Cuff bracelets are a great way to dress up an outfit, and although they've been around forever, they are definitely trending this summer! Check out these great statement pieces available at overstock.com:
Four Easy Steps 1: Prime clean skin with Clarins Beauty Flash Balm and Multi-Active Day Cream. 2: Create an even base with Cooling Effect Compact Foundation in Color #50 and contour features with Face Shadows & Lights powder in Brown & White. 3: Line eyes completely with Eye Liner Cream in Black and define lids with Eye Shadows & Lights Quartet in Sublime Nature. Apply Flash on Lashes Mascara in Black and top lashes with a sweep of Vinyl Gloss. 4: Prep pout with Flash Lips Foundation in Nude before blending in Rouge Unique Lipstick in Heaven.
Mila Kunis' Hair
Four Easy Steps 1: Prep wet hair with COIFF Bouffant Lifting & Texturizing Spray Gel. 2: Blow-dry hair straight. 3: Smooth strands with Advanced Silky Straight Ironless Smooth Finish Serum. 4: Add a graphic look with a deep side part.
Blake Lively's Hair Four Easy Steps 1:Prep wet hair with Philip B. Maui Wowie Beach Mist and Shu Uemura Art of Hair Silk Mesh Elastic Moldable Cream before blow-drying using a diffuser attachment. 2:Enhance beachy waves by wrapping random pieces around a ½ in. curling iron. 3:Pin hair to the side and braid three strands into a fishtail, keeping the look loose and messy. 4:For allover shine, apply Shu Uemura Art of Hair Sheer Lacquer Finishing Spray.
Let's face it, we all need some help keeping our make-up on when temperatures start to rise. Here are a few tips from Allure magazine to help our make up last longer in the heat!
1. Take Time To Prime
The key to long-lasting foundation and color is the most commonly skipped step: primer. Seriously—the stuff works. All you need is a pea-size dot of a lightweight, oil-free formula; apply it to moisturized skin before your concealer and foundation
2. Be Dense Blemishes and blotchy skin don't vanish in the hot weather, but the wrong concealer definitely can. What you want is a densely pigmented (but not liquidy) cream formula. Our pick:DuWop Circle Block. Use your ring finger to dab the concealer on dark circles; apply to red spots with a small brush, and then pat with your finger to blend the cover-up into the skin.
3. Lighten Up Think of foundation this way: The less you put on, the less there is to slide off. A dampened makeup sponge is the ideal tool for applying it so that it goes on light and sheer. Put a few drops on a damp foam-latex sponge, and swipe it from the middle of your face outward in short strokes. Give it a minute or so to set before you apply other makeup.
4. Choose Creamy Shadows
When sweat and powders mix, the result isn't pretty. Sheer cream shadows tend to cake less in hot weather (plus, they glisten in the sun).
5. Sweatproof Your Lashes
Waterproof mascara is a no-brainer in the summer. It can withstand the office, the gym, the pool, and the bar without smudging. But some can fade to gray in a few hours. Our favorite inky sheens:Maybelline New York Define-A-Lash Waterproof Mascara and Chanel Inimitable Waterproof Mascara.
6. Flush with Greatness As with powder shadow, powder blush and perspiration don't mix. Instead, rub a bright pink or coral cream or gel blush on the apples of your cheeks, and blend. We likeStila Convertible Color Dual Lip and Cheek Cream in Fuchsia and Gerbera andNars The Multiple Stick in Turks and Caicos andBeverly Hills.
7. Tint Your Lips
Lip gloss just looks right come summer: It's fun. It's easy… But it can also get runny and sticky in the sun. A tinted lip balm with a high wax content won't turn to mush in your bag or on your mouth. We like Aveda Lip Tints SPF 15. Other good options are sheer lipsticks and stains, such as Yves Saint Laurent Gloss Volupté Gloss Sticksand Mark Kissink Lip Tintmarker.
8. Blot it Out
Instead of repowdering throughout the day—extra layers can cause cakey product buildup in warm weather—keep plasticky oil-blotting sheets at your desk and in your purse. Dabbed over your face, they soak up excess oil without messing up your makeup. We love Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets.
The surf's always up somewhere, right? M.A.C's latest limited-edition collection celebrates that fact with products like this bronzer stick, which effortlessly replicates a laid-back summer attitude without a trip to the shore.
This article from Allure magazine claims to have some easy, all natural ways to reduce the appearance of a bloated stomach. Take a look at some of their suggestions:
Reduce your sodium intake. That means steering clear of processed foods, especially canned soups and frozen dinners. Some people also swell from wheat or dairy products, so avoid those too. (It's just one day. And it's a really good dress, right?)
Drink at least eight glasses of water, which can help flush out excess fluids.
Avoid foods labeled "low-carb" that use sugar alcohols as sweeteners—these can cause stomach bloating. (Look for "-ol" endings on ingredients, such as sorbitol.) And it's not just food; even many "sugar-free" breath mints contain the culprits.
When you're not having water, drink tea. The moderate amount of caffeine acts as a natural diuretic, and won't give you the jitters that a grande coffee will. (Under no circumstances should you take diuretic pills—they can cause weakness, fatigue, heart irregularities, and fainting spells...not exactly an ideal