As the holidays approach it is even more important to find the perfect nail color for all the parties and dinners you’ll have to attended. Luckily for us the Essie Winter 2013 Collection ($17 for 4 colors) provides all the color essentials for this winter. A dark gray, sparkles, and most importantly a deep scarlet color, Shearling Darling, that is perfect for the most wonderful time of year. This colors will help get you through the holidays and bring you right into 2014 with flare.
To create Katy’s nail look, Kimmie used two coats of Sally Hansen Triple Shine Nail Color in Slick Black as a base color and Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear in White On to create the dots. For a flawless finish, Kyees used Sally Hansen Triple Shine Top Coat to seal the nail art and enhance shine.
I seem to go through the struggle every night about whether to wash my hair or not, and I always seem to end up doing it because my hair is pretty oily and halfway through the second day I always regret my choice to skip a shampoo. However, washing your hair every single day also washes out some of the essential oils that keep your hair healthy and shiny — not to mention, I dye my hair red and no color washes out faster.
The simple answer to my dilemma is dry shampoo, but I’ve always hated its filmy residue and not so pleasant smell. That is, until I found Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk ($18). The first thing I noticed was that this product didn’t leave that powdered film over my hair. The texture was extremely light and gentle. Also, it got rid of the unpleasant “canned for too long” smell — it actually smelled refreshing. Finally, the best feature was that it allows me to style my hair as if I’d just washed and dried it. Although this product is a little bit more expensive than other brands, I would highly recommend trying it.
Once the seasons change from warm to cold, skin immediately becomes dry and flaky. A thick moisturizer will temporarily help with the top layer of your skin, but it won’t properly hydrate and repair dry skin with lasting effects. Your best bet to prevent flaky skin—especially on the area that seems to suffer the most, your legs—is to use a body lotion that utilizes gentle acids. A lotion that has an alpha-hydroxy acid will not only moisturize your skin, but will help exfoliate and counteract the rough patches.
The Amlactin Alpha Hydroxy Therapy Moisturizing Body Lotion ($15.99) is a smooth moisturizer that you can feel working after it’s applied and doesn’t have a thick residue that some other deep moisturizing lotions have. The best part? It is available at your local drugstore and won’t cost a lot of money.