I am totally fascinated by this next new line, YES TO CARROTS. They get right to the point! The line is based on the power of vitamins and minerals and the Dead Sea. We have all heard of the benefits from the Dead Sea’s mud that you can’t find anywhere else. Their products incorporate all the above to nourish and detoxify the skin. And the name? Each contains juices from carrots, oranges and others they pack in each. My pick of the moment is the Hand and Elbow Moisturizing Cream ($9.99/6.76oz) and the Body Butter ($12.99/8.45oz). Even if I can’t give my insides nourishment everyday, at least I can with my outsides. Both for great prices @ yes-to-carrots.com
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The only thing I don’t like about a pot of gloss or stain is that after I get it on my finger and apply to my lips, what do I do with the bit that’s left on my finger besides look for a napkin to wipe it off on? What a waste of product!
LAURA MERCiER’s new Lip Stain ($20 @ nordstrom.com) leaves me to figure out that issue but the result on my lips is worth it. I have tried a lot of stains in my beauty lifetime and I can stand up and say, “I can’t feel this one on your lips at all!” Color picks: Sugar Violet (deep rosy mauve) and Scarlet (bright cherry red).
Now if they could just include a handy-dandy application tool, this one would be perfect.
Not only do we love travel kits because you can get on the plane but they’re a great way to try more than one product in the line to see what you like. PHILIP B Travel Kit ($30 @ philipb.com) is 4-2oz bottles of their best sellers in one cute zippered case. The two shampoos have SLS’s in them so if you color your hair, you may not want to use them.
African Shea Butter Shampoo (for all hair types – contains vitamin B5 – no fragrance), Scent of Sante Fe Shampoo (very gentle – 10% pure plant extracts of sage, Pinon, and Juniper Berry), Deep-Conditioning Crème Rinse (contains African Shea Butter, Wheat germ and soy protein), Peppermint Avocado Shampoo (contains extracts of peppermint, avocado and 16 plant extracts).
... you can stretch right up an' touch the sky ... when the weather's fine ..."
It’s not too late to get your summer on. Keep it going even after you flick that last piece of sand off your foot. These can help bring the season out of you.
BEACH GiRL BEAUTY The 9th Wave Exfoliator ($16/10oz @ beautygirlbeauty.com) in Gidget’s Paradise doubles as a body wash and exfoliator using sugar and oils to soothe parched skin.
YAROK Serum 4 Chill After Sun ($50/2oz @ yarokhair.com) is a treatment for hair and scalp that contains 94% organic ingredients to repair and nourish after a long day in the sun.
Get your relaxation on with DEMETER Mojito Cologne Spray ($20/1oz @ demeterfragrnce.com) and take a mental vacation through your nose.
Lately, when I feel as though I have to unwind after a long day with a refreshing shower or bath, I take along UPPER CANADA SOAPS’ Sugar Scrub in Pineapple Guava from the Fruit Frappe collection. Not only does it slough away dead skin cells but it’s smells good enough to each. Great gooey goodness! Simply scoop up this sweet treat that’s made with sugar, grape seed and soy oil, massage gently all over the body, then rinse and glow. Available in four other sensational summer scents. $15/12oz @ uppercanadasoap.com ~Randi
The packaging is sleek and silver and classy but what’s inside will wow you more. 29 COSMETiCS’ premise is that every product should protect and nourish your skin. They use the major anti-aging ingredient grape seed extract in every product and they really pack it in there. The First Crush Lip Scrub ($23), in its lipstick silver case, does double duty. Not only does it exfoliate your lips, it soothes them at the same time with the grape seed oil, and also coconut oil, apricot seeds and Shea butter. No excuses now not to treat your lips on a regular basis.
A must have for your handbag is the Napa Mist Replenishing Atomizer ($25). Again, grape seed oil and an added touch of rosewater makes this fine spraying mist perfect for setting your makeup or for refreshing your skin as often as needed. Both @ 29cosmetics.com ~Lisa
Full on bath season is coming and this RAMY BEAUTY THERAPY Bath-A-Rama Portable Bubble Bath ($15/4.7oz @ ramy.com) is one that will get you in the mood. It can be used as a regular bath bar but if you feel like relaxing in a tub of bubbles, run it under your bath water! And either way you use it, you’ll reap the rewards from the vitamins A, C, E, D and sweet almond oil. Ooodle of bubbles and a sweet candy scent. Now that’s double-duty.
With a luscious lipstick named Promiscuous, you just know it has to be from NARS and it is as its part of the new Fall 2007 Modern Odyssey Collection. This long lasting shimmering honey beige Lipstick ($23) gives lips a natural but beautiful explosion of color. And that’s just what this collection is about – bold popping colors of warm metallics. Dust the Single Eye Shadow ($21) in Voyage, a tan with gold shimmer, all over lids for a soft glow. And this one really illuminates my baby blues. If you are looking for an easy way to wear more than one shade from this creative collection, try the Duo Eye Shadows ($31), all in perfect coordinated shades. I’ve been wearing Kalahari, bronze and milk chocolate, but be sure to sneak a peek at Underworld, a smoke and dark blue gray, and Brazil, a sand and rose. Finish off the look with a great Lip Gloss ($23) like Chantaco, a deep berry beige or Tempest, a natural pink beige with shimmer.
A little bit naughty and all NARS. Fantastic! All available @ narscosmetics.com ~Randi
MISTRAL’s Grapefruit Red Current Eau De Parfum is light, fresh, fruity and mood lifting with white jasmine, lemon blossom and freesia added. $48/1.7oz @ mistralsoap.com
A fragrance inspired by her memories of Toronto, SUSANNE LANG’s Augustina Collection consists of three scents inspired by her three favorite streets in the city. I’m in the pink with Roxborough which is a sultry scent containing spice and powdery musk notes. It’s fantastic for an all over hair and body spray! $80/2oz @ fragrancesandmore.biz ~Lisa