At-Home Know-How: 3 Things to Try, Stat

For your hair: Forks aren’t just for pasta anymore. Twirl one through your strands (à la Disney’s The Little Mermaid) and dry with a diffuser nozzle for the ideal wave.

For your tabletop: Want to inject a little industrial Zen into your home? Pour concrete into paper cups, stick in a tall tapered candle, peel away the cup, and voilà! New centerpieces.

For your ankles: Your Achilles’ heel? Stilettos. Strengthen your ankles for that new pair by tracing letters in the air with your foot.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Editor

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August 11, 2014

We Couldn’t Have Said It Better…

In regard to the Duchess’s world-famous mane:
We Couldn't Have Said It Better: Kate Middleton's Hair
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December 6, 2013

We Couldn’t Have Said It Better…

Jennifer Aniston's HaircutWhich great quotes did we miss? Tweet us at @ruelala.

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November 8, 2013

Hair Hang-Up: How to Avoid Hat Hair and Static

November is here. Which means it’s officially time to free your beanies and fedoras from their under-the-bed storage bins and refresh yourself (sigh) on the cold-weather topper’s inevitable drawbacks: hat hair and static. Here, a few simple tips to fight the season’s biggest hair hang-ups.

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November 4, 2013

We Couldn’t Have Said It Better…

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November 1, 2013

Instant Inspiration: 5 Pinterest Boards We Can’t Get Enough Of

A Tuesday roundup of our recent Pinterest obsessions

We’re really obsessed with boots. But fall fashion calls for a bit more than just shoes.

1. A varied jacket collection is so necessary. The same outerwear Monday through Friday? No, thanks.

2. It’s only logical that you would sport a sweater under your coat. This weather just begs for layers.

3. Knit, flannel, fleece. You can’t really go wrong with a scarf.

4. You don’t need windblown hair (and rosy cheeks) to look fall-ready, but it certainly helps.

5. Lastly, don’t forget your hat. It’s your look’s secret weapon.

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October 29, 2013

Instant Inspiration: 5 Pinterest Boards We Can’t Get Enough Of

A Tuesday roundup of our recent Pinterest obsessions

We’re not ashamed to admit it. Sometimes we’re a little high-maintenance when it comes to getting ready.

1. A hairstyle for every day of the year (and more).

2. Pain is beauty. These perfectly groomed eyebrows are proof.

3. So we may not have the patience to try all 450+ of these makeup tricks. But they look awesome.

4. If we got manicures like this every week, our wallets would be very angry.

5. The last touch before we walk out the door? A spritz of perfume.

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August 6, 2013

Rue Road Test: Make-It-At-Home Dry Shampoo

Shorten your morning routine with this clever (homemade) beauty trick

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Confession: I rarely wash my hair every day. I’ve experimented with a few different store-bought brands of dry shampoo over the years, and while I’ve enjoyed the results, I could definitely do without the price tag (as well as all the additional chemical ingredients). Forgo washing and blow-drying your hair on day two and cash in on some extra minutes of beauty sleep with the help of a few common household supplies and this homemade dry shampoo recipe.

What you’ll need:
• 1/2 cup baking soda
• 1/2 cup whole grain oatmeal
• Sprig of dried lavender or 10 – 15 drops lavender essential oil (or any scent of your choice)
• Food processor
• Small jar with airtight lid
• Old makeup brush
• Fine-tooth comb

How to do it:
1. Combine the baking soda and oatmeal together in a food processor and grind until they form a fine powder.
2. Add the dried lavender or essential oil and mix well.
3. Scoop mixture into a small jar for storage.
4. Part your hair into three sections and use the makeup brush to lightly dust the mixture onto each section’s roots.
5. Work the fine-tooth comb from root to tip to brush out any excess powder.

By Grace Romanowsky of Valenki By ACE, Staff Writer

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February 2, 2013

Instant Inspiration: Five Pinterest Boards We Can’t Get Enough Of

1. Next time we’re running late in the morning, this hair apparent board will have us inspired.

2. A whole board dedicated to house plants? Don’t mind if we do.

3. The next time we host a cocktail party, we’re whipping up some of these creative appetizers.

4. We love every single tie and bow tie on this pinboard.

5. This gorgeously colorful board will brighten any day.

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October 30, 2012

Head Games: How to Rock a Headpiece

                          

I’ve had my eye on the headpiece trend since it first started popping up this spring, even though as far as I can tell, the last person who successfully pulled one off was Xena Warrior Princess. But this DIY for upcycling old necklaces into your own 100% original headpiece made me think twice – I had to try it firsthand.

The Trick
I learned quickly that styling your hair with a headpiece requires a center part (which, with my straight blonde hair, makes me look unnervingly like Bret Michaels). A great way to soften up this look? Let your hair air dry and use some product for beachy waves. It also helps to tease your crown for a bit of body.

The Wardrobe
Keep it basic – you’re already working a headpiece, don’t get over ambitious. I kept it light and breezy with a tiered ivory chiffon dress, wedges, and a stack of bangles for harborside drinks with friends. As for makeup, go easy on the eyeliner and opt for a pink or nude-colored pout.

By Grace Romanowsky, Staff Writer

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August 11, 2012