Posts Tagged ‘beauty’

July 28th, 2013 | By | 1,520 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.
Read on for Jess’ top product picks… (more…)

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July 5th, 2013 | By | 855 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 | 1,151 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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June 10th, 2013 | By | 2,392 Comments

Summer Makeup Tips

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Ask the Expert.
We asked SWELL Hair/Makeup artist, Stacey Tan, how to avoid Summer makeup meltdown…

Summer can be a bummer for your makeup routine, as temperatures rise, your makeup melts off! There are a few tricks you can try to make your foundation stay fresh and last all day.
-Swap heavy moisturizer for an oil free moisturizer: try Neutrogina Oil Free
Moisturizer, or Origins Oil Free Moisturizer.
-MAC Fix + – this product is your best friend! Apply generously before applying
foundation, after moisturizer. I also like to apply a light spritz when I’m done with my
makeup.
-Powder your T-Zone!

Tip from Hair / Makeup Expert Stacey Tan

(Pictured above: Wildfox Bikini Top / White Beach Pants )

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Check back soon for more tips from Stacey Tan!