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Kiss Tired Eyes Goodbye with These 4 Must-Have Products

Getting eight hours of beauty sleep is essential to maintaining a youthful and bright appearance; however, as we all know, that isn’t always possible. Between balancing busy schedules, work and home life, some of us are lucky to get a solid six hours of sleep. If you’re a mama bear to little ones, those hours are most likely even shorter. Catching those precious zzzz’s sometimes feels like a game you just can’t win. Losing sleep not only leads to non-stop yawning, but it also shows up right under your eyes. The appearance of dark circles and puffy eyes isn’t flattering on anyone and can make you look older than you are.

Lucky for us, there are so many wonderful beauty products out there that can help you appear well-rested and refreshed, even when you find yourself running on low batteries. While concealer can work wonders, it isn’t always the best option. If used incorrectly (like applying globs and globs of it), it can have the opposite effect, making your under-eye area appear crepey and more tired. Using a concealer isn’t your only option, either. If you truly want to make your eyes look refreshed, you’re going to want to use a few products to get the job done.

Get the Victoria's Secret Angel Look with Beachwaver & Sarah Potempa!

This year, Beachwaver was the official hair sponsor of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show and we teamed up with creator Sarah Potempa to bring you a how-to tutorial on achieving the perfect, VS Angel Look! From Giselle to Gigi Hadid, the iconic look of soft waves, highlighted, bronzed skin and sexy, natural lips has always dominated the VS runway. Consistently effortless and youthful-looking, this is one look you'll want to keep in your beauty catalog. 

What you'll need:

The Beachwaver s1

bareMinerals Glow Together Powder Trio

Artist Couture "Conceited" Glow Powder

Stila Eye Shadow Trio: Gold Glow

Jane Iredale Iced Mocha Gloss

Check out Sarah's quick and simple tutorial below!

 

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Get Your Hands on these Wonderful Winter Must-Haves!

December has arrived beauties! Winter is just around the corner now  and I’m rounding up some of my favorite beauty must-haves to get you through this chilly season. Every year, new products are launched and it can be quite tough choosing any favorites at all. However, there are just some beauty products that are consistently great and deserve the recognition. So cozy up and check them out!

Archipelago Milk Bubble Bath: December can be a pretty chaotic month and you’re going to need a way to soothe away the stress of the holidays.  Archipelago’s Milk Bubble Bath is the perfect remedy for those cold winter nights where you just need to relax.  This customer-favorite contains dried milk solids and natural proteins that also relieve dry, winter skin. Bubbles, anyone?

Bumble & bumble Surf Spray: I know what you’re thinking—who needs a beach spray in December? The answer? Everyone! It might not be a great time to hit the beach, but that doesn’t mean tousled beach texture is out of style. Don’t let your hair fall flat this winter and give it some body with Bumble & bumble! A blend of kukui seed, mango seed and coconut oils give your hair movement while keeping it conditioned.

The Classic Beauty Look That Will Never Go Out of Style

Some beauty trends come and go with the changing seasons, while others become permanent fixtures in our everyday beauty catalogs. These timeless trends always come in handy when you want to look your absolute best but don’t feel like getting adventurous. As we head into the holiday season, your calendar is going to quickly fill up with holiday parties and possibly, work events. Before you pull out that red lipstick that’s been sitting in your bag since last December, consider one of our favorite classic looks for the holiday season: Sleek hair, smoky eyes and nude lips. This look will not only make you look polished, but it will spare you the discomfort of wearing that dreaded red lipstick you don’t even love.  

Nude Makeup Is The Hottest Red Carpet Trend Right Now

The MTV Video Music Awards were this past Sunday and it's official---Nudes are IN! (Nude makeup, that is!) This Sunday, the Red Carpet was flooded with bold outfit choices and sultry, nude makeup that focused on the eyes and lips. Where daring choices are normally applauded at the VMAs, this week proved that nude makeup can make a smoldering statement when it comes to beauty. We narrowed down our favorite looks from the 2016 VMAs and picked our favorite beauty products to recreate the gorgeousness from home. 

We loved everything about Hailey Baldwin's look at the VMAs. Her smokey bronzed eye and textured messy lob paired perfectly with her see-through jumpsuit. To create her tousled tresses, we love Matrix's Mess Maker from their Style Link Series. This lightweight sea salt spray gives the right amount of hold and texture without making the hair look dirty or matted. To copy her bronzed smokey eye, our go to product is Smashbox's versatile eyeshadow trio in Screenshot. Complete her look with the new Gen Nude Lipstick from bareMinerals in XOX. This dusty rose shade will give you a medium wash of color, while leaving your lips moisturized and ready to conquer the day.

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Glow Like a Goddess With Our Summer Favorites

Getting a beautiful bronzed glow for the summer doesn’t mean you have to compromise your skin and spend hours under the sun. As a matter of fact, you don’t need to spend any time under the sun at all! If you’re looking to bronze up this summer without a burn, then you’ll need some of our favorite products to get that golden goddess look.

The first step to getting a bronzed look is creating a smooth base. We used Smashbox’s Studio Skin Foundation to create our summer makeup look. This buildable foundation not only covers imperfections, but also hydrates the skin for a natural-looking, demi-matte finish.  To conceal the under eye area and other problem areas, we chose bareMinerals’ bareSkin concealer for its silky smooth finish. High-definition mineral optics in the formula work to smooth out imperfections and create a brightened, luminous appearance. Achieving the ultimate golden glow requires some contouring to enhance the facial features and warm up the face naturally. For our look, we used Smashbox’s Contour Kit in Deep. To highlight, we went the warmer route and chose Laura Geller’s Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in Gilded Honey. This sheer powder is caramel honey colored and infuses the skin with that warm, summer-like glow.

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Get Ready for Summer With Our June Beauty Picks

Summer is just around the corner, which means it’s time for more fun in the sun! This also means we’re all going to be a little more vulnerable to the sun’s damaging UV rays. While protecting yourself against UV rays should be a year-round habit, you should be extra diligent during summer when you’re spending more time outdoors. Before you go on that summer weekend getaway or vacation, make sure you pack our June Beauty picks along for the ride!

With more visits to the beach and pool, the moisture and vibrancy in our hair can quickly become compromised. Chlorine and saltwater can dry our ends and make our hair look dull and lifeless. One way to keep your hair looking gorgeous all summer long is using a moisturizing leave-in conditioner. This June, we love Rene Furterer’s Okara Radiance Enhancing Spray to protect your hair.  This two-phase leave in conditioner is formulated with Rene’s Okara Extract which helps to repair hair at a deeper level. A hamamelis extract works to keep the bond between the hair’s keratin and color to maintain vibrancy while a double UV filter and antioxidant Vitamin E gives your hair the much-needed protection it needs against UV rays and damaging free radicals. A lightweight spray, hair is gently detangled and prepped for thermal styling. The lightweight feel of this spray also makes it ideal for your entire family. The fresh scent of grapefruit, peach, raspberry and rose instantly awaken your senses and invigorate your spirit. 

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4 Must-Have Products For The Girl Who Doesn't Like Wearing Makeup

These days, it seems like everyone’s getting into the hottest makeup trends, experimenting with cut creases and facial contouring learned from Instagram and YouTube. For someone who doesn’t really like makeup, those terms can be foreign and that’s okay. If you’re someone who would rather ditch makeup but still want to look done up and professional for work, then here are some minimal makeup must-haves.

If you immediately recoil at the thought of wearing a foundation for the fear of that “masked” feeling, then by all means, skip the foundation! Tinted moisturizers disappear right into your skin, while offering some amazing skincare benefits. jane iredale’s Dream Tint has been one of their customer favorites for years and comes as no surprise. Lightweight minerals give a sheer to medium coverage while Algae Extract hydrates your skin and shields it against moisture loss. Titanium Dioxide offers sunscreen protection while calming and smoothing the skin, as well. Your skin will look radiant without the heaviness of a full coverage foundation. Set your tinted moisturizer with a lightweight finishing powder and lightly tap on your t-zone area.

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Our Coachella Beauty Picks for 2016

Coachella begins this weekend and we're bringing you some of our favorite must-have beauty essentials to get you through those long, warm festival days. Before you head out to the desert, stop by your local Planet Beauty and pick up some of these awesome products so you can stay gorgeous all weekend long and keep your festival groove strong. 

1. bareMinerals Complexion Rescue:  Who doesn't love to show a little skin at Coachella? Perfect your no-makeup game with this best-selling gel cream from bareMinerals. Since it launched, it's become a customer favorite for on-the-go beauty that seems flawless. The best of a BB, CC and tinted moisturizer, you'll love how your skin looks and feels. An added bonus? You'll also protect your skin with a 30 SPF.

2. Wella Eimi Ocean Spritz: Create that perfectly messy braid or go for those Bohemian beach waves with this texturizing mineral sea salt spray. Not only does it smell fantastic, but it also protects hair from dehydration and UV damage (a bonus when you're outdoors all day). Simply spray into dry or damp hair and either scrunch or shake through to create the right amount of texture. 

3. philosophy pure grace shimmering body oil: This limited edition shimmering dry body oil is everything you've dreamed of from the pure grace line. Almond and Grape Seed oils moisturize your skin and offer antioxidant protection. Mica gives your skin a lovely hint of shimmer that will make it glow for hours at a time.

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Get Glowing With Bare Minerals This Spring

This spring, bareMinerals is inviting you to get your glow on with it's beautiful limited-edition collection, Lovescape. The ideal collection for achieving that natural, spring glow, this set doesn't hold back with it's warm, passionate shades. Flattering on every skin tone, this is one collection you'll be using all spring and summer.

Peach is really popular this time of the year because it gives a natural, flushed look that is both youthful and vibrant. The bareMinerals Ready Color Boost in The Stolen Heart is one blush you're not going to want to pass up for spring. Get a boost of radiance with this warm, multi-dimensional blush shade. bareMinerals' proprietary SeaNutritive Mineral Complex nourishes skin with each application, leaving your skin soft and smooth. Wearing blush as eyeshadow is a hot trend this spring and The Stolen Heart is perfect to wear on the eyes. 

To make your eyes stand out with an alluring glow, the Ready Eyeshadow 4.0 in The Instant Attraction is a must-have shadow quad for spring. An opal peach, glistening desert, radiant rose and shimmering espresso give you plenty of options for day to night looks. These pigment-rich shadows seamlessly blend together for gorgeous 12 hour wear. Made with SeaNutritive Complex, this eyeshadow quad also addresses the signs of aging by nourishing the skin to prevent fine lines, wrinkles and puffiness for youthful-looking eyes. To get the most color from these shadows, make sure sure you wear primer first and gently tap the shadow onto your lids. 

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