It’s been a while, to say the least, since I’ve shared my Glow Guide. In case you’re a new reader, my Glow Guide series is a curated monthly roundup of my favorite beauty products. The focus changes month to month, depending on the season and what’s trending. In the spirit of back to school, I figured I start it up again just in time for the fall.

I am still feeling skincare over makeup, and can slap on my daytime makeup in less than 5 minutes. I am addicted to essential oils and keep little bottles of them on me at all times. I have just switched to Dr. Barbara Sturm cream just in time for the cold and am using her super-rich body cream as well.

I discovered a new cheek and lip tint in the most perfect (and totally universal) tone and I am really into a red eye shadow situation for evenings when I want to look a little vampy. What else… Oh, perfumes and candles! Fall is all about finding your scent and creating a warm, cozy place to come home to. Read on for the full September beauty edit of the best products to try for the season ahead.

Ellis Brooklyn SciFi EDP

Raaw in a Jar Blue Beauty Drops

CAP Beauty Matcha Match Stick Box

Glass Dharma Glass Straw

001 Skincare London Pure Active Peel

Byredo Rose Of No Man’s Land Roll-On EDP

RMS Beauty Garden Rose Eye Shadow 19

 Charlotte Tilbury Matte Lipstick Amazing Grace

 Pursoma Earth Bound Body Mask

 Susanne Kaufmann Nourishing Herbal Whey Bath

Dr. Barbara Sturm Anti-Aging Body Cream

Living Libations Rose Glow Complexion Mist

 Olio E Osso No. 2 Balm in French Melon

 Rituel de Fille Ash and Ember Eye Shoot in Viscera

True Botanicals Antioxidant Booster

When it comes to summer skin (and pool party attire!), less is certainly more.

Instead of covering it all up, aim for a natural glow. Enhance your best features and subtly disguise your problem areas. To do this, all you need are a few essentials.

Invest in a summer perfume, a new lip gloss and fun convo-starting sparking earring. You can put away (for now) your heavy eye shadows, crimson nail polishes and your contouring creams in favor of a light translucent powder, a skin perfecting anti-aging mist (that can go on-the-go) and of course a luminizing SPF. These are the products you need for the warm weather season ahead.

Bobbi Brown Gel Liner

This eyeliner doesn’t budge, even in the balmiest of summer nights.

Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector

This corrector creates a soft, diffused radiance that evens and brightens your skin tone. Use on top of your concealer.

Dyson Hairdryer

The is THE hairdryer. Every girl needs it because it will forever change your hair styling game. It’ll leave your locks smooth, not stringy.

Elizabeth and James Nirvana Perfume Oil

This rollerball (one that a lot of my editor friends wear) is the perfect little pick-me-up to keep on your body at all times. Smell like peony and tender musk.


Gypsy Water Hair Perfume

One spritz of Byredo’s hair perfume will last all day – the scent subtly diffuses as you move, which is perfect for summer strolls. This fragrance is an uplifting, slightly woody blend of juniper berries and incense with a base of vanilla and sandalwood.

Tom Ford Fleur de Portofino Eau de Parfum

This scent was inspired by the abundant white flowers of the Mediterranean White Acacia tree. Think: Calabrian Bergamot, Sicilian Lemon and Tangerine. At first, it’s a light mix of citrus and florals, then it transitions to a comforting vanilla and honey base.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer, Fluorescent Beige 142

Fluorescent Beige is a soft pink hue with rich mauve undertones and an iridescent finish that creates that wet look… like you just stepped out of the pool.

Chanel Nail Polish, Pirate

The newly renovated 5-free formula actually improves the quality of your nails. Pirate is a Chanel original and is one of the best reds of all time.

La Mer Soft Fluid Foundation SPF 20

Two of my friends had this on over the weekend and it gave them the prettiest and glowiest complexion. It’s super light, covers redness and sunspots and contains the brand’s famous “Miracle Broth.” This foundation leaves your pores refined and your imperfections virtually gone, while SPF and antioxidants help protect your newly flawless skin.

The only beauty products that you need this summer are...Herban Essentials Assorted Essential Oil Towelettes

Keep em in your car, beach bag, on your bathroom counter or in your kids’ bedrooms. These all-natural towelettes clean up the stickiest of fingers and the dirtiest of faces.

Sanitas Skincare Brightening Peel Pads

Recommended by the women of Dangene, so you know it’s good. They’re great if you suffer from acne, eczema, rosacea or just want sparkling skin. These super easy-to-use pads are made with this perfect cocktail of acids: Lactic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Salicylic Acid and witch hazel.

RMS Beauty Champagne Rose Luminizer

RMS’s newest luminizer is like the original but this time with a blush-pink champagne tint. It’s avant-garde, mystical and rosy.

Zara Pearly Strappy Sandals

They look just like the Chanels. Just trust me, you will get 1000 compliments.

Tatcha Water Cream

This oil-free, anti-aging water cream releases a burst of skin-improving Japanese nutrients and powerful that help you achieve pore-less-looking skin. The finish delivers the most beautiful sheen!

Sachajuan Hair Cleansing Cream

By now, you should already understand our obsession. Read about it here.

Bite Lip Pencil

Finally, a lip pencil that matches the exact color of your lips. I like to fake a better pout with shade 010.

Coqui Coqui Beeswax Candle Coco-Coco

The milky coconut fragrance, infused into the black beeswax of this hand-poured candle is soft and sensual, with a subtle, bitter, green edge.

Eres Strapless Bathing Suit

This is one of the most classic Eres suits and it’s truly the most flattering. I always want to put on. You instantly feel chicer.

Dr. Barbara Sturm Sun Drops SPF 50

This liquid sun umbrella feels more like a lotion and is this summer’s lip, hand and eye must.

The only beauty products that you need this summer are...

Recently, I went out on a limb and switched up my shampoo routine. A friend of mine gave me a bottle of Sachajuan’s Hair Cleansing Cream and begged me to try it. The Swedish brand is known for their innovative approach to haircare, so I knew I was in for a treat. I’m typically pretty boring when it comes to my shampoo and conditioner — I’d rather splurge on skincare and go drugstore for hair — but this made me really rethink.

After a quick Google, I found that girls were raving about the product and how unique it made their hair feel. They said the first few days of use left their locks a tad greasy, but once their scalp adjusted, their hair was squeaky clean and perfectly textured. I knew I had to get involved.

I finally took the plunge about a week ago. The first wash was definitely strange, because there isn’t the foaming effect you get from typical shampoos. My hair is also super thick, so I was worried I wasn’t getting full coverage. But, I carried on. Once I got out of the shower, my hair smelled unbelievably good and felt super clean. Once I gave it a good blow dry, it was soft and voluminous, like I had just gotten a professional treatment. I had people stopping me the next day to ask if something was different!

As I continued using, the greasiness did subside and I was left with that perfect French girl hair texture. It was perfectly undone, but still had a nice and healthy shine to it.

If you are in a shampoo rut, this is your fix. Have you tried this product at all? Let us know in the comments!

Story by Lexi Tollefsen. Image, Bella Hadid by Daniel Jackson for Teen Vogue Volume 1 2017.  

I recently spend a little less than 48 hours in Paris. It was a super quick trip, but the perfect little excursion. It was so easy to get there from Zurich. There’s a train that takes you directly from the center of Zurich to the center of Paris. Between lunch at Clover Grill and dinner at L’Ami Louis I didn’t have time for much exploring, but I did carve out time for a few important stops: Colette and Biologique Recherche.

Colette is always a good place for beauty research. The beauty section isn’t big, but they carry some of my favorite lines as well as a few I had never seen. I am not super familiar with Edward Bess, for instance, but the pot of royal blue jelly caught my eye. The muti-tasking lip balm/eye gloss/blush, looks blue but actually turns pink upon contact with the skin. It’s magic.

Then I spotted the little corner of Joelle Ciocco. I am so intrigued by this brand! The Line in New York carries it and Clémence of Beauty and Well Being also swears by it. My attention was immediately drawn to the apricot-colored jar of Blossom Ceraxe. I just had to have it. It’s a super rich ointment that smells like orange blossoms. It’s made of essential oils like Mimosa and Damascus Rose and is super rich in fatty acids to repair skin and boost elasticity. The texture is ridiculous.

After Colette, I walked down to the Biologique Recherche lab where I got down to business with P50. (I wrote ALL about my findings here.) I picked up a bottle of P50’s latest launch for hyperpigmention, as well as one of their best oxygenating masks. I am already hooked, and have been using it every day since. It keeps my skin so plump and hydration.

The last stop on the beauty train was at Christophe Robin. I got a much needed haircut — just a trim — stocked up on my favorite hair thickener, the Instant Volumizing Mist with Rosewater. You guys, this stuff is the best AND it smells like roses. Plus, it was cheaper than the US versions, so I felt so lucky.

Have you ever been to Paris? What are some of your favorite French beauty essentials? Tell me everything in the comments!

It’s impossible to deny. Spring is all about accessorizing…the hair. From New York to Milan to Paris, the runways all exploded with a fresh new take on statement hair. We saw it at Dior, Rodarte, Tibi, Gucci, Bottega and, of course at Dolce. The trends from the shows can actually be translated into real life and can instantly upgrade your current hair situation. 
The best part about the season’s newest hair pins, clips, bows and bobbles is that you can keep the rest of your look simplified. Whether you like the keep things super clean — with Sylvain Le Hen’s minimalist clips — or experiment with something unexpected — like a visor! —  there is a look for you. 

GUCCI Floral Front Knot Headband

Dolce & Gabbana Polka-Dot Hair Band

Rosantica Hawaii Gold, Raffia and Quartz Visor

The Best Hair Accessories for Spring 2017

Givenchy Headband

Maison Michel Gingham Scrunchie

Sylvain Le Hen Barrette

The Best Hair Accessories for Spring 2017

The Best Hair Accessories for Spring 2017

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