6 Essentials To Rock Spring In Style!

by on Tuesday, March 8th, 2016 with


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It may still be cloudy and raining today, BUT somewhere in the world Spring has sprung.  So I’ve put together my 2016 Spring “gotta have it” top 6 essentials. Grab a Claritin and some sunnies and get out and enjoy the warmer temps with these beauty and fashion brands to support.

Red carpet season may have come to a close regardless you ,might be wondering “What is she wearing today?” Well let me tell you about my latest fashion find and addiction. It’ll quickly become yours too. Maybe I’ve been living under a rock, but Rent The Runway is changing my style identity. I love to wear new dresses for each New Day segment, but this can get expensive. So RTR rents me a dress of my choice from over 300 couture designers and ships it to me wherever in the world I am. I wear it, pack it back up when I’m done and return it. You get 4 days for a weekend event and 8 days if you’re going on vacation. When done you take it a UPS office or drop box and they even handle the dry cleaning for you. You can order a second size of the same dress just in case something is running small or big and you can pay an extra $5 for insurance just in case of any mishap. They’ve made this dummy proof which I love.

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PRICE: $34 with FREE SHIPPING! Type “SeattleSpring” at checkout.
GAME CHANGER? Yes, Bellevue local, Natalya Rachkova is a Master Esthetician who created this natural formula 25 years ago. She recently updated it with modern science (peptides/hyaluronic acids) to bring to market.

What It Does: 25 Cures and counting for the face and body, apply as frequently as needed: Reduces fine lines and wrinkles, extremely moisturizing, calms rosacea and eczema, firms tones and tightens skin, reduces hyper pigmentation (dark spots), increases luminosity, excellent make-up primer (recently used at the Grammys) and many other healing benefits. This is the type of remedy you purchase multiples of and stash in your car, purse, gym bag or even your teen daughter’s school locker! It’s a “hero” catch all, multi-tasker I’m loving.
Ingredients: Aloe, Beeswax, Cocoa Butter, Algae, Sea Buckthorn, Peptides, Hyaluronic Acid, Shea Butter and a host of other beneficial ingredients
Natalya is available to work with you directly for a facial. You have a skincare legend right here in Seattle… it’s well worth setting up a one-on-one with Ms. Rachkova!  Her web site has all the details.

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Treats Our Faces & Body in 25 different ways! Right now FREE Shipping “SeattleSpring” at checkout


PRICE: $5.59
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SPRING SKINCARE TIP One surprising Spring time admission I’m frequently hearing is that women are foregoing deodorant because they’re worried about that awkward white residue or getting wet marks on a new dress or top. Dove Dry Spray is the perfect solution because it goes on instantly dry for a cleaner feel, and leaves no visible residue. It also offers long lasting 48 hour odor and wetness protection, and is formulated with Dove’s ¼ moisturizers for softer, smoother underarms – perfect for those warmer weather sleeveless looks. We spend so much and money on anti-aging skincare for our faces… I’m impressed that Dove figured out how to translate this trend and it’s beauty benefits to this often over looked part on our bodies.

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PRICE: $49
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Adonia Bronzing Glow has a huge celebrity following, especially on Dancing With The Stars, and is quickly becoming THE must-have self-tanner of spring 2016. Lots of cool reasons why! For starters, it’s a foam, NOT a cream, so it’s easier to apply and absorbs into the skin better without leaving a sticky residue. You get an instant result with natural, golden bronze color that looks amazing, and gradually deepens over 3 hours, just like a real tan. The key ingredients are a blend of natural probiotics, sugar, organic bergamot, organic clove, organic rosewood & organic Nerioli. It has a light botanical scent instead of the harsh chemical smells most tanning products leave behind compliments of this infusion of herbs, fruit and plant extracts. Interestingly, Bronzing Glow is the only self tanner I’ve come across that contains probiotics. This totally sets it apart from the competition because it helps to give you that natural color everyone wants while improving your skin at the same time. You don’t have to stress about ever looking orange because it has a unique color-correcting technology which naturally adjusts to your skin tone. Another feature I love about it is how well it minimizes the appearance of cellulite, stretch marks, varicose veins, and other skin imperfections which as we bust out skirts and shorts becomes important. We all know when you have a naturally looking tan you will always look skinnier than you really are. Imagine you are going out Friday night and you look pale, you can immediately apply your Adonia Bronzing Glow and 5 minutes later you look like you came back from a vacation from Greece. And because it looks so natural, no one will ever know it came from a bottle!!

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PRICE: $89
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HEAVY LIFTING? Using a carefully blended combination of plant caviar (a rare vegan Caulerpa also known as sea grapes or green caviar), organic essential oils, and a special DNA booster, Italy’s Venice Lift delivers impressive, clinically proven results that shockingly work in 3 minutes flat! Wake up with puffy eyes and deep crows feet at the outter corners? Wet the unique makeup brush that comes with the lifting serum & gently apply a pea size amount under and around your eye orbitals. Give it 3 minutes to take effect during which time allow your face to be motionless and expressionless and… voila expect to see somewhere in the ballpark of a 92% improvement per the findings in their clinical trials! It’s as user friendly and fast as that! You can apply this lifting serum to your neck, forehead, laugh lines anywhere on your face you want to see a lifting improvement instantly. This is my new secret weapon for all the Spring & Summer weddings, class reunions, birthdays, graduations and day-to-day life ahead of me this year.

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• Catwalk Blush in “Rosy Brown,” $20.99
• Care & Shine Gloss in “French Rose,” $12.99
SHOP: OR BeYu is now being carried at Bartell Drugs’ Washington locations.
Beyu’s goal was to find balance between quality and affordability, keep up with the latest trends with frequent new product releases and many great color options for each product. The Care & Shine gloss is nice hybrid between a lipstick and a gloss infused with jojoba oil, Shea butter & Vitamin E. It’s great for sensitive skin and paraben free. It comes in 16 shades but I picked “French Rose” because it goes with the most skin tones! The Catwalk Powder Blush in “Rosy Brown” is great not only for blush on the apples of your cheeks, BUT also try it as contour in the hallows right beneath your cheeks. Available in 12 shades, oil & fragrance free.

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