Fashion to Face: Summer Essentials 2013

Wearing my Gabriela Pires Beachwear bikini at my cousin’s pool birthday party at the Dream Hotel Downtown at The Beach

Every summer, since the inception of Little Pink Blog, the writers and I come out with our lists of places to go, cocktails to taste and other things for your luxurious consumption.

In my SuperGoop! Light to Medium CC Cream on the beach in Miami

This year, however, I’m personally limiting my summer list to two (yes, you read correctly) must haves: SuperGoop’s CC Cream and a bikini from Gabriela Pires Beachwear.

In my SuperGoop! CC Cream in Light to Medium on the beach in Miami. No powder, nothing. Just my CC cream and some brown eyeliner.

Without the wind in my face for a glamor selfie. SuperGoop! CC Cream in Light to Medium, no powder on my face or concealer. Just some brown eyeliner for care.

SuperGoop!  is relatively new on the market and thanks to my Birchbox (thanks, Amanda!) from earlier this year, I’m a die-hard fan. In fact, my mother, the pickiest stylist and beauty guru on the planet, even loved the stuff when I visited home in Miami a few weeks ago. Now, she wants a SuperGoop! of her own. So I need to get one and send it to her. #winning

Gabriela Pires Beachwear is relatively new to the market as well. With a legacy of high-end luxury swimwear running through her veins thanks to her mother (and a few Sports Illustrated covers, yes, covers with her pieces on the models), Gabriela’s luxury Brazilian beachwear is nothing short of sexy, classic and classy. Let’s just say I get compliments and boys drooling that I am tempted to give them a napkin whenever I wear my bikini. Oh, and my little 34b boobies look like something out of Anna Nicole’s dreams. #winning

The Breakdown:

  • SuperGoop!

SuperGoop is a CC Cream like no other. With a silky formula to hide imperfections, it’s an easy one-step product made from light-diffusing mica which instantly softens lines, wrinkles (thank goodness, I don’t have those yet!) and pores (I hate you acne.)

I left for work at 8 a.m., left to go home at 9 p.m., this photo was taken around 1 a.m. – flawless makeup still in place thanks to my SuperGoop! CC Cream in Light to Medium. Photo taken at the Dream Downtown Hotel at Marble Lane.

It’s a buildable product, so layer as much or as little as you want. I personally use a single, light layer after I come out of the shower, before I put on my makeup.

I put on my MAC NC35 concealer, my MAC Careblend powder in Medium Dark and my face is set, ready and done for the day. In fact, guess what? It’s mattifying!

Heck, yes!!!

Sweaty at 2 a.m. at LAVO New York wearing my SuperGoop! CC Cream in Light to Medium. Perfectly perfect makeup still going strong!

Do you realize that that means no sweaty, icky, gross, oily t-zones?!

Pardon the lack of copy etiquette here, but my excitment cannot be held. I haven’t had a product this good since the Desert Essence Oil Control moisturizer hit the shelves about four years ago. Hear that? Four. Bloody. Years. Ago.

The day after LAVO. Can’t help my puffy eyes from dancing until 4 a.m., BUT even skin tone, perfect make up. BAM! SuperGoop! CC Cream is a winner!

It is also an SPF 35 product (perfect for summer) which comes in two self-correcting shades: Light to Medium and Medium to Dark. I use the Light to Medium, personally. This is because I don’t get much of the sun in Manhattan where I live.  I imagine if I was back in Miami, I would probably err on the side of the Medium to Dark.

It’s self-correcting, however, so keep that in mind when you purchase.

This is the product for a fresh, flawless face.

A must have.

It’s for anytime. With my little cousin Nicole for 4th of July in the humid Miami weather outside. SuperGoop! CC Cream kept my face on.

4th of July with my dad and a little sweaty from the Miami humidity and heat, but my make up is pretty much on. I don’t look sweaty, I glow instead. Look at how even with sweat, the SuperGoop! CC Cream makes you radiant, not oily!

I’m also a huge fan of their SPF 50 Antioxidant-infused spray on sunscreen with Vitamin C. It’s AH-MAZING!

Check them both out, here.

Wearing my Gabriela Pires Beachwear bikini at my cousin’s pool birthday party at the Dream Hotel Downtown at The Beach

  • Gabriela Pires Beachwear

Gabriela Pires Beachwear is nothing short of sexy, luxurious and the ultimate piece to add to your wardrobe this summer.

Coming in a variety of textures, colours and prints – this line is perfect for any body type. It’s customizable and the brand is more than happy to make the perfect piece of swimwear for you, that they offer free alterations to ensure that when you hit the water, you are the center of attention.

Wearing my Gabriela Pires Beachwear bikini at my cousin’s pool birthday party at the Dream Hotel Downtown at The Beach

I wore it to the beach – no problems.

I wore it to a poolside afternoon cocktail hour for my cousin’s birthday – no problems.

Make sure you handwash your suits, however, to ensure they last a lifetime.

Wearing my Gabriela Pires Beachwear bikini at my cousin’s pool birthday party at the Dream Hotel Downtown at The Beach

The sizes run a bit small, however (think Brazilian cuts). So if you are a bit more on the conservative side, you might be getting a medium-large bikini bottom, rather than the usual small you would regularly purchase like I did.

Personally, I get compliments and stares wherever I go when I wear my GPB bikini.

Wearing my Gabriela Pires Beachwear bikini at my cousin’s pool birthday party at the Dream Hotel Downtown at The Beach

Can’t. Go. Wrong.

Check it out, here.

AND here’s a little beach video for you with SuperGoop and Gabriela Pires Beachwear 🙂


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  1. Hey hunny! You look so beautiful. It’s so great to see you having such a fun time. I’m definitely checking out that CC cream. Atlanta is crazy humid. You walk outside and within 30 seconds, your face is falling off. lol 🙂 xoxo