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Instyle: You Can Do Red Lips!

You Can Do: Red Lips
Like the perfect leopard-print stiletto, an amazing red lipstick can transform even the most basic black dress into something startlingly chic. Case in point: Despite some stiff competition from her ambitious right leg, Angelina Jolie’s red lips won us over at the Oscars.

The Basic Tips
• Ditch the chapped lips! For a pitch-perfect crimson like Rihanna’s, exfoliate lips with a wet washcloth, followed by a dab of lip balm.
• Fill in with a liner that matches the natural color of your lips—not the lipstick.
• Apply color with a tiny brush, starting at the center of your mouth and blending outward.

The Basic Products
• Available in four versatile shades, The Nude Liner by Smashbox ($17 each; sephora.com) is easy to blend, and lasts for hours.
• A blue-based crimson like MAC’s Red ($15; maccosmetics.com) brightens up your smile, and neutralizes any discoloration on your teeth with its cool undertones.
• MAC’s 318 Retractable Lip Brush ($23; maccosmetics.com) creates a seamless finish, and thanks to its compact size, is perfect for touch-ups on the go.

I’m scared it will look too harsh.
If a full-on red is too much commitment for you, try out a lip stain instead like YSL’s Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain in Orange de Chine ($32; yslbeautyus.com). Just dab a bit of it on the inside center of your lips, then smack them together. The effect is subtle, rosy, and youthful—like you’ve just finished a cherry Popsicle.

What eye makeup do I pair with it?
Although a statement lip works best with minimal eye makeup, that doesn’t mean you have to swear off shadows altogether. Unless you want to channel an ’80s revival, steer clear of bright shades, and stick to sheer neutrals

 

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New! Conair AdjustaCurl™ Self-Grip Rollers

I am having a lot of fun trying out these new Conair AdjustaCurl™  Self-Grip Rollers! With really thick, fine hair I have always loved Conair hot rollers and I was excited to try out the new Self Grip Rollers. It did take a bit of practice to get them to roll in right. But just  a few practice rolls and I have it down and love the results. I can add a few at the top while I get ready to add some volume, or roll tight to create big loose curls. Great for travel or a weekend getaway no heat needed!

Conair AdjustaCurl™  Self-Grip Rollers
Big hair is back! Lots of celebs and fashionistas are tapping into the volume trend for their daily looks and red carpet events, and we’ve got a unique, just launching, secret tool to help you pump up YOUR volume without needing a celebrity stylist on speed dial! The Conair AdjustaCurl™ Self-Grip Rollers. Voluminous hair is now fun and easy to achieve with this new styling essential.

Conair AdjustaCurl™ Self-Grip Rollers
If you’re looking for root volume, lift or customized curls, you can now achieve it all with just one unique hair roller! With Conair AdjustaCurl™ Self-Grip Rollers, you can create easy, root volume or curls of any size based on how tight or loose you roll them up.

To use, start with the adjustable piece out flat and roll it to the size volume or curl you desire. Add extra volume by rolling hair into the root volumizer roller, or, create classic curls, waves or smooth styles by rolling hair into standard rollers. With tourmaline’s iconic technology, the Conair AdjustaCurl™ Self Grip Rollers reduce static electricity, making for a chic and shiny end result. Once you’re finished styling, the Conair AdjustaCurl™ rollers become flat again to stack and store for ultimate portability.

The Conair AdjustaCurl™ Self-Grip Rollers are available nationwide at Kmart and Rite Aid, as well as at http://www.conair.com for an average retail price of $14.99.

 

Disclosure: MHU was sent a complimentary sample for an honest review, all opinions are 100% our own.

Get The Look: Leslie Mann’s Bright, Beautiful Eyes at the 64th Annual Emmy’s

 

Celebrity makeup artist Pati Dubroff  created Leslie Mann’s look for the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards using products from Lancôme. She wanted to enhance Leslie’s marigold Naeem Khan gown with equally striking beauty look. Teal eyeliner is the defining feature of the look, along with loads of black mascara and coppery shimmer on the lid.

 

FACE
La Base Pro Perfecting Makeup Primer
Teint Idole 24H Foundation
Blush Subtil Palette in Pêche Savvy

EYES
Liner Design Gel EyeLiner in Dress Up Teal
Color Design Infinité 24H in Eternal Gold
Color Design Eye Shadow in Burnt Sand
Hypnôse Star Mascara (exclusive to Sephora)

LIPS
Color Design Lipcolor in Natural Beauty
Le Lipstique LipColouring Stick in Sheer Natural


What’s Really Stressing You Out? Tips from Dr. Murad to Manage Stress

 

Stress can damage your health at the cellular level, Howard Murad, M.D., FAAD, has determined through clinical research and found that managing stress is a critical part of an Inclusive approach to optimizing health as it promotes and protects cellular integrity. In his book The Water Secret: The Cellular Breakthrough to Look and Feel 10 Years Younger (Wiley, September 2010), Dr. Murad explains how Emotional Self-Care is key to mental and physical well-being. Take a look at several factors that can stress you out and some tips on how to manage the stress!

What is Stress?
Stress is typically felt by most people who experience it by irritability, heart racing, and their face feels hot, headaches or upset stomach, an impending feeling of doom and even the smallest factors can irritate most. Studies show that when subjected to constant stress, humans can develop certain life-threatening afflictions, including heart attacks and strokes.

What is Cultural Stress?
Studies have shown that people who live in “blue zones,” places where people live long, lean lives into their 90’s, all have a common dominator – a low-stress lifestyle. Some cultural stressors include work, supervisors, children, tardiness, technostress, and constant e-mail. Dr. Murad discovered throughout his studies of more than 50,000 patients, that using the Water Secret to create healthy, hydrated cells, helps the body fight aging and disease and more importantly, the ruinous effects of Cultural Stress.

Health Impacts from Stress
Studies show that stress releases neuropathies directly damage cellular membranes. It causes our cells and connective tissue to break down, which in turn prevents our heart, lungs, brain, and other organs from functioning at optimal levels – all of which become apparent when you look at the skin. The best way to keep stress at bay is to learn how to manage it so it affects you less.

Tips to Manage Stress and Cultural Stress:

Get Connected: Get involved in community events, exercise classes, professional groups or associations, book clubs, potluck dinner nights with your friends, charity events at your children’s schools or volunteer at a nearby nonprofit or take a class at a local community college.

Disconnect: There’s an odd duality to being attached to machines that allow us to connect with others around the world in an instant. In a nutshell put down your phones! Take time at least twice a week to not check your phone or email. It’s a healthy mental break.

Start Your Day Off Right: Deficiencies in B vitamins, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium stress out your body and trigger and increase in cortisol levels, not to mention food cravings. Many people skip breakfast and can easily find themselves lacking these critical nutrients and in turn rely on caffeine to stay alert and productive throughout the day. Try eating a handful of berries (vitamin C), six to eight ounces of low-fat yogurt (calcium and magnesium), and a slice of whole grain toast with natural peanut butter. Whole grains are loaded with B vitamins, while peanut butter contains fatty acids that can decrease the production of stress hormones. Peanut butter will also keep you satisfied longer.

Eat “Brain Food”: About two-thirds of our brains are composed of fat, and the protective sheath around communicating neurons is 70 percent fat. In essence, we need fat to think and to maintain healthy brain function, as well as normal growth and development. The omega-3 fats in salmon (often called “brain food”) as well as other cold-water fish, walnuts, flaxseeds and olives have numerous proven health benefits, including those that protect your heart. It is also important to limit your intake of processed foods!

Exercise: Exercising regularly nourishes the skin with oxygen while sweating flushes out toxins. It will also improve digestion and increase one’s metabolism and endocrine function so that the entire body is functioning at an optimal level.

According to Dr. Murad, “Healthy skin is a reflection of overall wellness.” When the body is at optimal health, the skin will follow suit. Through a three-pillar approach, Dr. Murad’s Inclusive Health philosophy focuses on internal, external and emotional elements. Help regulate stress by following the Inclusive Health philosophy!

I love Murad products, they are gentle yet very effective. Check out Murad.com to find the right products for your skin care concerns!

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