The sun will be in Cancer and your committed partnership zone until the 22nd. After that, it will blaze a month-long trail through your erotic eighth house. Relationships take a turn for the serious near the new moon on the 15th. (Do we hear bells?) But, just because you want a solid partner by your side doesn’t mean you’re looking to hunker down in “old marrieds” mode (yawn). Venus gallops into Virgo and your thrill-seeking ninth house from the 18th on, setting the stage for shared adventures. Pull your passports out of the safe, and put an amazing summer vacation on the calendar. Even if you can’t hop to another continent, try to get more creative in your date planning. There’s always time for a road trip, and anything from tantric-breathing workshops to tandem skydiving can bring a high. The only hitch? Venus will be retrograde from July 25 to September 6. Don’t take too many risks when playing out your shared fantasies. What’s titillating to talk about could open up a whole bag of complexities if you try to enact the scene IRL.
Your beauty forecast: Sultry Metallics
To get the nails, start by applying basecoat. Paint a neutral-colored polish over all your nails and let dry. Next, pour a small amount of black nail polish out onto a paper plate. Dip a dotting tool into the paint, and place three black dots in a vertical line on the nail of each middle finger. Finish with a matte topcoat for contrast against your high-shine lip look.
All products by Revlon. PhotoReady Airbrush Effect Makeup, $12.59; Brow Fantasy in Dark Brown, $5.91; PhotoReady Eye Art in Burnished Bling, $7.19; Grow Luscious Mascara in Black, $6.39; Cream Blush in Coral Reef, $10.39; Highlighting Palette in Peach Glow, $8.79; Super Lustrous Lipstick in Iced Mocha , $6.39; Super Lustrous Lipstick in Champagne on Ice, $6.39; Multi-Care Base & Top Coat, $4.60; ColorStay Gel Envy Nail Enamel in Checkmate, $6.39; ColorStay Gel Envy Nail Enamel in Black Jack, $6.39; Transforming Effects Matte Top Coat, $3.99.
Photographed by Jens Ingvarsson; Styled by Laura Pritchard; Makeup by Ashleigh B. Ciucci; Hair by Casey Geren; Manicure by Maki Sakamoto; Set design by Kate Landucci at Mary Howard Studio; Illustrated by Sydney Hass; Modeled by Alexandria M for Red; Model wearing Asos dress and Ona Chan earrings.