We all have those friends — heck, you might very well be that friend — who could use some self-given TLC. Whether it's an acquaintance, a BFF, bae, a sibling, or one of your parents, all the gifts on this list will help your recipient feel ultra-pampered. If you're feeling extra generous, consider creating a gift basket filled with a couple of the items from this list.
Sephora has a lot of amazing beauty brands to choose from. And even the most seasoned Sephora shopper can get overwhelmed by all of the shiny makeup, skin care, hair and body products on the shelves. In fact, sometimes you get so lost you miss out on new products and brands. And even if you have your go-to beauty picks, it is always interesting to see what's new — because if a brand is getting stocked at the beauty giant, you know that there has to be something special about it... Which is precisely why we're putting the spotlight on some of the latest additions to the Sephora family — these newbies are totally worth checking out the next time you're shopping in store or online.
One of the most fun holiday gifts to get as a kid? The advent calendar. For those unfamiliar, it works like this: Leading up to Christmas, every day you get to open a new window on the calendar, each revealing another gift. This gift could be anything from a piece of chocolate to a toy. But kids aren't the only ones who can take part in this fun holiday tradition. For the beauty-obsessed friend or family member in your life, consider gifting them one of these seriously fabulous beauty advent calendars this holiday season. Heck, buy one for yourself and stock up on your beauty favorites — we won't judge!).
It's that time of the year again... when shopaholics can score the best deals for the holidays! Come on, who doesn't enjoy getting crazy sales and promos?? Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales are especially helpful when shopping for your skin care and beauty needs — it's one of the only times of year when some of the spendiest brands go on sale. This is also a good opportunity to stock up for the following year, or buy gifts for your loved ones.
Sure, you can always get your fall makeup inspiration from the ever-changing foliage. But how about using your star sign as inspiration? That's exciting new territory! It makes sense, when you think about it, though: After all, each sign of the Zodiac has its own unique characteristics; all of which can be channeled through into your skin care or makeup routine.
Struggling in a bit in the gift-giving arena? We're of the mind that you can't go wrong with beauty products — especially since there's something out there for everyone. From hardworking hand creams for your hardworking co-worker, to CBD-infused face masks for your free-spirited friends, to vodka-infused bath sets for your party-loving bestie, we've picked out the perfect gifts for everyone on your shopping list.
In addition to treating sunburns, aloe vera can actually do a lot for your skin. There's a reason it's such a popular ingredient for beauty products: It's packed with vitamins and antioxidants — and as such, it's great for soothing troubled skin, as well as keeping your complexion fresh and dewy. The best part? It's so gentle that ALL skin types can benefit from its goodness.
Chanel Eclat Magnetique de Chanel, $70, is a shimmery peach highlighter that leaves a flattering glow — that is, if you can bear to run your brush across the beautiful, intricate pattern (inspired by a vintage Chanel button!) embossed on the surface.
There are a few key moments in every person's life that'll make you feel like one of the luckiest people on earth. You know: biting into a warm and gooey brownie, snuggling up with a fur friend, hitting a major career or personal milestone, checking into a nice hotel for the weekend... At any rate, we'd argue that slipping into a luxurious bathrobe — you know, the kind that envelopes you and practically demands a mirror selfie right then and there — should take the top spot on the list.
It makes sense that you'd swap out your wardrobe when the weather drops. News flash: You should give your beauty cabinet the same treatment. Now that the cold weather is here, swap your lightweight gel lotions for thick, creamy body butters. Not only do they feel luxe on your skin, but these lush creams are full of hydrating properties that will nourish your skin from the inside out. There are even body butters targeted to specific skin types (especially those with sensitive skin!) and different needs (like anti-aging, diminishing stretch marks, or soothing weather-induced eczema, etc). Browse through this list of our favorite body butters for fall to find the right pick for you.
When the weather starts to get chilly; on those drizzly nights when your hands can't quite get warm; after that interminably long walk home from the subway... there's just nothing better than a nice, hot, relaxing bath.
If you're the type of person who loves all things Halloween — the type who can't wait for October to roll around; who has their pumpkin carving party planned in August... well, this one's for you. We've rounded up the coolest, spookiest, most beautiful and whimsical Halloween tattoo ideas, so you can wear your Halloween spirit with pride, every month of the year.
Spooky season is hands-down the best time of year, and while seasonal treats like candy corn (don't hate!) are one of the highlights, there's no denying that pumpkin-spiced everything takes the cake. That cozy pumpkin-y flavor (or scent!) brings on those fall vibes we truly love, whether it's in the form of a creamy latte or a festive cupcake.
There are tons of bootiful Halloween beauty products that allow us to transform into unicorns, princesses, two-faced evil dolls and any otherworldly creature our black hearts desire. The only problem? After October 31, you find yourself with a barely-used makeup palette... and nowhere spooky to use it. In the interest of our wallets and versatility, we've searched for Halloween beauty products that will work as well in other months as they do in October. Use the eye shadows, hair accessories, nail polishes and more to slay on Halloween — then continue to slay (without looking spine-chilling) the rest of the year.
We've always loved the idea of having a signature scent — there's just something so romantic about the concept. That said, we've had a tough time actually finding one... anyone else having trouble with this?
Between the "Hustlers" Oscars buzz, an engagement to A. Rod, the Superbowl halftime show announcement, and oh yeah, the fact that she's pretty much perfect at 50 (!), this is already totally Jennifer Lopez's year. But there's one more cherry on top: She's also got a brand new fragrance and it's absolutely gorgeous. Jennifer Lopez Promise Eau de Parfum, $65, blends tangerine, pear, honeysuckle, and amber for a fresh-floral scent that's feminine, romantic, and sparkling — just like her.
The cramped corridors of any backstage NYFW show can feel a bit frenzied, but there's a true sense of excitement permeating the hairspray-dense air, too. Excitement over the beautiful runway presentation that's just minutes away, excitement over the collaborate efforts of the hair, makeup, nail, and skin care teams, and excitement over the new looks — and yeah, new products — the world is about to discover. One of the coolest aspects of poking around backstage is spotting new, sometimes not yet launched, products. We're sharing nine of them with you today.
Lizzo said it best: "I thought I needed to run and find somebody to love but all I needed was some coconut oil." This line comes from the aptly-named "Coconut Oil," which was on her debut solo EP. If Lizzo and her fabulous self spent time to title and write a song about this oil, then you know it's important. (Now, if you haven't heard this song, stop everything and listen because it is pure facts! The song is one of Lizzo's early classics and still rings true today.)