• How to Get Runway-Ready Lashes—With or Without Eyelash Extensions

    The reason why two mascaras are better than one. Plus: are eyelash extensions really safe?

  • How to Get the Perfect Eyebrow: Tips, Tools and Treatments from a Brow-Shaping Specialist

    Says Soare, "Brow pomades are perfect for women who want a precise way of applying brow color that is full coverage, but can be blended down to a natural finish. Also known as the "power brow." 4. THE TREATMENT: Eyebrow Extensions The UK-based Lash Perfect recently launched a new treatment called Brow Perfect-a process that involves gluing individual synthetic hairs to the skin or your own brow hair.

  • Value Vintage: The Rise of High-End Consignment Shops

    There is Walk In My Closet, where people of some renown, at least in fashion circles-Julia Restoin Roitfeld, Virginie Courtin Clarins, et al-are proud to brandish their bombs. On Yoox, individuals like Iris Apfel and Margherita Maccapani Missoni happily hawk their hauls.

  • The Secrets of Laser Treatments: How to Choose the Right Light

    The country's top skin docs reveal the secrets of laser treatments, new vs. old technologies and achieving the best results But with growing interest comes growing confusion: Between ablative and non-ablative, fractional and pulsed dye, Q-switch and IPL, how are you supposed to know which laser is right for you? How do I know which laser is best for me? Resist the urge to ask for a specific laser by name-don't be swayed by marketing-and instead choose a doctor who has plenty of experience (ask for photos of patients they've worked on) and at least three to five different machines.

  • Supplement Powders: The New Juice Cleanse Alternative?

    Though the juices are indeed good for you, they aren't always readily available for those on the go-and what of juices that don't actually have all of the beneficial nutrients promised on the bottle? ALOHA is a progressive new wellness initiative that not only provides said forgotten nutrients, they're also making convenience a top priority. The first is called "The Foundation," a package of five supplement capsules to be taken once daily to aid in promoting cell regeneration, boosting energy and increasing bone density, among other benefits. The second is called "The Daily Good," which is ALOHA's answer to bottled green juice.

  • A-List Workouts: What It's Really like to Work Out with Madonna and Rihanna's Trainers

    What happens when "real" women endure a week-long workout with top celebrity trainers? Here, two DuJour staffers chronicle their experiences.

  • A Look Inside the Perfect English Country House

    Americans are geniuses at appropriating other cultures and making them their own - case in point: Chinese take-out. But one thing we haven't been able to perfect is English country house style. It requires a combination of qualities that upstarts simply don't possess: seriously old money (and real estate); an eclectic mix of rare objects accumulated over centuries; and an appreciation, if not love, of discomfort and disorder. <p> For an impeccably, imperfect example of the form, look at the English hunting lodge that's the country home of UK interior designer - and artist, writer, cabaret singer and socialite - <b><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.amazon.com/Redeeming-Features-Memoir-Nicholas-Haslam/dp/0307271676" target="_blank">Nicky Haslam</a></b>. (His clients have included Mick Jagger, Bryan Ferry, Rod Stewart, Ringo Starr, the Saatchi brothers and Princess Michael of Kent.) Haslam, whose father was a diplomat and whose mother was a goddaughter of Queen Victoria, has lived in the lodge for 40 years, and it's a comfy, stylish nest filled with enchanting bibs and bobs gathered from family and from friends like <b><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/freud" target="_blank">Lucian Freud</a></b> and <b><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.hockneypictures.com/" target="_blank">David Hockney</a></b>. Since his home is now the subject of a new book, <b><i><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.amazon.com/Nicky-Haslams-Folly-De-Grandeur/dp/0847839974" target="_blank">Nicky Haslam's Folly de Grandeur</a></i></b> - the source of these images - we all get the chance to live vicariously. </p> <p> Take a look at the <i>DuJour</i> gallery to see inside Haslam's home, and learn how he mastered the English country style. </p> <p> <b>MORE ON DUJOUR.COM:</b> </p> <p> <b><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.dujour.com/2013-04/1086/designer-home-photos" target="" title="">How Interior Designers Really Live</a> <br> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.dujour.com/2013-10/1730/sylvain-levy-alban-antiques-dealer-paris-home" target="" title="">A Parisian Apartment for the History Books</a> <br> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.dujour.com/2013-09/1661/martyn-thompson-working-spaces-office-photos" target="" title="">Inside the World's Most Creative Workplaces</a></b> </p>

  • Why the Best Seat in the House May Actually Be a Seat at the Bar

    Chef Alfred Portale recalls perfecting black-painted wooden boards to span a break in the bar and make dining easier at the Gotham Bar and Grill almost 20 years ago, when he noticed that nearby Union Square Cafe was making noise with its bar menu.

  • Pumpkin Butter, Apple Cider, and More: 3 Hauntingly Delicious Halloween Cocktails

    Get scared stiff with these three festive cocktails for the season

  • Brooklyn Nets' Paul Pierce on How Fatherhood Has Improved His Game

    The future Hall of Famer opens up about fatherhood, trash-talking and why the Brooklyn Nets are about to run New York

  • Are "Chinplants" the Latest Plastic Surgery Trend?

    As a Manhattan-based IT consultant for Fortune 500 firms, 39-year-old Lizette Stephens was constantly on video conference calls with CTOs from around the world. So were her chins. "I didn't think I had a double chin-I never noticed anything when I looked in the mirror-but all of a sudden there they were," she says. Stephens spent hours practicing different angles on video chat and even more de-tagging her chins as photos popped up on Facebook. "I had to look at myself all day long," she says. "Soon, my double chin was all I was thinking about."

  • Mind the Gap: How to Get Thinner Thighs Without Liposuction

    Nonsurgical procedures that promise an effortless way to zap fat are surging in popularity. Here, the skinny on two treatments

  • The Joy of Cooking with Marc Jacobs

    Lauren Gerrie, the designer's private chef, talks sweets, style and stocking the fridge

  • Chocoholics, Rejoice: Blonde Chocolate is Here!

    The Nobel Peace Prize will be announced on October 11, and I have a name to submit to the list of nominees: Frederic Bau.

  • So, What's it like to Sleep in the World's Most Expensive Bed?

    Kim Kardashian and Kanye West recently bought not one, but SIX $175K beds for their Bel Aire home! We put one to the test. The first question everyone asks after you mention you've napped on a $175,000 bed is: "Is it worth the price?"

  • Your End-of-Summer Workout: Drop the Dumbells, and Pick Up a Surfboard Instead!

    Why women over 30 are dropping the gym and taking up the sportMost busy women grab personal time whenever and however they can, a pedicure here or 30 minutes at the gym there. But recently, some have started to leave their earthly concerns-like, say, their kids and jobs-behind by doing something more adventurous: grabbing their boards, heading to the beach and paddling toward the horizon.

  • The Secret History of Fashion Week: 5 Things You Didn't Know About Runway Shows

    Fashion shows weren't always this way. Before the supermodels, the over-the-top productions and the weird, wonderful quirks that make up modern runway experiences, there was a very different type of presentation.

  • What's for Lunch? Chef-Approved Healthy Ideas for Kids, Just in Time for Back to School

    Chefs Geoffrey Zakarian and Marc Murphy on fancier, kid-friendly school lunch alternatives

  • Maria Sharapova on Audrey Hepburn, Her New Accessories Line, and Everything but Tennis

    Maria Sharapova was at the Andaz Hotel on Fifth Avenue to shoot a GIF for U.S. Open sponsor Evian a week before the upcoming Grand Slam tournament. Seeded third in women's singles, the Russian tennis star had been in New York for three days training and making headlines with a branding stunt to change her last name to Sugarpova, her candy and now accessories line, for the tournament. But the bigger headline came two days after the Evian shoot.

  • Aqua Spinning 101: Everything You Need to Know About the Underwater Spin Craze

    The idea of aqua spinning, alone, raises many questions: What does one wear to class? What is the temperature of the water? Do you sweat heavily? Is that sanitary? And these are all fair concerns about a workout routine that, until now, has been relatively under the radar and only popular among Europeans. For those willing to try the water-based cycling class, and see how the above questions are answered, Aqua has just opened the first studio of it's kind in the United States in New York's Tribeca neighborhood.