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An Easy Spring Look

top knot hair Julianne Hough spring look makeup I love me some spring! The flowers, the casual ease with which everyone dresses and the return of color. The above image is a perfect example of what I mean. I dewy complexion can easily be attained by an spf 30 moisturizer paired with a luminating primer. Layer with BB cream, the tinniest bit of rouge, and a few coats of lengtheing mascara. Line the upper lids with your favorite eyeliner pen, and finally color your lips with a fun coral color and voila! Run your fingers through your hair and pull up to the top. Twist and secure with an ouchless rubberband paying no mind to flyaways. It's an easy-to-duplicate look with 5 minutes worth of work. That's my favorite kind of get-up-and-go look. Check out the links below to recreate this look on your own.

Eucerin Moisturizing Face Lotion Sunscreen SPF 30

e.l.f. Cosmetics Mineral Face Primer, Radiant Glow

stilaStay All Day® 10-In-One HD Illuminating Beauty Balm With Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Inspired by Carmindy Sheerest Cream Blush

Volum'Express The Rocket Mascara

Limitless Liquid Liner Pen

Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm

Goody Ouchless Elastics

Au naturale: 5 ways to use coconut oil

extra virgin coconut oil diy natural beauty routine trend

Is it just me, or is everyone obsessed with treating their body like a temple? There's absolutely nothing wrong with that. As a matter of fact, as I'm sure you all know, Christ calls us to do so and tells us that our body is a temple for the Holy Spirit. Now keeping that in mind, I can't fault my husband for deciding he doesn't want to wear deodorant anymore because, "It has a bunch of chemicals that I'm putting on my skin which permeate it and get into my body and act as toxins..."

*sighs and reminds self that my husband is a gift from God*

Anywho, I can't be kickin' it till I die with a man who doesn't wear deodorant, so I went searching for natural forms that actually work and found one that uses coconut oil. As a matter of fact I found quite a few great uses for coconut oil and thought I would share. Put this multi-purpose oil to good use!

Natural Deodorant

Mix equal parts coconut oil with baking soda (to help eliminate odor), add 2/3 part arrowroot, then finish with a few drops of your favorite essential oils for desired fragrance. Apply to your underarms as needed.

Eye Makeup Remover

To rid of stubborn mascara, rub a bit of coconut oil over closed lids and gently wipe clean with a cotton round.

Body Scrub

Use coconut oil as the base of a sweet-smelling (and invigorating) body scrub.

Shaving Cream

Simply swap out your standard shaving cream for a helping of oil instead—it does the trick just as well as (if not better than) the former.

Makeup Brush Cleaner

Heat up the oil in the microwave, then dip your brushes into the warm liquid. Dab them on a washcloth or paper towel to clean off the product residue, then rinse with water.

Pucker up to spf 15 lip balm

Summer Pink Lips and sunglasses

Summer is here and your beach tote is packed full of goodies to keep you entertained while you bask in sun. COVERINGS magazine? Check! Bottled water? Check! Big floppy hat? Check! But don't get to comfortable. Sure you've remember to slather yourself in sunscreen, but if you're anything like me there is one crucial bodypart you ALWAYS miss. Your lips. I have literally sunburned my lips not once, not twice, but at least three times in my life. Lying out trying to get my legs to catch up with the rest of my already sunkissed body and a few hours later my lips are bright pink and in agony. Don't be like me. Make sure you show your lips some spf love with fun summer flavors like Lemon Drop from eos.

eos lemon drop spf 15 lip balmWhat it is:

eos lip balm in SPF 15 Lemon Drop is packed with antioxidant-rich vitamin E and natural conditioning oils to keep your lips moist and soft while protecting them from the sun.

Why we love it:

It offers braod specturm UVA/UVB protection, is 80 minute water resistant, is free from petroluem and parabens and moisturizes lips with shea butter and vitamin e.

Fight summer frizz

HONEYCOMBER UNIT fingercomber wig

Let me start by saying, I love a little frizz. It makes my natural hair Diana Ross huge, i.e. the picture above. But I on those days when I just want my hair to cooperate and not be all over my head I go crying to my stylist who whips me up batches of miracle hair product that makes my hair shiny, hydrayed and frizz free (I LOVE you Kalee), or if I'm in a pinch I run to my nearest upscale beauty supply store and snatch up any of these frizz fighters.

 living proof no frizz humidity shield

Living Proof No Frizz Humidity Shield

 

What it is:
An instant hair solution that weightlessly provides six times more humidity protection to prevent frizz on any style.

What it is formulated to do:
Living Proof’s scientists developed a weightless solution for dry hair that provides six times more humidity protection. Powered by a patented frizz-fighting molecule, OFPMA, it prevents frizz and flyaways. Plus there’s no build up—so it won’t deflate your style.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

 

 

living proof no frizz nourishing styling creamLiving Proof No Frizz Nourishing Cream

What it is:

A styling cream that smooths, conditions, and eliminates frizz by blocking humidity without weighing hair down.

What it does:
Living Proof No Frizz Nourishing Styling Cream is the first new anti-frizz technology in over 30 years that doesn’t rely on silicones or oils. Instead, No Frizz derives performance from Living Proof’s “miracle molecule,” PolyfluoroEster, to create a weightless shield on hair that blocks humidity absorption, smooths the cuticle, and repels dirt. The PolyfluoroEster shield is established over the first five uses of the No Frizz regimen, so it becomes stronger, the longer you use it—and can be maintained with consistent use of No Frizz products.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

 

What it is:

Moroccanoil Frizz Control is a must for all hair prone to frizz. It smoothes and calms in any weather with long-lasting hold.

What it does:

Wind, humidity, and extreme heat or cold won't faze this frizz fighter. The weather-resistant formula keeps all hair types super smooth.

 

 

 

 

mason pearson boar bristle brush best hair brushMason Pearson Brush

What it is:

A collection of high-quality hair brushes, these brushes are designed to stimulate the scalp and deliver just the right amount of grip without snagging the hair.

Why we love them:

The pros are obsessed with them. In fact, it's a rare hairstylist who doesn't rave about his beloved Mason Pearson. Why? The brush's head is oval; the acrylic handle is comfortable in the hand; the nylon and boar bristles, which are nestled in a rubber pad, feel soft against the scalp—and remove tangles without tearing hair. The brushes are gentle on the hair, great for anything from blowouts to finishing an updo, and though they are pricey, they last virtually forever.

Bobbi Brown's Mother's Day Must Haves

bobbi brown makeup artist mothers day

So you guys know we love us some Bobbi Brown over here. Go into the makeup bag of any of the COVERINGS staff and you'll find a myriad of Bobbi Brown products. That being said, we had to share what is on Ms. Brown's list on what to gift your mother...besides more Boobi Brown makeup ;)

Click the link for her 9 must-haves. 

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