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To the girl who loves rocking a bold lip but is scared to look in her compact midway through the evening, I feel you.

I so know the pain of running to the bathroom to check my makeup and being horrified when my once-perfectly-primped lipstick has vanished all too well, so anything that keeps my smackers looking smashing is an obsession! I always shied away from liner because I thought it was just another step, but this month, I’m loving the great, long-lasting color and definition of Starlooks’ Lip Liner because it fixes my getting ready woes in one step. Being a newbie to lip pencils, I was pleasantly surprised to find that it glides on (gently warm the tip between your thumb and index finger!) and that it really did keep my lipstick in place- no more dreaded smudges on my skin!

An even better bonus and lazy-girl’s dream? The pencil’s pigments and finish are so top-notch that I have been using it by itself as an allover lip color as well! 

BB5 Tip: Just trace your pout and fill in inside the lines like your old coloring book days- and if you’re worried that the outline might be too harsh, use a q-tip around the edges to blend or soften the look!

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Line on and shine on!

XOXO,

Kelsey

Say hello to our July Sneak Peek! 

No woman deserves dull lashes, which is exactly why we’re proud to announce that every BB5 subscriber is getting a FULL-SIZE sample of Revlon’s Bold Lacquer Length + Volume Mascara! Thanks to lengthening fibers and new lacquer formula, this product delivers intense, luminous color, that will make your lashes shine and stretch. 

Ready for longer, blacker lashes? Sign up by 6/30 to snag this full-size mascara and the July box!

Why splurge on fancy essential oils when you can wind down with these?
This June we decided to share some heavenly treats with our subscribers in the form of Vitabath’s "Wild Red Cherry" and "Dreamy Pink Frosting" body wash. I’m almost ashamed to admit that I keep my sample in my purse to take quick pick-me-up sniffs when my days drag, but, then again, can you really blame me?
What I love about Vitabath (aside from the decadent scent, of course), is their emphasis on quality and health. Made from combination of nourishing vitamins and antioxidant blend of acai, goji, and mangosteen, this invigorating bath and body products are moisturize skin without nasty additives like propylene glycol, mineral oils, silicone, and parabens. 
Loved your sample? You can snag a full-size ($7.99) from our shop AND get free shipping with code JUNEBOX! Plus, you can also enter Vitabath’s Pin It To Win It giveaway here!

Why splurge on fancy essential oils when you can wind down with these?

This June we decided to share some heavenly treats with our subscribers in the form of Vitabath’s "Wild Red Cherry" and "Dreamy Pink Frosting" body wash. I’m almost ashamed to admit that I keep my sample in my purse to take quick pick-me-up sniffs when my days drag, but, then again, can you really blame me?

What I love about Vitabath (aside from the decadent scent, of course), is their emphasis on quality and health. Made from combination of nourishing vitamins and antioxidant blend of acai, goji, and mangosteen, this invigorating bath and body products are moisturize skin without nasty additives like propylene glycol, mineral oils, silicone, and parabens. 

Loved your sample? You can snag a full-size ($7.99) from our shop AND get free shipping with code JUNEBOX! Plus, you can also enter Vitabath’s Pin It To Win It giveaway here!

The best part about summer? It’s not the fun vacations, or the longer days, or the smell of sunscreen— it’s taking a dip in a cute bathing suit and relaxing in the sun shine! 

photos: curiouspip and awrinkleofbrilliance 

1. Obsessed with Angelina’s take on Maleficent? You’re not the only one. Get the big and little details that made her look so fabulously evil! [byrdie]

2. Need a gorgeous dress you can dance in after the wedding ceremony ends? A little white dress is the way do go— check out these fun options! [brit + co]

3. Show Lana Del Rey that she isn’t the only one who can rock a crown of blooms fulfill your childhood dreams of being a fairy queen with this pretty DIY.[wonder forest]

4. Shoe obsessed? You can jump on the newest sandal trends for under $100. [elle]

5. 12 reasons why you should never run out of olive oil (hint: it’s got nothing to do with making your pasta/ salad delicious). [pop sugar]

6. We can’t get over how gorgeous this calendar full of pretty swim suits and fabulous women of all sizes is. Prints are going up in the office ASAP! [swim suits for all]

7. Want that sexy, I-slept-in-my-eyeliner look, but committed to keeping your skin and eyes healthy? You get a gold star. And this handy tutorial. [the beauty department

8. Beach waves aren’t as easy as we’d like, but, hey, great hair is worth the effort! [snob essentials

9. Live to look pretty in pink? Here are 5 of the best blushes you’ll see this summer! [temptalia

10. Need an elegant and easy hairstyle? This french roll tutorial is a beauty hack worthy of your wedding or any work day! [the freckled fox]

Sure, a girl’s best friend is a palette full of pretty neutrals, but we think it’s time to expand your summer style and let a little brightness in!

BEAUTY TOOLS

STEPS

1. Apply a thin layer of eyeshadow base to your entire lid with your finger. 

2. Starting at the corner of your eye, apply a neutral shadow (with a hint of shimmer!) by sweeping your brush along your crease for all-over color and definition. 

3. Pick your favorite light blue shade and fill in your top lid. For more vibrant color, you can add a few layers of shadow, or wet your brush. 

4. Using an angled brush, start at the corner of your eyes and work your way inwards to create a thin line with a bright yellow shadow, stopping just beyond your iris. 

5. Apply the liquid eyeliner base to your top lash line only, then follow with black liquid liner for a simple and clean line. 

6. Make the bright colors really pop with long, dark lashes— just apply three coats at the top and two at your bottom for lush volume. 

PS. When you’re highlighting your eyes with bold colors it’s best to leave the rest of your face more natural side. We just applied a little lip gloss and called it a success! 

A good man is hard to find, but a concealer is even harder. Thankfully, we have some pretty savvy interns that know what works and what doesn’t!

1. MAC Cosmetics Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer ($18)

This is the concealer I use everyday of my life and it is amazing! The variety of shades with MAC is so wonderful that any woman can find her perfect match, and their concealer is no exception. enriched with anti oxidants, this long-wear SPF concealer is very lightweight and creamy, but also very concentrated, so a little amount goes a long way. Plus, you can use this product for many different things, including highlighting under your eyebrows and making your eyebrows look super defined. 


2. 
Nars Concealer ($24)

If you ever used a Nars product you know that this concealer will not disappoint you. Lightweight, creamy, long-wearing, and crease-resistant, this rich formula nourishes your skin while making it look flawless— what else can do that? It’s seriously amazing. 

3. Too Faced Absolutely Flawless Concealer ($20)

A must for ladies with paler skin, this creamy long-lasting product gives you the power to create sheer-to-full coverage (a big benefit that most concealers don’t offer). Just a dab of this stuff covers redness and hyper pigmentation— I have several friends who are obsessed with this product and it makes their skin look amazing. 

4.  Amazing Cosmetics Little Amazing Concealer ($28) 

As you might have guessed, you only need a tiny bit of this full coverage concealer to create a flawless complexion, covering up everything from dark circles, blemishes, to sun damage, you need to apply very little product.

5. Bellapierre Cosmetics Makeup Base ($18.99)

This multi-purpose product was featured in our March boxes and was a hit for good reasons! Great for ladies who are afraid of using traditional concealers, it covers blemishes with just a dab of its very creamy texture. It’s perfect for ladies who want to have everything they need on hand, but refuse to keep their entire makeup arsenal in their purse. 

Post by Catherine Moore, BB5 intern

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Want to show off your pretty fingers and toes this summer? 

Highlight strappy sandals, cute wedges, or just your bare feet with a gorgeous shade from Nicka K New York! Whether you get the very sexy “Ripe Apple” or a super feminine “Lavender,” we promise that your (full-size) formaldehyde-free nail color will go on smooth and stay chip-free! 

Ready for a the perfect pedi? Sign up by 5/31 to snag this pretty polish and a June box! 

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1. e.l.f. Studio Contouring Blush & Bronzer in “St. Lucia” ($3)

Similar to the Blush/Bronzer Duo in “Orgasm/Laguna” from Nars, but sold for a fraction of the cost, this little compact from e.l.f is the perfect (and most affordable) way to get a sexy glow anytime, anywhere. The shimmery pink gives you a pretty pink flush while the pigmented bronzer supplies a little sun and serious contouring abilities. 

2. Bellapierre Cosmetics Compact Blush in “Suede” ($49)

A gorgeous hybrid of blush and bronzer, this pretty color goes on as a warm brown with the tiniest bit of red shimmer. Talc free and made with pure mineral pigments for a silky smooth texture, this compact is unexpectedly sexy and a great option for someone who is bored of traditional pinks. 

3. ModelCo Cheek and Lip Tint ($22)

If you’re a woman on the go and don’t have time to mess around with brushes, tints are the way to go! This multi-purpose liquid from ModelCo is one of our all-time favorites because the lovely berry color dries quickly and stays all day. The best part? It saves you serious cash— you  just need a pinprick to to do both cheeks!

4. Nars Illuminator in “Orgasm” ($30)

Hate powders? Afraid of creams? I give you the answer to your cheek-based prayers: Nars illuminators. Is it a bronzer? Is is a blush? I don’t know and I don’t care— it’s gorgeous, subtle, and impossible to mess up. Invest! 

5. BH Cosmetics Floral Blush Duo in “Rose” ($10)

Not only is this compact completely gorgeous and utterly wearable, but it’s a total steal! Feminine and subtle, the pink blush and light bronzer have just enough pigment that they look great alone or layered for extra oomph. 

Walk tall.

(via itslatingirl)