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Thursday
Aug162012

Back to School Beauty: Shave with Pure Silk Shave Cream.

I know getting back into the school swing of things takes time. It is a busy time of year. No matter how busy you are, don’t let your shaving routine "fall" by the wayside! Make sure you keep your shower stocked with the essentials, such as shaving cream. One of my favorites is Pure Silk Moisturizing Shave Cream.

 

Once the cooler weather sets in and bikinis and dresses are traded for pants and sweaters, it’s tempting to skip a shave here and there. But it’s important to shave year-round, especially the bikini line! Shaving the bikini line with Pure Silk on a regular basis helps to form a microscopic layer of calloused skin, which helps prevent irritation from shaving. Come summertime – or that much-anticipated winter vacation – this calloused layer will help keep away those unsightly red bumps that can appear when skin becomes irritated after a prolonged period without shaving.

Keep it smooth by simply purchasing at drugstores and mass retailer nationwide where it sells for under $2.00.

Tuesday
Aug072012

6 Beach Bag Beauty Essentials!

I have been to the beach a few times already this summer. While you are reading this, I am actually on my way to the beautiful island of Nantucket with my family. I went last year and it is one of my most favorite places I have ever been. I actually convinced my parents that we had to spend some time together there this year so I am super excited to be on my way! Yay!!! Next week, I will be going to the Connecticut shoreline for a few days with my bff and then we'll be heading for another week on Cape Cod with our other bff. I. Love. Summer. And yes, I. Love. The. Beach.

My beach bag, a really cute peach striped one from J.Crew, is filled with my beach bag beauty essentials.

  1. Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray - I spray this in my hair after I come out of the water before I brush. I helps to detangle my hair a bit, but it helps it dry to that beachy wave look I like at the beach.
  2. Secret Outlast Clear Gel Deodorant - This deodorant goes on clear, dries in seconds and lasts up to 48 hours, but I like to reapply after a day at the beach before I get dressed. I'd never chance being stinky!
  3. U by Kotex Tampons - These are a necessity, well, just in case. You never know when you or a friend will need one, so a box is always in my bag. When needed, they are easy to insert and super comfy to wear.
  4. Neutrogena Pure & Free Baby Sunblock Stick - I know I'm not a baby, but I love this super gentle sunscreen on my face. It protects with SPF 60 and has never made me break out.
  5. Kiehl's Lip Balm SPF 15 - Of course I need to protect lips from a long day in the sun. This lip balm is super soft and keeps lips smooth and protected from the sun.
  6. Banana Boat Protective Tanning Dry Oil Spray - This sprays on, leaving a light oiled look that doesn't feel overly greasy. I use SPF 15 because I am pretty dark skinned already and this lets me get a bit of a tan. It does comes in higher SPF ratings too.

Happy beaching!

Monday
Jul302012

ghd Green Peacock Styler.

I straighten my hair almost everyday. My hair is naturally very wavy, almost curly and it frizzes more than it curls or waves. My hair is very long and very thick and I have gone through many hair straighteners. I swear I break two or three a year. I've been using this one for over a month now and it is performing beautifully and showing no signs of wear at all.

If you have to straighten your hair, you might as well use one that is totally hot and stylish, right? I think so, and that is why I use a gold standard in hair straighteners, the ghd Gold Classic styler, but it is styled and colored in a great green peacock shade in a special limited edition. It is called the ghd Green Peacock Styler.

This ghd Green Peacock Styler is amazing.  The super smooth ceramic hair plates glides over hair without ever puling or dragging. It just glides and instantly straightens and smoothes hair.  It even comes complete with a storage bag and heat resistant mat. The mat helps protect surfaces from the high heat of the styler, and this baby gets hot.

What I may be most thankful for is that this styler comes with a two year warranty. I won't have to worry about this baby breaking down any time soon.

The ghd Green Peacock Styler is sold on the ghd website and it sells for $225.00.

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