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The Best Natural Healing Ingredients on Earth

Dec 30, 2011  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne  |  2 Comments

You have to give props to Mother Nature for creating a wealth of natural remedies that heal, beautify and protect our skin. An overview of the best natural healing agents found around the world.... Read More

Hollywood's Best Post-Baby Bodies

Dec 30, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Everywhere you turn you can see baby bumps on the hottest A-list celebrities; but in Hollywood, getting back into shape post-baby is just as important as taking care of yourself during the pregnancy. Just three months following the birth of her son Flynn with Orlando Bloom, Miranda Kerr could be seen showing off her Victoria's Secret body in a bikini photo shoot, as reported by People magazine.... Read More

10 Tips for a Healthier Holiday Season

Dec 20, 2011  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal  |  1 Comment

Whether you survived Thanksgiving by graciously passing on that second serving of pumpkin pie or by throwing your napkin to the wind for a full-out caloric splurge, you’re still in the trenches of holiday parties and festive meals. Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa (and all of the traditional foods that accompany them) are right around the corner, but a few thoughtful adjustments can go a long way in making your favorite dishes and holiday preparations more health conscious.... Read More

Bloom.com | A New Social Network and Online Beauty Store in One

Dec 19, 2011  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Women are always in search of the best beauty products but can sometimes wind up with a pricey item that does not deliver the results they anticipated. Bloom.com helps to relieve the stress of finding the right beauty products while offering a chance to communicate with others on the site.... Read More

Eating by Omission

Dec 17, 2011  |   Contributor: Kelley Gaske

Remember back in the 1990s when we had the no-fat, low-fat craze? The general public suddenly became wary — fearful, even — of eating anything that contained fat. Labels started popping up on our favorite foods that said things like now with less fat and zero grams of fat per serving. A war had been waged against one of the three major macromolecules and this was one war that the fat molecule was not going to win.... Read More

Celebrity Makeup and Beauty Product Essentials | The Stars' Top Picks

Dec 14, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

We all wonder how the A-listers always look so perfect — no blemishes, no wrinkles, and not a hair out of place. Marie Claire dug deep inside the makeup bags and investigated the beauty regimens of our favorite celebrities to see just how they appear so flawless time after time.... Read More

Slim Man | Thornton Winery's Michel Demma

Dec 13, 2011  |   Contributor: Linda Kissam

Sitting in front of me is Michel Demma a trim 31 year old Temecula man with a big smile, an amazing spirit, and an inspiring story. Looking at him now would never lead me to believe he was ever anything but slim, energetic, and a leader in his field. But two years ago it was a different story. Think 400 pounds, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, depression, heart issues, eight pills a day, and a life being driven by food addiction.... Read More

The Literary World of Beauty

Dec 12, 2011  |   Contributor: Jason Campbell  |  1 Comment

We turn our focus to five extremely relevant books from some of beauty and fashion’s top influencers. Highly informative, inspirational and perfectly timed for holiday gift shopping, our selections represent some of the most evolved and aspirational lifestyle books on the market. These titles are sure to please anyone who appreciates the aesthetics, fantasy and insider’s perspective on the multi-faceted world of beauty and fashion.... Read More

Eden Sassoon on Health, Family and Hosting Holiday Shop for a Cause

Dec 9, 2011  |   Contributor: Slavica Monczka

The dynasty shall continue, as daughter of the iconic Vidal Sassoon, Eden Sassoon, is eager to “take the torch from my parents,” she boldly states. Already a successful business owner herself, in the process of starting yet another venture, and a single mother of two, Eden clearly acquired the “success” gene from her accomplished father.... Read More

Celebrity Weight Loss | Jennifer Hudson, Kirstie Alley, Jonah Hill & More

Dec 8, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

It's no secret that there's a lot of pressure in Hollywood to be thin. Between movies, photoshoots and red carpets, appearance is pretty much everything. Many A-list celebrities have decided to make a choice to lose the weight and get healthy; not just to please Hollywood, but for themselves.... Read More

Nicole by OPI's Kardashian Kolor | Nail Polish Shades for the Holidays

Dec 7, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Just when you thought the Kardashian family couldn't put their name on one more product, here comes Kardashian Kolor from Nicole by OPI. There are 14 new shades out just in time for the holiday season. Each nail lacquer is inspired by one of the Kardashian's or Jenner's and has its own personality, just like the six individual ladies.... Read More

DKNY Million Dollar Golden Delicious Fragrance Bottle

Dec 6, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Supermodel Chanel Iman was on hand yesterday at DKNY's New York City storefront to introduce us to DKNY’s Golden Delicious Million Dollar Fragrance Bottle. Celebrity jewelry designer Martin Katz designed the bottle that contains 2,909 rare jewels with over 2,700 brilliant white diamonds, 183 yellow sapphires and one 2.43 yellow canary diamonds, according to AllVoices.com.... Read More

Celebrity Hair Styles | Stars Go From Long to Short

Dec 6, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Katy Perry, Michelle Williams, Kiera Knightley, Rihanna, Emma Watson and more have all left their long locks behind for shorter, funkier, or perhaps more sophisticated styles. Whether it's for a role, to be taken more seriously as an artist, or just for fun, these starlets have shown no fear when it comes to chopping it all off...and they show no signs of coming back to the long side either.... Read More

Actress Sues FHM India Over Nude Photos

Dec 5, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Veena Malik, a Pakistani actress and model, is far from thrilled with the way her FHM India photoshoot turned out, suing the publication for $2 million in damages and demanding they remove all the copies from the newsstands, reports BBC News. Malik's laywer Ayaz Bilawala is claiming that the actress was "cheated and duped" by the magazine and felt the photoshoot was "tampered" with.... Read More

Dancer Pose | "Natarajasana"

Dec 2, 2011  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne

Looking for a yoga posture to improve your figure, concentration and balance all at the same time? Dancer’s Pose has variations for all skill levels, and all skill levels can lengthen and strengthen leg, hip and back muscles, while improving breath support and making more limber your shoulder and forearm muscles. Oh, and it’s fun!... Read More

Beauty Secrets | Superfoods Turned At-Home Spa Treatments

Dec 1, 2011  |   Contributor: Jet Rhys

Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but it's also lurking in the grocery aisle. Put these supermarket superstars at the top of your shopping list and use our innovative tricks to sneak more of them into your diet and your natural beauty routine.... Read More

George Clooney Ex Elisabetta Canalis Goes Nude for PETA Ad

Nov 28, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Another celebrity jumps on the naked PETA ad bandwagon—this time it was George Clooney's former girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis, reports... Read More

The Beauty of Pumpkin

Nov 21, 2011  |   Contributor: Jason Campbell

Pumpkins may always be abundant this time of year—from holiday floral and fruit arrangements to tempting dishes and desserts—but the ubiquitous squash is also used in a multitude of year-round beauty and skincare products.... Read More

Health and Wellness Products for the Fall

Nov 18, 2011  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Now that the cooler weather is upon us, it’s time to make sure you are staying up on your skin care regimen. These new products will have you looking and feeling your best for a fun night out on the town.... Read More

Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts Launch First-Ever Global Spa Week

Nov 14, 2011  |   Contributor: Jennifer Chan

Just in time for some much-needed pre-holiday de-stressing, the Four Seasons is debuting its worldwide Spa Week November 14-18, 2011. They hope to engage guests with not only their signature state-of-the-art spa experiences, but also seize fresh social media opportunities.... Read More

Holiday 2011 Beauty

Nov 3, 2011  |   Contributor: Jason Campbell

Holiday is by far one of the most important seasons for top brands to exhibit their enticing, limited edition color collections during this crucial peak retail season. And in the highly competitive cosmetics industry, it is also a time for gorgeous color cosmetics. On offer are some of the most desirable and dazzling holiday collections that suit all levels of taste for beauty and sophistication.... Read More

Fall's Hottest Beauty Products

Oct 26, 2011  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

With the seasons changing, it's important to make sure you update your skin care regime. Here are some amazing beauty products to keep you feeling fresh this fall.... Read More

Beauty Treatments to Keep Your Look Fresh This Fall

Oct 21, 2011  |   Contributor: Jennifer Chan

In need of a pampering session this season but short on time? I’ve rounded up three quickie services at beauty hot spots around the country that will get you gorgeous in minutes flat.... Read More

Celebrity Stylist Kithe Brewster Loses 100 Pounds on Duke Diet Plan

Oct 18, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

As a stylist in demand with A-List celebrity clientele that includes the likes of Tyra Banks, Julianne Moore, Beyonce, Heidi Klum, and more, he lost track on how to take care of himself properly. His dedication toward his occupation led to him not making his own appearance a top priority. Like so many of us do over the years, Mr. Brewster had put on a few extra pounds.... Read More

Spring/Summer '12 Barely There Beauty

Oct 12, 2011  |   Contributor: Jason Campbell

At its most basic, beauty begins with a pristine complexion. Whether a nod to the influence of minimalism or a means of directing focus to the clothing itself, bare face beauty was an omnipresent look at the international spring/summer '12 presentations.... Read More

How to Choose The Right Bob For Your Face Shape

Oct 11, 2011  |   Contributor: Elise Edwards

Hair trends come and go, but one style that always seems to stand the test of time is the bob. There are different variations of this classic cut, but the general distinction is that hair typically ends around ones jaw line. From the looks at this year’s fashion week, (thanks Keira Knightley!) the current "in" bob is more tousled than sleek and bangs are an option but certainly not a requirement.... Read More

Beauty With a Cause | Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Sep 29, 2011  |   Contributor: Jason Campbell

In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we want to share some incredible products that were especially created to inspire and support this worthy cause. With proceeds from the sale of each item going toward breast cancer research, it’s great to see such profound support coming from the beauty industry along with such fantastic products. While shopping for beauty items is by far one of life’s most pleasurable indulgences, the following list of products serve both to beautify and to help in finding a cure for breast cancer.... Read More

Jo Malone's Wild Bluebell Collection

Sep 28, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman  |  1 Comment

Wild Bluebell is the newest fragrance from the beloved world of Jo Malone. The fresh scent is elegant yet playful, perfect for today's modern woman.... Read More

How Scent Triggers Memory

Sep 26, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

We’ve all had the experience of being transported back in time from a simple whiff of something. I feel like I’ve entered a time machine back to the age of five in my grandmother’s garage when I smell a particular mix of scents that I still can’t quite describe — I can only say, it smells like my gram’s garage!... Read More

Style Bar BH Salon and Spa Services Perfect For the Gal on the Go

Sep 21, 2011  |   Contributor: Jennifer Chan

Are you short on time but want to get red carpet ready (or simply drop dead gorgeous for any occasion) in a flash? Forget racing all over town to separate salons and picking and choosing treatments based on time and budget allotments.... Read More

The "Bubbles" Beauty Campaign

Sep 14, 2011  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne  |  1 Comment

The Pears Soap empire of England has enticed consumers with original marketing campaigns from the very beginning.... Read More

Makeup Expiration Dates

Sep 12, 2011  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne  |  5 Comments

How old is your makeup? Do you hang onto discontinued colors even though they are far past their prime? Makeup applies better and stays on longer when it is still good, not to mention that keeping it clean and current reduces the chance of infection.... Read More

Some of the Season's Best Health and Beauty Products

Sep 9, 2011  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Now that the summer is officially over, here are some products that will keep you looking beautiful, feeling hydrated and smelling wonderful:... Read More

Back Bends For All Skill Levels

Sep 8, 2011  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne

Back bends not only leave us feeling super limber and energized, but stretching the spine with back bends also improves the spine’s flexibility, helping us retain good posture as we age.... Read More

Exclusive Giveaway | Win a Tote of Borghese Skin Care Products!

Sep 2, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  181 Comments

We are giving JustLuxe readers an exclusive chance to win a bundle of amazing skin care products from Borghese valued at $230! This luxurious line was developed back in the 50s by Princess Marcella Borghese of Italy and has been wildly popular ever since.... Read More

Skin Care Product Must-Haves

Sep 1, 2011  |   Contributor: Jennifer Chan  |  5 Comments

As JustLuxe’s Senior Fashion and Beauty Correspondent, I’m constantly reviewing products and scouring the market for the latest and greatest concoctions to recommend to my readers. Check out the latest crop of skin care wonders that are currently on heavy rotation on my bathroom counter.... Read More

Real Reflexology | Inside a Mongolian Torture Chamber

Aug 31, 2011  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne

There are times in your life when you feel very far from home. The constant mutter of indiscernible languages, the scent of the air incomparable to any you have ever inhaled...it is not uncommon to find yourself stumbling over your own feet when traveling abroad. And that is how my adventure began: stumbling towards one of the most amazing spa services I have ever endured.... Read More

Dr. Murad Tells All | Skin Care, Healthy Living & Insider Tips

Aug 29, 2011  |   Contributor: Jennifer Chan

As a forward-thinking, cutting-edge dermatologist who is widely acknowledged as on the of the world’s foremost authorities on skin health, Dr. Howard Murad (founder of Murad skin care) has raised the bar in his business.... Read More

Quick Makeup Tips

Aug 24, 2011  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne  |  6 Comments

Dark lip color makes your lips appear smaller and more defined, lighter colors will make them appear larger.... Read More

Get a Free Sample of Burberry Body Before it Hits Stores

Aug 19, 2011  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore  |  4 Comments

Burberry Body is the newest, and highly anticipated, scent to come from the British luxury brand. If you weren’t aware of the fragrance launch, I’m certain you’re familiar with those eye catching ads of a half naked Rosie Huntington-Whitely; I think we’re on the same page now.... Read More

How & Why to Add Epsom Salts to Your At-Home Beauty Routine

Aug 17, 2011  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne

As long as there have been humans, natural ingredients have been harvested to fulfill humans’ desire of improved overall health and beauty. Ancient Romans used swans’ fat to alleviate wrinkles. Cleopatra bathed in milk and honey to soothe weather from the strong Egyptian sun...Gwynyth Paltrow consults Epsom salt baths to "detox, revive muscles and de-puff skin."... Read More

Anti-Age Gracefully With Advanced Technology Lifting Facials

Aug 15, 2011  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne

Willow Stream Spas and Spa Partner Kerstin Florian introduce highly-developed Lifting Facial treatments...think of this new approach to anti-aging as "exercise for the face."... Read More

Black Shine a Milestone in the Ferrari World

Aug 12, 2011  |   Contributor: Neto Angel

Black Shine is the light side of Black: bright as a flash of light reflecting on the streamlined body of the most iconic sports cars.... Read More

Age Defying Beauty Products

Aug 10, 2011  |   Contributor: Jason Campbell

Fighting the effects and signs of aging appears to have become somewhat of a global obsession and ultimately for many, a continuous battle. With the beauty, cosmetics and medical industries fueling this ongoing mania by continuously introducing "miracle" remedies alongside "age-defying" products and procedures, it’s hard not to be enticed by all the gimmickry.... Read More

The Evolution of Vegan Beauty

Aug 2, 2011  |   Contributor: Jason Campbell  |  2 Comments

The cosmetics industry has historically been a major offender of animal rights, but recent innovations and industry awareness have marked a shift toward cruelty-free ingredients and, increasingly, vegan cosmetics. To describe a product as "vegan" requires that absolutely no animal based ingredients have been used, which, in regard to cosmetics and skincare, even includes natural and cruelty-free ingredients such as honey, beeswax and carmine.... Read More

Inside Moroccan Hammams

Jul 28, 2011  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne

What it is: Once a week, Moroccans gather at communal bath houses to engage in a traditional full-body cleansing. A Hammam (or public bath), is a time-honored cleansing ritual practiced in Eastern Europe, Northern Africa and the Middle East.... Read More

The Magic of Micropigmentation aka Permanent Makeup

Jul 26, 2011  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne

Laurie Lombardi, a Micropigmentation specialist of NYC, shares with us the inside scoop about her work. Laurie uses state-of-the-art, digital equipment, applying the latest and most precise techniques available. Considered a master in her field, Laurie offers a full spectrum of micropigmentation services.... Read More

Hair Care Products to Repair Summer Damage

Jul 25, 2011  |   Contributor: Jennifer Chan

Hair takes a beating in the summer thanks to endless hours of fun in the sun. Chlorine, salt water, and UV rays can dry out hair, leaving it dull, brassy and lifeless well before Labor Day weekend. Looking to repair your tresses and add brilliant shine in no time? Well, you're in luck— as JustLuxe’s Sr. Fashion & Beauty Correspondent, I'm dishing on my top summer hair repair discoveries.... Read More

Krav Maga: The Official Martial Arts System of the Israeli Defense Forces

Jul 21, 2011  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne  |  1 Comment

Krav Maga is a fighting martial art used by law enforcement, by the DEA, the FBI, the CIA and thousands upon thousands of civilians who want to turn mush into muscle and/or learn how to fend off would-be attackers.... Read More

Eyelash Extensions Go Glam With Xtreme Lashes

Jul 20, 2011  |   Contributor: Jennifer Chan  |  3 Comments

Love the look of fabulous, thick lashes, but intimidated by the hassle of applying convincing faux variations every time you want to amp up the glam factor? Look no further than Xtreme Lashes, a revolutionary new lash extension product that creates longer, thicker, more natural-looking lashes like you’ve never imagined!... Read More

Warrior II Pose: Virabhadrasana

Jul 19, 2011  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne

Warrior II, evokes strength, power and control. This standing pose is named for a fierce warrior adorned in tigers' skin; standing strong with a thousand swords, a thousand heads, eyes, and feet. This strengthening pose is a chest opener and a full-body strengthener, especially beneficial for the abs, legs, and arms.... Read More

Five Nutrition Mistakes Even Smart Eaters Make

Jul 15, 2011  |   Contributor: Made Man  |  3 Comments

Against all odds, including the fact that KFC offers a bacon and cheese sandwich where the "bread" is two pieces of fried chicken, most people grasp the basics of nutrition: portion control, balanced diets, a vague notion that baby back ribs are not, by themselves, a food group.... Read More

Gucci Guilty Pour Homme Appeals to Thrill Seekers

Jul 13, 2011  |   Contributor: Shandana A. Durrani

We can be riddled with guilt and let it consume us. Or we can transform the negative emotion into something more positive. If you're the type of man who walks to the beat of his own drum, who does as he pleases with nary a thought to the consequences, Gucci Guilty Pour Homme may be the fragrance for you.... Read More

Mountain Pose: Tadasana

Jul 8, 2011  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne

This pose is kind of a conundrum... probably one of the most basic, yet often the most difficult to achieve. Oddly, we find it difficult to be still, controlled, patient. Mountain pose is rooted in stillness, control and deep breath awareness, while setting you up for many other postures.... Read More

Harmful Beauty Ingredients

Jul 6, 2011  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne  |  1 Comment

We spend small fortunes on health and beauty care products – on average using at least 10 varieties every day. But did you know that the products you use to cleanse, soften and hydrate may contain harmful additives that cause long term damage to vital organs and your immune system?... Read More

The Best Self-Tanning Products

Jul 1, 2011  |   Contributor: Jason Campbell

Despite the alarming information and statistics regarding the risks and potential damage caused by excessive sun exposure, a rich golden tan is still a highly coveted summer trophy. And ironically, most people actually feel healthier with a bit of a sun tan.... Read More

Beauty Tips for Proper Summer Skincare

Jun 28, 2011  |   Contributor: Jennifer Chan

With tropical getaways, outdoor dining and summer lounging in full swing, it’s imperative to take safe measures in protecting skin from future damage. Sun exposure is the number one cause of lines and wrinkles (not to mention hyperpigmentation, sun spots and skin cancer), so be mindful of your time basking in those glorious UV rays if you’re aiming to maintain your youthful glow.... Read More

La Prairie Cellular Power Infusion Must-Have Summer Skincare

Jun 24, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman  |  1 Comment

As spring officially turns into summer, have you noticed a difference in your skin? Changing climates and added environmental stresses take a toll on the skin that many products cannot combat. Cellular Power Infusion from La Prairie, however, is the perfect transitional product for these issues, helping you go from season to season with nary a flaw in sight.... Read More

Muscle Milk Fitness Retreat Gets Celebs Fit for Summer

Jun 22, 2011  |   Contributor: Jennifer Chan

Wondering how Hollywood salutes summer? JustLuxe headed out to the annual Muscle Milk Fitness Retreat in Beverly Hills to break a sweat with celebrities and soak in the rejuvenating prep work that goes into stealing the spotlight during swimsuit season.... Read More

Dolce & Gabbana The One Gentleman Sponsors 10-Day Charity Auction

Jun 21, 2011  |   Contributor: Shandana A. Durrani

GQ Magazine, Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana and EBAY have joined forces to host an online charity auction starting Wednesay, June 23 until July 3. The auction, sponsored by The One Gentleman fragrance, benefits actor Matthew McConaughey's "just keep livin'" foundation.... Read More

Summer's Must-Have Beauty Products

Jun 16, 2011  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

It's summertime, which means we all have to look our best. Below are some great products to get you off to the right start.... Read More

What is Ayurveda and How Can it Help You?

Jun 8, 2011  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne  |  3 Comments

Ayurveda is an ancient medical system that was developed in India approximately 5,000 years ago. "Ayur" and "veda" are two Sanskrit words that mean "knowledge of living." Ayurveda is often referred to as the "sister science" of yoga, and it’s believed by many to be the basis of several therapeutic approaches like aromatherapy, massage, energy therapy, and yoga postures.... Read More

Ojon Hair Products Restore Damage With Natural Ingredients

Jun 7, 2011  |   Contributor: Elise Edwards

Preventing your hair from becoming dull, limp and lackluster is problematic for numerous reasons. So many factors are working against us each day including sun, pollution, coloring, stress and the natural aging process.... Read More

What are Phthalates and Where Are They Found?

Jun 1, 2011  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne

Phthalates (AKA phthalate esters, bisphenol A or BPA and phthalates) are added to plastics to increase their flexibility. When plastic becomes brittle, it means that phthalates are no longer effectively bonding to the plastic. Used in hospital equipment, adhesives, ice trays, plastic wrap, flooring, plastic containers, furniture, wallpaper, shower curtains, and many other things made of vinyl or PVC, phthalates are everywhere.... Read More

Beauty Myths Revealed

May 26, 2011  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne

"Old Wives Tales"...little bits of beauty advice passed down from our mothers and grandmothers for generations. If you combine these tales with other false, modern day tips, you have a swirling conversation of misinformed beauty advice. Read on to learn which commonly shared tips are untrue - you might even lighten the load of your beauty routine!... Read More

Exercise Equipment and Healthy Lifestyle Solutions From Technogym

May 24, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Technogym uses advanced technology to create solutions and promote "physical and psychological well-being and for the improvement of people's quality of life, through physical activity, a good diet and habits, to prevent the ailments derived from sedentary lifestyles."... Read More

Skin Care Products for a Healthy Summer Glow

May 23, 2011  |   Contributor: Elise Edwards

After a luxurious day spent basking in the sun, little feels better than throwing on some lip gloss and an off white outfit to accentuate that hard earned "healthy" glow. Unfortunately, we all know that while the glow looks healthy, it's not.... Read More

Darphin Paris: The Art of Skincare

May 19, 2011  |   Contributor: Christina Stewart

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, or as one luxury skincare brand believes, emanates from the inner balance and harmony of the body, mind and soul. For more than 70 years, Darphin Paris has been a leader among the health and beauty community, transcending the practice of skincare into what many consider an art form.... Read More

How to Apply Liquid Eyeliner

May 19, 2011  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne

Liquid eyeliner is modern and sophisticated, ladylike and edgy. Applying it flawlessly isn’t exactly rocket science, but it is an art form. So, learn the steps, practice and let your inner Basquiat dramatically play up your eyes.... Read More

Creed Royal-Oud: The Cologne With its Own Polo Team

May 18, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Creed of Paris, supplier of bespoke fragrances to royalty and aristocracy since 1760, has named a polo team after its newest scent for men. Called Royal-Oud it's the famed perfumery's new fragrance for fall, not yet available in the U.S.... Read More

Skin Care Products by Luxtural: Anti-Aging Inspired by Nature

May 13, 2011  |   Contributor: Jennifer Chan

The fight against aging rages on, but luckily a new line called Luxtural might finally answer your skin care prayers. Bridging the gap between holistic medicine, natural products and the luxury market, Luxtural is a groundbreaking new skin care collection that can radically demolish fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tone for good.... Read More

Luxe Facials: Champagne Washes and Caviar Creams

May 12, 2011  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne

We do some far-out things for beauty – 24K Gold Facials, diamond encrusted manicures...and now, we can add two more deliciously decadent ingredients to the spa menu: Champagne and caviar.... Read More

Proper Care For Your Hair Type

May 12, 2011  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne

If your hair is damaged or lifeless, you can look to a variety of factors as the culprit: environmental toxins, product buildup, over-styling, coloring and perming, lack of internal care...you may also be using products that are not suitable for your hair type and/or its current condition.... Read More

Eating Out Without the Guilt

May 9, 2011  |   Contributor: Elise Edwards

There is little as fabulously indulgent as heading out to your favorite restaurant, ordering a cocktail and devouring a decadent meal. That is, until you survey the empty plates and your bloated belly and think, "I'm going to pay for this tomorrow." Luckily, wellness expert, David Kirsch has created a cheat sheet for dining out guilt free.... Read More

AntiGravity Yoga: Suspend and Tone, Learn to Fly!

May 5, 2011  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne  |  1 Comment

Celebrities and socialites spend, on average, five days a week seeking innovative ways to keep their bodies lean, healthy and camera ready...and we can learn a lot about fitness from the entertainment industry – they are masters of super fast body transformation.... Read More

Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Pamper Her With a Specialized Spa Treatment

May 3, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

This Mother's Day, take some time out to rest and relax and indulge in some of these special spa treatments, designed especially for moms-to-be and new mothers.... Read More

Glossary of Skincare Terminology

May 2, 2011  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne  |  1 Comment

Beauty companies put a lot of care into sharing the benefits of ingredients used in their skincare products so you shout out, "terrific! my under-eye cream has alpha hydroxy acids!" But what does that really mean?... Read More

How to Cut Bangs

Apr 28, 2011  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne

Most women alive during the eighties, at one point, had bangs...and they have come in and out of style nearly every couple of years since. Gone are the days of super-feathered bangs doused with Aqua Net and in their place we have welcomed a variety of ultra-modern and sophisticated face-framing blunt and razored cuts.... Read More

Nutritionist Kimberly Snyder: Beauty, Balance and Healthy Diet Solutions

Apr 26, 2011  |   Contributor: Elise Edwards

After a three year journey around the globe, nutritionist and beauty expert, Kimberly Snyder claims to have discovered the ultimate secret to radiant skin, brighter eyes, a slimmer waist and a younger looking face. And by the crowd of A-listers flocking to the launch of her new book, The Beauty Detox Solution, the dark haired beauty is obviously onto something.... Read More

Black Rice, the White Horse of Great Health

Apr 19, 2011  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne

The western world is nurturing our bodies like never before. By fueling our diet with nutrient-rich grains, we are now armed with boosted energy and improved overall health.... Read More

Eye Makeup Tips for Everyone

Apr 18, 2011  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne

To choose the most flattering eye makeup for your hair color, personal style, skin tone, and eye color, arm yourself with a handful of great, go-to eye makeup tips, suitable for a variety of eye sizes, shapes and iris colors.... Read More

Aerin Lauder to Launch Her Own Luxury Lifestyle Label

Apr 14, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Granddaughter of Estée Lauder, and executive at eponymous company, Aerin Lauder is set to launch her own luxury brand.... Read More

Massage Etiquette

Apr 14, 2011  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne  |  3 Comments

Massage is an extremely relaxing experience for some, completely daunting to others.... Read More

Plant Derived Exotic Oils

Apr 13, 2011  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne  |  2 Comments

When I was a child, several doctors prescribed a slew of ointments, dietary restrictions and supplements to calm a severe case of eczema that I was born with. Like any normal child, I was appalled with the idea of swallowing "fish oil" capsules.... Read More

Yoga 101: The Down-Low for Yoga-Newbies

Apr 12, 2011  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne

What better way to kick off CityRoom Stories/Yoga than by examining the roots of yoga!? Hopefully some insight into why yoga is so addictive will help invite newcomers to feel and look their best with this amazing body practice.... Read More

Borghese Skin Care Products

Apr 11, 2011  |   Contributor: Courtney Driver  |  2 Comments

I have always been a fan of Borghese, a brand originally developed my Princess Marcella Borghese of Italy back in the 50s. I used the company’s products for years, however the line seemingly disappeared from department stores back in the 90s. Apparently though, the brand never went away entirely and is currently making quite the come back as we speak. When I received an invitation to try (or retry I should say) Borghese, I was thrilled and happy to find the same wonderful results from a name I had held in such esteem in the past.... Read More

Spring's Hottest Hair Trends

Apr 7, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The weather is beginning to warm up a little and that means the season of hat hair is officially over. Instead of covering up your mane attraction, show it off with spring's hot hair trends.... Read More

L'Oreal's New Spokeswoman a Former Lagerfeld Muse

Apr 6, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

L'Oreal's new spokesmodel is an industry regular and once a muse of Karl Lagerfeld. While many of L'Oreal's spokesmodels are faces familiar in entertainment, from Beyoncé Knowles, Diane Keaton, Jennifer Lopez and Andie MacDowell, the new spokesmodel is In?s de la Fressange.... Read More

Spring Fashion Trends in Nails

Apr 5, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Spring is officially here, so take off those gloves and mittens and let's start sandal season. To make sure that your fingers and toes are on trend this season, here's a look at the hottest nail polish colors and styles:... Read More

10 Carat Diamond Manicure for $51,000

Mar 31, 2011  |   Contributor: Sherry Ann Tenorio  |  3 Comments

Show us some diamonds and you can count on us to write about it. Just recently, we've learned from La Moda Dubai the arrival of the world's first and most expensive diamond manicure in the Middle East. It's offered by a company called Cherish...ME (the ellipsis actually is part of the name, no kidding).... Read More

Artistry: One of the World's Best Selling Skincare Brands Not Sold in Stores

Mar 22, 2011  |   Contributor: Shandana A. Durrani  |  14 Comments

Everyone has heard of Cr?me de la Mer, Clinique, Dermalogica and Chantecaille. But one of the world's best-selling skincare lines is relatively unknown to the vast majority of American consumers.... Read More

Matrix Class L28 ER Offers Unique Tanning Experience

Mar 18, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

It's not easy to achieve a year round, fresh-from-a-vacation glow; but the Matrix Class L28 ER, a one-of-a-kind tanning bed, sure helps.... Read More

Yon-Ka Paris: Aroma-Therapeutic Care for the Mind, Body and Soul

Mar 17, 2011  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher

I recently discovered why French women look so chic and refined their whole lives: Yon-Ka Beauty Products. The products unveil your true beauty with ingredients that are found in nature including flowers, leaves, fruit, barks, roots, seeds and medicinal herbs.... Read More

Smell Like Success with Liquid Money

Mar 11, 2011  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Everyone knows the sweet smell of success but what you may not know is that now you can actually smell as good as you are worth with Liquid Money.... Read More

La Prairie: The Quest for the Perfect Skincare

Mar 11, 2011  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore  |  154 Comments

How many times a day do you look in the mirror? Do you like what you see, or is there a feature you would change? The average person takes a glance at their reflection around 10 times a day, and if there’s one thing the mirror doesn’t lie about it’s the appearance of your skin.... Read More

Fall 2011 Beauty Trends

Mar 10, 2011  |   Contributor: Jason Campbell

Whatever your taste or budget, beauty is truly the ultimate (and most affordable) fashion accessory. While clothing continuously evolves, beauty trends tend to have much more longevity.... Read More

TwinLuxe: Men's Luxury Skincare Line 'in the Bag' at Grammy's

Mar 8, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  2 Comments

"Shave and a haircut-two bits!" Does anyone recall how easy it was to find Roger Rabbit in the film Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Roger could not resist responding to the last two words of that famous seven-note couplet for anything? Even if it meant putting his beloved and well-drawn Jessica in peril.... Read More

Oscars Beauty: How the Celebs Get Their Glow for the Red Carpet

Feb 25, 2011  |   Contributor: Jennifer Chan

As the 83rd Annual Academy Awards approaches on Sunday, it's safe to say that a flurry of important details and decisions are carefully being considered. Tinseltown is abuzz with preparations before the red carpet is officially rolled out this weekend.... Read More

New York Fashion Week Backstage Beauty

Feb 22, 2011  |   Contributor: Jennifer Chan  |  1 Comment

When it comes to Fashion Week, it's not just the radiant spectacle of bold, new fashions sauntering down the runway that make our hearts race; it's also the awe-inspiring hair and makeup trends we see that oftentimes leave us speechless. This season at Fall 2011 New York Fashion Week, it was no different.... Read More

La Roche-Posay Sunscreen for Ski Season

Jan 26, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Record snows have skiers hitting the slopes, lugging along poles, skis, boots and bindings. But one important missing ingredient is often sunscreen. Luckily, La Roche-Posay's Anthelios 45 Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid for Face makes it easy to stay protected.... Read More

Treadmill Reviews From Consumer Reports

Jan 24, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Do you remember that resolution you made the first day of this month to start exercising more and get healthier? Well, if looking more heavenly in 2011 remains on the tasks-to-tackle list this year, a treadmill for the home may be just what the doctor ordered. These treadmills are recommended by Consumer Reports in its February 2011 issue.... Read More

Luxury Spa Destinations to Start the New Year Off Right

Jan 19, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Health & Beauty: January isn't over yet, so there is still plenty of time to remain focused on your New Year's resolution to get healthy and fit. Whether you prefer yoga or a detox treatment, there are plenty of luxury spas to choose from in stunning destinations around the world.... Read More

Beauty Tips for the Traveling Woman: The Globetrotter's Get-Gorgeous Guide

Jan 18, 2011  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

Health & Beauty: The Globetrotter’s Get-Gorgeous Guide is perfect for the gal on-the-go who is driven to remain fabulous regardless of any inconvenient travel situation. This 350 page book is jam-packed with tons of information on how to stay healthy, in shape, fresh-faced and confident on any excursion.... Read More

Fitbit: A Mobile Body-Monitoring System

Jan 14, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Health & Beauty: Although you may always feel like someone is watching you, the end result could turn out to be a great $99 investment toward improving your overall wellness. Fitbit is a mobile electronic accessory that is as easy to tote around as a cell phone, as it keeps track of the way you do the things you do.... Read More

The Most Expensive Tanning Bed in the World

Jan 13, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Health & Beauty: It's cruise season, but maybe you're not planning a getaway just yet. Or maybe you're heading to the slopes instead of the islands. Either way, you don't want to miss out on that winter tan that makes everyone else so envious. Luckily, the Velocity HP1000 tanning bed has you covered.... Read More

Detox at a Five Star Hotel: VIVA Center for Modern Mayr Medicine in Austria

Jan 11, 2011  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Health & Beauty: Having indulged over the festive season and consumed one too many mince pies, I feel it’s the ideal time to give my body some TLC. If you’ve ever tried detoxing at home, you’ll know that it can be impossible because you’re surrounded by temptation.... Read More

Blueberries: Superfood of the New Year

Jan 10, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Health & Beauty: Before your New Year's resolutions completely fall through the cracks, consider adding blueberries to your list.... Read More

Beauty Tips: 7 Ways to Not Look Tired

Jan 6, 2011  |   Contributor: Tracy Saunders  |  1 Comment

Health & Beauty: Women are always looking for new ways to keeps us looking good on-the-go with easy to find fixes. Check out these seven quick tips to keep looking your best whether you're a new mom smack dab in the middle of 3a.m. feedings or your stranded in an airport on your way to Dubai.... Read More

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