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Tuesday
Jun042013

Top 10 Beauty Products for Summer.

It may not say summer on the calendar just yet, but the weather sure feels like it. Can you believe we just had our first heat wave in Massachusetts? It's crazy. Anyway, I am all about summer and summer beauty, of course. Summertime calls for a different kind of beauty routine and a lot of different products. Here is my list of Top 10 beauty products for summer and the specific products that I am using now.

Top 10 Beauty Products for Summer

1. Sunscreen - L’Oréal Paris Sublime Sun Advanced Sunscreen SPF 50+ Lotion

2. Self-Tanner - Beautisol Self-Tanning Mousse

3. Primer - NARS Light Optimizing Primer

4. Tinted Moisturizer - Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream

5. Bronzer - Guerlain Terracotta 4 Seasons Bronzing Powder

6. Long Wearing EyelinerUrban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil

7. Waterproof Mascara - Anastasia Beverly Hills Lash Genius

8. Brighter Lipstick - MAC Flamingo Lipstick

9. Waterproof Deodorant - Secret Clinical Strength Waterproof Deodorant

10. Summer Scented Body Wash - Dial Coconut Water Ultra Fresh Hydration Body Wash

Be sure to see what some of my blogger friends have on their top 10 products for summer lists. All you have to do is click on the blog names below and be taken directly to their list.

Wednesday
May292013

NARS Light Optimizing Primer.

One of my very favorite primers is the NARS Pore Refining Primer. Ever since NARS Head Artist Cindy Rodriguez used it on me last summer in a video shoot, it has been my go to. NARS recently launched a new primer that takes the Pore Refining Primer up to the next level as it adds radiance enhancers to it that makes skin look even more beautiful before putting makeup. Meet NARS Light Optimizing Primer.

NARS added special light enhancing and radiance inducing properties to make this primer make skin glow. As I stroke it over my face, the white liquid, which is thicker than their other primers, leaves skin

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Tuesday
May282013

Makeup Wars: My Favorite Sunscreen.

It is that time of year when sunscreen on the daily is a MUST. While I wear it on my face and neck year round, I will admit I am not so good about using it on my body all day, everyday. I am much better about it in the summer when I do use it everyday. I simply use it in place of daily lotion after I shower in the morning. Easy.

I recently posted about 10 great sunscreens that work really well for me. Out of all of those, I do have a favorite. I used it last summer after I initially received a sample of it, and I just bought two tubes to start of this summer. My favorite sunscreen? L’Oréal Paris Sublime Sun Advanced Sunscreen SPF 50+ Lotion.

My favorite sunscreen: L’Oréal Paris Sublime Sun Advanced Sunscreen SPF 50+ Lotion

L’Oréal Paris Sublime Sun is a great line of sunscreen products for both face and body and L’Oréal Paris Sublime Sun SPF 50+ Lotion is perfect for me. It offers a high SPF of 50 that lasts on me all day for everyday use. Of course, if I am at the beach or pool, I do reapply it every few hours. That is not

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Friday
May242013

12 Best Bronzers to Fake a Tan.

Yay for the long weekend coming up. With Memorial Day upon us and it being the unofficial start to summer, it is time to start thinking bronzers for faking that summer glow. Just a little bit of bronzer can do wonders for warming up your face and bringing a bronzed look to it.

Best Bronzers

Bronzer is really easy to use and the best part is that you can control how much you apply it too. If you want to just look a bit more warm, dust it on your cheeks lightly. If you want to look like the sun kissed your face, apply it with a brush where the sun would hit you - cheekbones, nose, center of forehead and your chin. If you want to look like you have a great tan, dust bronzer on like you would a powder - all over your face.

I have talked about bronzers a lot before. Last summer I even categorized them into my Favorite Drugstore Bronzers and my Favorite Luxury Bronzers. This list of bronzers are either bronzers that I continually use or have just discovered but have already become part of my bronzer rotation. You will notice that some were on my favorites list too. Think of this as my overall favorite bronzer list, updated for 2013.

Best Bronzers to Fake a Tan

1. Guerlain Terracotta 4 Seasons Bronzing Powder - $75.00
This luxury bronzer is perfect as it is "tailor made" for skin tones with four shades of bronzer in one palette. You can use each bronzer separately for each season or swirl them together like I do to get

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