Beauty Tips from Prevention Mag!

Don’t sacrifice your beauty because of cold weather! Bone-dry hands and chapped lips are all too frequent this time of year, but Prevention magazine has the solutions. Our editors developed three easy steps to follow in keeping hands smooth and ready to hold and found their favorite long-wear lipstick that will moisten your lips without drying them out.

And don’t forget about those eyes, especially when wanting to brighten up your dull looking skin during the winter months. Prevention has created a list of the season’s inventive new mascaras that will fulfill your lash fantasies.

HELPING HANDS

Step 1: Exfoliate – Slough with a gentle, oil-infused scrub like:
· Freeman Bare Hands Hand & Cuticle Renewal Scrub ($4; drugstores)

Step 2: Slather
· Aveda Hand Relief ($7.50; aveda.com)

Step 3: Wrap – Cotton gloves (or even plastic wrap) lock in moisture while body heat speeds treatment.

LUXURIOUS LIP COLOR FAVORITES

· L’Oréal Paris Infallible Never Fail Lipcolour Compact ($12; drugstores),
· Jane Iredale Lip Fixation ($29; shop.janeiredale.com)
· Mark Gloss Gorgeous Stay-On Lip Stain ($9; meetmark.com) – a clever 2-in-1 formula.

MAGIC WANDS

1. Pump the Volume
· Maybelline New York One-by-One Mascara ($8; drugstores)

2. Fanned Out
· L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Explosion Mascara in Carbon Black ($9.50; drugstores).

3. Curly Cue
· Flirt! It Curl ($14; kohls.com)

4. No Running!
· CoverGirl LashBlast Volume in Waterproof ($8; drugstores).

5. Go Long
· Revlon CustomEyes Mascara ($9; drugstores)

GROW FOR IT!
OTC lash enhancers provide conditioning benefits to prevent breakage and slow the fallout rate. Try:
· RapidLash Eyelash Enhancing Serum ($50; rapidlash.com), which claims to boost lash length 17% after 3 months
· Wet ‘n Wild Clinical Serum ($7; Walgreens)

FABULOUS FALSIES
Skip full lash strips and opt for shorter sections applied just to the outer corners. We like:
· Kre-at Beauty Half Lash Short ($15; kreatbeauty.com)

MASCARA MISDEMEANORS
Applying only at the tips.
· Start each stroke at the very roots of lashes says. If you coat the tips only, you won’t get as much length and you’ll weigh down the curl

Overdoing it on bottom lashes.
· You want to tint lower lashes, not add length or volume says Ahnert unnatural. Try:
o Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara ($10; clinique.com)

Leaving it on overnight.
· Sleeping in mascara causes lashes to dry out and break. Keep towelettes approved for the eye area, such as:
o Garnier The Refreshing Remover Cleansing Towelettes ($6; drugstores)

Check out this and more great info at Prevention Magazines here.


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Amy Adams talks motherhood in InStyle: ‘I never felt more beautiful than when I was pregnant’

She previously insisted she is in no rush to lose her baby weight – but Amy Adams how now confessed that she felt at her most beautiful when she was pregnant.

The Oscar-nominated actress, who gave birth to her daughter Aviana eight months ago, told InStyle magazine that motherhood had changed her.

And she added that having a child had brought out her softer side, and made her more vulnerable.

‘I can’t say, ‘I don’t care,” she said of being a mother. ‘I can’t be tough. There’s no truth to it. I love her. I need her in my life. I can’t pretend otherwise.’

As well as the interview, the 36-year-old showed just how much weight she had lost in a series of stunning photographs, styled by the magazine’s senior fashion editor Natalie Hartley.

In the pictures, Amy poses in a series of fitted dresses and high heels, showing off an enviably slim figure.

But despite this, she confessed in the interview that she has yet to lose all of her baby weight – and also revealed how much she enjoyed the pregnancy.

‘I never felt more beautiful than when I was pregnant,’ Amy said. ‘Because it wasn’t about me.

‘The whole purpose of my body was no longer to fit into a sample size. It was to nurture another being. So I always felt great, no matter what I was wearing.’

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Harper’s Bazaar and Estee Lauder are looking for fabulous women!

Are you a twenty-something trendsetter, playing up your flirty thirties, fashionable forties and fifties, or perhaps you are a sixty-something style connoisseur? If the answer is yes, Harper’s Bazaar and Estée Lauder are looking for you. The two brands have teamed up to find five of America’s chicest women, ages 20-60+, in the second-annual Fabulous at Every Age search, inspired by one of the magazine’s most popular features which transforms trends into great, age-appropriate looks, highlighting the distinctive personal style of the world’s most revered fashion icons.

To enter the contest, readers can nominate themselves or other fabulous women at www.harpersbazaar.com/fabcontest or at all-day casting calls at select Estée Lauder counters at Saks Fifth Avenue stores. Five finalists, each representing a decade between 20 and 60+, will receive a $5,000 cash prize and be honored at a VIP party hosted by Estée Lauder Spokesmodel Elizabeth Hurley at Hearst Tower in New York City on April 12. One grand prize winner will be selected from the finalists and receive an additional cash prize of $5,000.

“At Harper’s Bazaar, we celebrate women who are fabulous at every age, because great style is timeless,” said editor in chief Glenda Bailey. “We are thrilled to spotlight our fashionable readers.”

Estée Lauder is celebrating the search with a limited-edition Fabulous at Every Age lipstick and gloss, Estée Lauder Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in Bitten Fig (suggested retail, $24) and Estée Lauder Pure Color Gloss in Red Tango (suggested retail, $20), two stunning shades flattering for every age, available for a limited time exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue stores nationwide, as well as on Saks.com and EsteeLauder.com. A chic, white zippered carrying case is available at select Saks locations with the purchase of a Fabulous at Every Age limited-edition lipstick or gloss.

Estée Lauder is delighted to partner with Harper’s Bazaar for the second year of the Fabulous at Every Age contest,” said Nancy McKay, Senior Vice President, Estée Lauder, North America. “We love women at every age and are excited to see all of the amazing entries that are sure to come in.”

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Hair Extensions: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly!

Master Hair Stylist Amoy Pitters, Owner of Amoy Couture Hair Says Extensions ‘Make the Cut’ this Season

Long, silky hair. Straight or wavy hair. Kinky, curly, bold, beautiful hair. If you weren’t born with it, or you want way more than you have now, hair extensions can help you pick up where Mother Nature left off. The “hot” trend in the hair and fashion industry continues to be hair extensions due to their versatility and immediate results. Celebrities like Eva Longoria, Beyonce and Jessica Simpson are known to drastically alter their hair styles and hues overnight.

“As more stars and celebrities begin to experiment with new hairstyles, hair weaves have become even more ubiquitous. Like hair coloring, a hair weave is a relatively easy and non-invasive way to change your appearance,” says Amoy Pitters, master hair stylist & owner of Manhattan based salon Amoy Couture Hair. Women have been using hair extensions (weaves) to enhance the natural beauty and uniqueness of their hair. Amoy continues, “Extensions have been long thought of as only for the rich and famous; however this is no longer the case. New technology and consumer education is driving cost down while at the same time, increasing the quality of products that are now available.” Obviously fashion models use hair extensions quite often, both personally and professionally. Amoy is one of the go- to stylists for fashion models.

According to Amoy, if you are considering adding extensions to your natural hair, it is very important to explore your options to understand the effects each technique will have on your hair and how natural it looks. For example, for shorter hair, it’s best to sew in extensions to attain an even flow of layers. For longer locks, Amoy would recommend fusion or micro link weaves to add fullness and texture. All of these options depend on the style each is going for and one’s budget. Additionally, it’s important to consider necessary precautions to minimize the risks of damaging your natural hair and scalp.

Pic: Kate Beckinsale (love her!)

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