My 13 year old daughter and I were staring at ourselves in the mirror looking for a resemblance when I actually noticed a glaring difference. The whites of her blue eyes are way whiter than the whites of my green ones. Many things can cause the whites of the eyes (aka the sclera) to be less than white — Everything from serious issues to virtual non-issues can affect its color. There’s jaundice, hepatitis, liver disease, Gilbert’s Syndrome, inflammation, irritation, dryness, allergies, sun exposure and even age.
If you do notice a change in your sclera, make an appointment with an ophthalmologist to rule out anything serious. Once you’ve discovered there’s no reason for alarm, you can
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You don’t have to be an a-list celebrity, model, beauty editor or fashion industry insider to be treated like one. Acclaimed hairstylist George Kyriakos is the brainchild behind stylebookings.com, an online concierge of carefully curated hair and makeup artists for hire in your home or office that can be booked in as little as 24 hours before you need them or within 7 days in advance.
There are other online beauty booking sites but none of this calibre of artists. “We’re the only ones that offer truly experienced editorial hair and makeup artists—people who have portfolios and work on set,” says Kyriakos. His own roster of clients include celebrities and VIPs like Gwyneth P
Olive oil has been touted for centuries as having health benefits. But what exactly are the benefits—especially for your beauty regimen? Ancient Greeks used extra virgin olive oil to heal wounds, light oil lamps, cook, and of course for skincare and beauty.
Today, awareness of the benefits of this wonder oil continue to expand, from fighting obesity, heart disease and cancer to gallstone reduction. Some evidence suggests that a diet containing olive oil could even help with Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes. In addition to being a natural and gentle, non-irritating way to moisturize skin, EVOO (as one famous chef calls it) also contains oleic acid to soften and hydrate, plus anti-inflamm
Although she initially thought she would pursue the corporate side of beauty, Kimara Ahnert’s professional plans changed when she took a post-college summer course in makeup artistry. A childhood love of doing makeup—inspired by her mother’s career as a doll artist—proved to still be a passion, and Kimara gave up her corporate dreams in favor of a career as a makeup artist. After gaining experience by working as an assistant to a makeup artist in New York City, she realized that she wanted to create a makeup studio where the ambiance greatly differed from the department store cosmetic counter—a goal that she achieved in 1997 with the opening of her makeup and skincare studio on M