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10 Summer Must-Haves: Face and Fashion

Summer’s here! As we settle into sunny skies and lakes for days, we’ve got the beauty and style staples to help you slip right into the season.

1. FACE: Powder Sunscreen

Say goodbye to those greasy lotions and hello to a powder sunscreen that will keep your skin protected and flawless all season long.

2. FASHION: Floppy Hat

Whether you’re jet-setting on vacay or simply want a stylish accessory to rock all summer, a floppy hat is always a must. Our faves are the ones with wide brims and UPF protection!

3. FACE: Aloe Vera Facial Mask

Moisturizing and deeply hydrating, this face mask will sooth your sun-kissed skin and offer relief if in case of sunburn (hey, never hurts to plan ahead!).

4. FASHION: Summer Soles

With these metallic sandals, you certainly won’t have to forgo comfort for style this season. This fashion-forward design plus soft suede support will allow your feet to look and feel great as you run those summer errands or trek through the theme park with the fam.

5. FACE: Lip Tint with SPF

Looking for a pop of color for your pout, plus protection from those harmful rays? Toss this conditioning lip product in your purse or beach bag, and carry it along with you during all of your summer excursions.

6. FASHION: Clear Woven Tote

Ideal for shopping or hitting the beach, this tote bag is both chic and functional. The straps make it easy to carry and throw over your shoulder. Plus, could we find anything more fabulously neutral? Pair it with anything from your swimsuit to a flirty sundress…in any color!

7. FACE: Lash Sealant

Investing in a lash sealant is a good idea year-round, but definitely during summertime when your lashes are often exposed to extra moisture from humidity, sweat and water activities.

A sealant extends the life of the adhesive, locking your extensions in place for a longer period of time. Snag one of our two sealants during your next appointment! We have our Black Diamond coating sealer which is a daily use product that adds a dark sheen and helps extend the life of your extensions. Then we have our Protecting Sealant which is used twice a week and is perfect for those of you with active lifestyles, anyone who lives in high humidity areas and those with oily skin.

8. FASHION: Striped Jersey Dress

Nothing screams summer like nautical stripes! Pair this classic pattern with a comfy jersey dress (flattering for all shapes and sizes) and you’re all set.

9. FACE: Diffusing Bronzer

Get that whoa glow and up your contour game with a sun-kissed, matte bronzer. Available in a variety of shades for all skin tones, this lightweight, silky, smooth formula is sure to be your go-to summer beauty product!

10. FASHION: Hair Tie Bracelet

Ever been that girl in desperate need of a hair tie so you can pull your locks up in a pony or top knot? We have, but not anymore thanks to these styling hair tie bracelets!

This genius accessory doubles as a beautiful bracelet, holds two hair ties and will have your friends talking when they see how fashionable and functional it is. Best part…it’s only $12.00!


Of course, the ultimate summer must-have (hands down) in our book are lash extensions. Find a salon near you, book online and get ready to conquer the world with confidence—your new simplified beauty routine in check!

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3 Women To Watch Who Are Making A Difference

Raise your hand if you celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8th. We did and we’re still feeling on top of the world and empowered, which is why we are excited to share three incredible women who are doing great things not only for other women, but for others around the world.

EMMA WATSON

We’ve known her for years as J. K. Rowling’s fictional character, Hermione, in Harry Potter, but did you know that actress Emma Watson is not only a talented British actress but also an ethical fashion pioneer, activist for women’s equality and UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador? It’s true!

Over the last few years, one of the many issues Emma has gotten people to think more about is where and how clothes are made. For years, she’s had a love for fashion, which then turned into a passion for supporting ethical and sustainable fashion. It was during her press tour for Beauty and the Beast in 2017 that she documented the lovely outfits she was wearing and also explained how each look was sourced and made. While each outfit may not have necessarily been practical for everyday life, she simply made a difference by bringing attention to problems in the fashion world and making people think before they shop.

A super cool moment (we still have on the brain) was when Emma attended the Met Gala in 2016 and turned heads when she wore a gown made from recycled plastic bottles. Yes, you read that right…recycled plastic bottles! She shared the vision behind the gown on her Facebook page: “Plastic is one of the biggest pollutants on the planet. Being able to repurpose this waste and incorporate it into my gown for the Met Gala proves the power that creativity, technology and fashion can have by working together.”

Thanks to Emma for shining the light on an issue and topic we should certainly think and learn more about! Want more about her recycled gown? We thought you did, so click here!

LARAYIA GASTON

Helping the homeless might not be what you would picture this beautiful woman having a passion for, but she does! In fact, Larayia Gaston has a non-profit organization called Lunch On Me, which has a sole mission to ending starvation all while focusing on the mind, body and spirit of the homeless in LA.

Reaching nearly 10,000 people a month, Larayia’s organization feeds the homeless on Skid Row. And it’s not just one meal a week, it’s six organic meals a week. Why organic? Larayia has said that she herself eats organic and when this idea came to her, she decided that these people deserve the same quality, nutritious food she was eating. It was then that she partnered with local businesses and restaurants to redistribute organic food that would ultimately be wasted.

Being a firm believer that healing includes self-love, Larayia, along with volunteers, sits, talks, listens and builds relationships with people. She has also helped to organize things like yoga classes and healing gatherings to further meet the needs of others and heal their minds, bodies and souls. She said, “We are revolutionizing unity and empowerment for those who are broken and in search for hope. We are using our light to shine on the often invisible.”

Talk about a being selfless…wow! If you want to learn more about Larayia’s mission, organization and even donate to Lunch On Me, you can do that by clicking here.

ASHLEY GRAHAM

Super model, judge from America’s Next Top Model, TV host and author are just a few of the accomplishments and projects Ashley Graham has taken part in over the years, but her true mission…advocating for self and body acceptance.

Over the years, Ashley has not been shy about showing her own body. In fact, she has used it as a tool to open the door and discuss subjects many women are self-conscious about such as weight, cellulite, clothing sizes and more. In interviews, Ashley has expressed that she does not like the term “plus size” because when that term is used, it instantly puts women in a category and assumption that they are not healthy, they eat poorly, they don’t exercise and don’t care as much about their bodies.

Even though she has graced the covers of magazines like Vogue, Elle and Glamour (to name a few), Ashley has not and will not allow herself and other women to be put in a category. At one point in her modeling career, she considered giving up her profession due to the insecurities and self-conscious feelings she had about her own body. Thanks to her mother, who told her that her body could change lives and help other women, she kept going and didn’t give up.

Since then she’s been paving the way for body positivity by embracing her own body and doing so with confidence. She also has not been afraid to take on the fashion industry and be a voice for real women, helping to redefine the global image of beauty. One of Ashley’s most inspiring speeches to date was when she made a moving TED Talk in 2015. Click here to see what she said, hear more about her story and how she became her very own role model.

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We hope you found something inspiring about one, if not all three of these incredible women who are not afraid to take a stand and who are striving to make a change. As the saying goes, “Empowered women, empower women” and we certainly feel empowered after learning more about Emma, Larayia and Ashley!

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5 Fun Ways to Wear Pink in Support of…

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we are ready to wear pink in support of this tireless cause. There are number of ways to get involved and raise awareness, but one simple thing you can do throughout the month is wear pink! Check out these 5 fun ways to wear pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness  and learn more here about how you can help raise awareness and give your support.

Pink Nails

From Bubble Bath to Hotter Than You Pink, OPI has a beautiful variety of pink polish color choices. If you have a mani and pedi in your near future or you just want to buy yourself a new nail color, check out these pink nail polish shades from OPI here and rock one of them on your fingers and toes all month long!

Pink Handbags

Add a pop of pink to your look with a great bag! Whether it’s a comfortable cross body or a classy clutch, Zappos has an amazing collection of pretty pink bags all in a variety of sizes and price ranges.


Pink Lash Highlights

If you love pink and you love lashes, consider lash highlights! They can be subtle and stylish all at the same time. Click here to contact a Lash Lounge near you and see if highlights are available.

(photo via The Lash Lounge Fort Worth – Alliance)


Fashion Forward Pink Clothing

From a pale pink jacket to a sexy pink dress, there are endless options when it comes to adding some pink to your wardrobe and Nordstrom has some fabulous fashions for women of all ages and sizes.


Think Pink – Jewelry

If you don’t plan on adding shades of pink to your wardrobe, you can always add a pop of this pretty color with a piece of jewelry. Whether it’s a bold statement necklace or a simple pendant, Kendra Scott has a lovely variety of pink jewelry in her collections. In fact, she has a Breast Cancer giveback suite and for every piece purchased, they will donate a gift of jewelry and a handwritten note of encouragement to a woman undergoing cancer treatment.


October 19th is the official ‘Wear It Pink‘ day, so be sure to mark your calendar to wear pink, raise money and make life-saving research happen!