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Summer makeup tips from Carmindy

I am a huge fan of What Not to Wear and love the Carmindy line for Sally Hansen, check out Carmindy’s tips for looking beautiful all summer long. You can  stock up on her budget friendly line at your local drugstore.

As the weather heats up, it’s time to lighten up your makeup routine with luminous, natural formulas that let your skin shine. “Who needs heavy makeup when you have a pretty, natural flush?” says Carmindy, the expert behind Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Inspired by Carmindy. “Summer is the time to emphasize fresh, healthy skin—not hide behind makeup. With the right products, you can highlight your summer glow and let your true beauty shine through.”

Carmindy’s number one rule for a fresh summer complexion?

“NEVER go tanning to get a summer glow. Layer on the sunscreen every day and you’ll still get a hint of healthy color—the perfect summer accessory. If you want more radiance, sweep on a little shimmery golden bronzer to accentuate your glow.”

Product recommendation: Try Sun Glow Powder Bronzer, a customizable color trio that creates a complexion-enhancing, flattering sun-kissed glow. Micronized pigments offer a clean, natural, sun-free bronzed effect—no tanning necessary.

To complement a radiant complexion, go for a light, sheer lip.

“Summer is the season to play with floral shades like roses and pinks,” says Carmindy. “Put away dark shades like wines and burgundies and opt for light, fresh lip colors instead. Sweet pink shades complement a radiant complexion—plus they make teeth look whiter.”

Carmindy recommends Ultra Soothing Lip Tint, a balm-like gel with a hint of tint and healthy shine. Try the tint in Cranberry or Guava for a sheer wash of delicate pink.

If you want to try a brighter lip color, balance the boldness with a more natural eye.

“One of my foolproof summer tricks is pairing a bright coral lipstick and subtle wash of eye shadow,” says Carmindy. “It instantly perks up your complexion, no matter what your skin tone, and it’s a really light, fresh summer look.”

To get the look, try Color Comfort Lip Color in Sunbeam with the color-coordinated shades in the Amethyst, Metallic, Ocean or Quartz Instant Definition Eye Shadow Palettes.

I’m in Love With: Sally Hansen Complete Care

For whatever reason, over the last year – my nails went from being strong and healthy to weak and brittle. I upped my vitamins, and headed to Target to find a solution for my unhealthy nails! I went straight for the Sally Hansen Complete Care line.  I zeroed in on Complete Care Extra Moisturizing 4-IN-1 Treatment, which is a little miracle in a bottle! It fills the ridges, strengthens, improves growth and has a beautiful glossy shine!

I have used it both on it’s own, and as a base/top coat. I absolutely LOVE this product. It’s a bit on the spendy side (around $10) but it’s absolutely worth it. My nails stopped splitting and cracking, and they’ve been noticeably stronger!


An additional perk is when you use it as a base/top coat, your polish lasts so much longer! I can wear fingernail polish for a week now before it starts chipping, and that’s quite a feat! This product makes fingernail polish last longer!

Complete Care Extra Moisturizing has everything that Complete Care Original has to offer PLUS an enriched complex of Avocado Oil and plant extracts that help hydrate, condition and restore flexibility to dry brittle nails.

Advanced technology and high performance ingredients are combined to deliver the benefits of four nail treatments in one revolutionary formula!

1 – Smoothing Base Coat
Patented Okoume Extract protects the future of beauty for your nails.
Immediately, ridges and imperfections virtually disappear.
Nails grow out smoother with less ridges and flaws.

2 – Bio-Strengthener
Micro-Minerals and Bio-Vitamins help restore strength.
Weak, fragile nails are protected and reinforced to resist breaks, splits and cracks.

3 – Growth Activator
Triple Protein Complex and Active Botanicals nourish and revitalize nails so they grow out healthy.
Short, problem nails grow longer and stronger.

4- Mega Gloss Top Coat
State-of-the-Art Micro-Technology creates an incredibly durable, scratch resistant shield of chip proof protection with breathtaking, high-gloss shine!
PLUS a Moisturizing Complex!
Salon Tested – Dermatologist Tested.

All about Eyes!

Rodial’s Glamtox Eye Light SPF 15 ($129 at www.rodialskincare.com) takes years off your appearance by reversing damage, reducing wrinkles, as well as firming and lifting your eyes. Wave goodbye to puffiness and dark circles!

Rodial turns out one great skincare product after another and their Glamtox Eye Light with SPF15 is no exception. I was just given a sample of Rodial Glamtox Eye Light and it feels great when you apply it, instantly calming and cooling puffy eyes and better yet helps my eyes look rested bright.  Tolook great in the New Year  start your look with Rodial Glamtox Eye Light the perfect base to any look.

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Smashbox’s Eye Shadow Trios in Twilight and Panorama ($28 at www.smashbox.com) are perfect. Twilight consists of shimmering white, silver and black; Panorama has pearl, purple taupe, and eggplant shades. Whether you want dramatic or subtle, you’re set.

I am obsessed with Smashbox’s eye trios! I  was just sent some color samples of the Smashbox eyeshadow trios and I have been using them daily I think my other eyeshadows are getting jealous! My favorite has to be Microfilm I’m actually excited to get up each day and try a new look. The coordinated shades make experimenting a breeze I started this week using the matte brown as my base color with a green accent and am now using the gold and metallic green together with a hint of the brown. Every combo I try looks great and really opens my eyes. On top of truly vibrant colors the colors stay true all day!

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Smashbox also helps you grab this look with its Waterproof Shadow Liner Duo in Smolder and Slate ($25). The cream shadow glides on smoothly and evenly, giving you the power to create soft, smoky definition in one quick step. The waterproof, crease-proof formula is the modern way to emphasize your eyes!

Yeah for Smashbox! I have always loved their gel liner and have found another eyeliner to covet with Smashbox Waterproof  Shadow Liner Duo.  When the sample showed up on my door I jumped at the chance to try it.  The cream is so smooth and glides on so easy it makes application a snap the color duo is all you need for a sexy smoky eye. If you have days that seem to never end this is the eyeliner for you! This stuff does not move, your eyes will look as great at bedtime as they did when you left the house in the morning. 

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Instant Definition Eye Shadow Palettes from Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Inspired by Carmindy ($7.95 at drugstores nationwide) also let you to play up your eyes. Whether it’s the Storm Eye Palette, Ocean Eye Palette, or the Mountain Eye Palette, you can get that smoky eye in no time.

Quick tip from Carmindy: Simply apply the highlight shade under the brow and on the inner corners of the eyes. Sweep on the smoldering lid shade across the lid from the lash line to the crease and smudge a bit under the lower lash line. Finish off by applying the contour shade across the crease.

I have been really impressed with the new Sally Hansen Natural Beauty inspired by Carmindy. I have found some drugstore lines either irritate my skin or having no staying power. All of the Sally Hansen by Carmindy items I have had the luck of sampling have stood out from the rest. With great colors that stay vibrant all day and absolutely no eye irritation. The Sally Hansen eye trios are an affordable eyeshadow product that makes great looking eyes affordable at every price point.

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Still looking for that perfect gift?

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I love that Smashbox is donating to the Children’s Miracle Network with each purchase! It is great when our Christmas shopping dollars can do double time taking care of others. I also just love Smashbox these kits are perfect for any beauty addict in your life. You get a great discount buying the collections in the Wish Kits and your friend gets the tools to get the perfect look for the holidays!

Smashbox Cosmetics has a great collection this year! Not only are the products in the Wish Collection ($20-59) amazing, but for each product purchased, Smashbox will donate $1 to the Children’s Miracle Network, a non-profit organization that provides medical care, life-saving research and on-going education to sick and injured children. This year you can look glamorous and help those who need it!

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I just was sent some Rodial Creme de la Creme and it is perfect for the cold, dry winter air. It quickly absorbs into my skin and leaves it super hydrated and kept my skin from getting red and irritated from the cold.

Rodial Skincare has a fantastic kit that’s perfect for both the holidays and as an introduction to the line – the LA Facelift Kit ($99). It includes five perfectly sized products that are housed in a decadent silver and pink box.

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If you haven’t tried Carmindy’s line for Sally Hansen get off the computer and run to the store! I have loved her makeup tips since I started watching What Not To Wear she is the perfect person to headline a new beauty line. My favorite thing about this line is how great it feels on. I was sent a few samples of the line to wear and fell in love such amasing products and a very affordable price which helps in this tough economy. I am wearing 4 of the 5 pieces from the kit right now and I can tell you they feel great on and I love how my face looks polished and pretty but not over done, I just can’t say enough about how much I love this line. Thank you Carmindy and Sally Hansen!

Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Inspired by Carmindy has three kits that make great gifts. The 5 Minute Face Kit has everything you need to achieve a naturally flawless face in just five minutes. The Perfect Smoky Eyes kit helps you to get that elusive smoky eye in no time. The Super Balm kit has three Moisture Plump Lip Shades that take the guess work out of finding your perfect color as they are universally flattering.

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A great gift for the hard to shop for lady on your list. Lisa Hoffman’s scents are the perfect gift made from essential oils the scent is made to last and you can easily dabble and mix your own signature scent with the rollerball applicators. I tried a sample of the Tunisian Neroli  and just love the scent. I love that the scents are set up for four stages throughout your day down to a evening scent to help you get a great nights sleep.

Lisa Hoffman Beauty has the perfect scents for whoever is on your list. The Variations Fragrance line ($95) consists of 5 core scents that fit anytime of day. Each scent has four pulse point oils that are designed to complement you in the morning, the afternoon, the evening, and bedtime. Housed in a beautiful leather pouch, they make a fabulous gift.