• A Fresh Look with Darling Magazine: Jennipher

    Meet Jennipher our third “Fresh Look” woman. She is a mother of three. What inspired me to choose her for this series was that she is always giving herself and her time to those she loves in her life. Giving her a day to be pampered was a delight for me.

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    Here’s how you can re-created Jennipher’s Tousled Twist + Glam Glow!

    Tousled Twist

    1. Use a dry shampoo to increase volume and texture in hair.
    2. Taking a section in the crown backcomb to create volume.
    3. Pull hair into a loose twist at back of head and let pieces natural fall out.
    4. Use pins to secure in place and finish with a medium hold spray.

    Glam Glow

    1. To give the skin a dewy glow start with Kate Somerville Replenishing Toner and following with the Dual Radiance Serum
    2. After you have done your foundation sweep a milk chocolate brown eyeshadow across lids and line eyes with a kohl eyeliner.
    3. Apply eyelashes and then smudge liner.
    4. Use a bronzer to add warmth to the face and contour cheekbones.
    5. Pop a tangerine peach lip on and you’re ready to go!

    Credits
    Director – Claire Thomas www.Kitchykitchen.com
    Director of Photography Yayo Ahumada
    Hair + Makeup – SunnieBrook.com
    Assistant – www.KatmThompson.com
    Wardrobe – Haley Roemen

    *Correction: Jennipher’s name in the video should read “Jennipher” not “Jennifer”.

     

     

  • Summer Skin

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    Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm

    I’m a big fan of tinted moisturizers as a daily go-to. This beauty balm is the bomb! Not only does it minimize pores, lines, wrinkles and redness like most tinted moisturizers but it also lifts and firms the skin after 8 weeks! It has beautiful light reflecting qualities that give the skin a luminous flawless glow! SPF 20 and available in 3 shades.


    Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee Coral Oasis

    A coconut infused cheek color?! What the? Yes that’s ahhhhmazing! Infused with 50% coconut water your cheeks will be getting “cheeky” for 14 hours without parabens or sulfates. Now that’s innovative!


    Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eyeshadow Beach Sand

    Want more coconut? Here’s another one from Josie for your lids. High on pigment and hydration this summer shimmer gives your lids two layers of love. First with its coconut, and second with its argon oil infused color. Top that off with no parabens and sulfate free!


    Chanel Blotting Papers

    Treat yourself to this pretty little treasure that will keep your skin oil free. Toss out your powder for the summer and just tap tap shine away when needed.

    XO Sunnie Brook

  • Beach Waves Kit

    Back when I first started this beauty blog, I decided to make realistic, real-time instructional videos . . . videos that eliminate “studio magic” and ones that leave you feeling empowered rather than defeated. The very first was Beachy, Surfer Waves, and it instantly became a favorite! Finally, every lady can get those waves! This Beach Waves Kit is everything you need to create this coveted look. Learn the technique then let these products and nature do the rest. You’ll finally have that effortless style every woman craves. Let’s take a took at the handpicked products:

     

     

    Step № 01 - Before you get out of the shower, you’ll want to comb through your locks and create the part you want to have for the day. Then, when you get out of the shower, DO NOT BRUSH/COMB. This is one of the secrets. Next, you’ll need a high quality 100% cotton towel. If you don’t have one, you’re in luck — my cute mint & white stripe Turkish towel is absolute perfection.

    WHY I HANDPICKED THIS TOWEL : Frizzy hair can be the untamed monster that ruins your style and makes you crazy! This towels is like a superhero for your hair. It rolls up super tiny but absorbs so much water from your hair you’ll swear it’s a sponge. The smooth cotton surface of the towel causes less friction with your hair compared to fibrous towels which can lift the cuticle of the hair, making it appear frizzy. This towel will also save you from those I-just-walked-out-of-my-house-to-discover-my-blouse-is-soaked-from-my-dripping-hair moments. And I just love “inspector gadget” sort of items (something that does tons of things for you.) This is just that — towel/wrap/blanket/curtain/tablecloth. Though I doubt your hair will allow to you steal it away for that long.

     

    Step № 02 - After dabbing the moisture out of your hair, you’ll need to use a Leave-In. Since curly and wavy hair needs more moisture, using this will help enhance your curl. Neil George Detangle Nourishment Spray is made with botanicals that not only smell divine, but keep your hair healthy.

    WHY I HANDPICKED THIS LEAVE-IN : Many leave-ins will leave your hair feeling brittle or weighed down but not this one. This nourishment spray is the perfect balance for all hair types and most styles. Protect your hair by priming it before layering on all your other products. It’s the prep to pop off any style!

     

    Step № 03 - Next is your surf spray. Spray this on your hair, focusing on the parts that need a little curl-help. Don’t apply too much on the ends, as they can naturally absorb too much product. You’ll use more or less depending on what’s best for your hair. Customize your products by making each time a trial run, until you figure out what works best for your hair type.

    WHY I HANDPICKED THIS SURF SPRAY : Wowie is right! This surf spray by Philip B. is amazing for beach waves as it does NOT dry out your hair. Maui Wowie is also great as a root lifter, and will help you make a voluptuous, long-lasting blow out. Fine haired females –this will be your secret weapon!

     

    Step № 04 - And, finally, you’ll use a treatment oil to help control any frizz. One to three pumps should do it, depending on your hair. Start small and add more if you see some problem areas. You can also use some on those “fuzzy bears” up top!

    WHY I HANDPICKED THIS OIL : This is sooooooooo luxurious. You can use this for its styling benefits but also as a daily repair treatment. Many oils build up on the hair, leaving it difficult and dull in the long term. Indian Gooseberry Treatment Oil knows when and where to work for you.

    Three individual products have now been added to the Sunnie Brook Loves Beauty Shop : the lovely SB Signature Hair Towel, a matte Bobby Pin Set and my favorite Karuna Cloth Face Masks. These are no-brainer gifts, for yourself or your girlfriends, and very easy to fit in a stocking. *hint hint*

    ♥ GIFT WITH PURCHASE ♥
    Until 2013, all beauty shop purchases will be sent out with a Top-Secret Holiday Bonus!
    Gifts are some of your favorite beauty brands and are valued up to $100. Until supplies last.

    Sunnie Brook Loves Beauty Shop ♥  Free US Shipping

  • Sunnie Brook X LUVAJ Hair Accessories

    Luv Aj:Sunnie Brook from Claire Thomas on Vimeo.

    LUVAJxSUNNIEBROOK Hair Accessories……..Check at the collection featured on RACKED . . . .XO

     

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