The Tan-Enhancing Cocktail of Life

The Tan-Enhancing Cocktail of Life

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Dear Muchachitas,

So, I just got back from a Bahamas vacay with my Lina Bobina. It was glorious, except for I hadn’t anticipated how…intense…it would be, just me and her, all day, for four days. No summer camp break, no other kids to break up the action. It was not a relaxing trip, per se (what was I thinking, bringing a book?). I was her playmate. She demanded that I build sand castles, and doggie paddle, and color, and attempt to swim like mermaids with our legs fused together…for hours and hours. I crashed at 8:15 every night. That said, I did get a biblical tan. Truly. And it was the by-accident kind, where it’s happening just because you’re out frolicking in the sun — not because you’re intentionally lying out (there was no time for such luxury).

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But now that I’m back, I’m determined to keep the glow going. And I’ve totally found my cocktail. Marc Jacobs’ ginormous, insistently chic Omega Bronze Perfect Tan Bronzer in Tantric, and Laura Gellar Baked Gelato Vivid Swirl Blush in Papaya (it comes with a fab blush brush, too). Such a delightful duo. First, I take a big, swirly brush (like Becca’s cult-fave The One Perfecting Brush), and run the bronzer along the outer perimeter of my face and down the bridge of my nose and chin (bronzer gives such lovely definition to brown skin; you just need to find one a couple shades darker than your complexion). Then, I sweep it along my cheekbones. Finally, I swirl the blush on the apples of my cheeks only, to add punchy color to all the sunny glowiness. The effect is luminous boots. Try it!

xoxox,

T. Trilliams

 

 

 

This Flatiron Will Save Transitioning Tresses

This Flatiron Will Save Transitioning Tresses

Theorie's new flatiron gets unrelaxed roots sleeker than sleeker than SLEEK.

Theorie’s new flatiron gets unrelaxed roots sleeker than sleeker than SLEEK. Jourdan and Chanel- sleek.

Hey ladies,

My favorite part of being a Shake Your Beauty intern is the events. I get to meet new people, throw back some bubbly, and indulge in new product worship! A beauty blogger’s dream. But every now and then an event changes your life.

 

Remember when Carrie met Big? Or when Dwayne Wayne saw Whitley? You knew it was going to be something major. Well, I recently had that moment. Girls, my transitioning hair has been an issue in the heat – it won’t hold a Bantu knot curl or 2-strand twist long enough for me to snap a selfie! Plus, it’s too puffy at the roots to wear straight. So, it’s in a topknot, everyday. But last week it all changed, after I experienced Theorie’s luxe hair products at their launch event.

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What wasn’t luxe was the extreme humidity NYC was giving that day. I must have been fiddling with my pouf because a lovely stylist offered to give me a quick once-over with the Theorie Saga Collection Digital Flatiron. I declined (my unrelaxed roots laugh at flat irons), but she insisted. WELL. This flat iron took my hair from curly-kinky to bone straight in seconds. Never mind that I’d just walked six blocks through a wet blanket of humidity! Apparently, the iron has titanium plates that compress water molecules out of hair. It also comes with a textile cord that’s wrapped in fabric so it never overheats. Incredible! My hair had so much bounce and my roots were Dominican-salon-straight.

 

It’s like NASA went into making hair tools. Except spaceships don’t come in leather boxes with genuine silver labels.

xo,

LaToya

SYB Freebie: A Set of SheaMoisture Dry Oil Sprays

SYB Freebie: A Set of SheaMoisture Dry Oil Sprays

Hi Muchchachitas!

I always say this, but I just love when a brand that’s really bawse at one thing (hair) is almost as good in another category (bath & body). Say hello to Shea Moisture Dry Oil Mists – this week’s SYB Freebie.

Finding time to unwind and relax is, like, a “never happens” story for many of us. But these luscious, delicately-scented, fast-absorbing (i.e., not greasy, not even a little bit) oils give you the tools to enjoy a long bath soak — or at least a good rub down. The rest of us will live vicariously through you. The four flavors are delectable, and they each do different things: Coconut & Hibiscus brightens and tones; Lavender & Wild Orchid hydrates and calms; Argan Oil & Raw Shea is an anti-aging wonder; and Tahitian Noni & Monoi soothes and repairs.

I’m giving away ONE SET of 4 Body oils! To enter simply subscribe to SYB and like our FB page! 

Now take a sec and check out the oils that are included in the set…

 

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Argan oil and Shea Butter goodness! Perfect for repairing and moisturizing dry skin.

 

While hydrating the skin with this combo you will also help prevent signs of early aging!

While hydrating the skin with this combo you will also help prevent signs of early aging!

 

The lavender and wild orchid fragrance smells so so good. This oil is great for soothing minor irritated skin!

The lavender and wild orchid fragrance smells so so good. This oil is great for soothing minor irritated skin!

 

The super fruit complex oil is loaded with hella goodness- mango butter, green coffee bean, guava and acai just to name a few. It is great toning, smoothing and conturing the skin by improving its elasticity!

The super fruit complex oil is loaded with hella goodness- mango butter, green coffee bean, guava and acai just to name a few. It tones, smoothes and contours the skin by improving elasticity!

Good Luck Ladies :-)