Insider Tips on How to Master the At-Home Facial
If there's one person you should listen to when it comes to mastering the at-home facial, it's a celebrity esthetician. Dallas Port of the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills has a bevy of celebrity clients, and she's busy keeping their skin clear and glowing. When it comes to mastering your own at-home spa treatments, she let us in on what works and what doesn't. Plus, find out which beauty product she swears by. Hint: it's under $10. On Kirbie: Forever 21 top. <!-- list(29798099) -->
Can't Tone It? Tan It!
If you're a staple on the red carpet, been in a pageant, or just like a healthy glow, chances are you've experienced the gloriousness of the airbrush tan. It's quick, you get an instant glow without damaging your skin, and, best of all, it tones your body, which makes you appear slimmer and taut and leaves you feeling your best. Fiona Locke, skin-finishing specialist to the stars (and who just opened Fiona Locke Studio at Saulino Smith Salon), gave us tips on what to expect from your first treatment, how to maintain your color, and what not to do. Let your fears of the faux tan be gone! On Kirbie: Shoshanna romper
Beat Bacne For Good! Tips Straight From the Dermatologist
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 the doctor for a more serious treatment. On Kirbie: Rachel Zoe top
One Ingredient For Instantly Gorgeous Hair, Skin, and Nails!
Coconut oil is comparable to the MacGyver of beauty ingredients. It can salvage dry cuticles, control split ends and frizz, smooth stretch marks, hydrate flaky skin, and also be used as a healthy cooking oil. We've seen it show up in so many different beauty products that we decided to show off our favorite coconut-infused cosmetics, skin care, and hair products. On Kirbie: Everly dress, ShopLately necklace. <!-- list(40110703) -->
The Pits: Your Embarrassing Underarm Questions, Answered
Fess up: you've probably had body odor at one point. Or perhaps you have sweat so much that it's alarming. (Seriously, you are a well that ceases to dry up. What gives, sweat?) It's nothing to be embarrassed or ashamed of in the slightest, but chances are you aren't running to lunch and asking your friends if they deal with the same issue. Heck, it can be humiliating just going to the doctor and telling her you deal with this issue. Maybe you've taken to the Internet to answer your pit-y debacle and have come away with less-than-useful tips. ("Go see a doctor!" isn't helping me right now!) Search no further, friends. We went to the Obagi Skin Health Institute in Beverly Hills, where Dr. Monika Kiripolsky covered everything we need to know about armpit health - in under five minutes! Whether it's the smell, the sweat, the color, or the hair, we have answers and solutions for your underarm woes. On Kirbie: Rachel Zoe top Front Page Image Source: Getty / WireImage
Beauty Buying Guide: What Your Favorite Celebrities Love
Since I was a child, I was always fascinated with what celebrities kept in their purses and beauty cabinets. Because they get sent so many free items, I was most curious with what they bought for themselves - and used on a daily basis. Who doesn't want to look picture-perfect? (Photoshop didn't exist at that time, thank you very much!) Tapping into this curiosity, I met with Space NK founder Nicky Kinnaird at her boutique in Bloomingdale's in Culver City, CA, who shared what our favorite stars pick up when they visit her apothecary. Space NK, an international beauty destination, carries some of the most luxurious products on the planet. From skin care to hair and makeup, learn what your favorite actress splurges on to keep her skin glowing and taut. On Kirbie: Rachel Zoe dress
How to Beat the Bad Habit That's Causing Acne
We've all done it. You get in the bathroom, start inspecting your skin, and suddenly, pores be damned! You're not leaving this mirror until every blackhead, every whitehead, and everything in between is thoroughly removed from said pores. No prisoners here. I had done just that before I went in for my facial at Arcona Studio. Allison Marks, the spa director and an esthetician at the studio, let me in on a little secret. Well, it's not so secret, but it's a tip we all choose to ignore time and time again: stop picking your skin. It causes irritation, scars, and usually more acne than what you started with. You think you're extracting what's in the pore, but really, you're just spreading the bacteria. Allison explains the science behind it all, plus gives useful tips for reducing breakouts in general. On Kirbie: Rachel Zoe dress
Brighten Blond Hair at Home Using Just 3 Ingredients
Dolly Parton once said, "I'm not offended by all the dumb-blonde jokes, because I know I'm not dumb. . . . And I also know that I'm not blond." Like Dolly, anyone who has ever ventured over to the blond (or blonder) side knows that the line between beautiful and brassy is easily crossed. Therefore, it takes a lot of TLC and consistency to ensure you maintain your pale-color status. There's a DIY trick that lightens up your mane without a trip to the salon, which is great if you don't have $200 to spare on fresh highlights. (Hello, Los Angeles!) It requires only three ingredients - one of them a bit on the odd side - but it makes a great lightening and brightening mask. Give it a go next time you're feeling a bit brassy. Quick note: You can leave the potato in the mask or strain the mixture to remove them. Your call.
Easy, Breezy Mermaid Hair Look With Jackie Perdue
Jackie Perdue, aka JaaackJack, is back with an all-new episode of Lazy Girls' Guide! This time, she is showing us how to get the perfect "mermaid hair look." It's an easy, beautiful way to transform your hair for any fun occasion.
The Dos and Don'ts of Applying Self-Tanner
There's a reason why Victoria's Secret Angels get airbrush-tanned before their big show - it creates that gorgeous glow and helps accentuate their best assets. And while I'm sure the Angels would look immaculate even without their signature tan, it does inspire a lot of women to get the look themselves. We all know by now that broad spectrum UV rays are dangerous and not worth the risk, which is why the "fake bake" or faux tan is rising in popularity. But where does one even begin when it comes to the self-tan? How do you keep it from looking like a streaky mess? When is the best time to do it? What technique should be used? Here are some of the best tips to ensure a flawless faux glow. On Kirbie: Junk Food tee <!-- list(40099923) -->