I always find summertime beauty tips and tricks helpful. I often look forward to the beauty issue of certain magazine just so I can read about the latest products, tips and beauty findings. I thought it’d be fun to invite 9 of my favorite style and beauty bloggers to share some of their summer beauty tips and tricks with you, along with a few tips from me too.
One thing we all have in common, we follow some kind of daily beauty regimen – it’s a must! I’m sure you’ve heard of most, if not all, of these fabulous ladies from somewhere on the internet. You may have even read about them here on WNJ. Either way, you’re in for a real treat; check it out!
Whitney (WJ) – In my late 20’s I understand the importance of washing my face, every night, before bed. My mother taught me this early on, and she was right! She also taught me not to use/put everything on my face; read labels and know what works for my skin type.
Cheryl (CV) – I’m 29 so I haven’t gone through all the beauty tips for various age ranges, but I can say that a good tip would be to continue to moisturize and wear sunscreen. Great makeup starts with great skin care!
Alison (AL) – Now that I’m in my 40’s, exfoliation is my new best friend. Cells don’t turn over like they used to when I was younger, so my skin tends to look dull. I exfoliate twice a week with St. Ives Apricot scrub to keep my skin glowing.
Adrienne (AR) – Summertime heat and/or working out at the gym can cause body breakouts on your back, shoulders, and chest. Using a body wash that contains Salicylic Acid keeps my body breakout-free.
Chakayla (CT) – Less is MORE! I have finally become comfortable with sporting natural makeup or no makeup at all. I am totally channeling my inner Parisian.
Antionette (AB) – In my 30’s, I started having babies, so exercise was very important for me to get my body back in shape. However, I should have started exercising earlier because unfortunately, it wasn’t enough. My baby is now 19 and I am still carrying “baby fat”. Eating right and exercising before, during and after pregnancy is vital and don’t buy into that “eating for two” jazz because it will be harder to take the weight off afterward.
Glenda (GH) – Now in my late 40s, I have discovered to embrace my natural beauty. I’m free from hair dyes and I use very little makeup. The less I place on my skin and hair, the better it feels and looks. Also, because I exercise 4 to 5 times per week, I drink lots of water and herbal teas. In my 40s, I learned to embrace my natural beauty.
Molly (MS) – My FAVORITE beauty tip is to fill in your EYEBROWS and put on mascara! Your eyebrows and eyelashes are absolutely the best way to really make your face POP and seem more awake!
Ashley (AC) –My favorite beauty tip I recently learned is the power of face serum. Serum not only clears up dark marks on your face, but it can add an amazing glow and some formulas even decrease wrinkles.
Vivi (VN) – A great beauty tip I learned in my 20’s and 30’s is to use lukewarm water (leaning towards cold) to wash your face and cool water to rinse. Helps with the skin elasticity.
Q: FAVORITE BEAUTY & STYLE MAGAZINE?
VN – In Style Magazine.
AR – Lucky Magazine.
AB – Essence and In Style are my favorite beauty and style magazine.
GH – For beauty, Darling Magazine because it talks about beauty apart from vanity. For style, I’m beginning to really enjoy Porter Magazine.
WJ – Essence for beauty and style because the magazine represents women of color, all shades, complexions and sizes, and showcases us in a positive and beautiful light.
Q: FAVORITE BEAUTY ICON & WHY? (blogger, celeb, etc.)
CV – Although I focus more on fashion and style, when it comes to beauty, I would have to say that Mila Kunis always brings it — from her makeup to her hair. And Lupita Nyong’o knows how to work her beautiful skin as well.
AC – My mother is always the woman I look to when it comes to beauty. Everyone always guesses that my mother is at least 20 years younger than she actually is because of her clear skin and little to no wrinkles. She taught me from the time I was a child to drink water and wash your face day and night.
MS – Audrey Hepburn. She was always full of class and style and looked beautiful with OR without makeup!
CT – Solange Knowles! She totally understands that her face and skin are a canvas for her amazing ensembles. She is the queen a beautiful, natural face.
AL – Kate Middleton, she’s such a natural, classic beauty.
WJ – Besides my mother and grandmother, I’d have to say Jennifer Lopez. Her skin is supple, always glows, and she doesn’t wear a boat load of makeup. Her skin looks gorgeous and healthy, with out without makeup.
Q: HOW CAN WE KEEP UP WITH YOU LADIES?
So tell me, what are some of your favorite beauty tips and tricks? Comment below and share with us!
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