The start of summer is the perfect time to brighten up your beauty routine. Be sure to start with a smooth foundation paired with perfectly shaped brows for a fresh summer look. Thanks to Nair Brazilian Spa Clay Face Wax Strips you can achieve that polished salon shape without the hassle of having to make an appointment or paying salon prices. Nair has an excellent selection of depilatory and wax products to give you perfectly smooth skin.
The new Nair Brazilian Spa Clay Face Wax Strips with Perfect Temp™ technology added to the popular Brazilian Spa Clay line are infused with mango butter and açai berry, known to moisturize the skin, and mineral-rich clay known to purify the skin. The new wax strips take the guesswork out of waxing at home with the Perfect Temp™ technology. Each wax strip contains the Nair logo embossed across the strip. The wax strips are heated by hand and when the logo fades across the entire strip, you apply it to your skin. You can’t overheat it, so there is no risk that the wax will burn you. Results last up to 8 weeks!
Though I love a good salon wax, I’ve long been a fan of waxing at home, especially for those much-needed touch-ups in between appointments. Nair Brazilian Spa Clay Face Wax Strips with Perfect Temp technology provide superior results at home at a fraction of the salon price. In just two steps you can remove hair and moisturize skin for a smooth finish. It retails for only $5.99 which is a small fraction of the salon price.
Want the perfect look this summer? Check out these flawless Summer Makeup Tips from celebrity makeup artist, Ashunta Sheriff:
1. Less is More
A picture perfect look starts with a smooth foundation. Achieve a fresh, clean look this summer with Nair Brazilian Spa Clay Total Care Face Trio, the only 3-step depilatory for your face. Also try lightening your makeup regimen with SPF foundation primer and a tinted moisturizer. Tinted moisturizer will give you a sheer finish, while still having the option of layering with another coat for medium coverage. It’s best to apply with a foundation brush for a smooth result.
2. Get the Perfect Brows
To find the perfect brow shape, hold a ruler parallel to your nose, and level with the inner corner of your eye to determine where the brow should begin. If your eyes are close together, make the gap between the brows wider, and vice versa if your eyes are further apart.
Get salon quality results at home with Nair Brazilian Spa Clay Face Wax Strips with Perfect Temp™ technology. My favorite part about the wax strips is that they can be cut to create the perfect brow shape. Apply thinly cut strips above, below, and at the start of the brow in a triangle to achieve the perfect look.
3. Make Your Eyes Pop
This summer, incorporate colored eye liner into your makeup kit. Apply two coats along your lower lash line to make your eyes pop. Select colors that complement your eyes. For example, if you have brown eyes, use purple eyeliner to make your eyes stand out.
4. Get Great Lashes
In three simple steps your lashes will have volume, life, and separation for a truly memorable look. Using your favorite mascara, start by applying it the traditional way from the base upward, or “uptown.” Next, apply mascara “downtown” to the top of lashes curling the lash down then up. Finish with a “crosstown” by wiggling the wand from side to side as if you are teasing and separating the lashes.
5. Waterproof Everything
Prepare for summer showers and heat by switching to waterproof formulas for your mascara, eye liner, lip liner, and cream eye colors. Always set makeup with waterproof finishing spray to ensure you look great all day!
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, but the opinions are all my own.
Yesterday, I attended the unveiling of Chris Benz’s EPIC film collaboration hosted by IFB. It was truly one of the most unique fashion presentations I’ve ever been to. In partnership with the film’s Art Director, Michael Knapp, who described the artistic challenges he faced in creating and conceptualizing costume design for the animated film, we learned how patterns found in nature inspired the costumes in the movie which in turn inspired the famed designer’s creative process. The result was a beautiful emerald green dress re-imagined from Chris Benz’s Spring 2013 Collection born out of EPIC’s rich forest landscape.
If you truly want to be an individual when it comes to fashion, taking the conservative road is as revolutionary as you can get. Opting to dress modestly is tasteful and can be more attractive than baring it all, no matter what the occasion. With the temperatures on the rise, though, you might be at a loss as to how to beat the heat, looking fresh and attractive without resorting to spaghetti straps and miniskirts.
Light and Flowery
Light materials in floral patterns are spring and summer essentials. Light cotton is the ideal fabric for kicky Capri and cropped ankle-length pants, summertime skirts and even light blazers to wear over lacey shells and tank tops. Blazers and jackets can be short sleeve, to keep feeling COOL. Skirt length in summer is always a question, but with floral maxi skirts hitting the pinnacle of popularity, you’ll be both trendy and traditional when you dress in a flowing design that drifts down to calf length or below.
Accessories go a long way in dressing up a demure ensemble. Moody Maria recommends lace camisoles and decorative pins for shoring up cross-front dresses that might have a tendency to open. In fact, bejeweled pins, ponytail holders and headbands are great ways to change the entire look of an outfit without changing the entire outfit.
An example: Wear a basic sleeveless dress to work with a short-sleeved blazer, flats and light pastel tights in a complimentary pastel color. Then slip on a jeweled headband, add a sparkling brooch to the lapel of your jacket and change into heels. One minute you’ll look as if you’re going to some farmers market event, or a Reputation.com or Google interview because no girl is going to get hired wearing Sketchers and an outlandish Gap sweater with cake stains — you need to step it up, and the next you’re dressed for a classy cocktail party.
Whether it’s an office, or a conservative social gathering, there are some basic guidelines to follow when aiming to dress modestly. Collegefashion.net offers up a few to include:
- Only dress in clothing that fits properly. Ultimately this is a matter of dressing tastefully more than it is dressing conservatively. If your clothes are too tight or too loose, you won’t look good.
- Leave something to the imagination. Classy, conservative dressing requires not wearing anything that is too revealing. Short and capped sleeves are fine, but never go sleeveless. Your skirt should be at least long enough to meet your knees or fall below the knee line.
- Going to bold with colors and applying them with a heavy hand won’t allow the true you to shine. Take a look at a few classy and beautiful celebrities who wear their makeup understated, it appears as if they aren’t wearing any at all. Kate Middleton, Jennifer Garner, Reese Witherspoon … they always look fresh, impeccably composed and eternally elegant.
Dressing fashionably yet conservative really isn’t that much of a challenge. It does take a bit of planning, though, along with awareness. Make your statement with color, well-cut and fine-fitting clothes and accessorize, accessorize, accessorize. You’ll be more comfortable when you wear your clothes, and they aren’t wearing yourself.
With summer just around the corner, Silver Linings shoe liners are a must-have accessory for any fashionista sporting her favorite pair of summer shoes. Not only do they keep your feet fresh and odor-free during those sweaty summer months, they also preserve your shoe interiors significantly lengthening the life of your shoes. I personally love how they maintain that new shoe feeling and keep your feet in place making your heels more comfortable. Each pair lasts 10-15 uses and is infused with Agion silver to inhibit the growth of bacterial odor.
Jennifer Chu invented Silver Linings while working a 9 to 5 office job where she wore her pumps for 12+ continuous hours each day, without socks. She soon discovered that the interior of her shoes were wearing down faster than the exterior and that many of her favorite pairs had to be thrown away when they they acquired an unpleasant odor. She found the answer to her shoe peril along with forever fresh and clean shoes when she came up with the idea for Silver Linings. Her and her shoes have lived happily ever after ever since.
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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, but the opinions are all my own.
I’m very happy to have such a close and special relationship with my Mom. I know everyone says this or at least should, but she’s really the best friend and confidant I’ve ever had. That being said, Mother’s Day has always been very important to me. My little sister, Caroline, was even born on Mother’s Day. Though your Mom will love anything you get her just as she did when you were a kid, no Mom needs another carnation or ‘I <3 Mom’ necklace any more than Dad needs another tie. So here are a few glamourous Mother’s Day gifts for the woman who will always love you unconditionally. Be sure to mark your calendars for May 12, 2013!
1. Effortless Beauty Ready-To-Wear Makeup Planner 2. Square Lacquer Jewelry Box 3. She’s Pampered Set 4. Dooney & Bourke Flower Leisure Shopper 5. Branch Pendant Necklace 6. Voluspa Maison Noir Crisp Champagne Scented Candle