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3 beauty looks for your cruise holiday

Anchors away! You're about to sail off to a sizzling cruise holiday, and you want your hair and makeup to be as gorgeous as the turquoise seas. Be stunning on your marine holiday with these three beauty looks:

1. Mermaid braid

Take some inspiration from the mythical ocean-dweller with a cascading braid and ethereal makeup. A "mermaid" braid uses two sections of hair instead of the three used for traditional plaits for an end result that has a free-spirited beauty. Start by dividing hair into two even sections at the nape of the neck. Bring one 1/2-inch or so section from the left side of your hair to the right. Then, bring a 1/2-inch or so section from the right side to the left. Keep alternating the layers until all hair has been braided and secure with a hair tie.

Dewy skin and soft eyes complete the mermaid look. After moisturizing your face, apply an opalescent highlighter to the tops of your cheekbones as well as your forehead. Apply a soft wash of light blue, green or lavender eye shadow to lids and finish with a coat of black mascara.

2. Bronze goddess

Be the queen of your cruise with a fierce high pony and glowing bronze skin. Prep your ponytail by letting the Phytojoba Intense Hydrating Masque sit in hair after shampooing. Wash out fully, and then dry with a flat paddle brush to create sleek strands. Gather hair into a smooth high pony and secure with a hair tie. A brush of California Sun Glow makes skin look naturally tan.

3. Carefree red lip

A red lip is the perfect accent for a romantic dinner date, but keeping things casual and effortless tones things down for a cruise and sends seriously sultry vacation vibes. Start by exfoliating lips to create a smooth surface, then apply a red lip liner to the outer edges. Fill in with a creamy, hydrating red lipstick and blot slightly to remove any excess pigment. To keep from looking too done-up, pair the red lips with a subtle hint of black or brown eyeliner and a messy chignon.

Look fabulous on your cruise holiday with these three beauty looks.