Make sure you have your passport handy, because OPI is taking your nails on a European getaway! For their fall lineup, the nail brand channeled Germany to create twelve dynamic hues, ranging from sheer pink to deep wine. “The overall feel of the Germany Collection is elegance with an edge,” said OPI Artistic Director and Executive VP Suzi Weiss-Fischmann. “Wearing these shades on fingers and toes is a great way to accessorize a range of looks for the season.” With colors this pretty, saying auf wiedersehen to our bright summer nail polishes won’t be hard at all! The lacquers hit salons on August 8 priced at $8.50 each, but you can get a first look at the entire collection by clicking through our gallery now. Click “See the Photos” to preview the colors!
If you ignored the hype and got a burn, follow up with skin-saving products for a quick recover—and try not to let it happen again. “The lactic acid in plain yogurts impact the skin with calming and soothing benefits,” says cosmetician Ole Henriksen, who works with Charlize Theron and Renee Zellweger. Leave it on for 30 minutes as a mask before taking a cool shower and patting dry. The Korres Yoghurt Instant Soothing Gel ($38; korresusa.com) is a good alternative if real yogurt makes you squeamish. Dosing skin with healing aloe vera gel three to four times a day will help you heal fast too! Check out our gallery for more sun damage prevention and repair tips.
Antioxidants should be an integral part of your diet and your beauty routine! Layer on a serum like FIX Malibu Immaculate Complexion Smoothing Serum ($125; fixmalibu.com) to boost the potency of your coverage. If you do get sunburned, the iS Clinical Super Serum ($140; dermstore.com) helps reduce the appearance of sun spots. “It’s not ideal, but it will still help minimize the effects,” says Dr. Rebecca Giles, who has worked with Tea Leoni and Leann Rimes. Check out our gallery for more ways to keep your skin looking its best from head to toe!
Extended sun exposure can tan skin, highlight freckles and sometime cause sun spots too. Dark splotches on the forehead, cheeks and upper lip (also known as melasma) make their peak appearance in summer. “Apply a fade cream nightly like Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector ($50; clinique.com) or ask your dermatologist for a prescription strength version,” Dr. Hilary Reich, Noxema’s consulting dermatologist, suggests. For more simple solutions to summer skin care, visit our gallery.
New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow is known for his wholesome image, and on a recent trip to Chris McMillan’s Beverly Hills Salon, he made a special request for a stylist that doesn’t swear. Turns out, bad language annoys the football star—especially when getting his ends tended to. While we love going to the salon for some pampering, we admit, sometimes our hairstylists do things that irk us. (Ever go in for a trim and leave with a pixie cut?) We want to know: Does your hairstylist ever do anything to annoy you? Answer in our poll below!
Tomorrow night, we’re interviewing The Bachelorette’s Emily Maynard live on Twitter, and we’re asking her some of the best beauty and fashion questions you submitted! And there’s still time to send in your questions. Either leave a comment on this post or tweet us @InStyle. She’ll be answering your most stylish questions tomorrow, Monday, July 16 starting at 7 p.m. EST (just in time for you to watch the “Men Tell All” episode at 8 p.m.), so be sure to follow @EmilyMaynard and @InStyle, and use the hashtag #AskEmilyMaynard. See you there!
Plus, see Emily’s favorite looks of the season in the gallery.