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Khloé Kardashian Posts Her First Ever Vine (Oh, and She's Topless)

Mar/06/2014 at 11:26 AM ET

Khloé Kardashian made her Vine debut, and in true Kardashian fashion, she shared a lot with her fans — maybe a little too much. The reality star posted her first video sans shirt.

In the humorous clip below, Khloé gets glam with makeup artist and close pal Joyce Bonelli before her hosting gig on Wednesday’s episode of Chelsea Lately. And in order to achieve her allover bronze look (see above photo), Bonelli had to rub her down with self tanner. Khloé’s reaction is a bit NSFW (naturally), so we’ll let you just tune in below. Read More

Want to Combat Wrinkles While You Sleep? (Duh!) Then You Need This Pillowcase

Mar/01/2014 at 06:00 AM ET

You probably follow a very specific nighttime skin routine with fancy creams, serums and more, and we get it: there’s a lot going on in our beauty cabinets too! But did you know you might be reversing all the benefits of those pricey face products while you sleep? Neither did we, but we’re thrilled we found this pillowcase to stop that insanity.

Enter DreamSkin’s anti-aging beauty pillowcase. It’s clinically proven to reduce fine lines and wrinkles by 51 (!) percent. How? The special woven fibers help keep moisture locked into your skin, so you stay hydrated and your creams don’t rub off onto the sheets. Plus, the material is super-soft, which gives it a lux feel, for a reasonable $40 pricetag.

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If you’re a first-time Joyus shopper and enter STYLE15 at checkout, you’ll get 15% off, which means the price comes down to 34 bucks (considering the other beauty products you’re using cost double or triple, we’d say it’s a bargain). Now all that’s left to do is text your group chat and fill them in.

Do you have a special nighttime beauty routine? What products do you love? Share your thoughts in the comments!

–Brittany Talarico

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We Tried It: A Gel That Makes the Gym More Tolerable

Feb/28/2014 at 04:52 PM ET

Workout WonderCourtesy Mio Skincare/John Soper

What is it: A gel that helps warm up your muscles and alleviate tension pre-workout

Who tried it: John Soper, Editorial Assistant

Why he did it: Because I was sick of using sore muscles as an excuse to skip the gym, and the only other gel I’m familiar with is the kind I put in my hair (so I was curious!)

Level of difficulty: 1: If you’re comfortable applying moisturizer, then this will be a breeze

I’m someone who loves any excuse to skip the gym, up to and including “But I went yesterday and I’m so sore!” But with bulky winter coat season rapidly coming to an end, I knew I needed to kick my routine into gear. That’s why I was intrigued by this Workout Wonder gel, which promises to make muscles looser pre-workout and relieve tension after the fact.

When I first sampled the stuff, I immediately noticed that the spearmint scent perked me up, made my neck muscles tingle and relaxed my shoulders from somewhere near my earlobes to a more normal level. Apparently it’s got a mix of magic ingredients — okay, herbs and extracts (more on those here) — that are supposed to work together to energize your muscles and keep them from getting too tight.

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I brought it back to the office for my coworkers to sample, and over the next couple days I kept hearing, “Do you still have that muscle relaxing stuff?” It passed the grueling “office tension test,” but now it was time to see if this gel would really help me during my workout.

Right before I hit the gym, I rubbed the cream on my neck, chest and arms, then conducted my usual lifting routine and then ran on the treadmill afterwards. I felt unusually energetic throughout my workout, and I was able to push myself a bit further than usual. Then while changing, I reapplied the cream to sore spots (and let’s be honest, the smell didn’t hurt). I noticed a lot less tension the next day, so I got another bottle to keep at my desk for those days when I feel my shoulders creeping up, or some residual soreness from the morning’s workout.

Verdict: Clearly, I’m a fan, considering I now have it handy at all times. It’s $33 for a bottle, but a pump or two goes a long way, so it lasts. Is this going to be the thing that makes the guy at the gym check-in desk know me by name? I don’t know, but it sure can’t hurt.

Do you think you’ll give Workout Wonder a try or do you have other pre/post-workout rituals that you do? Let us know in the comments below!
–John Soper

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Get Your Glow Back With These Pro Tips and Amazing Skincare Products!

Feb/27/2014 at 09:55 AM ET

Let’s be real: This winter has been tough on your skin. (Polar Vortex + a perfect complexion = practically impossible!) But spring is quickly approaching, and we want to help you get your glow back where it should be. So we teamed up with Joyus, YouTube star Ingrid Nilsen (aka missglamorazzi) and beauty blogger Ashley Weatherford (if you aren’t familiar with her site AugustSkin.com, you’re about to get hooked) to bring you some of the best tips — and products — out there. Read More

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We Tried It: A Super-Fancy Customized Facial With Isabelle Bellis

Feb/20/2014 at 06:23 PM ET

Isabelle Bellis facialCourtesy Andrea Lavinthal

What it is: A one-woman, one-room spa with a six month waiting list of Very Important People
Who tried it: Andrea Lavinthal, Style and Beauty Director
Why she did it: See above where it says “six month waiting list”
Level of pain: Nada, but I’m one of those weird people who enjoys extractions.

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If you’re a regular “We Tried It” reader (and really, who isn’t?), then you already know how I feel about facials. Whether it’s at a fancy-schmancy spa or in my own bathroom, I’m all for making my skin look smooth and glow-y. So when my friend emailed me with the news that Isabelle Bellis, a big-time facialist with whom you can never get an appointment (her client list is top-secret), had a rare last-minute opening that afternoon, I canceled all of my meetings and headed to the Upper East Side.

Bellis’s HQ feels like your coolest friend’s apartment, not a spa (see the pic above!) — and her French accent makes things feel even more chic. After I filled out a lengthy questionnaire about my skin, Bellis lead me to the treatment room where she kicked things off with a guided meditation. I’m not usually into that kind of thing but when a pretty French lady is telling you to relax your toes and relieve your mind of stress, it’s hard not to cooperate.

From then on it was all about massaging my face to increase blood and oxygen supply to the skin. She even put her fingers in my mouth to relieve tension in my cheeks, which felt weird but not unpleasant. While insanely thorough (I swear she inspected every single pore on my face) her extractions barely pinched. I have no idea what else she did for the rest of the hour and a half, but when she was done my skin looked the best I’ve ever seen it, and that was with a hint of redness from the extractions.

She sent me home with a bottle of L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Glow Renewal Facial Oil, but not before giving me a demo on how to properly apply it (put a tiny dab in your hands, rub them together, then pat your palms gently around the perimeter of your face working your way in).

The most impressive part of my appointment is what happened after I went home: My skin maintained its clear and radiant status for over a week, as opposed to the day or so I get with other facials. Consider myself the newest member of Bellis’s miles-long wait list.

How far would you go for the perfect facial? Tell us in the comments!

What We're Buying: The Perfect Leather Jacket, a Jet Lag Cure and a Lot of Sequins We Sadly Can't Keep

Feb/13/2014 at 12:08 PM ET

Have you bought anything you loved lately? In the PEOPLE StyleWatch offices, the answer to that question is usually “Yes.” Below, check out the sequined numbers we couldn’t bear to send back — and the leather jacket and amazing bath products we’re evangelizing about. Then tell us what you’re loving on Twitter or in the comments!
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Want Madonna's New Skincare Line? Book Your Flight to Japan Now!

Feb/12/2014 at 11:52 AM ET

Kate Middleton Jenny PackhamJemal Countess/Getty (3); Inset: Landov

She already has a collection of Grammys, acting and directing credits, fitness DVDs and a popular-selling clothing line. Now, Madonna is branching into the beauty business. The star’s new skincare line MDNA SKIN will launch in Japan Thursday.

The singer — who was named the highest-paid musician in 2014 by Forbes — has collaborated with famous Japanese beauty company MTG for a new three-step skincare system: a clay mask, skin rejuvenating scrub and a serum. According to her website, the products will be available at a pop-up store in Tokyo from Feb. 12 through Feb. 23, and then will launch at select department stores in Japan on Feb. 26. (No word on when or if it will hit American markets.)

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“The MDNA SKIN pop-up store will give customers the opportunity to see, feel and experience the products and enjoy the multiple screen projected visuals,” the release states. “The store will also host a VIP area and the location for special events.” Read More

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