by She She Me
Summer Fashion Kickoff
What's the chi-chi girl's biggest vacay problem? Going somewhere for a holiday weekend trip, three little days, and finding yourself agonizing all week beforehand about what to pack. We want to have the perfect outfit for every possible occasion we might encounter all weekend, but we don't know what everyone else will be wearing, so we OVERPACK. Two problems: 1) this makes few friends in the car as your luggage overhangs the back seat and bumps your neighbor in the head for an hour and a half, and 2) it is NOT chi-chi to show up lugging a hockey bag full of every article of clothing and pair of shoes you own. Simplicity, girls, is the key to effective style. Save the LV trunk for the Riviera.
For example, if Saturday consists of Breakfast, Gallery, Shopping and Lunch, Beach and Barbecue, and Amusement at the Local Night Spot, do you take two options for every event? Do you overdress to be high-style? A resounding "NO!" should be your answer. While your white Theory pantsuit and bejeweled Marc Jacobs wedges are smashing, you don't want to look like a prima donna who's afraid to get in there and play a pickup game of volleyball with the rest of the gang. And there ain't nothin' more embarrassing than being caught on your way to the loo in the wee hours in your summer nightie when everyone else is in cotton pj's. Screams "I'm DESPERATE to land a man."
Take pieces that can work together in different ways for the most effective hauling. For Breakfast, which will undoubtedly be strong coffee (you are bringing a hostess gift, oui ?), fruit, lox and bagels, go with Bermudas and a nautical striped sweater, á là Duchess Kate. For Gallery and Shopping, ditch the stripes and wear the Bermudas with a lacy cami, your new wedge espadrilles and a fab little handbag. Beach? Choose your most flattering two-piece, a sweet tunic for cover, and chic flip-flops to protect your bright holiday pedi. (You DID remember to exfoliate, self-tan and protect your skin, yes? Perfect for travel are these fabulous little self tanning towelettes .) Afterwards, shower off the excess sand (don't forget après-sun skin care!), put on your new wide-leg trews, a fun embellished top, and killer platforms. Grab your sexy cardi for after the sun sets and you head downtown for a bit of socializing with the other urban refugees. Sunday you can recycle the cardigan with a mini and a comfy tee, the flops, and you're ready for the trek home! And it will all fit in that darling little Jimeale weekender bag. Your car-mates will thank you, especially with more room for the souvenir shopping bags.
See how easy that was? Now accept that invitation to the weekend at the beach with CONFIDENCE - you never know who's going to bring a single guy friend!
and She She Me!
Ann Taylor creates a limited edition Kate Hudson LBD collection
Perhaps the most iconic piece of clothing a woman can own, the little black dress may be the most essential item in a woman’s closet. This spring, Ann Taylor and Kate Hudson team up to celebrate the ubiquitous LBD with a capsule collection designed by Kate Hudson.
The Kate Hudson LBD collection premieres with five limited edition little black dresses designed in partnership with Ann Taylor creative director, Lisa Axelson, each highlighting Kate’s personality and lifestyle.
“I loved working with Lisa Axelson and the design team on these little black dresses,” said Hudson. “We designed them to fit how we all live—so there’s something for every occasion and everyone.”
About the Collection
THE ROMANTIC – A soft silhouette with a bit of flounce, representing Kate’s spirit, the short and flirty number is cast in a sheer micro-dot fabric trimmed with faux leather for a bit of edge.
CAMERA READY - A super-sexy fit, detailed with cut-outs and sculpted seams, this number is an effortless way to turn every moment into a photo opp.
LONDON LOVE - A sleek dress with revealing sheer insets and a slight fishtail hem, it blends sexy and structure into one statement piece.
BEST ACTRESS - A dramatic off-the-shoulder, floor length column dress with an asymmetric cut that hugs the body, this is the modern-meets-laid-back-meets-super-sexy version of red carpet style.
THE LATE NIGHTER – Emulating another side of Kate’s personality, this made-for-her piece is a bit rock ‘n roll with an open back, with touches of lace for fun and flirt.
4th of July Beauty Round Up
Kick off your 4th of July BBQ pool party looking your very best with these beauty finds that will be sure to get you in the patriotic spirit.
||First, get your body bikini ready with Soap & Glory The Firminator Special Bikini Body Formula, a bikini body moisture and smoothing formula that’s proven to help visibly firm, tone, and reduce the appearance of orange-peel skin. Featuring D-PUFF-7D™, ENERGINSENG-VC™, and ELASTICBOOST-B™, plus peppermint and litsea cubeba citrus toning oils, this special bikini body formula is proven to help visibly firm and tone skin on the thighs. Don’t head into your pool party this 4th of July without it.
||Let you hair go natural this summer. Infuse beachy texture into your stick-straight hair. KMS California HAIRPLAY Sea Salt Spray coax waves from even the flattest hair. Spritz KMS California HAIRPLAY sea salt spray liberally though wet hair, then use your fingers to create small twists as it dries.
||Be sexy with patriotic bright red lips with Rimmel London Lasting Finish Color Rush Intense Color Balm in The Redder, The Better! This balm provides lightweight long lasting intense color and moisture all day long.
Trending Now: The Barely-there Pout
Capture the perfect nude lip with creamy gorgeous Royal Lip Crayon in buff and our first satin finish Precise Micro Lipliner in native. Begin by filling lips in with native then top with buff
Precise Micro Lipliner in native is a creamy lipliner that gently glides across the lips for smooth definition, even application and rich color. This, our newest shade, native, is the perfect foundation for the classic nude lip.
Royal Lip Crayon in buff delivers rich color, nourishing hydration and long-lasting pigment. This, our newest shade, buff, creates the perfect nude lip with a satin finish.
||Palladio Beauty High Intensity Herbal Lip Balm: The ease of a pencil that applies like a balm and wears like a lipstick. The high-pigment formula helps protect and prevent drying and chapped lips and provides a rich shade pay-off. Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil and Olive Oil help create a breathable barrier to keep lips moist while intense pigment and pearls add color and shine for a three-dimension effect.
The Greek Yogurt Trend
The Huffington Post recently reported "Greek yogurt sales grew by 2500% between 2006 and 2011, and about a third of the yogurt sold in the country is now Greek-style, up from almost zero."
Greek Yogurt has gained tremendous popularity in the past few years and you can spot it in almost every deli, grocery store and gourmet market. Most importantly, beauty insiders have been using the Korres Natural
Products Greek Yoghurt range to help nourish their skin. This ancient Greek healing remedy is known for its ability to instantly soothe the skin by delivering increased moisture.
Go Bold with Mally Beauty
As the weather is warming up, don't be afraid to go for the 'bold' colors this season! Hot hues for lips are turning up everywhere and bright nails are always in when the sun starts shining. With help
from Mally Beauty, you can create a flawless, bulletproof summer look every time.
||The Perfect Bright Lip Kit (available in Sexy Siren and Frisky Fuschia) includes an amazois Evercolor Shaping Lip Pencil that draws a line while helping to make your lips look younger and more vibrant. It
also contains a 7-in-1 Lip Magnifier that combines a smoother, treatment, hydrator, primer, pencil, color and gloss all in one package.
||24/7 Gel Nail Polish Color (recommended spring shades: Melonista, Forever Your Girl and Back in a Fuchsia) provides the most vibrant color and the glossiest shine nail color can provide; no chipping,
dulling or peeling! With every manicure comes flawless, luminous, amazois color that lasts for up to two weeks!
Pretty Pistachio Picks from essie & NYX Cosmetics!
It’s time to freshen your beauty routine with the Color of the Moment: Pistachio. This light, minty green color is the ultimate beauty refresher you need to embrace during the changing temps. To help you score the perfect pistachio shade, we’ve picked out the best polish and eye shadow from essie and NYX Cosmetics to add that extra pizazz to your ensemble.
Get Your Best Skin with New Launches from glō therapeutics
glō therapeutics continues to expand their ever growing Cyto-luxe Collection with Cyto-luxe Cleanser and Cyto-luxe Body Lotion. Aimed at repairing and stimulating skin from head to toe, these age fighters utilize Phytostem Technology, an anti-inflammatory blend of stem cells and potent active ingredients that aid in firming, smoothing and toning mature skin.
Fresh Start: Rejuvenate skin with Cyto-luxe Cleanser, a creamy formula which combines gently exfoliating and conditioning agents that convert to a rich, buildable lather, resulting in a soft and refreshed complexion.
Papaya Enzymes aid in the removal of impurities, preparing the skin to effectively receive added active ingredients. White Tea Complex improves the body’s detoxification defenses to suppress free radical damage, while Syn®-Coll peptide stimulates the skin’s natural mechanism to produce collagen, helping to smooth and soften the skin while providing a refreshing deep cleanse.
Full Body Treatment: The first body product available in glō’s Cyto-luxe Collection, Cyto-luxe Body Lotion employs powerful peptides and antioxidants that protect, tone and nurture thirsty and mature skin
Powerful Syn®-Coll peptide penetrates deeply to help promote collagen production while reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Osilift (Oat Kernel Extract)adheres to the skin, forming a continuous and cohesive barrier that lifts, tones and smoothes skin on the body. Clinical studies of Osilift showed skin firming within two hours after application and an anti-wrinkle effect after 28 days of twice daily use. This deeply nourishing lotion features Evening Primrose Oil to rejuvenate tired, aging and dry skin while Shea Butter assists in smoothing skin and reducing irritation, dryness, dermatitis, eczema and other skin conditions.
Body Butters - Your New Best Friend
Summer is finally here and it's more important than ever to keep your skin smooth and hydrated. Meet our favorite body butters, which will keep your skin mega moisturized and hydrated 24/7. Bonus: Korres, Lavanila and Mio creams are natural which will add to that healthy glow.
||Korres Body Butter in White Grape
About: This soothing body cream will transport you and your sense to the Greek island of Santorini. Smoothing and moisturizing body cream, ideal for dry elbows, heels and knees. Shea butter and Quince extract have softening, moisturizing and restructuring properties. Sunflower, Almond and Avocado oils nourishes the skin, thus restoring its elasticity and smoothness.The body butter offers a distinct, naturally sweet aroma, influenced by the volcanic soil and the sea air. Also, the scent has notes of green apple, floral, citrus and peach for the ultimate Greek Summer sensorial experience!
||Mio Future Proof
About: This moisturizing must have is a strength building firming active body butter treatment.This over-achiever will mega-moisturise, increase bounce and resilience and fight free radicals to keep your skin strong and supple with a healthy 24-hour glow.
• Instantly transforms dry skin to smooth, fit, glowing skin
• Delivers more than just moisture with mega-antioxidants
• Rich, gorgeously fragrant, builds skin’s inner strength
||Lavanila Laboratories The Healthy Body Butter in Fresh Vanilla Lemon
About: Fresh Vanilla Lemon: The Bright and Clean Scent. A refreshing blend of juicy lemon, watery fruits and pure vanilla softly scents skin. Instant Hydration. This super soft, all-natural body butter absorbs instantly for deeply hydrated, luxuriously soft skin. 100% pure Shea & Cocoa Butters blend with powerful antioxidants and essential oils for long-lasting hydration. With super soft scents and a non-greasy formula, prepare for the ultimate indulgence. Available in Fresh Vanilla Lemon and Vanilla Summer. Launched April 2014.
Burt's Bees Summer Essentials
With summer weather in fullswing, frequent beach trips are on the top of our to-do lists. It’s easy to forget the necessities when traveling so we’ve made it easy for you. These four natural Burt’s Bees products are staple summer essentials and are sure to keep you moisturized and polished after any long day at the beach.
Moroccanoil's Luxurious Body Collection
As you get your skin summer-ready and beach bodies primed for the sun, be sure to check out Moroccanoil’s Luxurious Body Collection. The high-performance argan oil-infused products also feature hydrating botanical extracts for head-to-toe pampering.
The collection features some of the best Moroccanoil has to offer, including:
- Dry Body Oil (3.4 FL.OZ / 100 ml) – a lightweight, spray-on formula that delivers immediate hydration and nourishment, without a greasy feel. Infused with nourishing argan, olive and avocado oils.
- Body Buff (1.7 FL.OZ. / 50 ml) – an energizing body scrub made with exfoliating orange peel. Infused with argan oil, Vitamin E, and emollient avocado, sweet almond, safflower and sesame oils for softness and smoothness.
- Shower Gel (2.5 FL.OZ. / 75 ml) – a highly concentrated yet mild formula that hydrates and nurtures skin as it cleanses. Infused with nourishing argan oil, essential fatty acids and antioxidants.
- Moroccanoil Treatment (0.5 FL.OZ. / 15 ml) – an essential foundation for hairstyling that can be used as a conditioning, styling and finishing tool. Rich in argan oil and reparative protein.
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Problem Solvers: GLOW Vitamin Bubbles Beauty Vitamins 9x More Effective
Burst and Chew Your Way to Beauty
Most beauty-conscious women are aware of the various supplements on the market that promise stronger/longer hair and nails, and clearer, brighter skin. But did you know that only 10-20% of those supplements are actually absorbed by the body? What a waste of money and pill-swallowing! Thankfully, there's a new beauty supplement on the market that will replace a whopping 9 traditional pills with just 1 bursting, chewable liquid vitamin.
GLOW Vitamin Bubbles are the FIRST-EVER bursting, chewable liquid vitamin that promises immediate absorption, renewing collagen formation, tighter brighter skin, free radical protection, luscious hair.
Here's why GLOW is better than the traditional beauty supplement:
- Easily absorbed by the body at 80-90% compared to solid vitamins' 10-20% absorption rate.
- The nutrients in these bubbles are absorbed immediately upon bursting, versus traditional pills that take hours.
- Other forms of delivery can contain binders and filler that cause stomach upset and reduce absorption rate.
- No chemical binders or unnatural ingredients
- Each batch goes through rigorous testing by the Luxiem Research Team in California (more than 15 years of biotechnology experience) in an NSF cGMP-certified environment for consistent quality and maximum effectiveness.
Single tube $4.99, 10-pack tube $44.99, available at www.vitaminbubbles.com
"Visiting the Sins" - Masterful Southern Storytelling
This debut novel by Melanie Denman picks you up at page one and drops you into the lives of a quirky East Texas family, where you quickly become part of their lives. "Visiting the Sins" tells a story of the misadventures of three feisty but perennially dissatisfied women of the Wheeler clan from the town of Thorny Bog: Pokey, the tough-as-nails love-starved, pistol-packing matriarch; Rebanelle, the daughter and frosty former beauty queen turned church organist; And Curtis Jean, the granddaughter and backsliding gospel singer.
I loved the character development — these characters were so outrageous, yet absolutely true to life. Having grown up in a small town these ladies could have been my neighbors! The multiple storylines, told from the perspectives of the various character in the book, will keep you involved and engrossed. The perfect book to tuck into your summer beach bag or travel carry-on.
Summer Beauty Essentials - Skinn Cosmetics
Summer is finally here! With each new season comes a different set of beauty needs. Skinn Cosmetics has put together a list of this summer’s beauty essentials to keep you and your skin looking and feeling beautiful during our favorite time of year. Whatever your summer to-do list may entail, we have your skin covered.
Step into the sunshine confidently with some of Skinn’s standout products!
|Tight & Tone Contouring Serum
Throw your worries out the window when you toss Tight & Tone Contouring Serum into your beach bag! This product is specifically formulated to target sagging, dimpling skin and stretch marks so you can proudly show some skin this summer.
||Plasma Fusion Corrector
Gone are the days of looking tired and disheveled! Plasma Fusion Corrector conceals and corrects dark circles and baggy eyes leaving the skin looking and feeling fresh. Whether you’re run down or not, you will always appear bright-eyed and ready to go!
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