For those of you doing some romancing this week for Valentine's Day, we're rolling out everything from lovey-dovey gift guides to V-Day nail art and all the best sexy products to get you in the mood for love. First up is gifts for the boy, which, to be honest, is always a tough one. When it comes to buying male beauty and grooming products, we generally find ourselves trying to instil better hygiene, so you might see a bit of that in here... let's go, lover.
Whether it's a work-related event during the week, brunch with the girls on the weekend, or date night with the boy — we're a busy bunch here at Sugar. As you might have already guessed, we're also celebrity stalkers, so if Olivia Palermo busts out a bronzed smoky or Diane Kruger shows-off a new braid, you can bet your bottom dollar one of us will walk into the office sporting the same look the very next day! With all the inspiring (and sometimes daring) hair and makeup on display, we thought it only fair we share. Click through to see what's on our makeup radars this week.
Easy, care-free beauty is something to look forward to in the Summer, but becoming delinquent with your daily upkeep can cause your hair and skin to go from glowing to dull very quickly. Luckily, it's easy to breathe life back into your routine with a few simple steps. Give yourself a seasonal tune-up with these beauty-saving products, after the jump.
You just have to love a balm or cream that you can put anywhere, on anything, right? Insect bites, dry skin, burns, cold sores — you name it and there's a cream for it, but who has enough space in their Wang for more than one? We live for hardworking, use anywhere beauty products, and after asking the question, we soon found out that the other Sugar editors do, too! From the heroic to the iconic, we seem to use them all. Click through to find out the 10 products we collectively can't leave the house without.
The Amazon is home to one of the most potent super fruits in the world: the camu camu berry. But don't expect to be seeing it lining your local fruit stand any time soon. Since it doesn't necessarily travel well in its natural state, perhaps the easiest way to enjoy the benefits of the camu camu berry is through beauty products. Find out exactly why brands are loving this amazing berry, and how you can reap its benefits, when you keep reading.
Our fashion editor Ali has spent her week preparing for a friend's wedding. And when we say prepare, we mean facials, lash and brow tinting, a spray tan — you name the beauty treatment, she's had it! But when it comes to a big event, the most important beauty stuff happens the night before. We're talking skin prep, hydrating and relaxing the body so it can look its best. Now, what better way to end the week than with a budget buys gallery dedicated to the night before the big day? So whether you've got a wedding — perhaps your own?! — a special birthday party or you just want to look amazing for no reason at all (you go gurl), click through to find out your beauty to-do list and the corresponding products.
Foundation can be very sneaky, sly even. You know — there one minute and gone the next. If you can relate, then it sounds like you're having problems getting your foundation to stay put. The solution? The power couple combo of primer and finishing powder. Primer goes on after moisturiser (and sunscreen), before any makeup products. You can apply it with a clean foundation brush or a makeup sponge, but be sure to let it sink in and do its job before you go over with foundation. Finishing powder should be the very last step of your daily makeup routine — the finale, if you will. The last curtain call! That trusty translucent powder will set your makeup so it doesn't go anywhere. Ready for beauty school, ladies?
It's that time ladies — Spring! That means fun in the sun but also exposed skin. Cue hair removal madness and bronzing products. Whether it's for your face, arms, legs, shoulders, chest or feet; using a bronzer of any description promotes a beautiful, sun kissed look, and who doesn't want that? We asked our editors to reveal their favourites this week — from powders to gels and beyond — and found a surprising cross-over... Kim Kardashian is our bronzing queen! Click through to find out our top picks.
It's no secret hemp gets a bad rap. While smoking cannabis is still mostly illegal, the plant itself can be used for more than a high. Hemp seed oil, which is legal, is actually a beauty superstar. Your preconceived notions about hemp might go up in smoke when you read more.
You'll be pleased to know the Sugar editors are very well trained when it comes to bathing. Kidding, we mean moisturising — particularly in Winter. We're always hearing how important it is to look after the skin on our face, but it's equally important to take care of our lovely limbs. Our legs and arms have been covered up for a few months now, but as the sun begins to shine, we're starting to think about prepping our skin for Spring. Cue the shower gel, scrubbing tools and body moisturisers we know we can rely on. This week our editors share two of their favourites.