Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Suit Up

Swimsuit season is rapidly approaching so I just purchased these bikini's online from Victoria Secret. I love the fact that I can mix and match and order different sizes for top and bottom because let's face it, when it comes to swimsuits, one size does not fit all!

When planning for your next weekend getaway or that holiday pool party, choose a suit with a great pattern or color that looks fantastic on you. You may think that the more coverage the better to hide a few pounds, but in reality extra fabric can sometimes emphasize the thing you are trying to hide, so try on a few suits and styles you wouldn't normally, you just may surprise yourself! AND don't freak out that your swimsuit size is larger than your clothing size. Swimwear typically always runs small since they are meant to fit snug so remember to go up a couple sizes especially if you are trying on Junior brands like Roxy.

Use Victoria Secret Code SP1126065 thru 6/17 for:
$15 off  $100
$30 off  $150
$75 off  $250

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Barely There

With summer fast approaching and temperatures rising it's important to re-evaluate your foundation and change from a heavier product to a lightweight and barely there look. Or consider using just a lightweight tinted moisturizer with SPF for casual days instead.

Makeup artists are raving about Giorgio Armani's new Luminous Silk Foundation. This will be my next purchase, but I am still really happy with Make Up For Ever's foundation, especially since it's half the price. It goes on sheer with good coverage but not settling into fine lines or looking cakey. Fools even the best HD camera for that invisible look in real life too. 

MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Invisible Cover Foundation 115 Ivory

Monday, May 9, 2011

Sun Kissed Damage

It is well known that sun exposure contributes to premature wrinkles, 
but studies show that most people view mottled or blotchy, 
irregular patches on their skin as even older looking.

The good news is that you can use products to help fade these dark spots in as soon as a month with the help of an ingredient called hydroquinone. Murad Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Gel is a good one to try. Use it on your hands and face once or twice a day to fade the age away. And then keep vigilant with the SPF!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

The Future's So Bright!

Sunglasses are thee IT accessory at the beach, but they are equally important when hiding from the paparazzi and covering dark circles from a sleepless night. These cat-eye sunnies by Victoria Beckham are my newest obsession and this feline, Retro trend is showing up everywhere for Summer 2011.

When choosing YOUR perfect frame, keep your face shape in mind to bring balance to your features. People with round faces should stick with square or rectangle shaped glasses that sharpen lines and add definition to your face, while square shaped faces look great with rounded frames.

Also keep in mind your coloring when choosing your perfect sunglasses. Yellowish/warm skin tones look best in gold, tortoise or brown colors while Cooler/bluish skin tones look best in silver, black or blue colors.

Finally, size does matter! Your sunglasses can be larger than regular glasses but need to be in proportion to your head making sure they don't reach too far beyond your temples. If your face is long or you have a larger head,  the oversized frame was made especially for you!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Mother Knows Best

Is it true that boyfriends should check out their future mother-in-laws-to-be for a glimpse into tomorrow?

According to a new study, facial aging does follow a similar pattern between mothers and daughters, but celebrity moms today don't seem like they're aging at all! Great looks are genetic, but it is our beauty routines that can make a difference in the years ahead.

For sure mother knows best when warning us about the dangers of the sun and wearing SPF. And my own Mom was definitely right when she told me orange lipstick was not my color and that my 10th grade boyfriend was bad news!

My advice for Mother's Day 2011? Listen to every pearl of wisdom your mother offers, because she is going through some of the very same feelings and issues you will be too one day. There is not a day that goes by I don't miss my Mom, wishing I had asked more questions  ... Here is a photo of us from the early 90's!