Dove Advanced Care Anti-Perspirant/Deodorant went for a ride, and I mean I ride, this week. It was with me at spin class, barre, and yoga, and worked equally as hard at all of them to keep the 48-hour protection at a maximum while multi-functioning to keep underarm skin at the optimal soft and smooth status (thanks to Wantable for the sweet workout gear!). Available in 10 scent options (one of which is for sensitive skin/unscented), choose from the two new scents (Original Clean, Powder Soft), or stick with an old favorite (for me, that’s Cool Essentials and Caring Coconut), but either way, the benefits are the same. All include Dove’s signature NutriumMoisture formula combined with humectants to help the skin lock in the moisture, plus sunflower seed oil and stearic acid to help with skin cells’ turnover process. Last, the softer, smoother underarm skin can appear in as little as three days, while Dove’s Advanced Care Clear Tone line has the addition of calendula to help with evening out the skin tone (available in Clear Tone Pink Rose, Clear Tone Skin Renew, and Clear Tone Sheer Touch). Each Advanced Care product retails at mass food and drug retailers nationwide, at $4.99-$6.49 each.
It’s not very open that I get super duper psyched on a gift with purchase, but naturally, leave it to Clinique to get me beyond excited about its latest offering!In honor of the warmer months ahead, Clinique’s teamed up with the sun-protective fashion brand, Parasol, for a limited edition swim shirt, available exclusively on Clinique.com. Beginning in June, with the purchase of any sun product, you’ll be able to purchase a great turquoise, aquatic blue, and cream Parasol swim shirt for only $40 (they are usually around $90-$150), that that includes a UPF 50+ rating in a stylish, lightweight design. I LOVE Clinique Sun products, formulated with SolarSmartTM technology, a special mix of photostable sunscreens made to help skin defend against UV rays. My absolute favorite Clinique Sun product is the Broad Spectrum SPF 45 Sunscreen Targeted Protection Stick; I think once you try it, it may very well become a new obsession!
I’m relatively new to experimenting with products from the brand, but I can tell you that the Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter and Soap & Glory Flake Away Body Polish Scrub ($15 each) are fab.u.lous!! Voted “Britain’s best body butter” with one being sold every thirty seconds, you’ve got to figure it’s something special, right? The generously sized tub includes a blend of glycerin, cocoa and shea butter, and coconut oil, to name a few of the ingredients, and super moisturizes when needed, especially right after a good exfoliation session. Speaking of, a fine, gentle scrub that is definitely going to last all summer and then some is the Flake Away Body Polish, which includes sea butter, sweet almond oil, peach seed powder, sea salt and sugar, it gets your skin to the optimal point of radiance and smoothness in no time, and is scented with the same ‘original pink’ fragrance as the body butter. Pick one, or both of them up at Drugstore.com, Skinstore.com, or Beauty.com.
D.J.V. Miaray Fiberwig was touted as Japan’s #1 mascara, so it was pretty much a no brainer to give it a test. What I expected, versus what I got, was pretty interesting; I thought it would be heavily coated, allowing for tons of product to coat my lashes, but instead, it was quite a smooth and separating process, enhancing the lashes without working too hard and leaving them with a natural aesthetic. BUT, the pure black hue of mascara is meant to be buildable, which means you can continue to swipe on the product for more dramatic results. Pretty cool, and without the clumps, so… I get why it’s so popular! D.J.V. MIARAY Fiberwig retails for about $19 at Ulta.
A friend of mine recently introduced me to Partylology, an iPhone app that helps you with party planning ideas, and my first response was “Um, it’s kind of devastating that I didn’t know about this sooner!” Founded by two fellow Manhattanites and beautifully designed, it lets you filter by event type, such as kids birthday, baby shower, holidays, etc, and then categories, like drinks, decorations, stationery, etc. I could scroll and scroll all day long, but luckily won’t have to retrace my steps by being able to add the items I like to a list, or buying what I like, as some of the images are even shoppable. It certainly takes some of the anxiety out of getting all your ducks in a row for a big event!
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