If you're looking for the perfect way to inspire her this holiday season, these beauty volumes should be on your gift list. They're good for so much more than keeping glass stains off the coffee table. Each page is packed with hair, makeup, and nail tips from celebrities and industry insiders. Whether the recipient likes a good self-help book, prefers a historical drama, or salivates over amazing photography, there is an option in this roundup. Click through to kick-start your friend's romance with all things beauty.
Not only is Olivia Wilde a totally hot A-lister in Hollywood, but she also has the easy-breezy personality to match. Sigh. When we met up with her this morning at the Soho Trump Hotel in NYC, she was poised and relaxed (and sporting the cutest baby bump) while she answered all our burning beauty questions about antiaging, wearing eyeliner like a pro, and being a MILF (seriously). The fiancée of Jason Sudeikis was there to help promote Revlon's newest Age Defying collection, which includes a foundation, concealer, wrinkle filler, and CC cream, all be available in January at drugstores and Revlon.com.
Between laughing about Olivia's biggest beauty blunder (she once smeared lipstick all over her face during a premiere) and picking her brain about switching to eco products during pregnancy, we learned that Olivia really is one cool chick. Read on to see for yourself!
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.
When the blustery Winter weather hits, that's the time when soft, supple lips shrivel up into a chapped mess. While Vaseline will do the job well enough, these products are for lip balm enthusiasts. We're talking the crème de la crème of lip care. But the price isn't just in the packaging, you'll find the top ingredients to hydrate extremely dry lips in these picks from La Mer, Rodin, and more. We've already rounded up our favorite lip balms from the drugstore, but don't your lips deserve a little luxury this season?
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
If the cooler temperatures have your skin looking a little lackluster, here's a quick fix! This easy DIY scrub exfoliates and brings back that healthy glow.
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/2 cup frozen cranberries
Add the ingredients to a blender, food processor, or coffee grinder, and blend into a paste. Apply to face or body, and scrub in a circular motion for at least one minute. Rinse away with warm water, and finish up with your favorite moisturizer.
I like this scrub cold because it's so refreshing, but it can also be made warm or room temperature. The sugar is an exfoliant, while the honey helps to moisturize, clear clogged pores, and has antibacterial properties. The cranberries are a powerful antioxdiant, which help to brighten your complexion. After scrubbing, you can leave it on the skin for up to 15 minutes as a mask. This keeps for a week if refrigerated.
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.
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?
Breakouts are the worst, and if it seems like a constant battle between you and your face, it's time to feed your skin from the inside out.
This creamy smoothie recipe is made from Vitamin E-rich spinach and avocado and sweetened with grapes that contain anti-inflammatory antioxidants. You'll love the taste of the strawberries that also help fight free-radical damage, giving skin a more radiant glow. Almond butter offers the minerals zinc and selenium, both essential for healthy skin, and a sprinkle of flaxmeal contains omega-3s that help reduce inflammation.
Keep reading for this simple 309-calorie smoothie recipe.
We've all seen it, and we've all been victims of it: dry, cracked lips. Between cold air and the moisture-sucking effects of indoor heating, the delicate skin of your lips can get chapped fast in the Winter. You can keep your lips hydrated and supple all season with these helpful tips.