Happy Monday guys!
I wanted to share these super easy tips on summer makeup and skin care with you all, from an event with Colgate last week, which on a last minute emergency, I wasn't able to attend. My dear friend Dani from Nany's Klozet was one of the hosts along with Kika Rocha. I found the tips easy and effective so I wanted to share this info with you which I think are simple and easy ways to care for your skin this summer. Oh and of course there are also some hot fashion trends for this season.

Summer Make-Up Tips – By Elizabeth Freid

1. Oil Free Moisturizer: Use an oil free moisturizer with an SPF. If fair skinned, try one that's tinted for sun kissed looking skin.

2. Minimize Shine: To minimize shine use blotting papers to cut down on over powdering which can lead to an unnatural, cakey look.

3. Polished Brows: Use a clear mascara on eyebrows for a natural, polished look.

4. Avoid Lash Smudging: Thinly apply waterproof liquid or gel eyeliner close to lashes to void smudging in summer heat.

5. Get Longer Lasting Mascara: Start with a non-waterproof mascara and finish with a coat of waterproof for long lasting wear yet easier removal.

6. Tinted Lip Gloss Is The Way To Go!: Avoid or sparingly use lip liner for a natural look and use a tinted lip gloss for color, moisture and shine. A quick tip to bring out your best color is to use Colgate Optic White to whiten your teeth and highlight your best accessory, your smile!

Summer Accessory Fashion Trends – By Claudia Alonso

1. Chains. Chains. Chains.: From minimalistic, classic Cuban links to bold chains, these are a must this summer to contrast the delicate fabrics and colors we wear. Seen all over European runways this season, chains are a staple in this year’s summer accessory collection. Don't be afraid to mix materials either, chains are being shown in a variety of materials like metallics, Lucite, and colored plastic and play with combinations to best create a chic look.

2. Colorful Hippie: The 1970's hippie child has grown up and today she is retro-fit boho beauty with a streamlined taste. This summer, experiment with chunky, earthy pieces with pops of color. Designers played with woods and ropes this season. Try pairing these pieces with simple white linen blouses and denim jeans for a perfect modern day hippie look. 

3. The New Statement Necklace: For seasons upon seasons bold bib-like statement necklaces dominated the accessory scene. This summer break away from this once-trend and replace your bib-like necklaces with the new long pendant statement necklace. Multiple designers enjoyed showing long necklaces this season. Dare to be bold with raw gem stone pendants or geometric pendants for the perfect statement. ​