If you love jewelry, and you also love to tap into your artistic side, you're in luck! Making jewelry is a gratifying hobby, and there are great resources available to help you learn how to craft unique pieces. With little or no previous experience, you can make beautiful jewelry for yoursel…

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Sweater weather. As I’m writing this, the temps are still hitting the 90s each day, and the heat continues to sap my desire to step outside.

Vintage clothing, while beautiful and unique, can be tricky to take care of. No one knows how to properly take care of these delicate items better than luxury vintage clothing retailer, What Goes Around Comes Around. Below you will find simple ways their team keeps clothing in the top condit…

As a parent, it can be difficult to decide what to buy for your kids. You want clothes that are trendy and versatile, but also items that will last. Even more, you want your kids' unique personality to shine through!

Fall mean it's time to change up your wardrobe. While a great pair of jeans and a favorite top will always be in style, you can keep any outfit on trend by using accessories strategically.

In today’s workplace, many employers have abandoned strict dress code policies, providing employees with more flexibility to dress casually.

I have always wondered what the deal is with cosmetic brushes. They are a necessity if you wear makeup, of course, but what is all the fuss about? Have you ever noticed how often cosmetic brush sets – with sky-high price tags – are recommended in gift giving guides? With bristles from goat, …

From catching your favorite team at a ballgame to swimming in a pool, summertime brings no shortage of outdoor activities. All this time outside, though, can wreak havoc on your skin if you don't follow a proper routine to rid your skin of the dirt, oil and residue it encounters throughout t…

Summer is a great time to get outdoors, but summer sun can be hard on hair. Days spent diving through the waves at the beach, submerged in the backyard swimming pool or lying out in the hot sun can be particularly damaging to tresses.

Children and parents often look forward to the dawn of a new school year. But before the first homeroom session can take place, parents may need to take their students clothes shopping.

With summer around the corner, everyone is seeking the best beauty inspiration to prepare for the warmer weather styles and sun-kissed looks. Whether you are planning for a staycation or jet-setting around the country, these easy and effective steps can make your face glow and look vibrant f…

Millions of people across the globe deal with conditions that affect the skin and hair. Acne is a skin and hair ailment that, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, is the most common skin condition in the United States.

Charm magazine and our friends at the News-Journal are pumped about recognizing outstanding high school student athletes during the Peters Chevrolet Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat/ET Varsity Best Preps awards ceremony.

Spring is finally here and summer is just around the corner. These great finds from local retailers will help you make the most of the sand and sunny days ahead.

Gray hair is a natural side effect of aging. The rate at which hair will turn to gray differs based on genetics and other factors. Some people may go gray seemingly overnight, while others may gray at the temples first before the rest of their hair gradually changes color.

NEW YORK (AP) — As Danielle Bayard Jackson was putting together her birthing team, she made sure to include a doula, all the details she wanted taken care of during delivery and how bright the lights should be for ambiance.

The changing seasons, environmental factors, overuse of harmful products and ingrained grooming habits can actually be damaging the health of your hair. Getting the strong, shiny hair you want is as easy as following a few simple tips for the health of your hair and scalp.

Getting older brings about many physical and emotional changes. Wrinkles are one such physical change that is widely associated with aging.

Lip gloss. For me, those two simple words conjure up memories of my earliest forays into the wonderful world of cosmetics. I have a very distinct memory of receiving tins of Lip Licking flavored lip balms for my seventh birthday party at a McDonald’s in Shreveport. You know the ones — they h…

Dehydrated skin is among the many causes of facial wrinkling, which also can be caused by smoking, environmental factors and UV exposure. Aging skin doesn't produce as much collagen and elastin, which allows skin to spring back into place, as it once did. Conditions like dry, dehydrated skin…

Welcome to January – the month when my skin is at its fairest, making discoloration most noticeable. Whether freckles on my legs or sunspots on my face, they are more easily disguised with a sun-kissed glow. But not so much in winter.

On the path to personal growth or improvement, one may find that making a few adjustments can greatly increase confidence and satisfaction.

Now that the holiday season is here, you'll likely be attending more parties, gatherings and social events than normal. After all, this is the season for celebrating with friends and family, while also meeting fun new people.

‘Tis the season for parties. Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s, with gatherings for family, friends and work — the coming months deliver lots of reasons to get dressed up and celebrate.

We here at Charm magazine get a little giddy about the prospect of a fancy party, where everything is just right — from the wine glasses, decor and serving platters, to the food and beverages. Check out these fabulous finds from local retailers — the Junior League’s Bargain Box, featuring Ne…

Mobile, social and e-commerce platforms as well as augmented reality have infinitely changed the way consumers research and shop for the things they need. Even with all of that information, buying beauty products online can be tricky.

Denim jeans are an important fashion staple. Jeans can work as casual wear but also work when paired with a blazer or button-down shirt.

The “Vampire Facial” – also known as a Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Facial – first made a splash five years ago when Kim Kardashian was famously featured enjoying the procedure during an episode of her television show, “Kim and Kourtney Take Miami.” The widely circulated photos of the procedur…

Hundreds of billions of dollars are spent each year on anti-aging and anti-wrinkling treatments in an effort to improve one's appearance and mask potential signs of aging.

Women have long relied on false eyelashes to intensify their natural lashes with thickness and length. False eyelashes have come in many varieties through the years, from the classic adhesives to lash extensions individually woven onto lashes in specialty salons.

Communions, graduations, birthday parties, and summer vacations dot many people's social calendars each year. People want to look their best on special occasions, and salon or at-home hair treatments may help them look party-ready.

Looking your best and emulating the latest runway fashions can be easy with an unlimited budget, or even a personal shopper. But the majority of the general public must shop on a budget, which can seemingly make it challenging to look stylish. However, savvy shoppers know to upgrade a wardro…

At the end of January 2018, beauty history was made when Ashley Graham was picked up by Revlon to be the first "plus-sized" model in history to land a major beauty contract, joining Gal Gadot, Imaan Hammam and Raquel Zimmerman in the new "Live Boldly" campaign. Graham also broke down barrier…

Eyes may be windows into a person's soul, but the eyebrows frame the eyes, help express feelings and add shape to the face. Eyebrows also can be subtle indicators of a person's health.

Recently I found myself without my favorite lipstick. I had not misplaced it. I did not leave home without it. I was out. Completely out. Brushed every-last-bit-from-the-end-of-the-tube out. And I’m embarrassed to say, as a believer in shopping local, my favorite lipstick is one that must be…

April brings the arrival of two fundraisers that invite attendees to mix their Texas with some bling and help out a couple of good causes: Denim and Diamonds by Junior Achievement of East Texas and Blue Jeans & Ball Gowns by East Texas CASA.

Knee high leg warmers by ToeSox available at Move Athletic for $28. Monday November 27, 2017 (Michael Cavazos/News-Journal Photo)Half finger yoga gloves by ToeSox available at Move Athletic for $22. Monday November 27, 2017 (Michael Cavazos/News-Journal Photo)Rainbow Beach hair tie/bracelet …

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Looking to celebrities for fashion inspiration is acceptable by some and shunned by others. I think that some of the celebs kill us on what they wear, and I will never understand why the crazier they look, the more publicity they get. But I do know there are some celebs, just like the rest o…

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Hats are always hot in the Spring/Summer seasons. But this year they seem to be more acceptable and worn by the most unlikely heads! Toss that East Texas baseball cap to the side! Pull that hair into a messy under the ear side knot, and snag a big or small trendy hat!