OK, you ask, I know what sunkissed is but what is sundissed? Let us tell you! The sun can diss you in one of two ways avoiding you all together or unleashing his wrath upon you. You get it you either spend the summer a ghostly shade of pale, hiding under a wide brimmed hat or with blanket over your head (a look perfected by everyone’s favorite scapegoat Michael Jackson), or you frazzle and fry in the unforgiving heat, unable to let go of the baby oil easy-bake days. Either way it’s B.A.D.!
This is all you need to know in what’s hot in products this season to ensure that you are sun kissed and beautiful, and are ready to have a summer to remember (and your dog can look back in pride during his romp on the beach and nod to his friends, that’s my mom.
First, and most importantly, sunscreen. Consider it your personal bodyguard. And they are getting easier to apply, less greasy, and less, well, smelly. One great product for those of us who hate to put a foreign substance on our oh-so-sensitive skin is Peter Thomas Roth’s Oil free hydrating sunscreen gel. Fragrance free and fabulous.$25.HYPERLINK “http://www.peterthomasroth.com” www.peterthomasroth.com.
No reason to sacrifice your healthy glow when EmerginC Sun 30+ Tinted Broad Spectrum Protector. Both protection and a tint of color make this the only thing your face needs for a day in the sun. $34.HYPERLINK “http://www.emerginC.com” www.emerginC.com. Or for a sexy sparkle – try Estee Lauder’s new Body Shimmer Sunscreen in SPF 15. $22.50.HYPERLINK “http://www.esteelauder.com” www.esteelauder.com.
OK, you’ve slathered on the sunscreen, you are keeping yourself wrinkle free, sunspot free, but, well pale. No need to fret just pick up some of the latest in bronzers, easy to apply and easy to wash off. Some of our favorites: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector, a multi-tasker’s dream a moisturizer with SPF 20, promising you a luminescent glow. $33. Or, for the perfect portable compact, try Becca’s Pressed Bronzing Powder guaranteed to give you warm, golden look. HYPERLINK “http://www.beccacosmetics.com” www.beccacosmetics.com. $30. For the more daring there’s a more permanent answer to ghostly (but again, wrinkle free!) skin. Try one of the coolest products to hit the market – Estee Lauder Go Tan Sunless Towlettes $27.50, and Go Tan Sunless Towlettes for Face and Decolletage $22.50. The easy to apply towlettes give you the ultimate control in application. More comfortable with a spray? Estee Lauder’s Fast Tan Quick Dry Sunless Spray is the quickest way to a golden natural glow.HYPERLINK “http://www.esteelauder.com” www.esteelauder.com.$26; $27.50 in SPF 15.
Want to give yourself a little sparkle for the evening? Dazzle them all with Tony and Tina’s Color Dust in Space (Pea Green) or Colliding Star (White). Edgy and cool. $15.00.HYPERLINK “http://www.tonytina.com” www.tonytina.com.
And for the I just emerged from the Mediterranean Sea look, dab your lashes with Tony & Tina Lash Dew. Works even if you are sitting behind your desk in a sunless cubicle. It thickens lashes, conditions and makes them look, well dewy. $18.00.HYPERLINK “http://www.tonytina.com” www.tonytina.com.
Hair Now or Gone Tomorrow: You can’t ignore your hair in the summer months. One of the hottest new products we’ve seen for the summer is DuWop Hands2Hair, a great moisturizing hand cream and hair styling cream in one! All of the products are tested on actors, not animals. $18 at Henri Bendels, Fred Segal, Nordstrom or at HYPERLINK “http://www.duwop.com” www.duwop.com.
Jump Feet First into summer. Make sure you have fetish-ready feet! With all of those gorgeous Jimmy Choos and Manolos you snapped up end-of-season last year, you better make sure your feet look A-list. Packaged in a pink pastry box Jaqua Girlsí Feet Treat Kit includes a foaming Orange Vanilla Pumice Foot Scrub, Buttercream Frosting Body Butter, nail file, a sparkly flowered toe ring and recipe for use card.$25.HYPERLINK “http://www.sephora.com” www.sephora.com.
Last but not least, spritz on the fresh new fragrance by Origins, Frolic “!Floral Fantasy mist, smelling of honeysuckle, rose, linden blossom, Lily of the Valley, Jasmin and Iris. $28.50.HYPERLINK “http://www.origins.com” www.origins.com. A dream come true!
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