The notion of a singular "signature fragrance" always felt a little confining to me, as evidenced by my current overflowing collection of perfume bottles that seem to be speckled throughout the house. I prefer to think of fragrances as a mood. Tonight, I may feel like spritzing on something spicy and warm, and tomorrow afternoon I may want something beachy and light.
You know that slathering yourself in SPF when you hit the beach is a must (as is wearing sunglasses and sitting under an umbrella), but what sunscreen should you use? In July 2018, Hawaii became the first state to ban the sale of sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinate, since researchers have found these chemicals to be potentially harmful to reefs and other life under the sea. So whether you're vacationing in Hawaii or hitting up your local beach, you may be wondering how to keep your skin safe — without causing any further damage to the environment.
In a perfect world, we'd all have perfectly bronzed, smooth, airbrushed-looking legs, no matter what season it is. Realistically, though... well, that's just not the case for most. Thankfully, many of our favorite beauty brands recognize that the struggle is real — and have gone ahead and created body foundations that'll blur and bronze your gams into supermodel perfection.
Back from summer vacation with a nice sunkissed glow? Wouldn't it be nice if your tan could stick around past the summer months? Well, it's not impossible: With proper care, you'll be able to make the most out of your natural, golden tan. Here's how you can for as long as possible.
For me personally, I've never been one to hit the gym. I've always had the membership and maybe I'd stop in once or twice a month (if I was lucky) — but it never seemed all that appealing to me. In the middle of this past winter, though, I took a look in the mirror one day and realized it was time to change that.
In this age of shower oils and decadently creamy body washes, bar soap is often left out of the conversation. Many consider it to be passé; boring — something you'd only use if you'd run out of options.
Razors are, without a doubt, something of a summer essential. But since there are hundreds of razors to choose from nowadays, it can be a bit difficult to find the right product for your needs and budget.
It's a common story for all nail polish lovers: You spend hours painting all your nails, yet your right hand (or left, whichever is the dominant one) always ends up looking messy. And that's for plain manicures — imagine even attempting to do nail art. It's nearly impossible! That's why we usually find ourselves trekking to the salon and shelling out the big bucks.
It's swimsuit season! And while we believe that if you've got a body + a bathing suit then you've got a bathing suit bod, it's also fun to show off your nice bum in a cheeky bikini. So here are seven moves you can do every day — no gym required — to have a lovely, shapely, lifted booty.
Starting a new exercise routine can be a lot of hard work: There's a lot of sweatiness, heavy breathing and sore muscles involved before you even begin to feel like it's really working. And as if that weren't enough to deter you, there's also the cost (seriously, why does fitness have to be so expensive?).
If you're anything like us, you let your hair removal routine slide a bit in the winter. And hey — if you like to leave your hair au naturale, that's cool too. (Grow it, grrrrrrl.) That said, if you'd like to bare some smooth skin this summer, we totally gotchu. Consider this your guide to all things hair removal, from shaving hacks, to bikini waxing tips, to the ins and outs of laser hair removal.
Are you shy to raise your hands when you're wearing sleeveless outfits? You're not alone with your underarm insecurity: According to a study conducted by Dove, 93 percent of women find their pits unattractive, and over 53 percent decide their OOTDs based on the appearance of their underarms.
As many of us already know, sun exposure is one of the leading causes of skin cancer. Which is part of the reason that more and more brands are developing amazing sunless tanning products that can give you that subtle just-left-Mexico look... without risking any unnecessary UV exposure.
Our feet have pretty much been in hibernation mode for the last few months: They've been stuffed into thick woolly socks and fleece-lined boots all winter long. But with the weather warming up, it's time to say goodbye to cozy boots — and hello to strappy sandals and chic mules. That said, flaky, peeling feet aren't something we want to pair our warm weather footwear with, thank you very much — so we've been busy looking for the best foot-softening scrubs, masks and treatments.
More and more women are switching to menstrual cups, and they claim that Aunt Flo's monthly visits have never been easier. (In case you haven't heard of them — though we're guessing you have — a menstrual cup is, well, a silicone cup designed to catch menstrual fluid, thus negating the need for the traditional tampons or pads.)