#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…)

Trendspotting: In The Nude


From a wee age we’re taught to put away our lights and whites after Labor Day but this fall we’re breaking all the rules. The sunny days may be behind us but we’re still ready to get naked.

Get your mind out of the gutter, girls!

We’re talking about all the shades of nude that you can use to buff up your wardrobe before the dark days of winter. Mix in a little cream, taupe, tan, or beige for a modern monochrome look. Pop in black accessories if you want to break it up a bit.

Still shy about baring it all? Test out the fall fashion trend with a neutral nail varnish or lip lacquer. We bet you’ll be ready to get undressed in no time. WINK.