It’s French and it’s organic, which are two big pluses in my book! L’Eau De Jatamansi from L’ARTISAN PARFUMEUR PARIS is a new Eau de Toilette that combines a floral and a woodsy bouquet. Top notes of clary sage and grapefruit and base notes of sandalwood make for a warm and sensual fragrance experience. Only the most exceptional essential oils are used to create the well being of body and mind. Body Cream, Body Oil and Bath Milk also available in this fragrance. Layer it, baby! $145/8.45oz @ artisanparfumeur.com ~Lisa
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That’s it. I’m making a bold stand this season. I’m saying yes to liquid liner! Sure sheer washes of shadow are nice and delicate but nighttime looks beg you to kick it up and what better way than with the six new Liquid Liner shades from URBAN DECAY. The best quality of these liners, besides the unique shades, is the long bristles in the liner. They hug the natural curve of the lid beautifully so there won’t be many mess-ups on this end. Choose from Lucky, Oil Slick, Perversion, Revolver or my picks shown here, Acid Rain and Honey. $18 @ urbandecay.com in August.
Need help controlling your normal to oily skin that’s on the sensitive side? ReVIVE SKINCARE’s Sensitif Oil-Free Lotion SPF 15 ($195 @ reviveskincare.com) to the rescue! It helps balance that T-zone and it contains their EGF (Epidermal Growth Factor), which speeds up the rate that skin cells regenerate. When we age, we all know that cell production decreases and this natural protein molecule claims to increase turnover. This EGF is made up of 53 amino acids that help neutralize free radicals and rejuvenate damaged skin. Pretty amazing concoction packed in a 2oz bottle.
This pink primer takes any gal from dull to dazzling with a few simple strokes. That Gal Brightening Face Primer from BENEFiT COSMETiCS can be worn alone for a brighter appearance or before makeup so you get a smoother application from other products. One of the best parts is it can be reapplied during the day to re-brighten your complexion and it doesn’t seem to mess up the makeup you already have on. And what woman doesn’t want to use a product that has those light-reflecting properties?
There are five other products in the That Gal collection that you’ll also want to check out including a blush, lipstick, mascara, bronzer, and eye shadows. Leave it to the BeneFit babes to so cleverly package an item that is reminiscent of a fat glue stick and so easy to apply, I just love it. $27/0.37oz @ benefitcosmetics.com ~Randi
Let’s not forget about the hair when it comes to sun protection. You spend a lot of money to keep it looking good so make sure to safeguard your investment before going out in the elements.
From the BIOLAGE Sunsorials line is a collection that will protect and keep hair in check this season: After-Sun Shampoo ($9.95/8.5oz), Protective Sun Gel ($12.95/4.2oz), Sun Repair Treatment ($13.95/5.1oz), Protective Hair Oil ($13.95/5.1oz), Protective Daily Mist ($13.95/4.2oz). All @ biolage.com
If you take yourself to the beach or pool, make sure you pack OUIDAD’s new Sun Shield Spray ($20/8oz @ ouidad.com). It will keep your curly strands safe and sound. It has full UVA and UVB protection, protects from the wind, salt and chlorine.
Here’s another green line for your enjoyment. TILLIA BEAUTY is comprised of natural and hypoallergenic products for kids but I find a lot of use in them as an adult. Take the Boo Boo Gel Pack ($10/2oz) from the Tiny Tillia collection, for example. Puffy eyes? Stick it in the freezer for a few to help de-swell them. Choose from six cuties like Duncan the Dog or Jac-Jac the Cat.
Need a no-spill sunscreen for your purse? Sun Stick SPF 30 ($8/.45oz) to the rescue. Both @ shoptillia.com
We often wonder how many different things you can say about a Lip Gloss. I mean … it’s a Lip Gloss! You can talk about colors, texture, SPF. But what can you really say that is new and that no one’s heard yet?? I guess I know what I like when it comes to this category and this next new one meets the standard.
What’s not sticky, not tacky, and comes in 7 shades? TALLULAH COSMETICS Glossary Super Gloss ($16 @ tallulahcosmetics.com). Here are some key qualities – it uses mica to make lips appear fuller instead of anything stingy (ow!!), contains SPF15, and is mineral based. This is a line worth checking out.
CLEAN PERFUME Warm Cotton Eau de Parfum ($76/2.14oz @ sephora.com) captures the fresh feeling of a fluffy, warm towel just pulled from the dryer or slipping into soft clean sheets at night. Notes of citrus, lilac and jasmine over a blend of amber and musk make this fragrance so uniquely say summer.
I love using an absorbing powder in the summer and here comes High Cotton Body Dust ($22.50/3.5oz @ Origins stores nationwide) from FARMAESTHETICS, organically made with love from Texas’ Brenda Brock. Good for you natural and herbal ingredients make this perfect for cooling off after a shower on a hot summer day. I even sprinkle some on my bed sheets for an absolutely dry, fresh smell of cotton, which is mixed with lavender and white thyme flowers. The ingredients work together to absorb moisture without drying out your skin. Live it up in cotton this summer! ~Lisa
Leave it to BORBA to put out a product like this next one. Fiber-Knit Diamond Body Polish - Firming – Cherimoya ($28/6.8oz @ borba.net) sounds run of the mill but it is so not. Like this product we featured a few weeks ago, it uses what you already have. It claims to “help activate the skin’s natural memory enhancers” using hydrolyzed spandex fibers to stimulate and prepare your pores so the diamond powder and soapberry extract, among others, can deeply clean and exfoliate and fix trouble areas. What’s left behind is skin that is firmer and smoother. Unlike a normal exfoliator, you need to leave this one on the skin for a few minutes before rinsing.