Ever wanted to know how to use makeup up that is green? Purple? Yellow? Well, enter a colour corrector! Here is my video on what to do with those wacky skincare colours and my review of the Wet 'n Wild version of the colour wheel.
Okay, it's 2013: That is enough to blow anyone's mind! Where did the year go?? Well, it's time to start anew and that is the best part of new year's. The opportunities are endless and new beginnings seem infinitely possible!
What is the best way to start a new year? Sure, sure, you can vow to get back to the gym, wear those sequined pants you bought five months ago or read that book you know you would love if you could just get into it. Well, while I love the idea of getting in shape, or expanding your mind, I think the best and easiest way to start fresh is to pump up your beauty routine, and here are my favourite new year's resolutions for 2013.
1. Make moisturizing easy:
Check out this 3-in-1 product from Jouviance that totally makes moisturizing a cinch. I am positively obsessed with it and it will make being constantly on-the-go totally doable. Saving time and saving my face? Yes, please!
2. Get glowing:
My dearest Glamglow...this product does not dissapoint! A fantastic way to rejuvenate your skin and literally glow. Talk about taking care of yourself.
3. Know your A, B, C's:
Already on the BB bandwagon? Try the new CC products or all the additional BB products, like these ones from Marcelle, that are hitting stores everywhere!
The key to beautifully applied makeup is blending. This year try making sure your makeup is always blended to perfection for that flawless look...well, Beauty Blender is the perfect tool to create a seemlessly blended look. It puts disposable sponges to shame.
If you've never done it, start. Red lipstick is the ideal method of brightening up your face...this is a trend that is never dying and will help you be the star of the show in this new year.
8. Get a Solid Foundation:
Okay, if you are into looking flawless, but not so into looking cake-y, trust me, Bare Minerals by Bare Escentuals will blow your makeup mind (thanks Merrill!). A mineral powder that evens you out without any risk of clownishness is my new full out obsession for 2013...and PS, it also has SPF in it!
Want to shine? Try adding a touch of highlighter to your face once you are done applying your makeup. Where? On your cheek bones, the bridge of your nose and you can even highlight above your eyebrows. Here are two of my absolute favourites from Personnelle and Smashbox!
10. End the Sun Worship:
I know we all say don't sit in the sun...and then, guess what? A lot of us still do! So, I have devised several tips on how to get that bronzed look without kicking your skin's butt (so to speak). Sefl-tanner from St. Tropez is the bomb, literally. Then try bronzer year round for a nice golden glow, like this gorgeous one from Rimmel London. Finally pick makeup with SPF in it, like the awesome lip balm from Fresh (see number 8, too!).
It's a new year, so rather than a "new" you, just try a few beauty resolutions for a better you, because you were already pretty darn good.
...sport sandals are back. Maybe not the Tevas you remember from the mid-nineties (although, those work, too). But designer versions of this rather technical sandal are all the rage and guess who bought into trend?
Yup: This gal is hopping on the bandwagon and rocking a pair that I just snapped up at Geox! They are a special edition, designed by Patrick Cox and frankly I am loving the wicked combo of style excellence and extreme comfort.
Here's my get-up today with my Teva-style sandals...get on the trend bandwagon with me, Feeps (that's short for fashion peeps), it's a great one.
I will admit it: I hate putting sunscreen on. It just seems messy and sticky and, frankly, annoying. But this necessary evil is a part of our summer enjoyment. And, if it isn't part of your summer-prep, then it's time to rethink it.
Here are 6 tips on how to make sure you are doing sunscreen right:
Here's my number one tip. Mixing your sunscreen into your body moisturizer takes the thinking out of it. And, I can say I really don't want to think about sunscreen.
2. Make it your Tanner
Gonna self tan? Mix in sunscreen with your fave self-tanner (mine is St. Tropez, hands down) and then head out for your day in the sun with adequate protection and great colour setting in.
Just make it something you do. Try to put it on every time you get out of the shower. That way you will be applying it at least once a day (I really hope) and you will get it on all your parts, which means you have protection everywhere.
The thing with sunscreen is it does wear off. This means you gotta make sure to keep it handy (in a fabulous Tote, obvs) and grab it after a dip in the pool or a sweaty frisbee session.
5. Pick the right one
So, I have heard that after a certain number it makes no difference (SPF 1 million doesn't do extra) and I have also heard that the higher you go the better (SPF infinity plus 1). My take is: Put it on. I feel like if you are putting any on, whether it is SPF 10 or 70 billion, at least you are headed in the right direction. And, if you really want to do it right go for SPF 30. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, this is your safest bet.
6. Get one that can multitask
Anti-aging sunscreen, firming sunscreen, tinted sunscreen...there really is something for everybody. Why not let your sunscreen to do a little extra work while you are diligently incorporating it into your life.
There are really only two colours I actually dislike. Orange happens to be one of them! Well, it just so happens that this is one of the hottest colours this summer. SO what's an orange-hater to do? Here are 4 ways to rock orange that I can stomach...
1. The Summer Scarf:
Orange as a pop of colour around the face is generous in that healthful glow kind of way.
2. A Cheeky Bag:
Orange just says quirky and so a fun satchel full of punch is just the trick for the inherently humorous hue.
3. The Boho Dress
Burnt orange or sunny D styles, a bohemian vibe totally jives with orange.
4. The Citrus Suit:
A bathing suit in orange is, in my opinion, the perfect combo of a small amount of the statement making colour on the perfect back drop...toi!
Ugh. Bathing suit shopping. It's definitely not the best. But there are a few tips to make the process less painful (as much as that is possible) and to help you step out feeling fabu in your swimwear.
Here are 4 tips on how to conquer swimwear season.
1. Be honest
Really evaluate what looks good...and works for your frame!
2. Ignore the size
Size 12? Size 2? Who cares!!! Pick the bathing suit that fits you best.
3. Pick comfort
You never want to be the one on the sidelines missing out on the beach blanket bingo cuz you feel like you can't move around poolside.
4. Smart Picks Rule
Use colours and prints to play up or downplay your best and worst assets (this works hand in hand with #1).
Alright, so now go forth and get that bathing suit and hit the water with a little swagger in your front stroke, knowing that you look mermaid-fabulous.