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Gift Guide for the Dog Lover

I'm so excited to bring you guys today's holiday gift guide. This one is for all of the #dogmoms out there (and #dogdads). My husband and I have a German Shepherd named Emma (who is currently in a time out for pooping inside...again), but just like our other kids, we still love her. We'd also really love it if she'd quit going potty inside, but that is beside the point. The point is there is no shame in spoiling your sweet fur baby, especially during the holidays!! And while some of these gifts are items for your dog, some are great gift ideas for the dog lover in your life too.


The Dogist 2018 Wall Calendar by Elias Weiss Friedman author of The Dogist, for example, is the perfect Christmas gift for someone who loves dogs.



These super cute Christmas Plaid Dog Collars by Mr. Bow Tie Boutique would be the perfect holiday gift for doggies and dog owners alike! Whether you have family holiday photos coming up, or you simply want your furry friend to look festive for those…

How to Get Beautifully Bronzed for Summer

The Best Bronzers

One of the best things I've done to my beauty routine was adding bronzer and highlighter to my blush process. Bronzer really helps define the cheekbones and jawline and adds the perfect summer glow, while ighlighting helps bring focus and light to other areas. This makes a big difference especially in photos. It's perfect if you're going to be in a summer wedding. Related: Five Beauty Tips for Looking Gorgeous in Photos

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This video tutorial below by Nur for HSN is one of the best I've seen on how to apply bronzer. You can get bronzer in several different forms, though my favorite is a powder compact. If you're new to bronzing, I suggest you skip the highlighting. Start with a simple bronzer and blush compact. I really like how the video instructs to use a matte bronzer. I've used a bronzer and highlighter with shimmer recently, and while I like the shimmer on my cheeks, the shimmery highlighter made the wrinkles on my forehead stand out a lot. Perhaps it's best to just stick with the blush when it comes to shimmer or an allover subtle illuminating primer. If you're ready to try both bronzing and highlighting, go for a trio or quad compact like the ones pictured above. I really love the Trish McEvoy quad. You can use the white powder to adjust the bronzer shade.



I especially love bronzer quads for travel and for getting ready in a hurry. I often use mine to double as eyeshadow. I've already blogged several times about how I prefer my bronzing quad for eyeshadow. I have dark brown hair with olive skin, so I love to use various brown shades on my eyes. For that I use a bronzer set with shimmer. I'm currently using this Wet N Wild Mega Glo powder. Whenever I only have a few minutes to apply makeup or if I'm just running errands, I simply swirl a small blush brush over the whole thing then swipe it over my cheeks and eyelids. It only takes a few seconds, and I'm literally done with my makeup in under 10 minutes.

If you don't already use a bronzer in addition to your blush, I encourage you to give it a try this summer. Here is some additional info on which bronzer shade to pick for your face and which type of makeup brush to use.

Pictured above:  Trish McEvoy Dual Sunlit Bronzer with Brush Blender  //  Urban Decay blush  //  Trish McEvoy Face Shaper 1 bronzing quad  //




See More Summer Beauty Guides:

My Top 10 Summer Beauty Picks for 2014

My Secrets to Frizz-Free Wavy Summer Hair

 

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