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Tuesday
Jul302013

Top 10 Beauty Items in My Beach Bag.

My beach bag is stuffed. Not only do I fill it with a big hat, flip flops, sunglasses, a towel, and stack of great magazines, I fill it with some beauty products too. I like to keep cool and comfortable at the beach and depend on a variety of beauties to get me through. Take a look at the top 10 beauty items that I carry in my beach bag.

Beach Bag Beauty Items:  Everything you need to stay beautiful at the beach.

1. Sunscreen - Sunscreen is a must. My favorite is L’Oréal Paris Sublime Sun Advanced Sunscreen SPF 50+ Lotion. Remember to apply 30 minutes before heading out into the sun and reapply every few hour or after going in the water.

2. Self-Tanner - Yes! I bring self-tanner to the beach. It is the only way to get a safe tan and I want to look like I went to the beach before I head home. I usually just apply it to my legs and face before I head home. I bring a mitt for applying it to my legs and with a makeup sponge on my face.

3. Bronzer - Like I mentioned above, I want to look the part at the beach. I sweep it on over my sunscreen and reapply if I take a dip in the water.

4. Moisturizer with SPF - I use this on my face first thing in the morning, obviously, but I  reapply as needed. I do have my favorites and you'll have to check back later this week to see my list.

5. Body Lotion - Susncreen, sun and salt can dry out the skin. I like to keep one ion hand, just in case

See also: Beach Beauty Essentials

6. Aloe - No matter how careful you are, you can wind up getting burned. I spent some time at the beach during the recent heat wave and stayed in the water the entire time. Even with sunscreen, I got a little burn. Aloe is the best thing to soothe a burn. I pick up a generic brand from CVS and it does the trick to soothe my skin each and every time.

7. Hydrating Face Spray - When I am feeling extra parched, I spritz on a bit of Clinique Moisture Surge Face Spray to quench my skin.

8. Beachy Wave Hair Spray - Beachy waves don't happy naturally, they need help. As my hair starts to unwind in the wind. I spray on some L’Oréal Paris EverStyle Beach Spray or Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray and scrunch.

9. Lip Balm with SPF - Lips are often neglected in the sun, and I apply a lip balm with sunscreen multiple times at the beach. I like Sun Bum Lip Balm that has an SPF30. My favorite flavor? Coconut!

10. Waterproof Mascara - I do; I wear mascara to the beach and sometimes need to reapply, especially if I'm heading to my favorite beach restaurant after. My latest fave is COVERGIRL Flamed Out Mascara in the water resistant version.

Monday
Jul292013

Mascara Monday: L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Million Lashes Excess.

This new L’Oréal Paris mascara is not for the faint of heart. If you are looking for the biggest, boldest lashes and can handle a big brush, then this mascara is for you. Introducing L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Million Lashes Excess.

L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Million Lashes Excess

Voluminous Million Lashes Excess Mascara brings together extreme definition plus intense volume in one formula. This mascara features the same Clean Sweep Wiping System as the legendary Million Lashes mascara but this one has a bigger brush. The bigger brush makes it easy to get maximum separation for an a defined look, while the formula plumps lashes to the excess - all in one coat.

In fact, the brush has 50% more bristles than the original. It has both long and short bristles to separate and coat each lash from root to tip. The brush grips lashes to create clean, over-the-top volume without ever flaking, smudging or clumping. Plus, the pure black, high-coverage formula better adheres to lashes, leaving them with up to 7X more volume.

L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Million Lashes Excess retails for $8.95 at your favorite drugstore or mass retailer. Choose from Black or Blackest Black.

Friday
Jul262013

DIY Summertime Spa Tips.

Itching for some spa time, but can't get to a spa? You can do it yourself and spa at home and all you will need are a few hours and the right products. Here are great DIY summertime spa goodies that make me feel like I spent the day at the spa.

DIY At Home Spa Tips

Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm
This cleanser is actually from the luxe spa brand Elemis and I first fell in love with it when I had a facial at the Elemis spa. This unique cleanser feels luxe. It features a unique combo of oils & waxes that break down micro-particles of makeup and cleanse the skin without stripping it. And I have to say that it smells heavenly, blending mimosa & rose wax for an indulgent, spa-like experience. $60.00 at timetospa.com.

DIY At Home Spa Product: Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm

L’Occitane Angelica Exfoliating Gel
I love the fresh scent of this exfoliating scrub. The all-natural exfoliating particles gently removes dead skin cells and impurities, while it massages my face as I rub it in. The angelica extracts keep skin feeling naturally hydrated and simply leaves me feeling incredibly clean, soft, and smooth.

DIY At Home Spa Product: L’Occitane Angelica Exfoliating GelL’Occitane Angelica Exfoliating Gel

Beauty Chic Facial Sauna
Have you ever tried to place a towel over your head and steam it over a sink? I have and it is nearly impossible to do it easily or safely. Luckily, Beauty Chic has developed an at-home Facial Sauna that gives me the deep pore cleansing results I crave. After just a few minutes of sitting safely in front of the steam, my pores are clear and skin is softer and more radiant. $24.99 at Ulta.

DIY At Home Spa Product: Beauty Chic Facial SaunaBeauty Chic Facial Sauna

WEI To Go Glowing Moment Revitalizing Face Pads
Made from natural plant fiber and soaked in a potent herbal concentrate and combined with plumping hyaluronic acid, these revolutionary face pads are super soothing. You'd never guess you were helping to correct dryness, dullness, redness and large pores while indulging in this treat. Place the mask on your skin and relax for 10 minutes. Skin feels cool and looks brighter and refreshed. $20 for 4 pads at beauty.com.

DIY At Home Spa Product: WEI To Go Glowing Moment Revitalizing Face PadsWEI To Go Glowing Moment Revitalizing Face Pads

Thera Pearl Eye Therapy Mask
I leave this super soothing eye mask in my freezer and love to apply it cold for a soothing pick me up in summer. The therapeutic gel filled pearls stay cold and lasts up to 20 minutes as I place it over my eyes and relax. The mask forms to my eye shape perfectly, soothes and gets rid of warm weather puffiness. $12.99 at therapearl.com.

DIY At Home Spa Product: Thera Pearl Eye Therapy MaskThera Pearl Eye Therapy Mask

Nuance Salma Hayek Green Tea Cooling Eye Gel
To keep eyes feeling cool and refreshed, I soothe this specially designed applicator around my eyes. It helps to continue to soother while it keeps puffiness at bay. Infused with Aloe Vera, Chamomile and Cactus Flower Extract, this treat is powerful enough to work, yet gentle enough to be used on the delicate eye area. $16.99 at CVS/pharmacy.

DIY At Home Spa Product: Nuance Salma Hayek Green Tea Cooling Eye GelNuance Salma Hayek Green Tea Cooling Eye Gel

RéVive Defensif Renewal Serum
This silky serum feels beautiful on skin as it soothes and shields. It's packed with antioxidants to correct and protect against daily environmental aggressors and free radical damage which are more prevalent in the summer. My skin tone instantly looks better and fine lines seem filled as they are gently plumped. $195.00 at Nordstrom.

DIY At Home Spa Product: ReVive Defensif Renewal SerumRéVive Defensif Renewal Serum

Nuance Salma Hayek Hydra Light Moisturizing Gel
This lightweight moisturizing tinted green gel refreshes with the scent as it soothes and hydrates skin. The gel formula is cooling, yet hydrating as it sinks quickly into skin. Cucumber Extract soothes and refreshes as Apple Fruit Extract and Aloe Leaf Juice helps to lock in that moisture. $16.99 at CVS/pharmacy.

DIY At Home Spa Product: Nuance Salma Hayek Hydra Light Moisturizing GelNuance Salma Hayek Hydra Light Moisturizing Gel

Tocca Crema da Mano Luxe
No facial is complete without a little attention paid to the hands. Don't you love it when your hands get that little extra finishing touch at the end of a facial? I like this cream in Bianca, a green tea and lemon scent. Enriched with coconut oil, shea butter and aloe, this cream absorbs quick into my hands and leaves them softly scented and silky soft. $20.00 at Sephora.

DIY At Home Spa Product: Tocca Crema da Mano LuxeTocca Crema da Mano Luxe

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