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Seems simple enough: Buy a curling iron, twist hair around the blistering cylinder, and voila, ringlets.
So why does it so often turn into Toddlers & Tiaras and — to magnify the insult — fall flat five minutes later?
Find out what the experts are doing (and you’re not). Today’s Easy Does It video is How to Curl Your Hair the Right Way — and make it stay.
We consulted the geniuses at NYC’s Whittemore House, who showed us everything from how to hold the iron (who knew?) to which products to use (crucial).
And brace yourselves: Mousse is back.
Is there something you wanna learn how to do? Submit ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org. Products used in today’s video include Sachajuan Hair Mousse, Sachajuan Shine Serum, and Oribe Impermeable Anti-Humidity Spray.
Special thanks to: Jamie Cook, today’s featured stylist
We love seeing ponytails on the catwalk (it gives our go-to look sartorial credibility). In this case, Tresemmé stylist Jeanie Syfu kicks the simple style up a few notches by leaving front sections out and pinning them over the rubber band. Watch this video to learn how she does it.
Want more? Check out our backstage videos at Rachel Antonoff, Suno, and Creatures of the Wind.
All that stands out about last Valentine’s Day’s prix fixe are the stomach issues you suffered for three days following.
This year make a date that promises romance to remember: See The Vow, in theaters now.
Starring Rachel McAdams (The Notebook) and Channing Tatum (Dear John), the film follows two lovers struggling to retain their relationship after a car accident leaves one with severe memory loss.
Accompanying beaus and BFFs alike will agree: Between the undeniable chemistry, emotion, and anticipation, The Vow encapsulates exactly what this holiday is all about.
Watch the trailer now. Learn more online at thevow-movie.com.
You think it’s easy dozing most of the day, begging for biscuits, nipping at your heels, and barking at squirrels?
Okay, it is. But that doesn’t mean I don’t want a massage, like the one certified animal masseuse Pam Holt gives to our L.A. editor’s best friend, Agnes, in today’s video.
All it takes is a little kneading and gentle stretching on your part to give me improved flexibility, energy, and overall happiness. Plus, it’ll help my anxiety. (I know I sometimes get a little cray cray when you leave.)
Also, can I have a treat? Please and thanks.
Spartacus Brownie Von Lickety Jones Jr.
P.S. I accidentally humped the cat yesterday. For more information about Pam Holt and dog massage, go to buddhadog.com.
This past Friday the workday disappeared before our eyes. One second it was 4 p.m.; the next, closing time.
The man behind the miracle: magician Jeff Grow, whose awe-inspiring office performance made the weekend arrive early. Hoping for time to fly on repeat, we captured it on video.
Limes inexplicably transported between cups, roses appeared out of nowhere, and insane card tricks kept us captivated. Even when we watched the footage in slo-mo, we were puzzled.
Grow, who looks like the lovechild of Michael Bublé and John Mayer, first learned magic from his grandfather in Upstate New York. Since then, he’s performed for audiences of four to 1,000. He even showcased his insane juggling skills in a Progressive commercial.
And that’s no hocus pocus.
For more information, go to jeffgrow.net. For more videos filmed on our office couch, check out music videos with Lily & the Parlour Tricks and Eliza Doolittle.
You can infer a lot about a person from her wallet. Pictures of 28 kids? G-ma. Big wad of ones? Stripper. A dozen Red Lobster receipts? Someone we want to be friends with.
But, if you’re like us, there’s a big difference between what’s in your wallet and what should be in it, according to Alexa von Tobel, founder of women’s go-to finance site LearnVest.
In today’s video, von Tobel goes through editor Lauren Lumsden’s wallet and explains what she is doing right ($45 in cash) and wrong (a million gift cards). We especially love her tip on the one thing that significantly increases the chances of your wallet being returned if you lose it.
Von Tobel also advises us on her preferred way to divide finances after you get married and what to do with an extra $100 (two of LearnVest’s most frequently asked questions).
To us, that’s worth a lot of (Cheddar Bay biscuit) dough.
For more tips, go to learnvest.com. For 25 percent off LearnVest’s personalized financial planning services, enter DAILYCANDY25 at checkout.
Think fast: Your income just increased by $100 every month. What do you do, hotshot? What do you do? LearnVest’s founder Alexa von Tobel knows where you should put that cash and explains it here. (Sadly, the answer isn’t in a new Marc Jacobs bag.)
For more solid financial advice, go to learnvest.com.
It’s an uncomfortable question but a necessary one: What’s the best way to combine bank accounts with your partner after you get married? In this video, LearnVest’s founder Alexa von Tobel has pragmatic advice for doing just that.
For more solid financial guidance, go to learnvest.com.
It’s nothing to laugh about: Doritos addictions are real. One whiff of nacho cheesiness and, suddenly, you’re at four (snack) packs a day.
Time for an intervention. In today’s video, nutritionist Kimberly Snyder gives us something to aspire to by showing us what’s in her home fridge — and why. Since she specializes in beautifying foods, each item she stocks (from kale to almonds) has qualities that improve hair and/or skin.
Plus, she reveals her recipes for a Greek-inspired millet salad and her favorite protein smoothie, as well as instructions for what she calls “energy in a spoon.”
We’re thanking our lucky stars for Snyder, who works with too many celebs to name, because the how-tos and advice in her book, The Beauty Detox Solution, have done more for our skin than pricey face creams.
She’s way cooler than Cool Ranch.
The Beauty Detox Solution is available online at amazon.com, $11. For more nutrition tips, recipes, and information on Snyder, go to kimberlysnyder.net.
We’ve all pounded a rib-eye in the name of getting more protein. Opt for a healthier alternative: an easy-to-make smoothie, courtesy of nutritionist Kimberly Snyder. The recipe calls for a beautifying blend of chia seeds, hemp protein, banana, and almond milk, and takes only five minutes to prepare.
Buy Snyder’s book, The Beauty Detox Solution, online at amazon.com, $11. For more nutrition tips and recipes, go to kimberlysnyder.net.
Turns out, bee pollen isn’t just for buzzing insects. According to nutritionist Kimberly Snyder, it’s chockful of beautifying vitamins, minerals, and enzymes. In this quick video, she demos how she likes to take it for an instant boost of energy. (Note: If you’re allergic to pollen, please don’t eat it.)
To order bee pollen, go to whiteoakapiary.com. Buy Snyder’s book, The Beauty Detox Solution, online at amazon.com, $11. For more nutrition tips and recipes, go to kimberlysnyder.net.
When we first heard of millet, we thought it was birdseed. Turns out, it’s delicious, full of protein, gluten free, and filling. Here’s one way nutritionist Kimberly Snyder prepares it — perfect for a packed lunch.
Greek-Inspired Millet Salad Serves four to six
Ingredients2 c. dry millet¼ c. olive oil 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice2 tbsp. raw apple cider vinegar1 tbsp. minced shallot2 tsp. dried oreganoHigh-quality sea salt, to taste1 tbsp. Dijon mustard1 c. chopped parsley ¼ c. chopped scallions1/3 c. kalamata olives, pitted and chopped1 c. chopped tomatoes1/3 c. capers, drained
1. Soak millet overnight and rinse well. Prepare according to package directions. Strain, cool, and set aside.
2. Blend olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar, shallot, oregano, salt, and mustard until smooth.
3. Pour mixture over millet. Add parsley, scallion, olives, tomatoes, and capers. Stir and serve.
Kate Moss says nothing tastes as good as skinny feels, but we beg to differ. The time-honored recipes our families pull out during the holidays are more than worth a little jiggle.
For today’s videos, we share a few of our favorites. Editor Lauren Lumsden’s mom, Mary Lou, makes the tastiest blueberry cobbler at her celebration in Roanoke, Virginia. Senior editor Karen Palmer’s dad, George, is known for the anchovy and olive spaghetti he produces at his Chester, New Jersey, Feast of the Seven Fishes. And Everywhere editor Tiffany Davis’s mom, Ninette, serves an unreal broccoli and cheese casserole at her group’s get-together down in Atlanta.
Each dish is extremely easy, delicious, and — we’ll just say it — delightfully unhealthy. Did we mention Ninette’s casserole is basically cheese with a little bit of broccoli?
God help the models who watch.
Get the full cobbler recipe. For more family holiday meal goodness, watch the video New York editor Jordan Blumberg made last year featuring her mom’s champagne fruit salad.
Every year at senior editor Karen Palmer’s Feast of the Seven Fishes, her dad, George, makes a huge platter of this simple pasta. The recipe’s been passed down through generations yet keeps tasting better. Don’t worry, anchovy haters: It’s barely fishy at all; garlic is the predominant flavor.
Get the full recipe.
When DailyCandy’s Everywhere editor, Tiffany Davis, was growing up in Atlanta, her mom couldn’t get her to even look at a vegetable — until she made this casserole. The dish is basically mac ’n’ cheese with broccoli and rice instead of noodles. Brilliant.
There’s just no question: Elizabeth Taylor was the most glamorous person to ever grace the face of the Earth — period. That’s why, when DC correspondent SuChin Pak was at Christie’s this past Monday for a Women at NBCU event, we had no choice but to ask for a private tour of the treasures currently up for auction. We’ll take one of everything, please. For more information about the auction, go to christies.com.
Everyone loves a surprise from out of the blue.
For more than 170 years, Tiffany & Co. has lit up the season with glittering gifts for friends and family. When loved ones gather and anticipation hangs in the air, there’s nothing like a blue box benefaction to bring extra sparkle to the night — and joy to the year to come.
This holiday season, here’s hoping your good tidings arrive in the shape of a little blue box.
Learn more and shop online at tiffany.com.
Yes, we know we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, it’s what’s inside that counts, and so on and so forth.
But like the body of Arnold with a Denzel face, a beautifully presented gift never hurt anybody.
In today’s video, we asked Geren Ford designer/founder Geren Lockhart to show us a few of her favorite wrapping techniques from her Los Angeles home. Lockhart, who’s been renowned by friends for her pretty packages for years, showed us two methods: one for a soft package (above) and the other for a boxed gift.
While we were in the zone, a few DailyCandy editors came up with nine neat ways to wrap a present in brown craft paper. (Faux bois stamps? Felt acorns? Check.)
Appearance is all that matters.
For more information on Lockhart, go to gerenford.com.
We’re all fans of plopping a gift into a bag with tissue paper and calling it a day. But sometimes you want to do something truly special. In this video, designer Geren Lockhart wraps a boxed gift and gives us all something to aspire to.
For more information on Lockhart, go to gerenford.com. For more gift-wrapping ideas, check out how we jazzed up packages nine ways using brown craft paper.
Anything is possible on the one night the world comes together and celebrates with champagne, sequins, and stolen kisses.
R.S.V.P. for DailyCandy’s exclusive free NYC screening of New Year’s Eve* and catch the season’s star-studded film on December 6 at AMC Kips Bay, 6:30 p.m., before it hits theaters on December 9.
From the director of Pretty Woman and Valentine’s Day, the movie delights with its all-star cast — Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, Robert De Niro, Zac Efron, Katherine Heigl, Ashton Kutcher, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Hilary Swank, to name just a few — in intertwining stories around the pulse and promise of New York City on the most dazzling night of the year.
Tip: You don’t want to spend such an extraordinary evening with just anyone, so choose your plus-one wisely.
R.S.V.P. here for the DailyCandy screening of New Year’s Eve. Learn more online at newyearsevemovie.warnerbros.com.
*Rated PG-13 for language, including some sexual references.
Instead of scouring portfolios, negotiating with agents, and photo shopping for its new campaign, Bare Escentuals blindly cast models based on their passions and values alone. Only after the contract signing were physical appearances revealed.
Sounds scary for a cosmetics brand, but Bare Escentuals kept its cool, trusting that inner strength and character are what make a woman gorgeous on the outside, too.
Lo and behold, the ads’ stars stun with a Force of Beauty that’s only enhanced by bareMinerals® products.
Think you got it in you, too? Head to your nearest Bare Escentuals boutique for a free party-perfect look. When you stop by anytime tomorrow through Monday, you get a free travel-size Prime Time™ Foundation Primer.*
Tune in to the step-by-step application video — featuring one of DailyCandy’s very own — and pop into a Bare Escentuals boutique. Then go to The Sweet Shop, where you can enter to win Ready Eye Shadow and show the world your natural beauty.
Blink away — it’s all real.
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* From Thursday, December 1, 2011, through Sunday, December 4, 2011, get a Free Deluxe Prime Time Foundation Primer for visiting a U.S. Bare Escentuals boutique. No purchase necessary. Print this email and present it during checkout. Offer not valid at BareEscentuals.com, by phone, through catalog, or at any other retail store or website. Offer valid while supplies last. Limit one gift per customer. This offer may not be applied to previous purchases and may not be combined with any other offer. Void where prohibited.