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Welcome to our colorful hub of beauty buzz. Hope you came ready to make a discovery and pick up a new trick or two! This is where you’ll find the latest on what’s making our hearts race, along with beauty tips, articles and how-to’s. We talk about it all — makeup, skincare, haircare and more. So jump in anywhere, and come back often. Because just like buying new lipstick, checking out the latest is a habit that’s too fun to break.

Beauty and Chill

Winter Pampering to Try at Home

What’s a girl to do when she’s hibernating? Play with beauty, of course. Here’s how to relax and rejuvenate as the bite of winter sets in. (Just add your favorite movie.)

  • Scrub Yourself Silly

    Make the most of those don’t-want-to-get-out-of-the-shower days. Try a sugar scrub. They smooth your skin by getting rid of dry, dead skin cells. And they smell like a dream. Our pick: Soap & Glory’s Breakfast Scrub, which includes good-for-you ingredients like oat, shea butter, and banana and almond extracts.

  • Get Lost in a Mist

    A light scent can make a grey day brighter. Use this one while lounging around: Philosophy’s Amazing Grace Satin-Finish Body Oil Mist has a soft, clean fragrance. Better yet, it’s made with natural sunflower and olive oils. So it moisturizes your skin and leaves a pretty satin sheen.

  • Mask and You
    Shall Receive

    We’re talking hair benefits. The cold, dry air won’t kill your ‘do when you use a mask. The Miracle Hair Mask from It’s a 10 calms frizzy locks and also detangles, restores moisture and improves color vibrancy. Work it into your hair for a few minutes after shampooing and then rinse.

  • Butter Yourself Up

    Go beyond body lotion – try body butter. Unlike ordinary moisturizers, body butters typically include shea butter, veggie oil and coconut oil. They’re thicker than lotions and hydrate more intensely. We love H20+ Beauty’s Milk Body Butter, which includes a touch of milk thistle that may slow the aging process.

  • Exfoliate With Fruit

    It’s not just for breakfast – fruit has a lot of beauty benefits. So add it to your morning routine. Use a shower scrub that contains fruit extracts; they’re full of Vitamins A, C and E that nourish and protect your skin. The Ulta Beauty Collection Sweet Grapefruit Sugar Scrub also contains sugar (for exfoliation) and aloe and coconut oil (for softening).

  • Make Stress Melt Away

    Massage a little aromatic oil on your temples – breathe in, breathe out – and relax. It’s the quickest beauty trick in the book. We love Dermalogica’s Stress Relief Treatment Oil for its calming effect (chalk it up to ingredients like sandalwood, lavender, plum and green tea). Don’t want to massage it in? Put a few pumps in your bath.

  • Lap Up a Little Oil

    Don’t worry about breakouts – that’s not what facial oils are about. They hydrate, protect, shrink pores and even prime your skin for makeup. The anti-aging benefits are huge, too. Use Dermalogica’s Phyto Replenish Oil (it’s feather-light) to reinforce your skin’s protective barrier, shielding you from harmful environmental elements.

  • Put Iron in Your Beauty Diet

    Iron powder is the secret beauty ingredient you might not know about. It helps refine, purify and brighten your skin – but you have to have the right secret weapon to go with it. Get it with Dr. Brandt Skincare Magnetight Age-Defier – a skincare mask that comes with a magnet tool. Together, they lift away impurities and give you a brighter, energetic look.

  • Give Your Eyes
    a Time Out

    Make your eyes look wide awake in just a few winks. The best way: a retinol treatment. Eye masks deliver retinol (which is a derivative of Vitamin A and known for its anti-aging properties) in a quick, concentrated way for refined skin texture and vibrancy. Psst … you can even use them on the laugh lines around your mouth. Our pick: Shiseido’s Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Eye Masks.

  • Chill Out
    With Charcoal

    It isn’t just for summer barbecues. Use it all year (especially in harsh winter) to clean your skin and bring brightness back. As a beauty ingredient, active charcoal acts like a magnet to draw out deep-dwelling pore cloggers. Let your skin breathe with a new favorite like the Origins Clear Improvement Charcoal Mask.

  • Cool It With Cucumber

    Botanical extracts — like the real cucumber in this mask — offer big benefits. They take toxins out of your skin, helps to de-puff and has a cooling effect. For a super-chill treatment, put it in the fridge before applying.

  • Shut Out the World

    And renew the area around your eyes in the process. A soft, plush sleep mask will get you in the chill zone. This one by Earth Therapeutics is reversible; one side is plush and the other side has cooling gel beads that soothe and prevent puffiness.

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Scrub Yourself Silly

Make the most of those don’t-want-to-get-out-of-the-shower days. Try a sugar scrub. They smooth your skin by getting rid of dry, dead skin cells. And they smell like a dream. Our pick: Soap & Glory’s Breakfast Scrub, which includes good-for-you ingredients like oat, shea butter, and banana and almond extracts.

Close

Get Lost in a Mist

A light scent can make a grey day brighter. Use this one while lounging around: Philosophy’s Amazing Grace Satin-Finish Body Oil Mist has a soft, clean fragrance. Better yet, it’s made with natural sunflower and olive oils. So it moisturizes your skin and leaves a pretty satin sheen.

Close

Mask and You
Shall Receive

We’re talking hair benefits. The cold, dry air won’t kill your ‘do when you use a mask. The Miracle Hair Mask from It’s a 10 calms frizzy locks and also detangles, restores moisture and improves color vibrancy. Work it into your hair for a few minutes after shampooing and then rinse.

Close

Butter Yourself Up

Go beyond body lotion – try body butter. Unlike ordinary moisturizers, body butters typically include shea butter, veggie oil and coconut oil. They’re thicker than lotions and hydrate more intensely. We love H20+ Beauty’s Milk Body Butter, which includes a touch of milk thistle that may slow the aging process.

Close

Exfoliate With Fruit

It’s not just for breakfast – fruit has a lot of beauty benefits. So add it to your morning routine. Use a shower scrub that contains fruit extracts; they’re full of Vitamins A, C and E that nourish and protect your skin. The Ulta Beauty Collection Sweet Grapefruit Sugar Scrub also contains sugar (for exfoliation) and aloe and coconut oil (for softening).

Close

Make Stress Melt Away

Massage a little aromatic oil on your temples – breathe in, breathe out – and relax. It’s the quickest beauty trick in the book. We love Dermalogica’s Stress Relief Treatment Oil for its calming effect (chalk it up to ingredients like sandalwood, lavender, plum and green tea). Don’t want to massage it in? Put a few pumps in your bath.

Close

Lap Up a Little Oil

Don’t worry about breakouts – that’s not what facial oils are about. They hydrate, protect, shrink pores and even prime your skin for makeup. The anti-aging benefits are huge, too. Use Dermalogica’s Phyto Replenish Oil (it’s feather-light) to reinforce your skin’s protective barrier, shielding you from harmful environmental elements.

Close

Put Iron in Your Beauty Diet

Iron powder is the secret beauty ingredient you might not know about. It helps refine, purify and brighten your skin – but you have to have the right secret weapon to go with it. Get it with Dr. Brandt Skincare Magnetight Age-Defier – a skincare mask that comes with a magnet tool. Together, they lift away impurities and give you a brighter, energetic look.

Close

Give Your Eyes
a Time Out

Make your eyes look wide awake in just a few winks. The best way: a retinol treatment. Eye masks deliver retinol (which is a derivative of Vitamin A and known for its anti-aging properties) in a quick, concentrated way for refined skin texture and vibrancy. Psst … you can even use them on the laugh lines around your mouth. Our pick: Shiseido’s Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Eye Masks.

Close

Chill Out
With Charcoal

It isn’t just for summer barbecues. Use it all year (especially in harsh winter) to clean your skin and bring brightness back. As a beauty ingredient, active charcoal acts like a magnet to draw out deep-dwelling pore cloggers. Let your skin breathe with a new favorite like the Origins Clear Improvement Charcoal Mask.

Close

Cool It With Cucumber

Botanical extracts — like the real cucumber in this mask — offer big benefits. They take toxins out of your skin, helps to de-puff and has a cooling effect. For a super-chill treatment, put it in the fridge before applying.

Close

Shut Out the World

And renew the area around your eyes in the process. A soft, plush sleep mask will get you in the chill zone. This one by Earth Therapeutics is reversible; one side is plush and the other side has cooling gel beads that soothe and prevent puffiness.

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