Jul27

Beauty Board: Skin, Scents and Soaps

Take a Dip

Diptique candles: My own personal long and wondrous obsession. Diptique skincare: I wasn’t aware the brand offered such a thing. But it does. And it’s glorious. The Nourishing Cleansing Balm, which, when rubbed on the skin turns into an oil, can remove makeup, even eye makeup when you pinch it on your lashes. The Multi-use Exfoliating Clay doubles as a scrub or a mask. The Infused Facial Water works like a toner, but can be used in lieu of water to wash away the Clay mask. The Moisturizing Protective Lotion SPF 15 wards off the sun’s damaging effects. And finally, the Radiance Boosting Powder, when mixed with water, washes away the day and leaves skin refreshed. Basically, it’s everything you need for your beauty regime and with everything interconnecting it’s like putting together the perfect beauty puzzle. Find it all at Neiman Marcus.

The Summer Solution

It’s a million degrees outside. Trying to wear a full face of makeup in this heat is like trying to put a dress on a kangaroo. The solution, keep makeup as natural as possible. For this, try Tory Burch Bronzer and Blush, which has a golden goddess quality. Complete the look with the Tory Burch Face Brush. Top it off with Tory Burch Foundation Eau de Parfum Rollerball with peony, tuberose, citrus, grapefruit and neroli. It’s summer with a hint of earthy goodness. When it comes to lips, Napoleon Perdis is going nude for summer with a trio of Cotton Butter Lip Balms at Neiman Marcus. It feels as natural as it looks, too. Last but not least, Antica Farmacista Peonia, Gardenia, & Rosa Body Wash at Neiman Marcus. It’s a refreshing scent for the numerous showers this heat will have you taking.

A Pinch of Pink

A rose scent, a pretty pink lipstick and a new soap packaged in pretty pink paper. If it’s pink you’re drawn to, consider Cartier’s latest perfume Lys Rose. It’s as sweet as the flower itself. The latest shade from Estee Lauder will have lips in a pink pucker with Envy. And the Linden soap from Library of Flowers is like washing off the day in a field of wild flowers. Find all of the above at Neiman Marcus.

Enrich You Life

Or at least your skin and hair. Tata Harper uses all natural ingredients in its Fortifying Body Lotion, to moisturize skin without weird chemical side effects. Alterna Caviar Antiaging 10-in-1 Complete Correction CC Cream is a leave-in treatment that will help forget all the drama you put your hair through during those weekend romps at the beach with the wind and salt in your mane followed by blowout after blowout come weekend evenings. Plus, it’s also free of chemicals. Find both at Neiman Marcus.