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
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 @ sephora.com.
Voraciously vivid and brazenly bright is how MAC describes their new C-Shock collection. This is probably the most colorful collection I have seen from MAC or any line in a long time. Out of the Lipsticks, Lipgelees and Eye Shadows, I’d have to say my favorites are the Shadows. What better way to really get creative with your look than with the iridescent pinky magenta frost of Romping or the intense aqua frost of Big T. As with any look you go with, balance is the key. So if you are going to wear the metallic coral Lipstick, Overrich, don’t wear the matte red Passionate eye shadow at the same time. So take on the world one feature at a time. $14 each @ nordstrom.com
I’m always on the hunt for the latest sensational scent. And if it’s in the oil form? All the better as they seem to last longer on the skin. The new Alien by THIERRY MUGLER “Prodigy” Ritual Oil ($67/4.2oz @ nordstrom.com) is described as modern amber so it’s warm and woody with a surprising splash of floral that works. The amethyst bottle is shaped like a faceted stone and kinda looks like something you’d find in a spaceship! And each bottle also comes with a .2oz Luminous Body Shimmer to help you really get you “night” on.