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Summer Skin Savers

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Every year I do a post about how to keep your skin youthful and radiant during the summer months and I think it’s just about that time to revisit the topic.

Here are my current 10 tips for saving your skin during summer:

1 – Use a primer so that makeup doesn’t melt off. Primers give the skin a matte finish, absorbing excess oil while also aiding in keeping on makeup longer. Try the original: Smashbox Photo Finish.

2 – Keep skin protected with SPF. This goes without saying. Every day, wear SPF on all parts of skin that are exposed to sunlight. Click here for my current favorite SPF’s.

3 – Go the extra mile and wear a hat and oversized sunglasses to protect your face from harmful UV rays. Note to Self: while a hat is great to keep sun away from your skin, it actually oxidizes colored hair quicker. But if I had to choose, I’ll protect my face before my dye job.

4 – Keep hydrated. Water is great — for your insides, but too much water on your skin will actually dehydrate it. Choose to spritz with a cooling mist like Caudelie Beauty Elixir, chalk-full of healthy botanicals. 

5 – Peppermint lotions will give your skin that “cooling” effect the summer heat deprives you of. Try Avalon Organics Peppermint Lotion.

6 – Use an eye gel for summer and keep it in the fridge. This seriously works to get rid of undereye bags. I’m currently using Clinique’s All About the Eyes Serum.

7 – Try a gel-moisturizer for your body… and keep this in the fridge as well. Something with a fresh, summery scent. I love C.O. Bigelow’s Lemon & Lime Body Souffle. It’s got that burst of summer scent with a very light gel-like consistency.

8 – Lips need love to. Protect with a moisturizing SPF balm. Try Kiehl’s. They even come colored for a hint of hue (pictured).

9 – Shave prior to surf and sun. Shaving is like an exfoliator – it takes off all of the dead skin and, in turn, will take your tan with it!

10 – Waterproof makeup is essential. Combine heat, humidity, sun and water and you’ve got yourself a lethal combination of makeup meltdown. Waterproof your makeup routine. Make Up For Ever makes great waterproof eye liners called Aqua Eyes. Of course, waterproof mascara is key.

CALIFORNIA GIRL

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Not two weeks after I wrote about the Environmental Working Group’s sunscreen report, I got a sunburn. Nice, huh? I don’t burn generally and wear SPF but some spots are more sensitive than others and my scalp rarely gets much sunshine. With my hair pulled back in a center part, a day in the pool ended with a not so lovely pink line across my head. Blushing with embarrassment maybe? Well, it won’t be a repeat event thanks to California Baby’s No Fragrance SPF 30+ Sunblock Stick.

I use the sunblock stick on my face whenever I’m spending a day outdoors, at the beach or in the pool because it doesn’t clog pores, is broad spectrum UVA/UVB coverage and perfect to throw in your bag wherever you go. But it’s also fabulous around eyes as it doesn’t run, for the décolletage where the skin is thinner (and tends to show the most sun damage) and yes, the hairline.

It received an amazing score of 1 from the EWG (10 being the worst on their scale) and as the company explains, “Our non-chemical sunblock stick employs a highly micronized, non-whitening titanium dioxide that scatters and reflects dangerous UV rays, offering UVA-UVB broad-spectrum protection.” The fact it is non-staining thrills me to no end because I love a classic black maillot and my old sunscreen stick could leave marks if it got on clothes. Plus, when my friend’s two year old wanted to put it on herself I didn’t have to worry if it she decided to protect her bathing suit straps along with her shoulders. California Baby is looking out for all ages.

Since SPF is an important part of a year-round skin care routine, California Baby also recommends using it under makeup “because it is non-greasy and creates a nice “cover-up” base under foundation or powder.” Add to that organic and sustainable ingredients and an endorsement from PETA, it’s a product that reflects eco-beauty at it’s finest.

You can purchase California Baby’s line of sunblock sticks and lotions year-round at Whole Foods and Target stores or online or in a 2-pack here. xo a.

Post-Sun Skin Savers

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So you’ve tanned it up beach – or pool – side and your sporting the perfect sun kissed hue (after applying loads of SPF, naturally). Now you want to know, what’s next? How can you prolong the life of your new golden glow and keep your skin nice and soft without turning into a withering raisin?

Here are 5 fabulous post-sun skin savers:


What it does: an ultra-cooling cream gel that provides long-lasting freshness and comfort to the face and body. Ideal for after sun exposure, yogurt hydrates the skin, instantly relieving excessive heat and stinging.
Why I like it: It’s made without parabens, sulfates or petro-chemicals so you can rest assured your body is getting the utmost magnificent treatment. Plus, it really is THAT refreshing.

$11.99

What it does: Caffeine helps neutralize free-radical damage due to sun over-exposure. Macadamia oil and shea butter nourish and replenish essential moisture leaving a healthy, radiant glow.
Why I like it: Vegan and organic, this lotion smells delicious, is calming and gentle to the body and has aromatic properties which keep the skin soft for prolonged periods of time.

What it does: Refreshes and hydrates the skin. Ideal for use after sun-bathing and swimming
Why I like it: Love this line! Aloe is an amazing ingredient to soothe over-sunned skin. This lotion is light and ultra refreshing; totally fuss-free (but harder to find in stores!).

What it does: Enriched with Aloe Vera and pro-vitamin B5 to moisturize and calm the skin. Cools and soothes sun exposed skin and helps ensure a long-lasting, beautiful tan.
Why I like it: Sometimes things just feel more refreshing dispensed from a spray. Not to mention, I love anything that leave a little glistening after-glow on my skin. Apparently, it’s not sold in the U.S. – correct me if I’m wrong here – (another reason to love it even more), but you can order online through the UK site, or buy a similar version from Herbalife if you dare.

Avene After-Sun Care Lotion $20.00

What it does: Light-weight, non-greasy cream-gel formula provides a cooling effect to the skin. Lipidic complex Biocymentine helps restore skin’s barrier and prevents moisture loss. Soothes, calms and cools the skin after sun exposure.
Why I like it: Ever since Paris, I have a particular affinity towards anything French and Avenue is a revered skincare line in France. It also contains Pre-tocopheryl, a vitamin E precursor known for its anti-oxidant properties so it’s great for the tone and texture of skin too.

Have a favorite post-sun soother?
Let us know! Leave a comment below…

HELLO SUNSHINE!

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Based on the number of beach pics showing up in my Facebook feed, summer has definitely arrived. But before you slather on your sunscreen, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has released their annual findings for 2009. The information is extensive (they tested 1,599 name brand sunscreen products) and here are the key facts you need to know, along with some of their top picks from drugstore to department store.

The EWG found that 3 out of 5 sunscreen products (that includes hybrid sunscreen-moisturizers, lip balms, etc.) did not provide adequate sun protection and/or contained ingredients with “significant safety concerns.” Amongst the newer broad spectrum UVA/UVB brands now on the shelves, the EWG found only 5% were actually effective.

Is there any good news in this? Yes. Out of almost 1,600 tested, the EWG found 85 safe, effective sunscreen products they endorse. Here are a few of their top picks at every price point:

SUNSCREENS

California Baby SPF 30+ Everyday/Year-Round Sunscreen Lotion

Jason Natural Products Sunbrellas Chemical Free Sun Block

Mustela High Protection Sun Lotion SPF 50

Neutrogena Sensitive Skin Sunblock Lotion SPF 60

SUNSCREENS with MOISTURIZERS

Juice Beauty SPF 30 Mineral Light Moisturizer

Stila Tinted Moisturizer Sheer Color SPF 15

Eucerin Everyday Protection Face Lotion, SPF 30

Ole Henriksen Sun-Light Protection Creme With Green Tea SPF 30

LIPBALMS with SPF

Bare Escentuals I.d. Lip Guard Spf 15

Nivea A Kiss of Protection Sun Protection Lip Care with SPF 30

Md Skincare Powerful Sun Protection Lip Balm, Spf 25

Vincent Longo Cushion Lips SPF 20

You can access the entire list of products along with the EWG annual report here. xo a.

Tips For Staying Youthful In The Sun

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Happy Memorial Day, ladies!!!

Long weekends are made for sunning! Be smart, be safe, there’s nothing worse than leathery skin and damaged tresses!


Here are some tips for lounging poolside – or beach side – and preserving your youth:

  • Wear a hat to shield hair and face from the sun
  • Use a hair protective product to guard your color and your ends from sun, salt and chlorine. I like Matrix Biolage Protective Hair Oil. It prevents the drying effects of sun, chlorine and saltwater, leaves hair soft, shiny and tangle-free and adds instant shine and moisture. Safe for color-treated hair too!
  • Big sunglasses aren’t only in style, they protect the delicate eye area from the harsh effects of the sun’s rays
  • SPF, SPF, SPF. Face, body, fingers, toes… everywhere! Take it from Izzie Stevens (Grey’s Anatomy), skin cancer is serious, even lethal. Sunscreen To Try: Clinique’s new sun line is fabulous. It protects against both UVA and UVB rays and is 100 % fragrance free (a perfect choice for sensitive skin). The Sun SPF 50 Face Cream is great for the mug and the Sun SPF 30 Body Cream will protect the bod. Also invest in the Sun SPF 45 Targeted Protection Stick – a must-have for lips, scars and fragile skin areas (I like it for around my eyes – just in case my giant sunglasses slip off).
  • Keep hydrated! Drink tons of water… try adding a vitamin supplement for flavor and health. Super C Vitamin Mix Drink in Orange is inexpensive ($1.99) and loaded with 100 mg of Vitamin C plus antioxidants!
And, of course, have fun!

The NEED for ZINC (in Sunscreen)!

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I was very discouraged when I recently discovered that my must-have sunscreen, Neutrogena’s Ultra Sheer Sunblock with Helioplex, does NOT contain ZINC!!! It still does contain other vital ingredients that do protect against UVA and UVB sun exposure.
It’s no secret that zinc oxide is a very important component in sunscreens. Why? The properties in zinc actually block the sun completely by reflecting and/ or scattering the sun’s rays (because zinc is a metal!) Remember being a kid and having your mother put those embarrassing colored zinc balms on your face (and nose) while frolicking in the sun? That’s because zinc acts as a barrier from the sun. And as a child, our faces are very tender and we needed that total protection!
Zinc is a necessity for people with sunspots and melasma. The problem with pigmentation issues is that any light affects the pigment. Unlike all of the other fancy ingredients that do protect your skin, zinc completely blocks light (sun) from penetrating the skin’s surface (thus keeping pigment normal(ish) and at bay).

So, with this in mind, I’ve found a great sunscreen that has broad spectrum UVA/ UVB protection and ZINC! It’s also loaded with antioxidants and green tea – AB Sun’s Advanced Anti-Photoaging Complex SPF 45 was developed by renowned dermotologist, Dr. Craig Austin. I’ve been using it religiously (although I do mix it with my Neutrogena because I still love the dry-touch technology) for the past couple of weeks. I do notice a difference in the sunspots. Not that they’ve disappeared – because, let’s be honest, a sunscreen’s not going to do that – but they haven’t gotten darker. The sunscreen has a light redish/ brown color to it (I’m not quite sure why) but it absorbs clear. It’s a tad on the heavy side for me (as I have very oily skin) so I use it sparingly… and mostly on the areas where I tend to get sunspots.

A word (or several…) from the company:
“With advanced anti-photoaging complex, AB Sun has been formulated to block UV radiation and provide broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection using micronized zinc oxide. With SPF 45, AB Sun delivers a unique antioxidant, free radical quenching and neutralizing complex whose composition includes green tea polyphenols and caffeine, two of the most potent ingredients in fighting the signs of aging. This advanced sun protection product blocks UV radiation and neutralizes damaging UV-induced free radicals, all with a moisturizing base. It’s your best defense against the sun, with all in one protection.”


PRICE TAG: $45.00 for 4 oz

Another fabulous sunscreen that contains zinc oxide is Armada Face and Body Shield SPF 60. It’s a skin lightening, full-spectrum (UVA/ UVB protection), fragrance and preservative-free sunscreen that actually fights photoaging and melasma AND lightens skin naturally while wearing it! It’s a super light cream (better for oily skin) that absorbs clear into skin.

A word (or several…) from the company:
“The most comprehensive protection, with some of the highest protection factors ever against the full spectrum of skin-harming light: indoor and outdoor UVA, UVB, Infrared and Visible Light. Truly impressive power in a weightless, anti-oxidant créme that works for your skin’s perfection. Banishes wrinkles, fine lines and other signs of photo-ageing. When used everyday, indoors and out, Armada also helps erase melasma. Protection so strong, skin lightens naturally. Arms your skin with renewed elasticity and vibrancy. “


PRICE TAG: $47.00 for 85 grams

POST SUN SKIN SAVERS!!!

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July 4th came and went and hopefully, in between the party-hopping and Pina Coladas, you managed to score a nice tan (using a decent spf, of course). But what happens now? How do you maintain the tan while heading back to the realities of daily life? It’s not like you can simply stay on permanent vacation (well, most of us aren’t that fortunate, at least). What happens is, you buy yourself a darn good after-sun body moisturizer and you lather yourself up, head to toe, multiple times daily!!! And, in between your next jaunt to the beach or pool, you do a little color maintenance with a buildable color lotion (like Dove’s Energy Glow with subtle self tanners ($7.99) or Shiseido’s Daily Bronze Moisturizing Emulsion with gradual bronze color ($35.00). Both are great “in betweens” as they give natural color and they’re pretty streak free (just don’t go overboard on elbows, knees and ankles!)).

We’ve rounded up some of our favorite after-sun body lotions for hydrating your parched skin and preserving that healthy (natural) bronzed glow….

Editor’s Picks:

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Top Row; From Left:

Biotherm After Sun Body Milk – We go gaga over the regular Biotherm lotion and this one is no exception – it’s like covering your naked body in a giant silk sheet – imagine the freedom… and the softness! Lightweight and quick to absorb, this body milk contains shea butter, apricot kernel, black current and seed essential oils to nourish the skin, helping your tan last even longer! $23.00
Aubrey Organic After Sun Body & Face Maintenance Moisturizer – Organic aloe vera soothes while organic Shea Butter, Rosa Mosqueta & Jojoba Oils reverse the suns drying effects, and Horsetail & Coltsfoot help improve elasticity. The result – a healthy, additive-free, long lasting tan! If you believe in the powers of organic, then this is the lotion for you! $10.75
Banana Boat Aloe After Sun Lotion – An oldie but goodie, this lotion is thick, rich, smells divinely beachy and is super soothing (thanks to the Vitamin E). It’s like a dip in a cold tub without ever having to touch the water! And with continued use, the tan stays put – it doesn’t peel or fade like those mystic ones (yuck!). And as my fellow beauties know, you can’t beat the price! $6.00

Middle Row; From Left:

Korres Aloe Vera Moisturising Body Milk Korres Body Butter in Guava is a Beauty Banter FAVE!!! and the after-sun aloe vera body milk is just as delicious – not as thick and creamy, this lotion is rather silky and soothing…. perfect for directly after sun exposure to calm and rehydrate the skin. It prolongs a natural tan with all of those yummy and healthy ingredients that are good enough to eat! $23.50
June Jacobs Spa Collection After Sun Hydrator – It’s light, soothing, and has the consistency of milk yet smells like an orange grove… Shea butter, jojoba and palm oils moisturize, while aromatic healing botanicals and protective anti-oxidants soothe. Reduces peeling and aids in promoting the life of your tan – the luxuries of spa life for a fraction of the price! $34.00
Dr. Hauschka After-Sun Lotion – Can they ever go wrong? Fans of Dr. Hauschka will attest that his products are close to perfection. They’re holistic and healthy and they work miracles (not to mention they smell unmanufactured… tres au natural… like my mother made them in the next room (if she were a chemist, of course!)). The lotion is rich in antioxidants, lightweight, and it features ice plant extracts ( like aloe, this succulent plant relieves itching, pain, swelling and redness) to soothe and hydrate skin after sun exposure. Great for a gal with a bit of a burn (although we urge – BEG – you to wear sunscreen and stay burn-free!!!) $22.95
L’Occitane After-Sun Balm Lotion – This is a truly special product… it’s from Brazil – Para to be exact. The organic vegetable butter of Cupuaçu, harvested in Para, absorbs more than 4 times its volume in water. Since it’s a balm/ lotion (and more therapeutic), it is ideal for dehydrated skin that needs immediate rehydration. Perfect after a long day of sun and swim. It’ll halt that peel right in it’s place and keep that tan truly bronzed! $26.00

Bottom Row; From Left:

Pure Necessities Aloe Vera Shea Butter Body Whipped Creme – Another Beauty Banter favorite, this incredible cream is like NO OTHER on the market. It is perfect parts shea butter (for moisture) and aloe vera (for soothing) and when you drench your skin with this heavenly potion, you really do feel like life is good… even great. The consistency is like falling asleep at the shore on a tropical island – the hot and humid air warms you while the ocean breeze cools you down. The shea butter (the humid air) is warm and rich while the aloe (the ocean breeze) is cool and refreshing – We love using metaphors!!! The cream comes in a variety of mouth-watering scents (try sweet-orange-vanilla… divine!) $18.00
Biotherm After-Sun Sparkle Cream – Not only does it soothe the skin and preserve the life of your tan (thanks to Pure Extract of Thermal Plankton, Pro vitamins B5 and E and trace minerals) it ALSO gives the body a subtle sparkly “glow.” The cream contains pearlescent particles that immediately illuminate your skin and enrich/ highlight your already awesome tan. It’s like having your cake… and eating it too (without gaining any weight!). How devilishly sexy! $26.00

Have a favorite after-sun lotion? Let us know… leave a comment below!

SWEATPROOF YOUR FACE

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We just divulged our secrets on sweatproofing your scalp, and now we have some tips and products for sweatproofing your face!

First, you’ll need to start with a good, old-fashioned sunscreen (nobody wants wrinkles… and everyone knows that the summer sun is brutal for your skin’s youthful glow). We’re obsessed with It’s lightweight, oil-free, fast absorbing, waterproof and sweatproof (duh), non-shiny, dry to the touch (unlike old sunscreens that are creamy and cakey and leave a white residue that reeks of sunblock mishaps), and, best of all, this sunscreen protects against UVA AND UVB rays (insert YAY’s here)! We also love that it comes in a variety of SPF’s – 45, 55, and 70 (our protection of choice). Oh yeah, the price is pretty awesome too… $10.16 for 3.0 fl. oz.

Next, you’ll want to use a primer – something that control the inevitable summer oil and shine. Try Philosphy’s Never Let Them See You Shine. It reduces skin shine up to 55%, decreases appearances of pores up to 36%, and reduces sebum up to 49%! It also contains antioxidants to protect the skin from environmental hazards while still providing long-lasting oil and shine control. Bottom line – wear this primer and your face will definitely be sweatproofed! $20.00 for 1 oz. (but a little goes a loooong way!).

When it comes to cheek stains, Tarte Cosmetics takes the gold medal. Their classic, aptly named Tarte Cheek Stain swept into the hearts (and cheeks) of beauty addicts all across the world. The latest installment to their cheek stain empire is no exception: Natural Swirl Cheek Stain is “an all-natural version of Tarte’s award-winning cheek stain that swirls two universally flattering shades together.” Cheek stains are awesome because, unlike powder blushes, they go on and stay on… all day… no need to reapply! They literally stain your cheeks for a natural, flushed, pinkish glow that even the scorching heat can’t sweat off. The Natural Swirl is amazing not only because the color is so fierce and fresh, but also because Tarte is helping to save the world through its makeup!
“In keeping with Tarte’s eco-friendly efforts, they’ve partnered with Sambazon, creators of the Sustainable Açaí Project – an initiative to promote positive change in the Amazon Rainforest through forest conservation, improved living conditions and educational opportunities through the sustainable management of the Açaí Palm tree. Açai is an antioxidant-rich super fruit that helps fight free radicals, promotes cell regeneration, has known anti-inflammatory and skin softening properties and combats premature signs of aging.” We heart companies that provide us with beautiful products while helping to keep the world a beautiful place too! $28.00 for 1 0z. (apply sparingly… dab onto the apples of your cheeks and blot outwards).

Virtually every cosmetic company makes a waterproof mascara but how many can claim that the mascara will last 24 hours??? Well, Prescriptives Here To Stay 24-Hour Long Wear Mascara not only claims this, it also delivers the results! I literally couldn’t remove this mascara with merely soap and water!!! This is the must-have Summer mascara – perfect for swimming, sweating, sleeping (you know those nights when you just happen to “fall” asleep at your boyfriend’s house… you don’t actually want him to know that your lashes are really blonde, thin, and ultra short, do you?). This mascara never comes off, never smears, never runs! AND, it actually works wonders on the lashes. The wand is plastic (our fave) which means that it can really get deep into the lash line, lengthening the lashes and coating every inch of hair with dramatic blackness! The wand also does wonders to separate lashes, thus unclumping unfortunate mascara goo. Here To Stay is waterproof, smudge-proof, and sweat-proof! $19.50

A lip stain is crucial in sweaty, humid climates. The last thing a girl wants in a bleeding lip (and by bleeding we mean your lippy is bleeding into the cracks of your mouth… yuckness!). theBalm’s Stainiac Hint of Tint is the perfect lip stain that’ll rectify the bleeding lip problem (and keep your lips matte all day long). Sure, there are a ton of lip stains on the market, and you can even use a cheek stain on your lips as well, but this particular lip stain is one that EVERY makeup junkie should keep in her makeup bag year round. Not only is it great for summer – as the stain literally stays in place ALL DAY LONG – but it’s an obvious choice for Fall, Winter and Spring too! You see, if you apply a stain prior to applying another gloss or lippy, you not only enhance the color, you also secure the staying power of said lippy. Stainiac is sweatproof, food proof, drink proof and kiss proof. Just a dab allows for natural, flushed lips. A little more looks like you ate a bowl of cherries, maybe a lolipop. And yet, even more, and you’re lips are smoltering hot in that sexy, ravishing red sort of way. It’s all in the layering, ladies! Of course, this too can be used as a cheek stain. Just a dab on the apples of your cheeks and you’ll look like you’re blushing, au natural style! (NOTE: Stainiac is pure red, unlike Tarte’s Natural Swirl Cheek Stain which is way more on the peach/ pink side of the color spectrum). $14.00
And if you’re still feeling icky and sweaty, try using blotting papers… they really do work wonders to absorbs excess oil, rid the face of perspiration and diminish shine. are a handy on-the-go pick-me-up for shiny, sweaty mugs (a.k.a. faces). We like them because they wont remove your makeup and they fit nicely in your purse… amazing for nights out on the town (and G-d knows a crowded bar/ club can really get your sweat on)! And, of course, Clean and Clear has long been a skincare brand favorite for problem and acne prone skin types… so, we trust them! $5.29 for a pack of 50


We know it’s hot… and humid… and sickly sweaty… so, stay cool, stay calm, stay sweatproof, and, of course, stay beautiful!

WEEKLY MUST-HAVE!

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Another vital product that got a lot of face time in Coachella was my MAC Tinted Lip Conditioner Stick with SPF 15. Sure, this isn’t exactly a “new” product, but I adore rediscovering old favorites!!! And protecting your lips is tres importante… can you imagine gnarley, oozing, sun burned lips??? So unkissable!

The MAC Tinted Lippy is mega moisturizer with a splash of sheer color. It leaves lips soft and nourished with a slight hue. The perfect lippy for sun-time because it also has UVA/ UVB protection of SPF 15. Not only are your lips protected from burns and chapping, your precious pout also looks moisturized, colorful, and sexy!

I keep it in my bag and apply an upwards of 8 times a day. I LOVE how easily and smoothly it glides on to my lips. And with 5 sheer colors to choose from, everyone will find their special one! Personally, I dig the Strobe Current, a natural, plum with a golden red strobe pearl (very sheer). If you don’t like any color, try the Strobe Beam… it’s clear with a dash of strobe pearl!

So next time you’re venturing to the beach, or you just want a simple lippy that hydrates and protects against the sun’s harsh rays, remember my new summer fave, MAC’S Lip Conditioner!
Price Tag: 14.50

WEEKLY MUST-HAVE!

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A perfectly tanned face, sans the sun, is always a feet worth working toward. What if I told you that you can get a healthy bronzed glow AND hydration all in one dollop of cream?

Allow me to introduce Tarte’s Sunburst Beaded Bronzing Facial Moisturizer – an oil-free moisturizer with a splash of bronzed color.

Let me clarify. It’s not a tinted moisturizer, as it doesn’t have a foundation base, thus it doesn’t aid in evening skin-tone or coverage. So, you can still keep your Laura Mericer’s tinted moisturizers in your makeup bags! This is a bronzing moisturizer… it adds a healthy does of color, leaving you looking like you just stepped out of Mexico. Or Hawaii. Or the Caribbean. You get the point.

Here’s how it works. The bronzing beads in the moisturizer BURST on contact with skin, delivering exactly the right dose of sun-burnished glow. Amazing!

Hair-crazed Jenny
told me that I must try this product immediately (she’s OBSESSED.. says her skin has never looked healthier) and she was right…. it does not disappoint! In fact, it leaves my skin with such the perfect tanned color, I really never need the sun again…. ever!!!

Try it and save yourself years of inevitable wrinkles and sun-damage!
Price Tag: $28.00

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