Pimple Cures: 5 Home Remedies to Zap Zits post image

Adolescence was a hard time for most of us. Besides dealing with raging hormones, embarrassing body changes and emotional outbursts, there were the zitsjust one more hardship among many that teenage life had to offer.

Unfortunately, skin problems arent always left behind in adolescence. Breakouts and acne continue to haunt a lot of us, even in our 20s and 30s. Ive been battling with a constant outbreak of pimples for as long as I can remember. I tried going the traditional beauty product way, and when that didn’t work I tried prescription medications. Though these solutions would help to alleviate my condition temporarily, my skin would always eventually revert to its previous red, bumpy, irritated state.

I could never find a permanent cure for my problem. Having exhausted all other options, I started looking into home remedies and was pleasantly shocked by the results I got.

Here are the top five home remedies that have done wonders to help me fight my pimple problems:

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Get Creative With Your Nails This Winter post image

Great nails are the pieces in your look that give the ultimate message about you, did you know? Have you ever noticed how guys instinctively look at our hands on a first date to get cues about us…are we neat, are we glamorous, conservative, creative, adventurous, dangerous?

It says it all on those little canvases at the tips of our hands on which we can paint our souls’ secrets or reveal all the different sides of our personality.

In these long winter nights, when all is white and cold, cheer your self up by experimenting with color becoming a nail artist yourself with just a little help from experts.

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Link Love post image

Link Love

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Beauty Products to Help You Sleep post image

Sleep is a beautiful thing and can do wonders for the way you look and feel. Sadly, most of us don’t get enough of it. In fact, approximately 70 million people in the United States are affected by sleep problems (including yours truly). With the recession, stress levels have hit an all time high and with that, more and more people are having trouble getting a good night’s rest. To help combat the issue, beauty companies have been developing new products formulated with essential oils and aromatic ingredients that will help you unwind and relax after a long, hard day. I was skeptical about these products at first but they really do provide miraculous results!

Check out my favorite sleepy-time products after the jump! [continue reading…]

Head-to-Toe Beauty Essentials post image

Head-to-Toe Beauty Essentials

It’s not hard to get overwhelmed in the beauty aisle. With endless options to choose from, shopping for something as simple as mascara can prove itself to be quite a challenge. It can also be challenging to figure out what you need to get the look you want.

Well fear not. To make your life easier, we’ve rounded up the top products to make your beauty shopping experience a little more pleasant and help you create the exact look you’re going for.

From tousled waves to clear skin to gorgeous nails, these essentials will keep you gorgeous from head to toe. [continue reading…]

Small Steps For a More Gorgeous YOU post image

We’ve all heard the same old song and dance about how beauty takes work and of course that famous little rhyme- ‘no pain no gain.’ Okay in some regards this is correct, like waxing for instance. In other areas, however, you don’t need to kill yourself or break the bank to look amazing. Looking great doesn’t only come down to what you wear or the products you use, it’s also about your attitude and the way you treat yourself.

Read on for 4 life-changing perils of advice guaranteed to deliver a more beautiful, confident, radiant YOU.

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Easy Makeup Tricks to Enhance Your Natural Beauty post image

A little while back, I went to an event sponsored by My Fashion Plate and Lancome where I received a complimentary makeover.  They allowed me to chose exactly what I wanted and I decided to keep it clean and simple, not wanting to leave looking like I had a full face of makeup on since I had a bunch of appointments that day.

The finished product was amazing. My skin was clear, even, and luminous. My face looked defined and a little more sensuous. And my lashes were simply to die for, like supersized doesn’t even scratch the surface (no falsies involved!). For the rest of the day, people couldn’t stop gushing about how great I looked (especially my to-die-for lashes!).

I have gotten my makeup done before and every time was left with the same question: “why can’t I ever do my makeup like this?!” Well this time I was prepared and asked tons of questions and diligently watched every single thing that was done. I also followed up with Dotty, the fabulous makeup artist who worked on me and got a list of every product she used.

Rather than hoarding all of these trips and tricks, I’ve decided to share. [continue reading…]

Winter Beauty Essentials post image

Winter Beauty Essentials

As the winter months are in full swing and the air is getting colder by the hour, our skin begs to be rescued from the brisk, dry air. To help you put your best face forward during these highly unpleasant months, we’ve tested countless products and rounded up our favorites.

Read on to see what made the cut. [continue reading…]

The BEST Black Friday Deals for 2010 post image

Aeropostale – Black Friday Aeropostale 50-70% Off + Free Shipping on $75 + Free Bear With $100

Allsaints US – 25% off all items from Thursday, November 25th to Sunday, December 6th!

Anne Klein – Free Shipping on Everything for A Limited Time Only! Ends 12/22/2010. This offer runs from November 25, 12:00 am – December 22, 11:59 pm ET.

Bagsbuy.com – 10% off any order at Bagsbuy plus Free Shipping. Enter code BAGSBUY at checkout.

Banana Republic – Save 40% until Noon on Black Friday + Free Shipping Every Day! In-Store and Online. Enter coupon code BR40FRIDAY. Offer ends 12:00 PM PT
Get 25% off your entire purchase! Enter coupon code BRTHANKS at checkout. Offer ends 11/28.

Bebe.com – ONE DAY ONLY – 11/29/10! 20% Off And Free Shipping On All Orders From bebe.com!

Clarins USA & Thierry Mugler USA – Happy Thanksgiving: Free Shipping on all orders at Clarins – code THANKS (valid 11/23-11/28)

Dermstore – Want $200 worth of luxury beauty products for only $25? Grab your Mystery Black Bag before they re sold out. You ll receive some of the hottest skin care & hair styling products for only $25 (88% savings)

eDressMe.com and eDressMeProm.com – Black Friday Blowout Sale at eDressMe.com $25, $50, $75, %100 Designer Dresses All 90% Off

e.l.f. Cosmetics & ShopTheLook.net – ShoptheLook.net Black Friday Deal! Take 60% off with code STLBF10
Buy 1 get 1 50% off plus free shipping on orders of $30 or more! Use Code BCGBOGO50 11/25-11/27

Endless.com – Thanksgiving weekend sale; 30% off regular price boots, slippers, athletic, and accessories (including watches and jewelry) at endless.com Discount taken at cart. No code required.

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HauteLook.com – Spend $100 on any order at HauteLook.com and Get a $20 credit in your account

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Lord & Taylor – Free Shipping on Beauty Orders Over $49


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Nine West – Shop Nine West for 50% off Thanksgiving Specials + Free shipping on ANY purchase!

Old Navy – Black Friday Doorbuster Deals: 50% Off Outerwear, Selected Items From $5-$15.

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Steve Madden – Steve Madden Holiday offer 11/24-11/29, enjoy 25% off your purchase with code SMCYBER25 + free shipping

Sunglass Hut – Free Holiday Shipping
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Heat Wave: Top Tools for Your Tresses post image

With endless options for hair care and hair styling on the market, some products really shine (and make your hair do too) while others don’t come close to delivering the amazing results they promise. Whether you’re a beginner or a near-professional, these tools and products are great additions to any girl’s vanity.

Below are some key categories to ensure your locks are sleek, shiny and that they stay put! [continue reading…]

ANM Beauty Diary: My First Chemical Peel post image

When Orchid Aesthetics Spa in NYC extended the offer to have me try out a few treatments on the house, I jumped at the chance (what girl wouldn’t?). I was a bit alarmed when I arrived for my first treatment and they recommended I get a chemical peel. I mean, who can forget that infamous episode of Sex and the City when Samantha Jones gets a peel before Carrie’s book party and ends up looking like a burn victim and is so horrifying a sight to behold she has to be sent home.

In my mind, Chemical Peels were as severe as botox- an extreme, last-resort measure to try and turn back the clock. While the aging-reversal benefits are vast, it turns out there are many other amazing benefits that women of all ages can enjoy. Chemical peels remove the outer layers of skin, prompting the body to generate a new layer of skin cells to replace the old one which works to heal sun damaged skin, acne, wrinkles, and pigmentation problems.

While I had my hesitations at first, as soon as the specialist at Orchid told me a peel would unclog and shrink my pores, fade old acne scars, and treat and prevent new breakouts, I was sold! [continue reading…]

ANM Spotlight: Aqualia Spa’s Signature Facial post image

I had forgotten how absolutely amazing facials are until I had the immense pleasure of receiving one compliments of Spa Week. All I had to do in exchange was write about it which was easy considering the phenomenal experience and results.

I got the Aqualia Signature facial at the Aqualia Spa in NYC- a 75 minute relaxing facial treatment with pressure point face massage (pressing specific points on the side of the face and sinuses to relieve tensions), massage to the face, neck and shoulders, extractions, customized skin mask, and moisturizer for a radiant glow. Since I was there, I also got the Derm Renewal Clinical Peel- a professional deep exfoliating treatment designed to promote skin renewal and moisturization (and it doesn’t sting or leave you looking like a tomato!). [continue reading…]

Gray Area: Polish Perfect Grays post image

Move over black and navy, there’s a new must-have nail-shade for Fall. Gray lacquer is all the rage,a more subdued and sophisticated alternative to the super dark shades out there. It can be difficult to navigate the vast market of nail polishes for the perfect shade of gray so we’ve done the leg work and tested dozens.

Read on for our favorites!

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Summer Haircare Must-Haves post image

Summer Haircare Must-Haves

There is only one month left of summer which means it’s time to squeeze in as much time outside, either in a park, by the pool, or at the beach. However, all this time spent in the sun or water can wreak serious havoc on your locks and can lead to moisture loss, unruly frizz, breakage, and color changes.

We are all well-versed on the importance of sun-block, but few people realize that UV exposure has a similar effect on hair as it does on skin. According to hair expert and Curl Talk author Ouidad, “UV Exposure can dry hair out, making it vulnerable to breakage much the same as the sun makes skin flake and peel from too much exposure.”

In addition to damage caused by the sun, salt water and chlorine can deplete hair’s moisture levels, leaving it flat, dry, dull and prone to breakage. And we can’t forget other issues like frizz and excess oil buildup- just some other lovely side-effects of nice weather!

There’s no need to worry though. With the right products, your hair can withstand any environmental abuse and become healthier and more radiant than ever!

Read on for my top summer haircare must-haves! [continue reading…]

Expert Tips For The Perfect At Home Manicure post image

I love getting manicures, I mean it’s amazing how great you can feel with perfectly polished nails. However, getting weekly salon manicures isn’t exactly economically practical for most these days, which makes the art of perfecting the perfect DIY manicure an important skill to have.

I used to get manicures every week or every other, but now I go every few months, which has made my wallet a lot happier.

Read on for expert tips for the perfect at-home manicure from Michele Pierno of Kiss Products with some of my favorite DIY manicure tools thrown into the mix to help you on your way! [continue reading…]

Head to Toe Summer Beauty Essentials post image

I love the summer months but it can be really tough to look good in the face of the sweltering heat. First, you’re makeup doesn’t stay put, you’re all shiny, your hair gets dry, your skin can be uneven from too much tanning. And it’s not only hard to look good during the summer, the damaging effects it can have on your appearance will cause you years of not looking good after- think damaged hair, age spots, wrinkles.

Right now we’re deep in the summer trenches and you may have found yourself in need of a beauty overhaul. To keep you protected and beautiful all summer long, and thereafter, I’ve rounded up the absolute best summer beauty essentials. [continue reading…]

I Scream for Eye Cream post image

I Scream for Eye Cream

I may be young but I still have an intense fear of crow’s feet. Sunglasses are constantly plastered to my face, and well, I’ve tried every conceivable eye cream I can get my hands on. It’s a well-known fact you do the most damage to your skin in your teens and 20s, so why not start with the anti-aging eye creams now?

Here are some picks for favorites. But as you also know, everyone’s skin is different so be sure to include your lucky finds in the comments below! [continue reading…]

Get the Smoky Eye Look from “The Runaways” post image

There’s nothing sexier than a seductive, sultry smoky eye. It’s no wonder this beauty trend has endured for decades. The Runaways, in theaters now starring Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning, is the ultimate showcase of the rock star makeup that defined the 70’s. Makeup artist Robin Matthews created the looks using MAKE UP FOR EVER: “I designed The Runaways’ eyes around MAKE UP FOR EVER Eye Shadows. Their highly pigmented Eye Shadows and Aqua Eyes eyeliners are silky smooth, blendable, and long lasting. The color selection is limitless, giving you endless possibilities. I finished each look with Smoky Lash mascara – which is truly smudge proof, a necessity on and off stage,” said Robin.

Read on for all the steps to recreate the looks! [continue reading…]

Beauty Review: Best Body Moisturizers post image

It doesn’t matter what the season is, my skin is always temperamental-  dryness, itching, flaking, scaling, the works. As a beauty editor I’m awarded certain perks, namely, free samples to try out. To keep my skin healthy and soft through the winter and thereafter, I requested tons of moisturizers in the hopes of uncovering the absolute best ones. Over the months I have done my research, trying out everything- from the lightweight to the super rich, from those that promise to tone to those that claim to turn back the clock. My efforts paid off and now my skin is so soft it can rival that of a baby’s, for real!

Whether your prone to dryness or not, everyone could use softer skin and I have something on this list that is sure to meet your needs and get you velvety smooth skin.

Read on for my top moisturizing must-haves. [continue reading…]

Happy Birthday A New Mode! post image

Happy Birthday A New Mode!

Happy Birthday A New Mode!

One year… I almost can’t believe it. It all started about a year and a half ago. Eric and I were on the phone and I was telling him how badly I wanted to start my own site. I had been talking about it for a while and Eric gave me the courage and motivation to stop talking and start doing. Once the seed was planted, we started brainstorming on ways to create a site that would bring something new and different to a world so heavily saturated with blogs. Exactly one year ago, I told you about our vision for ANM and from then until now, we’ve worked tirelessly to make the site everything we promised it would be. [continue reading…]

ANM Event Calandar: Complimentary Makeovers from Pur Minerals post image

Who: Pur Minerals

What: Complimentary makeovers by Pur Minerals national makeup artists Joe Dinello, free samples, and special gifts for every purchase of a Pur Minerals product

When: Tuesday, January 12th 12pm-6pm

Where: Duane Reade 1350 Broadway New York, NY

Model Search: Be a Purple Lab Star on HSN post image

Ever dream of becoming a model? Well here’s your chance! Purple Lab, the company known for their famous Huge Lips Skinny Hips lip glosses, is launching on the Home Shopping Network with a whole array of fabulous new products including mascara, foundation, cream blush (infused with collagen!), lip stain, and concealer (all available for pre-order at purplelabnyc.com).

The only thing they still need is the perfect model to show everything off which is why they’re doing an online model search! [continue reading…]

Gift Guide: Best Beauty Gifts post image

Gift Guide: Best Beauty Gifts

Gift-getting is awesome. Gift-giving, on the other hand, can be a bit more difficult. When it comes to the ladies in your life- friends, sisters, moms, grandmas, aunts, etc., you really can’t go wrong with something from the beauty department, because really, you can never have enough!

From makeup that bring on the glam to pampering products that replenish the skin as well as the soul, we’ve rounded up the best gifts for the ladies in your life.

Read on to see our top 10! [continue reading…]

Erickson Beamon Creates the “Glenda Party Bag” Exclusively For Beauty.com post image

Beauty.com, one of our favorite online beauty shops, is famous for their amazing designer collaborations. Just in time for the holidays they’ve teamed up with Erickson Beamon designers Karen Erickson and Vicki Beamon to create a gorgeous “Glenda Party Bag” which comes packed with an amazing assortment of 13 deluxe and full-sized must-have beauty products.
The bag can be used as a cosmetic case or a chic clutch and features whimsically printed duchess satin, a bijoux zipper pull, embossed gold logo tassel, and lace and pearl embellishments.

“The Erickson Beamon collaboration offers an accessible splurge for Beauty.com customers,” says Kathleen McNeill, president of Beauty.com. “Whether you’re replenishing beauty must-haves or shopping for holiday gifts, the ‘Glenda Party Bag’ is an affordable luxury.”

The entire set is valued at over $150 but will be your free with any purchase of $100 or more at beauty.com/ericksonbeamon.

So what beauty products can you expect to find in this stunning tote? Read on to find out! [continue reading…]

Best Bangs For Your Face Shape post image

Best Bangs For Your Face Shape

Bangs are a great way to update your look. There are a lot of different types of bangs- side swept, blunt, whispy, etc., and taking the plunge, or the ‘chop’ can prove to be a difficult and daunting decision. However, getting great results and deciding on a style that will be most flattering is a piece of cake once you’ve determined your face shape. Trust me, being unhappy with the way your bangs come out can seriously suck!

Fortunately, you won’t have to worry about making any mistakes thanks the experts at the Antonio Prieto Salon who gave us a breakdown of which styles will work for the main face-shapes.

Read on to find out which bang-style will work for you! [continue reading…]

The Truth About Anti-Aging Treatments post image

You can’t turn on a TV or flip through a magazine without seeing ads for products and treatments that promise to turn back the clock and deliver unprecedented anti-aging results. Some of the most touted products and procedures can cost quite a bundle and how can anyone really be sure they will be getting what they paid for?

According to Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Sam Naficy, patients are often unaware of what at-home anti-aging treatments actually work, and end up trying products after being swayed by the marketing hype.

Read on for his assessments on some of the latest anti-aging treatments. [continue reading…]

Beauty Review: Best Blush post image

Beauty Review: Best Blush

The colder months can leave your complexion dull, drab, and lifeless. Bronzers just look silly when worn in the winter, I mean, who are you fooling? A great way to combat your winter complexion blues is with a beautiful cheek-shade that will restore life and vitality onto your frozen visage. I am a huge fan of cheek-colors, from creamy versions to shimmery powders. A flirty flush adds the right pop of color to your face and is way more believable than a ‘sun-kissed’ glow.

It’s important to work according to your complexion with all makeup products. However, soft, pinky-hues are pretty much a safe bet and are ultra-flattering for all.

Read on for the best blush to get a gorgeous, healthy flush! [continue reading…]

Beauty Review: Best Exfoliators post image

I don’t know about you, but changing temperatures always leave me with dry, flakey uneven skin. I was recently in Morocco and they have something there that you would never ever find here: spas that offer massages and full body scrubs for $25! After my scrub, my skin looked more radiant than ever before and while I have pretty smooth skin naturally, it had never been so deliciously soft.

After about a week, my baby’s bottom skin was no longer which lead me to rediscover the importance of exfoliating. Body scrubs and exfoliators can stimulate circulation, slough off dead skin, and invigorate the skin, to keep skin healthy and revitalized no matter how bad the weather.

I have so many exfoiators that used to remain untouched, save for a special occasions where I need super smooth legs, but now that is no longer the case and I have committed myself to full body exfoliation at least 1-2 times a week. Our skin is our largest organ so it definitely deserves the most attention.

Read on for my exfoliating must-haves. [continue reading…]

ANM Obsession: Purple Lab Lip Gloss post image

As you all may know by now, I rarely devote posts to single brands unless they are extremely special and unique. Well beauty company Purple Lab more than meets my standards. The brand, created by the beyond-words amazing Karen Robinovitz, is known for their revolutionary ‘huge lips skinny hips’ lip gloss.

What does that mean exactly? Well these glosses are designed to plump your pout (without the sting!) while curbing your appetite. They are formulated with vitamin E for soft, nourished lips, vitamin B3 which stimulates blood flow to the lips creating fullness, orange peel extract which is a natural metabolism booster, Hoodia extract (from a cactus like plant) which has appetite suppressing qualities. [continue reading…]

Beautify to Benefit Breast Cancer post image

In this time of economic uncertainty it’s okay to be a little selfish and pinch those pennies. The caveat to this unwritten rule is the month of October which is Breast Cancer Awareness month. To aid in awareness and finding a cure, many of our favorite beauty brands are giving back in big ways, providing exclusive offerings to benefit this amazing cause. From luxurious body treatments to flirty makeup shades, giving back has never been so easy!

Read on for some of our favorite offerings! [continue reading…]

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