Beautyscopes: April 2024

April showers are bringing May flowers. Embrace this period of renewal and rejuvenation. The planets are shifting as spring arrives in full bloom. Prepare yourself for eye-opening experiences this month. Look for the Aries New Moon Solar Eclipse on April 8th. It beckons you to greet the month with courage, as new beginnings are imminent.

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Danielle Cappolla

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Danielle Cappolla is a writer who loves finding new beauty and fashion trends. She was born in New York and spent most childhood weekends exploring the city's hidden gems. She attended college and graduate school in the Big Apple. In her spare time, she enjoys scouting New York's dining, hospitality, cultural, and entertainment offerings.

Your birthday season is in full swing, Aries. You revel in the pursuit of a challenge, and opportunities are aplenty. The New Moon Solar Eclipse incites a shift in your purpose. It’s time to amp up your charm and step into a new role. Your magnetic personality will attract new people and lucky prospects.

Transform chapped lips with this Vitamin C Balm from Kindness Powered Skincare. The balm has a citrusy scent reminiscent of orange groves. Its proprietary blend of essential oils is a treat for the senses. Vitamin C Balm is formulated to reduce the appearance of fine lines, while naturally enhancing your lips. Moisturizing ingredients target dryness and nourish the skin barrier with antioxidants. Vitamin C Balm is thick, but has a lightweight application. It comes with a handy spatula, which allows you to apply the product without contaminating the jar. This compact product is easy to slip into a clutch or everyday bag for easy usage. Prepare your pout for some voluminous hydration.

Available: Kindness Powered Skincare

With Mercury retrograde on the rise this month, the stars are calling for a period of reflection, Taurus. Consider the strides you’ve made recently and how they contribute to your purpose. Your birthday season is forthcoming, and it’s the perfect time to treat yourself and celebrate your hard work.

The Sequoia Cuff from Sister Homage is about to embed itself into your signature style. This bracelet has stunning visual appeal. It’s a classic piece that is versatile enough to fit with every style. Dress it up or dress it down. The design has interesting elements that set it apart from a typical bracelet. The 14K gold vermeil option is bendy and allows for more flexibility. It’s a lightweight, sophisticated piece that enhances any style. Or, you can set the tone with the strong and sturdy 14K solid gold choice. The 14K gold bracelet comes with birthstone options to give your piece a personalized touch. The Sequoia Cuff is a piece of jewelry that tells a story. Its design was inspired by the bark of the sequoia tree. The Sequoia Cuff is a statement piece that will frame you as you stand in your power this month.

Available: Sister Homage

A period of bold transformation is up ahead, Gemini. A full moon in Scorpio on April 23rd will change the momentum of your career and personal life. Ride the wave of emotional charge, but do not make any firm decisions yet. This is a period of rest and simplicity. Meditate and check in with yourself about your goals.

Stay hydrated, mermaid style. This 30 oz Mermaid Cup from Mermaid Straw brings a playful vibe to reusable water bottles. The bright, opal-like hue shimmers like mermaid scales. The mesmerizing color shifts with the sunlight, bringing in the compliments and making it easy to keep in sight. Constructed from food-grade stainless steel, the chip-resistant design will make it your perfect sidekick for spring. The design has a double-wall vacuum insulation to maintain your beverage’s temperature. Hot beverages will stay warm for up to 12 hours while cold beverages will stay cool for an impressive 24 hours. Sip comfortably from stainless steel straw. The handle is ensconced in silicone, allowing you to grip your Mermaid Cup comfortably. Choose between two insulated lip options for flexible drinking on the go. The lids prevent leakage and the cup fits well in a car’s drink holder.

Available: Mermaid Straw

The pink moon is out and calling you to play, Cancer. You’ve recently been hibernating, leaning into a cozy hygge lifestyle. With the air warming, it’s time to spread your wings and emerge from your chrysalis. Your social life beckons with enthusiasm. Catch up with old friends and make new connections. You’ll feel energized and renewed when you connect with others.

The Aura Women’s Sneakers from Icebug will keep you moving swiftly this month. These lightweight running shoes redefine comfort. The light mesh on top makes the Aura Sneaker feel more breathable than your average running shoes. Each pair is thoughtfully engineered to support your feet as you move about your day. They’re sturdy and supportive. Cushioning at the bottom of the sneakers feels like walking on a cloud. These shoes were designed for high-performance on asphalt and gravel roads, so you can run efficiently in multiple settings. Unlike other sneakers, there is no breaking in period needed. The Aura Sneakers are snug and comfortable from the first wear. Aura cares as much about your carbon footprint as it does your physical footprint. Each pair is made from 8% bio-based materials and 27% recycled materials.

Available: Icebug

This April, open your mind to new ideas, Leo. It’s easy to get caught up in routines, but it’s time to step outside your comfort zone. Take a detour to an art museum or cook up a new recipe. New experiences forge new neural pathways that can open your spirit to greater creativity. Sometimes one difference can make you see the world anew.

British hairstylist Nicky Clarke, has made a name in the industry for styling the tresses of celebrity clients like Princess Diana and Gwyneth Paltrow. Nicky channeled his expertise into building an impressive haircare range, which is now available in the United States. The AirStyle PRO uses infrared technology to give you a salon-level blow dry at home. This technology promotes blood circulation and decreases tension on the hair follicle. These features don’t detract from the AirStyle PRO’s effectiveness. The ceramic air inlet and ionic conditioning pave the way for a shiny blowout minus the heat damage. One of the AirStyle PRO’s best features is its ability to keep your blow dryer at a lower volume, giving it a more meditative feel. At only twelve ounces, the AirStyle PRO puts the light in lightweight.The AirStyle PRO’s versatile design lets you choose between three temperature settings and three speeds, so you can customize your blow dry. The cool-shot button locks in your preferred style. The AirStyle PRO also comes with four accessories: a concentrator, a diffuser, and two aircurl attachments. These add-ons give you options to explore different blowout styles.

Available: Amazon

April is a time to get your financial house in order, Virgo. While you may be tempted to make a few impulse purses early in the month, the stars are calling for you to reassess your finances. Some splurges are worth their weight in gold, while others will be forgotten by the next full moon. Consider what things are worth the space in your life. It may be time to terminate that subscription you’ve been meaning to cancel.

This investment in your lashes is worth every penny. Get ready to debut some seriously lush lashes. Lash Spell has a serum that will work its magic on your eyelashes. The Enhancing Eye Lash Serum harnesses the power of bio-engineered peptides, essential proteins, vitamins, and conditioning ingredients to up the “wow factor” on your lashes. With the wave of a wand, this gentle serum will transform your eyelashes from simple to siren. The serum is formulated to increase the length and volume of your eyelashes, so they appear thicker and fuller. The application is a quick, easy step in your nighttime routine. A single swipe on clean, dry lashes each evening produces powerful results. The serum leaves out harmful ingredients including DEA, parabens, sulfates, BHA, BHT, and fragrance. In four weeks, you won’t remember how you ever batted at eye without Lash Spell.

Available: Lash Spell

Your sense of resilience is on the rise this month, Libra. Embrace risks and take action. The stars are prompting you to step into your confidence. This is a great time to advocate for a raise or take on a new leadership position. Your small steps are transforming into confident strides as you take up more space. Own your physical, emotional, and spiritual expansion.

These leggings from Oya Femtech Apparel have a versatile cut and style that fit right into your busy lifestyle. These black leggings are the little black dress of casual wear. They’re chic, comfortable, and easy to move around in. Oya Femtech Apparel has upped the ante on their leggings by providing additional perks. Each pair has breathable, moisture-wicking fabric. The design also keeps your health in mind. Antimicrobial fabric helps to decrease infections associated with bacteria buildup. The cooling, breathable fabric reduces skin chafing. Two deep pockets allow you to bring your most coveted items on the go. With comfort and performance in mind, the stretchy fabric makes squats a cinch. The brand currently offers four color choices, with many size inclusive options available.

Available: Oya Femtech Apparal

This month, you’ll feel drawn to physical activity, Scorpio. Take a nature walk or sign up for a new boutique exercise class. Movement is a way to process stagnant emotions. Your body is ready to release old feelings to make space for the new. Outdoor exercise will invigorate your body and spirit as signs of spring are abundant.

What if we told you there was a way to soak up the sun and while protecting your skin and the planet? Sunglow SPF Luminizing Face Sunscreen from Kinfield is a mineral, reef-safe sunscreen with broad spectrum SPF 35 protection. This lightweight formula glides on like a dream. It spreads easily without pilling and a little goes a long way. Zinc oxide is an active ingredient, but there’s no chalky cast in sight. This formula leaves your face feeling hydrated, without your natural skin tone enhanced. The luminizing glow comes from the subtle rose-gold tint, which leaves your skin with a dewy, sun-kissed look. This sustainable sunscreen has antioxidants and vegan, cruelty-free, non-comedogenic ingredients. It’s devoid of harmful additives like sulfates, phthalates, and parabens. Prime yourself for some safe, glamorous fun in the sun.

Available: Kinfield

Sagittarius, this month is about finding balance between work, creative pursuits, rest, and play. When the Solar Eclipse arrives, it will spur you to bring your ideas to fruition. It takes energy and strength to bring your ideas to action. Counterbalance that energetic input with constructive rest.

The Curlfriend Collective Silk Pillowcase will send you off to slumber in style. This silk pillowcase will help your curls and skin stay hydrated while you snooze. Each pillowcase is spun from 100% 22 Momme Mulberry Silk. This material upgrades your sleep experience to premium status. The luxurious item feels as silky as a butterfly’s kiss. An 8” envelope is nestled inside each pillowcase. This feature keeps your pillowcase snug all night, so it won’t slip and slide as you sleep. It’s available in both standard and king sizes. The brand currently offers several color options, including pearl white, pearl gray, and cheetah, so you can choose the palette that best fits your bedroom decor. With size and color choices as well as comfort and style, the Curlfriend Collective Silk Pillowcase is a must-have sleep accessory.

Available: Curlfriend Collective

Dive deeper this month, Capricorn. Communication opportunities are ripe for connections. Start a conversation with a new acquaintance or invite your bestie for a night in. While it's easy to get lost in the scroll of screens, set aside time for face-to-face interactions. You feel lighter and refreshed after a conversation with one of your favorite people.

Lumitory Gathering Conversation Cards

If awkward silences at social gatherings are not your jam, Lumitory has you covered. The brand’s mission is to encourage deeper conversations that will lead to connections. While digital interactions have become an integral part of our world, Lumitory’s Conversation Cards break the ice of face-to-face interactions. They encourage you to revel in the pauses of life’s busy moments instead of retrating from them. These prompts strike the balance between fun and insightful to make your next soirée one to remember. Lumitory’s Gathering Conversation Cards have the perfect prompts to kick off any type of gathering. Questions range from “What’s your favorite comfort food?” to “What is the most interesting documentary you have ever watched?” The range of questions gives you the chance to get to know yourself, your close friends and family, and even new friends on a deeper level. Speaking of range, Lumitory offers a wide selection of conversation cards for any occasion. The brand curates conversation packs for Dating, Wedding, Family, New Parents, Legacy, and Holidays. You can choose the conversation pack that best fits your gathering. Each box of cards has a compact holder with the brand’s stamp etched in gold, making it the perfect home decor piece.

Available: Lumitory

It’s time for some spring cleaning, Aquarius. A new season means changes to your home. You may want to give your home aesthetic a makeover. You might feel called to tidy up some spaces to prepare for spring’s abundance. Think about ways to repurpose old objects or find them a new home. The stars are calling on you to be thrifty this month.

Bloomeffects Royal Tulip Petal Polish has the antidote for dry, flaky skin buildup. The brand harnesses some serious tulip power for smoother, softer skin. Products are formulated with the byproducts of tulips harvested from tulip fields in the Netherlands. This three-in-one exfoliator and cleanser uses physical, chemical, and enzymatic exfoliants to polish dull skin. The formula works effectively, and it’s gentle on all skin types including sensitive skin. Each jar comes with a small spatula to scoop out the petal polish. While the texture feels sandy at first, it transforms into a foamy cleanser with water. Gently massage the Royal Tulip Petal Polish from head to toe and bask in the glow of radiant skin. Each jar has a gentle floral fragrance that harkens back to the tulip fields of its inception. This versatile, ingenious product will quickly earn its spot as your favorite shower staple.

Available: Bloomeffects

This month to follow your intuition wherever it leads, Pisces. The solar eclipse prompts you to check in with yourself. You’ve been prioritizing the needs of others and the stars encourage you to seek what makes you happy. Spend some time quietly reflecting or journaling about the things that bring you joy. These reflections will prompt you to find solutions that will save time and energy for the things you love.

The Glossing Detangler from Lolavie banishes tangles and snarls. This Jennifer Aniston-backed brand has revolutionized the hair care game. Lolavie has made a name for itself in the beauty industry for its clean ingredients and research-backed approach to beauty. Products are cruelty-free and deliver the results they promise. The Glossing Detangler is a standout product from Lolavie’s line. A few pumps of this spray on damp hair will smooth out tangles, shield your hair from thermal damage, and help strengthen strands against damage. The lightweight formula gently coats strands without leaving a thick, sticky residue behind. A light citrus fragrance lingers after use, reminiscent of a day at the spa. The Glossing Detangler is one impressive multitasking product. Is there anything better than a stress-free brushing experience that leaves more of your strands intact?

Available: Lolavie