Cartier diamonds and Maseratis aren’t in most people’s budgets, but luckily the saying “it’s the thought that counts” really does hold true in almost every case; this is why personalized gifts can have such a great impact. That said, whether you’re looking to give your loved one something that he or she will not only love, but use (and think of you!) daily or looking to pamper yourself with something unique, it’s not always easy to do that on a budget either, which is why Function of Beauty is such a great find.
There’s a reason Paris Fashion Week is last…there’s just nothing like Paris! Even as a born-and-raised die-hard Manhattanite I can recognize this. With that, we saved the best for last; here’s a look at all the trends and looks you need to know about from the Fall 2016 Paris runways.
Everybody has their one thing they love about themselves. For me, it’s my hair. I can critique every other body part until I am adequately depressed and need to call up a bestie for a glass of wine. So as I age and gain weight, along with whatever else happens that keeps going down with time, my hair is the one thing that I must maintain at all costs. It’s safe to say my obsession is pretty extreme. But to put my neurosis to work for you, here are my five essentials for keeping hair beautiful, healthy, and bouncy.
With a new season upon us, you might be wondering what exactly the new hair color trends will be – so were we. “It’s important, especially as we get closer and closer to spring, to use one of the newer, more modern hair colors that have the technology to keep your hair in amazing condition. My favorite is Inoa from L’Oreal. It allows you to push boundaries with your color without jeopardizing your hair health,” says Joel Warren, Master Colorist and Co-Founder of the Warren-Tricomi Salons. “Another trick I like to use is a combination of both foil and balayage highlights throughout the hair. This combination gives you a really unique effect. The foil covers the root area of the hair, while the balayage keeps the look carefree. Lastly, as the year progresses, I always like to take the hair a bit lighter. Regardless of your hair color, adding in some lighter highlights with a foil and balayage combination will brighten up your whole look and keep you looking fresh!”
A few months ago, I had a blemish that just wouldn’t go away. None of my usual remedies and go-to products were doing the trick. A friend told me that her dermatologist recommended she use retinol and that it worked overnight when she was in a similar situation…
There may, this season, have been less excitement and buzz around NYFW in light of the whole Mercedes Benz debacle and so many designers opting instead to show “in season” (the frigid temperatures didn’t help either…), but there was still plenty to love in terms of beauty inspiration. While the bulk of the looks that received the most online buzz were the crazier ones – i.e. glitter scattered all over the models’ faces at Opening Ceremony – the more interesting ones were those that were wearable, but still innovative.