This is the surprising reason your lips might be constantly chapped

DRY lips are a common curse in the winter months and getting to the bottom of the problem can be tricky. Is it the cold air or the central heating? Are you drinking enough water? That new  lipstick you’ve been using? Well one dry-lipped Reddit user may have stumbled across the real reason for your permanently flaky pout – it could be your toothpaste. Writing in a post Reddit user, dannelinflannel explained  "Chapped lips have been the bane of my existence since my childhood. I was a chronic Chapstick user and nothing I did seemed to make it better." But, after experimenting with a number of different beauty products, they had a breakthrough after swapping their normal toothpaste for an alternative product made for sensitive teeth. "I picked up a travel size Sensodyne ProNamel (because let's face it changing toothpastes is a big decision) and switched to using just a thin layer of Vaseline on my lips twice a day," they wrote. "Oh my god – the difference it has made in just a week, and it's the middle of a pretty cold winter here!" Most read in Fabulous WHAT A WHOPPER! Bigger penises 'are more satisfying' — and all the other sex myths BUSTED TAN-TASTIC! This is the best selling fake tan in the WORLD and it only launched 4 weeks ago TAXI SERVICE Randy passenger lifts lid on sex with Uber drivers, including a car park romp TALK OF THE 'TOON This Disney tattoo has gone viral for a rude reason...can YOU spot it? FACE VALUE Acne sufferer left 'humiliated' when L'Oreal drop work offer over 'skin issues' SEXPERT ADVICE? High-class escort consoles woman whose husband is in love with a sex worker LICK OF LOVE Reality star told daughter could 'die' after posting snap of teen kissing dog double take This model has 30k followers on Instagram... but can you see what she's hiding? MYSTIC MEG March 1: Your likely place to find love is where your favourite food is sold TOO TIMID? Try our fun quiz to find out whether you are too pushy or Continue Reading

Lower’s Pat Holden scores 2,000th point

Pat Holden scored 29 points for Lower Cape May Regional High School reaching his 2,000th career point in a 61-58 victory over Ocean City during a Cape-Atlantic League Tournament consolation game on Friday. Holden scored one 3-pointer with 20 seconds left to put the Caper Tigers up 60-55 in the fourth quarter. Tom Jamison answered with his own 3-pointer for the Red Raiders to make it 60-58 with seven seconds left with a foul on Holden during the play, leading him to sink one of his two free-throws for the final 61-58 final. Martin Angelov scored 19 points for Lower while Joe Sacco put up 15 points for Ocean City. Lower 15 13 19 14—61 OC 16 18 13 11—58 O—Graham 7, Sacco 15, Varallo 11, McQuarrie 6, Jamison 6, Greenling 3, Robertson 10. L—Holden 29, Khamar 6, Cottrell 4, Angelov 19, Moore 3. 3-pointers—Sacco, Varallo (3), Jamison, Robertson O; Holden (3), Angelov (4), Moore L. Records—OC 18-7; Lower 18-6. Cape May Tech 62, ACIT 51 Cape May Tech’s Josh Wright scored 35 points to lead all scorers. Jahvon Royster led ACIT with 23 points. CMT 15 17 15 15—62 ACIT 14 11 10 16—51 ACIT—Royster 23, Armitage 5, Davenport 6, Jost 3, Reese 6, Martinez 7, Charles 1. CMT—Wright 35, Abbott 7, Longstreet 10, O’Donnell 2, Roach 4, Hoffman 2. 3-pointers—Wright (3), Longstreet (2), Abbott CMT; Reese (2), Royster, Davenport, Martinez. Records—CMT 13-12; ACIT 7-18. Egg Harbor Township 63, Absegami 52 Jordan Sweeney led Egg Harbor Township with 22 points. Manny Martinez led the Braves with 12 points and five assists, and Jonte Jones added 11 points and nine rebounds. EHT 10 15 17 21—63 Absegami; 9 16 16 11—52 A—Stafford 3, Martinez 12, Huntton 4, Searight 2, Fitten 2, Daggers 5, Jones 11, Perry 5, Woodson 6. EHT—Jordan 3, Perdomo 13, Sweeney 22, Walsh 16, Dodd 5, Cochran 2. 3-pointers—Woodson (2), Stafford, Continue Reading

Shore Conference wrestling: Jersey Shore’s greatest – Part 1

 An estimated 500 fans made their way to Union High School for the first NJSIAA Wrestling Tournament in 1934. At the 84th renewal last year at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall, some 32,799 made their way through the turnstiles, including a crowd of 10,087 for the finals.That’s a simple, albeit effective way to quantify the sport’s growth in New Jersey over the decades.And at the Jersey Shore, wrestling’s evolution has mirrored the state-wide rise, its progress measured by the number of state championships won and the impact Shore Conference talent has had in the college ranks.Now it’s time to turn our historic lens, which has spent the past two years focusing on the rich athletic traditions in Monmouth and Ocean Counties, on a sport that, while possessing a team element, is the ultimate individual test.Some 76 wrestlers from the area have had their arms raised at least once after a state final, from the pioneers of the sport before World War II to the Shore Conference-record haul of seven state champions in 2008, with six more in 2009.    In the first part of the series, we look at matmen who competed at less than 120 pounds, with the lightest weights having produced some memorable moments. The current collection won 19 state championships for 13 different programs, spanning nine decades.The series continues at on Tues., Jan. 9, with the top wrestlers between 120 and 139 pounds, followed on Jan. 16 with the best between 140 and 169 pounds, before delving into the top wrestlers at 170 pounds-and-up on Jan. 23. Wrestlers with multiple state championships will be recognized at the highest weight class.And we’re looking for input from readers every step of the way, so go to our poll with each story and vote for the wrestler you feel is the best of the best. There's still plenty of time for you to provide input on the subject. As always, any thoughts will be greatly appreciated, whether Continue Reading

Try Pat McGrath’s Eye Shadow Trick, Free of Cost

The Coach spring 2018 runway show was full of gems—on the clothes and even in makeup tips. Selena Gomez. Emma Roberts. Winnie Harlow. Kaia Gerber. It was one of the most star-studded shows of fashion week. But, on the off chance, you weren't distracted by the celeb sightings, and you could pay attention to something other than the glitter boots and bejeweled frocks that made up Coach creative director Stuart Vevers' rocker-chic-inspired collection, you probably noticed the dynamic makeup looks created by legendary makeup artist Pat McGrath. Continue Reading

Kim Kardashian sports Cleopatra-inspired makeup with ‘futuristic’ twist

Kim Kardashian is the "futuristic 3D version" of Cleopatra. The 34-year-old reality star was the subject of celebrity makeup artist Pat McGrath's reimagined Elizabeth Taylor "Cleopatra" eye makeup for the latest cover of Violet Grey magazine's The Violet Files. "Elizabeth Taylor's makeup in 'Cleopatra' has been recreated countless times, but for Kim I wanted to create a version that has never been done before, a futuristic 3D version," McGrath told the mag. "I wanted to portray a luxurious decadence by using elements of ornate facial jewelry constructed into shapes that pay homage to Egyptian culture," she continued, "and of course to the rich, exotic character that Taylor played in this role." Kardashian couldn't be happier to portray the iconic figure from the 1963 film. "I love Elizabeth," the soon-to-be second-time mom said. "Pat and I have had conversations about how iconic she is, and how iconic 'Cleopatra' is." With McGrath's touch the makeup was brought to life with gold eyeshadow and brows, beads, and molten minifeatures glued into wings. "I would have done anything — I would have trusted Pat's vision no matter what she wanted," Kardashian added. "But I was really excited that it was the 'Cleopatra' vibe." Follow @RiveraZayda on Twitter ON A MOBILE DEVICE? WATCH THE VIDEO HERE. Continue Reading

Pat McGrath’s highlighting makeup hits Sephora Tuesday, and you’re going to want it

Even if you aren't a makeup enthusiast and have never heard the name Pat McGrath, you've likely seen her work. She's one of the world's most sought-after makeup artists, having worked with major fashion houses from Dolce & Gabbana to Dior, celebs like Kim Kardashian and brands including CoverGirl. It's not surprising that when she launched her own products through Pat McGrath Labs late last year, fans went crazy.Her latest, called Skin Fetish 003, is a set of highlighters and her most exciting launch to date. The kits come in two colors, golden and nude, with a highlighter and balm duo and powder. They already sold out on her website, but for the first time fans can scoop up the coveted goods from Sephora's website and physical stores in Miami, Houston and more starting Tuesday. That is, while supplies last.So what's all the fuss about?"The debut of Skin Fetish 003 was more than 25 years in the making," McGrath told us. "This skin highlighting system has been my backstage beauty secret for decades. From editorial to runway, it’s all the things I love in makeup and encourages creativity."Ever wonder how light seems to bounce off models' skin in fashion photos? That reflective, glowing quality is what McGrath has bottled up, but not before testing it again on the Valentino runway. For the Fall 2016 show, McGrath said she "wanted to transform the models into ethereal beauties and take ordinary skin and turn it into otherworldly opulence - it was perfect for Valentino."But how does a normal person actually wear it?"For me there are no limits," McGrath says, noting it can be applied to eyes, lips, cheeks or shoulders. "Swipe the balm alone onto the high points of skin for a fresh glow. Flip the stick and use the highlighter solo to elevate cheekbones. Apply the balm over the highlighter for next level radiance. Go all the way with a buff of the Continue Reading

Who made the summer’s hottest lipsticks? Kim Kardashian vs Pat McGrath

Two big-name lipstick launches have had beauty bloggers and Twitter, well, atwitter this summer.Kim Kardashian delighted fans when she partnered with sister and lip kit queen Kylie Jenner for a set of KKW by Kylie Cosmetics Creme Liquid Lipsticks in April. It marked the elder Kardashian's foray into beauty products, which was followed by a contour kit released in June (read our review here).Meanwhile, beloved celebrity makeup artist Pat McGrath, who has worked on too many high fashion runways to count and was named beauty editor at large for British Vogue earlier this month, announced her new products coming from Pat McGrath Labs: a collection of matte lipsticks called Lust: MatteTrance. In honor of National Lipstick Day -- and to satisfy our own lipstick obsessions -- we tested the two products to decide which is worth the splurge. KKW by Kylie Cosmetics Creme Liquid Lipsticks The LookKKW, you disappointed me. Not only were the lip colors way too sheer, the shade I tried on (Kimmie) was patchy and streaky when I put it on . The collab is marketed as a set of crème liquid lipsticks, but it comes off as more of a gloss in opacity and texture. Also, they aren’t the most black- and brown-girl-friendly shades without some sort of brown lip liner to balance out the paleness. -- Anika ReedI was excited by the colors when I put them on my arm as pinks and corals tend to compliment my complexion. But once I put the product on my lips, it was entirely too translucent and looked terrible.-- Erin JensenI had less of an issue with the colors -- which worked for my skin tone. I love just a hint of color for my day-to-day life (I still use Caitlyn Jenner's Finally Free Mac lipstick). However, I agree the name is deceptive, they are definitely what I'd categorize as a gloss and not a lipstick. Albeit closer to a matte than shiny glaze. -- Cara Kelly  The FeelThe lipstick glides on easily and doesn't require Continue Reading

President George H.W. Bush apologizes for sometimes patting women on the rear

Former President George H.W. Bush has apologized to an actress who accused him of improperly touching her and telling a dirty joke during a photo opportunity four years ago."President Bush would never — under any circumstance — intentionally cause anyone distress, and he most sincerely apologizes if his attempt at humor offended Ms. Lind,"  Bush spokesman Jim McGrath said in a written statement to USA TODAY.Later in the day, McGrath issued a second statement with a more detailed explanation:  At age 93, President Bush has been confined to a wheelchair for roughly five years, so his arm falls on the lower waist of people with whom he takes pictures. To try to put people at ease, the president routinely tells the same joke — and on occasion, he has patted women’s rears in what he intended to be a good-natured manner. Some have seen it as innocent; others clearly view it as inappropriate. To anyone he has offended, President Bush apologizes most sincerely.Heather Lind, an actress who stars in the AMC series Turn: Washington's' Spies, described the incident in a since-deleted Instagram post.“I found it disturbing because I recognize the respect ex-presidents are given for having served. And I feel pride and reverence toward many of the men in the photo. But when I got the chance to meet George H. W. Bush four years ago to promote a historical television show I was working on, he sexually assaulted me while I was posing for a similar photo."“He didn’t shake my hand. He touched me from behind from his wheelchair with his wife Barbara Bush by his side. He told me a dirty joke. And then, all the while being photographed, touched me again. Barbara rolled her eyes as if to say ‘not again.’ His security guard told me I shouldn’t have stood next to him for the photo.”The 93-year-old former president, who has a Parkinsons-like disease and other ailments, uses a wheelchair and has difficulty Continue Reading

Father’s Day gifts: Donald Trump, Pat Kiernan tell us what they want most

Forget about cuff links and ties — here are some picks for gifts and trips from some of the city’s top pops that will make your father feel like a king on Sunday. DONALD TRUMPBusinessman and real estate magnate, host of NBC’s “The Apprentice” The Donald looks forward to linking up with his family. “My Father’s Day wish is to spend it with Melania and my children. We’ll spend the day at my golf course in Bedminster, N.J. — Trump National Golf Club Bedminster,” he says. “It’s a spectacular course and we all enjoy it.” He adds, “Having a thankful family in turn makes me very grateful — I’ve been very fortunate.” Not a member of Trump’s private club? Treat your pop to a day at Randalls Island’s 25-acre Golf Center, where a bucket of balls is just $13, or the family can play unlimited mini golf for $7 to $9 apiece. For info, go to Or keep dad on course with the Sonocaddie V500 Color Touchscreen Golf GPS, which is preloaded with thousands of USA golf course maps, measures shot distance and keeps score. $299.99 at (PAT KIERNAN/NY1) Pat Kiernan   Anchor, NY1 Pat Kiernan can’t wait to take the Magic Kingdom by storm. “I’m taking my kids to Disney World for Father’s Day weekend,” he says. “My all-time two favorite rides are the Pirates of the Caribbean and Soarin’.” He also has his eye on the latest Bluetooth devices. “I love technology and I love gadgets. I’m looking for a Bluetooth speakerphone adapter for my car,” Kiernan says, “specifically one with really good audio so that it doesn’t sound like I have the person on speaker.” You’ll hear dad loud and clear with the Jabra Freeway, an in-car Bluetooth speakerphone, $129.99 at Best Buy. See to book your own trip and see Continue Reading

Fashion’s 50 most fascinating: The NYers who make this $10B industry work – and make us look good

Fashion Week kicks off this morning with BCBG Max Azria's Fall collection but so much of the excitement surrounding the $10 billion industry's biggest event is taking place outside the Bryant Park tents. Proof the style spectacular is starting to loosen its exclusivity? Designers like Calvin Klein and Marc Jacobs are, for the first time ever, broadcasting their shows online. Naomi Campbell opened up tomorrow's Fashion for Haiti runway show to the paying public (it's sold out). And even Anna Wintour is letting her right hand man Andre Leon Talley serve as judge on "America's Next Top Model." Since the fashion industry in NY employs 175,000 regular folk to get these clothes on racks and into shoppers' hands, letting everybody in on the behind-the-scenes magic is more important now than ever. 1. ANNA WINTOUR, editor, Vogue The British-born but New York-made editor made a slinky appearance on Letterman's couch to promote her career-capping docusoap, "The September Issue," and proved herself yet again the most famous and most powerful person in fashion. Ever. 2. DIANE VON FURSTENBERG, designer & CFDA chairwoman DVF still juggles designing her collection with steering fashion's version of the Oscar-voting Academy, not to mention the now-annual Fashion's Night Out each September. 3. PETER LEVY, head of IMG Fashion Worldwide When it comes to Fashion Week, IMG is the company that runs the shows. And the man with the international plan is Peter Levy, whose runways reach from Bryant Park to Milan, London, Sydney, Moscow, Mumbai and beyond. 4. MICHAEL BLOOMBERG, mayor, New York City When term limits got the boot, the fashion industry must have sighed and rejoiced to see that such a champion of the rag trade remaining part of the fabric of New York was likely to remain mayor. His new initiative with the CFDA, a fashion incubator for emerging talent, only underscored his loyalty. 5. NICOLE FISCHELIS, fashion director, Macy's For the last six years, Continue Reading