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Whether you live on the East Coast, West Coast or somewhere in between, Summer temperatures have been creeping in to remind us that Memorial Day is just around the corner. The unofficial kick off to Summer signals the start of outdoor living – pools, beaches, family barbecues, festivals and warm-weather vacations are now within our reach.
I don’t need to lecture anyone on the importance of protecting your skin from the sun but I do want to share products that will be a part of my beach bag this Summer.
Hawaiian Tropic recently launched Silk Hydration Weightless Face Lotion Sunscreen. This new breathable formula feels like I barely have anything on my face. With its broad spectrum SPF 30 and UVA & UVB protection, it’s an essential sunscreen to wear outside. It does leave a sheen on my face but the shine goes away after the sunscreen is fully absorbed in my skin.
Additional Hawaiian Tropic launches this year include:
- Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Weightless C-Spray (SPF 15 & 30): The same Silk Hydration Weightless formula now in an easy application format that leaves skin feeling soft, moisturized and indulgent. I simply love this spray! It absorbs quickly and smells amazing.
- Hawaiian Tropic Island Sport Clear Spray SPF 50 and Lotion SPF 50: Designed to stand up to outdoor activities while making your skin look and feel beautiful, the Island Sport line is now available in SPF 50 for stronger protection. Certain sun and water sport outings require a strong SPF. This non-greasy formula is perfect for breaking a sweat and smells divine, much like the Weightless line. I like that this line is available in lotion and clear spray for either application preference.
For more information, visit http://www.hawaiiantropic.com/ and follow Hawaiian Tropic on Facebook.
HAIRSTYLIST OWEN GOULD INSTAGRAM
GET THE LOOK:
“First I prepped her clean damp hair with Sachajuan Styling Mousse from roots to ends. Followed that by taking two inch partings and spraying Sachajuan Ocean Mist at the roots for maximum volume and bounce.
Finally smoothed a quarter sized about of the Sachajuan Styling Cream from the mineshaft to the ends for some light hold. I then blew her hair dry using a medium sized round boar bristle brush.
Next I took random sections and wrapped them about a 2inch Barrel Curling Iron to add some texture and bend.
After I did the entire head that way, I then pulled the nape of her hair into a low pony. I gathered the rest of the hair and made a second pony right in top of that. Finally, I wrapped the two pony tails together and made a messy knot to hide the two ponytail holders.
Lastly I finished with Living Proof Medium hold hairspray to seal in the style.”
Mother’s Day is around the corner which means it’s time to start thinking of the perfect gift (set) for her!
Kneipp’s bath and shower products combine the finest plant ingredients to create rich, moisturizing formulas that she deserves. This year, give mom the ultimate gift– the gift of “me-time.”
All-Round Full Herbal Bath Oil Set ($32)
Gift her the delight of a relaxing bath experience with this 10-piece set of luxurious oils. Let her take a moment for herself to forget about time and recuperate from her busy day with a warm bath.
Body Wash Set ($15)
Let her enjoy a truly unique shower experience with Kneipp’s Body Wash Set. The natural, nourishing, plant-based formulas protect the skin from drying out – leaving it feeling soft and supple. The powerful fragrance of each body wash transforms the shower into an aroma filled sanctuary.
Pampering Mineral Bath Salt Set ($12)
The set allows moms to experience a pampering experience right at home with a selection of different scented mineral bath salts. Each packet has a high content of pure and natural thermal spring salt, bringing you the finest, high quality products. Let her hop in the tub and enjoy a moment to herself.
Almond Blossom Body Wash & Body Lotion Set “Soft Skin” (25)
“Soft Skin” is the ideal gift for moms with sensitive skin! The natural nourishing effects of moisturizing almond and jojoba oils are enhanced with the combination of vitamins A and E, shea butter and skin-soothing panthenol. The formula cleanses the body gently, leaving the skin smooth as ever.
All gift sets are available to purchase at www.kneipp.com
THE LOOK: Modern elegance.
INSPIRATION: John Frieda International Creative Consultant Harry Josh gave Taylor an elegant, voluminous look for tonight’s EMMYS, “Taylor’s dress has a bohemian Grecian vibe and strong color so we thought it would be cool to take something classic and make it more modern – the volume on the sides gives a contemporary pyramid shape and the relaxed waves evoke glamour,” he says.
Here is his step-by-step breakdown:
· To begin, Harry applied John Frieda Luxurious Volume Volume Building Mousse on towel dried hair for maximum volume and width.
· Then, Harry loosely blow dried sections of her hair with a round brush.
· After blow drying, he used the Harry Josh Pro Tools 2-in-1 Ceramic Marcel Curling Iron to create waves – making sure to wrap the hair around the iron in the same direction.
· Once the curls set, he finished off the look with John Frieda Luxurious Volume All-Day Hold Hairspray to give the hair some shine and to keep it from falling flat.
Thanksgiving isn’t just about the food! Here are four Thanksgiving inspired beauty products that you can indulge on, without any guilt.
Pumpkin Spice Lip Balm
Pumpkin Spice Lip Balm ($4, target.com): Pumpkin seed oil makes it the perfect complement to your afternoon latte, while the coconut oil and beeswax ensure an ultra-smooth finish.
Whipped Argan Oil Intensive Hand Cream in Vanilla Apricot
Whipped Argan Oil Intensive Hand Cream in Vanilla Apricot, ($22, josiemaran.com): Got a case of dry, cracked hands? Whip it good with my ultra-luxurious, intensive cream. Infused with super-absorbent, 100% Pure Argan Oil in a creamy, luscious shea butter base, it sinks in and nourishes itchy hands from the inside out. Winter or summer, it puts satin-soft hands within our grasp.
Pomegranate & Ginger Hand Wash
Pomegranate & Ginger Hand Wash, ($28, moltonbrown.com): A spicy, moisturizing hand wash blended with antioxidant-rich Pomegranate fruit extract and sweet cardamom oil.
Peppermint and Avocado Volumizing & Clarifying Shampoo
Peppermint and Avocado Volumizing & Clarifying Shampoo, ($28, phillipb.com): A generous dose of pure, crisp peppermint oil (2.3%) and 16 plant extracts create a tingly-cooling sensation, invigorating your scalp and your senses. Adds lift at the roots. Rich lather clears away scalp oils and styling product residue to get your hair and scalp super-clean without stripping. Stimulates circulation; leaves even troubled scalps refreshed. Safe for color-treated hair; ideal for use with our Rejuvenating Oil.