If you think the smokey eye is just made for black eye shadow, think again! Last night’s Met costume gala called for some stand out eye looks and with a theme like Punk:Chaos to Couture it’s not hard to see why all the makeup looks were so bold. Kristen Stewart’s makeup artist used a Cranberry Red with Black kohl pencil to define around the eyes while Elle Fanning went all out with a colorful winged eye shadow blended up to the brows.
Which eye shadow colors will you be rocking this Summer?
Are you trying to get a flawless glow this spring season with your complexion? WHO ISN’T?! We all want one, and guess what?! You can get one, easy-peasy.
Using products like cleansers, face polishes, moisturizer, or hydrating primer is a great way to get the glow you’re after. Brands like Makeup Forever, Origins, Laura Mercier, and and Fresh make great products for this, so check out Sephora for them today!
Want a new look for your nails? You can do Black, Pink, Purple and even ombre! But if you want something different, yet not TOO out there try this look! Its a clean black look with a simple gold line through it. Maybe you want a summer look…well you don’t HAVE to go with the black and gold! Perhaps you could try it with a light pink and white line to give it a more summer feel.
There’s nothing worse than a hot muggy summers day in the city. The only thing that can make it that much worse is smelling someones overpowering perfume scent. It’s so difficult to find the perfect perfume for summer, and lets face it perfume is definitely a MUST on those hot days. Summer is all about light scents and freshness!
Check out this article to find your perfect fragrance
Remember the good ol’ days when summer consisted of laying by the pool working on your tan? Unfortunately, not all of us have still have that luxury . Don’t fear BRONZER IS HERE! It’s time to take advantage of all the bronzers out there and fake it till you make it. There are so many good quality bronzers that every working girl needs to take advantage of this summer.
Here are some of our favs:
This bronzer gives you a nice dark base tan. There is no glitter in it so it gives you a great neutral/natural tan look.
This duo adds a bit of shimmer and glitter to your cheeks. It illuminates your natural glow while making you look extremely sunkissed.
Since this bronzer is in powder form it evens out your skin tone with a beautiful bronzed look.
Do you know which foods will make your skin better? Your stomach flatter? Your complexion tanner? Well here are just a few smoothies that will do the trick!
Rich in digestion supporting ingredients, this smoothie will help prevent bloating and digestive stress that can sabotage your tummy flattening efforts.
- 3/4 c. papaya
- 3/4c. sliced peaches
- 1/2 pear, sliced
- 1 tsp fresh ginger
- 2 mint leaves
- Water to thin
Antioxidants in berries are known to help to fight wrinkles and other skin ageing signs. Berries are also a great way to control blood sugar that can sabotage your complexion. This smoothie also contains Omega 3, to fight inflammation, as well as vitamins E and C, both renown to help the skin.
- 3/4 c blueberries
- 3/4 c pitted cherries
- 5 strawberries
- 1/4 avocado, peeled and pitted
- 2 tsp wheat germ (optional)
- 2 tsp ground flaxseed
- Water, to thin
Peanut Butter Energy Booster
This protein-rich and minerals-filled smoothie will give you long-lasting energy. Cinnamon will help to control your blood sugar so your energy level won’t crash too quickly.
- 1 big banana
- 1 scoop of natural hemp protein powder
- 2 tsp of natural peanut butter
- 1 handful of fresh baby spinach
- 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
- Water, to thin
This vitamin-rich green smoothie contains calcium, magnesium and other bone building minerals to keep your bone strong and healthy.
- 2 bananas
- 1 handful of Swiss chard leaves, stems removed
- 1 handful of kale leaves
- 1 tsp of green Matcha powder
- 1/2 cup of homemade almond milk
Immune System Booster
Rich in vitamin A, C and zinc, this smoothie can increase the production of white blood cells and antibodies to get your body ready to resist this season’s infections.
- 1/2 c. mango cubes
- 1/2 c. cantaloupe cubes
- 1/2 c. fresh pineapple cubes
- 1/4 c. chopped pumpkin seeds
- Water, to thin
Natural Skin Tanner
Studies have proven that a beta-carotene rich diet can make your complexion glow, and that particular skin tone is usually considered healthier than a regular skin tan. This smoothie can help you get that healthy glow without risking your skin lying under the sun.
- 1/2 cup of cantaloupe cubes
- 1/2 cup of papaya
- Juice of 1 orange
- 1/2 cup of carrot juice (or water)
- 1 small knob of fresh ginger
Feel the power of this detox foods-rich smoothie. Very rich in antioxidants, this smoothie will help to support your liver to detox naturally and help your body stay healthy and young longer.
- 1/3 cup of blueberries
- 1/3 cup of raspberries
- 1/3 cup of pomegranate kernels
- 1/4 cup of beet juice (optional)
- 1 banana
- Water to thin
Bored with your hair? We can all relate to this…but a great way to spice up your look is to add a little bit of color to your do! This creates a care free summer look. However, no permanent dye is necessary! You can achieve this look without actually dying your hair! The secret is hair chalk, this can be found at most beauty supply shops. The best part is the chalk comes in a variety of colors so you don’t have to choose to just one! Now you don’t have to worry about damaging your hair with dye, and you can wash it out whenever you please. You can apply the chalk to the ends of your hair or to your whole head if you want….the decision is yours!
If you thought that 90′s style was totally out you may be totally wrong! Goth Lips are heavely in these days. No need to throw out your bright pinks and corals, but you may be in need for a quick trip to the closest Sephora! Thats right, your lips may be in need for a little Courtney Love circa 1993 makeover! Its the dark purple, red-wine type colors that are in right now. From celebs on the red carpet to models on the runway, it can be seen everywhere! So stop what your doing and run to the pharmacy ASAP!
Hair to the side is in. A hit amongst the many celebs at the Cannes Film Festival, whether curly or strait, hair to one side is the new in look of the season.
Part the hair in the center, tie or pin loosely at the back and let it fall to the side. Very little effort required.
Coral is the color of choice, not only for apparel, but for cosmetics! This fun color has been seen in different shades and is the new color for Summer 2012!