A few months ago, I spent a few weeks in Denmark with my younger sister. The people are nice, the food is great, and the canals lined with fishermen’s vessels and brightly colored buildings are cuter than any picture could convey. But what was the best part of our Danish adventure? Experiencing hygge. Lots and lots of hygge.
If you’re like me, and I hope I’m not alone, reversing the aging process (or at least stalling it) has become one of my foremost beauty ventures since hitting half-a-century this past summer. Though I don’t have deep-set wrinkles or the crows feet I’m destined for just yet, my anti-aging regimen (completely spurred by genuine fear) has become something I’m actively experimenting with. Derma-rolling, serums, exotic masks, moisturizers, collagen pills; you name it, I’m already on top of it.
There is truly nothing like having healthy, beautiful hair. As someone with super-long, super-curly, color-damaged hair, I’ve been around the block when it comes to haircare products. Name an oil, a serum, a treatment; I’ve given ‘em all a shot. What I’ve come to realize during my extensive research is that products with the least chemicals, the most natural ingredients, and whose companies have the simplest missions are the best. Enter: Eleni & Chris.
In case you’ve been living under a rock, 2017 has been the year of the brow. For those blessed with big, full, beautiful brows, it’s been a year for the books. Sadly, most of us don’t fall into that category. Whether you over-tweezed in the early 2000s or were born with barely-there brows, Cara Delevingne-esque brows are a rarity. If your natural brows leave something to be desired, fear not. I’ve rounded up the eight best tools to take your brow game to the next level.
Anyone who has ever been to a music festival understands why festival-proof makeup is an absolute must. Whether you’re battling the desert heat in Coachella Valley or trekking through the mud and rain at Glastonbury, finding weather-proof, sweat-resistant, and still-awesome makeup is a necessary evil of the festival lifestyle. Here are my favorite festival-proof beauty products that have carried me through festivals from Chicago to the UK and back again that will transform your festival looks from tired to fab in no time!
We all know how quickly trends come and go, but beauty trends tend to be a bit more long-lasting than others. From brows to braids, summer 2017 has trends that everyone will love and can totally play around with. These are some of the beauty looks you can rock this season to take your salty-haired, sun-kissed style to the next level.
As someone who’s frequented a wide variety of skincare procedures since junior high and tried just about every skin treatment out there, I’ve been around the dermatological block. The one thing I’ve learned? There’s a solution for just about every single skin issue. Whether you suffer from dryness, discoloration, clogged pores, or scarring, there’s no need to panic! There’s a solution to your problem, and beautiful, glowing skin is in your future.
All around the world, people from different cultures approach beauty in unique ways. As usual, there’s a lot we can learn from others, and beauty rituals are no different! From all-natural moisturizers courtesy of Mother Earth to sunburn-soothing bath hacks, check out these nine beauty secrets from around the globe and learn how you can incorporate them into your own routine.
If you aren’t exfoliating regularly, your skin’s potential is completely untapped. Exfoliating (the right way) is an absolutely essential part of maintaining glowy, beautiful skin. It’s important during winter, it’s important during summer, it’s just plain important. From your approach to your products, exfoliating is a game that everyone can play, and half the fun is figuring out and personalizing your own routine.
Chances are that the thought of shaving your head and rocking a buzz cut trips an anxiety wire in your brain. Or…is that just me? The thought of revealing to the world my unusually round, pale head is nothing short of my own personal nightmare. If you told me five years ago that the female buzz cut would enter the mainstream in 2017, I’d have told you to get outta town. But here we are in 2017, which will likely be known to our children as “The Year of the Buzzcut,” and I’m totally here for it.
If you’re like me, you basically only know Gwyneth Paltrow as Margot Tenenbaum and can hardly name another movie she’s in (save for checking her IMDB, which I just did). If you were born after the late ’90s, though, there’s a decent chance you only know Paltrow because of her self-proclaimed status as a modern health guru and lifestyle aficionado. I spent a lot of time being irritated that Margot Tenenbaum, my favorite chain smoking idol, had become a “lifestyle influencer” toting $125,000 dumbbells and $1,000 toilet paper because how could that not be infuriating? The dark, lethargic Wes Anderson character that I’d known and adored for so long had become now the poster child for clean eating and vaginal steaming.
There’s no better feeling than walking outside as spring approaches and feeling the warmth of the sun on your skin after months of bleak weather and overwhelming greyness. It’s at this time of year that I can’t help but allow my beauty routine to reflect the changing season, and there’s no era that symbolizes fresh-faced beauty and sunkissed style more than the 1970s in California.