Sunscreen is essential – we all know that. But did you ever stop at assuming that your suntan lotion could only serve one all-important purpose? In 2011, it’s entirely possible to reimagine the scope of what your sunscreen can do.

Think back to your favorite beach moments. What were you most likely to reach for at the time? A heavy, goopy cream? Chances are, it’s much more pleasant to have a spray-on solution instead, no matter what your beauty need.

In part 2 of 2, Beauty Bridge makeup artist Erica Carr continues makeup tips for a fun night on the town!

For some of us, growing out our nails is easier said than done. In light of all the compulsive nail-biters worldwide, here are a few simple steps you can take to get those nails longer than you thought possible.

The battle lines have been drawn in the war against aging, and it’s looking as though the ladies of today are hedging their bets on antioxidants. The classic antidote to the damaging effects of free radicals in the air, this healthful ingredient is the surest match against premature signs of aging.

Everyone’s got her own beauty shtick, and it follows that the leading ladies that look the most consistently gorgeous are probably the ones whose advice we’d heed. In that vein, Eva Mendes recently revealed her very strong opinions regarding facial makeup, which is bound to make a few of us reconsider our morning makeup routines.

The best beauty secrets are the ones that are passed down and kept alive through generations of gorgeous women. Jessica Alba is certainly all the wiser for heeding her grandmother’s advice, which is mostly responsible for that beautiful, healthy glow she’s always sporting.

In a perfect world, we’d all get the required seven to eight hours of sleep per night that we need to look our most beautiful. Life doesn’t always work that way, however, so here are a few ways you can put your makeup to work for you to fake a rested appearance.

Try as we might to delay the signs of aging, it’s hard to maintain the best line of defense without a few expert face-saving strategies. Striving for youthful-looking eyes is especially important to aging women, and it may just get a bit easier with these few simple tips and tricks.

In part 1 of 2, Beauty Bridge makeup artist Erica Carr presents makeup tips for a fun night on the town!

There are few beauty bummers worse than razor burn in the summer – especially when it decides to flare up just before that nice beach vacation you had planned for weeks. Fortunately, there are definite steps you can take to make sure this little issue has no place in any of your future summer plans.

There are many different ways you can shine in the summer, but not all of them are necessarily desirable. This season, make sure you’ve got all the right tools handy to keep oiliness to a minimum – and your natural brilliance at an all-time high.