The American Dental Association reports that to help prevent a heart attack or stroke, floss your teeth daily. Flossing prevents gingivitis, a chronic gum infection that can trigger inflammation in our arteries and increase the risk of dangerous blood clots.


“Blue Eyeshadow Should be Illegal”
— that’s the title of Paula Begoun’s book and that is the woman’s mantra. As a former make-up artist with over 25 years experience in the cosmetics industry, Begoun has made a career out of studying, analyzing, and developing cosmetics, and now she brings her findings to you. At Cosmetics Cop (


), a website dedicated to giving internet users the best free make-up and skin care advice possible, Begoun critiques new products, then informs readers about their pros and cons. While the site also serves as a marketing venue for her own line, Begoun doesn’t flog her own products. You’ll find articles such as “Bleeding Lipstick,”
“Short Sparse Eyelashes,” and “Prescription Retinoids: Which ones to use?” The site also features a Q & A section where you can send your queries to Begoun — a great way to avoid fashion faux pas.


Say bye-bye to collagen, as facial plastic surgeon Dr. Marcelo Hochman of the Facial Surgery Center will tell you the future is all about Restylane. For years plastic surgeons used collagen as a filler to plump up fine lines and reduce wrinkles. Unlike Botox, which is injected into muscles, collagen went underneath the skin to push out the age lines. However, collagen has become passé due to new product Restylane. “Restylane has taken the place of collagen injections and become the most popular filler because it lasts twice as long for the same price, is very consistent, safe, and has a long history in the medical community,” says Hochman.


So you ran the Bridge Run. Congrats! Such a huge achievement should be awarded, which is why we recommend you treat your tootsies to the ultimate post-5K treatment Lush’s Volcano Foot Mask. Recommended by a bona fide marathon runner, Volcano Foot Mask treats the toes to deep cleansing clays that wipe out odors and nourish with essential oils. To find out more, go to



Summer is approaching and with it a sticky mist of humidity. You know what that equals? Messy hair. But there are some options to keep your mane in check. If you’re a curly-haired kid, one terrific way to combat frizziness is Ouidad’s Climate Control (


). This lightweight product absorbs moisture from the air to hydrate hair. With a consistency that can only be described as lubricant-esque, it coats strands without leaving a crunchy or wet look. Another hot option for those with spirals is Aveda’s Be Curly, available at Rock Aveda. It’s a cream-based solution and just a dollop will do ya. Run the stuff through your wet hair, let air dry and you’re ready to go. Straight-haired folks stress the oncoming dampness just as much as wavy-haired individuals, but for a different reason. Moisture in the air equals flat, droopy locks and a potentially greasy head. In this case we suggest you double up on boosting your hair’s body, and a good and inexpensive option is Herbal Essence’s new line Citrus Lift. With a fresh and fruity fragrance, its a great way for a baller on a budget to beat lifeless locks.

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