Ahh.. the easy, breezy, vibe of summer. It’s no wonder so many of us can’t get enough of it!
They say the true test too fab style is looking like you put very minimal effort into it. In fact, looking like you’re trying too hard can be the biggest style sin you ever commit. In staying true to the easy cool vibe of summer, and looking as minimalistic as you realistically can, it’s important to switch up makeup and style during the hot months!
Why stand in the hot bathroom caking on the makeup that may quickly melt off your face the moment you step outside? Personally, I’d rather savor the summer and get outside and play in it as much as possible, rather than wasting time applying a ton of makeup daily! Unfortunately, though, many of us can’t quite pull off the bare-faced natural look only Victoria Secret Super Models seem to be able to, nor would we want to! You can still, however, easily have that “natural, I just woke up this way” look without having to feel a little less than confident when you step outside. And you don’t have to look like you just got out of bed either, but can still easily and quickly bring some glam to a very natural look that is still completely summertime appropriate!
6 Super Quick and Easy Steps to Glam, Yet Natural-Looking Makeup:
1. Start with an Even Complexion. Smooth a natural BB or CC cream around the face from the inside working your way to the outer edges. You can use a brush here for a more natural finish or use your fingers to save time and give your skin a smooth, natural glow. These lighter creams give skin a more natural look without the cakey look many foundations seem to give, especially this time of year. They are also so lightweight, you won’t have to worry about your makeup sliding right off your face in front of that hot Starbucks Barista!
Hey, lovelies! Happy August! Hope you’re enjoying and making the most of the last month of Summer! To celebrate back to school season (Because I know some of you mommies are indeed celebrating! ;)) I’m giving one of you lovely readers the chance to win over $100 in some back to school makeup for yourself- even if you’re not headed back to school!
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It’s not always easy to find beauty products that offer so many benefits to the skin, but every now and then a real outstanding line of products will come out that can do just that!
I’ve recently been using the LJH Dr’s Care BIO+N Toner, Skincare, and CC Cream, and these products have been nothing short of amazing!
Each of these products not only works to fight damage already done to the skin, and repairs it to a healthier, brighter, softer, more luminous and youthful state, but it actually provides a unique barrier to the skin to help protect it from further damage such as aging, the sun, pollutants, and other harmful environmental factors that are wreaking havoc on your skin!
Dr’s Care products contain natural ingredients and are chemical-free. They provide some amazing anti-aging benefits, including reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, fading sun spots, and brightening dark circles and reducing puffiness. Even the perfect skin-matching Vital CC Cream contains anti-aging benefits to give you a more youthful appearance, while also protecting the skin from further damage!
Each product works great for all skin types, even sensitive skin! The Toner, Barrier cream, and CC cream each hydrate super dry cracked skin, reduce blemishes in those with oily skin, and help soothe and take the red out of irritated sensitive skin! These products work incredibly fabulous for everyone! In fact, having super dry skin myself, I normally completely shy away from toner altogether, but the Dr’s Care BIO+N Alike Skin Toner is so incredibly hydrating and soothing, I love using it daily! I never thought in a million years I would be using a toner -and certainly not so frequently! My skin never dries with any of these products, nor does it feel tight either. Instead, my Dr’s Care skincare leaves my skin feeling super soft, supple, smooth, and hydrated!
The secret is that the Dr’s Care toner and barrier cream don’t contain drying alcohol, and both instead contain 85% of Bio-mineral water instead of purified water, so the water feels more like your skin, and is more easily absorbed into the skin, hydrating it better. It also contains hyaluronic acid which is known to carry up to 1000x it’s weight in water – Giving skin a super soft, plump, hydrated texture!
These products really cleanse skin nicely and leave it with such a beautiful glow and more even tone and texture. Skin looks more radiant and clear and is instantly soothed and moisturized too.
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*This is a sponsored post. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are solely my own. I only share reviews with my readers, I feel will be beneficial or informative in some way.
Expert Plastic Surgeon Weighs In on Top Celebrity Instagram Photos:
There are celebrities who seem to get better with age and maintain their
looks while others seem to be at war with aging. From lip injections and
fillers that make faces look oddly distorted; to full face lifts that lead
to slanted eyes and an expressionless appearance, we can’t help to notice
when celebrities get it so wrong. In a sea of over-the-top plastic surgery,
there are many celebrities who may have had a procedure or four, but
managed to preserve the integrity of their faces. Dr. Kirk Brandow, founder
and director of the Brandow Clinic for Cosmetic Surgery in Philadelphia;
who has appeared on national programs such as Good Morning America and
20/20, shared his list of the top 5 celebrities who look great over age 45
and explains why.
The best part, these images are from the Instagram accounts of these
gorgeous ladies so the photos are current and in many cases, unretouched.
1. Salma Hayek, age 50. *
With the arrival of warm weather and sunshine, often comes the anxiety of getting out and being seen in heaven forbid.. a swimsuit. I’ve certainly thought seriously a time or two about turning my small A’s into some Large C’s or Smaller D’s, as I’ll admit I can feel a little inferior at the beach, stuck in a sea of big boobs – literally! I’ve been to a plastic surgeon for a consultation but have yet to make the move.
When it comes to Plastic Surgery, there are actually a few things on my list I’ve wanted to look into a bit more, and maybe one day will actually do. Thanks to my genes, I was gifted by my mother and maternal grandmother, some not so lovely eyelids. In fact, they’ve dropped since I’ve been in my mid-twenties, making eye makeup extremely hard to apply. Last Summer I sat down with a very fabulous makeup artist at a Makeup Forever Event I was invited to and learned some cool tips to apply makeup even with droopy eyelids. It’s a great solution in the meantime, but seeing how droopy my own mom’s eyelids have gotten over the years, I’m pretty sure an eye lift is in my near future, at least at some point.