Whether it's undergarments that smooth out bumps and lumps, push up bras that give us a little extra something-something, or tightening body serums; we all have our areas that we don't feel are perfect. As famous etiquette coach and red lipstick wearing Mary Poppins once said, we are all, "practically perfect in every way," however what's wrong with trying to fix the areas that aren't so….flawless?
Usually I charge the big bucks for this, but for you I'm going to give the insider tip because summer is almost here and we could all use a little help. If you want to fake a flawless body then you have two fantastic options:
The Miracle Skin Transformer Body SPF 20 is a high performance body enhancer that will transform the appearance of arms, legs and décolleté instantly. Choose from three different shades that smooth and firm the designated area and uses M3 Complex to create a more even appearance. Best of all, it's non greasy and also serves as a powerful moisturizer and skin rejuvenator!
Second is my personal fav, Prtty Peaushun Skin Tightening Body Lotion. You may have heard gals like Gwyneth Paltrow and celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson gushing about this tinted body lotion that is comparable to a magic wand that makes all your body insecurities disappear. It utilizes subtle light reflecting particles to create a gorgeous, flattering glow and create a sexy and slimmer silhouette. What I love most about it is that it camouflages cellulite and varicose veins like nobody's business! Choose from an assortment of shades that will enhance any tan or if you don't want any color, just the glow then you have that option too!
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Green has never looked so good. Not the shade my dears but the lifestyle. Eco conscious and environmentally friendly beauty products are hotter than ever, especially since the stigma that organic beauty products aren't as good have been proven wrong again and again with brands like Vapour Organic Beauty, Rahua, Shea Terra Organics and our latest arrival, Ilia! This wonderful brand, with a focus on lip loving, has earned the admiration from Elle magazine in their 2012 Green Stars, an annual guide to the best natural beauty buys.
Ilia's Lipstick was included in the Saturday Night Fever section, or, earth friendly picks for a night out on the town. The formulations are highly pigmented as well as super hydrating and come in a variety of fashion forward lip shades that can be worn alone or layered to create your own signature lip color. We love the bold shades Arabian Nights and Bang Bang!
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Not only is the skin your body’s largest organ – it is an external organ that can demonstrate your age. The effects of aging will always take a toll on your skin, but your habits can dictate the speed of its deterioration. By taking good care of your skin with healthy habits and products like RODIN olio lusso, you can prolong the aging process.
Dryness. As you age, your skin gets drier because your body slowly loses the ability to naturally create moisturizing oils.
Thinning. As the skin loses the fatty layer below the epidermis, it becomes thinner. The slower regeneration of skin cells as you age can also cause thinning. Sun exposure speeds up the thinning process and breaks down the collagen and elastin in your skin.
Sagging. Gravity paired with altered hormone levels and decreased levels of skin fat, elastin and collagen will make your skin sag. Taking care your skin now with healthy habits and a comprehensive skin care routine can help delay sagging.
Age spots. Simply put, age spots (or liver spots) are sun spots. Your body creates them in response to sun exposure to protect the deeper layers of your skin. Prevent their appearance by always wearing a moisturizer with an SPF component and by staying out of the sun.
Wrinkles. In your 30s and 40s, you start to develop wrinkles because of a lifetime of muscle and skin movements. In your 50s, your wrinkles can become more prominent as your skin starts to sag. Smoking and sun exposure speed up the development of wrinkles.
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Kevyn Aucoin's Loose Shimmering Powder is out of this world. With an easy to use rollerball head, applying eyeshadow is as easy as a quick coloring session, which also limits the amount of fall out particles that usually drop down on cheekbones. All of the colors are gem shades of Jade (green), Lapis (purple) and more! My favorite aspect about these shadows is the iridescence and illumination they give to the eye area as shown perfectly in the example below. The shade is Lapis by the way, my personal fav! The rollerball application also allows you to brilliantly build up color from a subtle wash of color to a bolder pop.
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I'm sure you're all set for your summer wardrobe with a new bikini, sunglasses and kaftan on order, but what about summer beauty? Thus was the question on this morning's The Zoe Report's Zoe newsletter. With temperatures on the rise and skin suffering from post traumatic stress from the sun, or as I like to call it, schweaty face, the Zoe staff has some sizzling product selections to beat the heat and look fabulous.
To combat an overly shiny complexion you need Paul & Joe's Blotting Papers from their Summer 2012 range. Not only do they pack an adorable punch with a bright floral motif and fit effortlessly into the tiniest purse, but one touch across the cheek will blot away any excess oil while leaving makeup intact.
By Terry's Ombre Blackstar Cream Eyeshadow will 'give smoky eyes a splash of color' with their new summer inspired shades of Paradise Island and Fizzy Jade. It's creamy melt away formulation is one of the latest 'crayon' shadows that you can literally draw on the eye and blend.
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J.Crew's fashion director and super stylist Gayle Spannaus counts Rodin by Recine's Luxury Hair Oil amongst her top summer essentials! Like many a Rodin devotee within the fashion industry, it's not uncommon to hear that they were turned onto this product because a model whispered in their ear and so was the case for Gayle. The models she worked with tipped her off to it for it's blend of essential oils that restores moisture to hair and is perfect to fight the elements of summer: sun, salt and chlorine!
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b-glowing.com is committed to helping the environment and supporting globally conscious brands, so we are happy to introduce KLORANE and its line of natural hair care products to keep your tresses looking healthy and shiny.
The company began as a small pharmacy in the South of France in 1966, where pharmacist Pierre Fabre began creating plant-based hair care products. The first on the market was KLORANE Chamomile Shampoo. Today, the Pierre Fabre Group and its laboratories combine pharmaceutical knowledge with an understanding of the best nature has to offer to create goods that contain the lowest number of ingredients needed to provide consumers with the safest, highest quality products. The plants KLORANE uses are fully traceable and are grown by farmers who use sustainable practices.Read More »
Shop all of the MOR Fragrances here!
For better or worse, the summer heat amps up your fragrance. Make the warm rays work for you by choosing a scent that’s sure to turn heads for the right reasons. With the affordable luxuries that come in a bottle of MOR perfume, you can’t go wrong on even the hottest days.
Floral and fruity scents: If you love crisp, clean scents, opt for a fragrance that incorporates citrus notes like grapefruit, mandarin or lemon. Because the strongest elements of citrus evaporate after a short while, look for a perfume that backs up the tangy notes with something floral, such as jasmine, lily of the valley or rose. Try the MOR fragrance Little Luxuries Belladonna Perfume Oil, which pairs Meyer lemons with tulips, white narcissus and Moroccan Rose. As with all perfume oils, remember that a little goes a long way.
Dark, exotic scents: If fruity scents aren’t for you, go for a variation on the traditional oceanic notes that are popular during the summer. Think woody and spicy, like sandalwood blended with berries. The perfect exotic MOR perfume oil is Little Luxuries Snow Gardenia. Offering a summer botanical garden in a vial, this perfume blends gardenia, juniper berries and Angelica with vanilla, sandalwood and Ylang Ylang.
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Summer is the perfect time to tuck away your sweaters, but not your daily skincare routine. Before you place that bottle of moisturizer at the back of your drawer, keep it handy to protect and balance your skin’s tone.
If it’s hot and muggy out, it’s natural to think you don’t need to use a moisturizer after washing your face. After all, there’s enough moisture in the air to keep your skin hydrated, right? Wrong. When you fail to moisturize your face, even when the humidity outside reaches 100 percent, your skin will try to compensate by producing an excess amount of sebum. Consequently, your skin will look extra oily and dull, and you’ll be more prone to breakouts.
Eve Lom offers a solution with its unique Moisturizer + SPF 15, which is suitable for all skin and weather conditions. Your skin easily absorbs the moisturizer while the rosemary leaf and chestnut create a toning effect, giving you a matte look on even the hottest days.
Whenever you use a daytime moisturizer, make sure it contains UV protection. The SPF in Eve Lom moisturizer can help prevent skin cancer and cellular damage, especially when you pair it with other sun-smart techniques. Furthermore, the red, green and white tea extracts are antioxidants that help fight free radicals and prevent premature aging.
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It’s never too late to turn back the aging clock. Sun exposure, environmental damage and lifestyle habits can make your skin look older than you like, and the LIFT LAB line of products recently added at b-glowing enhances and repairs both sun-damaged skin and skin with fine lines or wrinkles.
The natural Cell Protection Proteins (CPPs) in LIFT LAB products help protect against environmental factors, including UV rays, and promote the self-regulating activities of your skin cells. Consequently, LIFT LAB products help reduce up to 95 percent of inflammation and irritation caused by harsh environmental factors and UV rays. While improving the natural balance of moisture in your skin by binding to cell membranes and regulating ion transfers, CPPs help skin cells generate their own protection barriers and growth proteins with continued use. The result is healthy skin that’s lifted, firmer, smoother and protected.Read More »