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Sandra Bullock looked radiantly beautiful at ‘The Heat’ premiere this week. From her long, dark locks to her neutral, soft pink lips she looked perfectly polished but it was her sheer, pink, rosy cheeks that called my attention. 
There are a number of blushes on the market that will achieve this classic look. Nars Blush in Desire ($29, pictured far left) is a beautiful cotton candy pink. Lorac Baked Matte Satin Blush in Flaunt ($24, pictured center) is a silky-smooth, highly pigmented formula. Stila Custom Color Blush in Sheer Pink ($20, pictured far right) reacts to skintone and individual pH to create a perfect, personalized shade. 
02M.jpgThe unique formula in Inglot’s O2M Breathable Nail Enamel allows oxygen and water to pass through the enamel of the nail to the nails’ surface, and the expansion of 16 additional colors in the line brings innovative science and style together. The formula is not only healthy for nails, but it took the world by storm this year when a Muslim authority approved the formula as safe for use adhering to prayer statutes since the nail polish allowed cleansing water to pass to the nail surface, unlike other nail enamels.  

The O2M nail enamels began flying off the shelf, and Inglot has responded with providing us 16 gorgeous new colors. Inglot O2M enamels not only increase the flow of oxygen to the nails, but they are also free of toluene, formaldehyde, DBP, and camphor. Check out my favorite colors from the newly launched collection for summer are 684, a coral red, and 687, a light turquoise shade on or in select Inglot boutique locations.  
Sunscreen should be a mandatory part of your everyday beauty routine, and for many of us it is. Yet when we think about protecting our faces and skin from the harmful effects of the sun we often forget our precious puckers. Your mouth needs sunscreen, too and Sun Bum has the perfect product for protecting your lips from the harmful effects of the sun. Sun Bum Lip Balm SPF 30 comes in five different yummy formulas, including my personal fave Mango and tropically delightful Coconut — and layers perfectly under lip gloss or lipstick.

You can buy Sun Bum Lip Balm SPF 30 for $3.99 at
When I learned that the newly launched Karora Cosmetics collection with products focusing on a faux glow for your skin by way of self tanner, bronzing gel, and CC cream came from Dublin, Ireland, I was a bit surprised. While you don’t generally associate Ireland with a tan, it makes perfect sense that a country more known for drizzly nights than tropical beaches would become experts in faking a tan. Karora Cosmetics adds another dimension to their self tanning products by including botanical ingredients to help skin’s appearance even after your self tan has worn off. 

One of the highlights of their U.S. launch in my personal opinion is the full body CC Cream. Providing instant tanning results for a wide variety of shades with color correction technology, the cream dries to a matte finish which conceals uneven skin tone while adding color. Though it is labeled for “all skin tones”, it tends to work best on light to olive skin shades. The key botanical ingredients in the CC cream include green tea leaf extract, jojoba seed oil, argan oil, and acai berry, providing skin care benefits on top of an instant tan. Karora Cosmetics can currently be purchased in store at Henri Bendel and online through Organic Skincare U.S.
Fragrance is such a personal thing. When I received a sample of Folle de Joie, the clothing lines first foray into the fragrance realm, I wasn’t expecting much. But shortly after trying out the scent, my senses were intrigued. This was not your average too sweet, floral scent. The fragrance was inspired by Southern California beaches and Parisian charm, the overarching themes for Joie’s clothing line streamlined into the spritz of a fragrance. Opening with scents of Italian mandarin, South American petitgrain, and hints of cognac, the fragrance gives way to middle notes of orange blossom, jasmine, white lilly, and Damascus rose. Musk, amber, and sandalwood make up the final notes, creating an irresistible fragrance that will lead you to uncontrollable self-sniffing.  

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