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Laura Geller Beauty Summer Glow

Summer Beauty | Laura Geller + Stila

June 17, 2015

Laura Geller Beauty

Baked Body Frosting { in HAWAIIAN GLOW }| Blush-N-Brighten { in SUNSWEPT } | Gelato Swirl Illuminator { in BALLERINA }

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I’m all about a bronzed glow right now. I love simple makeup looks that are glowy and effortless for the summer time. I want to wear the least amount of makeup possible during these very hot and humid months here in Miami. I live for just popping bronzer on my face, some highlighter and a pretty bright lip. No matter what skin tone you have, a sun-kissed glow is flattering on everyone!

Laura Geller‘s Baked beauty products all start as a liquid, that then are poured into terra cotta pans and are baked until they turn into a soft, wonderfully pigmented & creamy powder. By using this baked method, the terra cotta tiles help sustain hydration in the product as well as in your skin. You know how sometimes after you’ve dusted a powder across your face and then your skin feels…dry?  Well, not with these products. You get the color pay-off, hydration and glow!

Stila Cosmetics

Sun, Sea + Splash Summer 2015 Collection

Aqua Glow Perfecting Bronzer | Contouring Bronzer For Face + Body { in DARK } | Liquid Lipstick { in AMALFI } 

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Fun Fact:  Stila was one of the first high-end brands I started using back when I was in high-school.

I have been loving the NEW Summer Collection. The matte bronzer really does stay all day, it applies effortlessly, and never turns muddy or orange. I apply it where the sun would normally hit my face – forehead, tops of my cheeks and a little across my nose.

I have used the Aqua Glow bronzer only 3 times, I just got it last week. But I really like the dewy sun-kissed look it gives. I’ve tried wearing it alone, but I like mixing it with a little foundation. It does not feel or look oily on my skin. I prefer though, to set my T-zone anyway with powder after I apply this.

The Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick is a beautiful color { shade:  AMALFI — a coral-pink }. This pop of color is great with tanned skin. I’m still on the fence with this product though. It does last, but what bothers me is the smell and the texture of it. It smells kind of ‘chemically’ and it dries out my lips. BUT I do love the color. I think maybe I’ll try putting a gloss or something over top to see how that goes.

These products are perfect for creating that summer sun-kissed glow!

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Petals and Pumps December Round Up

December Beauty/Skin Care Round Up

January 05, 2015

I’ve decided to add a Beauty + Skin Care Round Up Series. At the end of each month, I will share with you my favorite/must-try products that I have been using during the month. December is my first round-up post. I hope you guys enjoy this new monthly series!

December Beauty and Skin care Round Up

Kiss Pro Instawave Automatic Curler | Lorac Tantalizer Bronzer + Highlighter | IT Cosmetics Vitality Lip Flush Butter Gloss | Josie Maran Milk Hydrating Treatment 

Instawave:  I’ve had this automatic curler for nearly 2 weeks. I don’t use it everyday. I don’t need to with the type of hair I have – thick, long + naturally wavy. I get my hair blown-out weekly, and I prefer my stylist give me loose curls. She uses a flat-iron to create the curls. But after about the 3rd day in, I need to re-curl my hair + I wanted to find something new to try besides using my flat-iron.

Kiss Pro Instawave

I’m happy I came across a presentation on this curler on QVC. Had I not seen a demonstration, I probably would pass this up if I would have just seen it in a store.

Honestly, It did take me a few days to get the hang of it, but now I think it’s great! I suggest watching the product video to see if it’s something you could get used to» view video here.

I also believe the Instawave would work better on women who have longer, thicker hair. Since the hair wraps itself around the barrel, I think someone with fine hair would have trouble getting a good curl.

Tantalizer:  I’ve been using this highlighter and matte bronzer duo for 3 weeks. I love it! It’s a generous size, so it should last a while. I like that the powder highlighter isn’t glittery. Instead, it adds a nice glow to my skin with subtle sparkle. I also like how the bronzer is a true matte brown shade. It has no sparkle, glitter, nothing to it. So if I don’t want to highlight that day, I don’t have to worry about a sparkly bronzer all over my face. I think it looks very natural on.

LORAC Tantalizer

LORAC Tantalizer

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{ I’m wearing the Tantalizer – applied lightly here, but you can go darker. }

Lipgloss:  Seriously, this lipgloss has to be one of my favorite gloss purchases in a long while. I’ve had it for 3 weeks, and have been using it frequently. This gloss truly feels like butter on my lips. It’s not at all sticky! I love the color (it’s a perfect mauve-pink), the hydration my lips get, and the staying-power. I can’t wait to try the other shades.

It Cosmetics Vitality Butter Gloss

{ color:  ‘I Believe‘ }

Vitality Butter Lipgloss

Milk Treatment:  Love, love, love this serum! I’ve been using it (on and off) for 8 months. But every time I come back to it because it just truly works. When I’m faithfully using it day + night, I see that my face is more radiant, more hydrated + just overall feels/looks better. And it’s organic skin care! What’s better than that?!

Josie Maran Milk Treatment

So there ya have it, my beauty + skin care picks for December. Tell me what you think. Have you tried any of these products?

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