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.
Lip gloss is one thing I just can’t seem to have enough of. The perfect nude, the perfect pink… The search never ends! Luckily I’ve added a few new favorites to my lip gloss collection thanks to theBalm‘s latest release, Read My Lips! This self-proclaimed ‘smart-mouthed’ lip gloss (packed with ginseng, by the way) comes in 11 gorgeous shades, some opaque and some sheer. If you’re into rich, luxe lip gloss shades, these are for you! I’ve already picked my favorites (Bam! and Snap!… Duh. You know I was going to go for the nude and the pink!) but the darker, more rich shades are to die for if you’re into a more dramatic lip.
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It’s always a pleasure for me to review hair products that claim to add softness and shine to my dry, brittle hair. My hair is dry to begin with because of its coarse, frizzy, and curly texture, but the fact that I color treat it and heat style makes it even more dry and thus thirsty for more nourishment. Bumble and Bumble just sent me their Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Shampoo and Conditioner because I explained to them the nature of my hair. Immediately I noticed what makes this particular shampoo unique: It’s got a blend of six different oils in it. I found coconut oil, argan oil, macadamia nut oil, sweet almond oil, sunflower seed oil, and grapeseed oil in the ingredients, all known to be effective softening agents for hair and skin. I eagerly tried out the shampoo (sulfate-free) and conditioner, along with Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Heat/UV Protective Primer. (This spray goes on before styling and it’s supposed to protect from heat and UV damage.)
A smoky eye isn’t in my usual beauty routine. I very rarely reach for my 4 different blending brushes to make a smoky look like this happen! But It had been a while since I’d ventured into dramatic territory so I figured I was due for an updated smoky eye makeup tutorial. This time I kept the lids glimmering in gold and focused most of the intensity on the bottom lash line for an extra smoky look.