Your Summer Look

Our friend William Squire shares his newsletter filled with timely advice.

Happy Summer Dear Red and Pink Hatters:

I pray that you and your loved ones are all healthy and happy and that you are enjoying each day! Summer is finally here and is such a special time – longer days, vacations, beautiful flowers and fresh fruits and vegetables, and a perfect opportunity to get outside and enjoy nature and breathe deep! It is also the perfect time to update and change your winter look to a summer look. Some ideas that you might like to try . . .

  • Change your foundation to a lighter formula – a splendid time for a tinted moisturizer or BB Cream. Remember to check the color so that it matches your neck. Often, we get a bit more color in summer, even though we don’t try to, so confirm that your foundation is the right color.
  • Remember to GLOW!  Throw away all those dry powders and add shimmer and shine to the face to achieve that youthful, effervescent, radiant skin.  Some self-tanning cream over the whole body and GLOW on top is a beautiful summer look for dancing the night away or just watching the stars.
  • Make sure you have a new sunscreen with the words Broad Spectrum on it to protect against Ultraviolet A rays (AVA) and Ultraviolet B rays (AVB) and a SPF of at least 15.
  • With summer’s higher temperatures and drying weather, add a moisture mask to your weekly skin regime as well as a deep cleansing mask to keep your pores clean. Also remember to exfoliate your skin at least once a week and make sure you are moisturizing your lips (I always have my Billy’s Blues Vitamin E Balm with me and use it often during the day).
Vitamin E Balm

Say goodbye to dry, chapped lips right now! Billy’s Blues Vitamin E Balm soothes, repairs and heals damaged lips with its high concentration of Vitamin E and rich emollients. Use it to moisturize lips, nails, skin and even under the eyes for extra protection. Men, women, children and seniors will love the convenience and benefits of this extraordinary Balm. Travel-friendly and perfect for your purse, gym bag, backpack, office drawer or coat pocket. Paraben free of course!


  • Nail and lip color should be softer and lighter. Put away all the dark reds and deep colors. A lip liner and gloss are perfect for the summer with a touch of blush and you are ready for the day. Billy’s Blues The Perfect Red lipstick is gorgeous for summer, especially when wearing summer white! A red lipstick with two coats of Billy’s Blues The Mascara is all you need for a fun, summer evening look!
The Perfect Red

The Perfect Red from Billy’s Blues is a vitamin-enriched, moisture-intense, paraben-free lipstick you are guaranteed to love. This long wearing, perfectly pigmented formula is created with natural minerals and pigments for a creamy texture, which gives a high, rich shine. Shea butter filled with Vitamins A, E and F revitalizes the lips and maintains moisture and balance. If you’ve never dared to wear red lipstick before, now is your chance—Billy’s Blues Perfect Red will not disappoint.


The Mascara
Blue Is the New Black

With one sweep of the wand, this daring mascara does it all! One coat defines your lashes, two coats deliver volume and depth from every angle. This sophisticated formula and specially designed brush deliver long wearing and luscious color to each lash—without clumping, spiking or flaking! Unlike black, navy mascara brightens the eyes and is perfect for any eye color.


  • Clean out your closet and opt for cool fabrics in lighter colors. I always do a major cleaning during the summer as I am inspired to give away all of those winter clothes that I know I won’t be wearing next winter. Periwinkle is still hot, hot, hot!!!!
  • One more hot trend that might be fun for you to try this summer is reverse hair washing. It is very simple and many hair stylists claim that it really works – especially giving volume to fine hair. Use a conditioner first, and then wash your hair with your shampoo. Do not reapply your conditioner and see if you like the result. The idea is that the conditioner won’t weigh the hair down, and it seems to be quite the new rage. Let me know what you think!

I also wanted to share a photo of my all-time favorite celebrity dress! I am often asked my style sense. Simple, elegant, classy and never fussy! I am in love with Kate Middleton’s dress, as well as her accessories. So simple yet so stunning! Enjoy!

Don’t forget the men in your life with my Billy’s Blues Vitamin E Balm – men love it!

Enjoy these summer days and until next time, be happy, be healthy and be beautiful!