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Perfect Sun Protection

You just couldn’t ask for better weather here in Minnesota. Yesterday, the hubby and I went kayaking down the Minnesota river. Kayaking! On St. Patrick’s Day! In Minnesota! Unheard of and absolutely amazing. But as many people have learned the hard way, just because it’s March doesn’t mean those sun rays won’t burn you. As one who suffers from sun damage (I was a child in the 70’s and 80’s. Baby oil was the name of the game), I knew I would need sunscreen. Good thing too. I have a very nice tan going, but that would have been red if not for sunscreen. While I don’t mind putting it on my body, I always hated applying it to my face. It always seemed greasy and not very attractive. But a couple of years ago I discovered the ultimate sunscreen for faces from Peter Thomas Roth. A renowned skin guru, he has created the perfect protection that gives you a youthful glow and protects you from damaging rays. There are many formulations, but these are my favorites. I never leave home without one in my bag.

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Instant Mineral Powder SPF 45 $30
This is a transparent mineral powder that comes with a convenient brush applicator. It blocks UVA, UVB, and infrared rays, and prevents sunburn, skin damage, freckling, and discoloration. This matte powder is so easy to apply-just twist and brush over your face. It’s talc-free and mess free. There is no residue either.

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Bronze Instant Mineral Powder SPF 30 $35
This is my favorite. I use this as my powder all summer long. It has a dual chamber that allows you to blend your perfect color. It mixes transparent powder with a mineral bronzer and you can choose light, medium, or dark. It’s a finely milled powder that gives you a soft, residue-free layer of sunblock. You get a build-able, sun-kissed glow and ultimate protection.

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Oily Problem Skin Instant Mineral Powder SPF 30 $30
This has all the sun protection you could need plus it’s blemish-fighting and oil-free. This matte powder absorbs oil, helping to reduce shine and prevent future breakouts. And don’t we all need some help with shine in the summer?

All products by Peter Thomas Roth and are available at Sephora

These powders really last too. I have had the matte powder for years. The bronzer I used all the light color in one summer, but still-it got me through several months. Of course, now I have a lot of the medium and dark left. Oh well. There really is no better sunscreen for your face. It’s convenient, easy to use, and gives you a wonderful, youthful glow!

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Hollywood Fashion Secrets

We’ve all been there. You lose an earring back, spill coffee on your white blouse, buy jeans you have to wear that night but don’t have time to get them hemmed. Fashion emergencies happen to everyone and usually at the most inconvenient time. Enter Hollywood Fashion Secrets. Beloved by stylists and fashionistas worldwide, these little gems can solve any fashion dilemma you may find yourself in.
Headquartered in Minneapolis (not as hick as people think), Hollywood Fashion Secrets was created by Jane Dailey and Marni Bumsted. They knew there had to be a simple solution for wardrobe malfunctions and created the first in a long line of miracles-Hollywood Fashion Tape.

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Jane and Marni

Here’s a look at my favorites in their collection. I have used and sold many of their products and they are spectacular.

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Hollywood Fashion Tape $8.99
This comes in 36 pre-cut strips of clear, double-stick apparel and body tape. Perfect for that gaping top or collar that won’t stay down. these beauties keep clothing in place. Made from 3M adhesive, they are gentle on skin, hypoallergenic, and leave no residue on fabrics. Plus, they are much more discreet than safety pins.

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Temporary Hem Tape $7.99
The one problem I have when buying denim is that it’s always too long and I have to get them hemmed. That’s fine, but I usually want to wear them that day and few tailors can accommodate my time frame. That’s when I turn to this hem tape. It’s specially sized, fabric friendly, and magically holds the hem in place. So much more attractive than rolling or pinning.

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Clear Bra Straps $5.99
I really don’t like to wear strapless bras. They are super uncomfortable and I feel like I focus all night on keeping my bra up. No fun. That’s why these clear straps are so great. They work with any bra (as long as it has detachable straps) and you’ll be comfy while wearing all those sexy tops.

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Stain Removing Pen $6.99
I prefer this pen to any other stain removal product (shout wipes are so messy). It’s easy to control and eliminates coffee, tea, wine, chocolate and ink stains with ease. Fits easily into your purse so you never had to worry about getting stuck with a smudge on your top.

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Oil Blotting Tissues $4.99 (100 sheets)
These tissues are perfect for absorbing oil and shine on your face and they won’t disturb your makeup. There also give a much more natural finish than continually applying powder. A must have!

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Fashion Emergency Kit $14.99
This is the mother of all kits. It’s purse size and consists of everything you could ever need for your wardrobe malfunctions. Here’s what you get:
-Hollywood Fashion Tape
-Deodorant Removing Sponge
-Lint Removing Sheets
-Sewing Kit
-Stain Wipes
-Earring Back
-Instant Button
-Hair Band
-Nail File
-Blister Pad
-Shoe Shine Sponge
Every woman needs this in her arsenal. You’ll never have to sweat about fashion mishaps again!

For more products, shop locations, and company information, please visit Hollywood Fashion Secrets

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