Now that Christmas is in the rearview, this is the time for folks to start returning the gifts that were more thoughtful than practical. It is indeed the thought that counts. But gift receipts were created for a reason.
And Whether you were naughty or nice, you can still treat yourself. If no one in your circle thought to give you the gift of useful beauty, feel free to take control of your own spoiling.
These five beauty items and new brands that we’re excited about will help you ring in the new decade with your beauty routine already off to a good start.
Hyper Skin Clear Brightening Clearing Vitamin C Serum
New decade, same hyperpigmentation. Or not. At least not on Desiree Verdejo's watch! The first product from her brand, this vitamin C serum contains some of our favorites for brightening and evening, including turmeric and kojic acid. In a skincare market oversaturated with prestige products that don't always come through, it's nice to have a junk-free item that works effectively for our skin.
When you're getting really close to wash day but he (or she) is spending the night, but you still want to be stylish, this shower cap comes through. Not only is it cuter than your average cap, but it's smarter too. Its premium nano-tech fabric makes water just repel off of it. So you never have to worry about your tresses or your towel getting soaked from residual water. And it dries in seconds so it's easy to store. It's not silk-lined so keep your scarf on underneath, for now, to protect your curls and coils.
Not all lashes are created equal, we know that by now. And these lashes are made specifically with women in color in mind. They are designed for women whose lashes tend to be thicker and curlier, and they're made to conform so they're not too stiff or straight. The kit comes with everything you need, and lasts up to 25 uses. Talk about getting your money's worth. These lashes will take you well into the new decade.
Nothing says 'I love you' like the confidence of a great hair day, even when the weather takes a turn for the worst. And in the winter it only takes minutes to go from dry and cold to rainy and cold, or snowy with harsh winds. Whether you're rocking full shoulder-length coils, or your 'do is chopped down to a curly fade, it's your business to protect your style. Like a waterproof beanie and visor hybrid, this hat will do exactly that.
This wonderful little band might seem like it's mainly for keeping wigs in place without pins, combs, glue or tape. But it's actually also a great tool for keeping beanies, scarves, and silk headwraps in place. And whether you have a slender dome or a sizable skull, it'll adjust to fit your needs. For anyone who's ever lost a wig or hat to the wind on a really (and I mean really) bad hair day, you truly understand how much of a gift this band is.