Category Archives: Beauty

THE BEAUTY BUZZ: HydraFacials

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A HydraFacial is basically a super intense facial that involves the following four things:

  1. Exfoliation
  2. Chemical Peel
  3. Extractions
  4. Special Hydration Serum 

I know you may think this is the same routine you receive when you go to your esthetician, but I can assure you that this is not your average facial. The technology and serums used in HydraFacials have actually been patented to ensure your skin is clear of the following three things:

  1. Hyper-pigmentation
  2. Breakouts
  3. Wrinkles

I have never seen such immediate results in my skin before! My face was softer, free from blemishes and was literally glowing all month long! After I received compliments that I looked younger, that was the point of no return and I have made an effort to get one HydraFacial a month to ensure my skin stays beautiful and, most importantly, healthy!

In addition, please follow these three beauty tips before your facial:

  1. Do NOT plan something important within 24 hours after your facial. Your skin may be red that day or the day after and you do NOT want to put any make-up on or it will clog your pores.
  2. Reduce sugar intake and increase water intake the week before and the week after your facial. This will maximize your skins receptivity to the treatment.
  3. If you need to do any hair removal processes this must be done at least one week prior. If you do it too closely to the facial, your skin could peel and become unsightly.

Xo,

Bombette

 

THE 3 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW TO PROTECT YOUR HAIR THIS SUMMER

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The most amazing thing about being a woman is that we can bounce back from almost anything, and so can our hair! Summer activities like going to the beach and swimming in a chlorine-filled pool can cause our hair to dry out and become brittle so it’s important to pay a little extra attention to your hair to ensure those locks are  gorgeous all summer long!

  1. Never brush your hair when its wet. When our hair is wet, the follicles are weakened and are more prone to breaking.
  2. Never apply heat to your hair when wet. When heat is applied to wet hair, it completely withdraws the moisture from your hair. Instead, wait for your hair to dry or use the cool setting on the hair dryer and then use the hot setting. 
  3. Always apply a heat protective spray. This adds moisture to your hair, preventing the natural moisture from evaporating and enabling your hair to keep its natural shine. These are our absolute favorites below: 

 

Lastly, the ultimate healthy hair tip is to use a hair balm in the shower!

When you blow dry, flat iron or chemically treat your hair, you end up with wick, rough hair with split ends. Heat completely ruins the body of your hair and you won’t get that same shine which is why you MUST use a hair balm! Hair balms coat each strand of hair and seal in the moisture making each follicle smoother than ever. This truly makes our hair look beautiful and brings back our hair after years of styling! The balm is to be applied while your hair is still warm after you have shampooed and conditioned.  If you have fine hair apply the product mid-way down, if you have thicker hair you can apply at the root. Massage it in for about 5 minutes and then rinse. By applying this when your hair is warm from the shower, your hair follicles are more absorbent of the product, allowing it to work it’s magic from the inside out. The product we use is L’Oreal’s Total Repair 5 System and it does absolute wonders! You can now officially say “goodbye” to dry dull hair and hello to healthy silky soft locks! 

5 BEAUTY PRODUCTS YOU’LL NEED TO SURVIVE ANY VACATION

 We take our beauty products very seriously so when it comes to going on vacation, it can be hard deciding which ones to pack without packing it all! It’s hard enough figuring out how many shoe options we can fit into our carry on, so we have created a simple list of the absolute most essential products you need to survive any summer getaway!

  1. Benefit Lip and Cheek Stain- This stuff is amazing! It works as both a lip, cheek and eye stain!
  2. Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection- Not only does this product smell incredible, this sunscreen leaves your skin feeling flawless! It’s for combination to slightly dry skin.
  3. Herbivore Coco Rose Coconut Oil Body Polish- Exfoliating your skin is crucial for a perfect tan, and we LOVE this gentle exfoliate that moisturizes your skin as well!
  4. Bumble and Bumble Hairdressers Invisible Oil- We are always making sure our hair is as healthy as possible and this oil is great if you have dry ends!
  5. Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer- This is our most loved light foundation. It is not heavy at all, leaves your skin feeling moisturized yet not too oily and most importantly it creates a beautiful and natural glow! Definitely a Bombette beauty favorite!

 

 

 

THE HOLY TRIFECTA OF MASCARAS

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This mascara is without a doubt the holy trifecta of mascaras! It lengthens, it tints and it volumizes each lash in such a beautiful way without excessive applications. I cannot even look at another mascara after using this one. As a model who has gotten her make-up done by world-class make-up artists around the globe, I can honestly say that L’Oreal’s Voluminous False Fiber Lashes is the best one! Make sure you get the “Blackest Black Noir Profond” (not water-proof). And for LESS THAN $10, this mascara doesn’t even come close to the Chanel mascara I’ve used for years!

Xo,

Bombette

 

Spring Skincare Favorites

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As we head into Summer, it is important to change your skincare routine to accommodate the warmer, muggier climate, and this includes using a gentle peel, lighter lotions, cleansing towelettes and blotting paper. We are also totally obsessed with Elizabeth Arden’s Green Tea Body Lotion! It’s PERFECT for Spring and Summer and it’s incredibly moisturizing yet light enough to wear in warmer weather. These products smell divine and they are equal parts fresh and floral and will have your skin feeling and looking amazing all summer long! Shop below for the EXACT products we’re currently using in our toiletry bag!

 

 

COACHELLA MAKE-UP TREND: Faux Freckles

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Coachella make-up should always be very minimal or at least leaning toward the more natural side. Amongst the beautiful flower-crowned, fringe vested, and flash tatted Coachella babes, there’s another little trend that you need to know about… SUN-KISSED FAUX FRECKLES. You might think drawn on freckles is a faux pas, however they are a very fun and subtle addition if you want change up your make-up AND they give the illusion that you have very little make up on because if you were to put make-up over freckles you wouldn’t be able to see them. And since freckles naturally form on the skin when exposed to the sun, Coachella is a perfect time to apply them without making it seem too obvious. They will mostly be concentrated on your upper cheeks and nose, as well as forehead and chin.

THE TRICK:

Since not all freckles are the same size and color, we recommend using a high quality eyebrow brush like Anastasia’s Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in a soft brown followed by a second application with Anastasia’s Dip Brow in dark brown to get the most natural lookBegin by dotting on your upper cheeks and then work your way toward the bridge of your nose but try to concentrate mostly on the sides of your nose. You’ll want to add a few more to your forehead and chin because people who naturally have freckles will have them on those areas as well. After the first round of application, use a beauty blender to lightly blend them into the skin and then add a few darker freckles using a small morphe brush with Anastasia’s Dip Brow in dark brown.

Happy Coachella!

Love,

Bombette

MUST-HAVE SPRING NAIL COLOR

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The most perfect nail color that compliments any skin tone! This nail polish has been my beauty secret for a long time and I never wanted to share it with anyone until now! It’s classy, elegant and feminine. It’s called “Waltz” by Essie and it took about 20 years of nail salon visits to find this perfect shade! It goes with absolutely everything, anything and anyone! We use this color year round: Spring, Summer, Fall! It’s SO versatile and everyone compliments how gorgeous it looks! Try it, you will not be disappointed!

The Undone Look

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TIP: make sure to texturize your hair with either dry shampoo or a thickening spray to give the bun volume and hold the hair strands together. Lastly, when finished, use hairspray to keep the look in place.

 

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March Must: Red Lips

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#1 RED LIP RULE

Everyone can pull off a red lip, you just have to find the right shade. Fair skin looks best with a blue-red hue, olive skin with a orange-red hue and dark skin with a burgundy hue.

 

WHAT’S IN OUR MAKE-UP BAG:

 

Xox

Bombette