Amid all this gift giving, you should also take the time to pick up something for yourself. It can be daunting - I personally have a self-imposed rule of no purchases for myself after Dec. 1 - but one guilt-free way to indulge is through holiday minis. After all, 'tis the season to travel back home, and you can't lug a full-size bottle of Farsali Unicorn Essence on your flight, now, can you? When you think of it this way, these beauty minis are more like essentials. So go forth and add to cart! If you need guidance, read on for the 17 best minis that won't clog up your weekender as you haul it on all those planes, trains, and cars this Winter.
Yours truly, before and after my transformation with Anh Co Tran and Johnny Ramirez.
Anh Co Tran is, in a word, cool. He works with women who most of us fawn over in the media - he gave Coco Rocha, Ginnifer Goodwin, and Faith Hill pixie cuts. But he's not just a short-crop aficionado. He's styled Gone Girl's Emily Ratajkowski and even social media superstars like Arielle Vandenberg, who has over one million Vine followers. "Lately, all the women who come in for a cut show me Arielle's photo," he said. And, of course, Jessica Alba recently debuted her sexier, lighter strands, thanks to Anh and his partner Johnny Ramirez. But Anh's following isn't a result of his clients - it's his work.
The thing about Anh, though, is he might be cool, but he's not above being friendly. When you meet him, it's as if you've known him for years, like a close friend. That's probably why so many of his clients feel comfortable going so bold when their hair is in his hands. If you're in need of a major transformation, Ramirez-Tran will make you the 2.0 version of yourself.
Anh is a superstar in his own right. His Instagram has 207,000 fans, a mix of people who want to learn his technique, want their hair cut by him, or simply love gorgeous hair.
We have firsthand experience working with Anh. He predicted the bob would be the haircut of 2014 - he was right - so we filmed a segment at his salon, Ramirez-Tran, to learn the dos and don'ts of the 'do. Want to know more about the man behind the trend? Keep reading! Plus, learn the key products you need to create the look.
Credit: Coast Apparel In a short time, the holiday shopping season will arrive and those of you who have a beer lover in your life might be torn over what gift to buy. You could go for the usual beer of the month club membership or brand new set of pint glasses or beer mugs, but there is something much better- something that is both practical and unique, making for a unexpected gift surprise. It's Coast Apparel's Angler Shorts, the shorts with a built in koozie pocket. Look Great Wet or Dry Angler Shorts are men's shorts with a purpose. They are made from 100 percent nylon and that means they dry quickly. The Coast logo on the front lets everyone know that the wearer of these shorts is a person with fashion and comfort sense and the Angler Shorts logo on the back signifies the shorts as a unique item of apparel. Coast Apparel Angler Shorts are available in six colors: Khaki, Moonbeam, Navy, Grey, Sage, and Black. Plus, they come in six sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, and XXL. That means any waist size from 26 to 46 inches can find a pair of shorts to fit. Hold My Drink, Please The comfort and style of Angler Shorts would be reason enough to grab a pair and wear them proudly, but what sets these shorts apart is the right- front pocket. It is a permanent koozie; a Neoprene- backed pocket designed to keep your beverage cold. With a place to quickly store a can or bottle of beer or other beverage, you can multi- task with ease, knowing that your drink is right there, just a hands reach away, still cold and ready to drink. Credit: Coast Apparel Try a Different Angle Coast Apparel Angler Shorts are a cool clothing piece designed for beer lovers and others who are often found with drink in hand but with no place to set it down while they do other things. With Angler Shorts, the koozie pocket is right there, ready to accept a can or bottle when necessary so that you can get on with other things. With the multiple, large pocket design, Angler Shorts are much like cargo shorts and some of you might ask the valid question “If my shorts already have large pockets, then why do I need something like Angler Shorts”? Well, there are several good reasons and chief among them is the obvious fact that Angler Shorts contain a built in koozie; a specially lined space that acts as an insulator to keep your beverage cold. Another advantage some may not think about is that, with the insulation, you won't feel the coldness of your can or bottle as acutely against your leg. Trust me, I have worn cargo shorts with large pockets and have placed a can of beer in them more than once and I could quickly feel the cold can against my leg. With Angler Shorts, you have a protective layer between the can or bottle and your skin, so you don't have to feel that concentrated blast of frigidity. Angler Shorts are perfect for those who frequently attend outdoor events or go places where a beverage in the hand is a frequent occurrence. It can get really frustrating when you're holding a beer and need to temporarily free up your hands. What do you do if there is no table or ledge nearby to place the can or bottle? Your only choice is the set it on the ground and, assuming its level, things might be okay, But one false move and your bottle or can of precious nectar could topple over, making you wish your body was wearing a pair of Angler Shorts where that bottle or can could be resting, safe and sound, in its own special pocket. Coast Apparel makes dozens of shorts, shirts, and other clothing items but Angler Shorts are among its most unique and most practical. As they say, you often need to look at things from a different angle when improvements are necessary and Angler shorts from Coast Apparel are precisely the different gift angle you've been looking for. They make a great Christmas present, birthday present, or novelty item for any occasion and are bound to be a hit with any craft beer fan. Follow the links above and get a pair or two of Angler Shorts today! For more information on Coast Apparel, Angler Shorts, and other clothing and gift items, visit online at www.coastapparel.com
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2017 has brought us countless MAC collaborations, from Nicki Minaj to Rossy de Palma. Now, it looks like 2018 will be another year of exciting launches, starting with a newly announced Puma project. "Your favorite hues take a big step in a whole new direction! Stay tuned for a kickin' collaboration, coming soon. #PumaxMAC #ForAllTime," MAC wrote on Instagram Nov. 4. The teaser video was simply black and white with a silhouette of a sneaker and both MAC and Puma's logos. There's no further info for now, so all we're left to do is speculate what this collaboration could be. A clothing/makeup collection combo? A new palette? Sweat-proof makeup for working out like we've been seeing lately? The possibilities are endless. We at least know the surprising pair already have one thing in common: Rihanna. In 2014, the music and fashion icon became Puma's creative director for women's collections. She has since made Fenty Puma by Rihanna one of the most talked-about collections and shows of fashion week. Meanwhile, MAC collaborated with Rihanna back in 2013 on several product launches (who is still obsessed with the discontinued Riri Woo lipstick shade?). Rihanna, of course, has gone on to launch her own makeup collection with Fenty Beauty. All we're saying is great minds think alike. And, Puma and MAC teaming up isn't only more of a good thing, it's the best thing. That's not all to look forward to from MAC next year, either Aaliyah collection, anyone? Needless to say, get your wallets ready.