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A "Do Not Forget" List for Beach Days

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Alright babes, I put together a list of your beach must haves that you definitely won't want to forget for your days at the beach. You're Welcome (;

 

1. Towel or Sheet

This one is kind of obvious. No one wants to lay on the hot sand. A sheet is huge so you'll have plenty of room but a towel will do just fine. I suggest bringing a towel if you plan on taking a dip in the water.

 

2. Dark Tanning Oil

If you have fair skin or burn easily, for the love of God, do not forget sunscreen you will regret it and it's totally not worth the gnarly sunburn. For my ladies who tend not to burn I suggest wearing sunscreen but definitely make sure you bring your Dark Tanning Oil by Sainte Muse, you will leave the beach with an effortless dark tan.

 

3.Water

Do not forget to bring water. This is bound to take a toll on your body that only water can restore. It is so important to stay hydrated when spending a day in the hot sun.

 

Pictured: Sainte Muse water bottle (in store only). Fader Magazine (July/Aug 2017). Sunnies are from Steve Madden. You can get the Sainte Muse Dark Tanning Oil and Luxe Rosé Facial Mist at saintemuse.com

 

4. Book or Magazine

I prefer to stay off my phone while I'm at the beach and although the view is nice and people watching is entertaining, I like to bring a good book or magazine to get into while I'm relaxing on the beach.

 

5. Luxe Rosé Facial Mist

Your skin is definitely not feeling it's best when you're sweating your a$$ off at the beach, so bring a facial mist like the Luxe Rosé Facial Mist to spray on your face when it feels gross or sweaty. It will leaves your face refreshed and feeling better than ever.

 

6. Sunnies

You'll most deff want a cute pair of sunnies to protect your eyes from the sun while you're laying on the beach looking fab, and to stunt in cute insta photos.

 

Those are the basics that I can't have an enjoyable beach day without. Of course you can personalize your bag to fit your needs but make you're not forgetting these 6 things and I promise you a beautiful successful beach day. Enjoy.

xoxo, 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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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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