December 27, 2015
by Therese Brancario Within the summer time, everybody desires an attractive shine. Maintaining your own...
by Mehera Bonner
Do you know the indicators?
The actual telltale signs and symptoms associated with dried out pores and skin tend to be simple to place: Pores and skin simply usually seems more dry as well as tight. Additional indicators can sometimes include roughness, itchiness, serious inflammation, flaking as well as climbing. Occasionally skin pores turn out to be much less noticeable or even pores and skin might appear boring. Within serious instances, pores and skin might break as well as bleed, particularly about the fingers as well as tips of the fingers.
How come this occur? Sunlight publicity or even chilly, dried out atmosphere may cause pores and skin being not properly hydrated. Dried out pores and skin is actually more prevalent within the winter season since the atmosphere consists of much less moisture. It is also hereditary or even genetic, or perhaps a organic impact associated with getting older.
What exactly are your choices? Over-the-counter creams, for example Eucerin as well as Curél, may reduce dryness as well as flaking. Or even get one of these entire body lotion which has essential oil to assist close off within dampness. Search for fragrance-free items along with leader hydroxy acids, that lightly exfoliate to permit much more drinking water as well as dampness to the pores and skin. Prevent antibacterial as well as deodorant cleansers, which may be severe as well as drying out. Rather, make use of a mild facial cleanser, for example Dove or even Aveeno, or perhaps a moderate bath carbamide peroxide gel along with additional moisturizers. Do not consider very warm bathing, or even bath or even saturate within the bathtub with regard to a lot more than 10 min’s. Doing this stops working your own skin’s organic protecting natural oils, that maintain this gentle as well as sleek. Make use of a humidifier throughout the winter season. Main heating system as well as room heating units may dry up the environment in your house. Select organic, breathable materials, for example 100 % cotton as well as man made fiber, for the bed linen as well as innermost coating associated with clothes. Consume lots of drinking water along with other fluids to maintain pores and skin hydrated in the within away. Omega-3s (essential essential fatty acids present in meals for example fish, walnuts, flaxseed, soybeans as well as broccoli) may also help to keep pores and skin flexible. Find out about The Psoriatic Joint disease Remedy Choice Whenever in the event you be concerned? Visit a skin doctor in the event that dryness as well as itchiness maintain a person conscious through the night, in the event that OVER THE COUNTER creams are not operating, for those who have open up sores or even big regions of climbing or even peeling pores and skin, or even should you create contamination through itching. You might have a far more severe situation for example eczema, psoriasis or even an additional pores and skin condition.
Are you aware? Even though everybody’s pores and skin modifications along with grow older, the male’s pores and skin has a tendency to remain damp lengthier. That is just because a female’s pores and skin gets a lot more dry following menopause. The optimum time to use cream is actually soon after the bath or even shower, whenever pores and skin continues to be moist. Because dried out pores and skin is actually extra-sensitive, it is necessary safeguard this in the sunlight, particularly if it is snowing (snow may reveal around eighty % from the sun’s rays). Utilize SPF 15 or more every single day for your encounter, neck of the guitar as well as ear.
by Elizabeth Rowling
What did the ’70s look like? “Stylistically, it was a free-for-all,” the designer Betsey Johnson said of the tangy stew defining the era, a jumble of Harlowesque evening frocks, belled sleeves, flared pants, belted suede and wildly patterned caftans. Fashion in that showily dissolute decade was silky and caressing, silhouettes fluid and bras a relic of a straitjacketed past. So goes the lore.
“It was like you were walking around naked, but you had clothes on,” said Phyllis Magidson, the curator of costumes and textiles at the Museum of the City of New York.
At the peak of that period, exalted in the popular mind as all that was kicky, inventive and louche, Ms. Magidson was in charge of wardrobe for soaps like “As the World Turns.” She recalled draping an actress in a slithery dress that exposed the outlines of her nipples. “She can’t wear that,” a sponsor huffed. So Ms. Magidson cast about for a way to make the star’s breasts less, well, perky. “I’d say to her, ‘Warm ’em up, honey.’ ”
Before long, though, the languid sensuality that was part of an aesthetic flowering extending roughly from 1967 to 1973 had pretty well run its course.
“It’s my birthday! It’s my first time ever organizing something [on my own]. I always feel like people aren’t going to show up and don’t want to come. Then I’m harassing them like, ‘So are you coming?’ But I think we have a very good list for tonight.
I’m turning 24 and having my dinner at Upland, then I’m doing a party at Never Ever. I picked it because I wanted pizza, I’ll be honest. So, we’re having a pizza party with lots of Polaroids, a bunch of fun stuff, cake, and then at Never Ever I want to have candy all over. Never Ever is right next to Up & Down—it’s a lounge, and there’s no bottle service. Even if you’re Jay Z, you still have to go to the bar and get a drink. My going-out drink is tequila. 1800 is good with 7Up or Sprite. My favorite used to be tequila Red Bull, but I love my life, so I stopped it. Red Bull tastes so good with any alcohol, but it’s so bad for you.
I grew up in Portugal and people there party ’til 7 or 8 in the morning there. My mom would pick me up at 3am when I had a curfew. You go out for a very late dinner, finish around 12:30am, then go to a bar, and then go to a club at 3am. My favorite nights out are the most random ones—when they start at a bowling alley and end up someplace you don’t even know where. Those are my favorite—the most random ones that you don’t plan when you meet up with friends and you’re supposed to do something and end up doing something else. I’ll dance, but it depends on the music…
There are certain experiences that, by some way of nature, leave your hair looking like itself but better than normal: sea salt, for instance. And roller coasters, sometimes. Add to that list David Mallett’s products. When Emily Weiss walked into the office fresh from a visit with the Paris-based hairstylist, bearing shampoos, masks, conditioners, etc., ITG editors Jen and Claire both stood up from their chairs and flirted with the idea of a product review (seeing the sleek black-and-ecru packaging, you’ll understand). Two days, three showers, and a natural bike ride blowout over the Williamsburg Bridge later, we have two very concise POVs.
Beauty trends can be a dangerous thing. Especially for fall, especially when you’re excited to go shopping in order to properly kick off the season. (Yes, yes, it’s not even August, and we’re already talking about fall—but that’s how proper trend forecasting goes.) Open a magazine and see something like ‘70s hair (we’re riffing here), and it’s easy to be inspired…but it’s also easy to be swayed into wholeheartedly accepting a trend that’s not really you. Do you really want ‘70s hair? It’s OK to be honest if the answer is no. You do you, man.
Instead, think of trends as more of a suggestion for what you could do—a way to be a little more directional with your beauty routine. And really, who doesn’t need a bit more focus when they’re getting ready, whether it be to go grab a coffee down the block or to have a fancier-than-usual night out? Get the attitude right and the rest will follow. Because fall should not be about trend decision fatigue. It’s all about options (which, should you feel so inclined, you can showcase with the hashtag #trendingatsephora to get all the likes and Instagram adoration you deserve).
Fun fact: ITG turns 5 (!!) this year. A little hard to believe, no? It’s exciting though, because in that time, hundreds of women (and men) have shared their beauty philosophies on the site. Some things, we’d never heard of before (who’d ever think to run Nivea through their hair?). Others were brilliant life hacks—like carrying around a full water bottle in your shoulder bag so that the discomfort will encourage you to stay properly hydrated. Altogether, talking to people about beauty while taking pictures of their medicine cabinets has proven a very useful hobby.
Since we couldn’t physically get every amazing, inspiring, and thoughtful person we’ve interviewed together for the grandest round table discussion maybe ever (fingers crossed for one day), we decided the next best thing to celebrate our upcoming anniversary would be to virtually present some of the best pieces of advice all in one place. We’ve combed through the archives, from Top Shelf to the #ITGTopShelfie and posted them here for your convenience. Plus, some of our favorites are from our community members hanging out in the comment section—please keep those coming below! And we’ll update this post as the advice keeps coming in.
If you were to ask me (you didn’t, but here I am answering anyway), the issue of wearing makeup with glasses is a nonstarter. This is mainly because when I wear my glasses (which is often), I mostly give up on everything else. But this is not some tacit sign of resignation—far from it. It’s just that I’m in love with my glasses. They’re these, and I think they’re all that I need on my face most days. Quite frankly, I dig the library-chick vibe quite a lot, and it certainly saves me time in the morning when I’m not in the mood to fumble around for my contacts and figure out exactly how I’m supposed to treat foundation if it gets on my eyelids. Again, this is most mornings.
Drugstore purchases can go one of two ways: impulsive and fanciful or the most trustworthy of standby products. Both are valid, and both can tell a lot about a person. “Oh, I see you picked up a $2 glitter nail polish—how adventurous and simultaneously risk-averse of you!” So, in keeping with the “get to know a person through their products” theme of this whole site, we’d like to introduce you to ITG’s new Senior Editor, Jen Steele, through her most essential drugstore recommendations. Take it away, Jen:
OK, here’s the scenario I have in mind each time I approach drugstore shopping: You’ve got $20 and change on your person, and you need to replenish all the critical aspects of your bathroom. Now, it’s not that I don’t want to spend more—I just enjoy the challenge of maintaining a thoughtful budget and also getting strategic with what I need in my cosmetics bag. In other words, I aim to be resourceful. So you walk into Duane Reade and the pressure is on—and let me tell you, I’m great at this kind of thing.
3 days left and we can start publishing.
Meanwhile like a tornado, the new Charme Mobile Ad Campaign has been released today in Paris.
One more time, Joey Shaw is the name behind the camera, and one more time, we have a stunning image that is driving our readers crazy.
At the moment we don’t really know if the readers are more in love with the model Leah or with the amazing Joey Shaw.
We just know that the campaign is running really great. We were not ready for that huge success.
Charme Mobile, yes, we never keep a beauty secret. Because we love to share it with our readers…
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Maybe it appears counter intuitive, but penciling in the eyebrows of one can easily lead to overdrawing. Account for the smudging that is unavoidable thanks for your eyebrow wax or moisturizer, and unexpectedly your eyebrows certainly are a thing when you simply wished to fill in the holes. A felt tip pen may also seem counterintuitive (I believed we were not going to make this a matter)–but astonishingly, it is not. Lancome just started the’ Tint, a longwearing eyebrow pencil in four colours – tipped marker that completely will not smudge (given a five-or-so-second drying interval). While with this particular easy-dandy pen you are frequently only washing the eyebrow in more colour, with shadow or pencil it is possible to fill in so that you are only pulling on individual hairs. Also it is not that you can not do superb on-fleek Insta- eyebrows that are worthy –you simply do not have to. The alternative is yours.
Did you know certain fruits help you lose weight? Most #people assume that all fruit is the same in terms of being healthy. But there are certain fruits that are higher in fiber and pectin, both natural fat burners that can help boost your metabolism. Certain fruits are lower in sugar than others. So what I am telling you is that all fruits are not created equal in nutritional value.
A lot of #people love egg replacements, especially since they’re largely just like eggs. Naturally, they’re extremely low in cholesterol. They’re relatively low in fat, full of protein, and packed with iron. In addition to potassium, zinc, and phosphorus, they have plenty of selenium and vitamin A.
There are a lot (and I mean a lot!) of oils used in beauty products these days. Every time I flip open a magazine, some article is extolling the virtues of argan or apricot kernel or almond oil. Natural ingredients! Secret age fighters! Which is all good, but I always want to know what the heck they actually do!
So we decided to explore the virtues of different plant-based oils, and covered the big ones like jojoba, coconut, olive, etc., in Part I of this story. This time around, we’ll feature some lesser-known but still common oils found in beauty products. (Note: even with two parts, our list isn’t comprehensive. There are so many oils out there that we know we’re just scratching the surface!)
New York Fashion Week wrapped up last Thursday, and there was so much to take in. Naturally, there were many stunning clothes—to name a couple, layers upon layers upon textures at Prabal Gurung, and the finale at Alexander Wang in which the mood shifted from austere to electric as heat-sensitive garments lit up in shifting neon hues. But, if you looked closely enough, there were plenty of fresh hair, makeup, and nail ideas, too. We culled all of the slideshows, Instagram snapshots, videos, and Vines to put together an inspiration board of some of the most interesting looks. Even though fall feels far away at the moment, we’re ready to start playing around with what we saw—creative, painterly eyes, bold ponytails, and nail art from avant-garde to slightly subdued—right now.
What can we say about Anastasiya Shpagina? To label her as simply a “human doll” would be a vast understatement. At age 19, this Ukrainian teenager is a master of transformation, shapeshifting into virtually anyone with the help of only her makeup kit, a few good wigs, and some spot-on acting skills.
We take nails really seriously around here, always hunting for the newest it shades and long-lasting polishes. Somehow, we always end up circling back to Cult Nails for its always-growing, extensive range of colors and solid formula. We’re never disappointed with what Cult brings, and 2014 will bring a lot of exciting stuff for the Florida-based brand. Namely, more nail polish! This year, Cult will step things up by launching a fresh collection every month—three to four new polishes in limited quantities. That means: once they sell out, they’re gone for good.
You know him best by his products: Colour Elixir Lipstick, Facefinity Foundation, Miracle Touch Blush. But have you ever thought about how Max Factor, one of the most trusted names in makeup, got his start? Once upon a time, starting a cosmetics business was much more complicated. You couldn’t, say, order mixable bulk pigments online to start developing colors for your startup makeup line. Come to think of it, “once upon a time,” what we know as makeup today was virtually unheard of!
Let’s travel back to 1909, when Max Factor, a immigrant Polish cosmetician, launched the brand that would go on to become one of the biggest names in beauty history. At the turn of the 20th century, cosmetics were not the easy-to-apply, bottled products we’re so familiar with now. Grease paints were the widest available option, and because the ultra-thick formula and garish colors were so hard to work with, they were largely reserved for stage actors.
In theory, a beachy wave is one of the world’s easiest, most fuss-free styles. But in reality, it takes a little finessing to get the tousled look just right (unless you’re born really, really lucky). Enter Herbal Essences celebrity stylist Charles Baker Strahan. After the Grammys, Strahan taught us some quick tricks for better-looking loose waves. These three are super easy to replicate at home.
1: THE MOUSSE TRICK
First start with some mousse, which helps “hold wave as your hair goes from wet to dry,” says Strahan. His technique for applying it gets the ideal amount of product at your scalp versus your ends. It goes like this: dispense a little into your palm, and rub hands together lightly. Then, rather than rubbing your product-coated palms all over your scalp, use your palms as reservoirs, and dip your fingertips in. Use the bit on fingertips to massage mousse in at the scalp, and as you pull the hands through toward ends, let more of the product (from the palms) coat the ends. Strahan recommends Herbal Essences NAKED Volumizing Soufflé ($6.99), which gives hold without weighing down locks.
Classic red is a smart choice for any day of the year, so why not use this Valentine’s Day as an excuse to try something a little more daring? For a holiday that revolves around hearts and handholding, you might as well get in the spirit and show your mani some extra love, too. Apparently all of you in the Beautylish Community got the memo early, because you’ve been sharing swoon-worthy designs for weeks. It was hard to narrow the field, but here are some of our faves from the recent crop of romance-themed nail looks.