Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Love Twenty Loves Us!

Our friend and fan Courtney Leiva is contributing editor at Love Twenty, a site targeted at the twenty something set.  Here she picks her summer picks, trends, and must haves.  Check it out, of course we are included in the mix!!

Oh hello, summer trends! We’ve been waiting almost forever for your arrival and now that you are officially here, we can’t stop talking about you–and trust us, it’s not the gossip kind. Dishing on the latest summer must-haves, this comprehensive guide has got you covered on everything trendy and hip for summer trendsetters everywhere.

I know what you are thinking… three-way, huh? As shocking as it may sound, Stormsister Spatique has developed the beauty product where you can get your three-way satisfaction (seriously) in a small bar promising shampooing, showering and shaving. Developed with seven skin nourishing oils, this small gem is the eco-lover’s dream with the 100% compostable packaging, not to mention the commitment to non-toxic ingredients. Traveling this summer? Save some space in your makeup travel bag with this time-saving find.

When I heard that Gwyneth Paltrow was a fan, I had to see this product for myself. The brainchild of celebrity makeup artist Bethany Karlyn, this skin tightening body lotion not only helps toned abs and arms look super fabulous, but with its light reflecting particles, an all-around healthy glow has never been easier. For a summer bronzed look, use this lotion after a long day at the pool to help accentuate that bronzed glow!

Violent Lips Glitteratti Mix Collection
Take your lips to the carnival this summer with the Violent Lips’ Glitteratti Mix Collection. With cotton candy hues and deep cherry reds, get a load of “The Blueberry Dream” and “The Black Cherry.” Two-tone lips never looked so dazzling. Application might be tough for the Violent Lips newbies, but with its impeccable eye-catching style, a night of summer cocktails just got more exciting.

Still obsessed with orange? Me too! Sure, neon oranges and tangerines are all the rage this summer, but when I want just a sheer muted orange for a daytime look, I go to Manna Cosmetics lipsticks for a soft touch of orange without the bold punch. A creamy finish each time of use, these sleekly designed lipsticks are travel-friendly and not to mention totally stylish. My recommendations? Go with Lola and Bunny for shimmering nudes and soft desirable orange.  

Crave instant nail art but don’t have the steady hand to pull off such trendy designs? Thanks to NCLA, nail art has never been easier. In alluring designs such as Ikat prints and bright neons, go Egyptian with “I See You” or give summer a warm welcome with “The Ray and the Ro,” a fiesta inspired print. Much like the nail stickers you might remember as a kid, use top coat (I love NCLA’s “Gloss It”) to keep these designs in place. Each kit comes with its own nail file so keep those nails in tip top shape.

Sigh… which one of these can I stop drooling over first? The popular British handbag retailer has been seen in the hottest fashion magazines and on the arms of personalities such as Girls Aloud–so what’s not to love? Despite the large price tag, these gorgeous bags are so breathtaking they should just be considered art (Hello Pinterest). Enough said!

Tired of poorly applied makeup? Let the Beauty Blender Sponge come to your rescue with its unique egg-shaped sponge applicator. Unlike most makeup sponges, this elliptically-shaped sponge leaves zero streaks with its shape and texture allowing you to perfectly contour your face while evenly covering those hard-to-reach areas as well. Happy blending!

No beauty arsenal is complete without one of these supersonic babies, and when the temperature hits scorching heights, proper skincare (or should I say sonic care) is key. With the Clarisonic Mia 2, wash your face up to six times better than you would wash with your hands. A relaxing massaging feeling on your face doesn’t hurt either, so invest in this tool for a noticeably improved complexion in over six weeks.

Love the ombre look, but lack the DIY touch? Sure, I encourage all you creative cuties to go out there and make your best trendiest pair of shorts, but for those of us who don’t have the creative hand (me and dye don’t mix), there is Urban Eclectics–a guaranteed trendsetting Etsy shop geared toward suiting your ombre needs. From tribal prints to distressed denim ombre, get some fashion inspiration for your next summer party. You’re welcome!
Beach inspired waves have never been hotter this summer, so shake up the usual curling iron routine with Sarah Potempa’s Beachwaver iron. Unlike the usual curling iron, this rotating curler gives you enviable beach curls with a click of a button. An all-star favorite in Allure, Teen Vogue, and US Weekly, mermaid curls are totally your hairstyle this summer.
What do you want to get your hands on first?

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