Stay-Cool Summer Trends
STOP Skipping Breakfast! An Easy Protein-Packed Breakfast Youâ€™ll LOVE
Get your Bronze Goddess on with
SUMMER MAKE UP MUST HAVES
Stay Cool Summer Trends.
Summer 2013 is all about
away from a Solange-esque look
patterns. Black and white
the next time you step out on
stripes, Camouflage, Gingham,
the town. Match your patterns
Flowers, and kaleidoscope
for a head to toe look and rock
How can we complain when July is synonymous with cook out’s,
prints have officially taken
them with a pair of knock out
beaches and fireworks all month long?
over. This summer the clothes
sandals. Head to toe too much?
are fun, feminine and bright
Match your patterns with a solid
meets grunge! There has been
top or bottom to break it up and
Speaking of parties, we have tips on how you can look effortlessly cool
a healthy mix of these two
stay on trend. From gladiators, to
this summer by incorporating one of the summer’s biggest trends -
styles depending on how you
platform canvas sneakers and
feel. Don’t be afraid to stand
sandals, to floral flats, the shoe
out this summer ladies, there
options are vast this summer
is certainly no need to shy
Welcome to July.
The days are longer, the nights are shorter and the
heat and humidity are crazy!
But we’re not complaining.
It’s like one big, month-long
prints and patterns. We also have you covered on the make up! This month, we’ve partnered with m.a.d.e cosmetics.
A line of mineral
make up that’s great for our skin, this month’s box contains all the products you need to create your own bronze summer goddess look! As always we appreciate your feedback and look forward to continuing to serve you! Stay Gorgeous, Meki and The MSB Team
If you dare to wear jeans in this
graphic tees to pair with your
heat, don’t worry about being
favorite denim cutoffs.
hot in tight-fitting skinnys. Instead let your legs breathe a little in some loose fitting boyfriend jeans, add a cuff and pair them with your favorite summertime heels to give your look a feminine touch. Want to chill out and still look classically cool, choose from a selection of bold
STOP Skipping Breakfast! An Easy ProteinPacked Breakfast You’ll LOVE In this hot summer heat it is hard to
Graphic tees have definitely
think about preparing breakfast but with
made a 90’s style comeback this
it being the most important meal of the
season with an array have pop-
day it only makes sense to have a
culture inspired designs. Feeling
recipe that cuts down on cooking time
sporty? Throw on those Converse
and will leave you feeling energized.
that have been sitting in the back
The ingredients are full of protein,
of your closet since middle
“good” carbs and healthy fats…plus vitamins and minerals the body needs
school and you’ll be both comfortable and completely on trend.
Strawberry Vanilla Power Bowl
to function at its best.
Ingredients: • ½ cup of Old Fashioned Oatmeal
• 2 tbsp. Chia Seeds • 5 oz. of Plain Coconut Yogurt (Nonfat, Plain Greek yogurt is great too!)
• 2-3 packets of Stevia or Truvia (I don’t add any
• 1 cup of Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk (Almost any milk will do, but this is what I use)
• 3-5 Large Strawberries (You can sub for any fruit, I recommend berries!)
sweeteners because the coconut yogurt I use is sweet) Directions: Add all ingredients into a resealable container and mix well. Refrigerate overnight and by morning, the chia seeds will have expanded and dry oats softened. Fruit can be added with all the ingredients or when you are ready to eat the next morning. Note: Feel free to get creative!! We’ve also added cacao powder, bananas, flax seeds, psyllium husk, Green Grass Superfood in both Berry and Chocolate, protein powder, peanut butter and a variety of other clean eating goodness!
SUMMER MAKE UP MUST HAVES This summer we’ve made it a goal to come up with the perfect humidity proof beauty
Favorite Summer Find
regimen. Now that it’s July and summer is undeniably in full swing we kept two very
Make Up For Ever Aqua Seal
important qualities in mind during the hunt for the perfect products: Waterproof and Oil Free. During the hot humid months our skin has a tendency to get oilier than usual. Also summer months on the east coast usually mean that you may find yourself either unexpectedly caught in a rain storm or sweating profusely while walking the city streets, thus the search for lightweight products that are waterproof. We’re going to share with you a few products that we’ve found that are awesome! Lips Stains are a great alternative to lip glosses and lipsticks when it comes to
color. Start the day off by painting on the perfect stain and go. You can add your favorite gloss to give it some shine, add a lip balm to give your lips a moisturized feel, or just keep it matte. Lip Stains give you versatility and most importantly they last forever. The best stains not only color your lips but also give you little plump and moisture. Our favorite: Josie Maran Magic Marker Lip and Cheek Stain This stain comes in an array of shades and gives your lips the perfect pop of color while also smoothing your lips and plumping them. Stains can dry your lips out if you don’t moisturize throughout the day, but not this one. Flamenco is a bright fun red for the summer. Cheeks Cargo Water Resistant Blush This is the perfect waterproof blush!
Ok so, the shades may not exactly be
ideal for brown women. However, when blended with bronzer (try with your M.A.D.E Glow Powder or any bronzer) it is the perfect shade of blush. The formula is water resistant and specifically geared to last through perspiration.
This magical little potion turns any of your favorite powders and pencils into long lasting moisture resistant products. Just dab a little on your brush before applying your eye shadow or dip your liner in and voila, instantly waterproof!
JULY BOX everything you need for a bronze Goddess look New Penny – A gorgeous copper color that can be applied lightly for a natural enhancement to eyes or more intensely for a bold pop of color. Can also be mixed with clear gloss or to create a beautiful bronze lip color and can be dusted on cheeks/face for a bronzed all over glow. Brownie – A radiant deep chocolate brown that looks great on all skin tones. A wonderful color for adding depth to eye crease or creating a smoky eye look that's perfect for the summer and beyond! Works great as an eye liner – apply as eyeliner by using a dampened angled brush or liner brush, dip in mineral pigment then swipe onto eyes.
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Glow Powder (bronzing Shimmer) – Add warmth and depth to complexion with this multi use powder. Light to medium complexions can use to deepen tone and create a bronzed and/or contour effect. Deep to dark complexion can use to get a light shimmer finish to
skin. Can also be mixed with your daily moisturizer and used in place of foundation to give skin a uniform glow. Prep ‘n’ Set (Antioxidant Setting Spray) – Use to set mineral powder after they've been
applied. Can also be used to refresh and hydrate your skin anytime. Contains Green tea and white tea extracts which protect skin against pollutants and free radicals and can help boost your skin’s radiance, minimize age spots, sun spots and fine lines. Fabulous for all skin types. including oily, sensitive, normal and combination skin.
Women of color, beauty, fashion, health. My Shade of Brown mini mag accompanies the My Shade of Brown monthly beauty subscription box.