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Easy Summer Beauty with Walgreens!

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The summer time can be one of the hardest seasons to get a gorgeous makeup look. Battling the heat, humidity, and *eeek* sweat, you have a plethora of barriers keeping you from being a fresh faced goddess. Never fear my beauty friends! Walgreens has enlisted me to help you put together a simple and stunning Summer beauty look that will keep you protected, and keep your makeup melt-proof.


First things first…sun protection! I like to have two options on hand. I start off with a lotion (which is my preferred method for protecting my face) and then keep a spray on hand for touch ups throughout the day. My current favorites are Hawaiian Tropic Sunscreen for my initial boost of protection and hydration. Next, I make sure to keep my Banana Boat Sun Spray in my purse for all day spritzing and protection. It is super easy to spray on the go, and it instantly absorbs into the skin. Love!


Next, I make sure to use a BBCream on my face for a clean and natural coverage that doesn’t cake or fade during the summer heat. Keep the rest of the face simple! During the summer, all you need is a punch of color on the lips to give your face a radiant boost. Due to the heat, your cheeks will have a natural flush, so keep it clean with a long lasting lip such as Revlon Moisture Stain lip stain in Barcelona Nights. The color is amazing on all skin tones, lasts through the worst of humidity issues, and can even be used on the cheeks if you want an extra punch of sheer color. This will be your new summer must have.

Finish off your look with a few coats of mascara. My current favorite is Maybelline Pumped up! Mascara. This mascara gives you the look of false lashes, and allows you to keep your eye look minimal. The glorious, black lashes are all you need!

Last, but not least, finish off your summer look with a bright nail color. My go to for summer is the Revlon Gel Envy in Hot Hand (don’t you just looove the name!). The coral-pink color looks amazing with my flip flops and brightens up my look. It screams “summer is here”. Find a bright, cheerful color, and rock that pedicure my friends!

There you have it! A simple, clean and easy summer look that will keep you protected and makeup meltdown free. Enjoy!

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Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Walgreens Beauty through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Walgreens Beauty, all opinions are my own.

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Get the Look: COVERGIRL Janelle Monae at Essence Music Festival

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Get the Look: Simple, Yet DefinedMixing black and white has always been chic... But adding a signature red lip? Now that's a beautiful look that is simple, yet defined.

COVERGIRL's Janelle Monae has always been known for wearing the classic black and white's with her signature red lip and to make her glow at the Essence Music Festival, the focus was all on her skin, lashes and lips. Find out how to get Janelle's signature look below in three simple steps!

Step 1: Face. Use two shades of truBLEND Liquid Foundation – one to highlight the under eye area and the other to match your complexion! There is no need to finish with powder because truBLEND dries down to a powdery finish.

To add an extra glow, apply Queen Collection Natural Hue Bronzer to the outer perimeter of the face (forehead, cheeks, etc.), to provide dimension, contour and a soft, subtle glow.

Step 2: Eyes. Using Bombshell Intensity Liner in black, draw a thick line that wings out to elongate the eye, and top it off by adding false lashes and a few coats of Clump Crusher by LashBlast mascara to both top and bottom lashes. 

Step 3: Lips. To get Janelle’s classic signature red lip, first apply LiPerfection Lipcolor in Hot, then smudge a dab of Colorlicious Lipgloss in Sweet Strawberry for dimension and shine.

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Get The Look: Diane Kruger at the Bridge Premire

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Celebrity hairstylist Kylee Heath worked with Diane Kruger for the premiere of FX’s “The Bridge” on Monday, July 7th. The look was an intense, and gorgeous take on a braided updo. Perfect for summer nights!  

GET THE LOOK:

  • First, I sprayed Leonor Greyl Spray Structure Naturelle from roots through ends and rough dried the hair, blowing it in all directions.
  • Then, I created a part from the top of left ear, straight over the head, to the top of the right ear.
  • I broke the section into two, creating a center part and clipped away both sections.
  • Starting at the back of the center part, I then created two partings creating a triangle section in the back.
  • The left over hair on either side of the triangle was also then clipped away leaving only the triangle section unclipped.
  • I did an inside out French braid (cornrow) on the triangle section and secured at the base of the neck with a clear rubber band.
  • Next, I took down the clipped away sections.
  • I gave the roots a light tease for volume, lightly pulled them back and created a loose French braid (over the top of the triangle sectioned cornrow).
  • Braiding the hair until only about 2 1/2 in was left, I secured with a clear rubber band and lightly loosened up the braid.
  • I finished the look with Kevin Murphy Strong Hold Hairspray  and Kevin Murphy Easy Rider .
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Get Ready for the 4th of July with Walgreens!

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The 4th of July weekend is filled with BBQ, pool parties, and celebrations galore.  Mike and I consider it a wonderful date weekend filled with family and friends. During this weekend I make sure to have an easy beauty and skincare supply on hand. I want my look to have a fresh, gorgeous summer date night glow. I always make sure I am wearing my waterproof makeup, protecting my hair, and keeping my skin sun safe with a good SPF.  

So, I happy to share with you my latest 4th of July weekend kit! Here is my breakdown: 

FACE: You want to start with moisturized, clean skin. I am currently in love with Olay Fresh Effects Dew Over hydrating gel moisturizer and Makeup Remover Wipes. They are cooling, light on the skin and perfect for summer and under your makeup. No meltdown! Next, I like to use a light foundation that gives some coverage, and continues to moisturize.   

EYES and LIPS: Waterproof mascara is a must, and the new CoverGirl Bombshell mascara has become a favorite for deep, black lashes that pop! If you need an extra bit of drama, than add CoverGirl Ink liner in black to the base of your upper lash line for a subtle summer look.  Think Audrey Hepburn! To finish off the look, add a pop of soft pink lipgloss. The current favorite is CoverGirl Colorlicious

HAIR: Don't forget to care for your strands this weekend, especially if you are are at the beach or pool. The chlorine and sea water can wreck havoc on your hair! I apply Pantene Rehab Cream to my hair before I go out in the sun to make sure my hair is protected and to give it an ultra boost of hydration. 

Now is your chance to grab up these date night goodies for the weekend!! Until July 5th, you can visit any Walgreens store to get the following offers:
· Buy one get one 50% off across all CoverGirl & Olay products
· Pantene 2 for $7

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by P&G and Walgreens. All opinions and advice are my own. 
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· COVERGIRL Coverlicious Lip Gloss
· Olay Fresh Effects Wipes
· COVERGIRL Ink It Eyeliner
· Pantene Rehab Cream
· COVERGIRL Bombshell Mascara
· Olay Dew Over
· Flamed Out Eyeshadow
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NYC New York Color Uptown Look and Giveaway!

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5 Looks for Under $20

NYC New York Color is a great beauty brand for any makeup maven who is looking for a vibrant, yet affordable makeup look.  Inspired by the stunning look of NYC, this makeup line creates products that keep your makeup on trend, without hurting your budget. 

Now you can watch some of the top NYC makeup artists show you how to Get The Uptown Look for Under $20. Once you’ve watched a video you’ll be eligible to download a coupon for $1 off any NYC New York Color product

Learn A New Look and Get A $1 NYC Coupon

So head to the page, watch the amazing videos, and grab a coupon so you can save on the products used to create these five looks:

Get A Sun-Kissed Glow

Smooth Skin BB Crème - helps erase skin imperfections, while minimizing pores and fine lines.

Sun ‘n’ Bronze Bronzing Powder - creates dimension with a combination of bronzing and highlighting shades.

Sparkle Eye Dust Eye Shadow - built-in precision applicator makes it easy to apply and illuminate eyes.

City Proof Buildable Mascara - reapply endlessly for buildable volume.

Big Bold Plumping Lip Gloss - effortlessly glossy and non-sticky, plus makes lips look up to 50% plumper in just one stroke.

Craft The Perfect Cat Eye

Show Time Velvet Eyeliner - intensely dark, pigmented eyeliner.

Big Bold Volume by the Lash Mascara - ultra-fat plastic brush perfectly defines and opens eyes.

City Proof Twistable Intense Lip Color - intense color and shine in this easy to use retractable jumbo pack.

Smooth Skin Perfecting Primer - transforms the texture of your skin, minimizing pores and providing a healthy, silky finish and reducing shine.

High Definition Liquid Eyeliner - the liquid pen delivers smooth, fast drying results, and the formula is smudge-proof and long-lasting - up to 10 hours.

Pull Off A Bold Lip Color

Big Bold Curl Mascara - one swipe delivers bold curl, lift and boosts lash volume up to twelve times.

Expert Last Lipstick, Forever Fuchsia - high intensity, moisturizing lip color that lasts up to six hours.

Smooth Skin BB Crème - helps erase skin imperfections, while minimizing pores and fine lines.

Color Wheel Mosaic Face Powder - creates a perfect single shade that balances and enhances skin undertones.

Get Date Night Ready

Show Time Velvet Eyeliner, Brown - intensely dark, pigmented eyeliner .

Big Bold Volume by the Lash Mascara - helps you get twelve-times fuller, thicker lashes.

Color Wheel Mosaic Face Powder Benefits - creates a perfect single shade that balances and enhances skin undertones.

Individual Eyes Custom Compact - four colors specially coordinate to intensify and enhance your eye color.

Expert Last Lipstick, Traffic Jam - high intensity, moisturizing lip color that lasts up to six hours

Master Girls' Night Glam

HD Trio Eye Shadow - high-intensity color makes these pigment rich shadows perfect for late-nights.

Smooch Proof 16HR Lip Stain, Rock on Ruby - great way to take a look from day to night bold color last up to 16 hours.

Cheek Glow Blush - sheer natural looking color.

Liquid Eyeliner - has a smudge-proof precision tip.

Show Time Volumizing Waterproof Mascara - waterproof formula is smudge-proof and lasts all day... or night.

Liquid Lipshine, Chelsea Pink - off the charts glossy shine.

Now you can enter for a chance to win the product used in one of the five looks and a $50 Walmart gift card!  Enter now, and rock a new summer look.

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Get the Look: Lizzy Caplan at the 2014 Critics’ Choice Television Awards!

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Mark Celebrity Makeup Artist Jamie Greenberg worked with Lizzy Caplan for the 2014 Critics' Choice Television Awards. and here’s how to get her stunning look:

Eyes:
Apply mark Touch & Glow Shimmering Cubes in the pink gold shade on the eye lid. Draw a very thin line from the inner corner to the middle of the eye and extend into a small cat eye using mark On The Edge Hook Up Liquid Eye Liner in Medusa. Apply Ardell Individual Lashes in Medium Black to the outer corner of the eye and brush one coat of mark Lash Act Build & Define Mascara in Blackest Black followed by one coat in Violet. Rim the bottom lash line with mark On The Dot Bold Color Compact using the pale pink shade.

Face:
Apply Suqquu Foundation all over the face, then layer over with mark Glowdacious Illuminating Powder. Apply Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Blush in 400 to the apples of the cheeks.

Lips:
Apply Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Blush in 400 as a base and finish with mark’s Gloss Gorgeous Lip Stain in Showy.

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Carrie Underwood on Makeup, Personal Style, and Almay

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carrieunderwoodquoteAlmay's newest ambassador Carrie Underwood shares her ideas on what beauty means to her, and why she is proud to be the newest ambassador for Almay.

On Beauty: "Beauty is about how you feel. Beauty doesn't have to be complicated and is personal. Every woman possesses something that is absolutely gorgeous and that nobody else possesses. It is all about finding out what makes you strong and what makes you beautiful. I love women who feel beautiful for 'what they got!'."

Love for Almay: "I have always loved Almays approach to makeup. It doesn't have to be expensive or making you into someone that you are not. Confidence and being comfortable and things you can see on the outside when you feel them on the inside. The right makeup that can enhance what is already gorgeous about you can make all the difference."

Her moto: "So simple. So me."

In the video below, Carrie talks about what makes a woman truly beautiful and why she chose Almay:

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Almay. All views expressed are my own.

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