Get Fired Up For This Hunger Games-Inspired Collection
CoverGirl has teamed up with The Hunger Games! Now you can grab several limited-edition Catching Fire-inspired products before the movie debuts in theaters next month. The collection includes new shades of the brand's Glosstini polishes, six nail sticker designs, Smoochies lip glosses, and a Flamed Up mascara that Katniss would certainly approve of. Plus, you can visit the Capitol Beauty Studio on CoverGirl's site and learn how to get 12 different beauty looks (inspired by each of the 12 districts) using these products. On Kirbie: Talbots dress
Insanely Eye-Catching Nail Art You Can Pull Off in Just 3 Steps
Tom Bachik is adored by everyone on our team. He not only creates gorgeous manicures for Jennifer Lopez, Zooey Deschanel, and Heidi Klum - maybe you've heard of them? - but he's also the kindest, coolest guy to work with. Tom started off as a graphic designer just wanting to make some extra cash. Now he's creating manicures for magazine spreads, red carpets, and even big celebrity weddings. While in studio, Tom showed us how to create two supersimple (and head-turning, for that matter) manicures that anyone can do at home: one with feathered flair and one is a pretty print. Both are big for the Summer, given texture, bright colors, and patterns are huge for the season. Manicure 1: Feathered Flair Step 1: Paint your nails white Step 2: Cut a feather, and place it on top of the white polish. If your polish is dry, try applying a clear topcoat first, then apply the feather. Tip: Align the spine of the feather with your cuticle for an asymmetrical look. Step 3: Cut off the excess feather and file around the nail. Finish with a topcoat. Manicure 2: Pretty Patterns Step 1: Paint your nails with a pink base polish Step 2: Apply Scotch tape to mask part of the nail, and paint the nail with purple polish; remove the tape immediately. Step 3: Let the purple polish dry, then continue this process with a bright pink polish. Finish with a topcoat.
Why You Have Bumps on Your Legs (Plus Tricks to Getting Gorgeous Gams)
When it's hot out (or you live in LA, such as myself), the hemlines get shorter . . . and shorter . . . and shorter. As a gal who has insecurities about my legs, I've always tried to find the best ways to accentuate and show them off. For me, that means using some self-tanner and getting the best shave possible. But don't worry! If you're not about to slather on a tan, there are a few other options that will still get you gorgeous, glowing gams. Plus, learn why you have those inflamed red bumps on your legs. On Kirbie: Tory Burch dress
Zoom Teeth Whitening: My Experience
When you want the best smile in Hollywood, you head to Dr. William Dorfman, DDS. Dr. Bill is the man behind some of Hollywood's most famous smiles - his clients include everyone from Usher to Katy Perry and Britney Spears to Jessica Simpson. Dr. Bill founded Discus Dental, the company that launched Zoom Whitening before being sold to Philips. So when I wanted to see what the professional teeth-whitening hype was about, I knew he was the go-to authority. I went in for my consult, and Dr. Dorfman not only said I was a great candidate for Zoom (although my teeth were fairly white from white strips), but that I would also benefit from another cosmetic adjustment. "Your front two teeth are uneven - one is longer than the other, and one is chipped and jagged. Let me fix that." It was something I've always noticed but never worried about, but I decided to let him work his magic. Before I hopped into the chair (well, I was already sitting there, just not getting the service yet), I had to know why this was so much better than my at-home white strips, and I had a myriad of other questions, too. First things first: does it hurt? No, it doesn't hurt. Not while you're getting it done, at least. There was a slight sensation during the third 15-minute session that dissipated, but nothing hurts while the light is on your teeth. However, the pain I experienced that night was excruciating. I would randomly feel deep aches and sensations throughout my teeth and gums. I ended up popping two Ibuprofen and going to bed earlier than normal. By the next morning, the pain had completely subsided. How long does it take? Each appointment is around 45 minutes to an hour. I had my mouth fitted for personalized take-home whitening trays, then they applied protective gel on my teeth and lips, and then put the light on my teeth for 15 minutes at a time. In between each session, they wiped the gel off and reapplied. You'll go through this process for three 15-minute sessions, then rinse, and you're out the door! How long does it last? Depending on your eating and drinking habits, it can last anywhere between six months and a year. How do I maintain it? Because I got fitted for the accompanying take-home trays (an optional service), I'll use those to help eliminate any stains from my new pearly whites. There are a few options depending on your needs, but I chose NiteWhite. I'll wear the formula in the trays overnight, two to three days a month, whenever I need a little sprucing up. (I haven't needed it yet; it's been about three weeks.) Of course, drinking coffee, red wine (God forbid!), or certain juices and consuming balsamic vinegar can stain your teeth over time, and you're advised against consuming any of these items for 48 hours after your appointment. I was so nervous about staining my teeth that I joked about the teeth whitening diet: Zoom Whitening Diet: don't eat/drink anything (besides water) because you're scared everything will stain your teeth — Kirbie Johnson (@kirbiejohnson) July 1, 2014 Don't worry, I ate. And Dr. Dorfman shaved down my two front teeth so they were even. He got rid of the jagged edges and chips that I've incurred over time from grinding my teeth at night. After sending her a photo of the results, my mom told me she might cry. That's powerful stuff, y'all. OK, but seriously: Is it worth it? As a woman who wants her teeth to look white at all times, I definitely think it's worth it. Pricing varies around the country, but for a couple hundred dollars, your teeth can get up to eight shades brighter than they were originally, and it really does make a huge difference. I've gotten so many compliments on my teeth the past few weeks, and I've even gotten asked if I have veneers. (I love it!) I don't know that I would do it every six months, but once a year is worth it for me. The white strips I use at home work, just not as powerfully as this service. Further, the cosmetic shaving made an even bigger difference, and getting both services at the same time was the one-two punch I needed to take my smile to the next level. Now if I can just get rid of my affinity for red sangria . . . You can see the whole transformation in the video, and watch what happens during the process. Based on my reaction, you can tell I'm very pleased with the results!
The Key to Getting Rid of Bacne Is . . .
Body acne is, not shockingly, the hardest form of acne to get rid of. And this isn't an assumption - Dr. Monika Kiripolsky, dermatologist at the Obagi Skin Health Institute - validates it. While your face can "air out," your body acne deals with restraints like clothing, which are constantly rubbing and suffocating those pores. If you're walking down the aisle soon or just want to wear a strapless dress without feeling insecure, Dr. Kiripolsky breaks down the biggest body-acne culprits, ways to help alleviate the issue at home (hint: you'll want to get rid of a certain shower product ASAP), and when it's time to hit up the doctor for a more serious treatment. On Kirbie: Rachel Zoe top
Small Tricks That Prevent Your Hair Color From Fading
If you have beautiful hair color, the worst thing can be when it fades or gets brassy. Many of us don't realize that it can be a result of the sun's UV rays or even the water from our showers! Here are a few tricks I use to maintain my beachy blond as long as possible. Be sure to watch POPSUGAR Now on TVGN, weekdays at 4/3 p.m. CDT.
Dermatologist-Approved DIYs That Save Your Skin After a Sunburn
I promise you that sunburns are inevitable in your life if you don't wear and reapply sunscreen consistently! It's crucial to protect your skin, rain or shine, beach or mountains. But what happens if you get too much sun exposure and it causes a bad burn? It happens to the best of us, and there are a few things you can do at home to make sure your skin doesn't suffer as a result. Dr. Jessica Wu is a beloved celebrity dermatologist - she can't disclose her clients, obviously - but she is responsible for transforming and maintaining some of the best mugs in Hollywood. During our interview, Dr. Wu told me a few remedies for sunburns that I had never heard before, including one that doubles as a refreshing drink. And which products should you avoid after you get a sunburn? If you deal with acne, you'll want to listen up. On Kirbie: Banana Republic dress
Sombré: The New Ombré Trend That Looks Gorgeous on Everyone
What is sombré? First, let's take it back to the OG trend: ombré. It's every lazy girl's dream: let your roots grow out and, essentially, you've got the look. (One of the trend's redeeming qualities.) Over the past few years, we've seen this look go from dip-dyed ends to drastic color pairings - deep black roots with platinum-blonde ends or red with brunette - and now it's time to refresh yet again! Sombré, known also as "soft" or "subtle ombré" incorporates lighter shades in a more natural way. Instead of dramatic colors paired together, your base color casually transitions into lighter shades by strategically placed highlights around the face, which cascade into heavy highlights at the ends. It's a look we're seeing on some of our favorites hair color muses like Kate Mara, Mila Kunis, and Lily Collins, so we went straight to the source - their hair colorist, Denis de Souza - to learn who's a candidate for the look, how to maintain it at home, and how often you need touch-ups. On Kirbie: MissGuided dress; on Lauren: Rebecca Taylor top
Orange Is the New Red: Master This Season's Hottest Lip Color
The biggest beauty trend for Spring? Orange lipstick. Orange gets a bad rap, because it's bold - sometimes too bold - and many of us fear it will look clownish off the runway. So what if we told you that orange is the new red? The hue is actually very versatile - so much so that anyone can pull it off! Getting the perfect cantaloupe lip look really depends on the way you apply it. Uzo, the international lead stylist for Nars, shows us how to master this look in real life, featuring the new Nars Matte Multiple.
No-Filter Makeup: The 5-Minute Beauty Routine
Instagram gives us our own personal lighting crew. And anyone who has been on television or walked a red carpet can tell you that lighting is key for picture-perfect results. It can highlight your best assets or, alternatively, cast unflattering shadows. But what if you want to look good without the filter? We posed this question to Gregory Arlt, director of makeup artistry at MAC Cosmetics. He's the man behind Dita Von Teese's perfectly sculpted pout and Gwen Stefani's glowing skin, so surely he'd be able to give us tricks to master no-filter makeup at home, right? Of course he did! He's a beauty exorcist, after all. On Kirbie: Robert Rodriguez dress