Easy-to-use nail polish brushes and an affordable way to indulge in designer perfume? Yes, please! I'm sharing the scoop on some new beauty trends that I couldn't have been more excited to try. Trust me, you're going to want to try these out.
Essie's new twist
This June, beloved nail brand Essie is adding an innovative collection to their existing line. Gel Couture polishes come with new, circular brush tips that reflect the curvature of nails for easier application. The brush's stem is also twisted, which allows for optimal product pick-up and an even delivery to nails (no more accidental globs!). ($11.50, essie.com)'
The new "microneedling" trend may sound scary at first, but it's actually painless — and it can help improve the look of skin. Here's how it works: Tiny needle-like points penetrate your skin, triggering the growth of collagen and increasing product absorption.
While pro treatments can be costly, new, at-home versions are making headlines, including handheld derma-rollers and Peter Thomas Roth's Microprint Patches. The small spikes deliver smoothing and plumping benefits deep into skin, while the patches use hydrating hyaluronic acid to battle crow's feet or under-eye wrinkles. ($125, sephora.com)
Switch up your scents
Luxury perfumes can come with a hefty price tag, but a company named Scentbird is aiming to make them more accessible. Each month, they'll send you exactly 30 days worth of a high-end, designer perfume for $14.95 (no more half empty bottles!). There are 450 fragrances to choose from and Scentbird even offers up adorable, themed collections — like Hollywood Diva and Parisian Sophisticate — that make great gifts. ($14.95 & up, scentbird.com)
A cult-favorite makeup brush cleaner
Beauty buffs can't get enough of this solid makeup brush cleaner from Blvd Cosmetics, which not only washes your makeup brushes and sponges, but also conditions and sanitizes them. The ingredients are all-natural and the clever system includes a convenient scrubbing surface under the cap. So maybe — just maybe! — you'll actually clean your tools as often as you're supposed to. ($16.02, blvdcosmetics.com)