Beauty and Healthy Living

Scents to Remember Summer By

Scented candles—and all fragrances for that matter—are one of the easiest ways to connect with a memory and recall its joy for even a fleeting moment. As the end of summer approaches, I’ve collected a few of my favorite summer-food-inspired scents so you can keep the beauty of summer lingering in your home just a bit longer. Keep Reading: Our […]

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Wipe Out! The Best Budget-Friendly Makeup Removers

You know how important it is to remove makeup before bed or after a gym session, but sometimes you’re in a hurry, you’re half asleep, or you just want to get on with it already. That’s why I love a makeup removing wipe. When they were first introduced, they seemed more like glorified (or not so much) baby wipes for adults. Now […]

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This Plus-Size Model’s Magazine Cover Shows There Are All Kinds of Runner’s Bodies

Erica Schenk appears on the August issue of Women’s Running. This article originally appeared on MIMI. By Jessie Militare Fitness magazines tend to perpetuate a thin, toned ideal on their covers and on their pages. But this minority body type doesn’t represent the thousands of women who read these publications. Women’s Running magazine is working to change that standard. The publication […]

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It’s Nice to Have You in Birmingham!

Not all our readers know this, but we’ve never made it a secret that Birmingham, Alabama, is the city we call home. For the past 28 years, we’ve grown with this amazing Southern metropolis alongside our sister brands Southern Living, Coastal Living, and Oxmoor House. We’ve been through tough times (hello, print media decline!) and good times (hello, Time Inc. Test Kitchens moving to […]

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What I Love This Month: Benefit’s Roller Lash Mascara

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara ($24, benefitcosmetics.com) It seems like innovative mascara formulas and wand designs are constantly popping up, but Benefit’s new hook-and-roll brush is a game changer. It helps grab and separate lashes and holds them in curl-like place for up to 12 hours. I’m a bit of a mascara hoarder, though, and I change them like I change […]

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Beauty: Get Summer-Ready Legs

It’s already really hot here, so it’s time to break out the shorts and skirts. I typically start using self-tanner in late spring, but I’m a little behind schedule this year. Time to catch up! I love Jergens’ new quick-drying mousse formula tanner. Check it out and let me know if you have any new favorite ways to faux your glow. […]

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Healthy Habits from World Cup Winner Brandi Chastain

The FIFA Women’s World Cup kicked off its seventh edition June 6th in Canada. In order to get ready for this huge, once-every-four-years event, we spoke with former U.S. Women’s National Team star Brandi Chastain, whose left foot won the tournament for the U.S. in 1999. Like so many who witnessed it, I’ll never forget the 1999 Women’s World Cup final. Team […]

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Foodie Beauty: Get Glowing with Berries

Essential fatty acids in berry seed oils help skin stay hydrated and reduce inflammation. The antioxidants in berries help provide their luscious hues and erase free radical damage on skin.Berries are naturally high in salicylic acid, a skin smoother. Pick products with these fruity summer gems for skin-beautifying benefits.   Ralph Lauren Midnight Romance Deluxe Atomizer This classic, sexy scent has […]

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Recycle Your Empty Beauty Products for a Prettier Future

As someone who goes through about a bajillion beauty products each year, testing for the magazine and trying to find the latest and greatest for you lovely readers, I am very diligent when it comes to recycling their packaging. But apparently I’m in some lonely company: According to a survey conducted by beauty brand Unilever, only about 34% of American […]

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Better with Age: 4 Great, Affordable Finds for Aging Hair

As we age, our hair can begin to feel drier, look thinner, and lose a little luster. Fun, right? Luckily there are great new products out there to help combat these signs and help you look as good on the outside as you feel on the inside.

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