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I Need Braces. Do Those Invisible Trays Really Work?

14 Jan


Yes. The imperceptible trays, called invisalign, fix the same smile issues as regular braces, over and underbite, crowding, and crooked teeth. The treatment goes for around $5,000, says Jennifer Salzer, an orthodontist in NYC. You wear them 24/7, except when you eat. And every two weeks for about a year, you upgrade to a new snugger-fitting tray (while it doesn’t hurt , it may feel a bit tight), which guides your teeth into place.


My Legs Are So Dry. Can I Still Shave Them?

14 Jan


Ladies the answer is YES! Just use a creamy body wash (like Dove Deep Moisture, $4.50) first, then defuzz with a fresh blade (to nix irritation) and shaving cream (our pick: Skintimate Lotionized Shave Creme, $4.00) to cushion and protect cracked skin, says Jeffrey Benabio, a dermatologist in San Diego, CA.


28 Aug

FREEZE 24-7 SKIN GLACÉ ($65.00)

We’d love to have Jennifer Aniston’s hair and body, but we’d settle for her flawless complexion. Besides good genes, the actress relies on this two-in-one facial cleanser and mask to unclog pores and calm irritated skin. Oh and by the way, it’s so soothing and gentle, we’ve even been using it as shaving cream.

Want gorgeous skin fast? Use the daily self-foaming cleanser to dissolve impurities, sweep away imperfections and get smooth, supple skin on contact. Use as a daily mask to take average skin from ‘so-so’ to stunning in two minutes flat.

  • Contains a proprietary complex of Bio-transformed Rice Bran and Hydrolyzed Soy Protein for deep cleansing, maximum skin purification, detoxification and hydration
  • Effectively unclogs pores, removes excess oil and impurities
  • Leaves skin visibly soft, supple, and healthy
  • Replenishes skin’s natural moisture balance
  • Calms red, irritated skin
  • Dissolves make-up and other impurities
  • Can be used as an effective shaving cream for men and women
  • Not tested on animals and contains no animal by-products.
  • Dermatologist Tested
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Non-Sensitizing
  • Allergy Tested
  • Clinically Tested
  • Non-irritating

Best Volumizer

21 Aug

Oribe Hair Care Maximista Thickening Spray, $26

It pumps up strands, strengthens them with keratin, and smells amazing. It gives your hair just the right amount of fullness without making you look like a crazy person. The best part…there is no crunchiness!

Best Deep Treatment

21 Aug

Alterna Bamboo UV Color Protection Rehab Deep Hydration Masque, $24

This paraben-free whip strengthens hair and contains UV filters to protect color. “It made my thick, dry hair feel soft ans shiny.”

Double Up On Self-Tanner

21 Aug

This might sound like Snooki’s beauty regimen, but celebrity faux-tanner Jimmy Coco , whose clients include Kim Kardashian, swears by two-layer technique. First, apply a self-tan lotion only to the bumpy areas (try L’Oreal Paris Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Lotion, $9.99) Then mist your entire body with a self-tan spray (like St. Tropez Self Tan Brozing Spray, $35). “The contouring has a slimming effect that lasts several days,” hesays.

Give Your Thighs A Rubdown

13 Aug

“Massage boosts circulation and plumps the skin, creating a smoother look that lasts for days,” says Shelly Bawiec, director of spa education for Aveda. Her fast D.Y.I technique: In the shower apply a body scrub like Bliss Hot Salt Scrub ($36) in vigorous, sideways bak-and-forth motions. After you’ve dried off, use a body oil (try Neutragena Body Oil, $9.99) for a two-minute deep massage: First, smooth your plams in long strokes donw the backs of your thighs, then use your fingers to apply pressure in slow , circular motions.

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