Spring Break Self Tanner

The Self-Tanner That Saved Me On Spring Break

I’m not a huge fan of self-tanners, but I do love that sun-kissed glow. After having spent several months under layers and layers of winter clothes in the East Coast deep freeze, it was a shock when I headed out to Santa Barbara for spring break and realized just how white and pasty my body...

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Learn about the benefits of rose skin care

Winter Skin Rehab: Rose To The Rescue

Finally, it seems that winter is behind us. But even though the temps are getting warmer, I bet your complexion is still feeling the wrath of a long winter. There’s nothing worse that waking up to dry, red, irritated, blotchy skin. To the rescue: Skincare elixirs based on the curative powers of rose are extremely healing...

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healthiest chocolate

Midday Slump S.O.S: Healthy Chocolate

There’s no doubt about it: I’m a chocoholic. Some days, it’s the only thing that will really get me through that mid-afternoon slump. A little chocolate treat can instantly make you feel more energized, happier, and now, even healthier. Chocolatiers are now combining heart-healthy dark chocolate with superfoods, herbal extracts and other mind/body-boosting ingredients using artisanal precision. The...

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Charlotte's Book is a new aesthetics and wellness resource, listing the best experts in your city.

Have You Met Charlotte Yet?

You know those moments when life gets so busy that some of your projects, no matter how much you love them, have to take a backseat because your bandwidth can only stretch so far? I use the term supermom with the best intentions—to describe moms who not only manage their family, but are also dedicated...

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A makeover story on going short.

The Power Of A Short Hair Makeover

After years of holding on to her long, thin hair for dear life, my sister, Hilary Hayes, (a.k.a. the best interior designer in Los Angeles, shown above at left), finally lopped off 8 inches to go for a super chic Audrey Hepburn-inspired pixie hairstyle. She had been building up Read More >

French Anti-Aging Beauty Tips

Anti-Aging Beauty Secrets Of French Women

Happy Bastille Day! Ever since my mom moved to France when I was 8 years old, I’ve split my time living between New York and Paris. I love both cities and both cultures. Each have their strengths (and weaknesses), but there’s no denying that the French have a special way of savoring the good things in life—food, vacation, and...

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Best Sunscreens

This Summer’s Top Spray Sunscreens

Have you seen the shocking “What The Sun Sees” video yet? Artist Thomas Leveritt used a video camera equipped with an ultraviolet lens (similar technology to what dermatologists use to assess sun damage) to capture what’s invisible to the naked eye—shocking sun damage that lies beneath seemingly...

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Yes To Grapefruit Daily Facial Scrub Beauty Giveaway.

Beauty Giveaway! Yes To Grapefruit Daily Facial Scrub


With the summer heat and humidity finally in full effect, we’ve been on the hunt for a face cleanser that’ll effectively wash away the day’s sweat, oil, sunscreen, and general hot weather grime. Enter our latest obsession: Yes To Grapefruit Daily Facial...

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Melissa Doft's expert skincare tips on how to use retinol and sunscreen.

Anti-Aging Beauty Tips From Top NYC Plastic Surgeon Melissa Doft

When I think of a plastic surgeon, an old grey-haired man wearing glasses and a white lab coat comes to mind—along with images of Joan Rivers’ skin pulled so tightly behind her ears you could bounce a quarter off her cheeks. The minute I met Melissa Doft, MD, a...

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The S.H.E. Summit 2014 and CoverGirl's Girls CAN Movement

The S.H.E. Summit 2014 and CoverGirl’s Girls CAN Movement

Last week I attended the third annual S.H.E. Summit 2014: Global Women’s Leadership and Lifestyle Event at the 92Y. The S.H.E. (She Helps Empower) Summit was founded in 2012 by Claudia Chan, a PR executive turned motivational leader. Her goal with the S.H.E. Summit is to expose women to diverse...

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