Archive for June, 2010

L’Occitane’s Peach Blossom Beauty To Go kit offers portable fragrance for the summer

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

L'Occitane's Peach Blossom Beauty To Go kit offers portable fragrance for the summerOn hot and humid days, even fragrances that are subtle and elegant in the wintertime can seem cloying or too strong. However, many women don’t feel dressed without a splash of scent.

So what’s the solution? Those who love perfume can work to find crisp and clean fragrances that will be refreshing, not sickening or overwhelming, when the next heat wave hits.

Women who want something with a few simple notes will love L’Occitane‘s Peach Blossom Beauty, which features the scent of fresh peaches (of course), as well as lemon, bergamot, peony, almond, cedar and iris.

L’Occitane’s to-go kit is perfect for women on the move. It features a 1.7 ounce eau de toilette spray, a soft-scented lip balm and a peach-colored travel pouch. Those who carry the kit will find it easy to stay fresh despite the heat!

Stash the portable bottle in your purse for a quick spritz, and don’t forget to slip the lip balm in your makeup bag before heading out for the day.ADNFCR-3538-ID-19867844-ADNFCR

Protect your skin this summer with the right products

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Protect your skin this summer with the right productsMany women fret over what makeup is most appropriate for the summer months. Some feel uncomfortable wearing less than foundation, lipstick and mascara, while others are good to go after a swipe of tinted lip balm and a dusting of loose powder.

However, when it comes to sun protection, the right products will work for nearly everyone.

First and foremost, finding and using effective sun protection may be one of the best things a woman can do for her appearance and her health.

Rilastil Suncare Lotion with SPF 40 is water and sweat-resistant, and contains ingredients that are nourishing to skin, like vitamin E and an anti-aging vegetable complex. The high level of protection makes it ideal for women who have sensitive or very fair skin, and it may even be used on babies.

Next, a lip balm with sun protection is another must. Shady Lady lip balm contains SPF 30, so your pout will be as protected and preserved as your visage the next time you step out on the beach.

Of course, many women still want a healthy glow. Try a sunless tanner like Fake Bake self-tanning lotion to score a bronzed complexion without damaging your skin.ADNFCR-3538-ID-19867840-ADNFCR

Tweezerman tweezers and the right techniques make great eyebrows easy

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Tweezerman tweezers and the right techniques make great eyebrows easyMany women are borderline fanatical when it comes to keeping their eyebrows perfectly groomed. Some have standing appointments with their waxers that are never (under any circumstances) missed, while others choose to attend to their brows themselves.

For ladies who dare to pluck their own arches, there are a few simple ways to assure that their eyes look just as striking as those of the women who choose to be professionally tweezed, waxed or threaded.

One of the golden rules of plucking your own brows is to be certain that you only pluck from the bottom – pulling from the top may make it difficult to keep the natural shape of your brow line, which should be flattering to your face and features.

Most experts recommend tweezing from just above your eyelid and up toward your arch. While well-groomed eyebrows are attractive, overly thin may be just as bad as overgrown, so don’t go overboard!

After you’re done, brush a swab of antiseptic over the area to reduce redness or inflammation, and to keep blemishes from popping up.

Using the right tools can also be extremely helpful. A pair of high-quality tweezers, like Tweezerman tweezers, will allow for precise plucking, which may reduce skin irritations.ADNFCR-3538-ID-19864828-ADNFCR

Bright lip gloss is all the rage this summer

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Bright lip gloss is all the rage this summerMany women may feel tempted to skip lip gloss when the warm weather hits – there’s something very freeing about applying a lip balm and dashing out of the house.

However, when hitting the town at night, it will be worth the time and effort it takes to find the right lip gloss.

According to, a bright and shiny gloss offers tons of beauty benefits, including fuller-looking lips and an overall more radiant complexion.

The website suggests applying a bright pink, red or coral. GloMinerals gloGloss is easy to put on and ideal for the summer months. Blushing is a warm, neutral peach shade that will work on almost everyone.

Too Faced also offers plenty of bright products for your pout, like Juicy Jewels double-sided liquid lipstick and lipgloss.

Of course, when running errands or soaking up some rays at the beach, a low-maintenance lip balm is a necessity. Too Faced Diamond Gloss offers a neat application, so it’s perfect for days when you are out and about under the sun.ADNFCR-3538-ID-19864903-ADNFCR

Snag Ashley Greene’s golden glow with a sunless tanner

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Snag Ashley Greene's golden glow with a sunless tannerAshley Greene plays the alabaster-skinned vampire Alice Cullen in the hugely popular Twilight films, and anyone who has seen the movies is likely to understand why the lovely lady was recently named one of People Magazine’s most beautiful women in the world.

However, when she stepped onto the red carpet at the Los Angeles premiere of “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” she was far from pasty. Instead, Greene sported a healthy golden glow that enhanced her natural beauty.

It was refreshing to see the performer with a sun-kissed appearance, rather than her typical pallor. And, we really like that the actress didn’t go over-the-top and turn herself orange in her pursuit of a tan.

Women who would like to snag a similar look for themselves could try sunless tanners, which allow them to appear as if they spent the day poolside, without exposing their skin to the harmful rays of the sun.

Too Faced‘s Tanning Bed In A Tube is a sunless tanner that enables women to obtain an instant tint to their skin, which they can gradually build on over time.

In addition, the product features a pina colada scent, rather than the harsh chemical smell of some drug-store brands.ADNFCR-3538-ID-19862121-ADNFCR