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First for Women August 26, 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
Bauer Publishing
17 Issues

in this issue

2 min
7 things making us happy

Bliss in every bite Luscious lemon cups “Lemon mousse is my favorite light dessert to serve during the long dog days of summer,” says Charles Grayauskie, FIRST associate food editor. “And this elegant, easy-prep version is perfect for cooling off on balmy nights. To start, I simply halve 3 lemons and scoop out the fruit from inside, then freeze the lemon ‘cups.’ Next, I make 1 (3.4 oz.) box of instant lemon pudding mix according to the directions, but using only 1 cup of cold milk. In place of the second cup of milk called for, I fold in 1 cup of whipped cream and 1 tsp. of lemon zest, then spoon the mousse into the lemon cups. They’re cool, refreshing and they always get rave reviews!” Dazzling on a dime Fresh-picked joy “Recently I…

2 min
smart you solutions

Quick relief for trapped gas If you’ve got indigestion after overindulging at a neighborhood cookout, relieve discomfort with this simple move: Lie on your back, bring your knees into your chest and gently roll your knees to one side while rotating your head to the opposite side. Bring your knees back to the center and repeat on the other side. Repeat five times on each side. This move stretches the intestinal tract, stimulating organs to dispel trapped gas and encourage digestion. Aah, much better! QUICK POLL How do you ward off oily hair? Greasy roots weigh locks down, leaving them flat and lifeless. FIRST readers share how they sidestep a slick scalp. 57% ❤ this idea! Condition before shampooing, says Tina Hart. Hair gets hydrated, but the shampoo removes the oily residue that conditioner leaves behind. 43%…

1 min
polka dots 3 style secrets

Skirt Pick a mermaid style ✔ Highlights an hourglass Linearly lined dots on a straight skirt that tapers to mid-calf erases curves for a boxy-looking bottom half. But a skirt that hugs hips then flares out below the knee creates beautiful body-balancing shape. ✘ Adds bulk A shapeless dress with a low-tied belt and small dizzying dots makes the bust look droopy, camouflages the waist and creates the illusion of belly bulge. Dress Choose a wrap dress ✔ Subtracts 10 pounds Ruching on the side of a waist-nipping wrap dress coupled with medium-sized dots causes the eye to scan diagonally down the body, visually trimming inches all over. Top Keep it sleek ✔ Looks long and lean A billowy blouse with polka dots, flowing sleeves and ruffle accents worn with baggy jeans “thickens” the body. The fix: A fuss-free tailored top paired with…

1 min
wow with flowers

Lift features with a side-placed floret Fashioning an oversize flower above the ear pulls focus diagonally up, creating a youthful facelift effect. Plus, a bloom with bright colors illuminates the entire face. To do: Make a deep side part, then on the lighter side of the part, slip a floral barrette (like DreamLily Hawaiian Orchid Hair Clip in Light Green, $7, Amazon.com) into hair up near the temple. Plump hair with cascading blooms Delicate “buds” placed in a waterfall-like style down the back of the head create a 3-D effect that visually thickens tresses. To do: Part hair to one side, then twist a 2" section of hair up behind the head and pin into place. Next, add flower clips (like Rose Hair Spinners, $7 for 6, Icing.com) around and down the length of the…

2 min
turn up the volume!

Is your hair in need of a “health boost”? Is it shedding or starting to look dull? Then try nourishing it from within, with Hair Volume™, the world’s leading hair nutrient tablet. Beauty from within Hair is essentially composed of dead cells so using topical solutions to nourish it won’t do much good. Nourishing your hair starts at the root. Studies have shown that hair follicles benefit from nutrients found in grains, fruits and other plants. Apples, for example, contain the nutrient procyanidin B2, which is a beneficial hair growth-promoting factor. TERI HATCHER RECOMMENDS HAIR VOLUME! Just one tablet a day Hair Volume™ is a best-selling supplement from Sweden that contains millet, biotin, and a special apple extract. Just one tablet a day will provide you with more hair nutrients than most competing brands and…

8 min
beat-the-heat beautiful!

The pouffy statement sleeves popular this season cleverly conceal pit perspiration! You started the season with such optimism: relieved to lose the heavy clothing layers and feel the sun’s warmth on your skin, excited to absorb some natural vitamin D and more than ready for a youthful, sun-kissed glow. But come August, your strands are frizzy, your clothes are stained with sweat and—ouch—your chafed thighs and sunburned cheeks hurt. We hear you! That’s why we went straight to the pros for their expert tips to solving and preventing any skin, hair and fashion bothers so you can power through the dog days of summer in gorgeous style. Here, the fast, affordable fixes that will take you from weathered to wonderful! Wave away sweat stains and odor Even when we apply antiperspirant, sweat still…