Our Summer Beauty Secrets

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Transitioning into summer means a lot of things for us at Style Lend. Not only does our fashion get an update, but also our beauty, hair + nail routines. So, we have gathered up our top beauty and hair secrets which help us get through the summer heat.

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The BeautyBlender is one of the best products in the market, and truly is the key to flawless makeup. I use it to apply and blend my makeup to give it that airbrushed look. I was so tired of getting streaky foundation from brushes, and this is resolved that issue for me.

How do you get ready for summer?

I opt for a brighter look in the summer, less smokey eye and more neutral tones. The natural glow I get in the summer allows me to get away with less makeup, although I still apply my “Nars Laguna” bronzer everyday. I also get eyelash extensions in the summer, so I never have to worry about mascara smudging due to the heat. I love knowing that I always have full lashes without having to think about it.

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Since Becca is a lighter foundation, it doesn’t cover every freckle which allows for a more natural summer look. It gives a glow that I haven’t found with any other product and leaves my skin with a satin finish. It blends my skin tone and gives me the perfect fresh ‘no-makeup’ look that I’m after in the summer.

How do you get ready for summer?

From spring to summer, I try to get as close to a natural make-up free look as possible. Out with the heavy foundations and dark eyeshadows for me! I tend to use solely a lighter foundation and bronzer, and at most a bold lip for a summer night out. My favorite product for this summer is Nars’ new laguna liquid bronzer. The sheer, weightless liquid is easier to blend and contour than the powder version. I’ve been using it every morning to get that just-came-from-the-beach look. If I need new products, I head to Sephora to test them out – I love how easy it is to sample new products there.

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I’m so into the Bumble & Bumble Surf Foam Beach Spray these days, as it’s the perfect spray to apply right before my morning blow out. It adds volume to my hair and makes it more manageable, I mean, who doesn’t love beachy waves?


How do you get ready for summer?
I definitely try to keep my makeup routine as light as possible during the summer. Between walking around the city, waiting in those hot and sticky subway stations, and going to workout classes, I opt for minimal makeup and stick to the basics. I don’t leave my house without putting on my Chanel UV Essentiel (SPF 50) sunscreen. I’m quite fair and want to keep my skin as young and healthy as possible. I feel like a lot of people want to wear sunscreen, but skip it to avoid that greasy feel and strong scent. This sunscreen is in fact that opposite and is hands down the best. It is super light, goes on sheer, bares little scent, yet offers a ton of protection.

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Finding the perfect sunblock is tough, some are too oily others dry me out. The Tart Tartguard is amazing. A non-chemical sunscreen which protect, moisturize, brighten, and re-invigorate skin.

How do you get ready for summer?

I don’t really wear a lot of makeup unless I have an occasion. So my Summer routine becomes even lighter- Concealer/highlighter, bronzer and mascara. After multiple make up artist told me to never spend money on mascara and buy  L’Oreal’s Voluminous, it’s become my favorite. For my concealer, I absolutely love the lightness of Chanel Eclat Lumiere. It’s my go-to!

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SPRING GIVEAWAY!

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We are so excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with some of the coolest and most innovative brands to give you one of our biggest giveaways EVER!  In honor of this very special occasion, let us walk you through all the things that the lucky winner will receive. (It’s worth over $1,500 in beauty, fashion and more!!)

Rocksbox

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Rocksbox is a monthly jewelry subscription service.  After taking a survey to determine your style, you will be sent three designer jewelry items worth an average of $200 per set.  The best part? You can return your set at anytime to get three new pieces! The winner will receive a 1 year subscription.

ScentBird

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Another subscription service, “Scentbird is about the fun and magic of fragrance. We designed Scentbird for the pickiest girl- or boy- to let you date luxury perfumes before marrying them.”  With the service, you receive a 30-day supply of designer fragrances for only $14.95/month.  The winner of the giveaway will get a free 1 year subscription.

Lumoid

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Lumoid makes it easy and affordable to try and buy photography gear. After renting, they will credit 20% of your rental sub-total (not including shipping charges and taxes) towards a purchase. You can choose to use the credit immediately, or accumulate credits them until the end of the year.  The giveaway winner will receive a free fitness tracker worth $150.

Gleem

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“Gleem was born of these two basic ideas — that the best jewelry should be shared with the world, and that that sharing requires a trusted intermediary to enable buying, selling, discovering and obsessing over it.”

Gleem is a trusted marketplace that makes luxury pieces accessible, and the giveaway winner will receive a $200 gift card to use towards that dream jewelry item. (Because lets be honest, every woman should own at least one piece of fabulous jewelry).

Williams-Sonoma Wine

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The winner of the giveaway will receive a $250 gift card for William-Sonoma Wine, which houses an enormous assortment of wine and also features an variety of wine clubs.  Because who wouldn’t want that?

Rebloom

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Bloom is an all natural sleep drink to help you fall asleep faster, get a higher quality sleep, and wake up more refreshed.  The winner gets a 7-month supply.  (yes please!)

COOLS

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COOLS is an online store that helps people find the coolest clothing and accessories at the best prices, including designers such as Rebecca Taylor and Tory Burch.  The winner is going to get a $250 gift card for a little shopping spree!

Style Lend

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And of course we couldn’t leave ourselves out!  The giveaway winner is going to win $200 worth of dress rentals.

This collection of brands is killer and can help you start off Spring beautiful & stylish! So, Enter NOW for a chance to win all of these amazing prizes!

Wedding Diaries: Beauty

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The big day is approaching faster than ever! We partnered with Memebox a cosmetic startup company from San Francisco! Memebox provides exclusive boxes that include trending Korean makeup products. In honor of wedding season, makeup experts from Memebox created 3 boxes for each of you: The Guest, The Bridesmaid, and The Bride. Let’s welcome our guest blogger and makeup artist from Memebox, Jiwon!

THE guest

We wanted the wedding guest look to be feminine, soft and delicate. The makeup is very natural, and appears almost effortless. The skincare prep before makeup application is meant to leave skin clean, soft and highly moisturized.

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Products:

Dr. Jart+ Pore Medic Pore Minish Cleansing Bubble – To get skin clean and soft, we chose a gentle cleansing foam. This Dr.Jart+ foam cleanser removes impurities without being harsh on the skin.

MisshaNear Skin Moist Capsule Essence Moisturizer – This very lightweight essence leaves skin highly moisturized and better prepared for makeup application.

IPKN Flash Creme Radiant Primer – Priming the skin before makeup application is very important. This primer can extend the life of makeup and even out skin texture so makeup application is smoother. This primer also gives the skin a beautiful luminous glow.

Catwalk Eye Cheek & Brow Palette #01 Street – This Memebox palette multitasks as brow powder, blush and eyeshadow. The colors are soft and earthy for a pretty toned down feminine look

Too Cool for School Anke Lip Study Water Beam Stick #5 – This subtle colored lip product is lip color, lip shine and lip balm in one! It adds a soft pink hue to the lips that carefully accent the earthy tones in the Memebox palette.

Etude House Mascara – This waterproof mascara adds volume and curl to accentuate the eyes.

XO Black Stick Foundation – This easy to apply foundation comes in a convenient stick form. It evens out skin tone and hides imperfections.

THE bridesmaids

Bridesmaids should look natural and effortless, so we chose products with staying power, and color you can build up.

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Products:

Dr. Jart+ Pore Medic Pore Minish Primer – This pore minish primer creates a smooth canvas by controlling oil and leaving a matte finish for makeup to adhere.

Iope Air Cushion XP #N23 + Refill – The Iope air cushion compact is one of Korea’s bestsellers since it launced in 2008, with one being sold every 30 seconds. With its innovative technology and formula, it is still a must-have in any makeup routine.

XOXO Memebox I’m Lip & Cheek #01 Romanus – We love multifuncional products, and this one from our private label is exceptional. This creamy nudish-pink is easily blendable and leaves a matte finish.

Haena x Memebox Catwalk Eyeliner #01 Cat Eye – This pencil eyeliner from our Haena x Memebox collection is a creamny, smudge-proof liner that won’t budge all day. It goes on smoothly and is easily blendable for a smokey eye.

Pony x Memebox Shine Easy Glam Eyeshadow Palette 1 – Formula and colors designed by Pony, Shine Easy Glam eyeshadow palette features 8 neutral mattes and shimmers that add a hint of glamour to your eyes in the most natural and flattering way. Formulated with nourishing oils the shadows effortlessly adhere to skin without creasing or flaking.

Peripara Mascara – This voluminizing mascara will have your lashes looking fuller than ever before! This bristled brush is shaped so you can presicely coat each and every lash fully from the inner to outer corner easily.

Innisfree Green Tea Mineral Mist – Moisturize and freshen up anytime, anywhere! Innisfree’s Green Tea Mineral Mist is a gentle facial mist that delivers instant moisture and revitalization to help relieve exhausted skin. It has Green tea Extract as its key component which is known to gently soothe irritations while also delivering vitamins and minerals beneficial to the skin.

THE BRIDE

For the bride, we chose products that are long lasting for the wedding festivities – the bride will be showing off some serious glow!

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Products:

Mediheal W.H.P. White Hydrating Charcoal Mineral Mask – This sheet mask is equivalent to a serious facial. One of our office favorites, if you wear it for 20-30 mins before bed, you’ll wake up with a brighter complexion. This is a great first step in preparing for a big event.

Mediheal E.G.T Essence Gel Eyefill Patch  – This under eye patch is highly effective in diminishing dark circles and bags with marine collagen extract being the main ingredient. Stick it in the fridge until it is cold for a more cooling/soothing effect.

Botanic Farm Pearl Shining Primer – We’ve tried so many primers, but nothing compares to this pearl shining primer. Not only does makeup last longer, but it’s the only primer that gives serious glow without looking oily or shiny.

Hera UV Mist Cushion C23 – A holy grail product for flawless coverage! This cushion compact is a foundation, that also functions as a whitening and wrinkle care product. It also includes SPF 50 for full coverage and protection, and is easy to carry around for touch-ups.

Dr. Jart+ BB Mate Contouring 1.2.3 Kit – Cream formulas are easier to work with, and we love how natural the shades are.

XOXO Memebox I’m Cream Blush #05 Emma – This cream blush is super blendable and leaves a lightweight powdery finish for long-lasting color. This pinkish apricot works well on so many skin tones, and can be layered for a brighter look.

Peripara Liquid Eyeliner – Pen liners are our favorite because we can make thick or thin lines, and this one by Peripera is easy to use, and lasts all day. Bonus points for being super smudge proof and waterproof.

Missha Mascara No.1/Volume & Lash Extender – This mascara contains fiber and Spider Silk peptides, for length and elasticity of eyelash extensions.

Pony Shine Easy Glam 3 Eyeshadow Quad #02 Pink Bloom – Very soft, pink-hued colors that can be built up for a bolder look.

Soyoung x Memebox Lovely Lip & Cheek #01 Lovely Peach – A lip and cheek product that leaves a silky, matte finish. It’s so easy to use, and leaves a natural flush.

Too Cool for School Perfect Day Make Up Fixer – The last touch- this makeup setter locks in makeup so it lasts through humidity and fights mid-day shine.

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We want to give a huge thanks to Memebox for collaborating with us on our wedding diaries adventure! We hope all of our tips this month have helped you during this busy and fun filled wedding season!

Spring Wedding Tutorial feat. Dotfully & StyleBee

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Summer is around the corner which means it’s WEDDING SEASON! We are happy to announce that we’ve collaborated with local San Francisco beauty companies, Dotfully and Stylebee. Together, we created a fun and flirty summer look that will go great with any wedding this season!

StyleBee is your beauty on demand. With this innovative app, women can request beauty gurus to their door anytime, anywhere. Customers can order blowouts and makeovers right to their front door step. As we all know, living in SF is a very fast-pace lifestyle with very little time. StyleBee provides you with hair and makeup services with the click of a button. Click here to find it in the App Store!

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Our prayers have been answered, ladies!! It is now possible for us to get free makeup! Much like what Style Lend is all about, Dotfullly encourages women to share beauty. For many of us, we are guilty of never using some of our makeup products. Dotfully helps us let go of any makeup we continue to hoard but never use. Users can sell their makeup products on Dotfully for points. Rather than make any type of monetary value, users gain points to help them buy makeup products that they will actually use! For more information, visit Dotfully and start receiving your free makeup!download

Together, we created this easy, bright, and beautiful look for any perfect summer wedding. StyleBee added a pop of purple eyeliner on a warm shadow base to match the fun and flirty color-blocked dress. Want to replicate this look? Download StyleBee to receive 20% off or sign up for a free account and get 250 Dotfully Points ($25 Value) to spend on free makeup! And of course, you can rent this cute Kate Spade dress on our app!

We can’t wait to share with you the rest of our wedding season tips, this is just the beginning!