At last it is warm enough to wear shorts, but before you slip into too-short cutoffs, take a good look at yourself in the mirror. After months of grizzly-like hibernation, your legs will likely require some extra attention. Luckily, even if you don't have time for the full workup — exfoliation, intense moisturizing, and thorough shaving — there are plenty of easy ways to look good in those Daisy Dukes. Get everything you need to fake it till you make it after the jump.
You know that crisp scent that only comes from a thorough housecleaning with Pledge or Murphy's Oil Soap? That's exactly the feeling I get when using Tom's of Maine Daily Moisture Natural Beauty Bar Soap ($3) — on the body, of course. The aroma can be described as fresh and enticing, lighting up your entire living space with its bright fragrance. Olive oil and vitamin E hydrate, leaving your skin soft, not taut, like some soaps do. It's called a beauty bar, after all. And because it's free of artificial and synthetic ingredients — meaning it doesn't have a fake, perfume-y scent or dry out your skin — Tom's of Maine has raised the bar with this gentle cleanser.
Don't let bruises, blisters, blue veins, and stretch marks keep you from baring your legs this Summer. You can don the shortest shorts, high-cut bikinis, and miniskirts with just a little bit of extra coverage (that is, if you choose, of course.) Read on to discover three ways to hide your tiny imperfections during the warmer months.
If you're like us, then Mom was the first woman whose makeup bag you rifled through, whose perfume you smelled, and whose lipstick you smeared across your face as a little girl. Since she's probably the first woman who introduced you to the lovely world of beauty, shouldn't you return the favor? In honor of Mother's Day on May 12, we've rounded up 10 top tier gifts that cash in for under $50. Click through and get shopping.
A tax refund provides the perfect excuse to finally treat yourself to that expensive item you've been dreaming of all year. From luxurious products that will leave your body glowing to spa services that will make your stress levels dip, get 10 indulgent ideas for spending your government check when you click through. You deserve it after all that grueling paperwork, after all.
Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and if you have an occasion to wear your birthday suit (ahem), you might want to give your complexion a midseason pick-me-up. Victoria's Secret Self-Tanning Tinted Lotion ($15) is your last-minute fix for a full-body bronze. This product goes on as easily as a gel (a bonus for beginners), all while leaving an immediate nonorange wash of color behind. It's powerful enough to convert Winter skin from flat to positively glowing — no matter your complexion. Avocado oil helps keep skin smooth and provides streak-free results. Here's to getting caught with your pants down this month.
The best lotions don't always smell the best, but we found three that work wonders on dry, Winter-affected skin and have a scent you won't be able to get enough of. Vanilla butter, mint, and Fraser fir: they're all here. See our top picks for products that leave skin smelling irresistible and feeling soft and supple in today's Beauty Review. On Kirbie: BCBGeneration top.
Slathering on lotion is sometimes not enough to get your body feeling as soft and smooth as you might like. But when multitasking products, like Philosophy Microdelivery Exfoliating Body Scrub ($25), enter the mix, achieving silky skin isn't just a pipe dream. The gritty texture is made to slough away dry, flaky patches from the neck down. Plus, this scrub is formulated with plenty of skin nourishment in the form of shea butter, and jojoba, sesame, olive, and lemon peel oils, so you can know your natural barrier is being fortified with an intense blast of moisture. Add to your shower routine a couple days a week, and your skin will show immediate results. So go ahead and bare those shoulders and legs in your holiday getup, because your skin will be worth showing off.