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Beach Waves for Days

What’s your signature? The one thing about you that never changes and embodies your identity. My hair would surely be mine. I started styling my hair in loose beach waves in college in 2009, and I never stopped. I feel totally out of my element with straight hair! The process of washing, drying and curling my hair is a long one (there’s so much of it!) So instead of repeated daily heat damage, I’ve discovered ways around it to keep styling to a minimum and my hair healthy!

On day one, i style my hair, then spray a lightweight hair spray on my hands and run it through. My coveted styling wand has lasted 8+ years and is still going strong! It’s worth every penny! (Get it 30% off here!)

Before bed, i spray dry shampoo on my roots and throw my hair up in a messy bun with one of these! The amazing thing about these is not only the hold, but the volume they add. When I let my hair down the following morning it looks just like the night before!

When my hair needs a little extra oomph, I spritz a texturizing spray and it brings it back to life! This power duo saves me countless amount of time during the week, and they’re currently apart of this sale!

Photography by Rachel Domitrovich.

Sephora Beauty Insider Event

Just in time for Fall, I’m stocking up on my favorite beauty buys at a discount with Sephora’s Beauty Insider Appreciation Event!

Rogue Members can take 20% off their purchase with code, YESROGUE, with First Access now through September 3rd. Starting August 30th VIB Members can take 15% off with code, YESVIB, and Beauty Insiders can take 10% off their purchase with code, YESINSIDER!

SEPHORA

1. Slip Silk Pillowcase – Not only does it feel luxurious, but it prevents wrinkles, and keeps your blowout lasting longer! Shop the King version here!

 2. Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo – Can you imagine a world where dry shampoo didn’t exist? Thankful for quick mornings!

3. Drybar Triple Sec – I love how this gives my hair life! It’s perfect for amping up beach waves!

4. PEACE OUT Puffy Under-Eye Patches – I need these in my life!

5. TARTE Sizzle Eyeshadow Palette –  I don’t normally stray away from my go-to ShadowSense because it never creases, but I’m loving the stunning colors in this palette!

6. Invisibobble Slim – I have a lot of hair, and am used to having to redo my messy workout bun about 50 times just to get through one BBG sess, these magical unicorn hair ties keep my hair in tact and create VOLUME!

7. Boscia Baby Soft Foot Peel – Okay so apart of me is a little nervous to try this, but I’ll pretty much do anything for baby soft feet

8. Diamancel Foot File – Okay this is some sort of witchcraft because it literally transforms my feet to ridiculously smooth post-pedi-like softness in seconds!

Holiday Gift Guide // For the Beauty Buff

Gift Guide For The Beauty Buff

Drybar Blowout Peace on Earth Good Hair to All! | Sigma Beauty Sigma Spa® 2X Brush Cleaning Glove | Sephora FavoritesUrban Decay Naked Smoky PaletteGLAMGLOW GIFTSEXY Ultimate Anti-Aging Set | GLAMGLOW Poutmud Fizzy Lip Exfoliating Treatment & Wet Lip Balm Treatment Duo | Yves Saint Laurent Vernis À Lèvres Plump Up Glossy StainGiorgio Armani ‘Luminous Silk’ Foundation | Boscia Japanese Cleansing Ritual for Flawless Skin

One of my favorite gift guides, for the beauty obsessed in your life, or treating yourself! You can’t go wrong with any of these glam gifts.

 

My Skincare Routine

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When choosing my skincare, I’m always extremely careful. Given the wrong product and my skin goes haywire. I have combination skin, and have tried pretty much every brand high and low to figure out what suits it best. Acne products are something I’ve always steered clear of because of over-drying my skin in the past. When ready for a change, after getting in a skin rut, I decided to try Boscia’s Clear Complexion line. It’s made for all skin types, including sensitive, and created to neutralize blemish-causing bacteria. It’s free of parabens, sulfates, synthetic dyes and fragrances.

After starting the simple skin regimen 8 months ago, I haven’t seen a single blemish! My combination skin isn’t dry or oily, it feels “normal” for once being completely blemish-free.

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The soft gel cleanser goes on smooth and eliminates every stitch of makeup. It unclogs and purifies pores, by gently exfoliating and helps diminish dark spots from previous breakouts.

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The tonic spray is alcohol-free and has a fresh botanical smell. It relieves dryness and leaves skin soft and supple.

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The moisturizer is extremely light-weight, yet improves skin elasticity and hydration, making it perfect for year-round use.Boscia | TheSubtleStatement.com

The clear complexion treatment only takes one pump and absorbs into skin quickly. The willowherb helps alleviate skin inflammation and diminish visible redness.

It feels great to have finally have found a skincare line that works best for my skin. Not only are the full sized products great, airplane-friendly versions in the travel kit has made traveling much easier! Sign up using your email on Boscia.com to receive 10% off of your order!

**Product courtesy of Boscia. Opinions and content are all my own.

Hot Pink Pout

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  1. Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Lipcolor in Fuschia Flash 
  2. Mac Satin Lipstick in Pink Nouveau
  3. Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Lipcolor in Pink Pop
  4. Sephora Rouge Shine in No. 18 Just Dating

I am all about a pink pout this season! The closer to a Barbie hue the better. These are some of my favorites that I have been interchanging lately. I’ve been sporting Sephora Rouge Shine in Just Dating quite frequently. The pop of color applies glossy for the ultimate pink lip. For a toned down version of the trend, Mac Satin Lipstick in Pink Nouveau is a great choice. To go all out color Maybelline’s Color Sensational Vivids Lipcolor speak for themselves. Pink Pop is a replica color of my childhood Barbie Jeep and Fuschia Flash is girlie glam. Pink lips are a fun way to update your look, and a trend that can easily be sported day to night.

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

Sequins & Sparkle

Top: Forever 21 (similar & similar.)
Skirt: Madewell (similarsimilar) .
Shoes: Zara.
Ring: David Yurman.
Nails: Essie Good As Gold & Sephora By OPI Never Enough Shoes.

Can we please talk about how obsessed I am with this shoes?

Beauty Trend: Tangerine Lips

Photo via InStyle

1. Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year Creme Lipstick

2. Armani Beauty Rogue Sheer d’Armani Lipstick

3. L’Oreal Infallible Lip Color, Coral

4. Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter, Tutti Frutti

Pantone’s 2012 Color of the Year is taking over yet another end of the beauty spectrum.  Tangerine lips are all the rage, from runway to red carpet. Experiment to find what shade is right for you. The tangerine hue Jennifer Hudson chose really compliments her skin tone.