Friday, May 12, 2017

Sunscreen Simplified: No Excuses!

One of the most important skincare products you can use is sunscreen, to prevent skin cancer, fine lines and wrinkles, loss of elasticity, and crepe-like lizard-lady skin.  Yes you, no matter your skin color, over-sensitive or problem skin, or your amount of sun exposure.  There are formulations for every concern, and we have narrowed down three that all contain naturally derived ingredients, have hydrating properties, and none of which contain sulfates, parabens, or pthalates. 

This lightweight fluid sunscreen is formulated with raspberry, honey, and rose extracts, and has a faint scent of lemons. It is perfect for wearing under makeup as it absorbs quickly, and leaves no chalky film behind.  This Korean wonder is at the top of our beauty shopping list.

This mineral sunscreen is formulated and extensively tested by dermatologists to ensure it will not clog pores, or exacerbate skin conditions like rosacea or eczema.  It is rich in antioxidant vitamin C, and contains pomegranate and cranberry extracts, and green tea, boosting its anti-aging and hydrating properties. This gentle but powerful lotion is water resistant up to 80 minutes. Don’t forget to reapply if swimming.

This broad-spectrum spray lightly scented with coconut delivers a hydrating mist containing over 70% certified organic ingredients including strawberry, cucumber and algae extracts, and red raspberry seed oil.  It goes on clear and is easy to apply to hard to reach spots up and down your back and legs.

No grease slicks, no chalky white cast, no disrupting makeup application, no aggravation of skin problems = no excuses.  Your future self will thank you.

Find these sunscreens at by clicking the links. 

                                                             XOXO  Shelley

#top sunscreens #sulfate-free sunscreen #paraben-free sunscreen #pthalate-free sunscreen #hydrating sunscreen #sunscreen for sensitive skin #Sephora #Shelley Goodstein

Sunday, May 7, 2017

How to Get the Hottest Summer Beauty Looks of Selena Gomez and Jessica Alba

This year’s most stunning summer makeup looks are mucho caliente, and Jessica Alba and Selena Gomez are experts at rocking steamy beauty looks that turn the heat all the way up.

For Selena’s vintage bombshell glamour think contour, feline winged eyeliner, strong brows and glistening nude shades.  Slick your hair back with an argan oil or hair serum hair product combed through for an almost wet look to bring all the attention to your dramatic eyes.  

Try these new products from Pretty Vulgar available at to get Selena’s look:

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Jessica Alba’s look is all about contouring, strong brows, and warm metallic shades on the eyes.  A dark, rich lip is the opposite of the traditional pale summer nude and amps up the glamour factor times ten. A sleek ponytail keeps the focus on your face and makes for easy, humidity-safe hair. Try hair products especially formulated with shea butter after washing your hair and seal with an anti-frizz product if your natural hair is wavy or curly.  

Try these cult classics by Kat Von D available at to get Jessica’s look:

(click on the photos for a closer look)

                                                               XOXO Shelley

#Selena Gomez  #Jessica Alba  #top summer beauty #top summer makeup #celebrity beauty #hot summer looks  #Shelley Goodstein

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Festival Beauty Guide: The Top Beauty Looks for Festival Season 2017

Festival season is the perfect time to try any and all new makeup and hair looks you have been dreaming up, and while in some cases less is more, this isn’t one of them! This is the perfect time to try out the ultra-bright stripy hair color, the facial embellishments, the headpieces, and even the henna tattoos just about anywhere on your face or body, and you will fit right in.  That being said, if your own personal esthetic is more boho glam goddess than rainbow unicorn love child, then there’s a tribe for you too.  Co-ordinated squad beauty is the ultimate statement, so having a little creativity and originality will score a lot of likes.

This year’s floral facial embellishments rule over metallic warrior princess temporary tattoos. Start with pastels and pale shimmers to set off this ultra-girly look, and add small silk petals and flowers applied using tweezers and eyelash adhesive.  Try soft, thin braids to frame your face for a doll-like finish.

Natural girls can amp up a glowing complexion with tiny metallic stars placed in the inner and outer corners of the eyes for a fun but easy look.  Use texturizer on your hair for a tousled look that says I came to party.

Headpieces of every sort are just about obligatory at festivals and can amp up a look in one simple step.  Have your own princess moment and fit right in.  If you wear a crown, keep the rest of your beauty look sexy and fresh. 

Space buns are the number one festival hair look and are open for interpretation so if you want grey-blonde hair with fuschia buns, now is your chance.  You can have as many buns as you want and place them horizontally or vertically on your head, and keep them a bit messy for just the right amount of cool.  We found this great how-to video on @maneaddicts by celeb hairstylist Scott King of @scottkinghair using @hiddencrownhair extensions. Easy!

                                                            XOXO  Shelley

#festivalbeauty #festivalbeautygoals #festivalseasonbeauty #Coachella #Stagecoach #Glastonbury #Burning Man #Governor’s Ball  #Shelley Godstein