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Resist the urge to burn/smudge/smear!

Warm weather can put even our favorite beauty products to the test – smudging our mascara, melting our foundation and even creasing our shadows. Fret not – the industry’s favorite beauty brands come to the rescue with products that resist the temptation to let us down…

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Laura Geller Barely There Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 Water Resistant – A new foundation, sunscreen and antioxidant moisturizer in one! Light diffusing mineral pigments diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in an oil-free formula, fragrance free and hypoallergenic formula that’s highly portable (a tube with pump top for metered, travel-friendly use.) Available in Fair, Light, Medium and Dark shades. $30.00 – HERE!

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BORBA Advanced Aging Flawless Hand Crème SPF 25 Water Resistant – a water resistant hand treatment that repairs, renews and hydrates with Acai and Argan Oil to penetrate deeply. Kojic Acid helps brighten and tone as UVA, UVB and UVC protectors keep hands safe from the sun…without having to constantly re-apply. Non greasy, dry touch formula retails for $45 on Borba.com, QVC and QVC.com.

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Too Faced LOCK DOWN Creaseless Cream Shadows – a creaseless, water resistant dose of creamy, rich color. Whether it’s a nice neutral or a bangin’ bold shade, LOCK DOWN has ultimate lasting power. Four sultry shades retailing for $18.50 each at Sephora and Too Faced.com.

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Sue Devitt Beauty Lash Line Enhancer – a rich black, revolutionary formula thickens and volumizes lashes at the root when applied along the lash line. Applicator provides precise control and instant color impact while the formula is infused with Orchid Extract, a natural moisturizer plus hydrating marine properties and soothing aloe nurture delicate eye area. It offers a unique hold with extremely black pigments that won’t fade in a water resistant and smudge proof formulation. Retails for $20 at Barney’s, Barney’s.com, Beauty.com.

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IT Cosmetics Get Wet Waterproof Highlighter and Bronzer – offers a truly waterproof formula that gives a head to toe glow that will last through a mid-afternoon swim or all out beach fest. Get Wet, which consists of one bronzer shade and two highlighter shades, is a fantastic all in one product for face, body, eyes and even lips. It can be used to sculpt your face and body for super-sexy definition. When applied strategically, it can sculpt cheek bones, minimize the appearance of a double chin, enhance cleavage and abs and even make legs appear more toned. The Vitamin E enriched Get Wet powders won’t cling to fine lines and wrinkles and is perfect for ALL skin tones. $32 at itcosmetics.com

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Per-fekt Body Perfection Gel – is a three-in-one moisturizer, color and glimmer gel that features a lightweight, mousse-like texture for even application. Enriched with Shea Butter, Ceramids, Isododecene, an emollient and skin conditioner that helps maintain hydration, and Hyaluronic Microspheres that re-hydrate, firm, tone and improve elasticity, Body Perfection Gel leaves skin looking flawless! Skin not only looks and feels better, but long-term hydration is increased to help prevent the appearance of aging. Fragrance-free and sweat, water and transfer-resistant, Per-fect Body Perfection Gel instantly softens the appearance bruises, scars and cellulite, resulting in skin that is even-toned and radiant! Retails for $48 at Sephora, HSN, Takashimaya and Fred Segal.

Introducing Kings & Queens!!

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You don’t have to be a king or queen to pamper yourself like one—the Kings & Queens Royal Favorites ($8) or Kings & Queens Bar Soaps ($6) lets you indulge like a prince and spend like a pauper. Filled with five favorite fragrant Showergels, the set gives you a new way to pamper every day. And at just $8.00, the set is a royal steal.

Work up a luxurious lather of royal bubbles in the following aristocratic varieties:
• Nefertiti Honey Showergel
• Chinese Princess Jasmine Showergel
• Queen Isabella Cinnamon Orange Showergel
• Emperor Akbar Mango Showergel
• Sultan of Granada Lemon Flower Showergel

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Or try the Kings & Queens Bar Soaps in:
• Kings of Sumatra Pepper Bergamot
• Nefertiti Honey Showergel
• Queen Isabella Cinnamon Orange

All Kings & Queens products are mineral oil-and paraben-free and enriched with “The Royal Mix,” a blend of Pomegranate, Blue Egyptian Lotus and Malachite extracts containing Hazelnut, Grape, Sunflower and Avocado Oils. The purple fruit of Pomegranate, with benefits of Polyphenolic compounds and Vitamin C, has a crown-like top, which is why it is displayed on the coat of arms of many Royal Houses. The flower of the Blue Lotus was the most popular ancient Egyptian symbol of glory and eternal life for gods and mortals alike containing bioflavonoids, such as quercetin and rutin and antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. Malachite was used by Russian Tsars to decorate their palaces to lend extra energy and bring harmony by detoxification the body and healing skin tissue.

The line reflects the true decadence of royals past with an imaginative, modern twist. This fun, irreverent range of beauty products is for fashion, style and design conscious urbanites who are always on the lookout for an affordable statement choice. Get ready like a royal, start the day like a sovereign, make like a monarch.

WHERE TO FIND IT: Select Nordstrom locations

Qtica Smart Spa Announces Two New Aromatherapy Scent Collections!!

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Papaya Star and Cherry Bing deliver incredible aromatherapy and lucury body treatments.  They smell so amazing!  I love  Qtica products, because they smell amazing, and they really do work!

  • First, refresh mind and body with Qtica Smart Spas aromatherapy, antibacterial soak.
  • Next exfoliate using Qtica Smart Spas amazing sugar scrub.  This wonder formula softens and exfoliates skin without harsh chemicals.  Perfect for hands, feet and overall body exfoliation without irritation build up or clogging drains.
  • Next hydrate and revitalize skin with Qtica Smart Spas relaxing, anti-oxidant Mask.
  • Follow with Qtica Smart Spas luxury lotion.  This super hydrating formula has plenty of slip and is wonderful for massage treatments or refreshing aromatherapy anytime.
  • In addition – Qtica Smart Spas Shower Gels are perfect for home use.

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If you have never tried Qtica Smart Spa or are looking for a great gift (Hello, Mother’s Day!) try one of their Home Spas (above) with 2 fl. ox. shower gel, 2 oz. luxury lotion, 5 oz. scrub and a pair of exfoliating gloves!  Or choose a Try Me Kit which includes an 8.5 oz. pump bottle lotion and 7 oz. scrub tube.

All packaged in cute rounded bottles and jars that look as wonderful at home as the do in the salon.

Find the entire suite of quality Qtica Smart Spa aromatherapy products at www.qtica.com or in fine salons and spas worldwide.  Ask for it by name!


Fun Facts: To Shave or Not to Shave That Is the Question

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According to a recent survey conducted by King of Shaves

· 70% of men shave before a date; 10% of men will only shave if it is a first date.

· 47% of men would like their girlfriends to shave her legs everyday.

· 64% of women shave their legs before a date.

· 71% of women prefer men to be clean shaven; only 7% of women admitted to preferring facial hair on men.

· 70% of women complained that men’s (husband/boyfriend) facial hair has irritated their face at one point.

· 64% of women have used men’s shaving products; 64% of women did not like men’s shaving products and prefer using shaving products for women.

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