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June 2012 Archives

We don’t know about you, but we’re simply thrilled that summer is finally here! Warm weather and bright sunny days always make us feel so happy, and much more willing to be a bit more adventurous with our eye makeup for some reason. And what better way to have fun with eye makeup than with these 6 amazing makeup palettes?

Summer-Makeup-Palettes-Image-1.jpgSonia Kashuk Instructional Eye Palette
12 gorgeous colors, ranging from shimmery nudes to deep greens and purples, all with step-by-step instructions that help you figure out exactly how to apply them. Genius.
$19.99 at

The Body Shop Lily Cole Shimmer Cubes
Each of the four cubes in this set leave your lids awash with shimmering, buildable color.
$22 at

Dior 5-Colour Designer All-In-One Artistry Palette in Green Design
Three gorgeous greens, shimmery gold and silver, all presented in a luxe velvet case. And, oh, it’s DIOR. Is there anything better?
$59 at

Summer-Makeup-Palettes-Image-2.jpgRimmel Glam’Eyes HD Eyeshadow in Purple Reign
What a fun take on the Union Jack pattern, and just in time for the Olympic Games in London! Not to mention four different shades of purple and beige that can be worn as shadow or liner.
$5.69 at

Sephora + Pantone Universe Shades of Nature Eye Shadow Palette
With 35 different silky eyeshadows, this palette is definitely not for the faint of heart. But it is for the adventurous eyeshadow lover who’s always looking for new colors to try and new color combinations to create!
$55 at

Urban Decay Naked2 Palette
Urban Decay’s eyeshadows are always so packed with color and shimmer, and this palette is no different. You wouldn’t think so many different takes on nude (12, to be exact) could be so fun and exciting!
$50 at
It’s simple to add a polished twist to a simple hairdo with a black ribbon or skinny headband. For the ‘Rock of Ages’ UK Premiere, Julianne Hough’s hair looks simply sophisticated and the credit went to her choice of accessory. With her light blonde locks teased up and pulled back in a messy chignon, it was the bold black headband that truly set off her look.
Benefit-Snow-White-And-The-Huntsman-Rare-Beauty-Kit.jpgWhile I’m not necessarily sold on the new Snow White & The Huntsman movie (no amount of staring at Chris Hemsworth makes me want to watch Kristen Stewart), I’m definitely in love with one beauty item that was inspired by the movie. Namely, the Benefit Snow White & The Huntsman Rare Beauty Kit.

Benefit always comes up with creative, totally ingenious, super cute ideas, and this set is no different. Each of the four products within the pretty metallic silver and purple makeup case is designed to make you look into your magic mirror to reveal your inner Snow White (read: skin as white as snow, lips as red as blood, hair as black as night). You’ll find the following within the case:

BADGal Lash Mascara
The POREfessional
High Beam

In other words? Four of Benefit’s bestsellers that are guaranteed to bring out your inner Snow White … and maybe even land a Huntsman of your own! I’m personally loving the miniature Benetint, which not only comes in the cutest mini size, but leaves the most gorgeous flush upon lips and cheeks.

Benefit Snow White & The Huntsman Rare Beauty Kit retails for $45 at
Summer is just around the corner, but some of us are still working on our tans. Thankfully you can easily take your skin from pale to glowing with the swipe of a brush and one of these amazing bronzers.

Smashbox Fusion Soft Lights Bronzer
Packed in the cute, circular packaging are five shades of bronzing powder that mix to create the perfect golden glow. Simply swipe or swirl your brush across the disc and apply to cheeks (for a natural-looking glow also do a swipe across your forehead and nose).
Get yours for $30 at

Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Bronzer
Generally I find the multi-shade formulas (like the one above and below) to provide the most effective bronzing, but the Hoola’s perfect golden shade does the trick very nicely. Plus it comes with its own applicator brush!
Get yours for $28 at

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick - Bronze
This is probably my favorite bronzer of all time. It goes on perfectly every time and always looks natural. I also love the pearly sheen it gives my cheeks.
Get yours for $39 at

Hello Kitty Bronzer
Hello Kitty may be the new kid on the beauty block, but she’s certainly got her head in the game. This bronzer is a great color and I simply cannot resist the super-cute packaging.
Get yours for $28 at
Whish-Almond-Three-Whishes-Sugar-Scrub.jpgWe’re a sucker for sweet-smelling body scrubs, especially when they actually make our skin feel super soft. So is it any wonder that we’re in love with Whish Almond Three Whishes Sugar Scrub?

This scrub is liberally packed with tons of amazing ingredients meant to make your skin feel just like a baby’s you know what. Check out everything you’ll find in this rich, lush scrub:

Bamboo powder (a mineral-loaded exfoliant)
Raspberry seed (filled with antioxidants)
Brown sugar and organic sugar cane (an all-natural exfoliant)
Organic shea butter, raspberry butter and aloe (to moisturize and condition the skin)
Vitamin E and organic avocado oil (to brighten and rejuvenate the skin)

Don’t all of those ingredients just make this scrub sound good enough to eat? It really does make skin feel unbelievably soft, and the almond scent is just divine.

Whish Almond Three Whishes Sugar Scrub retails for $38 at

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