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World Kissing Day

Ah, kissing… one of life’s great pastimes. So wonderful in fact, World Kissing Day was created to celebrate it! With that in mind, it’s time to prepare your pout. Whether you’re feeling amorous, playful, sexy or like a serious siren, we’re here to make sure your lips are soft, smooth and extra smoochable this July 6th.   
 
Exfoliate
It may sound strange, but a once-weekly exfoliation of your lips will go a long way toward keeping them soft and supple. That’s because lip exfoliators with fruit-acid-based alpha or beta hydroxy acids have the same effect on your lips as regular exfoliators do on your face – sloughing off dead skin and bringing fresh cells to the surface where they can absorb more moisture. On that note…
 
Hydrate and humidify
When it comes to luscious lips, hydration is everything. After all, when your lips are moisturized, they’re plump. When they’re dried out, they shrivel up and show signs of aging. However, before you even start thinking about balms, which we’ll get to in a second, it’s important to understand that hydrated lips require drinking plenty of water, and exposure to humidity. While a hot, sticky summer day may or may not sound good to you (the texture of your hair is probably a factor!), plugging in a humidifier while you sleep will give you all the same benefits and it’s not just your lips – but all of your skin – that will thank you!
 
Salve yourself
Not all lip balms were created equal. Maximize hydration by choosing a balm that contains the best ingredients possible - Beeswax (royal jelly!), shea butter, almond oil, coconut oil and Vitamin E all come to mind. Then, for the longest lasting moisture and softness, apply regularly underneath your lipstick or gloss, which should be chosen accordingly in order to…
 
Send a signal
We happen to be in an anything-goes-moment in lip color phase. From 90’s browns to sheer, flirty glosses, to bold brights and even blues, this year has brought a ton of ways to make the most of our mouths – and send any signal you want to those who may kiss them! With that in mind, make a statement! Fired up and feisty? Opt for a punk rock pout with dark hues and metallic sparkle to inspire your bad boy. Soft and subdued? Light pinks, peach or even berry tones send a flirty, feminine signal that begs for some serious attention. Or, even if you’re all about salt air, wind-tossed tresses and minimal makeup this time of year, a sheer or lightly colored gloss gives your lips just enough sparkle to catch the sunlight – and say kiss me!
 
The bottom line: the hue is up to you, but whatever you choose and wherever you are, happy smooching!
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Let Freedom Ring!

Every Fourth of July, Americans celebrate our independence as a nation. This year, however, while you’re gathering with friends and family to grill and gaze up at the fireworks, why not take a moment to contemplate your own independence as a woman and human being in general? After all, holidays are what you make of them, and there’s no better time than Independence Day to honor the ways you’ve freed yourself over the last year… or take your self-reliance to the next level!
 
With that in mind, here are a few suggestions for declaring your own independence this holiday weekend!
 
Cut the cord
It may sound crazy, but unplugging this Fourth of July is a serious signal to the universe that you’re not dependent on technology. It’s also a wonderful way to refresh your state of mind – and your tired eyes. Leave the phone inside when you head out back to barbecue. Or at least keep it in your pocket. There’s no need to check Facebook – or email – when you’re supposed to be kicking back. Come Tuesday, you’ll be wondering why you hadn’t taken a break sooner… and you may even feel less inclined to be constantly connected when it’s not necessary!
 
Nix a bad habit
Do you bite your nails, snack nonstop or overspend when you’re stressed? This weekend is a great time to commit to changing those habits that no longer serve you. How? Seize the spirit of the season and make this the day you change course. No more crutches. No more status quo if it’s not satisfying. You’re a big girl and you don’t need to rely on comforts that aren’t really comforting. By letting go of bad habits, you’re making room for better behaviors. On that note…
 
Bank on yourself!
Financial freedom is the best kind of all – the one that lets you sleep at night knowing that you’re taken care of all on your own. Sound unimaginable? No matter where your finances are right now, it’s not. Whether you’re struggling or on solid ground, in debt or in the clear, this is a perfect opportunity to seize the reigns of your destiny and improve the situation. Consider: how can you increase your income and decrease your bottom line? Are there ways to minimize your input and maximize returns? Perhaps now is the time to consider branching out to a side business or taking on more clients (check out the opportunities offered by JAFRA). After all, if there’s one bedrock American principle to live by, it’s that if you dream it, you can achieve it.  
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Get the Glow

According to trend forecasters, fashion week runways and anyone in the know, makeup and style for summer 2016 skin should be dewy, glowing and natural. Sounds simple right? Good news – it is! A flawless, fresh-faced complexion doesn’t take as much work as you might think. Try these tips to get a naturally glowing look with minimal effort.

Start with your skin care
It’s true that makeup can do wonders, and good strobing is positively magical, however, to keep your maintenance to a minimum, start with a solid base - your face. Keep it hydrated with a rich, creamy moisturizer and smooth by exfoliating it at least once a week. Since summer is sun-exposure central when skin tends to dry out, think about introducing more moisture to your skin care regimen, and according to the experts, do that with Royal Jelly. Royal Jelly is a honey bee secretion packed with complex B vitamins, amino acids, fatty acids, minerals, enzymes, natural antibiotic properties, and antibacterial properties that is best applied onto your face before bed at night, and then before you apply makeup in the morning. Try JAFRA’s Royal Jelly Longevity Balm.
 
Treat your mirror like a kitchen
When you think about it, the best chefs are skilled at combining ingredients or using them for dual purposes with surprising success. This same logic also applies to your makeup bag. For starters, rather than applying foundation then highlighter, add a drop of highlighter to your foundation, and then apply it with a brush or sponge; this creates a slight glow all over, which gives your face sheen, even if you keep the rest of your makeup to a minimum. On a similar note, blend a creamy matte lipstick and a gloss with sparkle and then pat a small amount onto your cheekbones for a youthful, flushed look. And if you want a little extra sheen, mix things up by adding a drop of coconut oil or avocado oil to your usual cream blush. It’s all about experimenting!
 
Finally, don’t forget your lips!
No dewy look is complete without a lightly hued, glossy pout, just make sure to keep it in the flesh, pink or coral families, so as not to overwhelm. In other words, super sheen and red or a 1990’s brown lip may be too much, but a soft, kissable mouth goes perfectly with your new, grown up girl glow.  

 
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The Best Sunglasses for your Face Shape

Sunglasses are a fashion staple no matter what season! The right sunglasses will define not only your face, but your persona, while also protecting your eye health. Here is a guide to discover the ideal sunglasses for your face shape.
 
Square face
When you have a square face (a strong jaw line and broad forehead), try frames with rounded edges to soften the angles of your face. A frame that sits high on your face will also pull attention away from your prominent jaw. The best styles for you are a modern cat eye (with edges that round down) and cool aviators.
 
Round face
When your face is round, your approach is the opposite of your square-faced friends. Choose styles with rectangular or square frames to balance the curviness of your face. Darker colors (black or dark brown tortoise) will help minimize roundness as well. If you like curved frames, try a traditional cat eye with sharp corners that point upwards.
 
Heart-shaped face
If you have a heart-shaped face (broader forehead, high cheekbones and narrow chin), look for sunglasses that accentuate your chin to balance out your face. Styles to try should be wider than your face; they can also be lighter in color. Also try frames that emphasize the lower rims and bring attention downward.
 
Oval face
Oval faces can really get away with any shaped shades! Whether it be a classic Jackie O, a feminine cat-eye, rimless aviators or retro square frames you have the option to choose any style that will reflect your personality and mood.

 
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June Staff Picks

As the season of “fun in the sun” quickly approaches, we wanted to know what products our JAFRA staffers refuse to live without this summer. Picky, picky, picky.  
 
Alexandra Kiefer’s list, an Executive Assistant at JAFRA USA, starts with a skin care gotta-have-it item, and ends with a jaw-dropping color product that turns heads at just its mere mention.  
 
What is the most important part of your skin care routine?
Cleansing. I cleanse twice a day with Hydrating Advanced Dynamics to keep my skin refreshed and feeling healthy. This cleanser also ensures that my face is the perfect canvas for my other refuse-to-live-without this summer color products, and is my go-to for the end of the day makeup removal because there’s no residue left behind!  
 
What is your go-to summer fragrance?
What I’ll be wearing this summer is Le Moire Cerisse because it has a really delicate and fruity scent that works beautifully with my chemistry- a perfect pick for summer weather.
 
The beauty product you can’t go a day without using?
The Brow Define and Lift Duo! It’s what I use to fill in my eyebrows, as well as highlight and brighten them every day.  
 
Your favorite new product?
I’m really into our newest product - Brow Pomade. It’s the perfect product to fill in and accentuate my brows, but I love it even more because it’s long-lasting and doesn’t smudge!
 
The lip color you wear when you want to turn heads?
I’m a fan of the classics, so I turn to Royal Jelly Luxury Lipstick in Regal Red.
 
 
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