While shooting a fashion layout for Rage a very wise man (Dan Deutsch of Dan Deutsch Optical Outlook) said to me “eye wear helps define who you are.” He told me this while handing me a pair of vintage pink sunglasses worn by Elton John during a concert tour in the 70s. Now everyone can’t pull off pink, but what I learned that day from Dan is true: Sunglasses are jewelry for the face. And just like you change a necklace or a watch, one should change up their glasses.
Finding the right pair is easy. The frame shape should contrast with the shape of the face. Round faces should stay away from too round. Look for angular or rectangle styles. A square face or a strong chin? Look for styles that will give the face some definition like aviators with a rounded bottom.
I’ve been a good boy this year (sorta). If you overlook that one thing that happened at San Diego Pride… Anyway you know, Santa, that I like really nice things. I mean that’s what I’m all about; the best things. And in the spirit of Christmas & Oprah’s last season, here are Marcellas’ Favorite Things. I want them all Santa. I’ll be waiting up on Xmas eve… And my cookies are super good…
Summer is here and this is the season to show it off. It’s about tanks, shorts and the shortest minis possible for girls. It’s about putting your best face forward for late nights and ultimate exposure. So before you go out for a little fun in the sun, whether it be poolside, at the beach or just drinking with pals at an outdoor cafe, be sure to take extra good care of your skin. Here are my picks to make sure you have a glowing summer!
Skincare basics: cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturize!
Any good skincare regimen begins with a good cleanser. Normally I’m one for something that exfoliates as it cleanses. DDF Glycolic 5% Exfoliating Wash is my go to product for promoting cell turnover and removing dead skin. But sometimes you need a product that soothes the skin. Like when you spend a little too much time in the blistering summer sun. Murad Soothing Gel Cleanser removes impurities and helps calm and soothe the skin. It helps reduce the appearance of redness & relieves tightness and discomfort. It’s got goji berry extract & moisture enriched beads to soften rough skin.
Summer skin should be soft & even-toned. Bliss Sweet Orange and Spearmint Sugar Scrub is a ‘skin softening body polish.’ With orange oil, raw sugar and sweet almond, when applied in a circular motion to damp skin, it removes dead skin and leaves you baby smooth and smelling lick-able sweet.
Sometimes a lil scrub isn’t enough. What if you’ve had a break-out and need to remove dark spots? Ren Clean Bio Active Skincare has the product to help! Their Glycolactic Skin Renewal Peel Mask contains glycolic acid, lactic acid and papain. It’s designed to renew the complexion, reduce fine lines and improve skin tone.
Summer skin can mean oily skin and in that case you need a good toner. Anthony Logistics Alcohol Free Toner has highly concentrated aloe vera to retain moisture, calendula to soothe, chamomile to calm (no more tea baggin) and essential oil of grapefruit to revive. If you have sensitive skin this one’s for you. It smells yummy too…