In my mind, New Year’s Eve is the most exciting makeup holiday of the year. It’s a day when sparkle and shine is encouraged in all aesthetic realms, and that means it’s time to pull out all the stops and try one of the intense makeup looks in those YouTube tutorials you always watch.
One of the trickiest winter beauty problems I’ve ever encountered is how to keep my lips from turning dry and chapped in the harsh Northeastern weather. It’s a problem I never had when I lived in more humid climates, and over the past four winters, I’ve gone through a lot of trial and error in how to fix it.
Even thought most people think of holiday shopping as a thing that starts the day after Thanksgiving, but retailers push it a little earlier every year. During our daily tours through the Internet’s best online retailers, we’ve noticed awesome beauty gift sets popping up all over the place, and because they’re almost all limited editions that will disappear and often not be restocked, it’s best to go ahead and shop them while they’re around.
If you want someone to immediately notice that you’ve done something different with your beauty look, there’s only one way to go: choose a dark, vampy lipstick. Not only is fall a perfect time for deep, rich colors, but with Halloween only a few days away, now’s a perfect time to experiment with something a little bit out of your comfort zone.
I’ve been dreading fall and winter since it was still 95 degrees outside for one very specific reason: my forehead. I’m originally from a warm, very humid climate, and since I moved to NYC in 2011, my forehead has been voicing its discontent with that choice by becoming impossible to effectively moisturize as soon as the first chill sets in.
There are few rituals I love more in life than rubbing a brand new potion of some sort on my face, and with all the inside time that cooler weather brings (plus all the need for hyperactive moisturizing), now is a great time to start thinking about what you’re going to put on your face while you watch Netflix this winter.
The temperature in NYC is going to dip into the 50s this weekend, and as a friend reminded me yesterday, that means it’s time to yank all the fancy scented candles out of the closet. I’ve got one more left in my hoard of my favorite now-discontinued Jo Malone scent, but once it’s gone, it’ll be time to move on to another fragrance.