It’s going to get hot everywhere in the coming weeks so this time of year, I always keep a good face mist on hand. One that arrived just in time is this AVENE Thermal Spring Water ($11/5.29oz, $16/10.58oz @ net-a-porter.com). Face mists are a great way to cool down and it doesn't mess up your makeup. The water in this instant skin cooler contains nourishing minerals that are good for all skin tones so with this one, I'm getting an extra boost. And because it is packaged in a can, you can bet it’s always fresh and ready to use.
Browsing Posts from June 2008
Ok, you’ve been hammered until you can’t take it anymore and I’m here to
drive it home again gently remind you about sunscreen and protecting your skin.We'll stop the blabbering here and let these product picks from DERMALOGICA’s new Solar Defense collection do the talking.
Solar Defense Wipes SPF 15 ($22/15 wipes), Super Sensitive FaceBlock SPF 30 ($45/1.7oz), Oil Free Matte Block SPF 20 ($45/1.7oz), Multivitamin BodyBlock SPF 20 ($35/4.2oz). All @ nordstrom.com.
What girl doesn’t love flowers? Here are a few products that exploit some of my favorite scents ever.
Violet - BLUE Q Violet + Quince Body Wash ($11.99/8.5oz @ blueq.com) from the Cute As Hell line.
Passion Flower – BOOTS Passion Flower & Cupuacu Hand & Nail Cream ($9.99/8.4oz @ Target stores nationwide) from the new Amazon Forest collection.
Jasmine – KORRES Body Butter in new Jasmine ($21/5.07oz @ sephora.com)
Orchid – BATH & BODYWORKS Body Splash in Enchanted Orchid ($5/8oz @ bathandbodyworks.com).
Is metallic makeup as in metallic eye shadow just shimmer to the max? Some shadows I have tried, yes, and others no. From what I can gather, it has to do with refining the pigments in the powder and that gives it the extra intense boost. BOBBI BROWN just put out two new Metallic Eye Shadows ($20 @ sephora.com) from the Summer 2008 Bronzed Pink collection. Aptly named Bronzed Pink and Penny. Both are a sheer wash of intensity. Is that an oxymoron?
Who doesn’t daydream of a trip to Hawaii? Now you can bring the spirit of the state to your bath with the OLA HAWAII line. Each of the nine products is based on the Hawaiian concept of well-being. Each paraben-free product uses botanicals, essential oils, fruits and sea elements among other tropical elements to clean, nourish and pacify the soul and body. Our pick of the litter has to be the Cane Sugar Scrub ($25/11.8oz). Using sugar and alpha hydroxyl acids, this one will exfoliate and totally soften your skin.
If you need extra moisture after the shower, then indulge in their rich Body Butters ($25/4.8oz). These seem to really utilize Hawaiians natural resources. Macadamia nut, avocado, kamani nut, kului nut and virgin coconut oils really feed skin while the papaya seed and passion fruit extracts deeply penetrate to keep skin smooth longer.
And the scents? How does Ocean Essence, Coffee Chocolate, Tropical Smoothie or Vanilla Ginger tickle you? Me too. Big summer recommendation. Both @ hawaiianbodyproducts.com
Starting a feature out by saying “I am not usually one for…”, I’m beginning to think I am “one for…” and just didn’t know it. It’s like that girl looking for love everywhere when it was standing in front of her the whole time. Such was the case with the I am fragrance line from DANICA AROMATICS. It’s a collection of 11 different empowering scents to help you make your statement. Each was created to combat negative thoughts in the brain via the olfactory glands. My pick of the litter is I am wild. I have always loved the oriental frags but not really ones with fruity notes. This one is a fru-oriental as in fresh fruits like peach and passion fruit and orientalized. Really nice! And the scent lasts on the skin.
So maybe we change what we like and don’t as time goes on and that it's not really set. That’s all I can conclude from this realization. Or maybe it's how the notes are mixed and order - what's on top, middle and bottom? I am puzzled. Any thoughts? Pick up any I am scent for $29/roll-on and $65/1.7oz @ iamdanica.com.
Remember last year when I promised to pay more attention to blushes and wear them more frequently? Well, I didn’t really meet the challenge. So, I’m hoping to renew my passion with all things blush. Here are three mineral ones to get me and you excited again and remember to use a light hand when applying. L to R counterclockwise:
MIESSENCE ORGANICS Mineral Blush Powder in Ginger Blossom Silk ($24.50 @ miessence.com)