We’re back with another beautiful #TheSkinProject post, and this week we’re talking about toner. (We mean toner for your face, not for your printer. Nerd.)
Toner is a controversial and highly misunderstood subject, much like attention deficit disorder or celebrity baby naming conventions. The bulk of the confusion comes from the broad use of the term “toner” to apply to anything you dab on with a cotton ball after cleansing. Soon, skincare companies started using “toner” interchangeably with “astringent”, which is the harsher, alcohol-based version of toner meant to reduce oil and tighten pores on those with very oily or acne-prone skin. Consequently, toner started to receive a bad rap for “drying your skin out”.
However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. The reality is that there are so many varieties of toner, chances are one will work well for your skin type – it’s more about which product you’re using than what it’s categorized under. With that in mind, you should choose a toner based on 2 things: 1) your skin type; and 2) what your goals are.
The anti-aging sector of the skincare industry has seen huge scientific advancements in recent years. Nearly every product boasts about some difficult-to-pronounce compound it claims will work wonders for your skin – but who knows what these “miracle” ingredients really do? Here are five ingredients to check out if you’re interested in anti-aging products and why they work:
Need a boost of confidence to take on this New Year’s Eve with new zeal? Try out this modern fragrance: Hot Couture by Givenchy. (By the way, for girls having trouble at the perfume counter in the mall – Givenchy is pronounced jee-vahn-shay.)
Raspberry dominates this spicy fragrance, while magnolia, amber, bergamot, and pepper draw Hot Couture together to create a confident, cheerful and stylish scent. Created in 2000 by Jacques Cavallier, Givenchy’s Hot Couture is a modern classic that plays to any young fashionista’s strengths. And who wouldn’t love the name?
I’d recommend Hot Couture for a first date to replace nervous jitters with exhilaration. He’ll fall in love once he gets a whiff of you – and if he doesn’t, who cares? At least you smell great. Hot Couture by Givenchy sells at Amazonfor $60.
Lately, I’ve seen a lot of girls sporting a low ponytail. Whether spending a day at the beach, running errands, or dressing up for a date or Girls’ Night Out, this flexible hairstyle looks great on everybody – but if not styled properly, this look can be a bit, well, boring.
Since it’s such a growing trend (and super cute!) I’ve got some ways to make yours unique. Try these out and you’re guaranteed to look fab:
They say your hair is the first thing people notice about you, and nobody has great hair without great styling tools. I picked up the FHI Heat Nano Weight Pro 1900 Turbo Hair Dryer, and I have to say I’m impressed. Hairdryers aren’t typically too exciting, but this one delivers benefits I didn’t even know I was looking for!
My first surprise came in the Nano Weight Pro 1900 Turbo’s weight – it’s unbelievably light. The hairdryer also features 2 speed settings and 3 temperature settings, making it easy to adjust to your liking. And the power cord is insanely long. This may seem inconsequential, but if you like to dance around the bathroom singing “My Sharona” while you style like I do, it comes in handy for avoiding yanking your brand new hair dryer out of the wall socket.