Welcome to 3-Minute Read, your mid-week rundown of everything we're talking about at Byrdie HQ. Every Wednesday, we'll get you up to date on the beauty news you need to know—in just three minutes.
(Is this even a serious question?) We've already gotten a pretty intimate look inside Jennifer Lopez's intense diet and fitness regimen, but to put a finer point on it, trainer David Kirsch says there's one very specific thing that could be standing in the way of you and that covetable bum (and abs and arms…): sugar. "It’s awful," he tells The Coveteur. "It’s a huge, huge industry and it’s poison. They have done clinical studies on what it does to your brain and it’s highly addictive—terrible." Kirsch also names alcohol as a close second on his list of dietary offenders.
The editors at LaurenConrad.com have some pretty genius tips for meeting your quota without too much additional effort.
Boxer braids are as cool as ever, so isn't it time you finally learned how to do it? Total Beauty has an easy tutorial for reverse-plaiting like a pro.
The tattoo-like technique, which uses a handheld blade tool to deliver very realistic, hair-like strokes of pigment, is already growing in popularity as a semi-permanent solution for sparse brows. But now, women (and men!) are turning to the treatment to disguise hair loss on their scalp, too. Head over to InStyle for the full story.
The beloved budget-friendly makeup brand is celebrating a huge milestone—one million followers on Facebook—and has decided to share the love by offering a free eye shadow with any purchase. As a reminder, ColourPop only just launched pressed pigment eye shadow earlier this month—and better yet, the coppery hue they're giving away isn't part of the regular collection, so nab it while you can.
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