Presents don’t have to actually be big to make a big impact. This holiday season, treat your family and friends to adorable beauty trinkets that they will never forget. Keep reading for our favorite stocking stuffers and Secret Santa beauty ideas of the year. Find something perfect for everyone on your list!
It seems like 2016 will be the year of pastel. Pantone decided to break tradition this year by selecting two Colors of the Year – dreamy ‘Serenity’ (a tranquil blue) and delicate ‘Rose Quartz’ (a soft pink). The two colors – which are very reminiscent of cotton candy, no? – are a match made in beauty heaven. From eye makeup to nails to hair, there are plenty of ways to include Rose Quartz and Serenity into your beauty routine…keep scrolling to get inspired!
The taboo has finally been broken. Women shaving their faces is one beauty ritual that has been done for decades behind closed doors. Both Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe, two of the most legendary beauties in Hollywood, were fans of the hair removal technique. Facial shaving removes peach fuzz and takes off the top layer of dead skin, which allows skincare to absorb better and makeup to sit more naturally on your face. Shaving also increases cell turnover rates, essentially acting as an excellent anti-aging tool and exfoliator – ever wonder why men tend to look about five years younger than they really are? All kidding aside, keep reading to learn about facial shaving and see if it’s right for you.
There are lots of multi-tasking beauty products out there: a lipstick that doubles as blush, shampoo that can work as a body wash…but how many products have literally dozens of possible uses? Coconut oil is one of a kind. While it was originally intended for cooking purposes, beauty addicts soon caught on. This cure-all product can do everything from moisturize skin to whiten teeth to keep hair shiny and healthy. One of the best things about this natural, organic oil is it’s easy to find: visit almost any supermarket or health food store, and odds are you’ll see coconut oil on the shelves. Grab a big tub, and use it for everything from your dinner to your skincare routine! Read on for 25 of our favorite beauty uses for the miracle product that is coconut oil.
I’ve been getting very into skincare recently, and last week I started looking at the ingredients in some of my favorite products. While most of my products are incredible and I can’t bear to part with them, I was a little turned off by how unnatural and chemical-y the ingredients sounded. Long paragraphs full of things like ‘Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2,’ ‘Phenoxyethanol’ and ‘Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate’…no, thank you. I’m sure these components wouldn’t be included in our beloved skincare products if they weren’t safe to use, but something about putting something on my face that I cannot pronounce rubs me the wrong way. That’s why I’ve been researching DIY beauty and skincare hacks that can be whipped up with things that are probably already in my kitchen! Keep reading for the coolest, most creative and easy-to-make hacks I’ve found.
Pink ribbon season is upon us: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This month, feel good about your beauty buys by going pink. Many of your favorite brands are releasing limited edition products that are dedicated to raising awareness and donating proceeds towards finding a cure. Read on for some of our favorite BCA beauty products this year. From lipstick to perfume, do your part and give back this October!
If you’re a beauty addict, odds are you’re subscribed to one or two (maybe more…we don’t judge!) beauty boxes. I count down the days until I receive my new Ipsy bag every month. We all know and love Birchbox, Ipsy and GlossyBox, but there are so many incredible subscription boxes out there that you’ve probably never heard of. Keep reading for six different ones that you need to check out!
During frantic weekday mornings, the last thing I’m thinking about is trying out a new hairstyle. I pull my hair back into a loose bun as I’m running out the door. Over the weekend there tends to be some more downtime, so why not use those extra minutes to play around with fun, creative styles? From braids to chignons to messy waves, get inspired by checking out these gorgeous styles we discovered on Instagram!
Another New York Fashion Week has come and gone. Now it’s time to look back at the past week’s best hair, makeup and nail trends! Which do you think will become major trends come spring? The extreme graphic liner spotted at Carmen Marc Valvo? Keep scrolling for our favorite looks!
A ponytail doesn’t have to be reserved solely for the gym or running errands. A ponytail can transform into a sleek, polished evening look with just a few tweaks and upgrades. Read on for our tips and tricks for turning the ponytail into a sophisticated style that will turn heads all night long.