Posts Written On June 01, 2013

Make Up Brushes for Summer from @TheMakeupShow

Besides throwing away your makeup every 6 months, it is really important to clean and replace your makeup brushes  regularly too!  If you don’t use brushes and use your fingers, make sure you wash your hands before and after you do your make up.

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Bdellium Tools Pink Bambu series brushes are professional eco-friendly makeup brushes with all sustainable bamboo handles and all vegan soft synthetic bristles with an anodized aluminum ferrule. Bamboo is one of the most sustainable resources and environmentally sound plants on Earth. Due to its rapid re-growth cycle, it can be harvested with virtually no impact on the environment. All of the soft synthetic filaments used in the Pink Bambu series are not treated with an antibacterial agent. The advantages of synthetic bristles includes less or no hair shedding compared to natural bristles, it is easier to clean and provides a light application. The synthetic bristles are hypoallergenic and 100% cruelty-free.

I first saw these brushes at the Make Up Show NYC and I loved them! They are not too expensive and work really well as beginner make up brushes for professionals or just for everyday use. The bristles are pink and so is the handle. This summer, skip the foundation and use a tinted moisturizer and apply liberally with the 947 small face brush.

These little pastel sponges from Glamour Grip have a lot of angles to help with precision and smooth application. This tool by Graftobian is and hourglass shape for special reason. The sponge is really soft when dry and even soften when moistened with water. You are suppose to use the pointy end around eyes and nose and the rounded end for cheeks and large areas. I feel like I have seen this sponge before in hot pink a few years ago under a different name.

If you want to try a truly innovative sponge, the Magic Touch by Denessa uses air compression to perfect your make up application. They come in a a little tin and they feel almost space like. They are truly magically!  You press it against your skin and it make a little bit of product go a long way. You can use this wet or dry and they are reusable!

If you absolutely cannot part with your brushes, make sure you clean them well. Use the Parian Spirit Professional Brush Cleaner – It contains citrus based spirits that will get all the impurities out.

Looking forward to a beautiful and flawless summer!



Shower to Shower Freshening Body Powder

I love wearing skirts, shorts and dresses in the summer but I hate it when my thighs get so hot they rub against each other!  Sitting on plastic chairs on patios, crossing sweaty legs on benches and even going to the beach. The one summer beauty must-have is a very special powder that will save you a lot of mess. I use to use baby powder for this but thanks to Shower to Shower – I don’t have to smell like a baby this summer.

Shower to Shower!  Meet this cooling beauty that can prevent blisters from forming when exercising in the heat.  Most blisters are formed by friction and sweat – Use this powder to keep your body dry and fresh.  Just use a sprinkle a day.  I have been using this on my legs this past week and it has been awesome!  Also after the beach and the sand is stuck to you – just use a handful of Shower to Shower powder and the sand will come right off.  Wearing flats this summer, cover your feet with Shower to Shower powder and it will stay dry throughout the day.

The scents come in fresh – camomile, sandalwood, rose, island fresh (my fav) plum, orange, apple, morning fresh lavender, juniper, amber breeze fresh vanilla and citrus and sport