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Don’t forget summer travel essentials when you pack for weekend getaways

Friday, July 5th, 2013
Summer Travel Essentials

Packing for a weekend getaway requires you to do more than simply pick out the best outfits for your given destination. You’ll also got to bring along a few makeup and skincare essentials that will keep you looking natural and fresh as you work on a healthy glow.

Your normal summer routine probably includes tinted moisturizer and a loose mineral foundation, so they are definitely must-have products you’ll want to pack when you’re planning a getaway. These items are perfect for the warmer months. A tinted moisturizer provides much-needed SPF along with some glowing color, so try theBalm’s Balm Shelter Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 18 for the ideal base that will have your skin looking and feeling great.

A powder foundation offers light, silky coverage over your face, making it a great choice for hot days or times when you know you’ll be spending hours under the sun. Youngblood’s Natural Mineral Foundation glides on smoothly and can give your face a fresh, dewy look that screams summer. To make your tan look even better, try to apply darker shades that will enhance your bronze skin tone.

These products are ideal for getting your day started off right, but when the sun goes down you’ll want to clean your skin with a make-up remover. Of course, you can’t always bring large bottles of face wash along in your bag, but pre-moistened cleansing wipes are great options for travelers. Removers like Rilastil’s Daily Care Make-Up Removing Wipes are just as effective as washing your face but can be thrown into a travel bag for your convenience.

Of course, you would be remiss to travel without packing sunscreen. Protecting your whole body from harmful rays – not to mention a potential embarrassing sunburn – is essential. Products like G.M. Collin’s Sun High Protection Cream offer a comprehensive body sunscreen at varying levels of SPF.

While your skin is rightfully receiving the bulk of your attention, you shouldn’t forget your lips. Bringing along lip gloss is a must, and some of the best options for wear during your getaway would have SPF included to protect your lips from the sun’s harsh rays. Consider a product like Colorescience Pro’s Sunforgettable Lip Shine Gloss with SPF 35.

At the end of the day, you’ll want to replenish your skin with the nutrients and hydration it needs. Try an After-Sun Hydrator like Phytomer’s Sun Soother After-Sun Milk for a smooth lotion that will moisturize your skin after hours outdoors.

Embrace anti-aging with the right skincare routine

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

Embrace anti-aging with the right skincare routine

There’s no surefire way to fight signs of aging, but you can certainly embrace a few best practices that  could help you look and feel your best. A number of anti-aging and wrinkle care products can provide support for all kinds of skin, but even the best products can’t work magic without help. You have to take some on your own to ensure you’re caring for your skin, and incorporating them into your daily routine can boost their effectiveness.

Here are a few things you should doing every day to keep your skin healthy and youthful:

Start fresh each day
It’s important to start the day off on the right foot. Before you do anything to your skin in the morning, cleanse and wash your face. Cleansers get rid of any oils or buildup that accrued during the night, but most are not harsh enough to irritate your skin. Follow that up by wiping your whole face with a cotton ball soaked in toner to remove any excess residue.

Wear sunscreen
If there’s one thing you should never leave home without, it’s facial sunscreen. Apply a layer of the lotion about 15 minutes before you go outdoors, regardless of your planned activities or weather. In the long term, wearing sunscreen can be a significant factor in preventing wrinkles and sun spots, as well as dry or leathery skin, and it is never too late to start protecting yourself from harsh UV light.

No matter what your skin is naturally like – dry, oily or any odd combination – you are going to need to use a moisturizer to replenish your skin and lock in nutrients. The right face moisturizer keeps the epidermis hydrated and better reflects light, giving you a glowing look that hides the appearance of lines or wrinkles. Look for a moisturizer with vitamin C, as the ingredient provides a boost to your skin and can help you look and feel youthful.

It’s a good idea to avoid putting everyday moisturizer around your eyes. The skin around this area is thinner and more fragile – making it more prone to wrinkles – so special eye gels are better equipped to keep crows’ feet at bay. You’ll be able to maintain smooth skin around the eyes while also preventing puffiness and other negative side effects of aging.

Mineral makeup
Much like moisturizers can help to retain the natural chemicals that are good for your skin, mineral makeup brings many of these elements to your face. Mineral makeup can kill bacteria while rejuvenating your skin, so choosing a mineral makeup kit is a wise choice for people who want to freshen up their face while also sticking close to their normal makeup routine.

As a bonus, these minerals often reflect sunlight, acting as a natural SPF. The ingredients are also usually easier to wear regardless of the type of skin you have, which decreases the risk of bad reactions or acne coming about as a result of the product.

End the day right 
A long day of wearing makeup, being exposed to the sun and subjecting your skin to a variety of outside factors is less than ideal for your face. Luckily, there are a number of products that can cleanse your skin and replenish it with the nutrients it needs. Cleansing gels from G.M. COLLIN can go a long way toward keeping your face fresh. Not only can it remove leftover makeup and sebum, but it also tightens pores and purifies your skin, letting you look younger and preventing wrinkles.

Get festive with Fourth of July makeup

Monday, July 1st, 2013

Get festive with Fourth of July makeup

The Fourth of July is right around the corner, and that means many revelers around the U.S. are putting together their best red, white and blue outfits to wear to celebrations. Why stop at your clothes? Hair and makeup need just as much attention during this summer holiday. 

You already know you've got to protect colored hair from the sun, but you should also be on the lookout for ways to show off some makeup tricks when you're attending a family barbecue or enjoying a day off at the beach. 

Many party goers want to look natural for their Independence Day celebrations. You may want to gravitate toward nude makeup for a subdued look, but you can add a dash of fun with bright red lipstick or nail polish in a patriotic color. 

If you're planning on jumping in the water during your party, be sure to prep your skin with body scrubs and exfoliates. These treatments will have your skin feeling clean and refreshed, not to mention primed for tanning time under the sun. Of course, you should always be wearing sunscreen to protect yourself from harmful rays and painful sunburns. Even if this lessens the tan you end the day with, you can always turn to tinted moisturizers to give you a healthy glow. 

Do you know how to create a flawless faux tan?

Friday, June 7th, 2013

Do you know how to create a flawless faux tan?

Now that beach season has arrived, it's time to start putting in the effort to look your best as you show more skin. With your Exuviance skincare products and summer-inspired makeup, you can revamp your appearance in time for the changing seasons. 

If you're interested in adding color to your skin, you might want to consider using a spray tanner or tanning lotion. However, it's important to exercise patience and take precautionary measures into account before applying these products to your body. Failing to do so can result in orange skin or an uneven faux tan.

To ensure that you get the results you want, O! The Oprah Magazine recommends only going two shades darker than your natural skin tone. This will give you a flawless look that truly seems like you spent a little time under the sun. Elle magazine states that you can also make sure that your tan looks beautiful by exfoliating your skin beforehand, giving yourself a clean palette to start.

If you're in doubt about your tanning abilities, don't hesitate to contact a professional to give you the beautiful glow you desire.

Spring Break Training in 6 Weeks

Saturday, March 9th, 2013

Spring Break Training in 6 Weeks


Spring Break Training in 6 Weeks

Three reasons why you need a BB cream

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Have you tried a BB cream yet?

Chances are, you’ve been hearing a lot lately about the miraculousness of BB creams. These ramped-up tinted moisturizers offer coverage in addition to anti-aging benefits and SPF. Women everywhere have been adding these products to their routines to make life simpler – after all, it’s like getting several products in one package! So why else should you add a BB cream to your vanity?

1. Your foundation is too heavy. Sometimes, you just don’t need a lot of coverage, whether it’s because it’s summertime or your face has been particularly clear lately. In that case, a BB cream like Too Faced – Tinted Beauty Balm Multi-Benefit Skin Care Makeup SPF 20 – Nude Glow can even out your complexion without smothering your skin.

2. You’re afraid of using blush. If you’re hesitant to use blush because you think it’s too noticeable on your face, Allure magazine points out that BB cream can help reduce the impact of blush. Apply a thin layer over your blush to make it look more natural and add a fresh, dewy finish.

3. You hate the greasiness of sunscreen. If you’ve yet to find a sunscreen that doesn’t make your complexion feel oily, a BB cream is the perfect solution. With SPF built right in, you won’t have to worry about that extra protective layer.

Three tips for looking fabulous on the beach

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Three tips for looking fabulous on the beachIf you're heading off to a warm, sunny destination for a winter vacation, you likely can't wait to lounge on the beach – but how will you maintain your beautiful looks under the beating sun? Believe it or not, you don't have to leave your foundation, lip gloss and eyeshadow at home just because you're going to be enduring warm weather. Here are some makeup tips for the beach.

1. Choose summery tones.
To avoid looking too dolled up on the white sands when you're supposed to be relaxing, Cosmopolitan magazine recommends going with peach- and pink-toned blush and eye makeup. Consider trying the Colorscience Pro Lip Polish Wand!

2. Keep your skin protected.
When selecting cosmetics for your trip, be sure to opt for makeup that includes SPF to fight off damaging ultraviolet rays while looking fabulous. These days, it's possible to find everything from concealer to moisturizer that protects your skin from the sun.

3. Don't go dark around your eyes.
Save the dramatic black eyeliner for your next night on the town and opt for a lighter shade while you catch some sunlight. Doing so can soften your look, making it more suitable for the beach.

Have you been forgetting to apply sunscreen?

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Have you been forgetting to apply sunscreen?Whether you're heading out for an apple-picking session with friends or going on an enchanted hay ride with your special someone, over the course of this crisp fall season, you're sure to spend plenty of time outside in the sun. And while temperatures may be dropping and the summer has passed, this is no time to go slacking on your sunscreen application!

Life's too short to accelerate the process with wrinkles, but if you've been forgetting to use sunscreen or beauty products featuring SPF protection, you could be putting yourself at tremendous risk for developing fine lines, wrinkles, sunspots and many other terrible signs of aging!

For a quick and seamless way to ensure you get the vital protection from harmful rays that you need, consider using an all-day wear foundation with SPF. This type of foundation can match the multifaceted dimension of your complexion and keep your sensitive skin out of harm's way.

But when it comes to fending off the telltale signs of advancing years, you shouldn't just settle for facial coverage. Instead, you should go for a remarkable anti-aging hand cream that will keep your mitts soft and wrinkle-free all through the year!

Get frightfully fashionable beauty tips for your Halloween costume

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Get frightfully fashionable beauty tips for your Halloween costumeDo you eagerly count down the days to Halloween, but always have trouble picking out the perfect costume? You don’t need to be a professional makeup artist to flaunt some of these super-sexy looks in time for your big holiday bash! With a few of these quick tips, you can pull off a range of frightfully fun styles with tools from your very own cosmetics bag.

Vampire. They’re trendy, mysterious and impervious to the aging process – what’s not to love about being a vampire? From the Twilight Saga to True Blood, the undead have a timeless allure we just can’t help but swoon over. To sink your teeth into this lively costume idea, start by painting your nails a vampy shade of blood red. With Lippmann Collection – Forsaken Bad Things Nail Lacquer Set, you can capture the sultry energy the undead are so known for.

And as any creature of the night knows, nothing ruins a perfectly decadent party like an uneven complexion, or worse, the dreaded signs of sun damage. Before getting into costume, apply a chemical-free and ultra-hydrating product like COOLA – Face SPF 20 Mineral Sunscreen Rose Essence Tint, which can keep your complexion free from the harmful effects of UV radiation.

Witch. Forget the green skin and the wart-covered nose! If you really want to bewitch your pals this Halloween season, the best costume for you is as a witch. Back in the day, you might have relished dressing up in ghoulish face paint and a black wig to channel a spooky witch vibe, but this year, you can show how magically appealing you’ve become by sporting skin so radiant and age-defying, onlookers are sure to fall under your spell.

With an anti-aging cream like BABOR – Baborganic Pure Age Preventing Cream, you can boost cell regeneration and renewal, both essential in turning back the clock on fine lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet. Best of all, this green product features 100 percent organic ingredients, just like you’d find in your average cauldron.

You can also add a captivating sparkle to your style by sprinkling loose mineral eyeshadow like those offered by Colorscience Pro – Genie Sparkle Colore over your peepers. In dazzling shades like Moonlighting or Wait Until Dark, you’re sure to create a scene.

Medieval queen. For fans of the hit HBO series Game of Thrones, this fantasy series has inspired everything from home decor to personal style. This Halloween, you can channel your inner regal and capture the dynamic energy of the show by dressing up just like a Medieval queen!

For a fresh and feminine look that will complement your ensemble, leave your hair unbound or crown yourself with a loose braid. Hair products that will add volume and definition can be a great way to give your tresses a subtle yet luminous appeal.

Playful cat. Are you looking for a costume you can pull together in a pinch? While it may not be the most unique, dressing up as a playful cat for Halloween can be a flattering costume for women of any age and with a few of the right beauty products you can make this style one-of-a-kind. The best part about dressing up as a mischievous kitty for the holiday? It gives you the chance to show off flawlessly crafted cat eyes!

To start, grab a primer and blend it along your upper lash line to ensure your eyeliner stays intact throughout the evening, then gently trace a line over your upper lash. Most importantly, don’t forget to add a swoop! You can make your initial line thicker depending on how much of a statement you want to make.

A precision eyeliner like BABOR – Maxi Definition Eye Liner (Black) offers a calligraphy tip that can make it easy to draw the most exact line possible. One thing’s for sure, though – with this bold look, you’re bound to make a dramatic impression!

How not be turned to a Human Lobster?

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Suncare for your skin infographics


Hey Gorgeous, Miss a Spot?

Regularly applying sunscreen will keep you from looking like a human lobster. It is also reduces the possibility of wrinkles later on down the line. Sometimes, despite your diligence, a few places can get passed over.
Here are some commonly missed spots that you seriously don’t want to burn!

  • Ears
  • Neck
  • Tops of Hands
  • Back of Knees
  • Tops of Feet