1. Activated Sun Protector 100% Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50, $29 | SHOP
This ultra lightweight 100% mineral formula for face and body is formulated for sensitive skin to provide uniform broad spectrum protection from harmful UVA & UVB rays.
2. Thymes Azur Liquid Foaming Bath Bubble Bath, $20 | SHOP
Thymes new bubble bath formula is based on the scientific fact that our bodies share the same composition of elements as the ocean. Azur restores with a complex blend of sea herbs, minerals and vitamins.
3.Darphin Silky Moisturizing Lotion, $42 & Perfecting Body Scrub, $48 | SHOP
Two professional formulas inspired by the Institute expertise in skin-beautifying body care. With the Perfecting Body Scrub, skin is smoothed and soft to the touch & prepped for further body care application. Follow with Darphin Silky Moisturizing Lotion to provide the skin with immediate and long lasting hydration.
4. Merlot Body Firming Lotion, $10 | SHOP
A body cream that works to firm and hydrate while improving skin’s elasticity and tone with natural grape seed polyphenols.
5. Burnt Vanilla Pure Soy Candle, $18 | SHOP
Packaged in a brightly colored tin, this new hand poured 100% pure soy candle is perfect for bedroom, bathroom, home or office. Inspired by nature, the relaxing fragrance is infused with scents of vanilla, bourbon and vetiver.
This season, braids are the perfect beauty “accessory” for any look. From long fishtail braids to the popular waterfall braid, the possibilities are endless. Extremely versatile, this look is seen on women heading to the gym, going to work, or walking the red carpet.
Stylist Emily Owen from Dyer & Posta, a Marie Robinson salon affiliate, has mastered the art of getting the intricate, professional look at-home.
Below are her tips for re-creating Kristen Bell’s recent red carpet stunner:
1. Start by french braiding the top of your hair until you reach the middle of the back of your head (level with your ears). When you reach the middle of your head, switch to a basic traditional braid.
2. Tie the end of the braid with a hair tie and pull the braid back so that you can flatten it down with your hand.
3. Next, take a small section of hair starting from your right temple and braid it traditionally toward the original French braid so that it meets the middle part of the back of your head and connects with the original braid. Then tie with a hair tie and pin for hold.
4. Repeat this process on the left side of your head using two smaller braids to finish. You should come out with one big braid in the center of your head, one braid coming around the right side of your head to meet the large middle braid, and two smaller braids coming around the left side of your head to reach the other braids.
Tip: For this look, Emily recommends applying Bumble and bumble Texture Crème while hair is damp. This product will help with hold and provide a matte-look finish. Bumble and bumble Surf Spray should be applied next while hair is still damp before blowdrying. Bumble and bumble Spray de Mode Hairspray is perfect for setting and finishing the style.
The jewelry designs by former Project Runway winner, Gretchen Jones, is a fusion of earthy Americana and 1970’s romanticism. The Colorado-bred designer draws her inspiration from the everyday and focuses on the symbiotic relationships between fashion, art, music, literature, architecture and nature. Her handcrafted, domestically produced pieces - made mainly from leather, wood, gemstones and brass - are both minimal and bohemian.
Let’s be honest, a polished man is bound to turn more heads than your average (or, below average) Joe. Many men tend to stick to the same outdated products they were introduced to in high school and get stuck in the same grooming routine for years (or sometimes, entire lifetimes - peruse your grandfather’s medicine cabinet and you’ll know what we’re talking about).
We get it, you’re a man - and sure, you’re most likely interested in grooming and looking you’re best - but, when it comes to keeping up on the latest products, treatments and latest beauty knowledge. So, when it comes to updating your routine - where do you start?
Luckily, it’s a lot easier than it sounds. There are plenty of new and tried and true ‘manly’ solutions out there that don’t require cruising the cosmetic aisles at your local department store. Ready to revamp your routine? Here’s the lowdown on some of our favorite manly products - what they are used for, how they work and how they might even (surprise, surprise) make looking good so much easier.
We all know that it’s important to be conscious of the food that we put in our mouths though we sometimes forget to be equally mindful about what we’re putting on our mouths. It’s easy to keep your lips cruelty-free by using vegan products that are NOT tested on animals or made with animal products. Unless you’re a hardcore vegan beauty fan - you may not even realize just how difficult it can be to find lip products made without beeswax or honey.
That’s why we’ve put together a list of our favorite organic/natural and cruelty-free products - guaranteed to keep your pucker kiss-worthy during the dry summer months ahead. Check them out below (and find out where to get them) OR make your own vegan lip balm with our DIY recipe below…
1/ Hurraw! Vegan Lip Balms, $3.79
Benefits: All-natural, raw vegan lip balms are made in organic flavors and produced in a distinct oval shape to keep product from rolling away.
2/ None of Your Beeswax Vegan Lip Balm by Lush Cosmetics, $7.25
Benefits: Light, citrus blend (lemon, mandarin and vanilla) with extra virgin coconut oil,
murumuru butter and carnauba wax (as an alternative to beeswax).
3/ EOS Smooth Sphere Lip Balm, $3.29
Benefits: Packed with antioxidant-rich vitamin E, soothing shea butter is also paraben, phthalate, petrolatum and gluten-free.
4/ Vegan Lip Balm, $4 from S.W. Basics of Brooklyn
Benefits: Organic lip balm made with candelilla wax instead of beeswax and infused with extra-virgin coconut oil, cocoa butter and essential oils like citrus, cinnamon, and peppermint.
Based in the Mission district of San Francisco, Molly McGrath is a jewelry designer who is also professionally trained as an architect. After using a laser cutter to make architectural models, she recognized the machine’s unique potential to make jewelry and other designed objects. Her work is made with sustainable materials, including bamboo, birch from responsibly farmed forests, wool salvaged from surplus army clothing, suede reclaimed from second hand jackets and warehouse surplus, and a multitude of scrap wood veneers from local cabinetmakers. She is always on the lookout for salvaged and scrap materials that can be transformed by a lasercut design.
Easy to use and fast-acting, dry shampoos are the perfect way to absorb oil and remove grime without water. The sprays effortlessly refreshes and invigorates the scalp and hair, while some products even add volume and thickness to the roots. Perfect for use between shampoos to add texture and vibrant body or as a quick fix during the day or to extend the life of your blow-out.
Dry shampoos usually come in one of three forms — an actual powder, a liquid that comes from a pump dispenser, or an aerosol spray. Whichever one you choose, it’s important to choose one that’s a close match to your hair color — some people complain that it can leave a white residue.
Best Ways To Use Them: Spray at least six inches away from the roots of dry hair to lightly and evenly distribute the product without creating buildup. Then, wait about two minutes before styling - the product has to sit for a minute. Don’t worry if you get dry shampoo on the mid-shaft - this gives extra grip to the hair and provides more volume.
Beauty Tip: Dry shampoos can also be used to blend away roots between color appointments.
Check out some of our favorite effective formulas that clarifies hair to leave locks feeling balanced and restored, not stiff or sticky.