BENEFIT COSMETICS Silky Finish Lipstick in My Treat (the perfect vinyl pink) is a sensational sheer summer shade and is a wonderful winner. And ooh la la, the packaging just couldn’t be better with the character Lana adorning it. $16 @ benefitcosmetics.com ~Randi
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Need a tough working foot cream? CUREL Deep-Penetrating Foot Cream ($4.79/3.5oz @ walgreens.com) contains all things hardcore for feet: Shea butter, coconut milk and naturally healing vitamin E. Now get to steppin' in those new sandals!
BLISS’ new The Youth As We Know It ($79/1.7oz @ dermstore.com) is everything you want in an anti-aging cream and more. Really. It has the 10 major categories covered - from wrinkle relaxers to hydration. Just think of anything you could ever want a moisturizer to do and this one does it. I could go on and on about the ingredients inside but let’s face it, you want the bottom line, right? Go out and get it!
A new fragrance group is upon us from Canadian favorites Susanne Lang Parfumerie. The collection goes by SULA PERFUME and is all about playering, as in layering and playing with the scents. How fun! I've always been kinda nervous about layering any fragrances together for fear of coming out smelling like a department store. While each scent is sold in a 1oz form, they also pair them up to make decision time easy. My pick of the litter is the Butterfly Kiss + Lily Lotus layered set, Girl Next Door ($30/.5oz each @ ulta.com). Butterfly is airy freesia, heliotrope and jasmine and Lily is purple lilac, lily, lotus, a touch of mint and a base of skin musk. Together they make a full sexy bouquet!
And since it is so affordable, there's no reason not to try one or two of the six scents, preferably at the same time. Don’t you deserve a mental break today? Create it with Sula.
When we featured the BATH AND BODYWORKS True Blue Spa Bronze Bombshell collection a few weeks ago, little did we know that the Sunkissed Lipshine/Roll On Eau de Toilette ($17.50 @ bathandbodyworks.com) would become such a stape in our purse. This one is a total delight! It's a duo-wand and is two must haves for summer - their signature scent in a roll-on form on one side and a “look at the great tan I have” shimmery gloss on the other. A guy even came over to me in Urban Outfitters over the weekend to ask me what scent I was wearing. Yowza, this is a good one!
BOBBI BROWN has just added a new cateogry to her line - Tinted Lip Balms. Available in eight lip smacking shades, I’ve been wearing Citrus, an icy cool coral, and Pink Popsicle, a sheer pink-red depending on my mood of the day. But check all of them out if you are looking for a balm that provides long-lasting sheer color with marvelous moisture. Convenient for toting, this balm is easy to apply, and these colors are fun and offer the perfect protection for luscious looking lips. $17 @ bobbibrown.com.
I have always liked the VICTORIA’S SECRET fragrances, especially the men’s cologne. I have worn the Very Sexy For Him Cologne Spray for the past few years and now I’ve got one that I wouldn’t call masculine in any way. It sizzles and has a very appropriate name, Very Sexy Hot! Each of the Body Wash ($15), Sheer Mist ($22), Body Lotion ($20) and Eau de Parfum Spray ($49/2.5oz) blend ripe plum berry, Startgazer Lily, Musk Sandalwood, and Vanilla, among others. Look for these hot pink products in September.
It’s a cute little gadget to pop in your purse for on-the-go powdering. MALLY BEAUTY's Perfecting Powder comes in a small container with a mirror on top so you can see where this lightweight powder is going. There is a soft suede like puff that makes it easy to control where you put the micro-fine loose powder. Hint: Give the top of the puff a tap on the back of your hand to release the powder and then blot away those oily spots on your face. Don’t rub it on, just buff it on the areas that look shiny. Portable powder that doesn’t spill? Mama would love this one! $28 @ mallybeauty.com ~Lisa
Today's WWD reports ORIGINS is coming out with a new line in the fall called Origins Organics. This is the first prestige-market organic collection of U.S. Department of Agriculture-certified body, skin and hair care products. Six of the collection's nine products will carry the USDA organic seal: the lip balm, purifying tonic, face lotion, body spritz, massage oil and hair oil.
I don’t think there is one night that goes by where I don’t apply some kind of lip moisturizer before bed. Now there’s one made just for that. Baume de Nuit Night Lip Balm in Rose Nacre ($10) contains nourishing oils and repair agents to get lips back in a presentable state … and ready for any lipstick or gloss. And it’s even slightly tinted so know I’ll look fab in my dreams.
If you need an instant fix, their Duo Scrub & Baume ($17) will gently exfoliate so that any lipstick or gloss you put on will sit snug on lips. It looks like any other lip gloss tube but the secret is the rubber mini buffer on the top and the inside moisturizing baume. The buffer is just small enough to move ‘round the lips to slough off dead skin. Such a cute product! @ amazon.com.