How do I prevent my manicure from turning yellow in the sun? Nails need sun protection, too. Essie Non-Yellowing Top Coat ($8 at Ulta) contains titanium dioxide and benzophenone to keep UVA rays at bay and prevent polish discoloration and fading. Apply it as you would any other topcoat. Bonus: super shiny nails.
I’d love to get lash extensions, but they’re not in my budget. Any alternatives that last longer than one night? Yes! Jett Makeup—the same place that keeps me in the most gorgeous minkys—will custom fit you for a set of strip lashes that can be worn up to 20 times. Synthetic falsies start at $20/pair; mink eyelashes start at $125. 3940 W. 50th St., Edina, 952-856-4888, jettmakeup.com
We’ve learned how to cook with its oil and drink its water, and now coconut is having a moment in the beauty aisle. Coconut oil naturally moisturizes skin and hair without being greasy, while its water deep-cleanses and hydrates skin. Joey New York Peel-Off Masque ($32), from beauty.com; Pacifica Purify Coconut Water Cleansing Wipes ($6), from Target; Rejouvenance Cold Press Virgin Coconut Oil Bug Away ($48), from Prischmann Facial Plastic Surgery, 5201 Eden Ave., Ste. 170, Edina, 952-567-7151, mnfacialplastics.com