Beauty + the beach

Ottawa Business Journal - Ottawa at Home - - LIVING BEAUTY - WRIT­TEN BY MELISSA SHABINSKY

Summer Beauty takes a va­ca­tion from heavy creams and pow­ders; this hot weather beauty sur­vival kit has all the beach-wor­thy es­sen­tials you need to stay fresh-faced and stylish in the heat and hu­mid­ity.


Pro­tect you peep­ers with over­sized, movie-star wor­thy frames that aren’t just stylish, but also help shield the del­i­cate skin around your eyes from ag­ing UV rays. A glam­ourous 70s-in­spired wide-brimmed hat pro­tects your face and dé­col­leté from the sun (and let’s face it, is much more stylish than a base­ball cap) and fits per­fectly with this sea­son’s retro-style bathing suits.


Summer’s most sought af­ter beach ac­ces­sory is bronzed skin. The healthy no-sun way is to go faux, sav­ing skin from the harm­ful da­m­age of the sun; swipe, brush or slather it on to get the per­fect golden glow. For the most nat­u­ral-look­ing re­sults, ap­ply bronz­ing prod­ucts to the ap­ples of your cheeks, the bridge of your nose, your hair­line and chin – any­where that the sun would nat­u­rally kiss.


Your hot weather beauty sur­vival arse­nal should al­ways in­clude a full spec­trum sun pro­tec­tion. Avoid heavy pow­ders and matte formulas that just sit on top of your skin and in­stead choose sheer cov­er­age, cream blushes and nour­ish­ing tinted lip balm with SPF and a pop of color for heat-proof stay­ing power.


You can stash all your beach es­sen­tials in a chic, colour­ful tote. Large enough to carry ev­ery­thing you need to stay fresh and pretty all day long.

CLOCK­WISE: 1Revo­lu­tion Or­ganic Free­dom Glow Beauty Balm (Oresta Skin Care Con­fec­tionary) ; 2 Em­i­nence Or­gan­ics Bronzed Min­eral Illuminator (Oresta Skin Care Con­fec­tionary); 3 St. Tropez Bronz­ing Mousse (Sephora); 4 Kate Somerville Tan­ning Tow­elettes (Sephora); 5 The Hinza tote bag ( Truly Swedish De­sign); 6 Bikini by Seafolly (Brio Body­wear); 7 Straw hat by He­len Kamin­ski (Shep­herd’s); 8 Tom Ford Ge­or­gette sun­glasses (eye­MAXX)

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