WHAT’S IN OUR PURSE?

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What’s in our purse? You asked. We answered! Here are 10 essentials that you will always be able to find in our purse!
310. A great lip moisturizer: These all natural lip treatments by Sugar prevent dryness and add a bit of tint!

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9. After coffee mints: Because fresh breath is a must! 
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8. A great pair of sunglasses: The Michael Kors Julia Aviator is one of our current favorites!

15631-e13040159309967. Blotting linens: For an amazing variety, we recommend trying Boschia! Not only is the packaging super cute, but they have the right fit for all skin types
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6. Signature scent: These roll-on perfumes by Pacifica are the perfect size for purse travel!
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5. Moisturizing hand cream: These creamy moisturizers from L’Occitane will keep your fingertips perfectly nourished. 

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4. The perfect lipstick: You will never find us without Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in our favorite shade. 
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3. Tweezers: We always keep a pair of Tweezerman tweezers, just in-case our brows need a touch up!

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2. Concealer: A great concealer, such as Stila Stay All Day Concealer, is key to staying flawless all day long!

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1. A compact mirror: These adorable Kate Spade compact mirrors are a must-have for the girl on the go. 

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SUMMER BEAUTY OBSESSIONS

All Natural

Summer is the perfect time to go all natural with your look, but don’t forget sun protection! We love Control Corrective’s Oil-Free Sunscreen.

Baby Blue Tips and Shadows

A simple blue shadow or polish adds just the right touch of cool! We simply adore Stila Jewel Eye Shadow in Aquamarine and Essie polish in Truth or Flare.

Beautiful braids

Instead of a pony tail try an elegant braid! Here is a great tutorial to help you get inspired. 

Bold Pink Lips

Bright pink lips are the perfect compliment to a simple eye. Yves Saint Laurent’s Rouge Pur Couture in Fuchsia Tomboy is the perfect summer pink!

Flash Tattoos

For your next pool party or concert, accessorize with Flash Tattoos. The jewelry-inspired designs add an amazing sparkle to any outfit!

Fun Hair Bands

Incorporate pops of color with great hair accessories! We could not believe the amazing selections available at ShopLately.com.

Luscious Lashes

 Go glam with extra-lucious lashes! We recently discovered Lashes In A Box and fell in LOVE with their hand-made lashes.

Subtle Pastel Hair

If you are feeling extra-daring then try a subtle pastel hue on your hair! For temporary color, we recommend using hair-chalk.

The Perfect Brow

A natural, but defined brow always wins! Billion Dollar Brows has all the tools needed to help ensure that your brows stay on point all summer long.

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SUMMER MANICURES, CHIC MANI’S WE LOVE

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We love this creamy red Watermelon Polish by Essie.

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Go extra bold with Chanel’s Le Vernis Polish in Mimosa.

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Hot pink polish is flirty and fun! We are loving Chanel Le Vernis Polish in Rose Exuberante!

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How adorable are these neon polka-dots? Recreate this look with Revlon Nail Art Neon Pens.

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Try a gold reverse french manicure combined with a pale pink base for a super glam look. We recommend ELF Essential Nail polish in Gold Goddess and Prissy Chrissy.

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A silver accent nail adds extra shimmer! Try this look with Sally Hansen Gem Crush Nail Color in Showgirl Chic.

Stripes and Solids

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An artistic way to express yourself. Try it yourself with silver striping tape and two colors of choice from China Glaze’s City Flourish collection.

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Make an even brighter statement with neon stripes. We are loving American Apparel’s Yellow Neon Nail Polish for this look.

Trendy Nudes

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For an ultra-sophisticated and natural look, it is hard to beat a nude nail. We love OPI Soft Shades Nail Polish in Bubble Bath.

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SUMMER 2014 BEAUTY TRENDS

EYES

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Colored eyeliner adds a beautiful summer-touch to any look! We recommend Lime Crime Eyeliner in Lazuli or the Urban Decay Electric Palette

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White eyeliner is the perfect way to freshen up your makeup! We love the Makeup For Ever  Aqua Eyes in White and Dior Kohl Eyeliner Pencil in White.

LIPS

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Nothing says summer quite as well as a bold orange lip! Our current obsessions are MAC Lipstick in Tangerine Dream and NARS Lip Gloss in Wonder.

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If your style is more classic, then a pink or coral lip is perfect for you! For a brighter pink try Stila After Glow Lip Color in Party Pink or for a more coral hued shade go for Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense in Satin Coral.

SKIN

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For the perfect dewy glow try adding a bit of NARS Illuminator (in your shade of choice) to foundation or tinted moisturizer.  

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Achieve perfectly bronzed skin without the sun-damage by using St. Tropez Bronzing lotion. Accentuate your new tan with Eve Pearl’s Bronzer Highlighter Trio.

NAILS

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Orange Nails are another great way to add a pop of color to your look! Essie Nail Color in Orange, It’s Obvious is the perfect shade.

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Another way to celebrate the season is with primary colored polish, such as Ciate Paint Pot in Big Yellow Taxi.

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MEMORIAL WEEKEND-ER BAG: EAST COAST / WEST COAST

Whether your going on a private yacht or bumming on the beach, here are some cues to take while  packing your Memorial Weekend-er bag!

EAST COAST: NAUTICAL VACATION

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Le Blanca ‘Let’s Bond’ Bandeau One-Peice Swimsuit

East Cost Swimsuit Kate Spade 2 Park Avenue Bag

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Daily Look Soludos Sandal Espadrille

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Tom Ford Carli Oversized Butterfly Sunglasses

EAST COAST SUNGLASSES

Daily Look Duchess of Cambridge Necklace

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NARS PURE RADIANT TINTED MOISTURIZER

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Laura Mercier Lip Crayon in Mayan Sun

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WEST COAST: BEACH TIME GETAWAY

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Victorias Secret Mix Bikini Mixer

WEST COAST SUIT

Banana Republic Kennedy Canvas Tote

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Dolce Vita Fabia Sandal

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TOMS Kilgore Silver Pop Blue

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Daily Look Delicate Gold Bar Handlet

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Benefit Hoola Bronzer

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Tarte Cosmetics Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Golden Pink

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PRODUCT REVIEW MONTH / OUR FAVORITES: BRONZER, HIGHLIGHTER & BLUSH

These are some of the products that we love using to add a healthy glow!

 St. Tropez Instant Glow, for Face 

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 This hydrating St. Tropez liquid bronzer quickly gives you a sun-kissed tan. Mix with foundation or moisturizer for a quick and easy application.

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact in Bronze

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We love that this honey hued bronze has just a hint of shimmer. Mix the colors together or use individually to contour.

NARS Illuminator in 413 BLKR

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A gorgeous champagne colored illuminator that can be used alone to highlight or mixed with foundation to add an extra glow to skin!

MAC Cream Colour Base in Luna

MAC Cream Color Luna

 Another beautiful multi-use product that can be layered over foundations, moisturizers or powders. With a subtle shimmer, it’s perfect for daily use!

 Laura Mercier Secret Brightener 

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 The perfect color-correcting highlighter to give your skin a radiant, youthful appearance.

NARS Matte Multiple in Rose Bronze

NARS Matte Multiple Rose Bronze

We love that this versatile formula is easy to apply and can be used either wet or dry!

Eve Pearl Bronzing Highlighting Trio

Eve Pearl Bronzing Highlighter Trio

Formulated with antioxidants and vitamin E, these colors are perfect for any skin tone.

Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush in In Love

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This silky smooth powder seamlessly glides onto skin and will last all day.

MAKE UP FOR EVER Sculpting Kit 

Make Up For Ever Sculpting Kit

This kit contains everything you need to highlight and contour all your best features.

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A VERY CHIC SUMMER SKIN CARE GUIDE!

Planning to hit the beach this summer or lounge in the hot sunshine, but you don’t have time for an intensive skin care regimen? Pamper yourself with the basics!!

Good skin care and healthy lifestyle choices can help delay the natural aging process and prevent various skin problems. Keep it simple with these four no-nonsense tips:

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(use a light exfoliant several times a week)

TRY: Wild Rose Cleanser

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(and enjoy it!!)

TRY: Hint Premium Essence Water

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TRY IT: Red-Quinoa & Avocado Salad

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Use sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) & wear protective clothing (like a hat or scarf)

WHAT’S IN YOUR BEACH BAG?

With summer in full swing, we have to ask — what’s in YOUR beach bag? If you’re still looking for ideas, don’t stress it! Check out our guide to the best beach bags and most awesome accessories to make your day on the sand and surf a memorable one…

BEACHbags

1. Michael Kors Bag – woven and perfect to hold all your beach swag!

2. Juicy Couture Piper Leather Tote – we love the hot pink, a fun punch of color!

3. Marc by Marc Jacobs Lace Print Transparent Shopper – the lace is so unique!

Accessories

1. Missoni Home Hugo Beach Towel – bright beach towel, you’ll be able to spot from the shore!

2. NARS Powder Foundation SPF 12 – foundation WITH SPF. A must!

3. Hermione de Paula Jewel Blue Jurassic Destiny Pom Pom Kaftan – flowy, comfortable for your beach destination!

4. BP. ‘Flash’ Heart Shaped Sunglasses – the unique heart shape is TDF!

5. Essie Nail Polish in Naughty Nautical & Bottle Service – bright teal and hot pink, a perfect combination!

6. Victoria’s Secret Broad Spectrum SPF24 Body Lotion – love the bronzing effect!

7. Rebecca Minkoff Baha Sandals – stylish and comfortable, how can you not want?

8. “Lolita” book – a perfect beach read, make sure you remember to swim too 😉

9. Vogue Modern Living Magazine – our favorite Vogue spinoff!

Have a fun day, beach bunnies! 🙂

SUMMER SWIMWEAR FOR ALL SHAPES!

We’re in the heat of the summer, but what’s hotter than the perfect swimsuit for your shape? Check out our celebrity style guide, with tips and tricks on what to wear for your next pool party. Happy Summer!
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1. Cutouts can add an appearance of curves to a linear frame!
2. A center knot creates a bustline and adds femininity!

Get it…Tara Matthews– net-a-porter.com
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1. A wrapped fit can flatter every angle!
2. Light & Dark colorblocking — this hue draws eyes to all the right places!

 Get it…Topshop — http://us.topshop.com/
3. An belted suit draws the eye up from your middle to the narrowest part of your shape!
Get it…Roksanda — matchesfashion.com
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1. Underwire gives more support!
Get it…Topshop– http://us.topshop.com/
2. A V-neck shows just the right amount of cleavage but elongates your figure!

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1. High-waist focuses on cleavage and hides love handles!
Get it…Huitbarenecessities.com
2. More inches of fabric from boyshorts will prevent swimsuit bottom from sliding but still show off curves!
Get it…Coach–  coach.com
3. Plunging necklines draws the eyes upward!
Get it…Tory Burch– toryburch.com
PETITE
1. Ruffles add volume!
Get it…Zimmerman — net-a-porter.com
2. Triangle Top make the smallest curves stand out under these tiny tops
3. For faux cleavage, try a sweetheart neckline.