Summer is a favorite season in the beauty category (shimmery self-tanner, anyone?) but also one of the most problematic. When it comes to vacation hair, the beauty books seem to have it down: go for that beachy surfer girl thing. But what about dealing with the elements day-to-day? We’re talking humidity hair, that particularly unflattering style that happens somewhere in between your home bathroom and office. For those who have summer styling problems, look to Oribe’s Impermeable Anti-Humidity Spray, formulated to combat this very issue. The “Miami-tested” product “shields hair from frizz on the sultriest of days (and nights), protecting sleek blowouts and perfect curls alike,” so it’s useful for curly and straight-haired girls alike. The perfect aid for helping you attain that “put-together” look (even when beneath it all, you’re sweating like a pig), this Oribe spray is the type of beauty product that might just keep you sane this summer. [$38, Barneys New York] Keep reading »
Trolling street wear sites like Chictopia is one of my favorite online activities — after online shopping. Like others who are fans of these sites, I get inspiration for my own outfits. User FashionisaPlayground calls this look the “Fair weather sailor,” but I think it’s more suited for a daytime date on land. Although the shorts show off gorgeous gams, the look isn’t tarty because everything else — cleavage, arms, shoulders — is covered. So your date will get a hint of sex appeal but still pay attention to what you’re saying. Plus, the mixing of patterns — stripes and snakeskin — make the neutral palette exciting. Find out how you can get this look after the jump, and if thigh-grazing shorts aren’t your thing, a pair of Bermuda shorts would look just as cute. [Chictopia] Keep reading »
Kim Kardashian has been a fashion force since she landed on the scene as a result of her now-infamous sex tape. But even before she became known for her other talents (or lack thereof, depending on how you look at the situation), Kim worked as a stylist. I think Tim Gunn‘s assessment of her taste was based more on her as person than on her fashion sense because Kim rarely has an off-day. I admire her ability to wear booty-hugging dresses on a regular basis, even though I’d never wear one. I would totally rock the outfit above, which is perfect for an outdoor concert; I think pants are best when sitting on the ground, where hundreds of butts have sat before you. I also like how her minimalist layering still leaves her arms bare. See how you can get this look after the jump. Keep reading »
You might not have the ducats of Victoria Beckham — or her severely serious demeanor — but that doesn’t mean her style is out of your reach. Victoria is a fan of sheath dresses; she wears them and designs them. While Victoria’s dresses have crazy attitude, most sheath dresses are sophisticated yet understated. They’re also extremely wearable, regardless of your shape, because they skim the body and draw attention to the waist. Plus, they’re easy to throw on when you’re late to work. Check out the affordable options we found. Keep reading »
As much as we like experimenting with new products and trends, there are some items we purchase over and over and over again. Why mess with a good thing? Tried & True shares fashion and beauty goods that keep us coming back for more because they never let us down.
Did you know benzoyl peroxide is one of a few acne fighters that bacteria doesn’t become immune to eventually? Yeah, neither did I until my dermatologist prescribed a benzoyl peroxide cleanser for my formerly breakout-prone skin. I saw an immediate improvement after using the cleanser for a few weeks, then my health insurance stopped covering the medication. Luckily, Johnson & Johnson’s Clean & Clear makes a cleanser containing 10 percent benzoyl peroxide, just like the prescription cleanser. I tried the Continuous Control Acne Cleanser on a whim because it was the only face wash my drugstore had in stock, but now I refuse to use anything else. It’s relatively cheap and since you only need a dime-size drop to clean your whole face, it lasts for a long time. The cleanser lathers really well and doesn’t strip your skin of much-needed moisture while still making your face feel clean. I even use it on my chest and back, which are prone to acne in the summer. Wow, who knew a lifesaver could come in a purple tube? [$5.99, Drugstore.com] Keep reading »
Wearing eco-friendly fashions doesn’t mean you have to spend a small fortune. (Although Stella McCartney would like you to think otherwise.) In honor of Earth Day, we put together a whole eco-friendly, organic, and cruelty-free Cheapskate look that includes beauty products. Each item costs less than
$70 $100. So what are you waiting for? Take a look after the jump. Keep reading »