Beauty and Healthy Living

What’s in Your Bag, Nigella Lawson?

You’ve likely seen this saucy chef on one of her cooking shows or in the pages of her nine cookbooks. Her latest, Simply Nigella: Feel Good Food,  shares lighter recipes, such as her Wild Alaskan Salmon, Avocado, Watercress, and Pumpkin Seed Salad. “It’s quick and makes me feel fabulously calm. Plus it’s lusciously good!” she says. When she’s out of the […]

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Three Swaps for Better Skin This Winter

The heat is on. Not outside, no. But inside, drying out our skin and making the transition to winter even harsher on skin. Put that into play with the cold wind blowing outside, and it’s time to reconsider your beauty routine this time of year. Here are three ways to make sure you’re more snow bunny than sad honey. SWITCH TO: […]

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Radiant Skin Starts with Pumpkin Pie

My skin is as sensitive as it comes, so I had to switch to all organic beauty products several years ago. Although wonderful and high quality, buying products that exclude dyes, parabens, sulfates, and synthetic fragrances gets quite pricey. That’s what prompted me to get creative and to start using beauty products that are also edible and organic, of course. […]

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Soften Up: Shield Skin from Winter Dryness

These fab new wallet-friendly finds help shield skin from winter dryness. For Comfy Cleansing: Olay Active Botanicals Refreshing Gel Cleanser ($6, Target) Snow mushroom extract holds up to 500 times its weight in water and banishes oil without overdrying. For Serious Moisture: Vaseline Intensive Care Deep Moisture Jelly Cream ($8, Vaseline) Microdroplets of Vaseline jelly hydrate as this cream increases moisture by […]

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Top Chef’s Gail Simmons on Her Beauty Routine

In addition to her duties on the Emmy-winning Bravo show, Simmons is special projects director at our sister magazine Food & Wine, an author, and a mom. When she’s not concocting delicious dishes, she’s known to whip up a beauty product or two: “We shot in Palm Springs recently, and it was so dry,” she says. “I made my own […]

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5 Ways to “Halloween” Your Look if You’re Sans Costume

Despite my rabid love for all things Halloween and fall, I don’t like to dress up. Why? Because the first time I did (E.T., 1983) and the last time I did (Minnie Mouse, 2013), I felt awkward and out of place and put upon. I’m more of a wallflower when it comes to the holiday, I’ll confess. Before I start […]

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Pretty in Pink Beauty Products

We all know how good it feels to treat yourself (or treat yo’self for my fellow Parks and Rec devotees) to a luxurious beauty product. Sometimes it’s just what a rainy Monday (or a perfectly sunny Thursday) needs. But it’s all the better when someone benefits from our purchases, right? In honor of October’s designation as breast cancer awareness month–a […]

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Drugstore Picks for Healthy Teeth

Healthy teeth and gums are a good indication of an overall healthful lifestyle. But when you love food and drink like we do–looking at you, morning cup of coffee and evening bucket of red wine—keeping teeth and gums looking their whitest and brightest can require a little extra help. Here are some good starting points to tide you over until your […]

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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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