Aug 062012
Photo Credit: Vichy

Hello Lovelies,

The end of summer is near in sight, with many students already starting their 2012/2013 school year. And lovelies, you can all agree – once school starts nationally – you can kiss your extended leisure sessions good bye! I’ve rounded up a few key items – to help you earn your masters in the “5-minute beauty routine” life course. That’s right – my gift too you! Look flawless in less time and let others think you spent hours getting ready!

The Bronzed Goddess
Psst. Did you know that you can keep that summer tan glow, longer with bronzers?I am a huge fan of Fake Bake, as it accentuates my naturally bronzed sun-kissed tone — and they are usually safe to wear year round.

Style Tipfor that all-over body glow try using a self tanner at night — right before you go to sleep – and wake with an overnight celebrity glow.

Sexy Fluttery Lashes
My eyes are by far, my absolute favorite features. Whenever I take to get creative with my makeup – my eyes are usually my main focus! And nothing can makes eyes stand out, more than bold lashes. Length, volume, or both — there’s definitely a formula for you! I realized that getting plenty of sleep during the night – has proven to be the key to my eye’s vibrancy. Once school starts, this will prove to be extremely difficult. Try eessence maximum definition mascara or essence lash mania ultra volume mascara.

Beauty Tip Skipping the waterproof mascara (if possible) can eliminate the time spent to remove it later. And unless you’re currently performing in the Olympics, or like to wade in the rain – waterproof isn’t an absolute must.

LUSH-ious Lips
Whenever I’m running late, my tinted lip balms have been my best friend! Opting for a tinted lip balm – rather than worrying about perfect lip liner, lipstick, and lip gloss. Not only are they sheer enough, but they can be applied even without a mirror – still leaving you polished and bright faced! Try LUSH Lip Tints in “It Started with a Kiss” or “Double Choc.” $7.95. When temperatures begin to drop, with the sun fading away, LUSH Cosmetics heats things up — with a new range of skin and lip tints! Lips stay kissable — even in the coldest winter months . This is the brand’s first ever color lip balms — which are formulated with tantalizing ingredients, including fair trade icing sugar and red apples.

Chic Natural Waves
Would you forever love me if I gave you a secret to eliminating the crack-of-dawn wash, blow dry and style sessions? Well, washing your tresses the night before and then letting them air dry to about 50% dry – before smoothing in a silky hair serum/oil or cream – to add shine (Is your hair super fine? Add a texturizing cream) — braiding it. Let set overnight. In the morning, gently pull out braid and lightly run your fingers through your hair (please, no brushing — this can cause frizzing); adding more serum as needed. Voila! Simple, natural, beach waves! Try Pureology Colour Stylist Control Twist or LUSH R+B Revive and Balance Hair Moisturizer (Rave-View coming soon!)

Style Tip – FYI…adding hairspray will keep you look set for the entire day!