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Celebrities Helping You Stay In Shape (Video)

If you’re looking to lose a few of those pounds in January, who better to get advice from the celebrities who’ve been there and done it?

Here’s 10 celebrities that will help you “sweat it out!”


Holiday Nails You’ll Surely Love…


You’ll be hard-pressed to find anyone more excited about the holiday season than a nail art fanatic.

I don’t know what it is about the holiday season that gets me itching to do a little somethin’ somethin’ on the nails.

My favorite nail colors are those that come out during the holiday season. I love darker, richer colors—especially if they have a hint of shimmer!

Ring in the new year with five festive nail-art designs from nail artist Mia.

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A Banana Mask That Exfoliates!

Banana Mask with Oatmeal

The expensive facial treatments you might receive in a spa sometimes involve simple ingredients you’d find in any kitchen.

Bananas are naturally nourishing, brightening and moisturizing, and provides gentle, nonabrasive exfoliation as well as mild skin-tightening. Great for all skin types.

Honey is a natural antibacterial and works well to fight acne. As a face wash, honey absorbs impurities from the pores. It also acts as a humectant to draw moisture from the air onto the skin to hydrate dry skin.

With only 3 ingredients and about 5 minutes prep time, you can concoct a face mask that will rejuvenate, exfoliate and hydrate.

Makes 2 scrub masks (share this awesomeness with a friend!)

– 2 tablespoons of oats

– 1/2 a ripe banana

– 1 teaspoon of raw honey

Simply slice up the banana, then mash it with a fork – then mix in the oats and honey. Do this all by hand, rather than doing it in a blender as it will become too runny and just slide off your face, so you won’t really get a scrub or an exfoliation!

Massage the scrub into your skin for a few minutes. I would suggest doing this leaning over your sink, so the oats can fall in the sink. Leave the rest of the mask on for about an hour, then wash off with warm water and pat dry.

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[VIDEO] A Little Holiday Glam by Dita Von Teese


The Holiday Season is fast approaching, which means it’s time to start picking out your looks for the million holiday parties you’ll surely be invited to.

Why not go with a little Hollywood Glam?

Hailed as the queen of neo burlesque, Dita von Teese has carried on a matter-of-fact resurrection of Old Hollywood glamour, channeling the allure of silver screen legends such as Rita Hayworth and Veronica Lake.

Channel your inner screen siren at your next holiday gathering with Dita’s signature go-to hairstyle.

Read more above.


Fall Face Masks – Say Goodbye To Dry Skin!

Did your skin take a beating this summer?

Since nothing in my diet or regular routine has changed, I know that my skin is just responding to the seasonal shift.

These masks will help make your skin glow again!

Check out Fresh Fall Face Masks for Glowing Skin

by Bliss Editor at Mode

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Sponsored Video: #NYFW Behind the Scenes With TRESemmé

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It’s the season of creativity, versatility, colors, celebrity models, trends and major shopping!

Fashion Week isn’t just a showcase for new talent, it’s also a biannual platform for veteran designers to grow and build on previous collections, wowing us with new techniques, inspirations and points of view. It is a time in fashion where the spotlight is on the designers and their ideas, as opposed to the people or celebrities wearing their creations. 

Fashion Week gives designers the opportunity to present their collections in their own words, via elaborate runway sets, soundtracks, etc. For a brief moment, we get to step inside the mind of these talented artists and see their inspiration and creative process, watching the beauty and surprise unfold from our seats. 

What is more exciting than that?

This month, TRESemmé celebrates its 15th consecutive season as the official hair care sponsor of the New York Fashion Week.  From big bouncy waves to low-key and loose braiding: the hair game was going on over at NYFW.  

“We wanted the hair to have a very ethereal and angelic edge but with a modern feel,” shared Orlando Pita, New York Fashion Week Stylist for TRESemmé. “Its about creating a soft, ‘barely there’ look that has lots of gentle movement and celebrates shiny, healthy hair.” 

Want to see all the great hairstyles presented during NYFW?  Let TRESemmé give you a look behind the scenes:

See more from TRESemmé on their official YouTube page.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by TRESemmé for which compensation was provided. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of TRESemmé.


Using Rice in Skin Care Products


Rice has long been a food staple in many cultures.

Using rice is not limited to just eating it. Rice and rice products have long been used in skin care products in Asia.

In Asia rice starch has been traditionally added to skin care products to soothe and brighten skin. It is said that Japanese geishas have washed their faces with rice water for centuries in order to brighten and even out their skin tone.

DIY Skin Care Recipes with Rice

Though you can certainly buy products that contain rice bran, rice bran oil, or sake in them you can also create quite a few products for yourself at home in the comfort of your kitchen:

If you happen to enjoy drinking sake and have it around your house you can use it as a spot treatment on dark facial spots. You could also take a bath in sake if you want.

You can easily make your own rice water for skin cleansing or to use on your hair. Boil rice that has been covered by at least one inch of water. Strain the rice when done cooking and save the water. Allow the water to cool. You can actually splash your face with the rice water or apply to your face as a toner with a cotton pad.

Rice cleanser for your face:

    ¼ c brown rice flour (or rice bran flour)
    2–3 Tbsp unsweetened organic rice milk

MIX the brown rice flour with rice milk to form a smooth paste.

MASSAGE the mixture onto the skin in a slow, circular motion. Rinse with tepid water and follow with toner and moisturizer.

Make Your Own Rice Water Beauty Elixir:

    1/2 cup uncooked rice (brown, white long grain, white short grain, jasmine, or what ever you have)
    2 cups water

To make rice water, first rinse the rice with about a cup of water to remove any dirt or impurities.

Then, place 1/2 cup of uncooked rice in a bowl and cover with water. Let the rice soak for 15 to 30 minutes. Swirl it around and lightly knead it until the water turns cloudy. This will help the vitamins and minerals seep into the water, creating a nourishing rinse for your hair and skin.

You can store your rice water in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for a few up to a week.

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Nature Inspired: Products Shine at Beauty Press Spotlight Day


Atop the light-filled Midtown Lofts event space in NYC, Beauty Press International PR Network hosted a Spotlight Day Press Event on September 8, featuring a dozen beauty product exhibitors.

From men’s grooming supplies, to make-up, skincare and perfume – brands introduced their latest offerings to New York-based journalists and bloggers.

Dalal Moussa, CEO of Texas-based Obliphica Professional, was on-hand to passionately discuss her company’s line of Sea Berry hair products.


Ms. Moussa acquired the company in 2013 after a bad dye job had left her hair damaged.

“My hair was so dry and these products were the only thing that bought it back to life,” she says as I rub the Sea Berry Serum (retail $38) into my own dry, colored hair.

“And the best thing about these products is they work right away and just touch my hair now,” she tells me, “it’s clean I swear,” she jokes as she guides my hand, “feel how soft and it’s the scalp too, great hair starts at the scalp.”

Dalal Moussa - Obliphica Professional

And Moussa wasn’t exaggerating. After just one use my bleached hair looked shinier and smoother than it has after many of the other serums I’ve used without looking greasy or weighed-down.

Another stand out product of the event was Pencil Me In Cosmetic’s line of all-natural eyeliner pencils (retail $6.99 each). They go on soft and smooth, stay put all-day, and even have tiny sharpeners built in to their caps.


As for skincare, CherylLeeMD Sensitive Skin Care, maker of the popular Boo-Boo & Bum Balm lotion, had their full TrueLipids line out for sampling.

The TrueLips Lip Balm (retail $19.99) feels wonderful and hydrating even hours after application.

VisaoMD - Skin Care Cocktail

The Skin Care Cocktail Menu at VisaoMD’s booth also caught my attention. Their line of customizable anti-aging and perfecting creams seems like a smart solution to fit the individual needs of each person’s skin.