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My skincare routine simply isn’t complete without one key step: exfoliating my face. Before I discovered exfoliating, I would struggle to get rid of old and tired skin, which doesn’t comes off easily with just water in the shower. I thank god for inventing a face scrub… ohhh, the little things in life. Here are 5 reasons to exfoliate.
1. It gives me an excuse to use my favorite face scrub: the Simple Skincare Smoothing Facial Scrub, which gently lifts dry, dead skin cells and helps my skin look brighter and more evenly textured. Rice Powder is the exfoliating ingredient in this one, and it works.
2. It makes my 2 favorite foundations – Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup and Laura Mercier NEW SmoothFinish Foundation Powder – go onto my skin with ease, and makes my final look super smooth and radiant.
Olivia Wilde Named Face of Avon Today.Tomorrow.Always. Fragrance Collection. Avon is thrilled to announce that actress Olivia Wilde is the new face of their popular “Today. Tomorrow. Always.” fragrance collection. As the line approaches its ten year anniversary, Wilde contributes her timeless look and classic appeal to the signature scents.
Jin Soon designed a modern nail that paid tribute to the nomadic American travelers of the 1920s for TIBI’s Spring/Summer 2014 New York Fashion Week Show.
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Christian Siriano was inspired by a recent trip to Isla Mujeres on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, and the destination’s exuberant color palette. The new collection features vivid prints, woven raffias, and sculptural organzas all in vibrant hues. “I wanted the collection to be light, feminine and romantic,” says Siriano. “Like the girl left the beach but she had a cocktail party to go to, and threw on a dress, a bright lip, and little highlighter.”
Kérastase Lead Artist Odile Gilbert created the hairstyles at the Joseph Altuzarra Spring 2014 show.
Jason Wu SS 2014 show, hair by Odile Gilbert and Kérastase Paris.
Revlon Global Artistic Director, Gucci Westman, backstage at Rag & Bone
Revlon Global Artistic Director, Gucci Westman, focused on clean luminous skin and paired it with a subtle eye, strong brow and bold lip, to compliment the Rag & Bone Spring/Summer ’14 collection.
“This look focuses on textures with a matte lip and luminous skin, but it’s not about being sweet; she’s still a cool rag & bone girl,” says Westman. “This is the first time rag & bone has ever done a lip look like this. We decided to go with a bold lip because it fit so well with the clothes this season. There is a lot of shine to the collection, as well as pastels, so I really wanted the lip to pop. The lip color was inspired by the World Cup in Brazil and the eye look was inspired by what your eyes might look like the morning after going to bed with your makeup on.”
NARS created the look for the Helmut Lang SS’14 runway show. LEAD ARTIST: Hannah Murray for NARS Cosmetics LOOK: “This look is an elevated version of the typical Helmut Lang girl. The skin is very fresh, flushed and sporty, with a cherry lip.”
My outdoor fitness routine includes lots of walking and hiking in Paradise Valley, Arizona, where I live. It is by far the best exercise for me and most enjoy exercising. What’s not to like? Fresh air, beautiful homes to look at as I walk – not to mention it’s uphill, so I’m really getting a good work out. I try to hike at 8:00 in the morning just before my workday, this way my phone is still quiet and my head is clear. I do about one mile. The best feeling is after I’m done… I won’t lie, I feel skinny and healthy right away and very ready for the day.
Hiking in Paradise Valley beats any gym. I’m just not that gym person, I get bored at the gym. Many times I would sign up at a gym and never go. I’m truly lucky that I live in such a beautiful place like Paradise Valley. With 300 days of sun and beautiful weather, outdoor fitness is just a no brainer. Of course when I’m back home I go straight to the shower and use Simple Skincare to cleanse my skin and moisturize it before makeup and work clothes.
I like to use the following products from Simple: Foaming Cleanser, Protecting Light Moisturizer with SPF 15, Radiant Cleansing Wipes and Eye Make-UP Remover Pads. With their gentle and effectively skincare, you can’t go wrong… these are the best!