In part 2 of this two part series, Beauty Bridge makeup artist Erica Carr discusses more tips and tricks for bridal makeup!

Summer, like winter, is a time for being bold – but in totally different ways. The burgundy lips that looked so de mode come late December are better off replaced with a honeysuckle stain once we enter the month of June, and as with all lip colors, there are ways to temper the rest of your makeup to match the dreamy season.

Bringing your oils, acrylics and canvases with you to the beach this summer is always a must-do activity, but even those of you who can’t draw a stick figure to save your lives won’t want to miss out on the newest nail trends that are cropping up on the style scene this season.

It turns out summer actually isn’t an ideal time to do a root touch-up. According to, the harsh effects of dyes tend to be exacerbated by the drying sun, and a too-fresh dye job can change colors if you hit the beach too sun. Also keeping in mind that there’s nothing more stylish at the moment than an ombre dye job (grown-in dark roots, for the uninitiated), here’s some of the best things to treat your hair to instead of a dye job this summer.

If you ever doubted the merits of following basic beauty sense, take it from Penelope Cruz – being one of the world’s most beautiful women doesn’t exactly come from the use of many complicated, overwrought procedures.

Among the many other countless reasons ladies everywhere are loving the change of seasons, we’re here to highlight all of the reasons why you look beautiful in the summertime – and what you can do to bring out your best during this season of warm, breezy nights and balmy afternoons.

We wouldn’t actually recommend stashing up on red popsicles just to get that perfect, stained pool-side pout that so many makeup artists strive to recreate, but you can stock up on great products and advice to better flaunt those bold summertime pouts.

We’re sure most of you have your whole fun-in-the-sun skincare routine down pat by now, but we wanted to throw in this one extra little reminder before you set off on your summer-long romp. Your hair needs protection too, so don’t leave your tresses out of the equation.

You wouldn’t know it by looking at her, but Dita Von Teese actually had a bout with rosacea that she fiercely overcame in true glamourpuss style.

In part 1 of this 2 part series, Beauty Bridge makeup artist Erica Carr discusses tips and tricks for bridal makeup!

Everyone knows that warm weather equals shorts weather, and whether you’re the kind of girl who shaves every day or once a month, you’re probably keen on getting the smoothest, sexiest pair of legs around to better flaunt those summer outfits.

It’s hard enough to find time to give your hands and feet the proper treatment they deserve, but it’s even worse to squander your efforts with one careless swipe of your hand. If you’re in need of some expert strategies to help prolong the life of your manicure, simply read on.