Getting eight hours of beauty sleep is essential to maintaining a youthful and bright appearance; however, as we all know, that isn’t always possible. Between balancing busy schedules, work and home life, some of us are lucky to get a solid six hours of sleep. If you’re a mama bear to little ones, those hours are most likely even shorter. Catching those precious zzzz’s sometimes feels like a game you just can’t win. Losing sleep not only leads to non-stop yawning, but it also shows up right under your eyes. The appearance of dark circles and puffy eyes isn’t flattering on anyone and can make you look older than you are.
Lucky for us, there are so many wonderful beauty products out there that can help you appear well-rested and refreshed, even when you find yourself running on low batteries. While concealer can work wonders, it isn’t always the best option. If used incorrectly (like applying globs and globs of it), it can have the opposite effect, making your under-eye area appear crepey and more tired. Using a concealer isn’t your only option, either. If you truly want to make your eyes look refreshed, you’re going to want to use a few products to get the job done.
School is back in full swing and for many teens, that means it's time for fall sports activities. One of the advantages I have from working in the store is that I get to talk with moms one on one and many of them voice concerns over what their teens should be using. If you have an active teenager at home and are looking for ways to get them through the school year with minimal breakouts and hair concerns, check out some of my top picks for them to try.
If your teen is prone to breakouts, Dermalogica's Clear Start line has eight products available to help minimize teen acne. The Foaming Wash is clear must-have for both day and night use. Made with Salicylic Acid, this foaming cleanser helps clean pores, and remove debris on the skin that can cause breakouts. Help your teen calm their skin with eight powerful botanicals which include Tea Tree, Lavender and Camellia Sinensis. Another great benefit from this cleanser is that it can be used on the back and shoulders, as well. If the problem is a little more serious, incorporate the All Over Toner to treat breakouts on the body.
Teens spend a great amount of time outdoors, and if they're athletes, they spend twice as much time outside. Protect their skin and help them control shine with Dermalogica's Clear Start Oil Clearing Matte Moisturizer SPF 15. This ultra-light moisturizer contains special botanicals that act as micro sponges, absorbing oil and eliminating shine. SPF helps protect their skin against damaging rays that can aggravate skin and cause breakouts.
This year, Beachwaver was the official hair sponsor of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show and we teamed up with creator Sarah Potempa to bring you a how-to tutorial on achieving the perfect, VS Angel Look! From Giselle to Gigi Hadid, the iconic look of soft waves, highlighted, bronzed skin and sexy, natural lips has always dominated the VS runway. Consistently effortless and youthful-looking, this is one look you'll want to keep in your beauty catalog.
What you'll need:
bareMinerals Glow Together Powder Trio
Artist Couture "Conceited" Glow Powder
Stila Eye Shadow Trio: Gold Glow
Jane Iredale Iced Mocha Gloss
Check out Sarah's quick and simple tutorial below!
VS Hair How-To with the Beachwaver S1:
The holidays can be a pretty stressful time of the year when you’re planning family visits, holiday work parties and those dreadful, crowded shopping trips. If you’re one of the lucky ones who also travels this time of the year, then you know how extra exhausting the holidays can feel. Between battling airport lines and sitting on flights, your energy can get zapped. Fighting travel fatigue can put a damper on your holiday cheer, making it hard to enjoy your time with family and friends. Don’t let travel fatigue get the best of you this season! Before you pack your bags for your holiday destination, make sure you pick up some of our must-have beauty products to survive travel fatigue!
Peter Thomas Roth 24k Gold Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Hydragel Eye Patches: Booked that red eye flight to save some money this Christmas? You might be saving money, but if you have a difficult time falling asleep on a plane, you’re going to have a hard time looking refreshed once you reach your destination. These wonderful under-eye patches will keep you looking rested even after a long flight. A 24k gold, a colloidal gold, hyaluronic acid, glycerin and humectants hydrate, lift and tighten the under-eye area for a smoother, brighter appearance.
December has arrived beauties! Winter is just around the corner now and I’m rounding up some of my favorite beauty must-haves to get you through this chilly season. Every year, new products are launched and it can be quite tough choosing any favorites at all. However, there are just some beauty products that are consistently great and deserve the recognition. So cozy up and check them out!
Archipelago Milk Bubble Bath: December can be a pretty chaotic month and you’re going to need a way to soothe away the stress of the holidays. Archipelago’s Milk Bubble Bath is the perfect remedy for those cold winter nights where you just need to relax. This customer-favorite contains dried milk solids and natural proteins that also relieve dry, winter skin. Bubbles, anyone?
Bumble & bumble Surf Spray: I know what you’re thinking—who needs a beach spray in December? The answer? Everyone! It might not be a great time to hit the beach, but that doesn’t mean tousled beach texture is out of style. Don’t let your hair fall flat this winter and give it some body with Bumble & bumble! A blend of kukui seed, mango seed and coconut oils give your hair movement while keeping it conditioned.
Those of us who love the fall season know how quickly it can seem to pass, especially with the early chatter of Christmas and winter right after Halloween. Those of us who love fall wait for it patiently every year, anticipating that slight, cool breeze that begins to indicate the end of summer. The fall season isn’t something to be rushed, but rather, cherished and savored. It’s easy to get caught up in the haste of the holidays, but we’re not quite ready to quit ordering our pumpkin spice lattes and burning our pumpkin spice candles. Nothing captures the essence of fall quite like pumpkin spice. It’s everywhere these days, from hand sanitizer to body lotions and air fresheners for your car. Between carving pumpkins and the pumpkin pie we devour on Thanksgiving, the pumpkin is the unofficial symbol of fall. In honor of the three weeks left of this wonderful season, we thought we’d do our own fun take on pumpkin spice-inspired makeup!
There are so many ways you can show your love for all things pumpkin spice through makeup! Whether you wear a pumpkin-colored lippy or go all pumpkin with your eye shadow, there are plenty of great makeup products to make you look fabulous. We teamed up with TV Personality and Style & Beauty Expert Emily Loftiss from Loftiss Says to create a fun and simple pumpkin-spice look.
As a longtime beauty junkie, I’ve always looked forward to every award show on TV. I can’t help it. I love seeing all my favorite celebrities come together for a fun night of music, TV or film. I love the special performances. If someone I like wins an award and gives an acceptance speech, I get a little emotional. It’s all so magical. I’m not going to lie though, when it comes to award shows, my favorite part has and will always be the Red Carpet.
This past Sunday, the American Music Awards took place and while I normally look forward to the edgier beauty choices that music award shows tend to offer, this year, I found some of the subtler beauty looks more appealing. Sure, edgy beauty can be fun for a weekend night, but it’s also nice to find some inspiration you can try Monday through Friday. While there were so many great beauty looks from Sunday night, three ladies balanced their beauty looks perfectly: Hailee Steinfeld, Olivia Munn and Gigi Hadid.
Thanksgiving is only a few days away and it’s the perfect week to reflect on all the things we’re thankful for. It goes without saying that we’re thankful for all the important, big things like family, friends, our jobs, health, etc. In the spirit of Thanksgiving this Thursday, we’re rounding up beauty products we’re thankful for and can’t live without! Now, I know there are so many different products to choose from, so these are just a few of many.
1. NuFace Trinity: This award-winning toning device has completely changed the skincare game with anti-aging solutions and beauty tools. For years, surgery seemed like the only option for anyone looking for a significant change in their skin. Thanks to the microcurrent technology in the NuFace device, you can achieve noticeable results from home without any downtime. The NuFace works to improve the facial contours while reducing the appearance of wrinkles, giving the skin a desired, youthful appearance. FDA-Cleared and clinically-tested, we are thankful for this amazing beauty tool!
The liquid lipstick trend came into our lives with full force and unlike other beauty trends, this one doesn’t seem to have an expiration date coming up any time soon. If you spend any time at all on Instagram, Pinterest and Snapchat, you’ll be inundated with close-up photos of perfect matte lips and it should come as no surprise that this trend has become the unofficial go-to lip of the year. It’s a trend that has consistently shown up on the runways and has been popularized by some of social media’s biggest makeup artists, bloggers and social media influencers. It’s become such a hot beauty trend that makeup artists and influencers have branched out with their own cosmetic line of liquid lipsticks. (We're looking at you, Kylie...)
A matte lip adds an immediate touch of sophistication and maturity like no other lip look does. It’s bold, empowering and makes a stand-alone fashion statement. While we love wearing liquid lipstick year-round, there’s a reason why we can’t stay away from this trend during the fall and winter months. On the drabbest of days, a bold lip can be the pick-me-up you need, minus the worry of your lip color feathering and sticking to your hair in windy weather. It’s also the perfect lip for holiday parties because of its long-lasting ability.