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Perennial Swimwear: J.Crew String Bikini

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The string bikini is a staple of summer. Comfortable and versatile this style of swimwear will never stray from trend or fashion.

I purchase at least one J.Crew String Bikini per season. They are simple, honest and perennial. A straight-forward style that fit the same each year and continue to be available in trendy colors and patterns.

A string bikini combined with a mix-and-match approach to swimwear is a great combination to find your perfect suit. First, decide what you want to hide or flaunt and go from there. For instance, if you are trying to minimize a large bottom, purchase a dark color. If you want to draw attention to a flat chest, tie the string bikini in front rather than the back. If you want to elongate the legs or torso, adjust the ties on the sides accordingly.

There are so many ways to make this bikini work for you, just bite the bullet and try-it-on. Ugh“The Dreaded First Swimsuit Try-On of the Year”. The best advice I have been given: Before you step foot into a dressing room with bikini-in-hand, make sure you are tan. Fake-it with a quick spray tan or at-home application. Trust me! It will make the experience less terrifying.

4th of July Beauty Essentials

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This 4th of July Weekend, less is more. When outside in the hot sun, the first thing to think about is sun-protection, the last thing to worry about is a makeup melt-down.

Opt for propducts that can be used as multi-taskers. A cheek tint is a great option, as it can be used on both the lips and cheeks for a bright flushed look. Or try SPF in a mineral-based powder that can be purchased in tinted shades to provide a sheer coverage.

To keep hair vibrant and protected, try a product that contains UV barriers, at well as a little shimmer. No time for a spray-tan, no problem… These gel-based sunscreens have added a bronzer to the formula providing a sun-kissed appearance while protecting the skin.

From waterproof mascara to a gorgeous bronzer compact, here are a few of my weekend beauty essentials you don’t want to leave home without.

La Prairie – Ultra Protection Stick SPF 40, Australian Gold – Spray Gel with Instant Bronzer SPF 30, Guerlain – Terracotta Mosaic Tan Enhancing Bronzer, Urban Decay – Ultra Waterproof Mascara, Becca – Beach Tint, Kerastase – Huile Celeste Shimmering Protective Mist, Colorescience – SPF 50 Brush

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