Summer Trends

Summer is more than officially here in Los Angeles!  I realize it might not be quite so “hot” in all areas of the US.

Here are a couple trends to watch out for, and replicate to get a close to that summer feel in case you still have a touch of spring!


Wow!  It is everywhere…jackets, shorts, skirts, shirts!  Denim is making a HUGE presence here in CA.  My suggestions: Pair a fun shirt with cute black jeans for an almost denim on denim look.



I LOVE a good teal eyeliner.  My picks would be Stila’s liquid and or pencil in Peacock and Turquoise respectively.  If you’re on a budget, go for the Rimmel Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definer in Emerald Sparkle.

Rimmel Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definer $6

Stila Waterproof Eyeliner in Peacock $20



Stila Liquid Eyeliner in Turquoise $20

And finally, onto my favourite summer trend: BRONZE.  Oh golly.  I am all about a tan and bronzed look, especially since I am pale 90% of the year.  I go all out when the summer months hit with lots of bronzer, sunless tans, and bronzed blush.  I am a melanoma survivor, so SPF is not an option- it is a MUST, and tanning beds are out of the question.  However, my favorite place in the world is at my lake place in Eastern Washington on the Columbia, or the Beach so SPF 50, lots of re-applying, and best practices for safe sun ensue.

Here are some of my favorite picks for sunless tanning, and bronzing up your look!


NARS mini bronzer/blusher in Laguna and Orgasm found at Nordstrom for $24


Lorac Blush and Bronzer Duo full size for $30


And for one I have not yet tried, however, love the brand is only $9 from NYX


Sunless Tanning gems:

L’Oreal Sublime Sunless Tanning $10.99

L'Oreal Sublime Tanning

St. Tropez $18-$42 and Tanning Mitt $6.50

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My biggest tips for happy sunless tanning are:

1. Exfoliate!!!!!!  (See how to make a DIY sugar scrub here)

2. Moisturize dry areas (coconut oil is amazing)

3. Use a mitt (always)

4. Apply in the AM

5. Wear loose black clothing

6. Don’t work out!

7. Wash off before bed so as not to ruin your sheets

8. Or wear to bed but cover head to toe in pj’s (or use not so nice sheets)

Have a fantastic week!  What are some of your favorite summer trends?

Happy Glowing!

Love and Beauty,




About emilyinbeautyland

Emily Oliver is a celebrity make up artist raising fraternal twins in Seattle, Wa and relishing the beauty of the world through their eyes.
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