Category Archives: health

Brrrrr… 3 Ways to Pamper Yourself on Extremely Cold Winter Days

blog cold 1The bitter cold winter can be tough on our looks, so here are 3 tips to keep warm and look hot!

1. Make sure your hands are dry from the cold winter with your favorite pair of gloves. We personally like leather gloves; they are chic and protect hands beautifully- especially when they are lined.  Remember to apply hand moisturizer a few minutes before donning a good pair. Keep it close by and reapply often.

2. Lips are always exposed to the elements so we need to avoid the dry, flaky consequences of leaving them bare. Make sure to re-apply lipstick, and use chap stick, lip gloss, or any lip balm at all other times to create a protective layer.  Soft kissable lips are possible all year round if you take care of them!

3. Cold, grey dreary days are depressing, so try to occasionally head to the spa or salon. Make sure you take time to pamper yourself.  Get a haircut, manicure, pedicure, back massage. Any of these are wonderful pick-me-ups, and come with the bonus of lovely lasting effects. Hang in there ladies!!

Six Steps to Clear Skin this Summer

Sticky summers mean tricky skin and Lucky Magazine has brought you six fool-proof steps to achieving the silkiest, smoothest skin—no matter how high the humidity level. This short and sweet guide gives you the warm weather basics to gaining clear skin in the hottest months as well as some of the best products on the market for each step of the way. Begin with a good cleanser followed by a sonic-frequency powered clarisonic, a gentle exfoliator and hydrating mask are next and finish your regimen with a revitalizing toner and smoothing serum. And the whole scheme is deceptively easy, low-maintenance girls. Make a point to devote 20 minutes to yourself and your skincare regimen and you’ll be blemish-free this sweaty summer. And it doesn’t end there!—Lucky‘s beauty section is overloaded with skincare tips and wellness guides to help you stay looking and feeling your best right now. Indulge, dahhhling.

Fact: Those “to-die-for” High Heels May Alter Anatomy

(HealthDay News) — High heels may turn heads, but new research shows the long-term cost of wearing them is even steeper than the sky-high price tag of some coveted brands.

  • High heels do put stress on the back and knees. Squeezing into high heels with narrow toe boxes can cause a condition called Morton’s neuroma, a painful thickening of tissue between the third and fourth toes.

Another horror- “Haglund’s deformity”, sometimes called the “pump bump,” occurs when back straps of heels dig into the tissue around the Achilles tendon. Too-tight shoes can bring on bunions, an enlargement of bone or tissue at the base of the big toe that pushes the big toe toward the second toe.

  • Pointy shoes can worsen hammertoe by forcing the toes to bend at the middle joints, eventually causing them to stay bent and rigid even when barefoot.
  • And then there are those uneven-sidewalk wipeouts that lead to ankle sprains and breaks.

The fix for many of these conditions, podiatrists said, may come as bad news for those emulating “Sex and the City” fashionista Carrie Bradshaw: Box up your stilettos and wear more sensible footwear. 

That’s what podiatrists say. To that I say, BOO HOOOOO.  Put a pair of flats in your bag and definitely use them for extended walks.  But nothing changes your look, your attitude, a bystander’s glance… like a pair of sexy high heels.