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Get The Runway Look: Guest Blogger

Courtne Smith, a.k.a Queen Shmink, is a world traveler with extraordinary fashion and beauty sense. The Toronto-based blogger is one of our favorite ladies to follow on the Interwebz because she makes her impeccable style (fancy fur is her specialty) feel so accessible and easy to recreate. Plus, she always has a killer manicure. This week, she teaches us her secrets that keep her perfectly primped when she’s both at home or on the road with her bff, Drake.


Vivid prints and patterns are totally my thing, which is why I can never seem to leave the house without a bright chevron knit from Missoni. One of my favorite looks for spring/summer 2012 is this dress (above) by Etro. I’m obsessed with the color combination, and as soon as I saw it, I started to think about what makeup would go well with it.

Summer = sun-kissed skin = the perfect palette to work with. All I can think about is coral lips and shimmer everything! Here are my picks to get that easy-breezy summer look:

Stila Sparkle Liquid Eye Liner in “Royal”

Too Faced Peach Leopard Brightening and Perfecting Bronzer

Dior Addict Lip Polish in “Glow Expert”

Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish in “Mermaid’s Dream”

Searching for a way to get the summer glow even when it’s cold out? Try this sheer, glowy luminizer from RMS.