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Vineyard Hill Naturals Milk & Honey Collection

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Vineyard Hill Naturals is just as passionate about organic, high-quality products as we are, if not more so. The brand prides itself in using ingredients like grape seed oil, which promotes elasticity in skin and contains a high concentration of Vitamin E, and organic olive oil, the ultimate moisturizer and nourisher.
Their new collection in particular, Milk & Honey, uses organic milk and honey to gently exfoliate and soothe skin and encourage skin cell growth, and we immediately fell in love! This lush skincare collection is perfect for tending to winter-worn skin and has everything from body butter, hand cream, and body wash, and smells as sweet as it sounds!
Our favorites? We love the Milk & Honey hand cream, which absorbs quickly into skin and is the perfect size for travel, and the body butter, which gives just the right amount of moisture and a clean scent!
Be sure to visit vineyardhill.com for more information. (Psst, they even sell soy wax candles!)
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BY MEGAN PORTORREAL
Vineyard Hill Naturals Milk & Honey Collection: Photo courtesy of Vineyard Hill Naturals

SPF Beach Ready

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Attention Cliché readers! It is extremely important to protect our skin from harmful UV rays. That’s why we have a list of products for you to have in your beach bag this summer. From sunscreens to moisturizers, to concealer and lip gloss, we will make sure you are SPF-covered in this SPF Beach Ready Review!

When it comes to our gorgeous faces, we at Cliché are fans of SkinMedica’s TNS Ultimate Daily Moisturizer SPF 20 Sunscreen and Environ’s Sunscreen because they don’t leave any kind of residue on your skin. Recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation for daily use, the SkinMedica moisturizer works wonders on your face and neck. Environ’s Sunscreen has SPF 25 and contains antioxidants. It is also lightweight and can also be used anywhere on the body.

For our bods, we are into DERMAdoctor’s Brazilian Bombshell Skin Perfection Body Lotion and Vichy’s Capital Soleil Silkscreen Dry-Finish Lotion. Formulated to help even out skin tone imperfections, the smoothing skin Brazilian Bombshell is SPF 30. The oil-free Vichy’s Dry-Finish Lotion is SPF 45 and contains anti-aging antioxidants. Both body lotions absorb quickly without leaving any sign of residue.

Like most women, I’m not too keen on wearing makeup on the beach or while I’m poolside because it eventually melts off, but you never know who you’ll meet or what condition your skin will be in. You might need a little dab of concealer to cover up a pimple or blemish, and Elizabeth Arden’s Flawless Finish Perfectly Nude Makeup Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 15 is a great choice. The makeup is light and leaves skin looking natural and flawless.

And we can’t forget our lovely lips! Colorescience’s Sunforgettable Lip Shine SPF 35 in Siren is a great last minute addition to your summer skincare regimen. We love that it’s waterproof for up to 40 minutes, so apply a coat and make a splash this summer!

Mani-Pedi Musts

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4733601645_0037326b60_zThere’s nothing like a fresh mani-pedi to provide feelings of refinement and rejuvenation. However, week after week of attention can lead to a lack of green in wallets with an excess of cobwebs in its place. So, why not bring the salon home and give yourself endless mani-pedis for a fraction of the cost? These tools and tips will have friends asking you, “Where did you get your nails done?” immediately.
Rough around the edges
Start with clean nails by removing all nail polish. Even if you don’t have any on, give your nail beds a quick swipe to remove any hidden polish or dirt. Then, exfoliate hands and feet with your favorite scrub or better yet, cane sugar. Most store-bought scrubs are sugar or salt scrubs. Make your own with a cup of sugar, some water, fresh lime and orange juice. This will smooth out hands, leaving them softer than ever.

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Photo courtesy of Formula10


Make them Melt
Cuticle oils and removers are essential for salon-look nails, but Formula10’s Pink Creamy Cuticle Remover is the most effective. The accordion shaped bottle makes application easy. Squeeze the bottle and run the long nozzle along nail beds. Allow to sit for one minute.
Nit Picky
Once your cuticles have absorbed some remover, use the flat end of a cuticle removing tool to push cuticles back. This will cause dead cuticles and skin to fold and the tweezer-prong shaped side of the tool can be used to pick away the melted cuticles. This will result in clean, moisturized and most importantly, healthy looking nail beds that are ready to be moisturized.
Silky Smooth
After all of that preparation, what seems to be simple would be applying lotion. It really is as easy as that, but the wrong lotion could have consequences for skin. Overly fragrant products are often only so, while body butters or creams can leave skin oily and greasy instead of saturated. Any of Aveeno’s lotions can conquer this issue, but the Aveeno Skin Relief 24hr Moisturizing Lotion targets dry skin and moisturizes it back to health.
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Photo courtesy of Sally Hansen


Nail Beds of Steel
Salon quality nails must be durable and resistant to cracks or breaks. That’s why Sally Hansen’s VitaSurge Growth Gel is the best start to growing strong nails. Apply a small, spreadable amount of the gel onto each nail and then rub it in with fingers or applicator. The beads inside the formula infuse vitamins A, C and E into nails to promote growth. This is essential for nails that undergo lots of painting.
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Photo courtesy of Essie


Growing and Growing
Before airbrushing tiny daisies, stenciling a French tip or simply applying a solid color, apply a base coat to nails. Essie’s Grow Stronger will strengthen nails while providing primer for the coats to come.
Final Don’t Touch
After all is said and done and each finger and toe is perfectly painted, the final piece to the puzzle is topcoat. Recently, matte coats have become a trend, but for on-the-go nails with high gloss, Nails Inc. London’s Kensington Caviar Top Coat does the trick. This top coat dries to the touch in 45 seconds, but fully dries in ten minutes and creates a slick, gel-effect—the perfect touch for salon-quality nails.
There’s some hard work behind a fresh mani-pedi, but with the right tools and enough practice, anyone can create salon quality nails.
 
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