Fortunately that time of year has peeked it’s pretty head again – the preparation for summer 2012! Are you excited?! Well we sure are. And while we’re prepping our figures to slip into those summer strapless dresses to show a bit more skin with longer sessions at the gym, a healthier nutrition plan and more guzzles of that trusty H20 for a more radiate complexion, we’re also in the process of drafting a special wish list of our 2012 beauty essentials! After many shopping trips here and there to test out these products, we are now proclaiming our love for these beauty must-have items. Here’s our fabulous round-up of luscious products guaranteed to kick start the summer season in fresh style (starting counter-clockwise):
1. Caudalie Beauty Elixir $18: With a few spritzes of this elixir (don’t you love that word, ee-lix-ir?), you’ll instantly feel transcended into a cool and invigorating state of bliss (for maybe about a few minutes or until you feel the urge for another heavenly spray). The scent of herbs offer an almost zen-like spa feel as it not only smells amazing but also tightens your pores and stimulates microcirculation. 2. Neon Yellow Nail Polish $6: We’re all for bright and vibrant colors when it comes to our dresses, but with the warm and sunny weather comes the need for an even brighter pop of color. This neon yellow nail polish hue by American Apparel is the perfect little addition to your summer wardrobe. And if you’re a gal who loves wearing white dresses or light neutral outfits, then this would be the perfect compliment for an added touch of pazazz. Watch your nails glow even brighter under direct sunlight. 3. Essie Poppy Razzi Nail Polish $8: And if you’re a lover of all things pretty in pink, then you might just adore this bright neon pink from Essie’s special collection – we sure do! Our suggestion is to keep the rest of your look to a chic minimum when wearing a hot and vivid color like this one. 4. POP Beauty “Nail Glam” Nail Polish $10: Bright neons might not fit everyone’s taste, but coral is definitely a crowd-pleasing favorite – it sure is in our beauty department. This nail color not only works for summer but can certainly transition into the fall season, where neons might not. It’s definitely one of the top on our have-to-grab beauty list. 5. Moroccan Oil $38: With warm and humid weather, comes the dreaded hair frizz. So finding the perfect product to tame our tresses might seem like a daunting task. However, our locks are in love with Moroccan Oil. After giving it a few test runs, we fell head over heels for this hair product. We’re sure you’ll be pleased too. 6. Nars Body Glow $69: Although we strive for that rich and supple olive-toned complexion for the summer, we all know that basking under those hot and searing ultra-violet rays is no good for our skin. So this yummy and dewey body glow by Nars is the perfect and fail-safe option. You’ll look radiate and your skin will definitely thank you. 7. Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray $24: If you’re a fan of those natural beach-like wavy locks (picture a vintage shot of Brooke Shields in Blue Lagoon), you can definitely achieve this look without a single trip to the beach. Simply spray onto your damp hair, tie up into two “Chun-li” style buns for 10 minutes and blow dry briefly, then let it go and notice your waves in action! You’ll even achieve some wave by simply air-drying in the warm and summery weather. 8. Evian Facial Spray $7: We recommend this bottle of wonder in conjunction with Caudalie. If you don’t want to use up that “spa-in-a-bottle” beauty elixir too fast, you can always whip out your Evian Spray. It costs less than Caudalie, while still giving you that much-needed refreshing pick-me-up. Keep it mind that this is pretty much the unscented version. 9. Clinique Chubby Stick $16: Unless you’re prepping for a summer night affair, this moisturizing lip balm is the perfect product for your day events. It comes in a slew of pretty neutral hues (we suggest Mega Melon or Mighty Mimosa) and is quite long-lasting 10. Bioderma Sensibio H20 $30: If you’re in search for the most reliable makeup remover and fresh facial cleansing solution without harsh perfumes, then look no further. This magical products enables dirt to be emulsified, while soothing your skin with cucumber extract. Other added benefits? It’s non detergent, non-foaming and completely soap free – au naturale in a bottle to say the least.
So that’s a little round-up of great beauty essentials, but we’ll surely be adding more to our wish list (stay tuned for another beauty post). Until then, WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR YOUR THOUGHTS! Leave us a comment below and let us know what summer products you can’t live without and leave a link to where we can snag it. We need to add to our shopping list roster!
We at the Camille La Vie & Group USA home office just wanted to send out a warm congratulations to our 5 winners of the Camille La Vie Gift Card Sweepstakes drawing valued up to $500! Here of our lucky winners:
$500 – Grand Prize: DeAnthony C.
$100 – 1st Runner Up: Sara H.
$100 – 2nd Runner Up: Debrah Y.
$50 – 3rd Runner Up: Donna P.
$50 – 4th Runner Up: Amy M.
And once again, we THANK YOU to everyone who entered in our contest, as well as invited their friends! STAY TUNED for our next major SHOPPING SPREE promotion for yet another chance to win the dresses and accessories of your dreams!
Have you seen the floor-sweeping red-carpet dress photos of some of the world’s most stylish celebrities at the 2012 Met Gala last week?! Our eyes were transfixed on many of our favorite leading ladies as they sashayed along the luxe carpet made worthy only for those within the high fashion elite society. And as we perused the many lovely long-legged dames in their Prada, Balenciaga, Calvin Klein, Vera Wang, Armani, Louis Vuitton, Erdem, etc, etc dresses, we couldn’t help but feel a significant fashion connection to many of these looks. After scanning all the celebrity dresses from Anna Wintour’s highly famed Met Gala, it was inevitable what was to come next. We instantaneously dipped into our Camille La Vie fashion closet and rounded up a few purely amazing dresses of our own that bear quite a resemblance to some of our red-carpet favorites. Check out our round-up of selected red-carpet looks and our fabulous Camille La Vie version for each. You’ll definitely look like a high fashion star without breaking the bank.
1. Emily Blunt
Emily Blunt really pulls off this chic, minimal and incredibly alluring Calvin Dress dress, while keeping her hair and makeup sleek with a dose of simplicity. She really doesn’t need much considering her genetically blessed traits and this cutout dress certainly amplifies all her divine assets! Snag Emily’s look here with this equally gorgeous jersey cutout dress and luxe rhinestone beading. It’s an ideal red-carpet style dress that will work for your many social occasions, including prom, cocktail parties and other fab-friendly events (SEE NEXT PHOTO).
2. Solange Knowles
Who can pass up this hot neon yellow number worn by the heavenly divine Solange Knowles? We’re really feeling her style savvy choice designed by Rachel Roy for this event, especially considering our undying love for peplum dresses. This fierce look coupled with her jaw-dropping, envy-worthy hairstyle makes for an all-out head-to-toe winner! And our course, this feature wouldn’t be complete without showcasing our AMAZING, spot-on version of Knowles’ dress. Check out our Camille La Vie satin mermaid dress with peplum accents (SEE NEXT PHOTO).
3. Paula Patton
We can’t stop admiring Paula Patton’s beauty let alone her sweet-hued lilac strapless dress designed by Vera Wang. Her sleek and classic chignon is the perfect choice to showcase her beautiful facial features and totally love her dose of the dazzle factor with the rhinestone drop earrings. This color works undoubtedly well for the spring/summer season and luckily we have an equally sensational version at Camille La Vie. Check out this Camille La Vie chiffon beaded illusion dress that’s quite reminiscent of Paula Patton’s red-carpet dress (SEE NEXT PHOTO).
4. Dianna Agron
Dianna Agron looks like an ethereal goddess in this breathtaking red-carpet gown with plunging neckline designed by Caroline Herrera. We can’t help but stare into her sultry eyes and retro-inspired locks befitting of a classic Old Hollywood starlet. But although her beauty may be one-of-a-kind, you can certainly score her dress style as Camille La Vie houses a beautiful red-carpet ready version made of luxurious chiffon and rhinestone in a plunging neckline that brings to mind all sorts of goddess-like thoughts. (SEE NEXT PHOTO)
ONLY 4 DAYS LEFT TO ENTER TO WIN UP TO $500
Camille La Vie Gift Card Sweepstakes running from March 27, 2012 to April 30, 2012
Time is ticking and before you know it Camille La Vie will be randomly drawing 5 winners in ONLY 4 DAYS for their gift card giveaway valued up to $500! That’s some serious free cash that you can spend for a last minute Prom dress or perhaps an upcoming Homecoming dress, and WEDDING DRESS or virtually any dress that you’ll need for any and every chic cocktail party or style-worthy event. And if you’re not currently in need of a new fabulous dress, you can always spend your proud FREE gift card on a range of stiletto shoes, handbags, evening clutches, jewelry or any accessory of your choosing. But you have to act fast because entries for this giveaway will end on April 30, 2012 (yes, again, we repeat, ONLY 4 DAYS!)
Log on to your Facebook page and CLICK HERE TO ENTER! And just in case you’re not already familiar with how our sweepstakes works, please READ BELOW:
To be eligible to win, participants must be 13 years or older and must simply LIKE US on our Facebook Page and fill out our submission form on our “Enter to Win!!!!” sweepstakes tab here – entry takes only seconds. Be sure to include your email address and do tick the box to be entered into our “Preferred Customer List” to receive a plethora of other discounts and major shopping deals.
On April 30th 2012, we will randomly draw 5 lucky winners to receive one of five Camille La Vie gift cards ranging from $50 to $500 – the Fourth and Third Runners Up will win a gift card at $50, the Second and First Runners up will receive a $100 gift card and (one) Grand Prize Winner will win a $500 Camille La Vie Gift Card. Awesome enough for you? And with Prom around the corner (or perhaps your very special Wedding day), you can use your free gift card towards the purchase of a Camille La Vie dress of your dreams.
REMEMBER: As an added BONUS, the more Facebook friends you INVITE to your sweepstakes, the better your chances are of winning. For every friend of yours who enter, you get an extra entry automatically. So if 100 of your Facebook friends enter our sweepstakes, that’s 100 EXTRA ENTRIES FOR YOU! We can’t stress how amazing that is! And you can invite directly through our sweepstakes tab, so once you fill in the submission form, simply click INVITE and select the friends who you know love to shop all things fashion, especially HOT DRESSES.