Ready for Memorial Day?
I can't believe Summer is already here! It seems like this year is really flying by...I'm sure it has something to do with the recent B.A. completion and my impending Grad school start in July! ;) With Memorial Day quickly approaching on May 30th, I'm reminded of fun, friends, family, & cook outs. It's also a fantastic time to start donning the season's fun Summer colors, with the latest hair trends & beauty looks. Want to get the lowdown on what's happening in beauty this Summer? Make sure to check out The Beauty Closet's Top 5 Summer Beauty Obsessions, below- plus....don't miss out on the recommended hair product from Streekers too!
The Beauty Closet's Top 5 Summer Beauty Obsessions Just in Time for Memorial Day:
1. Formula X All Stars CLIX! $16
Get in the patriotic spirit with a quality nail colors set that can also be great to wear all Summer! I love the red, white, blue, & gold glitter top-coat polishes that lock into place with a "smart-quad" feature that puts them into one easy-to-reach collection :) Formula X polishes are also free of Parabens, Sulfates, & Phthalates- with a 3-free formulation too..this means that you aren't putting tons of unhealthy chemicals on your nails ;) This is a Limited Edition collection so I'm not sure how long this will be around, but you can currently snag this at Sephora.com for under $20!
2. Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil $25
Oil lip colors and tints are really popular right now and I'm quite partial to them myself ;) I love the look and feel of these lip oils and the luxe lip treatment oil from Clarins is one of my top picks. It's curated with a 100% plant oil formula, composed of hazelnut & organic jojoba oil. The results are super smooth, plump, & healthy lips- that feel great! The "Red Berry" shade featured above is a perfect color for Summer...AND the upcoming Memorial Day holiday :)
3. Riviera Tie Dye Americana Turban Head Wrap $10
This is a ultra-cute & Patriotic way to get in the Memorial Day spirit and great for keeping your hair back & out of the way all Summer! You can snag this adorable and affordable head wrap at ulta.com; if this adorable wrap isn't quite your style, there are other great options from Riviera at ulta.com as well and they are all very affordable too :)
4. Lipstick Queen Ice Queen Lipstick [glistening icy shimmer flecked in golden star dust] $24
The picture above doesn't do this justice in the one bit- it's a fantastic light, off-white shimmer that's perfect for layering over or underneath other lip colors that will create a variety of pretty, unique looks! This is right on trend with this Summer's lip colors & styles: soft, romantic, light pastel shades...with a hint of shimmer. You can even wear this beautiful shade all on it's own- try with red nails & pastel blue shadow for a fun Memorial Day look ;)
Although this may be #5 on the list, it's not because it's my least fav item out of the bunch ;) Streekers has a great collection of bright and fun shades of temporary hair colors that range from primary shades [red, yellow, & blue] to bright pastels [pink, green, purple, ultra violet, & orange]! What really sets this temp. hair color apart from others, is the unique sponge-tip applicator type that allows for the ultimate: application, coverage, & control!
You can even brush through your hair once the product dries and it won't flake- yet your hair will stay soft and the color remains beautiful & vibrant ;) Because this formulas dries in just a couple of minutes at most, you can easily combine shades and create a "2-3-4 tone effect". Just make sure to wait about 1-2 minutes between ea. color/shade application and section of hair and this ensure that you don't over-apply and you end up with your desired look.
If you do have lighter hair color or blonde hair, this color may take up to 3 washes to fully wash out of your hair. However, I have blonde & red highlights and I didn't notice to be an issue for me. I will say though, that if you have super porous or thick/coarse hair- you may have to wash your hair a couple of times to get all of the color out. You really get instant impact with Streekers- make them a perfect choice for the upcoming Memorial Day...and at this price- you can afford to try out a couple of more fun shades for the summer!