With summer here, we need to make sure to give our hair some major TLC. The sun, heat, salt water and chlorine water can damage your hair pretty quickly.
If your hair is looking dull, dry and brassy, it’s time to restore it. I recently came across this amazing hair treatment from Alterna, called Bamboo Smooth Kendi Oil Pure Treatment Oil. Let’s just say, it’s the ultimate survival product for hair that is a must! I used it as a treatment and my hair has never felt or looked better. It looks as if I spent a day at the salon getting a deep conditioning treatment. This product is great for medium to thick hair.
It’s a strengthening and smoothing oil that deeply nourishes and repairs your hair from split ends, environmental damage and a color protecting style primer.
Kendi oil is a certified organic oil that is extracted from nuts of the Aleurites Moluccana, an Indonesian tree native. Kendi oil is a natural anti-oxidant rich in omega 3 fatty acids and Vitamin E that nourish and protect the hair.
How to Use:
For Treatment: Apply 1-2 times per week. Apply liberally to dry hair. Leave on for 10 minutes and wash as usual.
For style-Primer: Apply a small amount to damp hair and style as usual.
Where to purchase:
Sephora, www.sephora.com, $25
Lolli Swim Bells Ruffle, $148
Brand Profile: Lolli Swimwear
Susan Bodack is the Social Media Marketing Manager for InStyleSwimwear.com, an online retailer specializing in fashionable designer swimwear, beach cover-ups, sandals and accessories. Follow them on Twitter and Instagram at @InStyleSwimwear!
If your style personality is girly with a little bit of rock ‘n roll flair, Lolli Swimwear is made for you! The brand is relatively new to the designer swimwear industry, but they’re already leaving quite the impression in countries across the globe… and they’re just getting warmed up!
Lolli Swim Minty Mirage, $150
Even as a little girl, Lolli Swimwear designer, Vy Nguyen, was always a beach girl at heart and a lover of all things swim. She spent her days hanging out on the sunny beaches of California, and her swimwear collection really started to grow. But when her favorite bikinis started to fall apart, it prompted her to explore her creativity and passion for design. Vy would take the best details and designs from each suit and combine them to create her perfect swimsuit… and in 2010, Lolli Swimwear was born!
Lolli Punky, $150
As the brand’s name suggests, everything about Lolli is sweet as can be. With each new collection, the designer expresses the fun, sweet and sugary sides of life through her playful, ultra-girly styles and designs. To achieve the Lolli Swimwear brand’s signature “perfect fit,” all styles are made with buttery soft swimwear fabrics in the prettiest of colors (think pink, mint, purple, tie-dye and even a fun faux denim). If you believe the phrase, “less is more” when it comes to coverage, Lolli is right up your alley. The brand has seemingly mastered the cheeky-cut hipster bottom and now makes it in a wide variety of colors. From the very beginning, Lolli Swimwear became known for their fun and flirty details and embellishments, including oversized bows, heart-shaped cutouts and fluttery ruffle trim detailing, and the brand continues to implement them today. This season, if you’re looking for some fun and flirty beach style, Lolli Swimwear will help you get the look and bring out your inner girly girl.
Lolli Watercolor, $69
With our recent vacation to Tulum, we wanted to bring one of our favorite jewelry designers with us… pearl.love.
Our love for tahitian pearls mixed with their bright leather cords, makes for a great arm party and no better place to wear it than to the sexiest, boho chic beach spot in the Riviera Maya.
Check out our beach chic jewelry.
Shop now with pearl.love. and show us where you take your arm party by tagging us on Instagram @islandfeversisters and @pearl_love_jewelry.
www.pearllovejewelry.com or www.shoplatitude.com (newest collections)
With Spring in full bloom and Summer right around the corner, your makeup looks should be changing as well.
This Spring, we noticed some of the makeup trends that we are loving… Colored eyeliner!
Colored eyeliner can make your eyes look bigger and brighter, where black can make your eyes appear smaller. Blue, green and purple eyeliner can do wonders for your eyes.
Makeup is all about trying new things, seeing what works and having fun! Try it out and let us know what you think… XX
With bathing suit season just around the corner, get ready to sizzle as their is a new beach babe in town.
We are so excited to announce that our favorite swimwear, ViX Paula Hermanny has now launched a sister label….. SOFIA by ViX!
SOFIA by ViX is inspired for that bohemian, carefree and young spirited women. Just like ViX, the soul inspiration all come from Brazil.
The SOFIA girl exudes self-confidence through her style and her ability to take on new adventures. Check out their Summer 2013 Collection here.
We are loving the collection, especially the Sierra Fringe Top! What do you guys think of it?
Coming out of Winter and into Spring, we are starting to see sunnier days, flowers blooming and less clothing. Let’s face it, if you’re not living in Hawaii, you’re sporting a more rather ghostly appearance right?
For those that opt out of laying in tanning beds and want a safer solution, self tanning is the best way to go!
Prepping the skin prior to self tanning is the most important step in achieving the perfect steak-free tan. With these tips and tricks, you will be sporting the perfect sunless tan that will have people believing you jetted off to Miami for the weekend.
STEP 1: Exfoliate! Exfoliate! Exfoliate!
This is the #1 important step of the process. Make sure to exfoliate the entire area you plan on self tanning using a loofah and plain bar soap. DO NOT use any type of sugar or salt scrubs. This usually tends to leave a greasy, oily residue that will leave the skin feeling slick and the self-tanner won’t absorb onto the skin. By exfoliating the skin with a loofah and bar soap, you are sloughing off the dead skin and creating a smooth surface in perfecting a streak-free tan. Be sure to shower with warm water.
STEP 2: Shave your legs
Be sure to shave your legs prior if you plan on applying the self-tanner to this area of the body. This will help create a nice, even glow rather than a blotchy tan. * If you wax, be sure to wax 24 hours beforehand or else it won’t absorb well onto the skin. Try to avoid shaving after or you will remove some of the self-tanner.
STEP 3: Prepping the skin
Towel off and make sure you are completely dry. Once you’ve dried off, apply some vaseline to your fingernails, toenails, cuticles, etc. to avoid any discoloration.
STEP 4: Applying the application
There are many formulas of self-tanners like towelettes, gels, foams, lotions, etc., so decide how you’re going to apply it. You can use a sponge paint brush, wear latex gloves or even your bare hands. Before applying the product, you should test it on the inside of your wrist to see how the color will look on you or if you have an allergic reaction the day before. When applying the self-tanner, work from your feet and go up (you want to avoid any type of creasing in the body). Once you have applied an even coat of self-tanner, be sure to apply a little lotion to your elbows, back of the knees, wrists, ankles and underarms. You want to make the self-tanner look natural like you’ve actually been sun-kissed.
STEP 5: Drying
Let the self-tanner dry for 10-15 minutes before putting your clothes on. After it’s dry, wear loose clothing and something you don’t care to get stains on. We prefer doing this in the evening time as you can relax doing this in the comfort of your home without feeling rushed to be somewhere. The morning after, take a shower and you should be glowing in time to sport the perfect sunless tan.
Our favorite self-tanners:
- CLARINS- Liquid Bronze Self Tanning
- CLARINS- Self Tanning Instant Gel
- ESTEE LAUDER- Bronze Goddess Golden Perfection Instant Tint Self-Tanner
Need an emergency instant tan ASAP?
Body Bling by Scott Barnes is hands down a must-have! This tinted body moisturizer gives you an instant glow that has you looking tan on the go. Easy application and washes off in the shower.
Do you have any favorite self-tanners or tricks?