Our poor feet: So hard-working, yet so oft overlooked. You're great about doing regular face masks and peels — so don't your feet deserve the same treatment? With that in mind, we've rounded up some of our favorite DIY foot soaks and masks; from callous-busting Listerine soaks to decadent milk and honey baths. So, whether you're looking to prep for sandal season or just want to have a spa night in, keep reading and get ready to meet the DIY foot treatment of your dreams.
With heart tattoos, you always run the risk of going basic — and when you're getting inked (for life!), "basic" is hardly ideal. That said, hearts are classic for a reason: They're simple, yet they symbolize so much. Plus there's a lot of room for interpretation, which is always fun.
If you've been paying attention to the wellness space, you might have noticed an uptick in discussions about women's vaginal care. This is good news because a) it means people and businesses are finally becoming more comfortable talking about such an essential topic and b) and it means women have more product options to choose from when it comes to intimate upkeep.
Looking to add a little pizzazz to your look? Well, you can never go wrong with glitter — especially glitter nail polish. After all, glittery nails make for a great pick me up, not to mention a welcome diversion from your usual staid nudes and neutrals. It's basically jewelry for your nails (except a whole lot cheaper). So, why not treat yourself to a dose of sparkle? Pick your new favorite from these 10 gorgeous glittery lacquers, from iridescent pale pinks to moody shades of onyx.
If new year, new you sums up your attitude about health and fitness ambitions, you're not alone. Now is the time to set some nutritious, realistic goals when it comes to healthy eating and exercising. Snacking, when done in moderation, can be a useful tool to keep your eating on track. The body needs protein (especially when you're working out) to build and repair itself. If you lead a busy lifestyle, protein bars are a convenient way to get the extra protein you need and a filling, nutritious snack. Think all protein bars have a chalky consistency or leave an overly sweet taste in your mouth? Heck, they don't even have to be sweet at all. Here, we've rounded up our eight favorite protein bars to keep you from skipping a meal or reaching for junk food.
It's winter and you know what that means: Time to break out the big guns, hand cream-wise. If you're anything like us, you've been dealing with chapped hands all season long (hands that have, by no fault of your own, started to bear an ever-increasing resemblance to crocodile hide).
There's nothing quite like getting a matching tattoo with your best friend to prove to the world that your friendship is forever. In fact, even stars like Kendall Jenner and Hailey Baldwin have matching heart tattoos. (Perhaps a nod to the old-school BFF heart necklaces that many of us rocked back in the day?)
The holiday hustle is REAL: malls, grocery stores, the post office, picking up and dropping off, holiday parties and events, the hunt for the right gift for that hard-to-shop-for person (last year was brutal) — you're up and at 'em pretty much until New Year's Day. This means by the time you put all those miles on your sweet little feet, they're really, really mad at you. We're talking aches and pains that seem to run all the way up and down your legs through your toes and back again. Ouch.
Winter season can be brutal on our skin, so we need all the moisture we can get. It's about time to upgrade your skin care arsenal with some new body lotions and body butters. While there are many unscented ones that are highly popular, scented body lotions and butters are a skin-loving alternative to regular perfume.
We've all wanted a tattoo at one point or another. Usually, it's because we're going through a life crisis/rebellious phase, or are sentimental/drunk enough to think a matching best friend or sister tattoo is a good idea (it never is). The thing is, going under the needle is a huge commitment, and ink is (mostly) forever.
We don't always give our hands the TLC they deserve. This is especially necessary in the winter — the cold weather can be harsh on hands, which are often exposed to the elements. Regular hand cream is great and all, but hear us out: Why not try using body oils on your hands? After all, we love our face oils for how well they keep our skin moisturized throughout the day. By that logic, why not use body oils on our hands? As long as you use a fast-absorbing formula, it's a win-win situation.
If you're looking for an inexpensive way to pamper yourself, a nice bubble bath is one of your best options. It's basically like a mini-spa treatment in the comfort of your own home and the benefits are manifold: It'll make sure your skin stays clean and it'll help you relax and destress after a long day.
Yes, it's important to take care of your face — but you know what else is important? The rest of your body. Body skin care is a growing category in the beauty market, whether that means upping your glow factor with a great chemical exfoliant, going for a luxuriously hydrating body butter or even stepping up your in-shower skin care routine.
Before visiting Japan over the summer (where I learned quite a few beauty lessons), I hadn't realized just how integral bathing was to Japanese culture. While traveling across the country, I was amazed at how deep the bathtubs were everywhere I stayed. As a lifelong New Yorker, I've grown accustomed to only having access to tiny shallow bathtubs, or sometimes just a shower, so this felt like a real luxury to me. I took advantage of that by taking a nightly bath, which was a great way to decompress after long days full of sightseeing in extremely humid, 90-degree weather.
Body butters are often underrated — and what a crime, since they're so amazing for your skin. Much like our faces need moisturizing and nourishing, so do the rest of our bodies. Body butters are especially great in this respect, since they help you moisturize while also locking nutrients down so your skin stays fresh and nourished all day long. Plus, if you're looking for an easy way to relax your muscles while adding some extra hydration to your routine, a mini-massage with a nice, luxurious body butter might just be your best bet. Want to add a great body butter to your routine? Keep reading for some of our top picks.
Nothing is more horrifying and frustrating than trying out a new body wash you were excited about only to break out in hives or pimples a couple of hours later (or even worse, immediately) after leaving the shower. Most people have this experience from time to time with a product that's clearly not agreeable with their body chemistry. If you have sensitive skin, it's even more common since many cleansers on the market have harsh ingredients known to cause noticeable adverse reactions.
The beauty industry is seemingly ever-changing. In addition to new products being introduced to the market every day, newer and improved ingredients are being tested and used to help treat a myriad of conditions from hair loss and thinning to uneven skin tone and premature aging. But one area that’s garnering the most attention recently is the quality and safety of the ingredients in the beauty products we use on our hair and body. This is important, especially considering the fact that federal law loopholes allow certain toxic ingredients in the formulas of cosmetics that can cause a variety of harmful effects.
We've seen how our favorite celebrities rock out with their tattoos — from Miley Cyrus' small arm tats to Rihanna's inspiring chest tattoo. Whether it's by the shoulder, behind the ear, or on the wrist, one thing is clear: Body art is cool. That said, it's also very permanent. Yes, lasering technology is getting better, but it's still enormously expensive (not to mention painful).
I guess you could say I'm a health and fitness buff. I spent my adolescent years unhappy with my body, so as an adult I decided to do something about it. For the last decade, I've committed myself to eating healthy, exercising and trying to live a life of moderation (not deprivation) in order to become the best version of myself. In addition, I'm always up for trying the latest and greatest fitness classes and healthy living services. When I recently passed Shape House, touted as an urban sweat lodge, I knew I had to try it.
Alas, summer can't last forever. The days are already getting shorter and our beach trips are numbered. It won't be long before we're packing away flip-flops and attempting to get a few extra wears out of our jean shorts and mini dresses by transitioning them with tights and boots. As we prepare ourselves for the inevitable deep freeze, our bronze goddess tans (real or faux) will fade.