Makeup Mondays: Get Those Bright Eyes and That Summer Glow

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This week was all about discoveries. Allure taught me that May is Better Sleep Month, and right around finals week, these tips on how to get a better night’s sleep couldn’t have come at a better time. Other new obsessions? Nail art site Chalkboard Nails (bookmark this!) and Josie Maran’s Self Tanning Body Wash. Maybe I should hit the library and study things that will actually be on my final exams. What have you found (or learned or tried) lately? Tweet us at @mochimag #makeupmondays.

 

 Josie Maran

Josie Maran

Get bronzed… in the shower

Achieving a lust-worthy glow is no easy feat. It’s a long process that starts with exfoliating in the shower (to avoid an uneven tan) and ends with prancing around naked to avoid color transfer. And then there’s always the danger of the dreaded oompa loompa look. Luckily, Josie Maran has our backs this summer. Last Thursday, she launched her new Argan Glow Self Tanning Body Wash ($34.98). The time-saving two-in-one body wash and self-tanner gradually creates a gorgeous, natural-looking, sun-kissed tan. With each application, the body wash promises to build and maintain color while moisturizing your skin. Sounds like a good deal to me!

 

 MAC

MAC

Artsy eyes

Have you seen MAC’s latest collection? Entitled Art of the Eye, the colorful collection enables you to create an endless array of bold looks. The eye-centric lineup features five bright shadows (think magenta and orange), two shadow quads, two new glitters among mascaras and pencil liners. The Chromagraphic Pencil in Process Magenta ($16), a vibrant hot pink liner, is super fun for summer. If crazy colors aren't your thing, try the warm, versatile colors in the Rimal Dahabia Palette ($40). Or tone down bright hues by layering a dark gray or black pencil over or under the magenta. Summer is all about messing around, right?

 

Don’t forget Mom

Mother’s Day is this Sunday (I cannot believe how quickly this year is going by!) Have you found a Mother’s Day gift yet? If you’re still looking, check out these deals: Get 20% off Bath & Body Works with code BBWMAY13 (expiration unknown), 20% off Elizabeth Arden purchases of $80 or more with code RETAILMOM20 (expires May 12), 20% off Skinstore.com with code 4MOM (expires May 7), and, if you’re speedy enough, free shipping at Kiehl’s with code WELOVEMOM (expires May 6). Take advantage of the sales and get yourself a little treat because well, why not?

 

 

Newly obsessed with these nails

I may be a little late to the party on this one, but last week, I discovered Chalkboard Nails, a website full of nail art inspiration. I love the wide array of looks, the high-quality photos, and the specificity of the brands and shades used. Click around to find new nail brands by browsing through the archives—have you heard of Different Dimension, Candeo Colors, or, my personal favorite, Big Ruby Nail Tattoos? I love finding new websites and brands, and this week (amidst my finals “studying”) I did both.

Tell me: What's your latest newly-discovered addiction?