Single? Events like these are fine ways for finding your summer love. Give the traditional types a chance to win your heart. Someone family-oriented (even the mama’s boy or the sweet, single parent who is starting over) could be your perfect match. And, they might just emerge from the friend zone — especially near the new moon on the 15th. Your Cinderella story really begins on July 18, when ardent Venus heads into Virgo and your passionate, glamorous fifth house. There’s just one hitch: Venus will turn retrograde from July 25 to September 6. Avoid being judge-y of your friends’ relationships, and adopt a live-and-let-live mantra. People in glass slippers shouldn’t kick stones. That is to say, Taurus, that you might make a decision toward month’s end that takes your crew by surprise. Maybe you’ll elope, take back an ex, or decide to move in with someone after the fifth date. We recommend thinking through any such decisions carefully and, if possible, waiting until the retrograde is over in early September before doing anything too binding.
Your beauty forecast: Shimmer Nights
To get the nails, apply basecoat or a two-in-one nail color that contains one to protect your nails. Section off half-moon shapes by placing the top half of a reinforcement sticker over the cuticle of each nail. Paint the portions of your nails left uncovered with a bright-pink polish. Let this dry before peeling off the stickers. Paint a glittery gold polish where the stickers used to sit and let dry. Finish with topcoat.
All products by Revlon. PhotoReady Airbrush Effect Makeup, $12.59; Brow Fantasy in Dark Brown, $5.91; ColorStay 16-Hour Eye Shadow Palette in Adventurous, $5.99; ColorStay Eye Liner in Topaz, $7.99; Bold Lacquer Mascara in Black, $6.39; Highlighting Palette in Peach Glow, $8.79; Ultra HD Lacquer in HD Amber, $7.19; ColorStay Gel Envy Nail Enamel in Lady Luck, $6.39; Transforming Effects Top Coat in Golden Confetti, $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 Hua for Q Model Management; Model wearing CF. Goldman dress.