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I don’t know about you guys, but I love a heady, musky fragrance all day, every day. I find that I am often drawn to men’s cologne because of their woodsy, heavier scents and usually stay away from anything too sweet or floral. And instead of just wearing this type of perfume in winter, when spicier, pungent fragrances are more “acceptable or appropriate” I love wearing this kind of perfume all year round. This is definitely a personal preference but after chatting about it with different friends and colleagues, I now know I am not alone in this.

As spring turns to summer, and the weather becomes thick and balmy, I find that heavier fragrances match the elements and it becomes my favorite time to spritz a light dusting of a musky scent on my neck, inner elbow, back of knees, and a bit in my hair for good measure. Throughout the day I love how the spicy smell rises with the heat and creates a very heady, aromatic, bold statement that builds throughout the day.

And with that said, here are my top seven sexy scents for spring and summer…

Fragrances listed clockwise:

Oud by Ralph Lauren:

Smoky guaiac wood, spicy incense, and earthy cedar to evoke the spirit of the African savannah.

Santal 33 by Le Labo:

Woody, rich scent opens with violet accord and cardamom.

Edition 02 – Shiso by Goop:

Shiso leaf (also known as perilla) is the unexpected star of this scent, which is slightly spicy/fresh characteristic that’s green, earthy, and delicate all at once. It slowly opens up into spicy greens, crushed stems, and ancient exotic woods.

Windsor by D.R. Harris & Co. Ltd:

Plenty of herbal overtones with some citrus smell. It’s quite complex, changing as the cologne dries and gradually gets a bit of patchouli, vetiver and black pepper to it.

Stash by SJP:

An aromatic woody fragrance that captures light and dark while merging notes of cedarwood atlas, vetiver, and pistachio.

Black Orchid by Tom Ford:

Black truffle, bergamot, black orchid, black plum, noir gourmand accord, patchouli.

Moab by Phlur:

Long pepper, clove, vanilla, jasmine and tonka bean.

What are your favorite sexy scents? 

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Drybar. All opinions are 100% mine.

My hair before using Drybar’s Detox Whipped Dry Shampoo Foam. Slightly flat with a hint of oil, some noticeable separation and in desperate need of a pick me up!

I love wearing my hair both straight and curly, so I wanted to show you guys that you can easily use this product on either kind of style without messing it up. Because I have fine hair, but a lot of it, I try not to wash my hair everyday because otherwise it can start to look limp and flat if it’s too “clean.” With that said dry shampoo has become my best friend – I rely on it to give my hair texture and keep it looking fresh. I promise, if you were to take a look into my bathroom cabinet, you would find a million bottles of different dry shampoos because I always love trying out different kinds to see which is my favorite. Case in point, I was very excited to partner with Drybar and try out their new Drybar Detox Whipped Dry Shampoo Foam since I am already a fan of their shops and other products! I love that Detox Whipped adds lift and body to my hair no matter if I’ve styled it curly or straight.

Here we go!

You just need a small amount – a little goes a long way! First shake it well. Then dispense a small amount into your palm and rub your hands together. Use your fingers to apply to the roots and massage gently until the foam disappears completely. 

It’s nuts because it feels like you are putting mousse into your hair and are sure it’s going to mess up whatever hair style you have at the moment, but it doesn’t! In fact, it does the opposite and instead, the foam absorbs excess oils, leaving your hair feeling fresh and clean with no stickiness or crunchiness. As much as I have loved my traditional dry shampoo, I will say, I’m a Detox Whipped convert! I’m obsessed with how there is no powdery residue or inhalation of product when spraying it into my hair. Plus the Detox Whipped dry shampoo foam has a lovely fragrance, so your hair will smell great, just like it was freshly washed even if it’s been a few days. It can be your little secret!

Et voila! The finished look having used the product on both curly and straight hair! I can see such a visible difference in the volume and lift with the curls, and the clean and sleek look with the straight hair. What do you guys think? Are you dry shampoo fans? Would you try Detox Whipped dry shampoo foam? After testing it out and then using it almost everyday for about a week and a half, I can say that I highly recommend it! xo

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Sunday Night Beauty Ritual
Sunday Night Sleep Routine
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I wish I was one of those people that when their head hits the pillow they fall asleep immediately. But unfortunately I tend to be more of a night owl and hit my stride in the evening, finding it hard to stop and make myself go to bed a decent hour. But now that I am in my 30s, getting enough sleep is much more important to me than it was when I was younger, and seeing that it can be tricky for me to actually put myself to bed and get that important rest, I decided I needed to start somewhere and begin a weekly routine so that when Monday rolls around, I feel refreshed, hydrated, rested and ready to take on the week. So what better time to start than on a Sunday night, right? Here we go!

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christine-cameron-writes-a-makeup-tutoria-with-real-techniques-sponges-10Today’s post is a fun tutorial on how I use Real Techniques new Miracle Sponges to get a natural, fresh faced look. Click through below for the full tutorial and to see a sneak peek of what I wore!

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Hello loves! So it reached over 100 degrees here in New York yesterday and because of that it pretty much feels impossible to wear anything other than a tank top and jeans and super minimal makeup. Because of the intense heat, I came up with a really quick summer makeup routine that makes me feel pulled together but still allows my skin to breathe aka sweat haha. I explained my process below, but if you have any questions at all, please leave them in the comments below and I will get back to you asap! Click here to see more of my YouTube videos!

Products Used In Order:

1. Neutrogena Face Wipes

I LOVE these wipes and always use them when I want to freshen up my face quickly.

2. Eau Thermale Avene / Thermal Spring Water

Lately I have really been into spritzing my face with thermal water to hydrate and cool off my skin after cleansing. It feels so refreshing!

3. This Works Light Time Skin Plump

I just started using this product and love it. It plumps and hydrates, and works well with my sensitive skin.

4. Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer

I heard about this product because everyone was raving about it so I gave it a try. Definitely loving it because of the coconut oil and the way it makes my skin feel. And don’t worry, you don’t have to be hungover to use it. :)

5. Être Belle Cosmetics Golden Skin Roll-on Caviar Eye Gel

I love this eye gel because the rollerball is cool and soothing on my eyes, especially in the morning. Plus it calms my under eye and helps with applying the next product.

6. Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Corrector

This stuff is amazing. When I don’t want to wear a ton of concealer but want to even out my dark under eye circles, it works wonders.

7. Erborian CC Crème

This stuff is great at evening out the slight redness I get on my nose and cheeks. I love how these two products work together to help even out my skin without making me feel like I’m covering my face in a ton of makeup.

8. Bare Minerals Bare Skin Serum Bronzer

I just dab a bit of this on my face to add a bit on color on my face without having to apply powder, bronzer or blush. Works great!

9. The Estée Edit by Estée Lauder Flash Illuminator Fluid Powder & 10. Sephora Collection Pro Featherweight Fan Brush #92

I got this at an event and have been using it ever since. I have also been using it as an alternative for a shimmery eyeshadow, which is really fun. Overall, this product gives off a great glow/sheen and it applies super easily, especially with the #92 brush.

11. Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara

If you guys have been following me for a while you all know how much I LOVE this mascara. In this video I quickly show the difference between one eye with it on and the other with nothing and it’s like night and day! Also, I wanted to say that I usually skip eyeliner when it’s super hot because I just feel like it’s one more step and I will probably smudge it somehow when I’m sweating down inside the subway.

12. Cover Girl x Katy Perry Lipstick in Cat Call

I have a bunch of her lipsticks (I even met her – she’s super nice!) and really like the colors and how they are easy to apply. This color (Cat Call) is the perfect summer pink!

Christine Cameron of My Style Pill on going from a redhead to a blonde15It’s been quite the journey (over a year in a fact) from when I first decided to dye my hair a raspberry red color for a collaboration with L’Oreal (watch the YouTube video here) to then deciding to become a full-fledged blonde. But let’s back up a bit and start from the beginning…

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Beach Must-haves
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This past Sunday we headed out to Rockaway for our first beach day of the season. I wore this bikini, and came prepared with all of my favorite beach beauty products to make sure that I was protected from being in the sun all afternoon. Read on to see why I love each of these products shown above!
(*Disclaimer: I know that not all of the items list are beauty products, but I like to think they each play an essential part in having a relaxing and successful beach day!)
1. Sisley Paris Tinted Sunscreen Cream SPF 30: If you want that natural looking glow, this product is worth every penny. It gives you that sun-kissed, fresh faced look that every girl hopes to have after a day at the beach, while still protecting your skin.
2. Karen Walker Super Duper Thistle Sunglasses: Even though sunglasses aren’t a beauty product, I consider accessories just as important when at the beach. Because I have really sensitive eyes, I love oversized sunnies when spending a day in the sun. This pair is so big I swear they cover half my face!
3. Moroccanoil Sun Lotion SPF 50: You can’t go wrong with a good-smelling, moisturizing and fast-absorbing sunscreen that is also 50 SPF and water-resistant. Win, win all around!
4. Oribe Impermeable Anti-Humidity Spray: I have naturally wavy hair but struggle with taming the frizz when the humidity is in full force. This spray helps tame and style my hair despite what the weather might be like.
5. Supergoop! Defense Refresh Setting Mist SPF 50: I was recently introduced to this product at the brand’s press preview and fell in love with it. It’s perfect for when you have already applied your sunscreen but want to quickly reset and refresh without having to rub more cream all over your face. Easy, peasy.
6. Mar y Sol ‘Capri’ Woven Tote with Pom Charms: You can’t go wrong with a cute tote to carry all your must-haves with you when trekking out to the beach for a fun day in the sun. I mean, how cute are those pom-poms!
7. Alexandre de Paris Thin Hair Clip: Instead of using a rubber band, which can leave a dent in your hair, try a sleek clip as an alternative when pulling your hair up into a bun, which will help avoid damaging your ends.
8. Sisley Paris ‘Phyto-Eye Twist’ All in One Eyeshadow, Pencil & Eyeliner in Copper: I don’t usually wear eye makeup at the beach, but if we head out for drinks or dinner after a day in the sun, I’ll swipe some of this bronze eye pencil on for a shimmery glow.
9. Colorescience Sunforgettable Loose Mineral Sunscreen Brush Broad Spectrum SPF 50: What’s better than sunscreen powder with a built in brush?! I love to use this product when I need to touch up my face with a little coverage while protecting it at the same time.
10.Triple C BluCube Bluetooth Speaker: This little speaker cube packs a lot of punch and is perfect for jamming out to tunes with friends. Casey and I currently obsessed with the Hamilton soundtrack. It’s. So. Good.
11. Supergoop! Shine-On Lip Screen Broad Spectrum SPF 50: Even though I might skip wearing mascara at the beach, I love popping on a bright lipstick for fun photo opps. But don’t forget how important it is to protect that kisser! This lip screen offers a soft-shine topcoat that transforms lip color into a powerful UV shield by defending lips from dehydration and photoaging. The clear topcoat allows your base color to show through, highlighting it with a soft shine and water-resistant finish.
12: Wide-brimmed Straw Hat: I try and protect my face from the sun as much as possible, so any type of wide-brimmed hat is a must, must, must-have for me! I am currently loving a vintage one that Keiko gave me, but any beachy hat will do, as long as the brim actually offers substantial coverage. :)
Hope you guys enjoyed this post! Please leave any questions or comments below! 
xoxo

Christine Cameron of My Style Pill wearing a '90s sunflower dress 2Photo by Emily

I plan on writing a longer post about my total hair transformation from having raspberry red hair to being bright blonde very soon, but for now I just wanted to share these two photos from the past two days.

The top photo is my hair on Tuesday before heading to Arrojo to see my colorist Francesca. My roots were growing out and I felt like the blonde was looking a little brassy, so I wanted to get a refresh. We decided to do more highlights and tone it so that the blonde was on the cooler side, but still maintain some interesting dimension by working in my natural light brown throughout the highlights. She worked her magic to create the final product below, which was taken yesterday, and I am so happy with how my hair turned out! I highly recommend you guys going to see Francesca at the Williamsburg location if you live locally – she’s pretty freaking awesome.

Christine Cameron of My Style Pill with blonde hair 2Photo by Keiko

I am flying to Texas today for my dear friend and old roommate’s wedding so I’m signing off a bit early this week, but I hope you all have a fantastic holiday weekend with whatever you have planned! xo

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