Tag Archives: summer beauty

Anthropologie’s “Meave” dress: summer’s prettiest cutouts

“Meave’ dress at Anthropologie

Photography by Allana Wesley White www.allanawesleywhite.com

Styling by Pamela Sarmiento

Makeup by Yvonne Rivero

Model: Daniela


Summer’s most coveted makeup collection by Charlotte Tilbury with Norman Parkinson


Makeup artist to the stars, and a star herself, Charlotte Tilbury has collaborated with legendary photographer Norman Parkinson in creating this summer’s most coveted collection of makeup. I have a collection of vintage fashion magazines from the 50’s and 60’s filled with iconic images from Norman Parkinson and the compacts and cosmetic pouches with his images are treasures in themselves.  There are two gorgeous collections, “Miss 1975” and “Miss Kensington”,   my personal favorite, which is described as “haughty but naughty girls of the swinging sixties”.  Well, really, who doesn’t want to look like a youthful, fresh, sensual beauty from the era made famous by the likes of Audrey Hepburn?  These particular colors can go from glowing to glamorous by adding more product, depending on the occasion.  I know I will not be able to resist these pretty compacts and long after they are used up, they will have a treasured spot on my vanity.

Model Photography by Allana Wesley White  www.allanawesleywhite.com

Summer’s prettiest hair


Soft, feminine hair is perfect for summer, showing off shoulders and neck, and keeping you cool at the same time.  Colleen Stone, hair and makeup artist for Blush and Beyond created these styles in our recent beauty editorial.  We began with a neat french braid that left our model’s hair with waves when we took it down.  After removing the french braid, she held the waves with just a bit of hair spray to help maintain their shape.  Next she gave our model a faux bob by pinning the hair up and underneath to create the illusion of shorter hair, showing off the model’s heart-shaped face.  Finally, she put the hair in a loose bun, pulling little pieces out to give it a soft, unfussy romantic look.  These looks go from office, to brunch, to evenings out.  Let your girly side free and try some of these looks for yourself.   The best part is, these looks are not meant to be perfect, only perfectly undone.

Photography by Allana Wesley White  www.allanawesleywhite.com

Hair and makeup by Colleen Stone www.blushandbeyond.com

Styling by Pamela Sarmiento www.pamelasarmiento.com

“Are you too Nice?” My photography for Cosmopolitan UK, Summer 2014

Photography by Allana Wesley White   www.allanawesleywhite.com

Cooling beauty treats for hot summer days

Ready for a summer cool down?  Make a splash with these beauty treats to refresh the skin and senses:

Korres Greek Yoghurt Cooling Gel After Sun feels great after days outdoors and leaves your skin cool and fresh.

Origins No Puffery Cooling Mask invigorates your complexion and takes the red out after hot summer days.

Hampton Sun Serious Shimmer Cooling Spray gives a hint of bronze sheen and cools summer skin.

All are available at Sephora

Chic and breezy summer style: new editorial with teen model Tèa Elbaz

Here’s a look at my new juniors summer fashion and beauty editorial with Tèa Elbaz. Strong eyebrows, turquoise eyeliner in a cat-eye swoop, fuchsia matte lips,  stripes, pops of color and vivid florals all make for easy summer style.  Accessorize with bold pieces such as a cute lips purse and a lady-like statement necklace, mixed with florals and stripes, for a style update.  Frame your face with bold eyebrows and pull hair back or up to show them off.Stripes are loud and proud this year so go big.  Crochet crop tops and lace shorts are breezy and cool for summer.  Mix patterns and colors, prints and florals, like with this sporty rash guard and skinny jeans.  Let hair be natural with ponytails and skinny braids, and have fun with colorful makeup with like Tèa’s turquoise eye liner and matte deep pink lips.  Metallic belts amp up the style of simple t-shirt dresses.  Jean shorts and chambray shirts are summer essentials:  dress them up with graphic short-sleeve pullovers, floral sneakers and a chic chain strap bag.  Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean style takes a vacation!

Hair and makeup by Colleen Stone of Blush and Beyond

Josie Maran’s Lip and Cheek Color Set with Argan Oil


Ready to get gorgeous?  It’s high-time for some fresh lip and cheek treats in summer-ready shades.  Josie Maran’s Lip and Cheek Color Stick Set with 100% argan oil comes in four gorgeous hues:  Beautiful, Pink, Coral, and Twinkle.  Purse and travel-friendly, these versatile sticks will be your constant beauty companions for the months ahead.  Perfect for both lips and cheeks, they blend easily, giving you all the benefits of argan oil plus a pretty flush of color at the same time.  Stock up!  These sublime colors will carry you right into indian summer.

Exclusively at Sephora

Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster, and Sunscreen Oil SPF 30 for Skin and Hair


We all know the dangers of tanning by sunlight, but who doesn’t love the look of glowing tanned skin?  Do it the healthy way with Clarins’ new Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster which gives you a made-to-measure tan simply by adding three drops to your daily or nightly moisturizer. You get all the normal benefits of your regular moisturizer plus a beautiful glow without sun damage.

Protect your body and hair with Clarins Sunscreen Oil with SPF 30.  This dry oil water-resistant spray provides broad spectrum sun protection and contains organic oil and extracts to protect the skin and fight free radicals.  Summer is calling!

Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster and Clarins Sunscreen Care Oil SPF 30 at Nordstrom