It doesn’t have to be expensive to be excellent as SONiA KASHUK proves with her Spring/Summer 2007 Collection. I’ve been using the Eye Shadow Quad in Spring Into Action ($9.99). It’s a fabulous foursome of silky eye shadows in lilac, rose, gold and light grey - all great colors for this time of year. No matter how I wear them, solo or in conjunction with another one or two, they work wonderfully. I’ve also been wearing Sheer Luxury Lip Color in Sheer Champagne ($7.99) from the same collection as it’s long-lasting, creamy, and perfectly compliments the shadow colors. Nice collection. Both @ target.com ~Randi
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What started as a nourishing skin drink you stored in the frig, has blossomed into a full skin care line. BORBA's line consists of cleansers, moisturizers and this next one. The Skin Balance Aqua-less Crystalline 7-Day System – Pomegranate Clarifying Drink Mix ($28/14 packets or $100/60 packets @ borba.net) is beauty treatment that works from the inside out. Dissolve one packet in a 16oz glass of water twice a day for 7 days and you’re on your way to solving your dilemma. This formulation is for Clarifying and there is one for each situation you are looking to target: Age-Defying, Replenishing, and Firming. This is a line to be watching.
What makes a true classic is the timelessness that a product takes on. And scents are in a category all their own when it comes to the term. My Godfather gave me YVES SAINT LAURENT Paris Eau de Parfum ($88/2.5oz @ nordstroms.com) this past Christmas and I'm quite glad he did. I never really thought much seeing the oval glass bottle on many-a-beauty tables over the years but since this one turned me on I will now start asking why and run to try each I come across.
And for some reason this one really seems to bond with my skin. Hours later I can still subtly smell the warm floral and touch of wood and powder. I take this as a sign that it should be a staple in my collection because it works with my chemistry. There’s also a Paris Perfumed Body Lotion ($44/6.6oz).
Ever since I moved to Los Angeles 15 years ago, I have been borderline obsessed with keep my brows looking great. And I’m quite glad that fuller brows are back in fashion as I think the pencil thin ones would look funny on me. One new kit to help you along is ANASTASiA BEVERLY HiLLS Brows In Bloom ($28 @ anastasia.net). Available in Blonde and Brunette, each quad has two powders, wax cream to keep hairs in place, a highlighter cream and an angled mini brush to apply. Why doubt an expert like Anastasia Soare when it comes to your eyebrows?
There’s something so relaxing about ViCTORIA’S SECRET Beauty Rush Soothing Lip Balm (3 tins/$15 @ victoriassecret.com). Could it be the non-irritating peppermint oil? The Aloe vera? Or the thickness of the balm? All of the above and I love it.
There’s something about the springtime that makes me want to leave the heavy foundations on the makeup table. Mineral powders definitely take center stage in these months so I was surprised when PRESCRiPTiVES Virtually Fresh Skin Refining Makeup SPF 15 ($32.50 @ prescriptives.com) felt so weightless on my face. It’s formulated for dry skin types and has a patent-pending (why is the patent on beauty products always seem to be “pending?”) technology that claims to abolish the look of lines and pores but I’m more amazed at the sheer to medium coverage and featherweight feeling of the formula.
This is one I could sit and smell all day. The Comforter ($8.45/7oz @ lush.com) from LUSH is a sugary nose and skin softening delight without the calories. Simply break off a piece (each bar is good for a few baths) of the pink Swiss roll and plop under the running water in the tub. You’ll have mucho bubbles and a sweet bubble gum smelling treat!
WARNING: DO NOT USE THIS WHEN YOU HAVE A MAJOR SUGAR CRAVING OR YOU MIGHT BE TEMPTED TO TAKE NIBBLE !
My friends call me the sunscreen queen because I never leave home without it on my face. The newest product on my list is MD SKINCARE Powerful Sun Protection SPF30. In Texas where it’s sunny most of the year, you gotta have plenty of sunscreen on hand. This one is lightweight but packs a punch by including Chelators, which remove metals from the skin (found in tap water and perspiration) and can cause damage to the epidermis when exposed to the sun. This is the only sunscreen on the market to include this ingredient. Fabulous! $42/5oz @ sephora.com ~Lisa
TACT Pure Olive Oil Shower Gel perfectly pampers the skin and has become one of my new shower staples. It moisturizers, invigorates, has an awesome aroma, and leaves my skin feeling fabulous so pour some onto a damp sponge, washcloth, or on hands, and enjoy the super spa-like experience. Perfect for all skin types and it’s not tested on animals, which is always a bonus in my book. $10/8.45oz @ smallflower.com ~Randi