No Heat Hairstyle’s For Summer
Low Bun By: Kendall Jenner
High Bun By: Jlo
No Heat Hairstyle’s For Summer
“Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin.
That, or a kick ass red lipstick”
– Gwyneth Paltrow
Everyone has tips to enhancing ones look, from Red wine baths and Caviar facials, to fish pedicures and natural homemade cleansers. We believe in beauty tips, that’s for sure, but we also believe beauty isn’t just about a pretty face. It’s about having a pretty mind, a pretty heart and most importantly a beautiful soul.
I have a handful of beauty secrets I try to stick to on a daily basis for a natural healthy look. One I have been working on most recently is to increase my water intake, its super super important to drinks lots of water to help flush out toxins, decrease bloating and not to mention it’s so good for your skin. For me, and I am sure others have had this same problem, is having a tough time actually drinking the water. I just don’t feel thirsty and it’s well….boring. So a beauty secret that has helped me, and can hopefully help you too, is to infuse your water by adding some fun natural flavors like lemon, my personal favorite! Add cucumber for a refreshing taste or for something more fun and tropical you can add flavors like orange, lime, raspberries, kiwis, strawberries and mint – the list is endless and you can play with all sorts of different combinations. Here are a few tasty options I found delicious!
My next, and biggest beauty secret of them all is my sunless secret – spray tanning! I know all you Irish girls out there understand me when I say that my skin tone goes from pale to red when it sees the sun, and skips that whole being tan thing (Ugh!). The only way I can get the bronzed look, is with a spray tan! I will also admit that when I have a nice glow, I have more confidence in my look and feel like a million bucks! Does anyone else feel like they lost a few pounds when they are tan? I sure do, and love that benefit!
I have tried a lot of spray tanning salons near me, trying to find the best one. I finally realized that I don’t need a salon at all, as a recommendation from my hairstylist (Thanks Shannon!) I was able to find The Healthy Glow a mobile spray tanning business run by the sweetest thing around, Jessica Lemieux. Jess is my go-to gal and she always does an amazing job! Healthy Glow uses a solution with 100% naturally derived ingredients. DHA (dihydroxyacetone) is the active ingredient in sunless tanning products that causes the skin to turn brown and The Healthy Glow’s solution is PETA approved, Vegan, FDA approved, and the solution contains no parabens, which is a commonly used preservative for cosmetic ingredients. All of that is amazing, but the best part of a mobile tanning business, is that Jess comes to me! After you are sprayed, you may look a little funny and this color only gets darker as the solution soaks in, so not having to leave the house is a wonderful benefit!
Before & After
If you are interested in learning more about The Healthy Glow, leave a comment below or email me your questions. Jess and her mobile tanning business is the best thing since sliced bread, and I am more than happy to share my beauty secret with all my Fashion Friends!! For those of you who have never tried spray tanning before and are interested in testing it out, here are a few tips I have learned along the way, and of course a few from Jess herself!
Tips from the Pro!
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When it comes to fun in the sun, I’m in the same boat as KPR and prefer not to bake my skin in the sun. I’m Irish and English but lets face it, I clearly got the Irish side when it comes to my skin (thanks for that dad). However, I do like to spend a lot of time outside so it’s important to be careful while doing so. Here are some essentials to remember.
Girls Just Wanna Have Sun…Tips:
1.) Stay Hydrated: It is SO important to drink water when out in the sunlight especially for those of you who like to have a cocktail in hand while laying out. As much as I wished my pool side margarita’s kept me hydrated its actually having the opposite effect on your body, so ensure to drink lots of water as well.
2.) Apply Sunblock: Sunblock is a skin saver! It helps prevent wrinkles, skin cancer and even keeps your skin moisturized. On my face I recently starting using Clear Face liquid-lotion with SPF30. It is ultra light on your skin and leaves it feeling baby skin soft! I have always loved any product by Neutrogena but this is defiantly one of my favorite sunscreens they have released, so go try it out! On my body I’ve been trying out an organic lotion by Avivir. This particular one has SPF15 and also contains Aloe Vera which has helped keep my skin from getting dry in the sun. One thing I have found from trying different sunblocks over the years is, some children’s sun products ( I’ve always liked this one by Alba Botaica) seem to work better than adults, try it out and let me know if it works better for you as well. I have very sensitive skin and tend to break out in hives when sitting in the sun for too long, so I always make sure to read for ingredients that may irritate my skin before applying a lotion. Another important thing to note is it isn’t necessarily all about the SPF number. For example: the difference between SPF 15 and 30 or 30-50 is actually very little. Its all about how much you apply and how regularly. I always make sure to reapply after swimming too, even if the bottle states that it’s waterproof. A tip for those of you with paler skin like myself is to apply a bronzing cream before your regular sunblock. I’ve been using Masquerade since high school and am obsessed! Its a bit on the pricier size for the large bottle but Ive had this bottle for 4 years now and a little goes a long way. Applying suntan lotion will make your tan last longer since it helps prevent pealing. Yes, it will take longer for you to get that base tan but its better than looking like this.
3.) Wear Sunglasses: Whats better than an excuse to bump up your pool side fashion with a pair of stylish shades?! Growing up with an Optometrist in the family ( shout out to my Uncle Pat! ) Ive learned the do’s and don’ts when it comes to eye protection. Exposing your eyes to UV rays can lead to long-term issues like cataracts, vision damage and macular degeneration. Many people are unaware that our eyes are just as susceptible as our skin to the UV rays, so lets be sure to keep them covered while outside.
“Life isn’t perfect but your hair can be.”
The next beauty secret I want to let you in on is all about hair. I invested in my Sarah Potempa Beachwaver Styling Iron the second it launched and mention it here as the beauty product I can not live without. Sarah Potempa is a very well known celebrity hair stylist and inventor of this amazing line of products. This snazzy tool most recently sponsored the 2015 VS Fashion Show, and we all knows those ladies hair is on FLEEK! By using this tool you can create glam waves, defined curled or my go to hair style..loose beachy waves! I can do my entire head of hair in under ten minutes and even sleep on it for a few days without it falling flat. I must note don’t give up on using it after one try, it takes about 2-3 times of use to get the hang of how to work it properly. There are quite a few models of the iron in the line but I still love the original Beachwaver Pro the best.
Whats so special about the BW!?!?
*Protective Ceramic Rod
*Tourmaline Infused with Gold Powder for uniform heat Unique
*Patented design Beveled
*Customized clamp for no kinks
*Automatically Rotates with “GO” button
*Rotates Left and Right (based on side you are curling)
*Customized full length internal heaters
*360 Degree Swivel Cord
*9 foot Heavy-Duty Cord
*LED Digital Temperature Screen
*Heats up to 310-450 F in 30 seconds
*Cool Safety Stopper
*Rubberized Cool Safety Stand
*Fast Recovery Time
*6.5″ Ceramic Rod
*1 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty
*30 Min Automatic Shut-Off
= Instant Fabulousness!
The base of the iron has a left and right button for each size of your head and with the press of the GO button the rod rotates and does the work for you!! I have gotten all my friends hooked on it, I mean who wouldn’t want to cut your morning beauty prep time to just a few minutes?! #aintnobodygottimeforthat. Follow Sarah on Instagram here and then head here to purchase this hair god of a product.
A tighter waved look modeled above by my friend Corrine ( hey girl, hey!).
Just added a touch of hairspray & her look held all night long.
Pictured above is my beachwaved hair after two days of not washing or styling it (and photo taken after I had just gotten off a flight.) No hairspray was used for this beach tasseled look.
Have a beauty secret you’d like to share?! We’d love to hear them so leave a comment for us and we’ll be sure to check them out!
Thanks for reading!
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