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!
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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!
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.
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
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.
You think you’ve got it bad? Think again. The new Oxymoron by LIPSTICK QUEEN ($24 @ nordstrom.com) doesn’t know if it’s a gloss or a lipstick. It feels like gloss on the lips but it wears like a lipstick. There are four shades that are neutral enough to complement a slew of skin tones but not too neutral to wash you out. And if you find yourself in a pinch, swipe it on as a blush. Great product.
The MISTRAL South Seas (Mer du Sud) collection is one of my all time favorite scents (see Hall of Fame pics). Picture ocean mists, citrus and white flowers and you have South Seas. Our picks from the collection are the Bath & Body Massage Oil ($10/7oz), Exfoliating Shea Butter Scrub ($14/6.75oz), Large 100% Shea Butter Large Tin ($22/3.53oz), which is great for feet, and of course the French Shea Butter Soap ($7/7oz). Each is perfect for the season. All @ mistralsoap.com.
This is something you have to ask yourself now when deciding upon a body scrub. Not only are you faced with, do I want a sugar or salt in my scrub but also do I want oil in my scrub or not? I thought we’d seen it all when it came to these body exfoliating products but then I experienced EMINENCE ORGANIC Cranberry Pomegranate Sugar Scrub ($48/8.4oz @ dermstore.com). Wowee!
The concoction is packed in a separate baggie inside the plastic container because it is so gooey. And in this case gooey is good. It stays where you apply it instead of sliding off your skin and down the drain or splattered against the shower walls. And it truly smells like fresh cranberries so much so that I could eat it. Well I didn’t eat it but I tasted a little. Sugar. And the ingredients read like a cooking recipe: Cranberry, Pomegranate, Raw Sugar Cane Granules, Green Tea, Comfrey, Butcher's Broom (relieves inflammation), Sweet Almond, Grape Seed Oil, and Ground Flaxseeds. And that’s all of them! It does have Grape Seed in it but it’s a very low concentrate so there won’t be any slipping in the tub. This is a line to pay attention to.
I got home from a long bike ride this past weekend and there was nothing more I was looking forward to then a nice long bath and some needed pampering and I did it with ZENTS. They just added a new scent to their collection, Oolong, which is a mature aroma meant to revive the skin and senses using green tea, lime blossom, Ylang Ylang and more.
My favorite from the collection has to be the Scented Body Oil ($28/8.4oz) and the Concreta ($32/1.25oz). The oil is light and perfect for the bath water or directly on the skin and just a few dabs of the balm on pulse points or in the hair and I'm back to my old self again. Both @ dermstore.com.
Lights, Camera, Splashes! Waterproof Mascara. Ahoy mates! TARTE has a denim clad, anchor bearing insignia packaging for their new waterproof mascara. Wear it at the beach or boating with no worries about flaking or smudging. It’s dark pigment that thickens and lengthens your lashes. In black only for $18 ~Lisa
You’ll never have to settle with the same ol’ eye shadow colors this summer when you are out and about with their new Lock & Roll Eye Shadow Duo Set ($28). Also from the Stain or Shine collection these two will help your eyes truly make a splash, rain or shine. Each is a duo-ended cream on one side and powder on the other. The most important factor here is the no creasing. Finally, someone gets it right! And it’s also waterproof so feel free to splash around in the pool this summer without worry about your makeup. The most important pointer here is that you have to wear the cream AND the shadow at the same time as they work in conjunction with one another to keep your eye look together. Choose from Patina (shimmery soft green) or Bronze (shimmery bronze).
Both @ amazon.com.