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5 Beauty Products You Totally Need Now

Written by Bryce

The mid-Winter beauty crunch is the worst- you sort of lose your grip on what you need to be wearing, showing, and feeling. I mean, it’s not holiday season anymore (adios, glitzy sparkly stuff), and it’s definitely not Spring (so, pastel florals are a no-go)… so what does one wear during our brief stay in beauty Purgatory? Skin-brightening things and neutrals, that’s what. This is the perfect time to become the perfect clean canvas for the fuschia you plan to rock by April.


1. Marc Jacobs nail polish in “Delphine.” There’s something wonderfully 90s chic about this brownish shade that says “I’m a sophisticated woman, and I like cats, ice cream, and fondue dates.” Basically, that means you’re super cool. $18 at Sephora, here.

2. Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampoo. Have you heard of the new Naked line? It’s free of parabens and other junk that might leave healthy-minded gals nervous, and it works like a charm. This is one dry shampoo that’s totally good on darker hair tones (no weird white mess), adds volume, and smells like a dream. At drugstore prices, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more convenient way to add some volume. Check out the line here.

3. Lather’s Daily Brew Lip Balm. Lather is a perennial fave around here, and their new lip balm trio certainly doesn’t disappoint. Each set comes with a fresh coffee, vanilla latte, and a green tea balm that’ll keep you perked up with hydrated lips all day long. Keep one in your bag, one at your desk, and one in your fave coat pocket. Available here.

4. Japonesque’s Dolphin Nail Clippers. You guys, these are DOLPHIN NAIL CLIPPERS. I’m not sure I really need to say any more (I shouldn’t have to), but, these are everything and then some. Of course they’re designed for kids and babies, but, if you’re a dolphin-loving-lady with a kissing dolphin ring relic saved from 1996, you’ll die for these. Available here.

5. Le Métier de Beauté Eyeshadow in “Tuscan Sunset.” Whether you’re working with bold brown eyes or subtle steely greys, this shade is universally flattering and wears like a charm. There’s a reason this line has a cult following. $30, available here.

About the author


Bryce Gruber is a Manhattanite mom who can be found jet-setting off to every corner of the globe. She loves exotic places, being fully rested and writing for some of the world's most popular news outlets.

1 Comment

  • I’m going to need to try the Herbal Essences dry shampoo since a) HE tend to have the most wonderful smell and b) most dry shampoos smell awful.

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