- Mascara Wands
- Use as eyebrow brushes or spritz a little hairspray on them and use to tame pesky flyaways.
- If it doesn’t match your skin tone it may serve perfectly as an eye shadow primer.
- Lip Sticks
- Have your lipstick pull double-duty as a blush if you realize you’ve run out at the last minute.
- Powder Eye Liner
- Add a little water to powder eye liner to turn it into a liquid for a different look.
- Eye Shadow
- Shadows that match your roots can easily be brushed in to hide them if your hair has grown out a bit.
- Apply a dark shadow to your eyelashes prior to your mascara to give them a boost in volume.
- Plain Lip Balm
- Apply around the inside of the eye with your finger to act as a highlighter.
- Allow a light mist of hairspray to fall on your face after you’ve applied your makeup to set it for the day.
- Eye Cream
- Use a hydrating eye cream in the place of lip balm if you run out. It will keep your lips supple and give them a light shine.
Whether it’s to delay retirement, retain a professional edge or stay competitive in the dating game, more men are turning to plastic surgery. According to a recent study by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), the number of men having BOTOX® shot up 27% from 2011…
Manhattan plastic surgeon Sam Rizk, MD (whose patient base is 25% male) shares “Unlike women who focus on eliminating wrinkles and lines, men value a strong jawline.” Neck lifts, nose surgery and removal of lower eyelid bags are the most popular procedures in his practice.
Dr. Rizk notes that the following all play a role in the confidence of his male patients:
Raise brows: Men have a tendency to have low set brows and they are misinterpreted as angry. A brow lift can help.
Chin position: Males with more dominant features are more likely to be promoted in the military and achieve higher rank. Dominant features include jutting chin and wide jaw bones. Fillers or chin implants can achieve this.
Height: The majority of fortune 500 CEO males are greater than the average height. Although we cannot overcome genetics a straight posture can give the appearance of height. Consider pilates.
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Once again, Maxim gave Spring Breakers the ultimate experience as they took over Panama City Beach, Florida with a beach footprint this past week. The Maxim cabana was the place to be early in the day, while the Maxim booty-shaking dance contest in the afternoon shut the party down.
Maxim welcomed reality TV star and Curve fragrances brand ambassador, Audrina Patridge, to the Maximcabana as she hosted a day dedicated to Curve fragrances, which highlighted the latest addition, curve appeal….
We asked Audrina how she likes working with Curve and what she really thinks of the fragrance... and what she look for in a guy!
"I am excited to be a brand ambassador for curve appeal for men...the brand embodies the attitude of our generation: confident, ambitious and sexy. All things I look for in a guy!"
Throughout the day, Curve branded Maxim models distributed samples of curve appeal and posed for photos with Spring Breakers in front of the Maxim and Curve step and repeat, located in the beach front cabana. From 2:00-3:00PM, Spring Breakers had the opportunity to meet and take photos with Audrina before she hosted and judged the Booty Shake Dance Off on the Main Stage at 3:30PM. Winners of the BootyShake Dance Off won a bottle of curve appeal.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg aside, for many men, the days of wearing hoodies and flip-flops to work are over. After a decade of increasingly casual office dress requirements (inspired by Zuckerberg’s 1990s Silicon Valley predecessors), CEOs began demanding a more polished look beginning with the 2001 recession. By 2002, more formal dress codes had been reinstated by 19 percent of companies with more than $500 million in revenues, according to a Men’s Apparel Alliance survey.
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“The 2001 recession gave Americans a taste of the tougher job market,” says Darnell Jones, a business professional and creator of TUKZ Undergarments for men, (www.TUKZ.com), which have clasps that ensure shirts stay tucked.
“Then along came the Great Recession in December 2007 and, with it, the layoffs and high unemployment we’re still experiencing. Today, if you want to get hired and if you want to get promoted, you’ve got to look like you mean business.”
Jones notes that it’s not just corporate leaders who want a more professional-looking workforce. In a 2012 survey by Salary.com, nearly 25 percent of respondents said their workplace’s dress code is too lenient. Less than 10 percent said theirs was too strict.
“Right or wrong, how much care you take – or don’t take – with your appearance communicates a lot about you,” Jones says. “If you take pride in how you look, you probably take pride in the work you do. If your outfits are thrown-together or dated, you may be reckless with details and not up on the latest in your profession.”
If you’re ready to give up your office hoodie, but aren’t sure what to replace it with, Jones offers these tips:
• Get a navy blue or gray blazer or suit coat: Solid colors are best, although pinstripes are fine, too. Get the best material you can afford. If wearing a jacket all day doesn’t fit with your workplace vibe, keep one in your office or cubicle to have handy just in case. Whether it’s a surprise visit from a client or an unexpected meeting with the CEO, slipping on a jacket is an easy way to make a good impression.“You’ll be amazed at how much more seriously people take you when you look the part,” Jones says.
• Watch your feet: Invest in a good pair of lace-up shoes -- brown, black or, better yet, both. (The color should complement your trousers and match your belt.) Avoid square-toed shoes -- they’re dated. Be sure your shoes are polished, and replace the heels when they get run down, particularly if you’re going on a job interview or attending an important meeting. Of course, you’ll need socks, too. They should coordinate with the color of your trousers – and with each other!
• Avoid the peacock effect: Your shirt should be a solid color – no patterns and no hot pinks. Be sure it’s pressed. An undershirt is a must; it helps prevent unsightly perspiration stains and unwanted views of underlying body parts. If you’re not wearing a tie and leaving the top button or two undone, make sure the T-shirt collar is not visible at your throat. If you’re wearing a coat, about a half-inch of shirt cuff should be visible at your wrist.
• Flatter your face with a V-neck: A good-quality gray, V-neck pullover sweater worn over a blue dress shirt is a great look for business casual. The bottom of the sweater should stop at your belt line.
“The best thing is, dressing well makes you stand taller and feel more confident. That’s really a winning look.”
Absinthe, the mythical, highly coveted drink famous for its stimulating and exhilarating qualities, long unavailable in the United States, makes its debut in The Body Shop Absinthe Hand range. Yes, you heard right – Absinthe in a hand cream! And, coincidentally, the launch comes right before “National Absinthe Day” celebrated on Tuesday, March 5th.
The Body Shop Absinthe Purifying Hand Care range is infused with refreshing botanical, soothing and moisturizing ingredients. The most intriguing element of this new line is absinthe extract, often called wormwood and named for the shrub from which it is distilled. When used in an alcoholic beverage, absinthe gives the drink a distinctive emerald color and taste.
When used in The Body Shop's products the result is a mesmerizing and odor-fighting fragrance that leaves the hands smelling as good as they feel.
All products in the range are triclosan–free and are suitable for all skin types, so everyone can become entranced by the purifying feel of absinthe.
If this isn’t enough reason to love the Absinthe Purifying Hand Care range, it also contains Community Fair Trade shea butter from Ghana. Women hand-harvest shea nuts, dry them in the sun and crack them to extract the kernels. These are then roasted and ground into a paste to make the butter. The Body Shop trade with the Tungteiya Women’s Shea Butter Association has funded three medical centers and 10 nursery schools, so what is not to love?
For the spirited, A Taste of Heaven Candle, $85, lives up to its name. Created by Kilian Hennessy, heir to the Hennessy cognac family, the notes of absinthe verte juxtapose the freshness of lavender from southern France with the warmth of Bourbon vanilla. Revel in the sensory heights of green absinthe, nectar, and musk of poets whose bittersweet nature embraces complete olfactory harmony.
Known as the green fairy or l’atroce sorcière, absinthe has long captured the imagination with its seductive air of danger. Enter L'Artisan Parfumeur Fou D'Absinthe, $165. This vivacious scent combines the intoxicating aroma of absinthe and warm woods. The perfume is comprised of absinthe, four-spices alcohol, patchouli and pine needles.
Absinthe lovers have a reason to celebrate their excitement of absinthe in another form: Estée Lauder Absinthe, $20. The famed beauty line carries a chic green nail polish, appropriately named, Absinthe. The polish is super glossy, fast-drying, and doesn't chip.
Last week I featured some of my faves for Women from Reiss. It wouldn’t be right to leave the guys out! Guys, here’s what you need to transition from winter 2012 to spring 2013.
Top menswear picks from Reiss:
1. Norton: The Leather Jacket- Slim fit and in super soft leather, wear this piece with black skinny jeans, a white tee and dark leather boots. Add a chunky knitted scarf on those colder days.
2. Slimpt: The Slouchy Knit- This slouchy knit manages to be both comfortable and chic. Go up a size and wear it with some skinny light-coloured jeans, a patterned sock and leather loafers.
3. Fairline: The Classic Blazer- Style this versatile navy blazer with coloured chinos and a basic tee or invest in the matching trousers to make a complete suit.
4. Shogun: The Herringbone Shirt- Wear this herringbone weaved shirt buttoned to the top, collar pin in place and without a tie. Complete the look with a navy blazer, stone-coloured chinos and honey-coloured suede monk shoes.
5. Dodge: The Off-Duty Jeans- This is a great wash that looks really fresh this season. Team yours with a chunky knit or a white tee and tennis shoe when it warms up.
1. Photo Book Grandparents love updated photos of their growing families, but gifting portraits year after year can get boring for both parties. Amp up the photo offering with a themed photo book featuring a photographic chronology of your favorite memories with Grandpa, or a collection of your best family candids.
2. Premium Goods My grandpa was a big coffee drinker. When he visited he'd walk to his favorite coffee shop near my house almost every day. For him, a premium bag of coffee beans and a sturdy new mug would be the perfect gift. Consider what your grandpa enjoys doing, eating or reading, and look for the premium version to offer him on Father's Day.
3. Magazine Subscription Is Grandpa an avid angler, history buff or political aficionado? Whatever his "thing," there's a magazine or journal offering the latest news, trends and profiles to keep him up to date. You can often find deals this time of year from subscription aggregators like Magazines.com and even daily -deal sites. Check these resources first before going directly to the publication's website.
4. E-Reader If Grandpa continually has his nose in a book, consider gifting him with an e-reader. Not only will he get access to his favorite books, he can increase the type size on the screen for tired eyes, or opt for audio books for the ultimate relaxation. Deal site FreeShipping.org is advertising $20 off plus free shipping on the Barnes & Noble Nook when you use your Master Card.
5. Webcam/Skype The best gift of all is your company, and that may be hard to come by if your grandpa lives in another state. Think about purchasing a webcam and offering to install it the next time you're out, along with Skype so you can video call him between visits. This is a great way to stay connected and feel like you see him more often than a few times a year.
6. Smartphone and Tech Session Baby boomer grandparents are a savvy bunch, and they'll likely appreciate the latest smartphone to keep tabs on their grandchildren. Verizon Wireless now offers an $80 prepaid plan for smartphones with unlimited talk and text and 1GB of data. Since there's a lot to learn about these gadgets, set him up with a tech session from a store manager.
7. Movie Tickets There are lots of great movies coming out this summer, and your grandparents might enjoy a few movie nights on you. You can buy gift cards to specific movie theater companies or online ticket sellers like Fandango. Be sure he takes advantage of senior discounts to stretch the card's value and point him to this article from the Miami Herald on other ways to save at the movies.
8. Car Wash/Detailing My grandpa's car was always immaculate, but I know it was harder for him to keep it up as he got older. If this sounds familiar, gift your grandpa with a car wash and detailing package to keep his ride as pristine as he'd like. You can often find daily deals offering this service, so scour Groupon and LivingSocial for deals in his area.
9. Virtual Keyboard Grandpa is pretty tech savvy, but maybe he's been complaining to you about the miniscule size of his tablet or smartphone keyboard. Launch him into the future with the Cube Laser Virtual Keyboard, compatible with iPhones, iPads, smartphones and most laptops. This matchbox-size device projects a full-size keyboard onto any flat surface, offering the convenience of a real keyboard without requiring you to haul one around.
Feel good (by purchasing green) and look good (with a rich crème filled with antioxidants) this winter with JASON C-Effects Pure Natural Crème, $17.95. The crème is luxuriously rich with a soft, cushy texture. It contains Vitamin C, Thioctic Acid, Green Tea and other natural antioxidants to keep your skin line free, spotless, and bright. Apply at night, and wake up to a sunny complexion!
After applying Leonor Greyl Mousse au Lotus Volumatrice from roots to ends, Louise quickly blew dry Jean's hair.