| Dec 30, 2009
| 9:32 PM
This just in from the L.A. Times Image desk: Champagne isn't just for drinking. Beauty companies have captured its essence in a range of products. So, whether you were a house guest over the holidays and need a way to......
| Dec 31, 2009
| 4:32 PM
There are plenty of mascaras that claim to do it all: thicken, lengthen, de-clump and darken. But us product-loving gals know the truth: Most mascaras only cover roughly two out of the four bases. And lately, it seems that every......
| Jan 2, 2010
| 4:34 PM
As the holidays unfold, The Ticket's thoughts turn to a little undeserved time off. So we're re-publishing some of our favorite or most-read items from 2009. This item originally appeared on May 14. Lolly Bowean of the Chicago Tribune put......
| Mar 29, 2010
| 8:27 AM
Some consumers are more than willing to pay higher prices for organically grown food and other products. But is the extra dollar worth it? The answer may depend upon personal priorities.
By definition, organically grown foods are produced without most...
| Mar 21, 2010
Redheads hold an iconic place in American pop culture. There's the voluptuous come-hither trappings of Rita Hayworth and cartoon sex bomb Jessica Rabbit; the comedic zaniness of Lucille Ball, Debra Messing, Carrot Top and Conan O'Brien; and the girl-next-...
| Mar 21, 2010
The idea of orange makeup may conjure up images of circus clowns or overly tanned women sporting neon coral lipstick on a sweltering day. But this spring, orange and coral hues are looking fresh, modern and totally wearable.
From highly pigmented poppy...
| Mar 22, 2010
| 9:28 AM
You don't need to spend a small fortune buying loads of individual products to get the latest looks this spring for eyes, lips and cheeks. These all-in-one kits offer collections of best-selling cosmetics, many in full sizes, at affordable prices.
| Jun 10, 2010
Plastic surgery might have been hurt by the recession, but it still draws a sizable following of people hoping to improve their appearance.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that some major cosmetic surgery procedures, such as breast...
| Mar 24, 2010
In better economic times, some in search of youth and beauty thought nothing of plunking down thousands of dollars for a cosmetic procedure.
These days, tummy tucks are on sale.
What's more, recent figures from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic...
| Apr 13, 2010
| 1:22 PM
If you've already familiarized yourself with the animal shelter and purebred rescue groups, you may want to check out responsible professional breeders. To find them, talk with veterinarians, seek out local dog and cat clubs, or search the Internet. And...
| May 18, 2010
Forgetting to read the fine print. Not packing a change of clothes. Confusing a.m. and p.m.
In a previous column, I asked you to tell me about your worst travel mistakes. Did you ever!
And if I could generalize about the types of screw-ups most common...