Shine in a Bottle
by Carolyn Brundage
Forget the genie; most women would gladly take healthy, shiny hair from a bottle over three wishes.
Since wishing for great hair probably won't work, I set out to find the best hair products on the market, trying literally dozens upon dozens along the way.
There was bound to be trouble, of course. There were greasy hair days, thanks to products that were far too oily, and flaky hair days, from products that create build up or have undesirable ingredients that start flaking almost immediately. But there were also hair heroes; products that did just what they promised, imparting shine, improving hair texture and more.
The greys have it: New hues for a cool look
Red may be a classic, and pink may be oh-so-feminine, but the manicure
de rigueur for 2011 garners inspiration from cool metals in hues ranging from matte gunmetal gray to charcoal. Here's what's haute in manicures for the new year.
Silver with a side of sparkle
Celebrities sporting Minx nails in mirror-shiny metallics have no doubt stoked the trend for all things metallic. (Did you see the sparkling silver mani Katy Perry wore all over New York when promoting her perfume recently?) Those who don't have the time, or beauty budget, to commit to Minx will love Orly's Foil FX in Shine, a no-holds-barred shade of metallic silver that swipes on without a streak in sight ($7.50).
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