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The 6 Beauty Products That Saved Me This Summer

Friday, August 29th, 2014

With summer winding down (major sigh), I decided to take stock of the beauty products that became my seasonal staples for looking and feeling good with minimal effort. Sunscreen’s a given, but there were a few exceptional new finds, so I thought I’d share them with you.

1. Cetaphil Restoraderm Skin Restoring Body Wash and Moisturizer

I suffer from heat-induced eczema, which means I get an itchy, red rash all over (but mostly on my legs) when my skin is dehydrated. Uncomfortable, and not a cute look. I switched to this body wash and its accompanying moisturizer, and wow, what a relief.  Both are formulated with ceramides, molecules that are naturally found in skin to help it retain moisture.

2. Sonia Kashuk Dewy Luxe Lip & Cheek Balm in Enchanted 

Some days this is the only makeup I’d wear—just on my lips—and more than one co-worker commented that the bright pop of fuchsia completely woke up my face.

 

 

3. Andis Fold N Go Ionic Dryer

I first experienced the perks of this small but powerful dryer in Puerto Rico, where my hair usually becomes a frizzy mess. I think the water had something to do with it, but my hair has never dried shinier, sleeker—or faster!— in a tropical environment. I now use this dryer at home in New York City, and it’s cut down my styling time significantly. And because it’s so compact and has a retractable cord, it doesn’t take up a ton of space in my bathroom cabinet.

 

4. Gillette Venus Embrace Sensitive 

If you read #1, you already know I have sensitive skin, and this razor helped me stay stubble-free with zero irritation. Its five blades are placed closer together so there’s less pressure on your skin.

 

5. And last but not least, eyelash extensions.

Yes, they’re a splurge but totally worth it in my opinion. Especially in the summer, because it saves you from the smudgy mess of mascara. It makes you look “done” without having to do much of anything. My lash expert of choice is Marley at Damone Roberts. She gives me that natural, “I woke up like this” look. And I did!

 

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

 

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Urban Outfitters Brings Cute Korean Beauty Stateside

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Don’t mistake these adorable fruits and veggies for a child’s play cooking set! A look inside reveals the latest skin care offerings from the store for all things quirky and cool.

 Last week, Urban Outfitters debuted its Beauty Shop at the new three-story Herald Square location in New York City—the largest one in the world. Korean brands like Tony Moly (maker of these darling delights), along with Clio, Mizon, and The Face Shop, fill up most of the shelves.

 Can’t make it to The Big Apple? You can purchase the products online and in select stores.

 Our Faves:

 

Peachy keen: This hand cream smells just like the fuzzy fruit! ($8)

Cherry picked: Packed with SPF 15, this lip balm is the perfect addition to your beach bag. ($8)

Apple a day: Keep wrinkles away with this peeling cream that reveals softer skin. ($16)

 

More summer beauty finds:

Beauty Products That Help You Beat the Heat

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Beauty Products That Help You Beat the Heat

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

To help you kick off the unofficial start of summer in style, we combed the aisles to find affordable new skin, hair, and makeup products that stand up to soaring temperatures.

Refreshing Skin Finds

For Body:

Caress Body Wash in Juicy Escape ($5; soap.com) 

Güd From Burt’s Bees Natural Cleansing Wipes in Red Ruby Groovy ($3 for a pack of ten; gudhappens.com)

Degree MotionSense in Berry Cool ($3.50, walgreens.com) 

La Roche-Posay Anthelios 30 Cooling Water-Lotion Sunscreen with Cell-Ox Shield XL ($36; laroche-posay.us) 

Alba Botanica Very Emollient After Sun 98% Aloe Vera Gel ($8; albabotanica.com)

 

For Face:

Tarte Not So Slick Oil-Absorbing Blotting Papers ($10; ulta.com)

Coppertone ClearlySheer For Sunny Days Face Lotion ($9; drugstore.com)

Eye Makeup That Doesn’t Melt

Hard Candy Eyes The Limit Eye Shadow Primer ($5; walmart.com)

Revlon ColorStay 16 Hour Eye Shadow in Exotic. ($7; revlon.com) 

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Kohl Kajal Eyeliner Trio Nude Looks Collection ($12; physiciansformula.com)

When you’re ready to take everything off: Sephora Collection Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover ($14; sephora.com) 

Hot-Weather Hair Solutions

Gives you the look of shorter hair in minutes: Conair The Perfect Bob ($4; folica.com) 

 

To give an ordinary ponytail more oomph: Limited-Edition Remington Headband ($5, Walmart stores). For a beachy-looking finish: Umberto Beverly Hills Dry Texture Spray ($13; target.com)

Maintains your hair and scalp’s proper moisture balance: Clear Scalp & Hair Intense Hydration Deep Hydrating Treatment Mask ($6; amazon.com) 

It’s the season for beachy waves! Here’s how to create ‘em:

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