Well here we are, in the dead of winter. The holidays are over and snow is no longer beautiful. A place where gloves are no longer and option but rather the difference between life and death. The winds show no mercy to your once supple skin and you stand there defenseless. You want your skin back!
So, just how do you get rid of dry, scaly skin and keep moisture throughout the day?
Well, the answer is here. Body Scrubs!
A scrub is the difference between tough, dry, cracked skin and baby-smooth-bottom skin. Using a scrub once a week along with your daily moisturizing routine helps get rid of dead skin will locking in moisture longer. Check out some of our favorite body scrubs for the shoppers and DIY-ers.
Pooka Pomegranate Sugar Body Polish ; $20
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LUSH Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub ; $21.95 - $35.95
Tree Hut Shea Sugar Body Scrub ; $7.49
Frank Orignal Coffee Body Scrub ; $14.95
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For all you do it yourself-ers are some recipes for a perfect body scrub.
Visit Food + Words for the recipe
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How wear a Nude Lip
Push aside your pinks, reds, purples and oranges. Nude Lips are back! Seen in Rihanna’s newest video, “What Now”, this look is tried by many but executed by few. A subtle face and nude lip can turn a boring look edgy and chic. So how do you pull off nude lip exactly?
1. Lip liner is key!
Make sure the liner not only compliments the lipstick but also your skin tone. Having to light of a color can cause an “ashy” appearance which is never good and can draw to much attention to the mouth.
2. Matte lipstick in Nude is a big statement
Matte lipstick gives off a totally different effect compared to a satin or gloss finish. Make sure the matte lipstick is applied well. Scrub the lips before applying to make sure is lays smooth and that the lipstick color goes well with your skin tone.
3. Flawless skin
A nude lip camouflages the mouth into the face to cause a “blank-canvas” effect. This enhances the contour and shadows on the face. Now that the face is looked at as one. rather than parts you want all of it to look flawless. Make sure the skin gives of a glowing, dewey look to enhance the lip.
4. Wear it with CONFIDENCE!
If you think you can’t pull it off, you won’t! Feel comfortable with the color. Choose a color that is not to out of your range and something that you will actually wear. Making sure you know what you like is very important. If a color works on her, it does not necessarily mean it will work on you.
This summer I have made it my goal to come up with the perfect humidity proof beauty regimen. Now that it is July and summer is undeniably in full swing I can finally say that I have achieved my perfect everyday summer look. I’m going to share with you a few products that I have found that work perfectly for me, hopefully they can help you achieve a flawless look this summer!
Cargo: Water Resistant Blush
Smash Box: Photo Finish Primer Blemish Control
MAC: Mineralize Skinfinish Natural
Buxom: Hot Escapes Bronzer
Urban Decay: Cannonball Ultra Waterproof Mascara
Fresh Sugar Shine Lip Treatment
One of our favorite brands has come up with another treatment to ensure the most perfect of pouts. Sugar Lip Treatments are the most quality of lip products ad have never let us down. A high shine option that smooths, protects, and moisturizes for up to 6 hours sounds like an amazing product to us.
Cleansing wipes are definitely our number one must have skin care item of the summer! In the summer it is so eay for skin to get oily and grimly which is both bad for your skin and pretty I attractive. It’s nice to keep skin wipes in you to give your face a quick and convenient wash on the go. There are so many different varieties to chose from to get the perfect cleanser for your skin type.
Do you use hairspray?
The constant downpour this month has made it incredibly difficult to walk the streets of NYC without looking completely crazy. My hair simply cannot stand the instant humidity and its beginning to enter emergency territory. I’m thinking a good holding spray should help to keep things in place.
The hunt is on for a spray with: strong hold, shine, not sticky, flexibility.
Real Life Black Hair Exhibit?
Does this exhibit take the fascination with natural black hair a step too far? I understand as a black woman with natural hair that we put a lot of work into maintaining our locks and a little appreciation is always nice. Putting it on display just doesn’t sit well with me.
I’m sorry friends but no, you absolutely cannot touch my hair.
Head to Union Square this Saturday for the un-ruly.com exhibit if you’re interested.
Buxom Hot Escapes Bronzer
Coconut scented, creamy texture, perfect shade of bronze, and long lasting. Need we say more? This is THE Bronzer of the summer! Maldives is best for brown skin tones leaving behind the most desirable glow. I’m serious, this is good stuff!
Ice Cube Facial?
This sounds like the perfect treatment during a hot New York summer. Not only is running an ice cube wrapped in a paper towel over your face refreshing it also works wonders for your skin. Ice helps to smoothen your skin while tightening your pores and leaving behind a dewy glow. Ice cubes ease wrinkles, fight acne, and encourage circulation in your skin. Not to mention that an ice cube is pretty cheap and easy to come by. Why wouldn’t you adopt this trick into your summer skin regiment?
Just remember not to apply the ice cube directly to your skin ladies!
A hot pink lip was the go to last summer, but this summer we’re really into stepping out with a tangerine lip. Orange is a great shade for brin skin, it has a way of making your complexion glow and really stand out.
There are so many options out or you to get this citrus inspired look, our favorite being Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Beta. Lip Tar is one of our favorites be ause no matter what shade you choose, the color is richly pigmented and the glossy formula is incredibly soothing.