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Bunny Bronzers In A Compact

The first bronzer I remember using was my mom’s Indian Earth. It came in a terra-cotta pot and was a fine powder that could be used as a bronzer, eye shadow, ect. My mom loved this stuff. I found it difficult to apply, maybe because as a teen in the 80’s we were a little heavy-handed with the blush brush. I was often left with something that was far from a natural tan. Luckily, bronzers have come a long way. There’s one brand that has the market cornered-Too Faced. They have probably 10 different types of bronzers that give a very natural sun-kissed look, but I prefer their “Bunny” line. Today I’m going to feature my top three, but I do urge you to check them out. There is the perfect bronzer for every skin type and they are all gorgeous!

Caribbean in a Compact-Sun Bunny $29
This combination of satin suntan and rich satin bronze is a silky, golden warmth combined with an under toned bronze that mimics a natural tan without looking like an Oompa Loompa.

Caribbean in a Compact-Snow Bunny $29
This is my go-to bronzer in the winter. A golden bronze, delicate pink, white, and fawn glimmer create a natural and skin-perfecting glow. The color combination (just swirl together with a brush) mimics a “just got back from vacation” tan that will leave everyone envious.

California in a Compact-Beach Bunny $29
This compact features four (bronze, soft peach, golden ivory, and golden tan) illuminating shades of sun-kissed bronzers and shimmers that add the right amount of deep summertime tan. Everyone will think you are the ultimate “California Girl”.

All are available at Sephora and Ulta.

Too Faced also offers liquid bronzers and they have a fantastic cream-to-powder bronzer as well. If you’re looking for the perfect sun-drenched look. then Too Faced is the brand for you!



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Beach Lover

By now, I think you all realize I love summer. I am a Leo and we cats love the sun and heat. I also love summer because I have a glow and need less makeup. Because of the importance of sunscreen, most of my glow is created by self-tanner and the right combination of products. And just in time for summer, Nars has created the perfect set to enable all women to look as though they spent the day at the beach.
Nars “Beach Lover” is a 5 piece travel-size gift set that will give you the perfect island glow. Featuring their most iconic beachy colors, this is a must have for anyone that loves the look of spending the day at the beach without really doing it.

Nars Beach Lover $49 ($74 value) is a limited edition and is exclusive to Sephora

This amazing set contains the following products:

Blush Duo in Hungry Heart (golden ivory) and Orgasm (peach pink with golden tones). This duo compliments each other perfectly. The blushes are translucent, natural, and leave skin with a healthy glow.

Soft Touch Shadow Pencil in Skorpios (iridescent copper). This pencil is smooth and creamy and can be worn all over the eye. It is also incredibly long-wearing.

Lip Gloss in Laguna (bronze and limited edition). A very pigment dense gloss that doesn’t dry out your lips, stays put, and makes lips look kissable.

Illuminator in Laguna (brown with golden shimmer). A miracle product, this illuminator gives skin a refreshed luminosity. Worn alone or with other makeup, you will look radiant.

No makeup, just a beachy glow (Mexico 2006)

So, if you can’t make it to an island, at least you can fake it!!



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Summer RX For Hair

I spend a lot of time out in the sun during the summer. Not only can those rays reek havoc on your skin, but they can do major damage to your hair. Your locks can become dry, damaged, and that color you pay a fortune for fades or completely changes. It’s really important to protect your locks from the summer environments (especially chlorine). Alterna has many fabulous products for your best summer hair, but the following three are my favorites.

Alterna Summer Hair After-Sun Hair Quench $20

This is a fantastic hydrating gel mask for parched hair that has spent a day in the sun. The unique texture delivers the hydration of a mask in a refreshing gel form. It is a rinse-out treatment enriched with essential minerals, vitamins, and natural humectants that instantly restore moisture. You’re left with silky, soft summer locks that shine. Most importantly, it protects hair from color fade caused by UVA/UVB and visible ray lights. This mask is a limited edition and is exclusive to Sephora.

Alterna Hair Sun-Kissed Mist $20

This is a super fun product that’s really good for your hair. It’s a lightweight golden bronzing and finishing spray. The mist creates all-over shimmer, infusing your hair with a sun-kissed glow. Your locks will be super shiny and sexy. As a bonus, the mist locks out humidity to tame those icky flyaways. And like the above mask, it protects your color so you get zero fade. And did I mention how yummy it smells?

Alterna Hair Sun Recovery Spray $20

This is a dual phase leave-in conditioner. It instantly revitalizes sun-parched hair, penetrating deeply to infuse moisture, improve manageability, and enhance shine. I carry this in my beach bag and spray it on my hair all day when I’m at the beach. It smells like summer, doesn’t leave my hair greasy, and really does help prevent color fade. Just spray it into towel-dried hair and style as usual (or let it air dry while you play in the sun!).

All products are limited edition (and the mask is exclusive) and are available at Sephora

I love summer hair products. They always smell like the beach and leave my hair full of body and shine. This Alterna line will not disappoint (but will sell out quickly).


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Golden Globes Stunners

In case you didn’t know, the Golden Globes were last night, and there was no shortage of style in the red carpet. I adore almost every choice, but there were some great standouts. Here are my choices for best dressed of the evening.

Natalie Portman in Lanvin. The dress is very simple, but the color makes it divine.

Emma Stone in Lanvin. This dress is amazing on her. The color is rich and elegant, the details give a “wow” factor, and her hair and makeup are very complimentary.

Charlize Theron in Dior. Fabulous in every way. She is positively glowing. The headband is a great touch and her shoes do not steal the spotlight. It’s all about the dress!

Busy Phillips. This Grecian style really works for her. She looks classy and grown up and very, very beautiful.

Mila Kunis in Dior. This dress makes her look very sultry, and the makeup adds to that illusion. She is one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood.

Sofia Vergara in Vera Wang. She is the modern day bombshell. This dress fits her perfectly, and while it is sexy, it’s also very glamorous.

Michelle Williams in Jason Wu. Wearing a print like this can be a risk, but she makes it sweet and fabulous.

Jessica Alba in Gucci. She really looks fantastic. The dress, the accessories, and the hair all work in unison. Old Hollywood glamour at it’s best.

May J. Blige. She is a diva, but this is one lady who knows how to dress for the occasion. I love the sparkle with the feathers.

Diana Agron in Giles Deacon. This dress is all about the details. Notice the cutouts at the neckline. And the color is absolutely perfect for her.

While watching the awards last night, I commented to my husband that the stylists really earned their paycheck. They all did a fabulous job.

For more photos of the Golden Globes, check out Pop Sugar


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Waddle Repair

Remember Ally McBeal? There were two characters-Richard and Whipper-and he was most attracted to her “waddle”. In other words, her loose neck skin. At the time, I was a mere youngin’ of the late twenty/early thirties range, and could not relate to this at all. Well, the times, they are a’changin my friends. I feel there are two things that truly give away my age-my eyes (years spent squinting) and the lines on my neck. Yuck and yuck! It really never occurred to me that all these years I should have been protecting my neck. In my search for a neck cream, I came across one from L’Oreal. So far, so good.
L’Oreal’s Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition Golden Balm for Face/Neck/Chest is really good. It’s a thick, rich, and delicious smelling balm that deeply nourishes thin, delicate skin with calcium + ten precious oils. It immediately penetrates deep below the skin’s surface, locking in 24 hour hydration. The elasticity is improved for more toned, firmer, and younger looking skin. It’s thick-really thick-but not at all greasy. It soaks in very quickly. And after using it for a couple of months, I can see a difference. Even some of the finer lines have disappeared. I don’t need to use it on my face (yet) but my chest is starting to need a little help too. Good thing this balm covers all the bases.

L’Oreal Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition Golden Balm $19.99
available at all major drugstores


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