Can you believe it? It’s already May and almost summer time again! This is the perfect time of the year to prepare you for your summer beach body and vacation getaway.
Summer is all about looking good and feeling good. During the summer many of us take that long awaited vacation we have been looking forward to for so long. This summer I’ll be traveling to Aruba, Israel, Cyprus and a few more exciting spots! So every year around this time, I do my prep for summer.
I’ve partnered up with Vanity Planet to bring you my 7 beauty tips for getting your perfect summer look and got to try some of their awesome products.
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For some of us, working out comes naturally and easy, for the rest of us, myself included, working out can be a chore. However, we all want that sexy summer bod and to get it, you gotta work for it! There are so many different forms of working out nowadays, try something new and find out what you like. My personal favorites are yoga, dance classes and boxing. Even if you’re not big on working out, taking a workout class even 2 times a week is better than nothing and it will get you 10 steps closer to your dream summer body. Of course, if you REALLY want to make a great effort working out 4-5 times a week would be the ultimate goal. It takes your body time to get into shape and for the results to start showing, most workout trainers will tell you between 6-8 weeks to see real results, so start now!
Working out is a big part of getting that perfect summer body, but eating healthy is just as important, if not more. If you want your dream body, you’re gonna have to make some changes. Although I’ve been a vegetarian for 23 years and in the last 2 years more vegan, I still find it hard to eat salads and cut down on carbs. A great alternative for that is doing a juice cleanse or just juicing, you know those healthy drinks that combine a bunch of vegetables and fruits together. If you watch my Snapchat (theonlykimcohen), you know I’m a pretty big fan of it, I normally have a green drink at least 2 times a week. It does take time to get used to it but once you get the hang of it, it’s really not that bad and you will definitely see results and feel so much better.
Taking Care of Your Skin – Spin for Perfect Skin
Having nice flawless skin is important in the summer time. Many of us spend countless hours at the pool and the beach, wearing less makeup and exposing more skin. Vanity Planet came up with the perfect product for that, called “Spin for Perfect Skin” which offers a combination of tools for your face and body to create the perfect skincare routine from head to toe. I am obsessed with this product, it’s seriously so much fun and the perfect thing to do after taking a shower. Spin for Perfect Skin effectively removes dead skin cells that have been building on our faces and bodies to create a rejuvenation effect at the same time. For those of you who don’t know, dead skin on our faces creates acne, so this really helps. The package comes with 4 different head brushes that can be used for facials or body skin exfoliation and cleansing. I’m literally obsessed with this thing! It’s SO MUCH FUN! You can use it anywhere on your body.
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We might wear less makeup in the summer time during the day as we are soaking up the sun, but we still have work, dinner parties, dates and weekends to go out. Since summer can be rough on our skin and sun spots and sunburn are things we have to deal with, it’s always important to wear a foundation that has sun protection in it. For my foundation, I always go with MAC which has SPF 15 and protects my skin.
Every summer I also go through my makeup bag and do summer cleaning. I throw away old or almost empty makeup. I also go through my makeup brushes and see which new ones I need to get that I might have lost through the year or that are losing their hair. I never want to travel with anything missing from my makeup bag and get stuck in a foreign country without something.
Vanity Planet came out with the perfect makeup brush kit that literally has everything you need and more. When I was 18, I went to makeup school because I wanted to be a makeup artist. My makeup kit for school cost over $2000! Buying makeup brushes individually can be VERY expensive! I have some makeup brushes that even cost $45. Vanity Planet has a make-up brush collection that includes 15 super soft brushes conveniently stored in a sleek faux-leather rollout pouch for only $100 and I have a discount code for you guys that would make your purchase ONLY $30!
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The Perfect Hair
Having beautiful, healthy, shiny and long hair is everything to a girl, especially during the summer. I’ll admit that my hair has always been my biggest insecurity, however, throughout the years, I have learned of a few things that can help your have longer hair. For long and healthy hair, we all know that deep conditioner is important, but did you know that massaging your scalp, can help grow your hair! Anyone who has ever been to hair salon, knows that the best part of visiting the salon is getting your hair washed because they always give you a good head massage and there is a reason for that. Massaging your scalp can increase blood circulation to the hair and helps boost strength in your hair roots, resulting in long and healthier hair. While many of us, can’t afford to go to the salon every week, there is something that can help, which is Vanity Planet’s, Groove – Scalp Massaging Shampoo Brush. This will give you that perfect salon hair massage. This little gem will vibrate and cleanse your hair while relaxing the scalp. This scalp massager is perfect for all hair types including dense, coarse hair and braids, dreads, weaves, and extensions.
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Before every one of my trips, I always make sure to get a mani-pedi (manicure and pedicure). For summer I like to go with white or aqua, as they remind me of the beach. For my fingernails, I like to stick with my natural nails and use gel nail polish for longer lasting look. From previous experiences in the past, I don’t do acrylic nails anymore. Maybe I’m too aggressive or have bad luck, but it seems to me that everytime I get acrylic nails, they always end up breaking and I hate the way it looks in photos later. While on vacation we carry our suitcase through so much, we do attractions and nail accidents do happen. So if you know you’re gonna be doing alot of extreme sports or planning on doing active excursions take my advice and go natural, you will thank me later. On my trip to Cuba, I broke a nail lifting my suitcase at the airport and later horseback riding.
Also for that long lasting look, try to book a nail appointment 2-3 days before your trip.
New summer! New you! The time has finally come to start bathing suit shopping! The best bathing suit advice I can give you is alway shop early, this is the best time to find your perfect summer bathing suit. Stores have started putting out their bathing suit lines out and normally in the middle of July most of the swimsuits are gone and they start putting out winter clothes for some reason. Also, if you wait too long, sizes are harder to find and matching bottoms or tops are also hard to find, so be smart and be prepared.
Those are my top 7 beauty tips for preparing for summer! What are some of yours? I’d love to hear them! Comment below!
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