Everyone has that one beauty-obsessed friend - and if you’re a Pampadour fan, you probably have more than just one! So what do you get for the girl who loves all things beauty…but already has every shade of lipstick and shadow in the world? Read on for our suggestions:
Diptyque Candles - The luxurious - and expensive! - candles are famous for a reason: elegant and sophisticated, they’re like no other candles in the world. The most popular scent, Baies, smells like “a rose garden by the water’s edge.” Words don’t do their fragrances justice, though. Just trust us, your giftee will love you.
OCC Lip Tar All-Star Mini Set - Perfect gift for the Lip Tar fan! This 4-pack features some of OCC’s best-selling shades, plus a lip brush. These vegan lip colors stay put like no other, so this kit will last your gift recipient quite a while!
MAC Masterclass Brushes - The beauty world is buzzing over MAC’s new collection of brushes. Just take a look at them; they’re like nothing we’ve seen before. They kind of resemble toothbrushes, which is pretty much how you use them…instead of tapping or stippling, you should glide these brushes along your face. The set of three brushes should cover all your beauty needs.
Cosmo Bag - Ever spend ten minutes looking for a certain eyeliner, then lose patience and just go for a different look? It won’t happen again if you get the innovative Cosmo makeup bag! The design opens up so that you can immediately see all the contents of your makeup case - never lose a product in the shuffle again!
Harry Josh Pro Dryer - This hairdryer by celeb hairstylist Harry Josh is creating quite a stir. The breakthrough technology minimizes frizz while being energy-efficient and reducing drying time. If you want to gift the best of the best, this is your go-to.
ELF Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette - You won’t believe the price tag, but yes, this is really only fifteen bucks. Featuring pretty much every color underneath the sun, this is what you call a bargain! Have a blast experimenting and playing around with this 144-piece eyeshadow palette.
Roy: I am most thankful for Alder Dry Shampoo because I hate washing my hair and it really makes my scalp feel clean and makes my hair look super fly. Also, it saves me those mornings where I really have to run out and don’t have time to hop in the shower!
Natalie: L’Occitane’s Almond Oil sweet smell instantly puts me in a better mood, and who doesn’t love a multitasking beauty product like that? It also feels amazing on the skin.
Tiffany: I love experimenting with beauty - bright liners, bold lipsticks - but my one mainstay is Garnier’s anti-frizz serum. I discovered it a few months ago, and now I won’t straighten my hair without it. It’s made such a difference, I can’t recommend it enough. Wishing everyone a happy Thanksgiving filled with joy, laughter and love!
Megan: Pertaining to beauty, I’m extremely thankful for chapstick! My lips become extremely dry in the cold weather. Currently obsessing over Nivea’s A Kiss of Moisture Lip Care.
What our Facebook fans are thankful for!
"My chap stick, my body lotion, and most importantly, my warm sweaters!" -Paulina Hakimi
“Rosebud Salve!!! I keep one everywhere, car, by my sink, purse, office, kitchen, such a great multi use beauty product!!” -Rita Patel
"My amazing Ina that is the master in blowdrying my hair!” -Carole Hallac…everyone has a hairstylist they’re thankful for, right?!
Can you believe Thanksgiving (or the once-in-a-lifetime Thanksgivukkah, for some) is already here?! The holidays are a time to indulge in delicious food and drinks, and enjoy being with your family and friends. Even the most hardcore dieter doesn’t want to count calories at this time. The good news is you don’t have to.
The key to maintaining weight is the good ol’ fashioned trick of portion control. Keep the image above in mind during your feast… fill up half your plate with good-for-you veggies, a quarter with protein (hello, turkey!) and the last quarter with oh-so-delicious carbs (mashed potatoes, yams, corn).
Following this guideline will ensure your stomach is happy, and so is your waistline. And, remember, it’s the holidays - if you really want that slice of pumpkin pie, go for it. YOLO!
November is pretty much the greatest month for beauty junkies. Not only are new products released, but we finally get to pick up the holiday collections we’ve been eyeing since the end of summer and all of our favorite brands debut their carefully curated gift sets and palettes. Here are some of the just released products we can’t wait to get our hands on:
Marc Jacobs Beauty I Lovemarc Collection - Yes, the price is steep, but this is the ultimate gift for a lipstick addict. The limited edition holiday collection features 13 Lovemarc Lip Gels in vibrant colors ranging from a classic red to multiple nudes to a vampy burgundy. Congrats to anyone who manages to score one!
Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipstick - There is nothing worse than a drying lipstick. For that reason alone, the name of Tarte’s new ‘Butter’ lipstick is intriguing. Creamy and moisturizing, this new line features Cupuacu, Murumuru and Shea Butters that keep lips totally hydrated. Available in eight gorgeous shades, this is something we can’t wait to test out.
Formula X for Sephora Lusters - These sparkly, glittery polishes from Sephora’s new line make for perfect stocking stuffers. Available in 12 colors, these lacquers are perfect for creating fun nail art looks or jazzing up your fingers for the holidays.
Anastasia Lavish Set - One of the hottest new palettes on the market - and a Pampadour favorite - is Anastasia’s new Lavish Set. Featuring 10 different shadows, waterproof liner, a brow pencil, tweezers and lining & blending brushes, this kit has everything you need to create an enviable eye look.
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Rose Gold - This limited edition creamy luminizer comes in an irresistibly appealing rose gold. Unlike normal pressed powders, this formula mixes wet and dry pigments to give you a balanced glow that lasts all day.
There’s no point denying it any longer. It’s time to put away the tees, and pull out the chunky sweaters and puffers. Winter is coming (requisite cheesy Game of Thrones joke). If you’re prone to dry, red skin, you know that your skincare routine works overtime during the next few months. Here are some seasonal must-haves to protect your skin on even the most dreary of days.
To lock in moisture, apply a hydrating serum (like Quench by Kate Somerville) to your face before applying your moisturizer. This is so good, you can get away with skipping any heavy makeup altogether.
There are pros to winter…cashmere, hot chocolate, watching snow fall. But a major con? You’re more prone to breakouts. The extreme dry conditions causes skin to become flaky, and that can cause acne to flare up. Fresh Umbrian Clay Mattifying Face Exfoliant gently clears away those dead skin cells, while absorbing oil and unclogging pores in the process.
To keep skin refreshed throughout the day, keep a balm like Smith’s Rosebud Salve on hand at all times. A true beauty multitasker, use this salve as a lip balm, on cracked elbows, to nourish cuticles…pretty much anywhere you need it!
If you’re really devoted to having the best skin possible this season, change what you’re putting into your body, too. Sodium dehydrates skin, so try to reduce your sushi and cheese intake (both super-high in sodium). Yummy alternatives like lemon and garlic can add flavor to your meals.
The charming Chef Roblé, star of Bravo’s addicting Chef Roblé & Co., has ventured out on a rather unexpected side project. Launching in the spring of 2014, the beloved celebrity chef will be releasing a perfume, which he refers to as a “fragrance recipe.”
Food and perfume don’t naturally go hand-in-hand (anyone remember the Eau de Pizza Hut?!), but the chef, who spoke to us at BeautyPress, made his scent sound utterly delightful.
The citrusy sweet fragrance is a combination of some of his favorite courses and dishes. Some of the components were actually on display at BeautyPress, including “Sparkling Cocktail” and “French Toast Crunch.” Yum!
Breast cancer awareness month is getting a boost from a surprising place… the football field. The NFL has teamed up with the American Cancer Society to support the fight against this disease with their campaign, A Crucial Catch.
Throughout the month of October, you can spot the biggest football stars, plus coaches and referees, wearing pink sports gear, throwing special footballs and running on pink ribbon-adorned fields - all to raise awareness for this important cause.
All of the apparel worn on the field will be auctioned off, benefiting the American Cancer Society’s Community Health Advocates National Grants for Empowerment (CHANGE) program. This program provides breast cancer screenings to women who would otherwise have difficulty getting tested. To join in on the conversation, use the hashtag #NFLPINK.
Breast cancer brings many difficult and overwhelming changes in a woman’s lifestyle.
Recently launched, CureDiva.com is the first ever community and shopping site for women’s breast cancer lifestyle needs. It’s so hard to know and difficult to find what you need during each stage of breast cancer, and the site offers all of these answers and products in one place, together with full community support.
CureDiva wants to help women feel like “Divas” before, during and after treatment. Founded by Efrat Roman, Tovi Rigler and Ester Gofer, together with two of the Born Free baby bottle founders Dan Vigor and Gil Lemel.
With product reviews, forum discussions, blogs and “do and don’t lists” for recently diagnosed women, the platform is organized according to each breast cancer stage, and leads women directly to the solutions they require, from retail items to tips, blogs and discussions relevant exactly to the phase of treatment they are in.
In addition, there’s CureDiva’s community of “Guardian Divas”: women who have had breast cancer themselves who will be able to offer real answers and provide support and clarity to users.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and many of your favorite beauty brands have released limited edition versions of their most beloved products to benefit the cause. So go ahead and treat yourself to some new beauty buys, all the while raising awareness for a cure.
Bobbi Brown French Pink Set, $45 - This blush and brush combo features an embossed BCA ribbon in the lovely pink powder. $10 of each set will benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
NEST Fragrances Passion Classic Candle, $28 - The founder and CEO of NEST created the Passion Candle to honor the memory of incredible breast cancer awareness advocate, Evelyn H. Lauder. 10% of the retail price will be donated to BCRF.
Philosophy Shower for the Cure, $20 - This 3-in-1 shampoo, shower gel and bubble bath supports the Women’s Cancer Research Fund. Philosophy will donate 100% of the net proceeds from the sale of this product.
Estee Lauder Evelyn Lauder Dream Compact, $49.50 - Inspired by the beloved Evelyn Lauder, which was on the forefront of the fight to find a cure, Estee Lauder will donate 100% of the retail price of this perfume compact to BCRF.
Giuliana Rancic spoke in her Beauty Adventure about the therapeutic feeling of pampering herself while she was going through her breast cancer battle. To do her part in giving back, Giuliana has teamed up with Bright Pink, a breast cancer foundation, to create Fab-U-Wish.
Fab-U-Wish is similar to the Make-A-Wish Foundation in that it aims to make your dreams become a reality. Women who are currently battling breast or ovarian cancer, or who have recently overcome their fights, are eligible. Your wildest dreams could be attainable with Fab-U-Wish. Walk down a red carpet, go on a shopping spree, even meet up with your favorite celebrity…
If you or someone you know is going this battle and in need of a little refuge, submit your Fab-U-Wish application today. Every woman deserves to feel beautiful, feel like a princess…