by Shop Girl
Summer Style Necessities!
Phew! I’m exhausted! I just finished up a major reorganization of my closet, which was about a month overdue. I blame it on my crazy lifestyle. And even crazier weather. The temps have been warming up so gradually that suddenly it was summer and I was still operating from a winter wardrobe!
Naturally, I made a plan of attack. Winter coats and sweaters to the cleaners and then safely stored away. Bulky scarves, hats and gloves to the top shelf and floppy hats, gauzy scarves and flip flops front and center. With the offensive winter gear out of my closet, I finally have space for the things that matter most: SUMMER ESSENTIALS! I like to think that because summertime togs are usually less bulky than wintertime things, I get to buy twice as much to fill up all the space I created in my closet!
Short Stuff : The story this year is all about the short. Almost any style works this season. Some of my favorites are cuffed, long, and pleated. Try wearing them with a flowy blouse, casual bracelets, and strappy sandals! Don’t forget to grab an awesome satchel or cross body bag to complete your look. Shorts can look a bit teeny-bopper sometimes, but to avoid that find shorts in great fabrics and cuts. Also, I don’t care how many squats you do, there is no reason why you should wear shorts that leave your bum hanging out.
Boho Chic: The new boho style is here, and it's not all caftans, tunics and fringe. It's about making bohemian-inspired styles work in everyday life, whether you're going to the office or out on the town. Pair a chic paisley peasant top with a denim shorts or a miniskirt and sandals for a casual date. Maxi dresses and skirts are also a great way to embrace this trend without looking like a flower child.
Florals made an appearance with spring style and are getting more vibrant for summer. Think big, bold and unabashedly feminine. I love the classic look of this floral romper with a great pair of mid-heel sandals and a sleek bag. Keep accessories simple and let the flower power speak for itself.
One thing I love about sheer and lacy fabrics is that they can jazz up tops and dresses without adding bulk. They are also extremely feminine!
All-White All the Way
Nothing says summer quite like bright white. And it's even more striking when you wear an all-white ensemble. Start with a great skirt or pair of white skinnies, then layer a sheer blouse over a tank or shell. Slip into a pair of strappy wedge sandals and finish with a slouchy hobo and stack of arm candy. It's OK if the tones range from creamy to bright, it's all good! Just be a bit more cautious with that strawberry lemonade when wearing this hot trend.
Of course you already have a great swimsuit, plenty of strappy sandals, and sunglasses. If you aren’t sure what kind of sunnies to get, try out aviators and wayfarers. They offer effortless cool, and when you put them on, bam! Suddenly you’re a star!
I’m so excited for all the potential this summer has in store for us! Long days, cool drinks, and cute clothes; it’s how summer was meant to be! I’m excited about these summer essentials, and I want to see how you put your summer outfits together! Send me pics of your great summer style!
As always, Shop HAPPY!
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Summer Glow: Makeup and Hair
Summer is here and it's time to up your game girls! BRIGHT, bright lips, DEWY skin and GLOSSY hair
LIPS: Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Legendary for a True Red (Pink tones) and Fireball Matte for an Orange-Red (Olive and darker tones).
Smashbox Lead Pro-Global artists Lori Taylor-Davis schooled me on it!! Her one tip on picking the PERF red lip is, “Choose cooler "true" red tones with a bit of blue if you have pink in your skin or are super fair-skinned. A warmer orange-red tone works best for olive-skinned women.”
DEWY SKIN: Smashbox Halo Foundation AND Lumene Bright Now Vitamin C BB Cream + Lumeme Bright Now Vitamin C BB Serum
The best thing to make skin glow is to use a dewy foundation/bb cream for lighter coverage and an illuminator, like the Lumene BB Serum! With illuminating LIGHT PIGMENTS it helps to catch light and diffuse dark circles, spots and lines!
SHINY, GLOSSY HAIR: Conair Infiniti Pro Argan Oil Brush with Touchback Shampoo and Nios Shield Leave-in Conditioner
To get bouncy, shiny, healthy hair, there’s nothing better than ARGAN OIL – which moisturizes without weighing hair down. All of these products are meant to nourish hair from the inside out, with the added bonus of Touchback System, a color depositing shampoo and conditioner that adds sheen and gloss to hair.
Warm Weather Essentials
Now that the temps are warming up and there is even the possibility of a vacay, it’s time to take down your hair and throw on some wedged sandals! Here are some warm weather essentials that you should have on hand, just in case the sun decides to stay out for a while!
KMS California CURLUP perfecting lotion
Curly haired girls love the heat but hate the humidity! Which is why I’m obsessed with KMS California’s new product for curly hair! It’s designed to protects hair from humidity, keeping curls controlled in any weather, and moisturizes deep into hair to keep it perfectly conditioned. Now if that doesn’t sound like the perfect potion for curls I don’t know what is.
Rimmel London ScandalEyes Jumbo Liquid Liner
I know the cat eye look has been around forever ever, but I’ve been more obsessed with it than usual lately. I love my top lines to be extra thick and dramatic so I put Rimmel’s liner to the test, and it passed! Jump into spring with a bold look and give Rimmel London a try.
Rimmel London Stay Glossy Lipgloss from the Swanky Hotel Collection
Can you really have a spring look without some glossy lips? I think not…Not only does Rimmel’s new gloss collection come in a variety of light pinks and purples it was also inspired by London’s chic hotel scene. Try it as a solo lip color or apply over some lipstick to add some pop to your look.
Vitamin C - Will You Marry Me?
If I had to choose one antioxidant to become monogamous with, without a doubt I would choose Vitamin C. In my one and only antioxidant, I’d want “someone” who not only protects me, but also brightens my day…or, skin. Vitamin C never disappoints.
This ideal spouse offers:
PROTECTION: Protects against pollutants, oxidative stress and free radical damage
ANTI-AGING BENEFITS: Plays an essential role in supporting collagen production, helping improve skin elasticity, firmness and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
BRIGHTENING: Assists in brightening and evening skin tone while leaving your complexion smoother, softer and more radiant
Try one of these unbeatable Vitamin C sources to reap the benefits of the most-loved antioxidant!
DERMAdoctor Kakadu C™ 20% Vitamin C Serum with Ferulic Acid & Vitamin E
Shower Your Strands with Moisture
Rejuvenate your tresses and wash away winter damage with the TIGI Hair Reborn Journey of Resurgence. This powerful arsenal of moisture-building products is all you need to build the foundation for creating the season’s hottest hairstyles.
All four TIGI Hair Reborn products are designed to be colour safe, and have a refreshing honeysuckle and watermint fragrance.
Summer Travel : Be Sure to Pack Protection!
NEW Kiss My Face 2015 sunscreens harness the power of natural Antioxidant Defenders® and Naturally Nourishing Antioxidants® to protect skin from harmful UV rays, while kissing it with much needed moisture. Formulated with Vitamin C and E, green tea, cucumber, olive oil, shea butter and aloe, the all natural sunscreens help to put your best face forward for the most beautiful springtime selfies.
Bikinis and sunshine are in the near future but remember, whether posting up on beach, at the bar, and anywhere in between, when stripping down, cover up with Kiss My Face.
The Latest from Skinn Cosmetics
Collagenesis 24-Hour Youth Preservation Cream Elite
Finally, the newly formulated Collagenesis 24-Hour Youth Preservation Cream
Elite represents the anti-aging breakthrough technology that we've all been
waiting for. Your skin will no longer reflect your age, instead your
youthful glow will be reactivated and your beautiful skin rediscovered.
This Collagenesis 24-Hour Youth Preservation Cream Elite is perfect for
any age and will help transform your skin into a more youthful state! The one
of a kind formula contains mega doses of “Youth Molecules” made up of super
antioxidants, active cellular complexes, youth proteins, vitamyzes, phyto stem cells, and peptides that help your skin look firmer, more supple, and
as smooth as can be. With a worry-free advanced system containing no waxes, no parabens, no petrochemicals and no mineral oil, you can apply this both
morning and night to clear, dry skin to keep your skin naturally in balance. Start and end each day with the fresh, younger-looking skin you
Candlelight Translucence Powder
Skinn’s new *Candlelight Translucent Powder* helps you achieve that
effortless glow your skin has been craving without the hassle! The
Translucent Powder is infused with Argan, Olive, and Coconut Oil for
maximum hydration to fight dryness while improving the overall appearance
of your skin. With this talc-free powder you will have the effect of a
beautiful candlelit complexion all day and night! Brush the Candlelight
Translucence Powder over foundation for a truly radiating finish. With the
Candlelight Translucent Powder you are just a few brush strokes away from
perfection! *Retails for $28.00.*
NEW Vidal Sassoon Salonist: Spring Beauty Trends & Colorist Tricks
From the runway to the red carpet, it’s safe to say that the effortless hair color trend is here to stay. Celebs such as Diane Kruger and Khloe Kardashian are ditching their ombre and dip-dye looks for warmer shades and all-over multidimensional color. With the NEW breakthrough Vidal Sassoon Salonist the hottest new trend in hair color can be yours at home.
Lighten Up For Summer
From golden to cool to neutral, Vidal Sassoon Salonist has blonde and brunette shades that are perfect for your lightened up look this summer. According to Vidal Sassoon Global Ambassador, Duffy, “Simple changes such as a two to three shade changes are easily achieved at home,” so kick your color up two levels this season for a sun-kissed and effortless look.
Spend More Time Outside, Not on Your Hair Color
Now that the warm months are upon us, you should spend less time coloring your hair and more time outside! With Vidal Sassoon Salonist’s easy to use two-step formula, you can achieve multidimensional hair color in 30 minutes flat. Salonist incorporates colorists’ #1 secret – treating roots and lengths separately – for rich hair color, full of depth and tones.
Bluebell + White Tea
Bluebell + White Tea
This sensual scent instantly enchants with a burst of Italian bergamot, blueberry white tea and nectarine. Middle notes of orange flower, bluebell flower and jasmine sambac completely draw in your senses, while the fragrance closes with an earthy blend of cashmere woods, sheer musk and white amber to represent the calming feeling that comes from being wrapped in your truelove’s arms.
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