BeautyHow to Get the Perfect Summer Bronzed Look

The Benefits of Bronze: If there is any time of year to strip down your usual makeup regiment, it’s in the summertime. Going for a minimal bronzed look, will give you a healthy tanned look that is even, glowing, and has no harmful rays involved. If you’re like me and wear a hat when you’re out in the sun, you may end up with a lighter skin tone on your face, and adding a little bit of bronze is a super-quick fix; just be sure to blend into your neckline for even coverage!
In this tutorial we have featured products from Giella Custom Blend Cosmetics who let you customize your colors with really cool mixers, and finishes.
What to do:
1. We started with a real lightweight tinted moisturizer rather than a heavy cover-up, and did a light, eyebrow fill-in to match our model’s lovely dark locks and to add some definition.
2. Next we used a large cheek brush and applied in the sun bronzing powder, starting at the cheeks and blending into the neck. (Be sure to brush a small amount along the forehead and nose as well!) This was followed by a pinky/honey colored blush to add a little color without over-dominating.
3. For the eyes we used a neutral eye shadow collection for the lids, and then worked outwards with Giella’s Eye M Glam Highlighter. We added a slight black cat-eye and a touch of bronze eyeliner to highlight the inner corners and under lids.
4. Finally we finished with a satin, dusty rose-colored lipstick and a sheer, neutral-toned lip gloss.

BeautyHow to Fill in Eyebrows: Two Looks! Eyebrow Tutorial

eyebrow tutorial
Eyebrow Tutorial
They say that the eyebrows frame the face, so even if you don’t have thin or over-plucked eyebrows, a little fill-in can go a long way!
Our models Kennedy and Grace have naturally stunning eyebrows, but nothing gives them a nicely defined “pop” on camera better than a bright lip and slightly darkened brows. To give you a better idea of the possibilities, we’ve created a nice arch on Kennedy, and have a done a simple fill-in on Grace that follows her natural brow lines. Our toolkit included the Brow Artiste Palette by Youngblood in Brunette, which actually works on ALL our models! The kit includes two shades of powder, a wax, a brow brush with spoolie end, and tweezers.

ArtThread on Canvas: Artist Nava Lubelski

Artist Nava Lubelski begins by poking, painting, dripping, and generally destroying her canvases before carefully adding “mended” details to the raw and exposed edges. Using the laborious technique of hand-stitching and knotting dream catcher-like nets across the naked patches, Lubelski’s works will appeal to your crafty side, as well and draw you in with her bold color palette.

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DIYDIY: Make a Friendship Bracelet Out of Old Clothes

Beef up your stack of friendship bracelets with this no-cost, no-sew DIY that will take on whatever colors or textures you choose! From one T-shirt alone, you can make 1-4 double-wrap bracelets, so you’ll have plenty to share with your friends.
TIPS: Regular, jersey knit t-shirts work the best for this project and the more colorful the better!
When you cut your strips diagonally, this will create one continuous strip of fabric. Cut this into whatever lengths you need for your wrap bracelets.

BeautySummer Neons by China Glaze

It seems that summer and super hot colors go together like 4th of July and fireworks! 2012 is a big year for neon, and as we just start to crest into the summer months, things will only get hotter.
That’s why we are IN LOVE with China Glaze’s Summer Neon Collection of nail lacquers. Paired with your personal arm party and some cutoffs, these colors are enough to make you “glow wild”. Colors pictured from top to bottom are Flirty Tankini, Hang-Ten Toes, Sun-Kissed, I’m with the Lifeguard, and Orange You Hot?
Here’s the full line-up of all twelve colors in the Summer Neons Collection!
Would YOU try these?