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  • 10 Signs Your Hair Is Damaged
    Posted In Hairstyles and Haircuts / Professional Hair Tips
    Published On 28 Oct 2014

    There are many ways in which you can inflict damage on your hair, from styling it with heat to chemical processing, but the effects of your mistakes take time to really show themselves.

    Once you get used to seeing the signs your hair is damaged early on, you can do something about quickly to prevent further problems. Find out how to test your hair and see just how it’s doing before spending money on expensive treatments that promise to fix the problem.

    1. You’re Noticing Split Ends After a Haircut

    Split ends are a clear sign of damaged hair, but what you should be looking out for is the time it takes for them to appear after a trim. Once you get it cut, your hair should be free of split ends for at least a month, and up to two for many women. Even if you’re trying to grow it out, it’s important that you pay attention to split ends and get a trim every few months.

    2. It's Getting Dry and Frizzy

    When the weather wreaks more havoc on your hair than ever before, and you start noticing that your hair is increasingly frizzy, that’s one of the most obvious signs your hair is damaged. Dry hair is always more prone to getting frizzy, so if you’re sticking to the same hair care regimen but your hair is reacting differently, there might be a problem.

    3. It Breaks Off in the Middle



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  • The Unwritten Rules of Relationships
    Posted In Love and Relationship / Relationship Advice
    Published On 28 Oct 2014

    Being yourself is extremely important for a successful relationship, but sometimes it might be better to hold back a bit if that means going against the unwritten rules of relationships.

    Check out the unspoken rules that you should always try to follow in your relationship, if you want to turn it into a happy lifelong commitment. While not every rule is a dealbreaker, many of them can help you preserve the foundation of your relationship and keep you both happy.

    Choose Your Battles Carefully

    Being open to compromise is a must, but not every little detail has to be analyzed. If your guy isn’t the most organized man in the world, you shouldn’t turn yourself into a nag, and expect him to get everything right all the time. Choosing your battles for things that are really important versus things you can live with is a big deal. Inject too much negativity through constant conflict and you’re risking your relationship.

    Don’t Try to Turn Him Against His Family

    Accepting his family and friends is definitely one of the most important unwritten rules of relationships. As long as they’re not actually harmful to him or trying to sabotage your relationship, trying to get them out of his life won’t end well. Even if he’s venting about them to you, show empathy without piling on.



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  • How to Lose the Last 10 Pounds
    Posted In Fitness and Diet / Healthy Diets
    Published On 27 Oct 2014

    There are many reasons why your progress can stall when you’re trying to lose a lot of weight, but there’s no clear solution for the issue. However, if you’ve been working hard to replace fat with muscle and lose unwanted weight, there’s still hope.

    Find out how to lose the last 10 pounds and increase your chances of reaching your ideal weight. From staying on top of your diet and workouts to trying more extreme solutions, here’s what you can do to lose the last few pounds.

    Reevaluate Your Calorie Intake

    If you’ve already lost more than 10 pounds, you can’t expect to keep losing weight without adapting your calorie intake to your new weight. Make sure that you’re getting the numbers right and keep a food journal. You might have become more lax with your diet as time went on, so reevaluate your goals the way you’re trying to reach them.

    Focus on Weight Training

    Exercise is a big part of the answer to the question of how to lose the last 10 pounds, since you need to burn more calories than you’re eating. Weight training with heaving weights is one of the most effective ways to get a boost in your workout routine to get rid of the last few pounds that you feel need to go.



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  • 10 Steps to a More Organized Wardrobe
    Posted In Fashion and Style / Style Tips
    Published On 27 Oct 2014

    When you’re letting your wardrobe fall victim to clutter, your style always suffers. Keeping everything organized can be difficult, but with a little effort and a few smart tips, you’ll be able to make the most out of your closet.

    Find out how to organize your wardrobe the right way in order to make the most out of your space and increase the chances of creating the best looks from your clothes. If you can’t see them, you won’t wear them, so here’s how you should keep your closet organized.

    1. Unclutter Once per Season

    Letting go of clothing might be difficult, as you may be sentimentally attached to some, but when they’re lying at the back of the closet and you haven’t touched them in more than two years, it’s time to move on. Of course, that doesn’t mean you should donate or throw out valuable pieces, just the items that don’t fit you anymore and that you stopped wearing for good.

    2. Maximize Your Space



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  • A Look Back at Oscar de la Renta's Best Dresses
    Posted In Entertainment / Celeb News
    Published On 21 Oct 2014

    Oscar Arístides de la Renta Fiallo (1932-2014) has left a big mark on the fashion world and created gorgeous couture gowns for six decades. After finding international fame in the 1960s, the award-winning designer created collections for Arden, Balmain and Lanvin, while also developing his eponymous label.

    Oscar de la Renta was inducted into the Coty Hall of Fame, served as the President of the Council of Fashion Designers of America twice, in the ‘70s and in the ’80s, and was honored with the CFDA Lifetime Achievement Award. However, the most important part of his legacy is his vision of fashion.

    “Never, ever confuse what happens on a runway with fashion. A runway is spectacle. It’s only fashion when a woman puts it on. Being well dressed hasn’t much to do with having good clothes. It’s a question of good balance and good common sense,” the designer once said, quoted by the New York Times.

    Discover a few of Oscar de la Renta’s best dresses that perfectly capture his unique sensibilities of color and shape, that made him a hit with everyone from Oprah and Taylor Swift to Jacqueline Kennedy and Hillary Clinton.

    Amal Alamuddin Clooney’s Wedding Gown



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  • Halloween Treats Under 100 Calories
    Posted In Fitness and Diet / Healthy Diets
    Published On 16 Oct 2014

    It’s very easy to overindulge in sweets on Halloween, which is why it’s important to always keep a tab on all the calories, fats and sugar that you’re eating or handing out to trick-or-treaters. When you’re craving something sweet, crunchy or fruity, there are some of your best options.

    Check out some of the best Halloween treats under 100 calories, that can satisfy your sweet tooth, whether you prefer dark or milk chocolate and creamy or crunchy. Remember to look for fun size and miniature versions for the perfect Halloween treats.

    Nestlé Crunch Bars

    Deliciously crunchy, Nestlé Crunch Bars are a great low-calorie option whether you go for miniatures or fun size bars. With 60 calories, fun-size Nestlé Crunch Bars 7 grams of sugar and 3 grams of fat, along with 4 mg caffeine. 

    Nestle Crunch Bars Calories



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  • Face Slimming Updo Hair Tutorial
    Posted In Hairstyles and Haircuts / Hair Tutorials
    Published On 16 Oct 2014

    Full of shine and texture, this face slimming updo gets a chic finish by taking it up and to the side. There's a slight volume at the roots for height, then curly tendrils up top are tugged to the side for a soft, face-framing style. 

    Face Slimming Updo Styling

    Start by dividing hair into two, twist crown section and clip it out of the way. Add texture with a curling iron, working your way from the nape to the crown.

    After curling the bottom section, secure it into a low ponytail and place it slightly to the side.

    Face Slimming Updo TutorialHow To Style Curled Side Updo



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  • Worst Halloween Couples Costume Ideas
    Posted In Fashion and Style / Style Tips
    Published On 14 Oct 2014

    Finding the right balance of humor and creepiness in your Halloween costume is difficult enough when you’re just brainstorming for one, but couples costumes can quickly go wrong unless you really think them through.

    Take a look at some of the worst Halloween couples costume ideas and try to avoid their negative connotations or outright offensiveness. Whether you’re planning on going as celebrities or you’re aiming for something more conceptual, here are the ideas that are better dropped before making your final choice.

    Hazmat Suits and Anything Ebola Related

    Bio-hazard suits are already trending as a “fun” Halloween option, but there’s nothing fun about it, especially if you decide to pair it up with a really bloody costume. 

    Ebola Hazmat Suits Halloween



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  • Celebrities Who Love Halloween
    Posted In Entertainment / Celeb News
    Published On 14 Oct 2014

    Whether they have children or not, some celebrities seems to really love the time of the year when they get to dress up in ghoulish or sexy costumes. Many stars make headlines with their choice of Halloween costumes and prepare well in advance of the holiday.

    Here are 10 celebrities who love Halloween, whether they want to stand out on their own or decide to go for couples costumes. From Heidi Klum to Ellen DeGeneres, here are the stars that make the most out of Halloween each year.

    Heidi Klum

    Hosting an annual Halloween bash since 2000, Heidi Klum manages to top herself every year in the costume department. When she’s not wearing abstract and insane costumes, she goes for the shock factor. 



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  • Amazing Makeup Skills! Man Transforms Into Female Celebrities
    Posted In Makeup / Celebrity Makeup
    Published On 10 Oct 2014

    Lo and behold the power of makeup! We all know what a little makeup can do to one's looks, but watch this actor and TV host from the Philippines take it to a whole new level. 

    31-year-old Paolo Ballesteros spends hours and hours transforming into female celebrities using wigs, contact lenses and amazing makeup skills and the results are uncanny. He then posts photos of his transformations for his Instagram fans to see under the username @pochoy_29

    If you think you got contouring down, check out how Paolo molds his features with elaborate contouring and transforms into Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lawrence, Beyonce, and more. 


    Megan Fox



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  • From Sexy to Slutty: Kim Kardashian's Halloween Costumes
    Posted In Fashion and Style / Celebrity Fashion Style
    Published On 09 Oct 2014

    While many women are part of a backlash against “sexy profession” Halloween costumes, Kim Kardashian always took her outfits to the extreme on Halloween. The reality TV star skipped the 2013 Halloween party circuit because she was busy with North West, she’s bound to come back this year with some crazy new costumes.

    Check out some of Kim Kardashian’s sluttiest Halloween costumes, from superheroes and villains to big cats. No matter what idea you throw at her, Kim always knows how to crank the sexy up to 110%.

    Princess Jasmine

    One of Kim’s most revealing Halloween costumes, her Princess Jasmine look worn in 2009 has all the basics of a Kardashian Halloween costume. 

    Kim Kardashian Jasmine Halloween Costume



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  • 2014 Pop Culture Inspired Halloween Costumes
    Posted In Fashion and Style / Style Tips
    Published On 07 Oct 2014

    Tired of witches, vampires and historical figures that met a gruesome end? Inject some fun into your Halloween costume this year by finding inspiration in the big pop culture trends of the year, from the biggest box office movies, to other figures that made a big impact this year.

    Whether you plan on putting together your own Halloween party outfit or you want to save time by just renting a costume, check out some of the best ideas for 2014 pop culture inspired Halloween costumes.

    Iggy Azalea in “Fancy” – Based on Clueless’ Cher Horowitz

    If you’re too young to remember “Clueless” and the cool fashion sense Alicia Silverstone showed as Cher Horowitz, base your costume on Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy”, a tribute to gorgeous ‘90s cool girl fashion. Plaid and prints are a good starting point, but don’t forget about big logos and a cute choker. 

    Iggy Azalea In Fancy Clueless Cher Horowitz Halloween Costume
    Iggy Azalea Fancy Halloween Costume

    You get bonus points for finishing your look with a pink pom pom pencil.

    Anna and Elsa – “Frozen”

    Frozen Sisters Halloween Costumes
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    Anna And Elsa Halloween Costumes
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  • 20s Flapper Makeup Tutorial for Halloween
    Posted In Makeup / Halloween Makeup
    Published On 07 Oct 2014

    Try a retro beauty look this Halloween inspired by the Roaring Twenties. Learn how to recreate this signature 20s makeup look inspired by the Great Gatsby movie.

    Hide any imperfections and create a porcelain like base with a light shade sheer foundation. Set your foundation with loose powder.

    With the base done, move onto the eyes. To increase color payoff, use an eyeshadow primer on the upper and  lower eyelids, which will also make your 20s makeup last longer.



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  • Sombré, Splashlights, Bronde and More New Hair Coloring Techniques
    Posted In Hairstyles and Haircuts / Newest Hairstyle Trends
    Published On 06 Oct 2014

    Ombré and balayage are still going strong among the best hair coloring techniques of 2014, but a new crop of interesting ideas is also making a mark. Whether you’re interested in the latest runway coloring techniques or prefer to wait until a trend is adopted by celebrities, check out these great ideas for a perfect dye job.

    Going for a natural look with the new coloring techniques more and more salons are using is certainly one way to go, but you can also get a dramatic look by trying temporary purple highlights, that have been spotted on the Fashion Week runways. Learn more about the newest coloring techniques that might be worth a try.


    Babylights

    A new way to do very delicate and natural looking highlights, babylights are creating by treating half of a normal section with the same attention as a full one. This means doubling the coloring time, but the results are worth it. Baby lights can be done in small sections or all over the hair, and maintenance for the look varies from 8 to 12 weeks depending on the size of the area.

    Babylights Hair HighlightsKarli Kloss Babylights Hair Coloring Technique



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  • Foods That Mess With Your Metabolism
    Posted In Fitness and Diet / Healthy Diets
    Published On 06 Oct 2014

    Refined carbs are at the top of the list when it comes to the worst foods for your metabolism, but they’re not the only culprits that can be responsible for weight gain or troubles with losing a few pounds.

    Foods rich in sugar are just as bad, so when you’re worried about weight loss, they might need to be reigned in. Discover a few of the foods that can slow down your metabolism and cause weight gain, along with other health issues, including an increased risk of type 2 diabetes.

    Fatty Fried Foods

    Saturated fat is the enemy when it comes to your metabolism. They can both slow down your digestion and raise your cholesterol levels, which cause a decrease in your metabolic rate. 

    Fried foods have the highest content of saturated fats, and when your metabolism slows down, they’ll be deposited in fatty tissue, so don’t indulge of fried and fatty foods too much.

    Bread



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  • Heidi Klum’s Craziest Halloween Costumes
    Posted In Entertainment / Celeb News
    Published On 06 Oct 2014

    Husbands came and went, but Heidi Klum’s Halloween party is a pretty constant tradition for the supermodel and “Project Runway” host. The German-born beauty puts a lot of thought into her costumes, and tops herself almost every time.

    “I start thinking of ideas months before Halloween, and I have an amazing team who makes the impossible possible. I don’t really have a system for picking my costume each year, they just kind of come to me. It’s definitely not a last-minute decision. It takes months of preparation,” Klum told Parade magazine.

    Check out Heidi Klum’s craziest Halloween costumes in anticipation of the stunning idea she’ll probably pull out for this year’s Halloween party.

    S&M Milkmaid – 2000

    Heidi Klum Halloween 2000 Gothic Milkmaid Costume



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  • Physical Compatibility in Relationships – Should You Stay Together Without It?
    Posted In Love and Relationship / Relationship Advice
    Published On 05 Oct 2014

    Without physical compatibility in your relationship, you risk other types of problems popping up, from frustration to emotional detachment. However, while sexual compatibility is sometimes instant, it can also take some work.

    Be prepared to put some effort into your relationship when everything seems to be going well except physical compatibility. Throwing in the towel too early can be a mistake if you don’t try to solve the issue.

    Make Working on Physical Compatibility a Priority

    While every romantic comedy peddles the idea of instant connection, that’s both emotional and physical, things aren’t always that idealized in real life. If you feel like you’re lacking the spark when it comes to physical compatibility, there are quite a few options to try before giving up. Improving communication can help, but keeping an open mind is always important.

    Don’t Underestimate the Long Term Effects of Incompatibility

    The lack of physical compatibility in your relationship might be something you can live with right now, but things usually get worse. Without the physical connection, emotional troubles and frustrations start showing up, and many can be traced back to that root problem. If you love your partner and want to give the relationship a chance, here’s what you can do to solve the issue.



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  • Rave Makeup Ideas
    Posted In Makeup / Makeup Ideas
    Published On 05 Oct 2014

    When you’re getting ready for a rave, waterproof makeup is a must, but black light makeup isn’t the only cool idea you should try. Check out a few rave makeup ideas that are based on current runway trends and will end up creating a gorgeous look.

    By being both bold and trendy, you’ll be able to get the right look for any rave. Try these excellent ideas that can take your rave makeup to a whole new level.

    Go for Electric Blue Eyelids

    Vibrant colors have been a runway staple at Fashion Week, but none have been as daring as electric and cobalt blues. Whether you decide to go for a smoky eye effect with three vibrant shades of blue or keep it simple and graphic, you can’t go wrong with a bold blue at a rave. Black light blues are another good option, but don’t overdo them in the eye area. Instead, stick to the top eyelid to avoid a raccoon look.

    Bright Blue Rave Makeup

    Try Metallic Temporary Tattoos



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  • 10 of the Best Spa Treatments for Blackheads
    Posted In Body and Skin Care / Bath and Spa
    Published On 05 Oct 2014

    There are plenty of at home treatments for blackheads, but few are as effective as a spa treatment performed by professionals. If you want to improve your complexion by getting rid of them, check out some of the best spa treatments for blackheads.

    From clay masks and special facials to microdermabrasion and chemical peels, discover the most effective treatments for blackheads that you can get at a spa. While most are available as kits for at home use, you’ll usually get a more powerful effect with the help of a licensed cosmetologist.

    Face Steaming

    While steam doesn’t automatically open pores for every type of complexion, it definitely increases the ease of blackhead extraction for many. 

    You can try steaming at home, but you’ll be a lot more relaxed at a spa, where it’s just a small part of the overall treatment. Skip the face steaming if you suffer from rosacea or any type of fungal infection.

    Clay Masks



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