Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Time To Say Good Buy: Summer Edition

Photo Courtesy of Allure Magazine
All winter long you've been meticulous with your workout regime.You’ve planned the perfect summer holiday along with the quintessential haute summer wardrobe, and even perfected your physique to show off your now rock hard abs. But despite all the hours of eating clean, working out and taking care of your self (now that's prep work), the coming heat wave could still K.O. your hair and makeup.  To keep looking cool, collected and chic this season here are some must have summer time beauty tips and essentials.


From Left: CHANEL HYDRA BEAUTY ESSENCE MIST, $90; smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer $36; tarte cosmetics  maracuja creaseless concealer, $24; Supergoop! SPF 35 DAILY CORRECT CC CREAM $32   Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelée col. Berry Bliss, $22 
Honey, it's all about a good FACE and with that in mind one must always prep the face before leaving the house. And let's not forget in the summer there's no layers of clothes to hid under so be bold and beautiful starting with your gorgeous face of yours! Here are 5 products that are a must this season. 

BEAUTÉ TIP: This cooling facial mist tones skin and does a superb job of setting makeup. This luxurious facial spray soothes and cools skin. Hydrates, helps protect skin and can fit in your purse - score!

GOOD BUY: smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer $36 
BEAUTÉ TIP: To say I adore this primer is an understatement! The primer works under makeup or as a midday touch-up since it mattifies oily complexions (a summertime problem for most of us mere mortals). 

GOOD BUY: tarte cosmetics  maracuja creaseless concealer, $24 
BEAUTÉ TIP: Want to look picture perfect? Mon petites you can with  tarte cosmetics  maracuja creaseless concealer, no mere concealer, is a seamless (and creaseless) concealer that neutralizes any imperfection in the skin - think blemishes and broken capillaries - and leaves you looking fresh-faced and clear skinned. 

BEAUTÉ TIP: Mon petites, I don't know about you but I have been in heaven with the invention of all these alphabetical creams! If BB Creams were delightful, CC Creams are pure Elysium. Our go to this summer is the lightweight, designed to be worn as a primer or full coverage, Supergoop! SPF 35 DAILY CORRECT CC CREAM works on retexturizing skin while providing important UVA/UVB SPF 35 coverage. It evens skin tone and gives your make-up extra lasting power.Non-oily and creamy in texture,it the perfect summer cover up. Best of all, it covers blemishes better than most other lightweight formulations.

GOOD BUY: Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelée col. Berry Bliss, $22 
BEAUTÉ TIP: For a natural healthy-looking rosy glow that lasts all-day try Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelée this blush goes from cream to powder for a non-drying, non-oily, long-wearing, water-resistant glow that will brighten your face and compliment your inner exuberance. 


From Left: smashbox HEAT WAVE LIP GLOSS SET, $29;  tarte cosmetics LipSurgence™ Lip Tint  col. Spirited, $24; Urban Decay  24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencils col. Gash , $19

Mon petites, I can not stress enough how haute the LIP is this season! From out of this world glosses to jaw-dropping hues - all you really need this summer is a phenomenal lip. Ladies (and gents!) have a gander at these products - Lip Service indeed!

BEAUTÉ TIP: This summer create full, sumptuous lips with the covetable new Luminizing Lip Gloss range from smashbox, featuring a pretty and wearable, cool hues that works well day or night. What we adore about this lip gloss- is that it truly stays put for hours and hours, and all the shades are bright but flattering.

GOOD BUY: tarte cosmetics LipSurgence™ Lip Tint  col. Spirited, $24
BEAUTÉ TIP:  This chunky swivel pencil delivers opaque, superbright pigment and a glossy sheen. What's genius about this warm, orange base hue that imparts a luminous, radiant tint on lips, perfect for a haute summer look. It also delivers the level of shine you'd expect from a gloss. The hyper-hydrating formula is smooth and glides on easily. The pigment is so rich you will feel like a million dollars.

GOOD BUY: Urban Decay  24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencils col. Gash , $19
BEAUTÉ TIP: The tone plays nice with all complexions. Though the color comes on strong, it looks sheer and dewy when smudged. Use it in lieu of lipstick; it stays put and feels just as moisturizing. LOVE!


From Left: Clarisonic Refreshing Gel Cleanser, $25; Clarisonic Aria™ Sonic Skin Cleansing System, $199; tarte cosmetics, Pure Maracuja Oil $46; Mally Beauty  Perfect Prep Lip Treatment System, $35

The adage "beauty is on the inside" may need an update. With these 4 must have beauty items your outer beauty will be undeniable! 
GOOD BUY: Clarisonic Refreshing Gel Cleanser, $25
BEAUTÉ TIP: This soothing Clarisonic facial cleanser for normal to combination skin washes away even stubborn mascara, and leaves skin clean, not tight and ready to take on the world.  

GOOD BUY: Clarisonic Aria™ Sonic Skin Cleansing System, $199
BEAUTÉ TIP: This legendary skin-care brush deeply cleanses and exfoliates for all-around healthier looking skin. The oscillating brush works on every nook and cranny and transforms your skin instantly. It's one investment that is well worth it - especially after spending lazy days on the beach mon cheres!  

GOOD BUY: tarte cosmeticsPure Maracuja Oil $46
BEAUTÉ TIP: This Pure Maracuja Oil by tarte is literally magical! The serum brightens skin immediately and evens out skin tone over time. What's amazing about the oil is that it's potent, antioxidant-packed formula feels so lightweight you won't feel clogged when you put it on nightly. This oil my friends is a life changer!

GOOD BUY: Mally Beauty  Perfect Prep Lip Treatment System, $35
BEAUTÉ TIP: This kit from Mally Beauty contains everything your lips need to stay smooth and healthy-looking.The convenient kit is a perfect tool to keep your pucker on point all year long! 


From Left 1st Row: Zoya Nail Polish | Darcy, $8;  Zoya Nail Polish | Micky, $8; Zoya Nail Polish | Rocky, $8; Zoya Nail Polish | Thandie, $8; Zoya Nail Polish | Josie, $8; Zoya Nail Polish | Yana, $8 

When it comes to one's summer color story for your manis and pedis it's all about complementing your sun drenched complexion and we have the perfect find!

GOOD BUY: Zoya Nail Polish |  Stunning Summer 2013 Collection, $48
BEAUTÉ TIP: In recent years to say I have tried just about every nail trend is an understatement! From nail foils, graphic-print stickers, holographic finishes, even fabrics (a lace and pearl concoction that wasn't the best idea) —this summer I am keeping it chic and uncomplicated with Zoya Nail Polish |  Stunning Summer 2013 Collection. These are simply six of the glossiest, most stunning nail shades known to woman these season. And at just eight dollars a bottle you can splurge without breaking the bank. 

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