Posts Tagged ‘beauty’

September 1st, 2013 | By | 563 Comments

SeaMade: The Lux Mermaid – Hair Care Edition A series on surf, cross training and lessons on all things salty by guest blogger, Madison

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Does ocean and sun worshipping have your hair snapping like Instagramming teens following Ryan Gosling? Although the salt and sun give us surfer girls those effortless blond highlights, they also take a big toll on our manes. Luckily, there is a completely natural, inexpensive hair remedy that I swear by. Coconut oil is the most effective hair treatment I have ever tried. Deep conditioning salon treatments can work great, but I need something consistent that won’t break my wallet and isn’t filled with chemicals. By slathering my hair with coconut oil before jumping in the ocean, worries of dehydrated, tangled hair evaporate. I haven’t cut my hair for nearly a year and split ends are minimal thanks to the power of the coco. I even break out the blow drier and straightener on occasion, but a simple coco oil hair mask and self-trim the next day clean those pesky splits right up.
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July 28th, 2013 | By | 1,754 Comments

Beach Hair & Skin Picks from Mint.

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Skintuition:
I am a girl who loves products. I’ve tried a million and I finally have a hold on my favorites, at least for the moment! Spending a lot of my time at the beach and in the ocean really takes a toll on my hair, skin etc.. so it’s important for me to find good staples that I can count on!! So here they are, my favorite after products for pre-surf, post-surf and every day! – Jess, from Mint.
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July 5th, 2013 | By | 885 Comments

DIY: Hangover Helpers

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4th of July celebrations got a little too “independent”? I mean, yeah, me neither.
But in the off case that you DID over-celebrate, we’ve got a few helpful hints to get you back on the beach, and back to living #theSWELLlife. Read on for our top hangover helper tips for your skin and hair and whole body. (more…)

July 1st, 2013 | By | 1,228 Comments

Makeup: Quick Fixes from Makeup Artist Stacey Tan

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Ask the Expert.
We asked SWELL Hair/Makeup artist, Stacey Tan for a few hair + makeup tips for busy days…

Stacey’s 5-Minute Fixes:
Jumping out of bed and getting ready on the fly happens a lot in the Summer, and you gotta have your go-to routine down!

1. If my hair is playing nice, I will add some sea salt spray, scrunch a bit, then use a
curling iron on the frontal pieces to frame the face. (I like to wrap curl the front pieces on
a 1 1/4 inch curling iron, make sure to pull the curl out to make it looser.)

2. Hair Lifesaver, The “Top Knot” : If your hair isn’t in the ideal state to be worn down, pull
out a few “baby hairs” around the face, and viola!

3. The most important part of my makeup routine is the foundation. In a hurry, I’ll apply a
thin layer with a Beauty Blender, spot cover with MAC heavy concealer and blend it out.
Then I’ll apply powder to seal it.

4. Next would be a sweep of bronzer on the temples of the forehead, below cheekbones,
and underneath the chin. Add dash of blush on the apples of cheeks.

5. Fill in brows with Anastasia brow powder in medium ash brown, Curl lashes and add 3
coats of mascara . Spray MAC Fix +.. and done!

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