The season for weeklong beach vacations, overseas plane rides, and cross-country treks is here. Celebrating Spring break can take a toll on your skin and hair, whether you're laying out in your backyard or partying in Bora Bora. So, beware of these basic beauty mistakes that can ruin your vacation. To get tips for sidestepping these classic beach slip-ups, read more.
Hair gel gives you a high-power hold that can't be beat. But, unfortunately, it often goes on tacky, dries crunchy, and leaves a white residue. What's a curly-haired girl to do? Curls Cashmere Curl Jelly ($18) is a gel that glides on like silk (probably due to the cashmere extract), making it easier to detangle strands. It weighs curls down so that you get added length and definition, but it doesn't dry crunchy. Now you can get a touchable hold sans the crackle, white flakes, and sticky fingers.
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There’s nothing like the warm, fuzzy feeling you get when passing out gifts to the ones you love. Except maybe the incredible, thrilling rush that comes from scoring those gifts during the most invigorating shopping season of all!
This year, our friends at T.J.Maxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods are giving you more reasons than ever to celebrate your holiday shopping victories — by creating a series of fun and inspiring gifting “missions” that you can tackle weekly for a new chance to win!
Readers as well as our favorite lifestyle bloggers will be invited to participate in five missions across T.J.Maxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods stores, then simply share their experience via Twitter using the hashtag #TheGifter. Each week, one winner will be chosen to receive a $500 gift card! You can also visit #TheGifter holiday gifting hub to explore an ever-evolving gallery of amazing gifts at amazing values — check back often for fresh inspiration and fun ideas.
Make this holiday shopping season your most triumphant yet! The missions are already under way, so start making your gifting list, and click here for more details.
Celebrities may have a whole beauty crew to make them up for their red-carpet moments, but sometimes their makeup is simple and easy to re-create. We sifted through some of our favorite looks from recent events to serve as beauty inspiration. Go on and find a new look to try this Spring!
If you're a fan of a five-minute style, then the knotted hair trend will be your favorite this Spring. Celebrities have been spotted out and about with quick and carefree topknots that are easy to get at home. Whitney Port kept her half-up hairstyle casual by whipping it up into a precarious knot at the crown. Ashlee Simpson's topknot was constructed by twisting hair around and securing it front and center, and Julianne Hough opted for a simple yet unexpected knot along her fringe line. Sometimes the best styles are left undone.
Sarah Jessica Parker is an unstoppable dynamo of style, and today she turns 48. SJP just gets better with time, and hopefully she'll be making red-carpet appearances for decades to come. Celebrate her big day with a look back at how her style has changed over the last three decades.
— Additional reporting by Maria Del Russo
Calling all beauty mavens: Nordstrom is giving you the chance to get a leg up on Spring trends. From now through June, stores across the country are hosting Beauty Trend Shows and Pretty Parties for customers. Basically, it's an excuse to get pampered and score some insight into what's hot for Spring.
Securing your spot for a Trend Show gets you into an exclusive runway show, featuring the latest from your favorite Nordstrom brands. Included with your $20 — which is redeemable towards any beauty purchase the day of the event — is a free makeup and skin care consultation. Pretty Parties are free and open to everyone and include beauty tips, tons of pampering, and a bevy of free samples. Ready to get in on the action? Check the website to see when the events are taking place near you, and then prepare to be fabulous.
If there's one product you buy for Spring, make it a gorgeous makeup palette. Urban Decay never disappoints in this category, and this season the brand is showcasing two fresh palettes with 16 brand-new shades. Lorac's palette is convenient as a clutch, and NYX makes creating a smoky eye a cinch. Preview our favorite five before you purchase in today's Beauty Review. On Kirbie: Yumi Kim blouse.
Kerry Washington is a big fan of headbands, and she's worn them at a bevy of red carpet appearances, including her Django Unchained press tour. But her delicate silver number at the Human Rights Campaign Los Angeles Gala Dinner last night renewed our faith in these hair accessories being wearable and not overwhelming the rest of the outfit. Whether you're keeping your fringe off your face or adding some femininity to an otherwise simple style, a thin silver headband is an ace hair accessory to have in your arsenal. Inspired by Kerry's pretty headband? Shop the look below!