In this installment of our 50 under $50 franchise, I’m bringing you the very best deals you can snag from Macy’s. I uncovered clothes, accessories, shoes, bags, and plenty more. Shop through these Fall treats, and get yourself something new for the season ahead. Act fast; plenty of these picks are already selling out.
If I had to choose one department store to peruse for an entire day, it would be Macy’s. Whether you want a cool piece of jewelry or a versatile dress, you can find it all on the retailer’s site. Don’t go assuming everything is expensive – there are plenty of covetable must haves with reasonable price tags. Frankly, I could sift through the inventory from morning till night.
Disco eyes, marble nails and gale-force hair: These are the standout beauty moments from LFW
Ok, ok, so we might be a little biased, but London Fashion Week always has the best beauty trends. From bold makeup looks, to intricate and innovative hair styles, the beauty from the shows always succeeds in pushing the boundaries of tradition, blazing the trail for the season ahead in a way that is both culturally relevent and, well, beautiful.
Here, we take a look at some of our favourite looks as well as defining the trends that you’re bound to see a lot more of over the next few months. From hair that’s windswept and weird (in a good way) at Fashion East, to the disco-ball eyes at House Of Holland and Halpern, to the marble-effect nail art that was seen across the city, here are the very best beauty trends from London Fashion Week’s Spring Summer 2020 collections.
Looking for more beauty inspiration from around the world? Check out the best beauty looks from New York Fashion Week as well as what’s trending in Tokyo.
If You Really Want to Activate Your Core, a Trainer Says You Need to Try This Plank Variation
We’ve tried our fair share of plank variations, but it turns out that one of the hardest might have been right in front of us the whole time. The hardstyle plank looks just like a traditional elbow plank, but when done correctly, it should feel several times more difficult. “As opposed to the traditional plank that can be held for very long periods of time, this version can only be held for 10 to 30 seconds,” said Lisa Reed, MS, CSCS, owner of Lisa Reed Fitness.
Basically, you take the elbow plank and engage almost every muscle you can: brace your abs hard, squeeze your glutes together, tighten your quadriceps. “Nothing below the shoulders should be relaxed,” Lisa told POPSUGAR. This results in a huge amount of tension when done correctly, which is why you can’t hold the position as long as you might be used to. “It’s more about form and function and less about how long you can hold the plank,” Lisa said.
The point of the hardstyle plank is to intensely and effectively activate your core, Lisa said, which has multiple benefits beyond just strengthening your muscles. Activating your core, especially before a workout, will help you maintain proper form and avoid injury. Moves like this plank function to “turn on” these crucial core muscles and pay dividends throughout your workout, helping you keep your abs strong and engaged through every move. Keep reading to see exactly how to do a hardstyle plank.
If You Want to Lose Weight, Track Your Macros Using This Dietitian’s Simple Plate Hack
Most dietitians will encourage their clients to eat meals and snacks with all three macronutrients (macros): protein, fats, and carbs. This is a great way to help you feel energized, satiated, and nourished. But if your goal is to lose weight, what should that macro breakdown be?
“Just like everyone needs different calorie levels, you also need different macros,” said registered dietitian Leslie Langevin, MS, author of The Anti-Inflammatory Kitchen Cookbook. To make things simple and easy to implement, she usually tells clients to “eat half your plate of veggies, one-quarter protein, one-quarter carbs, and use fat in cooking or with foods in the meal like avocado, olive oil, or a little cheese.”
No meticulous measuring or weighing – just use your plate as the guide! You can always tweak this macro breakdown to suit your needs. Maybe you’re training for a half marathon and need more carbs, or maybe you have an injury that’s keeping you more sedentary, so you need to decrease your carbs. You can always meet with a registered dietitian to get a more individualized plan for you. Keep reading to see why each macronutrient is important for weight loss.