#GetPacking: Spring Break Beauty – The 5 Products You NEED to Fake A Killer Tan!


Over the next three months we will be plotting our summer getaways and we hope you’ll join us! Every week we’ll be packing our bags and traveling to a new destination with Contiki, the worldwide leader in travel tours for 18-35 year olds. Each destination means a whole new wardrobe fit for the locale. On our journey you’ll be able to get tips from top fashion bloggers on beauty and style and sneak a peek at their travel essentials. This week we’re preparing for our Spring Break getaway with beauty blogger, Ashley Schultz of Ashley Rebecca | Makeup Artist – BlogFind out what’s in her Shopcade and get her tips on how to fake a killer tan during the warm months ahead.

Vacation is one of the most important things that you can do for yourself to unwind and regroup There is nothing better than escaping to a tropical get-away, while spending hours on the beach drinking cocktails or reading the perfect book. Travel beauty essentials should be stress free and fun, but keep you lookin’ smoking hot all the day long.


Here are my top spring break beauty picks from Shopcade for how to get that sun-kissed bronze summer glow without any streaky orange self-tanning meltdowns:


  1. St . Tropez Self Tanning Mousse: LADIES, I don’t care how pale you are, this product is the most amazing if not best self tanning mousse that is natural on the fairest of skin tones. With a soft golden bronze undertone, you can see where you are applying it on the skin, which makes accidents and streaks less likely. A great alternative to using before your beach bound vacay to get that perfect golden glow,  without those harmful tanning bed UV rays.
  2. NARS Multiple Stick in “Palm Beach”: One of the easiest products to use, you can apply as eyeshadow, lip color,  cream blush or alternate as a bronzer. The color is the most beautiful bronze tone and easy to apply and blend. Products that have multiple uses are the best kinds to pack for traveling, as they take up less space in your carry on and leave room for little drama.
  3. Urban Decay Naked 3 Eyeshadow Palette: With 12 options of gorgeous eyeshadow colors from rose gold to chocolate brown, this is the PERFECT thing to bring on vacation! Not only are all the shades gorgeous with awesome pigment, you can create a million different looks with each one. All your bases are covered in one fabulous palette. (more…)

Bold, Bright, and Bronze: Summer beauty with Shopcade


With the incoming warm weather your beauty routine is about to change just as much as your wardrobe. For spring and summer 2013 beauty is all about color and clarity with bright matte lip colors and dewey bronzers all over fashion editorials and runways.

For all the latest products and looks check out Shopcade favorite Beauty.com where you can also save 20 percent on your purchase during their friends and family event ending Friday, May 17.


Bright matte lips are your best accessory this summer! (Image via Go Runway)[/caption]

If you are going to carry one thing in your purse this season make sure it’s a tube of bright, matte lipstick!

Let the bold color have all the attention this season by minimizing shine. Bright lips look good on everyone as long as you find a color that best compliments your skin tone. The most universally complimentary color is a bright pink but don’t be afraid to go for a great coral, light red, purple, or my favorite – a mandarin orange!

Nars and Smashbox have some great matte shades but if you are looking for a less expensive option check out Maybelline’s ‘Vivids‘ collection that will only set you back a few dollars.

To make the most of the bright lip keep the rest of your face natural and neutral with minimal color.


Go for the bronze without ruining your skin! (Image via GoRunway)[/caption]

In the season of sunshine and bikinis we all want to get that sun-kissed glow. There are a number of products available to get that bronzed look without doing permanent damage to your skin in the process.

For your face bronzer is a key part of summer. After you have applied sunscreen (preferably a moisturizer with SPF) and your base sweep on a bronze powder along your cheekbones, forehead, and lightly on the nose and chin. Use the bronzer wherever the sun would naturally touch your face. Try a variety with some pink hues mixed in to give you that natural, flushed look.

For the rest of your body focus on a gradual self-tan product like a great gradual moisturizer by St. Tropez or the even application of Tan Towels. While you can use a spray to expedite the process the easiest way to avoid streaking is to build up the tanned look.


A bright manicure goes with all your summer looks! (Image via bellasugar.com)

Retire your spring pastels and dare to be bold! This summer eye-catching manicures in bright colors go with everything.

The big color for summer is all shades of pink so a great go-to shade would be a bright watermelon or coral. But don’t be afraid to think outside the box with a trendy tangerine hue.

Brands with some great bold colors include Essie and Deborah Lippman but if you have a favorite brand chances are they have some bright shades of their own!

So get going! The weather is only getting warmer! Start your summer beauty list now on Shopcade with products from Beauty.com and save!