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LAST MINUTE PICKS FOR FOURTH OF JULY ON-THE-GO PERFECTION

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Try my Three LAST MINUTE GRAB AND GO items set to provide you with a killer tan, all-in one hydration, and sun care, of course!

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Sun Burn Beware :  SPF is a must have item while on-the-go and especially essential while frolicking in the sun. Transition from day to night with the assurance of a burn-free day. Try a broad-spectrum sunscreen that delivers sun care, antioxidants (also helpful in fending off the sun’s rays) with shine-free protection. La Roche-Posay Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid Spf 45 comes in slim bottled versions, easily packed away in any bag, and can be reapplied without looking like a total grease ball! Chic and Undercover, literally!

Fake It Till’ You Bake It : Forget the last minute bake, leave that to the barbecue. Tout a killer glow and be the envy of all without ever setting foot in the sun. Try a spray tan product delivering soft mists of bronze to immediately achieve a Tropicana glow. You’ve seen it on the red carpet on your favorite stars, you too can share in the smear proof / water resistant glow. Apply either by airbrush or it can be self applied with a powder puff saturated with the formula. Take a look at your local drug store for Sally Hansen’s body makeup that’s affordable and easy to grab on-the-go!

 Lift up your Eyes : Keep your eyes bright to share in the firework lit sky. Captivate the party with simple makeup and wonderfully defined eyes. Mascara is key and why not play a bit with some color and really let your eyes pop. Choose your favorite mascara, switch it up, ditching your beloved black, for deep navy or burgundy colored vresionsto really make your eyes pop! These colored mascaras illuminate your eyes and compliment every eye color so they really pop without wearing loads of makeup!

 

Have a safe and Happy Fourth of July! 

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Kiss the Year Goodbye

KISS THE YEAR GOODBYE

BoxedText_Sparkle_Wide_720px Cracked_02_80px PREPARE:

Ditch the cracked, peeling, tempting … I want to bite it off, feeling of winter chapped lips.

– Exfoliate your lips with a quick home remedy:  Try a sugar scrub lip buff-mix a tsp of white sugar with a dab of honey, lightly layer on lips and gently rub around alleviating any rough edges then rinse off.  Moisturize and prepare your lips naturally!

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Try my go to lip salves for some quick healing:
Aquaphor Lip Repair + Protect, Broad spectrum SPF 30 (www.aquaphorhealing.com)
Sarah Happ’s “Lip Slip” (www.nordstrom.com)
Smith’s Rosebud Salve Lip Balm (tin-original formula) (www.sephora.com)

ENHANCE:

Outline your lips with a waterproof pencil and fill them in.  This will create a foundation that your lipstick will adhere to lasting through hours of laughter and wooing.

TRY:

– “Makeup Forever’s Aqua Lip”-Waterproof Lip Pencil in a shade closest to your natural lip tone. My favorites for each complexion: Fair: 2C, Medium: 3C  Dark: 6C. Loaded with moisturizing Vitamin E and jojoba wax, lips are sure to stay moisturized and resist fading.  (www.sephora.com)
– “Jouer” Lip Definer Pencil: Boise De Rose (www.jouercosmetics.com)

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Lastly, apply your favorite holiday lip color, layering it on top of the liner. Softly dab your finger over your lips helping the pigment settle in for a fresh sultry pout.

Happy Smooching to ALL and to ALL a GOOD NIGHT!

 

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Holiday Shopping Blunders

HOLIDAY MAKEUP SHOPPING BLUNDERS

The Holidays are here! Hooray – it’s one of my favorite times of the year.  Anticipation is high with people filled with joy, graciousness and GERMS!!! (HUH?! Cue record skip…)

Ever wander through aisle by aisle of your favorite beauty counters reaching for that SO amazing moisturizing, plumping, lasting, courage granting, diva guaranteeing lipstick that you simply MUST try… and you MUST plant that sweet color on your lips or decadently swirl your fingers around in that sumptuous new concealer perfectly sweeping it under your eyes?    Wait, You have?  NOOOOO!!!!!!

One of the fastest ways to land a bummer of a holiday is to end up with someone else’s nasty germs!  No need to fear,  you can have that amazing holiday look but, with some precautionary shopping tips, learn to really celebrate the holidays with sheer abandon.

WHEN SHOPPING TRY THESE TIPS:

*LIPSTICKS:  can be the worst!  First ask that the lipstick be sprayed down with alcohol, then twist the tube to the top. Take a disposable lip brush at the base, whisk a touch of lipstick to test on your hand, then try matching it in front of your lips.

*EYE SHADOWS:  First allow the cosmetic associates to alcohol the palette, then with a clean makeup brush dust off the first layer of product then try the colors on your hands or if you dare, take a q-tip and dot just between your temple and eye. (Never on the eye when testing!)

*FOUNDATIONS & CREAM BLUSHES:  Pump Bottles are the safest keeping the product in safe harbor while dispensing in a more sanitary way.  However, a quick alcohol rub of the nozzle never hurts prior to jaw line test.

*EYELINERS:  A bit easier than most.  Disinfect with alcohol, have the tip sharpened to a fine point then repeat alcohol rub down. You can test this on your hand as well or dare to try it on your eye. Steer clear of the twist dispenser eyeliners as they can easily be contaminated and should never be used directly on the eye.

*CLICK PEN (concealers, eyes shadows and lips):  Here’s a tip: skip the click!  There’s no way to safely test these handy products. This is a hand test only if you actually want to try it… but beware!!

HERE’S WHAT I FOUND ON MY LATEST VISIT TO MY FAVORITE BEAUTY STORE: 

(Ooey Gooey Lip Gloss, Chunky Monkey Concealer, Pop Goes the Lip Glop) No, these are not the latest names of Ben and Jerry’s newest ice cream flavors.

Were you really going to see if these were your match???!!!!

I ADMIT, AT FIRST GLANCE THIS MAY SEEM LIKE A BIT MUCH, BUT WITH PRACTICE YOUR HEALTHY HABITS WILL KEEP YOU PARTYING LIKE IT’S 1999! (THANK YOU, PRINCE!)

Everyone knows how much of a hygiene stickler I am, so to really err on the side of caution, the only way to truly be a safe tester is to buy the product and try it at home!

HAPPY SHOPPING!