Wednesday, February 15, 2012 | COLUMN: Tips & How-Tos
It’s hard to believe that Valentine’s Day is—gulp—tomorrow. Admit it—sometimes we procrastinate when shopping for that special someone (no matter how many flower ads and candygrams remind us what time it is). Life is busy, and we don’t always have the time to search for that jaw-dropping gift. Fear not, last-minute shoppers. This is the digital age, where no one has to settle for the scraps of Valentine’s Day eve.
Ever wish you could see how a product would look on you before you buy it? Well, with Pür’s new app for iPad and iPhone, you can do just that. It might just be the next best thing to your own personal makeup artist.
It’s no secret that Pϋr’s multitasking makeup can do a lot—condition the skin, correct common concerns, fight free radicals—all while delivering flawless coverage. But did you know your favorite 4-in-1, Correcting Primer and more can also help hydrate your skin? You’d better believe it.
With all the promise, wonder and excitement befitting a Hollywood movie, there really is no night like New Year’s Eve. Fireworks, champagne and that infamous midnight kiss all add to the mystery and magic of that final countdown. With a celebration this big, you’ll need a look that’s equally as explosive. Get ready to make sparks fly.
It may be the most wonderful time of year to you, but as far as your skin’s concerned, the holiday season means drier, colder days ripe for cracking and chapping. Instead of spending your days slathering on cream after cream, simplify your life with a multipurpose mist that hydrates from head to toe instantly—Fulvic Mineral Mist.
Between office parties and cocktail socials, December is peak party season. Whatever the occasion, you’ll need a look that stands out for all the right reasons. For a foolproof party look that’s always in style, we turn to the classic smoky eye. Simple, sophisticated and timelessly elegant, it’s a quick and easy way to dress up even the flattest fete. Check out the video below to see how you can achieve this festive fave in three easy steps using our Smoky Eye Trio (only $10; a $43 value).
Alright, the last thing you want to read about is how close the 25th is and how little time you have left to wrap up your holiday shopping. You don’t “wait till the last minute”; you “wait for the right gift.” We get it, and we totally sympathize (hey, we’ve still got names left on our list too). But if you’re hung up on what to get that special guy, don’t fret. Here are three foolproof gifts he’s sure to love. And the best part—they’re all under $100!
Thin Mints, Tagalongs, Do-si-does—everyone has their favorite. But would you slather your lips in a Samoa? The folks at Lip Smacker® and The Girl Scouts of the USA certainly hope so. The youthful duo is hoping to cash in on holiday shoppers’ sweet spot with a collection of five cookie-flavored balms: Chocolate Peanut Butter (Tagalongs®), Peanut Butter (Do-si-does®), Thin Mint, Shortbread (Trefoils) and Coconut Caramel Stripe (Samoas®). So, if you’re nursing a sweet tooth but counting calories, these guilt-free treats might be for you. Hopefully they’ll turn out better than their Cheetos-flavored cousin.
With the sweltering dog days of summer finally behind us, the cool, crisp autumn months come as a welcomed relief. However, as the mercury drops, so does the humidity. As Mother Nature dials down the heat and dries out the air, the change in weather can be a roller coaster ride for your skin. Here are just a few things you can do to keep your skin hydrated and healthy in the months ahead: