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3 Sizzling Summer Beauty Tips

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3 Sizzling Summer Beauty Tips

Awww summer. Isn’t it just the best time of year?

With summer just around the corner and bikini season fast approaching, it’s time to start prepping your skin. You know, those layers of dermis you’ve been hiding under layers of clothing all winter long, hiding from sunshine and depriving of a solid Vitamin D kick *wink wink*

Stepping out from the winter hibernation period can be a bit daunting for some. For example, my naturally milky white skin becomes pastey and I’m always super embarrassed when I reveal just how translucent it’s become on that first beach outing.

Besides Casper-white skin, summer brings along a whole slew of skin issues like oily T-Zones, sunburns and more. To help you prep for the upcoming season, here are 3 of our hottest summer beauty tips!

3 Sizzling Summer Beauty Tips

Ready to beautify for the summer? Give all these tips a try.

1. Exfoliate Your Skin from Head to Toe

Tell me; when was the last time you looked at dry, scaly skin and thought it was sexy? Let me guess…Never!

Well, no kidding! The problem is, winter weather has a tendency of drying it out and there’s nothing worse than having to go into ultra full body TLC mode to get even a semblance of glowing skin again.

Luckily, there is one quick maintenance trick that will keep your skin looking fresh no matter what the season; head to toe exfoliation.

As you know, exfoliation helps slough away dead skin cells, dirt, grime and more from the outermost layer of your skin to produce younger, fresher layers of skin. Doing so regularly reduces the chances of skin irritations, breakouts and unsightly spots. It also conveniently allows your skin to soak up more lotions (ie. sunscreens and body lotions) to help lock in hydration and prevent premature skin damage.

Exfoliating sounds easy, but there is an art to it. In fact, you are meant to exfoliate each of your body parts just a little bit differently – Find out  how here!

2. Reduce Unsightly Cellulite

Bikini bottoms these days hardly cover your butt cheeks, and there is nothing less sexy than a dimply buttocks amiright?! To help you reduce unsightly cellulite you can go the DIY route (which we are big fans of here at TBB….obvs!) or you can try a store bought product like Finulite.

Now, if you’re going to DIY it, we suggest using our bad ass cellulite cream recipe. It is as potent as natural products come and super easy to make.

If you’d rather buy it, then Finulite is the way to go. Containing an AM and PM cream, this product targets all your trouble zones and really works. Don’t believe us, check out both my review and V’s Finulite review!

3. Give Your Skin a Natural Glow

Rather than cringe the first time you hit the beach (like I tend to do!), use a homemade tanning lotion to give your skin a pre-summer glow. Homemade lotions are great because they are way cheaper than store bought alternatives, made from natural ingredients (ones you can actually pronounce!) and don’t leave you looking like an orange Dorito.

Since you will have exfoliated your entire body, your skin will be able to soak in all the goodness leaving you with a beautiful and even summer glow!

So, tell me – which of these summer beauty tips are you going to try first? Leave a comment in the section below!

 

The Best Anti Aging Cream for 2015

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The Best Anti Aging Cream for 2015

There two different kinds of people when it comes to celebrating birthdays; 1 – Those who are epicly excited and make a big fuss of it, or 2 – Those who loathe and fear it, while simultaneously cursing themselves for not taking better care of their skin.

I most definitely fall under the first category.

The thing about aging is that we have to be more conscious of how we treat our body because every night out and hungover morning adds to the fine lines and wrinkles. [Keep Reading]

Skin Benefits Of Tea Tree Essential Oil

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Skin Benefits Of Tea Tree Essential Oil*Guest Post by Evie*

It is believed that the aboriginals of Australia have been using tea tree essential oil for ages and that it has cured many skin problems with great success. This includes minor skin issues like cuts, bruises and major infections caused by microorganisms such as virus, bacteria and fungi with efficacy and safety.

The truth is, there are various skin benefits of the magical oil. Found in Southern Australia this oil is extracted from the tree Melaleuca alternifolia.

The benefits of tea tree essential oil have long since been applied to skin care. Even better, there are several simple (and cheap!) ways you can take advantage of this essential oil yourself. [Keep Reading]

DermaRoller Review: Younger, Healthier Skin is but a Roll Away

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A short and sweet DermaRoller review

If you’ve ever had your own garden, you know how much work goes into it. To make sure your plants grow good and healthy you have to pay extra attention to the earth. Even if you don’t have a green thumb, you probably know how important it is to till your land.

Tilling your land and raking it out allows the soil to become oxygen-rich so when you do plant your seeds, you are raising them in the best possible environment.

Wondering what the hell I’m talking about and how this applies to skin care? Well, the same principle applies to your skin. [Keep Reading]

A Few of My Beauty Blogging Favourites

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A list of my favourite beauty bloggers

Part of my beauty blogging duties involves me reading a lot of content. And I mean A LOT of content! Luckily, it’s something I enjoy so it doesn’t really feel like work.

All that time I spend researching, perusing and procrastinating gives me the opportunity to see some really amazing posts and articles. Since these awesome tidbits don’t always pertain to my task at hand, I find that they get passed over when they should really be shared.

Like that last bit of vegan lemon cheesecake *drool*, these amazing articles shouldn’t go to waste.

So, starting today I shall be spreading the love and passing a few of my faves along to you beauties. From the crazy and zany, the A-ha! moments and No Ways! to the THIS IS FAB; I’ll be sharing it all.

To kick this off, let’s talk Tips – as in the Top 5 Skincare Tips for this Week. [Keep Reading]

How To Conceal Acne, The Right Way

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Tips on how to conceal acne

I hate acne as much as I hate long lines, whistling and non-all-you-can-eat sushi places. If you know me, you know this means I hate it A LOT!

I always found that the worst part about major acne breakouts was how difficult it was to conceal them without looking flaky, cake-faced and two-toned.

I know you are picturing exactly what I’m talking about. When girls choose the wrong shade of concealer and forgot to cover their neck (which is a total fail) and when they top it off with too much powder, they’re only drawing more attention to the problem area.

There is indeed a stealthier way to tackle both issues. After all, you can’t Photoshop your face in real life so we might as well do the best we can with the tools we’re given.

With that being said, let’s all learn how to conceal acne the right way so we don’t end up looking a fright the next time we breakout. [Keep Reading]

NARS Illuminator Review

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NARS  Illuminator review

Lately I’ve been digging the different colors of NARS Illuminators. To be honest with you, I NEVER used to like any NARS product. They just seemed waaaaaay overpriced!

The day I changed my opinion was when I was at a girlfriends place having pre-drinks and getting ready before going out. I realized I left my makeup bag at home so I had to use my friends and she only had the NARS Illuminator, Orgasm. Well needless to say I was seriously hooked after giving it a try and now I have the whole collection.

For any girls looking for some information on this range, this is my official NARS Illuminator review. [Keep Reading]

Lauren Hutton Face Disc: Harnessing Your Inner Model

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Another day another beauty secret, right?

It seems like everywhere you look there is a new, hot, age defying beauty secret hitting the market, but how do you tell which ones are worth your hard earned dollars?

We were recently told about this new make up line from Lauren Hutton. You know Lauren Hutton, famous movie star, never seems to actually look her age. Yeah, her.

From what we had heard, her make up line was a game changer. So naturally, I put our team on the job to do a little beauty research, read some of the Lauren Hutton face disc reviews out there, and see if this make up was really worth the money.

What we found was pretty interesting. Here’s the story: [Keep Reading]

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