Save Your Summer Vacation with U by Kotex!

U by Kotex Save the Undies Free Sample

While there’s never a good time for leaks, getting one during a summer vacation is bound to steal your sunshine. Aside from spending almost every weekend at the beach, this summer I have back-to-back weddings that I’m turning into long weekend getaways. So I definitely don’t have time to be sweating the small stuff. As a U by Kotex #UnderWarrior, I refuse to let anything put a damper of my summer adventures. So I’m making it my mission to share just how easy it is to save your favorite undies this summer.

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You can join my efforts to Save the Undies by becoming a certified #UnderWarrior too! Before you start packing for your next summer getaway, visit UbyKotex.com to request a free sample of U by Kotex Security and/or CleanWear Ultra Thin pads with 3D Capture Core plus Xpress DRI for your road trip, beach getaway or weekend retreat. Both offer crazy fast absorption to help stop leaks and save your undies. Together we can all take a stand against undie loss both home and away from home.

So what are you waiting for? Get your free samples today!

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Socialite Summer Style

While summer is traditionally the time to make a much-needed pilgrimage to the Hamptons or the Jersey Shore, sometimes the most relaxing weekend plans are no plans at all. I’ve grown to love my relaxing unscheduled summer weekends in the city. This past weekend, I went to Roosevelt Island for the first time and fell in love with the wildflowers.

Socialite Summer Style

I’m wearing my casual summer uniform which consists of a Linen-Cotton Original Fit Shirt from Express paired with Dark Wash Denim Shorts. I absolutely love how light and airy this blue button up is for summer. I refuse to go anywhere without my purple Longchamp ‘Small Le Pliage’ Tote. My belt is from C4 Belts. I custom designed it from their incredible selection of colors and patterns. Being me, of course I picked the preppiest design, but you can pick one that best fits your personality. To top it off, I’m wearing my fav Juicy Couture sunglasses that I got back in 2009. I originally bought them because I loved Nicole Richie’s big sunglasses look and they fit my face perfectly.

Photos by: Zarif Taufiq

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Classically Classy: Makeup Tips that Never Fail

Nowadays, classic makeup looks are enjoying a big revival as makeup artists keep emulating them on the runway. Some ever popular looks include cat eyes, a white eye pencil on the waterline, a pink-reddish lipstick and fake eyelashes. From the 40s to the 60s, here’s a list of the most classic and classy make-up looks and how to recreate them.

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1. Wear Fake Eyelashes Like Twiggy

Bottom fake eyelashes were definitely Twiggy’s thing. How to achieve this look? Apply an eye primer on your eyes. Choose a vanilla shade of eyeshadow and use it all over the eye up to the brow. In order to create the shape of the eye similar to Twiggy’s, apply a dark grey eye shadow on the socket line and then take an angle brush to apply the black eyeshadow on the socket line. Next, blend the shades together. Apply a little bit of black eyeshadow on the outer edges of the upper lash line and blend it with a brush. Several coats of mascara together with bottom and upper fake lashes will do the trick. Finally, use a white eye pencil on the waterline.

2. Want to Have Makeup Like a Pin-up Girl?

The classic 40s look has come back. This look has two parts: bright eyes and bold lips. Start with the white cream eye shadow which should be applied under the brow and blended with a brush. Use the same eyeshadow on the inner corner of the lid. Draw a thin line with a flick on the upper lash line with a black liquid eyeliner. False eyelashes are indispensable for this look. Finally, accentuate the lips with a red lip pencil and a ladybug lipstick.

3. Classic Elizabeth Taylor Makeup

Elizabeth Taylor’s trademark are gorgeous, full eyebrows. So start with an eyebrow kit and fill in your eyebrows. After you apply an eye primer, apply a rosewood shade of eyeshadow on the socket line and blend it through. Take a vanilla shade eyeshadow and blend it under the brow. Draw a line on the upper lash line and an angled line on the outside corner of the eye with a liquid eyeliner. Draw the line from the end of the angled line back to the lash line, connect and fill in the triangle. For the bottom lash line, use a black eye pencil. Apply a white eye pencil inside the lash line. What about the lips? A red lip pencil and an orange-red lipstick are perfect for this look. Add the final touch to the look with two coats of mascara and fake eyelashes.

4. Classy Like Audrey Hepburn

You cannot get a more classic look than the “Audreyesque” makeup. The most important part of the makeup are the eyes. Use an eye primer and then apply a black liquid eyeliner from the inside corner of the upper lash line towards the outer one drawing a flick. A grayish-brown eye shadow is perfect for this look. I recommend Jane Iredale makeup because of their soft and classy shades (Australian readers, I recommend getting Jane Iredale makeup from Skin Matrix). Take most of the color off the brush and apply it from the outer corner of the bottom lash line towards the middle of the bottom lash line. A white eye pencil on the waterline is, of course, a must. Apply two coats of mascara on both upper and bottom eyelashes. Try to find a pinkish-brown shade of lipstick to finish the look.

Hope you enjoyed these classic, classy makeup tips! Which will you try first?

This is a guest post by Amy Mia Goldsmith. Amy is an Aussie literature student who loves to read and has been writing novels and short stories for as long as she can remember. She is currently studying and working at a bookstore. Her passion is beauty and organic makeup and she loves to spend her free time hiking and of course – makeup shopping! Amy is a regular contributor to High Style Life. You can contact Amy on her Facebook page.

Catching up with my Bestie in Bryant Park

I’ve been BFFs with my friend Marie since the 1st grade. Over the weekend she took a spontaneous trip to New York and we met up for coffee Sunday morning in Bryant Park.

BFF Besties

While I rarely get homesick for my hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, there are certain people that I miss with all my heart. Luckily, I’ll be in Wilmington next weekend and will get to see Marie all over again. Thank goodness for best friends and summer!

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Best Friends

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A Saturday in Rockaway Beach

No, I didn’t go away on vacation. In fact, I stayed in NYC all weekend. Believe it or not, what you’re looking at is Rockaway Beach in Queens. Who knew that there was a genuine surfer beach town right here in NYC? I’ve been spending all of my free weekends there this summer and I still can’t believe that there’s a such a beautiful beach just a subway ride away. Now I know exactly what the Ramones were talking about when the sung about catching a ride to Rockaway Beach.

rockaway beach

To get there, just take the A train headed to Far Rockaway – Mott Ave. Get off at the Broad Channel stop and then take the shuttle to the beaches. If you’re looking to play off the beach, I recommend checking out the Playland Motel and Caracas Arepa Bar. Needless to say, I’m going back to my summer hideaway ASAP!

Far Rockaway

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Summer Rockaway Beach

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