Monday

How to Prepare for the Perfect Day at the Beach?

Getting ready for the beach is more than hitting the gym a couple times.  We are taking the guesswork out of the equation by sharing the summer essentials for beautiful day in the sand and surf.

Healthy Glow that’s Easier than Reading Chick-lit on the Beach – available now at Birchbox.com
When it comes to summer makeup, we need products that won’t fade or give in to sweat or humidity.  That’s why we are flushed over theBalm’s InStain Long Wearing Powder Staining Blush.  It’s a perfect way to look fresh and healthy without exposing skin to damaging UV rays.  Avoid streaky and glaring cheeks with the buildable formula comes in a range of flattering, natural-looking hues that stand up to summer conditions.  Swipe on a single layer for a subtle look, or carefully build up the color for a more visible hue. Plus, the cute compact has a built-in mirror for speedy, goof-free applications!

Enjoy a Fruity Experience Without the Calories
No matter how much you prepare, schvitzing on the beach is inevitable.  That’s why we always recommend tossing a gentle fragrance in your tote to temporarily mask some of your beachy musk. Four fruity fragrance cocktails we are enjoying are Guess Girl, Beyonce Midnight Heat, Lady Gaga Fame, and Nautica Aqua Rush Gold.  Each contain notes of fruit with their own individual twists.  From exotic Dragonfruit to refreshing Lime, these summer scents will keep you energized and refreshed in the peak of heat.

No time for a wax? No problem! – available at Sallyhansen.com
Many people know my smoothness secret – yep, I do my own waxing.  If you can’t make it to the spa, then keeping a kit of Sally Hansen Hair Remover Wax Strips can be a lifesaver for an in-between touchups or unexpected soirée.  The kits contain pre-waxed, pre-cut strips for a fast and easy wax.  Skyy Hadley, owner of As “U” Wish Nail Spa, suggests that for a pain free wax make sure the area is clean and dry before applying a wax.  He then suggests sprinkling on some baby powder as the secret ingredient to smooth the surface.  Then put on the wax strip and pull off in the opposite direction of hair growth. Instantly sexy legs in the privacy of your home.

Plump Your Pucker – available at Sephora.com
This summer, nude is in – we are talking lips of course.  We are loving Laura Mercier Lip Plumper because it hydrates lips while plumping them up.  Select a nude hue to create the look of a visibly fuller, healthier, sexier pout.  It’s the perfect gloss to wear to the beach because it refreshes your kisser with a cooling sensation and is perfect for all skin types. 

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