Friday Favorites: Cool Coral Polish & More

A calm coral nail polish and the coolest coasters ever are a few of our Friday Favorites. Check out what else we’re loving this week:

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Clockwise from Left: 29 Surreal Places in America You Need To Visit Before You Die via buzzfeed.com, Slate & Bamboo Cheese Board available at nordstrom.com, Celestial Coaster Set available at anthropologie.com, Sun Bum SPF 70 Sunscreen Lotion available at nordstrom.com, 40 Pinterest-Ready Inspirational Quotes via stylecaster.com, Essie Tart Deco available at essie.com

Noelle Chehab is the Junior Editor of Spa Week Daily. 

Best Celebrity ALS Bucket Challenge Videos

Your favorite celebrities have joined in the ALS Bucket Challenge, and the videos are a must-see!

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The ALS Bucket Challenge is sweeping Facebook, Instagram and the Internet in general, and now Hollywood’s hottest stars are jumping on the trend! In case you haven’t heard of the philanthropic phenomen, the ALS Bucket Challenge requires you to dump an ice cold bucket of water over your head, or donate to benefit the cause.

Now the celebrities are getting involved in the ALS Bucket Challenge, the ALS Association has received “unprecented” donations, totaling to nearly $13.3 million in the last several weeks! That’s pretty impressive, plus we love getting a sneak peek into the lives of our favorite stars and learning they’re just like us!

Watch the all-time best celebrity ALS Ice Bucket Challenges below and tell us which on is your favorite in the comments!

Noelle Chehab is the Junior Editor of Spa Week Daily.

6 Best Radiant Orchid Beauty Products

Upgrade your summer beauty routine by incorporating the 2014 Pantone Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid – it’s the hottest shade of the season!

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Radiant Orchid is the 2014 Pantone Color of the Year and summer is the perfect time to rock this fun and flattering hue. There are plenty of options for mixing the purple-pink color into your wardrobe, but we love experimenting with new shades in our beauty routine.

That’s why we tried out the latest Radiant Orchid makeup and nail polishes to find the best buys for the summer season. From lipstick to eyeshadow and long-lasting lacquers, check out our list of new Radiant Orchid beauty products and tell us which ones you’ll be trying first in the comments below!

Pur Lipstick

This isn’t your average lipstick – not by a long shot! Formulated with Farm to Jar ingredients and age-defying Resveratrox, this beauty-boosting lipstick reverses lip lines, wrinkles and other signs of aging.

Pür Minerals Chateau de Vine Mineral Lipstick in Showoff available for $18 at ulta.com

Palladio Eyeshadow

Radiant Orchid has the ability to make any eye color pop, which is why it’s the perfect eyeshadow shade. This baked eyeshadow goes on easy and protects the delicate eye area with Green Tea and Vitamin E.

Palladio Herbal Baked Eyeshadow Trio in Lovely Lilac available for $8 at palladiobeauty.com

Deb Lippman Polish

You’ll be rocking the Radiant Orchid trend for a very long time thanks to this long-lasting nail polish. Enjoy a chip-free mani and healthier nails than ever because the formula is formaldehyde, toluene and dibutyl phthalate free.

Deborah Lippman Nail Lacquer in Between The Sheets and Maniac available for $18 at ulta.com

Lush Lip

This pinky purple liquid lipstick has some serious quenching abilities thanks to a hydrating base of jojoba oil and rose wax. The best part is you can opt for a subtle stain or bold pop of color depending on the occasion!

Lush Liquid Lipstick in Drive available for $18.95 at lushusa.com

Glo Lilac

This shimmery eye shadow is packed with antioxidants like Vitamins A, C and E that keep skin healthy. This product can also be combined with Moist Hydration Mist to create Radiant Orchid eyeliner.

Glo Minerals Eye Shadow in Lilac available for $18.50 at gloprofessionals.com

NCLA Nail Wraps

These care-free and convenient nail wraps hit two of summer’s hottest trends – Radiant Orchid AND ombré! Get a mani on the fly (with no dry time!) that will stay pristine even at the beach!

NCLA Pink Lady Nail Wraps available for $16 at shopncla.com

 

Noelle Chehab is the Junior Editor of Spa Week Daily. 

Friday Favorites: Summery Sandals, Insta-Tans & More

Summery Sandals, Instant Self Tanner and Stunning Yoga Pics are a few of our favorites this week! Check out what else we’re loving: 

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Clockwise from Left: “Wherever You Are” Print available at abbyhyslop.com, Beautiful Life Quote via thesarawong.tumblr.com, Joie A La Plage Nice Thong Sandals in Coral available at shopbop.com, Raw Vegan Spring Rolls recipe via Eat Raw Not Cooked available at amazon.com, Tarte Brazilliance Skin Rejuvenating Maracuja Face And Body Self Tanner available at sephora.com, SUP & Yoga In Brazil (Gorgeous Photos) via mindbodygreen.com

 

Noelle Chehab is the Junior Editor of Spa Week Daily.

Workout Wednesday: Get Trim with TAO

Introducing a new exercise device both compact and high-tech enough to allow you to workout anytime, anywhere. 

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What’s your number one excuse for not working out? No time? The gym is too expensive? You can’t fit the needed equipment into your 400 sq. ft. studio apartment? We feel ya, but April is officially on the outs, which means Memorial Day Weekend (the unofficial summer kickoff) is just a few weeks away. Luckily for those of us who can’t seem to drag ourselves out of bed to exercise (or stick with any of the above excuses–they work, too), TAO Wellness has created a new device ready to revolutionize your fitness routine.

TAO Wellness includes a handheld device, called the TAO WellShell, and an app which you can use on Android and iOS devices. The app is loaded with over 50 isometric exercises, which contract muscles in static positions.  The flexibility of only needing your TAO and your body to perform these motions allows you to work out on YOUR time, which is what we all really need.

Not only does TAO help tell you what to do, but the TAO WellShell monitors your fitness progression as well, even providing feedback. The sensors track heart-rate, sleep and pedometer steps. It also measures pressure, helping you vary your motions even in an isometric exercise.

TAO is an especially useful tool for video game lovers, because the device also works as a controller. TAO will really help you get into your game while providing a suitable core workout at the same time!

Confused? Check out this video and it makes the whole thing way easier to visualize:

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Sound intriguing? We certainly think so! This device sounds like the perfect thing to bring on a trip, where it’s always so hard to stay focused on wellness, and a way for those who can’t (or won’t) work out any other way to get some training done at home. TAO was available on Kickstarter earlier this month, but for anyone who missed out, you’ll have to wait a bit to purchase your own device. Keep checking the website for updates!

Arielle Sidrane is the Associate Editor of Spa Week Daily.