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Amazing Tricks to Get Fuller Eyebrows Now

The quest for fuller brows is often paved with depilatory accidents. It’s happened to all of us: you’re trying to get your eyebrows symmetrical, you get a little overzealous with the tweezers or wax strips and suddenly your brows are way too thin. You’re left feeling like a particularly foolish plucked chicken—and you’re panicking a little, because eyebrows are notoriously difficult to regrow.

But relax: the damage likely isn’t permanent. Di Medlock, the director of waxing at Exhale Spa, knows everything there is to know about regrowing eyebrows and fixing major plucking mistakes.

“If a guest expresses and interest in growing their brows back, I put them on ‘the system,’” says Medlock. “It’s important to see what your brows are capable of producing without outside assistance. We allow the brows to grow with no tweezing, waxing or threading for four weeks. This will show me how much natural growth is possible, trouble spots and the willpower of my guest.”

We are nothing if not determined to step up our eyebrow game, so we’re ready for Di’s system. Here are Di’s professional secrets for getting fuller brows.

Embrace Brow Pencil/Gel.
When it comes to faking big brows, Medlock says drawing them

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Curly Hair Tips to Help You Love Your Texture

If you have wavy or curly hair, you know that achieving your best texture isn’t wash-and-go. Ringlets require careful styling that straight haired people just don’t understand.

“I am huge fan of curly hair,” says celebrity hair stylist Tommy Buckett. “When done right, it can speak so much about your personality and beauty outlook. But textured hair requires the right care and styling products. You need the perfect amount of hydration, frizz-control and styling, otherwise hair just falls flat.” (Buckett works with Garnier Fructis, which has named August 14th Wear Your Hair Curly Day. Pledge to rock your waves or curls at and Garnier Fructis will make a donation to Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls in support of music education for young girls.You can also win a trip for two to NYC for a makeover!)

To make the most of your curly hair, try these tips we’ve picked up from top stylists.

1. “Invest in a silk pillow or wrap your hair in a silk scarf before going to bed. Silk is very gently on the hair cuticle and won’t roughen hair fibers. You’ll wake up with great-looking hair every time.” — Tommy

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Your Ultimate Guide to Home Hair Color

With the Pinterest diligently fanning the flames of DIY culture, it’s becoming more and more common to tend to your beauty routines at home. Mani/pedis, tanning, and even waxing have all become acceptable to do in the comfort of one’s own home, and with the rise of high quality box dyes, home hair color is no exception.

Unless you plan on taking black hair to platinum blonde, there’s no reason why you can’t touch up your own hair color at home (and save some money in the process). Of course, if you don’t know what you’re doing you could end up making a very costly mistake. To help you avoid that, we’ve put together this list of handy things to know when dyeing your hair at home.

1. Check the box.

Obviously the first step in dying your hair at home is to choose the right box of hair dye. Try to choose one that has the least amount of harmful ingredients such as ammonia, peroxide, and alcohol to avoid excessive dryness and breakage. Semi and demi-permanent hair dyes will deposit color but won’t lift, making them far less hard on your hair

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How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes

We know, the last thing you want to do is clean your makeup brushes. (Washing dishes and doing laundry is pain enough). But because makeup, bacteria, oil and dirt get stuck in the bristles, it’s essential to give them a little TLC so you don’t end up with clogged pores and — yikes — even breakouts. Here’s a little cheat sheet to makeup brush maintenance.

To combat bacteria buildup, give your brushes a little shower with a brush cleaner spray, like the Sephora Collection Daily Brush Cleaner ($6,  To use, just spritz this anti-bacterial spray directly on the bristles, then swipe the brush across a tissue to dry.

Once a week, you should indulge your brushes in a bath to eliminate any dirt or bacteria that’s harder to spot. You can use your everyday hair shampoo or invest in a brush shampoo. Personally, we love Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Well-Cared For Brush Conditioning Shampoo ($14, Not only does the cleanser wash away debris, but it also conditions the bristles for soft, longer-lasting brushes.

How to Do the Deep Clean
Step 1: Rinse bristles under warm water.
Step 2: Fill a bowl with water, adding a dollop of shampoo to the water.

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How to Prevent Dry Skin Before the Cold Kicks In

There are lots of things we love about fall: pumpkin-flavored everything, new wardrobe options, good TV. What we aren’t big fans of? The way the changing weather can mess with our glow. If you’re anything like us, the falling humidity levels and indoor heating leave your skin more parched than the dead leaves littering the ground. But it doesn’t have to be that way; here are five ways to stop dry skin this season before the itch sets in.

Crank up your humidifier.
Your skin is softer and dewier during the summer months for a reason — there’s more humidity in the air. Fake a more skin-friendly climate by running a humidifier while you sleep. Don’t have one? Place a dish of water on top of your radiator or hang your wet bath towels to dry in your bedroom — both of these DIY tricks add moisture to the environment.

Switch out your exfoliator.
Dr. Jennifer Linder, dermatologist and Chief Scientific Officer of PCA Skin, recommends switching any products containing glycolic acid for ones with lactic acid during the colder months. “Glycolic acid is a small molecule that penetrates quickly and tends to be best for oily and breakout-prone skin,” she explains.

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8 Makeup Tricks to Slim Your Face

If you’ve ever seen celebrities looking completely unrecognizable without a full face of makeup, then you know exactly how transformative certain techniques can be. Armed with these same makeup artist tricks and tips, these 8 easy makeup tricks can take 10 pounds off your look, instantly. It’s possible to slim your face, enhance your favorite features, and play with proportion—all with makeup. Optical illusions, indeed.

1. Just like in art (and life!), dark makeup shades recede, while lighter colors bring features forward. Use this concept to your advantage by investing in a contour color or matte bronzer one or two shades deeper than your skin tone and a luminous highlighter that’s a bit lighter than your complexion. Feel free to use either cream or powder textures as you wish, or even a combination of the two. Regardless of which formula you choose, be sure to use a makeup brush to blend—streaky contour makeup is a major don’t.

2. Create the illusion of slimmer cheeks by applying your contour shade in a diagonal line from the center of your cheek up toward the ear. Make a slight “fish face” (you know, the pucker) while you do this with your brush to figure out the perfect placement, and don’t forget to blend.

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