The Ultimate List of Beach Beauty Essentials

What’s in your beach bag? No, we’re not talking about your slippers, swimsuit and towel. We’re talking about your beach beauty bag, which will carry the secret to your wonderful look after a day in the sun!

What’s in this bag is set to give you the healthy, glowing look you’ll be flaunting all summer long! Consider your visit to the beach a chance to benefit from a balanced skin care routine coupled with the golden sunrays that will ensure you a bronzed complexion every woman wishes for.

Your beach beauty pouch should not only carry products for your skin, but also for your hair and lips. Keeping yourself moisturized is essential when you’re exposing your body to the sun, so make sure to drink plenty of water and choose the right products to tan without getting burned!

Check out our list and start getting beach-ready to perfection!


Article Written by Mirella Haddad

For the Beach
By Terry, SPF15 Baume De Rose Lip Protectant
Via Net-a-Porter
Moroccanoil, Sun Oil SPF 15
CHANEL, UV Essential Multi-Protection Daily Defense Sunscreen Anti-Pollution Broad Spectrum SPF 50
Balmain Paris Hair Couture, Detangling Spa Brush
Via Net-a-Porter
Sisley, Hair Rituel by Sisley Protective Hair Fluid
Elizabeth Arden, Eight Hour Miracle Hydrating Mist
Dior, Diorshow Waterproof Mascara
Smashbox, Brow Tech To Go Waterproof Eyebrow Pencil and Gel
Sisley, After-Sun Care
Via Net-a-Porter
Clinique, Take The Day Off Micellar Cleansing Towelettes For Face & Eyes
Tarte, Shape Tape Contour Concealer
Benefit, Galifornia blush
Fenty Beauty, Poutsicle Juicy Satin Lipstick in Tropic Tantrum

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Quick Summer Makeup Routine Day to Night

When it’s hot out, less is definitely more, so please don’t wear layers of makeup that will slowly melt off.

With that said here is a simple and quick routine.
Start off with Chantecaille Just Skin Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15; I like using the TAN shade to give me some color. 

Next, apply BENEFIT COSMETICS Majorette Cream-To-Powder Blush on cheeks.

Then, fill in your brows and apply mascara.
On the lips, apply TOO FACED Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Matte Lipstick in Child Star.
This is a clean simple barely there look.
Now let’s switch to night time by adding a few steps.
First, add a little concealer to the under eye and lids; URBAN DECAY Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer can be applied with your fingers or the wand.

Then, go over your face with a fluffy brush using LAURA MERCIER Translucent Loose Setting Powder Glow.

Move on to eyeliner; make a tiny line at the bottom outer corners of your lash line and some in the water line as well. 
Re-apply your blush and lipstick, and you are good to go!


Article Written by Aline Agopian

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It’s All About that Shimmering Highlighter on Your Cheeks

Cover Photo Courtesy of Dior

This season, highlighters are totally in and although choosing the right highlighter might be a hassle, it’s absolutely worth it – believe us! In fact, nothing beats the charm of that slight shimmer on your cheekbones, and knowing which shade works for your skin tone is essential to pack this statement.

For those with pale or light skin, it’s better to use a silver or lilac highlighter, which will help brighten it and give it a lift in a natural and healthy way. Medium skin tones call for a peachy or rose gold tone that enhances their warmth while creating a glowing effect. As for the women who have olive skin, we recommend avoiding any shade that is too cool and opt instead for warm champagnes and pink hues. Last but not least, warm highlighters are made for those with dark skin, on which bronze shades ensure a fresh and glowing look.

With these tips in mind, join us to check out our list of highlighters that will help you look your best this season!

Dior, Flash Luminizer in Pearly Gold
Guerlain, Terracotta highlighting stick in Bronze
Too Faced, Diamond Highlighter in Canary
Available at Sephora
Hourglass, Vanish Flash Highlighting Stick in Pink Flash
Available at Sephora
Charlotte Tilbury, Glowgasm Beauty Light Wand in Pink
Sephora Collection, Glow Stick in Moon Light Shimmer
Becca, BFF Glowletters
Available at Sephora
Dior, Backstage Glow Palette

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

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Morning Skin Care Routine/Summer Edition

I feel like we are all naturally more beautiful in the summer since we are happier and full of sunshine, therefore my summer morning skincare routine is pretty simple.
It starts off with a gentle yet effective cleanser. I gently apply BOSCIA Clear Complexion Cleanser all over my face and let it sit for a minute then rinse it off. It feels very refreshing. Speaking of refreshing, I follow this with SHIFFA Floral Facial Toner to prep my skin for all the goodies. This is also my favorite step as I close my eyes, take a deep breath and have my 5 seconds of peace and quiet. I then apply my Vitamin C followed by my sunscreen.  

SHISEIDO Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion WetForce Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 50+ is my current favorite.
On to the lips; I like to use the CAUDALIE Lip Conditioner so that by the time I put on my lip color my lips are nice and hydrated.

Eye cream is so important, but so is protecting the eye area from the sun that’s why sunglasses are a must. That said, ORIGINS A Perfect World™ Age-Defense Eye Cream with SPF 20 is the perfect first step before the sunglasses. I also drink a glass of water with lemon, coconut water or a green smoothie and get my summer day rolling.

Article Written by Aline Agopian

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Clean Makeup Brushes… the Right and Easy Way!

We know, makeup brushes tend to become super gross, and even then, we’re either too lazy to clean them, or we just simply keep forgetting to do so. If this is the case with you, it’s time to give them a good, nice cleaning! Now you’re probably thinking about the load of work that awaits you, but sit back and relax as we’re going to give you some tips that will take care of your dear makeup brushes and, we’ll show you how damaging it is for your skin to keep using a dirty makeup brush over and over again!

  • Start off by running hot water on each brush individually.
  • Dip it in a bowl containing gentle shampoo and gently rub it with your fingers for a few minutes. I know, this sounds tiring but it’s actually good for your expensive brushes, as well as for your skin!
  • Afterwards, run some water on them again for another minute.
  • Some brushes take more time to become sparkling clean, so don’t hesitate to repeat the process.
  • If your brush is clean to perfection, squeeze out the water from it and let it dry on a towel by laying it flat. Avoid at any price stacking your brushes on top of each other in order to let them dry properly and keep the weird smell at bay.

Last but not least, when investing in good brushes, opt for synthetic ones as they are low-maintenance, easy to clean and long-lasting.


Article Written by Mirella Haddad

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Summer Gets Fresher with These Scents

Cover Photo Courtesy of Burberry

After telling you about the summer’s latest fashion and accessories trends, it’s time to find you a fragrance that makes your summer fresher than ever! So gentlemen, get ready for an adventure that’s all about refreshing notes and citrus-y ingredients that will get you through the heat of the day in an unparalleled feeling of lightness.

While winter brought you warm scents that made you feel cozy in the cold weather, summer does just the opposite. As the sun comes out and the temperature rises, you’re bound to start your quest for the perfect summer scent that adds the ideal refreshing touch to your stylish look. Yes indeed, your outfit is not all about what others see, but rather more than what meets the eye; it’s also about how you feel about yourself and that’s the most important thing. After all, nothing can make your summer more comfortable and enjoyable than a unique feeling of freshness.

Therefore, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to give you a list of the best fragrances for summer out there! Whether you like your perfume to be as light as light could be or featuring some woody hints that makes it a tiny bit oriental, we’ve got your back.

CHANEL, Allure Homme Edition Blanche
Acqua Di Parma, Blu Mediterraneo Chinotto di Liguria
Burberry, Mr Burberry Indigo
Gucci, Guilty Cologne
Dolce & Gabbana, Light Blue Sun
Versace, Versace Man Eau Fraîche
Tom Ford, Neroli Portofino
Cartier, Heure Voyageuse Oud & Menthe
Dior, Homme Sport Very Cool Spray
Bvlgari, Opalon
Trussardi, Riflesso
Comme des Garçons, Amazingreen
Hugo Boss, Urban Journey

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Give me some Vitamin D!

Why would you ask for vitamin D? Just hang out in the sun, and you’re good, right? Wrong!

Chances are you are lacking Vitamin D (unless you are a lifeguard or poolman). Unfortunately, since we spend so much time indoors nowadays, people of all ages and yes even our babies, all need an extra dose of Vitamin D. Now don’t go out and buy it unless you have done a blood test confirming it, but don’t be shocked at the results when you actually get a test done.
So, what does Vitamin D do and why do we need it? Let me start off by saying I am not one to pop vitamins left and right, but this is one I take every single day and took throughout my pregnancy as well. I also give it in liquid form to my daughter every day. I can get all scientific on you, but in a nutshell it’s good for your bones. It also helps with cell growth, your immune system and reduces inflammation. I know what you are thinking, can’t I just eat it? Well there are only a few foods that naturally contain Vitamin D; fatty fish, beef liver, cheese, and egg yolks and some mushrooms. While yes, these are things which are probably found in our diet, especially the cheese, chances are we still aren’t getting enough. So, go get that blood test, and let your nutritionist or doctor give you the Vitamin D you need. Added bonus of Vitamin D? It reduces depression and helps you lose weight. 


Article Written by Aline Agopian

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