I have beauty tools that vibrate, spin, beep, and pulse. Now, I'm adding the Talika Cream Booster ($145) to the bunch. The small wand uses dermatologist-grade technology to increase the efficiency of the skin care products you already own. The device is a trifecta of antiaging benefits. First, it emits negative ions, which make skin cells more open to absorbing the hydrating ingredients in your products. The tool also gives off an orange light, which helps get rid of dull skin. Finally, vibrations help to stimulate circulation and encourage collagen production. In the Winter months, my thicker creams tend to just sit on top of my skin, but everything melts in after a few sweeps of the cream booster. This is one magic wand where abracadabra is not required.
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We're all for the DIY craze (have you seen our Pinterest boards lately?), but a recent survey by Harris Interactive found that half of women are disappointed with their at-home beauty attempts. We get it. There's nothing worse than spending hours on a nail art design only to end up with a splattered mess. In fact, eight out of 10 respondents admitted they get better results from the professionals than when they take the time to try it at home. But there are still those out there who prefer to spend their time mixing up beauty recipes in the kitchen, from DIY facials to beauty recipes. We know some of you are a closet mixologists, so tell us: do you crave the satisfaction that comes with a do-it-yourself triumph, or do you have a regularly scheduled appointment at the salon?
Have no fear, the Complete Gift Guide for the season is here! Not only does Coach have luxurious gifts for everyone at every price, they've impeccably curated them into one must-see, must-shop online resource, featuring sections such The Holiday It List (with edited gift lists from tastemakers like supermodel Karlie Kloss) and The Best of the Best (with the brand's all-out fave picks for him, her, and you).
As if you weren't already feeling like the most sophisticated shopper ever, Coach also offers Holiday at Your Service, an extensive list of five-star services like free shipping, free gift boxes, free monograms, and more!
Visit Coach.com to view the Complete Gift Guide for yourself, and check out this slideshow now for peek at what we're most excited to give — and get!
Who doesn't want smooth and supple skin? We stopped by Sonya Dakar Skin Clinic in Beverly Hills to learn what it takes to prevent wrinkles and banish fine lines. Plus, we even got a sneak peak at a Gwyneth Paltrow-approved treatment and an easy DIY eye mask.
On Kirbie: Contrarian jacket, Equipment blouse
Imagine if Coachella met Fashion Week but in a gallery setting, and you've got Art Basel, the three-day art festival that just wrapped up in Miami over the weekend. Sartorial stars like Gabrielle Union, Eva Longoria, and Jessica Hart mingled with musicians and artists to soak up the sun and check out the art. And in addition to the art that was shown on a grand scale, we zoomed in on the art that happened on a smaller scale. So micro, in fact, that it was spotted on people's nails. Whenever beauty app designer and nail queen of Instagram Hannah Bronfman shows up to a party, you know the manicures are going to be great. But other ladies were upping their nail A-game, too. Scroll on for our favorite looks.
One showgoer showed off her handiwork with some NCLA It Don't Matter Nail Wraps ($16).
Going along with the art theme of the week, this fashion girl painted Banksy and Shepard Fairey prints all over her fingertips.
This woman opted for some sketched-on eyes to decorate her mini canvases.
A gilded manicure and turquoise eyebrows made for a surprisingly awesome pairing.
If you're anything like us, your schedule is packed with holiday soirees galore: your friends' annual potluck, pre-Christmas cocktails, and that fancy seasonal charity event. Plus, the year's end means you'll be putting in overtime hours at work and shopping for gifts. Who has time to hunt for holiday hair tutorials? (Not us.) The good news is, last night's Trevor Project Benefit in LA offered plenty of celebrity updos for inspiration. So allow us to help you cross one more thing off your list by copying the red-carpet-approved styles below.
For Fringe Fanatics
Blunt bangs can get in the way when you attempt your holiday updo, but take your cues from Beth Behrs, and let your fringe breathe. The beauty of this topknot is that you don't need to add any hairpieces (like a bun shaper) to create volume. Hairstylist Aviva Perea slicked hair up section by section to avoid lumps using Oribe Surfcomber Mousse ($37). Then, she split the high ponytail into two sections and pinned down the first section in a doughnut shape and repeated with the other section. Don't have bangs? Clip-in fringe ($26) can also work.
For Plait Players
You might want to take this photo to your stylist for help, but Nina Dobrev's braided chignon is worth taking a stab at re-creating. If you don't have time for the braid bar, start with two pigtail plaits secured at the ends with clear rubber bands. Weave the two braids into a bun by pinning each plait in an oval shape (tip: use bobby pins the color of your hair to hide them better). The beauty of this look is the imperfection, so make sure to pull out a few face-framing pieces to soften the look.
See more party hairstyles from the Trevor Project red carpet after the jump.
We were all speed-dialing our colorists when we spotted Sienna Miller's rose-gold hair at last week's British Fashion Awards (above left). But our happiness was short-lived, as Sienna stepped out for a Stella McCartney party just two days later looking like most of her color had washed out (above right). But the inspiration lives on, especially with New Year's Eve right around the corner — providing us with the perfectly festive opportunity to try out temporary dye.
Blondes like Sienna can adopt her rose-gold color by using just a touch of pink dye, while ladies with darker locks might reach for a pink that's just a bit brighter — or play with new colors altogether. To get a dye job like Sienna's, focus the pigment on the middle section of your hair, keeping the hue out of your roots and away from the ends. This will add just a touch of color in an edgy, unexpected way. Then, when you're ready to be done with the color, simply shampoo and carry on with your natural color. Shop our favorite wash-out colors below!
Naya Rivera stepped out with some serious crimps in her hair last night at the Trevor Project Benefit in LA, but these weren't the kinks that plagued our misguided middle school years. Newly engaged Naya knew to sex up her crimps instead of succumbing to Kimmy Gibbler syndrome. Starting with a deep side part, Naya kept her crimps medium-size and cohesive, leaving the ends just a little undone and frizzy.
"The easiest way [to pull off the trend is] to buy an inexpensive crimper," explains Kattia Solano, the owner of Butterfly Studio Salon in NYC. "If you can't, use a small curling iron and use it in the opposite way to create lines. For some hair types, sleeping with braids overnight on clean hair can create a similar effect." Feeling inspired, we took a trip down memory lane to some of the biggest crimping moments in recent history.
Tyra Banks, 1998Tyra's crimps proved how curly girls could have some flexibility with their style. "It's best to start with a smoother texture," Solano advises ladies with curly or natural hair. "Blow-dry the hair first using tension to make your curls a little more sleek and pulled out."
See more big moments in crimping after the jump.
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