If you had to typecast Jennifer Aniston, "beach goddess" would definitely be one of the roles that comes to mind. After all, the star's constantly pictured strutting her famously-in-shape yoga body across various beaches, from Malibu to Cabo San Lucas to St. Tropez. (Sidebar: jealous.) That’s why it should come as no surprise to anyone, really, that the actress recently launched her second scent, called J By Jennifer Aniston, and it smells like…wait for it…the ocean.Now, this isn't Aniston's first segue into selling the beach in a bottle. Her first fragrance, Jennifer Aniston, which she launched in May 2011, also smells like summer—but it's slightly different. "My debut fragrance is a clean, feminine perfume—it reminds me of the way you smell when you just arrive at the beach: fresh, with a touch of sunblock and sand," she recently told People.Her new scent, however, isn't as much about the sand as it is about the salty sea air: "This new … [Read more...] about Guess What Jennifer Aniston’s New Fragrance Smells Like
Ever notice when someone sneezes and it leaves a certain, shall we say, stench? As if sneezing wasn’t already gross enough, smelly ones can be seriously embarrassing and more importantly can indicate certain health issues. If you’re the one whose sneezes are stinky, check out the most likely sources of the smell and what each one means for your health.via GIPHYThe smell: foulThe cause: sinus infectionsinus infection, says Roheen Raithatha, M.D., an ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist in New York.“During a sinus infection, the infected mucus becomes stagnant in the nose and filled with foul-smelling bacteria, which can give it a bad odor,” he says. “This mucus is then expelled out the nose during a sneeze.” Yuck. If you suspect this is what you have, visit your doc—he can prescribe an antibiotic that will help clear up the infection.RELATED: Do Sneezes Really Have Something to Do With Orgasms?The smell: sourThe cause: bad breath or … [Read more...] about Why Some People’s Sneezes Smell Like Vomit
You know that your beauty products have expiration dates—but storing them in your car or in a hot, steamy bathroom can affect their consistency, color, and active ingredients, making them go bad faster and forcing you to buy all new stuff. Not good. Here’s how to tell if your makeup has been ruined—and how to store your products properly so you maximize their shelf life.What Products Go Bad?MANA Products, a contract manufacturing company for cosmetics.Those containing natural ingredients are more likely to react too. "Skin-care products with natural actives have very specific molecular compositions," says Michelle Ornstein, a natural cosmetics formulator and the founder of Enessa Skincare. Heat and "UV rays can change the active's composition or completely destroy it, rendering it ineffective," she says.While some liquid products can withstand a few days in the heat (they’re put through rigorous tests in laboratories before being put on the market, says … [Read more...] about What Makeup Looks (and Smells) Like When It Goes Bad
Between their moisturizer, shampoo, lip gloss, and perfume, most women smell like potpourri. It's gross. How do I convince a woman to go unscented? Answer: One night after we'd been dating for about a month, my boyfriend started sniffing the air. "Do you smell rotten fruit?" he asked, tracking the odor to my armpit. I play-smacked him for being rude, but that was the last time I wore "Peach Kiss" deodorant. Seems like 99 percent of products designed for women come infused with some ridiculous, supposedly "feminine" aroma. We have to look hard to find anything unscented. But, most women will make the effort if that's what appeals to their guy. So be open about your preference, Nature Boy -- just be funny about it. … [Read more...] about Between their moisturizer, shampoo, lip gloss, and perfume, most women smell like potpourri. It’s gross. How do I convince a woman to go unscented?
There’s something in the air—and apparently in Houston BBQ joints—that makes women swoon.The Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation researched women’s scent preferences in 10 major U.S. cities and found that girls in each city love their guys to have a particular smell. Some scents make perfect sense—New Yorkers dig men who smell like coffee, California girls love the beach—while others aren’t as obvious. (Who knew that Philly females love laundry?) Sure, it’s kind of silly. So if you’re not totally comfortable lathering your skin with barbeque sauce—we’re looking at you, Houston—then have a look at The Rules of Scent: How to smell swell, anytime, anywhere. And if you want to discover a cologne that matches your personality, check out our Fragrance Finder. … [Read more...] about Woo a Woman by Smelling Like . . . BBQ?
I'm going down on a girl and she doesn't taste or smell like roses. Is there a polite way to back out? Answer: Hold your breath and very slowly redirect your attention: Kiss your way up past her navel to her breasts. Give each of her nipples a swirl with your tongue, then kiss her shoulders, collarbone, and neck. She'll think you were going for the all-over body smooch from the get-go. … [Read more...] about I’m going down on a girl and she doesn’t taste or smell like roses. Is there a polite way to back out?
Welcome to Skin SOS With Dr. Pimple Popper (a.k.a. Dr. Sandra Lee), where your biggest skin-care questions are answered by the internet’s favorite zit-popping dermatologist. Send your skin questions to [email protected] for the chance to have your problems solved in an upcoming article."I have a couple zits along my jaw line and one on my cheek that have been there for months. No joke. They’ve never come to a head and the ones on my jaw are going away with use of a [prescription] but the one on my cheek keeps coming and never really looks like it may be going away...It's driving me crazy." —Alicia S.Dr. Pimple Popper: It’s frustrating to deal with zits, especially ones that don’t want to come to the surface because they stay under there and you can feel them. But remember, YOU can feel them but others can’t see them, so try to leave them alone and try as hard as you can to forget about them. They can persist for months, but if you stop pushing … [Read more...] about Ask Dr. Pimple Popper: ‘I Have Hyperpigmentation Under My Lip That Smells Like Funky Cheese—Help!’
Even if you’re not a tattoo and leather clad rock star with a Victoria’s Secret Angel on your hip, next spring you can smell like one. Maroon 5 frontman and starlet seducer Adam Levine will release his first fragrance, 222, in May 2013. The eau de parfum will be sold in three sizes, ranging from $36 - $65. No word on what notes will be included in The Voice star’s scent, but if it offers any of Levine’s “Moves Like Jagger” swagger, we’ll take a splash.Need a new scent now? Try these sports-inspired colognes recommended by ESPN's Niki Noto.—Colby DeMarcoFor more style and grooming updates, follow @MensHealthStyle on Twitter.Photo: Getty … [Read more...] about What Does Smug Smell Like?
People often associate strong smelling breath with the food someone has eaten or poor dental hygiene. But it may reveal much more than that. If a person's breath smells like acetone or nail polish remover, it could indicate health conditions, including diabetes. The way a person's breath smells can be an indicator of their overall health. This article explores why a person's breath might smell like acetone and what this might mean about their health. Diabetes can affect the way a person's breath smells and can cause bad breath, or halitosis. In a 2009 study, researchers found that analyzing a person's breath helped to identify prediabetes when diabetes is in its early stages. There are two conditions associated with diabetes that can cause bad breath: gum disease and a high ketone level. The proper name for gum diseases in periodontal disease, and its forms include: gingivitis mild periodontitis advanced periodontitis Diabetes can be associated with an increased risk of gum … [Read more...] about Why does my breath smell like acetone?
Credit: iStock.com/AlexRaths What does it mean when your urine smells unusual? In any situation where the urine smells like ammonia, it is best to determine the underlying cause. Most cases are related to the consumption of certain foods and medications, whereas more serious cases may indicate a disease. We will look at the possible related health conditions and treatment options. Urine contains water, chemicals, and salt collected by the urinary system in the form of waste products. By producing and excreting urine, the body is able to maintain the proper composition and levels of nutrients in the bloodstream. Urine’s natural by-product urea is a mixture of ammonia and other elements such as carbon and hydrogen found within the body. Hence, the ammonia odor with urine output. It is when the odor is apparent that an issue may be at hand. The physical characteristics of urine often help to determine any negative influences within the body’s systems. Normal urine output … [Read more...] about Urine Smells Like Ammonia: What Does It Mean?