Summer beauty trends! What’s hot ?

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Last Friday while at lunch with friends we where discussing how amazing it is to go to our favorite stores and just look.  No intentions of splurging, but just to see what’s new.  I make it a point to have these mini getaways by myself, where I can seriously walk into my local Walgreens and immerse myself in the beauty department.  If I find something to add to my summer beauty routine, bonus!  Mostly I am just excited to see what new colors Essie has come out with and if there is a new mascara I need to try.
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I felt like a kid in a candy store walking into my new Walgreens.  Hooray for another Walgreens, that is less than 10 minutes from me.  An opportunity to search for the best Summer beauty trends!

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Summer beauty trends equal a bold lip, fresh face, side braids and nails that scream fun!  To keep my fish tail braid together, I opt for Mark Hill fabulous finish spray.  And because summer means we spend hours and hours outdoors I am lathering up on Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch Ultra Radiance lotion.  Not only does it protect my skin, it also provides a luminous glow and moisturizes.  If you haven’t used a lip stain before, try Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stain.  The stain offers hours and hours of coverage that looks lush and like you just applied it.  Great for those of us that don’t have time to reapply, or forget. Because is have a thing for blue polish, check out In The Cab-Ana Essie nail polish, bright, fun and flirty!

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Shopping Walgreens beauty now through 8/30 will score you a Gift With Purchase.  Get a coupon by visiting for a FREE travel-size make-up brush set.  Your gift with any $20 beauty and personal care purchase (excluding baby category).

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Myrtle Beach Giveaway #WINVacationMB


Vacation, vacation, vacation!  It’s all I can think about these days.  Although I am picking out backpacks and stocking up on back-to-school clothes, I still have two more vacations in the works.  I am ready to sneak the family away for a Myrtle Beach weekend after school starts and have one last hurrah before winter.

Looking for a great place to vacation? Maybe you want to have one last getaway before the kids go back to school. Or maybe you’d love a sunny escape once winter hits!

Either way, a vacation to Myrtle Beach is perfect and you could WIN!!

Enter to WIN a 3 Day, 2 Night Stay in the Myrtle Beach Giveaway

Vacation Myrtle Beach is offering a 3 day, 2 night stay in an oceanfront queen efficiency with a $50 resort credit valued through 5/15/15.

Want to see where you could be staying? Here is a review of one of their lovely Myrtle Beach resorts! All you have to do is Enter now through August 10 11:59 pm EST. Open to US Residents 18+ years old. Travel to and from the resort is not included.

Make sure to come back daily to complete the daily entries. Good Luck!

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Kohl’s $100 Back-To-School Giveaway

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Kohl’s. #Kohls101
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To say I am thrilled about this giveaway would be an understatement.  The great people at Kohl’s are giving one ATD reader a $100 gift card to shop Kohls back -to-school supplies.  Kohl’s has partnered with Office Max for the ultimate Back To School 101 shopping experience.  In-store only you can shop your entire school supply list, pick up those must have school clothes, a backpack and so much more.  One stop shopping has never been so easy.

Check out my post on back-to-school must haves at Kohl’s.

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RSVP For The #SummerizeYourLegs Twitter Party #shop


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Do you love a good Twitter Party? You know we do and we’re excited to host a party about summer legs! On July 22nd at 8:00pm ET, please join us for the #SummerizeYourLegs Twitter Party where we’ll be discussing women’s razors and shaving tips, and giving you a chance to win prizes!

Silky, smooth, luxurious looking legs are a summer must.  Achieving that coveted look requires more attention and a few extra products.  I have a thing for shorts, skirts and summer dresses so smooth legs are at the top of my beauty routine these days.  With Skintimate Shave Gel, Schick Quattro for women razors, and Hawaiian Tropic SPF lotion my legs are summer ready.  Join me and share your shaving tips and chat with us about summer beauty during this Twitter party!

Join me and RSVP for the #SummerizeYourLegs Twitter Party on SoFabChats!

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DATE: Thursday, July 22nd

TIME: 8:00 – 9:00 pm ET

PRIZES: 5 – $100 Walmart Gift Cards

EARLY BIRD PRIZE: 1 – $50 Walmart Gift Card

HOSTS: @JManMillerBug, @SweepTight, @thedomesticexec, @agirlsgottaspa & @AThriftyDiva

RULES: #SummerizeYourLegs Twitter Party Official Rules

RSVP & PARTY GRID: #SummerizeYourLegs Twitter Party Page


How To Participate In A Twitter Party on SoFabChats!

TIP: How to join a Twitter Party – sign in! Before party starts, click on the green “Sign In On Twitter” bar at the top of the page!

TIP: Who to follow at a Twitter Party? Follow the Party Team by clicking on the Twitter handle links on the RSVP page!

TIP: Want to win Twitter Party prizes? RSVP by clicking on RSVP button before you join the party, follow everyone on the Party Team, and tweet with the party hashtag during the party to be eligible!

TIP: How to win the Early Bird prize? Watch for chance to share a tweet when you RSVP for chance to win!

TIP: Special deals and brand coupons? Keep that options checked when you RSVP for the party!

TIP: New to Twitter parties? Watch your column and Party Team tweet columns – they are slower paced and easier to follow!

TIP: Where to find Twitter Parties? Check out the SoFabChats Twitter Party Calendar to find more fun parties to attend! Find more helpful Twitter Party Tips on SoFabChats!

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How To Recreate Alejandra Espinoza’s Look Premios Juventud

How To Recreate Alejandra Espinoza's Look Premios Juventud

Last nights Premios Juventud awards didn’t disappoint with a star studded list of celebrities.  Alejandra Espinoza’s look was a sultry, sexy and we think she nailed this red carpet look.  Franz Munoz is giving us the step by step 411 to achieve Alejandra’s look.

How To Recreate Alejandra Espinoza’s Look at Premios Juventud

MAKEUP ARTIST: Franz Munoz/@MakeupByFranz

INSPIRATION: Alejandra wanted a natural, yet polished, look. Franz used warm colors on her, including a light plum liner on eyes, coral on cheeks to give the look of a natural flush, and soft rosy lips to give a bit of contrast with her sexy green ivory bathing suit cover-up dress. The final look was a beachy, yet very sophisticated and elegant.


STEP 1: Create a perfect canvas using L’Oréal Paris Youth Code Texture Perfector Pore Vanisher ($24.99) as a skin primer to give a nice dewy, radiant complexion

STEP 2: Gently dab the L’Oréal Paris True Match Super Blendable Makeup in Golden Beige($10.95) to contour. Blend in with the L’Oréal Paris True Match Super Blendable Makeup in Caramel Beige ($10.95)  to create a sun-kissed caramel glow. No powder needed to keep the look fresh and dewy.

STEP 3: For the eyes, apply the darkest shade from the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Eye Shadow Quad in Absolute Taupe ($9.99) over your entire eyelid and the medium-colored one in the crease. Use the lightest shade from L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Eye Shadow Quad in Perpetual Nude ($9.99) along your brow bone. *Secret tip: Franz added a bit of Urban Decay Heavy Metal Loose Glitter in Goldmine($12) to make the makeup more llamativo

STEP 4: To highlight the eyes, first add a winged line above the upper lash line with a fun summer green shade from L’Oréal Paris Silkissime Eyeliner by Infallible in True Teal ($8.99).  Beneath the lower lash line use the L’Oreal Paris Silkissime Eyeliner by Infallible in Pure Purple ($8.99) as it’s a perfect color for daytime that plays well with tan to darker skin tones.

STEP 5: Apply two coats of L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Miss Manga Mascara in Black ($7.99) to the upper lashes

STEP 4: On the apple of your cheeks, lightly dab the blush from Urban Decay’s NAKED FLUSHED in Native ($30) for a natural flush and highlight the cheek bones and nose with its built-in highlighter.

STEP 5: Create a polished glossy lip using L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Extraordinaire Liquid Lipcolour in Rose Melody ($9.99)


* All products are available at and at mass market retailers nationwide

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HAIRT STYLIST Franz Munoz/@MakeupByFranz

INSPIRATION: To compliment Alejandra’s sexy green dress, Franz created voluminous beach waves to accentuate her sharp cheekbones. Alejandra wanted something simple, yet fresh.


STEP 1: Start off with dry hair. Spray a bit of the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray ($4.99) at the roots to give it more texture and volume.

STEP 2: Separate your hair into four sections and apply L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Weather Control Hairspray ($4.99) directly onto the areas you will be curling (about from about 3 inches down from the roots and 3 inches from the ends).

STEP 3: Place a 1 inch to 1 1/4 inch barrel curling iron about 3 inches from the roots and wrap medium sections of the hair around the barrel. Be sure to stay away from the ends.

STEP 4: Continue around the head until all hair is curled.

STEP 5: Finish the look with the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Strand Smoother Serum Spray ($4.99) for a glossy, frizz-controlled finish

*TIP: To achieve a ombré similar to Alejandra’s new hair color, use the L’Oréal Paris Feria Wild Ombré in Medium to Dark Brown ($12.99)

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Diminish Fine Lines in 90 Seconds

Diminish Fine Lines in 90 Seconds

Disclosure: I received product/compensation in exchange for my thoughts. #Alurent90SecondBeauty #SHOP50

Fine lines and wrinkles have started appearing around my eyes and forehead. I thought this started later in life, but nope in my thirties I have begun to realize I am not immune to the greatness of getting older. I like to blame these lines and wrinkles on squinting, the sun and frowning. While I have been able to curve the squinting and frowning, I hadn’t been able necessarily turn back time and make the lines that already appear magically disappear. Shopping for a product that reduces fine lines and wrinkles has been anything but fun. How do you know what works and doesn’t. I received Alurent Anti-Aging + Instant Erasure Serum a product that in 90 seconds claimed to tighten and diminish fine lines and wrinkles. Alurent Anti-Aging + Instant Erasure Serum isn’t an over time cream, I don’t need to apply and wait weeks to hope to see a difference. It’s a serum that when applied to problem areas will start to tighten and and dry. It almost feels like you have glue on your face. I use Alurent only on my problem areas, crows feet, forehead and let it dry and diminish fine line in 90 seconds. Then apply my makeup on as usual.

If you have ever given thought to cosmetic enhancements like botox, or have spent countless hours perusing aisles of creams, solutions and makeup to hide those lines, think again. I have fallen in love with this patented formula. It fills in those lines and pulls your face together leaving a more smooth canvas. Alurent Anti-Aging + Instant Erasure Serum tightens and rehydrates skin almost immediately. You literally get a quick fix in 90 seconds.

For a limited time, use the special shopping code SHOP50 to discount your purchase of new Alurent Anti-Aging + Instant Erasure Serum to $50 plus free shipping at This is more than a $30 savings!

This is a sponsored, product-provided conversation written by me on behalf of Alurent . The opinions and text are all mine.

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