Makeovers & Tips

How to Remove Gel Polish at Home Without Destroying Your Nails

Have a love-hate relationship with gel nail polish? The pros: The polish is super shiny and lasts for weeks—there's no annoying chips regardless of how many dishes you do. The cons: The dreaded removal process takes time and can seriously wreck your nails. We asked celebrity nail expert, Tracylee (@luxebytracylee), for her advice on taking off gel polish at home.

3 Hair Rules Real Simple’s Beauty Director Never Breaks

And more smart tips from our resident beauty expert.

How to Apply Lip Liner Like a Pro

This subtle way to enhance your lips is easier than you think. 

Can You Shrink Your Pores?

Being a micromanager isn’t all bad. Show your pores who’s boss and score smoother, more radiant skin.

10 Simple Rules for Flattering Your Figure

Smart fashion advice that will never go out of style. 

6 Glam Mod Hair and Makeup Looks You Can Pull Off

With the help of our how-tos, ’60s-inspired beauty styles are easy to create.

14 Living-Room and Dining-Room Makeovers

See how Real Simple readers’ rooms went from drab to fab.

6 Amazing Room Makeovers

These decorating projects were stopped in their tracks...until Real Simple stepped in and turned a space from incomplete to incomparable.

3 Life-Changing Room Makeovers

Moved by reader stories of cluttered spaces causing family fights, Real Simple extends the olive branch—tackling an overrun basement, an overstuffed closet, and a chaotic teen’s room. And proving once and for all that in the right surroundings, everyone really can get along.

7 Gorgeous New Year’s Eve Looks

Try these gorgeous ideas for a bold, sophisticated look at your New Year's Eve celebration.