The key to beauty is knowing when to take on a trend, and when to leave it on the runway:
LEAVE IT -- The spring runway's "bare face" was simply gorgeous! We are all for fresh faces glowing with bronze skin and nude shades. But no mascara? No way. That simply doesn't translate well on street...or even the beach. Makeup artists reveal that eyes simply don't pop without mascara; even one coat of waterproof can help delicate lashes stand out. And don't forget an eyelash curler! It takes just one squeeze to boast uplifted fringe.
LOVE IT -- Finally, the antidote to maximal dressing is here! Minimalist looks were prominent on the runways, and are key for spring/summer 2013. Chic black and white looks appeared casual (by Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, and 3.1 Philip Lim) and glam (Oscar de la Renta, Valentino). Prada is jumping onto the trend with a summer capsule collection of "breezy patterned dresses and accessories in the graphic color combination" now in stores. No matter what your style, less is more this season!
LOVE IT -- While the thrill of a new scent is fantastic, we clamor for classic summer fragrances that take us back to summers' past.
* Calypso Violette makes us reminisce about beach vacations, hearing the sounds of the ocean waves crash along the shore. With an
Burberry Summer features florals like rose, waterlilly, and freesia, which are complemented by fruity notes of citrus and green apple.Sweet, light, and fresh,
When you want to escape our fast-paced world, look to some serious aromatherapy to help you unwind and relax. To plan your next session of “me time,” pick any of these calming spa favorites for ultimate relaxation.
Chillax with this calming essential oil rich with lavender and Roman Chamomile. Rub onto temples and wrists for a relaxing sensation.
Give those soles a well-deserved break by spritzing some of this soothing spray onto tired feet and legs.
Soak up the beauty benefits of the ocean with these eucalyptus, peppermint and lemongrass scented bath salts.
Next time you take a bath, relax your sore and stiff neck with this comfy bath pillow made with a soft terry fabric.
6. Deep Steep Grapefruit Bergamot Organic Rich Body Butter ($8.79, FragranceNet.com)
Is your current fragrance lackluster, and leaving you feeling a little lifeless? Well then, Demeter has your perfect perfume pick for the season – one that will survive your long work day and put to rest (in peace) any cravings you have for re-animating aromas. You don’t need to eat brains for this one; just use yours and check out the limited-edition, innovative duo: Zombie for Her (and Him). The walking dead have surely never smelled this divine, and of corpse, these new scents – which are part of Demeter’s classic collections – will be the ones that you will be dying to get your hands on.
Zombie for Her (and Him) are both described (in a stiff’s whiff) as enlivening bouquets reminiscent of a “forest floor” brought to life through “a combination of dried leaves, mushrooms, mildew, moss and earth.” The female version also includes “a touch of Dregs from the bottom of the wine barrel” to add a distinguishing “feminine touch.”
Both products come in Demeter’s signature 1oz. and 4oz. cologne spray glass bottles, which feature zombie creatures on the front to make it easy to “ID” these invigorating bodies of fragrance. So whether or not there is a zombie apocalypse, these products are bound to awaken the senses and resurrect the fun of fragrance for everyone who wears them.
Not too fond of the apocolapyse scent? Check out an entire fragrance library of other scents, including angel food cake, apple blossom cologne, and brownie!