At the Carefree & Spa Week Party on June 20th, Allure Magazine Editor-at-Large Abbie Kozolchyk spoke on behalf of the mag and shared some summer beauty tips, trends and ideas with the lucky guests.

Our 7 Favorite Beauty Trends from Abbie:

Side Braid: Pull back wavy hair and shift it over to one side of your neck, letting face-framing pieces fall free. The undone look has been seen on the likes of Rihanna and Blake Lively.

Pretty Pony: Lightly tease the section of hair between the temples to add a little height, then secure hair into a tight ponytail just below the center of the head. (Abbie says any pony that sits higher than your ears will make you look like a high school cheerleader, so beware.) Wrap a one-inch section of hair around the base of the ponytail to disguise the hair elastic.

Half-Up/Half-Down: Part hair naturally and bring a 2-in section of hair from above each ear to the middle of the back of your head and secure with a clear elastic band. Soft, romantic and chi like Allure’s July cover girl, Fergie.

Bronzer, Everywhere: Brighten lids and add a little depth and definition with your usual facial bronzer. Dip a shadow brush in your regular facial bronzer, swipe it over your lids up to your crease, and you’re done.

Orange Lip Gloss: It’s a fresh, summery alternative to classic red that’s easier to wear than lipstick. (Nars Lipgloss in Wonder)

Teal Polish: A bright shade of teal has the same pop-art feel as fluorescent shades without being as in-your-face. Plus, this shade really pops with a golden tan (real or fake). (Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Fairy Teal)

Lip Stain: Match a cool berry or a sheer pink shade with flavored lip balm with spf30 for a protected look that lasts all day and that you don’t have to think about.

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