Bikinis are likely the last thing on your mind right now amid the current pandemic we’re in, but if summer beach days and lying outside with your friends is something you daydream about, then this story will hopefully lift your spirits. Oddly, swimwear can come with a pretty high price tag, but that doesn’t always have to be the case. If you look hard enough, you can find hidden gems that, although they won’t cost you more than $100 (yes, for both pieces combined), they will look like you paid much more than that.
When it comes to finding cheap swimwear that looks expensive, there are a few things that you should be mindful of: prints, seams, and straps. So long as those few details are examined with a fine-tooth comb, you’ll be fooling everyone as you wear a $17 bikini that looks like it cost $200.
Ahead, go on to shop the best cheap bikinis on the market from some of your go-to retailers like Amazon, H&M, and Topshop.
Let me preface this by saying I’ve never had naturally voluminous hair. I’m not here to complain: I’ve learned how to manage and tame my fine, fragile hair, accepting my mane for what it is without giving up my highlights (yes, there is a way to havehealthy highlighted hair). As an expert in testing out beauty products, I’ve tried every hair supplement on the market, from pure collagen powder and prenatal pills to biotin-infused everything.
But I only recently discovered a true miracle worker. Unfortunately, due to the numerous attempts—and fails—to find a suitable supplement, I became a bit of a skeptic when familiarizing myself with new pro-cuts. In fact, I essentially gave up testing new products and justified it by using less hot tools and stripping myself of all bad hair habits. It’s hard to decipher why I gravitated toward Nutrafol supplements—I guess my last attempt proved to be the most effective.
I didn’t do my due diligence when researching the product; however, these hair-changing capsules came highly recommended from a colleague, so I nonchalantly took the Nutrafol Hair Wellness Evaluation which creates a customized recommendation for your hair’s needs. Founded with a mission to bring safe, efficacious natural products to the market, Nutrafol creates natural formulations that addressing a wide range of hormonal, environmental, and hereditary causes that affect hair health.
“My business partners and I took almost a year of research, involving other doctors in the process, to dive deep into unhealthy hair follicles at the root and how botanicals can work to achieve healthy hair.” Sophia Kogan, MD, chief medical officer of Nutrafol, explains. “It was especially important to understand the scientific basis to be able to bring Nutrafol and its science to Western medical doctors.”
From celebrities with comparable hair to mine, including Hilary Duff and Naomi Watts to Rumer Willis and Ashley Tisdale, Nutrafol has developed a devoted following simply because of the significant results.
Here’s the truth: it’s not going to happen overnight. If you opt for instantly gratifying products, this is not for you. You don’t take one capsule and wake up as Rapunzel the next day—although I did notice results within the first month. Let me break the regimen down: After taking the hair wellness evaluation, which assesses stress, diet, and wellness routine, Nutrafol recommends one core solution (the pills) and two targeted boosters (ranging from liver support, digestive enzymes, vitamin B, etc). I was prescribed the core Nutrafol Women’s Supplement, as well as the Vitamin B Booster and Liver Support Supplement. I took four core capsules, two liver support capsules, and a droplet of vitamin B once a day with food.
So what did I notice? Do I suddenly have hair down to my heels? No. But, finally, my hair has grown past my collarbone (a milestone I never foresaw), and the once-dead ends are no longer broken and scrappy. My hair has remained fine, but it’s now much denser. I’m currently on my third bottle, and I’m eager to see the improvement as I remain committed to this growth plan.
When it comes to whether or not hair supplements or hair masks are better, I remain convinced that supplements are the real game changer. Sophia confirmed my suspicions: “The living portion of the hair, the follicle, is a sensitive mini-organ that’s impacted by everything that happens within the body. Its health is reflective of the internal environment and should be treated from within. That’s where botanicals and Nutrafol come in.” While these supplements promote hair growth from within, I’m mindful of the other products I’m using. Scroll below to see which products, in use with Nutrafol, enhance my hair health.
When it comes to Kate Middleton‘s jewelry, everyone immediately thinks about the iconic sapphire-and-diamond engagement ring that was given to her from the late Princess Diana‘s personal collection. It’s striking, full of history, and probably priceless. That said, the rest of her jewelry box is also worth spotlighting too, even if the pieces aren’t quite as famous. For starters, it includes a pair of earrings that were also from Lady Di and almost match her legendary ring.
Kate Middleton clearly plays favorites with her royal jewelry, as she is routinely photographed wearing the same few pieces over and over. Her Annoushka pearl drop earrings are definitely among my favorite pieces. They’re practical and subtle yet timeless and chic—the perfect combination if you ask me. Scroll down to see Kate Middleton’s favorite earrings and necklaces, and shop pieces without royal price tags.
You probably feel like spring only just began, but actually, summer is nearly here, which means there are whole new set of trends to consider. And along with new waves of fashionable pieces, there are bound to be a few outdated summer trends worth letting go of. To provide you with some helpful insights, we’re sharing the trends we’re putting to bed and what we’re adding to our summer closets as we prep for summer 2020. While some of these outdated trends might not surprise you, you’ll be pleased to see that there’s one trend in particular multiple editors will be opting for as soon as summer hits. If you’re ready to start building your summer wardrobe, scroll down to see what we’ll be wearing, and feel free to add them to your cart along the way.
“I think gladiator sandals are a bit outdated at this point, and I love wearing simple two-strap sandals instead. They’re much sleeker, and as a bonus, are way easier to slide on and off.” — Erin Fitzpatrick, senior news editor
“I never got on board with the flip-flop craze that took over last year, but this summer, I’ll be adding sleek heeled versions into my closet.” — Kristen Nichols, managing editor
“This summer, I’m letting go of the prairie-top trend. I wore it so much last year that I kind of just tired myself out. Instead, I’m leaning into a much more versatile and practical trend—baby tanks. These are reminiscent of the ’90s and luckily can be really cheap.” — Lauren Eggertsen, fashion editor
“I’m saying sayonara to my tiny sunglasses and instead opting for trending shield sunglasses to disguise my under-eye bags in style!” — Judith Jones, market editor
“I never thought I’d say this, but I think I’m finally ready to put my short shorts on the back burner in favor or longer styles. From bike shorts to long denim shorts to tailored pairs, I’m all in.” — Nicole Akhtarzad, market editor
“I’m letting go of my ultra-short shorts in favor of the rising denim bermuda shorts trend. I’ll be snapping up a looser-fitting ’90s fit short this summer, which I think is such a chicer alternative to the teeny-tiny denim cutoffs that reigned for years.” — Anna LaPlaca, assistant editor
“It’s been a long time coming, but I’m officially over short denim cutoffs. Longer shorts and bermuda lengths look much more forward this summer.” — Allyson Payer, editor
This post was originally published at an earlier date and has been recently updated.