We fell hard for Natalie Alcala last fall, when the LA-based writer and blogger spent a week guest blogging for us. In fact, we loved her posts so much that we asked her to be a contributing editor. In addition to blogging for us once a week, she’ll also be writing for the Birchbox Magazine and keeping us up to speed on all things fashion, beauty, and fun.
Spring officially starts next week! Besides cleaning out my closet to make room for brighter hues and lighter fabrics, it’s time to reevaluate my beauty sitch. While I can never resist a red lip, this might be the perfect time to get adventurous and experiment with new hues. With that said, here’s a roundup of four additional spring campaigns that shine a light on perfect pouts.
Photo: Fashion Gone Rogue
Rouge: Okay, this one isn’t exactly “adventurous” as it’s still a red lip, but this story really wouldn’t be complete without a Cara Delevingne cameo. Polish fashion label, Reserved, was inspired by ’80s and ’90s beauty for this campaign, hence the Robert Palmer pucker. Make’s Silk Cream Lipstick and this handy how-to are all you need to channel the look.
When we’re facing an approaching blizzard, our thoughts turn to hot soup, cozy blankets…and hunkering down with friends for a mani party. The upside of being trapped inside all day? There’s little risk of smudging your fresh polish.
As Nemo hits the Northeast, the hue that will brighten my spirits and make me think of tropical climes is Color Club’s recently released Wild Cactus. The rich emerald shade is totally on trend, matching Pantone’s Color of the Year (stay tuned for our video all about emerald), and looks great with my paler-then-pale skin. Tough enough to weather the storm, the rock-solid formula stays chip-free for days and is free of harsh ingredients like formaldehyde, toluene, and DBP.
Flash forward: You’re nails are done, your laundry is folded, and now you’re totally bored. Delve into our amazing behind-the-scenes look at New York Fashion Week!
The weather is finally warm enough for lazy dinners outside and pretty maxi skirts paired with sandals. To keep you entertained during lull times on weekend trips or at destination weddings, here is this week’s selection of must-read beauty news, including unusual hair uses for ibuprofen and Reed Krakoff’s impressively priced fragrances.
- Dior celebrated the 50th anniversary of its Le Vernis nail lacquers by enlisting artist Holton Rower to create a psychedelic piece of artwork using five separate polish colors. It’s a gorgeous, multi-colored installation we kind of wish we could own. [Beautylish]
- Designer Reed Krakoff’s latest Limited Edition Perfumes are seriously something to covet—there’s only 100 bottles of the scents and they cost a whopping $778 for 60ml. [Shefinds]
- Kate Moss is featured on the cover of the June/July issue of Harper’s Bazaar. The spreads of her in the magazine, rocking neon hair extensions while on the beach, remind us that neons are oh-so-fun for this season. [Fashionista]
- Did you know that crushing ibuprofen and mixing it with your shampoo can keep dandruff at bay? Neither did we! Celebrity hairstylist Ken Paves offers up budget-friendly, quick fix hair tips using unexpected products and tools. [Stylelist]
- The beauty world has been buzzing about claims speculating that your bangs might be giving you a lazy eye. Yikes! Where’s the nearest bobby pin or hair clip? [Fashion Etc.]
- Today marks the theatrical release of Mansome, a hilarious documentary about the ups and downs of men’s grooming in the modern day world. Birchbox Man scored an equally laugh-inducing interview with the film’s director that shouldn’t be missed. [Birchbox Man]
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