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Try… A salon Style Blowout

It’s amazing what a good hair day can do for the psyche. When we look in the mirror and see a cascade of shiny, bouncy hair, suddenly asking for that promotion or striking up a conversation with the cutie in the elevator doesn’t seem like such a bad idea. Unfortunately, good hair days, like the weather, are hard to predict. But contrary to what it may seem, a gorgeously styled head of hair isn’t derived from a random bout of [...]

Beauty School: Self-Tanning

How to get a faux all-over glow, without making any faux pas: 1. Start in the shower. Shave your legs and use a loofah to slough off dead skin. Avoid using an exfoliator loaded with essential oil, as it may react with the self-tanner and cause splotchy, streaky areas. 2. Pat yourself dry post-shower. Put on a pair of disposable latex gloves and apply the tanner. Start by using a quarter-sized amount for each leg. Rub, rub, rub until you [...]

Sexy Shoulders, Hips, Thighs, Butt and Belly Plan

This workout routine, created exclusively for Glamour © magazine by celebrity trainer Ramona Barganza, combines strength moves with intervals of fat-blasting cardio to give you the sexy definition you want. Do it twice a week, and for the best results, do an additional 30 minutes of any cardio you like, such as jogging, jumping rope, biking or fast walking, two times a week. You’ll start seeing a slimmer, firmer beach body in less than a month. WHAT YOU NEED: A [...]

The Only Makeup Moves You Need

Step 1: Put on Primer and Foundation Technically, primer’s optional, but pros agree: Use it, and makeup will last all day. You create a base for makeup to adhere to. Smooth all over clean, moisturized skin. If you use liquid foundation, spread it with a finger like it’s a paintbrush. Start at your nose. (This area typically has the most redness, so it needs that first big dollop.) Smear on cheeks, forehead and chin, blend with a sponge. If you [...]

Mani & Pedi at Home – How to not Mess Up

Your Mani There is a reason polish sales are up in this economy: It’s easy to do your own nails (unlike, say, a Brazilian bikini wax). Step 1: Prep – Smooth nails with a buffer. Then rub a bit of olive oil over your cuticles to soften them, and gently push back with one of those wood cuticle pushers (find them at drugstores). Swipe away residue with polish remover. Next put on a base coat: A lot of women skip [...]