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28 Jun

This Slimming Massage iIs The French-Girl Secret To a Better Beach Body

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There’s long been a myth percolating about the enviable French woman who spends her time munching on baguettes and enjoying bounties of Bordeaux. 6:00 a.m. SoulCycle classes? Don’t be ridiculous. Counting calories? Mais non! And yet, her body puts even New York’s most dedicated gym rats to shame. But what if it wasn’t that les femmes françaises were simply genetically blessed? What if they had another trick up their (cashmere) sleeves? Enter aesthetician Martine de Richeville, whose slimming massage has long held court as the beau monde’s secret weapon to long and lithe physiques. That’s right—the key to losing inches off your waistline lies within a petite Parisian, fond of magenta lipstick and headbands, whose unique rémodelage technique is said to reshape silhouettes, reduce cellulite, boost tonicity, and...
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28 Jun

Gigi Hadid Dyes Her Hair Back to Blonde

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This just in: Gigi Hadid has returned to her supremely sunny roots. Yesterday, the formerly bronde supermodel stepped out in Manhattan to debut a set of freshly-lightened lengths, her baby blonde parted at center and cut in soft, face-framing layers calling to mind the '70s-inspired manes that have been turning heads as of late. And while her new style certainly did its part to brighten, Hadid furthered the feel with a set of sunglasses that mirrored even brighter days. But the radiant sensibilities didn't stop there. This morning found Hadid combing her bombshell blonde into a sleek, deeply-parted knot, ensuring the spotlight found her face. And for good reason: rather than lightly tinted shades, Hadid adorned her blue eyes with a warming wash of shadow reminiscent...
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27 Jun

Heal Your Gut To Lose Weight

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Small can be very powerful—looking at you, split atom, microchip, and mosquito—and that definitely holds true when it comes to bacteria in your gut. The 100 trillion tiny microbes, a.k.a. gut flora, that call your digestive tract home play a pivotal role in everything from your immune system to your digestion to your mood. But researchers are now convinced that there’s something else your microbiome (your internal microbial ecosystem) affects—your weight. “The gut is connected to everything,” says Mark Hyman, M.D., director of the Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Functional Medicine. “If your microbiome is out of whack, i.e., it doesn’t have enough good bacteria or too much bad bacteria, it can affect how your food is metabolized as well as lead...
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26 Jun

Rainbow Strobing Is The New Upside Down Liner

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June is Pride Month, which means beauty so colorful and psychedelic you'll probably need to step your game up to match the intense looks taking over the streets. Whether you're heading to a parade this weekend or just looking to show your pride at the office, it's time to incorporate some color into your everyday look. But not everyone is willing — or comfortable — with rocking a full color wheel on their cheekbones via some rainbow highlighter or My Little Pony extensions on their head. So we found one trend that's wearable everywhere, incorporates plenty of color that's Pride-worthy, and still manages to fall under the minimal makeup umbrella. Enter: the rainbow strobe.

Probably One Of My Fav Makeup Looks...
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23 Jun

The Coolest Health And Wellness Social-Media Stars Share Their Secrets To Conquering Life

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The Mindfulness Guru: Millana Snow

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SUMNER DILWORTH/ COURTESY OF THE SUBJECT
Follow her: @millanasnow Her 9-to-5: Cofounder, Serene Book. Rethink Your Alarm Clock: "I wake to 'Caught a Long Wind,' by Feist, at 7 a.m. Then I see where I am—emotionally, physically, and mentally—to set a vibrational tone for the day." Find Your Zen: "I meditate three times a day. The first is 22 minutes of Kundalini kriya meditation, then 10 minutes of silence to check in to my chakras, and finally a breathing exercise where I breathe in for 10 seconds, hold it for 10, and exhale for 10." Consult the Experts: "If I'm feeling stressed, I go to Reiki healers, who help with my energy, and I recently started visiting Michelle Harper at Metaphysica...
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22 Jun

The Coolest Hair And Makeup At Firefly Music Festival 2017

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Your top priority when you're at a festival with questionable shower access, buckets of sweat (not entirely your own), and thunderstorms on the horizon? Definitely not your hair and makeup. Yet these 12 uber-women at Firefly Music Festival still managed to do it up with glitter and plaits aplenty. See the weekend's best beauty street style ahead.

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Spotted at the braid tent (yes, there was one): Kelsey's bun mohawk, styled from a pink dye job that magically faded to purple.

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Play against type and shake up a summer-goth aesthetic with a printed trophy headband. (Keep the dark lip, though.)

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An intricate maze of pink braids, as seen...
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22 Jun

Why Black Women In a Predominately Black Culture Are Still Bleaching Their Skin

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Outside her ground-floor apartment in Kingston, hairstylist Jody Cooper sits on the bright blue bench that serves as her makeshift salon. The 22-year-old native Jamaican is flipping through photographs of herself—there she is a few years ago in a studded monokini, with strawberry blonde hair and blue eyeshadow, her skin several shades lighter than it is now.

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Marlon James

Jody Cooper bleached her skin regularly for nine years—above, she's pictured at the peak of becoming what's referred to as a browning; below, Cooper today, with her natural tone.

Cooper doesn't remember making a conscious choice to bleach her skin. Growing up, everyone around her was doing it—her school friends, her mom, her aunt. So she did it too. For...
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21 Jun

How To Pull Off Red Eye Makeup

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It started during fashion week, when models walked the runway at Anna Sui's spring 2017 show with a wash of burgundy around their eyes. At Kenzo, Max Mara, Ferragamo, and Tadashi Shoji, there were more variations on red lids. Then Selena Gomez won the Met Gala red carpet with a combination of red and pink eye shadow, the perfect foil to her otherwise low-key look. The least-likely eye accent was officially having a moment. According to makeup artist Katie Jane Hughes, the bold shade—once relegated to lips, cheeks, and of course nails—is surprisingly easy to execute around the eyes because it's strangely flattering. "For lighter eyes, it really brings out the brightness," she explains. "And on dark eyes, it's a pop...
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20 Jun

What It’s Like To Go Glamping At Firefly Music Festival

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For Montreal-based beauty blogger Alex Centomo, festival season isn't just about indie bands and non-stop dancing. It's a months-long marathon of moments to show off her signature boho style and envy-inducing mermaid waves. To help us get some of that this summer, we trailed the 26-year-old YouTube star as she put her styling skills to the test in the great outdoors: glamping at Firefly Music Festival.

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Harper Smith
Embracing wet hair The whole doing-your-hair-in-the-wilderness and embracing-your-natural-texture thing? So cool for festival season, says Alex. "A blowout is so not worth it in the summer—I say, play up whatever natural texture you've got!" Good thing, since primping in a tent means finding a cute wet hairstyle that dries to perfection. But...
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20 Jun

How To Take Your Festival Hair Back To Real Life

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Those intricate festival under-cut braids, crown braids, and side braids are *everything* in the moment and on the grounds. But, after a day (or three) of wear and tear, the tight-weaving, extra pinning and general take down can leave you with crazy-stubborn dents and waves that won't work with you without a complete re-wash. Turns out, you can in fact make that hair work to your best advantage without having to lather up. Click the video to see how using a Paraben-free leave-in conditioner like Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Intensely Smooth Leave-In Conditioner can transform your hair from fried to fly in mere minutes. Look for formulas like this one, with super fruit Argan oil, which helps to keep frizz...
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