Extremely cold temperatures call for extreme hydration measures. Whether you live in higher altitudes or just have extremely dry skin, we've rounded up our top moisturizing skin care solutions for Winter. This way you can spend more time worrying about your holiday plans than your dry elbows, chapped lips, and cracked hands.
Demi Lovato is no stranger to bold, eye-catching beauty looks. Take note of her aquamarine hair and bevy of impressive nail art designs, for instance. And this November, you can re-create some of Demi's signature manicure styles. In between judging The X Factor, appearing on Glee, and preparing for her tour, she found time to collaborate with The New Black on five limited-edition nail art kits, so you can DIY your own Demi-esque manicure.
Each of the five kits showcases looks designed by Demi's manicurist, Stephanie Stone, which are rather easy to do yourself. Highlights of the collaboration include In Love, a vibrant, five-piece violet kit with glitter polish and diamond studs, and Shattered, a three-piece kit with gold studs and brush-on foil. You can get each of these five kits starting Nov. 4 exclusively at Ulta — just in time for the holidays.
On Kirbie: Rae Francis top
Let's face it: your feet aren't the most glamorous part of your beauty routine, but they deserve just as much attention as the rest of your body (and we're talking more than your standing pedicure appointment). Clarisonic recently released a new brush kit, the Pedi Sonic Foot Transformation System ($199), just for your feet. (Editor's note: the pedicure brush set was sent to us by Clarisonic for review.) The brand's star product, its rotating facial cleansing brush, is already a must have among celebrities and beauty editors, so see why you'll want to get your hands on this pedicure-perfecting tool.
The newest beauty buzz word? Beauty shots! These elixirs give you the same benefits as your favorite face cream or serum, but because you can ingest them, you reap the benefits more quickly than applying them topically. There are plenty of drinkable beauty options on the market, but one shot that's gaining mass popularity is the collagen shot. Try LAC's Taut shots ($110 for eight) to boost your collagen production and create firmer, more supple skin. A UK favorite includes The Beauty Molecule (inquire for pricing) from Fountain, which you can mix with your favorite juice for a once-a-day beauty pick-me-up.
On Kirbie: Juicy Couture dress.
When a product claims to work miracles in the beauty department, we tend to take it with a grain of salt. That was until we came across Harry Josh's Pro Tools Pro Dryer, and our hair was never the same. We're showing you what sets this hair tool apart, so you get the best blow-dry every time you use it.
Going as a vampire this year for Halloween? You'll need a few things to pull it off — not just a great pair of fangs!
ShopStyle has everything you need to put this look together, like a makeup kit that includes the white cream pigment for your face and the blood to drip from your mouth. You'll also need something to seduce your next victim into your arms. Make a statement with a deep shade of burgundy or violet for your lips, which will make your skin appear even more pale.
For the eyes, go for sunken-in chic and apply dark purple and black shadow on the top lid, extend out to your temple, and bring it underneath your eyes, just above the cheekbones. Create drama by adding faux lashes, and keep them in place with a few coats of mascara.
And don't skip the manicure! Go for a pop of bright red or even try a matte wine shade. Then, keep everything in place with a makeup-setting spray while you dance the night away.
Contouring and highlighting your face is the perfect way to accentuate your best features — and it can help diminish those things you'd like to mask. But the hardest part isn't how to apply the products, but rather knowing which ones to use. Learn what the must-have products are and what to avoid, so you can highlight and contour like a pro. On Kirbie: Rebecca Taylor.
Who said that beauty and brains are mutually exclusive? Show Beauty, the newest line to hit shelves, courtesy of socialite Tamara Ecclestone, combines both with incredible results. We're showing you three of our favorites from this expansive, 11-piece line in today's beauty review. On Maria: Sandro shirt
If you can believe it, the holiday season is a little over a month away, and in most cases some traveling will be involved. We compiled our must-have plane essentials in a handy shopping list on our ShopStyle app, so you can easily pick up a few products of your own. Get ready to fly those open skies looking gorgeous; be sure to check out the full list below, too.
On Kirbie: Ann Taylor top, BCBG blazer
Here are the facts: one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. With odds like that, it's no wonder that the beauty industry is going pink this October. Several top brands have updated their products to raise funds for awareness efforts and medical research. Find out just a few of the beauty brands that are giving back this month.