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Sizzling Southwestern Summer Beauty

How pretty is this? Last year I took a trip to Arizona, and I was stunned by the natural beauty of the Southwest. The red rock in Sedona, the Grand Canyon, the cacti... it's all so gorgeous! I've been dying to get back there, but until I do, I'm going to pretend I'm there by incorporating some "local color" into my beauty routine.

I've found a few products that remind me of the Southwest, which I've assembled into this handy widget. Now, you probably wouldn't want to wear all of these colors at once—it would be a little, uh, intense!—but all of them have the desert-chic thing going on. Take a look, and let me know what you think. I'm curious to see if you have any other suggestions—and if you live in the Southwest, be sure to comment and tell everyone what beauty trends are hot there right now.

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madhatter madhatter 10 years
Haha, Arizona is NOT that great. I live here and as much as I like the Phoenix arts district and bits of downtown Tempe, it just isn't worth the fuss. Especially Tucson, and the "towns," like Mesa and Queen Creek and Casa Grande and (on a different level) the "I-wish-I-lived-in-Cali" people in Scottsdale, PV and north Phoenix. Uuuuugh makes me so sad.
panddaaaaaa panddaaaaaa 10 years
nomerz, Scottsdale is alright because the mall there is awesome but I never get to go there..it's 45 minutes away from where I live. Where did you go in Chandler? My high school is there, and I always go there. It's like 30 minutes from where I live (Queen Creek). But I rarely ever get to Phoenix, except for the airport. You're right, it's disgusting. But the Valley (Phoenix, and other cities around it like Chandler, Tempe, Scottsdale, Gilbert) really gets old after living there your whole life. It's hot and dry..and I really don't like the desert.
JT13 JT13 10 years
There's a lot of landscape like this where I live...Albuquerque, NM...I think the southwest color trends tend to be turquoise and coral colors...they're actually a great combo as well...NARS is the best for blushes, Orgasm is seriously the best color ever invented! Deep Throat is great too, it's a lot like Orgasm, but a bit lighter..
nomerz nomerz 10 years
you don't like it pandda? I thought Scottsdale/Chandler was nice. Didn't really like Phoenix too much -- and the airport there suckkkks.
panddaaaaaa panddaaaaaa 10 years
Ugh, I live in Arizona...it's really not amazing unless you do live in Sedona or Grand Canyon. Phoenix area though- totally horrible. Hahah, anyway, those colors are pretty though =]
meganekko meganekko 10 years
pretty picture! i agree, cactus flower is a cool name
vishnu vishnu 10 years
i am love very much you very sweet i am love and you
nomerz nomerz 10 years
NARS "Orgasm" is my all-time fav so I'm sure "Cactus Flower" rocks too
rachelbojangles rachelbojangles 10 years
I like the name "Cactus Flower", NARS has the best blushes.
Beauty Beauty 10 years
Thanks, Alloyn! Mr. Bella took it. He has a really nice camera that I "borrow" when he's not looking. :)
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