Beauty Hacks: 18 Makeup and Skin Care Products That Serve Double Duty post image

It’s highly important to have a good, consistent skin care routine. However, we’re only human and sometimes we forget to pack certain essentials when traveling, or slack off in areas. Before you rush out to a drugstore to replenish your set, stop for a moment and think whether you may be able to do good with some make-up swaps instead.

Learning multiple ways to use your favorite beauty and skincare products is also highly budget friendly, because we all know how easy it is to fall into the trap of over-indulging at the makeup counter. But more expensive doesn’t mean better, and oftentimes it’s more  practicable to find a substitute rather than spend that extra money. It also can leave you with shockingly amazing results!

So, let’s see what you can do straight away without rushing to the nearest beauty shop and giving away real money for the comfort of buying an item – what if you don’t need that, because you have answers handy?

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From Head to Toe: Best Beauty Tips & Tricks Ever post image

You can’t have too much beauty knowledge; it’s funny how sometimes small tips can improve your appearance to an incomparably large extent! Here is a collection of beauty tricks covering all parts of your face for you to acquire a better look than you thought possible, often in a matter of minutes.

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10 Ways to Look Younger Naturally in Just 10 Minutes post image

The whole point of makeup – or at least one of its major points – is to make us look younger. At times it may seem like an impossible task… Still, there are ways to take years off your face in a short time before breakfast. Do you find it hard to believe? Don’t be in a hurry… before you try these tips that can make you 10 years younger in just as many minutes!

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Beauty Hacks: Unconventional Ways to Use Your Favorite Products post image

Beauty hacks are the best thing since sliced bread for beauty lovers. They save you time, money, and you just feel like a cool, in the know beauty gal when you discover unconventional ways to get gorgeous. Anyone can go to the store and by a product, but it’s way more fun to dig into your pantry, or even to find new ways of using the beauty products you already have! Why buy separate cosmetics for your eyes, lips, face, etc. when certain products can do it all?

I have a special compartment in my brain in which I store 29 years worth of noted beauty tricks, some of which, I picked up along the way from friends, some from beauty magazine, and some of which have just appeared to me, much like a prophecy. But all of them are tried, tested, and true.

And with that, here are some unlikely ways to use some of your favorite beauty products.

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Best Beauty Hacks: 4 Ingredients That Will Change Your Life post image

I’ve been coming up with creative, unconventional ways of “beautifying” myself for as long as I can remember. By age 11 I was a professional Barbie beautician and by 14 my arms were as hair free as a dolphin (masking tape, not wax). I can’t say that I’m an entirely all-natural, organic, vegan kind of girl, the kind whose only beauty products consist of organic lemons and gluten-free rainbows, but I have become something of a beauty hack guru over many years of using myself as a beauty guinea pig.

Even though I have an assortment of overpriced beauty products to choose from, I also keep things like organic honey and baking soda on my shower ledge. The advantage to being schizo when it comes to my range of beauty treatments is that I have seen (and experienced) that a $2 item from the grocery store can sometimes work better than an $80 face wash from the department store. In fact, I have found that sometimes the best and most effective beauty treatments are those not found on any beauty aisle.

These simple products are cheap, natural, and varied in their benefits, but most importantly – they work!

Read on to learn my absolute best, most life-changing beauty hacks:

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A Smoky Eye Is Smoking Hot: How To Create The Look Men Can’t Resist post image

I was never really one for heavy eye-makeup until my ex-boyfriend left me for some Megan Fox lookalike. In a bid to maybe gain back some confidence and feel sexy again, I started experimenting with the seductive smoky eye look….and mission accomplished!

I kid you not, every guy I talk to says something along the lines of: “I don’t know what it is you do to your eyes but there’s something about it that’s so hot.”

And there is actually a scientific reason for this! Women tend to be darker around their eyes than men, so playing up this contrast can actually make you appear more feminine. Studies conducted by Dr. Richard Russell, an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Gettysburg College, have demonstrated that the darker your eyes are in relation to your skin tone, the more attractive you appear (the opposite is true for men).

I have tried countless products and techniques in order to master the art of the sexy smoky eye and am revealing all my tips to help you channel your inner smoldering seductress.

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Unconventional Beauty Tricks That Really Work post image

Even though I could literally open a store with the amount of makeup and beauty products in my possession, my latest obsession has been finding beauty solutions in unlikely places…like the kitchen and medicine cabinet.

It started a few weeks ago when someone told me that Pepto-Bismol works wonders when it comes to clearing up breakouts. I thought it sounded ridiculous, but I was curious enough to give to a try and was astounded by the results (more on that later). This little experiment got me wondering what other unconventional beauty tricks I could try.

I make a concerted effort to live a healthy and natural life. I try to avoid eating anything that comes out of a bag or box, am mindful about the ingredients in products I use (I also have to be because my skin is super sensitive), so was really drawn to the idea of using natural ingredients to solve my beauty issues.

Through my research, I discovered that the best beauty products aren’t always found in the beauty aisle and I was amazed by how dramatically these little tricks of the trade worked. Since I started experimenting with natural beauty concoctions, I can’t go anywhere without someone asking me my skincare secrets (and it’s been pretty funny seeing their reaction when I tell them!).

And here they are:

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7 Perfect Valentine’s Day Ideas For Singles – Your Tango

Valentine’s Day: Girls’ Expectations Vs. Guys’ Reality – Her Campus

12 Relationship Tests (And How To Pass Them With Flying Colors) – The Frisky

Bad Beauty Habits to Stop Right Now – Refinery29

100 Reasons Why I Love You – Your Tango

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How To Apply Makeup For A Perfectly Polished Date-Night Look – Your Tango

4 Scientific Reasons Why Summer Makes You Happy – Her Campus

Words of Wisdom: 10 Life Lessons From Marilyn Monroe – Betty Confidential

Help! My Husband Is Bored Of Sex [VIDEO] – Your Tango

6 Quick Fixes for Your Worst Beauty Emergencies – How About We

Going Nude: Best Neutral Products To Show Off Your Natural Beauty post image

I couldn’t help but be mesmerized by Dolce and Gabbana’s True Monica makeup collection collaboration with actress Monica Bellucci. Unlike other top designer labels, like Chanel, Dior, and Lancome, which celebrated the blue and green colors of the tropics in their summer collections, Dolce and Gabbana embraced the everyday woman with seductive neutral shades that brought out her natural beauty. And who better for inspiration than the epitome of sensuality and breathtaking beauty Monica Bellucci?

Filled with shades of taupe, rose, soft pinks, and nude, neutral makeup is a great way to accentuate your natural beauty and highlight your best features without looking too overdone. That’s what also makes it a great choice for a day-to-night date makeup look.

Neutral makeup is so versatile that you could easily transition the look from day to night by smudging on some black eyeliner or dark shadow to create a smokey eye look. Read on to see my favorite neutral beauty finds for fun summer date makeup:

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Celebrity Beauty Inspiration: Jessica Alba’s Sweet and Flirty Look post image

While everyone is still obsessing over the “punk” beauty and fashion looks at the Met Gala, I’m completely falling for Jessica Alba’s fresh spring makeup from her recent appearance at the “Secretly and Greatly” press conference in Seoul, South Korea.

Her subtle, neutral eye, dewy skin, and pink lips are a nice break from the brooding red and brown shades of winter and fall. In fact, I loved her look so much that I tried to re-create it for a date night. Flirty and natural, this day-to-night date look will highlight your best features, and not to mention, make a great first impression.

Here’s how I did it:

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Beauty Tips to Hide Your Allergies post image
Allergies can really put a damper on the way you look and feel. It’s hard to feel attractive when your nose is runny, your eyes are watery, and your face is splotchy and itchy. Let’s not forget the constant sneezing and nose blowing.
A recent survey from the makers of Zyrtec revealed that:
  • 50% of women with allergies have had to miss out on something, such as a party or date, because of their allergy-related beauty woes
  • Two-thirds (66%) of women with allergies have felt ugly or unattractive because of their Allergy Face
  • 51% of female allergy sufferers have kept makeup for longer than one year
  • 75% of women with allergies feel that experiencing severe allergy symptoms would be worse than having a last-minute breakout while on a big date

With allergy season in full swing, the survey also revealed that 96 percent of female allergy sufferers have experienced Allergy Face – beauty woes like a red nose, watery eyes or a puffy face that can accompany allergy symptoms. What’s more, 81 percent of women with allergies think they can never fully cover up their Allergy Face.

To help combat these beauty blunders, Zyrtec beauty expert Rebekah George offers the following tips to tackle Allergy Face:

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Hottest Nail Trends for Spring post image

Hottest Nail Trends for Spring


One thing that attracted my eye backstage at Fashion Week last  month was the models’ flawless nails. I was also startled by how easily Michelle Saunders, lead manicurist for Essie created a herringbone design on a model’s nails with a business card by making angles onto semi-dry polished nails, Lately manicures have taken a turn into uncharted territory literally crossing new frontiers in creativity and imagination.

Check out the hottest nail trends to try for spring.

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How Bad Body Image Affects Intimacy
– YourTango

9 Times It’s Okay To Be A Little Wicked In Dating  – The Frisky

6 Tips for Extra Energy After Spring Forward – FitBottomed Mammas

9 Foods That Double As Beauty Products – Her Campus

15 Ways Guys Say I Love You Without Saying It – YourTango

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10 Types of People Who Will Always be on Your Flight – The Frisky

Are You Addicted to Love? The Telltale Signs – Your Tango

9 Weird Beauty Tips: Myth or Fact? – Her Campus

Best Way to Repel a Man –  Your Tango

7 Habits of the Fit and Healthy – Fitbottomed Mamas

Valentine’s Day Beauty: Tips to Get Gorgeous Quick post image

Valentine’s day is around the corner and I am trying to figure my strategy to recreate myself in the Valentine’s spirit after a long day at work. It is not unusual for me to come home not looking like anything you would want to take out on the town. But I have a plan to transform myself in less than an hour from half-extinct mortal to supernatural goddess.

Follow my instructions carefully: [Click here to keep reading…]

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7 Celebs Who Need To Break Up With Their Type – Your Tango

Your High School Self is Ruining Your Dating Life – How About We

The 5 Worst Makeup Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them) – Her Campus

16 Tips To Make Your Life Not Suck – The Frisky

5 Type Of Guys To Break Up With (And Who To Date Instead) – Your Tango

50 Fun Ways to Burn 100 Calories – FitBottomedGirls

Winter Beauty Essentials: Must-Have Products to Stay Gorgeous From Head to Toe post image

As tans fade and temperatures drop, it’s important to switch your normal beauty routine in order to keep your skin, nails and hair healthy and well-moisturized.

Here are some of my favorite products that will do just that: [Click here to keep reading…]

Expert Summer Beauty Tips post image

Expert Summer Beauty Tips


Having fun in the sun is what summer’s all about but, as with all good things in life, it comes at a cost. The sun’s powerful rays can ravage your hair and skin is you don’t protect yourself properly, leaving you with straw-like strands and leathery-looking skin come Labor Day. Fortunately, it is possible to avoid the damage without sacrificing time spent outdoors.

To help you stay healthy, protected, and beautiful this summer and beyond, we consulted with Beth Marcis, owner of Her Body & Soul spa and developer of three other in-hotel spas in Myrtle Beach, S.C. (Marcis is also launching her own His & Her Better Skin product line, offering all-natural and made in the USA products at affordable prices, ranging from $18 to $30 for a six- to eight-month supply of items like cleansers, serums and sunscreen.)

Read on for her tips to stay beautiful despite the sun and sand:

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Why Ex’s Come Running Back – Your Tango

The 5 Worst Makeup Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them) – Her Campus

Getting Skinny: What’s Dangerous and What Works – Refinery29

10 Things Every Woman Needs to Throw Away – The Frisky

Four Ways to Improve Your Luck – YouBeauty

Happy Birthday A New Mode! Top Lessons on Life and Love post image

A New Mode is officially three years old. I honestly can’t believe how fast the time has gone, it seems like only yesterday that Eric and I were sending e-mail blasts about the site to every single person we knew (and begging them to send blasts to everyone they knew!) to spread the word, while refreshing Google Analytics every 30 seconds to see how many visitors hit the site. These days, our readership has happily expanded way beyond our friends and families and instead of being a side project, ANM has turned into our sole project.

My mission in starting the site was to help our readers become the best versions of themselves and in the process, I have undergone a profound transformation of my own. Along the way, I have learned so much about life, love, happiness, health, and– thanks to Ask a Guy–a LOT about men.

The other day I was reflecting upon how much I’ve learned (and how badly I wish I knew all these things sooner!) and realized that sharing these insights would be the perfect way to celebrate our birthday. [Click here to keep reading…]

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Link Roundup


The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Gorgeous – Refinery29

How the Media Skews Women’s Weight Perception
– YouBeauty

5 Trends That Don’t Look Good on Anyone
– The Frisky

Why Psychologists Say you Should Care About Your Looks
–  Blisstree

18 Body Language Clues That Signal He’s Interested
– iVillage

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Groundhog Day: Celebs Who Recycle Fashion– StyleList

Outfits Under $100: One Little Black Dress Worn 4 Ways– College Fashion

Tricks to Hide Fatigue– Daily Makeover

YSL Ad Banned for Simulating Drug Use– Huffington Post

Look Thinner by Getting Dressed– Fox News

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