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Last Days of Summer: Vacation Beauty Part 2: Lips & Nails

We are grabbing our chance to squeeze the most out of the last days on summer, shaking things up beauty-wise. Lips and nails are next! They may be small details, but what a world of difference. Goodbye pale lips and tame toes, we can go a bit wild…

1. Go for the Bold Lip

Bold red lips are still huge for this fall. While you may stick with the neutral tones for a workday, a great red lipstick can be perfect for your trip. But you always want it to be the right red. Follow this guide here to help pick the best shade of red to work with your skin tone. In order to make your bold lipstick look it’s best all night long, prep your lips by exfoliating them and dabbing on some coconut oil before applying your lipstick. Take a look at our lip-care guidelines here.

2. Go for the Nail Art

Nail art is not just for little girls. In fact, it is making a huge splash in fall style. Step away from the simple, solid colors and step into patterns.   You can start off easily with a grey base color and a single straight line of accent color. Click here for a video tutorial on drawing nail lines without using stickers or tape. Or you can go wild with a splatter effect created by using a variety of bright colors. Find a salon near you that uses safe nail polish not tested on animals or try it yourself with Deborah Lippmann’s line of nail polish.

There’s no need to stick to your go-to routine when you are adventuring. On your vacation, be bold, be fresh, and let “new” be the name of the beauty game.

                     

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Last Days of Summer, Vacation Beauty Part 1: Skin, Hair & Eyes

A vacation feels especially sweet as we try to savor the last few weeks of summer. So, ladies, why not also find ways to escape your normal beauty routine for the week? Whether you’re exploring the fountains of Rome, touring the Mayan Ruins in Belize, or soaking up the sun at an Australian beach, vacations are a great time to keep it easy and try something new. And with phones always nearby ready to capture these new experiences and places, we want to make sure we feel great about ourselves for every picture.  

1. Leave the Foundation at Home.

    During the day while you’re lounging by the beach or sightseeing, let your face breathe a bit with a simple tinted moisturizer. There’s no reason to cake on the foundation to achieve perfection: you’re not giving a presentation in the boardroom; you’re busy exploring new places. Stick with this easy product that allows your natural skin to shine. Great options include: Cellularose CC Cream or Chantecaille’s Just Skin Tinted Moisturizer , which uses a non-toxic mineral sunscreen.

    2. Go for the Wild Eye

    Since you’re not rushing to get ready for your workday, why not experiment with a bold cat eye? You’ll have time to patiently perfect your liner’s thick swoop before dinner. If you’re feeling even more daring, the runways are showing that variations of the typical eyeliner will be big for fall/winter. Or maybe try experimenting with new eye shadow colors you wouldn’t normally choose. Have fun; your boss won’t be there to monitor your wild-factor.

    3. Go for the Simplified Skincare

    Trying lots of new and specialized skincare products when you’re at home can be great, but there’s no reason to bring extra steps with you on vacation. Stick to your necessities and multi-use options. Maybe bring Jojoba Oil to use as your makeup remover and moisturizer for both face and body. Then add in a good cleanser, toner, and SPF, and you’re good to go.

    4. Go for the Easy, Breezy Hair Care

    There’s no need to waste precious vacation time on styling your hair for hours. Instead, go for the fun beachy look. A sea salt spray can add texture and body to either damp or dry hair in a few spritzes. Bumble and Bumble’s Surf Spray even comes in a 1.5 oz bottle, which is airplane carry-on approved. Or try using a flatiron to create quick, messy beach waves (see a helpful video tutorial here).

    Try shaking it up a bit next time you take a vacation. The point is to feel happy, so try the things that make you happy within your beauty routine. You will have plenty of time to worry about what colors and styles are appropriate when you start back to work. Have fun while you’re on “vacating” life for a few days

                         

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    Lips - 3 Step Beauty Treatments for a Youthful Look

    We use them for eating, chatting, and puckering up for a kiss, but lips are an often-neglected area on the face. While we’re busy reducing fine lines or calming breakouts, we may forget that a simple way to add youth and freshness to the face is by keeping our lips hydrated, smooth, and ready for that perfect shade of lipstick. Here are three ways to treat your lips right: 

    Step 1 - Exfoliate Regularly

    One of the best ways to keep lips flake-free is regular exfoliation. After washing your face, you can use the wet washcloth to gently remove dead skin from you lips. Or try an exfoliator. The Lip Scrub by Sara Happ ($24.00) is a great product to leave lips soft and smooth. 

    Step 2 - Hydrate Correctly

    Most of us know that licking our lips actually dehydrates them, but also remember conventional chapsticks don’t moisturize so much as they create a barrier that prevents moisture from escaping. If you want to try to find some serious hydration, try dabbing coconut oil straight on your lips throughout the day. It’s safe, inexpensive, and adds a light tropical scent.

    Step 3 - Protect Wisely

    Just like we slather sunscreen on our cheeks and shoulders, it’s also important to keep the skin on our lips from burning. Before a relaxing day in the sun, ditch the shiny lip gloss that can actually attract cancer-causing rays and pick up a balm with SPF. Juice Beauty’s Lip Moisturizers ($15.00 for trio) have SPF 8 and only use natural, chemical-free sun protection.

     

                         

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