Warm Weather Beauty Q&A

Well, I guess I should apologize for a) my last post being on February 22nd and b) the fact that I didn’t even post New Music Thursdays the past couple of weeks. Shame on me! Truthfully, it’s been a very eventful 2 weeks with a promotion for me (yay!) and a full scholarship for my boyfriend to go to grad school (double yay!). That doesn’t leave a lot of time for blog writing.

Thankfully, we all survived the tornadoes in Kentucky last Friday and the random snow storm on Monday. Now it’s Wednesday with a high of 70. As we Kentuckians say, “If you don’t like the weather, wait 5 minutes!”

Not only do I ADORE today’s forecast, but it gets me pumped for the upcoming spring/summer season. I’ve noticed a lot of questions on beauty and fashion forums lately, and thought I would address some of them. Bear with me – these are kind of random, but all equally important!

Q: When should I put away those winter boots?

A: It really depends on the kind of boots! Are they Uggs? They should have been put away a long time ago 🙂 Otherwise, if they are leather boots, you can really keep wearing them into the Spring months with skirts or dresses. I have two pair of leather boots that I wear constantly with skinny jeans, which I will probably stop doing some time this month. I will continue to wear my boots, especially the ones that are semi-cowboy looking. A dress with cowboy boots is a super popular combination in the summer months. So, the short answer is, whenever you feel comfortable!

Q: I hate going to the pool, lake or beach with tons of makeup on. Is there a solution for this?

A: Of course! I hate that too. The trick is to find a great tinted moisturizer. Laura Mercier makes one that is supposed to be the best on the market. It’s a little pricey though, so if this is out of your budget, try Jane’s tinted moisturizer. It works really well! It will even out your skin, but it feels just like lotion. The VERY important part is finding one that has SPF in it. Make sure you still use primer first! You don’t want it to come off while you’re lounging in the water. Also, if you want something on your lips with staying power, try a lip stain. I got one the CoverGirl Outlast Lip Stain at a drugstore on a whim, and it actually works really well! Anything else you use, i.e. mascara or eye liner, just make sure it’s of the waterproof variety.

Q: The most unattractive look in the warm weather is when I’m pouring with sweat. Any tips for hot summer nights?

A: Just don’t go out?? HAHA, you all know I can’t be serious. If you’re going to be outside all night, a few things you will need to remember. Number one, this is your excuse to wear as little clothing as possible. I don’t condone skankiness, but a short, strapless dress or shorts and a tank are really your best bet! Secondly, even if you’re just bringing your clutch/wristlet with you, definitely pack your handy tinted moisturizer, powder, eyeliner and mascara for touch ups. You should also invest in some of those oil blotting sheets! They work for sweat, too. Don’t forget the mini deoderant! Lastly, wear your hair UP! I know, sounds crazy as most women in their 20s prefer letting their locks flow freely, but there are some super cute updos on Pinterest. Don’t be afraid to try them out!

Other questions? Let me know!

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