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.
Skirt season is upon us. And to get our legs smooth and prepped, we're counting on the oh-so-pretty Vera Bradley + Venus Designer Disposable Razors, $6.99 for three. It's the same great glide we love, all dressed up for spring in bright, cheery patterns.
Nope, Amazon isn't just for buying another round of laundry detergent or late-night shopping binges. It's also home to some of the best in beauty, hair and skin care, including beloved products from top brands like Biosilk and CHI. Whether you're on a budget, too busy to head to the store or simply a devout Amazon Prime member (so, everyone?), consider these best-selling picks when you're filling up your Amazon cart. Are your favorites Prime eligible? We sure hope so.
Full disclosure: I've only ever watched one episode of "Tidying Up With Marie Kondo" because it stresses me out. Obviously, Ms. Kondo herself is a delight, but as something of a hoarder, the KonMari method just strikes a little too much fear into my heart.
Pregnancy can be both an exciting and challenging time — and there's no denying the fact that it can take a toll on your physical and mental health. However, it's probably worth mentioning that pregnancy can also have a big impact on your skin health: According to experts, all those hormone fluctuations can cause everything from acne flare-ups to skin that's a bit more sensitive than usual. Of course, there are also certain ingredients you should probably be avoiding while pregnant too.
The spaaaaaaah. It's the ultimate relaxation, the ultimate stress reliever, the ultimate me-time. The trouble is, we don't always have the money or time in our jam-packed schedule to get there. Spa treatments are expensive, and often with the pressures of work and family, we can't get away.
Congratulations, you survived winter... which means it's time to give yourself a gift to celebrate. Whether you want to refresh your beauty cabinet after spring cleaning or make your life easier before summer hits, subscription boxes are one of the best ways to discover new products, remind yourself of past loves, and save money in the process. There's something for everyone (and every price point); including health-conscious meal kits, fresh beauty picks, and even monthly subscription services that'll deliver your go-to products (think: feminine hygiene products, toothpaste, and razors) to your door without any effort on your part.
Are you noticing big clumps of hair in your shower drain? More than usual in the brush? Does it look thinner than usual? Maybe you're even noticing bald spots. The reason might be as simple as iodine deficiency.
Athleisure beauty is on rise, and more and more brands are coming out with ranges of beauty products that are targeted towards an active lifestyle — you know, sweat-proof, budge-proof, easy-to-use... the whole nine yards. And whether that means full body shower wipes to stow in your gym bag, or a particularly flashy silver eyeshadow stick that'll wear through your toughest SoulCycle class, we've got you covered. Keep reading to revolutionize your whole gym-friendly beauty routine — we've rounded up a few of our favorite new athleisure-themed beauty collections.
Although Mercury doesn’t officially go into retrograde until November (gulp!) it never hurts to start building your survival kit early, especially since self-care is a total must during the troublesome time we all know and loathe.
When it comes to beauty, there aren't many things you can accomplish in under a minute. But thankfully, there are some miracle products that can actually impact the health of your skin, hair, nails or overall glow in just 60 seconds. You might not always have time for a facial, manicure or blowout, so these products are here to give you a renewed sense of brightness and freshness – in no time flat.
How do you feel about taking your resort vacation with a side of wellness? Traditionally, resort stays have focused more on lounging and vegging out, but the times they are a changin': Nowadays, you may be more apt to choose a tasty oat milk latte over a greasy platter of fried calamari; a paddleboard yoga session over plain ol' sunbathing poolside. Turns out, health and wellness are key... even when we're going off the grid.
Shopping for eco-friendly home/body/lifestyle products can be just as confounding as shopping for healthy food products. "Natural" is such a vague, unregulated term that it makes separating the good from the chemically-filled challenging. Plus, the fact that eco-friendly products often come at a premium cost that not everyone can (or wants to) pay can make your shopping decisions even more difficult.
Though they're best known for the fact that they produce honey and, well, can sting you, bees actually create a ton of things that are super beneficial to humans (and bees, of course). "Besides honey, bees make some other wonderful and unique substances, like royal jelly, bee pollen and propolis," says Carly Stein, CEO and founder of Beekeeper's Naturals. "Propolis is a slightly bitter collection of powerfully healing plant and tree resins that are gathered and processed by bees."
We know we're not the only ones who, at the end of the night, just can't bear the thought of dragging ourselves to the bathroom to take our makeup off. Yes, we know: It's so much better for our beautiful faces to be clean; pollution- and makeup-free. It's a key step when it comes to preventing breakouts and keeping your skin in general tip-top condition. But... We. Just. Can't.
First founded in New York City back in 1851 by John Kiehl, Kiehl's got its start as a homeopathic apothecary and pharmacy, featuring herbal remedies. Known its transparency with product labels (even before it was required by law) and its efficacious, natural offerings, the brand has amassed quite the cult following over the years.
To be honest, I've never really been someone who cared too much about clean beauty. I've always been the type to gravitate towards luxury brand names and pretty packaging — the ingredients were always more of an afterthought, as far as I was concerned.