Hi Gals - I love a summer glow as much as anyone, but I want to get that sun-kissed color as safely as possible and protect my skin every day from the harmful effects of UV rays. I was recently introduced to COOLA, a healthy, 70% organic sun protection and skincare line, and it has become a new obsession of mine. I’m super excited to now sell this fabulous line of sunscreen products in the Pop of Pink Glam Bar & Boutique.
I hand-picked the COOLA Mineral Sunscreens for the boutique, which are perfect for your face and come in both an unscented, matte version and the lightly tinted Rose Essence Moisturizer. I also chose the unique COOLA Make-up Setting Spray, and the COOLA Sport Sunscreen Spray for your body. So we have you covered from head to toe!
COOLA Mineral Sunscreen for Face
One of my biggest pet peeves when it comes to sunscreen is its greasy, tacky feeling. COOLA changes everything you thought about a facial sunscreen; it’s silky and pow-dery and fabulous under make-up.
The two formulas come in two different but equally protective finishes: one for women that want a little hint of color, and another for those that want an unscented, matte finish. The lightly tinted Rose Essence Moisturizer is my favorite, especially for a bare face, and Ally, my 11-year-old daughter, loves the Unscented Matte Sunscreen, because it protects her skin without that heavy, greasy feeling and the hard-to-rub-in white color.
Both of the mineral sunscreens are formulated for all skin types and tones, even those that are sensitive or oily! It goes great under or instead of make-up -- even in my hot, humid coastal Texas climate. It’s water resistant and great for trips to the lake or beach.
While these products do a great job of protecting your skin, they also actually enhance it with an anti-oxidant infused formula filled with natural ingredients like Rose Hip Oil, Evening Primrose, Flax Seed Oils and Shea Butter.
Why are you so passionate about make-up and women?
I truly believe that a substantial part of feeling good is knowing that you look your best. When a woman’s inner self shines through, the world witnesses her beauty. I hope to be a small part of helping women express who they are on the inside and on the outside.
After years as a make-up artist using other brands of make-up, what led you to create your own line?
When working with clients, I learned that many women are overwhelmed at the make-up counter when faced with so many color choices. Women weren’t sure which colors complimented each other or their own skin coloring. So, I set out to create face kits that take the guesswork out of color choice and make-up application. The Pop of Pink Cosmetics Face Kits make it simple for women to look and feel their best everyday.
Since launching Pop of Pink Cosmetics in May 2015, what has the last year been like?
The hard work I put into launching the line was just the beginning. I had tremendous interest online and quickly opened up the Pop of Pink Boutique & Glam Bar to help handle the demand. The line has only taken off from there. Not only do I operate the boutique, but we host make-up socials several times a week, too. I’m also booked most weekends for bridal parties. It’s been a whirlwind year, and I’m thrilled to be able to do what I love every day.
Brides to teens seek your advice on how to best apply make-up. What’s one tip you could share with everyone?
I recommend that all women, or even young ladies, finish their face with a Pop of Pink, my signature blush. For a teen, it’s the first blush and for women, it enhances the blush you were already wearing. Pop of Pink is worn only on the apples of your cheeks and provides a beautiful soft glow and a brightness that you can’t find in other blushes.
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