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A childhood interest for art and design grew into a passion for all things beauty. Currently, I’m still smitten.

6.01.2009

Hot Fun in the Summer Shine

EASY BREEZY SUMMER! Summer is all about fun and simplicity! Your summer makeup routine should be the same! Quick beauty buzzes: CoverGirl's New Exact Eyelights Eye-Brightening Mascara has light reflecting metallics to enhance your eye color in four shades of black. Try Black Gold for hazel eyes, Black Sapphire for baby blues, Black Pearl for brown eyes and if your eyes are green, Black Ruby works best for you. Go to www.covergirl.com/exact for more details. Pair with a subtle shadow for a polished look.

For lips, The Balm Shelter Tinted Gloss SPF 17 comes in a dozen shades. Each contains jojoba oil to smooth, moisturize, and protect your pout from damaging sun rays. Check the nearest Sephora. Also try L'Oreal HiP High Intensity Pigments Jelly Balms: six shades of sheer shine with a soft smooth texture! One of my personal faves! Liquid sun in a jar is what you'll find with NARS Body Glow -- rich chocolate shimmer in a lightweight absorbent oil...instant healthy glow! I like to apply it all over after a shower.

TIP: Before heading outdoors, we know sunscreen is a must! Without it, the sun strips away moisture and creates dull dehydrated skin. Burt's Bees Chemical Free Sunscreen SPF 15 with hemp seed oil has a non-whitening formula that dries down quickly. For easy travel and application, try Desert Essence Sunscreen Towelettes with SPF 30, infused with jojoba oil and Vitamin E. For $7.79 at http://www.drugstore.com/, the convenient container holds 25 wipes...a true triple threat as it prevents sunburn, is water resistant and perspiration resistant.

VARIOUS STAGES OF UNDRESS: "From the catwalk to the sidewalk..." The infamous quote familiar to fashionistas abroad. HOWEVER, not everything from a magazine or runway works in the real world! What does work for everyone? CONFIDENCE! I was in the West Village today and saw a medley of styles, trends, and a few eclectic ensembles. The folks downtown know that confidence is a necessory accessory. It is essential to your style mode!

FEMME FATALE 411:


  1. Real style comes from your personality. Your style ID should shine through, not the model in an ad or your best friend's!
  2. A proper fit is key to your body type, silhouette, and lifestyle.
  3. Play with trends sparingly. Accessories and patterned ensembles add fun and sophistication, not overwhelm!
  4. A full skirt or flared leg perfectly balances a fitted top and vice versa.
  5. Flowy dresses read flirty and feminine. Off the shoulder tops and tunics are always sexy and gladiator sandals add an edge to any ensemble. (Sergio Rossi Momo Bis Painted Python Gladitor Sandal @ http://www.shopbop.com/w.shopbop.com/ -- sale $696.50) or Steve Madden Motif @ http://www.stevemadden.com/ -- sale $39.99).

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