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It's the final countdown to summer! Summertime weekends are the BEST! I always look forward to heading to the beach or camping. I love to kick back and relax, but I still like to look and feel my best, yet with little effort. Before heading out for the weekend, I always pack my summertime weekend essentials from Sun Bum, ColorMetrics and DDF Skincare to ensure that some of my most important beauty needs are covered.
Lightweight, silky, Sun Bum SPF 30 Mineral Tinted Sunscreen Face Lotion glides on like butter and provides a chemical free sunscreen and primer with a matte finish.
Perfect for traveling: DDF Skincare Doctor Bag Value Set
This collection of Dr. Sobel’s targeted treatments is designed to minimize fine lines & wrinkles and improve skin’s texture for a more healthy, youthful look. Includes the new WRINKLE RELAX ALL-OVER LINE SMOOTHER
Make a statement: Streekers Temporary Hair Color
STREEKERS is true temporary hair color with a difference. Instant. Liquid. Washes out when you want it out. Not a mascara, not a crayon, not a paint. But a cool new hair color that uses innovative technology.
With the spring season right around the corner, there will be trips to plan! There are festivals to attend! I know that Coachella is one of those popular springtime fests! Check out the below Coachella essentials from Sun Bum, Streekers, DDF Skincare and Smashbox.
Yeah, we like to look good, but we really don't like spending too much time worrying about it. So we made Texturizing Sonny's Original Surf Paste, which gives our mops a soft, matte finish for a casual look & feel we like. Do less, live more.
Or try a different look every day with Streekers temporary hair color!
A revolution in temporary hair color,Streekers instantly delivers bold, candy-colored highlights without any fuss or muss. Unlike mascaras or gel-based colors that only coat the surface, Streekers actually bonds to the hair and won’t flake off when brushed. Streekers is true temporary color that washes out when you want it out.
Don’t skimp on your skincare just because you are traveling! Try DDF Skincare’s Youthful Tranquility kit to keep your skin ready for whatever happens next!
Ideal for Sensitive Skin Types, these gentle yet effective formulas are perfect for those who experience rashes, irritation or any type of redness from using anti-aging skincare products. This set includes our Nourishing Eye Cream, Ultra-Lite Oil-Free Moisturizing Dew and Sensitive Skin Cleansing Gel.
Take time to relax after all of the craziness with Smashbox Cosmetics Primer Water.
Set and refresh your makeup and your mood in seconds with new limited edition Photo Finish Primer Water: a 3-in-1 face essential, this hydrating primer preps, sets and refreshes, awakening skin and leaving it glowing and radiant for hours, while unleashing a balancing blend of soothing scents to relax the mind.
Each face mist was co-created with YouTuber and makeup artist Nicol Concilio and is infused with electrolytes to improve makeup application, skin’s hydration and natural radiance. Available in three different limited-edition revitalizing scents formulated to boost your makeup and enhance your aura.
As the weather keeps reminding us, winter is still hanging around. (Dang it!) That’s why we still have to make sure our skin is getting the hydration it desperately needs in the cold weather. My skin is so confused, and it is suffering from dryness.
Check out the below from DDF Skincare, Baby Bum and Smashbox to help keep your skin moisturized until the summer can come again.
Get the ultimate hydration with DDF Skincare’s Ultra-Lite Oil-Free Moisturizing Dew
An oil, fragrance and dye-free moisturizer for sensitive skin. Contains SPF 15 to help protect against UVA UVB sun damage. The formula with humectants, Aloe Vera, Vitamins A, C and E provides comfortable hydration.
Perfect for cracked hands and skin, the Baby Bum Natural Monoi Coconut Balm is not just for babies!
Massage, pamper and soothe dry, sensitive skin with our plant based multi-purpose balm. Inspired by the pacific islander’s coveted coconut oils which are infused with tiare flower petals (monoi) to keep baby’s (and mom’s) skin smooth and moisturized.
Skip a step getting ready with Smashbox’s Photo Finish Primerizer
Get primer + moisturizer in 1! Primerizer delivers 24-hour hydration plus powerful primer benefits in the lightest possible texture. It was created in our L.A. photo studio to instantly increase moisture by 127% & prep skin for makeup in 1 step. This non-greasy, quick-dry formula acts as a makeup magnet that locks on foundation & makes it last.
Just because Valentine’s Day is over doesn’t mean you can’t have date night! Check out these essentials from Smashbox, Sun Bum and Rita Hazan for everything you need for your next night out. I love getting ready and looking extra glamorous for date nights with my hubby!
Kiss-proof lips : Smashbox Cosmetics Always On Liquid Lipstick
This matte liquid lipstick will make you say – Yep! It’s still on! – due to its Advanced Polymer Technology that makes color last up to 8 hours on set. In NEW Metallic shades
Keep your hair smelling like summer : Sun Bum Deep Conditioning Masque
Our most decadent treatment is infused with Amla and Bamboo Extract that helps strengthen your hair, making it resilient and more manageable.
Look like you just stepped out of the salon : Rita Hazan True Color Ultimate Shine Gloss
Step 2 in Rita's True Color Revolution, glossing is the salon secret to keep color vibrant and hair as shiny as the day you got it colored. With 5 shades developed by Rita, this in-shower color-saver enhances shine and brilliance with mess-free application.
As the summer starts getting hotter, it is so easy to fall victim to the damage the heat can cause. Make sure you are protecting your skin and hair with these easy tips and tricks from TouchBack, Sun Bum, Smashbox, John Frieda and Sophia Gushee!
Revive your hair color with TouchBack Marker
TouchBack’s mistake-proof marker delivers true, temporary hair color instantly. The pocket-sized marker makes for easy application when you want it, where you want it.
Sooth your skin with Sun Bum Cool Down Hydrating After Sun Gel
Replenish skin with this tried-and-true classic—a beach bag essential!
Hydrate your face with Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil
Photo Finish Primer Oil from Smashbox Cosmetics is the first-ever primer specially formulated in a lightweight, luxurious oil to create radiant skin that glows on and off camera.
Tame the frizz with John Frieda Satin Finish Straightener
Pin-straight hair has never looked sleeker or felt softer. The revamped, premium flat iron now features generously sized 1 ½” inch plates that allow for quick, easy straightening using an advanced ionic generator.
Ask an Expert: Sophia Gushee, detox and wellness expert
- Minimize your exposure during the sun’s strongest hours (generally 10am to 4pm)
- Wear clothing that guards from the sun, like hats and light, long-sleeved shirts
We’re getting closer to festival season, and it’s time to stock up on all of your favorite essentials! Whether you’re adding a pop of color with Streekers, a little volume with John Frieda, or going for the textured natural look with Sun Bum, hair perfection is a must! Also, check in with an expert on how to get the best brows ever in time for the festivities to begin!
Unlike other temporary hair colors like gels and sprays, Streekers hair color bonds to the hair, so you can brush your hair without dulling the color or flaking it off.
John Frieda Loose Curls
Get healthy, voluminous curls in an instant with 30 second heat-up and 11 digital heat settings with temperatures reaching 400°F/205°C.
Sun Bum Sea Salt Spray
Our Beach Formula Sea Spray protects hair from harsh elements while giving it extra body, waves, and texture for that beachy windswept look. Our lightweight formula enhances strand separation and definition, and instantly blocks out frizz-causing humidity. It'll give your hair just the right amount of volume with a matte finish hold.
Ask the Expert
Umbreen Sheikh, Founder of Wink Brow Bar
Q: What's the key to preventing your brows from looking fake? Is it choosing the right shade or having the right shape? Blending in the color?
A: “Go for a color that matches your brow color or is a shade lighter. Also when applying product “feather” the product in as opposed to “drawing” it in. Use very little product and build up so you can see the transformation and lastly practice!”
Now that the hustle and bustle of the holidays are over, we finally have a little time for ourselves :) Sun Bum, Colormetrics and Wink Brow Bar have just the stuff to help you ring in the new year in style. Check out these tips and tricks on how to make yourself the pop on NYE.
Get glow that will last with Sun Bum Self-Tanning Towelettes (which are my very favorite sunless tanning products.)
These multi-tasking towelettes ensure a damage free experience in the sun by exfoliating, moisturizing and darkening skin all in one go!
Champagne isn’t the only thing that can pop this NYE when you add Streekers to your glam routine
Streekers instantly bonds liquid hue to your hair. The formula looks and acts just like permanent hair color, so you can brush your hair without dulling the shade or risking color flake-off.
Make your brows the envy of the party with a little help from the pros at Wink Brow Bar
“Girls and women prefer the fresh faced look, and brows make all the difference. A light thin or sparse brow can make you look messy, but tinting can change this. The process takes about 10 minutes where specific product is applied directly to the brows usually to make your brows a shade or two darker.” – Umbreen Sheikh, founder of Wink Brow Bar
*Product en route. All opinions are my own.
How did it get to be December so quick?? The holidays will be here before you know it so it’s time to start planning our stunning glam looks! John Frieda, Sun Bum, TouchBack and Wink Brow Bar have made getting these looks at home that much easier!
Easy, effortless curls: John Frieda Spiral Curls Curling Iron
Pioneering healthy heat styling, the Spiral Curls heat styler features exclusive ionic frizz-fighting technology and true ceramic heat with LCD temperature control for accurate temperature output, the key to shiny, healthy hair.
Skip the tanning bed: Sun Bum Self-Tanning Towelettes
The new Sun Bum® Sunless Self-Tanning Towelettes not only contain the most effective ingredients like Black Walnut Leaf Extract but also are infused with a patented clear self-tanning formula that works with the proteins and amino acids in skin to produce a healthy, beachy glow.
It’s always about the brows: TouchBack BrowMarker
Or leave it to the pros: Wink Brow Bar
“Brows should compliment your face, not take over. The main problem area where my clients overdo it at home, is at the very front of their brow. If this area becomes too harsh or heavy, it looks off. If in doubt, do not put any powder or pencil in the very front. Start where your arch starts and take baby steps.” – Umbreen Sheikh, founder
*Product sent. All opinions are my own.
I think it’s safe to say that as the days get colder, our skin is only getting drier. Winter is coming and it’s time to stock up on those hydrating helpers before we go into hibernation. Let Burt’s Bees, Smashbox and Sun Bum help you fight off those harsh winter winds! Please reach out if you are interested in more information!
Burt’s Bees Peach and Willowbark Cleansing Wipes $5.99
These natural, Forest Stewardship Council certified cloths cleanse, gently exfoliate, and tone—all without rinsing.
Smashbox Camera Ready BB Water $42.00
Cheers to the first and only BB with water-like texture to quench thirsty skin and blur imperfections. Inspired by the glowing look preferred by top photographers, this ultra-hydrating, oil-free formula literally glides onto your face to blend in a snap and move with your skin.
Sun Bum Flavored Lip Balms $3.99
Keep your lips soft and protected with our flavored Lip Balms in Banana, Key Lime,Coconut, Mango, Pink Guava and Pomegranate. All flavors offer SPF 30+ protection, so your most sensitive skin is protected while you live and love in the sun.
Now that the summer is officially over, it’s time to reverse the havoc all those days in the sun has cause on our hair and skin. The fall breeze is bringing in smooth, hydrated skin and vibrant, natural hair. Let MALIN+GOETZ, Sun Bum, ColorMetrics and Ricardo Rojas help you restore the damage the summer has left behind.
Physician grade Glycolic Acid thoroughly sloughs away dead skin to encourage cell turnover, collagen production and to smooth wrinkles for a healthy, radiant glow.
This supreme indulgence revives sun-sapped skin with Vitamin E and Cocoa Butter.
TouchBack Color-Depositing Shampoo and Color-Depositing Conditioner should be used once a week to add back vibrant color and shine. Designed to be used together -- the pair add color, repair damage and smooth hair.
This fall we will definitely see a lot of texture and natural hair. Curly, natural waves are in and the texture lets your hair be free no matter the length. It’s great to work the curls with a diffuser or even just a towel dry and some mousse and then you’re good to go!
Clients: Amber Heard, Hailey Baldwin, Eva Longoria
*Post in exchange for product. However, any opinions are my own.