Thursday, June 28, 2012

Beat the Heat Series & A Giveaway

Today, I'm joining other bloggers in Florida to talk about our beauty tips to beat the heat.  I am most certainly no beauty expert, so I'm not going to pretend that my tips are something new that you've never heard of.  Rather, they are just a few things that I do (you might even do them too) during the hottest months to look pretty while beating the heat!
Skirt & Cardigan: NY&Co
Leopard Print Shirt: c/o Oasap
Shoes: rsvp via 6pm

My first beauty tip to beat the heat is to go easy on the makeup.  I wear a light powder foundation by MicaBella, rather than caking on liquid foundation.  In Florida, even if the heat isn't too bad, the humidity is suffocating! The minute you walk outside, before you even lock the door behind you, you break into a sweat.  A light powder foundation allows your face to breathe. You can cover up any splotchy areas and still look fresh, even though you might be perspiring a bit!

Secondly, I like to wear a lip balm instead of lipstick or lip gloss. My favorite is carmex.  Don't get me wrong. I love the way I look when I'm wearing a pretty lip liner and gloss. However, when it's really hot outside, lip glosses can make my face feel sticky. Is that weird? It is, isn't it?  It's just that the heat and humidity make me all sweaty and then my lipgloss feels super sticky and it makes me want to rub and itch at my face. Please someone, tell me I'm not the only weirdo who gets Itchy Face Syndrome when I wear lip gloss during the hot months! Instead, I put on a bit of carmex and voila, I have soft, shiny lips without the stickiness. =)
Topaz Earrings: c/o Anjolee
Dangly Hoops, Bracelets & Rings: Premier Designs
Watch & Big Silver Ring: Target

Finally, I stay hydrated and I wear sunscreen! Seriously, I drink gallons of water every day, which when combined with the constant use of sunscreen will keep my skin looking young.  That's the plan anyways. ;) I didn't always use sunscreen. In fact, I used to religiously visit the tanning bed. *gasp* I know, it's terrible! But I had a little epiphany right around the time I turned 30. I realized that I didn't want to look like a wrinkly 60 year old by the time I was 40, so I started trying to repair the damage I had already done to my skin.  Now, I wear a moisturizer that has sunscreen in it every single day and I lather on sunscreen every time I plan to spend any length of time outdoors.  
So, those are my summer beauty tips to beat the heat.  What are yours?
I'm linking up today with Real Girl GlamJ9Style and Iris Focused on Fashion for their Florida Bloggers Beat the Heat event.

Now, for the giveaway!!

Oasap is currently giving away 152 items!! It's incredibly simple to enter, too. 

First, go here and sign up for an account.
Then, pick your three favorite items that are on the giveaway page, choose your size and vote for each of those items!

I will be able to personally choose a winner out of every 100 entries that come through my blog! =) So, go enter and maybe you'll be the winner of one of their super cute dresses!


Laura Go said...

I totally slather on sunscreen even for just the drive to work. I haven't been outside too much, but I'm already beginning to tan (bummer). I hear you on hydrating though! and wearing minimal makeup!

LOVE the skirt!

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Sarah Stright said...

That skirt is fantastic! I love it! I hope you've gotten your $25 gift card from my giveaway. If you didn't, let me know!

Juneli said...

Love this yellow and coral combo, Tiffany, so vibrant!! Well, I'm so lost when it comes to beauty tips! Thanks for sharing yours!

Joy Shana said...

am inlove with ur skirt, cute blog hun

TheTinyHeart said...

Great tips, Tiffany! I try to wear light colored, cotton clothes when it's hot out. And if all else fails, I jump into the ocean to cool off :)

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Annie said...

Love that yellow skirt - so pretty!

The Other Side of Gray

TaraMixandMatch said...

Love the colors going on here!

silvergirl said...

love this outfit

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

Ah, I forgot to link up again!

You look amazing, fyi - love the yellow and leopard

Xo Megan

Style of Iris said...

I totally agree with the sticky lipgloss issue. So frustrating when it's hot outside. And then my hair gets stuck on it..ewww. Great idea for avoiding that. I'll have to try the Carmex. Thanks!

Kish said...

Hmmm...let's see...what's my beauty tip for beating the heat?

Seriously, I agree with you. The most makeup action that my face will see will be lipgloss. If I'm going to be outside for a while, I'll try to incorporate a hat into my outfit.

Speaking of which, tres cute outfit you have going on here! Leopard and color-blocking...niiiiice!

Lindsay said...

by far one of my favorite outfits to date! love it! :)

rlutz said...

Great tips! I have it when you step outside in the heat and your makeup just sweats right off...ahh!! I love that skirt and how you styled it with the leopard and bright cardi!

Anonymous said...

Love these colors!


still being [molly] said...

gorgeous! i'm always looking for ways to beat the heat in style :)

CC said...

Hey girl! I totally have the same issue with lipgloss. Although it isn't only in the summer. It just makes my mouth (and thus my entire face) feel nasty and itchy and uncomfortable. I am a total Carmex junkie. ;) I have a tube in my makeup bag, on my nightstand and in my purse! As for beating the heat - I keep it simple with a tinted beauty balm moisturizer with spf and mascara. That's it! ;)
Love the coral with the yellow and leopard today!

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

Tiffany, the humidity is a killer here in New Orleans so these are excellent tips that I definitely live by. Super cute outfit girl :D

Object of Maya*ffection said...

LOVE the animal print!! And mix of patterns!

oomph. said...

I can't wear any type of glosses when it's hot...I feel sticky, too? This is a beautiful outfit!

Anastasia of Beverly Hills-Giveaway

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Love that top, it is gorgeous. I hate humidity, thankfully we never really get it here too bad. There is sometimes a damp feeling that is annoying, but most of the time it's pleasant. Will try and send some cool wind to ya ;) xx

Real Girl Glam said...

I completely agree with you about the whole makeup thing in the heat!! I can't stand the feeling of anything thick on my face, especially a sticky lipgloss. Great post and thanks for linking up. I hope you'll join us this week for accessories that Beat the Heat!