An at-home manicure can be daunting: You have to worry about trimming your own nails, shaping them to perfection, and most importantly, applying the polish just-so with the hopes that your DIY manicure will last just as long as one you’d get at a salon. But that’s where these top coats and polishes come in.
In our latest episode of Waking Up With, Ashley Graham—ELLE’s February cover star and executive producer of Lifetime’s new competition show, American Beauty Star—let us, and her 7.8 million followers, in on her morning routine. Tune in for the morning devotions that get her going, her crystal deodorant obsession, and her minimal makeup routine. “I
Transparent accessories were a huge trend in 2018, and see-through PVC totes, cross bodies, and bucket bags are still going strong. If you’re willing to get candid with the contents of your purse (who cares if you carry three spare tampons, gum, and every receipt under the sun) we’ve got some options for you.
If you’re like everyone else on the internet who binge-watched Marie Kondo’s Netflix series Tidy Up, you’ve likely experienced a sudden urge to purge, leading you to declutter and/or totally cleanse your space, especially your closet. Well, thanks to an new initiative launched by J. Crew this week, you’ll have a place to recycle those
Girls with curls know one underlying fact: All shampoos are not created equal. Personally, I have short natural hair (read: tightly coiled) and have learned the hard way that certain formulas literally suck the life out of my hair, leaving me with a headache and tangles. Rule number one? Curls crave moisture, making it imperative
Getty ImagesVictoria Jones – PA Images Just hours after Kensington Palace announced Meghan Markle’s first four patronages as Duchess of Sussex, Meghan has arrived at one of the four charities, Smart Works. For her appearance, Meghan stuck to strictly business causal attire: an Oscar de la Renta tan trench coat and a Hatch black dress.
I have a confession: I’m a foundation snob. My favorite ones tend to be on the prestige end of the spectrum (as in I’m not afraid to shell out $64 for a bottle), but that’s only because I hadn’t found a drugstore foundation to really win me over. Then, one day I forgot to bring
Getty ImagesDimitrios Kambouris The demand for transparency in the fashion industry has resulted in brands like Burberry and DVF vowing to go fur-free, and most recently, Chanel forgoing the use of exotic skins and fur in their future collections. To kick off the new year, Tiffany & Co. joins this fold, announcing plans to share
Getty ImagesBrendon Thorne The big platinum hair moment for celebrity men continues. Now, Zac Efron, rock climbing bro, is the latest to casually debut newly bleached locks. The actor shared a shot of him climbing and from his black beanie, you can catch a glimpse of his lightened locks. Paired with Efron’s groomed brown beard,
A Chunky Knit and Statement Skirt A chunky sweater might not seem like the choice for a girl’s night out, but the off-the-shoulder silhouette shows off your décolletage. H&M Off-the-Shoulder Sweater, $25; hm.com Mango Snake Print Skirt, $60; mango.com The Row Bare Leather Sandals, $785; mytheresa.com Chan Luu Diamond Le Baroque Necklace, $495; chanluu.com
Universal just released the first trailer for the new comedy Little and, without hyperbole, I do not think I have ever needed anything more than this film. National treasure Regina Hall plays Jordan, the unrepentantly mean boss to national treasure Issa Rae’s April. Jordan terrorizes her office, Miranda Priestly–style, until a magical wish from a
If the Forbes 30 Under 30 makes you feel inadequate, look away. An actual baby has landed a major beauty campaign at the ripe age of one year old. Infant-luencer (Baby-fluencer? It-Baby?) Baby Chanco, whose mom-managed account boasts 300,000 followers, has such a luscious head of hair that Pantene recruited her to be in an
In the last 10 years the lingerie market has completely changed—dare I say been disrupted—by a host of direct-to-consumer bra and underwear companies that are revolutionizing the way women shop for underpinnings. When polled, 87 percent of ELLE.com readers reported they buy their bras online (and 71 percent mentioned they’ve stopped shopping at Victoria’s Secret
Courtesy of Savage x Fenty Just a week after announcing Fenty Beauty’s massive 50-shade concealer drop, Rihanna has set her sights on her other booming brand, Savage x Fenty lingerie, to launch a sultry Valentine’s Day collection for her bad gals—”no mans needed.” JEFF LUKER And like everything Rihanna does, it’s perfect. JEFF LUKER Launching
Dear E. Jean: I don’t watch porn, so I don’t know what’s considered “normal.” My partner is a cartoonist, and a sweet and gentle man. I found out he watches videos known as “facial abuse,” where women actually vomit during oral sex. I haven’t recovered from the shock. He’s promised to stop consuming the violent
Justin Bieber periodically leaves comments on his wife Hailey Baldwin’s Instagram. Sometimes they’re cringey thirsty ones, like “Ur just too much. U turn me on.” Sometimes they’re supportive hubby comments (“This is beautiful hun” he wrote on her weekend Instagram post about her insecurity). And, sometimes, they’re questions that Bieber probably knows the answer to…although
Courtesy For those with color-treated hair, shampooing may very well be the devil. “You should wait as long as you can to wash your hair after color,” Lucille Javier, colorist as Sally Hershberger Salon in New York advises “because it’s already been processed with professional color and shampoo. It’s best to give your hair a
For the majority of 2018, Americans watched in horror as mothers were torn from their children at the border after the Trump administration’s family separation policy gained media attention. We saw heart-wrenching images of parents with young children being separated and put in actual cages. But these portrayals also inadvertently reinforced the bias of which
We’ll preface this by saying yes, ugly sneakers may not be for you. But there are five stages to loving and accepting the divisive style. 1) Initial Denial: You’re confused as to why anyone would choose mutant dad kicks. 2) Deep Disgust: Their omnipresent existence makes your skin crawl. 3) Bargaining: “Maybe if they were
Identify The Problem and Select The Right Cream Not all dark spots are created equal: They stem from three sources. UV exposure can trigger a growth of excess skin cells called solar lentigo, aka sun spots, liver spots, or age spots. The cells, pigmented with melanin, cluster together, forming a circular mark a few shades
Getty ImagesAxelle/Bauer-Griffin John Travolta’s follicular phases have often been a subject of discussion, from the flowing tresses of his early days to the dreadlock wig he wore in the Scientology sci-fi movie Battlefield Earth to most recent experimentations with… how to put this… hair that perhaps did not come from inside of his head originally.
I’ve been on the quest for the perfect foundation ever since my mom gave me the green light to wear makeup when I turned 16. (Thanks, mom.) On this week’s episode of No Filter, my fellow ELLE editors join me on this winding road to foundation heaven. We want to find the perfect foundation formula
To celebrate the tenth anniversary of his label, Joseph Altuzarra is reissuing some of his greatest hits, like the sweet-meets-sexy gingham dress that dominated spring 2015 and a sleek lace-inset suit from resort 2014, modeled by loyal fan Evan Rachel Wood. Because birthdays are better spent with friends, Wood joins a posse of Altuzarra’s pals,
Kris Jenner isn’t a regular mom, she’s a cool mom. So of course, after her offspring Kylie and Khloe kicked off the new year with fresh new ‘dos, the KarJenner matriarch was apparently struck with the “new year, new me” bug as well, and underwent a transformation of her own. Over the weekend, celebrity (and
Patricia Arquette just won a Golden Globe for her role in the miniseries Escape At Dannemora. Her performance may have been award-winning, but the actress was also thrilled to represent women who don’t fit the Hollywood mould, and to feel free of the appearance police who’ve plagued her throughout her career. Arquette plays Joyce “Tilly”
Sandra Oh wore umpteen incroyable outfits at last night’s Golden Globes ceremony. As befits the evening’s co-host—and first host who’s a person of color—Oh brought some costume changes along, including a draped white Versace gown with a waterfall sleeve and a red gown with blazer details that made me say “Oh my god” out loud
As much as I want to be the type of person that experiments with a ladylike top handle by day or a sequined clutch the next, I’m lazy. I don’t want to switch handbags like underwear. I need the Keanu Reeves of bags: the one. A purse that can make the schlubbiest of outfits look
Adam Levine Levine has gone platinum a couple times, once explaining it’s all because of his wife, VS Angel Behati Prinsloo. “She loves it when I do it,” he told Jimmy Kimmel. “Why would you do anything that would put you in a less than advantageous position when it came to the person you want