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Merona Sawyer Booties, $34.99[caption id="attachment_143561" align="alignnone" width="700"] Merona[/caption] //Target
Naturalizer Analise Boot, $209[caption id="attachment_143562" align="alignnone" width="700"] Naturalizer[/caption] //Naturalizer
Side-Zip Lace Boots[caption id="attachment_143618" align="alignnone" width="700"] Timberland[/caption] //Timberland
Ralph Lauren Halyn Bootie, $129[caption id="attachment_143563" align="alignnone" width="700"] Ralph Lauren[/caption] //Ralph Lauren
Calvin Klein Keana Knee High Boot, $294[caption id="attachment_143564" align="alignnone" width="700"] Calvin Klein[/caption] //Calvin Klein
Sam Edelman Karen Bootie, $119.95[caption id="attachment_143565" align="alignnone" width="700"] Sam Edelman[/caption] //Sam Edelman
Tory Burch Derby Boot, $550[caption id="attachment_143567" align="alignnone" width="700"] Tory Burch[/caption] //Tory Burch
Steve Madden Troopa 2.0, $109.95[caption id="attachment_143569" align="alignnone" width="700"] Steve Madden[/caption] //Steve Madden
Vionic Upright Upton Ankle Boot, $159.95[caption id="attachment_143570" align="alignnone" width="700"] Vionic[/caption] //Vionic
Frye Jade Button Boot, $398[caption id="attachment_143571" align="alignnone" width="700"] Frye[/caption] //Frye
Timberland Whittemore Chelsea Boots, $180[caption id="attachment_143605" align="alignnone" width="700"] Timberland[/caption] //Timberland
Nine West Okeya, $149[caption id="attachment_143620" align="alignnone" width="700"] Nine West[/caption] //Nine West
Shelly's London Bootie, $98[caption id="attachment_143621" align="alignnone" width="700"] Nasty Gal[/caption] //Nasty Gal
Miz Mooz Lissie Boot, $149.95[caption id="attachment_143622" align="alignnone" width="700"] Miz Mooz[/caption] //Miz Mooz
LolliCouture Quilted Rider Boots, $35.99[caption id="attachment_143623" align="alignnone" width="700"] LolliCouture[/caption] //LolliCouture READ MORE: How To Build A Fall Wardrobe
Sep 30, 2015
Rock 'n Roll Pony[caption id="attachment_143633" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Photography by Alex Schaefer.[/caption]
- Section off the top of your hair into a mohawk-like section from the top of your head. Extend it back to where your head begins to curve in to meet your neck.
- Clip that top section out of the way because you'll later use this to create your ponytail.
- Grasp the sides that you left loose and create a french braid on each side.
- Spritz the underside of the original mohawk section with a bit of hairspray and tease the hair by backcombing it underneath in order to get extra volume at the top. This will create a cushion to hold the top up.
- Then, lightly brush the top layer back (without brushing out the teased sections) so that the strands lie smooth.
- When you’re finished, loosen the braids by pulling at each ring to expand them. Take each end and wrap it around the hair elastic for added texture and detail.
The Braided Mohawk Pony[caption id="attachment_143634" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Photography by Alex Schaefer.[/caption]
- Section the hair from your temple, moving straight back toward the back of the head.
- With the top section, do a French braid moving backward, keeping it big and loose.
- Once the big braided section is finished, gather the sides and tie it all together. Go back to the braid using a comb to lift and expand it for a looser look.
- Take about an inch-sized piece from your pony and wrap it around the elastic.
The Braided Mohawk Bun[caption id="attachment_143635" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Photography by Alex Schaefer.[/caption]
- Follow the same steps taken for the braided mohawk ponytail, but instead of letting the pony lay loose, wrap it up in a ballerina bun.
- Secure the ends with bobby pins.
Five Strand Bun[caption id="attachment_143636" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Photography by Alex Schaefer.[/caption]
- Leave hair loose, and create a deep side part on one side.
- In vertical sections, make five small ponytails going across the nape of the neck.
- Then, split the pony that's farthest to the left into two sections. Pull the next pony through the center and secure the split ends with an elastic.
- Take the pony you just pulled through the left one and split it how you did the first time. Pull the next pony through the split ends and secure with an elastic.
- Repeat across the nape of your neck (use butterfly clips to keep it up and separated) and continue down and around so that there are two rows of intertwined hair.
- Once finished, pull everything out and push stray pieces underneath the entwined ropes.
- This style may look super intricate, but it’s more of a "play as you go" kind of look!
Low Side Pony[caption id="attachment_143637" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Photography by Alex Schaefer.[/caption]
- Give yourself a side part and separate the front section of the thinner side into two vertical ponytails next to each other.
- The first pony that’s closest to the hairline is going to come back, while the second ponytail behind it is going to split into two parts and come forward.
- Put an elastic around the split pieces that came forward to keep it together.
- Keep using this technique until you reach the back of the head. Loosen the loops so they create a bolder look.
- Sweep remaining hair to the side and pull into a low pony.
Sep 28, 2015
Sep 23, 2015
- Be honest. If I had to guess, I'd bet that each and every one of you (myself included) have something that you're not being honest about, either to yourself or someone else -- and that you don't even realize it! Sometimes you don't even notice you've been withholding the truth until you say it aloud. The problem with keeping our truth to ourselves that it forces us all to operate on assumptions, and that's when major problems blossom both in our own inner lives and in relationships with others. Everyone assumes differently based on their own personal experiences, so when assumptions are all we have to go on, we can carry on in friendships and relationships with entirely opposite views of what exists between us, never realizing the other is on a different page. Being honest is scary, so start small: tell one person one very tiny truth, even you think it's something they already know about you. See how good that feels?
- Reconnect with your feelings. Take stock of where you're at emotionally. Does anything feel inexplicably off? Does one particular nagging thought show up at the exact same time every morning? There may be something going on that needs more exploring, so if anything comes up, pay extra attention to when and why those feelings come up over the next few weeks. They may be trying to tell you something and guide you toward course-correcting something on your path.
- Rearrange your home. No need to full-on renovate -- just consider rearranging the furniture in your living room or switching out the bathroom rugs to create a change of scenery and re-stimulate your mind.
- Switch up your signature scent. Try on new perfumes, start buying a different type of flowers for your kitchen table, or even change up soap. Scent is heavily tied to nostalgia, so a new one means space for making lots of new memories.
- Incorporate a new workout into your routine. Try taking a whacky new workout class or even just a new move you've always wanted to attempt. Try it just a few times, even if you don't like it at first, then only keep going with it if you love it.
- Set an intention for the rest of the year. This can be something very tangible, like "build up my savings" or "see my girlfriends at least once a week"; or it can be something only you can see, like being more present in the moment or cutting out negative self-talk. The important thing is that you choose only one. This doesn't mean you won't improve anything else for the rest of this year, but overwhelming yourself is the easiest way to give up on your ambitions altogether. Just choose one attainable intention to think of each day. No need to be perfect at sticking to it -- just keeping it in mind frequently will cause your priorities to shift for the better.
- Make a game plan for the holidays. They're coming up faster than you think, and the massive stress surrounding them (hi toxic family members, financial anxiety, bad memories, and disruption of regular routine) can easily hinder any holiday cheer you might wish you had. In fact, I'd imagine that somewhere deep down, that stress is weighing on you already. Decide how you're going to get through it and what you can do right now to make that time of year easier before it creeps up. That might mean readjusting your budget for all that gift shopping. It might mean deciding how you'll handle a family member who always stresses you out at Thanksgiving dinner. Whatever it is, think about it now so that you won't feel caught off-guard come winter, and so that your mind is as unburdened as possible to enjoy all those pretty lights and snowy skies when it gets here.
- Make a new friend. This may sound like I'm treading into children's book territory, but bringing someone new into your life can both widen your perspective and strengthen your sense of social support, which is one of the biggest factors in our ability to handle stress. If anything, make a new acquaintance. Invite someone out for drinks that you don't normally spend time with, or talk to a (friendly) stranger. If anything, get back in touch with a long-lost cousin or childhood friend you haven't spoken to in a while.
- Assess your current schedule. Take a look at your commitments, and if there's any way you're able, drop any activities that drain you or don't add to your life.
- Plan a favorite fall activity. Pick a random date next month, and plan a trip to a pumpkin patch, an autumn hike, or whatever activity you love most about this season. Now that it's scheduled, no other obligations can get in the way of you making the most of this time of year. Relax and enjoy fall!
Sep 23, 2015
- You check your feeds every spare moment you get. "A lot of people don’t sit down and take a time of the day where they say 'I'm going to spend x amount of time and look at my different sites,'" Amesbury explains. Instead, we check our phones every spare second, while waiting in line at the grocery store, at a red light, or walking to and from lunch. This ends up leaving us overwhelmed with an information overload.
- You're having trouble focusing at work. Are you finding it hard to actually work long enough on a task to get it done efficiently? Your social media habits may be to blame. "The problem when you just check really quickly is that you’re really changing the brain. Over time, spending hours a day on your smartphone, we’ve seen people with difficulty concentrating, and they start to feel very fragmented and distracted in their lives," Amesbury adds.
- "Tag me in that!" is a common phrase for you. Or maybe it's "Are you going to post that?" Either way, the preoccupation with how a photo will change your online persona may not be healthy. Think about this: Do you want to see the photo online so you can look on it fondly or show your mother how happy you were with your friends? Or do you want it to go up because your butt looks really perky from that angle and you know your ex will see it? If the answer is the latter, your intentions may need some adjusting.
- You spend more time posting than living in the moment. What you're putting out into the social-sphere is just as important as what you consume. "We see that people check into the nicest places, they crop and touch up their pictures, and they present to the world who they want to be seen as," Amesbury says. "It's because they want to get likes, and then they’re at their house and eating leftover takeout that doesn’t look great by themselves, and they feel very much alone and sad." It can become really isolating.
- You feel worse about yourself when you log off. Isolated, inadequate, depressed, or unhappy with your image—all can come from the image competition we're playing online. "In our walking world, we come into contact with so many people and we might compare ourselves to those people," Amesbury explains. "But when you go online you’re comparing to everyone else online." This can leave you feeling, instead of warm and connected, alone and just not good about yourself. Isn't that the opposite of what socializing should do?
Sep 17, 2015
HollyBeth Organics Lavender Mist, $20[caption id="attachment_143099" align="alignnone" width="700"] HollyBeth Organics[/caption] Spritz a little lavender on your skin or into the nearby air for a whiff of relaxation. //HollyBeth Organics
SoundSpa, $19.99[caption id="attachment_143100" align="alignnone" width="700"] HoMedics[/caption] Get lost in the sounds of waves, birds chirping, and other natural scenes to help quit your mind or drift to sleep. //HoMedics
Simple Sugars Lilac Body Scrub, $11.95
Mini Zen Garden, $20
Rituals Qi Serum, $19[caption id="attachment_143103" align="alignnone" width="700"] Rituals[/caption] This cooling cream uses the magic of Chinese peppermint and is perfect to keep in your purse for the on-the-go de-stressing. //Rituals
Dammit Dolls, $15.87[caption id="attachment_143104" align="alignnone" width="700"] Dammit Doll[/caption] Feeling ragey? The Dammit Doll just might become your new BFF. It's built to take a beating, so throw it against the wall, punch it, or just swear at the thing—as long as you find a way to take out your frustration! //Dammit Doll
Osmia Organics Rosemary Body Mousse, $42[caption id="attachment_143106" align="alignnone" width="700"] Osmia Organics[/caption] The love and care Osmia puts into its products is no more obvious than in this little jar of heaven. This deliciously whipped body mousse smells and feels like a luxurious escape to paradise. //Osmia Organics
Sole Serum, $29.50[caption id="attachment_143107" align="alignnone" width="700"] Sole Serum[/caption] When you're on the go from sun up to sun down, you're bound to finish the day with sore feet. This calming serum relaxes with soothing scents (and a pain reducer) to give your tootsies the break they deserve. //Sole Serum
Luz de la Riva "Zoe" Massage Lotion, $22.75[caption id="attachment_143108" align="alignnone" width="700"] Luz de la Riva[/caption]
Slip Silk Pillowcase, $79.90[caption id="attachment_143115" align="alignnone" width="700"] Slip[/caption] Silk pillowcases are great for your hair and skin, but they also feel amazing for your tired-out soul when you lay your head down on them. If your stress makes it tough to fall asleep, Slip may be able to help. Besides, when your hair and skin are healthier, it's a lot easier to feel less stressed! //Slip
Sulwhasoo Hydro-Aid Moisturizing Lifting Mist, $45[caption id="attachment_143110" align="alignnone" width="700"] Sulwhasoo[/caption] This mist makes for a great everyday toner or as a pick-me-up when you're overheated or feeling like your face is dehydrated. The tingly sensation it brings to your cheeks is perfectly refreshing on a stressful day. //Sulwhasoo
Diptyque Gardenia Candle, $60[caption id="attachment_143111" align="alignnone" width="700"] Diptyque[/caption] Candles are a classic de-stressor, and for good reason! Choose a scent your adore that centers your senses, and burn away! //Diptyque
Oct 5, 2015
Sep 22, 2015
- Since makeup can cause flare-ups, find what works best for you before you beautify yourself.
- Same goes for skincare! La La's own line, Motives Cosmetics, includes a non-oily moisturizer and gentle exfoliator for sensitive skin.
- During a flare-up on your scalp, like where La La's tend to occur, use hairstyling or a scarf to cover any redness.
- Talk to your dermatologist about the right treatment and skincare for you—the one that works for you might not be what works for somebody else.
- As La La is careful to point out, you can still achieve your dreams even if you have psoriasis.
Sep 28, 2015
A Kick-Ass Cleanser[caption id="attachment_143467" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Image courtesy of SebaMed.[/caption] As the first step to any skincare routine, a really good cleanser is essential for clear skin. NYC-based derm, Dr. Marnie B. Nussbaum, M.D. F.A.A.D, swears by Sebamed Liquid Face & Body Wash. "I love this cleanser because it gently deep-cleans without drying my face out or causing any irritation. It also doesn’t break down the skin barrier which is essential for healthy, clean pores." Dr. Nussbaum also recommends keeping to the basics when it comes to purchasing cleansers. "In general, there is rarely a need to splurge on basic cleansers and moisturizers, which only touch your face for a few seconds. Most drugstore cleansers will efficiently remove oil and dirt." //Sebamed Liquid Face & Body Wash, $14
An Acne Treatment[caption id="attachment_143458" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Image courtesy of Aczone.[/caption] For those suffering with acne, it's vital to start a consistent skincare regimen early on in order to get your blemishes under control. Renowned dermatologist Dr. Doris Day swears by Aczone. "I frequently prescribe this topical acne treatment to my acne patients. It's great because it's a light gel that's gentle on the skin, non-drying and for many of my patients it doesn't make their skin sun-sensitive." //Aczone, Prescription only
A Gentle Exfoliator[caption id="attachment_143459" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Image courtesy of Beauty RX[/caption] Exfoliation is key for cell turnover and skin renewal, leading to a more youthful looking appearance. Dr. Neal Schultz, NYC dermatologist, host of DermTV.com and creator of BeautyRx by Dr. Schultz, recommends his own BeautyRx by Dr. Schultz Advanced Exfoliating Pads 10% to help gently remove the top layer of dead, clogged cells. "At-home glycolic peel pads allow for brighter, glowing, even-toned skin. As a bonus, it even helps to reduce the appearance of enlarged pores," says Dr. Schultz. //BeautyRx by Dr. Schultz Advanced Exfoliating Pads 10%, $70
A Vitamin C Product[caption id="attachment_143460" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Image courtesy of SkinCeuticals.[/caption] Vitamin C is known as one of the best multi-tasking ingredients available in the skincare industry. From brightening to anti-aging, the benefits of topically applying vitamin C are vast, making it a standout among other options in the industry. "The Skinceuticals C E Ferulic is a fabulous antioxidant anti-aging serum. The serum has a specific form of Vitamin C which has been scientifically proven to be more effective than any other form out there," claims Dr. Marnie Nussbaum. //Skinceuticals C E Ferulic, $162 READ MORE: Vitamin C + Retinol=Crazy Good Skincare
A Luxurious Eye Cream[caption id="attachment_143468" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Image courtesy of La Mer & La Roche Posay.[/caption] If you haven't splurged on an eye cream before, maybe Dr. Nussbaum will finally be able to talk you into it. "La Mer Eye Concentrate's rich formulation deeply conditions skin and helps to soften the appearance of dark circles, surface discoloration and unevenness," she says. Only a small application is needed to create a visibly more luminous effect to the eye area. //La Mer Eye Concentrate, $195 Another great option is La Roche Posay Pigmentclar Eyes. Dr. Elizabeth Tanzi, Founder & Director of Capital Laser & Skin Care and Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the George Washington Medical Center says this eye cream "helps reduce dark circles with ingredients to target melanin, caffeine to reduce puffiness and light-reflecting pigments to brighten the eye area immediately."//La Roche Posay Pigmentclar Eyes, $43
Acne Spot-Treatment[caption id="attachment_143461" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Image courtesy of Benzac.[/caption] For those awful zits that pop up over night (we all get them!), Dr. Jeannette Graf, M.D., Assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai Medical Center and best-selling author, suggests using Benzac Acne Solutions Intensive Spot Treatment to heal the affected area. "It's designed for adult acne and uses 2% Salicylic Acid and East Indian Sandalwood oil without over-drying the skin," she explains. //Benzac Acne Solutions Intensive Spot Treatment, $17
Reliable Sunscreen[caption id="attachment_143471" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Image courtesy of Elta.[/caption] Obviously, the sun is public enemy number one when it comes to skincare, which is why SPF is such an important addition to your everyday routine. Three different dermatologists we spoke with (from different practices!), Dr. Marnie Nussbaum, Dr. Jeannette Graf and Dr. Debra Jaliman, highly recommend Elta Sunscreens for their full coverage and wide range of sunscreens for each skin type. "I like Elta-MD UV Clear SPF 46 which uses dimethicone-coated micronized zinc oxide giving it a great texture and elegant feel," explains Dr. Graf. //Elta-MD UV Clear SPF 46, Physician-dispensed only.
A Self-Tanner[caption id="attachment_143462" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Image courtesy of Jergens.[/caption] Since SPF is your new best friend, perk up pale skin with a non-streaky self-tanner. New York City dermatologist Dr. Neal Schultz asserts that JERGENS Natural Glow 3 Days to Glow Moisturizer is great for an even, natural-looking tan. Slather it on before bed and you'll wake up with a fabulous glowing tan! //JERGENS Natural Glow 3 Days to Glow Moisturizer, $10
Lip Balm[caption id="attachment_143463" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Image courtesy of EOS.[/caption] We tend to forget that the thinnest layer of skin on our bodies is actually our lips, making this sensitive spot a super delicate area that should never be neglected. "I use EOS Lip Balm," says Dr. Debra Jaliman. "They hydrate the lips with the use of olive oil, jojoba seed oil, shea butter, vitamin E, and vitamin C." //EOS Lip Balm, $4
A Brightening Serum[caption id="attachment_143464" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Image courtesy of La Prairie[/caption] Dermatologists across the board agree that a brightening serum can take you a long way when it comes to skincare. Dermatologist Dr. Neal Schultz claims La Prairie White Caviar Illuminating Serum is best for those looking to brighten brown spots and melasma. //La Prairie White Caviar Illuminating Serum, $495
Retinol[caption id="attachment_143465" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Image courtesy of Neutrogena.[/caption] If you've ever taken a stroll down the skincare aisle, you know that retinol is an ultra-popular anti-aging ingredient. Dr. Debra Jaliman recommends adding a good OTC retinol product like Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Moisturizer to your beauty arsenal. "It has hyaluronic acid so it's not irritating to the skin and can be used on any skin type," she explains. //Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Moisturizer, $21
A Protective Moisturizer[caption id="attachment_143466" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Image courtesy of CeraVe.[/caption] Dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Tanzi swears by CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion. "It has ceramides that are an important part of the skin protective barrier. This moisturizes extremely well without heaviness or greasiness, and works better than products at triple the cost." //CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion, $8 READ MORE: 20 Products Makeup Artists Swear By (But You've Never Heard Of!)
Sep 25, 2015
- 4-6 cups stale bread, cubed
- 1 cucumber, quartered lengthwise and cut in a 1" dice
- 1 cup tomato, diced
- 1 bell pepper, seeded and cut in a 1" dice
- 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
- ½ cup basil, roughly torn
- 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Baby red onions
- Bell peppers
- Tokyo bekana
- Friday Lettuce Cups Night: Inspired by Asian chain restaurants like PF Chang's, we've been using the abundance of lettuce we've gotten this season as wraps, or cups, to hold a mixture of ground chicken browned with ginger, garlic, soy sauce and as many diced up vegetables as I can get in the pan. This week I used water chestnuts, bell pepper, cilantro and chile to round out the dish, along with jasmine rice.
- Easy Steak and Panzanella: On our way out the door to spend Saturday celebrating with friends, I pulled a steak out of the freezer to defrost. We were tired and hungry when we got home, so making a no-fuss steak served with panzanella, the Italian bread salad with tomatoes, bell peppers, baby red onion, cucumber and basil, was the perfect thing.
- Weeknight French Bistro-inspired: We made roasted pork loin; caramelized baby red onions; arugula salad with apples and dijon dressing; and a country loaf of bread.
- Weeknight Fridge Clean-out: We pulled together grilled chicken topped with tomato salsa with chiles, cilantro and baby red onion; sautéed corn with tomato, chiles, bell peppers and cilantro; and yellow rice.
- 4 cups arugula, washed
- 1 small tart apple, peeled, cored and very thinly sliced
- 1-2 tablespoons dijon mustard
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 4 teaspoons red wine vinegar
- ¼ teaspoon herbes de Provence
Sep 18, 2015
- 1 lb string beans, washed and trimmed (or use 1 head bok choy, cleaned, leaves removed and reserved, stems cut lengthwise into ½-inch strips)
- 1 red bell pepper, washed and seeded, cut lengthwise into ½-inch strips
- 2 tablespoons white sesame seeds
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- Salt to taste
- Bok choy
- Wax beans
- Bell peppers
- Friday Taco Night: Fresh tomato salsa with chiles; sautéed corn and tomato with jalapeño and lime; refried beans; chili powder-seasoned ground chicken, corn tortillas, shredded lettuce, diced onion, sliced jalapeños
- Sunday Night Steak: Steak pizzaiola; radishes with their greens and avocado with lemon and salt; bread with seasoned olive oil for dipping (steak recipe featured in Week 7)
- Weeknight Asian-Inspired Stir Fry Dish: Sesame bok choy with bell peppers; lime and ginger marinated pork stir fry; jasmine rice
- Weeknight Roasted Pork Feast: Roasted pork loin; roasted carrots with cumin seed (see recipe below); couscous
- Weeknight Fridge Clean-out: Grilled chicken; sesame wax beans and bell peppers; arugula salad
- 1 bunch carrots, peeled and sliced lengthwise into 1" sticks
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
- ¼ - ½ teaspoon kosher salt
Sep 15, 2015
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Sep 25, 2015
Rose Regenerating Serum, $48[caption id="attachment_143486" align="alignnone" width="700"] Le Couvent des Minimes[/caption] This rich serum combines the ingredients of four types of roses to give your skin a pick-me-up. //Le Couvent des Minimes
Purifying Mask, $39[caption id="attachment_143485" align="alignnone" width="700"] Caudalie[/caption] This mask from beloved brand Caudalie rejuvenates skin with the help of natural plant ingredients. //Caudalie
Dry Shampoo, $20[caption id="attachment_143487" align="alignnone" width="700"] Klorane[/caption] Klorane's legendary dry shampoo is thought to be one of the best on the market. No matter how many brands follow suit on the trend, nobody does dry shampoo like the French. //Klorane
Huile Prodigieuse Mutli-Purpose Dry Oil, $29[caption id="attachment_143493" align="alignnone" width="700"] Nuxe[/caption] Nuxe dry oil brings new life to tired skin and hair and is also available in seasonal, shimmery and perfumed editions. //Nuxe
Revive French Plum Oil, $32[caption id="attachment_143482" align="alignnone" width="700"] Lea Journo[/caption] Lea Journo is the only American hair company to get its hands on French Plum Oil, an ingredient specially cold pressed in the South of France. This magical potion adds unmatched shine and vibrance to hair! //Lea Journo
Thermal Spring Water, $10[caption id="attachment_143488" align="alignnone" width="700"] La Roche-Posay[/caption] La Roche-Posay has long been at the head of the thermal water trend, and a spritz from the brand's water will leave you feeling like a new woman! //La Roche-Posay
Cleansing Foam, $20[caption id="attachment_143489" align="alignnone" width="700"] Eau Thermale Avene[/caption] This gentle cleanser earns rave reviews on the regular, and its foamy consistency is positively refreshing. //Eau Thermale Avène
Pink Clay Mask, $25[caption id="attachment_143490" align="alignnone" width="700"] Cattier[/caption] Take your face on a mini vacation with this relaxing pink clay mask. //Cattier
Ultra-Nourishing Lip Balm, $19[caption id="attachment_143491" align="alignnone" width="700"] Nuxe[/caption] This luxe lip balm is the kind of rich, thick moisturizer that can transform your lips overnight. //Nuxe
Lait-Creme Concentrate, $28[caption id="attachment_143492" align="alignnone" width="700"] Embryolisse[/caption] This clamored-after cream primes, moisturizes, and removes makeup (side effects include glowing like a goddess for several hours after application). //Embryolisse Previously in Beauty Around the World: South Korean Beauty 101 6 Brazilian Beauty Trends To Love RAEview Exclusively Shares 6 Must-Have Japanese Products
Sep 11, 2015
Natural-Looking Skin[caption id="attachment_142801" align="alignnone" width="700"] Contém1g[/caption] According to Morrell, "For a really long time Brazilian women weren't foundation friendly, because they're not used to having something on their skin, and they thought that the foundation was blocking the pores, but finally we accepted the foundation and we are enjoying having it on the skin!...Brazilian women are looking for foundations that have some treatment (like hydrating or SPF)." //Contém1g Natural Effect Base, $14.50
Black Eyeliner With A Nude Lip[caption id="attachment_142832" align="alignnone" width="700"] O Boticário[/caption] According to Costa, a popular trend is "ever present black eyeliner with a nude lipstick." //O Boticário Pencil Kit For Eyes, $10; Lipstick, $8.50
Purple Lipstick + Nude Eyes[caption id="attachment_142830" align="alignnone" width="700"] Contém1g[/caption] Others favor the opposite trend. "...Women prefer to use a pop of color on the lips [rather] than the eyes. And make the eyes a little bit more neutral. So the 'naked shades' are the trend for the eyes and bright and vivid color for the lips. Especially the purple tones," says Morrell. //Contém1g Color Effect Lipstick, $11; Artist Palette Lady, $21
A Bronze Glow[caption id="attachment_142802" align="alignnone" width="700"] BestBronze[/caption] "The other trend we are in love with is the combo of contour and bronzed skin," says Morrell. //BestBronze Self Tanning Spray, $33.50
New Favorites[caption id="attachment_142833" align="alignnone" width="700"] Natura[/caption] According to Costa, some new products to look out for are pigmented eye shadow and BB cream. //Natura Una Eye Palette, $20; BB Cream, $13
Trusty BasicsCosta dished on the go-to products that almost every Brazilian woman keeps in her purse: "Lipstick is still the great companion and necessity here. Also compact powder, because 70% of Brazilian women have oily skin and do not like to be shiny. Mascara and eyeliner for contouring are also used daily by Brazilian women." When in doubt, stick to the classics! //Natura Aquarela Lipstick, $14.70; O Boticário Color Adapt Powder Compact, $18; Natura Supermasque Mascara, $25.98; Natura Black Eyeliner, $28.93 As Costa reminded me, "It’s worth remembering that this is a very large country, and the Brazilian women's preferences vary from region to region. But, the natural look will always be the most preferred by all...a Brazilian woman likes to highlight the eyes and lips and especially loves to leave the skin looking natural as if she is not using any makeup. She likes to feel beautiful, attractive, highlighting her natural beauty." Go forth and flaunt your natural beauty! Previously in Beauty Around the World: South Korean Beauty 101 8 Products Made With New Zealand's Natural Ingredients RAEview Exclusively Shares 6 Must-Have Japanese Products
Aug 31, 2015