Check out Leighton Meester on This month’s Allure cover, shot by Michael Thompson in NYC
Here’s the behind the scenes video from the shoot
Now that party season is not only here, but is in full swing, its time to check out exactly what it is that you’re flaunting in your sexy, fun party dresses. Typically you’re going to be showing a little more skin, with bare arms and varying degrees of backless staking their claim to fame.
Everyone remembers to get a facial, or to do facial treatments at home, but many forget to work with the skin on their upper arms and back. After weeks of wearing long sleeves, backs and arms start to look lackluster, dry and lifeless.
Just as the skin on our face needs a little pre party sprucing up, backs and arms do too.
One of the lovliest treats you can pamper yourself with is a back facial.
For those with blemishes or back acne it is a must, for those with clear skin on their back it is a party dress essential.
An in-spa or salon service can be a decadent treat.
As with a facial, your skin will be cleansed, steamed, exfoliated and massaged.
A mask will be applied, giving you a deep cleanse and detox.
followed by a relaxing rubdown
giving you skin that is soft, smooth, glowing party perfection
|Kim Kardashian backless dress|
(If you are in the greater Phoenix area,
The Skin & Makeup Institute’s Violet Clay back treatment is to die for).
If you don’t have the time or the budget for an in salon service, do a quick 4 step at home back facial.
1.) Dry brush your skin
2.) Soak in a warm (not too hot!) bubble bath
3.) Use a salt or sugar scrub
4.) Moisturize with a dense, heavy body cream
|Halle Berry, backless at the Golden Globes|
Want to look extra gorgeous this holiday season? Here are five quick steps to looking super fabulous!
|Charlize Theron looking gorgeous|
1.) Refresh and revitalize your skin by misting Hylunia’s incredible Colloidal Silver with Lavender Water onto your freshly cleansed face before starting your makeup routine.
The time-tested curative powers of colloidal silver and lavender flowers are blended in this sensational tonic and healing floral water. Its antiseptic power may be used to reduce infections caused by acne, cuts or burns. For all skin types, it awakens, enlivens and soothes the skin.
2.)Replace a dull, lifeless complexion with a healthy glow by giving your winter skin some extra luxe loving via fast absorbing, super moisturizing Zensation Super Hydrating Cream with SPF 15.
3.) Light your skin from within by mixing a drop of Nars Orgasm Illuminator into your foundation to magically transform lackluster winter skin into a lustrous glowing complexion.
If you’re looking a little on the tired side and need to boost your makeup for an office to happy hour transition, mix a tiny amount of Nars Orgasm Illuminator, eye cream and concealer together, pat under the eye and be instantly, (orgasmically!) transformed!
4.) Replace your dull powdery blush with a beautiful cream blush from h.wood.beauty.com
Cream blush will softly catch the light and lift and mold your cheeks, keeping you fresh faced and lovely!
5.) Add a little gold to the inner corner of your eye and lower lash line to illuminate and brighten your eyes