Vanicream SPF 60Facial Sunscreen is extremely important to wear everyday. Typically makeup and daytime facial lotions come equipped with SPF 15 or 30.

These products can help prevent skin damage and wrinkles, however, most dermatologists will recommend that you use a separate skin sunscreen that has a higher SPF.

It is also recommended that those with sensitive skin should rely on one moisturizer for day and night to keep their facial routine consistent. In this case it is very important to apply sunscreen in the morning before your moisturizer.

Below are list of three facial sunscreens ranging from affordable to luxury:

Inexpensive: Vanicream SPF 60 (picture above). Vanicream is a great brand that works great for senstive skin.

Vanicream is free from dyes, fragrances, parabens, and other common chemical irritants. You can grab a 4oz tube at your local pharmasist for about $15.

La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen FluidModerate: La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid. La Roche Posay provides a facial sunscreen that eliminates shine with a matte finish.

This sunscreen is also made with Senna Alata, a tropical leaf extract which La Roche-Posay claims to be a powerful skin antioxidant. A 1.7oz bottle is $27.50.

Chanel UV Essential Protective UV Care SPF 30Expensive: Chanel UV Essentiel Protective UV Care Anti-Pollution SPF 30+. Percision by Chanel provides a facial sunscreen with mineral and plant based ingredients such as licorice extract which Chanel claims help to erase evidence of sun damage. A one ounce tube is $48.

Read about how to get a natural looking bronze on Bravadora!

Guess SandalsFor a casual summer sandal, I love these metalic flip flops by Guess. They are $59 and are so much nicer than a boring old flip flop.

Wear them with a dress or skirt, or pair them with shorts for a twist on a casual look.

Now if I could only find a great matching bag…

Sephora by OPI in Lagoon A BeachAlso, if you are looking for a great nail color to pair…try Lagoon-a Beach from Sephora by OPI.

To read more on Bravadora about the best nail shades from Sephora by OPI…click here!

Red White and Blue Beauty

June 25th, 2009

Mac Lipstick Russian RedThis fourth of July don’t forget to show your patriotic colors: Red, White and Blue!

Red: Grab a powerful red lipstick to wear out to a picnic or a baseball game.

Mac in Russian Red is a hot lipstick shade that looks great on all skin types!

Bvlgari Perfume in White TeaWhite: Spritz on a light refreshing summer scent like Bvlgari Eau Parfumee White Tea.

Bvlgari breezy sexy scent is a delicate mixture of White Tea, and White Pepper with light notes of amber, wood and musk.

Bvlgari Eau Parfumee in White Tea emodies a soothing, unisex scent that captures the essence of summertime romance.

Sephora by OPI in Underwater FantasyBlue: Complete your patriotic look with a blue nail polish like Sephora by OPI new nail polish shade in Underwater Fantasy.

To read more about Sephora by OPI nail polish best shades click here!

Greek Statue of AphroditeSo you want to be an Aphrodite or an Athena?

These 5 Steps will help turn you into the revered golden goddess you have always wanted to be!

Step 1: Glow for it

Get your skin glowing and bronzed like a golden goddess

Click to read How to Get a Natural Bronze

Step 2: Get Grecian hair

Use a beach spray product to get that windswept Grecian Island look like David Babaii for Wildaid Bohemian Beach Spray.

Flickr photo by dugspr — in Osaka

Thickly braid some of your wild hair along the crown of your head. Add flowers.

Forever 21 Knot Belted Pleat DressStep 3: Put on your linen toga and strappy sandals

Find a sexy toga-style Grecian gown to adorn your golden limps. And don’t forget the goddess accessories like strappy sandals and golden bangles.

Step 4: Create a goddess table of wine and food

Find a recipe that includes honey and cheese then pair it with a golden nectar (wine).  One example is to take goat cheese or cream cheese add some spice like jalapeno jelly, cover with toasted nuts, and drizzle with honey.

Keep your eating space simple and ancient. No need for silly cheese knifes. A cutting board and a barberic cutting tool will work just fine.

Don’t forget the fruit! Grapes and berries make for a luscious spread.

The Body Shop Sensual Massage OilStep 5: Annoint your lover with oil

Ancient greeks annointed themselves with rich oils like olive oil. You can recreate this ancient tradition using an formula with a aphrodisiac twist like The Body Shop’s Sensual Massage oil.  Made with Olive Oil and a blend of sweet smelling ingredients like Tahitian vanilla known for its aphrodiasiac qualities, this massage oil will definetly make you a Grecian Goddes of love.

Read about Olive Oil Extract and why the ancient greeks used it to highlight their physic.

So you want to glow like a Grecian Godess without looking baked like a fried up tanning bed addict…

The Body Shop Cocoa Butter Summer LotionHere are five ways to get a natural bronze:

1 – Use sunscreen…wait, what? sunscreen? Yes, sunscreen. When you are are outside under the sun, even if you have suncreen on, you will still get a tan. So don’t burn and don’t stay indoors. Use sunscreen and you will get a softer, more natural tan.

2 – Exfoliate. Don’t let dead tan skin hang around. Ug, I think that’s a terrible way to put it. But seriously, exfoliate in the shower to keep the blood flowing and the skin glowing.  Plus the more you exfoliate, the better the tan.

Urban Decay Baked Bronzer for Face and Body3 – Use lotion with a glow factor. Try The Body Shop Cocoa Butter Everyday Summer Body Lotion which moisturizes with cocoa butter and Vitamin E as well as gradually building your tan.

4 – Dust yourself with gold. Try an all over face and body dust, like Urban Decay Baked Bronzer for Face and Body.  Baked in old fashioned ovens in Italy, this special body bronzer will leave your skin a sheer golden that glows.

5 – Turn bad sun…good. Use an after sun product like Clarins SOS Sunburn Healer or After Sun Gel Ultra-Soothing to turn around the harsh effects of sun by soothing with healing ingredients such as aloe, shea butter, avacado, and orange.

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