The Ultimate Hair Removal Product Guide

Proper grooming is essential when trying to achieve smooth legs, a hairless down-under, or shapely brows (I’m all about strong eyebrow game). Below is a head-to-toe hair removal product guide, ranging from inexpensive to the more costly.

E X F O L I A T I N G   S C R U B S

You always want to exfoliate skin with salt or sugar scrubs before shaving. Indulge your senses with Sabon Body Scrub ($33), which comes in a variety of fragrances including lemon mint, vanilla coconut and delicate jasmine. Lush Ocean Salt ($21.95-$35.95) is a face and body scrub that works to unclog pores of impurities with the cleansing effect of lime and vodka as well as lift dead cells, leaving a fresh layer of skin. Bliss Hot Salt Scrub ($38) is applied on dry skin and washed off in the shower, as the self-heating formula hydrates with key ingredients: glycerin and algae extract. Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish ($65) sweetens up any bath time with exfoliating sugar crystals. Treat yourself to Tocca Esfoliante Da Corpo ($32), a line of gentle scrubs that combine scents of Southern Italy, Corsica and other areas of the Mediterranean. A mix between a scrub and a sudsy body wash, Bliss Sugar Scrub ($36) bursts with a citrusy blood orange tang and notes of white pepper.

1. Sabon Body Scrub | 2. Lush Ocean Salt | 3. Bliss Hot Salt Scrub | 4. Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish | 5. Tocca Esfoliante Da Corpo | 6. Bliss Blood Orange + White Pepper Sugar Scrub

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5 Looks For 5 Summer Weddings

Deciding what to wear to a wedding can be pretty tough. Luckily, the theme and setting of the wedding can play a huge role in deciding what to wear, and can help you narrow down your choice of dress.

Here are five common summer wedding settings and some easy, no-fuss options that are versatile enough to wear for a wedding, reception or even re-vamped for a summer get-together!

T H E   T R A D I T I O N A L  W E D D I N G

This gown might be from Target, but it is truly elegant as any other (at a completely affordable price). I love downplaying the color of the accessories and nail polish when wearing a bright, solid dress.

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10 Bold Beach Towels To Buy

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The end of July may be nearing, but summer is definitely not over yet! In honor of sand, sun, surf and the shore, here are ten bold beach towels to buy for the final stretch of the season…

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Currently Coveting: Mara Hoffman For Anthropologie

Here at Lovelyish we’re big fans of Mara Hoffman, a New York based designer who specializes in eclectic prints and colors, and we are certainly not alone. It seems like Mara has been blowing up even more lately and even has a collaboration with Anthropologie, featuring some of her designs on home goods! The collection ranges from floor pillows, like the ones seen above, to bedding and even furniture!

This chair is so cool and looks super comfy. I think it would look awesome in a sunroom.

I’m absolutely obsessed with this pillow. It looks so detailed and the colors are awesome!

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Skin Care 101: What You Need To Know

Skincare products can be really confusing, especially if you aren’t exactly sure of their purpose and whether or not your skin type really needs them. Here is a breakdown of each skincare product and when to use them…

 1. Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover | 2. Almay Makeup Remover Pads | 3. MAC Cleanse Off Oil |  4. Neutrogena Makeup Removing Towelettes

This step is meant to clear all of the make-up from the day off of your face and eyes.

Use a make-up remover as the first step, and only if you are wearing product on your face.

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Taylor’s Makeup For A Night Out

I’m pretty adventurous with my style, but makeup is a different story. My makeup for a night out has remained the same for a while now—I stick with a versatile look that works with whatever I’m wearing. I keep it simple and avoid using too much, sticking to the idea of ‘less is more’. I have my handful of trusty go-to picks—and by not overusing them, I have mastered my makeup for a night out!

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I always start with my eyes first. When I go out, I like to make them the most dramatic. A smokey eye palette like Too Faced Smokey Eye Shadow Collection always manages to make my blue eyes pop. I use Smashbox Definer Brush #15 for the crease, and Laura Mercier Eye Colour Brush for my eyelids. Then I apply Sephora Collection Color Proof Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Black along the edge of my upper and lower eyelids, making sure to apply a little more at the creases. My eyelashes are hard to curl, so I started using Maybelline Volum’ Express: The Big Eyes Washable Mascara in Brownish Black. There is a two-in-one brush for the lower and upper lashes—the lower separates your eyelashes and reduces clumps, and the upper creates a great curve from the inner to outer lashes.

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How To Decorate Your Home With Crystals

I never gave too much thought to the energy of spaces until I shared a very cramped bedroom with my partner. Since moving into our own apartment in Dallas about a year ago, I couldn’t believe how quickly our moods and relationship turned around. Sure, it helped to have a bigger space and a little more privacy, but the natural light and shift in energy really helped to heal and solidify our relationship.

Since moving into our present apartment, I’ve been doing a lot of research into simple ways to make our space even more energizing and relaxing. I had started collecting crystals and stones because I loved their unique colors and textures. After reading about their uses and the benefits they can add to a shared space, I began reading more about Feng Shui.

Here are a few of my favorite crystal pieces that add some texture and perfect pops of color to the home:

1. Small Acrylic Box with Citrine, One Kings Lane | 2. Agate Coasters, Kate Spade Saturday | 3. Amethyst Votive Holder, West Elm | 4. Rose Quartz Bookends, High Street Market | 5. Druzy Quartz Knobs, Anthropologie

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