With a new season comes a new beauty regime. It's time to put winter in the past and move forward with new and exciting products to make you look your best when the sun comes out to play. Learn all about our favorite products that will not only help you get over the winter doldrums, but also add a little spring to your step.
With sandal season upon us, it's more important than ever to treat your feet right. Although pedicures keep your toes looking bright and shiny, the best thing you can do to is keep your calluses in check and your skin smooth is to use Dermelect's Runway Ready Luxury Foot Treatment ($25). Even after one use, there is a visible difference of the condition of your skin. The lotion is enriched with natural soothers argan oil and shea butter, anti-inflammatory arnica, moisture-locking hyaluronic acid, and exfoliating hydroxy acids. This amazing product completely transforms your feet and doesn't leave them feeling oily. Additionally, its all-natural scent reminds you of Spring and puts a real pep in your step.
Whether it’s nails dipped in “caviar,” glitter, or splattered with polka dots or animal print, the sky’s the limit when it comes to nail art in 2013. Nails are making a bold statement this year and there’s a multitude of hot trends showing up on celebrities and being offered at local salons. Gel or shellac? Square, round, or pointy stiletto nails? These are just a few of the latest options in nail decor Here are 10 hottest nail trends for 2013.
Glitter: The latest trend in glitter is applying it onto a single nail. Glitter on the index or middle finger is most popular. While the options for colored glitter are limitless, the most common used for this trend is silver and gold.
It's time to put the fated New Year's resolution to the test. While everybody makes them, it's hard to keep up sometimes so breaking them might occur at some point. Stick to something you can actually accomplish this year, like boosting your beauty regimen and giving yourself a fresh start. Commit to spending some time on yourself for just a couple of minutes a day and you will see vast improvements that all your friends will be jealous of.
Cleanlogic Bath and Body Care designs eco-friendly products that you can use in the shower to freshen up your skin. Not only does their Green Collection help you exfoliate and moisturize your skin for a perfect smooth glow, but all the products are completely recyclable and sustainable. Try out the Recyclable Mesh Bath Sponge ($2.99) to help you lather up and brush away dry skin. Look and feel well-rested with their Soft Bamboo Sleep Mask ($4.99), that ensures a healthy, revitalized you each morning. Not to mention, the company's products are practically a steal at these affordable prices.
Summertime always brings a slew of bright, new beauty options. From nail polish to lipstick and bronzer to eyeshadow, there is little that can make a girl happier than taking a stroll through a make-up store between June and August. One of our favorite recent additions to our daily beauty routine comes to us from Stila. The "In the Garden" eyeshadow palette is versatile and includes a smudge-stick (waterproof eyeliner) in Starfish, a pretty black with gold and dark green undertones that compliments the ten nature-inspired shades.
Whether yours is long, short, thin, thick, straight or curly, chances are you’ve got something to gripe about. We are, of course, talking about hair. When it comes to our manes, we all dream of something we don’t have: my straight-haired friends that I’m envious of wish for curly haired locks, telling me it’s impossible to get their hair to hold a curl. My response is usually to remind them of the battle of the frizz curly-haired ladies undergo each morning. One thing we can all agree on is that smooth, healthy strands look great on everybody. With our latest discovery, WEN by Chaz Dean cleansing conditioner, achieving them no longer requires an expensive visit to the salon.
So many of us are pressed for time these days. Between work, school, relationships, socializing, and hopefully working out, we barely have time to brush our teeth. So what do you do when Friday rolls around or you have a big event to attend and your digits look like a hot mess? Taking 40 minutes at the salon is out of the question, and busting out the nail polish remover and going 'bare' always leaves that dry, after-polish stain. So what now? Well, ladies, the fix is just a few minutes (and dollars) away. We all know 'gem' glitter tones are huge this season, and we're pretty excited about that because getting the look at home could not be easier. The reason this is so incredibly fast and easy is that glitter polish does not show flaws and by sticking to neutral tones, you can literally do it in under 10 minutes. The key is ditching dark tones, by implementing neutrals and light pinks this mani is fool-proof. Again, no dark tones for this method! If you really want those blood red nails, you'll have to save it for another time because attempting to apply dark polish in a hurry is asking for a disaster!
This spring we're on the hunt for glam make-up and beauty products. Always a fascination, our recent research has taken us to far corners of the world, and introduced us to products and practices we never knew existed. While we can't wait to share all of our beautification findings with you in the upcoming months, one of our first spring must-haves is actually from our own backyard: Irvine, CA.
TooFaced Cosmetics slogan is: "Why be pretty when you could be gorgeous?" and that's something Glam Damn It can definitely get on board with. We fell in love with one of the most recent additions to their line and know you will too.
New face, skin, and season equals overhauling your collection of makeup and tools. We've got great tips and tricks for you from trustworthy make up artists, who've also recommended the following fun and affordable products to get your hands on. So let's begin. It's important to remember when you purchased your current makeup and brush collection, how long ago was it?
Usually, for powder and liquid foundation make up should be able to last between 6 months to 1 year of regular use. During this time your brushes should be cleaned once a week with a gentle soap (preferably non-fragranced soap to ensure zero chance of future breakouts), squeezed (not twisted, watch the bristles!), and laid flat out to dry for a few hours. As for your eye shadows, liquid or powder can last the same time as foundation. The time periods described all depend on the cleanliness and upkeep of your make up in general.
Beauty addicts have long been known for their wacky at-home treatments. Whether it's mayonnaise, avocados or olive oil, there's no food too strange to test out the benefits of its natural properties on our skin and hair. Usually these trends pass in the blink of an eye - forgotten by all except for the most curious few. There's a hot trend right now breaking this mold as it sweeps across the world of beauty and proves its staying power through the devotion of its followers. The best part is, it's all-natural, organic, and fairly cheap!
Coconut oil is one of the best natural treatments for hair and skin. Used as a conditioner, it helps in the regrowth and nourishment of damaged hair by providing essential nutrients and penetrating deep into the hair follicles to prevent protein and water loss. Add some to a bath or smooth it directly over your skin to fight against dryness - the antioxidants in coconut oil help your body absorb minerals. We even love adding a few drops of organic coconut oil to a smoothie. This "superfood" has been known to fight everyday viruses and bacteria, leaving you feeling just as good as you look!
About three years ago, Miranda Kerr began researching ways to start her own skincare line after she failed to find a product on the market that met her needs (like many of us!). She wasn't asking for a whole lot: sustainable skincare using ingredients that could replenish and nourish all types of skin. By combining her passion for a healthy and organic lifestyle with her knowledge of beauty products, Kerr was able to create a line of products that are truly one of a kind. The lack of chemicals and preservatives in the certified organic products leave skin feeling light, clean, and healthy after just a few days of use!