By Jennifer Florendo
Instagram (which is now more popular than Twitter) is one of the go-to socials to check out trends in cooking and styling. Of course, everyone wants to look cool and fresh during the hot summer months with the latest in makeup and accessories. Check out the latest being shared online and in retail.Top 3 Beauty Needs for Summer
Sephora Collection PRO Dimensional Highlighting Palette, $42
Add a custom, summery glow to your look with this amazing palette. Whether you want the dewy look, to be glowing or glossy, or just enhance your natural, this palette is all you need at the tip of your makeup sponge. The highly blendable formula allows a little product to go a long way and last longer.
Sephora Collection Brow Highlighting Gel, $12
Add a little brightness and hold to your brows with this gel that sculpts, conditions and highlights. The micro-tapered brow brush allows you to build color and shape brows easily with ultimate precision.
KEEP Collective’s New Summer Line
Sephora Collection PRO Essentials Brush Set, $175
Tie all of these favorites together with this curated set of 11 bestselling and top-rated Sephora Collection PRO brushes. The sturdy case keeps the brushes organized, protected and accessible. Features the new and exclusive PRO Complexion Fan Brush #54, along with a foundation, concealer, blush, contour and eye brushes.
KEEP Collective, a sister company of Stella and Dot, just released its summer line of coveted inspiration beads and Major League Baseball charms. The inspiration beads are designed to stir up the good memories from your life: lapis for wisdom, howlite for calm and serenity, and turquoise to celebrate your friendships. Each bracelet can be further customized with some of the over 400 charms that KEEP offers.
Is the ballpark your happy spot? Check out the MLB-branded charms: one for each team and ones to celebrate the season of concessions: hot dogs, peanuts and pop.
Charms start at $7 and KEEPers start at $19.
Visit keepcollective.com/with/jflo for more information or to have a design session.
TYME Style Iron is another Instagram phenomenon that also comes with a bit of a learning curve. Luckily, virtual stylists are available to teach you how to get the look you want in almost no time, whether it is beachy waves, bouncy curls or silky straight. Best of all – the curls should last for a few days … it is no wonder why this iron is named TYME Style. Save time on your styling and keep your look for days.
Each TYME Iron includes a one-year warranty, 30-day money back guarantee (though that is not needed), a one-on-one style session and a TYME Traveler Heat Sleeve so you can take it on the go. $189 Visit tymestyle.comInstant Pot
If you’ve been anywhere on Instagram lately, you’ve probably seen recipes cooked in the Instant Pot with hashtags showing those dishes. This one pot really does it all: pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, saute/browning, steamer and yogurt maker. While it did have a bit of a learning curve, preparing rice that normally takes over 45 minutes to cook on the stove was done in 12 minutes.
The Instant Pot is designed to speed up cooking times two to six times, which also helps to preserve nutrients in your food. Healthier food, speeding up cooking time and having five less appliances on the kitchen counter is the best.
Learn more at instanpot.com. Prices vary and the pot can be purchased from major retailers.