tarte

A good tan is a necessity in the summer months. Admittedly, I’m not great about maintaining a tan on my face: I’ve been wearing sunblock on my face pretty much every day for the last 10 years! But of course in the warmer months sun-kissed skin is a must-have. And while minimal sun exposure isn’t bad (in fact, it’s actually good for you) the amount you need to achieve a solid tan definitely is.

So here’s the deal: I’m naturally a light/medium olive. I don’t burn, so I don’t wear sunblock on my body unless I’m somewhere close to the equator. I wear sunblock on my face and my neck, so they tend to be lighter than the rest of my body. So I’m pretty much always looking for a good sunless tanning product that’s going to give me good color that’s even and not too intense since it’s going on my face. Lucky for me while I was at BeautyCon NYC, I went over to the Tarte booth and they showed me a new product for tanning and one that I hadn’t discovered until that day, and both quickly became my favorite tanning products!

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venus

It’s summertime, so it’s the perfect time to chat about smooth legs! I did a fun project with Gillette Venus for the launch of their new (and genius, might I add) product: The Venus Snap. If you’re like me there’s a good chance you’ve been using Venus for years, but now it comes in a mini form, complete with a carrying pod, for your on-the-go touch ups. I even take it with me when I travel!

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kerastase

When I find a good hair treatment, my first thought is always, ‘I can’t wait to blog about this!‘ It’s not often I find a product that does what it says, (that’s why you’ll see a smaller selection of recommended hair products on my blog!) especially if the claim is pretty hefty. Such was the case when Kérastase sent me their Initialiste Advanced Scalp and Hair Concentrate: It claims to reduce breakage drastically, promote longer hair growth as a result of keeping the hair healthier, and altogether stronger and shinier hair… And these results are supposed to become visible after seven uses. All of this sounds great, of course, but I had to put this super serum to the test!

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summer-glow

There’s no better time to rock a bronze glow than summer. We’re more tan, we’re wearing clothes that reveal our shoulders and décolleté… It’s the perfect time to bring out the sun goddess in us! I don’t normally go for a high-shine highlight; usually I keep it more subtle with just a hint of a glow at my cheekbones. But today I needed my bronze fix so I created a look that’s super glowy but took it easy on the eye makeup.

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