Category Archives: Beauty

Brrrrr… 3 Ways to Pamper Yourself on Extremely Cold Winter Days

blog cold 1The bitter cold winter can be tough on our looks, so here are 3 tips to keep warm and look hot!

1. Make sure your hands are dry from the cold winter with your favorite pair of gloves. We personally like leather gloves; they are chic and protect hands beautifully- especially when they are lined.  Remember to apply hand moisturizer a few minutes before donning a good pair. Keep it close by and reapply often.

2. Lips are always exposed to the elements so we need to avoid the dry, flaky consequences of leaving them bare. Make sure to re-apply lipstick, and use chap stick, lip gloss, or any lip balm at all other times to create a protective layer.  Soft kissable lips are possible all year round if you take care of them!

3. Cold, grey dreary days are depressing, so try to occasionally head to the spa or salon. Make sure you take time to pamper yourself.  Get a haircut, manicure, pedicure, back massage. Any of these are wonderful pick-me-ups, and come with the bonus of lovely lasting effects. Hang in there ladies!!

Unlike “classic” Prada, kick up your scent collection…

…with the young fresh fragrance coming out in sometime this month called “Prada Candy”.  We can’t wait to try its more feminine and daring tones, plus enjoy the art-deco bottle with the cartoon illustration. Following its Fall debut in the U.S., body lotion, shower gel and body scrubs will be offered.

7 No-Fuss Hairstyles

Summer is rounding the final stretch and that means humidity, scorching temperatures, and unruly hair. And while some of us wear our ‘dos close and cropped and in turn, beat this late season heat, there are still plenty of us with long, luscious locks contemplating very, very short haircuts. But hold that thought, damsel in distress, because Self magazine is giving you 7 No-Fuss Hairstyles, one for each day of the week. Keep it tame on Mondays with beachy waves, spice up Thursday with a sleek and easy blowout, and finish your week with Sunday’s low bun. And even though these are great tips for keeping your fresh summer look even on the hottest of days, all of these suggestions work great year round! Now that’s style, sister.

Six Steps to Clear Skin this Summer

Sticky summers mean tricky skin and Lucky Magazine has brought you six fool-proof steps to achieving the silkiest, smoothest skin—no matter how high the humidity level. This short and sweet guide gives you the warm weather basics to gaining clear skin in the hottest months as well as some of the best products on the market for each step of the way. Begin with a good cleanser followed by a sonic-frequency powered clarisonic, a gentle exfoliator and hydrating mask are next and finish your regimen with a revitalizing toner and smoothing serum. And the whole scheme is deceptively easy, low-maintenance girls. Make a point to devote 20 minutes to yourself and your skincare regimen and you’ll be blemish-free this sweaty summer. And it doesn’t end there!—Lucky‘s beauty section is overloaded with skincare tips and wellness guides to help you stay looking and feeling your best right now. Indulge, dahhhling.

Summer Styles

uncomplicated chic

What is your signature summer style? C’mon, we all have one. Well, if you haven’t figured out what yours is yet, there’s still time! And thanks toThe New York Times Magazine you’ve got some inspiration to help get you there. Maybe you’re a hot weather siren, draped in crimson as the temperature rises. Or are you currently trapped in electric ladyland mixing bright accent with bold garment. Personally, we’re spending this summer both uncomplicated and chic with distressed boyfriend jeans, feminine heels, and blousy tops a la Katie Holmes. Whether you’re ready to change up your style halfway through the season or just need a little motivation to bring this summer home, T magazine has it in their Summer Style article. See ya under the sun, gorgeous.

Homemade Beauty Recipes

With all the great beauty products out there, sometimes we forget that all the necessary ingredients for a mask, exfoliator, moisturizer and more are patiently waiting in our refrigerators! With just a little help from everyday fruits, veggies, and oils, you can have clear, glowing skin at a fraction of the spa cost. And thanks to the internet and our reliable pals at GoodHousekeeping.com and their article on homemade beauty recipes, you can have an at-home treatment for face, body, and hair. Drugstore remedies can be a nice quick fix but with all natural ingredients you’re guaranteed to be doing good by your skin.

Put Your Best Brow Forward!

Nothing frames a face better than a great set of eyebrows. Lipsticks, eyeshadows, rouges, and liners, they all come and go but a pair of clean, manicured eyebrows will carry you effortlessly from season to season, year to year. In both men and women, the eye area is defined by the structure and shape of the eyebrow, including thickness, length, and arch height. But don’t reach for your strongest tweezers just yet! Brooke Shields bold isn’t the same as Marlene Dietrich sleek, right? And what works for one girl’s face may not work for yours. But don’t start fretting about your bushy brows just yet, girlfriend, because we’ve got the best guide to perfect eyebrows right here for you. Not only will thecosmeticscop.com help you figure out which hairs to pluck, trim, or just simply leave alone, they also provide helpful little sketches of correct and incorrect techniques. And it doesn’t stop there. Their article on tweezing tips will become your brow bible as it also contains handy advice on the best tools to use and the best products to enhance your shape and further define your eyebrows. And it won’t hurt to bat those lashes, too, honey.