Beauty & Style
Bunions, Bootie Shorts, B.O. Ohh My! 4 Summer Beauty Blunders
The first summer barbeques have barely been fired up but the summer fashion and beauty blunders are all ablaze around the country. With Memorial Day under our belts and July 4th around the corner, we have two short months to work together to put an end to the “OMG no she didn’t!” trending fashion/beauty no-no’s taking over the streets. Ladies, we need a pow-wow…
(G)ym (T)an (L)aundry and More (T)anning?
Tanning Rule #1: It is not becoming to be tanner than a Louis Vuitton handbag. When your skin resembles a frightening shade of vachetta, do not pass go and do not collect $100 because you need to take a seat in the shade. I love a healthy glow but you are doing your self a disservice physically, internally and most definitely socially to bake like bread. SPF your face, coat your body with UV protection and wear a hat. You have faked it before in more ways than one so try a few sweeps of bronzer on the face and a tinted lotion for the body. Sunshields are for sissies!
Beat Up Feet
What comes to mind when you hear the words chipped toe polish, blisters, bunions and cracked heels? How about a whole lotta nastiness. Do you know the breed of feet I’m referring to? The kind that look like they have been broken in four places and were left for dead? Why do we single handily destroy our feet one flip flop stride at a time? Blistered toes are the worst, shame on us ladies for rocking a Brian Atwood stiletto one too many times for a girls’ night out. Pedicures, people! I can’t stress them enough. As the pedi can get pricey, you can do it yourself by soaking those puppies at home. If all else fails, wear a peep toe sandal to avoid humiliation…
OMG Becky Look At Her Butt
I saw a girl walking down the street today with shorts SO short my toddler did a double take in her stroller. Yes, those bootylicious, daisy dukes are out in effect and are shorter than ever. Hey, I love a good short in the realm of summer fashion. Shorts come in range of price points, colors and styles, can be dressed up or dressed down and are a quick fashion pick me up…but the boundaries need to be drawn at the butt crease. Maybe it’s my maternal gene kicking in but I would not let my daughter prance around in shorts resembling dental floss. Come on mamas you should know better than that!
It's Not You It's Me- NO IT IS You, It’s Your B.O.
Gyms, small tight confined Starbuck spaces and non air-conditioned elevators seem to cultivate the worst offenders. Body odor is rampant and makes my skin crawl during the summer. What is so complicated about a simple spray or an effortless roll on under the arms? Can’t we all just get along? Aren’t there enough toxins polluting the air? Yes it may be a cultural thing for some to go au natural, but there is nothing us Americans like less than au natural things. Carry a travel size stick or spray with you for immediate gratification, hell, even a travel baby powder will do the trick.
Honesty is the best policy, so let’s help each other out, try a little tenderness and tidy up your mess. No use crying over spillage, orange skin and toe jam, pony up!