It’s almost the weekend, which means one thing: retreating to the couch with a really nice glass of Rioja and some Homeland reruns.
Okay, maybe that’s just me. For plans that require more than a messy topknot and bootlegged Showtime subscription, behold – a step-by-step tutorial on how to curl your hair with nothing but a flat iron (and maybe a brush and some hair spray).
Watch the step-by-step video on refinery29.com.
By Joanna Berliner, Editor
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You’re not the only one confused by the endless cream and moisturizer options out there this fall. BB. CC. DD. (Do they remind anyone else of bra sizes? Maybe it’s just us.) Here, a rundown of everything you need to know about the season’s top hydrators.
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Squoval, round, almond. The nail-shape options are seemingly endless. But which one looks best on you? Check out the guide below to find out.
(From left to right)
While this shape isn’t the most practical choice (unless, of course, you’re Lady Gaga), it sure is fun – and it makes the fingers appear slender and long. Use light colors, as darker ones might look a bit too Hocus Pocus.
If you have short nail beds, don’t worry – the oval shape can give the illusion of longer ones. This shape is also low-maintenance, which is great if you’re always on the go.
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The last time you saw black lipstick was on angsty teenage mall rats. But since Fashion Week, the look has been a lot less goth and a lot more chic. (For proof, see model and blogger Nikia Phoenix.)
Lucky for you, this costume-clad week brings endless Halloween soirees to try it out. But that’s only the test run. Swap the costume for your favorite GNO outfit and follow these simple, foolproof rules to wear this bold look on the weekend.
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No Halloween costume? Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. These DIY skull nails are a quick, easy, and just-whimsical-enough way to support the holiday without dressing up.
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Clutches, heels – sure, we love them. But for some of fall’s best accessories, look no further than your fingertips. Here’s the buzz on who’s been sporting the trend and how to replicate it.
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You turned your alarm off instead of hitting the snooze button – we’ve all been there. And now you have mere minutes to pull yourself together and head out the door. Luckily, you planned out your outfit the night before (smart thinking). But what about your hair?
Continue reading “So, You Overslept: 3 Steps for Quick & Easy Hair” »
Not only are split nails unattractive, they hurt. A lot. To keep splits from getting worse – and looking unsightly – follow the six simple steps below.
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Do you really need to keep your polish in the fridge? Does eating Jell-O actually make your nails stronger? We investigated some of the nail world’s most-shared tips – and separated fact from fiction.
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Knit caps are the pinnacle of cool. There’s no question there. What isn’t cool, though? Hat hair.
Until a matted-down mane’s suddenly in vogue, here’s how to keep your tresses looking their best – without sacrificing winter’s have-to-have accessory.
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