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Glam Beauty Board: Summer Favorites

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I am so thrilled to participate in the Glam Beauty Board program! Beauty Board is an exclusive, invitation-only panel made up of Glam.com’s favorite beauty bloggers. I’m so flattered to be one of them! As a participant, I receive quarterly selections of the hottest new products that were selected by the Glam Editorial Team. I just got my first batch of products that are absolute life savers for summer. I am in love! See below for a roundup of my favorites from this carefully curated array of products:

 

Estee Lauder Pure Color Cheek Rush

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I love love love this Cheek Rush. It is a cellophane sheer blush in a refreshing gel formula. It is absolutely perfect for a summertime blush because it’s light, blends into the skin perfectly, and will not melt off in the summer sun. The shades are beautiful and very on-trend, too!

 

Gillette Venus Embrace Sensitive Razor

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With 5 blades and 8 times more glide boosters for a closer shave and less irritation, the Venus Embrace Sensitive is designed especially for sensitive skin. I have extremely sensitive skin myself and am always on the hunt for the perfect razor. This is one of the best!

 

Coast To Coast Ultra Soothing Aqua Mist Wild Rosella & Geranium

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Refresh and hydrate dry or sensitive skin with this soothing mist containing Tasmanian Sea Kelp, Wild Rosella and Organic Lavender Water. This combination of skin loving ingredients will calm and soothe inflamed or irritated skin. It’s a perfect to mist on after sun exposure, too!

 

Bite Beauty BB for Lips

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This lip enhancing, five-in-one balm is fabulous. It’s a summer essential that provides the look and feel of just-kissed, healthy, and hydrated lips. The color-rich balm repairs, primes, and protects with SPF 15.

 

Verb Sea Salt Spray

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I am such a sucker for sea salt spray! This is a good one. Verb Sea Spray takes landlocked hair to the beach for loose, languid curls. It creates instant texture that can work for the classic beach look or even work to build a foundation for a messy updo. Formulated with natural sea salt and smoothing moisturizers, this light mist infuses all hair types with oceanic waves for a breezy texture boost.

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MAC Launching Simpsons Collection at Comic Con in San Diego This Weekend

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Move over Rihanna, Marge Simpson is MAC Cosmetics’ newest beauty muse. As if I wasn’t already suffering from a serious case of Comic Con FOMO (fear of missing out, that is), this collection will debut exclusively at the event on Saturday at a MAC popup shop.

The ten piece collection will feature eye shadows, lip glasses, nail stickers, blushes and false lashes. Here’s a sneak peek at the Simpsons inspired goodies:

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MAC x Marge Simpson will be available to the rest of the world online August 28th and in stores on September 4th.

If any of you are going to Comic Con, please check out these products for me and also tell Alexander Skarsgard I say hello. Unrelated, but equally important. Please and thank you.

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New Beauty and Fashion Television Show Seeking Cast Members in NYC

Want to be on TV? A new make-under show is looking for women between the ages of 18-45 with really extreme or outrageous looks. I can’t disclose yet what network the show will air on, but trust me, it’s a good one.

If your style is punk, biker, vamp, goth, 80′s, rockabilly, pin-up girl, super glamorous sex bomb, etc., the casting department is looking for you! Participants will get to spend the day getting pampered and at the end of the day, reveal a more natural version of themselves.

The show will shoot this fall. Participants must be based in the New York/Tri-state area. Email Colette at hardcasting007@gmail.com with three recent pictures of yourself and your distinct style. Spread the word! :)

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Birchbox Opens Flagship Store in NYC

Birchbox Celebrates The Opening Of The Birchbox Flagship Store In NYC

You guys. Birchbox has a store now.

If you somehow missed the memo (or all of my other Birchbox gushfest posts), Birchbox was one of the first companies to revolutionize the industry and redefine the retail process by offering a personalized way to discover products.

The innovative subscription service has branched out into a traditional brick-and-mortar shop and I am all for it! The founders of Birchbox along with a slew of other famous faces celebrated the grand opening of the Flagship Birchbox store, located at 433 West Broadway in my favorite city, on Thursday. Co-Founders Hayley Barna and Katia Beauchamp were joined by stars like Jamie Chung, Abigail Breslin, Jessica Szohr, and Hannah Bronfman at the event.

The SoHo area store offers shoppers 150-250 different beauty brands including some of my favs like Smashbox, Supergoop!, and Cynthia Rowley.

I will be making a trip to check it out asap. If you go, let me know what you think! :)

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The Big Reveal: New Beauty Retailer

I posted last week about a hot new fashion forward retailer on the market that is taking the beauty industry by storm! This particular retailer is delivering some serious premium brands that will demand attention in the beauty space. Ready for the big reveal?

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It’s actually the Clark+Kensington paint + primer in one line by Ace Hardware. Whaaat! The brand new Paint Studio at Ace features an awesome collection of fashion and beauty forward colors, within a boutique-style setting, that will help you incorporate high fashion design into your home décor.
Like I mentioned earlier, one of my absolute favorite tints from this inspired collection is called Bougainvillea. It’s a rich bold fuchsia – one of the main undertones in this year’s color of the year, Radiant Orchid – so it’s perfectly on-trend! I found this awesome ornate mirror that I absolutely adore. It was a little plain in the color department, so I DIY-ed it up up with my new beautiful Bougainvillea paint.  
 
 
This is an amazing way to incorporate a bold color like this if you aren’t ready to commit to painting your entire room with this bright tint! It’s just like using a bold pop of color like a statement handbag in your outfit. Not into bright pink like I am? The line features a ton of other colors that are definitely worth checking out as well.
 
This is the perfect time for a room revamp because Ace is offering a Star Spangled Instant Savings Event. The Star Spangled Sale takes place from July 2nd to the 7th and offers instant savings of $5 off Clark+Kensington paint and $5 off Valspar paint as well. Take advantage of this great offer by heading to your neighborhood Ace and get ready to enjoy your new fashion forward space!
[Disclosure: The post was sponsored by Ace, but all opinions are my own.]

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Get the Perfect Wedding Look with TRESemme and Penny Pincher Fashion

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The amazing Kimberly from Penny Pincher Fashion is at it again with amazing hairstyling tips featuring some of my favorite TRESemme products!

Whether you’re going to a bridal shower, attending a wedding or participating as a bridesmaid, Penny Pincher Fashion and TRESemme show you how to get the perfect look for less with the help of Walmart.

Check out her five new hair tutorials – Pony Tail, Braided Crown, Sleek & Chic, Gatsby Glam, Modern Chignon – to find a look that fits you.

My fav is this Twisted-Back Ponytail tutorial. The feminine style is effortlessly chic and perfect for your next wedding or formal event!

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For more style inspiration, product information, and other fun tips, be sure to check out the TRESemme brand page on Walmart.com.

[Disclosure: This post was sponsored by TRESemme via lunchbox, but all opinions are my own.]

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Brand New Beauty Retailer Taking the Industry By Storm

Watch out beauty brands – there is a hot new fashion forward retailer on the market that is taking the beauty industry by storm! This particular retailer is delivering some serious premium brands that will demand attention in the beauty space. One of my absolute favorite tints from this fashion inspired collection is called Bougainvillea, a beautiful rich purple shade.

It’s perfectly on trend and is actually very similar to the official color of the year, radiant orchid! There are so many ways you can incorporate this color into your look. This amazing new collection inspired me to put together my own collection of my favorite beauty and fashion images! Get ready to feast your eyes on some radiance and get inspired yourself.

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So pretty, right? It’s like my Pinterest just exploded on my blog! I love to archive photos and products like this for inspiration. I just adore this color and I’m really thrilled that this new line carries such gorgeous shades like this one!

Stay tuned for the big reveal with more details on the company and this beautiful brand! I’ll also be sharing lots more fun tips and tricks on how to incorporate these goodies into your beauty routine along with some other inspiring ideas. Can’t wait to share the latest and greatest products with you!

[Disclosure: This is the first in a series of sponsored posts. All opinions and ideas are my own.]

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