Raise your hand if you've ever gotten in to work after a chilly commute with wild, windblown hair, flaky lips, and dehydrated palms. Saying that Winter isn't the friendliest of seasons is a serious understatement, but that doesn't mean that you have to suffer for a second longer. We've rounded up some necessary (and budget-friendly) Winter essentials to help you get through March in style. Whether it's that ridiculously moisturizing body lotion, cuticle oil for the perfect manicure, or just a swipe of red lipstick to perk up your look, these 10 necessities are much-needed during the Winter months. Keep scrolling, and tell Mother Nature exactly where she can put that wind chill.
There's nothing that can get the Internet buzzing faster than when a celebrity announces that he or she is representing a label, and we get especially jazzed when a star faces a top beauty brand. The web-sphere anxiously awaited any tease of Robert Pattinson's advertisement with Dior or Katy Perry's poses for CoverGirl. To remind you of more of the top A-list campaigns of 2013, we've rounded up our favorites. Keep reading to see 15 celebrity spokespeople who made the cut, and then vote for your favorite.
If we're being honest, we've gifted our mothers with jewelry or perfume for the last few holidays (cliché, we know). But this year, we're planning to surprise her with one of these gorgeous trinkets from Estée Lauder. The special holiday collection is an easy way to combine the two classic gifts — baubles and scents — with a more personal touch.
This isn't the first time the iconic beauty brand has offered golden zodiac compacts (pictured below), but this year they come encrusted with Swarovski crystals. Estée Lauder is also launching the Starry Nights gem-embellished compacts featuring a mirror and Lucidity Translucent Pressed Powder inside. But the winners of this holiday collection are the solid perfume compacts. Each one is a talisman for luck, including ladybugs, wishbones, and horseshoes. Within the charm is a solid version of Estée Lauder's signature scents like Pleasures, Beautiful, and Tuberose Gardenia. You'll be able to pick up this gift at your local Estée Lauder counter in department stores as well as on EsteeLauder.com.
Solid Perfume Compact Collection
Starry Nights Powder Compact Collection
Zodiac Powder Compact Collection
Though the sun has been setting before we leave the office and the cold weather has us wrapped in our Snuggies watching rom-coms on the couch, this week's top Instagrams have been providing a bright light during the dreary season. In fact, many of the snaps have an unexpected pink tint (perhaps a nod to Pantone's color of the year, Radiant Orchid). Keep reading to see our favorite filtered images, including Gisele Bündchen's do-it-all beauty moment and Taylor Swift's latest selfie.
With her coveted beauty products lining the shelves of Target and a roster of many famous faces she's worked with, Sonia Kashuk hardly needs an introduction. The stylish makeup artist knows a thing or two about fashionable gifts, and she's sharing what she loves to give and receive for the holidays. From delectable treats to personal favorites and her top beauty picks, find out what's on her shopping list ahead!
- From Marilyn to Gwen, stars have always been a fan of this particular lip hue — InStyle
- Are you using the right makeup remover? — HuffPost Style
- Move over, Instagram! Here's the latest app for a better selfie — Allure
- Taylor Swift uses her phone to apply lipstick . . . just like us — The Cut
- A surprising tip that makes your mascara go on clump-free — Real Simple
- Found: the perfect elegant braided updo to wear for the holidays — Daily Makeover
- Lash extensions that actually look quite natural — YouBeauty
- Nail art that looks like you dipped your fingertips in snow — xoVain
- So you hate your new short hair; here's what to do — Beauty High
- These stars make a very strong case for dying your hair pink — Byrdie
For us shoulder-length gals, getting our hair to look thick and full in a bun is like looking for that favorite discontinued lipstick: almost impossible. And while the sock bun method has really helped us fake a fuller topknot, what if you don't want to add anything extra to your hair? Behold this full, thick bun that requires no sock, doughnut, or extensions. It's all your real hair, swept up in a pretty, messy-is-better bun. So what's the trick? Grab a comb, and get going.
On Kirbie: LOFT.
How crucial is good food to the holiday season? Let us count the ways. The revered green bean casserole you bring to Mom's every year. The convenient stockpot meal you can count on after a long day at the mall. The emergency cheese-and-cracker stash you keep for last-minute visitors. And the cookies . . . oh, the cookies . . .
We're not joking when we say that even more important than your wish list for Santa is a well-thought-out grocery list, one that ensures your kitchen can rise to any occasion the season brings. Tell us which essentials you can't live without from Thanksgiving through New Year's — you could win $1,500 courtesy of Del Monte, so you can stock your pantry to the max!
Here's how it works:
- Create a board on Pinterest, and use #HolidayPantryEssentials in the description.
- Pin your must-have holiday recipes, like Del Monte's Classic Green Bean Casserole, to the board using the hashtag #HolidayPantryEssentials in the description.
- Submit your board URL on the entry page here, and you'll be entered for your chance to win!
And don't forget to click on the hashtag to check out your fellow entrants' pins. See how your pantry essentials stack up to others, discover new recipes, and find plenty of delicious inspiration to get through the season.
The only way to add extra holiday cheer to your holiday hairstyle is to pop in an adorably sparkling hair accessory! Not sure where to start? We've got a roundup of adorable holiday hair accessories, straight from Etsy. Just keep clicking for instant holiday cheer.
Pretty packaging gets us every time, which is why we're obsessed with the latest collaboration between perfumer Frédéric Malle and Liberty of London. The two brands are celebrating five years of collaboration, and to mark the occasion, Malle chose 18 different Liberty of London prints to redress his classic scents. The artwork ranges from geometric to floral, colorful to austere and highlights the synergy between sight and smell. Each box was hand selected by Malle to match the fragrance within, like Lipstick Rose (above), which is decked out in rich, red blooms. These limited-edition boxes will look amazing on your vanity or under the Christmas tree, and you won't want to throw out the wrapping! All the scents are available at Liberty of London and FredericMalle.com. We'll stop gushing now and bring on the product porn.