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  • Braid Over Braid Side Ponytail Tutorial
    Posted In Hairstyles and Haircuts / Hair Tutorials
    Published On 11 Sep 2014

    What better way to perk up Rapunzel locks than the latest oh-so-cool braids? Up your braiding game and earn serious style points by adding this eye-catching detail to your everyday looks and take your braiding skills to a whole new level with this interesting braid over braid technique. 

    Follow this step by step tutorial to learn how to do a braid on braid hairstyle!

    Start by brushing tangles out and sweep hair over to one side.

    Section lengths into two with the left one twice as thick as the section from the right.

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  • Joan Rivers’ Most Famous Celebrity Feuds
    Posted In Entertainment / Celeb News
    Published On 05 Sep 2014

    Passing away at the age of 81, Joan Rivers left behind a very important comedy legacy, overshadowed perhaps by her later years, in which she enjoyed feuding with many celebrities and hurling insults at them, either on E!’s “Fashion Police” or on Twitter.

    In her 2014 book “Diary of a Mad Diva”, Rivers calls Jennifer Aniston “stupid”, Tyra Banks “bulimic”, and claims that “Kanye West’s new son is going to be named P***y in honour of where he came from.” Her acerbic style wasn’t a hit with everyone, and some celebrities fought back, ending up in some pretty vicious exchanges. Check out the most famous of Joan Rivers’s celebrity feuds.

    Jennifer Lawrence

    Joan Rivers Feud With Jennifer Lawrence

    After claiming that “Fashion Police” is teaching young people “that it's OK to point at people and call them ugly or fat,” Jennifer Lawrence got a taste of Joan Rivers’ sharp tongue. The comedienne quickly retorted: “I love that she’s telling everyone how wrong it is to worry about retouching and body image, and meanwhile, she has been touched up more than a choir boy at the Vatican. Look at her posters!”

    Chelsea Handler

    Joan Rivers Feud With Chelsea Handler

    In one of Joan Rivers’ celebrity feuds that turned really bitter, Chelsea Handler was upset at the comedy legend for correcting her after calling herself the “first woman ever to do a late-night show”. Rivers had been a guest host on “The Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson and ever had her own show on FOX in 1986, but Handler refused to acknowledge it. “She never spoke to me again,” Rivers explained.

    The Kardashians

    Joan Rivers Feud With The Kardashians

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  • 10 Celebrities Falling on the Red Carpet
    Posted In Entertainment / Celeb News
    Published On 04 Sep 2014

    Tripping happens to everybody, but few moments are as bad for it as when you’re walking the red carpet, in front of hundreds of photographers, fans, and many other stars. Here are the celebrity red carpet falls you can’t miss.

    While some stars can make even stumbling look cool, others are less gifted when it comes to bouncing back after falling down. Take a look at some of the biggest celebrities falling on the red carpet and decide which incidents were cute and which more embarrassing than anything else.

    Cara Delevingne

    Model and fashion muse Cara Delevingne took a tumble in London at the 2014 GQ Man of the Year Awards. 

    Cara Delevingne Falling On The Red Carpet

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  • Jennifer Lawrence and More Celebrities Who Got Hacked
    Posted In Entertainment / Celeb News
    Published On 01 Sep 2014

    While many British celebrities had their phones hacked by tabloid “News of the World”, most hackers don’t want information, they want nude pictures. Most of the celebrities who got hacked kept private pictures either on their smartphone or in the cloud, making the entire incident truly embarrassing.

    Discover the most famous victims of hacking, who ended up admitting that the stolen pictures are real. From Jennifer Lawrence to Paris Hilton, here are the stars who had to face nude pictures of themselves showing up online.

    Jennifer Lawrence

    In the latest hacking scandal, a 4chan user posted intimate pictures of Jennifer Lawrence, along with many other celebrities. 

    Jennifer Lawrence Leaked Photos

    While some have denied the authenticity of the pictures, Lawrence’s publicist declared the photos a “flagrant violation of privacy”. Fellow victim Mary E. Winstead addressed the issue on Twitter: “To those of you looking at photos I took with my husband years ago in the privacy of our home, hope you feel great about yourselves.”

    Kate Upton

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  • Celebrities Who’ve Had Breast Reductions
    Posted In Entertainment / Celeb News
    Published On 29 Aug 2014

    Breast enlargements may be the most common surgery women want when it comes to getting their dream body, but some celebs were actually unhappy with their large breasts and opted for a surgical reduction.

    While stars like Victoria Beckham, Pamela Anderson, Denise Richards, and Sharon Osbourne decided to remove their implants or get smaller ones, here are the real celebrities who’ve had breast reductions, getting rid of some of their natural breast tissue.

    Drew Barrymore

    After already becoming a star and going to rehab twice by the age of 14, Drew Barrymore decided her DD cups were too large for her at the age of 17. 

    Drew Barrymore Breast Reduction

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  • How to Talk to a Depressed Partner
    Posted In Love and Relationship / Relationship Advice
    Published On 28 Aug 2014

    A lack of understanding when it comes to mental illness makes many people treat clinical depression in other like an easily solvable problem, when in fact it’s anything but that.

    When you’re ready to talk to a depressed partner about how they’re feeling and how you can help, there are a lot of wrong things to say. Learn how to approach the situation carefully and respectfully, so your words don’t do more harm than good.

    Start by Acknowledging That Depression Is an Illness

    If you think depression is just something you can snap out of, you might end making your partner feel even worse. Personal weakness has nothing to do with a chemical imbalance in the brain which can’t go away if the person who’s going through it just wishes that enough. When you’re worried that your partner might be depressed, have an open conversation about it, while acknowledging that there are treatments available for it.

    Don’t Try to Offer Solutions to Something You Can’t Solve

    The biggest mistake you can make when you talk to a depressed partner is to offer solutions you think are perfectly reasonable, when in fact they’re insulting. Working out and getting out more can’t cure depression, no more than you can will away a tumor.

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  • Are These the Most Overrated Vacation Destinations?
    Posted In Travel and Living / Travel Destinations
    Published On 28 Aug 2014

    When you’re planning your next vacation, think twice about visiting these overrated destinations, which may actually be worse off because of the high volume of tourists.

    Check out some of the worst vacation destinations from all over the world and decide for yourself if the good outweights the bad. From iconic places like Loch Ness and tourist traps like Las Vegas to places where you don’t really have much to do besides taking in the scenery, here are a few overrated vacation spots that you may want to avoid.

    Loch Ness

    Loch Ness Monster

    Definitely one of the less picturesque lakes in Scotland, Loch Ness attracts fans of cryptozoology thanks to the legend of the monster that lives in it. If you’d like to immerse yourself in the beautiful scenery and culture of Scotland without kitschy aspects, then this is definitely not the best destination for your dream vacation.

    Hollywood Walk of Fame

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  • 10 Worst Plus Size Fashion Mistakes
    Posted In Fashion and Style / Style Tips
    Published On 28 Aug 2014

    While many of these common mistakes are also relevant to a size 0 model, they’re especially dangerous when you’re shopping for plus size clothing. Others are specific to women who have a larger body, but still want to dress to feel both confident and comfortable.

    Check out the worst plus size fashion mistakes, and make sure that you’re not making any of them if you want to come across as stylish and well-dressed.

    1. Wearing Something Unflattering to Be Courageous

    If you’re not really aware of your body shape or believe that ignoring it is perfectly alright, you might end up wearing outfits that simply suck. Whether it’s horizontal stripes or any other details that is unflattering on your body, just stay clear of it. 

    Of course you can make the occasional exception, but if most of your wardrobe is what you like, not what looks good on you, it’s time for a makeover.

    Plus Size Pencil Skirt Outfit
    photo: Aarti Olivia

    2. Hiding Your Body Completely

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  • Celebrities Who Were Once "Homeless"
    Posted In Entertainment / Celeb News
    Published On 28 Aug 2014

    The road to fame can be long and very difficult, and nobody knows that better than the celebrities who were once homeless, before making it big and finding financial security.

    From stars who didn’t really mind being homeless, like Chris Pratt, to celebrities who ended up that way as children, based on decisions made by their parents, find out which actors and singers managed to find success despite a temporary setback.

    Chris Pratt

    After dropping out of college, Chris Pratt tried stripping and finally ended up living in a tent on the beaches of Maui. Luckily for him, that’s where he was discovered and set him on a path that included a starring role in “Parks and Recreation” and the lead in Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy”. 

    Chris Pratt Homeless

    “It’s a pretty awesome place to be homeless. We just drank and smoked weed and worked minimal hours, just enough to cover gas, food, and fishing supplies,” he told The Independent.

    Halle Berry

    Halle Berry Homeless

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  • Get Squeaky Clean Hair: Best Clarifying Shampoos
    Posted In Hairstyles and Haircuts / Professional Hair Tips
    Published On 27 Aug 2014

    Generally intended for weekly or bimonthly use, depending on how much your hair is exposed to styling products, chlorine, and hard water, a clarifying shampoo is the perfect way to remove build-up and restore shine to your dull hair.

    Some of the best clarifying shampoos are designed to be used before a smoothing therapy, but all of them are just as efficient on any type of hair, whether or not you’re getting your tresses chemically treated in any way, including coloring.

    Alterna Bamboo Style Deep Cleanse Clarifying Shampoo

    Detoxify your hair with this clarifying shampoo, allowing it to shine once all the environmental impurities and product build-up is removed. The gentle formula of the Alterna Bamboo shampoo is free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, synthetic color, sodium chloride, and gluten, restoring your hair’s radiance without stripping away your scalp’s natural oils.

    Moroccanoil Clarifying Shampoo

    Definitely one of the best clarifying shampoos, this keratin-enriched formula is permanent color safe and free or harmful chemicals like sulfates, phosphates, and parabens. Combining the shine wonder than it argan oil with jojoba and lavender, the Moroccanoil clarifying shampoo cleanses your hair and scalp, while also restoring moisture balance.

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  • Worst Hair Removal Mistakes You DON'T Want to Make
    Posted In Body and Skin Care / Hair Removal
    Published On 27 Aug 2014

    Even if you think you know everything you need about hair removal, you might be falling in a few common traps that end up hurting more than helping. If you’re ready to get the best results, then you need to avoid all the worst hair removal mistakes.

    From the right way to exfoliate to getting ready for laser hair removal and protecting your skin after it, here’s what you need to know about hair removal errors to stay away from in order to get the best results without bad side-effects for your skin.

    Not Exfoliating

    Proper exfoliation will help you get rid of dead skin cells and reduce the risk of ingrown hairs. Because waxing and shaving also have an exfoliating effect, it’s important to do it 24 hours in advance. If you’re not a fan of body scrubs, use chemical exfoliators with AHAs or BHAs before going for the razor. Shaving after proper exfoliation also means a lower risk of cuts.

    Using Chemical Exfoliation Before Waxing

    While chemical exfoliants are safe before using a razor, they’re not so good for waxing. One of the worst hair removal mistakes is using AHAs or BHAs before waxing, especially if you’re doing it at home. The risk of damaging your skin is high, so avoid them for a week before waxing and try more traditional means of exfoliation to get your skin ready.

    Shaving with a Dull Blade

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  • Chloë Grace Moretz’s Style Evolution
    Posted In Fashion and Style / Celebrity Fashion Style
    Published On 27 Aug 2014

    After getting her first big break in “The Amytiville Horror” at the age of 9, Chloë Grace Moretz showed off a very mature style for her red carpet appearances, but really started to develop her personal style around the age of 14, mixing edgy elements with age appropriate fashion.

    Check out Chloë Grace Moretz’s style evolution, and see how the young actress refined her style and took fashion risks that really paid off or fell flat. See a few of Moretz’s key looks that define her evolving style.

    2011 “Iris” Premiere

    After some criticism related to looks that were too mature for her age, Chloë Grace Moretz showed up in a much more youthful combination on the red carpet at the “Iris” premiere in Los Angeles. 

    Chloe Moretz Style 2011 Iris Premiere

    Pairing Stella McCartney lace leggings with a black leather biker jacket showed the promise of more edgy looks to come.

    2011 Toronto Film Festival

    Chloe Moretz Style 2011 Toronto Film Festival

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  • The Best Celebrity Photobombs
    Posted In Entertainment / Celeb News
    Published On 27 Aug 2014

    Many celebrities love showing up in pictures they don’t belong in, whether it’s on the red carpet or in public. However, mastering the photobomb isn’t as easy as it seems, so not all of them become viral.

    Check out a few of the best celebrity photobombs, pictures that really have staying power thanks to either an outrageous face or simply in a really hilarious moment. From Lupita Nyong’O and Rihanna to Benedict Cumberbatch and Johnny Depp, here are the most memorable photobombs involving celebrities.

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  • Can You Take a Break Without Breaking Up?
    Posted In Love and Relationship / Breakups and Divorce
    Published On 26 Aug 2014

    More often than not, taking a break leads to a full breakup, but that’s linked to lack of communication more than the inevitability of the split. If you want to take a break without breaking up, find out how to increase your chances and help your relationship survive this difficult time.

    Before taking a break, ask yourself a few important questions and make sure that you’re on the same page as your partner. Otherwise, the time off won’t have any other effect except prolonguing the breakup process.

    Analyze the Reasons for Wanting a Break

    If you’re generally sick of your partner, being apart for a limited time might not help at all. Any problems the relationship is facing won’t fix themselves either if you take time off. More valid reasons for taking a break including not being able to sustain a long distance relationship or having to focus on yourself for a little while in order to determine the future of a relationship.

    Be Honest with Yourself

    When you really want take a break without breaking up, make sure that you’re honest with yourself. If you believe this is a way of letting down your guy easy, you’re wrong. Taking a break generally makes the whole grieving process longer. If you know in your heart that what you really is to be single again or date someone else, just break up instead of dragging it out.

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  • Most Flirty Perfumes Guys Love
    Posted In Body and Skin Care / Perfumes
    Published On 26 Aug 2014

    Whether you’re going to a party or to a singles bar, finding the right fragrance for a flirty style can get complicated. Try these gorgeous fragrances that deliver in the come hither department.

    Give a chance to a few of the most flirty perfumes and you won’t be disappointed by their appeal. Whether you’re looking for a  cool floral fragrance or something more alluring, these perfumes deliver that je ne sais quoi that will draw your guy closer.

    Vera Wang Lovestruck Floral Rush

    Created as a prequel to the original Lovestruck, Floral Rush aims to capture the excitement of love at first sight, and its beautiful bottle certainly gets the message across. 

    Vera Wang Lovestruck Floral Rush Perfume

    This sparkling floral delivers top notes of champagne, apricot blossom, and pink pepper. Its heart includes white freesia, marigold, and passion flower, while the base mixes cashmere wood with musk and ambergris.

    Dolce & Gabbana Pour Femme

    Dolce   Gabbana Pour Femme Perfume

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  • Celebrities Who Make Their Own Clothes
    Posted In Entertainment / Celeb News
    Published On 26 Aug 2014

    While many celebrities try their hand at fashion by either endorsing a collection or even designing part of it, others can actually execute their vision on their own, from the design stage to the finishing touches.

    Discover a few of the biggest celebrities who make their own clothes, and find out how they got into sewing and why they enjoy it.

    Gwen Stefani

    With her own clothing line L.A.M.B. still going strong, Gwen Stefani certainly has a flair for design, but she can also execute her sketches on her own. “I can sew - it run in the family. My grandma made my mom’s prom dress - mom didn’t have a choice! And mom would take us to the fabric store and we’d pick out Vogue and McCall’s patterns."

    Gwen Stefani

    "When I got older, I was very anti-fashion. I was into thrift stores and making my own stuff. I had my own sewing machine, glue guns and projects everywhere. My room was a danger zone,” Stefani explained, quoted by Contact Music.

    Helen Mirren

    Helen Mirren

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  • Emmys 2014 Red Carpet Trends
    Posted In Fashion and Style / Celebrity Fashion Style
    Published On 26 Aug 2014

    After quite a few fashion risks taken at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards and the 2014 MTV VMAs, the Emmy red carpet was a welcome return to glamor, dominated by bold shades of red and gorgeous white gowns, along with a surprise accessory.

    See the biggest Emmys 2014 red carpet trends, and decide which outfit is your favorite from the multitude of stunning looks on display at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, during television’s biggest night of the year.

    Red Dresses

    Giving the red carpet a run for its money, many actresses opted for bright red creations, and most of them managed to pull it off the color beautifully. 

    Emmys 2014 Red Dresses
    Emmys 2014 Red Gowns

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  • The Secrets of Soft, Silky Hair
    Posted In Hairstyles and Haircuts / Professional Hair Tips
    Published On 25 Aug 2014

    Adding moisture and sealing it in are among the best ways to get softer hair, but there’s more to it than simply using conditioner. Take a look at some excellent tips that will get your tresses soft and silky, while also adding a bit of shine.

    From restricting the use of heat styling tools to heating up conditioner and the best oils for softer hair, here are a few easy ways to banish dry and coarse hair from your style. A few diet adjustments also help, and the right pillowcase can do wonders for your tresses.

    Co-Wash Your Hair

    Even a mild shampoo can end up stripping the natural oils from your hair and scalp when it’s used daily. Switch up your hair care regimen by co-washing. 

    Using conditioner instead of shampoo will help your hair stay moisturized for longer, whether it’s naturally straight or curly. Of course, make sure that you alternate between the two and use a clarifying shampoo weekly.

    Stop Using Heat Styling Tools

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  • 10 Steps for Prettier Toenails
    Posted In Body and Skin Care / Top to Toe
    Published On 25 Aug 2014

    Growing at about a third or fourth of the speed at which fingernails do, toenails are completely replaced in about one year. That’s why it’s very important to keep them in good shape, because any problems will stick around for longer.

    Take a look at some of the best toenail care tips, that will keep them healthy and looking great, so you can enjoy wearing open-toed shoes whenever the weather allows it.

    1. Moisturize Regularly

    There are many ways of keeping your toenails moisturized, but the truly important thing is that you do it regularly. Since nails get more brittle as you age, especially when they’re regularly covered in polish, you should try to give them the moisture they need at least once a week. Cuticle creams can do the trick, but if you want a more natural option, try petroleum jelly or vitamin E oil. Gently rub them into your toenails regularly.

    2. Avoid Dangerous Ingredients in Polish

    While most nail polish removers are acetone-free and less drying, the polish itself stays in contact with your nails much longer, and can contribute to a yellow tint. Ingredients to look out for in toenail polish are toluene, dibutyl phthalate, and formaldehyde. One of the best toenail care tips is to also remove your less toxic polish with a remover that doesn’t contain any alcohol.

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