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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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 @ dermstore.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 @ ice.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
Full on bath season is coming and this RAMY BEAUTY THERAPY Bath-A-Rama Portable Bubble Bath ($15/4.7oz @ walgreens.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 @ nordstrom.com.
If using organic products is your choice in cosmetics, you can’t beat the ALBA BOTANiCA all natural line. I don’t know about you but I seem to end up putting one or two lip glosses in every pocket and purse and these are great to have on hand. Alba Hawaiian Clear Lip Glosses come in Pineapple, Passion Fruit (my fave) and Coconut Cream. Vitamin E, sunflower oil, beeswax, fruit extracts, Shea butter … the list of good-for-you ingredients goes on and on. Try all 3 yummy flavors! $4.95 @ smallflower.com ~Lisa
For those of you that feel comfortable using a gel, TERAX Styling Gel fits the bill. You get a medium hold with special care from Vitamins B & E. $12/5oz @ sephora.com.
A good friend of mine can’t seem to let go of the 80’s and her big hair. Deciding to go with it, I asked her to put down the Aqua Net in the pink can and try SUDZZ FX LockUp Firm Hold ($16.98/8oz @ sudzzfx.com). Straight from her mouth – “it holds and helps me style better than the pink stuff.” Need we say more?
To help prevent sun or blow dry damage all year ‘round, a few sprays of BIOLAGE Color Care Shielding Shine Mist before applying the heating tools will prevent heat damage and it adds a nice shine and fresh scent $13.95/4.2oz @ jcpenney.com. ~Lisa
Basking at the beach? Suffering in the sauna? On-the-spot indulgence can be at the tips of your fingertips with a face mist. Choose from these two and never find yourself caught in a sweat again. SIRCUIT SKIN new Immaculate Mist ($36/2oz @ dermstore.com) will help oily skin types calm down. It’s formulated with Organic Tea Tree Oil to give instant relief.
WATERSALL’s Splash Cool Swimming Pool In A Can ($12.50/5oz @ amazon.com) is the ultimate beach bag accessory. Each mist will not only cool you down but also help restore the skin’s natural pH.