Category Archives: Beauty

THE BEST SMELLING DRUG STORE SHAMPOOS THAT’LL MAKE YOUR MAN GO CRAZY

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We all want our man to go crazy for us, right?


Well then, two words…

Sebastian Light

This shampoo is amazing and we can’t quite pin down the scent but it is TO DIE FOR. Seriously ladies, if there is one shampoo scent that will turn your guy on – it’s this one! You will smell it when you’re trying to eat your oatmeal. You will smell it when you lean down to tie your shoes. You will smell it on your pillow. This stuff is amazing and we wish it was stronger because we literally can’t get enough.

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John Frieda Frizz Ease

This stuff is great, and it’s a plus that this product also control frizz. It’s thick and at times can weigh down the hair, so we like to use this in the winter when our hair is extra dry. The scent is similar to Sebastian Light and because it is a little thicker, the scent seems to last longer.

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Philosophy Amazing Grace

Okay, so I have to admit that I’ve seen this product so many times and I’m not sure if it was the packaging or what, but I never wanted to give this a chance until recently. This product is  lovely and has a very clean and floral scent, perfect for the classy girls who want a delicate and feminine fragrance in their locks!

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Victoria Secret SO SEXY

Okay, so I’m pretty sure you can’t get this at your local drugstore, however I wanted to add it to the list. I found this product in my girlfriends bathroom and almost giggled at the name, however, this product IS so sexy! I kid you not, this smells amazing and lasts ALL DAY. Literally, all day AND the next day. It’s bold and saturated, musky and floral. If you want to draw any lover in, then this is definitely a good one to use.

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SHOP WHATS IN OUR SHOWER

HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR HANDS LIKE A HAND MODEL

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Ladies, your hands are one of those things that people take notice to. It’s also a very sensual part of our bodies, equivalent to the clavicle. So it’s important to take care of them! For a hand model, her hands are her lifeline – and she is constantly exfoliating, moisturizing and manicuring them. The best part about this is that is doesn’t take much time or money to make and maintain your hands! The same way you care for your face should be the same way you care for your hands – it’s all about getting into that routine.

Follow these 3 SIMPLE HAND CARE RULES for beautiful, elegant and soft hands

  1. Moisturize your hands every time you wash them. Even if you have a moisturizing soap, it still dries the hands out. Especially if you are using warm to hot water, that dries them out as well!
  2. When you exfoliate your face, use the product to also exfoliate your hands because the skin on your hands needs to be sloughed off as well.
  3. Lastly, use a cuticle moisturizer and NEVER cut your cuticles! I repeat, never cut your cuticles! Why? Because the cuticle is your nails natural protective seal and blocks bacteria and ensures proper nail growth. Instead, keep it simple and just moisturize them with a cuticle oil like the one shown below and GENTLY push them back.

SHOP WHAT’S IN OUR MAKE-UP BAG

Sweet Kisses

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Because your kisses should always leave a mark! These candy inspired lip colors are a MUST HAVE this summer, especially since the season is halfway over – it’s seriously time to flaunt bright colors while we still can! Basic pinks and reds are nice, but no one wants to be basic! Try these deliciously mouth-watering candy colors that can be worn day or night!

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BUBBLE GUM PINK – Bright neon pink lipstick is key this summer and looks super fresh and girly. It’s should be matte, especially because it’s hot out – wearing anything sticky is just a big “no” in August. We LOVE Mac’s “Candy Yum Yum”! As you can see from above, Rihanna wears it well and it looks amazing on anyone with a summer tan! Shop our favorite pinks below!

 

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COTTON CANDY BLUE – Think outside the beauty box! If the blue lip color that was seen in Gucci’s Summer 2017 show was any indication, blue lipstick is definitely the next big trend in beauty. For lighter skin colors go for a lighter to raspberry blue shade like the ones below and for darker complexions, sapphire blue looks AMAZING!

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RED SPRINKLES – As women, we love our traditional red lipsticks, and we’ve narrowed down the top shades that are best for this summer! We are loving Chanels “Rouge Rebel”, it’s as if Essie’s “Big Apple Red” nail polish became a lipstick! You definitely need this one if you don’t already have it in your make-up bag!

 

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GUMMY BEAR ORANGE – Orange lipstick is a lot like orange gummy bears. It’s there, and you know it’s there, but you sift through all the other colors first and take the orange ones or simply leave them out. We wish this wasn’t the case for orange lipstick as well, but once you put it on you will be surprised by how lovely it looks on anyone! Orange is an awesome color on the lips because it is still in line with the basic pinks and reds that we wear but has more depth. It’s unique and powerful, regal and feminine. There are so many different shades and you can decide whether you want to lean more toward the pink/red side or the yellow side. Coral, apricot, reddish orange, blue orange, you name it! And if a bolder orange is too intimidating for you, try a lip stain! Benefit makes an AMAZING lip stain that we use almost DAILY!

 

TIP: IN ORDER TO HAVE PERFECT LIPSTICK, YOU WILL NEED TO PREPARE YOUR LIPS BEFORE APPLYING THE MAKE-UP. FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE STEPS BELOW!

  1. Exfoliate your lips with your toothbrush, gently working in a circular motion to brush off any dead or uneven skin. Don’t go too hard.
  2. Add moisture. I always like to do this step throughout the day and apply a tiny bit of vaseline, but you can put any kind of lip serum on that will hydrate your lips.
  3. Apply the rest of your makeup and then your lipstick.
  4. Blot lips on a piece of toilet paper. This is important, or else you will get it on your teeth and no one wants that.

SEPHORA PLAY: YAY OR NAY?

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This year Sephora started doing this monthly-based subscription service that delivers 5-6 of the latest make-up products right to your own home! We think it’s a fantastic way to try new products especially since there are hundreds to choose from!


Check out what was in our bag


TART GUARD SPF MOISTURIZER- It’s pretty creamy and is a medium coverage foundation! This product is also perfect for summer because it has an SPF so we’re definitely loving it!

BRIOGIO – Curl Charisma – YOU KNOW WE LOVE OUR HAIR PRODUCTS, and this one smells amazing!

Alien Perfume by Thierry Mugler- We’ve actually known about this perfume for a while and used to wear it a few years ago! It smells very robust! It’s definitely a great summer scent because it blends in well with your natural oils and lasts all day!

K-DUB EVERLASTING LIQUID LIPSTICK BY KAT VON D: Kat Von D’s products are amazing. We love her concealer for dark spots and it our go-to for something highly moisturizing! This liquid lipstick is purple-pink and perfect for summer! It actually matches a pair of heels we have in our closet. Perfect summer shade and it will go nicely with a pretty white dress!

BUMBLE AND BUMBLE BB DONT BLOW IT: This smells good but it’s not our favorite.

MURAD INVISIBLE PERFECTING SERUM: Murad products are great! And we really need more primers made specifically by dermatology companies rather than beauty ones! This has an SPF as well and anything that protects our skin is definitely a ‘YES’ in our books!

 

REVIEW: Overall, we think this is a great concept! Getting a cute package in the mail that is wrapped is so fun! And even if the products inside are a hit or miss (either because you already have them or you have tried them in the past and didn’t like them), the surprise of not knowing what’s inside is the best part! Think of it as a little gift to yourself each month! Also, going to Sephora can be a little overwhelming if you don’t know what you’re looking for. One of the good things about Sephora play is that it narrows the options down for you which is totally half the battle when it comes to make-up shopping! By only having one product for your face or one product for your eyes to try on, this allows you to really assess if it’s a good product or not! We say ‘yay’ to Sephora Play!

Xo,

Bombette

 

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!