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Beauty
Published Tuesday Jun 05, 2018 by Brittany Raine

6 Cool Beauty Trends You’ll Want to Try

Beauty
Skincare

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. 

 

chrome nails

1- Chrome Nails 

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. 

 

gloss hair trend

2- Hair Gloss 

Get ready to embrace this Instagram-worthy trend—no commitment requiredIf 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 undertonesrose gold will keep your hair glowing. 

 

tinted lip oils

3- Tinted Lip Oils 

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. 

 

lash lift

4- Lash Lift 

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.     

watermelon face mask

5- Watermelon Face Masks 

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. 

 

pigment eye shadow
6- Pigment Eye Shadow

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. 
 

Brittany Raine MINDBODY
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Brittany Raine
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A free-spirited farmgirl from New York, Brittany traded her job as a journalist and newspaper editor for the San Diego sunshine. Brittany now leads the curation of all creative content. There are rumors she was Middle Earth's warrior elven queen in a past life.
shanila sattar
Wellness
Published Wednesday Mar 17, 2021 by Shanila Sattar

Foundational Steps to Cultivating a Daily Self-love Practice

Self-care
Expert Advice
Personal Growth
Wellness

When you think of self-love what do you think of? Bubble baths, walks on the beach, facemasks, or what? Self-love can mean so many different things but when we think about self-love, we have to acknowledge loving ourselves both on the outside and on the inside. The way that we show ourselves love is one of the most important things we will ever do. 

How do we treat ourselves? How do we talk to ourselves? What foods are we putting into our bodies? How are we thinking about our overall well-being when practicing self-love?

As self-love defines and redefined itself for you over the years, here are a few foundational tips to think about when easing into your self-love journey.

 

Step 1: Learn to set boundaries

Don’t we love this one? Loving ourselves has a lot to do with the boundaries that we have for ourselves, with others, and for others. Take time to think about your own emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual needs when setting boundaries that reflect your personal needs. Boundaries don’t have to be big and scary; they are here to remind us that you get to have your lived experience and still have expectations about how you’d like to be treated and what you’d like to feel.

When thinking about your boundaries, ask yourself:

  • How do I feel without having boundaries?
  • What would I like to have boundaries around?
  • Are my boundaries actual boundaries or am I creating walls in my life?
  • How do I plan to uphold my boundaries?
Step 2: Cultivate self-compassion

In a world where perfectionism and curated existences have been rewarded, begin to cultivate compassion for yourself. You are a soul having a human experience and it’s totally okay if things are not perfect. 

Mindfulness exercises such as Breathwork, self-care activities, and self-compassion, all help train the mind, emotions, and even the body’s stress chemicals to be able to deal with undesired situations. Self-compassion means, can you be nice to yourself? Can you find empathy and kindness for yourself in the middle of what feels chaotic, stressful, or unwanted? Self-compassion means that we get to make mistakes, have our plans not work out the way that we wanted, and we still get to celebrate that we are doing the best that we can and it is enough.

When thinking about self-compassion, ask yourself:

  • How do I respond to stressful situations?
  • How hard am I on myself?
  • How do I celebrate myself?
  • How do I show myself kindness?
Step 3: Nourish yourself

In every sense of the word “nourishment”, begin to learn what nourishes you and what depletes you. Nourishment doesn’t just mean food for yourself; it means that whatever you are consuming whether it be media, podcasts, people, energy, information, etc. all impact the way that we think, feel, and experience life.

Nourishing yourself definitely goes right along the lines of having your boundaries intact and practicing self-compassion. 

When thinking about nourishment, ask yourself:

  • How do I nourish my emotional well-being?
  • How do I nourish my mental well-being?
  • How do I nourish my physical well-being?
  • How do I nourish my spiritual well-being?
  • How do I nourish my social well-being?
  • How do I nourish my financial well-being?

That’s it. Those are the foundational steps to cultivating a self-love practice that you can ease into your daily routine. Come back to these questions often, because like anything else, self-love is a practice and it takes effort, time, and intention to maintain. 

If you’d like to try breathwork, mindfulness, or play classes with me, check out these workshops and training sessions that work with your schedule. For other breathwork classes, browse Mindbody.

 

About the author
Shanila is a 4th generation sound healer, breathwork coach, mentor, women’s researcher, and speaker. She is the Founder of AlwaysPlayStudios where she trains breathwork facilitators and sound healers. Her background is in tech, having co-founded an award-winning web agency, and in women’s research, specifically in mindsets, implicit bias, perfectionism, women's health, and societal experiences supported through the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Health, and several universities. She has implemented several health and wellbeing programs in underserved populations throughout the US. Shanila mentors healers on their healing and intuitive wellness journeys. Connect: @shanila.sattar