Friday, May 31, 2013
Now, as I "prepare" to go over to Neiman Marcus Mazza Gallerie to see what Michael Reinhardt at Le Métier de Beauté and Jeannine Barnes at Chantecaille have in store for Camp Gorgeous, I'm wondering if I need a walker.
The onset of extremely hot weather has me thinking about sunscreen this week. There have been many posts in the blogosphere - most spurred by press attention or e-mails from vendors - during the last week, one reason I didn't write yet another feature on sunscreen. What you need to remember is that it must be applied frequently, an SPF over 50 is basically a waste of your money, you must wear a broad spectrum sunscreen that protects from UVA and UVB rays, and the experts frown on spray sunscreens. I actually like sprays for touch-ups. Most spray users don't apply them evenly, so they aren't as effective as they should be. Spray with abandon!
By now, you have probably seen the Cosmetic Executive Women's Beauty Insider's Choice Awards for 2013, but just in case you haven't, here's the list.
Indie Beauty Award: Julep
Best Seller Award Mass: Makeup L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Nail
Best Seller Prestige Skincare: Estée Lauder Perfectionist [CP+R] Wrinkle Lifting/Firming Serum.
Fragrance launch of 2012 (mass and class): Lancôme La vie est belle
Bath and Body Mass: Eucerin Professional Repair Lotion Extremely Dry Skin Lotion
Bath and Body Prestige: Bliss Fatgirlsixpack
Acne Treatment: Glamglow Super-mud Clearing Treatment
Anti-Aging Mass: Avon Anew Clinical Pro Line Eraser Treatment A-F33
Anti-Aging Prestige: Philosophy Full of Promise Treatment Duo for Uplifting Days and Volumizing Nights
Cleanser and Scrub: Fresh Rose Cleansing Foam
Eye Treatment Mass: L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power Eye Treatment
Eye Treatment Prestige: Lancôme Génifique Eye Light-Pearl
Lip Treatment: Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy
Moisturizer Mass: Neutrogena Naturals Multivitamin Nourishing Moisturizer
Moisturizer Prestige: Clinique Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator
Skincare Tools: NuFace Trinity Skin Boosting System with Microcurrent and Red LED
Sun Product: Elizabeth Arden Prevage Triple Defense Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 50+++
Hair Care Product: Ojon Rare Blend Oil Total Hair Therapy
Hair Coloring Product: Rita Hazan New York Foaming Color Gloss in Tones Down Brassiness
Hair Styling Product: Ojon Super Sleek Restorative Blowout Perfector
Eye Product Mass: Maybelline New York The Mega Plush Mascara by Volum’ Express Mascara
Eye Product Prestige: Dior Diorshow New Look Mascara
Face Product Mass: Sonia Kashuk for Target Chic Luminosity Bronzer in Goddess
Face Product Prestige: Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Primer Dark Spot Correcting
Lip Product Mass: Sonia Kashuk for Target Satin Luxe Lip Color with SPF 16
Lip Product Prestige: Dior Addict Extreme Lipstick
Men’s Grooming: Jack Black Dry Erase Ultra-calming Face Cream
Nail Product: Sally Hansen Salon Insta-gel Strips
Men’s Scent:Viktor & Rolf: Spicebomb (Perfumer: International Flavors & Fragrances)
Women’s Scent Mass: Coty Closer by Halle Berry (Perfumer: Firmenich)
Women’s Scent Prestige: Marc Jacobs (Perfumer: Firmenich)
A few of these awards surprised me. Several left me amazed. The selection of Elilzabeth Arden's Prevage sunscreen may lead me to try.
Did you do any Memorial Day beauty shopping? I did, with restraint. Jouer's sale was impossible to ignore.
It's time for the Friday Forum. I love this part of our week. What new products did you discover this week? Did you find any deals you couldn't resist? Are you using a fabulous product and want to sing its praises? Did you find a beauty product disappointing? Do you have a question others might be able to answer? Want to talk about skin care? What's new in your life? Just use the comments. Don't be shy. Just make sure to ask any question you might have over the weekend. By early the next week, most (not all) readers will have moved on.
Don't forget this week's giveaway contest for Aquallilies for Tarte Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder. The deadline for entries is tomorrow, Saturday, June 1, at midnight. Good luck!
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