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Summer has OFFICIALLY arrived!! The sun is shining bright now that summer is here, so here are some golden tips, tricks, and products from Molton Brown, Philip B, Lauren B Beauty, and Skyy Hadley to help you radiate as luminously as the sun!
Philip B. Styling Gel ($21)
Skyy Hadley, owner of As U Wish Salon, knows how walking around every day in the summer heat can take a toll on your feet. Pamper them with these at-home pedicure tips!
- After removing nail polish and spraying feet with an antiseptic, soak feet in water and milk. Adding milk is a crucial step as water can strip skin of moisture and leave feet drier. Milk naturally exfoliates and nourishes the skin and it’s right in your refrigerator.
- Lightly shape the toenails by cutting nails back slightly and massaging toes and feet with cream or oil. After feet have soaked for a few minutes, push back the cuticles – do NOT cut them. Cutting them creates more hangnails and can even lead to infection.
- Lightly buff the nail plate while it is still moist with a cuticle cream or conditioner. Then buff the skin on your feet by applying a foot scrub and massaging the formula deep into the skin, concentrating on trouble spots. To really smooth things over, use a diamond file (avoid pumices as they trap bacteria) on particularly rough patches like the heel and ball of the foot.
- To maintain and prolong color, use a primer on the nails first. This step actually dehydrates the nail by bringing the natural oils out, making color grip longer. After applying color, add a top coat. Three days later, apply a top coat again to prevent color from chipping.
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We are dreaming of summer days on the beach and floating in the water! Transport yourself to paradise with Nautica.
Nautica Voyage Sport captures the mind, body and heart it takes to endure and push beyond one’s own limits. It opens with pure, cool accents of Sea Spray Accord and Sea Salt.
This invigorating breath of fresh air is enhanced with doses of spicy Coriander and crisp Citrus Zest. The heart is a powerful aromatic combination of Geranium, Green Peppercorn, Apple and Palm Leaves, reinforcing the fragrance's bold and lush freshness. The base is a vibrant and magnetic blend of Brazil Wood, Musk, Patchouli and Vetiver.
The fragrance definitely reminds me of being at the ocean! It is fresh, clean, crisp and very invigorating! I love it.
You can find Nautica Voyage Fragrance at Walgreens ($62.50)
*Product received. All opinions are my own.