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The Ultimate Self-Tanner Guide!

Hopefully everyone will be putting on sunblock this summer, rather than tanning oils. With all of the warnings about the sun, and the damage it can cause your skin, being tan comes at a price! Why put your health on the line for a little tan?

Have you tried many self-tanners? I’ve tried a couple, and I’m usually not a fan. It’s hard to get a natural looking tan from a bottle. But the awesome staff at Glamour Magazine tried most of the self-tanners out there, and they’ve come up with a list of 9 products that actually work!

Guerlain Terracotta Huile du Voyageur Nourishing Dry Oil SPF 8 For a dewy beach-ready look, slick on this tinted, gold-flecked body oil over your usual SPF lotion before you head outside. At $60 a pop, it may be pricey, but one bottle will last you from June to August.

Nivea Sun-Kissed Beautiful Legs This little $10 bottle is one genius beauty multitasker: It tans you up in days and smooths legs fast.

L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Luminous Bronzer Lotion Planning a staycation this season? Try this slightly shimmery lotion—which should be applied daily to build a subtle, natural color—for an I-summer-in-Saint-Tropez kind of glow. ($11, ulta.com)

Jergens Natural Glow Foaming Daily Moisturizer Afraid of making a mess in your bathroom? Try a drip-free mousse product like Jergens Natural Glow Foaming Daily Moisturizer for an even, pretty base. ($8, at drugstores)

Clinique Self Sun Body Tinted Lotion For an extra-sexy tan, slather on Clinique Self Sun Body Tinted Lotion. It glimmers, in a good way. ($20, bloomingdales.com)

Fusion Beauty GlowFusion Face and Body Natural Protein Tan This beauty-insider favorite has developed a cult following for its subtle scent and gently bronzed finish. ($58, sephora.com)

Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Golden Perfection Self-Tanning Milk for Body Need to get a goddess glow in a flash? Estée Lauder’s miracle-working Self-Tanning Milk starts to show color in an hour. ($27, bloomingdales.com)

Lancôme’s Flash Bronzer Airbrush For an easy transition into skimpy summer tops and dresses, spritz on Lancôme’s Flash Bronzer. It’s easy to mist on and leaves a totally streakless, natural color. ($28, lancome.com)

Victoria’s Secret Bare Bronze Shimmering Body Oil While the gorge Victoria’s Secret swimsuit models may have been blessed with good genes, it’s this light oil that gives their skin that silky, drool-worthy sheen. Apply this shimmering lotion to give your bod a slight bronze tint—and prepare for the “Did it hurt when you fell from heaven?” pickup lines to roll right in. ($24, victoriassecret.com)

Fragrance for Father’s Day?

With summer now underway, Father’s Day is quickly approaching. Finding the perfect gift for dad is always hard. This year, treat him to a new fragrance that suits his personality – a gift he will love all year!

The Tough, Courageous Dad:

If dad is the man who always takes a stand, celebrate his bravery with a daring, classic scent. Inspired by visionary artists, icons and rebels who overcome adversity and make their mark, Diesel Only The Brave is a fragrance about making an impact. The scent represents the qualities of the brave, symbolized by a fist that tells several stories: facing forward, the fist evokes power and energy; upright, it stands for self-affirmation; raised, it signifies victory, success and engagement. The powerful, provocative scent blends lemon blossom, mandarin, amber and ebony wood for a fresh fragrance that dad will love.

What It Costs: 1.7oz EDT, $55; 2.5oz EDT, $67.50

Where to Find It: Diesel boutiques, Diesel-fragrances.com, Macy’s, Dillard’s and other major department stores.

Celebrate his superhero bravery with a limited-edition Iron Man version for the comic book loving dad!


I just received a sample of this and it smells fantastic! It is one of those scents you just want to keep smelling.

The Confident, Fashion-Forward Dad:

If dad is constantly updating his look, give him the ultimate accessory. A bold new scent, Express Honor captures downtown edge and big-city cool with one spritz. A watery, fresh and aromatic scent, Honor blends energizing top notes of fresh water accord, peppermint and basil, leading to a heart of grapefruit, fig and green ivy. The smoldering fragrance dries down to a base of musk, vetiver and a hint of vanilla. The fragrance is housed in an edgy, flask-shaped silver bottle which is emblazoned with Express’s signature lion logo.

What It Costs: 1.7oz EDT, $44.90; 3.4oz EDT, $59.90

Where to Find It: Express.com and Express stores nationwide

Introducing Antica Farmacista Lavata di Corpo Hand Wash!

I received a sample of this wonderful new product, and I’m absolutely ADDICTED to the scent. I have the Lavata di Corpo Hand Wash in the scenet Ala Moana.  The soap smells so amazing, I want to use it on my body – or wear it as a fragrance! It’s an awesome hand soap, and it comes in a beautiful bottle!

The carefree lure of the tropics play the muse to this bewitching collection…open sea breezes over beds of flowers, tucked-away gardens and their tantalizing scents and secrets…all of these scenes captured in an old-world apothecary bottle, formulated with only the world’s finest essential oils and natural ingredients. Curated to delight and engage the senses – both sight and smell – the upcoming collections from Antica Farmacista takes a page from tropical travel annals and diffuses it for a modern take on a stand-by classic. With Spring and Summer comes renewal, travel, exploration through the senses, and these collections don’t disappoint on any front.

Scent: Ala Moana

Some flowers open up only to the stars. Too delicate to expose themselves to the sun, some flowers blossom only at night and diffuse their lulling enchantments to creatures of the humid Hawaiian nights. This is what Ala Moana strives to achieve, and succeeds. Meaning “path to the sea,” this transporting signature scent is a full-floral experience meant to evoke lush nights on island tropics. Night-blooming jasmine, plumeria, tuberose and gardenia work in symphony to enchant and relax. Invigorating green notes add a crisp complexity that illuminates this luscious scent.

Scent: Lemon, Verbena & Cedar (Limone, Verbena e Cedro)

Secret gardens and their enchantments lend inspiration to this scent. Like the hidden pockets of hidden gardens themselves, these home ambiance diffusers and room sprays diffuse perfumed passages of complex citrus notes that awaken the senses from slumber. It starts with notes of tart lemon, orange and lemongrass mingling with notes of fresh Italian Verbena, follows with subtle ozonic white florals, and finishes with a delicate earthiness built on notes of cedarwood.

Home Ambiance Fragrance
250 ml – $62

Home Ambiance Fragrance
500 ml – $92

Room and Linen Spray
100 ml – $28

Perfume (Ala Moana only)
50 ml – $62

Body Lotion (Ala Moana only)
10 oz – $25

Bath & Shower Wash

(Ala Moana only)
10 oz – $23

Hand Wash (Ala Moana only)
10 oz – $23

Availability

Antica Farmacista Summer 2010 products will be available at anticafarmacista.com, Nordstromm Bergdorf Goodman, Henri Bendel and Takashimaya.


Introducing SK-II!

I was sent a couple samples by the brand SK-II, which to be honest, I had never heard of before. But now that I know who they are – and have tried their products, I’m definitely going to be on the lookout for future products! I tried a couple face masks over the last week or so, and I absolutely LOVED them. They are so wonderful! With the mask on, you can immediately feel the difference! It’s just so relaxing, and calming! My skin thanked me afterwards!

Sun, sand and surf can be harsh on skin, but SK-II has a couple perfect products to help you prep your skin for summertime fun.

The NEW SK-II Facial Treatment UV SPF 25 is the advanced daily moisturizer that helps to shield the skin from everyday exposure of UV rays, while simultaneously pampering the complexion with Pitera, the exclusive ingredient found in all SK-II products, and moisturizers.

UV rays are responsible for more than 80% of premature skin aging. Facial Treatment UV Protection SPF 25 helps to protect the skin against these harmful rays and is essential to any ritual to maintain youthful looking, glowing skin.

Facial Treatment UV Protection SPF 25 is a fresh, lightweight cream that leaves the skin moisturized supple and most importantly, protected.

SK-II Skin Signature Mask is a two-piece stretchable mask with an innovative design to target critical sagging areas. In addition to the line’s key ingredient Pitera, the mask includes Oli-Vityl, the mask contains ingredients that encourage a relaxing, sensory experience, combined with other smoothing moisturizers.

SK-II Facial Treatment Mask is a relaxing, pampering, full facial cloth mask that provides an immediate moisture boosting treatment that brings a radiant and youthful glow tothe skin. It leaves skin feeling supple and smooth.

Everything is available at SAKS Fifth Avenue and on www.skii.com.

($90.00 – $125.00)

Sun, sand and surf can be harsh on skin, but SK-II has a couple perfect products to help you prep your skin for summertime fun.

The NEW SK-II Facial Treatment UV SPF 25 is the advanced daily moisturizer that helps to shield the skin from everyday exposure of UV rays, while simultaneously pampering the complexion with Pitera, the exclusive ingredient found in all SK-II products, and moisturizers.

UV rays are responsible for more than 80% of premature skin aging. Facial Treatment UV Protection SPF 25 helps to protect the skin against these harmful rays and is essential to any ritual to maintain youthful looking, glowing skin.

Facial Treatment UV Protection SPF 25 is a fresh, lightweight cream that leaves the skin moisturized supple and most importantly, protected.

SK-II Skin Signature Mask is a two-piece stretchable mask with an innovative design to target critical sagging areas. In addition to the line’s key ingredient Pitera, the mask includes Oli-Vityl, the mask contains ingredients that encourage a relaxing, sensory experience, combined with other smoothing moisturizers.

SK-II Facial Treatment Mask is a relaxing, pampering, full facial cloth mask that provides an immediate moisture boosting treatment that brings a radiant and youthful glow tothe skin. It leaves skin feeling supple and smooth.

Everything is available at SAKS Fifth Avenue and on www.skii.com.