Bridesmaids' gifts show your bevy of besties how much you appreciate the support they gave you throughout your wedding prep and the big day. These bridesmaids helped you select a wedding dress, offered a shoulder cry on and laughed with you during the long, fun and stressful wedding day. Giving a fabulous bridesmaids gift is a traditional gesture of appreciation. We love bridesmaids gifts that are stylish, useful and possess universal appeal, particularly if they are cushy "extras" that your bridesmaids typically wouldn't have bought for themselves. So don't fret: We've rounded up the coolest bridesmaids gifts, including pieces from Anthropologie, Amazon and ASOS, to give you a list of gifts they will truly love.
There's no rule book that says a wedding gown must be white. Modern brides are embracing color, a trend possibly first sparked by Gwen Stefani's custom dip-dyed and hand-painted pink ombre wedding gown by John Galliano for Christian Dior back 2002. After Gwen's rule-breaking move, Reese Witherspoon got married in a pale pink gown by Monique Lhuillier and Jessica Biel wore a blush-toned Giambattista Valli creation for her marriage to Justin Timberlake. Sure, white and ivory will remain the wedding gown go-tos, but many other colorful dresses have us swooning, particularly for summer weddings. Here, we've rounded up a variety of wedding dresses in shades of blush, metallics, yellow, blue and beyond from David's Bridal, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and more. It's our ode to the rainbow, and we think you should go for it!
Every bride wants to look like she just returned from some sun-kissed Caribbean beach on her big day. But what if your fair complexion is that of a traditional English rose, all creamy porcelain with hints of blush? You know that not even equator-strength sun will produce a natural tan. (Besides, you want to stave off sun-borne wrinkles forever!) Enter the self-tanner: Self-tanners from our mothers' era were renowned for taking the user on a visit to Oompa-Loompaland. Fortunately, modern self-tanners are much improved, but you still need a sherpa to guide you up the mountain of products that promise glow-worthy results. Check out our list of top self-tanners from Amazon, Sephora, Nordstrom and more that'll give brides a soft, natural-looking glow without sun exposure. But before you use any of them, a pro tip: To stay free of streaks, exfoliate 24 hours prior to use, smooth the product evenly over freshly cleansed skin, and wash immediately hands after use. Now, get glowing!
Finding the right skin care and makeup products for your big day can be a struggle. Test out these amazing Korean beauty products that'll make you look radiant.
If you're serious about getting flawless skin for your wedding day (and who isn't?), the latest reports on vitamin C in skin care products will make you a true believer. This ingredient isn't just hype; dermatologists have written about it glowingly in medical literature and are stocking their shelves with vitamin C-infused products, too. So we studied the science and found the 15 best vitamin C serums and beauty products to benefit your face.
Dr. Ellen Marmur, a Manhattan dermatologist and founder of Marmur Metamorphosis Skincare, explains the properties that make vitamin C a windfall for skin. "Vitamin C is an essential component in the body's production of collagen and a potent antioxidant that can help rejuvenate aged and photodamaged skin," Marmur says. "Ascorbic acid is one of the many beneficial forms of vitamin C that helps to brighten and even out skin tone."
No pre-wedding brightening regimen will be complete without one or more of these superstar products, many of which contain the antioxidant ferulic acid and can be found at favorite retailers like Amazon, Sephora and Walmart.
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It's true: there are great, affordable anti-aging creams at the drugstore. Here, we've rounded up the best creams for fighting fine lines and wrinkles you can get at the drugstore.
Love summer but hate the dry skin that comes along with it? We feel you—salt water can be harsh! But beauty products to the rescue! We rounded up a few body lotions that will help make dry summer skin a thing of the past.
Shea Butter Ultra Rich Body Lotion. Help repair damaged skin and soothe irritating dryness with this lightweight shea butter lotio...n that may provide gentle relief from discomfort while revitalizing skin with a multi-vitamin blend.Note: Packaging for this product may vary from that shown in the image.8.4 oz.Imported read more
Ultrarich Shea Butter Body Cream. Nourish the body with this ultra-rich cream that blends shea butter and moisturizing apricot oil... to leave skin soft and comforted throughout the day. Note: Packaging for this product may vary from that shown in the image.7 oz.Imported read more
La Source 8.8-Oz. Ultra-Moisturizing Hand Therapy Cream. Nourish your hands with the rich, moisturizing formula of this hand cream... that helps to hydrate your skin.Note: Packaging for this product may vary from that shown in the image.8.8 oz.Made in the UK read more
Lavender & Espresso 8.64-Oz. Calming Hand Therapy Cream. The appealing lavender and espresso notes of this nourishing hand cream b...ring soothing energy to your day.Note: Packaging for this product may vary from that shown in the image.8.64 oz.Made in the UK read more
Indulge in the invigorating power of the Revive Body Scrub to effectively exfoliate dry skin cells leaving your skin looking notic...eably smoother. Suitable for all skin types but especially recommended for dry and dull looking skin. Formulated with nourishing Sheaf and Cocoa Butters, soothing Calendula, softening Honey as well as a blend of Grapefruit, Rosemary and Juniper essential oils to leave your skin feeling re-energized and brighter. read more
Give your skin instant hydration and comfort with this cooling body gel. Rose, Geranium, Evening Primrose and Jojoba essential oil...s help to leave skin looking radiant, refreshed and silky smooth. Suitable for pregnant and breast feeding women. read more
What it is: A deep conditioning and softening body treatment for long-lasting moisture. What it does: Nourishing babassu oil and m...urumuru butter combine to provide long-lasting moisture for smooth, hydrated skin, while notes of sweet jasmine, patchouli and tonka bean indulge your senses. How to use: After your chosen bathing ritual, apply body butter onto towel-dried skin and massage all over. For the full ritual, begin by exfoliating with a scrub, then add a layer of oil followed by body butter. Style Name: Aromatherapy Associates Nourishing Enrich Body Butter. Style Number: 5494196. Available in stores. read more
A light but incredibly moisturizing body lotion, rich in softening omega fatty acids, hydrating Sodium Hyaluronate and an invigora...ting blend of Grapefruit, Rosemary and Juniper essential oils that will leave you feeling revitalized and your skin plumped and invigorated. read more
Give your body an instant refresh with Revive Body Gel. The invigorating powers of Grapefruit, Rosemary and Juniper essential oils... help to even out skin's texture while maintaining a healthy micro-circulation. read more
Give your body a boost of hydration with this softening and deeply nourishing body cream. Rose, Evening Primrose oil and Sheaf But...ter help to uplift and soften the skin. Recommended for the driest of skins and can also aid with diminishing the appearance of stretch marks. Suitable for pregnant and breast feeding women. read more
The Rich Repair Nourishing Cream is the perfect addition to your skincare ritual with its rich and nourishing texture it locks in ...moisture to soften and smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Enriched with Inca Inch Oil, Cupcake, Rose, Patchouli and Frankincense, the Rich Repair Nourishing Cream renews your skin's vitality leaving you with a more nourished and youthful skin. This cream is suitable for all skin types and specifically recommended for mature, aging and extremely dry skin. read more
A luxurious and pampering body wash to help uplift and refresh. Rose and Sandalwood essential oils help to soften the skin while u...plifting the spirits. Ideal to use after exposure to the sun, helps to calm and cool the skin. Suitable for pregnant and breast feeding women. read more
Experience the intensely conditioning and deeply penetrating powers of Macadamia, Coconut and Evening Primrose in this dry skin oi...l and indulge your senses with the exotic scent of Geranium, Ylang and Vanilla. read more
Pureology Smooth Perfection Intense Smoothing Cream
Introduced in 1997. Fragrance notes: fresh and aromatic, florals and herbs with warm low notes of amber, musk and wood. Recommende...d use: daytime.When applying any fragrance please consider that there are several factors which can affect the natural smell of your skin and, in turn, the way a scent smells on you. For instance, your mood, stress level, age, body chemistry, diet, and current medications may all alter the scents you wear. Similarly, factor such as dry or oily skin can even affect the amount of time a fragrance will last after being applied. read more
Bioactive organic Tea Tree oil is renowned for its powerful and invigorating properties. By combining the purest bioactive Tea Tre...e with a select blend of plant extracts, we have formulated a non-greasy, lotion that invigorates and hydrates the skin leaving it purified, refreshed and healthy. read more
Create an uplifting aroma at home or work with this perfect blend of Bergamot, Grapefruit and Frankincense essential oils to help ...energize your environment. Find time for yourself to find mental clarity and to help ease breathing. read more
Bioactive organic Rose Otto Oil is a rich hydrating and moisturizing essential oil with renowned skin toning and healthy-aging pro...perties. In combination with a proprietary blend of bioactive and naturally inspired ingredients, this incredibly effective skin lotion directly absorbs into the skin's epidermal surface to instantly hydrate and to give a healthy, more youthful appearance. read more
This gentle and rich facial cleanser purifies the skin while effectively removing makeup and impurities to reveal glowing skin. Jo...joba essential oil cleanses while precious Damask Rose keeps the skin looking healthy and radiant. The balancing properties of Geranium keep your skin hydrated and brightened. read more
This cooling and refreshing skin tonic will leave your skin feeling hydrated. Pure Damask Rose Water is distilled from the delicat...e petals of thousands of fragrant Bulgarian Roses. This gentle Rose Water helps to tone the skin after cleansing, leaving skin feeling fresh and hydrated. read more
A light but incredibly moisturizing body lotion, rich in softening omega fatty acids, hydrating Sodium Hyaluronate and an invigora...ting blend of Grapefruit, Rosemary and Juniper essential oils that will leave you feeling revitalized and your skin plumped and invigorated. Directions for use: Apply daily all over body. Product benefits: Rich in omega fatty acids, softens and hydrates skin, boosts blood and lymph circulation, diuretic, stimulates kidneys, liver and digestive functions, revitalizes dull or tired skin, helps restore elasticity to the skin. Key ingredients: Pink Grapefruit helps reduce mental and physical fatigue, supports a healthy metabolism and cleanses and purifies the body. Rosemary helps reduce nervous tension and fatigue and supports healthy digestions and detoxification. Juniper Berry acts as a natural cleansing and detoxifying agent, supports healthy kidney function and increases circulation. Sodium Hyaluronate hydrates and plumps the skin. 6.8 oz. Made in United Kingdom. Cosmetics - Treatment Brand. Aromatherapy Associates. read more
NIVEA Essentially Enriched Body Lotion contains almond oil and has a rich, nourishing formula specifically formulated for dry to v...ery dry skin. Essentially Enriched Lotion transforms very dry skin into healthier looking, more nourished, hydrated skin. It leaves skin softer and smoother. Provides 24+ hour moisturization. read more
Enjoy aromatherapy on the go with a Support Breathe Roller Ball that includes a natural blend of Eucalyptus, Pine, Tea Tree and Pe...ppermint Oils to ease your breathing and clear your mind. A natural remedy to help soothe and prevent colds and help you feel refreshed. A perfect treat for a loved one or for your travels. A handbag essential, enjoy a moment of comfort and ease at any time during the day. read more
Gently polish and remove dead skin cells with Corn Granules to instantly reveal a healthier looking, clear complexion. Natural Cla...y draws out impurities and balances skin. Geranium and Petit grain balance the skin’s sebum level and balance your skin by tightening pores and reducing shine. Particularly effective for oily or combination skin, this Scrub helps remove clogged pores or blemishes. read more
Exfoliate and revive skin with this invigorating body scrub that effectively scrubs away dry skin cells with Corn Cob and Bamboo e...xtracts. Formulated with nourishing Shea and Cocoa Butters, soothing Calendula, softening Honey and a refreshing blend of Grapefruit, Rosemary and Juniper essential oils that will leave skin re-energized, brighter and smoother. Directions for use: Massage onto damp skin in circular movements. Rinse off and pat skin dry. Use 1-2 times weekly. Product benefits: Exfoliates dry surface skin cells, softens, nourishes and soothes the skin, diuretic, stimulates kidneys, liver and digestive functions. Key ingredients: Pink Grapefruit helps reduce mental and physical fatigue, supports a healthy metabolism and cleanses and purifies the body. Rosemary helps reduce nervous tension and fatigue and supports healthy digestions and detoxification. Juniper Berry acts as a natural cleansing and detoxifying agent, supports healthy kidney function and increases circulation. Corn Cob and Bamboo ext. Cosmetics - Treatment Brand. Aromatherapy Associates. read more
Give your body an intensive body exfoliation with the Polishing Natural Exfoliating Scrub. The combination of Sea Salt, Coffee and... Grapefruit help to stimulate healthy circulation, leaving skin smooth and soft. Revive and moisturize dry and dull looking skin. read more