Who else is ready for some fabulous Halloween make up?

 

cleopatra-halloween-make-upThis is definitely the best time of the year! Who doesn’t love having some fun and transforming yourself into whoever (or whatever) you want to be? Don’t worry if you’re not a make up expert, we’re here to save the day! Just follow the step-by-step tutorials and you’ll see how easy it will be for you to create this amazing make up ideas.

Make Up for Cleopatra/Gypsy look

Step 1: Prepare your skin

In order to make your make up last, it is important that you clean it deeply. For this, we recommend our PCA Skin Facial Wash to remove impurities, balance your skin and hydrate it. Then, you can also use our Dr. Brandt Pore No More Pore Refiner to minimize and refine pores and make your skin look flawless!

Step 2:

Start by applying some foundation all over your face and a good concealer to hide dark circles under your eyes and nose area. Our Tigi Cosmetics Satin Liquid Foundation is a great idea! If you have oily skin, don’t forget to add a face powder to keep your face looking great for hours.

Set 3: The Eyes

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Cleopatra’s dramatic and magical eyes are her key feature. Start it by dabbing cream eye shadow or a shimmery gold base on the eyelid area and then highlight the eyes with stronger colors such as gold, green or blue. Don’t forget to contour your lids to give the eye extra dimension. For the final touches, don’t be afraid of using some glitter!

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You want to know the key to this look? Eyeliner! A cat eye is a must. Our TIGI Cosmetics Precision Black Eyeliner will help you to get the look. Follow your lashes and apply a thick amount on your upper and lower eyelashes. Continue drawing the line on the upper eyelid without stopping at the outer corner of the eye. The cat eye at the end is a must! You can even get creative and draw some figures instead of the typical cat eye. Complete the look with lashes full of volume using our Glo Minerals Lash Lengthening Mascara.

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At this point, your make up is almost done. But now, is time for some contour! Begin at your ear using a contouring brush and follow your cheekbone down toward your lips to create a shadow. Add some pink blush on your cheeks and tons of highlighter.

Step 6: Lips

For this step, you can get a little creative and wear from a cream to a burgundy color. However, we do recommend using a warm natural shade like a nude, rose or peach. Don’t doubt on wearing our Bareminerals Gen Nude Buttercream Lipgloss, they’re all perfect for this make up!

Now that you have that flawless skin and those glamorous eyes, you’re more than ready to be the center of attention.

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Are you ready to boo the world around you? Just in time for Halloween we our having our Makeup Sale. It’s the perfect time to pick up everything you need to complete your look

The SPF Products You Need Now

Sunscreen is the most important ingredient you can add to your skin care routine. This potent product protects your skin from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. There are two types of UVA rays: UVA and UVB. UVA skins penetrate the skin deeply, and leave it susceptible to premature lines and wrinkles. Skin may appear leathery and droopy with repeated sun exposure. UVB rays, meanwhile, are the key cause of sunburns.

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At TheBeautyPlace.com, we recognize that there’s more to your beauty routine than simply looking great—it’s also about adding effective products to the mix that actually make a long-term difference in the condition of your skin. We carry an extensive range of products loaded with SPF, including makeup and skin care products. Here, the ones we suggest to help protect your skin from those dangerous UV rays.

Dry skin benefits from ultra-hydrating moisturizers that drench skin with much-needed emollients. One to try: PCA Skin Hydrator Plus Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($25.99). This enriching moisturizer is loaded with free radical-busting antioxidants that leave skin looking healthier over time.

If you wear makeup every day, you may as well choose a formula that offers more than just the standard coverage. bareMinerals Mineral Veil Finishing Powder SPF 25 ($17.99) is perfect for completing your look. It gives skin a natural, practically flawless finish, and it’s ideal to use on oily skin because it soaks up the sebum to prevent that telltale shiny gleam.

coola-eco-lux-sport-continuous-spray-spf50-unscented-8-oz-bfRain or shine, it’s smart to wear sunscreen year round. One of the easiest to use is COOLA ECO-LUX Sport Continuous Spray SPF 50 ($30.99). The spray-on formula is quick and easy to use, and it provides continuous, water-resistant coverage for up to 80 minutes. As it blocks those harmful UV rays, it also kisses skin with a fresh, fruity guava mango fragrance. It’s perfect for summer—but during those cooler months, it will remind you of the warmer months to come!

 

If you’re at all familiar with the no-makeup movement, you probably wish you could get on board with it. Try a tinted moisturizer, like Quitessence Sunshade SPF 30 Tinted ($22.99), which contains green tea and vitamins D and E to help repair existing damage while preventing further problems. It’s available in light, medium, and dark skin tones, so there’s one for everyone.

 

uvlipbalmtube_mediumDon’t forget your lips! Smooth and creamy, Elta MD UV Lip Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($9.99) is a water-resistant formula that combats the harsh effects of dry air. Your lips will feel softer for longer, and over time you’ll notice a visible improvement in the condition of your pout. Feel free to wear this over your favorite lipstick—it’s lightweight and colorless, so it’s perfect for adding a much-needed layer of protection.

 

What’s your SPF quotient? Make sure your beauty collection is loaded with the SPF-infused products you need for your skin and body. Don’t miss our SPF sale, beginning this Saturday, October 15, at TheBeautyPlace.com!

 

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Fall Getaway: 5 Essential On-the-Go Products

Part of planning your fall vacation is stocking up on the essential beauty products you’ll need while you’re on the road. It’s true that hotels provide some limited items, like shampoo and conditioner, but you’re usually on your own when it comes to other things. Fortunately, theBeautyPlace.com is stocked with everything you need to look glamorous on the go. Here are five essential products for your next getaway.

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Take your dermatologist’s best tools on the road! The Dr. Brandt Glow Travel Kit ($42.99) is a two-piece set that includes pump bottles of Overnight Resurfacing Serum and Ruby Crystal Retinol Hydracreme. Apply the cream to cleansed skin in the AM, making sure to follow with sunscreen (retinol can make your skin more susceptible to sunburn). Before bed, apply the serum to your skin and wake up to smoother, deeply hydrated skin in the morning.

There’s no guarantee your brows won’t go astray even during a short weekend trip. Keep them in perfect control with some help from Tweezerman Mini Brow Rescue Kit ($20.99), which is packed with everything you need to achieve picture-perfect arches on the go. Use the tweezers to pluck pesky strays, the Browmousse to keep brows in place, and the Eyenhance pencil to highlight the brow bone for an eye-opening finish. There’s also a shaping brush to help control thicker brows.

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Lip moisturizer is a must, especially if you’re flying and exposed to dry cabin air. Avene Cold Cream Lip Balm ($12.99) works instantly to hydrate parched lips. It even soothes the pain of chapped lips. Its formula is a revitalizing cocktail of vitamins E and F, plus Avene thermal spring water. The combination imparts long-lasting moisture while keeping lips healthier and smoother in the long run.

fb_fallskincareSince most hotels don’t offer toothpaste, you may as well pack the best of the best. The Supersmile Pro Whitening System ($2.99) includes tubes of whitening toothpaste and whitening accelerator. To use, apply a drop of each onto a dry toothbrush and gently brush. This tiny duo will last you a month—or several trips!

Why lug around a heavy bottle of foundation when you could slip a tube of La Roche Posay Rosaliac CC Cream SPF 30 ($1.99) into your cosmetic bag or purse? It evens out your skin tone and is gentle enough to use on even the most sensitive skin. It also hydrates dry skin and contains sunscreen to protect skin from harmful UV rays.

Stock up on your fall skincare essentials this weekend during our Falling for Skincare Sale! Get $10 off skincare orders over $99.

Quench Yourself from Head to Toe with These Hydrating Products

Summer, we hardly knew ya’. You’ll be back, obviously, but until then we need to bid farewell to one of the things we love most about you—supple, baby-soft skin. When weather turns cooler, our skin responds negatively. The result is rough, dry, sometimes scaly skin that just doesn’t seem to cooperate.

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At TheBeautyPlace.com, we have the answer—the antithesis to the cold-weather doldrums that threaten to wreak havoc on your skin. Here are several of our best moisturizing products, formulated to keep your skin soft all season long.

File this under Just-Can’t-Live-Without-It: Avene Cold Cream Nourishing Body Lotion ($25.99) is like the holy grail of moisturizers. Made with nourishing thermal spring water, it’s a potent lotion that sinks in deep to heal even the driest, most stubborn spots—think bumpy upper arms and rough hands. There’s no greasy finish, either; just smooth it on and go.

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Another reason this time of year is sort of a drag: it gets dark way too early. For that, we suggest combating your AM sluggishness with a hyper-moisturizing soap like this one from John Masters Organics ($7.89). Infused with rose geranium, lavender, and ylang ylang essential oils, it releases an intoxicating fragrance while delivering intensive moisture to your skin via palm oil, coconut oil, and cupuacu seed butter. The latter is derived from the Amazon rainforest, where it grows in abundance and is known for its healing properties (and some even think it might prevent wrinkles!).

If there’s one thing that really takes a beating at this time of year, it’s our hands. Due primarily to dry hair (and, yes, hand washing), it can transform your once totally healthy hands into a ravaged mess. You may even notice that your knuckles bleed from time to time. In an effort to avoid this once and for all, it’s time to get acquainted with Glo Minerals Luxury Hand Cream ($8.99). The soothing emulsion contains shea butter, sunflower seed oil, and sweet almond oil, which collaborate to form an almost unstoppable shield that protects skin from damage while locking in moisture. Bonus points for the purse-friendly size—you can take this everywhere you go.

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Fall is not the time to stick with your tried-and-true, lightweight lotions. They work like a charm when it’s warm outside, but during these cooler months your skin likely demands something more luxurious. Enter Dr. Gross Hydra Pure Intense Moisture Cream ($73.29), a decadent treatment that’s known for its anti-aging properties and its ability to retain moisture. The Hydra-Pure Chelating Complex ™ is designed to prevent irritation and even breakouts, while vitamin C combats harmful free radicals and gives skin a firmer look while improving its elasticity. Soft, smooth, and line-free? You can’t ask for much more than that.

From your complexion to your feet, TheBeautyPlace.com has the products you need to keep you soft, supple, and gorgeous! And don’t miss our special event starting this Saturday, September 17. With any Skinmedica order of $180 or more, you’ll receive a Skinmedica gift with purchase!

Your Iron Can Do More Than Just Straighten

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My flat iron won my personal VIP beauty award the day I first used it. In just minutes, it took my thick, wavy, sometimes uncontrollable hair under its wing and transformed it into the smooth, silky, straight hair of my dreams. And for years, I used it solely for that purpose—to combat my hair’s natural texture and give it a sleeker appearance.

 

But did you know that flat irons are capable of doing so much more? At the time, I didn’t, and now that I do I regret wasting so much valuable flat iron time using it only to achieve one style! Here are several fun, chic styles you can achieve using your flat iron.

 

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Get Cool, Beachy Waves

 Who knew? It turns out a flat iron can give you those beachy waves all of us covet throughout summer. The easiest way to achieve the look is to begin by braiding your hair. My preference is to create three or four braids, but this is dependent on your hair’s volume. (Even one braid works if your hair is on the fine side.) Follow by running your flat iron over each braid, slowly working down and applying gentle pressure. When you’re done, undo each braid and run your fingers through your hair for an effortless, tousled look. Finish with a spritz of TIGI Session Series Salt Spray ($13.99) to increase the textured finish and combat humidity.

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Curl Your Hair

You can also use your flat iron just like a traditional curling iron—and in many cases, you might even achieve a more natural looking curl with your flat iron. To get a tight coil with heavy bounce, grip your hair between the iron’s plates just as you would if you were straightening. As you slide the iron down, slowly twist the iron in your hand so that your hair wraps around the barrel of the iron. It should wrap in a complete rotation. Hold this for a moment before gently releasing the hair. It should fall into a bold curl. If you want to loosen the curls up, run a comb or your fingers through your hair and shake it out. For great results, try FHI HEAT Eps Black Diamond Digital Hair Iron ($168.89). Its one-inch size makes it easy to achieve many different looks.

 

flat-iron-s-waveCreate a Vintage “S” Wave

Ever wish you could emulate the glamorous look of your favorite old-world screen stars? I do, too—and if only it was as easy as waking up in the morning and being as naturally elegant as Hollywood’s most classic sirens. But a flat iron can do at least a portion of the job just as well. The vintage “S” wave is one you’ll recognize immediately. It’s associated with the Roaring Twenties, a look that’s just so iconic you can’t help but appreciate its beauty. The easiest way to get the look is to push a section of hair into an “S” shape (best achieved by pushing it upward), clamping down on this section with your flat iron, and holding to set the wave. Then repeat, working your way down until your entire mane is complete. Hold the waves with a setting product, like Big Sexy Hair Spritz & Stay Intense Hold Fast Drying Hair Spray ($14.99).

 

 

Treat Yourself: It’s Christmas in July!

There are 155 days left until Christmas. It’s a countdown you usually see thrown around at this time of year, but not one you really get excited about because…well, summer. What we can tolerate is a fabulous Christmas in July sale! Ours starts on July 23rd, and it’s a great time to stock up on some of your favorites. Here are a few items from TheBeautyPlace.com that we can’t resist at any time of the year.21430a9ae13625a1ed250d8461f41c3d

 

Give your skin an instant boost with Jane Iredale Balance Hydration Spray ($25.99). During the summer, it cools skin down, but it also drenches your skin with much-needed moisture when temperatures drop. By balancing your skin, it may even help reduce the frequency of breakouts.

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A natural glow is welcome whether it’s 100 degrees or 10degrees (brrrr). Dust Tigi Cosmetics Glow Blush in Brilliance ($15.99) onto cheekbones to achieve an effortlessly healthy look. It’s heavily pigmented, and can be used as eye shadow in a pinch, too.

 

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Refreshment is welcome at any time of the year. We love Bliss Super Minty Soap ‘n’ Scrub ($23.99) for its crisp, cool peppermint fragrance and invigorating exfoliating powers. During summer, it will keep you cool—and you’ll even appreciate it at the end of the year, when the smoothing jojoba beads slough off dead skin cells to keep skin smooth and soft.

 

From dry cuticles to flyaway hairs to chapped lips, Egyptian Magic Natural All Purpose Skin Cream ($26.99) works on everything. This iconic beauty product has long been a favorite of makeup artists all over the world. It can even be dabbed onto cheekbones or eyelids for a hint of flattering sheen. It also soothes sunburns and cuts in a pinch, and leaves even the driest spots more supple.

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Give your color-treated hair the special attention it deserves! Tigi Bed Head Colour Goddess Shampoo and Conditioner ($28.99) work together to protect your hair’s fresh color, increase its shine factor, and maintain hydration. Your hair will look smoother and healthier with regular use, and you’ll notice that your color lasts longer, too. This is key during summer, when chlorine can strip hair of color, and winter, when dry air saps moisture from your strands.tigi-bedhead-shampoo

 

When your lips are on point, everything somehow looks better. During summer, we love Youngblood Mighty Shiny Lip Gel in Revealed ($17.99) for its light, flattering kiss of color. Infused with hydrating oils, it also works like a charm during winter to prevent typical dryness and soften your pout.youngblood-revealedShop the Christmas in July sale and stock up on your favorite year-round beauty products—or some gifts for the lucky men and women in your life.

The Beauty Tools You Need Now – and How to Use Them

You know your way around a makeup bag. You can sort your mattes from your satins, your BBs from your CCs, your powders from your creams. Choosing the right products is one thing, but applying them the right way – and with the right brushes and tools – requires another sort of expertise. At TheBeautyPlace.com, you’ll find all of the implements you need to enhance your look and apply your makeup. Here, the beauty tools you need now, and how to use them like a pro!Slider_3_-_The_Best_Drugstore_Makeup_Brushes

My life changed when I added a foundation brush to my arsenal. The Glo Minerals Dual Foundation – Camouflage Brush ($24.99) is worth every penny. The tapered brush on one end is ideal for applying concealer to those hard-to-reach spots, like the corners of your nose or the inner corners of your eyes. Meanwhilemakeup-brushes, the wider, flat brush offers an exceptional way to apply foundation. For best results, pour makeup onto the back of your hand, dip the brush into your makeup, and apply to face, taking care to blend thoroughly. The end result is exceptionally flawless.

The key to perfect blush application is to choose the right brush. The bareMinerals Handy Buki Brush ($17.89) features a compact handle and a wide body. It’s sized just right for picking up a sufficient amount of color, and simply tapping it onto the apples of your cheeks in a swift motion will result in a fresh, natural glow. (Applied too much blush? Dust some translucent powder onto your cheekbones to dull the color a bit.)

Never underestimate the importance of a lip brush. Though it’s easy enough to slick on your lipstick straight from the tube, using the Glo glo-mienrals-lip-brushMinerals Lip Definer Brush ($14.99) allows for more precise, even application. It also comes in handy if you fill in your lips with pencil first; use the brush to neatly apply color directly on top without missing a spot.

 

 

Where has this been all of our lives? The Tweezerman Power Nail Clipper ($5.99) was designed with convenience in mind. It features a lengthy handle with a sturdy grip, as well as sharp blades to provide a more even cut. Made with stainless steel, it’s the perfect addition to your makeup bag.

It’s one of the biggest beauty faux pas imaginable, yet it’s a crime we continue to commit without fail. Ladies, wash your makeup brushes! Neglecting this simple and very necessary habit will result in grimy brushes coated in makeup, dirt, debris, and oil. Now just imagine running those unkempt brushes on your face every day. Ew, right? The solution: Spritz your brushes with Jane Iredale Botanical Brush Cleanser ($13.99). The formula dries quickly and leaves brushes as good as new.

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Vacation Essentials: Key Beauty Products for Your Summer Trips

Packing for vacation is stressful enough without worrying about how to pack your beauty products. By now, you probably know the drill far too well: You struggle to shove those TSA-friendly bottles into a TSA-approved bag, barely zipping it up before realizing you need to leave something behind because, well, there’s just no room.

 

At TheBeautyPlace.com, we feel your pain. And because it’s summer, we feel it’s important to curate a well-edited list of beauty products designed to make packing for travel simpler. Even more, these products will make you feel glam and look cool all season long. Here are the key beauty products you need for your summer trips.

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Hair

 

You can toss this Marrakesh Brush-Up Argan Oil Mist ($14.79) into your purse when you reach your destination, or even once you get on your flight. It’s perfect for on-the-go maintenance, adding luster to dull hair and smoothing out frizz in an instant. For an easy touch up, spritz some onto the palms of your hands, rub together, and massage into lengths of hair.

lock-stock-barrel-powderWho has time to shampoo when there are all of those amazing sites and attractions to check out? Toss Lock, Stock & Barrel Volumatte Volumizing Powder ($19.39) into your bag for an easy alternative to basic suds. Sprinkle this effective cleanser onto roots, rub vigorously, and comb through. Your hair will look fuller, livelier, and healthier – even if you haven’t washed in a couple of days.

 

Skin

Hotels may provide hair care products and soap, but rarely are facial cleansers on the menu. Toss a bottle of Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash ($8.69) into your bag. Cooling and invigorating, this cleanser leaves skin “blissfully” clean while also sloughing off dead skin cells and smoothing out rough patches.

murad-clarifying-wipesAfter a long day spent exploring some exotic locale, the last thing you probably want to do is remove your makeup. No, you’d rather spend that time snoozing for a few hours before doing it all over again tomorrow. Understandable – but don’t let your best beauty habits go south just because you’re on vacation. Toss a package of Murad Clarifying Wipes ($15.99) in your bag and remove your makeup in just a couple of quick swipes. Voila: soft, clean, healthy skin.

 

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If you only pack one item for the entire trip, make it this. A tube of sunscreen, such as Murad Oil-Free SPF 30 ($26.99), gives your skin the protection it needs from harmful UV rays. This broad-spectrum formula is ideal for all skin types and leaves skin soft, supple, and free of burns.

Few things are more dehydrating than flying. The DermOrganic Skin Care Travel Set ($8.89) is not only practical, but also formulated to combat this very thing. From dry facial skin to parched arms and legs, these moisturizers drench skin with nourishing Moroccan argan oil extract, leaving it luxuriously soft. There’s even a petite bottle of argan oil, perfect for smoothing wayward strands while on the go.

Make sure you check all of our travel sizes items of your favorite products.

 

Safe Travels!

 

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Father’s Day Gift Guide

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Keep your favorite guy always looking sharp. Whether he’s really into his grooming products or a low maintenance kind of guy, we have the perfect gift for dad.

Here our top picks:

1.Murad Man Razor Burn Rescue 1.5oz

2. Dermalogica Pre-Shave Guard 2.6 oz

3. AVENE After-Shave Fluid 

4. Lock, Stock & Barrel Argan Blend Shave Oil 0.34 oz

5. Johnny B Go Texture Cream 4 oz

6. Lock, Stock & Barrel Recharge Conditioning Shampoo 8.5 oz

7. CHI Turbo Super Charge Clippers

8. TIGI B For Men Matte Separation Workable Wax 3 oz

 

Double Duty: Multiple Uses for Your Beauty Products

These days, we spend the majority of our time finding ways to save time. The fact is that time-saving solutions are a hot commodity. What better way to make the most of your early mornings – and maybe catch a few extra zzz’s – by using beauty products that pull double duty? Here are several products that work overtime, offering multiple uses and shaving minutes off your daily, often hectic routine.

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In a pinch, lipstick can double as blush – and a cream blush can also fill in for your lipstick, as needed. Then there are the genius products actually formulated to do both, like the Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain in Forever Pink ($17.79). Producing a soft, girlish flush, the flattering hue adds a kiss of color to your pout and brightens up even the most tired complexions in an instant. The creamy, water-resistant, long-lasting formula is a dream.jane-iredale-lip-cheek-stain

 

You reach for your shaving cream mid-shower, only to discover there’s barely a drop left. We’ve all been there – and we’ve all felt that desperately uncomfortable itch that occurs when we substitute soap for shaving cream. A better solution? Grab your hair conditioner. It’s rich, thick, and moisturizing, and it provides just the right slip to glide your razor over. Give TIGI Bed Head Elasticate Conditioner ($9.99) a try for its hydrating prowess. It’s as good to your skin as it is to your hair!

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Just as valuable as time are options. We love a product that doesn’t stop at just one – it goes above and beyond, offering a plethora of possibilities. The CHI Nano Digital Flat Iron ($99.98) is a genius example. Not only does it straighten locks to perfection, but it also serves as a curling iron. With a quick flick of your wrist, you can use the iron to create lush, voluminous curls or even tight ringlets.

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Sometimes you just don’t have the time or motivation to address every single inch of your face. Simplify your routine with a product like Glo Minerals Shimmer Brick in Gleam ($20.99). A multipurpose product that serves as a blush and highlighter, it instantly brightens up a sallow complexion, adds color to cheeks and even contours your face to add dimension.glo-minerals-shimmer-brick

 

Who hasn’t overslept and taken a frantic shower – or worse, skipped that morning shower altogether – just to get to the office in time? If you can squeeze in a quick rinse, make use of Anthony Logistics’ Invigorating Rush Hair and Body Wash ($24.99). It’s designed to clean and condition your hair and your skin, so you’re left completely soft from head to toe – without the need to use a whole bunch of products to achieve the same effect.097735d6e58f15edb101e22edd367bd2

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