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First for Women

April 1, 2019

First for Women is a women's interest magazine that gives its readers the tools and inspiration they need to feel great, look beautiful and love every dimension of their life. Published every three weeks, First delivers positive information on everything from health and nutrition, to beauty and fitness, to home and family.

United States
Heinrich Bauer Publishing, L. P.
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17 Issues


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7 things making us happy

Bliss in every bite Easy citrus glaze “My stress-saving dessert for last-minute get-togethers? Store-bought mini Bundts with a delicious twist,” says Charles Grayauskie, FIRST associate food editor. “First, I pick up a half-dozen small plain Bundt cakes from the bakery section at my local grocery store. Then to jazz them up in no time, I whip up a glaze by whisking 1/2 cup of confectioners’ sugar with 2 Tbs. of orange juice. I pour the mix into a pretty gravy boat and serve alongside the cakes so guests can help themselves. The cakes are light and airy—and the ooey-gooey glaze adds a hit of zesty sweetness that always wins rave reviews from my loved ones.” Crafting up smiles Napkin cuff wow …

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best of smart you solutions

2001 Look slim in photographs What better way to remember fun times with friends and loved ones than snapping plenty of pictures? And the next time someone asks you to say cheese, try this face-slimming trick for a more streamlined appearance: Before the shutter clicks, place your tongue on the roof of your mouth and lift your chin slightly upward, then smile. This easy maneuver stretches the neck, which defines your jaw and nixes a double chin for a slimmer-looking face instantly. 2013 Mend bent sunglasses easily READER TIP “The other day I pulled out my plastic sunglasses for a trip to the park and realized the frames had gotten bent while stored away. Instead of wearing slightly crooked shades, I…

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spring toppers 3 style secrets

✓ Subtracts 10 poundsShiny oversize buttons draw attention to the belly, magnifying any bulges. But a solid button-free blazer directs the eye vertically down past trouble spots to trim the torso and streamline the silhouette. Jennifer Garner Reese Witherspoon ✗ Erases curvesLarge lapels, big pockets and a loose belt on a boxy trench together create a 3D effect that overwhelms the chest, thickens the waist and magnifies hips. Jessica Biel ✓ Highlights an hourglassThe figure-flattering and simplified style of a more structured A-line jacket carves out beautiful curves. Plus, a tightly cinched belt instantly whittles the middle. Katherine Heigl ✓ Looks long and leanAn overly roomy thigh-skimming anorak cuts the body awkwardly, creating a short, wide look. The fix: A more tailored hip-length anorak pulls…

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stun with highlights

Balayage enhances skin’s radiance Delicate slices of unstructured highlights from roots to ends create natural-looking movement that reflects light onto the face from every angle, which brightens skin and blurs wrinkles. To do: Paint streaks of various sizes ranging from 1/2" to 1" onto hair around the face using the brush from a balayage kit (like Clairol Balayage for Brunettes, Walmart.com). Let sit 30 minutes; rinse. Jennifer Aniston Babylights boost lock luster Striking pops of gold from thin, face-framing streaks made to mimic where the sun naturally hits hair enhance its youthful shine. To do: Use a clean mascara wand (it creates finer streaks) to apply color from a highlighting kit (like Revlon Frost & Glow Honey Highlighting Kit, Amazon.com)…

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slimming & stunning spring looks

Warmer weather is finally here, and we’re ready to swap out our heavy coats and bulky layers for the season’s light and airy looks. The secret to achieving standout spring style for less? Pairing the latest figure-flattering pieces with items already in your closet! COLORBLOCKING Shrinks hips and thighs Robin Roberts An easy way to add a cheerful pop of color while also trimming inches from fuller hips and thicker thighs? A colorblocked sheath. “Varying panels of color above the waist directs focus up and away from the body’s lower half, and a solid color from the waist down helps make hips and thighs recede into the background so they appear instantly slimmer,” says stylist Alyssa Sutter, who’s worked with Connie…

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instantly leaner with spring shapewear

Best for dresses: An open-front slip Look super-sleek in any dress with an open-front slip like Dressbarn Open Front Full Support Slip ($20, Dressbarn.com). The seamless, firm-control fabric helps smooth out trouble spots from torso to knee while the breathable nylon ensures a non-constricting feel. Bonus: The open front allows you to wear it with the bra of your choice. Best for tops: A layering tank Minimize a tummy and pesky back rolls with a layering tank like Yummie Lena Tank ($34, Yummie.com). Its compression material flattens belly lumps for a tauter-looking tummy while a high-cut back smooths bulges for 360 degrees of gorgeous. Best for pants: Long-line shorts Shaper shorts with targeted control panels…