Once January rolls around, the word detox starts to enter many people's vocabulary. While there are plenty of ways to detox your diet, have you ever considered your pores? Your skin, after all, is a breathing organ that can absorb toxins through its many pores. Refresh your complexion (and body!) with these five easy ways to detox your skin.
What in the world is Hypoxi, you ask? Well it's a bum-smoothing, thigh reducing machine. Yes, that exists. Towards the end of last year I wasn't feeling my best, and when I was offered to trial the 12-week Hypoxi exercise program — I nearly ran there. Nearly. But instead I took a cab and herein lies my problem, I'm lazy. As it turns out, the program was practically invented for me. You see, you perform 30 minutes of cycling — ideally three times a week for a month — while lying down inside a vacuum-like egg. Before each session, I was fitted with a compression skirt and slotted (almost like a jigsaw piece) into the machine where I then pedalled like a mad woman inside my maximum fat burning zone. The results were kind of amazing, so to find out how many centimetres I lost from my most stubborn areas, keep reading.
Mid-January is a great time to get to work on any New Year resolutions or intentions, because the late nights filled with endless streams of champagne are finally (sadly) over. Here at Sugar, we have made our fashion goals known, and now it's time to think beauty. Beauty resolutions can come in many shapes and sizes — from regular facials to trying a new shade of red lipstick — and then there's the hair... A new year means new locks, so we asked the girls to reveal the celebrity hair they want, real bad.
Work-out gear has undergone a bit of a transformation in the past few years, and we have Stella McCartney's revolutionary collab with Adidas for kick-starting the stylish-sportswear trend. Take a look around your next Body Attack and count how many fit bods you can count in fluoro trainers or high-tech compression tights. Yup, that's Stella's influence. We're going to apply some new year style resolutions to what you wear when working out. Let's get physical!
As with any new year, it's out with the old, in with the new. And while you might find it hard to bid adieu to some of last year's hottest trends, there's a bevy of new styles to try for 2013. So kiss your caviar manicure goodbye, take down your top knot, and flip through to see how you can seamlessly swap out your trends this season.
If you're like me, you've decided to make 2013 the year that you finally quit biting your nails. Unfortunately, keeping this resolution can prove to be harder than keeping your gym membership past February. Nail biting is a notoriously difficult habit to break, and if you feel like you've tried everything to win the war on nibbling, it can be doubly frustrating. But take a deep breath. Learn nail biting prevention that goes beyond that nasty-tasting polish, or wearing a rubber band around your wrist, when you keep reading.
The start of the year is the perfect time to make a dramatic change to your look, and freshly chopped hair could be just the thing to scratch your new year beauty itch. The bob has made a return to the celebrity hair scene and this time it's very sharp and extremely edgy. Karlie Kloss is currently rocking the right-now-bob, as is Margherita Missoni, Leighton Meester and Phoebe Tonkin; but there's been more than a few over the years that we're looking back to for new year hair-spiration.
Ask any personal trainer about the positive effects working out has on the body, and prepare to have your head talked off. Getting the blood flowing does do a beauty good, after all. But just how much and why? In honour of the new year and all the resolutions that come along with it, test your workout wisdom now.Take the Quiz
When it comes to predicting "the next big thing," we've got a pretty good hunch about these six starlets, especially where acting and styling chops are concerned. Our sartorial guess? This is going to be the year of Allison Williams, Lily Collins, AnnaSophia Robb, Alicia Vikander, Phoebe Tonkin, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. From silver-screen excellence to street-style cred, each offers up a style all their own, and we're more than a little excited to see what's in store for us (and them) this year. Will Girls' Allison Williams continue her reign as a red-carpet gown classicist? Are we going to fall for AnnaSophia Robb's younger Carrie Bradshaw in the Sex and the City prequel, The Carrie Diaries? Is Phoebe Tonkin going to show Hollywood that Aussie women are a stylish force to be reckoned with? All questions have yet to be answered, but you can bet we've got our eye on all six of them, as they promise to impress us with their on- and offscreen panache all year long. Click on for a closer look at what's on tap for these leading ladies in 2013.
Happy New Year, beauties! We're welcoming 2013 with open arms, bright lipstick and a tonne of bronzer. We hope there aren't too many sore heads after last night's celebrations, and that this year brings health and happiness for you. The New Year is time to refresh your products, clean your brushes and break bad beauty habits, so we thought we'd put forward our New Year's beauty resolutions for the taking... Keep reading.