Wednesday, August 24, 2016

How To Prolong Your Summer Tan

Summer is coming to an end, and for the most part vacations are over for the season. If you're like me you're maybe not quite ready to trade in your tan for jeans and boots and winter pallor. If you're like me you want to get every last day out of that tan.
So you need a game plan, and I've got one for you.

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6 Steps To Prolong Your Summer Tan



1. Cool Showers

Hot water dehydrates your skin and speeds up peeling and flaking.
Turn the temperature down and avoid high lather soaps and shower gels which just strip the extra moisture out of your skin, instead choose something super gentle.

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Ren's beautiful Moroccan Rose Otto Body Wash is super hydrating, skin calming and frankly, pampering. It has won the InStyle Magazine Best Body Wash 9 years in a row! You can find it online at Space NK

2. Exfoliate

It sounds counter-intuitive, right??? But part of the key to keeping the tan nice and glowy is to keep it smooth. Gently exfoliating your skin every couple of weeks gets rid of the dead skin cells that are dulling up your tan and helps you to keep whats left looking gorgeous.


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Tata Harper Smoothing Scrub micro polishes your skin and has all kind of glorious ingredients that give it a boost of hydration and make you feel luxurious. You can find it online at Space NK


3. Moisturize.

Moisturize. Moisturize. Moisturize. To keep that tan alive you need to upgrade to a serious body balm or body oil. I've been obsessing over these fabulous body products from Reves De Sabine all summer long. The Bath and Body oils are glorious, 

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and the Dream Body Balm is a serious body balm. If this doesn't save your tan nothing will. 

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Both are available online at Reves De Sabine


4. Drink Water

The key to keeping hydrated is to keep drinking water.
Every cell in your body needs it, every organ needs it, and your skin is the biggest organ on your body, so feed your tan with plenty of extra H2O

5. Fake It

As the color does begin to fade give it a little boost with some self tanner. 

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St Tropez self tanning products give beautiful, believable color. They've been best sellers for years, and never let you down.
You can find them online at Nordstrom


6. Wear White

A great trick to keep looking tanned is to wear white next to your face. When its time to throw on jeans again, pair them with a crisp white shirt, some bronzer and a pink glossy lip. It will make you feel good too!

Monday, August 22, 2016

The Best Of Ted Talks ~ Sheryl Sandberg

I'm a huge Ted Talks fan.

I'm also a huge Sheryl Sandberg fan. I've done her makeup before, and found her brilliant and engaging and inspiring. 
Incredibly inspiring. 
Her Ted Talk is also brilliant and engaging and inspiring.

I hope you will watch this. And share it with your friends and your daughters. And tell them to sit at the table, raise their hands and don't leave before you leave.





The Victoria Beckham First Ever Makeup Tutorial - The London Look

I love her.

Victoria Beckham's has paired up with (my least favorite makeup brand, but whatever) makeup monolith Estée Lauder for a limited edition collaboration.
Maybe this is a precursor to a Victoria Beckham makeup line? If she does one it would be fabulous - all glory skin, subtly smoky eyes.

Anyway, with her Estée Lauder gig debuting in September VB has made a makeup tutorial video showing her "London Look".

Did I mention that I love her??

Check it out below:



Friday, August 19, 2016

Happy Birthday Coco Chanel! 10 Fantastic Quotes From The Icon Herself

Happy birthday to one of the most important fashion designers of all time. 
Happy birthday to one of the most influential women ever. 
Happy birthday to an icon who's essence remains timeless, who's name and legacy will endure long after I'm gone.

Happy Birthday Coco Chanel! Born August 19th 1883, I wonder if she knew she would make such an impact on the world of fashion?
Did she know we would still be talking about her today?


To celebrate Coco here are 10 of her most famous quotes:



In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.



The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.



Success is most often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.



Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity.



Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.



Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.



How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.



Don't spend time beating on a wall hoping to transform it into a door.



I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite which I would like.



A woman who doesn't wear perfume has no future.

Several years ago in Los Angeles I was on a shoot with a billionaire client who told me he could always tell if I had been in the room because I would leave behind just a hint of Chanel No. 5, in his mind the most feminine, elegant and timeless fragrance.



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I think about that every time I smell No. 5
Maybe it's time to start wearing Chanel No. 5 again, because honestly I could use a little elegance in my life...


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Your Perfect Travel Skin Care Products Just Went On Sale!

I'm getting ready to head out in a few weeks on what (I think!) is the final Glam Italia Tour for 2016. 
That means restocking and repacking all my travel products.

If you read my post on 3 Reasons To Avoid London Heathrow Airport you will know that as well as risking contracting phlegm and saliva spread viruses (seriously - read the post. I am still grossed out by it!), there is the whole confiscation of beauty products issue, as in they confiscated mine.
I had a 12 hour overnight layover at Heathrow, and my suitcase was checked through from Rome to Los Angeles, so while I stayed at the Yotel at Heathrow, which was totally fantastic, I had to have everything I needed for an overnight in my carry on luggage. 



This was no big deal as I travel round and round the world with the exact same travel sized beauty products in the exact same see through travel beauty bags in my carry on luggage, and have done for years. If you've been reading this blog for a while then you already know that!

Disclaimer: Tatcha does not sponsor this blog, but I do have affiliate marketing with them. I have been using Tatcha skin care and traveling with their products for years, as evidenced on all my social media and in many posts on this blog


But Heathrow has different rules from every other country I have flown out of in the last 10+ years. At their version of TSA they hand out sandwich sized ziplock bags, and what ever liquids and creams (including concealer, lipstick, eye shadow paint pots, mascara, toothpaste) don't fit into the sandwich bag get confiscated.
Amongst other things they confiscated my much loved Tatcha skin care products. It was super annoying.

But, I just went on Tatcha.com to order new travel sized skin care products and found they are on sale!!
For years now I have been buying Tatcha's trial size discovery kits to travel with. They meet the travel size requirements, and are an affordable way to try out various Tatcha products.

When you travel your skin gets stressed. Flying dehydrates and stresses your skin. Being in a different climate, cleansing your skin with different water, just being away from home and all the things your skin is used to stresses your skin. So your skin needs extra special love and attention with extra special products when you travel. For years now I have traveled with Tatcha skin care products. (If you've been reading this blog for a while you will already know this!)
I always travel with Tatcha's Luminous Dewy Skin Mist



I spritz my skin with it during long flights, use it to soothe skin that has had too much sun, wind, feels dehydrated or just needs extra loving. It is one of my all time favorite skin care products.

Shop Now for the Dewy Skin Face Mist at Tatcha!

Another must have travel skin care product is Tatcha's Camellia Beauty Oil. 



This is a dry finish oil that seals moisture into your skin and leaves your skin ready for makeup. The gold flecks in the product give your skin a soft glow while the camellia oil soothes.
This one is the perfect travel companion because it doubles up as a body oil that doesn't get on your clothes, and is a hair oil. Three products in one!

While I was online re-ordering these products I saw that Tatcha has their Ritual Discovery Kit (a.k.a. my standard travel skin care kit!!) on sale!



This is the perfect set to try out Tatcha products - you won't even believe the difference in your skin. It is also the perfect skin care travel set. 
You get their cleansing oil to dissolve makeup and clean away the day without stripping your skin, the enzyme powder which gently exfoliates your skin keeping it polished, smooth and luminous, the nourishing brightening serum - one of the greatest serums ever made. Your skin will love you for it! And their anti-aging moisturizer, tailored to your skin type.

This kit is normally $99 - do you see why I was so upset that Heathrow airport took mine?? But right now it is on sale for $59.
This is an absolutely smoking deal! I'm ordering an extra couple of kits while the price is down.

Shop Now for the Ritual Discovery Kit at Tatcha!

If you have already tried Tatcha products you need to know about this other special on their website at the moment. The Toumei Duo, which is a full size Polished Enzyme Powder ($65) and a full size Radiant Deep Brightening Serum ($185) on sale for $195


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Limited Edition Toumei Brightening Duo only $195 at Tatcha.com! (Value of $250) Includes Brightening Serum and Enzyme Powder based on skin type. (Valid until September 29th)

Another bonus right now is free shipping anywhere in the USA.
Win, win, win! The deals are only available for a short time, so you do need to take advantage of them now.
Make sure you either leave me a comment or tag me on your social media (@Corinnamakeup) to let me know how much you are loving these products!

Get FREE shipping on all U.S. orders at Tatcha!



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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

How To Style A Black Sneaker

One invaluable item to travel with is a great sneaker.

Great as in it has to be comfortable enough to walk the length and breadth of a new city in, but sleek enough that it still looks chic.

Great as in it has to go with multiple outfits, look fashionable, not make your foot look giant, and not look like a running shoe.

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Black Superga sneakers

All the cool Italian and French girls wear Italian made Superga sneakers, in black, white and various fun colors. They make them look so fabulous!

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Jennifer Aniston in Superga

Stateside celebs including Gwen Stefani and Jennifer Aniston, and Karlie Kloss swear by them too.

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Karlie Kloss in Superga

Alessandra Ambrosio in Superga

I bought my first pair of Superga a few years ago in Sicily. They are hot pink with white. I've since bought grey Superga as well as a white pair and a black pair. I wear them on set when I have long shoots, I wear them around town, and I wear them when I travel.

Although I bought my first pair when I was away, I've bought my subsequent pairs online at Nordstrom.com

Here is a little video about how cool Superga shoes are:

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I wear my pink, grey and white superga all the time, but haven't been wearing the black pair so often largely because I have a harder time styling them.
I saw the following article on How To Style A Black Sneaker on PopSugar.com and now am pulling my black Superga sneaks out of the closet and putting them back into rotation.

You need a really cool black sneaker - you need a pair of Superga!

Here is the PopSugar story:

You swore to yourself you'd wear them, but a few months later, your black sneakers are still sitting in your closet, waiting for you to break 'em out and rock them with the perfect look. The only problem? You have no idea what said look is, and you've come to realize that these shoes are trickier to style than you thought.
No worries. As always, bloggers are here to save the day — or, at the very least, your outfit. Scroll through to gather some inspiration, then shop the pairs they love to wear.
1. Striped shirt, denim cutoffs, wide brimmed hat
Follow Sincerely Jules
2. With a light long sleeved top, loose pants and a wide brim hat
Follow by_annna

3. With a white dress and a leather jacket
Follow black_palms
4. With a graphic tee, boyfriend jeans and a fedora
Follow mija_mija

5. With a duster, black jeans, white shirt

Follow joandkemp
6. Chambray shirt and jeans
Follow  Vivaluxury

7. Black tee, black jeans, knotted jacket

Follow Glenzyfeliz
There are 18 more black sneaker blogger Instagrams in the original Pop Sugar story. Check them out here

Monday, August 15, 2016

How To Get Charlotte Tilbury's Perfect Lip




We are now in the back end of summer, a summer full of beach trips and sunshine, pool parties and outdoor fun, so now after months of hot sunny days,how are your lips doing?

Are they feeling at all dried out or less than luscious?

I've just been on CharlotteTilbury.com ordering some of her new Hot Lips lipsticks, and got all excited about her lip treatment products. Which in turn got me thinking about the Charlotte Tilbury perfect lip.
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Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in So Marilyn


Have you blown up pictures of her red carpet clients and looked at their amazingly gorgeous pouts? (I routinely blow up and analyse everything Charlotte does. As a makeup artist I think of it as research...)
Anyway, Charlotte has a method to create that perfect lip.


How To Create Charlotte Tilbury's Perfect Lip

Step One: before you start your makeup you need to pre-treat your lip so that lipstick will sit and hold properly. The first step is to exfoliate the lip and get rid of any dry, flaky bits. 

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Charlotte Tilbury Lip Love

Charlotte starts by using her Lip Love, a super gentle and ultra nourishing lip exfoliant.

Step Two is to apply a super healing, hydrating, nourishing lip balm and let it soak into your lips while you do the rest of your makeup.
Charlotte Tilbury has an amazing lip balm called Lip Magic that is made with propolis, a natural elixir that comes from honeybees and is known to boost the immune system.

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Charlotte Tilbury Lip Magic

Charlotte's Lip Magic also works with your lipstick to give an even application and sustained color. It's the bomb!

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Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips in Electric Poppy


 Step Three: Line your lips. Lip liner not only keeps your lipstick from traveling into the little lines around your mouth, but also allows your to reshape your lips. You can even them out where they aren't balanced, accent your cupid's bow - you can make your lips perfect with a really good lip liner. 
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Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Iconic Nude

I reshape lips with a nude liner, one of my all time favorites is Charlotte Tilbury's Lip Cheat in Iconic Nude lip liner.

Step Four: The lipstick. Charlotte's lipsticks are amazing. 
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Matte Revolution Red Carpet Red


I've written about her Matte Revolution Red Carpet Red many times. It's one of my favorite reds, and I would go as far as saying it's an iconic red lipstick.

In the new Hot Lips collection there is a shade called Kim K.W. which is a pinky tribute to Kim Kardashian West's signature nude lip. 
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Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips in Kim K.W.

Even though the collection was just recently released the shade is already a best seller.
I also love Charlotte's K.I.S.S.I.N.G collection of super hydrating lipsticks. One of the greatest colors is a soft pinky nude called Bitch Perfect. It really is the perfect shade for everyone.
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Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipstick in Bitch Perfect



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