Acne scars and dark spots. Just reading those words make you see red, don't they? On our quest to erase scars and hyperpigmentation, we ventured to Dr. Howard Murad's Southern California spa to get pro tips on how to banish them for good. See what the doctor had to say about what types of ingredients and treatments work best, shop Dr. Murad's acne scar and dark spot products below, and view our other product recommendations, too. On Kirbie: Aryn K dress, Club Monaco blazer.
What is it about a bronze glow that instantly enhances one's mood? Maybe it's a reminder of an amazing tropical vacation (hello, piña colada!) or perhaps it's that it makes us feel a little more confident. We won't preach to you about the harmful effects of UV rays, or that you should always wear an SPF 30 or higher, but we will encourage you to try these new bronzer launches, out just in time for a natural-looking Summer glow sans the harmful side effects. There's something for everyone: a powder, a cream, and one that's great for contouring, too. Just remember to start off light-handed when applying your bronzer and then build as needed.
On Kirbie: top and jacket by Bebe, necklace courtesy of ShopLately.
You've heard the hype over the Beautyblender sponge, but are you using it correctly? This egg-shaped sponge isn't your ordinary makeup applicator, after all. You may be missing one crucial step to getting the most flawless, even foundation application out there (besides, of course, using an airbrush). On Kirbie: Rag & Bone vest.
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Feel like watching your dead skin roll right off, much like a snake sheds his skin? Well, there's a gel for that.
Peeling gels are deceptive because they aren't peels, and they aren't masks. In fact, peeling gels are exfoliants. But they're sneaky in that they are not physical exfoliators. Instead, they utilize fruit enzymes, like pineapple and pomegranate, to dissolve dead skin cells, sloughing them right off. Unlike some scrubs or washes, however, you can literally see your dead skin peeling off. Sounds oddly gratifying, right? We put two to the test.
You've bought your own gel manicure kit, but now what? With so many bottles and tools contained within, it can be overwhelming figuring out where to start. Here a few pro tricks and tips to ensure your manicure stays long-lasting, featuring the Gelish Basix Kit ($50). On Kirbie: Forever 21 necklace and Cameo shirt.
If you're still in need of some inspiration for Mother's Day, then check out our top gifts that are perfect for any mom. From relaxing treats to luxurious makeup finds, we have everything you haven't thought of yet. Plus, we even have the perfect replacement for a bouquet of flowers — it will outlast any wilting tulips! Be sure to shop everything from our gift guide below. On Kirbie: BCBG Max Azria blazer, Tibi dress.
Travel makeup bags are essential for warmer weather. If you're going on a weeklong vacation, traveling for business, or just need something to spruce up with during day trips, you'll want to see our five options, which are portable, organized, and easy to pack. On Kirbie: Club Monaco dress.
In today's episode of Lazy Girls' Guide to Beauty, beauty expert Jackie Perdue is joined by POPSUGAR Beauty reporter Kirbie Johnson to share tips on getting gorgeous hair while you sleep. Follow these easy bedtime beauty tricks to wake up with a ready-to-go style.
Sexy skin for warmer weather? Sign us up. Body scrubs are essential during the Spring and Summer seasons, and we have a recipe that will leave skin soft, silky, and toned. The key ingredient is coffee grounds, which not only firm with caffeine, but help slough away rough spots. You'll love the presentation, too. On Kirbie: Bebe top.
Aside from the hassle rain can cause on your commute, it also puts a, er, damper on doing your hair in the morning. These three styles are guaranteed to look good when you leave your home and even hold up against the rain or humidity. Plus, they all look great on just-out-of-the-shower hair, too. On Kirbie: Greylin top.
Give your hairstyle a trendy boost this season with a braided topknot, much like the one Nina Dobrev was spotted wearing earlier this year. The style, which starts as a reverse French braid at the nape and flows up to the crown in a voluminous topknot, only looks difficult to re-create. In fact, this easy updo is best when you're not striving for total perfection. On Kirbie: Club Monaco top.
Need instant inspiration to give yourself the perfect Spring makeover? We took notes from the runway and came up with this fresh, gorgeous look, incorporating soft waves and a pop of color on the lips. Plus, who knew a little dab of Vaseline could make your eyes light up? On Kirbie: Club Monaco dress.
Nail appliques have made it possible to create a salon-style manicure practically any time, any place. In our latest episode of Lazy Girls' Guide to Beauty, host Jackie Perdue shares how to fake a perfect manicure in a flash with these easy steps.
If you get a blemish or two, spot treatments can be the key to zapping them away. But if you notice your skin isn't clearing up, it may be that you're using the wrong type of spot treatment for your skin. Learn about the three top ingredients to look for and which is best for your skin type. You'll be on your way to clearer, flake-free skin in no time. On Kirbie: Stella and Dot necklace, Rhyme top from Piperlime.com
Blowout salons are typically easy to find, but the service can range anywhere between $35-$100. To get the most mileage out of that next hair appointment, we have the cardinal rules of extending your blowout past day two, giving it leverage to last throughout the entire week. On Kirbie: Club Monaco top.
Zooey Deschanel has made a name for herself in the nail art world, and it's all thanks to celebrity nail technician Tom Bachik, who has also created red carpet nail designs for Jennifer Lopez and Anne Hathaway, too. We sat down with Bachik to discuss the upcoming trends of the season, and he even spills his tips on getting red-carpet-worthy manicures without spending your afternoon at the salon. On Kirbie: Bebe dress.
Keeping your makeup put for your entire wedding day doesn't necessarily mean you have to buy a batch of new products. It can be as simple as using the products you already own — with a twist. These five tips will have your makeup looking fresh whether you're slipping into your dress or being whisked away on the dance floor. On Kirbie: Club Monaco top.
If your hair is in that awkward in-between stage, you just made the chop, or have shoulder-length hair, it can be difficult deciding on what type of updo will work best for a date night or even your wedding. We figured out a gorgeous style that works perfectly for hair that brushes your shoulders. On Kirbie: Finders Keepers dress.
Blush is an often underrated must have in any makeup bag. Many worry it can venture into clown territory, but when you choose the right shade and product for your skin type, it can give you a nice glow, accentuate your cheekbones, and bring out the color of your eyes. Watch how to find the right blush for you.