• SELF Help: You Are What You Eat!

    SELF Magazine‘s latest Best Of list is serving up the best healthy food options on the market, and no better time than bikini season to really pay attention to the You Are What You Eat, So Eat Healthy motto. Eat healthy, feel healthy, look healthy… well, yeah!

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    Options like Thomas’ Whole Wheat English Muffins, Whole Food’s Organic Whole Wheat pastas and Cliff Crunch granola bars got you covered in the fuel department, and just one glance at their tasty top picks reminds us: healthy no longer means sacrifice! Cheese? Check. Organic Light String Cheese isn’t just the real thing, it’s also versatile — make it a snack, or use it in your recipes. And taste? It’s all there — Healthy Choice Top Chef manages to serve up Chicken & Potatoes with Peach BBQ Sauce.

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    The only thing you’re missing with any reader’s choice here — guilt. For a one-stop munch-a-thon, head to Whole Foods Market and get shopping!

  • The Affordable Makeover: Legs & Nails

    Beauty routines mean beauty products, and when we’re talking head to toe, that adds up… fast. We’re all more than entitled to a splurge here and there, but as responsible gals, we also like to keep the bank account in check. So how to keep up with the upkeep in-between? Easy — smooth skin on those pins and a polished nail.


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    Schick Hydro Silk Razor uses five blades for the closest shave imaginable, hydration included. And once you’re smooth, go for firm too. c.Booth makes an antioxidant rich firming lotion that’s natural, non-greasy, and all sorts of honey-almondy — exactly what your freshly shaved pins deserve. Sounds like you’ll be feeling almost like a Bond girl…. In fact, go with that!


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    OPI‘s new Bond Girl Collection works all the best nail trends (texturized, shimmery and sand finishes) in all the right shades (coral, gold, purple, turquoise, pink and silver!) It’s no ordinary polish, but it’s an instant makeover — you’ll look finished, feel confident, and maybe even forget about that “new treatment” you “must try!”

  • 2013 Tony Awards: The Trend We Loved

    We were so down with one of our favorite NYC gals, Cyndi Lauper, taking the Best Original Score for Kinky Boots at the 67th annual Tony Awards that we almost forgot to check out what anyone was wearing! And really, who could when it seemed like the star of the night was an accessory — the statement earring.

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    Big, bold and intricate designs seemed the lady’s choice at the Neil Patrick Harris hosted event, starting with Cyndi herself (just look at those artful contraptions!)


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    From Bernadette Peters and her on-trend emeralds to Sigourney Weaver’s equally hip gold geometrics, all lobes seemed in the know on the carpet. Nominee Carrie Coon (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) rocked a super elegant gold and crystal pair that made us start to think… Who’s afraid of the drop earring? We might not be after watching these lovelies show us how it’s done!


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  • Outdoor Party Done Chic!

    Ah, the outside entertain… True mark of the summer season. We’re not talking your regular picnic table gathering, though. We’re talking bringing out the style. All the way out. Susan Feldman of One Kings Lane gave the LifeMinute crew some solid (and patterned!) tips…



    Get Prepped!
    Preppy prepped, in fact! Colors and patterns are summer ready, so make them your mainstay. Snag some containers and stock em with sunscreen, sunglasses and towels for a quick grab as you and your guests are head out the door and into the fun.


    Not just any towels, mind you. Spruce it up with brand new beach-y numbers designed to wow. One Kings Lane collab’ed with names you love, like Nanette Lepore, Tracy Reese and Rebecca Minkoff, for eye-popping, charity-supporting signature beach towels that truly up the layabout!


    Brighten Up The Details!
    Continue the bright pattern trend into the outside with throw pillows and ditch the paper plates in flavor of shiny melamine tableware. It’s a durable alternative, and a bold hue-n-pattern mix-n-match looks fab across the table.


    Chill in Comfort!
    A cabana beach chair is going to give you a lounge like no standard folding chair can! Feel resort-y in any outdoor space, color match with your other essentials to round out the look, and hey! you know that kicking back on one is going to work all sorts of St. Tropez glam with an elegant sun hat…


  • Keepin’ It Sleek In The Heat!

    You’re already thinking about your hair, aren’t you? Oh, us too, ladies. Us too. Warm weather is when we want to look hot as can be, and with a few minor adjustments…. we can, we totally can.


    So about that hair…. Keep your locks tamed and smooth, humidity be darned! John Frieda’s Frizz-Ease Hair Serum protects and strengthens while keeping those strands on the sleek, and there’s a formula for every hair type — that means yours!



    Next up… Sweat-clogged pores. Face it, not a good look. A simple switch up to your summer routine can keep your skin polished and clear, no irritation required. Bioré® Acne Clearing Scrub goes all micro on the grime with Superfine Alumina Crystals that clear you up in just two days, and prevents debris from settling in for a future breakout.



    Now, we all know seasonal allergies can undo every kind of perfect you put in place. So how to keep that face all bright when pollen puts up a fight? Puffs Ultra Soft and Strong tissues and a bold lip. Odd couple, right? Puffs will soothe the eye and nose waterworks without scratching your surface (40% more cushioned than the usual tissue!), and a lip pop cheers your mood and keeps you feeling finished.



    The best part? All of these hot-hot essentials are always on hand at your local drugstore and easy on the pocket!