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Sun Bum Hair Protection: New Holy Grail Hair Product Alert!

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Of course I love a brand that says, "So the next time you’re out in the sun, protect your lazy ass and grow old with us." I could not have said it better myself! We all know I'll go on and on about sun protection, skin cancer and my love of pale skin. But what about what the sun does to your hair?

Prolonged sun exposure can not only cause your hair color to shift--it can also dry out your hair. Dry hair is brittle hair that is prone to breakage and no one wants that. I'm a little bit in love with Sun Bum's 3 In 1 Leave-In Spray. Okay, so much in love that I'm not using my Davines Oi and you know how much I love Oi.

I was a little nervous that it wouldn't absorb into the hair or would make my hair look oily, like most leave-ins that offer UV protection. It didn't. I've applied a lot of it. I coated my hair when I got out of the shower. I sprayed it again on the ends when it was dry (and followed up with a little Shine On Hair Oil Treatment). I spritzed my hair again before bed and again before going out of the day on Day 2. I sprayed it again before going to bed and again on the morning of Day 3. My hair looks shiny and healthy and is the farthest thing from greasy.

Sun Bum's 3 In 1 is filled with good for your hair oils, like coconut oil, quinoa protein, sunflower seed oil, banana pulp, peel and leaf. It's also paraben-free and not tested on animals. There is literally nothing to dislike in this product. And it's 1/2 the price of Oi. I think I've found a new holy grail hair treatment! (Davines has held that spot for about two years! I'm not playing around when I'm talking about hair hydration!)

I also have been using a touch of the Shine On Hair Oil Treatment, which adds major gloss to your tresses. Shine On is definitely a hard working hair oil, as opposed to a treatment. While it does contain many of the same oils as above (plus a few others), it also contains a decent amount of silicones. A little silicone here and there is fine. But be careful overloading your hair with 'cones. You don't want to start the cycle of needing a strong detergent to wash out the gunk you put in. In moderation, this oil is fantastic.

I have a feeling I won't be without Sun Bum on my vanity, no matter what the season.
Grab them for $15-20 each anywhere Sun Bum is sold.

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Summer Smoothing Treatments: Coppola Keratin Concept

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Next up in my Summer Smoothing Treatments series is Peter Coppola Beauty's Keratin Concept. You may have heard a little bit in the past about a treatment with a similar name that included formaldehyde. This is a different product and a different company.

So what makes this smoothing treatment different? It's not meant to straighten hair. It's meant to smooth the hair, without any formaldehyde, aldehyde or glycol. In addition, none of the ingredients will turn into formaldehyde when heated (that ingredient is called aldehyde and it's NOT present in this formulation). This means it's safe to use for the stylist as well as the client. You don't want your stylist to get sick, do you? Of course not!

This product is fantastic for a few reasons:

1. No chemical smell. The formula smells like baby powder. It actually smells nice!
2. You rinse the formula out of the hair prior to drying and flat ironing. That means zero fumes.
3. It lasts twelve weeks or longer, depending on how you care for your hair.
4. Hair is smooth, frizz-free and refined.
5. Blow drying is made so much easier!
6. It combines a low acid perm and keratin together to create a smooth, long lasting look!

Many smoothing treatments allegedly "heal the hair" with keratin. This treatment doesn't pretend to heal the hair. It uses a really low damage perming solution combined with keratin to smooth the cuticle. The stylist applies the formula, you process for 20-50 minutes and then hair is blown dry and flat ironed. I can't stress enough how there are NO fumes with this product. That's a big deal, beauties!

I did a strand test using this product and the end result of the strand is gorgeous. It's silky smooth and totally frizz-free. My hair is very, very stressed and fragile, so I'm reluctant to do a full head treatment. However, if your hair isn't overly bleached out and damaged (like mine!), this would be a completely safe, easy way to get frizz-free hair for the summer!

Visit to find a stylist in your area to perform this treatment. If you try it, tell me all about it!

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Makeup Wars: Best Products to Get That Summer Glow

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I'm perfectly happy to be Downton Abbey pale. I like it that way. But sometimes, a little glow just makes me happy! Here are the five products you need to get the perfect glow, be it bronze or ethereal.

Beautisol is the only self tanner I'll use. It barely smells, it never looks orange and it never gets scaly. It's hands down the best self-tanner on the market.

It Cosmetics CC + Bronzer with 50 SPF is an LE powerhouse! Not only do you get the good for your skin ingredients, the radiant glow and the sun protection, but you'll also get the look of a bronze goddess. The more your rub this in, the lighter the shade gets. It's easy to use, fades nicely and looks like you've just returned from the Caribbean!

Too Faced Pink Leopard Bronzer is my favorite powder bronzer. It's the perfect combo of sheen, color and bronze. It's not too dark for my fair skin, is really blendable and gives me the perfect glow.

For a sheer glow, I love Colour Pop's Smoke and Whistle's Highlighter. It's a taupe-y sheer shine that lasts.

For a slightly more golden glow, you can't do better than Mary Lou Manizer from The Balm. It's everyone's holy grail shimmering powder.

If you want to add a touch of serious shimmer to your foundation, add a drop of Becca's Moonstone or Pearl Shimmering Skin Perfector. It adds wattage to your glow unlike anything else!

Need more inspiration? Click the Makeup Wars tiles below!

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Lipstick League: Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Question of the Week: Which eyeshadow primer are you reaching for most often these days? I've been reaching for Bravon Beauty's Magnetic Eye Primer, which seems to work really, really well! (Even with Colour Pop's shadows!)

  Clumps of Mascara - is already feeling the summer heat here in Florida but what will Zoya’s Paradise Sun collection pair well with the heat?

  EauMG - Fashion and fragrance! Victoria pairs perfumes with seven women’s Spring/Summer 2015 fashion trends.

  Gouldylox Reviews - Looking to smooth your hair for summer? Me too! Check out the first post in my summer series about hair smoothing treatments. This one costs $50, takes 30 minutes and lasts for about a month.

  Love for Lacquer - California Girl at heart? Then you will LOVE the new So SoCal collection from Polished By KPT!

  My Beauty Bunny - Ready to get cheeky this spring? We've got the scoop on cruelty-free drugstore fave Jordana and their Color Tint Blush Sticks.

  My Newest Addiction - Laura just started a new skincare regime and supposedly it gives the same results as botox: Cellumis Age Defying Skincare!

  Nouveau Cheap - Attention CVS shoppers! The Semi-Annual Beauty Clearance Sale is back for another round. Here's a list of the deals that have been spotted so far (and a guide for newbies).

  Prime Beauty - wants to introduce you to the newest subscription box from Wantable, The Style Edit box is full of items chosen just for you by a stylist. See what goodies we got in our first box!

  Phyrra - Thinking you don't need another neutral palette? You need to see the Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette! This mattes palette has neutral, cool and warm tones to help you complete any look!

  Vampy Varnish - There is yet another gorgeous LORAC Alter Ego Eye Shadow Palette out for summer 2015 that might be worth checking out!

  we heart this - Stef started her very first skincare "routine" ever from Paula's Choice. See what she thought and how it worked on her wrinkles and acne (isn't she lucky to have BOTH?)

  Beautygeeks - Being told you look tired is as excellent as being asked when the baby is due when you aren’t expecting. At least there’s a fatigue-fighting makeup trick to brighten eyes fast. Makeup pro Carly Wolk shows us how.

  (Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)
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Makeup That Made Me Say Meh: Spring 2015

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I haven't done one of these posts in forever! I try so much makeup and report back on what I love that I don't always get to tell you what didn't work for me. There's only so much time in the day and I'd rather share what you SHOULD try instead of telling you what not to try. I'm a glass half-full girl! (Or at least I try to be.)

Here is what was a total flop for me this spring.

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