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Monday, May 26th, 2008
The sun presents a whole new set of skin problems, whether you suffer a sunburn from a bad application or a greasy formula causes a breakout. From water resistant to all-natural sunscreen, here are a few picks for every need under the sun:
Biotherm Ultra-Fluid Body Milk Sun Protection SPF 30
Part of the Biotherm Sun Multi Protection line not only protects from both UVA and UVB rays, but moisturizes skin for up to eight hours. The lighter consistency of this product goes on like a lotion, but be careful of squeezing out too much.
Kiehl’s Vital Sun Protection SPF 30 sunscreen
This all-sport formula provides UVA, UVB and broad-spectrum coverage for your skin and is water resistant for up to 80 minutes in the water.
Available at Kiehl’s stores and Bergdorf Goodman
Clinique UV Response SPF 50
With a high SPF, this heavy duty sunscreen is a skin-friendly lightweight, oil-free lotion. This formula also contains liposomes that release anti-oxidants when exposed to UV light. Packaged in a upright tube, it lets you squeeze out every last bit of lotion.
Burt’s Bees SPF 30 Chemical-Free Sunscreen with Hemp Seed Oil
This 100% natural sunscreen provides protection through Titanium Dioxide which creates a fine barrier to reflect harmful UVA and UVB rays while hemp seed oil prevents the loss of moisture from your skin. The tube packaging is both economical and environmentally friendly as 25% of it is made from post-consumer waste.
L’Occitane Do Brasil Sunscreen Cream SPF 30 -Available July 2008
Containing only natural colours and fragrances, the new Buriti do Pará line of sun protection contains no chemical filters and is dermatologist tested. This mineral based sunscreen offers the standard broad spectrum protection as well as being immediately effective upon application, which is especially helpful if you are one of those people who forget to apply 30 minutes before sun exposure.
Kiehl’s Ultra Protection Water-Based Sunscreen Lotion SPF 25
If you have breakout prone or sensitive skin, use a water-based lotion. This non-greasy formula is light enough to wear under makeup for every day. Don’t worry if too much comes out of the bottle as liberal applying will go a long way.
Available at Kiehl’s stores and Bergdorf Goodman
Friday, May 2nd, 2008
Does your lip gloss or lipstick contain SPF? An estimated 3,500 new cases of skin cancer of the lips are diagnosed each year – pretty scary huh?
Several beauty brands are realizing the need to include SPF in their lip products and we thank them for that. There are now many fantastic glosses and lipsticks that contain SPF 15 on the market. Here are my top picks:
Aveda Lip Tint SPF 15
Enjoy sheer, shimmering, conditioning colour in 8 shades, whilst protecting those lips. This tint contains avocado and mango, babassu, jojoba and olive oils for top conditioning power.
Ellen’s colour choice: 250 Apricot from the Peaches family.
Bobbi Brown SPF 15 Lip Shine
Vitamins E and C soothe, hydrate, and work to minimize chapping of your lips, and SPF 15 protects to them. Lip Shine adds colour and shine with conditioning benefits that work even after colour is removed.
Ellen’s colour choice: For bee stung lips, try Claret – a rosy red.
Clinique Long Last Glosswear SPF 15
Available in a range of 18 glistening shades, Clinque’s Long Last Glosswear will provide you with mouth-watering colour for up to 8 hours.
Kiehl’s Lip Balm SPF 15
This balm will help to keep your lips soft and supple, and also provides a pretty hint of colour. With an SPF 15, your pouter is protected from those nasty UVA and UVB rays.
Ellen’s colour choice: Hue 58B – a sheer gloss with cooler red tones.
Tarte 24/7 Lip Sheer SPF 15
Add just a touch of soft colour with these mango and cocoa butter glosses. Who knew sun protection could look so good?
Ellen’s colour choice: Champagne Brunch is that perfect sheer nude for everyday wear.
Trish McEvoy Beauty Booster SPF 15 Lip Gloss
This product is a lip treatment and gloss all-in-one. Add an instant dose of moisture, infused with one of Trish’s 7 lip-enhancing colours, to create your perfect pout.
Ellen’s colour choice: Add a pop of colour with Brightening Pink.
Lancôme Le Rouge Absolu Reshaping & Replenishing LipColour SPF 15
This advanced lip colour provides six-hour care with continuous moisture and protective vitamin E. Choose from an array of absolutely luxurious shades with a lustrous pearl or satin cream finish.
Ellen’s colour choice: Peachy-orange is hot for Spring so I recommend Lancôme’s Pêche.
Friday, December 7th, 2007
This Holiday enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner with your honey, add a little glow to an evening with friends by the fire or make a soak in the tub extra special with one of these candles.
Frasier Fir Two Candle Set ($36)
Mountain fresh and glowing with the snap of crisp Siberian Fir needles, heartening cedarwood and relaxing sandalwood, Thymes Frasier Fir sets the mood for those special moments – creating a tradition to savor and share.
Each candle in this attractive set burns cleanly for approximately 24 hours when burned in 4 hour increments.
Bond No. 9 West Side Candle ($85)
Their most melodious eau (rose, ylang ylang, sandalwood, vanilla, musk and peony), in a gold-capped pillar.
TOCCA Candele Da Viaggio ($42)
Features four travel-sized candles in some of Tocca’s most memorable fragrances. Each scent tells its own story and allows you to create an ambience to suit your mood, wherever life may take you.
Set includes one each of Cleopatra (cucumber and tangy grapefruit), Grace (Casablanca Lily), Havana (spicy sugarcane and rum), and Kyoto (fruity-floral), packaged in a gift box.
Kiehl’s Limited Edition Scented Candle ($28)
This scented candle is handcrafted with a lead-free, cotton-core wick and pure beeswax. Infused with the aroma of one of Kiehl’s original Essences: Cranberry for a delightfully sweet aroma, Forest Rain for a fresh and revitalizing aroma or Grapefruit for a wonderfully refreshing aroma.
Philosophy Memory Cranberry Scented Candle ($25)
Relax and reflect on your favorite holiday memories with this cranberry-scented candle: just sit back, take a deep breathe and unwind as you recall times of love, laughter and joy.
Saturday, October 6th, 2007
Patrick Melville, celebrity hairstylist and owner of the Patrick Melville Salon at The Sports Club/LA at Rockefeller Center, was the man behind the gorgeous locks of Nicollette Sheridan for her visit to the David Letterman Show.
To achieve this look, Patrick applied Kiehl’s Silk Groom and then sprayed her hair with L’Oreal Ellnett. He then took a 1 1/4 inch curling iron and split the sections into one inch sections and wrapped the hair around the curling iron to create soft waves. To finalize the look, he flipped Nicollette’s head over, sprayed a little more hairspray through the hair, and pulled his fingers through curls to loosen them up.