It’s Time To Add Sun Care Products To Your Daily Skincare Routine!

Sun Carevia A Beauty Club

The weather in New York seemed to have jumped from winter to summer, completely skipping spring. The temperatures have risen into the mid to high 70s within the past few weeks. Don’t get me wrong, I have zero complaints after the winter we endured here in NY. With the abundant amounts of sunshine, it’s time to start incorporating sun care products into your daily skin care routine. While it’s nice to have a tan, it’s important to understand the sun can be extremely damaging to your skin. Too much sun exposure can lead to premature signs of aging, sun spots and even cancer.

I’m 100% Italian (mainly Sicilian) and I have an olive skin tone so I don’t burn easily and I get very dark. All my life my mom has always been very strict about wearing sunscreen and going for yearly check-ups at the dermatologist. Through the years, I’ve developed my go-to sun care products to protect my skin from the harmful rays. Check them out below!

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CLOSED Giveaway: Charley Davidson Series + Things Are Looking Grim Prize Pack!


We know you Lovelies love to read as much as we do, so we’re super excited to bring you another fabulous book related giveaway! This week’s giveaway is from the lovely folks at St. Martin’s Press and it’s a biggie!  We’re celebrating the May 19th release of Eighth Grave After Dark, the newest installment in the award-winning Charley Davidson series from Darynda Jones.

The series follows the fun, sassy, and sexy adventures of Charley Davidson, part-time private investigator and full time Grim Reaper and coffee addict.

If you’re not familiar with this fun series check out the info below:

Meet Charley Davidson: part-time private investigator and full-time Grim Reaper.

Charley sees dead people. That’s right, she sees dead people. And it’s her job to convince them to “go into the light.” But when these very dead people have died under less than ideal circumstances (i.e., murder), sometimes they want Charley to bring the bad guys to justice. Complicating matters are the intensely hot dreams she’s been having about an Entity who has been following her all her life…and it turns out he might not be dead after all. In fact, he might be something else entirely.

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My Wish List Just Keeps On Growing…

For someone my age, I think I’m very good with my money. I try to only buy things if I truly need it and I don’t have any debt besides student loans, naturally. Considering this, I try to treat myself to items I want from time to time. It can be something something small like a new nail polish or something more substantial like a fun pair of shoes or a few pieces of clothing. Here are some things that are currently on my ever-growing wish list. Summer Wishlist

1. Madewell Overlay Dress

I absolutely love Madewell’s clothing but it’s on the expensive side. I used to work there and let me just say the employee discount was ah-maz-ing. I saw this dress on the mannequin while I was walking in the mall and I fell in love with it. I like that it looks like a top and a skirt and I love the striped pattern. It even has a little cut out detail on the back.

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The Best Eyeshadow Colors For Brown, Blue, Hazel & Green Eyes

Blue Eye Makeup

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Eye color is beyond unique. It’s something that can really change your entire look and make people notice you among a crowd. Some people are blessed to have striking eyes and some aren’t. I’m not. I have medium-colored brown eyes. I don’t hate my eye color but it’s just so…average. I mean, pretty much half of the world’s population has brown eyes. If I could choose, I would pick to have green eyes because I have brown hair and I think that would be the prettiest combination.

Luckily, for those of us who don’t have piercing eyes, we have eyeshadow! There are certain hues that will really make your eye color pop. Eye colors are not created equal. Therefore, people with green eyes shouldn’t use shadows that will complement blue eyes and vice versa. A tip for everyone: avoid using shadows that match your eye color.

Here’s a roundup of the eyeshadow colors you should be wearing, according to your eye color, to make your eyes really stand out.

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Rachel’s Ultimate #SquadGoals


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Do you ever scroll through your Instagram feed and get insanely jealous when you come across a celebrity group picture? I do. I imagine when Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner and Cara Delevingne walk down the street, it’s in slow motion, their hair is blowing in the wind and people just stare at them. Just kidding…but I bet that really does happen. Anyway, I consider myself a bit of a loner. I genuinely enjoy time to myself. Besides my goldendoodle, my boyfriend and my family, there are limited people I surround myself with. I thought it would be fun to compile a list of what celebrities and/or fictional characters would make up my ultimate squad.

Mindy Kaling

via People

Mindy Kaling

Mindy is one of the coolest girls in Hollywood, in my opinion. She’s an amazing role model and seems like a truly authentic person. I’m obsessed with her show The Mindy Project, which never ceases to make me laugh. I absolutely love her sense of humor and anyone who can make me laugh is okay in my book! 

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5 Drool-Worthy Instagram Accounts To Follow!

Food In The Air

via Food In The Air

Disclaimer: do not read this post on an empty stomach. You’ve been warned.

I love looking at pictures of food almost as much as I love eating food. Food porn, as it’s commonly referred to, is a compilation of drool-worthy pictures that are guaranteed to make your stomach growl, and completely jealous of the person behind the lens who gets to eat said food. I’ve come to rely on certain Instagram accounts to get my daily fix of food porn. Luckily for you, I’m willing to share my favorite accounts! Read on, lovelies.

Greek Gyro

via Food In The Air

Food In The Air, FITA for short, is just that. Four sisters created this Instagram account by taking pictures of their food in the “air” against a scenic background. The idea is cute, fun and a nice way to capture beautiful foods around the world.

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A Fragrance For Every Occasion

Hi Lovelies! We’re so sorry about the silence the past few weeks. Each of the editors are going through some big changes, and at the same time many of our contributors finished up their jobs with Lovelyish. We should have taken some time to write an update and let you Lovelies know. To be honest with you we weren’t sure if anyone would have noticed we were gone, but we’ve received several sweet messages and comments about our whereabouts. Thank you so much for checking in on us and for letting us know you missed us! We apologize for the unexpectedly long time off and hope we can ease back into a more regular posting schedule. 

Fragrances are so personal and unique, and that’s why I love them. I love fresh, clean scents with a hint of floral or citrus. I absolutely cannot stand sweet, spicy or heavy musk. Two scents that I always steer clear of are vanilla and amber. The other thing I love about fragrances is that if two people wear the same one, it smells completely different because of the way it interacts with the oils on your skin.

Did you know there’s a right and wrong way to apply fragrance?  The best time to apply fragrance is after you’ve taken a shower. Fragrances also last longer when your skin is hydrated, so put a tiny bit of unscented lotion where you’re going to spritz on the fragrance. It’s best to spray on pulse points because that is where your body emits heat therefore allowing perfume to diffuse. While working at L’Occitane, I learned that about 95% of customers applied fragrances doing the one thing you most definitely shouldn’t do. Most people spray on a fragrance then take their wrists and rub them together. Do not rub! This not only crushes the top notes of your fragrance but also creates heat, which changes the scent completely.

I have about ten fragrances that I display on a pretty tray in my bedroom. I’m always one for options and I usually wear a particular fragrance for certain occasions like a night out, running errands, etc. Here’s a fun tip: When I go out, I spray my fragrance on the back of my neck so when I give someone a hug hello they will get a whiff of my perfume. These are some of my go-to fragrances!
Nirvana White

One of my absolute favorite fragrances is Elizabeth and James Nirvana White. I got super excited when this came out and got a bottle when it was released. I even got my sister hooked on it! I’m surprised I even like this scent because it has a tender musk scent. It’s hard to describe this fragrance but it’s girly and sophisticated. I usually wear it for a night out since it’s on the “darker” side and has a deep, captivating scent.

Versace Bright Crystal

Versace Bright Crystal  is a scent that others will notice and fall in love with. That’s what happened to me, anyway. Bright Crystal is so fresh, clean and refreshing. The scent is wonderful and it’s not overwhelming. I like to wear this for date night, a family gathering, etc. 

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