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February 2011 Archives

Crabtree-&-Evelyn-Citron-Honey-Coriander-Collection.jpgIf you ask us, the combination of citron, honey and coriander is a complete and total win. So the latest collection from Crabtree & Evelyn—aptly named the Citron, Honey & Coriander collection—just makes us swoon!

The collection is inspired by aromatic ripening citron in the sun-drenched Mediterranean, honey gathered during a warm day and peppery coriander nurtured in sunny herb gardens. Doesn’t that just sound divine? These lush, fragrant notes combine with skin-softening shea butter and evening primrose oil to create product after product that’s fresh, nourishing and oh so delightful.

If you’re like us, you’ll be amazed at all of the products this collection has to offer. From a skin smoothing body scrub and refreshing body bar to a skin quenching body lotion and even a lip butter, there really is something for everyone to be had here.

And at the very least, you can feel like you’ve taken a trip to a far distant land. What’s so bad about that?

The Crabtree & Evelyn Citron, Honey & Coriander collection retails for $5-$60 at

Pantone-Honeysuckle.jpgThe 2011 color of the year, as announced by Pantone, is the one and only honeysuckle. The vibrant, dynamic reddish pink “elevates our psyche beyond escape,” as stated by the Pantone website. And we couldn’t agree more! We’ve rounded up some of the brightest honeysuckle-hued products we can find that are all right on trend — and definitely boost our spirits!

Honeysuckle-Image-1.jpgNARS Easy Lover Lip Gloss
This is one of our all-time favorite glosses, thanks to the wearable hue and moisturizing finish.
$24 at

Bobbi Brown Nectar Blush
Brighten up those cheeks day or night with this blush that leaves behind a gorgeous flush.
$24 at

Vera Wang Preppy Princess
Princess’s signature heart-shaped bottle gets an update with a, yes, preppy plaid pattern. Floral and fruity notes mixed with sensual woods and coconut water make for a girly yet sensual fragrance.
$45-$75 at

Honeysuckle-Image-2.jpgCND Nail Colour in Smoochie
Our favorite thing about this polish, aside from the fact that it’s the absolutely perfect pink? The fact that it looks like a kiss for the nails!
$7.20 at

Philosophy Pink Frosted Layer Cake Shampoo, Bath & Shower Gel
Add this to the long list of Philosophy shower gels that we simply can’t live without. Each one smells exactly like its namesake, and this sweet-smelling concoction is absolutely no different!
$16 at

Lush Sex Bomb Bath Bomb
If you ask us, this is a pretty fun way to have sex in the shower. All lewdness aside, it’s infused with jasmine that just makes for a truly sensuous experience.
$6.45 at

Living-Proof-Straight-Making-No-Frizz-Styling-Cream-for-Medium-to-Thick-Hair.jpgThe longest name for a product in the world aside, we’re completely head over heels for Living Proof Straight Making No Frizz Styling Cream for Medium to Thick Hair. This innocent-looking bottle contains one of the best styling creams we’ve yet to come across in all our years of playing with hair products … and that’s really saying something!

Our hair falls on the thick, coarse side of things, so we always need to use a cream like this to tame the frizz and make it more manageable while blowdrying. Living Proof’s styling cream targets both humidity and friction—so no matter what the weather or the time of year, hair is left looking silky, shiny and completely frizz-free. This is thanks to PolyfluoroEster, which settles on the hair in a single perfect layer to smooth each and every strand.

We also love that the formula isn’t heavy. It has almost a gel-like consistency within the cream, so it doesn’t weigh down the hair or leave it looking and feeling greasy. It’s even meant to repel dirt and oil, so you can go longer between shampoos! (And, yes, we’ve tried this and gone close to 5 days without washing … and it actually worked!)

Living Proof Straight Making No Frizz Styling Cream for Medium to Thick Hair retails for $14-$95, based on the size, at


Lea Michele continues to impress us with her glossy loose waves on the red carpet. To get her look from Sunday’s SAG awards, we consulted Dove celebrity hairstylist Mark Townsend who gave Lea her modern waves for the big night. “I went to Lea’s dress fitting and immediately knew I had to complement it with a modern take on 70s chic glamour. I drew a lot of inspiration from photos of Bianca Jagger,” said Mark.

The best part about Lea’s hair? It’s an easy look to try at home using the same hair care products Mark used - all found at your local drugstore.

Here’s how to get Lea Michele’s look:

  • “I started with clean, just washed hair for this look. Then I added in a drop of Dove Nourishing Oil Care Serum. The oil blend in this line - with coconut and almond oils - absorbs into the hair instantly to nourish and smooth dry hair. As soon as I put in the serum I was immediately able to apply another styling product.”

  • “To add a bit of texture and volume, rake a pump of Dove Body & Lift Mousse throughout damp hair and blow dry five-inch sections quickly with a round brush.”

  • “Wrap two to three inch sections of hair around a one inch curling iron, away from the face to create big flowing waves as opposed to curls.”

  • “While curling, I made sure to alternate the time I held each curl in the iron. The longer you apply heat, the sharper the curl. I alternated the curl time between 2 and 10 seconds to create different shapes throughout the hair that wouldn’t fold together.”

  • “I wanted to purposely create the fluff at the top of her head, so I had Lea flip her hair upside down. I rubbed a pea-size amount of the new Dove Nourishing Oil Care Leave-In Smoothing Cream between my hands, and then I raked it through the hair from the bottom up to eliminate flyaways and create shine and texture without compromising the waves throughout the hair.”

  • “To finish Lea’s look I sprayed Dove Unscented Extra Hold Hairspray with Natural Movement (Aerosol) throughout the hair to make sure the style stays in place, but still has lots of movement. Lea jokes about how much of this I use!”

You can find all of the Dove products mentioned above at

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