A fresh look is just the thing to help you step into your new year’s persona. Sleek blowouts and grungy blondes may be giving off major ’90s vibes, but make no mistake, these are the styles of the future. Ahead is a summary of the leading trends you’ll be seeing, and the products you’ll need to get each look.
When it comes to wellness and beauty advice, blogger and podcaster Krista Williams always keeps it real. She demystifies the worlds of spirituality, health and well-being on The Hundred Blog and as the host of the the Almost 30 podcast, dishing out real talk like your most trusted BFF.
We could think of no one better than our personal lifestyle guru to guide us through the onslaught of beauty supplements available on the market. Williams graciously answered the call and invited us behind the scenes of her morning, revealing that the secret to her glow starts from the inside out. Below, Williams walks us through her morning routine with HUM Nutrition, her most trusted source for premium and clinically proven dietary supplements. You’re going to want to take notes.
To replicate our favorite facial at home, we employ the double-cleansing method: removing makeup first with an oil, followed by a cleanser to wash the grime away. The age-old practice traces its lineage back to Dr. Erno Laszlo, the Hungarian physician who invented the double-cleanse method in 1935. “Dr. Laszlo believed that if you do nothing else, wash your face,” says Kristy Watson, Erno Laszlo Chief Marketing Officer, of the man who basically invented personalized skin care for the likes of Greta Garbo, Jackie O. and Marilyn Monroe. “He believed that skin care should be personalized and that no two skin types are alike, which is why we offer multiple solutions in our collection.”
Today, nearly a century after its inception, the Erno Laszlo company continues to believe that healthy skin begins with a thorough double cleanse. “Our mantra is, we cleanse your skin without stripping it of its vital nutrients and moisture so the skin remains hydrated and refreshed,” says Watson. Below, she takes us step-by-step through finding our perfect routine, plus offers tips targeted to treating acne and other skin conditions.
Fitness resolutions are important, but motivation is hard to come by when the rest of your colleagues are headed to happy hour. We get it, but that summer body isn’t going to tone itself. Ensure your success with a workout schedule that is easy to keep. With the necessary beauty essentials, you can squeeze in sessions around your social calendar knowing that you’re prepared to head straight to drinks after cardio without missing a beat (or a workout).
Below, shoppable links to the products that’ll keep you running, lunging and Savasana-ing to your 2018 goals.
As evidenced by last year’s unused gym membership, New Year’s resolutions are notoriously difficult to keep. What starts as a fresh outlook soon morphs into the everyday grind, dwindling our motivation to continue doing the things that are good for us.
Don’t let last year’s backslide get you down, though. Set yourself up for success with simple but meaningful changes to your routine. From your beauty stash to your snack habits, even small improvements can have positive effects on your overall health and happiness. We’re declaring 2018 the year of conscious consuming, and sharing the tools that will keep us on track.
In the run-up to the holidays, your time is spread thin—there are gifts to be wrapped, cookies to be baked and traveling to do. We know too well how this time of year can wreak havoc on your sleep, your skin and your zen, which is why we encourage you to add yourself to your list of things to “take care of” this time of year. With the help of these tips and tools, we hope you take a moment (or many!) to regain your chill.
Photography by Diane Bondareff
The Byrdie Beauty Lab, powered by Nordstrom, is a two-week beauty playground in New York City where lipstick devotees and contour connoisseurs are invited to discover, test and fall in love with the best treatments, products and technologies currently available. Explore a curated selection of more than 200 products from Nordstrom—handpicked by Byrdie’s beauty experts—all vying for a well-earned spot on your vanity shelves.
Between the frigid temps and dry, indoor heating, winter can be harsh on your complexion. Just as you’ve packed away the cutoffs and sundresses to save for warmer days, it’s time to retire sheer moisturizers in favor of more seasonally appropriate skin care. We’ve compiled a list of products that deliver the hydration your parched skin craves. Ahead, the add-ons you’ll need to update your regimen, plus shoppable links for you to get glowing.
Finding the right mascara is a process as complex as the woman who wears it. And one woman can have many social personas, each with her own lash-accentuating preferences. Below, the makeup moments we’ll be stocking up for and the wands—brush, comb and domed—to get us there.
If you want that outer glow, first you need to go within. New Age hot air, this isn’t. It’s science. A balanced, healthy gut is key to radiant skin, as The Beauty Chef founder Carla Oates will tell you. (We know because she told us.) Her line of supplements, formulated with fermented organic ingredients that promote gut health, expands the definition of skin care beyond serums and creams. You’ll want to heed her wisdom on beauty foods, bio-fermentation and the power of good bacteria. It’s downright enlightening, and skin-brightening.