Summer Light Makeup 

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For the summer, I normally like to wear very light makeup. It is officially time to wear less coverage. What’s the best way to get that natural summer look: well try light foundation, mascara, and with a peachy lipstick palette. Who says you have to stick to contouring. It’s not necessary to use contouring all the time, or unless you’re going to a fancy event or you are a makeup fanatic. I barely wear any full coverage and who wants to be caught with makeup sweating down your face. Let me guide you my friend. Get that natural look Rebels !!!


  • CoverGirl fresh complexion creamy Beige
  • MAYBELLINE fit me 330 toffee
  • MAYBELLINE stylish smokes in made for mocha
  • e.l.f. Blush Palette in dark
  • MAYBELLINE super stay 14 HR lipstick in beige forgood
  • wet n’ wild 24 carrot gold
  • CoverGirl blast volume waterproof hydrofuge in very black

Xoxoxo return soon Rebels- lei.Phillipseverysummer has story

Blow Them Out of the Water And Rock in Style: Ruby Rose Rebel Style Icon in my Eyes

In three days I noticed how I binge watched Ruby Rose, in Orange is the New Black. She took my attention away and I had to google who she was. Model, DJ, and actor Rose have captivated me and other people as well. It has to be her gaze and how she is able to interact with Piper to point she is hooked. There have been talks of women crushing all over her. She has a great sense of style, knows who she is and doesn’t give two cents what others think of her. 

Photo by: James Worthington

On my search on Rose I found this lovely video from YouTube on gender fluidity. In a past article on Rose explains what it means to be gender fluid. “I’m not a guy; I don’t really feel like a woman, but obviously I was born one,” says Rose. “So, I’m somewhere in the middle, which – in my perfect imagination – is like having the best of both sexes.”  

For Rose she is able to move into two identities that she is content with. Rose adds,”I have a lot of characteristics that would normally be present in a guy and then less that would be present in a woman.” So look at this video that questions this notion: 

How to Wear Bright Lips for Everyday Wear

Vibrant, sultry, and fun lip colors are in for this season spring and summer. Most people are afraid to wear bright colors on their lips. But in reality they are actually a great essential to try and play around to be playful. How can you call yourself a rebel and you don’t get playful. So wear bright colors.

I found this great video on how to wear bright colors. I love watching Vogue channel on YouTube because they’re always on trend but edgy enough to fit my rebel habit. So this time around rebels sit back, relax, get inspired, and try something new:

I  Dare You to Express Yourself with Nail Art Rebel on Rebels


Nail art is a form of expressing yourself if you think about it that way. Then I dare you to express yourself, get inspired by the things that you see around you, and I ask why not express yourself. Rebel on rebel on my rebels. When you are inspired by something choose little things from it and then you’ll be able to share something new with someone else. Also, you’ll be able to hold a conversation to connect with the world around you. I ask again why not rebel and go against the grain but express who yourself? Don’t let anyone not let you express yourself through art. Everything is art and everything that you correlate with fashion will show within you. Share your art share it rebels. #Fashionrebellionnails

I was inspired by color this time around and day glow, which I picked sunflower yellow and glowing silver.

Photo taken by lei.phillips

Whatever you are inspired by take a little bit of it and share it in the way you see it. We are so restricted by all of the values that are placed against us and to say we can’t express through fashion, art, past culture, and our own beliefs for ourselves is ridiculous. So I say go ahead express yourself in way where you are sharing something that needs to shared. Just make sure that you’re taking little bit of pieces and using spurts of inspiration from art, culture, or fashion but make it your own.

Here is my top picks of nail art that is very expressive:









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