Ever had a beauty product you love so much that you shook, hacked, scraped or squeezed its container until you were absolutely positive you had expended all of its precious contents? Rare indeed is the product that elicits that deliciously desperate feeling, especially in beauty editors. So when our team of beauty mavens encounters a rave-worthy product, you know it's the real deal. Herewith, our editors rattle off their "beauty empties," aka the best beauty products that they can't help but use until the last drop. Read on for their best nail polishes, hair products, skin care products and makeup now.
Fact: White teeth make you look younger, healthier, more attractive, and more employable. Yes, really, employable, according to a recent survey conducted by Oral-B. (They're a little biased, sure, but would you hire someone with Pennsatucky's teeth?)
Anyone who has tasked themselves with organizing knows that you don't get from "determined" to "satisfied with life-changing results" without a lot of inner turmoil. Especially if you follow Marie Kondo's tips from her bestselling novel, "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up." Thanks to a job that requires me to test out new beauty products (I know, it's rough), my product closet -- er, bathroom -- is bordering on a level that could get me on "Hoarders." So, I decided to put Kondo's tactics to the test. As she says in the book, "When you put your house in order, you put your affairs and your past in order, too." Such is the magic of tidying up. Here's how I (and my beauty product collection) fared.
Raise your hand if you love avocado toast. We thought so. Though this massive food trend has made its way onto most brunch menus by now, it's also incredibly easy to make at home. Whether eaten to start your day or as a healthy pre- or post-workout snack, avocado toast is great for pretty much any meal. Avocado toast packs a winning combination of carbs and healthy, monounsaturated fats (aka the ones that are good for your heart). Plus, they're chock-full of potassium, vitamins, minerals and omega-3 fatty acids, which have extra benefits for your skin and hair. Even better, avocado toast is the perfect canvas for well, just about anything. There are tons of things you can add to your avocado toast to spice things up or make it more filling.
Scroll through your Instagram's "discover" feed and you're bound to thumb past numerous photos of adorable animals doing adorable things, countless makeup reviews, celebrities sharing bits of their world, and lots of millennial-aged Instagram stars. What you're less apt to see are the women who are two, or even three, times their age who are also teaching the world a thing or two about living a full and beautiful life. These gorgeous women, all over 60, are kicking butt at being themselves and giving us serious #grownupgoals.
As beauty editors, we're always trying to discover the best beauty tips, hairstyle trends, makeup how-tos and skin-care secrets. That means interviewing boatloads of industry experts who share exclusive beauty tips and secrets they've discovered over the years -- and we've created quite the list.
Being a woman is hard for so many reasons, but luckily with social media, you can find plenty of fellow feminists to commiserate with. Maybe they express these shared views through beautiful original art, or maybe they express it through screenshots of an angry Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope on "Parks and Recreation" -- but either way, it's a great way to find empowerment via solidarity. Heck, you can even consider it a great way to broaden your horizons, and find new aspects of feminism that you never even thought about before. When it comes right down to it, feminist Instagram accounts are everywhere -- and it's high time to start hitting that "follow" button.
We're of the mindset that women can conquer anything (and we mean anything). But even the most badass among us could use an extra boost sometimes, whether you're recovering from a personal setback or charting new professional territory. And when you need to channel your inner strong girl, quotes about strong women can be remarkably effective -- especially when uttered by the most inspiring females on the planet.
For us in the beauty biz, the Oscars are a bit like Christmas. It brings the celebs we love together and allows us a sneak peak at this year's hottest hair and makeup trends (while getting to relive some of our favorite movies of the year).