Saturday, May 28, 2011

Classic Summer

Ah! Summer is finally here. Shorts, swimsuits and still my heart! Here's today's look...

In this shot, I'm wearing what may just be the best invention in make up products (but feel free to argue in the comments below). I have discovered the tinted lip shimmer from Burt's Beeswax. It's a great product. This outfit and my plans were too casual for a lipstick, so I used this instead. The shade is "Merlot". It tastes minty and makes your lips feel cool. So it's perfect for summer... cool and simple. And added benefit is it doesn't smear off in an unsightly way like lipstick will (leaving a strange lip-liner look) when you eat. Considering lunch with friends was on the agenda, this worked out nicely. I will have to buy more shades of this.  

 This has become my new "cheat" for getting ready in the mornings. In order to have an extra go-round with the snooze button, I skipped drying my hair and went for this quick and easy style:

1. Brush your hair over to one side, leaving a part somewhere around the outside corner of your eye.
2. Then worked your fingers through the hair to break up the wet strands. Then french braid down the side. I pulled some of my bangs into the braid to reduce some of their bulk. Remember to start an inch or two from your hairline, so you can pull hair from both sides of the braid.
3. Tie off the nape of your neck with a neutral colored hair band.
4. Tease the hair in the pony tail and twist it into a messy bun. Add bobby pins, and spray the whole thing down with hairspray. (I used Sunsilk Hold Me Forever, Serious Hold) And you're done!

So, what do you consider the best makeup invention of all time? Comment below!

Stay Beautiful,


  1. thank you so much for your comment on my blog<3

    i'm your new follower too!!!

    loving your braid :) nice post.. summer time!!


  2. Oh my WORD you are unbelievably stunning! I love this look too...simple yet chic and totally classy.


  3. I love your hairdo! so romantic!

  4. Hi Ren, its steelboots!
    Thank you so much for visiting+commenting AND following! I really appreciate it!
    Your blog is adorable and I love this hairdo!


Leave me a note and your blog link...I'll make sure to visit.