Mani Monday: The Five Fiercest Red Nail Polishes For Fall

This Mani Monday, we found five perfect red polishes to help you look fierce for fall.

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When it comes to nail polish colors, nothing says classic-cool like a rich red hue. Perhaps it’s the staggering amount of nuance that exists in one shade, or just our inner femme fatale crying out for freedom—whatever the reason, we can’t help returning to those mean reds season after season. This fall, we’ve fallen in love with five fierce shades that have quickly replaced moody midnight tones as our favorites. Enjoy!

Dior Vernis in Rouge

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 There’s no better red than a bloody one, and this bright number from Dior defies all our expectations.

($24, dior.com)

Chanel Le Vernis in Rouge Rubis 

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Like all things Chanel, the Rouge Rubis is bold, rich and chic all over.

($27, chanel.com)

Zoya Entice Collection in Claire 

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Rustic red reminds us of apple-picking, and this back-to-the-barn shade jogs up childhood memories.

($9, zoya.com)

Tom Ford Nail Lacquer in Bordeaux Lust

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Dark and brooding like the designer himself, this burgundy-based hue strikes the perfect balance between deep red and decadent plum.

($32, neimanmarcus.com)

YSL La Laque Couture in Fuchsia Cubiste

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With a fierce fuchsia undertone, this fashion-forward hue has all the drama of a girl about town.

($27, yslbeautyus.com)

 

Elle Fure is the Editorial Director of Spa Week Daily.

DIY Vitamin C Treatment for Acne

Vitamin C works to clear up acne and heal scarring, making it a choice ingredients for DIY skin treatments! 

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You’ve heard it before – Vitamin C is packed with skin-benefiting vitamins that can plump and perfect your face in rapid speed. While you probably know about that Vitamin C can stimulate collagen production, there is also a lesser-known benefit of the skin superfood.

Recent studies have shown that Vitamin C is actually effective in treating and preventing acne. The vitamin strengthens the immune system, which is imperative for healthy skin, and it also battles free radicals that can cause breakouts and wrinkles.

You can reap the benefits of Vitamin C in some yummy foods like oranges, squash, tomatoes and spinach, and you can also apply it to your skin for impressive results. When combined, Aspirin and Lemon Juice make an unbeatable skin-clearing duo, and we definitely recommend trying this DIY treatment for glowing, gorgeous skin stat!

DIY Aspirin and Lemon Juice Mask

  • 6 Non-Coated Aspirin Pills
  • 1/2 Lemon
  • 3 Tablespoons of Baking Soda

1. Mix aspirin and lemon juice until pills are dissolved. It should create a paste consistency.

2. Apply paste to affected area using circular motions.

3. Let the paste dry for about 10 minutes.

4. Wash off the mask with a wet cotton ball coated in baking soda.

5. Rinse face with warm water.

If you have sensitive skin, or simply prefer to leave the pampering up to the pros, you’re in luck! This Spa Week, from October 20 – 26th, spas across the country are offering a slew of Vitamin C packed treatments that will leave you looking rejuvenated and feeling totally relaxed. Browse some of our favorites below, and head to SpaWeek.com to score a Vitamin C treatment in a city near you!

Arizona

60 Min Vitamin C Facial with Brow Wax at Amethyst Spa at Wekopa Resort & Conference Center in Scottsdale, AZ

California

60 Min Hydra-Fusion + Anti-Aging Caviar Facial with 3D Skin Analysis, Organic Jojoba Exfoliation and Papaya Mask, Ultrasonic Exfoliation, Microderm Plus Hydra-Facial and Vitamin C Penetration Spade Skin Care & More in Redondo Beach, CA

60 Min Pumpkin Peel Enzyme Facial with Vitamin C and Micro Current OR Microdermabrasion Diamond Blade at Cinema Wellness Los Angeles, CA

Georgia

60 Min Choice of Vitamin C Deep Cleansing and Hydrating Facial OR Foot Relieving Reflexology Session (Both Include Bonus Gift) at WellSpa Suites in Lithia Springs, GA

60 Min The Signature Facial Lift Peel with Vitamin C, Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids for Cellular Turnover at Pure Aesthetics & Skin Care in Dunwoody, GA

Idaho

60 Min Naturopathica’s Brightening Facial with Firming Vitamin C15 Wrinkle Repair Serum at Spa Ssakwa’q’n at the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort in Worley, ID

Massachusetts

60 Min Skin Renewal Facial with Vitamin C to Lighten and Brighten All Skin Types at Vinette Day Spa in Scituate, MA

New York

60 Min Choice of Signature Facials with Eye Treatment, Vitamin C, Collagen with Hand and Foot Massage at Rejuvenate Spa NY in New York, NY

Micro-Needling Hydrating Therapy Facial with Vitamin C at Aesthetic Laser Group in Yonkers, NY

Noelle Chehab is the Senior Writer of Spa Week Daily. 

Mani Monday: 8 Awesome Nail Polish Colors We’re Craving This Autumn

This Mani Monday, we’re moving into a moody palette with our favorite nail polish colors for fall.

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So long, summer! Wearing open-toe pumps was fun and all, but, let’s face it, we’ve been ready for the return of boot weather for quite a while. Thankfully, with October well on its way, the time has finally come to tuck our toes into the chicest ankle editions of the season. But adapting to booties isn’t the only ritual we’re happy to welcome this fall. Cooler nights and cozy sweaters mean it’s time to make a change to our beauty game as well. And nothing gets us more motivated than the moody nail polish palette making its appearance on manis all over town. To help you get a hand(le) on the deepest and darkest hues of the pre-holiday season, we put together a list of our eight favorite shades this fall.

Happy shopping!

JINsoon Tess Giberson Nail Polish in Nocturne

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($18, jinsoon.com)

Nars Nail Polish in La Notte

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($20, narscosmetics.com)

Deborah Lippman Nail Polish in Take The A Train

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($20, sephora.com)

Christian Louboutin Nail Polish The Noirs in Very Prive

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($50, sephora.com)

OPI Nail Polish in Rich Chocolate

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($9.50, ulta.com)

Essie Nail Polish in Bordeaux

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($8.50, target.com)

JINsoon Nail Polish in Heirloom

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($18, spacenk.com)

3.1 Phillip Lim For Nars Nail Polish in Shutter

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($20, narscosmetics.com)

Elle Fure is the Editorial Director of Spa Week Daily

The Perfect Tan By Vita Liberata—Enter To Win!

Get golden and gorgeous by entering to win a year’s supply of Vita Liberata’s sunless tanner.

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With September nearing its end, we’re doing our best to soak up every last drop of summer sunshine. And while we’re looking forward to the indoor comforts of autumn, we’re lamenting the loss of our golden makeup-free glow. Sadly, there’s simply no getting around it—the onset of fall means the onset of serious Instagram filters.

Now, we may be getting our tan via “Toaster,” but that doesn’t mean you have to. In fact, we’ve teamed up with luxury skincare brand Vita Liberata to help you hang on to that sunkissed bod all year long. In celebration of Spa Week, Vita Liberata will be giving away a year’s supply of their award-winning sunless tanner! And before you start stressing about those bad chemicals commonly associated with these beauty buys, rest assured, Vita Liberata wants nothing to do with that. As the first entirely non-toxic tanning brand, Vita Liberata provides only the most pristine products. There’s a reason why they’re a staple at the top spas around the world!

But being ahead of the curve when it comes to harmful chemicals isn’t Vita Liberata’s only claim to fame. They’ve actually created the world’s longest lasting tan (we’re not exaggerating!). Vita Liberata’s pHenomenal technology allows your tan to last as long as three weeks! Pretty crazy, huh? So if you’re wondering where to sign up, we don’t blame you! Simply enter our giveaway here and you could be cruising through the winter months with unbeatable bronzed skin in no time. Oh, and your best friend could be too. Did we mention that the year’s supply applies to both you and your sidekick? If you’re thinking you never win these things, however, don’t worry, Vita Liberate has added 10 runner up prizes to sweeten the pot. So go ahead—give yourself the chance to get gorgeous!

Elle Fure is the Editorial Director of Spa Week Daily.

Fall DIY Beauty Tips

This fall you can reap the beauty benefits of your favorite seasonal ingredients with these genius DIYs.

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After a summer spent slathering on sunscreen and spending tons of time outdoors, it’s no shocker that by fall your skin could use a serious pick me up. Not to mention the fact that issues like chapped lips, frazzled hair and an uneven complexion are often intensified by the change of season.

Nevertheless, as we transition from summer into fall, these common complaints are actually easy to address. Check out our Fall Beauty Tips, below, to find out how you can keep your glow looking gorgeous and your skin moisturized and smooth well through fall so you’re ready for winter!

1. DIY Lip Scrubs – Store bought lip scrubs often contain chemicals and ingredients that can actually make lips more chapped! Your safest bet is sticking to homemade lip scrubs so you know exactly what you’re slathering your pout with. One of our favorite (and edible!) lip scrub recipes uses ingredients you probably already have at home. Combine 1/2 cup Coconut Oil, 1/2 cup White Sugar and 10 drops of Peppermint Oil. Once a thick paste is form, store in the refrigerator in a sealed container.

2. Vitamin C Serum – If you soaked up a little too much sun this summer (wearing SPF of course!) then you’re likely seeing some skin issues flare up. Breakouts, dry patches or an overall dull complexion are some signs that you’re skin needs some soothing. Luckily, Vitamin C has been shown to reverse sun damage, while also stimulating collagen production that perks and plumps parched skin. Another bonus – it lightens sun spots! Deliver a serious dose of the beauty elixir with Vitamin C Serum that you can DIY at home. Mix 1 teaspoon Vitamin C Powder, 1 teaspoon distilled water, 1 teaspoon glycerin and a few drops from a Vitamin E capsule. Mix ingredients until resolved and store in dark glass bottle. Apply at night to clean skin.

3. Pomegranate Face Masks – By now you’ve probably heard that pomegranates are packed with the antioxidants responsible for keeping skin healthy. And while we love snacking on the tart fruit that will soon be in season, there’s an even better way to reap the beauty benefits from this ingredient. Simply blend pomegranate seeds in a blender to create a thick place and apply to skin. Once it’s dry, wash off with cold water and pat dry. You can expect to see less breakouts, improved hydration and firmer skin thanks to the natural healing properties of this super-food.

Noelle Chehab is the Senior Writer at Spa Week Daily.