From Winona Ryder's stunning red carpet comeback to Julianne Hough's flawless style, there were plenty of stars to take beauty inspiration from this week. Click through to see our top 10 celebrity looks from this past week, including Amanda Seyfried, January Jones, Elizabeth Olsen, and more.
With all the subscription-based beauty boxes out there (including POPSUGAR's own Must Have box), it was only a matter of time before there was one solely dedicated to fragrances. And that's just what Olfactif is: a subscription service that allows you to test out niche fragrances that are truly about the art of perfumery. These aren't perfumes that you'll find nestled away on your department store's counter. They're for women who are interested in the art of perfumery and the complexity of a scent.
Here's how it works: when you sign up, you'll receive a collection of fragrances made with unparalleled care. Wear each scent six to eight times, while having the opportunity to learn more about the stories, artists, and inspiration behind it. Collections will be delivered to your front door every month like clockwork. But the best part is, if you fall in love with a fragrance and purchase a full bottle while it's being featured, you'll get a refund of your collection that month. Sign up now and get your first collection free ($18 a month thereafter). Who knew deliveries could smell so sweet?
The longer your hair gets, the harder it is to achieve long-lasting volume, but Naya Rivera proves it's completely doable. Last night at Allure's Look Better Naked celebration, her chest-length curls weren't weighed down. You can channel Naya's '70s volume in just a few easy steps.
1. Start out with day-old hair. This gives your hair a nice roughed-up texture, and added dry shampoo will eliminate grease and give your hair even more grip.
2. Put in a few jumbo hot rollers. You'll have plenty of time to do your makeup while your hair cools, maybe even adding a few lashes like Naya to complement the retro glamour look. Remove the rollers and comb out with your fingers. You could go back with a curling iron to get more defined waves at the ends.
3. Brush hair back with a headband or a few clips. Finish it off with a mist of hair spray like Oribe Impermeable Anti-Humidity Spray ($39) to avoid droopy curls at the end of the night. Next stop: Studio 54.
See How Bloggers and Fellow Shoppers Are Gifting on a Shoestring — and Show Us Your Favorite Picks Under $20
It’s easy to get caught up in the generous spirit of the season, but that doesn’t mean you need to start the New Year in the poorhouse. The secret to great gifting is heart and soul, not dollars and cents — so think about who you’re buying for, get creative, and have fun!
For this week’s holiday shopping mission, we’re inviting readers and bloggers to hit their local T.J.Maxx, Marshalls, or HomeGoods stores in search of the best holiday gifts for under $20. Challenge yourself to stretch every cent by scouting out a creatively affordable gift combo, like a colorful cookie jar with biscottis and specialty tea hidden inside or a spa lover’s basket containing a soap, lotion, and candle. With something for everyone on your list at up to 60 percent off department store prices every single day, these stores are your one-stop resource for gifts that are low on price but high on creativity and style.
Be sure to show or tell us about your under-$20 choice by sharing a photo or tweet using the hashtag #TheGifter. You will automatically be entered for a chance to win a $500 gift card and be featured on #TheGifter holiday gifting hub!
Click here now to visit #TheGifter holiday gifting hub, and find out how top bloggers and readers just like you are Outgifting For Under $20 this week.
Michael Kors ruled the runway last year as the most-searched online brand, and in 2013 he is planning to reign in the beauty aisle by adding color cosmetics to his fashion empire. The line is divided into three distinct collections: sexy, sporty, and glam. Each segment will offer a customized fragrance, lipstick, lip gloss, and two nail polishes. "I think those three things — sexy, sporty and glam — have always been the DNA of Michael Kors, and in a strange way, the Michael Kors woman really is all three of those things — it's just that she feels more strongly about one of them at certain given times. So I asked myself, how can we express that both with color and with fragrance?" Kors told WWD.
The brand's new beauty lineup will also include body care and sun items like bronzer, bath beads, self-tanner, and dry oil. "At the end of the day, I try to take a woman and make it easy for her in general," he said. "I wanted to do the essentials — the things you absolutely have to have to represent that mood. Not because someone told you 'Oh, you have to have it.'" Launching in August, the products will be available at Macy's and Michael Kors stores nationwide.
- Jessica Alba on her beauty advice, designers, and more — The Coveteur
- Four reasons you need a face oil in your skin care routine — Allure
- Is shaving your legs just one big waste of time? — HuffPost Style
- Discontinued beauty products that should make a comeback — Styleite
- Channel your inner mermaid with Tarte's latest liner — The Cut
- Spring florals you'll go crazy for — The Fashion Spot
- Correct these common makeup mistakes — Real Simple
- Tips and tricks for music festival beauty — Beauty High
- Kick dark spots to the curb with these products — Real Beauty
- Learn what type of under-eye circles you have — YouBeauty
With a rocker dad and a model mother, you could say Georgia May Jagger knows a thing or two about fashion and beauty. And as the new face of Roberto Cavalli's Just Cavalli fragrance ($45-$75), Georgia has an abundance of perfume, makeup, and style tips to share. Georgia chatted with us from across the pond and discussed everything from her beauty must haves and the best piece of advice she's ever received to how her mom and dad have influenced her look.
If Hollywood is any indication, red is the most coveted hair color for Spring, with Rachel McAdams and Dianna Agron among the latest celebrities to take a walk on the fiery side. Redken's Creative Consultant For Color, Tracey Cunningham, explains she's constantly getting requests for Bryce Dallas Howard's stunning red mane, too. "Redheads will welcome the Spring and Summer months with more intense, dark vibrant reds," Cunningham says.
If you're looking to go red this season, bring photo examples of the color you want to the salon, along with the colors you don't want. And be sure to mention to your colorist that you prefer golden tones, which, as Cunningham conveys, give a more natural-looking quality to the hair. Already gone red? Try ombré, then. "The trick for a redhead is to keep it golden or strawberry on the ends," she says.
Don't forget to keep your gorgeous red color looking its best with our favorite color-preserving picks!
Nude nails are a great alternative to the classic French manicure for brides, because they're versatile while still being modern. But finding the perfect hue to match your skin tone can prove tricky. There are a variety of flesh-toned polishes that my look chic in the bottle, but which one is right for you? Nail artist Deborah Lippmann has an easy tip for picking your perfect polish. "Our bodies tell us a lot about what colors are right and wrong to wear," Lippmann says. "If you put a color on, particularly a nude, and it doesn't fit you, your cuticle will look funky." In essence, the color of your polish will play against the cuticle in a way that will make it look dark or slightly red and ruddy. And while this trick works best for nudes, you can use it with other colors, too.
But what if you fall in love with a shade that doesn't work the first time around? You can still sometimes fudge it. "There's this one shade that I love that doesn't look right on me," Lippmann says. "But if I put a thin layer down, let it dry completely, and then add another thin layer, it looks good." Finding the right system to cheat your polish might take some trial and error, but with a little patience, your perfect nude shade will present itself to you. You just checked one more thing off your wedding checklist.
Blowout bars have taken the country by storm, and Drybar has recently launched its own line of products so you can get professional results at home. While all of Drybar's products are made to be lightweight and the perfect building blocks to a flawless blowout, the 100 Proof Treatment Oil ($35) is the star of the collection. This dry oil concoction is everything that you'd want from a hair serum. It enhances shine, controls frizz, tames flyaways, and seals damaged ends. But unlike most oil treatments, this one absorbs so fast that you don't even feel a film on your hands after you use it. And because it's full of nutrient-rich oils like sunflower seed, watermelon seed, and olive oils, you even get a splash of nourishment with every voluminous blowout. Shiny, happy hair, indeed.