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Beach Days Ahead

Met Me at the Beach

Hat | Bandeau Top | Bottoms |  Sandals | Balm | Sunnies | Tote

Sun, sand and beachy waves are all in store, this weekend I’m heading to the Caribbean. These fun finds are all essentials. What are you bringing to the beach?

Get a Winter Glow

Get a Winter Glow

Body Brush | Body Scrub | Moisturizing Body Wash | Body Oil & Baby Oil Gel | Subtle Self-Tanner

Winter weather doesn’t reap the best benefits for my skin, so switching up my skincare routine is essential. Keeping skin exfoliated, and well-hydrated is key to a polished Winter glow. Dry brushing with a body brush before showering has countless benefits, including increasing circulation and sloughing away dead skin cells. Using an exfoliating body scrub twice a week, as well as a hydrating body wash will eliminate dryness. Seal in the moisture by applying a body oil, and/or a baby oil gel on damp skin (I like using both.) To add a hint of subtle color, use a buildable self-tanning lotion. The Q-10 properties in this one give skin added moisture.

Beauty Awards 2012

I’m such a beauty junkie, I’m always testing out new products, so I love the beauty subscription trend going on right now with companies like Birchbox and GLOSSYBOX (highly recommend joining!) I’m sharing my top must-haves that I fell in love with this year. What are your favorite beauty products?

Beauty Awards 2012 Skincare Cleansing Brush: Clarisonic Mia 2
Cleanser: Philosophy ‘Purity Made Simple’ One-Step Facial Cleanser + Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash or Mary Kay TimeWise 3-in-1 Cleanse
Toner: Bliss Steep Clean Mattifying Toner Pads
Moisturizer: Mary Kay TimeWise Age-Fighting Moisturizer
Concentrate: Giorgio Armani ‘Luminessence’ Bright Regenerator Concentrate
Clearing Mask: Philosophy ‘The Oxygen Peel’ Kit (Super-Size Kit)
Anti-Aging Mask: Mario Badescu ‘Super Collagen’ Mask
Pore Reducing Mask: Mario Badescu ‘Cucumber Tonic’ Mask
Eye Products: Clinique All About Eyes Serum, Kiehl’s Eye-Brightening Concentrate
Lash Primer: DiorShow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum
Brown Serum: Mary Kay Lash & Brow Building Serum
Spot Healing: Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Lip Balm: Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1
Lip Mask: Mary Kay Satin Lips Set

Beauty Awards 2012 Makeup Foundation Primer: Giorgio Armani Fluid Master Primer
Foundation: Giorgio Armani Lasting Silk UV Foundation
Concealer: Benefit Stay Don’t Stray
Powder: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Powder
Blush: Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush (72 Rose Initiale)
Bronzer: Tarte Mineral Bronzer (Park Avenue Princess)
Eyeliner: Lancôme ‘Le Stylo Waterproof’ Long Lasting EyeLiner (Cafe Nior)
Brow Pencil: Giorgio Armani Eyebrow Pencil (2 Brown)
Mascara: ModelCo Fibre LASHXTEND
Palette: Lancôme ‘Color Design’ Shadow & Liner Palette (Taupe Craze 100)
Lipgloss: Chanel Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer (Seashell)
Lipstick: Chanel Rouge Coco Shine & Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour
Brush Set: Giorgio Armani Brush Set
Blush Brush: Chanel Blush Brush #4
Concealer Brush: Sephora Collection Pro Concealer Brush #45
Shadow Brush: Bare Escentuals Smoky Eye Brush

Beauty Awards 2012 Nails Polish: Julep
Polish Color: Butter LONDON 3 Free Nail Lacquer in West End Wonderland
Top CoatSeche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat
Nail File: Sephora Crystal Nail File
Polish Remover: Zoya Remove Plus Nail Polish Remover & Prep 
Cuticle Cream: CND Cuticle Eraser
Hand Cream: First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream

Current Favorites – Beauty Routine

  1. Chanel Joues Contraste Blush – Rose Initiale #72 ($43) – The Perfect shade of pink for a rosy Summer glow.
  2. Dior Waterproof Crayon Eyeliner ($29) – I always choose this long-lasting eye pencil over retractable liners.
  3. Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua – Ultralight Skin Perfecting Makeup SPF 15 – Beige Rose #32  ($45) – A lightweight foundation with a flawless finish.
  4. Kiehl’s Since 1851 Lip Balm #1 ($7.50) – This neutral lip balm gives the perfect amount of shine that lasts for hours.
  5. L’Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes ($8.99) – The wand pulls lashes up for amazing volume.
  6. Maybelline Volum’ Express The Mega Plush Waterproof Mascara ($7.99) – This light-weight gel mascara leaves my lashes clump-free. (Combine the two mascaras for amazing clump-free volume.)
  7. Tarte Mineral Powder Bronzer – Park Ave Princess ($29) – This weightless bronzer gives a natural, subtle finish.
  8. Benefit Stay Don’t Stray ($26) – This concealer primer has with enough coverage to pass for my concealer.

 

Eyes in Disguise

I have tried both eye creams and concealers from La Mer, Clinique and Makeup Forever. Nothing seemed to reduce or hide my dark circles, but I have experienced amazing results with these products.

 

Lip Repair

Lip Repair

I have found the perfect solution to repair dry, chapped lips.  Mary Kay sells a life changing set called Satin Lips, which consists of a Lip Mask and Balm.  Along with my coveted Kiehl’s Lip Balm, they create a powerful force that can transform any pout to be silky and smooth.  Apply the Lip Mask for 2-5 minutes, remove with a tissue.  Next apply Kiehl’s Lip Balm.  Lastly, apply Mary Kay Lip Balm.  You won’t believe how long the combo keeps your lips moisturized.