I looked at myself in the mirror one evening and thought: "Wow, I don't look fresh." With the holiday season ahead, we decided to tweak our respective skin-care routines to find our best face again.
Girls are held to a higher beauty standard and feel the pressure -- from media, peers or parents -- to get their teeth straightened. They want braces, and for good reason. Unfortunately, this subjects them to needless medical procedures and reinforces the over-valuing of appearance.
I could put on makeup and do my hair, but I had no concept of what it looked like. I also could not see the scale, so I never got on it. What I never expected was that I would feel more beautiful than I ever had -- at that point of almost total blindness.
My friend the performance artist Wura Natasha Ogunji had just gifted me a 30 by 40 inch framed still shot from one of her performance pieces which I participated in titled 'Will I still carry water when I am a dead woman.'
We all know the damage smoking does to the lungs and cardiovascular system, but do you fully know what it can do to the health of your skin? The long-term effects may be much worse than you think.
Statistics aside, the holidays can be a great time to practice self-control around the buffet and get creative about sneaking workouts in amongst all the craziness. It can also be an opportune time to ask your loved ones to give you gifts that encourage a healthy lifestyle.
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This doesn't mean I hate my culture; it's more that I am a product of the societal pressures it placed on my generation.
We went straight to the pros and asked them to handpick their favorite beauty products for your wedding day.
At one point I called him one night, panic-stricken, asking what I was going to do without him and he calmly said: "But sweetheart, if death was such a huge problem, don't you think we would have found a solution already?"
Everyone's got a little something to cover up. And these concealers will help you do it.
As we get older, it's normal for our skin to gradually lose its elasticity and thin out. However, there are a variety of factors that can cause the skin to start aging at an accelerated rate.
I cannot stress this enough: If a trend doesn't feel like 'you' then don't push it. That's what gives us each our own individual style and voice. As Yves Saint Laurent put it, 'Fashion fades, style is eternal.' Pick and choose carefully.
People thought I was crazy for leaving a top job and top pay at the world's number one investment bank. But I was so busy changing that I didn't have time to explain what was going on with me.
Some may call it false advertising. I call it rebranding. It's modern-day survival of the fittest: Social Darwinism with a makeup bag.