Welcome to 3-Minute Read, your midweek rundown of everything we're talking about at Byrdie HQ. Every Wednesday, we'll get you up-to-date on the beauty news you need to know—in just three minutes.
Pro tip: While engaging in healthy rituals before bed should ideally be a nightly occurrence, it's valuable to have an especially healthy routine to rely on when you have a big day ahead—say, an important presentation or an interview. Coveteur editor Noah Lehava's is four steps:
1. She powers down. "Putting a hard stop to my work and IG worm-holing by 9 p.m. is imperative," she says. Truer words have never been spoken.
2. She changes into pajamas. It's totally psychological, but we can confirm that waking up in fancy grown-up pj's rather than your ratty college T-shirt is a total confidence booster.
3. She sips on something calming. Skip the red wine, and settle for herbal tea instead, because alcohol isn't going to do your sleep cycle any favors.
4. She engages in some aromatherapy. Calming scents like lavender, peppermint, and patchouli are all scientifically shown to relax the brain.
Should you have time, our bonus tip is to take a bath an hour before bed—when you get out of the tub, your body temperature will drop, signaling your brain that it's time to get some deep sleep.
The always-savvy Tone It Up girls swear by a combination of metabolism-boosting HIIT workouts and filling up on protein to complement that afterburn. Head over to Brit + Co for their specific tips.
According to The Zoe Report, the press-on nails of the '90s are poised for a grand return. If you're suddenly plagued with traumatic flashbacks of finding those little stickers everywhere, take comfort in the fact that 2017's take is thoroughly modern—and believe it or not, chic.
See you never, sticky glue: These nine eyelash primers are better alternatives anyway.
YSL just launched its beloved Touche Éclat ($38) in a bright white shade. Consider all your strobing needs officially met.