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Lauren Conrad’s Top Ten Summer Beauty Secrets!

 

When it comes to facing the sweltering, sticky summer elements, I’ll be the first to admit that my beauty regimen is not so hot on the season’s trying temps. That said, when summertime rolls around I like to pull out a few of my favorite beauty tricks to combat unwanted raccoon eyes and green-tinged post-pool strands.

To keep your face from melting off and your hair from frizzing up, I’ve put together 10 of my favorite beauty tips for you so you can keep your look cool, calm and collected no matter how hot and humid things get…

  1. Prime. Use primer to keep your makeup in place throughout the day. It also helps reduce unwanted shine too. Apply it after your SPF and moisturizer and allow it to dry completely before putting on your face makeup.
  2. Love liquid. While pencil liners are great, a good waterproof liquid liner won’t smudge or run when things get hot (or wet). This one is my favorite. (I’m wearing it as I type this blog!)
  3. Scrub and soothe. Be sure to give those gams a good scrub. And don’t forget your feet too. To get your tootsies sandal ready, give them a scrub in the shower and then slather them with lotion afterward. Next, slip your feet into a pair of cotton socks and hit the hay. When you wake up, your feet will be soft as a baby’s bottom and ready for their close up.
  4. Ditch your dryer (and your bathroom). Since the summer is characteristically a very dry season, it’s a great time to let your strands air-dry. I find that a simple low pony (pulled to the front on one side) is a great fallback, as is a loose side braid. But if you must blow dry your hair, do not do it in the bathroom right after you have showered. The humidity will only make your hair frizzier. For a super sleek summer blowout, head into another (dry) room and dry your hair there.
  5. Shave smart. After shaving your legs, use an alcohol-free lotion to avoid razor burn and irritation.
  6. Chill out. It may sound unpleasant, but cold showers are much better for your skin because hot showers leech your skin of its moisture. Hot showers also wreak havoc on dry hair because it opens your hair follicles, causing them to dehydrate. Instead, opt for a lukewarm or tepid shower. At the end of your shower, turn the water to cold to seal your hair follicles and quench your skin. This will make your hair extra shiny and your skin extra smooth.
  7. Don’t go green. To prevent your hair from turning an unpleasant shade of green after a dip in chlorinated water, slater it with oil (it can be baby oil, olive oil, coconut oil etc.). If all else fails, simply rinse your hair with tap water before jumping in.
  8. Lighten up. Since cake-face is never a good look, I like to dilute my cover-up with a little eye cream during the warmer months. It makes this traditionally heavier makeup a bit lighter and sheerer, which is ideal for summer. It’s also a good idea to use less foundation (unless you’re up for risking a serious facial landslide) and preferably one that is silicone-based to prevent smudging and sliding. During the summer, less is more!
  9. De-puff. After a day spent in the sun (and possibly drinking margaritas), you will most likely find yourself with a major case of puffy eyes the next morning. To reduce puffiness, slice up a few refrigerated potatoes, soak them in water for a moment or two and then place them over your lids for 15 minutes. Works like a charm.
  10. Go sheer. While I love a great red lip, thicker ‘sticks should be saved for other seasons. During the summer I like to swap out my favorite lipsticks for their sheerer counterparts. Lip-glosses, tints and balms are other summertime favorites for me as well.

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Photo Courtesy of Glamour.com

 

Blake Lively named the face of Gucci’s new fragrance, Gucci Premiere

Blake Lively, who last year fronted a handbag campaign for Chanel, is the face of Gucci’s new fragrance, Gucci Premiere. Named after the brand’s couture line of the same name, the scent is meant to evoke Old Hollywood charm, glitz, and glamour, WWD reports. “Celebrities and red-carpet glamour have always been a part of the Gucci heritage,” Gucci creative director Frida Giannini explained.

This is Lively’s first fragrance campaign. “Gucci is a staple. It is a brand I have always looked up to, because to me it represents strength,” the actress told WWD. “In their designs, in their images, in what they stand for philanthropically, and especially in their fragrance.…I couldn’t be more proud to be working with Gucci and its heart, Frida.”

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Gisele Bundchen’s baby bump exposed on the new cover of Vogue?

Is Gisele Bundchen pregnant? So far – she’s not saying….but this cover certainly isn’t doing much to dispel the rumors!

The supermodel teased fans again on the new cover of Vogue Brazil, July 2012. In the editorial, Gisele poses with her belly covered in almost every picture – which isn’t like her.

The Gisele pregnancy rumors, which say that the 31-year-old model is pregnant with her second child with husband Tom Brady, began about a month ago with several reports from the Brazilian media. Us Weekly reported the pregnancy as fact in early June, yet cited only an unnamed “source”; neither Gisele nor her reps have yet to comment.

What’s the verdict? Pregnant or not?

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Victoria Justice Exclusive Beauty Feature & Tips- Self Magazine.

Victoria Justice Exclusive Beauty Feature & Tips – SELF Mag‏

SELF’s July Music Issue is packed with celebs – including Victoria Justice, pop singer and star of Victorious, who gives her best beauty tricks for a natural, effortlessly chic look.

 Lighten Up Your Look

  • “Don’t be afraid to play up your natural beauty. Natural is always such a chic look. Plus, it is so great to let your skin breathe.”
  • “It’s best to look like yourself. Play up your best features. If you have great eyes, then accentuate those. Or if you like your lips most, then use a great, bold lip color.”
  • “When I don’t look my best, I detox with raw foods and lots of water. It makes me feel better.”
  • “If I have no time to touch up, I get a natural glow by pinching my cheeks 10 times really hard. Well, not so hard that I bruise.”
  • “I don’t want to have to change my nailcolor whenever I put on a new outfit. I usually choose nude, because it matches whatever I wear.”
  • “I wash off my makeup every night before bed. It’s my number-one rule for good skin.”
  • “Guys like natural beauty. I get it. So find ways to make them think you are! My thing is lip stain. It stays put so you don’t have to constantly reapply.”
  • “I swirl a wet eyeliner brush in brown shadow, then swipe it along my lash line and a little past the corner for an easy cat eye.”
  • “I’m only 19, so I’m not super concerned about aging. But my mom didn’t drink, smoke or tan while growing up, and she looks great. I’m following her plan.”

Check out more of Victoria’s tips and favorite products at Self.com