Rose products are sprouting up everywhere I look. From decadent rose oil infused with twenty-four carat pink gold to more humble lip balms and scented candles; roses are staging a beauty take over. Throughout history they have been revered for their sweet scent; and thanks to science we now know that certain species of the flower are packed with vitamin C, soothe the skin, and may reduce skin damage and wrinkles. They have been coming onto the scene for a while with the occasional launch of a rose product but now brands like By Terry are creating entire ranges around the flower. So I’ve tested the market and compiled a list of new launches and old classics, here are some of my favorites:
Everyone knows I love ASOS, so you can imagine how fun it was to be featured as their Beauty Junkie in this month’s edition of ASOS magazine. Here are some images from the story I shot highlighting a few of my own beauty essentials.
I usually don’t give a full run down of all the products I am using like I do with my Babes. But I’ve been traveling so much this summer — in fact, it’s my first full week back in Stockholm in a month — and I’ll be off again this weekend. Being away from home so much has allowed me to perfect the art of sifting through which products are essential and which to leave at home. Alas: here is my fully-tested, must-have list of beauty picks for any long summer weekend.
“I’m a model and I have a fashion blog called ‘Natalie Off Duty.’ I started modeling when I was fifteen and created my blog three years after. It’s about what I do when I’m not modeling, so ‘Natalie Off Duty’ was kind of the perfect name. My sister has a blog called ‘Color Me Nana‘ and she didn’t want to be on it, so she started using photos of me. I got exposed to other blogs and thought they were really fun, so I just started my own. I’ve been working with Volcom for about two years now and have been their campaign model since spring of 2011. Now we are collaborating for fall and holiday designs, so there will be a bunch of great stuff out as ‘Natalie Suarez for Volcom’ this June.”