In this video, I review bronzers, blush, lipgloss and eyeliner by Hourglass, Tarte, Korres and Dr Hauschka. Hope you enjoy these tips and let me know if you have favorites! Thank you for watching and hugs for subscribing:-)
Please enjoy the makeup review from Jicaro Island Ecolodge in Nicaragua! Please let us know what your favorites are- we are always looking for amazing new products and would love to test them out too!
BEAUTY: BORDEAUX NAIL POLISH AND LIPS
I discovered this dark red varnish by Gabriel Cosmetics at Whole Foods and fell in love instantly-so sophisticated and perfect for fall! For a matching beauty look, try dark purple eyeshadow and lipstick by Aveda:
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TRAVEL: WHAT TO WEAR ON A VACATION - MY PUERTO RICO LOOKBOOK
Join me on the amazingly beautiful trip and see what I wore to be sexy, stylish and comfortable on this romantic getaway! If you haven’t yet, please subscribe to our YouTube channel - we love making videos that inspire you.
- Annabella, Brooklyn
BEAUTY: NATURAL COSMETICS FINDS
My latest beauty discoveries came to me by surprise. In addition to running the MISSQA blog and store, I consult on and create fashion and beauty video and social media strategies for a major publishing house in New York. One of the magazines was cleaning its beauty closet and…. I ended up with some products I’m very excited to sample!
* The luxurious John Masters Organics Sweet Orange & Silk Protein Styling Gel provides shine, texture and volume and has rave reviews even by those with fine strands.
* The Mandarin Maximum Moisture cream promises to provide immediate revitalization, is anti-aging and reduces sunspots which means this might be a cure for stress and sun! (Both are PETA cruelty-free certified and made mostly of organic ingredients).
* Holistic Dr. Hauschka bronzing powder is ultra-fine and has hydrating jojoba oil so it’s looks flawless even on dry skin; ideal for dehydrated summer skin.
* Dr Hauschka eyeshadow duo has the perfect brown/gray colors – I used them for my DMV photo today; let’s see how it turns out! (Palette that includes these colors here)
-Annabella, New York
THE FIND: Sephora Natural Makeup and Skincare
Preparing for my Finland trip, I decided to find the ultimate new products for the perfect summer radiance look. As I ended up working late, I missed ABC Carpet & Home which has a fantastic natural beauty section with exclusive brands like rms and a West Village apothecary C.O. Bigelow with Jane Iredale. I was left with Sephora (open till 9pm!).
As luck would have it, I was assisted by an adorable makeup artist-in-training who talked me out of products I already knew and introduced me to the latest and greatest of natural cosmetics. See my finds in the picture above. I was so happy with the Hourglass concealer today, that I went back to buy the tinted moisturizer. This is everything you need for the full summer radiance look. Tutorial and photos coming soon!
- Annabella, New York
STYLE: Eco Swimwear
These bikinis and bathing suits are so sexy and stylish you wouldn’t even want to swim or suntan au natural (the other way to go all eco on the beach:-) The one-piece suits are also perfect for poolside, where I plan to spend the 4th of July (The US Independence Day; where will you be?). Come back tomorrow for exciting cover-ups options that are easy to throw on for the afternoon vegan barbecue.
-Annabella, New York
BEAUTY: Glowing Skin with Safe Tanning
However much I admire the current trend of alabaster skin, I feel I look so much better with a bit of a bronze glow. So, on a recent Whole Foods beauty haul, I snagged the essentials for the 4th of July celebrations - which I’m determined to attend with glowing, lightly tanned skin.
Here’s the recipe: prepare your skin today and tomorrow with Sunless Tanner by Alba to get the perfect color, apply a zinc-based SPF like the Kiss My Face sunscreen to keep your skin safe and keep up the glow with the Light Bronzing Formula Daily Moisturized by Alba. Below is my video reviews of other safe tanning products I love.
Please let me know in the comments what products are your favorites and your tips and tricks to glowing skin!
Annabella, New York