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Top 10 Summer Beauty Must-Haves!

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1)      Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain – A fabulous ALL-DAY lip stain in a bunch of great colors.  Wear it as a matte or shine it up with some gloss…it stays on until you take it off.  $13.00 at Sephora.com.

2)      Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes – There’s nothing a girl hates more than a greasy makeup remover.  Try these refreshing towelettes… it removes makeup in a snap and leaves your skin feeling refreshed and clean without any greasy residue.  $6.99 at Neutrogena.com.

3)      Aveeno Clear Complexion Foaming Cleanser –If a towelette isn’t enough, try this foaming cleanser not only to get squeaky-clean skin, but to also prevent breakouts.  It’s gentle, oil-free, hypoallergenic and noncomedogenic.  $7.99 at Ulta.com.

4)      Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 30 – After all that cleansing you need a moisturizer.  How about a two-in-one with a little tint of color: just enough for those summer days and nights?  With tons of shades, you’ll surely find the right tone for your complexion.  $43.00 at Sephora.com.

5)      Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield with SPF 30 – Great as a primer!  Apply evenly under your makeup for a smooth, even, moisturizing look and feel while protecting your skin from the harmful rays of the sun.  $65.00 at Sephora.com.

6)      Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm – Nourish those puckers with a hint of color.  We love Burt’s Bees and their fabulous products.  This lip balm comes in 11 luscious colors that are sheer and wearable for everyday.  $7.00 at Burtsbees.com.

7)      Lancome Difinicils Waterpoof Mascara – No running mascara for you when you get out of the pool with the best mascara on the planet.  Application is smooth and gradual for a perfect finish that lasts.  $27.50 at Lancome-usa.com

8)      Smashbox Fusion Soft Lights -  In the summer, a bronzer brings it all together.  This awesome bronzer with five shimmering shades in one will give you the perfect sun-kissed look.  $32.00 at Sephora.com.

9)      Moroccanoil Treatment – Argon oil has swept the nation and is the perfect treatment for your hair this summer.  Use for styling, conditioning or finishing to keep your hair moisturized in the heat.  $43.00 at Moroccanoil.com.

10)  Demeter “Salt Air” Fragrance Spray  – Last but not least…a scent to accentuate the season.  We are just crushing on this cologne spray from Demeter…its light, sweet and will make you feel like you’re on a desert island.  $20.00 (1.0 fl oz) at Demeterfragrance.com.

8 Tips on Looking Fabulous for the Holidays!

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Looking our most fabulous for the holiday party season is a must for the style-loving crowd. It’s one of the few moments of the year where we host major “reunions” with all of our loved ones, as well as colleagues. And if you’re the girl who prides herself on looking fantastic at the party, it doesn’t hurt to have a beautifying boost of glamor.  So here, at the Camille La Vie Headquarters, we’ve rounded up a few simply styling techniques that will amp up your party look in no time at all, including how to achieve the perfectly supple, fresh-faced glow, master the skill of instant slim-downs and of course, some useful fashion tips that will forever come in handy.

1. Wear a sleek and polished ponytail or classic updo. Hint: Tame the flyaways and pesky frizz with a light slick of shine serum. Our go-to product? Drybar Hot Toddy Heat Protector Frizz Frighter. ($33; Sephora.com)

2. Radiant skin is your best asset. Hint: Sweep highlighting powder in soft pink (like Make Up Forever Star Powder) under your eyes and along cheekbones for an instant boost of glow. ($20; Sephora.com)

3. When in doubt, wear the LBD (fashion code for Little Black Dress). The color and simple style of this classic look will forever be chic. Hint: Wear a tastefully body skimming cocktail dress with some hints of lace from Camille La Vie. ($159.99; CamilleLaVie.com)

4. Get a mani and choose RED. Hint: Always remember to apply a base coat first to prevent the rich color from staining your pretty nails.

5. Wear a statement piece of jewelry to add more intrigue to your look. Hint: An elaborate necklace, gorgeous oversized ring, chandelier drop earrings or a thick cuff bracelet can do the trick. But remember not to over-accessorize. One or two pieces can do the trick. (Check out CamilleLaVie.com’s accessory collection)

6. Less is more. This beauty tip always reigns true, especially with makeup. Pick the feature you want to dramatize (eyes or lips) and keep the rest of your look subtle.

7. Showcase your glowing legs and arms. Hint: Apply a body lotion with a bit of shimmer to décolletage, arms and legs for doses of tasteful sparkle. It also gives a more toned effects to your limbs. (Nars Body Illuminator, $45 at Nars.com) .

8. Keep brows well groomed—they’re the frame for your face. Hint: Super useful tip to keep in mind, Brow Gel by Ulta can be applied to achieve the perfect, finished brows with sculpted arches. ($6; Ulta.com)

Our Wedding Hairstyle Favorites!

Choose your favorite look! It’s a widely known fact that when it comes to your wedding day, every SINGLE detail matters and absolutely nothing should be left unturned. And for a bride-to-be, many would deem their overall wedding style look to be of utmost importance. The task of finding the perfect wedding dress is daunting in itself, and when you also factor in what accessories, bouquet and beauty look you want to convey, selecting the right elements of perfection can be overwhelming. But then again, for us ladies, this can be the best and most fabulous part of your seemingly limitless wedding checklist. At Camille La Vie, we’re all about curating fine collections of fashion and beauty inspiration…consider us your digital stylists or beauty-loving besties that want to make your special event as memorable as possible! So for this post, our focus is on gorgeous hairstyles both up and down that will make a perfect finishing touch and amazing complement to your wedding dress.

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1. We have this little obsession with delicate floral hair accessories. And this one maintains a soft and ethereal look without going over the top. It’s subtle, sweet yet makes a lasting and ever so romantic impression. Our Dress Suggestion: Strapless Lace Trumpet Wedding Dress

2. The French twist will never go out of style and will forever remain a iconic classic. Thoughts of the beloved and beautiful Audrey Hepburn come to mind and anything that makes us envision this style icon is a major YES in our fashion books. Our Dress Suggestion: Chiffon Jeweled Collar Wedding Dress

3. Long and luscious wavy locks make for a sultry look that will surely command attention at your reception. And for a dose of pure sparkle, adding a beaded vintage-inspired brooch is definitely the way to go. It’s a beautiful element while allowing your hair to do most of the talking. Our Dress Suggestion: Strapless Organza Tiered Wedding Dress

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4. Be creative and consider experimenting with a unique bridal updo – one that will surely draw eyes to your locks with the occasional “Ooohs and Aaahs!” We adore this swirl-patterned style with a pair of shimmering rhinestone brooches. Our Dress Suggestion: Lace Chiffon V-neck Wedding Dress

5. Channel your bohemian goddess side with this earthly fresh floral headpiece motif complemented by natural, wavy locks. So hip and gorgeous! This look would pair so well if you’re planning a garden-inspired wedding. Our Dress Suggestion: Crinkle Chiffon A-line Wedding Dress

6. Create a floral look to your updo without the use of florals! Seems tricky but the end result is flawless and quite jaw-dropping. To achieve this look requires a talented hairstylist and some imagination. But when it comes to your wedding day, anything is possible! Our Dress Suggestion: Shirred Taffeta Wedding Dress

 

Now let’s hear your thoughts! Which hairstyle would you rock to your wedding?!

Hairstyle Updo Galore for Your Next Party!

Pick your hairstyle!

Get the crown braid

As much as we love hot dresses, we seriously have a weakness for gorgeous hairstyles with a unique twist! Without a doubt, the right updo can really make a profound impact on your overall outfit, especially if you’re attending a fabulous formal occasion and plan to wear an astounding party dress to match. And out of all the creative hairstyles we’ve stumbled upon, the braided look (with its many shapes and variations) never ceases to win our hearts time and time again — as you can probably tell if you scour through our Facebook page. It’s versatility factor streams through all possible wardrobe situations. Whether going completely casual with t-shirt and jeans or going all out with a formal “Bang” wearing a breathtaking long dress or sweetly sexy short dress and platform stiletto heels, the braided updo instantly shakes it up and beautifies you even more. Our current favorites in the category of luscious locks include the side braided bun, the iconic crown braid and the oh-so-hot fishtail braid.

Click below for video tutorials that we’ve pulled from YouTube to help you achieve some of these looks:

The Dutch Crown Braid

The Fishtail Braid

The Braided Side Bun

Now we’re turning it over to our readers! We want to get your feedback. LEAVE US A COMMENT:

Which braided hairstyle that you see here is your favorite?!

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