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Beauty, Hairstyles, Fashion Trends & More | SheKnows

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    Barbie Ferreira, a 19-year-old model who actually calls herself "Queen of In-Between," is set to change that as she's the newest model for the #AerieREAL campaign. For the past two years, American Eagle Outfitters' lingerie and loungewear label, Aerie, has only used untouched models for their various advertisements. Now, they're taking that mission a step further by featuring Ms. Ferreira — the curvaceous model who neither fits within the plus size nor the regular size brackets as they're currently defined (aka, most women in America today).

    MorePlus-size women to Victoria's Secret: We're here too!

    While the ad photos have yet to be released, Aerie did post a teaser video of Ferreira by the pool speaking boldly and positively about her body. One of the first things she says is, "I'm unapologetically real no matter what anyone's opinion of me is." That, in essence, is what the #AerieREAL campaign is all about.

    "We cast Barbie because she’s got nothing to hide, she’s strong and beautiful — she embraces her real self, which is the spirit of the Aerie Real message," Jen Foyle, Aerie's global brand president, told Refinery29.

    However, there are always haters out there who want to tear down a beautiful woman for taking pride in her body. Unfortunately, soon after the video went up on YouTube, Ferreira started to receive some major backlash on her social media feeds. Here are just some of the negative comments she received on the YouTube video itself:

    More13 Stunning Tess Holliday looks to prove plus size is sexy

    Image: YouTube
    Image: YouTube
    Image: YouTube

    Yes, these are incredibly hurtful, insensitive comments, but what's worse is they're entirely untrue. Ferreira, by general body standards, is not fat, but the more trolls out there who proclaim she is, the longer the unhealthy skinny look will remain the societal measuring stick.

    However, as long as Ferreira has a voice, she intends to fight back against this gross misconception. She shut the trolls down on Twitter with a few simple, pointed tweets:

    Barbie

    Barbie

    Barbie 2

    Barbie 2

    Barbie 3

    Barbie 3

    The good thing is that overall, society's views on body size is changing. Yes, Ferreira is one of the first few models to represent the in-between, and that means she'll receive more flak than others. The same was true for all the plus-size models who came before her, but the more varying sizes we see taking up billboard and magazine space, the quicker the trolls will fall away. It just takes inspiring women like Ferreira who love their bodies, and refuse to be told they're anything but beautiful.

    More: 10 Models changing how we view women's bodies


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    More: Woman defends her dramatic eyebrow tattoos, says she did it 'because I can'

    A-level student Beech posted a picture of herself on her social media accounts with half of her face completely bare and the other half in full, dramatic makeup. It quickly went viral, reaching over 2 million people in a couple of weeks, and the teen was faced with harsh comments about her appearance.

    Beech told MailOnline that she was inspired to share the personal picture after her brother was amazed at how different she looked after applying makeup. She wanted to show the world that she accepted her face in its natural state, as although she loves makeup, she is equally comfortable to be seen without it.

    While some social media users responded positively, praising Beech for her makeup skills, many others have jumped at the chance to spread negativity and put her down, calling her "ugly", "scary" and "disgusting". One person even suggested she had cancer.

    "Personally, I love putting make-up on, it's what I do for fun", said Beech. "I wanted to show that I like make-up and I wear it for myself, but I'll also happily get on the train brow-less if I want to. It's sad that this is how society is now. Make-up can be and is a part of fashion and girls like to experiment and be creative, we don't wear make-up to hide our faces or deceive people. We don't wear make-up for other people, it's something we do for ourselves".

    Teenager is trolled for half and half makeup selfie
    Image: Maisie Beech/Facebook

    More: This woman has a message for people who shamed her makeup selfie

    "Women shouldn't be criticised or called fake or unnatural for wearing make-up in the same way they shouldn't be called ugly if they're not wearing any".

    One website uploaded Beech’s photograph with the caption "This is why I have commitment issues", while another popular male-orientated site captioned it with "When you first start hanging out vs. when she gets comfortable".

    One of the most vicious comments came from a man who said he would punch Beech in the face if he woke up next to her.

    It's not only men who have been unbelievably cruel. Some women commented on Beech's post that they wouldn't need so much makeup because they are "naturally pretty".

    "There were very few positive remarks if I'm honest, and it is sad", admitted Beech. "But I was aware that if I was putting it in the public domain, I am opening myself up to criticism.

    "I was shocked at how cruel some people could be just because they were behind a screen", she added.

    Beech now appears to be regretting her decision to share her photo, not because she can’t handle the negativity, but because the outcome was the opposite of what she had hoped for. "It will make people feel like they don't want to go make-up free because of the comments I got", she said.

    On her Facebook page, she posted this week: "I feel lucky to be in a place in life where other people's comments genuinely don't phase me. I put on makeup everyday for myself. This is my face, it belongs to me, and I shall put as much or as little makeup on it as I please. Quite shocked at how many people forget when commenting on a photo that that person is an actual human being with feelings. And I feel sorry for anyone that has to undergo harassment via social media who is not strong minded enough to ignore nastiness".

    Maisie Beech doesn't only have the eyeliner skills of a makeup ninja — she's an example to all teenage girls who worry about how other people perceive them based on what they look like. How much makeup a woman wears (or doesn't wear) has absolutely no bearing on her character, her talents or her abilities. Nor should it affect her self-worth.

    More: How to safely deal with Internet trolls and cyberbullies


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    In response, Badger — a well-known advertising company cofounder who has worked with brands like Vera Wang, Avon and Diane von Fürstenberg — pledged that her company will no longer create ads that use women as objects. Further, she refuses to put out images that are airbrushed "to the point of perfection."

    More: New Aerie model with average-sized body faces unnecessary backlash

    She also produced a NSFW video for her #WomenNotObjects campaign that calls out a variety of companies and the ridiculous ways they hyper-sexualize women.

    "I love giving blow jobs to sandwiches," one says while holding an ad of a woman holding a phallic-shaped sandwich in front of her mouth.

    "I love sleeping with guys who don't know my name," adds another.

    "Obviously, my cleavage can sell anything."

    "I'm only here for your entertainment."

    WomenNotObjects Campaign

    WomenNotObjects Campaign

    And many, many others.

    More: Male lawmaker enacts new dress code that only applies to women

    Badger admits that she was once the very person behind those types of ad campaigns. She was responsible for creating the infamous Calvin Klein ads of the '90s that featured Kate Moss and Mark Wahlberg.

    Her attitude toward how women are treated changed after her own daughters were killed during a 2011 fire, along with her parents. She wanted to find a way to honor the memory of her daughters and she couldn't do that by promoting the very thing that holds women back in society. "I love my job but I don’t want to do it if it hurts anyone," she told the Washington Post. "I want my life to have a purpose."

    The #WomenNotObjects campaign is picking up steam and, as we've seen with other movements, it looks like people are finally paying attention. Will it fix things automatically? No, but preventing even one objectifying advertisement will help. Let's just hope other advertising agencies are paying attention.

    More: Woman says clerk told her teen she couldn't wear a dress without Spanx


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    And, even if you're not down with alternative hair washing methods, chances are you've recently discovered the miracle help-me-I'm-running-late morning beauty fix known as dry shampoo.

    Maybe you've heard shampoos aren't good for your hair, but you aren't entirely sure why — especially since you made the decision to upgrade from your $2 brand to a serious, organic, sulfate-free luxury product that smells like heaven.

    More: 15 Nasty chemicals beauty brands are still using

    We spoke with beauty and hair experts, who helped explain how shampoo can damage your hair.

    It strips your scalp of the oils it needs

    Lori Contarino, the owner of Indigo Salon & Day Spa, says washing your hair every day is only going to add more oil to your scalp. "Shampooing every day can strip hair of its natural oils, dries out hair, and can cause breakage," Contarino said. "The natural oils are important in keeping hair healthy looking. Over-shampooing can also stimulate oils and cause hair to become more oily." Contarino says, if your hair is drier than normal, run a conditioner through it prior to shampooing, then shampoo, and then finish off with a second conditioning treatment.

    More: What you need to know about sulfates

    It can have similar effects of a perm

    Say what?! Less expensive shampoo is filled with waxes and is diluted so you have to use a lot more to clean your scalp, says Stylist Marissa Newacheck of EDEN by Eden Sassoon Finishing Studio. One weird result? Frizzy locks like something out of your worst '80s hair nightmare. "The chemicals could actually perm your hair if left on too long," Newacheck said. "Your hair will be stripped of moisture and it can damage the cuticle permanently. The harsh chemicals and waxes will create buildup, clog pores and cause breakage over time." Newacheck reminds us to only shampoo the scalp and never wash our hair from the mid-shaft to the ends.

    Know that dry shampoo isn't the best solution

    If you are one of thousands of women who believe we're doing something fabulous by replacing our shampoos with dry shampoos, you should know they are no miracle cure. "Excessive use of dry shampoo can cause a build-up that actually attracts dirt and oil," said Celebrity Hairstylist and Hair Thinning Expert Angelo David Pisacreta of Angelo David Salon. "Dry shampoo is easy to use in between washes, but moderation is key or you will end up with a head of full of gunk."


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    However, there are those who see handcrafted soap as a way to make a quick buck. Sadly, I’ve seen multiple Facebook and blog postings from people seeking advice with soap recipes, with some variation on the idea that they “need to churn out some soap and make extra money this summer.”

    In its purest form, soap-making is mixing a base with a compilation of fatty acids to create a completely different product. While you do not have to be a chemist to make soap, it certainly helps to have more than a rudimentary understanding of the nature of the process, the interrelationships between the ingredients and what to do if the recipe suddenly goes awry.

    More: Why you should pamper yourself with artisan soap

    Artisanal soap is a blessing to many and has helped many a person reverse dryness, itching and flaking. Artisan makers have the ability to individualize recipes, use only organic ingredients and create works of beauty and art for use while bathing. Premium soap is a small indulgence we are all entitled to in our hectic, stressful world.

    More: What you need to know about essential oils

    So, how can you determine if your source of handmade soap comes from a knowledgeable and skilled artisan? Use these tips to help you discern quality before buying.

    • Ingredients — An experienced soap maker should be able to tell you what they used to create the soap and, more importantly, the specific benefits of those ingredients.
    • Type of process — Ask if the soap maker used a melt and pour, hot or cold process method — and why. If you get the deer in the headlights look, move on.
    • Hardness — If you can press a divot into the soap, it may not be fully cured, or it may have a large percentage of liquid oils or soft butters. A lack of hardness can lead to the soap washing away quickly.
    • Orange spots — This is an indication of excess oils in the recipe that were not converted into soap. The bar will eventually develop an odor and has the potential to go rancid and become unusable.
    • Chalky or crumbly texture — This undesirable texture is a potential indication that too much lye was used making the soap. It will be highly alkaline and thus drying.
    • Labeling — If the seller promotes their soap beyond being just a cleanser — moisturizing or conditioning, for example — they are legally required to list all the ingredients on the label or packaging.
    • Certification — Dedicated handcrafted soap makers have the opportunity to become certified through the National Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild. Hundreds of makers achieve certification every year by investing the time and money into education/testing to ensure they produce a quality, skin safe product. Visit the National Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild to find one that appeals to you!

    More: Why blueberries do wonders for your skin, plus 2 DIY face masks


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    You can be spot-free for your entire high school years and then wake up one morning during college to find a mountain range formed on your face overnight — that plants itself there until you're well into your 30s.

    More: 11 Annoying suggestions acne sufferers don't want to hear

    Acne is just one of the most frustrating things, isn't it? Will we ever find a cure?

    Diet as an acne cure

    Well, that's kind of what happened to identical twins Nina and Randa Nelson, 22, when they hit age 20. They had zero acne during high school and then broke out like mad when they reached college. Why? Or more important, how the heck did they get it to go away?

    Well, they found an article on a website by Dr. John McDougall — a physician, nutrition expert and vegetarian — which explains that much of acne is caused by diet choices.

    More: 5 Bad habits you need to break if you want clear skin

    "Dr. McDougall also said that adopting a very low fat diet would cure acne. That meant that we had to eliminate many of the vegan foods we had been eating, like soymilk, guacamole, avocados, nuts, hummus, Clif bars, olives, and peanut butter," the twins explain on McDougall's site. They had been raised on a vegan diet, so in addition to that, cutting out all fats and oils had a miracle-like effect on their skin.

    By doing this, "they cleared their skin and banished blemishes in three days with a vegan no-fat, no-oil diet," Daily Mail reports. The twins explain that the diet's effect was almost immediate, as no new breakouts formed.

    Can certain foods really cause acne?

    A study on diet and acne in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology explains, "Before the 1960s, certain foods were thought to exacerbate acne. However, subsequent studies dispelled these alleged associations as myth for almost half a century. Several studies during the last decade have prompted dermatologists to revisit the potential link between diet and acne."

    Thus, new studies are beginning to show some kind of link — some weak, some strong — between the foods we ingest and the condition of our skin. Here's a lowdown on some of the research that's currently circulating in regard to diet and acne.

    1. Vegan diets

    Can a vegan diet cure acne? In the twins' case, they had grown up on vegan diets and already ate what they called a pretty clean diet. So when their acne began showing up, they were already on vegan diets. Likewise, Adria DeCorte, a nutritionist and blogger at Healthy Vegas Vegan, shares her frustrations about acne: "I have adult acne. I am also a high raw vegan. I have the cleanest diet and lifestyle of anyone I know. I do everything right. So what gives?"

    These two cases show that a vegan diet may not necessarily hold the answer to clear skin. However, at the same time, a vegan diet may not hurt. After all, vegans cut out all animal products, like dairy, meat and eggs — most of which carry several strains of hormones, pesticides and bacteria. Livestrong reports that beef and pork "increase insulin levels, and in turn inflammation, which contributes to acne. Also, meats are acid-forming foods, which means they temporarily increase your body's pH above the ideal level of 7.35 to 7.45. Too much acid in your body also increases inflammation."

    2. Oils and fats

    McDougall states, "A high-fat diet increases the amounts of fats in and on the skin (sebum). With extreme changes in food intake such as almost total avoidance of fat (like the McDougall diet) or inclusion of fat as the sole source of food, the amount of sebum production has been found to be greatly altered." He also notes that a high-fat diet causes poor circulation, and greasy/oily fingers on skin directly contributes to acne by plugging pores and feeding bacteria.

    Similarly, a study from Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology attributes one of the major causes of acne to "saturated fats including trans-fats and deficient omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids." Although the study explains there is "no doubt that androgen (hormone) excess promotes acne," the researchers go on to show that diet can also be a contributing factor.

    3. Milk and dairy

    That same study also attributed milk and dairy products to promoting acne — just like countless other accounts, like those from Dr. Loren Cordain and Dr. Batya Davidovici and Dr. Ronni Wolf.

    Milk has an abundance of hormones (like growth hormones!), causes insulin spikes, produces excess sebum oils and "glues together dead skin cells inside your pores" — all of which contribute to acne, according to Clear Skin Forever.

    So you can pretty much bet that the milk, dairy and cheese you're consuming are causing your blemishes. Well, now that's a start! Devin Mooers (ironic last name?), founder of Clear Skin Forever, suggests eliminating dairy completely or opting for organic, grass-fed cow's milk.

    4. Carbohydrates

    Carbs just always seem to get a bad rap no matter how delicious they are. For acne specifically, several studies have been attributing high-glycemic index carbohydrates to causing acne. High-glycemic carbs (like white rice and white bread) spike your blood sugar and insulin levels, whereas low-glycemic carbs (like oatmeal and brown rice) are digested more slowly and keep blood sugar levels more steady. The sharp increase of insulin levels (from high-glycemic foods) are known to increase the production of androgen — hormones that directly cause acne.

    Additionally, author and writer Jennifer Blanchard shares her firsthand account on how even going gluten free (avoiding wheat products) helped clear her acne: "When I reintroduced gluten and dairy into my diet after the elimination period was over, I immediately saw my symptoms — and acne — return. Amazed and so grateful, I cried. I finally had the cure for my acne."

    More: Eating fruits and veggies makes skin healthier, says new study

    When it comes down to it, it seems we're all on our own in our personal acne battles. A "cure" for me may not be a "cure" for you — as study after study will reveal that acne can be caused by our hormones, genes, skin care regimens and, yes, our diets. You may have to explore several solutions — like elimination diets, exercise plans or medicinal face washes — to finally find clear skin again.

    But I encourage you to not give up. Try, try, and try again. Your acne cure is out there — you just have to find it.


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    And yet just as often, we're gifted with inventions that would have maybe looked good on an informercial at 3 a.m. Guess has introduced its new Jeancare line, which goes beyond clothes to "infused" denim. Say goodbye to the Canadian tuxedo and hello to lavender-scented, gingko- and vitamin E–infused dresses and jeggings.

    Their high-rise jeggings are "enriched with nutrients" to moisturize legs as you wear them. For those of us who can't spare the minute to pre-pants moisturize each morning, we do see the appeal of a device that does it for you.

    We asked Dr. Joel Schlessinger, board certified dermatologist and RealSelf.com adviser, if there are any cons to being bound in jeggings tight with your moisturizer for a full day. Schlessinger wouldn't recommend the technology. "Not only is it unlikely to help, but the risks involved include infections from various skin bacteria growing on the infused products on the jeans and causing serious issues," he says.

    More: Self-cleaning jeans are real — how to get them

    If you do try out these babies, make sure you first read the tag closely for any potential allergy reactions. Schlessinger reminds us it's not a great idea to be tied to a potential skin irritant for an eight-hour workday unless you're totally sure that your skin plays well with lavender. "The ingredients that are infused offer the potential for major issues with allergies and irritations. Vitamin E and fragrances are not often exposed to the skin on an ongoing basis. This means there are concerns that certain individuals who may otherwise not react to them will react in this situation due to the continued exposure," he says. Here's a phrase we never thought we'd be saying: Test-drive your new pants, or carry a backup pair!

    True fashion OGs should take note that Refinery29 points out Wrangler already launched moisturizing jeans back in 2013. Weirdly, they didn't catch on ... but kudos to Guess for trying to make fetch happen.

    The jeggings are available from Guess for $128. They don't wash themselves, but we can always hold out hope for next season.


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    In any case, hair loss is part of aging and can be a scary thought. So, how can we tell if we are actually losing too much hair, or if we're just overly worried for no reason?

    Dr. Ava Shamban, a Beverly Hills dermatologist and the author of Heal Your Skin, stepped in to help. She graciously answered all of our fanatical hair loss questions to put us at ease and give us the cold, hard facts.

    At the end of the day, let's keep in mind that there are many women suffering from chemo treatments, alopecia areata (spot baldness) or trichotillomania (hair-pulling disorder) who need our support — and need not watch us scrutinize over the three extra hairs we saw in our sink this morning.

    More: 12 Reasons you're losing hair faster than ever

    1. How early can women start noticing hair loss?

    Dr. Ava Shamban: Women may start noticing hair loss at any age, including teenagers and the elderly. Hair loss can be triggered by several factors, including hormones, stress, weight loss, extreme diet, medications or medical conditions. Excessive hair loss may be from thyroid disease, anemia or autoimmune conditions, so see your medical provider.

    2. Are we actually losing hair as we get older, or just paranoid?

    AS: It is part of the natural aging process for our skin, hair and nails to become more dry and brittle. It is important to maintain the moisture barrier of our skin using ceramides while drinking plenty of water. Some hair loss may also occur at the time of menopause.

    3. How can you tell if you are losing hair beyond what is average?

    AS: A simple pull test at your dermatologist can determine if you are actively losing hair. The hair bulb will be visible at the root of the hair strand.

    4. How much hair does the average, normal person lose per day?

    AS: It is normal to lose between 100 to 120 hairs per day. We have an average of 100,000 hair follicles.

    5. What percentage (roughly) of women have hair loss issues?

    AS: Approximately 75 percent of women will have hair loss issues at some point in their lifespan.

    6. Are there any tips for keeping hair?

    AS: A well-balanced diet with carbohydrates, protein and fat will promote healthy skin, hair and nails. For hair loss, Biotin 5000 mcg can be helpful, or Viviscal is a supplement which helps promote hair growth.


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    More: Mermaid cushions are the thing that will complete your home (VIDEO)

    A Vine of the dress was uploaded by Lauren Strapagiel, and it's becoming a bit of an Internet sensation, as it currently has over 15 million loops!

    Reversable sequin dress

    Reversable sequin dress

    Which is not actually all that surprising, because who wants a mermaid cushion when you can have the design all over your body? You can even write messages on it, like "OMG," "Must buy" and "best dress" — those are just some of our offerings. We're sure you can do much better.

    More: Derms say new 'moisturizing jeans' could cause infection

    However, things this awesome don't come cheap, and the cap-sleeve sheath dress designed by Vince Camuto will set you back $281 from Macy's. Which may just be worth it if you factor in the fact that you have two ways of wearing it (so it's kinda like two dresses in one): either laying the reversible sequins flat for a matte look, or brushing them upward to make some pretty impressive patterns.

    Vince Camuto's sequin colour-changing dress
    Image: Macy's
    Vince Camuto's sequin dress at Macy's
    Image: Macy's

    The good news? It can be yours from Macy's without delay. The bad news? If you don't act soon, it may be sold out.

    More: Girl turns pink after her Lush bath went awry (PHOTO)

    Would you wear this creation? Or do you think it's better to just gaze at it longingly? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.


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    More: Funky undercut hairstyles are the boldest way to make a style statement

    If you're looking to change up your hair for the summer season with something bright and fun, but you're not ready to commit to mermaid hair or a funky undercut (or perhaps work would have your head if you did), then the hair trend you've been holding out for is here.

    Say hello to underlights.

    It's basically the new way to wear unicorn-approved hair, but in secret. The process involves colouring the underside of your hair in the bright colours of the rainbow, and the results are absolutely stunning.

    You can pin the top layers of your hair so that only your rainbow locks show...

    Underlight hair trend

    Underlight hair trend

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    Try out multiple shades...

    Underlight hair trend 5

    Underlight hair trend 5

    Go full rainbow!

    Underlight hair trend 4

    Underlight hair trend 4

    Or start off with something a little more subtle...

    Underlight hair trend 2

    Underlight hair trend 2

    Yes, this is definitely the making of a baby unicorn...

    Underlight hair trend 3

    Underlight hair trend 3

    This look is so magical...

    Underlight hair trend 6

    Underlight hair trend 6

    Forget Fifty Shades of Grey — it's all about 50 shades of pink!

    Underlight hair trend 7

    Underlight hair trend 7

    This is a guaranteed showstopper...

    Underlight hair trend 11

    Underlight hair trend 11

    Phoning my hairdresser right now, because I must have this look...

    Underlight hair trend 8

    Underlight hair trend 8

    Perhaps one of the best things about this trend is that it's not limited to lighter hair shades.

    Underlight hair trend 9

    Underlight hair trend 9

    More: 10 Bold and funky makeup looks to try out in 2016

    If you want to make a statement, this is definitely one of the easiest trends to try out.

    Underlight hair trend 10

    Underlight hair trend 10

    The trend is really taking off, and it looks to be the next hot look for 2016. But would you try underlights? Let us know in the comments below.


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    More: The history of anti-aging products will surprise you (VIDEO)

    Year after year, Zeta-Jones looks just as youthful as when she first came to fame, and most of us are curious about how she manages to stay so fresh faced. Until now. We might finally have her secret beauty weapon — and it's surprisingly simple.

    During a web chat with Mumsnet, she revealed her beauty routine consists of a lot of argan oil — a plant oil derived from the nuts of the argan tree, native to Morocco.

    "I'm finding, just from travelling from New York and being in heated hotel rooms, my skin feels like a Walker's crisp at the moment", she explained, Hello magazine reports. "But I've been using some argan oil just to saturate my skin at night, so it has some nourishment as I sleep, to start the day a little bit more hydrated".

    But argan oil is not the only thing that facilitates her dewy complexion.

    "The real hydration comes from within. You can never drink too much water. No diet sodas!" she added.

    More: Catherine Zeta-Jones was 'a mess' after cancer diagnosis

    So is argan oil really good for your skin? And what are the benefits?

    According to The Dermatology Review, pure argan oil is rich in vitamin E and unsaturated fatty acids, which can benefit dry skin as well as address certain skin problems, like acne. The oil also has moisturising properties, as it reportedly contains substances known as sterolins, which help promote healthy skin cell metabolism and retain the skin's moisture.

    When it comes to anti-ageing, there are other benefits, as argan oil's antioxidants prevent "oxidative damage from environmental" factors.

    According to Underground Health Reporter, "Pure argan oil is easily absorbed, and it regulates the pH balance of the skin, which in turn protects against sun exposure and other damage".

    More: 6 Foods that may be causing your wrinkles

    All signs certainly point to the fact that pure argan oil is in fact a great product for the skin, but is it the solution we're all looking for? Well, all we can say for now is that it is definitely working for Catherine Zeta-Jones.

    Do you use argan oil on your skin? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.


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    More: 5 Obvious warning signs your relationship is over

    That's the signal it’s time to "face" up, reach for an egg and begin your reboot! Why an egg? Because the old yolk is rich in seven vitamins including A (a strong anti-wrinkle agent), D, E, B-12 and K — all good for the body and skin — and minerals like potassium and calcium. The egg’s gooey white has natural astringents that help tighten, tone and firm, making the egg a self-packaged, all-in-one facial elixir!

    Reach for that wondrous beauty aid and get crackin’!

    Tips: Tie your hair back, since these treatments can be a little messy. Once you apply, sit back and chill. They may drip a bit as they dry!

    Use the whole egg to tighten, tone and moisturize

    This simple recipe gives a beautiful new meaning to ‘egg on your face’!

    • Wash face and neck thoroughly with warm water to open pores
    • Beat one egg until frothy
    • Apply to your face and neck avoiding your eyes and mouth
    • Leave on for 15 to 20 minutes
    • Remove with a warm damp washcloth

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    Egg whites can firm skin and treat acne

    Whites on their own have tons of astringent qualities. Lemon juice intensifies their effectiveness and kills bacteria that causes pimples and blackheads. Honey is a natural antiseptic, anti-bacterial and moisturizer. The result: firmer, smoother skin and less zits!

    • Wash your face thoroughly to open pores and then pat it dry
    • Beat one egg white and two teaspoons of lemon juice with a fork until frothy
    • Mix in 1/2 tablespoon of honey
    • Apply the mix to your face avoiding your eyes and mouth
    • Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes
    • Rinse your face with warm water

    Lift eyelids with egg whites

    Say goodnight to tired looking lids!

    • Clean your lids thoroughly and pat dry
    • Beat one egg white until it becomes frothy with a fork
    • Close your eyes and apply a coat along the crease of your eye with a Q-tip
    • Keep your eye closed until the egg white dries (you will feel some gentle pulling)
    • Remove the leftover egg with a warm damp cloth
    • Repeat if needed

    Egg membranes can de-puff under your eyes and reduce wrinkles

    The membrane, an overlooked part of this incredible beauty elixir, is chock full of skin-nourishing stuff like collagen and hyaluronic acid — which help to rejuvenate and replenish — reduce puffy eyes from too much crying, drinking and lack of sleep! Best yet, it costs much less then anything you’d buy in your favorite department or drug store!

    • Clean your under-eye thoroughly and pat dry
    • Remove the yolk and white
    • Carefully peel the membrane*
    • Apply immediately to the under-eye area
    • Avoid your eyes!!
    • Leave it on until your under-eye area feels like it’s being pulled (you don’t want to leave it on too long since your under-eye skin is very delicate, so err on the side of less time until you know how your eyes react)
    • Wash it off gently with warm water

    *Since we are not egg surgeons, the membrane may be challenging to remove, so find a piece of the membrane you can get a grip on!

    Yolks can moisturize, add shine and fight dandruff

    Yolks are a terrific moisturizer and they contain sulfer which makes them an effective dandruff fighter! (BTW you can also use this treatment as a facial mask!)

    • Blend 1-2 yolks (depends on length and thickness of your hair) and ½ an avocado in a blender
    • Apply and leave on for 30 minutes
    • Rinse with cool water so egg doesn’t cook
    • Shampoo

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    The actress walked the red carpet at the 2016 Screen Actors Guild Awards in a flowing burgundy Prabal Gurung dress with Stuart Weitzman shoes and a Nathalie Trad clutch, looking every bit the glamorous star while doing it.

    Laverne Cox at the 2016 SAG Awards
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    She knows how to work every angle with just the perfect pose that makes everyone take notice.

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    Cox has such a commanding presence that we're trying to learn how to emulate, but her best feature isn't her long legs or flowing hair... it's her humble attitude. She took advantage of her time on the red carpet not to talk fashion, but to talk about the water crisis happening in Flint, Michigan.

    Laverne Cox at the 2016 SAG Awards
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    "The people in Flint, Michigan, we donated water to the water fund," she told E!'s Giuliana Rancic. "You can make a cash donation to the Flint Water Fund. You go to my Twitter page, @LaverneCox, you can see a link to make a donation and really I think the governor should resign, but that's a whole other issue."

    More: Catherine Zeta-Jones reveals her secret for wrinkle-free skin

    Laverne Cox at the 2016 SAG Awards
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    "Sending love to the people at Flint, and let's do what we can. United States people should have good drinking water," she continued.

    The transgender actress, who transitioned as a teen, often uses her public platform to try and make a difference.

    Laverne Cox at the 2016 SAG Awards
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    "I wish I could do more, there is so much going on in the world, that I try to do what I can. But acting is my day job, so I kind of have to take care of that first," Cox added. "But yes, I feel blessed and it feels like a responsibility and for all of us who do have a platform to raise awareness around issues that are important."

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    Fashion Week is a magical time in which we celebrate the future of fashion (two seasons from now, to be exact) and get to discover what colors, fabrics, cuts and unusual pieces a select few fashion designers in New York, Milan, Paris and London predict will capture our attention and hearts months from now. It's a whirlwind of sartorial art but, for anyone who feels completely removed from a universe in which $1,000 velvet pants are the norm — and that's, like, 99.9 percent of us — it can also be baffling.

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    You may have found yourself wondering: Who on earth do these designers have in mind when they roll out aqua snakeskin maxi skirts? Who wears that to the office?

    But fashion is often meant to be inspirational, not aspirational, and some looks aren't designed to be taken literally. What's more: There are plenty of designers whose visions align with those of your typical, fashionable woman next door — whether she has the bankroll to collect every thread on the runway is another story (and that's where H&M and Zara come in, thank our lucky stars).

    Here's a guide to 14 fashion designers who should be on your radar — and helpful info about the styles they're known for and any other juicy gossip you may need to know.

    1. Michael Kors

    What is he known for? Michael Kors takes classic American style — think tailored menswear slacks for women, sweaters and unpretentious wool pea coats that stand the test of time — and turns them up a few lavish notches by incorporating lush details like fur collars, floral appliqués on a white lace tea-length dress or perfect poet sleeves that add feminine energy to an otherwise plain, starched white shirt. He never strays too far from his classic style, but also blesses you with an abundance of interesting details each season that leave you wanting more, more, more. And his clothing makes you feel so darn happy.

    Where does he show? New York

    Who are his fans? Jennifer Lopez, Emma Roberts, Heidi Klum, Natalie Portman... um, everyone?

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    2. Carolina Herrera

    What is she known for? The Venezuelan-American designer favors elegant dresses that show off a woman's shape and look thoroughly modern and fresh, though are never exactly what you'd call cutting edge. Expect a parade of pretty at her shows, with the most sumptuous of fabrics and dresses of all lengths and styles (with longer hemlines and straight fits usually winning the prize).

    Where does she show? New York

    Who are her fans? Political queens: Her clients have included Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' daughter Caroline (she designed her wedding dress) and Michelle Obama.

    3. Public School

    What are they known for? Public School is the brainchild of two friends named Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne. It's a relatively new label that has been showing in New York for just three seasons, but whoa, the buzz. The pair began designing menswear and their masculine approach to women's wear — their pre-fall 2016 collection featured a sleek reinterpretation of the tuxedo jacket, worn over a long, shimmery dress, pants and men's dress shoes — is perfect for a new generation of dressers, who are breaking gender barriers in order to develop unique personal styles.

    Where do they show? Usually New York, though they took their pre-Fall 2016 collection all the way to Dubai.

    Who are their fans? Ciara, Hailey Baldwin, Olivia Culpo... expect that number to shoot through the roof soon.

    4. Stella McCartney

    What is she known for? Aside from being Paul McCartney's daughter (which isn't even the first thing that pops to mind when you think of her, which just goes to show how successful she has become), Stella makes serious dressing look easy, a quality prized by British women. She loves clothing that moves freely with the body and understands that women feel their sexy best when they're comfortable. Her trademark looks include the most body-flattering trousers known to (wo)man and seriously cute vegan shoes and bags.

    Where does she show? London, of course!

    Who are her fans? Celebs love Stella, and some of her biggest fans include Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow, Liv Tyler, Kate Hudson and Kate Moss.

    5. Anna Sui

    What is she known for? It seems like Anna Sui has helped to spearhead every Boho Glam movement that ever was and is constantly deriving inspiration from '60s and '70s rock and roll, space, art and all things beautiful. Intergalactic prints, high-waisted denim trousers, mod shorts and jacket combos and psychedelic faux fur stoles are the norm on Anna Sui's runway and she'll forever be known for her carefree and artsy, but shockingly wearable, pieces.

    Where does she show: New York

    Who are her fans? Blake Lively, Sofia Coppola, Patricia Arquette and Naomi Campbell.

    Random tidbit: Sui's 2009 limited edition collection for Target was inspired by the TV show Gossip Girl.

    6. Alexander Wang

    What is he known for? Alexander Wang does cool, hip, downtown street style like no one else. In his capable hands, even tailored cigarette pants and a crop top look like something you could wear on the most stylish coffee run of your life. He tends to favor tough, sporty looks with a bit of an edge and even when he's in the mood to celebrate flirty ruffles (Spring 2014), he grounds them with voluminous pants, minimal makeup and third-day matted hair because he's the king of not looking like you're trying too hard.

    Where does he show? New York.

    Who are his fans? Rihanna, Blake Lively, Kate Moss and Nicki Minaj.

    7. Self-Portrait

    What is he known for: Everyone is talking about designer Han Chong's new label, which showed for the first time in New York in September 2015. In addition to being "affordable" (you can score a dress for $485, which isn't chump change, but is several hundreds of dollars less than you'd spend on your average high-profile design label), Self-Portrait stands out with ultra-feminine clothing that also manages to incorporate elements of androgyny. Every one of his dresses, which are often crafted from lace, are pretty, but never precious.

    Where does he show? New York

    Who are his fans? Young Hollywood is having a love affair with Self-Portrait and Kristen Stewart, Lucy Hale and Reese Witherspoon can't get enough.

    More: 17 Ways to rock ankle booties this fall: Inspiration from fashionistas

    8. Marc Jacobs

    What is he known for? Remember '90s grunge? It's quite possible tartan skirts styled with band T-shirts and beanies would have stayed underground if not for Marc Jacobs, a designer who is credited (and sometimes lambasted) for making grunge high-fashion back in 1992. Jacobs, who worked for Perry Ellis back then, was fired for sending models like Kate Moss down the runway in expensive grunge ensembles. It didn't hurt his career for long: He made a name for himself as a designer for Louis Vuitton before breaking free in 2013 and focusing on his own clothing line, which often includes narrow tea-length skirts, ladylike suit jackets, faux fur and an array of prints. He's the master of plaid, of course, but isn't shy about taking on everything from horizontal stripes to bold florals to the vintage image of 3-D moviegoers he splashed across a balloon skirt in his Spring '15 collection.

    Where does he show? Where else but his hometown? New York.

    Who are his fans? So, so many celebs: Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Elle Fanning, Anna Wintour and Zooey Deschanel, to name a few.

    Random tidbit: In 2013, news came out that some of Jacobs' "faux fur" jackets used dog hair from dogs in China.

    9. Givenchy

    What is he known for: Riccardo Tisci is the designer behind one of the most iconic fashion labels in history and he more or less stays true to its sexy, strong, but elegant origins — in a way Audrey Hepburn's character in Breakfast at Tiffany's would have appreciated (her entire amazing wardrobe in the 1961 classic was Givenchy). Little black dresses have a hint of bondage appeal, skinny black cigarette pants are only hotter with the addition of a mock corset top, and Tisci remains the only designer to date to mix "Victorian" and California "chola" influences in a way that makes perfect sense (see: Fall '15).

    Where does he show? Ooh, scandal. Givenchy was a fixture in Paris until last season, when Tisci showed for the first time in New York.

    Who are his fans? The Givenchy woman has to be confident and strong as nails. Count Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Julia Roberts and Uma Thurman as fans.

    10. Creatures of the Wind

    What are they known for? If their name doesn't give it away, designers Christopher Peters and Shane Gabier love, love, LOVE cool, laidback '70s styles like maxi skirts and dresses, floral jumpsuits and crochet tops. But they're not married to costumes and what makes them refreshing is the way they effortlessly combine '70s groove with punk fishnet tights, sexy pencil skirts and serious leather pants. They're a lesson in how not to get caught up in one style or decade.

    Where do they show? New York

    Who are their fans? Gwyneth Paltrow, Selena Gomez.

    11. Jason Wu

    What is he known for? Stately elegance. When he isn't designing evening gowns fit for a modern-day queen (one who isn't above walking a few city blocks to get to her final destination), he's gifting wealthy women with cashmere coats and sweaters, fur-trimmed stoles, snakeskin-printed sheath dresses and trousers that fit like a glove. Wu defines modern, American luxury.

    Where does he show? New York

    Who are his fans? Michelle Obama made Wu a household name after he created her two ethereal inauguration gowns, but he's also a hit among celebs like Zoe Saldana, Reese Witherspoon, Diane Kruger and Jessica Alba.

    12. Narciso Rodriguez

    What is he known for? Clean, sharp, body-conscious designs (the man loves a good bodysuit) that are sexy, but never overdone or obvious. Long, fluid coats over roomy trousers and second-skin tanks, otherwise simple black-and-white slip dresses that feature one dramatic detail (like a deep V-neck), and the talented ability to weave a billion beads onto a dress or T-shirt and not make them look contrived. Rodriquez is a master of proportions.

    Where does he show? New York

    Who are his fans? Anna Kendrick, Claire Danes, Amy Schumer.

    13. Rag & Bone

    What are they known for? Designers David Neville and Marcus Wainwright have a way with sportswear and can throw together a satin slip dress and cropped military jacket layered over a long-sleeve tee like nobody's business. There isn't a fabric in existence they won't take on with a defiant attitude, and one of the reasons they're such fashion darlings is because they are bold in their styling choices and have taught us that even sweatpants can be sexy (if you know what to do with them).

    Where do they show? New York

    Who are their fans? Some of Taylor Swift's favorite trademark crop tops and booties are from Rag & Bone. Hilary Duff, Khloé Kardashian and Sienna Miller also love the label.

    14. Victoria Beckham

    What is she known for? At first, a lot of folks thought the former Spice Girl was creating clothing for giggles and probably never thought she'd last this long and manage to impress fashion heavyweights like Anna Wintour. But people like her because they get to watch her evolve, from the days when she mostly designed tiny black dresses that you could picture Posh Spice wearing, to her latest Spring 2016 collection — which featured very un-Beckham-like ankle-length tartan and white dresses that promise a summer of picnics and running through fields of flowers. With each passing season, you get the feeling Beckham always had good design in her, and is slowly letting it seep out. She'll probably never escape the association with a sexy dress, but Beckham is showing us that seductive comes in all hemlines and shapes.

    Where does she show? New York

    Who are her fans? Cameron Diaz, Demi Moore, Blake Lively, Beyoncé and Michelle Williams.


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    More: Anti-fur activists cause a scene at Kim Kardashian's book signing (VIDEO)

    Fur does seem to be creeping back into the style arena. While the high street offers up row after row of faux fur in every possible colour and style, top-end designers are no longer shunning the real thing. Fendi, Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Coach, Dolce & Gabbana, Marni and Giorgio Armani are some of the labels who sent their models down the catwalk in real fur recently.

    Real fur makes a comeback on the catwalk
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    One example of the online homages to fur that have been created in recent months is Instagram account beautifulfur, which states "Real women wear real fur."

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    Real fur instagram 1

    The images of real fur coats and accessories don't go down well with everyone. "You dgaf about the animals that died in the process of making that 'coat'? Psychopath", posted one.

    The response from beautifulfur was simply, "correct".

    This basically sums up the difference between the pro- and anti-fur camps. There's no denying that animals on fur farms are killed in cruel ways, including suffocation, electrocution, gas and poison. A person's stance on fur comes down to whether they care about the welfare of those animals.

    And beautifulfur isn't the only one who doesn't.

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    real fur instagram 5

    More: Lady Gaga adds fuel to fire with Twitter response to PETA

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    Nick Ede, brand expert and creative director of EdenCancan, told MailOnline that the anti-fur campaign over the past two decades hasn't stopped designers gradually reintroducing the trend, or celebrities embracing it.

    "Fur and fashion have gone hand in hand for years", he said. "Men's and women's styles have used fur as a luxury item that 'makes' an outfit. Whether it's trim, scarves or full coats, fur has always had a place".

    Ede suggests that the rise of social media is to blame, as it gives fur retailers the perfect platform to reach customers. "With the advent of Instagram and Twitter, there is a really business of selling fur coats online that would never have been acceptable before", he said. "It seems that in most countries there is no issue with really fur being worn or sold but here in the U.K. it still remains controversial but the demand is increasing. The reason for this is trend and luxury combined. People want bragging rights and now 'real' has become a by word for success, wealth and trend".

    Director of PETA UK, Mimi Bekhechi, said she believes most people still favour fake fur over the real thing.

    "Furriers and their few fans are trying to create a trend that belies reality, and most people are rolling their eyes at the very idea that being ignorant, arrogant and cruel is anything to boast about", she said. "Showing yourself dressed up in the skins of dead animals seems like a rather desperate bid for attention for your failed business, as there is nothing stylish or creative about looking like a cave person.

    "Respected designers such as British icons Stella McCartney and Vivienne Westwood and fresh, emerging talents like Vika Gazinskaya don't pretend to be edgy by using a taboo material", she added. "Their designs generate attention for all the right reasons".

    What do you think of the #RealFur trend? Let us know your thoughts.

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  • 02/01/16--12:15: How to do a French braid
  • Step 1

    Brush your hair, being sure to smooth out any kinks or knots.

    How to do a French braid: Step 1
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    To nix flyaways, lightly mist your hair with water.

    How to do a French braid: Step 1 Tip
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    Step 2

    Gather hair from the crown of your head, and divide it into three equal sections (as if you were about to do a regular plait). The key is to position your hands correctly, so hold the right section in your right hand, left section in your left hand and the middle section between your thumb and any other finger.

    How to do a French braid: Step 2
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    Starting your braid a little farther back — that is, not at the hairline — helps to prevent any awkward bumps.

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    Step 3

    To start your braid, bring the right section over the middle section, then the left section over the middle section. Tug and smooth each section a little as you go — this will make sure the braid isn’t too loose.

    How to do a French braid: Step 3
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    Step 4

    Repeat step 3, working in another piece of hair every time you cross over. So before you cross the right section over the middle section, add a little bit more hair from the right side of your head. Do the same with the left. When you’re working in bits of hair, hold all hair in one hand. Take your time with this step, as you want the bits of hair you’re adding to be equal — unless lopsided is the look you’re going for!

    How to do a French braid: Step 4
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    Step 5

    Continue this cross-over motion, adding pieces of hair until you reach the nape of your neck.

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    Hot tip: If you can, start with second-day hair, as slightly dirty hair doesn't slip so much when you're trying to braid. Or cheat your way there with a bit of dry shampoo.

    Step 6

    Squeeze your hair to tighten it, then do a regular plait until you reach the end of your hair. Secure with an elastic.

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    How to do a French braid: Result
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    And that’s it. Now it’s your turn!

    All images courtesy of Katia Iervasi and Leana Vacop from MOB HAIR, Sydney, Australia.

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    1. Forehead scarf

    10 Different ways to tie a scarf in your hair | SheKnows.com
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    1. Begin by folding a scarf, longways, so it's about 3 inches in width.
    2. Wrap the scarf around your forehead.
    3. Tie the scarf to the back of your head, not on the side, to avoid looking like the Karate Kid.

    2. Head scarf

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    1. Stretch out a large scarf around your forehead.
    2. Bring the ends of the scarf around to the back of your head.
    3. Tie off the scarf in a firm, but comfortable, bow in the lower back of your head (the scarf should rest at the nape of your neck). This separates the chic look from the pirate look.

    3. Banded scarf

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    1. Run a long scarf through a clear elastic band. The band should be in the middle of the scarf.
    2. Spread the ends of the scarf.
    3. Wrap the scarf around the top of your head along the hairline.
    4. Tie off the scarf at the back of your head. Bring one end of the scarf around to rest on your shoulder. It adds more pizzazz to the whole look.

    4. Head wrap

    10 Different ways to tie a scarf in your hair | SheKnows.com
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    1. Fold a long scarf, longways, and wrap it around your hairline.
    2. Tie off the scarf at the nape of your neck.
    3. Pull the end of the scarf to one side of your neck so you can see it when you look straight into the mirror. Tie the ends into a bow for an extra-cute look.

    5. Headband

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    1. Make a side braid.
    2. Take a short scarf and fold it, longways, so that it's thin.
    3. Wrap the scarf around your hairline and tie it off where your side braid begins. The tie will make the braid look "decorated."
    4. Add cute boho sunglasses or aviators to complete the look.

    6. Head tie

    10 Different ways to tie a scarf in your hair | SheKnows.com
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    1. Fold a large or small scarf longways.
    2. Wrap the scarf around your neck and bring the ends up to the top of your head.
    3. Tie the ends into a bow at the top of your head.
    4. Tweak the scarf so it sits a bit to one side and adds "sass" to the look.

    7. Front twist

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    1. Fold a large scarf longways and rest it onto the back of your head.
    2. Wrap the ends to the front of your head and tie them on the hairline.
    3. Tightly twist the remaining scarf ends.
    4. Wrap the twisted ends to the back of your head and tie them into a double knot.

    8. Vintage wrap

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    1. Fold a large scarf in half to create a triangle.
    2. Place the largest straight end onto the top of your head.
    3. Bring the scarf ends forward and criss-cross them lightly under your chin.
    4. Take the ends back and tie them loosely or make a pretty bow = so old Hollywood.

    9. Triangle wrap

    10 Different ways to tie a scarf in your hair | SheKnows.com
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    1. Fold a large scarf in half to create a triangle.
    2. Place the largest straight end over your forehead.
    3. Wrap the ends towards the back of your head and tie them once (do not make a knot).
    4. Bring the loose ends back toward the front of your head and tie them at the forehead.
    5. Tuck the remaining loose ends back into the scarf.

    10. Loose twist

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    1. Fold a large scarf in half and wrap it around the back of your head. Make sure some of the scarf is hanging out loosely (some of the scarf should be hanging on your neck).
    2. Bring the ends forward and tie them off at the hairline.
    3. Take the remaining loose ends and twist them tightly.
    4. Bring the twisted ends to the back of your head and tie them off above the nape of your neck.

    Updated by Bethany Ramos on 1/24/2016


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    Step 1: Don't panic

    This common green stain is not harmful, so there is no need to panic. If it does appear, just remove the piece of jewelry causing the problem and it should fade away. If you are not allergic to metal, the reason for this reaction is chemical, due to a combination of the metal and the acids in your skin. Experts say that there are several metals that oxidize with your skin to give you a noticeable green ring around your finger. A ring made of copper is a common culprit; even silver and gold metals can cause discoloration.

    More: What it means to wear a right-hand ring

    Step 2: Avoid cheap jewelry

    OK, so this solution is easier said than done, but it’s a start. In this situation, the saying "You get what you pay for" applies. A cheap ring may look cute and it seems affordable, but it’ll cost you in other ways. This type of jewelry will tarnish quickly and leave behind a green stain when worn.

    Stainless steel, platinum and rhodium-plated jewelry, which includes almost all white gold, are less likely to react to your skin. Look for these specific metals when shopping for rings and decrease the chances of buying jewelry that will turn your finger green.

    More: Exactly how to stack your rings like a pro

    Step 3: Keep skin dry

    Keep soaps and lotions away from your ring finger if you want to prevent the green-finger effect. Something as simple as removing rings before washing your hands or before taking a shower can help. Avoid wearing rings in the pool as well. The chlorine from the swimming pool will damage your jewelry and leave the annoying stain.

    More: 10 Adorable jewelry finds that aren't just silver and gold

    Step 4: Quick fix

    If you can’t stay away from accessories prone to leaving a dark stain, try clear nail polish as a quick fix. Apply a polymer coating to your ring and let dry. This creates a barrier between your skin and the metal, so that the ring can’t turn your finger green. Just remember to reapply the coating often because it tends to wear off.

    Updated by Bethany Ramos on 1/25/2016


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    Broncos nail design
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    Supplies:

    • Small paint brush
    • Orly's White Tips
    • Essie's After School Boy Blazer
    • Sephora by OPI's Hi Def

    Instructions:

    1. Base coat

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    Begin with two coats of white for your base.

    2. Stripe

    Fan-icure: Denver Broncos | Sheknows.com -- stripe

    Using the small brush, paint a navy stripe down the middle of your nails, swooping the bottom of the line. Follow with an orange line on one side of the navy line.

    Fan-icure: Denver Broncos | Sheknows.com -- stripe

    3. Logo

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    Fan-icure: Denver Broncos | Sheknows.com -- logo

    Fan-icure: Denver Broncos | Sheknows.com -- final work

    Paint the outline of the Bronco logo on your thumbnail with the small paintbrush. Take it slow. Fill in the hair and eye with orange polish. Let nails dry and finish with a top coat.

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    But one Kansas-based colorist is taking her art to a new level by using art from famous painters of the past to inspire hair color for her clients. Ursula Goff posts photos of her handiwork inspired by pieces like Edvard Munch's "The Scream" and Vincent van Gogh's "Starry Night," along with a mini history lesson about the artists, the paintings and why it's inspirational to her.

    Ursula Goff

    Ursula Goff

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    "I often get asked where I went to hair school, and what sort of cosmetology education background I have," she wrote on the photo of the Munch-inspired hair color. "The answer is probably disappointing for most people — I went to a community college Cosmo program and have almost no other training outside of that."

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    Ursula Goff 2

    But she has been an artist since she was 5, first as a sketch artist and eventually with different types of paint. Going from canvas to hair is a natural progression, she says, using "the same sorts of color application techniques and identical color theory."

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    Ursula Goff 3

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    The pieces she uses as inspiration are ones that "force themselves out of me in surges of emotional energy. "Without art, I think I'd be far more dysfunctional, as I would struggle to express myself in other ways," she said.

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    Ursula Goff 4

    And we're thankful for her self-expression, because it inspires us with her masterful color skills. We can't wait to see what famous artist she's inspired by next.

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