Archive for June, 2014

The Best Coachella Fashions

       
Monday, June 9th, 2014

The Best Coachella Fashions
Although Coachella is an arts and music event, it is considered a festival of fashion as well. It is one time when young Hollywood gets together to flaunt bohemian chic style. It is a great time to get some inspiration for summer. Here is a closer look at the best Coachella fashions of 2014.

Bella Thorne’s Look

One of the best fashion looks at Coachella was worn by Bella Thorne. Her boho essence was one of the best and got the most attention. She wore a fringe bikini top paired with printed shorts. It was an effortless way to show off her thin frame. Since she had so much skin exposed, she probably needed to stock up on sunscreen.

Vanessa Hudgens Rocks the Desert

Vanessa Hudgens is a youthful beauty who also embraced the warm weather and casual atmosphere of Coachella. She proudly displayed a tribal bathing suit top. Although her new pink hair was a standout feature, the tone of the event was minimalistic. To fit the scene, Hudgens wore a sheer lip tint and other light skin products.

Katy Perry Cool

No music/fashion event would be complete without Katy Perry. Her appearance is always fresh and cool. Her understated wardrobe choices made her one of the best at Coachella. She wore a crochet midriff tank with cut-off shorts. Besides her cateye sunglasses and green-tipped hair, her white nails worked perfectly with the outfit.

The Simplicity of Diane Kruger

Diane Kruger is always on the cutting edge of style. She showed off a more simplistic side at Coachella with a plain black mini dress with white accent belt and sandals. To protect her face, she wore a tan hat that matched her whimsical backpack. It appears like she also used a bronzing product to give her skin a more sun-kissed glow.

Kendall Jenner

Always at the height of fashion are the Kardashians. Their little sister Kendall is never far behind. She took a bold approach at Coachella with her tribal bell bottoms and feminine off-the-shoulder peasant top, which revealed her stomach. Once again, she went natural on the makeup and kept her hair down and flowing.

It appears that loose fitting styles were the rage at Coachella for 2014. All of the above fashions rocked the event and displayed a fun and casual chic essence. As with other years, makeup and accessories were understated and natural. Overall, the fashion examples are easy recreate and wear throughout the summer.

The Best Met Gala Beauty

       
Saturday, June 7th, 2014

The Best Met Gala Beauty
The Met Gala is one of the most popular fashion events that is celebrated each year. Celebrities are always walking the red carpet while flaunting gorgeous gowns. It is the official kick-off of the Costume Institute’s exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Besides the dresses, all eyes are on hair and makeup. Here is a look at the best Met Gala beauty for 2014.

Live Like Blake Lively

Blake Lively displayed her retro fashion sense with her nude colored Gucci gown and elegant long, wavy hairstyle. She accentuated her eyes with long and lush lashes but also included a nice pink lipstick. She truly looked as if she was part of Hollywood’s Golden Age.

Flawless Beyonce

Beyonce is one of the most beautiful people on the planet. At this year’s Met Gala, she displayed a dramatic look. She slicked her hair back and topped it with a birdcage veil. Her chandelier earrings were just as extreme as her dark red lipstick. Her eyes shimmered in gold shadow as well. Her black Givenchy dress was equally as exquisite with its plunging neckline and see-through covering.

Classic Selena Gomez

Gomez wore a dark berry colored dress with matching lipstick to the 2014 Met Gala. To appear more sophisticated, she wore her hair in an elegant updo. To fill in her face, she wore large diamond dangle earrings. The look was not complete without her signature smoldering eyes that were made up with silver and white liner.

Nicole Richie and the Color Purple

Nicole Richie always manages to mix fun with elegance. To the 2014 Met Gala, she wore a lavender Donna Karan dress. To balance the asymmetrical creation, she wore diamond encrusted ear cuffs to accentuate her purple hairdo. The look was completed with an application of a glittery eyeshadow.

Olivia Munn

Munn oozed sexuality at the 2014 Met Gala in her Diane Von Furstenberg daffodil colored dress. The long sleeve gown covered her arms but exposed her cleavage. It matched beautifully with her dark hair and winged hair pin. To offset the freckles on her face she wore bright orange lipstick, which tied the whole look together.

Unlike 2013, this year’s Met Gala was filled with much less edgy fashion choices. The theme for 2014 centered around beautiful couture dresses with refined and elegant hair and makeup. Obviously, this trend will continue and spill over into everyday style as well.

Rilastil Training

       
Friday, June 6th, 2014

A Guide to Beauty SupplementsThis past week the Beauty Bridge team was lucky enough to undergo product training with Rilastil. Rilastil is an Italian brand that is a household name across Europe. We were all thrilled to learn more about a brand we love using and that is reputable around the globe. Our trainer was extremely well versed on everything Rilastil; we learned everything from the brand’s roots to their upcoming products! Some general Rilastil knowledge – their namesake comes from the company’s commitment to increasing the skin’s elasticity. The brand’s first product was their famous Stretch Marks Cream; this product, and the entire brand, is centered on elasticity concerns.

Rilastil takes its products seriously. With their roots in the pharmaceutical industry, all the products are developed, tested and packaged in state-of-the-art facility. Team member Maggie is “impressed with the amount, duration and quality of the testing they do on their products to ensure that they are completely safe for everybody. It really shows how much they value their customers.”

We began our product training with skincare. As many companies do, Rilastil has many products for different complexions. I, for one, loved the way the products were organized.  Rilastil has a skincare line for every skin type, each with its own name and line description. This makes it so easy for customers to find the product that is right for them. To make things easier, team member Zoukhra compiled a quick reference guide for all the different product lines.

Daily Care: Daily care products such as cleanser, toner and makeup remover types.

Aqua: Designed for those with dehydrated skin.

Micro: To combat the first signs of aging. Ideal for those with the skin of someone in their twenties

Hydrotenseur: For aging that has progressed. Ideal for those with the skin of someone in their thirties.

Progression HD: Ideal for those with advanced signs of aging (deep wrinkles, extreme loss of collagen and elasticity). These signs usually appear after fifty.

A-Lipik: Designed for sensitive, weakened skin. This line doesn’t contain any fragrance.

Deliskin: Designed for skin that has redness and irritation.

Multirepair: For very dry and aged skin.

Of course, we got to play with all of the products! Everything smelled fresh and felt incredibly luxurious on the skin. My personal favorite products were from the Aqua line. They were extremely soothing, and my skin immediately felt nourished. I can’t go without mentioning Rilastil’s Micellar Solution. This makeup remover is a must for every beauty-maven. Our trainer demonstrated this product; she put some lipstick on her hand and entirely removed it with one swipe of the remover! We were all awestruck. Gone are the days of pulling at tugging at the skin to remove all traces of makeup – this product is the biggest time saver.

The company has a makeup line as well. In fact, the Make Up Volume Mascara is one of Rilastil’s bestsellers. It provides intense volume without any clumping or smudging; we were told that it’s a favorite amongst celebrities! Another product we loved was the bronzer (Make Up Color Corrector). We’re always looking to maintain summery glows here at Beauty Bridge; this product gives complexion the perfect glow! Team member Olcay (and bronzer connoisseur) loves how it looks very natural.

We had so much fun with our trainer that we were disappointed when our time came to an end! However, we were lucky enough to get a few samples! It is extremely helpful for us to try the products, since we can now give accurate recommendations to customers. Zoukhra “can certainly suggest the products costumers and give [her] personal feedback. She now will be able to say with confidence that Rilastil Mascara and High Definition Eye Pencil are great quality and stay on without smudging for a very long time.”

All in all, the Beauty Bridge team loved everything about our product training, and is well-equipped to answer any questions you may have!