One of the bigger headaches of the holiday season is wrapping all those presents. But what if there were products so pretty, all you had to do was buy them and pop them under your tree? Well, we've rounded up 10 products with packaging so elegant, we're giving our wrapping paper a holiday this year. You'll just need to add a tag and a bow!
Pantone has announced its color for 2014, and the winner is Radiant Orchid. We think this is a fabulous choice for a bevy of reasons. We've already seen this hue in its multiple shades on the Spring 2014 runways of Costello Tagliapietra, Naeem Khan, and PPQ (above).
But aside from that, a bunch of celebrities have also been spotted sporting this look. AnnaSophia Robb (above, left) swept the shade across her lids, while color enthusiast Lupita Nyong'o (above, right) wore the exact shade on her lips. The best part, though? We definitely already own it . . . in multiples! The color is superwearable, be it on your nails, on your eyes, or across your lips, and looks good on a lot of different skin tones. But just in case you aren't already stocked, we've got you covered. Shop your new favorite products below!
It was looking a little bit like Christmas at the March of Dimes Celebration of Babies Luncheon today, but don't go looking for a fir tree. Jennifer Lopez, Reese Witherspoon, and Molly Sims all showed their beautiful faces, wearing looks that were suspiciously festive. Jennifer lined her eyes in a subtly sparkling green color, while Reese dabbed a crimson hue across her lips. Molly opted for a gilded smoky eye to bring this festive theme full circle. We could see ourselves wearing all three of these looks, but which was your favorite?
Even though beauty products take the top tier in what we obsess over, we also love our clothes. So when designers and beauty brands match up to release some seriously sumptuous products, our hearts skip a beat. And lucky for us, 2013 was chock-full of designer collaborations with beauty brands. Alber Elbaz of Lanvin lent his quirky doodles to Lancôme, and we were all delighted. Anna Sui gave us a high-fashion Minnie Mouse collection. And we all squealed with glee when we spotted Isaac Mizrahi's polka-dot design for Tweezerman. It's a tough call, but someone has to be the best. Which collaboration had you most excited in 2013?
What better way to celebrate the holidays than with some festive nail art? Whether you're penguin-obsessed, all about glitter, or have an affinity for snowflakes (as seen in our simple snowflake nail art, above), we have a nail art tutorial to match. Just scroll down, find your favorite look, and click through to find the instructions on how to do it yourself . . . Simple as that!
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We look forward to the holiday season all year for plenty of reasons, including all the occasions that we get to do gorgeous, glamorous makeup. But every once in a while, a girl just needs a break, so we resort to the nudes and neutrals we love in the Summer months. And the glowing results still look amazing, like Jennifer Garner proved last night. The actress stepped out looking fresh-faced and radiant at the Beat the Odds Awards. Check out the product picks to pull off Jennifer's look below!
Carrie Underwood took to the small screen last night as Maria in The Sound of Music, and instantly, her braided updo became one of our favorite things! But, we've got plenty of other inspiration on the classic milkmaid braid style. Alice + Olivia featured the braided style during its Fall 2013 show at New York Fashion Week with oversize plaits and red lips. And we've even spotted Katy Perry — in an Alice + Olivia ensemble, no less! — sporting milkmaid braids and red lips.
The trick to wearing the style in cooler weather is keeping it slick and neat. While the braids of Spring and Summer tend to be a little more on the tousled and wispy side, Fall's braids require a bit more upkeep. To keep things looking slick, spritz your hands with a strong-hold hairspray, like Rusk Strong Hold Shaping and Control Hairspray ($14), and run them over the braids to tame flyaways. You'll have instant milkmaid braids in a snap, whether you are headed to the Alps or a holiday party.
Although our heads explode every time Kate Middleton's hair makes an appearance, she had a surprisingly different 'do at the premiere of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Kate actually swept her headline-making mane into a loose yet gorgeous ponytail. Instead of the sleek, slicked-back ponytails we tend to see on the red carpet, Kate's was elegantly loose and accented with a black velvet ribbon. Is this a sign that Kate is pushing the envelope with her red carpet styles? We're not sure, but it's definitely not stopping us from looking at her royal ponytail from all angles.
They say that Hollywood is a fickle place, and that couldn't be more true when it comes to stars and their hairstyles. Whether they're chopping at their length, opting for fringe, or taking a spin in the colorist's chair, the leading ladies of Hollywood are always doing a quick hair change-up. Click through, and vote on what you think of these recent style changes!
The perfect blowout is one of those things that can seem just oh so elusive. But the truth is that with the right products, you can achieve a salon-quality blowout at home . . . no joke. The Drybar VIP Pack ($25) lets you do just that. The kit contains the perfect trifecta of blowout products: Drybar's Southern Belle mousse, Money Maker hair spray, and Detox dry shampoo, which, when used together, can help you create (and maintain) the easiest at-home blowout ever. Use a small amount of the mousse on your wet hair before you dry with a round brush, and set your look with the hairspray. Then, as your blowout starts its downward slump, spritz on some of the dry shampoo to revive it. And did we mention the products are travel-sized? That means that even a trip home for the holidays will be full of blowout glory. Your mother will never complain about your hair again. Your boyfriend? You're on your own with that one.
2013 will go down in beauty history as the year of the It haircut, and we've got plenty of them to choose from. Jennifer Lawrence recently drove the star power of the pixie up a few notches, but there were plenty of pixies before her. Jada Pinkett Smith also knows a thing or two about It haircuts, as she's recently been sporting 2013's edgy style: the undercut. But 2013's first It haircut was somewhere between edgy and sweet, and it was the lob. Nicole Richie was one of the first ladies to rock this style, and she's kept it all year. All three of these styles are synonymous with 2013, but which was your favorite cut of the year?
It's the holiday season, which means it's high time we start getting our nails in the festive spirit. So toss out your deep, moody hues of Autumn, and bring in your bright and cheery colors of Winter. That means reds, whites, and loads of sparkles are on our radar, and apparently celebrities are feeling the same way too. Miranda Kerr, with her cherry-red manicure (above), and other stars have been playing around with festive manicures for a while now. But if you're still in need of inspiration, then see what other colors our favorite celebs have been seen wearing when you scroll!
Jessica Biel's Metallic Tips
Rita Ora's Classic Crimson
See more celebrity inspiration after the jump!
Glamorous makeup doesn't always mean a red lip, as proven by Katy Perry at last night's annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball. The singer was sporting a monochromatic makeup look that perfectly complemented her festive outfit, but the look was surprisingly subdued. A neutral smoky eye gave way to a jewel-toned, nude lip that paired gorgeously with a burgundy manicure. The thing that makes Katy's look so ideal is that it's high-impact without being overly colorful. It's the perfect makeup palette for the holidays, be it a work party or a New Year's Eve bash. We were so enamored with this entire look, we started thinking of ways to mimic it. Shop below for the product picks to re-create Katy's look.
The smoky eye is one of the holiday season's most coveted eye shadow looks, but applying all that black shadow can get pretty ugly if you don't know what you're doing. For those of us (ahem . . . like me) who aren't so skilled with smoky eye application, Topshop has gifted us its Smoky Eye Kit ($44). The kit contains the brand's uber-luxe kohl liner, a full-sized tube of its 3D Curve Mascara, and a palette with four shadow shades. While I love the liner and the mascara, my favorite has to be palette, mostly because it does the work for you. Along with your typical black shadow, Topshop's Tuxedo palette houses burgundy, purple, and cream shades, making it easy to create a bunch of different looks. This may be the only kit you need to get you through the holiday season. And as if that weren't enough, the entire kit comes tucked inside a fluorescent envelope clutch. Christmas has come early!
At last night's annual Jingle Ball concert, Selena Gomez shocked fans when she came on stage sporting a black wig. The singer opted for a blunt cut for her performance, which was surprisingly similar to the latest It haircut that celebrities like Rihanna and Jessica Paré have been seen sporting. But the hairstyle is far from permanent; Selena was spotted with her normal long locks before her performance while walking the red carpet. We think that Selena looks gorgeous with both styles, but which one do you prefer?
If you've been reading our site recently, you've probably come to realize that we're fairly obsessed with Harry Josh. Whether it's his Pro Tools Pro Dryer ($250) or his Ceramic Styling Iron ($200), Josh has been gaining quite a serious following when it comes to his tools. But it's not just us . . . a bevy of celebrities like Miranda Kerr (above) have been taking to Instagram to snap their support and adoration. Don't believe us? Just scroll on to see the famous faces who are using Harry Josh tools too!
See more celebrities posing with their tools after the jump!
When it comes to celebrities wanting to debut their new hairstyles, a red carpet just isn't good enough for some stars. So what better way to show the world their new 'do than on Instagram? Ahead, we've rounded up some of the stars who have shown off their new cuts and colors on social media.
Reese Witherspoon isn't afraid of a hair change, having gone from blond to brunette for a role earlier this year. And now the actress has stepped out with a shorter look. Reese has been teasing us with photos of the cut on her WhoSay account, but this weekend was the first time we got a clearer glimpse of her shorter strands. She was spotted with a shoulder-length lob over the weekend, and her color looked just a touch lighter than her most recent appearances. The cut isn't a drastic change, but it still creates a new look for Reese. Are you a fan?
Space NK has released its holiday catalog for 2013, and it's a veritable feast for the eyes of beauty-lovers. The best of the best of Space NK's offerings are all tucked away here, and we want it all. But since that isn't exactly attainable, we've pared our list down to 10 of our favorites from Space NK. Keep clicking to see what we picked!