Break out your finest swimsuit and flashiest smile because OPI is set to launch its Miss Universe collection in August — just in time for the Miss Universe Pageant. The lineup of lacquers includes four sparkling, shimmery shades that will undoubtedly look gorgeous, even if pageantry isn't your thing. Check them out up close now.
Posts for June 17th 2011
Katie Holmes hit the red carpet for last night's Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards — and we were promptly blinded by her impeccably shiny hair. Though we don't know Katie's exact secret, we're betting that her lustrous locks are the result of a few easy healthy-hair moves. For three ways to get lustrous, shiny hair, just keep reading.
Over the years, there have been several James Bond-inspired colognes and perfumes on the market. And although some are out of production, come 2012, a Bond-inspired cologne is launching to coincide with the release of the 23rd film in the series (it also happens to be the 50th anniversary of first movie's debut). No word on what the juice will smell like or its name, but until then, take a peek at a few Bond-like scents, such as:
- A.B.R. Barlach's James Bond perfume ($23) — An oriental fragrance that has notes of citrus, sensuous flowers, vanilla, and musk.
- Floris London's No 89 eau de toilette ($95) — This scent — which has notes of citrus, sandalwood, rose, orris, and oakmoss — is said to have been worn by James Bond in author Ian Fleming's novels.
- Demeter Fragrance Library's Martini ($6 to $30) — OK, so it's not exactly a Bond scent, but we all know how much the spy himself loves the potent, classic cocktail.
- Geo F. Trumper's Eucris ($65) — While also not a fragrance inspired specifically by the Bond books and flicks, this sophisticated, sensuous eau de toilette is also apparently a Bond favorite. Includes notes of musk, moss, sandalwood, jasmine, muguet, cumin, and coriander.
- Avon's Bond Girl 007 Forever ($14) — A sexy cocktail of citrus fruits, florals, and smoky woods.
The bottle for Shine is structured to look like a circular wavy pattern, and the ad is similarly beachy with sand splashing down in the backdrop. Of the ad, Heidi says she loves the fact it's not too retouched. "My snaggletooth is coming out a little bit," she explained. (Say what?)
Look for a flanker, Summer Shine, to come out next year, as well as another addition to the line in 2013. Are you taking a shine to the idea?
Eco-conscious beauty at its best: Luxury hair care brand Davines and The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation have teamed up to create the first ever Sustainable Beauty Day. This Monday, June 20, you can visit select salons and receive most cut and styling services for a minimum donation of $15. 100% of the donations will go to planting fruit trees in impoverished communities in Africa, helping to alleviate hunger, create oxygen, and improve the air, soil, and water quality in the Sofala Province of Mozambique. It's a really great deal if you're in need of a new look.
Davines' fruit tree planting initiative, aptly titled Sustainabilitree, aims to raise money to fund a project that will plant up to 4,000 native trees in these areas. If you're interested in getting a new hairstyle and donating to the Sustainabilitree project, check out a list of the participating salons in your area.
Summer is a great time to pick up the family and get away. Whether it’s an exotic beach vacation or just a road trip to a lake, there’s no better time to plan a trip. However, the notion of a staycation, making your own home the destination for all your Summer fun, is one of the hottest new trends. But whether you’re planning a family vacation away from home or prepping for some good old backyard fun, Walmart is the place to stock up on all Summer essentials. You'll get the products you love at prices that won't break the bank. With low-price guarantees on all your family’s Summer sun care, you’ll find everything to keep them protected, so they can have fun outdoors. So, tell us whether or not you’ll be taking a vacation this Summer.
We love to share the best beauty products with our readers, and it's even better when you can enter to win them! That's why we've partnered with Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW), an organization known for its annual CEW Beauty Awards, where more than 4,000 beauty insiders and professionals vote on the most innovative products. To celebrate the 2011 awards, every day we're giving away an item that won its category in 2011. From this year's top-ranked skin care to the hottest mascara, be sure to come back each day for the chance to win a different prize.
Today we are giving away the winner for best women's scent in the prestige category: Gucci Guilty. To enter for the chance to win today's prize, just: