Holiday Skin Care

The cold winter air, holiday stress and tons of party makeup can have a hug toll on  your skin this time of year.  It can take a little work and a bit of product, but you can keep your skin looking great through the holidays.

Here are some wonderful products I was sent to review for my honest opinion.  Try one or more out for fantastic skin this holiday season!

ASAP’s Daily Exfoliation Facial Scrub
ASAP’s Daily Exfoliation Facial Scrub

ASAP’s Daily Exfoliation Facial Scrub ($49.00 USD) — Revitalize and smooth your skin’s natural texture with ASAP’s Daily Exfoliation Facial Scrub.  This #1 bestselling product from ASAP Skin Products is recognized as a “skin savior” throughout Australia. It uses smooth, round beads and alpha hydroxyl acids (AHAs) to gently  remove dead skin cells and unclog pores without irritation. The unique dual-exfoliation action it provides is scientifically formulated to promote cell renewal and collagen production to improve the appearance and texture of skin, while helping to minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation, acne, and sun damage.

What I think:  This is a gentle, but very effective scrub.  I love to use it every few days to keep my skin looking smooth.  Remember that exfoliating skin is an important step in your skincare routine because skin that has been unclogged will soak in serums and moisturizer better!

Available at www.SkinStore.com.

Eraclea Daily Bamboo Exfoliant
Eraclea Daily Bamboo Exfoliant

Eraclea Daily Bamboo Exfoliant ($40 USD) — This daily exfoliating micro-scrub removes impurities, oil and makeup and dead skin cells to leave the skin clean and fresh with a more youthful glow.  It helps increase skin cell turnover rate and resurfaces the skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, pores, age spots, discolorations and acne scars.

What I think:  Another gentle exfoliator, you can use this everyday if you wish as the bamboo is non-irritating.  My skin is so clean after using this!

Learn more and purchase at www.eracleaskincare.com.

G.M. Collin’s Ceramide Comfort Capsules
G.M. Collin’s Ceramide Comfort Capsules

G.M. Collin’s Ceramide Comfort Capsules ($98 USD) — Stress, environmental radicals, and harsh winter weather all discomfort, dry, and drain your skin. Restore your skin’s balance and silky smooth texture with G.M. Collin’s Ceramide Comfort Capsules. The capsules replenish and nourish your skin in practical single dose capsules for all skin types. The combination of sophisticated and unique ingredients, such as soybean oil and vitamin E, improve the skin’s epidermal moisture barrier, combat and protect the skin against environmental aggressions, prevent wrinkles and fine lines, and provide the skin with an instant and incredible comfort.

What I think:  After exfoliating, use these wonderful capsules to nourish skin.  They sink right in and really sooth dry skin.  Besides the comfort and anti-aging ingredients I love that they product from the environment.

Available for $98.00 at www.GMCollin.com and spas nationwide.

Reviving Exfoliator + Ultra-Nourishing Boost
Reviving Exfoliator + Ultra-Nourishing Boost

Reviving Exfoliator + Ultra-Nourishing Boost ($89 USD) Two full-size M. Steves bestsellers brought together for an at-home, anti-aging facial. The Reviving Exfoliator first resurfaces the skin by removing lackluster skin cells that dull your complexion and allows for maximum absorption of the Boost. The Ultra-Nourishing Boost then rehydrates the skin and leaves skin looking radiant.

Use the Reviving Exfoliator first, followed by the Ultra-Nourishing Boost for a quick, 10 minute facial treatment. For flawless skin, use the Ultra-Nourishing Boost everyday, and the 2-product treatment once a week.

What I think:  This is a potent combination!  Here is another luxe choice of exfoliator.  Followed by the boost, skin is so soft and smooth.  It also gives skin a little glow, which is perfect in the cold weather.

Available at www.msteves.com.

Sensai Deep Lift Filler
Sensai Deep Lift Filler

Sensai Deep Lift Filler ($140 USD) — The Kanebo Sensai Collection Cellular Performance Deep Lift Filler is an intensive care product that restores natural volume to hollow areas around the cheeks, eyes and lips, plumping from deep within the skin.

Restores natural volume to hollow areas around the cheeks, eyes and lips, plumping from deep within the skin and counters sagging and replenishes the lost of facial volume for specific areas.

What I think:  This product is for us ladies who need a little extra anti-aging help.  Just a little goes a long way.  I have been using around my lips and have noticed a plumping in my nasal-labial folds.

Sensai Deep Lift Filler may be purchased at https://www.bergdorfgoodman.com/ and http://www.neimanmarcus.com/.

Osmotics Age Prevention Sheer Facial Tint SPF 45
Osmotics Age Prevention Sheer Facial Tint SPF 45

Osmotics Age Prevention Sheer Facial Tint SPF 45 ($39 USD) — This lightweight, sheer tinted moisturizer is perfect even for the most sensitive skin. The formula protects against free radicals and UVA/UVB rays – an important step many of us forget in the winter.

What I think:  Tinted skincare is such a time saver — especially one that has SPF!  We need to protect our skin even in the winter — the sun’s rays can getcha in any season!  This apply smoothly and gives an even, light coverage.  Love!

Available in Light, Medium, Dark at www.osmotics.com

EverDeep Skin Care
EverDeep Skin Care

EverDeep ($39.95 for one month’s supply) is a patented  anti-aging skincare system delivering the nutrient-rich composition of a unique algae found in the deep waters of northern Europe. EverDeep harnesses the power of the algae to deliver smoother, more radiant, and younger looking skin.

This type of algae is extremely resilient and efficient in retaining moisture even in the most extreme environments.

Within its nutrient-rich composition and vital properties this unique strain of algae holds the secret to EverDeep: a breakthrough anti-aging discovery called the Algasome™ complex. The Algasome™ complex is a rich and concentrated source of essential fatty acids, amino acids, antioxidants, and vitamins B, D, and E.

The luxurious skincare system includes the following products:

Radiance Revitalizing Cleanser

Illuminating Toner

Lifting Day Cream SPF 20

Refining Resilience Mask

Complete Repair Night Cream

Intensive Anti-Wrinkle Serum

Triple-Action Eye Cream

Instant Wrinkle Corrector

What I think: I have been trying some of these products and think it’s a great, affordable anti-aging line to try.  The cleanser is gentle and leaves skin soft and glowing.  I love the eye cream, it really hydrates my dry eye area.  I am also enjoying the light day cream with SPF and the richer night cream.

Available at www.EverDeep.com

Luxe Beauty Gift Ideas

There are so many fab holiday beauty gifts this year!  Some are more expensive than others, and when you do want to splurge, there are some great brands to choose from.

I have been sent the following wonderful products to test and I highly recommend them for gifts — there is even a great kit for the man in your life!

The Wrinkle Prevention Pillow

The Wrinkle Prevention Pillow ($99 USD) combines the comfort of sleeping on a luxurious memory foam pillow  AND is ergonomically designed to be extremely comfortable. The pillow  lifts and cradles your face so you do not develop permanent sleep lines and wrinkles on your face, neck and chest while you sleep.

I have been testing this pillow for a couple of weeks and am loving it.  It is very comfortable and I love the satin pillow case that comes with it. The only downside is that it has a fairly strong synthetic smell to it.  But it seems to be fading over time.

Available at www.wrinklepreventionpillow.com.

emptu Patricia Field Signature Kit

Temptu Patricia Field Signature Kit ($199 USD) — Celebrate the transformative power of fashion and beauty with our Patricia Field Signature Kit. The kit is fully customizable, you can choose all of your own shades for foundation, blush and highlighter.  The kit includes:

  • AIRbrush Makeup System 2.0 with your choice of Patricia Field GelaSkin, Martine Girl or Lips on Fire.
  • 1 AIRpod Foundation
  • 1 AIRpod Blush (Patricia Field recommends AIRpod Blush in Hot Pink)
  • 1 AIRpod Highlighter (Patricia Field recommends AIRpod Highlighter in Champagne)
  • 3 Pod Stand (Bonus item!)
  • Signature Clear Makeup Bag (Bonus item!)

PLUS, TEMPTU’s Care and Usage Guide, One-year Warranty, 45-day Money Back Guarantee, and Shade Match Guarantee.

I have been testing a Temptu and I am loving the coverage I get.  It took me a few times to get the hang of it, but I can now do my whole face and it looks smooth and even and as if I don’t have any makeup on at all!  This would be a fabulous gift for the makeup lover in your life!

Available at www.temptu.com.

Tarte the Tarte of Gving Collector's Set & Travel Bag

Tarte the Tarte of Giving Collector’s Set and Travel Bag ($59 USD) — Make your own holiday memories with this chic travel bag overflowing with all your must-have beauty essentials. Inspired by the Tarte family and their favorite gifts over the years, this exclusive, rich collection features a host of limited-edition shades that are reminiscent of holidays past, as well as some of the bestselling and most iconic Tarte products. The set includes everything needed to create endless looks and timeless memories.

This set contains:
– 20 x .07 oz Limited-Edition Amazonian Clay Eye Shadows
– 8 x .059 oz Deluxe Maracuja Lipglosses
– 0.23 oz Deluxe Pure Maracuja Oil
– 0.08 oz Deluxe Maracuja C-Brighter™ Eye Treatment
– 0.05 oz Deluxe Limited-Edition Amazonian 12-Hour Clay Blush in Memorable
– 0.17 oz Deluxe Cheek Stain in Flush
– 0.16 oz Deluxe Lights, Camera, Lashes™ 4-In-1 Mascara
– Travel Makeup Bag

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Phthalates

Amazonian clay facilitates better, longer, truer wear. Maracuja oil is rich in essential fatty acids and vitamin C to support firmer, brighter, smoother skin. Vitamin E acts as a natural preservative, an anti-inflammatory emollient, and an antioxidant. Mineral pigments are known to soothe and soften skin. Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-In-1 Mascara increases lash volume by up to 330 percent.

Available at www.sephora.com and Sephora stores.

Ellis Faas Hot Lips

Ellis Faas Hot Lips ($35 USD) — Hot Lips is Ellis’ latest revolutionary texture for the lips. Because it’s absolutely packed with pigment, you’ll only need a tiny bit of the non-greasy Hot Lips to add vibrant colour. Hot Lips are extremely long wearing, without the risk of drying out your lips. A little goes a very long way!

All Ellis Lips products are suitable for every skin tone, age and style. Paraben-free. Non-sticky. Available in 9 bright shades. No animal testing.

Purchase at www.ellisfaas.com.

Paul and Joe Beaute Limited Edition Eye & Cheek Color Set

Limited Edition Eye & Cheek Color Set ($65) — Naughty or nice? You decide this holiday season, with new Limited Edition Eye & Cheek Color Sets from Paul & Joe! Each set comes in a precious cat-print pouch complete with a warm, wintery eye color duo, an eye gloss for a touch of holiday.

Sugar & Spice 001 (not shown) – rich, spicy tones create a sultry feminine look that will have you glowing all season long.

Gingerbread 002 (above) – sugary sweet shades make for a wintery look that’s deliciously pretty with just a kiss of color.

Paul & Joe Products are available at www.Dermstore.com.

Lolita Lempicka’s Unlock the Mystery Collection

Lolita Lempicka’s Unlock the Mystery Collection ($100 USD) — Lolita Lempicka’s Unlock the Mystery Collection is the perfect gift for someone you love this holiday season, The set includes a jasmine, ylang-ylang, neroli, sandalwood, and coco scented 80ml Eau de Parfum, 50ml Body Lotion, and Jewelry Cuff designed by the Lolita Lempicka family.

Available at www.neimanmarcus.com.

Sensai ULTIMATE Holiday Gift Set

Sensai ULTIMATE Holiday Gift Set ($740 USD) — Sensai’s unmatched product line, ULTIMATE, is truly the ULTIMATE gift for any beauty connoisseur. Included is a Full-Size Ultimate Cream, Travel-Size Ultimate Lotion and Travel-Size Ultimate Emulsion. Allow your loved one to take on the luster and refinement of premium silk.

Where to Purchase: http://www.bergdorfgoodman.com/ and http://www.neimanmarcus.com/

L’Occitane Men’s Luxury Set

L’Occitane Men’s Luxury Set

L’Occitane Men’s Luxury Set ($155 USD) — Prep him for every holiday occasion with this luxury men’s grooming set. The fine collection features Cade Rich Shaving Cream, Cade Shaving Brush Plisson, Cade Razor Plisson, and Cade After Shave Balm. This holiday season, L’OCCITANE has joined forces with the famous Plisson brand, which has been creating shaving accessories since 1808. In keeping with the tradition of master barbers, they promise an experience that will satisfy even the most demanding of men.

Where to Purchase: usa.loccitane.com.

Enjoy!

Perfect Fall Makeup — Smooth Skin and Smokey Eyes

Fall makeup is a great time to amp up the drama.  To do so, it is essential that your skin looks flawless.  Once that is achieved, a perfect smoky eye can create a dramatic look for evenings (holiday parties are coming).

The following products were sent to me for my honest review.  They can help you look smoking’ this fall and holiday seasons!

Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder
Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder

Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder ($45 USD) — Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder is a breakthrough formula that promises a flawless complexion with its customizable wet and dry coverage. This silky-smooth innovation offers a natural veil that imparts a colour true finish. Details are:

·        Blurs fine lines – never settles into them

·         Oil free, natural matte finish

·         Long-wearing, all day wear (8 hours), waterproof

·         Instantly reduces the look of shine at application and smoothes away the look of lines and pores

·         Feels creamy, light and fresh on skin throughout the day

·         In 20 shades of extraordinary

What I think:  This is a gorgeous powder foundation. Worn dry, you get a soft, natural look.  Apply wet and it lasts hours and hours.  Either way, you get a comfortable feel and beautiful finish.

Learn more at www.lauramercier.com.

Hard Candy Mod Quad
Hard Candy Mod Quad

Hard Candy Mod Quad ($6 USD on www.walmart.com) — Hard Candy Mod Quad Baked Eye Shadow Compact offers four baked eye shadows in a palette that creates sultry smokin’ hot looks. With a little bit of water, these eye shadows go from sheer to high foil metallic finish.

Hard Candy Mod Quad Baked Eye Shadow Compact:

  • Highly pigmented
  • Apply dry and get a sheer finish
  • Add water and get a high-foil metallic finish

What I think:  I have tried the Smoke Mirrors Grey Palette.  It’s really pigmented.  The two lightest colors work well for days, but all four shades can be layered and wet for a high-shine evening smoky eye!

Available at Walmart stores and www.walmart.com

Maybelline Volum Express Colossal Smoky Eyes
Maybelline Volum Express Colossal Smoky Eyes

Maybelline Volum Express Colossal Smoky Eyes ($7.77 USD) The most colossal lashes in just one coat. Lush collagen-enriched plumping formula and Mega Brush instantly build 9X volume, without clumps

• Contact lens safe and ophthalmologist-tested

• Washable, also available in Waterproof formula

Sweep brush from root to tip to plump lashes and achieve dramatic volume. Do not let dry between coats. Removes easily with soap and water or Maybelline® New York Expert Eyes® 100% Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover.

What I think: I love the length and fullness that this mascara gave me.  My lashes looked amazing!  The only problem is, at the end of the day I had raccoon eyes.  Which is sad!  But, if you don’t mind that, this is a great mascara!

Available at mass market retailers near you.

Sensai Eyebrow Pencil
Sensai Eyebrow Pencil

Sensai Eyebrow Pencil ($28 USD) — Eyebrows frame the face and a well-manicured brow can enhance your look that much more. With Sensai’s Eyebrow Pencil (available in black and brown) you can easily and minimally recreate this stylish look and transform your appearance.

This special oval-shaped lead has soft, powdery consistency and a spiral brush to perfectly articulate the brows. Ideal for natural-looking lines.

What I think: This is a very nice, good quality eyebrow pencil.  It is easy to apply, the lead is fairly soft and you can blend it if you need to.

Sensai products may be purchased at http://www.bergdorfgoodman.com/ and http://www.neimanmarcus.com/.

Beautyblender Single
Beautyblender Single

Beautyblender ($19.95 USD) — Now you can look like a movie star without   the pricey services of a major make up artist. Introducing Beautyblender, the   ultimate make up sponge applicator. Invented by top Hollywood make up artist   Rea Ann Silva, Beautyblender has been created to leave you   with a professional finish and a flawless complexion. Silva knows that   the key to a perfect face is simple: a perfect blend. So forget your fingers or   sharp-edged triangular sponges, these application methods waste make up and can   leave visible streaks.

Beautyblender’s patent-pending elliptical shape makes application foolproof   by allowing you to access hard-to-reach areas with stunning ease. Its suede   texture is sensual to the touch and its unique curves fit the contours of your   face, leaving your make up dazzling and undetectable. Beautyblender is latex   free, non-allergenic and odor free.

What I think:  This is my favorite way to blend primers, foundation, BB Creams, and even powder foundation.  Gives a flawless look!

Available at http://www.shop.beautyblender.net/

What’s your new fall look this season?  Leave me a comment and let me know!

 

Great Products To Show Your Support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

There are so many great products out for 2013 Breast Cancer Awareness Month!  I have compiled a small list of products that are fab in their own right, but coupled with this worthy cause, are better — and pinker — this month!

You can’t go wrong with any of these:

Marc Jacobs Daisy Hot Pink Edition
Marc Jacobs Daisy Hot Pink Edition

Marc Jacobs Daisy Hot Pink Edition ($79, 1.7 FL OZ) — $3 from each sale up to $50,000 will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

The notes of this pretty fragrance are:

Strawberry, Violet Leaves, Ruby Red Grapefruit, Gardenia, Violet Petals, Jasmine Petals, Musk, Vanilla, White Woods.

Available now at retailers nationwide.

ck one shine lipstick breast cancer awareness limited edition
ck one shine lipstick breast cancer awareness limited edition

ck one shine lipstick breast cancer awareness limited edition ($16 USD) — This moisturizing lipstick is a fun, bright pink.  $1 from each sale will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Available at Ulta stores and http://www.ulta.com

Sensai’s Total Lip Treatment
Sensai’s Total Lip Treatment

Sensai’s Total Lip Treatment ($68) helps promote collagen synthesis around the lip area. The luxurious balm works to repair rough, chapped lips while minimizing the appearance of fine lines. Lips are left feeling smooth and moisturized.

This October, Sensai by Kanebo will donate 15% of their Total Lip Treatment sales to The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer®.

Available at Bergdorf Goodman.

 

Mally Best Days Kit
Mally Your Brightest Days Are Ahead Kit

As a mother, daughter, and woman, Mally Roncal, Celebrity Makeup Artist and President / Founder of Mally Beauty has been personally touched by breast cancer. To stand with other women who hold this cause close to their hearts, Mally is offering an uplifting seven piece collection, the Brightest Days Are Ahead Kit.

With each purchase, a donation will be made to the Fashion Footwear Charitable Foundation’s breast cancer fundraising efforts (FFCF). FFCF leads the industry’s fundraising efforts for innovative breast cancer research and provides grants to the nation’s most distinguished breast cancer research hospitals and foundations.

Housed in a beautiful tote that reads “your best days are ahead” the Brightest Days Are Ahead Kit holds:

§  NEW Perfect Skin Illuminating Refiner with a brush and sponge

§  Perfect Prep Under Eye Brightener in Lighter

§  NEW Luxury Lipstick in Pilar Pink

§  Evercolor Shadow Stick in Empowering Lilac

§  Evercolor Starlight Eyeliner in Fearless Brown

§  Mally Inspirational Bag: To remind you, wherever you are, that “Your Best Days are Ahead”

The Mally Beauty Brightest Days Ahead Limited-Edition Kit retails for $59.98 (MSRP: $140.00) during the month of October.

Breast Cancer Awareness Wet Brush
Breast Cancer Awareness Wet Brush

Breast Cancer Awareness Wet Brush ($14 USD) To commemorate their commitment to the fight against Breast Cancer, JDB proudly introduces the limited edition version of their best-selling detangler, The 2013 Breast Cancer Awareness Wet Brush.

This brush not only combats tangles, but also helps support the battle against Breast Cancer. Take comfort in knowing that every purchase goes towards supporting lifesaving research, providing valuable services to breast cancer sufferers, and creating awareness around this surmountable obstacle.

Dedicated to supporting charities, JDB’s unwavering commitment to various Breast Cancer Awareness programs shows the company’s continued pledge to help bring hope into the lives of so many people.

25% of JDB’s total profits will go towards Breast Cancer research.

Availability: TheWetBrush.com

 

Julep BCA Judith
Julep BCA Judith

This October Julep will release “Edith” ($14 USD) created in honor of the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation. The nail color is a pretty cherry blossom pink crème with holographic glitter.

Available at www.julep.com

Enjoy the month and giving for a great cause!

 

Fresh Beauty Products For The Dog Days of Summer

Hot enough for you yet? Summer is going strong! I have put together a collection of products from makeup, to hair care to fragrance to get you through the last month of Summer.

They are:

BSB Culminé Glow & Go Tinted Moisturizing Sunscreen
BSB Culminé Glow & Go Tinted Moisturizing Sunscreen

For flawless-looking skin, the anti-aging BSB Culminé Glow & Go Tinted Moisturizing Sunscreen ($45 USD) with daytime sun protection delivers the whole package: SPF protection, superior hydration, a hint of tint for a beautiful glow while being sheer enough to wear under makeup. Oxybenzone, Titanium Dioxide and Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate protect the skin from sun damage by absorbing UV rays while the anti-oxidant blend reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and discoloration. 

What I think:  I really like this tinted sunscreen.  It is a perfect product to apply and go.  It matched my skintone and gave me a subtle glow. I am going to use this as my foundation for the rest of the summer!

Available at www.labelledayspas.com 

Rimmel London Wake Me Up Instant Radiance Shimmer Touch
Rimmel London Wake Me Up Instant Radiance Shimmer Touch

Follow foundation by applying Rimmel London Wake Me Up Instant Radiance Shimmer Touch ($4.99) to the apples of your cheeks. This lightweight, ultra blendable mousse formula gives an instant touch of radiance and illuminates the skin giving it a healthy summer glow.

What I think:  I have tried this in Radiant Rose.  So pretty.  It is a highlighter and blush in one.

Rimmel London ScandalEyes Mascara
Rimmel London ScandalEyes Mascara

Rimmel London ScandalEyes Mascara ($6.99), for achieve beautiful, voluptuous lashes! For lashes so big, it’s almost criminal! Scandalous false lash volume. MaxDensity Brush: 50% larger*. Captures & plumps every lash. Supersize formula with 3x collagen + 3x keratin.

What I think:  This is an affordable mascara that gives huge volume.  It’s like a lip plumper for your lashes.

Rimmel products are avaialbe at mass market retailers near you.

Lipstick Queen Chinatown Glossy Pencils
Lipstick Queen Chinatown Glossy Pencils

Lipstick Queen’s Chinatown Glossy Pencils ($20 each) The three new shades are pictured below from left to right:

Cameo – a soft nude

Catalina – a flirty, fun yet subtle pink

Pink Bluff – an earthy nude pink

What I think:  I love these soft colors!  I have tried this pencil before in a burgundy, but I love lighter nudes and pinks more and I love all three of these colors.  I think they will work well for fall, too.  Especially the nude.  Wear it with a smudgy black eyeliner on eyes.  Cool!

The new shades are now available for purchase at Space NK and ULTA stores nationwide, as well as on lipstickqueen.com.

Lancome Vernis in Love in Aqua Blue
Lancome Vernis in Love in Aqua Blue

Lancome Vernis in Love in Aqua Blue ($15 USD) Inspired by the new trendy Rouge In Love lip collection, Vernis in Love is a high potency nail lacquer perfectly themed to compliment every woman’s mood and style. With ultimate brilliance, intense color, and a mistake-free application, your nails will love the lasting shine and pop of color that stays put for days.

What I think:  This blue is perfect for the end of summer.  I am planning to wear beautiful blues all month. It reminds me of water and that we need to have as much summer fun as possible!

Purchase at www.lancome-usa.com.

Sensai by Kanebo’s Intensive Hair Mask
Sensai by Kanebo’s Intensive Hair Mask

Chlorine, sun and frizz oh my! If you’re like most women, summertime stress is largely due to your hair. Vein, but true. Elegantly scented and made with oriental herbal extracts, Sensai by Kanebo’s Intensive Hair Mask ($57 USD) offers extra care and repair while giving your locks a smooth shine.

What I think:  Deep moisture treatments are a must for summer hair repair.  This one smells fantastic and leaves hair so soft!

The Sensai Intensive Hair Mask retails for $57 and is available at http://www.bergdorfgoodman.com/ and http://www.neimanmarcus.com/.

Lavanila’s Vanilla Summer
Lavanila’s Vanilla Summer

Although this is the last month of summer, with Lavanila’s Vanilla Summer you’ll feel like you’re on vacation all fall and winter! The scent will evoke the calm, soft breeze of the ocean; allowing you to feel the sand beneath your toes every time you spritz.

Vanilla Summer is available in:

The Healthy Fragrance ($58): This all-natural Eau de Parfum is hand crafted using the highest quality essential oils and vitamin-rich botanicals from all over the world. Completely free of chemically laden alcohol, petrochemicals and phthalates, this body beneficial fragrance is uniquely packed with a healthy dose of anti-oxidants.

The Healthy Roller-Ball ($19): Housed in a slim, spill-proof bottle, this tote-able scent lets you dab on Vanilla Summer whenever you feel the need to escape to your own private oasis.

What I Think: This may be my favorite Lavanila scent yet!  It is soft and pretty, perfect for all year long!

Lavanila Laboratories products may be purchased at http://www.lavanila.com

Enjoy!