivery options, with options like Ultraviv, that infuses IVs with anti-nausea vitamins and medicines to help aid post-food poisoning to Vitaglow, which offers anti-aging infusion....

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Protecting Your Skin During The Holidays

Protecting Your Skin During The Holidays

The holidays are here, and they are intense. We’re traveling more, eating more, and probably drinking a whole heck of a lot. (At least if you are in my circle of friends…!) So, how do you have fun at the holidays and still keep your skin looking pretty for those holiday selfies? Adding a few crucial foods and actions into your busy day can go a long, long way. Avocados Avocados really hydrates the skin and lessens inflammation, ideal for those with sensitive skin, says fitness coach and lifestyles expert Nadia Murdock. Eating it works just as well as a applying it directly to the face. Berries Can’t go wrong with berries! “It can be consumed alone, in a salad or in a smoothie. Did you know that berries also help burn FAT? They prevent the...

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Are We Ready For The Brave New World Of Digital Skincare?

Are We Ready For The Brave New World Of Digital Skincare?

Cosmetic and skincare brands have been heading online for quite a while, but now they have gone digital in a whole new way. Lately, everything from the skincare consult to even diagnoses have gone digital. You’ll see digital applications in use at makeup counters, on apps, for everything from identifying best skincare products to potential skin cancer signs, but does it really help identify skin problems? Is it a tool or an asset or a danger because it doesn’t give us the in-person consult we really need? We’ve all seen the rise in digital skin care at makeup counters. It’s one thing to have iPads that help customers figure out what parts of the face are oily and what are the best products to use. It’s a whole other to decide if someone...

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Are You Spa-ing and Using Plastic Surgery To Improve Your Sex Life?

Are You Spa-ing and Using Plastic Surgery To Improve Your Sex Life?

Many people have considered plastic surgery to improve how they look or feel about themselves. A tummy tuck, liposuction, or breast augmentation can be a big improvement to one’s self esteem. But have you ever considered plastic surgery to improve your sex life? You wouldn’t be alone. One of the main contributing factors to enjoying sex more is the comfort that you have with your own body. “Many people are anxious about the appearance of their body, and will go to great lengths to avoid allowing their partner to see the part of the body which creates anxiety. Self-acceptance of that body area can be supported by a cosmetic surgery procedure leading to a more relaxed approach to intimacy. Many patients have related that to me following breast...

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Aging is weird (that’s why I like to pretend I’m not)

Aging is weird (that’s why I like to pretend I’m not)

I always thought I’d be a grownup by this age. Like, a real grownup. With a husband and a few kids and a dog and maybe a home with more than one closet. More than one room, even. But yet, here I am, halfway through my thirties, and I have none of those things (except the dog), and mentally/emotionally, I still feel really young. Way younger than I always thought mid-thirties would feel. Except I have a constant reminder I am in said mid-thirties: the mirror. I’ve noticed it especially the last year or two. Call it stress or just the big clock in the sky, but suddenly, I just look older. I have lines where I never did. I am tired…a lot. I’m still at a stage of my life where I have a lot I need to do, and yet, I don’t look and feel as...

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Is ADDING Fat The Latest Plastic Surgery Trend?

Is ADDING Fat The Latest Plastic Surgery Trend?

We all fantasize about sucking all the fat out of our body — personally, I want lipo more than I want to win the lottery or have perfect hair forever — but there’s a Brave New World out there, my friends. The ability now exists to take fat from one area and put it somewhere else. Consider it the beauty equivalent of trickle down economics, and it is GENIUS. Imagine if you could take the fat from those thighs and have better boobs? Or augment your butt with that stubborn belly fat? or maybe graft some fat to your cheeks to make your face look younger and more vibrant? It sounds like the future. But the future, it seems, is now. There is no question that structural fat grafting, and addition of the stem cells that live within fat, is growing in...

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Steal the Look: Selena Gomez at the VMAs

Steal the Look: Selena Gomez at the VMAs

There was a lot of drama at last night’s VMAs, but the best kind was Selena Gomez’s sultry eyes. COVERGIRL makeup artist Jake Bailey shared how he created her look:  “I kept Selena’s makeup simple and sophisticated to not compete with her elegant Calvin Klein gown,” says Bailey, who began by prepping her skin with Ren “Ever Calm” day cream and a few drops of Ren Instant Firming Beauty Shot Serum to create a smooth canvas. “While I let the product absorb I began working on the eyes, using COVERGIRL Perfect Point Plus Eyeliner in Black Onyx to define her upper lash line. I then used Nars Velvet Shadow Stick in Shimmering Peacock all over her lids and lower lash lines and also blended it out with a small soft shadow...

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Buyer Beware: Think Twice Before That Botox Flash Sale

Buyer Beware: Think Twice Before That Botox Flash Sale

Flash sale sites like Groupon are great for things like massages, especially if you are already familiar with the person offering the service, but for cosmetic procedures? “Very risky behavior!” says plastic surgeon Michael Olding MD. First one has to ask the question: Why would someone be offering a procedure at a deep discount?, says Olding. “In business terms, that service is referred to as a “loss leader”(i.e. a product is sold cheap or at a “loss”, to “lead” you to the business where you are likely to purchase other items selling at regular prices,” says Olding. You see it all the time at grocery stores who advertise that a particular product is offered below its traditional value. How can they afford to do that? Well, says...

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