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While they say you don’t have to follow the trend to stay stylish, there are a few we’re dying to try. From skincare to hair color, fill your beauty bucket list with six not-so-permanent, easy-to-try fads that will pump up the volume when it comes to self-care.
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who has the shiniest nails of all? Chrome nails are nailing it, and we are all about the ultra-shine, especially when it comes to the hologram effect. From au naturel to acrylics, this metallic nail trend will add some extra dimension to your look.
Our Pick: If you want to get your glam on at home, Revlon Holochrome Nail Enamel Collection meets our must-have super reflective factor.
Get ready to embrace this Instagram-worthy trend—no commitment required. If you’re looking to color your locks sans the permanent processing, try hair gloss. Boosting the natural shine and tone of your tresses while adding subtle color that fades out within a few weeks, gloss is the way to go. And with brands like Redken offering almost every hue of the rainbow, all you need is a few minutes in the chair with your stylist, and you'll be rocking a new look in no time.
Our Pick: Rose gold is having a really long moment, and we love it! A great color that can be customized to any complexion—especially the strawberry and peach undertones—rose gold will keep your hair glowing.
Fancier than a balm without the stickiness of a gloss, lip oils are a must-have in our bag. The effortless way to nourish your pucker with a hint of hue, tinted lip oils are the perfect way to brighten your complexion instantly—minimal effort required. With many oils on the market (from Covergirl to Dior), you can choose a color and cost that works for you.
Our Pick: We are all about the brush-on Burt's Bees® Tinted Lip Oil. Made with a blend of coconut and meadowfoam-seed oils, your lips are sure to stay moisturized with one of these six kissable colors.
An eye-opening experience, this trend is like a perm for your eyelashes. Offering the ultimate damage-free enhancement, it’s all about embracing your natural lashes at a customizable curl level that works for you. With no falsies or extensions in sight, this process utilizes a solution and lotion to keep your lash lift game strong for up to two months.
Our Pick: Wanting to add a little extra drama post-lift? Sephora’s LashCraft Big Volume Mascara gets our vote. Featuring big, smudge-proof volume, the curved brush will easily contour to your luscious lashes.
Not just for your backyard BBQ, this summer superfruit is packed full of benefits that can help even the most sensitive skin. Brands like Glow Recipe (who created the seven-time sold-out Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask) made this moisture-rich fruit a tasty sensation. And with a recently launched $8 Watermelon Glow Jelly Sheet Mask, prepare yourself for serious skin hydration.
Our Pick: If you can’t get your hands on Glow Recipe, we are huge fans of Basics and Organics Watermelon + White Tea Cleansing Milk. Chock full of natural nourishing ingredients, this formula will gently cleanse while removing even the most stubborn makeup.
Out with the old, in with the bold. Celebrities are turning up the voltage when it comes to this trend, and now it’s easier than ever to make your eyeshadow electric. The bright colors are super fun to play with, especially when you're getting ready for a night out on the town.
Our Pick: Choose bright colors that either make your eye color pop or compliment a piece of your outfit. When it comes to our go-to, we-will-actually-use pigment eyeshadow, we are kind of obsessed with Rihanna’s Killawatt Foil Freestyle Highlighter Duo. The dreamy hues and creamy consistency are easy to apply so you can achieve the amplified color you desire.
If you’ve ever taken a hot yoga class, you know it’s always going to be one thing—outrageously hot. Not the “let’s hang by the pool and get that sun-kissed glow” kind of hot either. I’m talking that “I can't believe I have this much sweat in my body” and “I may or may not pass out” kind of hot. It’s nothing to mess around with, and after a year or so of not being able to go, it’s easy to forget just how serious that heat can be.
To get the maximum enjoyment and benefits out of your heated yoga classes, you need to prepare yourself before and take care of yourself afterward. Luckily, I’ve been taking some classes (sweating enough for the both of us) and I’ve listed my five favorite must-dos to help you readjust to your heated classes and get back to the hot yoga summer that we all want.
Heated classes are difficult in nature. The normal difficulty of regular poses is mixed in with the added challenges of sweating and dealing with the humidity and the heat (at times, I’ve seen the thermostat climb to 108 degrees—yikes!). Depending on what type of yoga class you’re taking (sculpt, Bikram, power vinyasa), the difficulty level and temperature are going to vary. It’s also important to remember that each person in the room is going to practice in a way that’s unique to them. Hours slept, hydration levels, food intake, and different lifestyles are all contributing factors that make our practices different. What you practice on your mat is your own––trust your body and only do what feels right to you. And remember, it’s okay to take breaks!
The rise in temperature mixed in with the humidity that we all know and love creates the perfect recipe for sweating—like A LOT. You go into a heated class dry and come out feeling like you just took a dip in the pool. Before heated classes, I had no idea it was physically possible to sweat that much. If you’re going to a heated class, especially after a long break, it’s easy to forget just how much you might sweat. Is it possible to lose that much water if you haven’t consumed it first? Trust me, going into your heated class super hydrated is going to make a world of difference and help you feel good throughout your practice. And don’t forget to take some sips of H2O while you’re practicing!
Heated classes are challenging, but I can’t stop going. Nothing quite compares to overcoming the challenge— and experiencing the cleanse my body feels after I’m done. It’s the perfect blend of hard and rewarding, but I couldn’t do it if my body wasn’t properly nourished. On the days I know I have a heated class booked; I like to make sure I am eating right. I make sure to take my vitamins and fuel my body with fruits, vegetables, and my favorite superfood shake. I hold off on food about an hour before my practice, so I feel comfortable. After the class, I like to replenish with a big protein shake (boosted with collagen to aid with muscle recovery and skin elasticity). There is no one-way path for properly nourishing your body but making sure you’re fueled for the challenge of a heated class is essential for getting the most out of your practice and feeling good on and off your mat.
Increasing and maintaining your water intake on the days you take a heated class is important, but sometimes you need something a little extra. If you’re sweating that much, you’re basically an athlete (at least in my book) and if you’re performing like a rockstar yogi, you need to hydrate like one as well. That means replenishing those lost electrolytes. Reward yourself and your body for the hard work and treat yourself to your favorite drink. I switch off between electrolyte-boosting drinks and coconut water depending on what I’m in the mood for that day. Adding these to my post-practice self-care routine has helped me feel more hydrated after and ready to take on the world again after especially sweaty classes.
Usually, a yoga mat is all you need for your practice––but heated classes are a different ballgame. I’ve gone with just a mat, and I’ve slipped all over the place. Let me tell you, there’s nothing worse than having sweat drip all over the place while you’re trying to hold a pose that makes you grip your mat for dear life (never again). Make sure you bring a towel to place over your mat, this will help with support and grip. Bringing a smaller towel is also a good idea. You can use the smaller towel to dry yourself off during water breaks or whenever you’re feeling just a bit too sweaty. This is a small step that makes a world of difference during those super-hot classes.
So, there you have it. Five of my favorite tips (more like lifesavers) that have helped me readjust to those heated classes I love so much. Getting back into it is a challenge for us all, so know you’re not alone. No matter where you’re at in your practice, remember to be kind and gentle to yourself––celebrating your health and your body’s ability to do what you love. We’re all just getting back out there, together.
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