Beauty & Health

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Beauty Bar

1. Jewelry designer Alexis Bittar’s Liquid Gold Compact will make her melt, $42 at Sephora. 2. Can’t walk in a pair of red bottoms? Try stiletto-inspired Christian Louboutin Nail Colour, $50 at Sephora. 3. Jimmy Choo Stars Eau de Parfum is like lightning, not to mention tiger orchid, in a …

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Jump for Joy

TURN UP THE HEAT WITH CARDIO PILATES I LOVE HOW Pilates strengthens from the inside out—and gives me peace of mind on the mat. But, sometimes, I want to unleash something more primal. Enter Rhythm Reformer, the cardio-minded, small-group class at LifeBridge Health & Fitness, where you can jump, jive …

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Wrinkle in Time

“TELL ME WHAT YOU DON’T LIKE ABOUT YOURSELF.” Secretly, I’m hoping plastic surgeon Dr. Michele Shermak utters the famous line that started off every episode of the cult-hit TV show “Nip/Tuck.” (Turns out, she was a fan, too.) But on my virgin visit to her Towson practice, she goes softer: …

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Beauty Bar

About Faces’ makeup master Owen O’Donnell reveals three new faves: 1. Just twist the Telephoto Face Brush by Smashbox to adjust your coverage level (liquid or powder foundation) from sheer to seriously airbrushed, $39. 2. Be Legendary Long Wear Lip Lacquer, also by Smashbox, goes on as a lacquer and …

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Sweat Equity

“I JUST CAUGHT ON FIRE.” That was my Facebook status after taking my first PiYo Strength class at the new Baltimore BeachFIT in Harbor East. Like yoga on steroids, the fast-moving class combines sun salutations with squats (and other fitness moves) paired with high-tempo music for a fully choreographed, sweat-inducing …

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Beauty Queens

Mally flashes her signature smile on the QVC set. THE GLAMOUR GIRL Mally Roncal, Founder, Mally Beauty “WAKE UP. KICK ASS. BE KIND. REPEAT.” That’s the “Mally Mantra” celebrity makeup artist-turned-beauty mogul Mally Roncal posted on her Facebook fan page the morning of her interview with Style—and it’s a perfect …

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Keep Calm, Nava On

HOLISTIC CURIOUS? Nava Health & Vitality Center in Columbia is the one-stop shop for Eastern-Western integrated wellness. Visit the contemporary spa retreat-inspired environment and locate your inner Zen via acupuncture, massage, chiropractic treatment, IV micronutrient therapy (B12, anyone?), hormone optimization and nutrition plans for total wellness. They even offer hyperbaric …

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Booby Trap

IT’S LIKE UNICORN HUNTING. That’s the feeling I had after trolling endless department stores and mall-based lingerie shops for the perfect strapless bra. Having lost a little weight this year—how shall I put this?—my cups no longer runneth over. And I’ve settled somewhere in the vicinity of a 38B (aka …

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Ready, Set,  Summer!

I don’t know about you, but I tend to hibernate in the winter. My DVR becomes my best friend and my beauty philosophy hovers somewhere between “but moisturizer is so cold” to “why bother to shave if I’m just wearing leggings every day?” (No wonder “The Walking Dead” is my …

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