The Best Fake Tanning Products for Spring

Fake Tan

After a brutal winter, spring has finally arrived! This means it is officially time to dust off the shorts, tanks, and dresses. But after hiding indoors for the past few months, most of us are far from looking sun-kissed. Although it is tempting to lay outside to tone down the pastiness, it’s no secret that the sun’s rays can be extremely damaging. This is where the magic of self-tanning products comes in handy. Check these out if you’d rather not blend in with the sand on your first beach day of the season. Continue reading

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Sunless Tanning Products for Fairer Skin

Sunless Tanning

With winter almost here, it feels like summer ended ages ago and away with the warmth went all traces of my tan. I’m left feeling so pale that my skin looks ill. I don’t know if you’ve ever feel like that, but with this cold weather I feel ghost-like, which was perfect for Halloween, but not for everyday life. So this past year, I have been on a mission of sorts to find a good sunless tanning product for light skin to maintain a healthy looking glow instead of a ghostly pallor in the colder months. Continue reading

5 (Budget Friendly) Summer Beauty Essentials

Budget Summer Beauty

Summer is my favourite season of the year and I know I’m not the only one who feels that way! This year in England we’ve been having more of a “real” summer so far and as the shorts and dresses have come out, so have lots of summery cosmetics. Here are the five essential summer beauty products that you should add to you must haves list this season.

With the heat wave weather, it’s key to have a nice, refreshing fragrance. Body Shop’s Body Mists are really good. They are “gentle and refreshing” and come in “fruity, zesty, floral and even nutty fragrances.” There is a variety of choice to choose from. The fragrances are coconut, strawberry, vanilla, satsuma, mango, pink grapefruit, shea, brazil and moringa. Give them a try and you will smell fantastic all day!

BB creams seem to be very popular at the moment with most brands having one. I decided to try Maybelline since I think it’s a really wonderful brand and their foundations are amazing. Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream, which is for oily skin, is very good find. It is an 8-in-1 BB Cream that helps conceal redness, contains SPF 15, is oil free, hydrates, mattifies, targets blackheads, smoothes and evens skin tone.

Even if you enjoy the sun it may not be your friend. If you don’t tan easily like me, a good solution to look more colourful is to use Rimmel London Natural Bronzer. The natural bronzer adds a nice shine and the velvet soft texture adds a natural bronzed look. It gives a natural warm sun-kissed glow and lasts a long time.

Another great summery beauty product is lip gloss!  Model Co Lip Glosses are amazing, but also practical. Each lip gloss has a mirror on it so that you don’t need to go to bathroom to re-apply. The lip gloss smells amazing and nearly edible.

To finish of off my essential summer beauty products list, I have to mention Accessorize’s pale nail varnish. Pale nail varnish colours are very stylish at the moment and go with most outfits. Accessorize has various shades of pale varnish pale blue, pink, yellow, orange and purple, and they’re all reasonable priced!

So those are my five essential summer beauty products, what are yours?

 


Shopping Links

Shiny lip gloss
beautybar.com

Maybelline makeup
$20 – nelly.com

Rimmel
$8.68 – asos.com

The body shop
thebodyshop-usa.com

Nail polish
$4.58 – superdrug.com

Travel Beauty Tips from Stay in the Lines

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It’s the holiday season and for a lot of people that means travel, but you don’t have to let your look suffer while you’re on the go. Jacyln Giuliano of Stay in the Lines has some great tips for looking your best while on the road. She recommends four easy to find products (three inexpensive and one mid-priced) that you can make multitask for your travelling beauty needs!   Continue reading

What We’re Loving Right Now: NARS Blush and Bronzer Duo

Image Credit: Flickr User ookikioo

Image Credit: Flickr User ookikioo

I have recently come across the most amazing makeup duo EVER! At least in my eyes. Friends have mentioned the blush and bronzer to me separately, but never together in its own compact. Let me introduce to you my new favorite makeup duo! It is a NARS product with the blush called Orgasm and the bronzer called Laguna together in this duo! Continue reading