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World Cup 2014: Brazilian Inspired Beauty

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OK, full disclosure: I know that everyone has World Cup soccer fever right now, myself included, but I am a total fair weather soccer fan. I love to watch the World Cup every four years when it's on, but on in-between years the only football I'm watching is the American kind. Second disclosure: when the game is on, I'm more interested in checking out the hot players than actually watching the action (can you say, "Forza azzurri?!!"). Final thought: I am totally guilty of wondering (out loud, to my husband's dismay) what products the players are using to keep their hairstyles in place while they sweat and run for 90 minutes. I'm serious!! International soccer players use a ton of hair product. Look for it sometime.

So it's only natural, for me at least, to think World Cup...hot soccer players...hair goop...beauty products! I mean, I always think of beauty products, so this is nothing new. Anywhoo, here is a selection of gorgeous Brazilian inspired beauty goodies that will get you out of your summer beauty rut and ready to go and seduce a footballer of your own.

Escada Rockin' Rio
Escada Rockin' Rio Alice Vitiello

Escada Rockin' Rio

Capture the spirit of the Brazilian party scene with the lighthearted and sexy fragrance Rockin' Rio by Escada.  Delicious, tropical top notes of pineapple, peach, sugar cane, tangerine, pina colada and papaya are balanced by a refreshing and sophisticated base of sea breeze, driftwood, musk, and sandalwood.  The aquatic base lends refinement to an otherwise playful scent, which makes this an effortless and sophisticated way to wear a fruity fragrance.  ($49.19, FragranceNet.com)

OPI Did It On Em
OPI Did It On Em Alice Vitiello

OPI Did It On Em

You heard it here first--this bold lemon-lime polish is the perfect summer neutral shade.  I'm serious!! OPI Did It On Em goes with everything you'll be wearing right now.  Rocking the California girl faded neons look that is everywhere right now?  This shade is perfectly on trend.  In a preppy Lilly Pulitzer mood?  This shade has got your back, popping against pinks and turquoise.  Feeling boho?  It's the perfect complement to denim, ivory, rust, orange, purple, gold, and eggplant shades you'll be wearing (pair this on fingers with NARS Libertango on toes for a perfect neon green-rust orange pairing).  Going sleek and contemporary, or wearing fitness gear?  This is a great accent color with grey, crisp white, and perfect black.  ($6.50, FragranceNet.com) 

Decléor Sun Expert Aromessence Solaire Face
Decléor Sun Expert Aromessence Solaire Face Alice Vitiello

Decléor Sun Expert Aromessence Solaire Face

Summer skincare is a slippery slope; literally, when the heat has your moisturizer melting off your face.  An oil is the right call, but which one to choose?  Decléor Sun Expert Aromessence Solaire Face has all of your bases covered; this 100% pure and natural serum with a refined and silky texture helps prepare the skin for the sun by boosting its natural defenses, promote an even and long lasting tan, and prevent skin from aging. The skin is better prepared for sun and the cells’ vital strength is optimized for an even, glowing tan.  I use this a.m. and p.m. in all sorts of ways: on its own, under moisturizer, mixed with sunscreen, mixed with my Philosophy vitamin C powder.  Whatever your skin needs, this is the perfect summer jack of all trades.  ($63, decleorusa.com)

Jane Iredale Moonglow and Red Currant
Jane Iredale Moonglow and Red Currant Alice Vitiello

Jane Iredale Moonglow and Red Currant

Get a glow like Brazilian goddesses Alessandra Ambrosio and Gisele Bundchen by playing up your bone structure and luscious lips in these illuminating shades.  I am a longtime fan of Jane Iredale Quad Bronzers for their amazing glowy look and all-natural ingredients like pomegranate, pine bark, and 24-karat gold leaf.  Individual shades can be used on cheeks, eyes, lips or used as an over-all bronzer for the face and body. ($48, shop.janeiredale.com)  Enhance your lips with a playful, sparkling sheer red gloss that looks luscious and bitten; Jane Iredale PureGloss in Red Currant provides an ultra-glossy finish without feeling tacky, and without the use of petroleum-based products. ($24, shop.janeiredale.com)

Jane Iredale Quad Bronzer in Moonglow
Jane Iredale Quad Bronzer in Moonglow Alice Vitiello

Jane Iredale Quad Bronzer in Moonglow

Swatched here is the Jane Iredale Quad Bronzer in Moonglow, photographed with a flash. 

Giving off the perfect, golden, beach babe glow, this multi-tasking bronzer offers four different shades in one, suiting your every mood. With all-natural ingredients like pomegranate, pine bark, and 24-karat gold leaf, individual shades can be used on cheeks, eyes, lips or used as an over-all bronzer for the face and body. ($48, shop.janeiredale.com)

 

Jane Iredale Quad Bronzer Moonglow without flash
Jane Iredale Quad Bronzer Moonglow without flash Alice Vitiello

Jane Iredale Quad Bronzer Moonglow without flash

Swatched here is the Jane Iredale Quad Bronzer in Moonglow, photographed without a flash.

Giving off the perfect, golden, beach babe glow, this multi-tasking bronzer offers four different shades in one, suiting your every mood. With all-natural ingredients like pomegranate, pine bark, and 24-karat gold leaf, individual shades can be used on cheeks, eyes, lips or used as an over-all bronzer for the face and body. ($48, shop.janeiredale.com)

Jane Iredale Moonglow blended without flash
Jane Iredale Moonglow blended without flash Alice Vitiello

Jane Iredale Moonglow blended without flash

Shown here is the Jane Iredale Quad Bronzer in Moonglow photographed blended without a flash.

 

Giving off the perfect, golden, beach babe glow, this multi-tasking bronzer offers four different shades in one, suiting your every mood. With all-natural ingredients like pomegranate, pine bark, and 24-karat gold leaf, individual shades can be used on cheeks, eyes, lips or used as an over-all bronzer for the face and body. ($48, shop.janeiredale.com)

Jane Iredale Moonglow blended with flash
Jane Iredale Moonglow blended with flash Alice Vitiello

Jane Iredale Moonglow blended with flash

Shown here is the Jane Iredale Moonglow bronzer blended and photographed with flash.

Giving off the perfect, golden, beach babe glow, this multi-tasking bronzer offers four different shades in one, suiting your every mood. With all-natural ingredients like pomegranate, pine bark, and 24-karat gold leaf, individual shades can be used on cheeks, eyes, lips or used as an over-all bronzer for the face and body. ($48, shop.janeiredale.com)

Jane Iredale Pure Gloss in Red Currant
Jane Iredale Pure Gloss in Red Currant Alice Vitiello

Jane Iredale Pure Gloss in Red Currant

Swatched here is the Jane Iredale PureGloss in Red Currant, photographed with flash.

The luxurious formula of this bright poppy-colored lip gloss is lusciously creamy on the lips and provides an ultra-glossy finish without feeling tacky, and without the use of petroleum-based products. ($24, shop.janeiredale.com)

Jane Iredale Red Currant without flash
Jane Iredale Red Currant without flash Alice Vitiello

Jane Iredale Red Currant without flash

Swatched here is the Jane Iredale PureGloss in Red Currant, photographed without flash.

The luxurious formula of this bright poppy-colored lip gloss is lusciously creamy on the lips and provides an ultra-glossy finish without feeling tacky, and without the use of petroleum-based products. ($24, shop.janeiredale.com)

Revision Skincare Intellishade Original
Revision Skincare Intellishade Original Alice Vitiello

Revision Skincare Intellishade Original

Every beach babe knows that it is essential to protect your skin; keep things fresh and easy with one magical cream that truly does it all.  Revision Skincare Intellishade Original (winner of New Beauty magazine's Beauty Choice award) has spf 45, peptides to fight lines and wrinkles, and a litany of other impressive anti-agers like mega antioxidant ubiquinone.  One shade fits most fair to light skintones; this product is best for normal to dry skin types.  (available at your dermatologist's office; visit revisionskincare.com for more information)

Body Glide
Body Glide Alice Vitiello

Body Glide

Any diva who plans to dance the night away in her hottest heels needs to toss this little baby into her purse.  Even the tiniest handbag can hold this little bar of Bodyglide, which resembles a mini-deodorant, so noone will be any wiser when you slick some on to beat chafing skin in the heat.  Great for hot spots on the feet before they become blisters, and also a miracle for chafing thighs, bra straps, or your under arms when rubbing against embellished tops.  Designed for athletes by a surfer who was chafed by his wetsuits, this product can also deliver real results during even the toughest workouts or World Cup soccer games.  (bodyglide.com)

Soft & Dri
Soft & Dri Alice Vitiello

Soft & Dri

You won't leave any deodorant marks on your tiniest Brazilian bikini when you use Soft & Dri Aluminum Free Deodorant.  I'm obsessed with its sleek, non-sticky formula that truly delivers odorless pits for 24 hours at a time.  A bonus is that it never stings after shaving!  A must-have.

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