Archives for July 2014

July 2, 2014

Seven Steps to a Flawless “No-Makeup” Selfie

Love them or loathe them, selfies are sticking around this summer. Plus, the “no makeup” selfie trend continues to show up on our newsfeeds – including in posts from celebs like Selena Gomez, a client of our Simple Advisory Board makeup artist, Gita Bass. While our favorite famous faces might have good genes and a team of professionals to help them look flawless under any filter, we wanted to share a few tips on how to achieve a glowing “no-makeup” selfie on behalf of Simple Skincare and celebrity makeup artist Gita Bass.

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1.       Good lighting is key! Go near a window or a soft diffuse light and stay away from overhead lighting, especially if it’s fluorescent!

2.       Always stick your jaw out a little like a turtle (trust me) – It will give you a defined jaw and prevents the dreaded double chin.

3.       If you need a flash, make sure to blot the t-zone to avoid looking greasy.

4.       When looking a little dark under the eyes, angle your face up and shoot from above – this will fill in the circles and give you great cheekbones.



5.       Keep it sneaky: a well applied tinted moisturizer or light foundation should be applied with a light hand, and blended with a damp beauty blender. Cellphone pics tend to bring out redness and imperfections, so a great concealer works wonders.

6.       For a rosy glow that looks natural, apply a bronzing powder where the sun naturally hits: cheekbones, forehead, nose and chin, and then layer a cream blush onto the apples of the cheeks. Blend well with your fingers by pressing the blush into your skin so there are no lines and it looks like your own flush.

7.       To make eyes pop, curl lashes and apply a very light coat of mascara. Make sure to brush through to eliminate any telltale clumps.


A recent survey by Simple Skincare found that over a quarter (27%) of women in the top cities nationwide report that the longest they’ve gone without washing their face is at least two daysGlowing, healthy-looking skin should always be the first step in any selfie – whether wearing makeup or not. Start with a clean slate by using Simple Radiance Cleansing Wipes, which have no harsh chemicals, no artificial perfumes or dyes that can upset skin, and contain skin-loving ingredients and added vitamins.

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July 2, 2014

On The Set Of IndyStyle

Melinda Lombardi on the set of IndyStyle WISH TV

Melinda Lombardi on the set of IndyStyle WISH TV

On The Set of IndyStyle

On The Set of IndyStyle

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July 2, 2014

Lauren b. Creates Spectacular Nail Colors Inspired by the City of Los Angeles


As you can see, the nail polishes from the new Lauren b. Beauty Nail Couture Collection are stunning. My favorite color, which is the perfect color for any ocasion is “City of Angels” (shown above). The polishes are easy to apply and lasts about 2 weeks on your nails, which is perfect because I usually change my polish every 2 weeks. Lauren b. Polishes is formulated to be fast drying,  chip resistant, long lasting and has a stunning glossy finish. When Lauren b. polishes are used with their Base Coat or Nail Protector along with Lauren b.’s amazing Gel Like Top Coat.

Another amazing fact about Lauren b. polishes is that they are all eco- and vegan-friendly (containing no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, DBP, toluene or camphor), and proudly made in the USA.

Each trendy color from “Hollywood Blvd” to “City of Angels” is inspired by the city of Los Angeles. View more of Lauren b. Nail colors and nail treatments at




Jenna Raheb, Guest blogger



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July 1, 2014

Get Beachy With IndyStyle

Today I presented the viewing audience at IndyStyle WISHTV with an assortment of products to get you from The Beach to The BBQ & Beyond this summer season.

Melinda Lombardi on the set of IndyStyle WISH TV

Melinda Lombardi on the set of IndyStyle WISH TV

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Gloves in a Bottle
Gloves in a Bottle is easy to find at Kmart Pharmacy and Walgreens locations. It is great to calm dry, chapped, cut heels from walking in the sand, water exposure and sun exposure. Go from flip-flop feet to pretty sandal ready feet fast. Perfect for hands and sunburn too.

Bangs to Go
Beach wavy hair looks great on the beach but does not always look great after the beach. Bangs To Go headband with top quality stylish human hair can change your look in seconds!

Ice Pops by Cool-It Caddy is a sure way to keep your make up from melting as you tote it around in the Summer heat.

Adonia LegTone Serum
Bare legs are seen everywhere this summer! Adonia LegTone can reduce the appearance of cellulite by up to 47% in 9 minutes. with up to 72% reduction in the look of cellulite within 6 weeks.

ROCKSTAR White Teeth Whitening- Slushies, Snow Cones, summer berries and wines can take their toll on teeth this summer. Use ROCKSTAR White at-home Teeth Whitening System and flash a beautiful summer smile!

Color Your Smile Lighted Lip Glosses Perfect for the beach to an evening on the town…they light up! Great for freshening up lips in a darkened room or by moonlight. ​

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July 1, 2014

From The Beach To The BBQ On “Your Carolina”

Easy carefree beauty is something we look forward to in the summer, but don’t slack off on looking your best!  These products will keep you looking great and take you from the beach to the bbq and beyond with ease.


Enya Flack on "Your Carolina"

Enya Flack on “Your Carolina”

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Bangs To Go is the perfect solution for summer’s bad hair days. Made with high quality human hair, using Bangs to Go is as simple as putting on a hair band and then brushing your hair.

The Adonia Leg Tone Serum treatment offers a 47% reduction in the appearance of cellulite in just 9 minutes and the improvement lasts for up to 12 hours!  With continued use, this can reduce the appearance of cellulite by an incredible 72% in six weeks. Perfect for summer beach legs!

Tired achy feet from flip flops on the beach to heels poolside can be helped with Jessica Cosmetics Zen Spa Foot Spray with natural botanicals and menthol.

Cool-it Caddy is a woman’s coolest companion this summer. The insulated cosmetic bags keep lipstick and make-up cool and fresh without bulky freezer packs or large insulated coolers.

For the guys – American Crew 3-IN-1 is a multi-tasking product.  An all in one Shampoo, Conditioner and body wash, it’s quick and easy for showering in between sports activities, beach, BBQ and more.

Slushies, snow cones, summer berries and wines can all take their toll on our teeth this summer. ROCKSTAR White “Be Kissable” and “High Energy” Teeth Whitening Kits work great at home and are easy to use, vegan, all-natural and made in the USA.


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