Wednesday, July 08, 2009 | COLUMN: Tips & How-Tos
Summer is the best time to let your natural beauty shine through. Shimmering pastels and golden tones will leave skin looking healthy and refreshed with a sun-kissed glow. Just follow these simple steps to look like a golden goddess and get Ashley’s gorgeous summer look.
Tuesday, July 07, 2009 | COLUMN: Party Time
Inflammation means “to set on fire” in Latin. When a disease name ends in itis, it is an indicator of inflammation (i.e. arthritis, dermatitis, gastritis, tonsillitis and hepatitis). Inflammation leads to high blood pressure; Alzheimer’s disease; cancer; diabetes; gastrointestinal problems such as constipation, indigestion and heartburn; weight gain; heart attack; and stroke. Additionally, acne and rosacea are inflammatory diseases, which is why skin becomes red and plagued by pustules.
Friday, July 03, 2009 | COLUMN: Tips & How-Tos
How to Celebrate July 4th in Style
Tomorrow is Independence Day—that means beach and poolside parties, fireworks, delicious BBQ and tons of outdoor fun. But July 4th also means braving the heat while trying to look your best. Here are a few beauty dos and don’ts to help you celebrate in style and keep your cool all day into night.
Thursday, July 02, 2009 | COLUMN: Promotions
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 | COLUMNS: Around Town, Uncategorized
When your skin looks good, you feel good about yourself. Skin conditions like stretch marks and cellulite are not only unsightly, but they can be disheartening as well. While there is no surefire remedy, there are several treatments on the market that can reduce the appearance of stretch marks and cellulite. After all, dimples are for the cheeks on your face!
Friday, June 26, 2009 | COLUMNS: Tips & How-Tos, Uncategorized
Refresh your look for the new season and try a fresh, new hairstyle. This summer brings a wealth of fashionable ‘dos for every occasion, so ditch your signature look and show your locks some love with one of these simple, pretty new styles.
The Sleek Ponytail
This style is great for the office or an evening out, a perfect transitional day-to-night hairdo. Start by pulling dry hair back into a ponytail at medium height. Next, take a small chunk of hair from the bottom of the ponytail and wrap it around the elastic band. Secure with a bobby pin and finish off the look with a dab of smoothing serum to tame flyaways. To make things a little more interesting, add some curl to your ponytail. Separate hair into two sections. Spray the first section with hairspray and curl with a curling iron. Hold for 10 sections and repeat with the remaining section. Then, twirl both pieces together around your fingers so that they form one curl.
Thursday, June 25, 2009 | COLUMN: Promotions
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Wednesday, June 24, 2009 | COLUMN: Tips & How-Tos
Eyes in lagoon hues of blue, green and turquoise are a top trend this season, and the vibrant, fun-loving look is a refreshing departure from winter’s smoky, chrome-plated lids. Perfect for a day at the beach or those sultry summer nights, marine colours can be as bright and bold or as light and breezy as you make them—it’s all in the application. Best of all, deep-sea shades work with almost every skin tone. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you create this mermaid-inspired look and make a splash this summer.
Monday, June 22, 2009 | COLUMNS: Pur Teen, Tips & How-Tos
This past weekend marked the official start of summer. For me, this time of year always brings to mind happy memories of weeks spent at my grandparents’ beach condo. But the more I read about the dangers of UV rays and the shortcomings of generic sunscreens, the more I look back on past summers in shock. Growing up, sunscreen was reserved for two things: the beach and the pool. My parents bought it at the drugstore when it went on sale just before Memorial Day and kept it in a beach bag with all our towels and pool passes. Bottles were replaced only when they were completely empty, and since they only saw the light of day (no pun intended) during the summer months, it wasn’t uncommon for a bottle of Valu Block 30 to complete a full presidential term before retiring. (The idea that sunscreen had any sort of a shelf life eluded us.)