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5 Tips for Beautiful Summer Skin

5 Tips for Beautiful Summer Skin

Summer is officially here and in honor of that, I am going to be sharing five tips to get that beautiful summer skin without too much effort. I know in the summer months I tend to shy away from wearing makeup as much. It’s hot and I hate having to worry about if I am sweating off my makeup or not, and besides who want’s to wear a face full of makeup to the beach? Not me. BUT if I am not going to be wearing makeup, I need my skin to be on it’s best behavior. So these are the five tips and products that I use to make sure my skin is looking it’s best.

 

Exfoliate. Get rid of dead skin with the Coconut Coffee Scrub from Sainte Muse. The scrub gently removes dead skin cells and the Coconut oil moisturizes, leaving your skin smelling great and feeling smooth. The Coconut Coffee Scrub is gentle enough to use on your face as well.

Cleanse. Start and end your day with a clean face. Massage the Créme Cleanser from Sainte Muse, made with a powerful blend of vitamins and antioxidants, onto your face to wash away dirt and oil. It will leave your skin radiant.

Hydrate.Your face and lips need hydration just as much as your body and in the summer you could use some extra moisture, something lightweight, like the Doux Moisturizer by Sainte Muse. It is oil free and will nourish your skin while you’re soaking up the rays. Treat your lips with the Mega Balm from Sainte Muse with a blend of the best vitamins and antioxidants. It will eliminate any kind of dryness.

Glow. Facial oils help hydrate your skin and give you a natural glow. The Gloss Face Oil by Sainte Muse is the perfect facial oil if you’re looking to add clarity and radiance instantly. It is formulated for all skin types and also helps soothe irritated or damaged skin.

Refresh. With the sun comes heat. Refresh your skin with the Luxe Rosé Facial Mist from Sainte Muse. It will help control excess oil and strengthen skin cells. Perfect for an afternoon out in the sun when your skin just needs a nice quick refresher. 

 

Featured Products

Créme Cleanser 

Luxe Rosé Facial Mist

Coconut Coffee Scrub

 

Mega Balm

Doux Moisturizer

Gloss Face Oil

Xoxo, Taylor

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3 Early Summer Skincare Essentials

3 Early Summer Skincare Essentials

Having clear, healthy looking skin is important in the summer. I don’t know about you ladies but I find myself wearing makeup way less in the summer, so a good face wash is a must. My favorite cleanser is the Créme Cleanser by Sainte Muse. It always leaves my face feeling clean, smooth, and refreshed. The powerful blend of vitamins and antioxidants work fast giving your skin a fresh and healthy look.

 

 

 

 

When thinking of the heat and humidity that comes with summer days and nights you might think I’ve gone crazy suggesting a facial oil is your skin care routine. Why would you load your skin with oil when you’re already trying to combat sweat and shine on a daily basis? BUT as it turns out, your skin can really benefit from using a facial oil. Facial oils are awesome all year round. Regardless of the season, the nourishment, hydration, and protection oils offer are beneficial. The Gloss Face Oil by Sainte Muse will leave your skin feeling hydrated like never before. It absorbs quickly without leaving a greasy feeling on your face. It will leave your skin clear and glowing.

 

 

There is nothing better than late summer nights, but the dark circles under your eyes the next morning are not so great. The 24K Gold Under Eye Mask by Sainte Muse will totally take care of that. In under 20 minutes the mask will rid your eyes of dark circles and smooth fine lines. The gold hydrates and expels toxins while 100% collagen and a host of skin-tightening minerals reduce wrinkles and soften the areas around your eyes for tighter, more youthful looking skin. 

 

 

These are the three things I can’t survive summer without. I definitely recommend investing if you want to maintain beautiful, healthy skin through out the summer months. I hope you babes enjoyed, sending all my good vibes and positivity.

 

xoxo Taylor 

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5 WAYS TO GET BEACH WAVES!

5 WAYS TO GET BEACH WAVES!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Beach waves are a summer essential. They look incredible on short hair or long, thin or thick, straight or curly. Also, it really doesn't take much effort and there’s so many ways to achieve beach waves. Count me in.

 Below are 5 different ways to get the best looking beach waves!

 

 

1.) Braid before you sleep: This is the lazy girl’s ways to get beach waves, so me. After you shower, towel dry your hair. Separate your hair into 2-6 sections, so that you end up with 2-6 braids depending on how big you want your waves to be. Braid the sections. Go to sleep looking like some kind of alien and wake up with beautiful beach waves. Run your fingers through it and spritz with a sea salt spray for some more texture.

 

2.) Wand it: Another way I curl my hair is with a curling wand. It gives you that beach wave look without too much time or effort. The size of barrel just depends on how big you want
your waves to be. Before you begin curling, spritz your hair with a heat protector, your hair will thank you. Then take one
inch pieces of hair. wrap around barrel (leave the bottom 2 inches out) and keep it there until your hair is warm to touch. Reminder, be incredibly careful not to burn yourself. Once you’re done curling, let your hair cool, then run your fingers through your waves for a more natural look, then spritz with hairspray.

 

3.) Scrunch it: If your hair is naturally wavy, you can get beach waves in like 2 minutes. Literally just spritz some sea
salt spray, to towel-dried hair and scrunch it. Let it air dry and you’ll have that perfect beach wave look.

 

4.) Straightener: A flat iron, can have many uses. You can not only use it to obviously straighten your hair, but also curl it! Take one inch sections of straight hair, clamp a few inches

below the root, slowly move the iron down and rotate in a halfway turn. While rotating seamlessly move the iron down your hair.

 

5.) Curling Iron: Before doing anything involving a hot tool, make sure to spray hair with hair protectant. Follow that up by brushing through to get rid of any tangles. Using a wide-barrel iron, take on inch sections of your hair, open the clamp, twist & curl, and move it down your hair, leaving out the bottom two inches. For beachy, messier waves, you should alternate between curling your hair towards and away from your face.

 

 

With five different waves to get that perfect beach wave look, I’d say you’re just about ready to hit the beach. Just don’t forget your Dark Tanning Oil by Sainte Muse so you can get a perfect tan to match your perfect hair. (;

-Taylor 

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Top 10 Beauty Must-Haves for your Bag this Festival Season!

Top 10 Beauty Must-Haves for your Bag this Festival Season!

It’s that time of year again. Festival season is right around the corner. Whether it means massive events like Coachella, Sasquatch!, Bonnaroo, or something a little more low-key like the Telluride, Bluegrass festival, or even the Phish tour. As fun as festivals are, there are some things you definitely don’t want to forget to pack. Water, your ticket, cameras, and phones are essentials, but today we are going to talk about the beauty essentials you definitely don’t want to forget to throw in your bag.

 

1.) First things, first you always want to stay hydrated at festivals, not just you literally, but your face too. The moisturizer I’m always reaching for and can’t travel anywhere without is the Doux Moisturizer by Sainte Muse. It’s super light weight which is important to me on days where I’m going to be spending a lot of time outside in the hot sun. It is also keeps my face moisturized all day long, without adding any extra oil to my face. 
2.) A tinted moisturizer will do you good at festivals, it’ll give your face a little coverage but it’s super light weight, because who wants a heavy face of makeup when you’re gonna be spending the day sweating your ass of at a music festival, ya idk. My favorite tinted moisturizer is the Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer by NARS, but really any tinted moisturizer will do the trick.
3.) I don’t know about you guys, but I think this is a festival essential for sure, whatever you do, DO NOT FORGET A HIGHLIGHTER!!!! I know I love to be glowing and shining and I’m pretty sure you agree, so grab your favorite highlighter and toss it in your bag, (gently of course, you really don’t want to break it, that could end up messy..). If you don’t have a favorite highlighter I recommend going to your nearest makeup store and testing some out.
4.) You’ll want to bring a facial mist with you as well, a mist is nice to have because it’s not only refreshing but if you’re makeup starts to look dull it can pretty much bring it back to life. My favorite facial mist is the Luxe Rosé Facial Mist by Sainte Muse literally one of the best things that has ever entered my life. I love face mists, they are so refreshing but this one is a notch above the rest. It gives my face such a refreshed and clean feeling, but it never makes my skin oily and that’s so important.
                          
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This is another super important one, do not forget makeup wipes, I promise you will regret it. I get it, you’re at a music festival, you’re going to be exhausted, BUT It is not okay to sleep with your makeup on. Just grab a makeup wipe and get that makeup off your face. You will feel so much better in the morning and your skin will thank you. Even if it’s the middle of the day and your face just feels gross, grab a makeup wipe and wipe that shit off, you’ll feel better!
6.) Let’s be real, keeping your hair fleeky all damn day at a music festival isn’t an easy task. Always bring Sea Salt Spray. If your hair just isn’t cooperating or you just want some hot beach waves, spray a little sea salt in your hair and you’ll be looking like a million bucks.
7.) Dry Shampoo and music festivals really go hand in hand, showers are usually rare at music festivals so dry shampoo will be a life saver. If you’re hair is looking a little greasy or it just feels gross to you, spray some of that shit in there and you’re hair will look clean and smell clean and it’ll add a little volume to your hair.
8.) Nobody want’s to catch a wild sunburn at a music festival (talk about uncomfortable). Pack sunscreen. It doesn’t matter what kind or what SPF (although I recommend something with SPF 50 or more, to be extra cautious), just make sure you have some sort of sunscreen on at all times.
9.) Going right along with the highlighter, do not forget you body shimmer. Nothing looks better than gorgeous glowing skin. It’ll also totally match the aesthetic… Music Festival… Body Shimmer, they belong together.
10.) Last but not least, don’t forget your tanning oil. Although you don’t want to get sunburnt, getting a little tan wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world. I like to apply my Dark Tanning Oil by Sainte Muse anytime I know I’m going to be in the sun for a long period of time. It helps me catch some rays and also keeps my skin looking shiny and smooth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After you pack those 10 things you’ll be all set on the beauty essentials for your festival season. Have fun and always be safe. I hope your festival season is everything you hoped for and more! 

See ya, Taylor.

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Boss Babe Interview - Danielle Rocha

Boss Babe Interview - Danielle Rocha

I got the pleasure to interview Danielle Rocha, owner and designer of Rocha Swim, a hot swim suit line, that you totally need in your life. She not only designs all the swim suits but also hand makes them. Now we are giving you the opportunity to hear a little bit about her life, her business, and her advice! 

 

Hometown: Santa Barbara, CA

Current Location: Santa Barbara, CA

Birth Sign: Taurus

Hobbies and Interests: Gardening, being active, outdoors, drawing, riding dirt bikes, fashion & design 

 

Describe your style: I've always been a tomboy, but I also love feeling pretty... My style is usually street wear/casual but I love including one piece into my outfits that enhances my womanly curves. And I've done the same with my swimwear, they are designed for the everyday active girl that loves feeling pretty and loves her curves.

 

What do you say was the biggest challenge when creating a company from scratch?: My biggest challenge would definitely be my age, and not because people wouldn't take me serious but not many 19 year olds have a ton of money saved up to start a business from the ground up and I did not grow up in a wealthy family. Of course my parents and boyfriend helped me however they could, but the start up costs of a business is what I struggled with.

 

Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?: In the next 5 years I see myself having a family, Rocha Swim running it's self for the most part, traveling even more than I do now for events, photoshoots and different fashion weeks. And walking into boutiques and seeing a Rocha Swim display with all our products.

 

So you created your own bathing suit line which is incredibly impressive, can you tell me a little bit about it and what inspired you to start it?: Rocha Swim is a Brazilian/ 1980s inspired bikini line. I was inspired to start Rocha Swim when I kept dealing with the same issue over and over again. As a very petite woman with curves I've always had a hard time finding suits that fit, it seemed like the only ones that fit were the suits in the Junior Section (which I was not fond of.) The more women I ran into that had this issue made me realize there was a problem that needed to be fixed.

 

You design and hand make all of the bathing suits, which means you have complete creative control how do you come up with new ideas for designs?: Yes having complete creative control is awesome! (and exhausting at times.) Because my line is Brazilian/ 1980's inspired means I am always looking in the past and present. Whether it's looking at pictures of my mom when she was younger and studying the clothes they wore, or studying the daring cuts of bikinis that are popular in Brazil right now. As a creative its hard to explain what inspires me, I could look at a piece of stone and see different images in it or see texture that I think would look great on a bikini.

 

Do you have inspiring female role models that motivate you? Tell me about them.: YES!!! Im pretty sure if I wrote about all of them this would turn into a 20 page interview. I have a great friends, family and co workers that inspire me every single day. Some inspire me business wise, or some inspire me fashion wise and some even inspire me to be a better person/ business owner.

 

Advice for Future Boss Girls?: NEVER, EVER give up. It's so easy to give up when times get tough, but all you gotta do is remind yourself that you truly are a Boss Babe and no one can stop you from succeeding.

 

How do you stay inspired and refreshed?: Traveling, I recently went to Japan for a couple weeks and I could not believe how inspired I was by the culture, the fashion, the food, the scenery.

 

What is the best piece of business advice you have ever received?: Quality over Quantity.

 

What does a “typical” day look like for you? : My typical day, usually I wake up eat some breakfast, get ready, head out to my shop, work there most of the day, head over to the post office to drop off everyones order's, head to the gym after, then eat dinner, post to social media on Rocha Swim, read some fashion blogs and then get ready for bed. Some days depending on how stressful my day was I like to put on a mask right before bed to relax a bit.

 

On that note, what does your morning routine look like?: My morning, I wake up around 7:30am. Watch Good Morning America for a bit while checking emails and social media notifications on my phone, get up, wash my face with my whole skin care routine, while my moisturizer is soaking in I make some breakfast, if I'm feeling lazy its cereal, if I'm feeling really hungry and in the mood to cook I'll make avocado toast with an egg, turkey bacon and potatoes with a glass of OJ. Once I'm done eating, I brush my teeth, apply my make up and then do my hair.. pick out what I'm wearing for the day and put it on and usually right after that I'm out the door and on with my day. 

 

 

 

 Hope you all enjoyed this interview, and a special thanks to our Boss Babe Danielle for her time on this interview. Don’t forget to check out Rocha Swim and stock up on bathing suits for the summer, and nothing goes better with swim suits than my all time favorite tanning oil, The Dark Tanning Oil by Sainte Muse. With a dark tan and a hot swim suit, you'll be ready to slay at the beach all summer long!

 

 

- xo Taylor

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Tips & Tricks to Get the Perfect Tan This Summer!

Tips & Tricks to Get the Perfect Tan This Summer!

With summer right around the corner, I thought it was the perfect time to give you guys some tips and tricks to get the best tan. If you’d rather tan in a tanning bed than lay in the sun, these tips and tricks will still work for you!

 

First things first, it’s important for you to choose the UV source which is suitable for your skin. In my opinion nothing can beat laying out in the sun, but we all have our own opinions and preferences. In case the weather or sky doesn't cooperate, or you would just rather tan in a tanning bed, It’s a good alternative to get a tan nonetheless.

One crucial step in prepping your skin for tanning is exfoliating. This is important because no matter what shade or skin kind you have, exfoliating will supply you with healthy looking skin. One of the major mistakes people make while tanning is they do not exfoliate. If you don’t exfoliate you’re just allowing dead skin cells to build up. You should exfoliate daily. When talking exfoliators I will always recommend the Sainte Muse Coconut Coffee Scrub Not only does the scrub exfoliate your skin, getting rid of any dead skin you might have, but it also saturates your skin with antioxidants and minerals while eliminating stretch marks, cellulite, and other skin conditions. It will leave your skin looking healthier and much more radiant. You should be exfoliating your whole body, including your face, the Saint Muse Coconut Coffee Scrub is safe to use on your face as well. Not only will you scrub away dead skin cells, but you will also prevent breakouts. If you skip the exfoliation process your tan could end up looking uneven, you will experience extra dirt, oil, and other problems around the skin.

You should always make sure you either wax or shave at least 24 hours before tanning. If you wax or shave right before you go tanning it could cause irritated skin, which could cause rashes or other issues with the skin. While some people may not react at all and some may have severe reactions, it is still necessary for you to wax or shave 24 hours before hand. Typically, the face and legs are the body parts familiar with sun exposure. Nevertheless, other body parts like the bikini area, are not used to this. Therefore, you should appropriately shave or wax at least one day before hand.

If you want to extend the life of your tan and have hydrated, perfect skin; you need to use proper moisturizers. Your skin tends to dry out faster when exposed to UV rays or extensive sunlight. You should be moisturizing on a regular basis. The most important time to moisturize is right before going to bed. As you go to sleep, the body will repair itself at a faster rate. By making use of the moisturizer before bed, you will be able to repair the damage happening during the day. It is also a good idea to moisturize after taking a shower because the water will dehydrate and dry out your skin. There are some areas around the body you need to be extra cautious you don’t miss like, your elbows, hands, knees and also ankles. Really any area of the body that moves is the area that needs to be focused on the most when applying moisturizer. Another incredibly important part of your body to make sure is properly moisturized, is the face. I do not recommend using a body lotion on your face. If you’re looking for a good face moisturizer I highly recommend the Sainte Muse Doux Moisturizer. It’s lightweight and oil free, which is important because oil could possibly lead to breakouts. It’s incredibly hydrating but it won’t add any extra oil or greasy-ness to your face. The more your moisturize, the better your skin will be and the longer your tan will last. It also helps prevent dead skin cell buildups.

Tanning oils will also help you build and keep a tan. Tanning oils work by attracting and focusing the UV rays of the sun onto the skin. The properties of tanning oils accelerate the process by intensifying the rays. As the UV rays penetrate the skin, they accelerate the melanocytes’ ability to produce melanin. Melanin is the pigment that gives your skin color. The greater the presence of melanin in the skin, the darker your skin will appear. My  Ride or Die tanning oil is Dark Tanning Oil by Sainte Muse. each bottle is filled with organic, vegan friendly ingredients that will have your skin dark and glowing. It has an SPF of 4, which will keep you safe from 75% of the sun’s harmful rays. I've never had a tanning oil get my skin so dark, and I've also noticed that my tan seems to last longer.

Keep in mind that you always need to be hydrated to get the best tanning results. Drink plenty of water, it will keep the skin hydrated. Water with the help of moisturizer will help in prolonging the life of your tan and allow you to keep the golden glow for a long time. Staying hydrated is one of the most crucial tips you need to follow.

Undress for success, wear the bathing suit you are most likely to wear when you’re swimming or going to beach and that is going to leave the least amount of tan lines. That way you have a smooth tan that flows from skin to bathing suit. However, if you’re tanning in a tanning bed, you have the option to skip the bathing suit and instead of trying to minimize the tan lines, you have no tan lines at all.

  

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