Posts Tagged Holiday Beauty

Renew Your Hungover Holiday Skin With This DIY Egg White Face Mask 

After you’ve partied and gotten glammed up for the holidays, there’s no better way to relax and refresh than a DIY face mask. If your skin is on the oily side, a night of Champagne and dancing often shows up in a greasy glare, resulting in clogged pores and possibly leading to breakouts. To keep your skin radiant and poreless, you really don’t have to look any further than your refrigerator. You can whip up this easy remedy from 7 Beauty Tips for healthy postholiday skin using only two items from your kitchen. Here’s how:

Darren Criss Picked Out the Ultimate Grooming Gifts For Dapper Dudes

You may just know Darren Criss as a Broadway star or Blaine from Glee, but in real life, he’s actually an entrepreneurial beauty guru. When I sat down with him earlier this year to talk all things grooming, he blew me away with his knowledge about everything from essential oils to not overstripping his curls of moisture. When it comes to looking and smelling fine, Darren knows what’s up.

That’s why the triple threat is the perfect person to help you pick a present for the guys in your life – be it your brother, boyfriend, or boss. Here, Darren rounded up his favorite gifts from the dapper men’s ecommerce site The Motley . (Darren is actually an investor in the cool-guy grooming site, founded by siblings Matt and Madison Ruggieri). Keep reading to find out which lotions, fragrances, and candles Darren is loving this season. Plus, there are a few bonus stylish picks (Valentine’s Day is coming up sooner than you think . . . ).

This Red Velvet Fragrance Collection Will Make You Smell Like a Cupcake

I am a sucker for any gourmand perfume, which are scents with predominantly food-inspired notes . Though I’m still holding out for my dream fragrance (can someone make me “eau de glazed doughnut” already?!), I’ll stop to smell anything that claims to have the aroma of baked goods . Few products, however, live up to my expectations. Many patisserie-inspired scents end up smelling artificial or sickeningly sweet or last for mere minutes on the skin. But this holiday season, Bath & Body Works gave me and my fellow gourmand-lovers a gift.

I don’t know how the brand did it, but its Red Velvet Cheer collection smells exactly like a freshly baked cupcake. There are strong whiffs of vanilla-infused buttercream frosting, zesty citrus notes, and a cakey, chocolatey base that smells authentic, not plastic-y (like many cocoa scents unfortunately are). My favorite iterations of the fragrance are the shower gel and candle (which has since sold out), but you can get your cupcake deliciousness in the form of lotion, a body splash, and an antibacterial hand gel, too.

The only bad part about the collection is that it’s limited edition. The Christmas-themed packaging makes the products great for gifting , but I want them all year! While I love Bath & Body Works’ iconic Vanilla Bean Noel scent, Red Velvet Cheer is even more delectable – and truly hoard-worthy. Read on to shop the lineup.

8 Calorie-Free Cookie-Inspired Confections to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

If you’re whipping up cookie confections for family and friends this Winter, it’s only natural to snag a few for yourself (hey, a gal’s gotta taste test). We can’t blame you – there are few scents more appealing than a freshly baked tray of cookies . But during the holiday season , there are so many yummy desserts at our disposal that we find ourselves overwhelmed . . . and uncomfortably stuffed. This year, celebrate National Cookie Day with these sugary, calorie-free confections to satisfy your sweet tooth. Read on for our curated cookie-scented products.

1 Real Dude Reviewed 14 Beauty Gifts That Guys Actually Want

Every holiday, you experience the same dilemma: what gift should you get your man? And not only that, but does giving him a grooming-related present sending the signal that he isn’t taking proper care of himself? The answer is a definitive no. And I say this as a dude who hasn’t always exhibited the most refined hygienic tendencies over the years. That’s why I was psyched to get my hands on some of the best men’s grooming products on the market and take each for a spin before offering my recommendations.

So without further ado, keep reading my list of the best guy’s beauty buys for this season. From fragrances to, yes, soap, these gifts are sure to be major winners come gift-giving time. Or, at minimum, they’ll make your man look and smell a bit better.

35 Gorgeous Stocking Stuffers You Won't Want to Give Away

While we love pretty palettes and cozy candles , we have a special place in our hearts for stocking stuffers. The goodies often have fun and festive packaging for the holidays, are ultraportable because of their smaller size – and they’re just so darned cute! We rounded up some of the best, bitty beauty must haves for this Winter and arranged them from most affordable to most luxe (for your shopping convenience). We’re pretty sure you’ll end up keeping half of them for yourself . . .